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File #: RES 15-1214    Version: 1
Type: Resolution Status: Passed
In control: City Council
Final action: 7/15/2015
Title: Identifying the need for Livable Communities Demonstration Account funding and authorizing applications for grant funds.
Sponsors: Russ Stark
Related files: RES PH 16-49
Title
Identifying the need for Livable Communities Demonstration Account funding and authorizing applications for grant funds.

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WHEREAS the City of Saint Paul is a participant in the Livable Communities Act's Housing Incentives Program for 2015 as determined by the Metropolitan Council and is therefore eligible to apply for Livable Communities Demonstration Account funds; and
WHEREAS the City has identified proposed projects within the City that meet the Demonstration Account's purposes and criteria, and are consistent with and promote the purposes of the Metropolitan Livable Communities Act and the policies of the Metropolitan Council's adopted Metropolitan Development Guide; and
WHEREAS the City has the institutional, managerial and financial capability to ensure adequate project administration; and
WHEREAS the City certifies that it will comply with all applicable laws and regulations as stated in the grant agreement; and
WHEREAS the City agrees to act as legal sponsor for the projects contained in the grant applications submitted on July 1, 2015; and
WHEREAS the City acknowledges Livable Communities Demonstration Account grants are intended to fund projects or project components that can serve as models, examples or prototypes for development or redevelopment projects elsewhere in the region, and therefore represents that the proposed projects or key components of the proposed projects can be replicated in other metropolitan-area communities; and
WHEREAS only a limited amount of grant funding is available through the Metropolitan Council's Livable Communities Demonstration Account during each funding cycle, and the Metropolitan Council has determined it is appropriate to allocate those scarce grant funds only to eligible projects that would not occur without the availability of Demonstration Account grant funding; and
WHEREAS cities may submit grant applications for up to three projects during each funding cycle for LCDA Development Grants and Pre-Deve...

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