CITY OF NEWARK – REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS
PY 2012-2013 HUD ENTITLEMENT PROGRAMS
Community Development Block Grant (CDBG), Emergency Shelter Grant (ESG), HOME Investment Partnerships Program, and
Housing Opportunities for Persons with AIDS (HOPWA) Grant
The Department of Administration is now accepting proposals from Newark organizations for inclusion in the City’s 2012-2013 HUD Entitlement Programs. The Request for Proposal (RFP) process has commenced and will end on July 23, 2012. Proposals must be postmarked or hand-delivered no later than Monday, July 23, 2012 by 5:00 pm to the City of Newark, Office of Partnerships and Grants Management, City Hall, Room B-16.
RFPs can be downloaded on the City’s Web Site at www.ci.newark.nj.us or an electronic copy can be requested via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Processing of Proposals
The Office of Partnerships and Grants Management (PGM) is the intake office for all proposal submissions. PGM determines whether or not a proposal is eligible for funding under one of the four HUD-funded programs, including the Community Development Block Grant (CDBG), Emergency Shelter Grant (ESG), HOME Investment Partnerships Program (HOME), and Housing Opportunities for Persons with AIDS/HIV (HOPWA) grant and meets national program objectives under federal regulations. PGM convenes review committees to evaluate eligible proposals in terms of federal and local program priorities, quality, and cost effectiveness.
Under the supervision of the Business Administrator, the highest rated proposals will be considered and funded under 2012-2013 HUD entitlement awards. The draft 2012-2013 Annual Action Plan is currently available for public comment until July 12, 2012. This Request for Proposal (RFP) solicits proposals from organizations to deliver projects, services, or activities that are consistent with the CDBG, ESG, HOME, and HOPWA grant priorities and objectives identified in the City of Newark’s 2012-2013 Annual Action Plan.
The City of Newark will host a series of technical assistance workshops for organizations that intend to solicit financial support under one of the four HUD-funded programs, including CDBG, ESG, HOME, and HOPWA. The workshops will introduce the City’s 2012 funding priorities and provide clarification on all phases of the pre-award and post-award processes, as well eligible activities, proposal preparation, the contracting process, program outcomes and expectations, and compliance with City and federal standards. The schedule for the workshop series is provided in each of the RFPs and is also posted below. If you have specific questions, regarding the eligibility of proposed activities and/or their compliance with national objectives or technical questions regarding specific activities proposed for grant funding, please contact the Office of Partnerships and Grants Management at (973)733-3394. For technical questions regarding the physical rehabilitation of housing and public facilities, the acquisition of private property, the use of City-owned property, or the HOME RFP, contact the Division of Housing Assistance at (973)733-8400. For technical questions regarding specific activities proposed for grant funding under the CDBG, ESG, and HOPWA programs, contact the Office of Partnerships and Grants Management at (973)733-3394. Limited assistance is also available by appointment only by contacting the appropriate office listed above.
*The ESG RFP will also be used to solicit proposals for the 2011-2012 Annual Action Plan Substantial Amendment that addresses the ESG 2nd Allocation.
*The HOME RFP will also be used to solicit proposals for the 2012 CDBG Rental Housing Development/Rehabilitation Program Area.