Glen Cove CDA Programs
Community Development Block Grant
The Glen Cove Community Development Agency, in its 44th program year (9/1/18-8/31/19), is currently assisting the following Public Service Agencies through the Community Development Block Grant, (“CDBG”):
- Glen Cove Boys & Girls Club: Summer Brain Gain Program serving at-risk youth (July/August 2019)
- Glen Cove Senior Center: Project Beacon – Resource to identify and make referrals for at risk seniors and disabled.
- Glen Cove Youth Board: Summer Youth Employment Partnership serving at-risk youth (July/August 2019)
- S.A.F.E.: Community Walk-In Program – Resource to identify and make referrals for residents
- Glen Cove Child Day Care Center: Health Hearts Program – Educational activities to prevent childhood obesity
Public Facilities & Improvements
Glen Cove Public Facilities Improvement completed with Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) funding under the Streetscapes program. This walkway leads pedestrians from Pulaski Street downtown parking garage to School Street. CDBG funds paid for the Pergola and the City of Glen Cove repaved the walkway, painted the facades of the buildings, removed overgrown brush and added beautiful plantings. The Glen Cove Business Improvement District will soon be adding benches and new light fixtures to further enhance the ambiance and safety of the environment for all residents who shop, dine and attend social gatherings in our downtown. (Pictured here are Mayor Tim Tenke and Terry Dukes, Deputy Director of Nassau County Office of Community Development)
Glen Cove Public Facilities Improvement completed with Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) funding under the Parks/Playground program. The newly resurfaced/restriped Pickle Ball Court in Stanco Park is a free public amenity most popular with the senior citizen population. (Pictured are Mayor Tim Tenke and Terry Dukes, Deputy Director of Nassau County Office of Community Development)
Residential Rehabilitation Program
The City of Glen Cove is pleased to offer Community Development Block Grant funds for income eligible senior citizens age 60+ and/or handicapped persons to make home repairs, energy conservation, remediate code violations and handicap accommodations. Funding is available to Glen Cove resident homeowners who have lived in their home to be improved for a minimum of one (1) year and who meet HUD income guidelines and are current in the payment of property and school taxes. Since reinstating the program in 2014, the CDA has assisted nine resident homeowners in making repairs to their home. The CDA is accepting applications for the 2019 program year; click on the link to submit a pre-screening application.
State of NY Mortgage Agency (SONYMA) Home Ownership/Rehabilitation Financial Assistance Program
SONYMA programs work to create, preserve and improve affordable homes, and to develop vibrant communities. For information about SONYMA programs, click here.
Commercial Rehabilitation Program
The Glen Cove CDA offers a matching grant commercial rehabilitation program. The program offers façade improvements for storefronts in the downtown area. Commercial rehabilitation funds can include windows, doors, awnings and outdoor lighting. The program is offered on a first come/first serve basis.
Meritage Wine Bar and the Downtown Cafe are two projects that were assisted through the CDA’s Commercial Rehabilitation Program.
Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Program
The Section 8 Housing Program was established by Congress in 1974. The program is administered in every state throughout the country. Glen Cove’s Section 8 Housing Assistance Program is administered with funding provided by the U.S. Department of Housing & Urban Development (HUD). The Section 8 Program helps eligible families, that fall within the income guidelines determined by Nassau County, afford permanent rental housing, subsidizing a portion of the monthly rent.
Tenant-based vouchers increase affordable housing choices for very low-income families (i.e. families with income below 50% of area median income). Families with a tenant-based voucher choose and lease safe, decent, and affordable privately owned rental housing that meets HUD’s Housing Quality Standards (HQS) and has a reasonable rent as compared to other units in the area.
The Glen Cove Section 8 Program has 340 vouchers for rental housing. The Program is not currently accepting applications.
Photo by Firestar Schlesinger
Economic Development Incentives
The CDA can assist businesses in eligible funding areas that also meet one of the three broad national objectives of the Community Development Block Grant program as follows:
1. Provide a benefit to low and moderate income persons according to the 2010 census tract data in accordance with HUD CFR 570.202. Eligible census tracts are highlighted in yellow on the census tract map.
2. Prevention or elimination of slums and blight.
3. Meet a community need having a particular urgency.
The program is a reimbursable, matching grant subject to the recommendation of the CDA Executive Director and final approval by Nassau County Office of Community Development. Click on “Applications and Forms” for Commercial Facade and Sign Grant program guidelines and application.
Please visit the “Sound Invest” page for Economic Development and Small Business Resources available to businesses.