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Community Development and Job Training
Weed and Seed Program

 Total Federal Funding:  ---
 Estimated N.C. Funding:  ---
 Estimated Local Funding: $250,000 in a national competition for funding
 Administering Agency: U.S. Department of Justice
Neighborhood & Business Services
City of Charlotte
 Overview: This application is governed by the competitive Edward Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance Grant program under Category 1: Comprehensive Community-Based Data-Driven Approaches to Preventing and Reducing Violent Crime.
The Central Avenue Weed and Seed program will be able to expand existing efforts along the Weed and Seed Corridor. The Central Avenue Corridor is an area of the City of Charlotte that has experienced tremendous change in demographic and socioeconomic composition. It is home to one of the fastest growing areas of immigrant population (Hispanic, African, Asian and Caribbean) in the Charlotte-Mecklenburg area.
Funding would be directed toward expanding the current Small Business Support, Truancy Intervention and Prevention and Work Readiness programs in addition to providing resources to the community.
 Eligibility: Persons living in the Central Avenue Weed and Seed Corridor.
 Local Funding Availability: Application was filed with the Department of Justice on April, 2009.
 Contact Information: Kim Barnes, Weed and Seed Coordinator
 Amounts Obligated:  ---
 Job Creation/Retention: To be determined.
 Project Completion Status: Applications are being evaluated.
 Tentative Public Hearing Dates:  ---
 Links for More Information:  ---