Re: [tb-cybergardens]: Fwd: City Faces New CommunityDevelopment Block Grant Cuts
- Subject: [cg] Re: [tb-cybergardens]: Fwd: City Faces New CommunityDevelopment Block Grant Cuts
- From: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Date: Wed, 12 Oct 2005 16:40:21 -0400
I think our allocation will be ok for now-I actually testified at a Congressional Hearing on this earlier this year. But Adam, the GreenThumb budget annually is actually less than one million dollars, and we receive NO additional NYC money (except that we don't have to pay rent). I WISH I had 5 million to play with-there would be dedicated water and electricity and wrought iron fences on all the gardens if I did.-Edie
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Sent: Tue, 11 Oct 2005 17:38:03 -0400
Subject: [tb-cybergardens]: Fwd: City Faces New Community Development Block Grant Cuts
Green Thumb and many public community gardening programs are funded by Federal Community Block Grants.
In other words, without its Federal Community Development Block Grant, Green Thumb could lose its $5,000,000 or so of funding. Green Thumb has never been funded by the City of New York, so this could be quite serious. You can get the complete document from the IBO ( Independent Budget Office) message below.
Seems that I'm full of great news lately...:(
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To: IBOenews <IBOenews@ibo.nyc.ny.us>
Sent: Tue, 11 Oct 2005 11:34:49 -0400
Subject: City Faces New Community Development Block Grant Cuts
New from IBO:
New York City uses its federal Community Development Block Grant to fund a variety of programs--from housing maintenance to child care to cleaning vacant lots. But federal funding of the block grant has been decreasing since 2001, and another significant cut is on the Congressional agenda.
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