Partial Action Plans
Specific LMDC activities and programs are funded by a $2.0 billion Community
Development Block Grant administered by the United States Department of Housing
and Urban Development (HUD) for the World Trade Center disaster recovery and
rebuilding efforts and a second HUD grant for $783 million for damaged
properties and businesses, including the restoration of utility infrastructure,
as well as economic revitalization related to the terrorists attacks, and to
assist businesses that suffered disproportionate loss of life from the
September 11 attacks.
Consistent with the spirit of the guidelines relating to such grants, LMDC
develops documents called partial action plans that detail the proposed
expenditure of these federal funds for particular activities. LMDC selects
activities based on needs as articulated by the public including residents,
businesses and workers, elected officials and government agencies, and
community based organizations. To qualify for funding activities must alleviate
existing conditions that pose a serious and immediate threat on the health or
welfare of New York City and or meet community and development needs resulting
from September 11, 2001.
Each partial action plan undergoes a multistage review and approval process.
Draft for public comment
A draft partial action plan is open to public comment for a minimum of fifteen
calendar days. Public comment must be made in writing and may be delivered to
LMDC either by posted mail or by electronic mail. When the draft plan is open
to public comment, LMDC places advertisements inviting public comment on the
draft plan in major New York City English, Spanish, and Chinese-language daily
newspapers and weekly community newspapers serving lower Manhattan. In
addition, the text of the draft plan is made available on LMDC’s web site
where public comments can be submitted through an electronic form. LMDC also
distributes copies in English, Spanish, and Chinese to civic and
neighborhood-based organizations throughout Lower Manhattan, elected officials,
LMDC Advisory Council members, and several local library branches.
As submitted to HUD
After the public comment period LMDC reviews the public comments and prepares
for submission to HUD responses to the public comments as well as any amendment
to the partial action plan appropriate in response to the public comments. LMDC
submits the revised version of the partial action plan including the public
comments and responses to comments to HUD for approval.
As approved by HUD
Amended Partial Action Plan 007: World Trade Center Memorial and Cultural Program and Lower Manhattan Tourism is CLOSED
Once LMDC receives notification from HUD that HUD is making funds available for
the partial action plan, the approved plan is posted on LMDC’s web site.
Any subsequent amendments are also posted on LMDC’s web site.
Below are LMDC’s partial action plans that have been approved to date,
and any that are in the public comment stage or under consideration by HUD. If
you click on a plan that is in the public comment stage, you will be able to
comment on the proposed partial action plan.
This Partial Action Plan detailed the expenditure of an additional $253,939,136.84 to fund the following items:
Partial Action Plan 006: Affordable Housing for Lower, Moderate, and Middle Income Residents is CLOSED
The World Trade Center Memorial and Cultural Program
LMDC planning and administrative activities
This Partial Action Plan details the expenditure of $43,831,579 that funded the following items:
Partial Action Plan 005: Tourism and Communications is CLOSED
The creation or preservation of over 3,000 units of affordable housing.
LMDC planning and administrative activities
This Partial Action Plan details the expenditure of $2,421,052.63 to fund the following items:
Partial Action Plan Supplemental Funding S-2: Utility Restoration, Infrastructure Rebuilding, and Other World Trade Center Area Improvements Program
Chinatown Tourism and Marketing Initiative
Lower Manhattan Communications Program
Planning and Administration Activities
This plan details the proposed expenditure of $750 million for a program to restore and rebuild utility infrastructure and to make other World Trade Center area improvements in Lower Manhattan.
Partial Action Plan Supplemental Funding S-1: New York Firms Suffering Disproportionate Loss of Workforce is CLOSED.
This plan details the expenditure of $33 million for a program to assist businesses in Lower Manhattan that suffered disproportionate loss of life as a result of the attacks on September 11, 2001. It was administered by the Empire State Development Corporation and in cooperation with the New York City Economic Development Corporation.
Partial Action Plan 004: Capital Short-Term Projects, Long-Term Planning, and Supplemental Funds for Business Recovery is CLOSED
This Partial Action Plan as amended details the expenditure of $153,762,848 to fund the following items:
Partial Action Plan 003: New York City Cultural and Community Development is CLOSED
Short-Term Capital Projects (amended)
Long-Term Planning (amended)
WTC Business Recovery Grant Program (amended)
Planning and administration activities
This Partial Action Plan details the expenditure of $24,334,503 to fund the following items:
Partial Action Plan 002: New York Business Recovery and Economic Revitalization
Renovation of pavilion in Columbus Park. (amended)
Marketing initiative for History and Heritage in Downtown NYC. (amended)
Planning and administration activities.
This Partial Action Plan details the expenditure of $317,625,391 to fund the following items:
Partial Action Plan 001: Residential Grant Program is CLOSED
World Trade Center Business Recovery Grant
Small Firm Attraction and Retention Grant (amended)
Job Creation and Retention Program (amended)
This Partial Action Plan details the expenditure of $251,747,304 to fund the following items:
Housing Assistance Program
Employment Training Assistance Program
Design and Installation of Interim Memorial
Administration and Planning