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File #: 220631    Version: 1 Name:
Type: Ordinance Status: Passed
File created: 7/12/2022 In control: Neighborhood Planning and Development Committee
On agenda: 8/3/2022 Final action: 8/11/2022
Title: Authorizing the Director of City Planning and Development to apply for and accept a United States Environmental Protection Agency Brownfields Revolving Loan Fund (RLF) Coalition Supplemental Grant in the amount of $1,000,000.00; estimating and appropriating revenue in the amount of $1,000,000.00 in certain Brownfield Revolving Loan Funds; and authorizing the execution of a cooperative agreement with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.
Attachments: 1. General Ord. Fact Sheet (2022 Coalition Supp. RLF)2, 2. Fiscal Note (Supplemental Coalition RLF FY22), 3. 220631 Appropriation, 4. Approp Admin Rev - TMP - 2044, 5. Approp Admin - TMP - 2044, 6. Authenticated Ordinance 220631
ORDINANCE NO. 220631

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Authorizing the Director of City Planning and Development to apply for and accept a United States Environmental Protection Agency Brownfields Revolving Loan Fund (RLF) Coalition Supplemental Grant in the amount of $1,000,000.00; estimating and appropriating revenue in the amount of $1,000,000.00 in certain Brownfield Revolving Loan Funds; and authorizing the execution of a cooperative agreement with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.

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WHEREAS, the City accepted a Brownfields Revolving Loan Fund Coalition Grant ("Coalition RLF") in 2020 from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency ("EPA") on behalf of coalition including Jackson County, Missouri and the Unified Government of Wyandotte County/Kansas City, Kansas, in the amount of $800,000.00 as authorized by Ordinance No. 200610; and

WHEREAS, the City created the Kansas City Regional Brownfields Coalition RLF Program to make loans and subgrants of RLF grant funds for the cleanup of Brownfield sites in respective jurisdictions of the coalition members; and

WHEREAS, the Brownfield Coalition RLF is an important source of low-interest, partially-forgivable loan capital that can be used to finance the cleanup of abandoned and underutilized properties, to help create jobs and new economic opportunities for economically distressed communities in Kansas City; and

WHEREAS, the EPA has offered the City a Supplemental RLF Grant in the amount of $1,000,000.00 for the Coalition RLF Program conditional upon the submittal of an application for funding and the execution of a separate EPA Cooperative Agreement governing use of the funds; NOW, THEREFORE,

BE IT ORDAINED BY THE COUNCIL OF KANSAS CITY:

Section 1. The Director of the Department of City Planning and Development is authorized to apply for and accept a Supplemental Brownfield Coalition RLF Grant from the EPA in the amount of $1,000,000.00.

Section 2. That revenue in the...

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