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City of Tampa
Housing and Community Development
RFA
CLOSED  Deadline  5/15/2020
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    1. Applications are due Thursday, May 7,2020 at 5:00 PM EST
    2. Applications must be submitted online through ZoomGrants™. Incomplete, hand-delivered, emailed, mailed, faxed, or late applications will be deemed ineligible.
    3. Must be in business for no less than three years (must be documented on page where they enter name, address and other info about agency)
    4. Minimum Funding Request for CDBG Public Service funding: $100,000
    5. Funds will not be granted to reduce existing deficits, entertainment, lobbying expenses, audits, or other ineligible expenses under the Universal Funding application Guidelines
    6. Organizations must demonstrate the financial viability to operate a federally-funded program strictly on a reimbursement basis. City of Tampa funds are provided to awarded projects on a reimbursement basis only. This means that funds will be available to the organization after it has paid for eligible project costs. However, no costs incurred prior to contract approval may be reimbursed.

A financially viable organization is one that is able to:

    • Operate for a minimum of 90 days pending reimbursement without financial hardship;
    • Demonstrate an existing and consistent cash flow; and
    • Have a separation of duties for personnel time allocations, etc.
  1. Applicants who previously received funding from the City must report the status of that funding, including actual accomplishments, previous Monitoring results and any outstanding findings or concerns. Applicants with open Monitoring Findings with the City that are unable to be resolved prior to the deadline for funding applications will be ineligible to apply for this RFA.
  2. All applicants approved for funding must attend a post-award conference with City staff and provide a revised project budget based on the FY 2021 pending grant award amount. Additionally, policies and procedures, sample client files, and other documents may be requested in a form acceptable to the City prior to the post-award conference.
  3. Projects must meet all applicable grant requirements of the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD).
  4. Applicants must demonstrate adequate management, fiscal controls and staffing capacity within its current organization to undertake the proposed project.
  5. Applicants must report the status of all funds that are requested or proposed from other sources.
  6. Match Requirements are as follows:
    • PUBLIC SERVICE PROJECTS – Minimum 100% MATCHING FUNDS required (Cash OR funds in the form of in-kind contributions and/or volunteer labor are accepted as match. Match must be NON-City funds).


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Community Development Block Grant (CDBG)

The City of Tampa solicits the submission of project proposals for funding consideration under the City of Tampa's Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Program, based on annual entitlement from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development.  The purpose of Public Service funds is to create a quality living environment that increases access to quality facilities and services, improve the safety and livability of neighborhoods, restore and preserve natural and conserve energy resources.

The funds must be used to benefit low- and moderate-income persons (80% Area Median Income or below), low income areas, or to eliminate slum or blight conditions. CDBG funding cannot replace local funding of low-income activities, but is meant to supplement other funding sources.

City of Tampa will not reimburse costs incurred in applying for CDBG funding. Beginning project costs before funds are officially released will result in project ineligibility and no reimbursement from the City of Tampa.

 

More detailed information on the CDBG program can be found at U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development web site at the following address: https://www.hudexchange.info/

The City of Tampa is currently accepting applications for the following projects under CDBG:

 

CDBG Housing Counseling

The City of Tampa is seeking applications from 501(c)(3) nonprofit organizations that have been in business for at least three years.  In addition, the organizations must be HUD approved housing counseling agencies for a minimum of three (3) years.  The City is seeking these organizations to provide the following:

  1. One on one housing counseling services to residents residing within the City of Tampa limits.
  2. Home Buyer Education to area residents seeking to purchase a home in the City of Tampa limits.
  3. Post purchase counseling to new homeowners within the City limits as they navigate the transition from renter to homeowner. 
  4. Application processing for the City’s Mortgage Assistance Program.

The City seeks programs that offer day, evening and/or Saturday sessions to accommodate the program participants’ availability and MUST be a minimum of eight hours. 

  

CDBG Public Services 

The purpose of Public Service funds is to create a quality living environment that increases access to quality facilities and services, improve the safety and livability of neighborhoods, restore and preserve natural and conserve energy resources.

CDBG  Public Service grants must be matched dollar for dollar.

The public service must be one of the following:

  • Child Care,
  • Health Care/Mental Health,
  • Job Training,
  • Recreation Programs,
  • Education Programs,
  • Services for senior citizens,
  • Services for homeless persons,
  • Drug abuse counseling and treatment,

 

CDBG Economic Development

The purpose of the Economic Development funds is to stimulate economic revitalization that will create jobs for low-income persons; provide access to credit for community development that promotes long term economic and social viability; and empower economically disadvantaged persons to achieve self-sufficiency.

The economic development project must either be:

  • Technical assistance to for-profit businesses in low-income census tract or that serves low-income census tracts.
  • Special Economic Development Activities – Loans and or grants to create and or expand for-profit businesses in low-income census tract or that serves low-income census tracts.

 

Emergency Solutions Grant

The ESG program is funded by HUD to increase the availability and accessibility to a suitable living environment by providing various types of assistance to homeless persons and persons at risk of becoming homeless.  For the purpose of this RFA, the specific ESG program objectives, as amended by the HEARTH Act of 2009, are to provide shelter and rapid re-housing services for homeless persons and persons who are at-risk of homelessness.  Persons eligible to receive ESG services as identified in the HEARTH Act of 2009 include, but are not limited to, the following: individuals and families who are currently homeless,  individuals and families who are at risk of becoming homeless, and homeless persons with disabilities.

Limited List of Eligible ESG Activities (24 Code of Federal Regulations [CFR] Part 576.104 to 24CFR 576.106) of the McKinney-Vento Homeless Assistance Act as amended by the HEARTH Act of 2009 include the following:

(1)     Provision of rental assistance to provide short-term or medium-term housing to homeless individuals or families or individuals or families at risk of homelessness. Such rental assistance may include tenant-based or project-based rental assistance.

(2)     Housing relocation or stabilization services for homeless individuals or families or individuals or families at risk of homelessness, including housing search, mediation or  outreach to property owners, legal services, credit repair, providing security or utility  deposits, utility payments, rental assistance for a final month at a location, assistance with  moving costs, or other activities that are effective at (a) stabilizing individuals and  families in their current housing; or (b) quickly moving such individuals and families to  other permanent housing.

Funding Guidelines:

  • Proposed projects will only be eligible for funding October 1, 2020 to September 30, 2021. Successful applicants will be funded for three (3) years based on subsequent allocations of the ESG funds. (In Zoom you will need to identify the budget for each of the three years in the Budget Tab)
  • Project goals should be attainable within a defined period of time (typically one year) and should achieve measurable results.
  • No more than 5% of Emergency Solutions Grant funds may be utilized for administrative costs.

ESG Project Sponsors must ensure the consistent participation in UNITY the local Homeless Management and Information (HMIS) system administered by the Tampa Hillsborough Homeless Initiative.  Non-compliance with the UNITY Standard Operating Procedures may adversely affect the current and/or future cycles of the RFA recipient. Any violation of UNITY policies requires immediate corrective action.

Successful Applicants must utilize the Tampa Hillsborough Homeless Initiative’s Coordinated Intake and Assessment System (CI&A). Further, the successful Applicant will establish a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with the community organizations participating in the CI&A process established by the Tampa Hillsborough Homeless Initiative.

The awarded agencies must also agree to abide by the policies and procedures written and provided by the Tampa Hillsborough Homeless Initiative any subsequent amendments.

Finally, ESG grant funds must be matched, dollar for dollar. These local matching funds can come from the grantee or recipient agency or organization; other federal, state and local grants; and from "in-kind" contributions such as the value of a donated building, supplies and equipment, new staff services, and volunteer time. 

More detailed information on the ESG program can be found at U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development web site at the following address: https://www.hudexchange.info/

 

Housing Opportunities for Persons with AIDS (HOPWA)

HOPWA funding from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) has been made available to provide housing assistance and supportive services to eligible persons residing in the Metropolitan Statistical Area (MSA) consisting of Hernando, Hillsborough, Pasco and Pinellas counties.  Eligible persons are of low-income who have HIV/AIDS, and their affected family members.

Funding Guidelines:

  • Proposed projects will only be eligible for funding October 1, 2020 to September 30, 2021. Successful applicants will be funded for three (3) years based on subsequent allocations of the HOPWA funds.
  • Project goals should be attainable within a defined period of time (typically one year) and should achieve measurable results.
  • No more than 7% of HOPWA Grant funds may be utilized for administrative costs.

More detailed information on the HOPWA program can be found at U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development web site at the following address: https://www.hudexchange.info/

Supplemental information is available on the City of Tampa’s Housing and Community Development webpage, https://www.tampagov.net/housing-and-community-development/request-for-proposals.

Note: The City of Tampa will not reimburse costs incurred in applying for CDBG, ESG or HOPWA funding.


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