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What Stimulus means to Plantation - City of Plantation

City of Plantation

The American Recovery &

Reinvestment Act of 2009

(ARRA)

WhatStimulusmeans to Plantation


Purposes and Principles of ARRA

• Preserve & create jobs & promote economic recovery

• Assist those most impacted by the recession

• Provide investments needed to increase economic

efficiency

• Invest in transportation, environmental protection, and

other infrastructure that will provide long-term economic

benefits

• Stabilize State and local government budgets in order to

minimize reductions in essential services


City of Plantation’s s ARRA Goals

Target stimulus finds toward key projects that:

1. Save or create jobs

2. Are shovel ready

3. Improve the environment and reduce operating costs

4. Enhance the quality of life in Plantation

5. Provide an excellent return on the investment we make

with the funding


City Coordination Goals

City Administration will work with all departments to

identify, develop, review, approve and track grants and

contracts resulting from ARRA

• Administration will assure that the City is as competitive

as possible in apply for Stimulus funding

• Duplication and miscommunication will be reduced

City will meet specialized tracking and transparency

requirements


American Recovery & Reinvestment

Act of 2009 (ARRA) – Overview

• The bill provides for Grants and Tax Relief

• Grants can be distributed through:

1. FORMULAS such as CDBG funding

2. PASS THROUGHS FROM THE STATE such as

Transportation Funding to local Metropolitan Transit

Organizations

3. DISCRETIONARY (competitive) CHANNELS such as the

Assistance to Firefighter Grant

4. LOW INTEREST LOANS such as the State Revolving

fund


Overview of the ARRA

• Of the nearly $800 billion, less than half is available in

grants/formula adjustments that can go to states or

cities

• Less than $100 billion (about 1/8 of total stimulus funds)

is available nationwide for competitive grant

opportunities


Overview of the ARRA

• Recipients of funds face extensive reporting

• Websites allow the public to track projects and report the misuse e of

dollars

• Federal website: Recovery.gov

• Florida’s s website: Flarecover.com

• Broward County’s s website: www.broward.org/recovery


Grants that come directly to the City

• HUD Neighborhood Stabilization Program (NSP) dollars

from the Troubled Asset Relief Program (TARP) were

distributed using a formula

• ARRA funding for NSP ($1.9 billion) will be done through

a nationwide competition

• The City received $2,016,309 from TARP

– Guidelines

– Financial qualifications

• The City will consider working with the Broward Alliance

for Neighborhood Development (BAND), the NSP

consultant, and the County to apply for additional NSP

dollars in the competitive process


Grants that come directly to the City

• Additional HUD Community Development Block Grant

(CDBG) dollars were allocated directly based on existing

formula to eligible municipalities

Plantation received $139,000 that will be used to partially

fund roadway paving in the Park East neighborhood


Grants that come directly to the City

• The Department of Energy will provide $3.2 billion

nationwide for energy efficiency and conservation

projects

– Some of that funding went directly to governments

according to a formula

Plantation received $804,300 in Energy and

Conservation Block Grant (EECBG) to be used to

partially fund a solar powered technology bunker

• The City will apply for additional EECBG funding through

the competitive process for a Methane Gas Conversion

Project


Grants that come through the

State to the City

• The Police Department prepared an application for

Edward Byrne Memorial Justice Grant funding for

$111,000 to replace the outdated reverse 911 system

and for seven (7) new laptop computers

• This funding is coming from the Department of Justice,

through the State of Florida, to the Broward Sheriff’s

office, to the City of Plantation


Grants that come through the State

• As much as $130 billion in formula funding will supplement

state spending for transportation and education

• The State of Florida allowed the local Metropolitan

Planning Organizations (MPOs) to select transportation

projects to be included in the Surface Transportation Local

Projects List

• The Broward MPO decided to recommend a $37.1 million

project to reconstruct Dixie Highway with a new bridge

over the Florida East Coast Railroad at the Broward/Palm

Beach County line; Palm Beach County is also

contributing funds for the project

• Broward MPO also slated $4 million for new bus shelters,

some may be built in Plantation


Funding that comes through the State as

Loans

• The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has $6

billion in State & Tribal Assistance Grants (STAG) for

Clean Water State Revolving Fund (CWSRF) and

Drinking Water State Revolving Fund (DWSRF)

Plantation has one project on Florida’s s Clean Water

State Revolving Loan Fund list that has been approved

for a low interest loan:

Plantation Park Phase E - water main /hydrants

And water service replacement (est. $2.2 million)


Competitive Grant Opportunities

Plantation’s s Fire Department applied for $109,920.00

from the FEMA Assistance to Firefighters Program for

the purchase of 200 pagers that will be used to notify

volunteer fire fighters when they need to respond to an

emergency call.

• The City will contribute $25,480.00 towards the purchase

of the pagers.


Competitive Grant Opportunities

• The FEMA Firefighter Assistance Program was

expanded to include capital projects (25% non-federal

match is required)

• The application information has not been published yet –

only $210 million available nationwide

Plantation FD is preparing to submit an application for

$4.5 million to replace Fire Station #1 on Broward

Boulevard


Competitive Grant Opportunities

• The Department of Justice has up to $1 billion in COPS

Hiring Recovery Program funding available on a

competitive basis

Plantation Police Department submitted an application

for $1,461,840 in funding to cover five (5) police officers’

salaries and benefits for three (3) years . The City is

unable to budget for these positions.


City of Plantation

Transparency

• The Stimulus Act provides for unprecedented levels of

transparency and accountability to let the public know

how, when and where their tax dollars are being spent

• Transparency Website (coming soon)

• Table to follow is for demonstration only


Program

& Purpose of

Funding

Distribution

Method

Funder

City

Dept

Amt

Received

or

Requested

Amt

Spent

Project

Balance

Status

Application

Byrne/JAG

submitted

Supports local

law

enforcement

efforts with

equipment and

operating

costs

Formula

Dept. of

Justice

Police

Dept.

$111,000 -0- $111,000

for

Reverse

911

system

and ten

laptops

Assistance for

Firefighters

supports

enhancement

of fire and fire

related

hazards

Competitive

US Dept.

of

Homeland

Security

Fire

Dept.

$109,920

plus City

match of

$25,480

-0- $127,400 Application

submitted

for 200

pagers

COPS Hiring

Program -to

create and

preserve law

enforcement

jobs

Competitive

Dept. of

Justice

Police

Dept.

$1,461,840 -0- 1,461,840 Submitted

for funding

for five

police

officers

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