The Community Development Block Grant Program assists cities and counties develop projects to enhance infrastructure, housing and economic development opportunities.
COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT ASSISTANCE
The Community Development Assistance Program brings the PADD's expertise into the areas of project development and management.
Community Development Assistance staff work with local communities and organizations to bring their projects to reality, be it a water line, community center or health department, or a local business working to expand its operations. Our services include assistance in finding the right funding sources, writing grant and loan applications, and providing needed project management services.
In the past year, the Community Development staff has assisted in obtaining funding or in administering the following projects:
Listed below are several of our previously funded and administered projects:
Projects are being completed in all eight counties of the Purchase.
The programs funding these projects include the Community Development Block Grant Program through the Governor’s Office for Local Development, the Economic Development Administration, U.S. Department of Agriculture Rural Development, Delta Regional Authority, Kentucky Infrastructure Authority, and other local investments.
JOINT FUNDING ADMINISTRATION
Through the Joint Funding Administration (JFA) Program, the PADD provides assistance to local communities, economic and community development organizations, and other groups and individuals in vital projects throughout the region.
Activities funded in whole or in part through the JFA are public administration services, economic development assistance, Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) technical assistance, administration for business lending, telecommunications, and program administration.
Funding provided through this program benefits the entire eight-county region.
The JFA is funded with a combination of state and federal funds through the Kentucky Governor’s Office for Local Development.
KENTUCKY INTERGOVERNMENTAL REVIEW PROCESS
The Purchase Area Development District serves as the designated Regional Review Agency (RRA) for the Kentucky Intergovernmental Review Process (KIRP).
The KIRP assists in identifying potential conflicts or duplication in services for proposed projects impacting the state and the Purchase area.
Over 150 federally assisted or initiated projects were reviewed as a part of the clearinghouse process this year. Projects were reviewed in the areas of community service, crime, education, employment, health, housing, natural resources, and transportation.
Proposed projects from the eight counties of the Purchase, as well as others which would impact the state, are included in the review process.
KIRP is funded through the Joint Funding Agreement (JFA) with the Kentucky Governor’s Office for Local Development (GOLD) and the state of Kentucky.