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Grant Number B-02-DW-36-0001 Grant Name State of New York, 9/11 Terrorist Attacks on NYC
Grantee Name Lower Manhattan Development Corporation Quarter July 2003
Grant Amount $2,000,000,000.00 Obligation Date 6/7/2002

[Submitter Information] 
Name:  LMDC
Email:  InfoLMDC@RenewNYC.com
Phone:  (212) 962-2300


Plan Description: The Lower Manhattan Development Corporation was created in the aftermath of September 11, 2001 by Governor Pataki and then-Mayor Giuliani to help plan and coordinate the rebuilding and revitalization of Lower Manhattan, defined as everything south of Houston Street. The LMDC is a joint State-City corporation governed by a 16-member Board of Directors, half appointed by the Governor of New York and half by the Mayor of New York. LMDC is charged with ensuring Lower Manhattan recovers from the attacks and emerges even better than it was before. The centerpiece of LMDC’s efforts is the creation of a permanent memorial honoring those lost, while affirming the democratic values that came under attack on September 11. The United States Department of Housing and Urban Development appropriated $2 billion to fund the Lower Manhattan Development Corporation’s initiatives.
Plan Needs: The World Trade Center attacks resulted in a staggering loss of life and extensive physical destruction to Lower Manhattan. Approximately 30 million square feet of commercial space was damaged or eliminated, and seven buildings in the World Trade Center site were completely leveled. Critical transportation infrastructure was disrupted or obliterated, including the PATH station, the 1/9 subway line and sections of Route 9A and Church Street. Vehicular access to the area south of Canal Street was prohibited for seven days. As a result of the tragedy, residential occupancy rates in the immediate region dropped to 60%, over 100,000 jobs were displaced, and small and large businesses struggled to maintain viability.

Funding Sources: 
  • Foundations and corporate and private fundraising
  • Other Private Funds - various
  • National Park Service’s Urban Park and Recreation Recovery Program (UPARR)
  • State Senate and Assembly Secured Funds
  • City Council Secured Funds


  • Funds
    Total Projected Budget:  $864,386,239.71
    Total HUD Disaster Recovery Funds:  $834,895,462.00
    Obligated HUD Disaster Funds to Date:  $411,778,889.39
    Unobligated HUD Disaster Funds to Date:  $423,116,572.61
    Cumulative HUD Disaster Funds to Date:  $261,291,594.15

    Overall Report Narrative:
    With HUD funding, LMDC is coordinating long-term plans for Lower Manhattan and pursuing initiatives to make the area a vibrant 21st century community for residents, businesses, commuters, and visitors. LMDC is also working to rebuild the World Trade Center site and to create a permanent memorial for the victims of September 11. A transparent and open public process guides LMDC’s ongoing planning efforts.
    Progress in meeting requirement for non-federal public matching funds
    or its equivalent value(excluding Planning and Administration):

    NA

    Activities performed for This Reporting Period



    Activity - RGP-7713) Residential Location Incentive Grants - (WTC only)

    Start Date:  6/7/2002
    End Date:  12/31/2005
    Location Description:  For the purposes of the Grant Program the area of focus has been divided into three zones. These zones are as follows: Zone 1 is defined as the area south of Chambers Street and west of Nassau and Broad Streets, including all buildings which face on those streets and the entirety of Battery Park City. Zone 2 is defined as the area outside Zone 1 but south of Canal Street and southwest of Rutgers Street, including all buildings which face on those streets. Zone 3 is defined as: the area north of Canal Street and Rutgers Street; south of Delancey and Kenmare Streets; and east of Lafayette Street in Manhattan, including all buildings which face on those streets with the exception of Canal Street and Rutgers Street.
    National Objective:  Urgent Need
    Activity Location(s): N/A

    Funds
    Total Projected Budget:  $280,500,000.00
    Total HUD Disaster Recovery Funds:  $280,500,000.00
    Obligated HUD Disaster Funds to Date:  $188,320,750.00
    Unobligated HUD Disaster Funds to Date:  $92,179,250.00
    Cumulative HUD Disaster Funds to Date:  $106,195,305.59

    Accomplishments/Beneficiaries
    Measure Description Expected Quantity Cumulative to Date
    # of Properties15001681
    # of Low/Mod Income Households benefitting1250019517
    # of Low-Income Households benefitting840014735
    # of Businesses1026
    # of Non-business Organizations benefittingN/A0
    # of Households benefitting3800031268


    Report Narrative for this Activity:
    On June 7, 2002, Governor George E. Pataki and Housing and Urban Development Secretary Mel Martinez announced the approval of LMDC’s Residential Grant Program. On August 15, 2002, LMDC announced the availability of applications for the $281 million Residential Grant Program. Over 140,000 applications have been distributed throughout the Lower Manhattan area at over 130 locations including community centers, elected officials offices, Community Board offices, senior centers, residential developments, libraries, and at two full service LMDC Residential Grant Program Community Offices located in TriBeca and Chinatown. --- During this quarter, LMDC continued to expand its outreach campaign working with landlords, co-op and condo boards, media, and local community organizations to ensure that all residents, potential residents, and owners are aware of the program. LMDC launched the "It Pays to Live Downtown" campaign in January, 2003. The outreach campaign featured city-wide “It Pays to Live Downtown” advertisements placed in local papers, subways, bus stops, and phone booths throughout February and March. Additionally, LMDC mobile application teams visited all residential buildings in Lower Manhattan where no one had yet applied for the grants. On April 26, 2003, LMDC sponsored “It Pays To Live Downtown Day” encouraging existing and new downtown residents to take advantage of LMDC’s Residential Grant Program. Volunteers visited every residential building in Lower Manhattan and local businesses handing out posters and flyers advertising the Residential Grant Program and the May 31, 2003 application deadline. --- In an effort to ensure that everyone who lived in the area on September 11, 2001 and remains receives the September 11, 2001 grants, LMDC recently issued additional guidelines for tenants who have not been able to obtain leases or notarized letters from their landlords. --- LMDC has a multilingual hotline (1-866-RenewNYC) to answer questions about eligibility for the program, the status of applications, recertifications, and other issues. This hotline operates Monday through Friday from 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM. LMDC provided multiple ways for residents to apply for the LMDC Residential Grant Program. Applicants were able to mail in applications, apply via the hotline, and make appointments at the Chinatown office at 225 Park Row or the TriBeca office at 68 Reade Street to meet with an eligibility specialist and receive help in filling out the application. All of LMDC’s Residential Grant Program services, including our web site, hotline, offices, and outreach, provide all services in English, Chinese, and Spanish. LMDC has also hired a not-for-profit organization to provide services to individuals who speak other languages. --- In order to minimize the risk of loss from fraud, LMDC has retained a Compliance Auditor and investigative team, which operate a fraud prevention hotline and other initiatives. LMDC's Vice President for Investigations provides in-house expertise on fraud prevention and has day-to-day oversight responsibility for the investigative team. The fraud prevention hotline number is 1-866-830-9131. Staff at Residential Grant Program Community Offices have been fully trained on fraud recognition procedures and are able to contact the investigative team as necessary. --- In order for residents to receive grants, their buildings must be free from hazardous living conditions. To verify building conditions and determine eligibility, LMDC worked with New York City’s Department of Buildings, Department of Housing Preservation and Development, Department of City Planning, Department of Finance, and Department of Information Technology and Telecommunications, to create a comprehensive database matching applications in all three zones with the buildings’ legal residential and health status conformity. Working with city agencies and the New York City Fire Department, LMDC categorized the health, safety, and habitability criteria of each building into two levels: Level I and Level II. Residents living in buildings with Level I violations, Hazardous Violations and Vacate Orders from the FDNY, and Unsafe Building Conditions and Emergency Declarations from the Department of Buildings, are not eligible to receive grants until the violation has been cleared. In buildings with Level II violations, Hazardous Violations issued from the Department of Buildings, new residents – anyone who has purchased or rented an apartment on or after November 1, 2002 – will not be eligible to receive grants until the violation has been cleared. To date, 105 buildings in Lower Manhattan have cleared hazardous violations due to the initiation of the Residential Grant Program. Working with the LMDC, FDNY and city agencies, over 70 buildings have cleared Level I Fire Department Hazardous Violations or Vacate Orders, and 37 buildings have cleared Level I and Level II Department of Buildings Vacate Orders, Emergency Declarations, or Hazardous Building Violations. --- 31,268 applications were approved through June 30, 2003. Checks were issued to 29,610 residents prior to June 30, 2003. Of the 31,268 approved applications representing approximately $172 million in grants, LMDC will distribute 26,014 September 11 Grants, 20,087 2-Year Grants, and 6,849 Family Grants to individuals. LMDC will distribute 217 2-Year Grants to 26 businesses. --- The deadline for the LMDC Residential Grant Program was May 31, 2003 with a grace period for some exceptions. LMDC continues to process applications in order of date received. If applications are missing information, LMDC contacts residents to complete the paperwork. LMDC continues to issue approval letters after quality controls, including fraud prevention measures and confirmation of building eligibility, are applied to each application. --- There has been a positive response to the LMDC Residential Grant Program. Applicants include residents that lived here prior to September 11, 2001 and remain committed to the area, families making Lower Manhattan their home, and new residents making two-year commitments to Lower Manhattan. Lower Manhattan is comprised of many diverse neighborhoods. Over 60% of the approved applicants are low- or moderate-income individuals and families. Over 20%of the approved applicants are families. Since the Residential Grant Program was first announced in February 2002, there has been a tremendous resurgence of interest in moving to Lower Manhattan, which is reflected in the increase in residential occupancy rates. For example, the occupancy rate of Battery Park City was 60 percent after the attack, rose to 74 percent shortly after the announcement of the draft plan, and is now over 95 percent. Over 50 percent of the residents in zone 1, the area closest to the World Trade Center site, are new residents to the area since September 11, 2001. The new and renewed commitment of residents to the area, despite the disaster, provides a strong foundation for the revitalization of Lower Manhattan.


    Activity - Admin-7700) Administration

    Start Date:  2/1/2002
    End Date:  2/1/2010
    Location Description:  General administrative activities are centralized in LMDC's office at: One Liberty Plaza, 20th floor, New York, NY, 10006, and cover activities within Lower Manhattan.
    National Objective:  N/A
    Activity Location(s): N/A

    Funds
    Total Projected Budget:  $23,526,209.00
    Total HUD Disaster Recovery Funds:  $23,526,209.00
    Obligated HUD Disaster Funds to Date:  $8,996,447.39
    Unobligated HUD Disaster Funds to Date:  $14,529,761.61
    Cumulative HUD Disaster Funds to Date:  $8,996,447.39

    Accomplishments/Beneficiaries:  N/A


    Report Narrative for this Activity:
    LMDC maintains a staff and office space to carry out its planning and community development activities, including general management, oversight, monitoring, and coordination. In addition, LMDC provides local officials, businesses, and citizens with information about programs. --- In June 2003, LMDC announced the launch of a communications outreach campaign to inform Lower Manhattan residents, employees, and visitors of upcoming short-term, quality of life improvements that are being implemented over the next six to 12 months. The campaign began when LMDC staff and volunteers fanned out across Lower Manhattan from 7-9 am to distribute 10,000 palm cards and place 100 posters in local businesses and restaurants. The communications outreach campaign is one of the elements outlined in Governor’s Pataki’s call for short-term, quality of life improvements in Lower Manhattan. The campaign has four main components: the development of branded marketing materials including posters and palm cards; the creation of informational kiosks at strategic locations downtown that will double as visitor centers; increased distribution of LMDC newsletters, e-updates and messages from the President; and, continued support of LowerManhattan.info as a central online source of information about the rebuilding effort. As part of the campaign, LMDC is continuing to reach out to businesses and residents downtown in order to distribute newsletters and e-updates. In June 2003, 50,000 LMDC newsletters were distributed to strategic locations in the area and inserted in local publications. Upcoming short-term improvements to be announced in the campaign include the River to River Festival this summer, the return of PATH service, and the creation of a new pedestrian bridge over Vesey Street. --- Over the last year, LMDC has conducted one of the most ambitious outreach campaigns ever undertaken in urban planning. To date, we have hosted three exhibits of plans, drawing close to 200,000 visitors; and we have received close to 33,000 written comments. We have held public meetings in all five boroughs of New York City, on Long Island, and in New Jersey and Connecticut. --- LMDC is committed to accomplishing its mission through an open and inclusive process, taking into account the opinions of those affected by the World Trade Center attacks on February 26, 1993 and September 11, 2001. From the beginning, victims’ family members have played a critical role in this process. Family members have participated and voiced their opinions by responding to our outreach mailings, by attending public meetings, and by sending thousands of letters and emails to the LMDC. It is a priority of the LMDC to continuously reach out to family members to keep them informed of our initiatives and events. LMDC created several Advisory Councils representing a broad spectrum of groups including victims’ families, business owners, and downtown residents. From the beginning, these Advisory Councils have provided valuable feedback to the LMDC. LMDC Families Advisory Council has played an important role in the process. --- Family Outreach and Activities --- Family Mailings --- In July 2002, LMDC organized a family mailing including an introduction to LMDC and the initial draft memorial mission statement and program created by the Families Advisory Council. The mailing was sent to over 3,000 family members to review and provide comment. --- In January 2003, LMDC sent a second mailing to more than 3,000 family members as part of the Plans in Progress outreach campaign. The mailing included information on the nine design concepts for the World Trade Center site released on December 18, 2002 and the revised draft memorial mission statement and program. Family members were encouraged to provide comment on both the site planning efforts and the revised draft mission statement and program. --- As part of the Public Perspectives outreach campaign for the World Trade Center Site Memorial, LMDC invited World Trade Center Site family members from February 26, 1993 and September 11, 2001, as well as Pentagon families and Somerset County, Pennsylvania families to participate in this historic process by informing the memorial jury members of their hopes and aspirations for the memorial. LMDC sent a mailing to over 6,500 family members to ensure that as many families as possible were aware of the memorial process and the ways they could participate and provide feedback. --- Family Rooms -- LMDC recognizes the importance of the World Trade Center site to the families who lost loved ones on February 26, 2003 and September 11, 2001. As a result, two areas have been created for the families to observe the site in quiet contemplation. The first of these rooms is the One Liberty Plaza Family Room, located on the 20th floor of One Liberty Plaza, overlooking the World Trade Center Site. The second room, the Liberty Street Family Room, is on Liberty Street, which is located at the World Trade Center Site. Both of these areas provide a private, peaceful setting.


    Activity - P-WTC-7700) Planning

    Start Date:  2/1/2002
    End Date:  3/31/2004
    Location Description:  The office of the Lower Manhattan Development Corporation is located at One Liberty Plaza, 20th Floor, New York, NY 10006.
    National Objective:  N/A
    Activity Location(s): N/A

    Funds
    Total Projected Budget:  $8,296,023.00
    Total HUD Disaster Recovery Funds:  $8,296,023.00
    Obligated HUD Disaster Funds to Date:  $4,730,023.00
    Unobligated HUD Disaster Funds to Date:  $3,566,000.00
    Cumulative HUD Disaster Funds to Date:  $1,161,599.03

    Accomplishments/Beneficiaries:  N/A


    Report Narrative for this Activity:
    --- On July 10, 2003 the LMDC entered into a contract, jointly with the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey, with Studio Daniel Libeskind, LLC for design consulting services relating to the redevelopment of the World Trade Center Site, including among other things, the creation of an integrated site plan reconciling multiple uses on the site and establishment of design guidelines for commercial development on the site. --- The creation of a memorial at the World Trade Center site is, and will remain, the centerpiece of LMDC's planning process. LMDC has developed a clearly defined process to guide the development of the memorial that is closely coordinated with the redevelopment process for the World Trade Center site. Two major components of the process were the creation of a memorial mission statement and a memorial program. The mission statement describes the purpose of the memorial, while the program describes the principles that the memorial must embody and the elements it must feature to be considered in the competition. The mission statement and program were released for public comment from January 8, 2003 through February 2, 2003, and revised based on more than 2,000 comments received during that period. The drafts were developed by two separate committees, convened by the LMDC and comprised of family members, residents, survivors, first responders, arts and architecture professionals, and community leaders. The committees premised their work on an initial memorial mission statement and program developed by the LMDC Families Advisory Council last spring. The mission statement and program are the core of the guidelines of LMDC’s World Trade Center Site memorial competition. On April 18, 2003, the LMDC announced the selection of a distinguished panel of jury members to evaluate and review entries in the international World Trade Center Site Memorial Competition. The jury is comprised of thirteen individuals representing various points of view-- including world renowned artists and architects, a family member, a Lower Manhattan resident and business owner, representatives of the Governor and Mayor, and other prominent arts and cultural professionals. On April 28, 2003 the LMDC announced the start of the international competition, and a corresponding global outreach campaign to encourage participation in the competition, featuring ads in newspapers and magazines around the world, to design a memorial at the World Trade Center site for all those lost on September 11th and in the 1993 bombing of the World Trade Center. On July 17, 2003, LMDC announced that 5,200 memorial submissions had been received from 62 nations and 49 states for the World Trade Center Site Memorial Competition, making it the largest design competition in history. To ensure that the members of the jury were informed of the public’s hopes and aspirations for the memorial, LMDC organized a public outreach campaign called Public Perspectives. The campaign included a mailing to all families of victims of the February 26, 1993 and September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks, a large scale public forum on May 28, 2003 attended by over 700 members of the public, and targeted outreach initiatives to Lower Manhattan community groups and organizations, which ensured that all residents, businesses, workers and survivors are involved with the process. Earlier this month a compilation of all the comments received was delivered to each of the jurors. --- On June 30, 2003, the Lower Manhattan Development Corporation announced a worldwide outreach campaign to cultural institutions interested in becoming part of the facilities and programs on the future World Trade Center site. The Invitation to Cultural Institutions seeks information from those interested in creating an interpretive museum of the events of February 26, 1993 and September 11, 2001 on the World Trade Center site. It also seeks information from cultural institutions interested in relocating or becoming part of cultural facilities on the World Trade Center site. Information gathered from institutions will be used to further develop World Trade Center site plans.


    Activity - P-Env-7708) Planning

    Start Date:  2/1/2002
    End Date:  3/31/2004
    Location Description:  The office of the Lower Manhattan Development Corporation is located at One Liberty Plaza, 20th floor, New York, NY 10006.
    National Objective:  N/A
    Activity Location(s): N/A

    Funds
    Total Projected Budget:  $4,250,000.00
    Total HUD Disaster Recovery Funds:  $4,250,000.00
    Obligated HUD Disaster Funds to Date:  $3,750,000.00
    Unobligated HUD Disaster Funds to Date:  $500,000.00
    Cumulative HUD Disaster Funds to Date:  $282,994.00

    Accomplishments/Beneficiaries:  N/A


    Report Narrative for this Activity:
    LMDC has retained legal counsel and sought advice on environmental and/or land use requirements and matters relating to LMDC’s (1) planning studies and activities at the 16-acre World Trade Center site and adjacent areas, (2) approved project in Battery Park known as the Interim Memorial Program, (3) approved project to fund the renovation of the Columbus Park Pavilion, (4) international design competition for a permanent memorial, (5) planning and development of short-term improvement projects in Lower Manhattan, (6) long-term planning studies, and (7) public information, outreach, and participation efforts relating to the foregoing activities. LMDC has utilized the services of an environmental consultant for the review of planning and development proposals, the preparation of environmental memoranda, reports, checklists, and notices as appropriate under applicable laws and regulations relating to, among other things, the World Trade Center Innovative Design Study, the World Trade Center Site Memorial Competition, the Interim Memorial Program, the Columbus Park Pavilion Project, and administrative activities at LMDC’s offices. In refining the proposed concept for the World Trade Center site, LMDC collaborated with the site’s owner, the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey, and other interested parties and communities to arrive at the World Trade Center Memorial and Redevelopment Plan. In June 2003, LMDC released the Draft Scope of Generic Environmental Impact Statement for the World Trade Center Memorial and Redevelopment Plan and noticed the related public comment meetings for July 23, 2003. In addition, LMDC has been assisted by its environmental counsel and consultants with respect to environmental initiatives and coordination efforts by and among private, city, state, and federal entities involved in rebuilding efforts in Lower Manhattan, including the transportation recovery projects sponsored by the Federal Transit Administration and the Federal Emergency Management Agency.


    Activity - P-LM-7700) Planning

    Start Date:  2/1/2002
    End Date:  3/31/2004
    Location Description:  The office of the Lower Manhattan Development Corporation is located at One Liberty Plaza, 20th floor, New York, NY 10006.
    National Objective:  N/A
    Activity Location(s): N/A

    Funds
    Total Projected Budget:  $3,830,000.00
    Total HUD Disaster Recovery Funds:  $3,830,000.00
    Obligated HUD Disaster Funds to Date:  $1,475,000.00
    Unobligated HUD Disaster Funds to Date:  $2,355,000.00
    Cumulative HUD Disaster Funds to Date:  $0.00

    Accomplishments/Beneficiaries:  N/A


    Report Narrative for this Activity:
    An integral part of LMDC's efforts to revitalize Lower Manhattan are a series of studies that will identify short-term and long-term solutions to the challenges facing these neighborhoods in the wake of September 11. These studies include a Chinatown Transportation and Traffic Improvements Study, a Study of the Fulton Corridor Retail and Arts / Entertainment District, and a Public Realm Enhancements Study. --- LMDC carries out general planning activities associated with rebuilding and revitalizing Lower Manhattan. These activities include conducting studies, data gathering, and preparing plans. --- Since September 11, road closures throughout Chinatown have severed crucial links to the Financial District and other areas south of the Brooklyn Bridge. Additionally, outmoded infrastructure, congestion, and other transportation and traffic-related problems have converged to inhibit Chinatown's economic and social activity. Developing solutions to these and related problems will help encourage stronger commercial and social activity between Chinatown and other areas of Lower Manhattan. On April 10, 2003, the LMDC announced the selection of Parsons Brinckeroff as the consulting firm that will conduct the Chinatown Traffic and Transportation Study. The study will survey pedestrian and automotive traffic issues, congestion, parking, accessibility, and related quality-of-life concerns in Chinatown. Parsons Brinckeroff will work in conjunction with LMDC’s partner agencies to develop a strategy for improving the traffic flow and related conditions in Chinatown, as well as street connections with surrounding areas of Lower Manhattan. --- Directly east of the World Trade Center site, the Fulton Street Corridor could become a premier retail, arts and entertainment thoroughfare for Lower Manhattan. Even before September 11, 2001, Fulton Street functioned as a traffic artery and souvenir spot for tourists shuffling between the World Trade Center and the South Street Seaport, and as a place where local office workers could obtain discounted merchandise during work breaks and lunch hours. Moreover, a dense network of subway lines (A, C, E, J, M, Z, 2, 3, 4, 5) situated beneath Fulton Street makes this corridor an unofficial transit hub for Lower Manhattan. The Lower Manhattan Development Corporation and the Department of City Planning are jointly conducting a study to strengthen and enhance the Fulton Street corridor as an important retail and arts/entertainment destination - stretching from the South Street Seaport to the World Financial Center. The study will examine the existing retail, arts and entertainment environment along Fulton Street; analyze the impact of September 11th on this vital commercial strip; and propose a revitalization strategy to strengthen and diversify retail outlets and arts/entertainment venues. --- LMDC is also conducting a Public Realm Enhancements Study. Many of the privately owned public spaces in the Financial District have been closed due to security concerns since September 11th. These include the many bonus plazas, arcades, and sidewalk widenings which account for the majority of open space in the area. This study is being undertaken by one of LMDC’s urban design consultants, Smith-Miller+Hawkinson, and they will develop a strategy to reopen these spaces through new design concepts that allow security to be added discreetly along with new uses, such as outdoor cafes, passive green areas, and playing fields. The study area is the Financial District core, between Broadway and Water Street, from John Street to Whitehall, and currently Smith-Miller+Hawkinson has already identified specific areas of focus within the financial core for strategic enhancements to the public realm, and are drafting options for each of these areas.


    Activity - P-Eco-7709) Planning

    Start Date:  2/1/2002
    End Date:  3/31/2004
    Location Description:  The office of the Lower Manhattan Development Corporation is located at One Liberty Plaza, 20th floor, New York, NY 10006.
    National Objective:  N/A
    Activity Location(s): N/A

    Funds
    Total Projected Budget:  $900,000.00
    Total HUD Disaster Recovery Funds:  $900,000.00
    Obligated HUD Disaster Funds to Date:  $400,000.00
    Unobligated HUD Disaster Funds to Date:  $500,000.00
    Cumulative HUD Disaster Funds to Date:  $56,210.00

    Accomplishments/Beneficiaries:  N/A


    Report Narrative for this Activity:
    LMDC utilizes the services of an economic impact consultant to assist in the evaluation of programs or projects to be funded through CDBG funds.


    Activity - HHD-7722) Travel and Tourism per 107-117 - (WTC only)

    Start Date:  6/14/2003
    End Date:  7/1/2006
    Location Description:  These cultural institutions are located in Lower Manhattan south of Houston Street.
    National Objective:  Urgent Need
    Activity Location(s): N/A

    Funds
    Total Projected Budget:  $4,664,000.00
    Total HUD Disaster Recovery Funds:  $4,664,000.00
    Obligated HUD Disaster Funds to Date:  $0.00
    Unobligated HUD Disaster Funds to Date:  $4,664,000.00
    Cumulative HUD Disaster Funds to Date:  $0.00

    Accomplishments/Beneficiaries:  N/A


    Report Narrative for this Activity:
    On June 14, 2003, HUD approved the allocation of $4.664 million for History and Heritage in Downtown NYC. History and Heritage in Downtown NYC (HHD) is a joint initiative of museums whose mission is history and heritage and are located in Lower Manhattan including, but not limited to: Castle Clinton National Monument; the Eldridge Street Project, Inc.; Federal Hall National Memorial; Fraunces Tavern Museum; Lower East Side Tenement Museum; Museum of Chinese in the Americas; Museum of American Financial History; Museum of Jewish Heritage- A Living Memorial to the Holocaust; Smithsonian National Museum of the American Indian; New York City Fire Museum; New York City Police Museum; South Street Seaport Museum; the Skyscraper Museum; and the Statue of Liberty National Monument and Ellis Island Immigration Museum. The project involves a marketing initiative that will promote downtown as a cultural destination. This project will be coordinated with a broader marketing initiative for Lower Manhattan. In late June 2003, LMDC and the cultural institutions decided on a short term strategy for marketing during the summer months. A brochure/ map and a web site focusing on the 14 cultural destinations are planned for distribution in July 2003.


    Activity - R2R-7717) Administration

    Responsible UOG:  Alliance for Downtown New York
    Start Date:  6/6/2002
    End Date:  10/7/2002
    Location Description:  The summer season-long festival of the arts in Lower Manhattan named “River-to-River” is held throughout the Lower Manhattan area and targets the entire NYC area.
    National Objective:  N/A
    Activity Location(s): N/A

    Funds
    Total Projected Budget:  $7,625,699.00
    Total HUD Disaster Recovery Funds:  $500,000.00
    Obligated HUD Disaster Funds to Date:  $500,000.00
    Unobligated HUD Disaster Funds to Date:  $0.00
    Cumulative HUD Disaster Funds to Date:  $500,000.00

    Accomplishments/Beneficiaries:  N/A


    Report Narrative for this Activity:
    N/A


    Activity - ETAP-0102) Econ. development or recovery activity that creates/retains jobs

    Responsible UOG:  Empire State Development Corporation (ESD)
    Start Date:  8/1/2002
    End Date:  2/1/2005
    Location Description:  The geographic area of focus of the ETAP program is businesses and organizations located in the area south of 14th Street in Manhattan. The grants will prioritize individuals affected by September 11th, specifically individuals who lost wages and worked below Houston Street on September 11th.
    National Objective:  Urgent Need
    Activity Location(s): N/A

    Funds
    Total Projected Budget:  $500,000.00
    Total HUD Disaster Recovery Funds:  $500,000.00
    Obligated HUD Disaster Funds to Date:  $121,910.00
    Unobligated HUD Disaster Funds to Date:  $378,090.00
    Cumulative HUD Disaster Funds to Date:  $69,282.14

    Accomplishments/Beneficiaries
    Measure Description Expected Quantity Cumulative to Date
    # of Low/Mod Income persons benefittingN/A0
    # of Low-Income persons benefittingN/A0
    # of buildings (non-residential)N/A0
    # of Businesses52
    # of Persons benefitting15044


    Report Narrative for this Activity:
    The WTC Employment Training Assistance Program (ETAP), established by the Empire State Development Corporation (ESDC), in cooperation with the Lower Manhattan Development Corporation (LMDC) and the New York City Economic Development Corporation (EDC), provides assistance to small businesses and not-for-profit organizations to offer training opportunities to their employees in Lower Manhattan. $10 million has been allocated to ETAP from a $2 billion federal appropriation made available to LMDC through HUD. As of June 30, 2003 ESDC has received 20 applications for training assistance. Three grants were disbursed to two businesses for $69,282 to assist in training 44 new and retained employees. As of June 30, 2003 another three grants totaling $52,627 are pending disbursement. As of May 12, 2003 ESDC is no longer accepting eligible applications for ETAP in anticipation of a reallocation of the remaining ETAP funds to help cover the existing budget gap in BRG funding. ESDC will fund all eligible applications submitted before that date (18).


    Activity - BRG-7718) Payment for compensation for economic losses (WTC-only)

    Responsible UOG:  Empire State Development Corporation (ESD)
    Start Date:  11/22/2002
    End Date:  12/31/2003
    Location Description:  Manhattan south of 14th Street
    National Objective:  Urgent Need
    Activity Location(s): N/A

    Funds
    Total Projected Budget:  $224,500,000.00
    Total HUD Disaster Recovery Funds:  $224,500,000.00
    Obligated HUD Disaster Funds to Date:  $150,000,000.00
    Unobligated HUD Disaster Funds to Date:  $74,500,000.00
    Cumulative HUD Disaster Funds to Date:  $143,529,756.00

    Accomplishments/Beneficiaries
    Measure Description Expected Quantity Cumulative to Date
    # of Businesses61125942
    # of Non-business Organizations benefitting213195
    # of Low Wage-Earners benefittingN/A23504
    # of Low + Mod Wage-Earners benefittingN/A32556


    Report Narrative for this Activity:
    As of June 30, 2003, a total of 5,942 businesses (including 195 not-for-profit organizations) received 6,013 grants totaling $143,529,756 using LMDC’s $150 million supplemental BRG allocation. The average value of LMDC-funded BRG grants disbursed to eligible businesses over this period was $23,860. The program activity and accomplishments reported as of June 30, 2003 do not represent the final results of the BRG program. Additional funding has been requested for this program from HUD due to the large number of applications received in December 2002. BRG total employment (including wage earners and owners) at small businesses assisted with the LMDC program funds was 45,650. Seventy-one percent of total employment at assisted establishments (or 32,556 wage earners and proprietors) were low- and moderate- income earners (defined as annual income up to $50,250). Low-income earners (defined as less than $31,400 per annum) reflected 51% of total employment (or 23,504 wage earners and proprietors). Based on the LMDC BRG allocation alone, the average number of wage earners and owners at the establishments of BRG-assisted businesses in the Eligible Area was approximately eight. When viewed by sub-areas within the Eligible Area, the LMDC-funded portion of the BRG program shows that most of the grants disbursed went to small businesses in the Restricted Zone and the area surrounding it south of Canal Street. A total of 3,905 grants were disbursed to businesses in these two areas, with a total value of $121.7 million (or 81%) of the total LMDC sub-allocation to the BRG program. As of June 30, 2003, nearly all of the prorated share of the estimated 19,600 small businesses south of 14th Street received grants through the LMDC allocation of BRG program funds, which contributed to the retention of 66% of the prorated share of the estimated 225,000 jobs in the Eligible Area considered at risk in the Final Action Plan. --- Additional Business Recovery Funding Required --- The BRG program accepted applications from January 25, 2002 through December 31, 2002. The last two days of the program brought in over 19% of all small business applications. By September 1, 2002, when the program allowed for increased grant amounts, only 52% of the BRG allocation had been approved. By December 1, 2002, 88% had been approved and the BRG program was on target with program estimates. The volume of applications received during the final days of the program resulted in a need for 110% of the BRG allocation. By Dec 1, 2002, ESD had received applications from 11,859 businesses, equaling $449 million, on track with the initial allocation of $481 million. By the program deadline, December 31, 2002, ESD had received applications from 15,306 businesses. Eventually, 14,248 of these businesses were approved for a total of $558 million. 3,447, or 22% of the entire applicant population applied in the last month of the program and over half of those (1,842) came in on the last two days. This large percentage was a result of an extensive door-to-door outreach campaign and an advertising campaign conducted by ESD. This resulted in demand in excess of the original allocation. --- ESD reallocated unused funds($8.86 million from the Business Recovery Loan Program and $8.24 million from the Bridge Loan Program) to the BRG Program to fulfill the demand for program funds. 2,166 eligible businesses are awaiting disbursement. Of these, 1,714 businesses have not received any previous grant awards from the BRG program, whereas the others are waiting for a supplemental or appeal award. The businesses awaiting funds have an average of 6 employees in NYC. More than 144,000 jobs will have been directly affected by the BRG program. ESD estimates that a gap of $54,500,000 exists for BRG grants to nearly 2,100 small businesses. LMDC has submitted a partial action plan for this amount to HUD.


    Activity - SFARG-7719) Econ. development or recovery activity that creates/retains jobs

    Responsible UOG:  Empire State Development Corporation (ESD)
    Start Date:  11/22/2002
    End Date:  6/30/2003
    Location Description:  The area on the south side of the line beginning at the intersection of the Hudson River with the Holland Tunnel, and running thence east to Canal Street, then running along the centerline of Canal Street, to the intersection with Rutgers Street, and thence running along the Centerline of Rutgers Street to the East River.
    National Objective:  Urgent Need
    Activity Location(s): N/A

    Funds
    Total Projected Budget:  $50,000,000.00
    Total HUD Disaster Recovery Funds:  $50,000,000.00
    Obligated HUD Disaster Funds to Date:  $0.00
    Unobligated HUD Disaster Funds to Date:  $0.00
    Cumulative HUD Disaster Funds to Date:  $0.00

    Accomplishments/Beneficiaries
    Measure Description Expected Quantity Cumulative to Date
    # of Low/Mod Income persons benefitting38980
    # of Low-Income persons benefitting27630
    # of buildings (non-residential)N/A0
    # of Businesses35940
    # of Persons benefitting167740


    Report Narrative for this Activity:
    N/A


    Activity - JCRP-7720) Econ. development or recovery activity that creates/retains jobs

    Responsible UOG:  Empire State Development Corporation (ESD)
    Start Date:  11/22/2002
    End Date:  6/30/2003
    Location Description:  South of Canal Street
    National Objective:  Urgent Need
    Activity Location(s): N/A

    Funds
    Total Projected Budget:  $150,000,000.00
    Total HUD Disaster Recovery Funds:  $150,000,000.00
    Obligated HUD Disaster Funds to Date:  $52,634,759.00
    Unobligated HUD Disaster Funds to Date:  $97,365,241.00
    Cumulative HUD Disaster Funds to Date:  $0.00

    Accomplishments/Beneficiaries
    Measure Description Expected Quantity Cumulative to Date
    # of Low/Mod Income persons benefitting57250
    # of Low-Income persons benefitting40580
    # of buildings (non-residential)N/A0
    # of Businesses940
    # of Persons benefitting376000


    Report Narrative for this Activity:
    The Job Creation and Retention Grant Program (JCRP) targets businesses in the area of Lower Manhattan south of Canal Street with over 200 full-time employees that require assistance in maintaining, establishing, or resuming a presence in Lower Manhattan or elsewhere in New York City. The program also aims to attract companies willing to commit to relocate and/or create 200 or more jobs in Lower Manhattan. The $700 million initial federal appropriation allocated $170 million to Empire State Development Corporation for JCRP. The accepted offers as of June 30, 2003 totaling $251.2 million exceed the initial program allocation. The Final Action Plan anticipated a total program cost of $400 million, with the additional allocations to come from congressional appropriations to the Lower Manhattan Development Corporation (LMDC). Partial Action Plan 2 submitted by LMDC and subsequently approved by HUD allocates a total of $350 million as supplemental funds to three ESDC administered programs, including $150 million for JCRP. As of June 30, 2003, a total of $52,634,759 from the LMDC sub-allocation was obligated to fund grants approved by ESDC. As of that date, none of the LMDC sub-allocated funds were disbursed to grant recipients. As noted in the Partial Action Plan, the revised total program allocation for JCRP (including the LMDC sub-allocation) is $320 million, which is fully funded. 51 of the 67 grants approved as of June 30, 2003 will be funded by the initial $170 million allocated to ESDC. These 51 awards total $170,000,000 and reflect a total job commitment of 55,235 in New York City, of which 43,518 are located in Lower Manhattan. Based on ESDC’s program allocation alone, ESDC’s commitments to approved projects anticipate achieving 126% of the prorated share of the estimated 80,000 jobs at risk. The remaining 16 of the 67 approved grants, totaling $52,634,759 will draw on the $150 million LMDC sub-allocation. These 16 awards represent a total job commitment of 6,406 (an anticipated 17% of LMDC’s prorated share of estimated employment at risk in New York City), of which 5,856 jobs are located in Lower Manhattan.


    Activity - IM-0103) Rehabilitation/reconstruction of public facilities

    Responsible UOG:  New York City Department of Design and Construction
    Start Date:  2/1/2002
    End Date:  1/30/2005
    Location Description:  The Interim Memorial is installed in a section of historic Battery Park known as Eisenhower Mall, near Bowling Green and adjacent to Hope Garden.
    National Objective:  Urgent Need
    Activity Location(s): N/A

    Funds
    Total Projected Budget:  $350,000.00
    Total HUD Disaster Recovery Funds:  $350,000.00
    Obligated HUD Disaster Funds to Date:  $350,000.00
    Unobligated HUD Disaster Funds to Date:  $0.00
    Cumulative HUD Disaster Funds to Date:  $0.00

    Accomplishments/Beneficiaries
    Measure Description Expected Quantity Cumulative to Date
    # of Low/Mod Income persons benefittingN/A0
    # of Low-Income persons benefittingN/A0
    # of Public FacilitiesN/A0
    # of Non-business Organizations benefittingN/A0
    # of Persons benefitting3000


    Report Narrative for this Activity:
    On March 11th, 2002, the Lower Manhattan Development Corporation joined Governor Pataki, Mayor Bloomberg, former Mayor Giuliani and families of many who perished at the World Trade Center in a moving ceremony to unveil the interim memorial. The centerpiece of the memorial is "The Sphere for Plaza Fountain," a monument to fostering world peace that sat atop a granite fountain in the center of the 5-acre World Trade Center Plaza. The Sphere was commissioned by the Port Authority and created by sculptor Fritz Koenig in 1971. The attack on September 11th transformed The Sphere into an icon of hope. Although it sustained a large gash through its center, it remained structurally intact and was one of the few public art treasures at the World Trade Center that could be recovered. The Parks Department estimates that approximately 300 visitors per day visit the Memorial.


    Activity - ColPk-7721) Rehabilitation/reconstruction of public facilities

    Responsible UOG:  New York City Department of Parks and Recreation
    Start Date:  7/1/2003
    End Date:  6/30/2006
    Location Description:  Columbus Park is bounded by Baxter, Bayard, Mulberry, and Worth Streets.
    National Objective:  Low/Mod
    Activity Location(s): N/A

    Funds
    Total Projected Budget:  $1,428,571.00
    Total HUD Disaster Recovery Funds:  $428,571.00
    Obligated HUD Disaster Funds to Date:  $0.00
    Unobligated HUD Disaster Funds to Date:  $428,571.00
    Cumulative HUD Disaster Funds to Date:  $0.00

    Accomplishments/Beneficiaries
    Measure Description Expected Quantity Cumulative to Date
    # of Low/Mod Income persons benefitting813200
    # of Low-Income persons benefitting625570
    # of Public Facilities10
    # of Non-business Organizations benefittingN/A0
    # of Persons benefitting1004120


    Report Narrative for this Activity:
    On June 14, 2003, HUD approved the allocation of $428,571 for renovation of the Columbus Park Pavilion. LMDC and the New York City Department of Parks and Recreation are working jointly on the environmental review and a sub recipient agreement.


    Activity - LTC-7714) Administration

    Responsible UOG:  New York University
    Start Date:  6/7/2002
    End Date:  9/10/2002
    Location Description:  The Listening to the City II Program is a public interactive forum held on July 20 and 22, 2002 at the Jacob Javits Convention Center in New York City. To ensure the broadest participation possible special efforts will be made to reach out to all of the various stakeholders and communities that were affected by the World Trade Center attacks. Participants represent residents and workers, survivors and families of victims, emergency and rescue workers, business and property owners, citizens and civic leaders, and commuters from the five boroughs, as well as suburban New York and New Jersey. They will reflect considerable age, income, ethnic, racial, geographic, and gender diversity as well.
    National Objective:  N/A
    Activity Location(s): N/A

    Funds
    Total Projected Budget:  $2,365,078.71
    Total HUD Disaster Recovery Funds:  $500,000.00
    Obligated HUD Disaster Funds to Date:  $500,000.00
    Unobligated HUD Disaster Funds to Date:  $0.00
    Cumulative HUD Disaster Funds to Date:  $500,000.00

    Accomplishments/Beneficiaries:  N/A


    Report Narrative for this Activity:
    N/A

    Total number of activities reported = 15