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Community Development Block Grant (CDBG)

Grants to Albany, Oregon Nonprofits and Agencies for Development
Projects to Prevent Blight and Benefit Low-Income Individuals

Agency Type:

Local

Funding Source:

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City of Albany Community Development Department

LOI Date:

01/25/19

Deadline Date:

02/08/19 12:00 PM

Description:

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Grants to Albany, Oregon nonprofit social service organizations and public agencies for community development projects. To start the application process, interested applicants must submit a letter of intent. The purpose of the grant program is to create viable urban communities through decent housing and suitable living environments, by removing blighted conditions, and expanding economic opportunities. Funds can be used to implement a wide variety of community and economic development eligible activities, to principally benefit low and moderate-income persons.

Project Description:
The following must be provided:
- Decent housing,
- A suitable living environment,
- Eliminate slums and blight, and
- Expanded economic opportunity

Eligible activities generally include:
- Real property acquisition
- Disposition
- Clearance and remediation activities
- Housing services
- Construction of affordable housing
- Home-ownership assistance
- Assistance to institutes of higher education
- Public facilities and improvements
- Rehabilitation and preservation activities
- Special economic development activities
- Eligible activities carried out by Community-Based development Organizations.

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 139236

Estimated Total Program Funding:

$250,000

Term of Contract:

The term of this contract shall be for a period from the date of contract execution (approximately July 2019), through June 30, 2020 or twelve months.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

In order to apply for all funding categories except for certain economic Development activities, applicants must demonstrate they are:

- Organized as a 501(c)(3) or (c)(4) not-for-profit corporation;
- A tax-exempt organization with letter of determination from the Internal Revenue Service; or
- A public/governmental agency independent of the City, such as a housing authority or educational institution.
- Applicants for Special Economic Development Activities and Microenterprise Activities may be for-profit

Ineligible Activities include:
- Political or religious activities
- Buildings or portions thereof used for the general conduct of government
- General government expenses
- CDBG funds cannot be used to reimburse expenses incurred prior to the signing of a contract

The following purchase are generally ineligible except under specific conditions:
- Purchase of equipment, furnishings, or fixtures, motor vehicles, and other personal property; and
- Subsistence or income payments more than three consecutive months to individuals for items such as food, clothing, and rent.

Pre-Application Information:

Timeline:

RFP Advertised: December 10, 2018
Date to Submit Changes or Solicitation Protests: December 20, 2018, 12:00 p.m.
Last Date for Addenda: January 31, 2019 12:00 p.m
Letter of Intent Due Date: January 25, 2019, 12:00 p.m.
Proposal Due Date: February 8, 2019, 12:00 p.m.
Staff Evaluates Proposals: February 8 – 13, 2019
Presentations to CDC: February 25, 2019, 12:00 p.m.
Notice of Intent to Award in 2019 Action Plan: March 30, 2019
Protest Period: April 1-8, 2019, 12:00 p.m.
Albany City Council Public Hearing: May 8, 2019, 7:15 p.m.
Contract Award and Execution: July 1, 2019

Proposals shall be submitted in sealed envelopes and must be received at the City of Albany Parks and Recreation counter, not later than the deadline specified above.

All grant recipients must have a DUNS# and EIN#. To receive a DUNS Number: http://www.dnb.com/get-a-duns-number.html

Contact Information:

Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.

Proposals must be received at the City of Albany Parks & Recreation counter, addressed to the attention of:

Anne Catlin, Planner 3
Community Development Department
333 Broadalbin Street SW
P.O. Box 490 (if mailing)
Albany, OR 97321
541-917-7560

Electronic proposals are also required to be emailed to:
anne.caltin@cityofalbany.net

Submittal Address and Process Questions:
City of Albany Finance Department
Diane M. Murzynski, CPPO, CPPB
Purchasing Coordinator
333 Broadalbin Street SW, Albany, OR 97321
Email: diane.murzynski@cityofalbany.net
Phone: 541-917-7522

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Geographic Focus:

USA: Oregon: City of Albany