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2012 COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT CONFERENCEState and Federal Resources for Appalachian Ohio OHIO MID-EASTERN GOVERNMENTS ASSOCIATION
OMEGA’s DISTRICT Representing the counties of Belmont, Carroll, Columbiana, Coshocton, Guernsey, Harrison, Holmes, Jefferson, Muskingum, and Tuscarawas
OMEGA • Council of Governments • Ten County Governments • Eleven City Governments Cambridge, Coshocton, Dover, East Liverpool, Martins Ferry, New Philadelphia, Salem, Steubenville, Toronto, Uhrichsville, and Zanesville
OMEGA STAFF • Greg DiDonato Executive Director • Sue Wood Financial Officer • Lolly Ravak RLF Administrator • Dana Soter Project Manager • Cindi Kerschbaumer Communications Specialist /Project Manager 2 • Jeannette Wierzbicki, P.E. Grants Specialist • Website www.omegadistrict.org • Phone Number (740) 439-4471
OMEGA’S FUNDING SOURCES • Appalachian Regional Commission • Economic Development Administration • Governor’s Office of Appalachia • Revenue from Revolving Loan Program • Membership Dues (15¢ per capita) • Grant Administrative Fees
OMEGA’S ROLE • Facilitate economic and community development through networking, education, planning, research, and allocation of resources • Advocate and collaborate with federal and state elected officials and agencies (regional voice)
Facilitate ARC/GOA Program Administer Revolving Loan Fund Programs Administer EDA Grants Public Works and Economic Adjustment Short-Term Planning and Technical Assistance Develop Comprehensive Economic Development Strategy OMEGA’S ROLE
OMEGA’s ROLE • Provide Funding Assistance and Training • Administer Grants (such as CDBG) and Loans • Conduct Environmental Reviews • Coordinate with Local, State and Federal Agencies • Assist with Project Planning • Clearinghouse Review • NRAC District 14 Liaison
Comprehensive Economic Development Strategy • Provides an Investment Strategy with Capital Improvement Plan to Promote Economic Development • Defines Economic Conditions within District • Provides Important Statistical Reference Tool • Qualifies OMEGA’s Members for Potential Funding Assistance from Economic Development Administration
ARC/GOA • Pre-Applications due June*, Funds Available the Following Year • Gap Financing • Maximum Available: $250,000 • Minimum Leveraging Ratio: 1 to 1 (50%) • Contact: Dana Soter 740 439-4471, ext. 5 firstname.lastname@example.org * May be earlier for Program Year 2014
ARC/GOA GOALS • Increase job opportunities and per capita income to reach parity with nation • Strengthen capacity to compete in global economy • Develop and improve infrastructure to make region more economically competitive
ARC/GOA Projects • Water and Wastewater System Improvements • Industrial and Technology Park Infrastructure • Rail Improvements • Access Roads
ARC/GOA PROJECTS • Medical Equipment • Science Lab Equipment • Business Incubators • Airport Improvements • Downtown Revitalization
ARC/GOA RATING CRITERIA • Project Type (water and wastewater priority) • Urgency of Need (health and safety) • Project Readiness (plans/permits) • Readiness to Proceed (funding commitments) • Job Creation/Retention • Beneficiaries • Regional Cooperation • OMEGA Priority
ARC/GOA Summary for 2013 • Pre-Applications Received 46 • Pre-Applications Approved 14* • Total Funds Requested $6.0 Million • Anticipated Funding $1.0 Million • Leveraging Ratio $10.8:$1 • Average Grant $110,050 *Includes two rapid response projects.
PROJECT PROFILE: Guernsey CountyCDBG as Basic Agency Buffalo Derwent Sanitary Sewer • Unincorporated Area under Ohio EPA Findings and Orders • LMI: 58.5% • EDUs: 455 • Cost: $9.39 Million* *Includes $0.74 Million in contingences
PROJECT PROFILE: Guernsey CountyCDBG as Basic Agency *Plus an additional $100,000 for service connections
PROJECT PROFILE: Guernsey CountyCDBG as Basic Agency ARC/CDBG IMPACTS • Reduce Projected Rates by 15% • Tap Assistance
PROJECT PROFILE: Guernsey CountyCDBG as Basic Agency • Establish Primary Funding Agency and Affordability Thresholds • Identify other Funding Sources and Application Deadlines • Advertise for Bids when Funds Released • Proceed with Construction • Monitor
QUESTIONS Contact: Jeannette Wierzbicki, P.E. 740 439-4471, ext. 4 email@example.com