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  • Department of Neighborhood 
    and Business Development
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    Michael Collins, Commissioner
    City Hall Commons, 6th Floor
    201 E. Washington St. – Syracuse, NY 13202
    (315) 448-8100


       
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  • The Department of Neighborhood and Business Development works to preserve and enhance Syracuse neighborhoods and commercial centers by administering federal, state and local funding programs, engaging with and providing support to encourage residential development and economic growth and leveraging resources to create thriving neighborhoods, communities and business districts throughout the city of Syracuse.

     

  • Department News

    Year 47 (2021-2022) Draft 2nd Annual Action Plan

     The Department of Neighborhood +Business Development announces the release of the DRAFT Second Annual Action Plan for Year 47 (May 1, 2021 – April 30th, 2022) to the public. To download a copy of the DRAFT Second Annual Action Plan click here. To request a hard copy please contact NBD staff at nbd@syrgov.net or call 315.448.8100. The comment period is February 26th, 2021 – March 26th, 2021. Please send all comments to nbd@syrgov.net.

    A Virtual Public Hearing will be held on Wednesday, March 24th, 2021 at 5PM
    Meeting link: https://syrgov.webex.com/syrgov/j.php?MTID=mfb2a8fcd550b435e51ff211697e78e0c
    Meeting number:129 722 2960
    Password: 8PssM37MvsM

     Year 45 (2019-2020 Consolidated Annual Performance Evaluation Report (CAPER) DRAFT.  Please view here.

    The Year 45 CAPER Public Meeting will be held on Wednesday, February 3, 2021. At this meeting NBD reports its performance for Year 45 (2019-2020) and comments and recommendations from citizens and stakeholders pertaining to the expenditure of funds for programs serving eligible populations in the City’s Revitalization areas. The comment period will be open until February 25th, 2021. 

    The public hearing is being conducted in accordance with 
    NYS Executive Order No. 202.15. The public does not have 
    a right to attend this public hearing in person. The
    public may view/listen to this hearing via a live stream accessible by internet and telephone audio. Participation is available through an access code. The URL for the live stream and code will be posted on the City of Syracuse website at least 72-hours before the hearing. The public may comment in writing by emailing nbd@ci.syracuse.ny.us .
    Comments will be appended to the hearing record. 

     NBD invites you to the WebEx Meeting here: 

    https://syrgov.webex.com/syrgov/j.php?MTID=m192df6bc59df7395d914713e70b07121

     

    Meeting number (access code): 179 638 9114

    Meeting password: 7arYt5PX8tx 

    Join by phone: +1-408-418-9388 United States Toll


    CARES ACT CDBG-V3 Funding 

    During this current public health crisis, it is critical we do everything possible to ensure the health and safety of those most vulnerable to prepare, prevent and respond to COVID-19. The Department of Neighborhood and Business Development for the City of Syracuse is proposing to use the CARES ACT CDBG-V3 funds to address urgent need in our community. Please view plans here: 

    UD has approved a not less than 5-day public comment period for CDBG-V3 funds. The comment period for CDBG-V3 funds will begin on December 28, 2020 and end on January 5, 2021, which will allow the public to make comments or suggestions regarding COVID-19 related needs and use of these funds. NBD invites you to a public WebEx hearing to be held on obtain additional comments regarding COVID-19 related needs and use of these funds on: 

    • Tuesday, January 5, 2021 at 5:30PM
    • Meeting number (access code): 179 508 1743 
    • Meeting password: MCwPcFrU836
      (To join from a mobile device: Join by phone +1-408-418-9388 United States Toll Free)


    Winter Dining Guidelines

    The City is encouraging businesses to review new guidelines to support outdoor dining and other uses of the City’s Right of Way during the COVID-19 pandemic.

     

    Request for Proposals:

    CDBG, HOME, and ESG Year 47 (May 1st, 2021 through April 30, 2020)

    • Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Program Apply Here
    • Community Based Development Organization (CBDO) Certification Apply here  
    • HOME Investment Partnership Program for Community Housing Development Organization (CHDO) Certification Apply here
    • HOME Tenant Based Rental Assistance Program Apply Here
    • Emergency Solutions Grant (ESG) Program Apply Here
    Live Remote | Program Year 47 Application and Certification Technical Assistance Training October 27, 2020 Watch Now on Youtube

     University Neighborhood Service Agreement Advisory Committee (UNSAAC) 2020-2021

    •   Deadline May, 27, 2020 Applications closed
    CARES ACT - ESG/CDBG-CV Plan
     
    During this current public health crisis, it is critical we do everything possible to ensure the health and safety of those most vulnerable to prepare, prevent and respond to COVID-19. The Department of Neighborhood and Business Development for the City of Syracuse is proposing to use the ESG & CDBG-CV funds to address urgent need in our community. Please view plan here.
    • Public Hearing on Thursday, July 9, 2020 at 5PM  
     
      
     Final Generic Environmental Impact Statement (FGEIS)
      
    Five Year Consolidated Action Plan (2020-2024)

    The draft of the Consolidated Action Plan describes and outlines how the City will address Syracuse's housing and community development needs, goals, and objectives as determined by the City and its citizens for the next five years. The 30 day COMMENT PERIOD begins on Monday, February 3, 2020 and will be open until Wednesday, March 11, 2020.   

    Click here to view the draft document

     

    CDBG, HOME, and ESG Year 46 (May 1st, 2020 - April 30th, 2021)

    • HOME Investment Partnership Program RFP Community Housing Development Organization (CHDO) Certification Year 46 (May 1st, 2020- April 30th, 2021)
    •  Emergency Solutions Grant (ESG) RFP Program Year 46  (May 1, 2020-April 30, 2021) 
    •  HOME, Tenant Based Rental Assistance Program RFP Program Year 46  (May 1st, 2020- April 30th, 2021)
    •  Community Based Development Organization (CBDO) Certification Year 46 (May 1st, 2020 – April 30)

     

    Environmental Review Statement

    Please click here for a copy of the Environmental Review Statement for the City of Syracuse’s Lead Hazard Control Grant. All comments can be submitted to: nbd@syrgov.net or by mail to 201 E Washington Street, Suite 600, Syracuse, NY 13202 ATTN: Lead Program.

    Year 45 (2019-2020 Consolidated Annual Performance Evaluation Report (CAPER) DRAFT.  Please view here.

    The Year 45 CAPER Public Meeting will be held on Wednesday, February 3, 2021. At this meeting NBD reports its performance for Year 45 (2019-2020) and comments and recommendations from citizens and stakeholders pertaining to the expenditure of funds for programs serving eligible populations in the City’s Revitalization areas. The comment period will be open until February 25th, 2021. 

    The public hearing is being conducted in accordance with 
    NYS Executive Order No. 202.15. The public does not 
    have a right to attend this public hearing in person. The public may view/listen to this hearing via a live stream accessible by internet and telephone audio. Participation is available through an access code. The URL for the live stream and code will be posted on the City of Syracuse website at least 72-hours before the hearing. The public may comment in writing by emailing nbd@ci.syracuse.ny.us .
    Comments will be appended to the hearing record. 

     
    The Department of Neighborhood and Business Development announces the final Fifth Annual Action Plan for Year 45 (May 1st, 2019 – April 30th, 2020) to the public .To download a copy of the Final Fifth Annual Action Plan click here. To request a hard copy please contact NBD staff. Email: Wenona Timmons, wtimmons@syrgov.net

    The Department of Neighborhood and business Development (NBD) has completed the 30 day comment period and NBD held a Public Hearing on February 13th, 2019 at 5PM. The Common Council held a Public Meeting to vote on the submission of the 2019 – 2020 Annual Action Plan, March 13th, 2019 at 5:30PM.

    NBD thanks the community for participating in this integral process and encourage continued citizen participation. For more information on the Fifth Annual Action Plan, please contact us by calling (315) 448-8100.

    Year 45 (2019-2020 Consolidated Annual Performance Evaluation Report (CAPER) DRAFT.  Please view here.

    The Year 45 CAPER Public Meeting will be held on Wednesday, February 3, 2021. At this meeting NBD reports its performance for Year 45 (2019-2020) and comments and recommendations from citizens and stakeholders pertaining to the expenditure of funds for programs serving eligible populations in the City’s Revitalization areas. The comment period will be open until February 25th, 2021. 

    The public hearing is being conducted in accordance with 
    NYS Executive Order No. 202.15. The public does not 
    have a right to attend this public hearing in person. The public may view/listen to this hearing via a live stream accessible by internet and telephone audio. Participation is available through an access code. The URL for the live stream and code will be posted on the City of Syracuse website at least 72-hours before the hearing. The public may comment in writing by emailing nbd@ci.syracuse.ny.us .
    Comments will be appended to the hearing record. 

      
    Five Year Consolidated Action Plan (2015-2019)
     
    The final draft of the Consolidated Action Plan describes the Department’s performance goals and strategy for meeting them for the next five years. CLICK HERE to view an electronic version of the Consolidated PlanThe 30 day COMMENT PERIOD began on Tuesday, February 24, 2015 and ended on Wednesday, March 25, 2015.  All comments submitted within these dates have been included within the Plan.
     
      
    FINAL Fourth Annual Action Plan
      
    The Department of Neighborhood and Business Development announces the final Fourth Annual Action Plan for Year 44 (May 1st, 2018 – April 30th, 2019) to the public .To download a copy of the Fourth Annual Action Plan click here. To request a hard copy please contact NBD staff:
     
     
    Year 44 (2018-2019) CAPER DRAFT

    Year 43 (2017-2018) A public meeting was held on Wednesday, August 15th, 2018 at 4 p.m. in the Atrium, City Hall Commons, 201 E. Washington Street, Syracuse, NY 13202. At this meeting, NBD reported on its performance for Year 43 (2017-2018) and heard comments and recommendations from citizens and stakeholders pertaining to the expenditure of funds for programs serving eligible populations in the City’s Revitalization areas. Click here to download a copy of the public document.

     
     
    Final 2018-20 UNSAAC Funding Recommendations
    The City of Syracuse is happy to announce the award recipients for the University Neighborhood Service Agreement Advisory Committee(UNSAAC) funding allocation. The allocations represent the full amount to be received over a 2-year period  for a total of $750,000 of local grant funding. Click here for the FINAL 2018-20 (UNSAAC) Funding Recommendations

    Affordable Housing Study Report (2016)
    The Department of Neighborhood and Business Development completed an Affordable Housing report, illustrating where and how many affordable housing units are in the City of Syracuse. For a copy of the document, click here.

    Other Documentation:
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