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Fayetteville, NC 28301
The City of Fayetteville received over $10 million from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009.
The City of Fayetteville aggressively pursued a wide range of projects through the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 in order to benefit our city and our citizens with new infrastructure, increased employment opportunities and improved delivery of City services. To that end, we want to inform our citizens about the economic stimulus programs and opportunities that became available to the City of Fayetteville. This site is designed to communicate the City's successes. The City's goal for this website is to enhance accountability and transparency as the organization is committed to the Government Information and Focus on Transparency (GIFT) program.
City staff pursued funding with a team approach. Every tool at the City's disposal was applied to ensure that Fayetteville positioned itself to take full advantage and emerged as a better, healthier community. The federal dollars received were spent on worthwhile projects and brought jobs to the City and surrounding communities. The City departments that received funding are highlighted below.
Approximately $3,129,010 was awarded from the FTA for hybrid buses and construction of sidewalks and pedestrian access to bus stops. Five buses have been placed in service and the sidewalk project along Walter Reed Road near Cape Fear Valley Medical Center is near completion. Funding in the amount of $32,000 was awarded for the sidewalk project.
Engineering & Infrastructure was awarded $600,000 from the Clean Water State Revolving Loan Fund for the Swainey Avenue stormwater improvement project. This project provides underground stormwater detention under student parking areas on the campus of Fayetteville Technical Community College near the intersection of Devers Street and Skye Drive. The detention basin ties into an existing system that outfalls into Branson Creek, which was depositing a significant amount of silt into the creek. As a result, the creek was showing signs of degradation at the outfall and downstream. The detention chambers not only provide TSS removal, but also slow the rate at which the stormwater is released into Branson Creek, which helps to prevent further degradation of the stream. The system was designed so that Fayetteville Technical Community College will have the ability to tie into the system and harvest some of the stormwater runoff in the future.
The department received $557,000 from the Clean Water State Revolving Loan Fund for the Devers Street and Skye Drive Stormwater improvement project. This project has improved stormwater quality in the Kornbow neighborhood along Swainey Avenue. The design consisted of upgrading the drainage system along Swainey Avenue. The system outfalls onto a Clean Water Management conservation easement. Upgrading the system alone would have caused erosion at the outfall and downstream. Providing a stormwater detention pond allows for water quality improvement and has reduced the velocity at which the water is released onto the conservation easement. The receiving waters for this system is Kornbow Lake, which is located in the water supply watershed (WSIV) protected area. Ft. Bragg is at the headwaters of Little Cross Creek, which feeds Kornbow Lake. Both the creek and the lake are listed as impaired. The construction of this system has assisted in protecting the watershed.
Community Development Block Grant - Recovery (CDBG-R)
Homeless Prevention and Rapid Re-housing (HPRP)
The Police Department received $2,528,240 from the COPS program for 17 additional officers. All 17 positions have been filled. Three are on solo patrol and 14 are still in field training with a mid-April 2011 expected solo release date.
The department was awarded $708,976 from the Justice Assistance Grant Program for various police programs, including:
The Environmental Services Department was awarded $1,652,900 from the Department of Energy for the Energy Efficiency and Conversation Block Grant. Here is a brief summary of the activities that fall under the funding: