Park County Senior Citizen Center Housing Rehabilitation Project

Nittany Grantworks provided project development, grant preparation, and grant administration services for the PAR project. A PAR is a planning document that must be prepared by a licensed architect for housing projects seeking grant and/or loan funding from the State of Montana. Nittany Grantworks prepared a Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) planning application for the preparation of a PAR for the Senior Center. Upon receiving the $12,500 planning grant, Nittany Grantworks conducted the following grant administration activities: prepared the request for qualifications (RFQ) for architectural services; developed and posted legal notices advertising the RFQ in The Livingston Enterprise, Bozeman Daily Chronicle, The Billings Gazette, The Montana Standard, and The Great Falls Tribune; facilitated the engagement of services with Mosaic Architecture; organized one public meeting to solicit citizen comment regarding the activities proposed in the PAR; maintained all project files; and, prepared all written reports and drawdown requests.

Nittany Grantworks provided project development and grant preparation services to the housing rehabilitation project. The purpose of the housing rehabilitation project was to make life-safety improvements to the Senior Center building as described in the PAR. Nittany Grantworks prepared grant applications to the CDBG and HOME Investment Partnerships (HOME) programs. Nittany Grantworks also supported Senior Citizens Center Corporation efforts to secure a loan from Sky Federal Credit Union and to administer a successful local fundraising campaign. As part this work, Nittany Grantworks carried out many detailed-oriented tasks including: worked with Corporation directors to prepare a 20-year financial pro forma; prepared a Uniform Environmental Checklist; advertised and facilitated two public meetings to obtain citizens views regarding the CDBG and HOME grant applications; gathered letters of support; and, worked closely with Corporation directors, the project architect, and CDBG and HOME program staff to meet conditional requirements set forth by Montana Department of Commerce to receive full grant funding.

Project Funding Package

MT HOME Investment Partnership Program Grant $500,000
MT Community Development Block Grant $450,000
Sky Federal Credit Union Loan $490,000
Park County Senior Citizens Center Corporation $125,000
Park County Mill Levy $25,000
Local Fundraising Campaign $15,705

Total Project Cost $1,605,705

Community Profile

Location: Livingston, Montana
Population: 6,851 or 3,084 households
Median Household Income: $28,980
Low and Moderate Income Percent: 41.1

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