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File #: 210861    Version: 0
Type: Resolution Status: Passed
File created: 9/21/2021 In control: COMMON COUNCIL
On agenda: Final action: 10/12/2021
Effective date:    
Title: Resolution relative to acceptance and funding of an Environmental Protection Agency Grant in support of the Environmental Collaboration Office’s Net Zero Energy Home Financing Project.
Sponsors: ALD. KOVAC
Indexes: ENERGY ASSISTANCE, ENERGY CONSERVATION, ENVIRONMENTAL COLLABORATION OFFICE, GRANTS
Attachments: 1. XA00E03018 Award Document.pdf, 2. Off-siteConstructionBusinessCase-V2.pdf, 3. EPA Narrative.pdf, 4. EquitySustainability Housing Presentation - City Council Presentation.pdf, 5. Equity Impact Statement-EPA grant.pdf, 6. Budget 2.pdf, 7. XA00E03018-1 (revised).pdf
210861

Version
ORIGINAL

Reference
190445, 191923

Sponsor
ALD. KOVAC

Title
Resolution relative to acceptance and funding of an Environmental Protection Agency Grant in support of the Environmental Collaboration Office’s Net Zero Energy Home Financing Project.

Analysis
This resolution authorizes the Environmental Collaboration Office (ECO) to accept and fund a federal Grant from the Environmental Protection Agency in the amount of $25,000 with a grantor of $15,000 in 2021 and $10,000 in 2022 and a city share of $14,600. This grant advances the US EPA’s goal to deliver a cleaner, safer, and healthier environment for all American’s and future generations. The City of Milwaukee is embarking on an ambitious plan to simultaneously address the issues of indoor air quality and safe home environments, local air quality, climate change, affordable housing, equity and environmental justice, and economic development. The City is working to develop a public-private partnership that will be build new affordable, durable, and net zero energy housing in a new factory in Milwaukee’s Century City business park. This EPA grant project, in particular, focuses on developing a demand-side financing plan that will allow low to moderate income Milwaukee residents to purchase these homes and support a steady “pipeline” of housing orders for the factory.

Body
Whereas, the Environmental Collaboration Office in partnership with the City County Task Force on Climate and Economic Equity has developed a preliminary plan to develop affordable, net zero energy homes through a manufacturing partnership; and

Whereas, this plan is consistent with Milwaukee’s Collective Affordable Housing Strategic Plan developed by the Community Development Alliance; and

Whereas, The City of Milwaukee appears to be eligible for grant funds from the Environmental Protection Agency; and

Whereas, the Environmental Collaboration Office will develop a demand-side Financing Plan to bring afforda...

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