How long does it take to complete the program?

7-8 months from the time you are approved for the program to when your project is completed.

Once the application has been submitted and approved for processing, the applicant will be notified via email.  A third party inspector will be sent out to your home to prepare a bid specification document for the project that was listed on the application. Once prepared, the homeowner will meet to discuss the bid specification document and view the estimate cost of the project. When the homeowner agrees to move forward, the Village will schedule a pre-submittal meeting that will be advertised on DemandStar for all interested general contractors. 

The pre-submittal meeting allows those interested general contractors to come out to the property and take measurements. Only general contractors who attend this pre-submittal meeting can bid on the project. A bid opening will be held to open all submitted bids, the contractor with the lowest responsive bid is awarded the project. The homeowner is responsible to bring in their cashier’s check for their 50/50 match including the 10% contingency and the Escrow fee. The homeowner will sign an Escrow Agreement and a title search will be run on the property.

When the title search is received and reviewed, the loan documents will be prepared for the homeowner’s signing. The loan documents will be sent to be recorded with the County. The project will commence once the work order is approved by the Village of Wellington and the recorded documents have been returned to the Village.

The contractor has 120 days from date of commencement to complete the project.

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1. How long does it take to complete the program?
2. Can I receive assistance for a project that has been completed on my home?
3. Can I have other project(s) going on when apply for this program?
4. Do I get to pick the products or brands for my desired project?
5. Do I hire the contractor?
6. Can I apply for impact windows?
7. What documents are required for the application?
8. What if I have a code case on my property?
9. Is there a financial obligation?
10. Is there an application fee?
11. Why is there a 10% contingency?
12. Does the contractor receive progress payments?
13. Can I finance my payment portion?
14. What loan documents will I be signing?
15. Can I apply if I have already participated in a previous Great Neighborhoods Grant or Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) ?
16. What if my property is in a Trust ?
17. What if I sell my home during my 5-year loan with the Village?
18. How long does it take to review the grant application?
19. What if I submit the wrong paperwork or not up-to-date documents in the application?
20. What types of documents can I upload?
21. Can I drop out of the program?
22. What are the approved projects?
23. Can I apply if I own rental properties?
24. What browser can I use?
25. Do I need to provide all pages of my Tax Form?
26. Can I provide one year of tax return documents?
27. What if I am missing part or all of my income tax documents?
28. What if I am self-employed?
29. Does this grant cover landscaping?
30. Does this grant cover tree removals and replacement?
31. Do I hire a consultant?