1. Why are there Target Areas?
Target Areas are simply starting points for revitalization efforts. FBB does not have the funds to target every area in Fulton at once. The targeted areas were delineated strategically because they are "Tipping Blocks." These are areas for which revitalization can be successful at moderate cost. They typically contain a critical mass of homeowners and housing strengths from which revitalization efforts have a chance to build. Expansion of Target Areas is the goal. It will depend upon the success of the initial Blocks and continue funding from philanthropic, corporate sponsors and individual donations.
2. How were Target Areas chosen?
Target Areas were identified by using data recommended by the Healthy Neighborhood Initiative. Target Areas were chosen based upon housing conditions, current housing market strength, and the presence of residents in the areas who show evidence of commitment to performing the revitalization work.
3. My neighborhood is in a Target Area, are we guaranteed funding?
No application is guaranteed funding. However, priority for funding will be given to strong applications that are located within target Areas for several years. Funding for Block Challenge grants are competitive, and depend upon the number of applications and funding available.
4. My neighborhood is not in a Target Area, can we apply for funding?
Yes. Priority for funding will be in the Target Areas. However, very strong applications from committed residents on streets/blocks will also be considered. In 2017 and 2018, quite a few blocks outside of the Target Areas were funded, so start organizing your neighbors and apply! What’s more, if you have applied and not been funded in the past, let us know on your application, you’ll get a bonus equal to the Target Areas!
5. My neighborhood is not in a Target Area, will we ever be eligible for funding?
Target Areas are starting points for revitalization efforts. They are meant to expand into new neighborhoods after a number of years. Expansion of Target Areas in future years is being planned. It will depend upon the success of the initial programs in the Target Areas, and continued funding from philanthropic, corporate sponsors and individual donations.
Click on the links below to download the area maps: