URA

Urban Renewal Agency Special Annual Meeting and Regular Meeting

The Mount Vernon Urban Renewal Agency Special Annual Meeting will be held on Tuesday, January 14, 2020 at 10:30AM or at the end of the Board of Estimate meeting whichever is later in the Mayor’s Conference Room, City Hall, Mount Vernon, NY.

A Regular Urban Renewal Agency Meeting will immediately follow the Special Annual Meeting.

Download the meeting notice and agenda Here

Public Comment on 2020-2024 Consolidated Plan, 2020 Annual Action Plan

ANNOUNCEMENT

The City of Mount Vernon, NY seeks Public Comment on 2020-2024 Consolidated Plan, 2020 Annual Action Plan

The Department of Planning and Community Development/Mount Vernon Urban Renewal Agency is seeking public comment on the Draft 2020-2024 Consolidated Plan and 2020 Annual Action Plan.  The Consolidated Plan is a five-year strategic plan that governs the administration of federal funding of the Community Development Block Grant Program (CDBG), and the HOME Investment Partnerships Program.

The 2020 Annual Action Plan is the first annual implementation plan under the City of Mount Vernon  2020-2024 Consolidated Plan.

The public is invited to provide public input from Tuesday, December 31, 2019 through Monday, February 3, 2020.    The 2020-2024 Consolidated Plan and the FY2020 Annual Action Plan is available on the City’s website at www.cmvny.com/cdbg or at the following locations:

  • Mount Vernon Public Library, 28 S 1st Avenue, Mount Vernon, NY 10550
  • City Clerk’s Office, City Hall, First Floor, 1 Roosevelt Square, Mount Vernon, NY 10550
  • Department of Planning and Community Development, Second Floor, 1 Roosevelt Square, Mount Vernon, NY 10550

     Comments are due by January 31, 2019 to Sbolivar@ch.ci.mount-vernon.ny.us

Written Comments
Written comments may be submitted until 5:00 PM on February 3, 2020. 

Email:

Comments may be emailed to Sylvia Bolivar at: Sbolivar@ch.ci.mount-vernon,ny.us

or

Mailed to:

Department of Planning and Community Development
1 Roosevelt Square
Mount Vernon, New York 10550

2020 Public Service Application

The Department of Planning and Community Development/Urban Renewal Agency is seeking applications from qualified non-profit organizations interested in providing services that address one or more of the public service needs targeted in the city’s CDBG program.

 The City anticipates receiving a CDBG allocation of $1,661,732.  The City’ anticipates receiving a HOME allocation of $440,662.  A maximum of 26.6% ($442,000) of the total CDBG allocation will be made available for public service programs and projects to be administered by the City or by sub-recipients.

  Note:  This amount exceeds the 15% public service cap.  Mount Vernon is one of three entitlement communities that can exceed the 15% public service cap per HUD).  The City will also allocate 2019 Program Income Funds in the amount of $53,996.25 towards public service programs with a focus on crime prevention activities.

While there is no limit to the number of applications that an organization may submit, each project must be submitted as its own application.

APPLICATION DEADLINE: 

Thursday, February 13 at 4:00pm

The 2020 Public Service Application is available at:  www.cmvny.com/cdbg  

Second Substantial Amendment to the City of Mount Vernon 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016 and 2017 Annual Action Plan

The City of Mount Vernon is seeking public comment on the reprogramming of federal funds from prior years. A 30-day public comment period will begin on March 21, 2019 and end on April 23, 2019 at 12:00pm. All citizens, public agencies, and other interested parties may submit written comments. All written comments must be received by the City by 12pm on April 23, 2019.

Read the Second Substantial Amendment

City of Mount Vernon, New York Seeks Proposals for Five Year Consolidated Plan

The City of Mount Vernon is seeking proposals from experienced and qualified consultants and/or firms for professional services to prepare the five year Consolidated Plan.

The City of Mount Vernon is committed to partnering with the community to identify opportunities for improvements to programs and services to improve quality of life for Mount Vernon residents.

The Solicitation is available here.

2018 CDBG Draft Annual Action Plan

In accordance with the federal regulations 24 CFR, Part 91, the City of Mount Vernon through the Urban Renewal Agency has prepared a draft 2018 Annual Action Plan for submission for its Community Development Programs.

Public Comments: The comment period is from July 6 to August 6, 2018.  All stakeholders are encouraged to express their views on the proposed draft budget by emailing Dom McCoy at: DMcCoy@cmvny.com.  Non-English speaking individuals and those who require the information in an alternative format may contact the Planning Department at 914-699-7320 to request assistance.  All comments received by 12:00 NOON on August 6, 2018 will be considered.

Download the 2018 Draft Action Plan Here

Request for Proposals – CDBG Home Investment Partnerships Program – Program Review & Technical Assistance

The City of Mount Vernon Urban Renewal Agency is seeking proposals from qualified firms for professional services consisting of program review, the development of written policies and procedures, and technical assistance related to the U. S. Department of Housing and Urban Development Community Development Block Grant Program and HOME Investment Partnership Program.

The Urban Renewal Agency administers federal funds that the City receives from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) for the following two program: Community Development Block Grant Program (CDBG) and the HOME Investment Partnerships Program (HOME).

The primary purpose of the services solicited in this Request for Proposals (RFP) is to assist the Urban Renewal Agency staff in creating efficient systems for long and short term compliance and monitoring of funded or contemplated projects. It is expected that any respondent to this RFP will have extensive programmatic experience with HUD programs.

All costs incurred by proposing firms are considered by the City to be marketing costs required in order to select a firm to perform this work, and the City will not reimburse any proposing firm for any costs incurred.

Click here for the application