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Important Documents

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Stimulus Updates
Modified: Nov 18, 2013 12:57 PM

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Community and Economic Development 
Agency Opportunity National/State Local Releasing of funds Deadline Local Action
Small Business Administration SBA Loans: Micro-loans, 7(a) loan guarantee program, 504 loan program, and Business Stabilization Program $630M/TBD N/A Competitive loans through the SBA N/A Please check out the city's Business Assistance Center for classes related to Small Business Loans. Visit http://www.stpete.org/bac/index.asp for more info.
NOAA Coastal and Marine Habitat Restoration Project Grants $100M/N/A Grants from $500K to $20M City proposal application submitted 4/6/09 for $2.6M. Proposal is for exotic/invasice plant removal and revegetation with native plants in 5 city locations. Project will provide significant subcontracting opportunities for local businesses. CLOSED 4/6/2009 City did not receive this grant.
National Endowment for the Arts/Florida Division of Cultural Affairs Salary support for positions critical to an organization's artistic mission in jeopardy or have been eliminated as a result of the current economic climate $40M/N/A Grants from $25K to $50K City proposal application submitted 4/9/09 for $25,000. Proposal will save 1 position by funding 50% of the Mahaffey Class Acts Manager salary. CLOSED 4/13/2009 City did not receive this grant.

Education

Agency Opportunity National/State Local Releasing of funds Deadline Local Action
Office of Juvenile Justice & Delinquency Prevention Local Youth Mentoring Program $1B/NA $391K Competitive merit based grants CLOSED 4/20/2009 Proposal is presently under review and negotiation with US Dept of Justice. Anticipate awards to be made by October 1.
DOEd Student Financial Assistance $15.84B/$936.5M $68.7M Pell Grant Applications N/A Local impact to city citizens

Energy and Weatherization

Agency Opportunity National/State Local Releasing of funds Deadline Local Action
DOE Weatherization Assistance Program $5B/$176M N/A Competitive merit based grants CLOSED State applies by 3/23 Local funds administered through the Urban League at http://pcul.org/online/
DOE Energy Efficiency and Conservation Block Grant - Competitive Grants $390M $5M - $75M
per award
Competitive merit based grants through EECBG Program 12/14/2009 Proposal submitted under St. Petersburg and includes 20 regional partners in the Tampa Bay EE&C Coalition. Goals of the proposal are to regional decrease energy consumption from 10 to 30% per customer, and we project 30 to 50% participation for energy retrofits. Based on these figures, we hope to accomplish 300,000 to 500,000 retrofits over the next 3 years, with a goal of nearly 100% participation within the next 10 years..
DOE Transportation Electrification $400M/TBD $10M-$175M per award Competitive merit based grants CLOSED 5/13/2009 Pursue eligible grants where appropriate & applicable
National Energy Technology Laboratory State Energy Program Grants $3.1B/$126M TBD Formula funding distributed to states/Fl. Energy Office will distribute to local govts. TBD Pursue eligible grants where appropriate & applicable

Health and Human Services

Agency Opportunity National/State Local Releasing of funds Deadline Local Action
Dept of Health Communities Putting Prevention to Work $373M Up to $9M Competitive merit based grants CLOSED 12/1/2009 Pinellas County is the lead applicant, with various local cities participating. Goal of the grant is to fight obesity and diabetes in adults. St. Petersburg proposal features 2 activities: Install gym-style, outdoor exercise equipment in 4 city parks: Puryear Park in the north part of the city, Bartlett Park in the south, Azalea Park in the west, and Campbell Park in the east/central part of town. The other component is to provide increased security at adult athletic events.
Administration for Children & Families Administration for Children & Families $19.9B/$5B N/A Distributed through the Fl Dept of Children and Families directly to local citizens N/A Local impact to eligible city citizens to increase the amount of food stamp funding.
DHHS Disproportionate Share Hospital Program $268M/$5M TBD Distributed through the Disproportionate Share Hospital Program States will have to first exhaust their original FY 2009 Federal Medicaid DSH allotments Local impact to hospitals to treat uninsured, vulnerable patients
DHHS Senior Nutrition Programs $100M/$7M TBD Funds distributed through Congregate Nutrition Services at senior center and other community sites, and Home Delivered Nutrition Services delivered to frail elders who are homebound. TBD Local impact to city seniors
Health Resources and Services Administration Community Health Centers $500M/TBD N/A Competitive grants awarded directly to community health centers TBD Local impact to local non-profit support agencies
DHHS Head Start $1B/$29.8M TBD Distributed through Agency for Workforce Innovation directly to local agencies TBD Local impact to city citizens, businesses, and other local support agencies
DHHS Early Head Start $1.1B/TBD TBD Distributed through Agency for Workforce Innovation directly to local agencies TBD Local impact to city citizens, businesses, and other local support agencies
HUD Homelessness Prevention and Assistance $1.5B/$65M $914,999 National board associations will receive additional funding through dept. formula CLOSED Received award March 19, 2009. Program underway.
FEMA Emergency Food & Shelter (ESG) $100M/$4.3M N/A Distributed through United Way N/A Pinellas County received $315,709 under this program.
Administration for Children & Families Child Care Block Grant $2B/TBD N/A Distributed through Fl. Dept of Children & Families TBD Local impact to city citizens, businesses, and other local support agencies

Employment and Workforce Services

Agency Opportunity National/State Local Releasing of funds Deadline Local Action
IRS Tax Rebates, Credits and Changes N/A N/A Tax Rebates, Credits and Changes Funding now available Local impact to city citizens by lowering taxes and providing immediate stipends.
DOL Workforce Investment Act Unemployment Benefits $27B/TBD N/A Distributed through Fl. Agency for Workforce Innovation Funding now available Local impact to unemployed city citizens, expands length of unemployment benefits and increases weekly stipend.
DOL Workforce Investment Act Youth Program /$43.3M $1M to WorkNet Pinellas Distributed through WorkNet Pinellas Funding now available Local impact to disadvantaged young workers from 15 to 24 to provide job training. Visit WorkNet Pinellas for more information.
DOL Workforce Investment Act Adult Job Training /$19.6M TBD in $5M to WorkNet Pinellas Distributed through WorkNet Pinellas Funding now available Local impact to workers for training and placement in high growth/emerging industry sectors, careers in energy efficiency and renewable energy, and health care sector. Visit WorkNet Pinellas for more information.
DOL Workforce Investment Act Job Placement Assistance /$20.6M TBD in $5M to WorkNet Pinellas Distributed through WorkNet Pinellas Funding now available Local impact to workers for training and placement in high growth/emerging industry sectors, careers in energy efficiency and renewable energy, and health care sector. Visit WorkNet Pinellas for more information.
DOL Workforce Investment Act Dislocated Worker Program $200M/$84.1M $5M to WorkNet Pinellas Distributed through WorkNet Pinellas Funding now available Local impact to worker layoffs/dislocations. Visit WorkNet Pinellas for more information.
DOL Community Service Employment for Older Americans $120M/TBD N/A Competitive merit based grants CLOSED 3/19/2009 Local impact to local non-profit support agencies

Housing

Agency Opportunity National/State Local Releasing of funds Deadline Local Action
HUD Making HOME Affordable N/A N/A N/A TBD The Home Affordable Refinance Program gives up to 4 to 5 million homeowners with loans owned or guaranteed by Fannie Mae or Freddie Mac an opportunity to refinance into more affordable monthly payments. The Home Affordable Modification Program commits $75 billion to keep up to 3 to 4 million Americans in their homes by preventing avoidable foreclosures.
HUD Public Housing Capital Fund $5B/$85.5M N/A $4B administered through current grant process and $1B through competitive grants TBD Local impact to city citizens, businesses, and other local support agencies
HUD Project-Based Rental Assistance (Public Assisted Housing Stability) $2B/$89.9M N/A Contract renewals under Section 8 program; 6300 contracts will be funded nationwide N/A Local impact to city citizens, businesses, and other local support agencies
HUD HOME Program (Low Income Tax Credits) $2.25B/$101M N/A Allocated according to current statutory formula N/A Implementation based on housing dept. consolidated plan
HUD/Community Dev and Planning Neighborhood Stabilization Program - PHASE II $2B/TBD $20M Competitive formula grants directly to local govts. 7/17/2009 The City is in the process of preparing an application to be submitted to HUD for $20 million in funding through HUD's Neighborhood Stabilization 2 Program, which is part of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 and has an overall budget of $1.93 billion. The proposed application is scheduled to be presented to City Council via a Report on July 9, 2009. The application must be received by HUD on or before July 17, 2009, at 4:00 p.m. to be considered for funding. The process is competitive and HUD will evaluate each application according to Factors it has established in its ranking process. Applicants will be notified sometime during December 2009 whether they have been selected to receive funding.
HUD CDBG Community Planning & Development $1B/$42.6M $598,343 Allocated according to current statutory formula CLOSED Received award July 17, 2009. Program underway.

Public Safety

Agency Opportunity National/State Local Releasing of funds Deadline Local Action
Office of Justice Programs County Byrne/Justice Assistance Grants passed-through State   $600,000 Competitive formula grants directly to local govts. CLOSED 6/12/2009 City received $189.8K. Proposal will save 3 civilian police department positions during FY10.
Office of Justice Programs Byrne/Justice Assistance Grants $225M/$81.54M $1.3M Competitive formula grants directly to local govts. CLOSED 5/18/2009 City proposal application submitted to Pinellas County 5/11/09 for $600K. Proposal will save 3 civilian police department positions over the next 3 years.
Office on Violence Against Women Violence Against Women $225M/TBD $395K for external agency Distributed through local non-profit agencies CLOSED 4/8/2009 CASA has submitted a 3 year, $391K proposal for Transitional Housing.
DOJ COPS Hiring $1B/N/A No maximum on grant proposal Competitive merit based grants CLOSED 4/14/2009 City proposal application submitted 4/14/09 for $2M. Proposal will save 5 sworn police officer positions and create 5 new sworn police officer positions that will be dedicated to community policing activities over the next 4 years.
FEMA Firefighter Assistance Grants for Capital Facilities $210M/N/A Grant max $15M Local fire department applies through Firefighter Assistance Grants Program 7/10/2009 PROPOSAL STILL UNDER REVIEW. City is developing application for FS#8, Lake Maggiore construction $3.8M. Bldg will be LEED certified as per the mayor's directive re: new construction. 3 others to be included are Pasadena FS#9, for $700K for construction costs and Lakewood FS#11, for $945K, and Fossil Park FS#7 for $150K. Costs for these 3 stations will cover new roofs, bldg envelopes and energy efficient HVAC systems.

Transportation and City Infrastructure

Agency Opportunity National Local Releasing of funds Deadline Local Action
Federal Transit Authority (FTA) Transit Capital Assistance $6.9B/$316M TBD Funds distributed directly to local agencies based on formula funding TBD Implementation based on departmental strategies
EPA Diesel Emission Reduction Grants $300M/$1.7M Grants from $250K to $750K Competitive merit based grants CLOSED 4/28/2009 Fleet dept will pursue regular cycle grants in late summer.
EPA Enhanced Funding for Clean Water State Revolving Fund $4B/$132.3M TBD Formula funding distributed to states/Fl. DEP will distribute to local govts. TBD St. Petersburg Water Resources will be pursuing State Revolving Funds as the vehicle to stimulus fundings. We are presently updating our facility plans for water and wastewater systems, a mandatory requirement to solicit funding.
EPA Enhanced Funding for Drinking Water State Revolving Fund $2B/$88.7M TBD Formula funding distributed to states/Fl. DEP will distribute to local govts. TBD St. Petersburg Water Resources will be pursuing State Revolving Funds as the vehicle to stimulus fundings. We are presently updating our facility plans for water and wastewater systems, a mandatory requirement to solicit funding.
Federal Highway Administration Maritime Transportation Investment /TBD Requested $3.95M Allocated according to current statutory formula TBD The Port of St. Petersburg has submitted a Stimulus Package funding request for Port Wharf Renovations, through the Florida Ports Council. It is noted in this request that the Port does not have matching funds.
DHS/FEMA Port Security Grant Program $150M 50000 Competitive merit based discretionary grants CLOSED 6/29/09 Submitted proposal for expanding and enhancing security fencing and upgrading the Transportation Worker Identification Card reader system.

Local Action Related to Community and Economic Development 

Opportunity Funding Description Council Action Milestones Partners Impact to Budget Accountability & Transparency Efforts Point of Contact
SBA Loans Funds guarantee private sector loans to small businesses. N/A Classes are April 23, May 21 and June 18, 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm SBA N/A N/A Tracy Smith
CSP Business Assistance Ctr
893-7095
Coastal and Marine Habitat Restoration Project Grants Restore marine and coastal habitats and that will result in near-immediate stimulation of local United States (U.S.) economies through the creation or retention of restoration-related jobs for work in U.S. jurisdictions Approved for submission 3/26/09       City did not receive this grant. Tom Gibson
Engineering & Capital Improvement
893-7400
Salary support for positions critical to an organization's artistic mission in jeopardy or have been eliminated as a result of the current economic climate This program will be carried out through one-time grants to eligible nonprofit organizations including arts organizations, local arts agencies, statewide assemblies of local arts agencies, arts service organizations, units of state or local government, and a wide range of other organizations that can help advance the goals of the Arts Endowment and this program. Grants will be made either to organizations for their own job preservation projects, or to designated local arts agencies, eligible to subgrant, for subgranting programs to eligible nonprofit organizations.         City did not receive this grant. Clay Smith
Downtown Enterprise Facilities
892-5705

Local Action Related to Education

Opportunity Funding Description Council Action Milestones Partners Impact to Budget Accountability & Transparency Efforts Point of Contact
Local Youth Mentoring Program For establishing mentoring relationships that support relationships lasting 12 months or through an entire school year. Program includes providing training for mentors. Projects must target at-risk youths younger than 18yo. Approved for submission 4/16/09 Grants due April 20th N/A Grant will pay salary and benefits for 3 FT and 1PT position. 1.5 jobs will be created. Proposal is presently under review and negotiation with US Dept of Justice. Anticipate awards to be made by October 1. Lori Matway
Schools Administration
893-7174
Student Financial Assistance   N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A

Local Action Related to Energy and Weatherization

Opportunity Funding Description Council Action Milestones Partners Impact to Budget Accountability & Transparency Efforts Point of Contact
Weatherization Assistance Program Increase the energy efficiency of dwellings owned or occupied by low-income persons, reduce their total residential expenditures, and improve their health and safety. TBD          
Energy Efficiency and Conservation Block Grant The funding will support energy audits and energy efficiency retrofits in residential and commercial buildings, the development and implementation of advanced building codes and inspections, and the creation of financial incentive programs for energy efficiency improvements. The grant funds could also go towards transportation programs that conserve energy, projects to reduce and capture methane emissions from landfills, renewable energy installations on government buildings, energy-efficient traffic signals and street lights, combined heat and power systems, district heating and cooling systems, and other projects. Approved for Submittal Awards to be announced March 15, 2010 20 regional government, utility providers, non-profits, and educational partners   Proposal is presently under review and negotiation with US Dept of Energy. Anticipate award before Dec 2009.  
State Energy Program Grants Provide grants to states to address energy priorities and adopt emerging renewable energy and energy efficiency technologies TBD         Mike Connors
Internal Services Admin.
893-7294

Local Action Related to Health and Human Services

Opportunity Funding Description Council Action Milestones Partners Impact to Budget Accountability & Transparency Efforts Point of Contact
Communities Putting Prevention to Work Funds to create healthier communities through sustainable, proven, population-based approaches such as broad-based policy, systems, organizational and environmental changes in communities and schools. Approved for submittal   Pinellas County     Russ Stanley
Parks
727-892-5166
Increase in Food Stamp Funding Funds to increase the amount of food stamps for eligible persons. N/A         Fl Dept of Children and Families
Temporary Assistance for Needy Families
1-866-762-2237
Disproportionate Share Hospital Program Provide funds to hospitals to treat uninsured, vulnerable patients through the Disproportionate Share Hospital Program. N/A       States will have to first exhaust their original FY 2009 Federal Medicaid DSH allotments. DHHS
Centers for Medicaide and Medicare
800-633-4227
Senior Nutrition Programs Provide funds to programs that serve meals to senior citizens in need. Funds distributed through Congregate Nutrition Services at senior center and other community sites, and Home Delivered Nutrition Services delivered to frail elders who are homebound. N/A         Holly Greuling, Nutrition Program Manager
Fl Dept of Elder Affairs
1-800-963-5337
Head Start Provides services for an additional 124,000 children. N/A          
Early Head Start Provide prenatal health service, enhance development of young children, promote healthy families. N/A          
Child Care Block Grant Provide child care services for an additional 300,000 children of low-income households. N/A          
Community Health Centers Funds support new sites and services areas, increase services at existing sites and provide supplemental payments for spikes in the uninsured. New sites/svcs grants are for 24 months. N/A          
Homelessness Prevention and Assistance Funding for public service priorities.
Funding
Amended Action Plan
Approved for submission 5/7/09       Quarterly Report  
Emergency Food & Shelter (ESG) For the provision of food and shelter for homeless people. N/A          

Local Action Related to Employment and Workforce Services

Opportunity Funding Description Council Action Milestones Partners Impact to Budget Accountability & Transparency Efforts Point of Contact
IRS Local impact to city citizens by lowering taxes and providing immediate stipends. N/A Tax changes and $250 tax rebates begin going out April 1 N/A N/A N/A IRS
1-800-829-1040 
Workforce Investment Act Unemployment Benefits To be used to expand length of unemployment benefits and increase weekly stipend. N/A         Florida Agency for Workforce Innovation
Unemployment Compensation (UC) program
1-800-204-2418
Workforce Investment Act Youth Program For expanded job training services for young persons N/A         WorkNet Representative
2312 Gulf-to Bay Blvd.
Clearwater, Fl 33755
(727) 608-2538
Workforce Investment Act Adult Job Training For worker training and placement in high growth and emerging industry sectors, and careers in energy efficiency and renewable energy, and health care sector. N/A         WorkNet Representative
2312 Gulf-to Bay Blvd.
Clearwater, Fl 33755
(727) 608-2538
Workforce Investment Act Job Placement Assistance For worker training and placement in high growth and emerging industry sectors, and careers in energy efficiency and renewable energy, and health care sector. N/A         WorkNet Representative
2312 Gulf-to Bay Blvd.
Clearwater, Fl 33755
(727) 608-2538
Community Service Employment for Older Americans Community service and work based training programs for older workers. N/A          
Workforce Investment Act Dislocated Worker Program For worker training and placement for workers who have been laid off or dislocated. N/A         WorkNet Representative
2312 Gulf-to Bay Blvd.
Clearwater, Fl 33755
(727) 608-2538

Local Action Related to Housing

Opportunity Funding Description Council Action Milestones Partners Impact to Budget Accountability & Transparency Efforts Point of Contact
Making HOME Affordable The Home Affordable Refinance Program gives up to 4 to 5 million homeowners with loans owned or guaranteed by Fannie Mae or Freddie Mac an opportunity to refinance into more affordable monthly payments. The Home Affordable Modification Program commits $75 billion to keep up to 3 to 4 million Americans in their homes by preventing avoidable foreclosures. N/A         Joshua Johnson
Housing
892-5585
Public Housing Capital Fund Provides financial assistance to Public Housing Authorities for capital improvements in public housing. Projects that award contracts within 120 days from funds availability will be given priority. TBD         Joshua Johnson
Housing
892-5585
Public Assisted Housing Stability and Energy Efficiency Provides rental subsidies for eligible tenant families and individuals residing in newly constructed, rehabilitated and existing rental and cooperative apartment projects. N/A         Joshua Johnson
Housing
893-5585
Low Income Tax Credits HOME Program Provides resources that assist low- and moderate-income earning persons in meeting affordable housing needs. TBD         Joshua Johnson
Housing
893-5585
Neighborhood Stabilization Program   Present to Council for approval 7/9/09         Tom DeYampert
Housing Rehabilitation & Finance
893-7615
CDBG Community Planning & Development The CDBG-R substantial amendment and application was presented to City Council for approval on May 21, 2009. The substantial amendment and application was forwarded to HUD on May 26, 2009. HUD has 45 days in which it must conduct a review, and HUD has advised city that an Agreement should be forthcoming shortly. The City has to begin implementing the projects identified in the CDBG-R application within 60 days of receipt of HUD's signed Agreement.
Amended Aciton Plan
Approved for submission 5/21/09       Quarterly Report Joshua Johnson
Housing
893-5585

Local Action Related to Public Safety

Opportunity Funding Description Council Action Milestones Partners Impact to Budget Accountability & Transparency Efforts Point of Contact
Violence Against Women $175M for STOP Violence Against Women formula assistance program; $50M for transitional housing assistance grants. N/A Grants due April 8th CASA N/A N/A Suzanne Horn
CASA
895-4912
Byrne/Justice Assistance Grants   Proposal will save/create 8 jobs over the next 3 years       Quarterly Report Michael McDonald
Police
893-4090
Byrne/Justice Assistance Grants Funds for local initiatives, training, personnel, equipment, supplies, info systems for criminal justice, crime prevention, provide services to crime victims, support nurturing/mentoring of at-risk children.         Up to 10% of award may be used to cover administration costs; MUST identify how jobs will be created/retained. Apply via GMS system Michael McDonald
Police
893-4090
County Byrne/Justice Assistance Grants passed-through State Funds for local initiatives, training, personnel, equipment, supplies, info systems for criminal justice, crime prevention, provide services to crime victims, support nurturing/mentoring of at-risk children. Approved for submission 5/18/09         Michael McDonald
Police
893-4090
COPS Hiring CHRP is a competitive grant program that provides funding directly to law enforcement agencies having primary law enforcement authority to create and preserve jobs and to increase their community policing capacity and crime-prevention efforts. Approved for submission 3/26/09       Quarterly Report Michael McDonald
Police
893-4090
Firefighter Assistance Grants for Capital Facilities For modifying, upgrading or constructing non-federal fire stations. TBD         James Large
Fire & Rescue
893-7685

Local Action Related to Transportation and City Infrastructure

Opportunity Funding Description Council Action Milestones Partners Impact to Budget Accountability & Transparency Efforts Point of Contact
Diesel Emission Reduction Grants Funds to replace and retrofit vehicles to reduce diesel emissions. TBD         Bob Turner
Fleet
893-7469
Port Security Grant Program The ARRA PSGP is one of two grant programs
that constitute the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Fiscal Year (FY) 2009
ARRA focus on transportation infrastructure security activities. The ARRA PSGP is one
tool in the comprehensive set of measures authorized by Congress and implemented by
the Administration to strengthen the Nation's critical infrastructure against risks
associated with potential terrorist attacks.
Approved for submission 6/18/09       Submitted proposal for expanding and enhancing security fencing and upgrading the Transportation Worker Identification Card reader system.
Quarterly Report
Walt Miller
DEF/Port
893-7820
Maritime Trans Investment Funds distributed by grants through FL DOT/Federal Highway Administration. TBD         Walt Miller
DEF/Port
893-7820
Enhanced Funding for Clean Water State Revolving Fund Enhances funding for FDEP's revolving loan program for wastewater and stormwater management TBD       Conditions or prerequisites for accessing funds (include matching or MOE requirements): No state match is required to access funds. Local government projects must qualify for funding under the terms of the CWSRF program as set forth in state law and rule. All recipients must comply with Davis-Bacon and Buy American labor provisions; 50% of ARRA funds must go to disadvantaged recipients through some form of additional subsidy (principal forgiveness will likely be the form of additional subsidy in Florida); 20% of ARRA funds must go to "green" projects. Evelyn Rosetti
Water Resources
Enhanced Funding for Drinking Water State Revolving Fund Enhances funding for FDEP's revolving loan program for wastewater and stormwater management TBD       Conditions or prerequisites for accessing funds (include matching or MOE requirements): No state match is required to access funds. Local government projects must qualify for funding under the terms of the CWSRF program as set forth in state law and rule. All recipients must comply with Davis-Bacon and Buy American labor provisions; 50% of ARRA funds must go to disadvantaged recipients through some form of additional subsidy (principal forgiveness will likely be the form of additional subsidy in Florida); 20% of ARRA funds must go to "green" projects. Evelyn Rosetti
Water Resources