Current CHHS RFP

CHHS 5-Year Combined Notice of Funding Availability

The City of Spokane Community, Housing and Human Services Department (CHHS) is pleased to announce the release of our five year Combined Notice of Funding Availability. The combination of federal, state, and local funds will result in an investment of over $30.2 million in the community for housing stability and public service projects. Interested applicants should review the Notice of Funding Availability (NOFA) for detailed information and the link to the application materials in ZoomGrants.

Zoom Grants Application Portal: 5-Year CHHS Combined Application

UPDATE (10/15/2018): Please note that CHHS staff have updated the templates for all Housing Stability Applications. Applicants are strongly encouraged to re-download supplemental application templates from Zoom Grants and to review the document below outlining the changes made to each application.

CHHS will be hosting two technical assistance workshops (see below) to review the combined NOFA and application materials. Interested applicants are highly encouraged to attend one of these workshops. One-on-one technical sessions are available upon request – please send an inquiry to chhsrfp@spokanecity.org.

The application submission deadline is Friday, December 21, 2018 at 11:59P.M. Pacific Standard Time. Applications submitted after this deadline will not be considered for funding. Please submit any questions regarding the combined NOFA to chhsrfp@spokanecity.org.

Application Workshop #1
Tuesday, October 16, 2018
9:00 – 11:00 A.M.
East Central Community Center
500 S. Stone St
Spokane, WA 99202

Application Workshop #2
Thursday, November 1, 2018
2:00 – 4:00 P.M.
Northeast Community Center (lower level)
4001 N. Cook St
Spokane, WA 99207

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Capital Programs Notice of Funding Availability

The City of Spokane's Community, Housing and Human Services Department (CHHS) is seeking proposals for a wide variety of capital projects including land acquisition, rehabilitation, affordable housing and public facilities and improvements. Approximately $2,500,000 in Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) funds are available for this opportunity. CBDG grant funding has helped facilitate numerous projects in low-and-moderate income neighborhoods throughout the City of Spokane.

Applications are due by, 5 p.m., Friday, 0ctober 26, 2018.

Funding is available to any applicant whose proposal will primarily serve low and moderate income individuals, or families. All applicants will be subject to an internal risk assessment by CHHS staff to determine capacity for administering federal funds.

CHHS staff will hold two technical assistance workshops to assist with application questions. Six additional dates are available to provide technical assistance for interested applicants to discuss proposals.

The next CHHS funding opportunity will be in October and geared toward service organizations.

Notices and Application Resources

Contact

City of Spokane Community, Housing, and Human Services Department (CHHS)
spokanechhs@spokanecity.org
509.625.6325

Closed RFP(s)

Warming Center(s) Request for Proposals

The CHHS Department is requesting proposals from interested applicants to operate Warming Center(s) for adults experiencing homelessness. The RFP is designed to support an integrated homeless crisis response system during the winter months, with an anticipated start date of November 1, 2018.

Timeline
  • September 11, 2018: Announcement of Request for Proposals
  • September 18, 2018: Technical Assistance Workshop – from 8:00am to 9:30am - in the Lobby Level Tribal Room
  • September 30, 2018: Deadline to submit completed application and critical documents
  • October 1 to 10, 2018: Review of Applications and determination of qualification for on-site visit (as applicable)
  • October 12, 2018: Notification to Applicants
  • October 15 to 31, 2018: Establish contracts with designated Warming Center(s)
  • November 1, 2018: Projected Start of Warming Center(s)

The City reserves the right to revise the above schedule. Changes to this schedule will be posted on this website.

Documents
CHHS Contact People

Tija Danzig, Homeless Programs Manager
tdanzig@spokanecity.org

Matt Davis, Homeless Programs Specialist
mrdavis@spokanecity.org

Rebekah Tuno, Homeless Programs Specialist
rtuno@spokanecity.org

SOAR (SSI/SSDI Outreach, Access, and Recovery) Funding Notice

This RFP is now closed. The application process closed as scheduled on May 30, 2018 and proposals are being reviewed. Thanks to all applicants for their proposals. Stay tuned for an announcement of the awards.

The CHHS Department is requesting proposals to support, at minimum, one position dedicated towards connecting clients within the community to benefits through the Spokane's local SSI/SSDI Outreach, Access, and Recovery (SOAR) process and advancing Spokane’s SOAR Initiative. The City of Spokane has allocated $110,000 for this project with a flexible award period of one-to-two years. SOAR is a national program supported by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) designed to increase access to the disability income benefit programs administered by the Social Security Administration (SSA) for eligible adults who are experiencing or at risk of homelessness and have a serious mental illness, medical impairment, and/or a co-occurring substance use disorder.

Timeline
  • Friday, 04/27/2018: Announce RFP
  • Tuesday, 05/08/2018: Technical Assistance workshop 1 – City Council Briefing Center (808 W. Spokane Falls Blvd- lower level) 10:00 am -11:00 am
  • Wednesday, 05/09/2018: Technical Assistance workshop 2 – City Council Briefing Center (808 W. Spokane Falls Blvd- lower level) 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
  • Friday, 05/18/2018: Last day for interested applicants to receive CHHS staff technical assistance
  • Sunday, 05/30/2018: Applications Due by 11:59 PST. Late submittals will not be accepted.
  • June: City Council approval of award recommendations
  • Wednesday, 08/01/2018: Anticipated project start date

*The City reserves the right to revise the above schedule. Changes to this schedule will be posted on the Community, Housing and Human Services Department website

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CHHS Contact Information

Matt Davis
Homeless Program Specialist
mrdavis@spokanecity.org
509.625.6036

Land Acquisition, Rehabilitation, Affordable Housing and Economic Development Funding Notice

This RFP is now closed. The application process closed as scheduled on January 5, 2018 and proposals are being reviewed. Thanks to all applicants for their proposals. Stay tuned for an announcement of the awards.

Request for Proposals

The Community, Housing and Human Services Department (CHHS) is requesting proposals from the Spokane Community that will lead to large scale (>$250,000.00) land acquisition, Rehabilitation, Affordable Housing, and Economic Development activities. CHHS is making available approximately $1,000,000.00 through this funding notice.

About the Funding

Funding to support this request comes from the Community Development Block Grant Program (CDBG). The CDBG Program is a federal program administered by the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). CDBG funds are intended to primarily benefit low and moderate income individuals through jobs, housing and access to services. Projects selected for funding through this RFP will be able to demonstrate how their project will address positive impacts for low and moderate income individuals.
More information about the CDBG program.

Land Acquisition: acquisition and/or rehabilitation of real property for the benefit of economic development or affordable housing. >51% of all beneficiaries must meet HUD's definition of low and moderate income (earning <80% area median income). CDBG funds cannot be used to construct new housing. Please consult with CHHS staff if requesting funds to build new housing. If a proposal is requesting funds to acquire and rehab an existing multifamily housing complex, the proposal must demonstrate that >51% of all units will be reserved for affordable housing.

Rehabilitation: rehab of existing commercial or residential structures. Proposals seeks rehabilitation funds must be aware of the time required to complete a full rehabilitation process. In some cases, a rehabilitation project may not be feasible within the timeline identified below. Please consult with CHHS staff if requesting funds for rehabilitation activities.

Affordable Housing: proposals seeking funding to support the expansion of affordable housing must be able to demonstrate financial feasibility (underwriting) and a period of affordability. Affordable housing in this RFP is limited to acquisition and rehabilitation. New construction of affordable housing is not allowable using CDBG funds. CHHS has access to other funding sources that may be able to assist with new construction. Please consult with CHHS staff regarding all affordable housing proposals.

Economic Development: any activity that leads to the creation of/or retention of existing jobs for low and moderate income individuals. There are many ways to qualify economic development activities. Please consult with CHHS staff prior to submission of proposals.

Timeline

CHHS intends to prioritize and fund proposals that will expend 100% of all awarded funds no later than Monday, April 30, 2018. Successful applicants will provide a detailed timeline with milestones to meet the accelerated timeline. Proposals submitted without a clearly defined timeline will not be considered for funding.

  • Tuesday, December 12, 2017: CHHS releases funding notice
  • Thursday, December 14, 2017 - Morning: CHHS time reserved for TA (by appointment)
  • Friday, December 15, 2017 - Afternoon: CHHS time reserved for TA (by appointment)
  • Monday, December 18, 2017 - All Day: CHHS time reserved for TA (by appointment)
  • Friday, January 5, 2018 (5:00 PM): Applications Due to CHHS
  • Week of January 8th 2018: CHHS Begins Environmental Review Process
  • Tuesday, January 16, 2018: Review and Recommend Funding Awards
  • Wednesday, January 17, 2018: Approve Funding Recommendations
  • Thursday, January 18, 2018: Notice Given to Applicants
  • January 19th through February 1st: CHHS Contracts with Successful Applicants
  • February 1st through March 2nd: Procurement Process
  • February 1st through April 23rd: Reimbursement of Expenditures
  • Monday, April 23, 2018: Final Invoicing
  • Monday, April 30, 2018: End of Contract terms
Technical Assistance

CHHS staff has set-aside three separate dates in the morning and afternoon to provide TA for interested applicants to discuss proposals. Please provide advanced notice so staff can plan accordingly.

Applicants may also request technical assistance from CHHS staff outside the TA time slots listed in the timeline section of this funding notice. Please allow a minimum of two working days for staff to schedule a meeting. When requesting a meeting, please provide as much information as possible prior to the meeting so staff can provide the greatest amount of assistance. CHHS reserves the right to not offer TA during the week of January 1, 2018 to applicants requesting TA for the first time.

In some cases, CHHS may want to conduct a site visit as part of the technical assistance. Please notify staff early in the application process if the proposal would benefit from a site visit.

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CHHS Contact Information

George Dahl
CDBG Program Manager
gdahl@spokanecity.org
509.625.6036

Paul Trautman
Affordable Housing Program Manager
ptrautman@spokanecity.org
509.625.6329

Invest Health - Youth & Young Adult Housing and Services Project(s)

This RFP is now closed. The application process closed as scheduled on May 30, 2018 and proposals are being reviewed. Thanks to all applicants for their proposals. Stay tuned for an announcement of the awards.

The City of Spokane is seeking responses to a Request for Information in order to secure an owner(s) for new residential/shelter programs targeting youth and young adults (13-24 years old). Funds are not currently committed, however, the City and partners of the Invest Health Initiative (detailed below) are committing to support in acquiring funds for all aspects of desired project(s) and partnership throughout the project development and lifetime.

Timeline:

Action Date(s)
RFI Released November 20, 2017
Questions Accepted
Submit to: spokanechhs@spokanecity.org
November 20, 2017 – December 8, 2017
Response FAQ Posted December 15, 2017
RFI Responses Due:
Submit completed apps to:
City of Spokane - CHHS
808 W. Spokane Falls Blvd
Spokane, WA 99201
January 17, 2017 by 5pm PST
2017 CHHS Notice of Funding Availability

This RFP is now closed. The application process closed as scheduled on October 7, 2016 and proposals are being reviewed. Thanks to all applicants for their proposals. Stay tuned for an announcement of the awards.

The Community, Housing and Human Services Department (CHHS) is pleased to announce the release of our 2017 Program Year Funding Notice. Interested applicants are encouraged to visit the CHHS Department website to review the Notice of Funding Availability (NOFA) and application materials (ZoomGrants). CHHS will also be hosting 2 separate technical assistance workshops on August 23rd and 25th (see below). Interested applicants are encouraged to attend one of these workshops. Staff will review portions of the NOFA, ZoomGrants and supplemental applications. Attendees will also receive guidance and suggestions that will make proposals more competitive.

Applications are due to CHHS on Friday, October 7, 2016 at 12:00 a.m. Please submit any questions regarding this NOFA to chhsrfp@spokanecity.org.

Application Workshop #1
Tuesday, August 23, 2016
10:00 – 12:00 P.M.
Spokane City Hall – City Council Chambers (lower level)
808 W. Spokane Falls Blvd.
Spokane, WA 99201

Application Workshop #2
Thursday, August 25, 2016
2:00 – 4:00 P.M.
Spokane City Hall – City Council Chambers (lower level)
808 W. Spokane Falls Blvd.
Spokane, WA 99201

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Relocation Assistance Program

This RFP is now closed. The application process closed as scheduled on October 14, 2016 and proposals are being reviewed. Thanks to all applicants for their proposals. Stay tuned for an announcement of the awards.

The Community, Housing and Human Services Department (CHHS) is pleased to issue a Notice of Funding Availability (NOFA) for the City of Spokane Relocation Assistance Program. Interested applicants are encouraged to review the NOFA and Application carefully.

Applications are due to CHHS on Friday, 10/14/16 by 5:00 PM PST. Please submit any questions regarding this NOFA to chhsrfp@spokanecity.org.

Disposition and Rehabilitation for Low-Income Homeownership

This RFP is now closed. The application process closed as scheduled on November 4, 2016 and proposals are being reviewed. Thanks to all applicants for their proposals. Stay tuned for an announcement of the awards.

The Community, Housing and Human Services Department (CHHS) is offering this Request for Proposals opportunity for the disposition and rehabilitation of a single-family home at 1514 E Courtland. All interested applicants are encouraged to apply.

Applications are due by 5:00 PM on November 4, 2016. Submit any questions to Paul Trautman at 509.625.6329 or ptrautman@spokanecity.org.

2016 Homeless Housing, Operations and Services RFP – Closed September 25, 2015

The Homeless Housing, Operations, and Services RFP combines federal, state and local homeless and human services resources into a single grant opportunity. The RFP is designed to support an integrated system of housing assistance that can immediately address the need of a household or individual experiencing homeless and connect them with the resources needed to end that homeless episode. Funded projects will support Spokane's Strategic Plan to End Homelessness through innovative practices that limit barriers to entry and focus on permanent housing options for clients.

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2016 Capital, Housing, Economic Development, Blight, & Non-Homeless Services RFP

Access the online application website. (Please read instructions in the Funding Notice before starting application).

The City of Spokane's Community, Housing and Human Services Department is seeking applications for projects that can be used in 5 funding areas:

  • Capital – improvements to public facilities/infrastructures such as neighborhood facilities, firehouses, public schools, libraries, streets, sidewalks, curbs and gutters, parks, playgrounds, water and sewer lines, flood and drainage improvements, parking lots, utility lines, etc.
  • Housing - Property acquisition or rehabilitation for permanent housing and conversion of non-residential structures into permanent housing for low and very low income households; assistance to facilitate and expand homeownership opportunities for low income and very low income individuals.
  • Economic Development – These primarily include microenterprise assistance (technical assistance and general business support) and direct homeownership assistance programs. These may also include assistance provided to businesses and organizations.
  • Blight – Acquisition, rehabilitation, or clearance of conditions of blight (deterioration of the physical environment) that pose a public health and/or safety risk. It is required that applicants applying for funding under this activity schedule one-on-one technical assistance with staff in the City’s Community, Housing Human Services Department.
  • Public Services Projects (Non-Homeless*) - projects that provide social services and/or other direct assistance to low and moderate income individuals or households.
    *homeless services funding is available through separate RFP scheduled for release in mid-August

Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) funding is available for all 5 project types and Human Services Grant (HSG) funding is available for Services. The primary requirement of CDBG funding is the benefit to low-income Spokane citizens; for HSG funding, the activities must benefit the poor and infirm.

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Items of Interest