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Consulting Engineers Training. USDA, Rural Development http://www.rurdev.usda.gov/ny/. Offices. State Office Located in Syracuse (The Galleries) Program Management Review Underwriting Communications with State/Federal Officials and National Office Training Area Offices

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consulting engineers training
Consulting Engineers Training

USDA, Rural Development

http://www.rurdev.usda.gov/ny/

offices

Offices

State Office

Located in Syracuse (The Galleries)

Program Management

Review Underwriting

Communications with State/Federal Officials and National Office

Training

Area Offices

Three Regions – North, East, and West

Ten local offices (+2 satellite)

Process Applications

Communications with Local Officials

state office programs

Water and Environmental Program (WEP)

Rural Business Services (RBS)

State Director

State Office Programs

Community Facilities (CF)

Multi-Family Housing (MFH)

Single Family Housing (SFH)

area office staff

State Director

Area Office Staff

Area Director North

Area Director East

Area Director West

Canton

Greenwich

Batavia

Cortland

Marcy

Bath

Watertown

Middletown

Canandaigua

Schoharie

slide6

State Office – WEP/CF Staff

  • Community Programs Director (CPD) – Titus Falkenburg, P.E.
  • Community Programs Specialists (CPS)
    • Tracy Sigouin – Canton, Marcy, Watertown
    • Brenda McKeown – Batavia, Bath, Canandaigua
    • Brenda Smith – Cortland, Greenwich, Middletown, Schoharie
    • Gail Giannotta – CF and all smaller programs
  • Community Programs Technician – Linda Hayes
slide7

State Office – WEP/CF Staff

  • State Engineers (SE) and State Architect (SA)
    • Marcy Newman, P.E. – North / East
    • John Helgren, P.E. – South / West
    • Kimberly Peden, R.A. – Entire State
  • Construction Control Inspectors (CCI)
    • Martin Clarke – East
    • Steven Davis –West
  • Environmental
    • John Helgren, P.E. – State Environmental Coordinator (SEC)
    • Madeline Crowe – Assistant State Environmental Coordinator (ASEC)
water and environmental program
Water and Environmental Program
  • Facilities include:
    • Water / Wastewater Treatment Facilities
    • Water / Sewer Pipeline
    • Pumping Stations
    • Water Storage Tanks
    • Solid Waste Disposal
    • Storm Water Facilities
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Water and Environmental Program
  • Direct Loan and Grant Program
  • Guaranteed Loan Program
  • Pre-development Planning Grants (PPG)
water and environmental program continued
Water and Environmental Program - continued
  • Technical Assistance and Training Grant Program (TAT)
  • Solid Waste Management Grant Program (SWMG)
  • Distance Learning Telemedicine (DLT)
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Water and Environmental Program - continued
  • Appalachian Regional Commission (ARC)
  • Emergency Community Water Assistance Grants Program (ECWAG)
  • Native American Tribes and Colonias
overview of success fy 2011
Overview of Success – FY 2011

Loans/GrantsFunding

Water/Wastewater

Direct Loans 26 $23,789,000

Direct Grants 15 $16,683,200

Appalachian Regional Com. Grant

(ARC) 1 $ 150,000

Solid Waste Management Grant

(SWMG) 1 $ 296,000

Tech Assist & Training Grant

(TAT) 1 $ 198,200

Distance Learning Telemedicine

(DLT) 6 $ 1,261,096

slide14

Overview of Success – FY 2011

WEP Funding $42,377,496

Leveraged Funding $27,420,291

Total Project Costs $69,797,787

  • Top Ten in the Nation
  • 50 Loans/Grants Provided
  • 64 Construction Contracts Approved
  • $57,000,000 in Contracts Awarded
slide15

Funding – FY 2012

New York FY12 FY11

WEP Loans $21,235,000 $26,179,000

WEP Grants $9,135,000 $9,192,000

  • SWMG, TAT, and DLT grants are administered thru National Office and competed for Nationally (no New York allocation).
funding fy 2012

Funding - FY 2012

Currently allocated over half of our funds.

Almost 100 applications backlogged.

Any new applications are being reviewed for next years funding.

eligibility wep

Eligibility - WEP

An applicant must be:

A public body

Not-for-profit organization

Native American tribe on Federal or State reservations or other Federally recognized tribes

The community must have a population under 10,000.

Projects must serve a rural area

Other Credit – Applicant unable to finance the project from their own resources or through commercial credit at reasonable rates and terms.

application process wep

Application Process - WEP

Complete Initial Application Received

Preliminary Funding Estimate (PFE)

Funding not Available (FNA)

Other – Ineligible, Other Credit, etc.

application process wep1

Application Process - WEP

Preliminary Funding Estimate (PFE)

Based on scoring and funding allocation

Invites Full Application

Typically invite applications for +/- 150% of anticipated allocation.

If unable to fund current fiscal year then:

Send to National Office for pooling

Top of funding list for next fiscal year

application process wep2

Application Process - WEP

Funding Not Available (FNA)

Qualify for program

Based on scoring and funding allocation

Project does not score competitively compared to other projects

We work with applicants to improve score

Remains on active list, until funds are available or it is withdrawn

Applicant can still submit Full Application

interest rates wep
Interest Rates - WEP
  • Based on Median Household Income (MHI)
  • Currently still using 2000 census data
  • Anticipate using 2010 census data next fiscal year (i.e. October 2012)
interest rates wep1
Interest Rates - WEP

Poverty Rate

  • The MHI of the service area is below 80% of the Statewide non-metropolitan MHI ($50,559).

Less than $40,447.

  • Need letter from Regulatory agency stating “project is necessary to alleviate health or sanitary problem”
  • The interest rate is currently 2.0%
interest rates wep2
Interest Rates - WEP
  • Intermediate Rate – For projects that do not meet the requirements for the poverty rate or the MHI is between $40,447 and $50,559. The current rate is 2.75%
  • Market Rate – For all projects that do not qualify for a different rate. The current rate is 3.375%
  • Rates change every quarter (three months)
loan terms wep
Loan Terms - WEP

38 years

The loan repayment shall not exceed the useful life of the facility or 40 years from the date of the note or bond. In New York, we use 38 years as the project is typically on a Bond Anticipation Note (BAN) for 2 years prior to loan closing.

grants wep
Grants - WEP
  • Grants are determined based on similar systems and affordability
  • An applicants affordability is determined by their MHI
  • Example
    • Town, MHI $35,000
    • Affordability = 1.8% MHI or $630 per EDU per year
maximum grants wep
Maximum Grants - WEP
  • 75 percent when MHI of the service area is below $40,447 and the project is necessary to alleviate a health or sanitary problem.
  • 45 percent when the MHI of the service area is between $40,447 and $50,559
  • No grant funds for MHI over $50,559
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Maximum Grants - WEP
  • There is a grant cap for this fiscal year:
    • MHI less then $30,000 - $1,000,000
    • MHI between $30,000 and $35,000 - $750,000
    • MHI over $35,000 - $500,000
community facilities cf1
Community Facilities (CF)
  • Facilities can include:
    • City/town/village halls, public vehicles, community centers, museums, food banks, libraries, courthouses, street improvements
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Community Facilities (CF)
  • Facilities (continued) can include:
    • Police and fire stations, fire trucks, rescue vehicles, jails, communication centers
community facilities
Community Facilities
  • Facilities (continued) can include:
    • Health care clinics, hospitals, nursing homes, rehabilitation centers
    • Schools, child care centers, head start centers, classrooms and dormitories
community facilities1
Community Facilities
  • Health Information Technology (HIT)
  • Congress mandated HIT infrastructure
  • Hospitals and clinics must use Electronic Health Records (EHRs) by 2014 or face financial penalties
  • Health & Human Services (HHS) will provide incentive payments until 2014
  • RD can finance the purchase of the EHR hardware and software. HHS incentive payments can be used to help pay back the RD loan
community facility programs
Community Facility Programs
  • Direct Loan and Grant Program
  • Guaranteed Loan Program
  • Rural Community Development Initiative Grants (RCDI)
  • Economic Impact Initiative Grant (EII)
overview of success fy 20111
Overview of Success – FY 2011

Loans/Grants Funding

Community Facilities (CF)

Direct Loan 17 $7,547,850

Direct Grant 14 $ 399,170

Guaranteed 3 $5,150,000

Rural Community Development

Initiative Grants (RCDI) 3 $ 400,210

Economic Impact Initiative Grant

(EII) 1 $ 206,900

slide35

Overview of Success – FY 2011

CF Funding $13,704,130

Leveraged Funding $ 5,619,204

Total Project Costs $19,323,334

  • Top Ten in the Nation
  • 38 Loans/Grants Provided
slide36

Funding – FY 2012

New York FY12 FY11

Direct Loans $36,795,125 $7,750,000

Direct Grants $260,800 $360,100

Guaranteed Loans $2,411,000 $3,430,000

EII Grants $129,700 $206,900

  • RCDI grants are administered thru National Office and competed for Nationally (no New York allocation).
funding fy 20121

Funding - FY 2012

Currently allocated all grant and most guaranteed.

Over $15,000,000 still available for loan.

Any new applications will be processed for this year, if possible. May not be able to have application ready in time.

application process cf

Application Process - CF

Preliminary Application Received

If incomplete, letter sent for additional information

Letter then sent authorizing Full Application

eligibility cf

Eligibility - CF

An applicant must be:

A public body

Not-for-profit organization

Native American tribe on Federal or State reservations or other Federally recognized tribes

The community must have a population under 20,000.

Projects must serve a rural area

Other Credit – Applicant unable to finance the project from their own resources or through commercial credit at reasonable rates and terms.

loan terms interest rates cf
Loan Terms / Interest Rates - CF
  • Interest Rate 3.375%
  • New Construction – 30 years
  • Rehabilitation – 20 years
  • Vehicle – varies (average of 15 years)
maximum grant cf
Maximum Grant - CF
  • Grants based on MHI and financials
  • Range from $5,000 to $15,000
questions
QUESTIONS???

Website:

www.rurdev.usda.gov/NYHome.html

Contact Information

Titus J. Falkenburg, P.E.

Community Programs Director

441 S. Salina Street, Suite 357

Syracuse, NY 13202

(315) 477-6465 office

(315) 477-5448 fax

(315) 263-8441 cell

titus.falkenburg@ny.usda.gov