The Hampden County Continuum of Care has posted its Request for Proposals for new and renewal applicants. Applications are due January 3, 2014 to the Office of Housing, 1600 E. Columbus Ave., Springfield.
To access the application, you must register. Registration provides contact information so that you can be contacted if there are any additions or changes to the RFP. Please visit the CoC Application Registration Page to register and download the RFP. When you register, you will also be sent a Word version of the application forms so that you can complete them electronically.
The Hampden County CoC is seeking the best programs that are effective in ending homelessness. Therefore, renewal and new projects will compete against each other equally. Applicants are encouraged to submit proposals for new projects that provide permanent supportive housing for chronically homeless individuals or families, or rapid rehousing for families.
The Hampden County CoC Application Committee has released guidance for the CoC Application Ranking and Selection Process 2013.
The guidance is critical information for all applicants seeking renewal or new funding in the 2013 CoC Competition. Most importantly, the guidance provides the scoring rubric that will be used to evaluate and rank applicant projects.
In particular, renewal applicants are urged to review the scoring rubric, as it may lead to reconsideration of existing program types, target populations, or budgets.
The CoC will release the Request for Proposal (RFP) for renewal and new applications no later than noon tomorrow, December 12, 2013. (The announcement will be posted here and on the website of the City of Springfield Office of Housing). A bidders conference will be held on Decemeber 19, 2013, 9 am, where applicants may ask questions about the RFP and the scoring rubric. All new and renewal applications are due January 3, 2014.
From Dave Christopolis, Three County CoC Coordinator:
Hello CoC providers and homeless advocates,
HUD has released its 2013 Notice of Funding Announcement which sets forth the process required to submit grant proposals to fund eligible activities/programs under the Continuum of Care competition. The CoC through Hilltown CDC the Collaborative Applicant must submit a request for funding by February 3, 2014. There is a potential 5% cut to our Annual Renewal Demand depending on how we score in our application and how much funding HUD has available to allocate. As a result, HUD requires us to evaluate and rank our programs with the lowest ranking programs being the most at risk to lose funding should there not be enough funds to fully fund all renewals requests.
There are significant changes in this year’s CoC NOFA. There will be more information to follow for existing providers and providers interested in applying for funds. Continue reading
City of Springfield, Massachusetts
NOTICE OF REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS
Community Development Block Grant (CDBG), Emergency Solutions Grant (ESG) and Housing Opportunities for Persons with Aids (HOPWA) Programs
PROGRAM YEAR: July 1, 2011-JUNE 30, 2012
The City of Springfield Office of Community Development and Office of Housing is seeking proposals for inclusion in its 2011-2012 Action Plan.
RFP’s will be available beginning Tuesday, February 1, 2011 through Tuesday, March 1, 2011 at the Office of Community Development, 36 Court Street, Room 101 from 8:30 am-4:00 pm. The deadline for proposal submission is no later than 12:00 pm on Tuesday, March 1, 2011. The deadline is firm.
A bidders conference will be held for the Emergency Solutions Grant program on February 17, 2011, at 10 am at the Office of Housing, 1600 E. Columbus Ave., Springfield.
The City of Springfield is an Equal Opportunity Employer