2017 CDBG Program Year
Request for Proposals (RFP)
September 25, 2016
APPLICATIONS DUE (MUST BE POSTMARKED)
BY NOVEMBER 12, 2016
Spokane County Community Services, Housing, and Community Development Department (CSHCD) is seeking proposals for the 2017 Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) program year. CSHCD will review applications and make recommendations to the Housing and Community Development Advisory Committee (HCDAC). The HCDAC holds a public hearing and makes a recommendation to the Spokane County Board of Commissioners (BOCC). The BOCC, after another public hearing, makes the final decision. Emphasis will be placed on county beneficiaries who would be served with these funds.
Proposals must address a priority need for public services, public facilities, infrastructure, economic development, and planning actions (as contained in the 2017 CDBG Funding Policies, project selection criteria, and RFP.) The 2017 CDBG RFP contains instructions, a timeline for the allocation process, the amount of anticipated funds available, and other pertinent information from the Spokane County Consolidated Plan such as high need categories, activities, goals, and objectives.
Eligible applicants include local governments, non-profit agencies with 501(c) (3) designation, public housing authorities, and for-profit entities. Applicants must demonstrate the capacity to carry out their proposal and manage federal funds.
The 2017 CDBG Funding Policies, applications, project selection criteria, and the RFP will be available for downloading at http://www.spokanecounty.org/3585/RFP-Documents. To obtain electronic or printed copies of the documents, you may also contact CSHCD by phone at (509) 477-2588 or our office location, 312 West 8th Avenue, Fourth Floor, Spokane, WA 99204. Office hours are 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday.
An applicant workshop is planned for October 11, 2016 from 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. Applicants for public services, infrastructure, and new CDBG Applicants are highly encouraged to attend due to new policies and procedures. Spokane County is not allocating local Homeless Housing and Assistance Act (HHAA) document recording fees, in conjunction with CDBG funds, this funding round. CDBG funds will also not be available for homeless activities. CDBG funds are limited and the application process is competitive. For more information on the applicant workshop call CSHCD at (509) 477-2588.
Accommodations and translation services will be provided to the maximum extent feasible to meet the needs of disabled people. If you need an accommodation, please contact CSHCD at least 72 hours in advance at (509) 477-2588.