Fiscal Year 2019 Capital Budget Process
Capital Projects: Non-City-Owned/Non-City Property

Request letters for Fiscal Year 2019 are being accepted.

Deadline:  January 15, 2018

Late December: Capital Funding Application Available

Date has yet to be determined: Deadline for organizations to submit CapGrants applications seeking Borough President funding (including those seeking both Borough President and Council funding).

FY19 Non-City Capital Project Application

http://www.nyc.gov/html/capgrants/capgrants.html

For the Cultural Affairs Form, please follow the Cultural Affairs link below.

Important:

OMB requires a minimum 10-year lease for capital funding to be eligible on non-City-owned leased properties. All other projects on non-City-owned property must be owned by the organization applying for funding.

In making a request to the Office of the Bronx Borough President, please note that the office will only communicate with representatives who work for the organization applying.  There will be no communication with consultants, lobbyists or other external representatives regarding the request.

Requirements

Housing

Most housing projects are exempt from the Not-for-Profit requirement as per HPD’s statutes which allow private, for-profit developers, in addition to Not-for-Profits, to apply for funding that serve the public purpose of creating affordable, equitable housing.

The City will not reward recipients who have not complied with previous funding agreements. Non-compliance cannot be remediated.

New Construction/Rehabilitation

  • The applicant must own the property where the allocated monies will be used, unless the property in question lies on ground leased or owned by the Federal Government or New York State. Private leases of 25 years or greater will also be considered. This requirement may be waived for Senior Centers only if:
    • The landlord agrees to the City’s restrictive covenant.
    • There is no other financing on the property.
  • Projects on non-City-owned property must meet a minimum monetary request requirement of $500,000 per project, and $35,000 per housing unit.
  • The City will have first right-of-lien on the property.
  • Maximum City contribution is as follows:
    • 90% for projects with a total development cost of up to and including $2 million
    • 50% for projects with a total development cost above $2 million. The first $2 million dollars of said project is subject to the 90% threshold.
    • Example: $10 million project:
      • First $2 million: Maximum City contribution- $1.8 million
      • Remaining $8 million: Maximum City contribution- $4 million
      • Total Maximum City contribution: $5.8 million
    • Total development cost must include a 2.5% administrative fee, and a 15% contingency built-in.

Additional Borough President Submission Requirements

  • Letter of request addressed to the Borough President, with copies to the Director of Budget & Housing and Director of Planning & Development, that includes:
    • The address with the identifying block and lot numbers, as well as number of buildings on the property.
    • Detailed information on the population served on the premises (i.e., Senior Citizens, homeowners, low-income populations, etc.).
    • Total number of units with breakdown (1BR, 2BR, 3BR, etc.)
    • Anticipated number of jobs, both construction and permanent.
  • Development budget for the project that includes all projected sources and uses for both hard and soft costs.
  • Site plan
  • Rendering
  • Typical floor plan
  • Organizational background with a focus on Bronx projects/programs.
  • Information regarding on-site services, landscaping, architectural context, etc.
  • Current support from local Community Board and City Councilmember.
  • Pro-forma (if possible).

Green Requirements
In addition, all project funded by the Office of the Bronx Borough President are required to meet one of the following established green building certification programs:

Priorities
The Office of the Bronx Borough President will give special consideration to projects containing the following components:

  • Homeownership
  • Mixed-Income
  • Mixed-Use
  • Senior Housing
  • Mixed-Supportive Housing
  • Affordable/Mixed-Income projects with at least 10% three-bedroom units

Equipment

  • Minimum request requirement for any equipment purchase is $35,000.
  • Minimum useful life of the equipment purchase must be 5 years.
  • The City may fund up to 100% of equipment purchases.
  • Computers must be purchased as part of a networked system.
  • Laptops will only be funded for Department of Education public schools.
  • Central air conditioning is eligible. Individual air conditioning units are not eligible.
  • Electrical system upgrades are not eligible for funding.  When ordering equipment or technology, please be sure that your building’s electrical facility can handle your request.

Purchasable Packages for Computers and Smart Boards Through the Department of Education (for public schools only)

Cultural Affairs

Department of Cultural Affairs (DCA) projects are reviewed by the Department of Cultural Affairs in coordination with the Office of the Bronx Borough President and the Office of Management and Budget.

For Department of Cultural Affairs projects, please click on the link below for Guidelines and Forms:

http://www.nyc.gov/html/dcla/html/funding/capital_funding_request.shtml

All Other Non-City Capital Projects

In addition, applicant submissions must include the items below, as per the Office of the Bronx Borough President. Some of these requirements may be part of the OMB Guidelines, but please be sure to include these with your submission:

  • Letter of request addressed to the Borough President, including:
    • The address with the identifying block and lot numbers, as well as the number of buildings on the property.
    • Detailed information on the population served on the premises (i.e, Senior Citizens, low-income populations, etc.) and number of jobs expected, including both construction and permanent.
  • Development budget for the project that includes all projected sources and uses for both hard and soft costs.
  • Site plan/rendering /floor plan.
  • Organizational background with a focus on Bronx projects/programs.
  • Information regarding on-site services, landscaping, architectural context, etc.
  • Please refer to the housing page for additional requirements for housing projects.
  • Current letter of support from the local Community Board and City Council Member.
  • All projects funded by the Office of the Bronx Borough President are required to meet one of the following established green building certification programs:
    • LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design)
    • Enterprise Green Communities
    • NYSERDA Multifamily Performance Partners and Energy Star Programs
  • Pro-forma (if possible)