Monday, June 8, 2009

South Tahoe looking for stimulus bucks

Dear Members of the Media

Attached you will find a Press Release announcing the City’s efforts to seek $5 Million dollars in stimulus funding through the Neighborhood Stabilization Program – Round 2 (NSP2).
The opportunity is a competitive grant. Funds will be used to stabilize the housing market, purchase, rehabilitate and resell foreclosed homes, and create jobs in doing so.

You can help deliver $5 million in funding to our community! The federal government is going to award funds to communities that pull resources together to help stretch the funding.
The grant requires firm commitments of support to be submitted with the application – see attached documents explaining the process.

Media who wish to help obtain the grant can offer to provide discounted advertising for the program, (we’ll need to promote the program if funded). In addition, right now the media can help by running with this story – and let us know the cash-value of that contribution and we’ll include it in the grant application. For example, if you talk about it on your radio program or online or offer the program ad space, that is a contribution we could really use to help bring the funds to South Lake Tahoe.

I’ve attached the Press Release and documents referenced in the Press Release.

Please call if you’d like more information, and if you are able to get the word out for the community or if you are able to offer discounted or donated ad space to help bring stimulus dollars to South Lake Tahoe. Thank you for all your help!

Nancy Kerry, MPA
Sustainability Commission Liaison
Redevelopment & Housing Manager
City of South Lake Tahoe
Ph: 530-542-6043
Cell: 619-549-8608

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