By: Bryan Boggiano
Several Coral Springs neighborhoods will receive funding for roadways, walkways, and other programs.
The city commission voted unanimously Wednesday to provide Housing and Urban Development funds to help lower- and middle-income residents with various needs.
Coral Springs has been a part of HUD’s entitlement allocation fund since 2000. For the upcoming fiscal year, the city will receive $808,169 in Community Development Block Grant funds.
These funds are used to provide a suitable learning environment, provide decent housing, and expand economic opportunities.
According to a document from the city, the upcoming projects are:
NW 89th Drive Sidewalk Replacement – $65,000.00
This project will take place between Royal Palm Boulevard and Forest Hills Boulevard. The city will remove an existing asphalt sidewalk and replace it with concrete. The purpose is to comply with ADA standards and provide detectable warnings devices.
Royal Palm Boulevard Sidewalk Replacement – $95,000.00
This project will remove an existing asphalt sidewalk and replace it with concrete to ensure compliance with ADA standards and provide detectable warnings devices. It will take place between the 8400 and 9100 blocks of Royal Palm Boulevard
NW 35th Court Sidewalk Replacement Phase II – $90,000.00
This project will remove an existing asphalt sidewalk and replace it with concrete between Riverside Drive and Woodside Drive to ensure compliance with ADA standards.
NW 40th Street Design – $30,000.00
This project will create the design, survey, and cost estimate for projects between University Drive and Riverside Drive.
Home Repair – $195,311.00
This project will provide home repair assistance to homeowners who are experiencing conditions in and around their homes that pose a threat to their health, safety, and welfare. At least four applicants will benefit, and each applicant can receive up to $40,000.
Youth Scholarship Program – $50,000.00
Funds will be used to provide scholarships to low- to moderate-income youth within the Coral Springs for recreational programs. These include high touch, tech science, baseball, dance, gymnastics, cheerleading, soccer, basketball, tennis, mad science, and sticky fingers.
Senior Recreation and Functional Training – $44,000.00
Funds will be used to provide free classes to seniors who live in Coral Springs, including circuit training and functional training. Classes are held at the Sartory Senior Center at Mullins Park and the Aquatic Complex.
Senior Recreation and Therapeutic Program – $27,225.00
Funds will be used to provide free classes to seniors who live in Coral Springs, including arts and crafts, dancercise, line dancing, tai chi, and yoga. Classes are held at the Sartory Senior Center at Mullins Park
Forest Hills Park ADA Compliant Restrooms/Storage Replacement – $50,000.00
Funds will be used to remove existing materials and replace doors, lighting, plumbing fixtures, walls, flooring, partitions, and counters that are in compliance with ADA standards and increase safety for residents.
Planning and Administration – $161,633.00
The cost associated with administering the Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) program and preparation of the Plans.
Coral Springs has participated in HUD’s entitlement allocation formula as a recipient of federal funds since 2000. For the current fiscal year, the city received $794,629. In the 2019/2020 fiscal year, Coral Springs received $794,605.
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