NRP Steering Committee
Present: David Brauer, Niki Stavrou, Melinda Ludwiczak, Arthur Knowles, Natalie Lenz
Absent: Chris Sur
Staff: Sarah Linnes-Robinson
The group discussed the pending neighborhood Phase II funding recommendation coming from Bob Miller of NRP, which will be presented to the NRP Policy Board in January if NRP is not supported in the Mayor’s December budget. The bottom line of this recommendation is KFNA would have $293, 474 to spend over an identified period of time rather than the previously committed (and approved) $770,934 that was to last through 2011.
A few things were taken into consideration when this number was discuseed. Although it is unlikely that this will be the final number the neighborhood will realize via Phase II, it is likely to be the lowest number we will be asked to plan for. The housing 70% requirement will still be operating with this new funding total, as will be the 20% administrative cap. Keeping KFNA operating in the community is the main priority. Systems need to be further strengthend so volunteers can easily take over staff responsibilities for some projects.
After discussing the parameters of this new figure, the committee decided the following:
The spending of housing dollars (which are required to be at 70% of the funding after an allowance for administration of 20% is removed from the top) should be fulfilled to their maximum of this number only. The resulting number is $164,346 for housing. Thus the current housing contact (drafted for $260,100) should be withdrawn from the process and the loan number reduced by $110,100 to arrive at a loan program of $150,000 with $15,000 added to the housing figure for administration of housing programs as a part of KFNA for a total housing allocation of $165,000 /$654 over the 70% requirement. The $110,100 removed from the contract will come from 126.96.36.199a ($50,000/affordable housing) and 188.8.131.52 ($60,100/home improvement loans). The housing administration budget shall come from 184.108.40.206 and shall be contracted at $15,000 rather than the $43,500 proposed based upon the original Phase II funding allocation.
KFNA will contract the administration dollars itemized in the plan for 2007, 2008, and 2009; KFNA will also contract $2694 from year 2010 to support the work it does in the neighborhood. This puts the administrative allocation for the Phase II Plan at $58,694, which is 20% of the overall newly identified number for Phase II.
Regarding other business, Arthur Knowles agreed to attend the policy board election on behalf of KFNA.
Minutes prepared by Sarah Linnes-Robinson, KFNA Executive Director.