Notices & Meeting Minutes

5/23/2017

Agenda

Neighborhood Building Blocks Fund

Location:

Delaware Economic Development Office, 820 North French Street, Tenth Floor, Wilmington, Delaware 19801

Contact:

Diane Laird at Diane.Laird@state.de.us or by calling 302-577-8477

Description/Agenda:

The agenda for the meeting, which is subject to change, is as follows:

 

  • Call to Order
  • Review minutes of April 25, 2017 meeting
  • Review status of applications discussed on March 9, April 6, and April 25.
  • Review NBBF applications:
  1. (CDPD-12-16-Stump) City of Dover Police Department: The Dover Police Department seeks to fund its foot patrols, expand the coverage of their city-wide camera system, enhance its call for service system, and maintain its close relationship with the community through the Police Athletic League programs and other community events.  Amount of request:  $858,281 Proposed match: $ 216,495  NOTE: A portion of this grant request was presented at the April 6, 2017 meeting.
  2. (PNS-12-16-Turgon) Project New Start:  Through itsReentry Program, Project New Start works with medium and high-risk state and federal offenders to successfully transition out of prison by providing job training and assistance in both technical and soft/emotional intelligence skills needed for successful reentry. Amount of request:  $150,000  Proposed match: $639,600
  3.  (COW-12-16-Sophrin) City of Wilmington:  The City of Wilmington seeks matching funds to produce with significant and multi-faceted public engagement, a citywide comprehensive plan to guide City efforts, inform private investment, and prioritize the newly-formed Wilmington Neighborhood Conservancy Land Bank’s work.  Amount of request:  $350,000  Proposed match: $350,000
  4. (NCALL-12-16-Myer) NCALL Research, Inc.:  TheRestoring Central Dover: Safety = “Lights On – Crime Off” and Resident Engagement programs seek to improve poorly lit homes and vacant properties, establish Neighborhood Watch groups, and implement programs and services for at-risk youth to motivate positive behavior.  Amount of request:  $100,000  Proposed match: $77,000
  5. (CWCDC-12-16-Lester) Cornerstone West CDC: The proposedClean/Safe Design Strategies for West Side (Wilmington) Business District project will enable businesses in the commercial corridors to install security cameras and make façade improvements to their properties as part of a CPTED strategy to deter crime. Amount of request:  $100,000  Proposed match: $10,000
  6. (DREI-12-16-Smith) Divergent Real Estate and Investment:   The proposedProactive Action for Resilient Communities” program provides additional resources and options for current programs operating in the area through training focused on construction skills, construction economics, creating habitable housing, digital awareness and literacy training, and entrepreneurial education. Amount of request:  $ 50,000 Proposed match: $50,000
  • Other Business

4/25/2017

Agenda

Neighborhood Building Blocks Fund

Location:

Delaware Economic Development Office, 820 North French Street, Tenth Floor, Wilmington, Delaware 19801

Contact:

Diane Laird at Diane.Laird@state.de.us or by calling 302-577-8477

Description/Agenda:

  1. Call to Order
  2. Review minutes of April 6, 2017 meeting
  3. Review status of applications discussed on March 9 and April 6.
  4. Review NBBF applications:
    • (BGCD-12-16-Krupanski) Boys and Girls Club of Delaware: The proposed Youth Crime and Delinquency Prevention project in five locations within Wilmington, Dover, Seaford, and Milford will target working with high risk youth from distressed socio-economic environments during out-of-school hours to address health and physical education, relationship building with law enforcement and violence-, bullying-, school drop-out-, and drug/alcohol prevention.   Amount of request:  $300,000  Proposed match: $200,000
    •  (POD-12-16-Harris) Pathways of Delaware: The proposed Youth Health Ambassador Program (YHAP) will address youth delinquency prevention through peer/community engagement, self-esteem development, teaching emotional intelligence, employment, and mentorship. Amount of request:  $90,186
    • (ICHDE-12-16-Alvarez) Interfaith Community Housing: The Resident Leadership Development Academy (RDLA) is an innovative resident engagement program designed to cultivate and support self-identified community leaders, adults and young adults, in Wilmington. Amount of request: $50,000 Proposed match:  $38,000
    • (YMCAD-12-16-Bunting YMCAD) Central YMCA: Housing Assistance for Men Reentering Society is targeted to the Central YMCA Residences in Wilmington, DE, which provides affordable housing and supportive services for men (often with mental health, substance abuse, and physical disability issues) within their 180 room facility. Amount of request: $50,000 Proposed match: $65,000
    • (YMCAD-12-16-Woznicki YMCAD) Walnut Street Teen Engagement targets engagement of 200 eighth and ninth grade students and a group of teen leaders in expanded programming at the Walnut Street YMCA during the 2017/18 school year. This center serves Wilmington’s East Side community.  Amount of request:  $50,000 Proposed match: $74,000
    • (YMCAD-12-16-Kennedy YMCAD) After School Program and Community Events for Teens at the West Family YMCA seeks to expand its after-school program to 30 teens, specifically to allow the teens to access quality after-school care, and host monthly community events. Amount of request:  $50,000  Proposed match: $53,492
    • (YMCAD-12-16-Herr  YMCAD) The proposed Young Men’s Mentoring Program proposes to engage 30 males, ages 10-15, in a year-round mentoring program focused on healthy lifestyles and employment skills training at the Dover YMCA. Amount of request:  $50,000  Proposed match: $39,000
    • (YMCAD-12-16-Shiring YMCAD)  Take on Summer at the Central YMCA in downtown Wilmington targets enrollment of 75 teens into the full day, structured summer camp experience, which is to include life skills and job readiness workshops, career mentors, and enrichment programs offered by members of the community, while preparing teens as viable candidates for entry level jobs. Amount of request:  $50,000 Proposed match: $20,000
    • (DHA-12-16-Downen) Dover Housing Authority:  Proposed program (of the Green Beret Project) to run at Dover High School for +/-500 children (grades 5th-12th) attending summer school and +/-200 children on probation.  Partners include Dover Police Department, FBI, Housing Authority, Delaware Department of Correction, Capital School District employees, Youth Rehabilitative Services, Dover Air Force Base, and also local businesses, non-profits, and community volunteers.  Amount of request:  $182,000  Proposed match: $161,600

         5. Other Business

4/24/2017

Agenda

Council on Development Finance

Location:

Buena Vista, 661 South DuPont Highway in New Castle, Delaware 19720

Contact:

Delaware Economic Development Office, 99 Kings Highway, Dover, Delaware 19901, (302) 739-4271

Description/Agenda:

  • Delaware Innovation Space, Inc.
  • Coastal Brewing Company, LLC
  • Executive Session
  • All Other Matters That May Come Before The Council

4/6/2017

Agenda Minutes

Neighborhood Building Blocks Fund

Location:

Delaware Economic Development Office, 820 North French Street, Tenth Floor, Wilmington, Delaware 19801

Contact:

Diane Laird at Diane.Laird@state.de.us or by calling 302-577-8477

Description/Agenda:

  • Call to Order
  • Review minutes of March 9, 2017 meeting
  • Review status of applications approved on March 9
  • Review NBBF applications:
  1.  (YWCAD-12-16-LaRock) YWCA of Delaware, Inc.:   The purpose of the proposed summer program “Summer Internship Teen Empowerment (SITE)” is to address youth unemployment and will focus on providing young people within the City of Wilmington (specifically within the feeder pattern of P.S. DuPont Middle School) with skills that result in meaningful employment. Amount of request $17,589.50
  2. (JFSD-12-16-Namugenyi) Jewish Family Services of Delaware:  The purpose of the proposed project “Pre-Employment Transition Services (PETS) & Clinical Youth Advocacy” is to provide a combination of workforce develo9ment, technical skills training, and individualized counseling to at-risk youth in downtown Wilmington, with the goal of preventing recidivism or involvement in the juvenile justice system.  Amount of request $24,092
  3. (OOA-12-16-Melton) Out of the Ashes:  “Out of the Ashes: Where a seed finds life” is an artistic healing experience between a father and a son, presented through dramatic expression, that delves into the childhood issues, with the goal of connecting various service providers with families that attend performances.  Amount of request $25,000
  4. (FAME-12-16-Wilson) FAME, Inc.:  The purpose of the “STEMulate Change Outreach Initiative” is to prevent/reduce crime and cultivate economic development through hands-on STEM education during out-of-school hours for students, grades 3-6, at schools and community-based organizations. Amount of request $ 25,000
  5. (CDPD-12-16-Stump) City of Dover Police Department:  The applicant seeks funding to fill one police cadet position for a two-year period to address concerns from downtown merchants, customers, and residents about safety within the City of Dover. NOTE:  Due to urgency of need, this applicant requested that this component of a larger application (filed this round) be considered at this time. $27,062
  6. (CCDC-12-16-Nix) Canaan Community Development Corp.:  This applicant proposes a small business accelerator assisting ten minority micro-business owners (under five full time employees) in Wilmington’s DDD to grow through both core and supplemental services, using EMyth curriculum and coaching over a maximum 15 month time period. Amount of request $29,700
  7. (WRC-12-16-Levin) Wilmington Renaissance Corporation:  The applicant proposes the “Vacant to Vibrant ‘Rock Lot’ Transformation” project to transform a currently dark, trash-strewn “rock lot” within the Creative District into a space in which residents and visitors can gather to enjoy public performances, food events, marketplaces and arts activities. Amount of request $30,000
  8. (NHCC-12-16-Barry) New Horizons Community Center:  The purpose of the proposed “New Horizons Community Center Martial Arts & work readiness” project is to leverage community resources to educate and activate juveniles and adolescents in the areas of physical fitness, personal development (character & ethics), finance,  and business to overcome community problems of high crime, prolific drug sales/use, violence, and poverty.  Amount of request $40,000
  9. (CBCDC-12-16-Keeling) Central Baptist CDC/DBA Urban Acre Produce Company: The applicant proposes a community garden to be built on four lots at 815-821 N. Church Street to transform a vacant, overgrown area into “an oasis of beauty in this eastside neighborhood.”  To include ten raised garden beds available to the community, plus additional beds to be used by Urban Acres Produce for sales to local restaurants and farmers markets, using volunteers/students from CDCDC’s workforce training programs. Amount of request $43,000
  10. (YMCAD-12-16-Mullan) YMCA of Delaware:  “Take on Sumer at the Bear-Glasgow Family YMCA” proposes to enroll and provide 75 teens free access to the YMCA throughout the summer months, providing compelling opportunities to ensure consistency of participation. Amount of request $45,080
  11. (NCPC-12-16-Smithers) New Castle Prevention Coalition, Inc.:  The “Community Solar Project” is designed to address residents within the Route to community.  Specifically, veteran volunteers skilled in photovollaic systems will work with 15 adolescents/young adults to install off-grid, solar-powered security lighting on the premises of 30 seniors, veterans, and/or disabled residents. Amount of request $46,476
  12. (DNS-12-16-Harrod) Delaware Nature Society: This applicant in partnership with three community organizations proposes to create an extensive teen environmental after-school club for 30 students to address and prevent the violence challenges that the Wilmington Northeast community experiences.  Club to run fall 2017, spring and summer 2018.  Amount of request $48,394
  13. (BRCDC-12-16-Davis) BeReady CDC: The applicant proposes to enroll and provide a stipend to 24 youth into several projects to “transform the behaviors, mindsets, and …perception of the neighborhood”: a beautification project to clean up the area (remove litter and provide garbage cans, urban garden, mural); train youth on value of food-based activities at DSU’s Agricultural lab; train youth in basic construction skills; and provide Life Skills Training.  Amount of request $49,400
  14. (CHECI-12-16-Dryden) CHEC, Inc.  Applicant seeks to implement the “Community Trials Intervention to Reduce High-Risk Drinking” program in Wilmington to reduce youth access to alcohol, as well as reduce alcohol-related accidents and violent incidents/injuries resulting from alcohol use. Amount of request $49,999
  • Other Business

4/4/2017

Agenda Minutes

The Delaware Economic Development Working Group

Location:

Delaware Technical and Community College Terry Campus, 100 Campus Drive, Dover, DE 19904 in the Corporate Training Center, Room Number 400B

Contact:

Delaware Economic Development Office, 99 Kings Highway, Dover, Delaware 19901, (302) 739-4271

Description/Agenda:

Download - The 2017-04-06 Delaware Economic Development Working Group Report FINAL

  1. Call to Order
  2. Review minutes of March 31, 2017 meeting
  3. Discussion and consideration of the Working Group Report to the Governor that includes at least the following:
    • Review the draft framework of a proposed Public-Private Partnership (“PPP”) with comments from the Working Group.
    • Policy recommendations regarding the use of a PPP to foster economic development in Delaware, particularly in the area of strengthening the environment for entrepreneurs.
    • The features essential to the success of any recommended PPP, including but not limited to a proposed governance structure, any necessary legislation and an estimate of necessary appropriations from the General Assembly.
    • Consideration, discussion and determination of the Working Group Report.
  4. Discussion, consideration and determination of any further actions necessary to implement the Executive Order
  5. Public comment
  6. Adjournment

3/31/2017

Agenda Minutes

The Delaware Economic Development Working Group

Location:

Fraunhofer Center for Molecular Biotechnology, 9 Innovation Way, Suite 200, Newark, DE 19711

Contact:

Delaware Economic Development Office, 99 Kings Highway, Dover, Delaware 19901, (302) 739-4271

Description/Agenda:

I. Call to Order

II. Review minutes of March 6, 2017 meeting

III. Discussion and consideration of the Working Group Report to the Governor that includes at least the following:

  • Review the draft framework of a proposed Public-Private Partnership (“PPP”) with comments from the Working Group.
  • Policy recommendations regarding the use of a PPP to foster economic development in Delaware, particularly in the area of strengthening the environment for entrepreneurs.
  • The features essential to the success of any recommended PPP, including but not limited to a proposed governance structure, any necessary legislation and an estimate of necessary appropriations from the General Assembly.
  • A proposed process and timeline for implementing any policy recommendation and finalizing the Working Group Report.

 IV. Discussion, consideration and determination of any further actions necessary to implement the Executive Order

V. Public comment

VI. Adjournment

3/27/2017

Agenda Minutes

Council on Development Finance

Location:

Buena Vista, 661 South DuPont Highway in New Castle, Delaware 19720

Contact:

Delaware Economic Development Office, 99 Kings Highway, Dover, Delaware 19901, (302) 739-4271

Description/Agenda:

  • Del Monte Fresh Produce, N.A., Inc.
  • Fair Square Financial, LLC
  • St. Andrew’s School of Delaware, Inc.,
  • First State Community Loan Fund
  • Delaware Manufacturing Extension Partnership
  • Executive Session
  • All Other Matters That May Come Before The Council

3/9/2017

Agenda Minutes

Neighborhood Building Blocks Fund

Location:

Delaware Economic Development Office, 820 North French Street, Tenth Floor, Wilmington, Delaware 19801

Contact:

Diane Laird at Diane.Laird@state.de.us or by calling 302-577-8477

Description/Agenda:

The agenda for the meeting, which is subject to change, is as follows:

  • Call to Order
  • Review minutes of February 9, 2017 meeting
  • Review NBBF applications:
  1. (WPKA-12-16-Walls) Wilmington Peacekeepers Association:   The proposed “Bridging the Gap with Community Involvement” project is a community festival to connect recipients with at least fifteen faith-based organizations, law enforcement, and service organizations in a safe, relaxed atmosphere.  The proposed location of the project at LJ’s Playpen Academy at 2601 Carter Street, Wilmington, is within a designated Downtown Development District (DDD). Amount of request $4,798
  2. (LACC-12-16-Rincon) Latin American Community Center:  Targeting juvenile crime prevention with anticipated impact upon a high crime area by providing healthy activities (soccer) free of charge to 20 co-ed at-risk youth, ages 12-16, in the Hilltop area of Wilmington.  Amount of request $5,000
  3. (SNDPCI-12-16-Patterson) Second District Neighborhood Planning Council Inc. (2DNPC):  Remediation of gas station structure and replacement with a community youth garden designed with CPTED (Crime Prevention Through Environmental Design) principles at 511 Concord Avenue in Wilmington. Targeting crime reduction, juvenile crime prevention, neighborhood revitalization, and blight reduction. Amount of request $7,000
  4. (PWICI-12-16-Butler) Parents With Incarcerated Children:   The “Teach One, Reach Many” project, in partnership with the Achievement Center, seeks to provide services to assist inmates (within Wilmington Downtown Development District area) after release with transition back into community. Amount of request $8,000
  5. (MOCI-12-16-Lynch) Ministry of Caring, Wilmington, DE:  Teach senior citizens how to protect themselves from dangerous crimes.  Will work with Wilmington Police Department and develop and implement a workshop to address personal safety in high crime neighborhoods.   Amount of request $9,000
  6. (PMA-12-16-Karani) Pemberley Maintenance Association:  The Pemberley Crime Prevention and Alleviation Program seeks to mount surveillance cameras for use by the Pemberley Development (Newark, DE) community and the New Castle County Police Department to address drug hotspots.  Amount of request $9,644
  7. (DDP-12-16-Cote) Downtown Dover Partnership:  The purpose of the proposed Downtown Community Garden Project is to supply local community farmers market with fresh fruits and vegetables and provide the community with access to affordable nutritious food options. The market accepts SNAP and WIC.  Amount of request $10,000
  8. (UBP-12-16-Wilburn) Urban Bike Project:  Seeking to stimulate economic activity and reduce crime by providing free bicycles to adults in need of transportation in/near 1500 N. Walnut Street, Wilmington.  Targeted recipients: low income, homeless, and formerly-incarcerated persons who lack access to reliable transportation.  Amount of request $10,000
  9. (NCC-12-16-Casey) New Castle County: Communities of Edgemoor Gardens and Sparrow Run have been identified by New Castle County as needing a strategic redevelopment plan on housing and related investments to develop strategies to stabilize the neighborhoods and to promote stability.  Amount of request $25,000
  10. (NF-12-16-Crawl-Bey) Inter-Neighborhood Foundation: Seek creation and development of an implementation plan for the Northeast Wilmington Blueprint Community Revitalization Plan. Amount of request $25,000
  11. (TOL-12-16-Smith) Town of Laurel: Seeking to reduce blight, long term vacancy, and deterioration of the historic district, while improving public safety through targeted ordinances, by implementation of the Downtown Development District (DDD) plan.  Laurel was designated a DDD in August 2016. Amount of request $32,550
  12. (CNC-12-16-Barthel) City of New Castle City:   Seeking to amend the current Downtown Development District (DDD) plan and strengthen the application for future submission to the State of Delaware for designation as a DDD. Amount of request $38,500
  13. (ERCI-12-16-Popo) Edgemoor Revitalization Cooperative, Inc.:  Seeking development of a community plan for Edgemoor Gardens to mitigate crime and blight.  Amount of request $40,000
  14. (DC-12-16-Cathcart) City of Delaware City:  The City seeks funds to prepare a Downtown Development District (DDD) plan and application in consideration of future submission to the State of Delaware for designation as a DDD.  Amount of request $46,500
  15. (TOM-12-16-Hudson) Town of Millsboro.  The Town is seeking funds to complete a Downtown Development District (DDD) Plan with the intention of submitting the DDD Plan as part of the application for DDD designation.  Amount of request $48,000
  16. (TOB-12-16-Prettyman) Town of Blades:  The Town seeks to update its 2008 Comprehensive Plan in accordance Delaware code which requires a municipality to update their plan at least every ten years.  Amount of request $49,500
  17. (TOS-12-16-Long) Town of Selbyville:  The Town is seeking to update its Comprehensive Plan, due in 2017, and to identify areas of improvement and provide direction to implement a Capital Improvement Plan (CIP).  Amount of request $49,920
  18. (TOS-12-16-Abbott) Town of Smyrna:  The Town seeks a comprehensive plan update to allow the Town to formalize goals, strategies, and have an implementation plan in place for the downtown that will further the work that has been ongoing. Amount of request $49,935
  19. (TOG-12-16-Dvornick) Town of Georgetown:  The Town seeks to implement actions as a result of achieving Downtown Development District (DDD) designation in August 2016.  Specifically, within the first year of designation: carry out a marketing and promotion campaign, investigate financial incentives, and promote/advertise the use of grant and loans programs available within the DDD.  Plan Amount of request $49,994
  20. (COH-12-16-Tieman) City of Harrington:  Enable the City of Harrington and its Downtown Task Force to aggressively implement the City’s Downtown Development District (DDD) Plan and work with stakeholders on priority redevelopment projects.    The City of Harrington was designated as a DDD in August 2016. Amount of request $49,994
  21. (TOM-12-16-Krenzer) Town of Middletown:  The Town is seeking funds to prepare a Downtown Development District Plan with the intention of submitting the DDD Plan as part of the application for DDD designation. Amount of request $49,995
  22. (UDOSP-12-16-Peuquet) University of Delaware Office of Sponsored Programs:  Seeks Blueprint Communities implementation support in the three communities of Northeast and Washington Heights (Wilmington) and Rt. 9 Corridor.  Amount of request $50,000

 

 

3/6/2017

Agenda Minutes

The Delaware Economic Development Working Group

Location:

Delaware Technical and Community College Terry Campus, 100 Campus Drive, Dover, DE 19904 in the Corporate Training Center, Room Number 400B

Contact:

Delaware Economic Development Office, 99 Kings Highway, Dover, Delaware 19901, (302) 739-4271

Description/Agenda:

Download - The Redesigning State Economic Paper

Download - The 2016-07-14 Delaware Growth Agenda

  1. Call to Order
  2. Review minutes of February 24, 2017 meeting
  3. Discussion and consideration of the Working Group Report to the Governor that includes at least the following:
    1. Public-Private Partnership Presentation from Mike Downing, Acting Director of the Missouri Department of Economic Development.
    2. Policy recommendations regarding the use of a PPP to foster economic development in Delaware, particularly in the area of strengthening the environment for entrepreneurs;
    3. The features essential to the success of any recommended PPP, including but not limited to a proposed governance structure and an estimate of necessary appropriations from the General Assembly;
    4. A proposed process and timeline for implementing any policy recommendation
  4. Discussion, consideration and determination of any further actions necessary to implement the Executive Order
  5. Public comment
  6. Adjournment

 

 

2/27/2017

Agenda

Council on Development Finance

Location:

Delaware Technical Community College, Terry Campus in Dover, Delaware 19904

Contact:

Delaware Economic Development Office, 99 Kings Highway, Dover, Delaware 19901, (302) 739-4271

Description/Agenda:

  • RLDP Holding, LP
  • Nanticoke Memorial Hospital, Inc.
  • M Cubed Technologies, Inc.
  • Executive Session
  • All Other Matters That May Come Before The Council

2/24/2017

Agenda Minutes

The Delaware Economic Development Working Group

Location:

300 North Orange Street, Wilmington, Delaware

Contact:

Delaware Economic Development Office, 99 Kings Highway, Dover, Delaware 19901, (302) 739-4271

Description/Agenda:

Download the Working Group Documents

Download the Working Group PowerPoint Presentation

 

I. Discussion and consideration of topics listed in the Executive Order:

a.       All duties and responsibilities of DEDO mandated by the Delaware Code and other applicable Delaware law;
b.      All additional duties and responsibilities currently being undertaken by DEDO;
c.       Current DEDO staffing and funding levels;
d.      The extent to which other states in the United States have used Public-Private Partnerships (“PPPs”) as a tool to promote innovation and build an entrepreneurial community, the significant features of those partnerships and the degree to which they have achieved measurable results; and
e.       The conditions necessary to making effective use of a PPP to foster economic development in Delaware.

 II. Discussion and consideration of the Working Group Report to the Governor that includes at least the following:

a.       Policy recommendations regarding the use of a PPP to foster economic development in Delaware, particularly in the area of strengthening the environment for entrepreneurs;
b.      The features essential to the success of any recommended PPP, including but not limited to a proposed governance structure and an estimate of necessary appropriations from the General Assembly;
c.       A proposed process and timeline for implementing any policy recommendation; and
d.      A draft of any necessary implementing legislation.

III. Discussion, consideration and determination of the scheduling of future meetings, the Report to the Governor and draft legislation.

IV. Discussion, consideration and determination of any further actions necessary to implement the Executive Order

V.  Public comment

VI. Adjournment

2/9/2017

Agenda Minutes

Neighborhood Building Blocks Fund

Location:

Delaware Economic Development Office, 820 North French Street, Tenth Floor, Wilmington, Delaware 19801

Contact:

Diane Laird at Diane.Laird@state.de.us or by calling 302-577-8477

Description/Agenda:

  • Call to Order
  • Introduce new member to the NBBF Board
  • Review minutes of October 13, 2016 meeting
  • Discussion and decision on the grant application review and award process, including proposed timeline and extent of funding available
  •  Other Business

 

If the State of Delaware offices are closed on February 9, 2017, this meeting will be rescheduled.