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Grants, Programs & Disaster Recovery

The Department of Capital Planning and Resiliency administers several different grant programs for The City of Moore such as Community Development Block Grant – Entitlement and Community Development Block Group – Disaster Recovery, Oklahoma Recreational Trail Grant, and the ACOG Clean Cities Grant.

Community Development Block Grant – Disaster Recovery

The City of Moore has received Community Development Block Grant Disaster Recovery (CDBG-DR) funds from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). CDBG-DR funds support a broad range of community projects to address unmet long term recovery needs in the May 2013 disaster area. The Disaster Recovery funds aid in long-term tornado recovery efforts. The City with resident and committee input has completed an Action Plan that guides the spending and projects related to these funds.

Community Development Block Grant – Entitlement

According to the Department of Housing and Urban Development, The Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Entitlement Program provides annual grants on a formula basis to entitled cities and counties to develop viable urban communities by providing decent housing and a suitable living environment, and by expanding economic opportunities, principally for low- and moderate-income persons. The program is authorized under Title 1 of the Housing and Community Development Act of 1974, Public Law 93-383, as amended; 42 U.S.C.-5301 et seq.

The City of Moore became an entitled city in 2010 and receives an estimated $300,000 each program year. The City usually funds three to five public service agencies and completes an infrastructure project each year with the annual allocation.

Down Payment and Closing Costs Program

For many people, down payment and closing cost assistance can be the difference between homeownership dreams and reality. The Down Payment Assistance Program provides federal assistance for qualifying low-to moderate-income homebuyers to purchase a house located in one of the 2013 disaster-impacted neighborhoods within the City of Moore.

Additional Grants

The City of Moore has been awarded several grants over the past few years that have funded many different projects.

Clean Air Grant

The Association of Central Oklahoma Governments (ACOG) granted the City of Moore a Clean Air Grant for Public Sector Fleets. The City received a total of $103,056.00 to convert one new refuse collection truck to natural gas. This new refuse truck is estimated to be in use by August 2018.

Recreational Trails Program

The Oklahoma Tourism and Recreation Department awarded the City of Moore a recreational trails grant of $160,000.00 for the construction of a trail for Fairmoore Park. The trail was constructed in the winter of 2017 during the complete re-construction of Fairmoore Park.

Land and Water Conservation Fund

The Oklahoma Tourism and Recreation Department awarded the City of Moore a grant from the Land and Water Conservation Fund in the amount of $250,000.00. These grant funds will help fund a spray park, pavilion, restroom, and trail for Westmoore Trails Park. This project is expected to begin construction on the Fall of 2018.