CITY OF MEDFORD
REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS
COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT BLOCK GRANT (CDBG) & GENERAL FUND GRANT (GFG)
RFP 19-007 PL
Request for Proposals Issue Date: Friday, December 20, 2019 Proposal Due Date: Friday, January 31, 2020, at 4:00 p.m. Mandatory Orientation Session: Friday, January 3, 2020 from 3:00–5 p.m. in the Prescott Room of the Medford Police Department
Estimated Funding Availability:
CDBG Capital Improvement Projects $471,250
CDBG Public Service Programs $108,750
GFG Housing Stabilization Programs $150,050
GFG Essential Safety Net Programs $150,050
The City of Medford is delighted to announce funding availability through the City’s 2020 Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) program and 2019-21 General Fund Grant (GFG) program. On November 21, 2019, Medford City Council approved a funding landscape that provides community partners with funds to support a wide variety of housing and community development projects, housing stabilization activities and essential safety net service programs. Funding is restricted to projects and/or programs proposed within the Medford city limits.
To apply, applicants must attend a mandatory orientation session held on Friday, January 3, 2020, from 3:00 – 5:00 p.m. in the Prescott Room, Medford Police Department, 219 S. Ivy Street, Medford, OR 97501.
Following attendance of the mandatory orientation, sealed proposals will be received by the Medford Planning Department until 4:00 p.m., local time, on Friday, January 31, 2020. Proposals may be delivered or mailed to 200 S. Ivy Street, Medford, Oregon 97501.
As soon thereafter as possible, all proposals will be reviewed and evaluated by the City’s Community Development Grants Commission (CDGC); housing proposals will also be evaluated by the City’s Housing Advisory Commission (HAC).
Proposals will be accepted from qualified 501(c)(3) organizations, governmental agencies, private for-profit entities authorized under 24 CFR 570.201(o), and Community-Based Development Organizations (CBDOs) authorized under 24 CFR 570.204.
The City of Medford, regarding the CDBG program, receives an annual entitlement grant (on average) of approximately $650,000 – $725,000 from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) to meet one or more of HUD’s National Objectives: 1) primarily benefit low- and moderate-income persons; 2) eliminate or prevent slums or blight; or 3) meet a need having particular urgency. HUD mandates the majority of CDBG funding be awarded to housing and community development projects with an allowable maximum of 15% of the annual entitlement funds available to public services and 20% to program administration and fair housing activities. The City allocates the remaining 65% to housing projects or other eligible community development activities.
Regarding the GFG program, the City Council allocated $300,100 during the 2019-21 biennium to support non-profit agencies providing essential safety net services and housing stabilization assistance to low-income residents. Fifty percent of this local funding source will be awarded to programs that provide essential safety net services and the remaining 50 percent to housing stabilization activities.
Following receipt of the Request for Proposals, applicants must attend a mandatory orientation session on Friday, January 3, 2020, at 3:00 – 5:00 p.m. in the Prescott Room of the Medford Police Department in order to apply.
The City of Medford may reject any and all proposals upon a finding of the City that it is in the public interest to do so. The City also reserves the right to waive any informalities in any proposal and to delete certain items listed in the proposal as set forth herein.
Proposals received after the time established for receiving proposals will not be considered. FACSIMILE PROPOSALS ARE NOT ACCEPTABLE.
The City of Medford programs, services and activities are open to all persons without regard to race, sex, age, handicap, religion, ethnic background or national origin. For further information about this equal opportunity policy, contact the Human Resources Department of the City of Medford at (541) 774-2010.
Medford Planning Department – Housing and Community Development Division
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