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					KANSAS DEPARTMENT OF
COMMERCE
     KANSAS CDBG/ED PROGRAM
          IN RETROSPECT
THE EARLY YEARS: 1984-1990
•   Institutional Capacity
•   Staffing + Organization
•   Quantity
•   Quality
•   Jobs
DECLINE IN NUMBER OF PROJECTS
• Outmigration and Aging of Population
• Decrease in Manufacturing Base
• Less Labor Content Per Unit of Output
• Many Companies Have Already Accessed
  Program
• Decline in Capacity at Local + Regional Level
• Increase in Federal Requirements
CDBG/ED FUNDS HELD AT LOCAL
LEVEL
• Local RLFs established in 1980s
• Micro Loan Funds at County Level
• State Oversight Responsibilities
CURRENT PROGRAM PARAMETERS
•   Jobs + National Objective
•   Min = $100,000; Max = $750,000
•   Matching Funds
•   Business Loans
    • Interest Rate
    • Term
• Infrastructure Assistance
• Collateral
• Certified Administrators
STATE ADMINISTRATION OF
PROGRAM
•   Application TA
•   Application Review
•   Get Project Under Contract
•   Managing, Monitoring, Closeout
•   Loan Servicing
•   Dealing with Failed Projects
LOCAL CAPACITY BUILDING
•   Grant Administrators
•   Regional Development Organizations
•   City/County ED Directors
•   Local Chambers of Commerce
•   Bankers ?????
NEPA ENVIRONMENTAL REVIEW
•   Provide TA Early in Process
•   Good Project Description
•   Level of Review + Appropriate Review Agencies
•   Respond to Issues Raised by Agencies
•   Correct Publication Notices + Dates
MARKETING
•   Website
•   Application Workshops
•   News Releases
•   Business Division Field Reps
•   Brochures
•   Training Grant Administrators
•   Need For More Outreach to Private Business
    Community
MODUS OPERANDI
• Speak the Language of Business
• Maintain Standards
• Serious Lending vs. Mindless Giveaways
• Wealth Creation or Wealth Destruction?
  (WWWBD)
• The KTPO Principle
• Humility
KANSAS DEPARTMENT OF
COMMERCE
              Terry Marlin
      Small Cities CDBG Program
      1000 SW Jackson, Suite 100
        Topeka, KS 66612-1354
             785-296-4703

				
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