List of Grant Applications
- CDBG (COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT BLOCK GRANT) is funded by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) through the Oklahoma Department of Commerce (ODOC). This is a grant the city receives each year in the amount of approximately $200,000 (includes the 1:1 match). It serves primarily low- to moderate-income persons and is intended to improve the quality of life. It may fund projects such as the following: water lines, wastewater lines, housing re-habilitation or demolition, park improvements, streets, sidewalks, bike/pedestrian trails, drainage, water management, tree trimming, and senior citizen facilities. Each spring, we ask the citizens of Stillwater for input on how to spend this grant.
The most recent CDBG grants and their status:
- 2005. A pedestrian bridge over Stillwater Creek along Virginia Road. (Closed and audited.)
- 2006. A drainage ditch near 12th Avenue near Duck Street. (Closed and audited.)
- 2007. Sewer replacement project in the area of Adams Street between 10th and 13th Avenues (Closed and audited.)
- 2008. Sewer replacement in the area known as “Highland Park” along Arrington and Doty Streets between Virginia Road and 3rd Avenue. (Closed and audited.)
- #13902 CDBG 09 is a sewer replacement project in the area of Chester, Fern and Lowery Streets from 11th to 13th Avenues. This project was completed in two phases as the original area (Chester and Fern Streets) came in under budget so Lowery Street was added and completed as well. This project replaced existing sewer mains and manholes. The project was completed in November 2011. The budget for this project was $231,000.
- #14439 CDBG 10 is a water repair and replacement project in the area of Pine and Adams Streets between 10th and 8th Avenues (known as the "South of the Hospital Water Project"). Construction began in April of this year and is expected to take approximately five months to complete. The total amount of this grant is $234,118.
- #14842 CDBG 11 is a street full-depth reconstruction project in the area of Doty, Arrington and Berry Streets from 3rd Avenue to Maple Street.The design portion of this project is near completion and construction is scheduled to begin in May 2012. The budget for this project is $228,250.
- 2012 CDBG. After application in July, the contract is expected to be awarded in November of this year. The budget for this project is $198,948.
- FEMA (FEDERAL EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT AGENCY) typically funds projects that provide relief to emergency situations or assist with preventive measures (i.e., preparing ourselves in the event of an emergency).
Current FEMA grants:
- Babcock Basin Hazard Mitigation Grant in the amount of $1.7 million. It has been approved by FEMA in two parts, the first part, for the design of the project and the second for the construction. Design is underway with completion expected in mid July 2012. This grant is for remedying stormwater, flooding, and drainage situations in the area south of 19th Avenue and west of Western Road.
- Severe Repetitive Loss (SRL) is a repetitive loss grant through which FEMA validated properties and structures may be acquired by the local jurisdiction. Stillwater has one validated property at 1414 S. Western Rd. The application was submitted to acquire the property, remove the structure, and construct an environmentally friendly and educational area. The grant was not funded.
- Hazard Mitigation Grant Program (HMGP) Safe Room Grant: The City applied for a FEMA funded safe room/storm shelter grant through the Oklahoma Emergency Management Agency in September 2011. This grant would supply individual safe rooms to owner occupied properties within the city of Stillwater. The total amount of this award will be $2,055,800. This grant is not yet funded.
- SAFE ROUTES TO SCHOOL (SRTS). Oklahoma Department of Transportation (ODOT) initiated the Oklahoma Safe Routes to School Program and the City of Stillwater, along with the Stillwater Public Schools, applied for funding. The grant was awarded in the amount of $220,000. At the time of application Highland Park School was to receive sidewalk reconstruction as well as some other non-infrastructure training, etc. Since that time, the City and Stillwater Public Schools have asked to change the purpose of the grant because Highland Park School is being relocated. ODOT changed the scope of this grant, which will now be used to make the State Highway 51 and Jardot intersection safe for children to cross. A stoplight as well as other safe crossing features will be placed at that corner.
- ARRA (AMERICAN RECOVERY AND REINVESTMENT ACT). The City of Stillwater has received stimulus funds of nearly $21 million for the purpose of infrastructure upgrades and improvements. Some of these grants were not funded, have been completed, or are in process.
- Electric Utility requested $10.4 million for a smart grid system to be used for metering and billing across Stillwater and Central Rural Electric (CREC) powered locations. This grant was not funded.
- Parks and Recreation Department received a no-match energy-efficiency grant through the U.S. Department of Energy for more efficient field lighting at the Babcock Park ball fields and for marking of completed bicycle routes through Stillwater. The project is funded at $209,300. Both project are completed.
- Stillwater Police Department applied for funds to develop an interstate automated license plate recognition system in the amount of $25 million. The application funded under the TIGER Discretionary Grant Program and was not funded.
- Stillwater Fire Department applied for $3 million for improvements to four existing fire stations in Stillwater and the construction of a new fire station. This grant was not funded.
- Stillwater Regional Airport has completed the airport runway improvement and expansion project funded in the amount of $ 5.9 million. Funding was provided by the U.S. Department of Transportation via the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA).
- Water Utilities received funds through two sources: 1) the drinking water state revolving fund loan program for water projects and 2) the clean water state revolving fund loan program for wastewater projects. The City's applications were approved in August 2009 with the Water Treatment Division receiving $11.6 million and Wastewater Collection Division receiving $2.5 million These grant projects were completed in 2010 with the exception of the automated meter reading (AMR) project, which is scheduled for completion in early 2013.
- EMERGENCY SHELTER GRANTS are funded through Oklahoma Department of Commerce (ODOC) and administered by the receiving agency. The City of Stillwater, as the unit of local government in which the receiving agencies are located, serves as oversight and close-out compliance agency for the grants.
- Stillwater Domestic Violence Center (SDVC) received a grant in the amount of $50,000 to be used for operation and maintenance, essential services and administration within the center. SDVC staff administer the grant.
- Mission of Hope (MOH) has received two supportive housing grants administered by MOH staff.
- Transitional Housing provides supportive services (for example: case management, staffing, and Homeless Management Information Systems (HMIS)) for ten, single-family units located at the Mission.
- Permanent Housing consists of housing throughout the community for the chronic homeless with disabilities.
- CENTRAL OKLAHOMA ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT DISTRICT (COEDD). As a member of the regional development district, the City of Stillwater is eligible for a variety of grants. For nine of the past ten years, The City have received the Community Expansion of Nutritional Assistance (CENA) grant in the amount of $1,000 for the City of Stillwater Senior Activity Center through the Older Americans Act for nutritional snack options.
- HOME PARTNERSHIP PROGRAM. The City received a grant for down payment and/or closing cost assistance for low- to moderate-income persons. The grant is funded by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) as administered by the Oklahoma Housing Finance Agency (OHFA). The City received $100,620 for down payment assistance and $3,018 in administrative dollars. This grant has been fully expended as of January 2012.
While the City does not plan to re-apply for this grant due to the 25 percent match requirement, there is a large demand by the public to continue the Homebuyer Education Classes, alternative ways of funding are being considered, in an effort to continue offering this class.
- TRANSPORTATION ENHANCEMENT. Oklahoma Department of Transportation (ODOT) has provided $192,556 for the Parkview Estates Trail completion and connection
- OKLAHOMA ARTS COUNCIL (OAC)
- Stillwater Arts Festival typically receives grants from the OAC as well as from the Stillwater Arts and Humanities. While the amount of the grants fluctuate each year, the awarding for the festival remains constant at $2,500. The award for FY 12/13 equals $4,000.
- Stillwater Community Center Foundation receives grants for a number of performing art series, which has included such acts as the Rock and Roll Review, The Tony Rice Unit, Dallas Brass and the Missoula Children’s Theater.
- OKLAHOMA DEPARTMENT OF LIBRARIES: The Stillwater Public Library receives grants from the Oklahoma Department of Libraries for membership and continuing education.
- Oklahoma Department of Libraries has asked the Stillwater Public Library to manage a $100,000 grant for the Overdrive Library Consortium. This consortium is for an e-book and audio-book program, which allows for the purchase of e-books, music downloads and e-readers.
- National Endowment for the Arts: This grant is for “One Book, One Community," a series of community events. In 2012, the grant funded programming inspired by the life of native son Will Rogers. Programming for this series includes, books, a museum exhibit, and a performance at the library. This grant was funded in the amount of $10,000 and was awarded in February 2012. The $10,000 match was met with private donations.
- POLICE AND FIRE DEPARTMENTS. The Stillwater Police Department and the Stillwater Fire Department receive numerous grants at varying funding levels, some pass-through while others are direct funds, for operations, training, equipment, etc.
- Bullet Proof Vest Partnership Payment.This grant was funded in October 2011 for five bullet-proof vests. The amount of this grant was $1,753.12.
- Stillwater Fire Department is applying for a Fire Safety and Prevention Grant funded through Homeland Security and FEMA in the amount of $1,000,000 to be used for educating children of the dangers, as well as how to respond, prevent, and protect themselves.
- PARKS AND RECREATION
- Applied for and was awarded a S.T.O.P. (Shade Trees on Playgrounds) grant. This grant provided 43 trees, which were recently planted at Boomer Lake Trails and Lakeside Golf Course's instructional area.
- USDA Natural Resource Conservation Services (NRCS). In February 2012, NRCS awarded the City with a grant to rebuild the damn at Lake McMurtry based upon the recommendation of the Noble County Conservation District’s conditional report of the damn. This project is scheduled to start as soon as possible. The amount of this grant is $1,700,000.
- LANGSTON UNIVERSITY. The Stormwater Management Program entered into a pilot project with Langston University to clear vegetation from difficult to reach drainage ditches and rights of way. Langston University loaned the City of Stillwater 15 goats, which were fenced in ditches and rights of way as they ate the vegetation. This program was a success and saved the City labor costs.
- C-STAR MANAGEMENT was awarded a grant for multi-family housing through the Oklahoma Housing Finance Agency. Stillwater City Council supported this project with a resolution of support.
The Stillwater Public Library was awarded a two-year grant, in the amount of $995 from the Stillwater Community Endowment Fund for the purpose of assisting grantseekers and organizations find funds for their nonprofit projects and operations. The grant provided funding to open the Nonprofit Resource Center (NRC), which is now available at the Stillwater Public Library and includes three powerful databases, a collection of books, and materials for every aspect of grantseeking and nonprofit stewardship.