CDP prides ourselves on the ability to package multiple financial resources to minimize the amount of local funds that our clients might put into a particular project. The participation of more than one funding source increases the complexity of any project. CDP is accustom to managing multiple funding sources including coordinating drawdown and reimbursement, spending thresholds, compliance auditing, change orders and budget revisions, and closing out each funding source.
Our first hand experience with State and Federal Grant and Loan Programs allows us to know how each program can be combined and/or utilized for projects. CDP has developed working relationships with the various agencies so we can understand how each program relates to our client's needs.
Water and Sewer Improvements are one of the most expensive infrastructure costs that a community might have. These essential services require constant maintenance and must be upgraded in order to meet the regulatory and growth demands. CDP will work with your engineer and the various funding agencies to develop a capital improvements program whereby we can logically and methodically address your needs. No matter if you undertake a major improvements project or decide to phase your improvements, CDP will develop an implementation plan that meets your needs.
The economic stability and growth of a community is directly related to having sound infrastructure systems in place. Without adequate infrastructure systems, commercial and industrial growth is limited. When commercial or industrial prospects are considering new locations or expansions, your community must be ready to act quickly to provide the services needed for the new developments. CDP will work with your community to develop a long range plan to address infrastructure improvements that will enhance your community marketability.
Affordable, decent, safe, and sanitary housing is a challenge for all communities. A comprehensive housing strategy that assesses and prioritizes housing need and identifies resources to address priorities and concerns, is essential for the provision of adequate housing opportunities. With the obvious exception of public housing, the direct expenditure or local funds for housing expansion, development, or rehabilitation is typically not a function of local government. However, an adequate supply of decent, safe, and affordable housing is critical to public welfare, promotes community pride, and potentially impacts economic development opportunities.
CDP, works with municipal and county governments to identify housing needs, and establish goals and priorities for housing activities. CDP assists our clients in developing HOME maintenance and rehabilitation programs, and single and multi-family housing developments. These programs are implemented using a combination of Federal and State grant and loan programs, private developers, and non-profit organizations.
In this time of increased concern and awareness of emergency service capabilities, improvement and growth of the emergency management operations within a community has become expected. Because of the tremendous technological improvements in the emergency management field, the expected emergency service growth and improvement comes at great expense.
The demand for recreational services is on the rise in communities across the nation. Small communities, like their larger counterparts, are faced with the monumental task of providing public venues for sports, community gatherings, and other recreational activities. A concern for activities for youth and young adults, combined with increased health awareness across all age groups, has fostered the rise in demand for multiple use park and recreation facilities including: ball fields, playgrounds, swimming facilities, walking tracks, etc. With a majority of the operating budget earmarked for essential services like public safety, infrastructure, and education, local funding for recreation is limited to nonexistent in many communities.