The CDBG Capital Improvement Planning (CIP) grant provides funds to help communities create or update a Local Inventory of Governmental Capital Assets & a Local Capital Improvement Plan & Budget. The CIP process requires communities to create strategic plans for addressing the needs for publicly owned capital assets. By prioritizing capital budget needs, a community is better prepared to meet the financial requirements for enhancing its local infrastructure & paving the way for future community & economic growth & stability.
Geographical Information Systems (Geo) & Capital Improvement Planning (CIP)
GeoCIP® combines Geographical Information Systems (GIS) technology & Capital Improvement Planning (CIP) or local government asset management practices into a standardized process for creating a GIS-based inventory of local government assets to be used in annually evaluating asset conditions, setting improvement priorities for assets & updating the local government capital budget.
Map of 2014 CIP Grants
GeoCIP® Helps Communities Improve Strategic Planning & Operations
- Provides a GIS-based, comprehensive & detailed inventory & mapping of local government owned assets – the same tools used by larger communities
- Provides a standardized guide to local governments who have little or no structured way of taking care of the needs of infrastructure management
- Establishes a local administrative & policy framework for making responsible capital budgetary decisions
- Clarifies & projects economic & demographic trends likely to influence the needs for new & expanded local capital facilities
- Estimates the cost for repairs, replacements & expansions that incorporate mandatory, essential, desirable & deferrable needs
- Provides small grants to aid in the costs incurred
- Eligible applicants are units of local government (counties & incorporated towns or cities) except the following:
- Entitlement cities: Edmond, Enid, Lawton, Midwest City, Norman, Oklahoma City, Shawnee & Tulsa.
- Participants in the CDBG Urban County Designation for Tulsa County: Bixby, Broken Arrow, Collinsville, Glenpool, Jenks, Owasso, Sand Springs, Sapulpa, Skiatook, Sperry, & all the unincorporated portions of Tulsa County.
- Eligible applicants must have an existing Local Inventory of Capital Assets & a Local capital Improvement Plan & Budget.
- All Capital Improvement Planning set-aside projects must qualify their proposals under the national objective to benefit at least 51% of people earning low to moderate incomes.
- Grant participants must conduct the project in accordance with the current version of the GeoCIP® Toolkit as provided by the Oklahoma Department of Commerce.
- Grant participants must contract with a local COG (Council of Governments) for implementation of a CIP including administrative & technical aspects of the program.
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Grant amounts are based on individual project assessments & particular assets of the local government.
Contact your local COG for more information on scheduling a GeoCIP® for your local government.
Technical assistance regarding eligible projects, project concepts, the application guidelines & other information pertaining to the CDBG GeoCIP® Program is available upon request.
Map of Oklahoma's Councils of Government