The CDA’s purpose is to plan and implement programs involving rehabilitation and revitalization of both residential and commercial sectors of the City of Glen Cove, foster economic growth, provide assistance to public service organizations, eliminate blight and improve opportunities for low and moderate income citizens.
The City is a member of the Nassau County Consortium and eligible for Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) funding. The CDA administers the program on behalf of the City. The volunteer CDA six member Board of Directors is chaired by Mayor Spinello. The CDA administers the HUD Housing Choice voucher program.
- Residential Rehabilitation program to assist low/moderate income seniors and/or disabled persons in repairing their homes. CDA has assisted two senior citizens homeowners with home repairs this past year. Repairs included a new roof, siding and a boiler. Funds may not be used for beautification projects. Funding is awarded on a first come first serve basis and when funding for the year is expended, the applicant will be put on a waiting list.
- CDA is actively seeking affordable housing projects and is working with the County and the Long Island Housing Partnership.
- Funding was provided out of the CDA’s Public Facilities and Improvement (PF&I) budget to install a handicap accessible front and rear entry doors to the Glen Cove Senior Center.
- PF&I funding will provide way finding signage in the downtown. An RFP will be advertised shortly to get this project underway.
- Through the CDA Commercial Rehabilitation Façade and Sign Grant programs, funds are available in eligible census tracts to assist businesses with façade upgrades or signs. Matching funds are available on a first come first serve basis. Most recently, the Glen Cove Cinema and the Downtown Café were awarded funding. Ella’s Esthetics, Marvin’s Barber Shop and Babi Nails recently received sign grants. Assisting Public Service Agencies through CDBG matching grant program. Activities includes:
- Glen Cove Boys and Girls Club’s Summer Brain Gain Program service at-risk youth;
- Glen Cove Senior Center’s Project Beacon, to help identify and make referrals for at-risk seniors and disabled;
- Glen Cove Youth Bureau’s Summer Youth Employment Partnership
- A.F.E‘s Red Ribbon Week (Oct. 23-31), substance abuse, prevention and awareness;
- La Fuerza Unida’s After School Mentoring and Tutorial Program for ESL student.
Public Service Agency grant funding for 2016 was increased and application deadline has closed.
The CDA applies for, administers and manages State, Federal and County grants for municipal projects on behalf of the City. CDBG funds are used to leverage these grants for professional services and staff salaries/expenses necessary for program delivery. Brief examples include:
- United States Environmental Protect Agency (EPA) Clean-Up Grants: funding used to clean-up superfund and brownfield sites located along the south side of Glen Cove Creek.
- NYSDOS Brownfield Opportunity Area (BOA) Step 3: The Orchard Neighborhood, the Sea Cliff Avenue industrial area and the Coles School. An implementation strategy to encourage private development, improve the infrastructure, amenities, pedestrian movement and connect to transit.
- New York State Department of Transportation (NYSDOT) Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) and Empire State Development (ESD): Funding used for the design and construction of the Ferry Terminal Boat Basin as well as the Ferry Terminal Building. The boat basin is complete and the Ferry Terminal Building will start construction by the end of May/early June.
- New York State Department of Transportation (NYSDOT) Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) and Empire State Development (ESD): Preliminary design, final design and construction of Herb Hill/Garvies Point Road. Construction is anticipated by the fall.
- New York State Department of State (NYSDOS) and ESD: Design and planning for the upgrade of the existing water tranmission stations for potable (drinking) water distribution.
- NYSDOS and Nassau County Bond Act: Reconstruction of the Mill Pond to allow for reduction of sedimentation and floatables from entering Glen Cove Creek.
- Nassau County Bond Act: Demolition of the incinerator on Morris Avenue that includes hazardous abatement and decommissioning of the electric system at the site.
- NYSDOS: Recently awarded for the planning, design and construction of a waterside recreational development on the site of the incinerator plant. The plans may include pathways, landscaping, parking, recreational facilities and signage. CDA staff will work closely with Parks and Recreation for the best usage.
Housing Choice Voucher Program (Section 8)
- Established by Congress in 1974. The program is administered in every state throughout the United States. The Choice Voucher Program is administered with funding provided by United States Housing and Urban Development (HUD) and follows strict guidelines set forth by HUD. The Program helps eligible families (that fall within the income guidelines determined by Nassau County) permanent rental housing by subsidizing a portion of the monthly rent. The Glen Cove Program administers 340 vouchers for rental housing and is not currently accepting applications.
Myralee S. Machol, Executive Director Ext. 102
For more information: http://glencovecda.org