CDBG distribution includes assistance for food pantry, park strips

It looks like the Cache Community Food Pantry will get some big help in its effort to fund a new and larger facility. A $100,000 grant for the project tops the list of the proposed Logan City Community Development Block Grant distributions.Because two members of the Logan Municipal Council, Chairman Jay Monson and Dean Quayle, were absent from the Tuesday night meeting it was decided to wait until the next meeting to vote on the issue. Of the estimated $550,000 in grant money, $60,000 is expected to go to help Logan comply with Americans with Disabilities Act requirements. The project proposed to receive the third highest amount, $57,000, is for Logan City’s park strip reclamation project. If more money becomes available with the CDBG grant, the park strip project could receive up to $100,000. Another $50,000 is recommended for a Downtown Logan Business Development fund. In all, there are 18 proposed allocations of the grant.Twenty percent of the total allotment, or $110,000, automatically goes to Logan City for what is referred to as Program Administration. In ranking order, the agencies receiving funding from the CDBG grant are as follows:1. Facility Construction (Cache Community Food Pantry) – $100,0002. Main Street ADA – Phase 2 (City – Community Development) – $60,0003. Park Strip Reclamation – MFZ (City – Neighborhood Improvement) – $57,000*4. Downtown Business Development Fund (City – Economic Development) – $50,0005. Homeownership Assistance Program (Neighborhood Nonprofit Housing Corp) – $45,0006. Computer Lab/Program (English Language Center of Cache Valley) – $35,0007. Smoke/CO Detector Program (City – Fire Department) – $2,0008. After School Program (City – Parks & Recreation) – $20,5009. Housing Rehab Assistance (City – Building Safety Division) – $10,00010. Facility Improvements (Child and Family Support Center) – $20,00011. Summer Program (Boys & Girls Club of Cache Valley) – $10,00012. Facility Improvements (Sunshine Terrace Foundation) – $10,00013. Emergency Assistance (CAPSA) – $10,00014. Emergency Home Repair Program (BRAG) – $5,00015. Office Support (Multicultural Center of Cache Valley) – $3,00016. Financial Fitness Program (USU Housing & Financial Counseling) – $1,00017. Logan Office Support (American Red Cross) – $1,00018. Facility Improvements (Cache Employment and Training Center) – $0-$12,000** – If the grant amount is greater than $550,000, the Program Administration portion will remain at 20% of the total grant amount; the Cache Employment and Training Center facility improvement project will receive any available funding up to $12,000; thereafter, the Park Strip Reclamation project will receive any available funding up to the total project request amount of $100,000; and remaining funds, if any, will be distributed to the Cache Community Food Pantry construction project; or – Although unlikely, if the CDGB allocation is less than $550,000, funding may be deallocated from projects ranked 14 through 18 above and reduced in relative proportions from projects ranked 8 through 13 above.

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