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Housing & Human Services Grants
Fiscal Year 2014-2015 Request for Funding Proposals
Application Deadline: Friday, January 31, 2014 at 5 PM
- PLEASE NOTE: The City will only accept Fiscal Year 2014-2015 Grant Application submitted through the on-line Zoom Grants system. The City will not accept hardcopy, faxed, or emailed applications. If you require assistance to complete the application, please contact Human Services Program Staff at (925) 960-4590.
- Please visit the following website to access the Grant Application and apply on-line:
FY2014-2015 Livermore Housing & Human Services Grant Application
- Complete applications must be submitted by 5:00 PM, Friday, January 31, 2014. At exactly 5:00 PM the Zoom Grants system will no longer allow you to save or submit your application.
- All agencies are required to comply with the requirements described in the City of Livermore's Housing and Human Services Grant Policy and Procedure Manual provided below.
If an agency is requesting funding for more than one project, a separate electronic application must be submitted for each project. You will be required to rank the priority of each application in relation to all the applications your agency submits.
The Human Services Commission will only consider applications that request a minimum of $5,000. At this time, the Commission anticipates funding a minimum of $10,000 per project, however their final decision will be based on a variety of factors including the amount of the City's entitlements. This applies to both Public Service and Capital project applications.
- You must indicate if you are requesting capital or public service funds. If you are requesting funds for both you must submit separate applications for each funding type. The Human Services Commission and Staff will determine which funding source best fits your project and provide that recommendation to the City Council.
- You are required to answer each question. If a question does not apply, please answer with "N/A"
Application Review Process
- All applicants are required to make a 3 minute presentation to the Livermore Human Services Commission at their regular meeting on Tuesday, February 11, 2014 beginning at 3:00 PM.
- All agencies submitting an application are required to send a representative to the February 11 meeting who is knowledgeable about the application, project, and organization. They should be able to answer questions regarding the project or application from Human Service Commissioners. Responses will be evaluated as part of the selection process.
- The Human Services Commission will score all applications against the Evaluation Criteria.
- The Human Services Commission will discuss and vote on funding recommendations at their regularly scheduled meeting on Tuesday, March 11, 2014, beginning at 7:00 PM. Recommendations voted on in this meeting will be forwarded to the Livermore City Council.
- Staff will present the Human Services Commission funding recommendations to the Livermore City Council on April 14, 2013, beginning at 7:00 PM in the City Council Chambers.
- If the City awards your agency funding, you will receive a contract and related regulatory requirements that must be completed prior to encumbering funds on July 1, 2014. Contracts will begin on July 1, 2014, and end on June 30, 2015.
At least 75% of the project's clients must have a household income of less than 80% of area median income. Priority funding will be provided to those projects that serve the largest number of low income persons.
Eligible projects funded through this program will be limited to those that will accomplish the priorities identified in the City of Livermore's Five Year Consolidated Plan, including the following:
- Support and develop a continuum of housing resources that will increase access to low-income, seniors, disabled, and homeless persons with emphasis on activities that:
- Increase and maintain transitional housing opportunities with supportive services to increase positive outcomes and stability into permanent housing.
- Preserve and increase affordable rental housing opportunities for low and moderate income households.
- Assist with homeownership opportunities for first-time homebuyers and ensure existing homeowners have safe housing that maintains affordability.
- Promote fair housing and reduce housing discrimination.
- Improve community health and access to basic and specialty care including dental and optometry care, behavioral and mental health care services especially for low-income, uninsured and under-insured residents with emphasis on activities that:
- Support the maintenance and expansion of services and programs aimed at wellness and preventative care services.
- Increase outreach and access for underserved populations including limited English speaking persons, youth, disabled, seniors and homeless persons.
- Increase and maintain affordable and accessible wellness and development opportunities for youth that are age appropriate.
- Support and expand programs and opportunities that keep seniors engaged and involved in their community.
- Foster and encourage innovative programs that meet emerging community needs with emphasis on low-income and underserved populations.
- Additionally, at a minimum, funded projects must meet one of the following three objectives:
- Creating a Suitable Living Environment
- Providing Decent Affordable Housing
- Creating Economic Opportunities
While the City of Livermore makes every reasonable effort to inform the community of this RFP, we assume no responsibility for failure to inform all interested parties of its availability. The City reserves the right to reject incomplete and unresponsive proposals and deny future funding to applicants that have been unresponsive in carrying out the grant requirements as stated by the City and the US Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). This RFP is a solicitation of proposals only; no offer of contract or funding is implied. Costs incurred by the respondent in preparation and completion of this RFP are not the City's obligation and may not be reimbursed through grant funds.
If you have questions, please consult the Housing & Human Services Grant Policy Manual for additional information. If you require assistance to complete the application, please contact Human Services Program Staff at (925) 960-4590.
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