Notice of Funding Availability
REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS - 2020 & 2021 Program Years
COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT BLOCK GRANT (CDBG) & HOME INVESTMENT PARTNERSHIPS
The City of Fargo is seeking proposals for its 2020 & 2021 program years, which run from May 1 through April 30 each year. The City of Fargo receives annual entitlement funds from the Department of Housing and Urban Development, which are distributed through the City's CDBG and HOME programs. Due to COVID-19, HUD has extended the 2020 Action Plan deadline to August 2021. As a result, the timelines for both the 2020 and 2021 program years coincide. This NOFA covers both years.
The primary purpose of CDBG & HOME funds is to benefit low and moderate income individuals and households. Although the 5-Year Consolidated Plan is currently underway, the goals have been established and will continue to focus on affordable housing, homelessness, neighborhoods, and poverty reduction. For 2020 & 2021, proposals addressing COVID-19 response, preparation, and prevention will be prioritized first. All proposals must include information regarding the feasibility and readiness of the project or program because CDBG & HOME funds are generally the last financial component of a project. Proposals will be evaluated based on low to moderate income benefit, project readiness, cost reasonableness and impact, activity management, experience, past performance, and current resources.
September 16 through October 9, 2020
All proposals must be submitted electronically. Proposals are due no later than 11:59 p.m. on October 9, 2020. Full instructions, NOFA, application materials, and submission links are located online at: https://fargond.gov/work/bids-rfqs-rfps.
Questions, Comments, or Suggestions
Call 701-476-4144 or email firstname.lastname@example.org with questions. Alternative formats of this information or reasonable accommodations for persons with hearing loss, vision loss, disabilities or limited English proficiency, including the availability of interpretation and translation services, will be made upon request (a 48 hour notice is required). Anyone who requires these services or an auxiliary aid to fully participate should contact the Planning and Development Department at 701.241.1474/Planning@FargoND.gov, or the City of Fargo's Section 504/ADA Coordinator Brock Morrison at 701.298.6966 to arrange for services. To access TTY/ND Relay service dial 800.366.6888 or 711. In accordance with Federal regulations and City of Fargo policies, services are provided without regard to race, color, religion, sex, disability, familial status, national origin, age, marital status, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, public assistance, domestic violence, lawful activity, or condition protected by applicable federal and state laws. The City is an equal employment/equal housing opportunity agency.
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