The Glen Cove Community Development Agency (“CDA”), formerly known as the Urban Renewal Agency, was established on April 16, 1964 under Title 11-A Section 580-a of the Consolidated Laws of the State of New York. The name change was mandated by State Law Section 580-a, in January 1, 1980. The CDA consists of the Mayor, who acts as Chairman and six board members appointed by the Mayor and approved by the City Council.
Mission Statement (Adopted March 10, 2011)
The Glen Cove Community Development Agency’s purpose is to plan and implement programs involving the rehabilitation and revitalization of both the residential and commercial sectors of the City of Glen Cove, foster economic growth, provide assistance to public service organizations, eliminate blight and improve opportunities for low and moderate income citizens of the City of Glen Cove.
The Glen Cove Community Development Agency (CDA), through an intermunicipal agreement with the City of Glen Cove, researches grant opportunities, writes and submits grant applications, and provides grant administration, including the Waterfront Redevelopment Project, on behalf of the City of Glen Cove.
Community Development Block Grant The CDA receives annual Community Development Block Grant funding, (“CDBG”) from the United States Department of Housing and Urban Development through the Nassau County Consortium. This CDBG grant funds the Residential Rehabilitation Program for senior citizen/disabled residents; public service agency programs that provide services for the benefit of low/moderate income residents of Glen Cove; public facilities improvements that serve an area benefit to the public such as handicap accessible doors to Glen Cove Sr. Center and Brain Games Room upgrades. Funding is also available for economic development programs such as commercial facade rehabilitation and signage grant programs to help business as well as leveraging funds for City projects that serve to eliminate blight and remediate contaminated sites.
Glen Cove CDA Performance Goals: (Adopted March 10, 2011)
Operate in a fiscally conscientious and responsible manner.
To continually assess the needs of the City's residents, and to strive to apply the Agency's services where they will create the most benefit and community vitality.
To meet the needs of the community by working to secure state and federal funding for City and community priorities.
To cultivate community trust and engagement by operating in a transparent and easily accessible manner.
To meet the needs of the residents of the City of Glen Cove by supporting local public service agencies and programs.
Work with City of Glen Cove Building Department to assist local businesses in signage and facade improvements through commercial rehabilitation funding program to eliminate blight and improve economic development of the commercial business district.