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  • Department of Neighborhood 
    and Business Development
    Stephanie A. Miner, Mayor
    Paul Driscoll, Commissioner
    NBD Introduction Photos
    Paul Driscoll, Commissioner
    City Hall Commons, 6th Floor
    201 E. Washington St. – Syracuse, NY 13202
    (315) 448-8100
    Stephanie Pasquale, Deputy Commissioner
    Division of Neighborhood Development
    City Hall Commons, 6th Floor
    201 E. Washington St. – Syracuse, NY 13202
    (315) 448-8100

    Honora Spillane, Deputy Commissioner
    Division of Business Development
    Washington Station
    333 W. Washington St., Ste 130 – Syracuse, NY 13202
    (315) 473-3275
    Full NBD Staff Directory  
  • The Department of Neighborhood and Business Development works to preserve and enhance Syracuse neighborhoods and commercial centers by administering federal, state and local funding programs, engaging with and providing support to encourage residential development and economic growth and leveraging resources to create thriving neighborhoods, communities and business districts throughout the city of Syracuse.

    Department News
    Draft Year 41 CAPER available for review and comment
    In accordance with Title 24 Code of Federal Regulations (24 CFR) Part 91, all jurisdictions receiving any of the below listed federal grants must complete a Consolidated Annual Performance and Evaluation Report (CAPER) within 90 days from the close of the jurisdiction’s program year.
    Community Development Block Grant (CDBG)
    HOME Investment Partnership Grant (HOME)
    Emergency Solutions Grant (ESG)
    Housing Opportunities for Persons with AIDS (HOPWA)
    The CAPER is produced annually to describe each community partner’s accomplishments and efforts to attain the goals and needs of the city and its residents outlined in the City of Syracuse’s Five-Year Consolidated Plan (2015-2019). This CAPER is a summation of the accomplished achieved in the first year of this five-year plan (May 1, 2015 through April 30, 2016).
    Click here to view the DRAFT Year 41 CAPER

    UNSAAC 2016-18 Application
    The University Neighborhood Service Agreement was established to address the unique impact Syracuse University has on the surrounding neighborhoods by enhancing governmental services and maintaining their health, safety, and welfare through police and fire protection, preservation and improvement of housing, community support, and park and public space improvements. The City of Syracuse and Syracuse University renewed the Service Agreement in 2016 for a period of five years, allocating a total of $2.5 million dollars to be used in alleviating the University’s impact on surrounding neighborhoods over that time period. With the renewed agreement, the UNSAAC borders have been expanded to include the Outer Comstock neighborhood, and the portion of the Southside neighborhood bordering the University.
    Under the terms of the service agreement, Syracuse University will pay the City of Syracuse $500,000 annually until 2021, $125,000 of which will be allocated each year to the City of Syracuse Police Department and applied to the cost of maintaining safety and security in the neighborhoods. The remaining $375,000 will be used for neighborhood projects and services that are in the mutual interest of the neighborhoods, their residents (including students), and the University.
    Any individual or non-profit organization may submit an application for funding for a project or program within the service agreement borders (as shown in application). If your organization is not a 501c, an existing non-profit may be used as a fiscal sponsor for the program/project. The application for funding is available online by clicking on the link below and at the Department of Neighborhood and Business Development (NBD) located at 201 E. Washington Street, Suite 600. Applications will be due Thursday, July 7th at 5pm to the following address:
    City of Syracuse, NBD
    Attn: Lindsay Speicher
    201 E. Washington Street Suite 600
    Syracuse, New York 13202
    If you have questions about this program or the application process, please contact the Department of Neighborhood and Business Development at 448-8100, or email Lindsay Speicher at Please spread the word about this exciting funding opportunity!
    Click here for the 2016-18 UNSAAC Application

    Second Annual Action Plan
    This Annual Action plan, which documents the City’s plans for the Community Development Block Grant, Emergency Shelter Grant, and HOME Investment Partnership Program entitlement programs, was released February 24, 2016 for a 30-day comment period, which ended March 24, 2016. Two open forums were held in March, NBD held a Public Meeting on March 16, and the Common Council held a Public Hearing on March 23.
    Click here to view the Final Action Plan 2016-17

    Consolidated Plan 2015-19
    Click here to view the final Consolidated Plan 2015-19
    Year 42 (2016-2017) RFP 
    To download a copy of the application, please use the links below. The deadline for submission of applications is Friday, December 4th at 4:00 p.m.
    CBDO Certification
    HOME CHDO Certification + Request for Operating Support
    ESG RFP 
    The Department of Neighborhood and Business Development will offer a technical training session for Year 42 applicants on Thursday, November 5, 2015 at 10:00am in the City Hall Commons Building, 7th floor, 201 East Washington Street, Syracuse, New York 13202. 
    For more information, or to request a hard copy of the application,
    please contact the Department of Neighborhood and Business Development:
    Mail: Dept. of Neighborhood & Business Development
    201 E. Washington Street, Suite 600
    Syracuse, New York 13202
    NBD Newsletter Published
    The Department of Neighborhood & Business Development (NBD) has published the first Neighborhood and Business Development Report. Click here to read Issue 1 in English or Spanish.
    Final Year 40 CAPER Submitted to HUD
    The final version of the Year 40 (2014-15) CAPER (Consolidated Annual Performance Evaluation Report) has been submitted to the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development. This submission was completed after a 21-day comment period for the public to offer feedback and thoughts on the information provided in the report. CLICK HERE to view the report.
    Five Year Consolidated Action Plan (2015-2019)
    The final draft of the Consolidated Action Plan describes the Department’s performance goals and strategy for meeting them for the next five years.
    To view an electronic version of the Consolidated Plan CLICK HERE
    The 30 day COMMENT PERIOD began on Tuesday, February 24, 2015 and ended on Wednesday, March 25, 2015.  All comments submitted within these dates have been included within the Plan. 
    Other relevant documentation:
    Year 40 Final Action Plan and Budget
    Year 39 CAPER (2013-14)
    Five Year Consolidated Action Plan (2010-14)
    CDBG and HOME Income Limits 2015
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