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FNDC Projects

TCC Planning Grant

On Monday, January 29, 2018, the Sacramento Area Council of Governments (SACOG), with the City of Sacramento, Government as co-applicant, received a $170,000 Transformative Climate Communities Planning Grant from the California Strategic Growth Council to support the North Franklin community – a neighborhood and business district facing physical, economic, and environmental challenges and disinvestment.

 

The grant will fund a Playbook of strategies to implement City/County of Sacramento and community-based efforts related to infrastructure, transportation, renewable energy, climate adaptation, economic, infill and housing development strategies. The funds will help strengthen coordination between local organizations, public agencies, businesses and residents, and position Sacramento's disadvantaged Franklin community for future competitive funds.

Complete Streets

Complete Streets Master Plan for Franklin Boulevard between Sutterville Road/12th Avenue and 38th Avenue. The project will provide a pedestrian, bicycle, vehicular, and transit friendly environment through improved roadway and streetscape designs. The results of this project will provide a framework for prioritizing future transportation investments and addressing mobility, safety, access, parking, street and landscape improvements along the project corridor.   More info here.

Sacramento Mercado

Based on the success of the Portland Mercado, this $3+ million micro-enterprise development project in our district will provide a place for low-income Latino/a business owners, create a sense of place/plaza, and activate the district. This will also be a location for the Alchemy Kitchen to provide commissary needs for small business owners.

 

Micro-Enterprise Program (Spanish)

This is an 8-week course designed for start-up and growing small business. We have experts that come in every week to teach business plans, finances, taxes, licensing, marketing, and more.

Some entrepreneurs from the program will be vending at out Franklin Blvd Night Market, Fridays Dec 6, 2019 - Feb 28, 2020.

Micro-transit

In partnership with Sacramento Regional Transit, on July 30, 2018 we began service for on-demand micro-transit service in South Sacramento and the Franklin Blvd Business District to help provide mobility options for our neighborhoods and business district. Flyers here!

Also, we will soon be adding electric buses via Electrify America! -- FAQs here -- Press Release here -- How it works here.

Art Installation Project

New murals are going up in the district! In partnership with 916 Ink, the California Arts Council, and Sacramento State University are proud to create this public art project in South Sacramento on Franklin Blvd. These dozen murals will represent the culture, heritage, history and future of our district (Fruitridge to 12th Ave).

 

The art celebrates the cultural history of the Blvd with large scale reproductions of posters made by the Royal Chicano Air Force, as well as custom installations created by local artists and former alumni of CSU Sacramento. We will have a few more opportunities to participate as a community member (Volunteer waiver form).

Youth Development - Business Tours

Working with youth from middle- and high-schools in the area, we are providing an opportunity for our youth by exposing them to entrepreneurialism and professional development. These business tours will allow them to engage in a manner they would not have otherwise and learn what it takes to start and run a business as well as what skills they need to be hired in any given industry.

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