The Community Legacy program provides local governments and community development organizations with funding for essential projects aimed at strengthening communities through activities such as business retention and attraction, encouraging homeownership and commercial revitalization.
As a result of the Sustainable Communities Act of 2010. Community Legacy Areas are now known as Sustainable Communities. Funding, in the form of grants and loans, is available for projects located in these Sustainable Communities, formerly known as Community Legacy Areas, and is meant to compliment and supplement other State funding programs.
The following entities may apply for Community Legacy funding for projects located in Sustainable Communities:
Projects should capitalize on the strengths of a community and be part of a larger revitalization strategy to revitalize a declining area.
Projects/activities typically include, but are not limited to:
There is a Neighborhood Intervention component of the Community Legacy program, to not exceed 15 percent of the Community Legacy fund. The Neighborhood Intervention component is intended to function as a preventative measure to address problem properties either in or outside of a Sustainable Community that have a negative impact in an otherwise largely stable community. Eligible applicants are Local Governments and Certified Community Development Financial Institutions.
Contact a Regional Project Manager if you have any questions concerning the program or current funding opportunities:
Community Legacy and Community Legacy Neighborhood Intervention
Fiscal Year: 2017 Funding Allocation: $6 million capitalApplication Due Date: July 15, 2016
Mandatory Application Training: