SENATE BILL REPORT
BYSenators Anderson, Lee and McMullen
Providing technical assistance for self-help projects.
Senate Committee on Economic Development & Labor
Senate Hearing Date(s):January 18, 1989; January 25, 1989; January 18, 1990; January 29, 1990
Majority Report: That Second Substitute Senate Bill No. 5104 be substituted therefor, and the second substitute bill do pass.
Signed by Senators Lee, Chairman; Anderson, Vice Chairman; Matson, Murray, Saling, Smitherman, Warnke, Williams.
Senate Staff:Jack Brummel (786-7428)
January 29, 1990
AS REPORTED BY COMMITTEE ON ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT & LABOR, JANUARY 29, 1990
Over the past 20 years, community-based development has emerged as a strategy of local organizations to bring about the economic and social revitalization of distressed communities. The self-help emphasis of community-based development distinguishes it from other development efforts. Community-based development involves local residents in housing rehabilitation, commercial or industrial development, and job generation activities. A number of states have developed programs of financial and technical assistance to community development groups. The technical assistance support has proven most cost-effective in leveraging resources to community-based development.
The original bill was not considered in the 1990 session.
EFFECT OF PROPOSED SUBSTITUTE:
The statute creating the local development matching fund is amended. Two hundred thousand dollars is set aside for technical assistance grants to community-based organizations. Up to 40 percent of the funds may be used for technical assistance in organizational and board development. A minimum of 60 percent of the funds shall be used on development projects in low income areas with at least 10 percent of ownership held by the community organization.
Community-based organizations eligible for technical assistance grants are nonprofit corporations or native American tribes in sub-state areas with experience in operating low-income programs and with low-income representation on their boards. Community-based organizations must meet certain requirements to qualify for the funds. An appropriation of $200,000 is added.
EFFECT OF PROPOSED SECOND SUBSTITUTE:
The appropriation of $200,000 is deleted.
Fiscal Note: available
Senate Committee - Testified: Stephen Buxbaum, DCD