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STATE OF NEW YORK NYC COMMUNITY GARDENS COALITION (NYCCGC)

NY STATE CDBG-DISASTER RECOVERY PROGRAM

APPLICATION FOR FUNDING

LOWER EAST SIDE COMMUNITY GARDENS GREEN INFRASTRUCTURE FEASIBILITY STUDY

OCTOBER, 2015

SUBMITTED TO

GOVERNOR’S OFFICE OF STORM RECOVERY 25 BEAVER STREET 5TH FLOOR NEW YORK, NEW YORK 10004


TABLE OF CONTENTS Page General Description Form ............................................................................................................... 1 Supplemental Information Form .................................................................................................... 2 Budget/Cost Summary Form .......................................................................................................... 5 CDBG-DR Program Time Schedule .................................................................................................. 6 Activity Beneficiary Form ................................................................................................................ 7 Target Area Map ............................................................................................................................. 8 Project Description ......................................................................................................................... 9 Architect’s/Engineer’s Cost Estimate............................................................................................ 25 Project Site Maps .......................................................................................................................... 26 Disclosure Report .......................................................................................................................... 28 Appendices.................................................................................................................................... 29 Appendix A Duplication of Benefits Questionnaire Appendix B CB3 Community Gardens by Zone

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General Description Form Place a check mark in the appropriate box:

Original Application

Amended Application

Applicant Name, Address, Phone and Fax Nos.: NYC COMMUNITY GARDENS COALITION

Project Name: LOWER EAST SIDE COMMUNITY GARDENS GREEN

Name, Address, Phone Number and Email Address of Architectural/Engineering Firm:

National Objective to be Addressed (check one).

(NYCCGC)

INFRASTRUCTURE FEASIBILITY STUDY 232 East 11th Street Project Address: New York, NY 10003 Lower East Side, New York, New York Phone: (347) 699-6099 Applicant’s Contact Person Name, Address, Name, Address, Phone Number and Email Address of Phone Number, Email Address, DUNS Number, HGA Administrative Consultant: (if applicable) and SAM CAGE Code Number. Kristin David, HGA 25 Beaver Street, 2nd Floor, New York, NY 10004 Aziz Dehkan, Executive Director th 232 East 11 Street Phone: (225) 301-2998 Email: kdavid@hga-llc.com New York, NY 10003 Name, Address, Phone Number and Email Address of GOSR Project Manager: Phone: (973) 222-5413 Claudia Filomena, GOSR Email: aziz@nyccgc.org 25 Beaver Street, 5th Floor, New York, NY 10004 Federal I.D. Number: 13-4035337 Phone: (212) 480-2375 DUNS Number: 027977698 Email: cfilomena@stormrecovery.ny.gov SAMS-CAGE Code: 7GKR1

Project Funds CDBG-DR

Amount

Source and Status of Funds

$520,550.00

Local Funds

$0.00

Private Funds

$0.00

Other State Funds

$0.00

Federal Funds (non-CDBG-DR)

$0.00

Other Funds

$0.00

TOTAL FUNDS

$520,550.00

Signature (Authorizing Official) and Date Signed

Date:

_XX__ Activities Benefiting Low/Moderate Income Persons _____ Prevention/Elimination of Slums or Blight _____ Urgent Need _____ Not Applicable—Planning

CDBG-DR

CDBG-DR Typed Name/Title (Authorizing Official) Aziz Dehkan, Executive Director NYC Community Gardens Coalition

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SUPPLEMENTAL INFORMATION Project Name: Lower East Side Community Gardens Green Infrastructure Feasibility Study 1. Identify the name, telephone and District # of the State Senator(s) representing your jurisdiction: Name: Daniel A. Squadron Brad Hoylman

Senate District #: 26 27

2. Identify the name, telephone number, and District # of the State Representative(s) representing your jurisdiction: Name: Sheldon Silver Brian Kavanagh

Representative District #: 65 74

3. Identify the U.S. Congressman representing your jurisdiction and congressional district number. Name: Nydia M. Velaquez Carolyn Maloney

Congressional District #: 7 12

4. Identify the members of your jurisdiction’s governing authority. Name: Mayor Bill de Blasio Borough President Gale Brewer Councilmember Margaret Chin Councilmember Rosie Mendez

Member District #: New York City Manhattan 1 2

5. Target Area Census Tract(s): 10.01, 10.02, 12.00, 14.02, 18.00, 20.00, 22.01, 22.02, 24.00, 26.00, 26.01, 28.00, 30.01, 30.02, 32.00, 34.00, 36.01, 36.02, 40.00, 42.00 6. Indicate by means of an “x” as to whether the proposed project will involve a community-wide benefit or a target area(s) and enter the zip code of the project. If a target area is involved, enter the name(s) and zip code of the target area(s). ____Community-wide

__X__Target Area(s)

Name and Zip Code of Target Area: Lower East Side, New York, NY 10002, 10003, 10009 Name and Zip Code of Target Area: Name and Zip Code of Target Area: Community-wide projects should use the zip code of the location of city hall. Target-area projects should use the zip code of the target area where the majority of the construction funds will be spent (for each target area). If the target area(s) does not have a name, please provide a brief geographical description of the area such as “western portion of the city.”

7. Provide Lat/Long for the Project Location at or near the geographical center: Latitude: 40.725275 Longitude: -73.979058

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8. How many other projects funded with CDBG-DR funds relate to the project: None 9. Does the project relate to any other project GOSR should be aware? No 10. Does the project encompass multiple counties: ____ Yes

__X_ No

11. If the proposed project is a “covered project,” please provide a narrative describing the “Resilience Performance Standards” to be used in the design/implementation of the project below.

NOT APPLICABLE 12. If the proposed project is a “covered project,” please provide a narrative describing the “Green Infrastructure Project Activities” to be used in the design/implementation of the project below. For the purpose of completing this section, green infrastructure is defined as the integration of natural systems and processes, or engineered systems that mimic natural systems and processes, into investments in resilient infrastructure. “Green Infrastructure” takes advantage of the services and natural defenses provided by land and water systems such as wetlands, natural areas, vegetation, sand dunes, and forests, while contributing to the health and quality of life of those in recovering communities.

NOT APPLICABLE 13. If the proposed project is a “covered project,” please provide a narrative describing the “Transparent and Inclusive Decision Processes” undertaken in selection of the proposed project. Include accessible public hearings and other processes to advance the engagement of vulnerable populations.

NOT APPLICABLE 14. If the proposed project is a “covered project,” please provide a narrative describing the “Long Term Efficacy and Fiscal Sustainability” plans to monitor and evaluate efficacy and sustainability, including how it will reflect changing environmental conditions (such as sea level rise or development patterns) with risk management tools, and/or alternate funding sources, if necessary.

NOT APPLICABLE 15. If the proposed project is a “covered project,” please provide a narrative describing how the project will align with the commitment expressed in the President’s Climate Action Plan to “identify and evaluate additional approaches to improve our natural defenses against extreme weather, protect biodiversity, and conserve natural resources in the face of changing climate…”

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16. Has an amendment to the Action Plan to include this project been submitted to HUD? ____ Yes; __X_ No; 17. What is the status of the amendment request? Provide a narrative describing the status of the amendment request. (Include date of submission, date of approval, any requests for additional information, and current status)

NOT APPLICABLE 18. Is this project receiving FEMA Public Assistance funding:

____Yes

__X__ No

19. Is this project receiving FEMA Public Assistance 406 Hazard Mitigation Funds: ____Yes  No Please provide the FEMA Project Worksheet number(s) for this project application: (The FEMA project work sheet number should include the FEMA disaster declaration number in the first four (4) digits and the project worksheet number in the last five (5) digits. A Hurricane Sandy related project with the project worksheet “567” would be entered as “4085-00567) 20. Is this project receiving FEMA Section 404 Hazard Mitigation funds: ____Yes  No 21. Is this project receiving any Army Corps of Engineers funding: ____Yes  No If yes, please provide the type of funds applied for and application number: 22. Is this project receiving any Environmental Protection Agency funds: ____Yes  No If yes, please provide the type of funds applied for and application number: 23. Is this project receiving any Department of Energy funds: ____Yes  No If yes, please provide the type of funds applied for and application number: 24. Is this project receiving any Department of Transportation funds: ____Yes  No If yes, please provide the type of funds applied for and application number: 25. Is this project receiving any Department of the Interior fund: ____Yes  No If yes, please provide the type of funds applied for and application number:

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BUDGET/COST SUMMARY FORM PROJECT NAME:

Lower East Side Community Green Infrastructure Feasibility Study

(A) Costs by Activity

(B) CDBG-DR

1. Acquisition of Real Property

(C) Other

(D) Total

(E) Source

$0.00

$0.00

$0.00

$500,000.00

$0.00

$500,000.00

$0.00

$0.00

$0.00

$0.00

$0.00

$0.00

5. Public Services

$0.00

$0.00

$0.00

6. Other (identify) – Planning

$0.00

$0.00

$0.00

$20,550.00

$0.00

$20,550.00

$0.00

$0.00

$0.00

$520,550.00

$0.00

$520,550.00

2. Public Facilities and Improvements 3. Rehabilitation Loans and Grants (Hook-ups) 4. Clearance Activities

7. Project Delivery Costs 8. Administration TOTAL

CDBG-DR

CDBG-DR CDBG-DR

Architectural/Engineering (A/E) costs must be included in one of the activity costs above. HUD Matrix Codes: HUD Matrix Code 03I—Flood Drainage Improvements _____________________________________

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CDBG-DR PROGRAM TIME SCHEDULE ACTIVITIES Activity #1: Public Facilities a. Environmental Clearance b. Procurement c. Completion of Study d. Project Closeout

APPLICANT NAME: New York City Community Gardens Coalition

Quarter 1 →│ →→

Provide the following dates: *Required

Quarter 2

Quarter 3

Quarter 4

Quarter 5

→│ →→→

→→→

→→→

→→→│

*ERR Complete Date: Project Start Date: *Project End Date:

Quarter 6

Quarter 7

Quarter 8

Quarter 9

Quarter 10

Quarter 11

Quarter 12

→│

October 8, 2015 October 9, 2015 January 31, 2017

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Acquisition/Closing: Design Complete:

Not Applicable Not Applicable

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ACTIVITY BENEFICIARY FORM Project:

Lower East Side Community Gardens Green Infrastructure Feasibility Study

 Community-Wide  Target Area  Combined

List name of each activity excluding Admin & 1) Public Facilities 2) Acquisition: #

%

Persons (total): Total LMI Income: Low Income: Owner (for Rehab activity only, i.e. hookups): Renter (for Rehab activity only, i.e. hookups): Moderate Income: Owner (for Rehab activity only, i.e. hookups): Renter (for Rehab activity only, i.e. hookups):

117,585

Medium Income: Owner (for Rehab activity only, i.e. hookups): Renter (for Rehab activity only, i.e. hookups):

Race and Ethnicity

White: Black or African American: American Indian or Alaskan Native: Asian: Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander: Other: Hispanic or Latino

65,560

55.8%

47,365

40.3%

18,195

15.5%

18,115

15.4%

Percent (%)

3) #

%

Percent (%)

#

%

Percent (%)

57.8% 9.0% 0.5% 18.5% 0.1% 14.1% 26.2%

Data Sources: Low and moderate income persons for area benefit activities were determined using the 2006-2010 American Community Survey. Percentages for race and ethnicity for area benefit activities were determined using the Census 2010 SF-1 100% data, Tables P3-Race, and P4-Hispanic or Latino Origin.

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TARGET AREA MAP (EAST SIDE, NEW YORK)

Target Area Census Tract(s): 10.01, 10.02, 12.00, 14.02, 18.00, 20.00, 22.01, 22.02, 24.00, 26.00, 26.01, 28.00, 30.01, 30.02, 32.00, 34.00, 36.01, 36.02, 40.00, 42.00

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PROJECT NAME:

Lower East Side Community Gardens Green Infrastructure Feasibility Study PROJECT DESCRIPTION: Page 1 of 16

PROJECT DESCRIPTION.

The New York City Community Gardens Coalition (NYCCGC), a 501(c)(3) subrecipient, is requesting $520,550.00 in CDBG-DR funding to (1) undertake a feasibility study for the development of stormwater capture best practices within the community gardens of the Lower East Side of Manhattan; and, (2) cover project delivery costs. The feasibility study to be titled, “Lower East Side Community Gardens Green Infrastructure Feasibility Study,” will assess the forty-seven (47) community gardens covering seven (7) acres, within the Target Area roughly bounded by 14th Street on the north, the East River on the east, Delancey Street on the south, and the Bowery/Fourth Avenue on the west. The Feasibility Study (“Study”) is the first phase of a two (2) phase project. Phase 2 of the project will include the construction of green infrastructure within and directly adjacent to the community gardens identified in Phase 1, the Study. In general, the Study will examine the feasibility, costs, benefits and impacts of proposed stormwater capture methods that will increase permeability and green space in the neighborhood gardens and would better absorb stormwater runoff. When completed, the Study will identify locations where green infrastructure and stormwater capture systems are to be implemented across the study area giving priority to those areas that are prone to stormwater flooding or are in a flood zone. These green infrastructure solutions will increase absorptive surfaces and better outfit these gardens and surrounding neighborhoods to deal with stormwater runoff. The Study will include: •

An overall sustainable vision for environmental improvements and stormwater retention and a strategy for implementation.

On-going planning activities to complete small area studies, neighborhood plans, updated development regulations, overlay districts, and community design standards.

A monitoring procedure for regular review and updates of the Study and progress online.

A system of evaluation measures, or benchmarks, which can be used to measure study performance over time. Benchmarks can be established for each element of the Study and can measure accomplishments as well as measure changes in the external environment and social conditions that indicate responses to the implementation of planned actions.

A schedule of major investments necessary to meet the quality standards for the network of community gardens, as expressed in the planning process.

A description of policy changes expected to be adopted or implemented to help achieve the goals and maintenance objectives of the Study.

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PROJECT NAME:

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An agreement with each garden regarding the construction responsibilities/opportunities stemming from this partnership.

Workforce development opportunities.

phase

and

ongoing

The implementation strategy will be specific and designed to achieve identified goals and objectives as stated in each component of the Study. The implementation strategy will also identify, describe and outline the proposed implementation techniques to be used Project Team Completing the Study. As the subrecipient, the NYC Community Gardens Coalition will assemble the necessary team (“Gardens Rising Team” or “Team”) to develop the “Lower East Side Community Gardens Green Infrastructure Feasibility Study.” The Team will be composed of the following: •

Steering Committee. A nine-member Steering Committee will be created by the Coalition and consist of five (5) gardeners selected by the gardens and four (4) experts in relevant fields. The Steering Committee will function to guide and advise the Team through the completion of the Study.

GreenThumb. A critical partner to the Coalition in the completion of the Study is GreenThumb, the City of New York Parks Department Program that works directly with community gardens. GreenThumb will coordinate permitting, access and liaise with the procured subcontractors, the Coalition, and governmental entities that will be involved in the completion of the Study.

The Executive Director The Executive Director will be responsible for ensuring the project remains on schedule and within budget. He/She will coordinate the team members’ activities and serve as the primary point of contact with the Governor’s Office of Storm Recovery. The Executive Director is responsible for the overall management and administration of the project.

Project Manager The Project Manager will report directly to and assist the Executive Director in directing the team’s technical processes and relationships. He/she will lead the preparation of the design, permitting, coordinating with City agencies, construction, and coordination of engineering and landscape architect element of the Study.

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PROJECT NAME:

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Communications, Research, and Advocacy Personnel. The Communications, Research, and Advocacy Personnel will manage communications and advocacy of the planning process. Additional duties will include maintaining the website, social media, translation, initial garden data collection, process and seasonal conditions documentation, media coordination, press releases, posters, handouts, maps, materials for community events, education (at schools), interpreting reports for community use/consumption, and distribution of communication resources.

Community Organizer The Community Organizer will be responsible for the coordination and completion of the public participation and public involvement element of the Study. Responsibilities will include facilitating public workshops, design charrettes, focus groups, and visioning exercises; development of innovative outreach materials; and other tasks associated with public outreach programs, as well as increasing gardener membership and stakeholders in the community garden community.

Administrative Assistant The Administrative Assistant will facilitate local coordination for the team with the team and partners, and identify outside resources. The Administrative Assistant will report directly to the Executive Director.

Interns. Working in support of community organizing and communications, 2 to 4 interns from local universities will be involved on a paid basis, with the expectation of other students volunteering.

Professional Planning Services. The Coalition will procure professional planning services to complete all work activities required in the final compilation of the Study. It is anticipated that these services will involve academic programs and experts related to green infrastructure, urban design, permaculture, and master planning.

Engineering/Landscape Architects. The Coalition will procure the engineering/landscape architect services that will be responsible for the completion of work activities involving engineering analysis, conceptual design, and cost estimating on proposed projects.

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Lower East Side Community Gardens Green Infrastructure Feasibility Study PROJECT DESCRIPTION: Page 4 of 16 In addition, the Coalition will hire a “Bookkeeper” responsible for recording the day-to-day grant related financial transactions, purchases, sales, receipts, and payments. Work Plan. The Gardens Rising “Lower East Side Community Gardens Green Infrastructure Feasibility Study” will be created in accordance with the following overall framework incorporating three (3) separate steps. Completion of Steps 1 and 2 will be the direct responsibility of the employees of the Coalition, with some assistance from the engineering and planning subconsultants. Step 3 will be the primary responsibilities of the engineering and planning subconsultants. The work plan involves the following three (3) steps: Step 1 Project Initiation. Community Organizing and Governance. The Coalition will begin the project with the Kick-Off Meeting to present the scope of work and schedule. Following this meeting, the Coalition will finalize a Project Management Plan and a Public Involvement Plan. Together, these documents establish the basic structure and control of the planning process, community participation and communications. It further establishes the data baseline and planning context for the Study, including data collection, issues and opportunities, and needs assessments for each element of the Study. Step 2 Data Collection/Assessment, Steering Committee Input, Garden Project Proposal Submission. Refines the projects and implementation strategies into a series of specific, step-by-step actions with schedules, responsibilities, and capital improvement priorities Step 3 Writing and Adoption of the Feasibility Study. Shapes the vision into a specific set of policy guides, study recommendations, projects, and implementation strategies. Completes the documentation of the planning process and study recommendations, and provides support for adoption by the participating community gardens. An important function of the Study will be to determine the feasibility for best practices regarding stormwater capture in community gardens. The Coalition will use the data analysis in the “Assessment of Community Gardens.” The final study will include community input and public discussion. Among the issues that will be ultimately identified, several are expected to be encountered in the preparation of the Study. The expected issues are: • Preparing a long-range planning framework that guides the orderly Gardens Rising implementation and renewal of the community gardens so as to maintain each garden’s unique identity, but leads to a more sustainable and resilient future through best practices and expanded participation in effecting stormwater absorption and capture within each community garden;

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• • • • • • • •

Establishing a planning process that is open and inviting to all the citizens and other stakeholders; Protecting the high quality natural, cultural, and aesthetic resources of each community garden; Guiding the investment in stormwater capture projects in a way that fulfills the overall goal of the effort and is fiscally responsible; Creating a Green Infrastructure Feasibility Study that incorporates best practices with regards to design, environmental stewardship, garden governance, sustainability and resiliency; and Linking the community’s vision to specific implementation strategies/action and financial plan and clearly communicate this with stakeholders, agencies, media and the public. Establish regular communications to share progress, opportunities and other Gardens Rising news. Linking education, citizen science, community assessment, and workforce development into the Study. Offer the community a complete tool kit: a grounding in the theory and best practices behind stormwater retention and green infrastructure, hands-on construction experience, community engagement via design consultations at community gardens, and an apprenticeship program paid for by on-the-job-training funds that will lead to green jobs.

Public Involvement in the Gardens Rising Green Infrastructure Feasibility Study. The NYCCGC Coalition, its assigned employees and GreenThumb view public participation and community garden meetings as a continuous process that will involve all the stakeholders from garden members to NYC staff. The Coalition will use innovative techniques that help citizens and officials find common ground at each stage of the planning process. The Coalition will devise and implement a “public involvement program” to assist the technical team and City officials in developing goals, objectives, and policies for the Study. Meetings will be inclusive of all segments of the Study Area, open to the public, participant-driven, and focused on developing a study that can be implemented with optimal effectiveness. The Coalition will work closely with City staff and each community garden to custom-design the green infrastructure proposal, public education and involvement program to meet needs of Gardens Rising within the Study Area. Public involvement techniques that will be used to foster effective community engagement may include: • Community Kick-Off Meeting to announce initiation of the planning process, start the public outreach process, and build enthusiasm in the community. • Use of community garden meetings to identify and prioritize issues and concerns that will guide and inform the planning process.

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• • •

SWOT (Strengths, Weaknesses, Opportunities, and Threats) analysis. Community outreach and education, including using community newsletters, maps, social media and websites. Public hearings, charrettes and multiple inclusive community garden meetings.

The Team will also encourage incorporating podcasts, blogs, online community groups, and social networking sites, as well as built in RSS feeds. These non-traditional web-based public involvement tools add flexibility and new excitement to public involvement and can be tailored to meet the needs of distinct stakeholders. It is envisioned that the Team will hold numerous meetings of community gardens or workshops in various locations. The core of the public involvement process will consist of public review and input derived from the “Lower East Side Community Gardens Green Infrastructure Feasibility Study Steering Committee.” The Steering Committee will be seated early in the process and function to assess all aspects and accept the Feasibility Study. The Steering Committee will be active participants in the process and offer guidance to the Team throughout the process. It will meet at key intervals during the process, when draft products are prepared and ready for their review and comments. The “Gardens Rising Steering Committee” will be comprised of 9 people representing all 47 community gardeners and relevant experts. Five (5) geographical garden groups will also be organized. Each group will consist of one representative from the nine (9) gardens in their area. A chairman will be elected from each group. The chairman will act as the group’s representative/advocate before the Steering Committee and Coalition. The Team will request each community garden to designate a single representative to serve as the point of contact and the spokesperson for the garden regarding its policy and acceptance of work products, and to coordinate the timely review and comments from other stakeholders on deliverables. Scope of Services CDBG-DR funding will cover the all costs involved in the completion of the Study. The scope of services outlined below will provide the Coalition, participating community gardens, and the City with a blueprint to implement projects that will increase the permeability of the gardens and thereby increase the stormwater capture capabilities of the gardens and adjacent areas

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Lower East Side Community Gardens Green Infrastructure Feasibility Study PROJECT DESCRIPTION: Page 7 of 16 STEP 1: PROJECT INITIATION Task 1.1 • Hiring of key staff, team formation, procurement of professional services, and initial coordination. • Key staff: Executive Director, Project Manager, Communications, Research, & Advocacy Personnel, Community Organizer, Administrative Assistant, and Interns. • Create introduction website with mailing list; Prepare launch and event materials. Task 1.2: Program Kickoff Meeting: • Official rollout. • Press release/press conference at meeting. • Public announcement of Gardens Rising with distribution of printed materials in multiple languages. • Announcement of First Public Meeting. • Invitations to elected officials. • Initial website, sign on to mailing list, social media. Task 1.3: Prepare Project Management Plan The Team will: • Prepare an initial Project Management Plan to define the scope of work and identify appropriate milestones for ongoing progress reports, project management meetings. • Initiate creation of the Steering Committee. • Confer with officials, including GreenThumb, related city agencies and New York Rising. • Develop quality assurance procedures, project evaluation process, and internal and external communication protocols. It is assumed that the Executive Director, Project Manager and key staff will hold meetings on a daily basis during the project. The Team will establish communications with each garden’s representative and coordinate timely exchanges and review. Task 1.4: Prepare Public Involvement Plan The Team has a strong commitment to effective and meaningful public participation in the completion of the study process. The Team will meet with team members and partners and potential Steering Committee members and confirm the scope of a Public Involvement Plan for the project. The Public Involvement Plan will address a full array of stakeholders, outreach tools, and active public involvement methods for all phases of the project including: • Active and on-going involvement of the Steering Committee in public information and education. • Websites and media interfaces, other forms of public information. • Community organizing to ensure widespread participation.

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• • •

Open meetings with translators for social inclusion. Public hearings. Tours, signage and documentation

The public involvement plan will be explicit about the types of stormwater retention interventions that can be included in the Study, as well as the roles of the subcontractors and the Team. It will reflect the agreed-upon methods and a confirmed schedule for these elements to fit the project timeframe. Task 1.5: Initial Large Community Organizing Meetings The first step in the project will be to schedule and facilitate two (2) Community Organizing Meetings with the community gardeners and the general public. The purpose of these meetings will be to: • Introduce the community to the project, the planning process to be undertaken, the schedule, and the members of the Team, and direct them to public information resources. • Identify key garden members and meet stakeholders in the community. • Describe the garden proposal process, and individual garden meeting goals; • Describe the Steering Committee, qualifications for members and set a preliminary schedule for elections and meetings • The 9-person Steering Committee will be composed of a diverse and representative selection of community stakeholders ultimately populated as follow: − Four (4) members will be selected from recommended experts in the fields of Green Infrastructure, Design, and Engineering. − Five (5) members will be community gardeners who through an open nomination process are elected by their Geographical peers in the Study Area. − Each garden will nominate one (1) member and have one vote in the Steering Committee election. • Describe the procurement process. • Organizing the five (5) Geographical Garden Groups representation. • Develop a FAQ in response to questions and concerns that arise at the meetings for the benefit of those not present and for documentation /modeling the process. Task 1.6: Smaller Meetings with Community Garden Members Interviews, focus groups and meetings will be conducted with community garden members to solicit their ideas and insights into the issues that must be dealt with to increase permeability and increase storm water capture. These meeting will also serve as identifying Steering Committee members and community garden representatives and geographic group makeup.

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Lower East Side Community Gardens Green Infrastructure Feasibility Study PROJECT DESCRIPTION: Page 9 of 16 Task 1.7: Review Applicable Documents The Administrative Assistant will acquire and review an array of applicable documents prepared at the federal, state, regional, and city levels regarding stormwater management, long term comprehensive planning, and other applicable plans. The Project Manager will perform a rapid review of the pertinent reports and begin the community gardens assessment phase for each element of the Plan. Task 1.8: Conduct Smaller Individual Garden/Group Meetings The Team will: • Schedule meetings with each garden and geographic groups. • Gardens will confirm level of participation. • Begin developing individual garden initiatives, and each will submit proposals for proposed work. • Establish proposal response date and available assistance. • Establish process for Garden groups and Steering Committee nominations • Work and meet with gardens and Green Thumb as Steering Committee is inducted. • Garden groups identify a representative. • Prepare/present preliminary concept development; stormwater and financial assessment • Determine internships needed and initiate process for selection by the Planning Team. Community meetings will be used in order to refine the Coalition’s understanding of the community gardens requirements. The Executive Director, along with selected team members will facilitate community meetings with key stakeholder groups, including but not limited to the environmental groups, academia, city departments, and others to be determined in consultation with the Steering Committee. Each meeting is expected to include a cross-section of the designated stakeholder group. Community group meetings will last approximately 1.5 hours and will follow a carefully prepared agenda of discussion questions and prompts. A primary purpose of these community group meetings will be to establish the diversity of community attitudes and opinions regarding the major issues and big decisions regarding stormwater capture that should be addressed in the “Lower East Side Community Gardens Green Infrastructure Feasibility Study.” The Executive Director will prepare a written summary of each community group meeting. These summaries will not associate specific comments with any individual in order to protect anonymity, yet assure that each successive meeting generates more positive outcomes. With overall resiliency in mind, community group summaries will include a stakeholder analysis designed to identify apparent motivations and alliances within and between stakeholder groups. Additionally the Team will make use of workforce development programs and professional services to create a green infrastructure ‘laboratory’, where data about the effectiveness of stormwater management, environmental and social vitality is collected and communicated.

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PROJECT NAME:

Lower East Side Community Gardens Green Infrastructure Feasibility Study PROJECT DESCRIPTION: Page 10 of 16 Deliverables of Step 1—Project Initiation: Completion of Step 1 will result in the following written documents prepared as described in the above tasks: 1. Project Management Plan 2. Public Involvement Plan (including Laboratory) 3. Summary of Initial Large Community Organizing Meetings 4. Summary of Interviews of Community Gardens representatives and Partners 5. Establishing governance of the Steering Committee, the garden representatives and the geographic sectors. STEP 2: DATA COLLECTION/ASSESSMENT, STEERING COMMITTEE INPUT, GARDEN PROJECT PROPOSAL SUBMISSIONS Task 2.1: Procurement of Professional Services. Early in the Step 2 will be the issuance of RFQ’s to solicit engineers/landscape architects and the planning professional services as deemed necessary to develop the Feasibility Study. The Executive Director will distribute the proposed scope of work for review by staff, the Steering Committee, and partners prior to the issuance of any procurement documents. Task 2.2: Develop Conceptual Scenarios In this task, the Team will meet with the Steering Committee to review the results of the community garden meetings and begin crafting scenarios for presentation in strategic framework workshops. This meeting will also include a review of the proposed evaluation measures that will be used to evaluate the impacts on the quality of the community gardens against the various future improvements scenarios. The portrayal of the alternative approaches in scenarios will involve the Steering Committee discussing the issues that shape public policy and to elicit the dialog on strategic policies and guidance principles that will set the future balance between the natural and human elements of the community gardens environment. One issue that often emerges in scenarios is the conflict between development goals and environmental and financial constraints. If the environmental issues and gardener preferences are identified at the outset of the scenario-building process, then development scenarios can be readily patterned from varying the location of infrastructure to the selection of public policies that guide land use with the sustainability of the environment.

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Lower East Side Community Gardens Green Infrastructure Feasibility Study PROJECT DESCRIPTION: Page 11 of 16 Task 2.3: Evaluate Conceptual Scenarios The Administrative Assistant and Executive Director will prepare a technical memo that reviews the set of conceptual scenarios and evaluates their impacts and performance. The evaluation will use a set of impact measures that reflect the goals developed from the community garden meetings. Evaluation criteria would be developed across a wide range of issues, such as: • Impervious surface and stormwater runoff; • Community garden demands/needs • Location of garden on the flood map, and current conditions within and around garden • Equity considerations The Team and Steering Committee will be involved in developing these measures and considering the impacts of the scenarios using these measures. The evaluation performed at this step will provide useful data and information to be reviewed by the Steering Committee and the public in the strategic framework workshop. Task 2.3: Boring sampling and initial engineers reporting The purpose of assessing the current drainage facilities and stormwater management in the Study Area is (1) to determine the drainage and stormwater management baseline, and (2) to identify the improvement needs under current conditions. This will include becoming familiar with the current and proposed plans for improvements to the stormwater management systems surrounding each community garden. The Project Manager will be responsible for the implementation of this task; and, it will be accomplished through, but not limited to the following detailed task items: • Research the city and regional post-Superstorm Sandy restoration plans/studies and identify the most critical drainage issues in the Study Area. • Evaluate pertinent local, state, and federal stormwater requirements in flood control, water quality, and ecosystem. • Determine specific assessment criteria with the Steering Committee. • Compile and map drainage and stormwater problem areas via the use of interviews and questionnaires. • Collect data from FEMA, the United States Army Corps of Engineers (USACE), the State of New York and the City of New York. • Collect and map drainage infrastructure data by researching existing database and plans. • Perform field reconnaissance in prioritized areas using handheld global positioning system (GPS). This effort will be limited to major drainage structures, including stormwater storage facilities, and focus on areas with known drainage problems.

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Lower East Side Community Gardens Green Infrastructure Feasibility Study PROJECT DESCRIPTION: Page 12 of 16 Task 2.4: Data Collection, Assessment This task reports and summarizes the recommendations of the planning process and the detailed implementation steps that are needed to carry out the plan. It will consist of an Executive Summary and a Technical Appendix that documents all the technical analysis and public involvement efforts used to formulate the plan’s recommendations. The analysis that supports the Data Collection, Assessment will be structured in terms of the elements of the Plan: • Environmental issues; • Drainage and stormwater management; Data Collection/Assessment is to provide realistic tools for protecting the essential natural resources and vulnerable environmental features within each community garden. It serves as a guide for drainage improvement and stormwater management activities to increase the permeability and stormwater capture capabilities of each community garden. This work will be coordinated with city, state, and federal projects underway in the Study Area. Specific goals, objectives, and policies will be advanced concerning all the natural resources reviewed in the Data Collection/Assessment completed in the previous phase of the Study. The Study will address: • Unique landscape features and conditions; • Viability of proposed water retention analysis; • Cost effectiveness and construction impacts for each community garden; and • Resiliency, environmental and community benefits. The stormwater capture plan study recommend best management practices (BMPs) specifically tailored to effect greater stormwater management and facilitate future growth needs while minimizing risk. Specific task items include: • Identify planned projects and evaluate impact. • Evaluate the impact of future land use changes and recommend mitigation measures. • Develop the stormwater management element that includes recommendations for drainage improvements, program goals, implementation and funding considerations. The plan will recommend stormwater capture BMPs suitable for each community garden and the sidewalk areas directly adjacent, with specific focus on multi-functional flood control. • Coordinate the Study with ongoing related efforts of city government in order to reduce duplication and improve cost effectiveness of efforts in the community gardens. • Form partnerships with the City to increase capacity in the implementation of priority projects. • Seek funding partners with other public and private agencies in order to leverage funds for longterm projects, green job training and community capacity building, and to achieve more with less.

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Lower East Side Community Gardens Green Infrastructure Feasibility Study PROJECT DESCRIPTION: Page 13 of 16 The Team will identify potential partnering agencies such as non-profits, conservancies and the private sector and prepare an assessment of opportunities to apply these principles to the implementation of projects in all aspects of the Study. It is anticipated that some of the garden’s proposals will identify projects outside the scope of Gardens Rising. The Team will help them explore means of accomplishing these tasks. In the final stage of Task 2, the Team will assemble and coordinate comments into a single set and transmit comments to the Steering Committee. Drafts of each document will be made and the final plans and summaries will be presented to the Steering Committee. The Gardens Rising website will be updated frequently with relevant content, documentation and calendar of upcoming meetings. STEP 3: Writing and Adoption of the Feasibility Study. This final phase will commence with the review of the engineer/landscape architect reports. The reports will be presented to the Steering Committee by the planning subconsultant and, with interpretation, to the community at large through a series of meetings. The Study will include: • An overall sustainable vision for environmental improvements and storm water retention and a strategy for implementation. • On-going planning activities to complete small area studies, neighborhood plans, updated development regulations, overlay districts, and community design standards. • A monitoring procedure for regular review and updates of the Plan and progress online. • A system of evaluation measures, or benchmarks, which can be used to measure plan performance over time. Benchmarks can be established for each element of the Study and can measure plan accomplishments as well as measure changes in the external environment and social conditions that indicate responses to the implementation of planned actions. The meetings will begin with a presentation introducing the development scenarios prepared by the engineers/landscape architects in collaboration with the Team and the Steering Committee from the community garden meetings. The Steering Committee and the Team will show the link between these projections, the community garden meetings, the big ideas and decisions that will shape the Study. The strategic framework workshop will break into issue groups to review and evaluate the future growth scenarios, based on a set of impact measures, including benchmarks for sustainable qualities of the gardens.

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Lower East Side Community Gardens Green Infrastructure Feasibility Study PROJECT DESCRIPTION: Page 14 of 16 Small group discussion will: 1. Identify the preferred options for each community garden in order to achieve its green infrastructure building goals. 2. Create and prioritize a set of goals, objectives, and policies to achieve the vision and desired growth scenario. The Planning Consultant will develop a detailed and workable plan to monitor and implement strategies for each element of the Study. The implementation strategies will be based on the goals and objectives stated in the Study, the selected/preferred development scenario, and various other study elements. One important type of implementation strategy is the development of a system of monitoring and update procedures. In a collaborative effort, the Team will establish a set of benchmarks for sustaining the community gardens based on the descriptors of quality characteristics that were developed during the community garden meetings of the planning process. Additionally, forms of public authority or financing needed to implement projects emerging from the Study will be identified, as well as procedures and processes that can be used to achieve objectives of the Study. Such procedures may include: • • • •

Intergovernmental coordination. Special development review procedures for developments over given thresholds of impact. Special development review procedures in areas of critical concern. Others, as may evolve from the planning program.

The implementation strategy will indicate those strategies that should be accomplished within the framework of future federal funding. The implementation strategy will also assess the direct and indirect costs of implementation. Task 3.1: Final Public Hearings Once complete, the “Lower East Side Community Gardens Green Infrastructure Feasibility Study” will enter a round of public hearings to be determined by the Steering Committee and facilitated by the Team, ultimately leading to its adoption by the Steering Committee.

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Lower East Side Community Gardens Green Infrastructure Feasibility Study PROJECT DESCRIPTION: Page 15 of 16 The preparation of numerous revisions of lengthy documents can be a time-consuming process. Consequently, once the final review draft is prepared, additional comments or revisions received after that point will be compiled into an errata sheet listing the revision, source, and date of origin. Approval of the final “Lower East Side Community Gardens Green Infrastructure Feasibility Study” will consist of approval of the final review draft as revised by stipulated list of approved changes listed on the errata sheet or contained within the motion. After action is taken, The Coalition will incorporate the revisions to the final review draft that are approved in the motion passed by the Steering Committee. Task 3.2: Adoption and Delivery of the Feasibility Study Once final comments are received from the public and the Steering Committee, assigned members of the Team will make the necessary revisions and present the final study for adoption by the Steering Committee. After adoption, the Coalition will provide bound copies of reports and maps in printed form as well as one copy in digital form for reproduction, distribution, and ongoing maintenance to each member of the Committee, to each participating community garden, and to the City of New York.

CDBG-DR ELIGIBILITY, NATIONAL OBJECTIVE, PROJECT BENEFICIARIES, AND RECOVERY RATIONALE.

CDBG-DR Eligibility. The proposed project activities are CDBG-DR eligible pursuant to the provisions contained in Section 105(a)(2) Public Facilities and Improvements of the Housing and Community Development Act (HCDA), the acquisition, construction, reconstruction, or installation (including design features and improvements with respect to such construction, reconstruction, or installation that promote energy efficiency) of public works, facilities (except for buildings for the general conduct of government), and site or other improvements are CDBG-DR eligible activities. CDBG-DR National Objective. The proposed project is considered to address the LMI-Area Benefit national objective pursuant to 24 CFR §570.208 (a)(1), which states: 1) Area benefit activities. (i) An activity, the benefits of which are available to all the residents in a particular area, where at least 51 percent of the residents are low and moderate income persons. Such an area need not be coterminous with census tracts or other officially recognized boundaries but must be the entire area served by the activity. An activity that serves an area that is not primarily residential in character shall not qualify under this criterion. According to the 2010 Census, the Target Area has a total population of 117,585 persons, of which 55.8% are of low-to- moderate income. The HUD Matrix Code for the project is 03I—Flood Drainage Improvements.

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Lower East Side Community Gardens Green Infrastructure Feasibility Study PROJECT DESCRIPTION: Page 16 of 16 Project Beneficiaries. The project beneficiaries are the residents residing within the study Target Area, which is located within the Lower Manhattan NYRCR Planning Area. This Target Area includes Census Tracts 10.01, 10.02, 12.00, 14.02, 18.00, 20.00, 22.01, 22.02, 24.00, 26.00, 26.01, 28.00, 30.01, 30.02, 32.00, 34.00, 36.01, 36.02, 40.00, and 42.00. According to the 2010 Census, the total population of this area is 117,585 persons, of which 55.8% are of low-to- moderate income. The boundaries of the Target Area were determined in consultation with NYCCGC and GOSR. The boundaries are coterminous with 2010 Census designated boundaries and not based on a legally defined boundary. Recovery Rationale. One of the core goals of the State of New York’s CDBG-DR Action Plan is to rebuild Superstorm Sandy- impacted infrastructure with an eye toward mitigation to prevent similar damage from occurring in the face of future events. As indicated in the Lower Manhattan Community Reconstruction Plan, the area immediately surrounding the project location suffered significant flooding due to storm surge during Superstorm Sandy. The development of a stormwater capture study will contribute to meeting the CDBG-DR Action Plan’s goals of rebuilding community infrastructure in a manner that helps mitigate the future impact of flooding in this area.

CONTEXT, DUPLICATION OF BENEFITS, ACQUISITION, MITIGATION PLAN, AND SUBSEQUENT IMPLEMENTATION OF THE STUDY.

Project Context. This is the first phase of a two (2) phase project. The second phase of the project will involve the capital construction of proposed best management practices recommended in the completed Study. Duplication of Benefits. The requested CDBG-DR funding is the sole funding source to complete the project. The funding will not replace any other public sector resources or agency funding. Accordingly, the allocation of CDBG-DR funding will not constitute a duplication of benefits. Acquisition. No property acquisition is required to complete the proposed project. Mitigation Plan. The proposed project is part of the Lower Manhattan NYRCR Plan and was devised through meaningful public engagement and participation designed to recommend projects that will assist the community to prevent and mitigate the potential for flooding in future storm events and recover from the effects of Hurricane Sandy. Subsequent Implementation of the Study. When completed, the NYC Community Garden Coalition will construct the best practices projects as described within the Study within the designated community gardens. The goal is to increase permeability and greenspace within the neighborhood gardens to better absorb stormwater runoff. NYCCGC/Lower East Side Community Gardens Green Infrastructure Feasibility Study

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ARCHITECT/ENGINEER’S COST ESTIMATE Estimated Number of Parcels to be Acquired: Anticipated Approvals/Permits to be Acquired:

DIRECT LABOR

Lower East Side Community Gardens Green Infrastructure Feasibility Study Project Budget

POSITION

1. Executive Director 2. Project Manager 3. Communications, Research, & Advocacy Personnel 4. Community Organizer 5. Administrative Assistant 6. Intern(s)

HOURLY RATE

ESTIMATED HOURS

$30.00

1040

$61.54 $50.00

$30.00 $20.00 $10.00

ITEM

1. Professional Planning Services

2. Engineering Service 3. Bore Samples 4. Printing Services 5. Meeting Space Rental 6. Equipment Rental

PROJECT DELIVERY (4.11%)

1560 1040

1040 1040 600 Fringe Benefits Total Direct Labor

OTHER DIRECT COSTS (I.E., SUBCONTRACTORS)

POSITION Bookkeeper

Not Applicable Not Applicable

DESCRIPTION Work activities will include the final compilation of the Study, and involve academic and/or professional expert analysis related to green infrastructure, urban design, permaculture, and/or master planning; Work activities will involve engineering analysis, conceptual design and cost estimating on proposed projects; Work activities will involve soil boring in the various community gardens Printing of meeting documents Rental of needed meeting space in conducting the citizen participation and Steering Committee meetings; Rental of needed media equipment for public presentation and other related equipment Total Other Direct Costs SUBTOTAL PROJECT CONTINGENCY TOTAL PROJECT COST HOURLY RATE $30.00

ESTIMATED HOURS 685 Fringe Benefits

TOTAL CDBG-DR FUNDS REQUESTED

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ESTIMATED COST

$96,003.00 $52,000.00 $31,200.00

$31,200.00 $20,800.00 $6,000.00 $0.00 $237,203.00 ESTIMATED COST $50,000.00

$85,000.00 $57,892.00 $9,000.00 $10,000.00 $1,500.00 $213,392.00 $450,595.00 $49,405.00 $500,000.00 ESTIMATED COSTS $20,550.00

$0.00 $520,550.00

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PROJECT SITE MAPS VICINITY MAP

LOWER EAST SIDE, MANHATTAN

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STUDY AREA/PROJECT SITE MAP EAST SIDE, MANHATTAN

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Applicant/Recipient Disclosure/Update Report

U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development

OMB Approval No. 2510-0011 (exp. 8/31/2009)

Instructions (See Public Reporting Statement and Privacy Act Statement and detailed instructions on page 2.) Indicate whether this is an Initial Report _X__ or an Update Report ____ Applicant/Recipient Information 1. Applicant/Recipient Name, Address, and Phone (include area code):

2. Social Security Number or Employer ID Number:

NYC Community Gardens Coalition (NYCCGC) 232 East 11th Street New York, NY 10003 (973) 222-5413

13-4035337 4. Amount of HUD Assistance

3. HUD Program Name

Community Development Block Grant – Disaster Recovery Program

Requested/Received

$520,550.00

5. State the name and location (street address, City and State) of the project or activity:

Lower East Side Community Gardens Green Infrastructure Feasibility Study, New York, NY 10003 Part I Threshold Determinations 1. Are you applying for assistance for a specific project or activity? These terms do not include formula grants, such as public housing operating subsidy or CDBG block grants. (For further information see 24 CFR Sec. 4.3). _X__ Yes

___ No

2. Have you received or do you expect to receive assistance within the jurisdiction of the Department (HUD) , involving the project or activity in this application, in excess of $200,000 during this fiscal year (Oct. 1 - Sep. 30)? For further information, see 24 CFR Sec. 4.9 __X_ Yes

___ No.

If you answered “No” to either question 1 or 2, Stop! You do not need to complete the remainder of this form. However, you must sign the certification at the end of the report.

Part II Other Government Assistance Provided or Requested / Expected Sources and Use of Funds. Such assistance includes, but is not limited to, any grant, loan, subsidy, guarantee, insurance, payment, credit, or tax benefit. Department/State/Local Agency Name and Address

Type of Assistance

Amount Requested/Provided

Expected Uses of the Funds

No Other Government Assistance Provided or Requested (Note: Use Additional pages if necessary.)

Part III Interested Parties. You must disclose: 1. 2.

All developers, contractors, or consultants involved in the application for the assistance or in the planning, development, or implementation of the project or activity and Any other person who has a financial interest in the project or activity for which the assistance is sought that exceeds $50,000 or 10 percent of the assistance (whichever is lower).

Alphabetical list of all persons with a reportable financial interest in the project or activity (For individuals, give the last name first)

Social Security No. or Employee ID No.

Type of Participation in Project/Activity

Financial Interest in Project/Activity ($ and %)

(Note: Use Additional pages if necessary.)

Certification Warning: If you knowingly make a false statement on this form, you may be subject to civil or criminal penalties under Section 1001 of Title 18 of the United States Code. In addition, any person who knowingly and materially violates any required disclosures of information, including intentional nondisclosure, is subject to civil money penalty not to exceed $10,000 for each violation. I certify that this information is true and complete. Signature: Date: (mm/dd/yyyy)

Aziz Dehkan, Executive Director NYC Community Garden Coalition (NYCCGC)

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APPENDIX A DUPLICATION OF BENEFITS CERTIFICATION

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NY Rising Community Reconstruction Program DUPLICATION OF BENEFITS QUESTIONNAIRE Subrecipient: New York City Community Gardens Coalition Project Name: Lower East Side Community Gardens Green Infrastructure Feasibility Study Federal regulations require a duplication of benefits (DOB) analysis for projects receiving U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Community Development Block Grant-Disaster Recovery (CDBG-DR) support to ensure that subrecipients do not receive more funds for a project than are needed. Subrecipients must report all assistance they have received for a project from such sources as insurance, Small Business Administration (SBA), Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), and other local, State, or Federal programs, and private or nonprofit charitable organizations. Any funds received from these sources for this project must be considered when the amount of the CDBG-DR grant is determined. While inclusion in a long-term capital plan does not constitute a DOB, if a project has been included in the subrecipient’s annual budget, there may be DOB. CDBG-DR is a funding source of last resort, and should funds become available for a project in the future such that some or all of the CDBG-DR funds budgeted for the project would constitute a duplication of benefits, those CDBG-DR funds will be disallowed or, if outlaid, must be returned to the Governor’s Office of Storm Recovery (GOSR). Please consult with GOSR staff if you have any questions regarding whether a potential DOB exists. Please use the chart below to describe the funds the subrecipient has received and/or committed for the project. FUNDS RECEIVED OR BUDGETED FOR THE PROJECT SOURCE OF FUNDS

Amount received for the project

Additional funds expected

FEMA

$0.00

$0.00

Other Federal Agencies (Describe)

$0.00

$0.00

State Agencies

$0.00

$0.00

Budgeted Subrecipient Funds

$0.00

$0.00

Private Insurance

$0.00

$0.00

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National Flood Insurance

Nonprofit Organizations (Describe) Local Funds (Describe) TOTAL

$0.00

$0.00

$0.00

$0.00

$0.00

$0.00

$0.00

$0.00

Documents Needed: Please provide documents that show the amounts received for the project from each source listed above. Note that all documents, including the subrecipient’s budgets, must be retained produced for review on the request of GOSR or HUD. SUBRECIPIENT CERTIFICATION I certify that the information provided in this questionnaire is true and accurate to the best of my ability. I understand that if this information is not correct, it may affect the amount of any grant I may receive or may lead to the recapture of disbursed funds by GOSR and/or HUD. Subrecipient: New York City Community Gardens Coalition

Signature of Authorized Certifying Official

Aziz Dehkan Printed Name

Date

WARNING: The information provided on this form is subject to verification by the State of New York and the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) at any time. Title 18, Section 1001 of the U.S. Code states that knowingly and willingly making a false or fraudulent statement to a department of the United States Government can result in termination of assistance and civil and criminal penalties.

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APPENDIX B CB3 COMMUNITY GARDENS BY ZONE

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