Current CHHS RFP

Homeless Youth Services

The Community, Housing and Human Services (CHHS) Department is pleased to announce a Notice of Funding Availability (NOFA) for Homeless Youth Services. CHHS is seeking applications from eligible organizations who are willing to partner with youth and young adults (YYA) who have directly experienced homelessness to design and implement projects approved by the Youth Action Board (YAB) and the Continuum of Care (CoC). These projects will provide services and connections to help YYA thrive. Together, these projects will form a system to prevent and end YYA homelessness in City of Spokane/Spokane County. Applicants are encouraged to apply for more than one project type. Applicants are also encouraged to collaborate with other providers in the community to enhance programming. A working draft of the City of Spokane/Spokane County Coordinated Community Plan (CCP) can be found on the CHHS funding opportunities webpage. It is highly encouraged that you review this CCP before you start your application. Funding to support this NOFA come through the following federal and state sources:

Youth Homelessness Demonstration Project:

24 CFR part 578
The Youth Homelessness Demonstration Program (YHDP) is a new initiative designed to reduce the number of youths experiencing homelessness. The goal of the YHDP is to support selected communities, including rural, suburban, and urban areas across the United States, in the development and implementation of a coordinated community approach to preventing and ending youth homelessness. Additionally, HUD is committed to sharing that experience of YHDP communities and mobilizing communities around the country toward the same end.

Office of Homeless Youth

Website
The Office of Homeless Youth works with partners and communities to establish ongoing and future funding, policy, and best practices related to improving the lives of homeless youth in Washington. Funding for the Office of Homeless Youth is specifically allocated to many different grant programs, each with a targeted mission, working together to increase youth and young adults' well-being in transition.

Total Funds Available

Approximately $2,400,000 in total will be made available through this NOFA. CHHS intends to fund the following types of proposals:

Project Type Funds Available
Youth Specific Coordinated Entry $250,000 – YHDP
Host Homes Program $100,000 – YHDP
Transitional Housing/Rapid Re-Housing $1.34 million– YHDP
$218,513 – OHY - YAHP
Street Outreach, Diversion, and Housing Navigation $368,000 – YHDP
$137,286 OHY - ACI

The most competitive proposals must be able to clearly demonstrate the following:

  1. Matching/leveraged funds;
  2. Clear and well thought out project scope;
  3. Incorporate YYA with lived experience of homelessness throughout project planning, design, implementation and monitoring;
  4. Address how equity and disproportionality will be addressed in program design and implementation;
  5. Address how the behavioral health needs of program participants will be met;
  6. Clearly defined performance measures (are they reasonable/attainable) that align with project scope;
  7. Project milestones are reasonable and well thought out; and
  8. Quality of entire application packet.

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CHHS reserves the right to amend this NOFA at any time.

Housing and Housing-Related Supportive Services

The Community, Housing and Human Services (CHHS) Department is pleased to announce a Notice of Funding Availability (NOFA) for Housing and Housing-Related Supportive Services. The intent of this Notice is to fill gaps in the proposed budget. Successful applicants will be able to demonstrate greater than 50% of their total project budget has secured funding. Funding to support this NOFA come through the following federal and local sources:

American Rescue Plan Act of 2021: 31 CFR Part 35

Since the first case of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID–19) was discovered in the United States in January 2020, the pandemic has caused severe, intertwined public health and economic crises. In March 2021, as these crises continued, the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021 (ARPA) established the Coronavirus State and Local Fiscal Recovery Funds (SLFRF) to provide state, local, and Tribal governments with the resources needed to respond to the pandemic and its economic effects and to build a stronger, more equitable economy during the recovery.

Sales and Use Tax for Affordable and Supportive Housing: SMC 08.07B

Spokane City Council enacted the Sales and Use Tax for Affordable and Supportive Housing. Funding from this tax is meant to support the acquisition, rehabilitation, or constructing affordable housing, which may include new units of affordable housing within an existing structure or facilities providing supportive housing services; or, funding the operations and maintenance costs of new units of affordable or supportive housing. See also: RCW 82.14.540.

Sales and Use Tax for Housing and Housing-Related Supportive Services: SMC 08.07C

The City Council enacted the Sales and Use Tax for Housing and Housing-Related Supportive Services with the intent to help strengthen our community by ensuring that everyone has access to housing which is affordable, regardless of income, by providing a locally-controlled source of revenue to accomplish the specific objectives of state law, as identified in RCW 82.14.530

Approximately $10,000,000.00 will be made available through this NOFA. CHHS intends to fund proposals for new construction, supportive services related to housing, acquisition, rehabilitation, operations, maintenance, housing stability, and behavioral health.

The most competitive proposals must be able to clearly demonstrate the following:

  1. Request for funding fills a clear funding gap in the proposed budget
  2. Matching/leveraged funds;
  3. Clear and well thought out project scope;
  4. Clearly defined performance measures (are they reasonable/attainable) that align with project scope;
  5. Project milestones are reasonable and well thought out; and
  6. Quality of entire application packet

Applications will be available no later than Wednesday May 11, 2022 on the Community, Housing and Human Services department website.

Application submission deadline is Friday, June 10, 2022, at 5:00 PM

Applications submitted after this deadline will not be considered for funding.

Complete applications will be submitted electronically (via email) to chhsrfp@spokanecity.org. CHHS will not accept hard copies of the application. Applications that do not contain the required attachments will be considered incomplete and not eligible for funding consideration. In some instances the required attachments may require multiple email submissions.

It is the responsibility of the applicant to be sure the proposals are submitted ahead of time. Applicants are encouraged to submit proposals in advance of Friday, June 10, 2022 at 5:00 PM.

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Applications Resources

Regional Flex Capacity Shelter

The City of Spokane, through its Community, Housing, and Human Services (CHHS) Department (hereinafter “City”) is initiating this Request for Proposals (RFP) to solicit applications from qualified and experienced organizations/agencies to provide for and operate a regional flex capacity shelter. Specific details, expectations, timelines, and submittal instruction are contained in the Request for Proposal document.

All communication, including questions, should be submitted by email to chhsrfp@spokanecity.org. Please feel free to share the request for proposal with any potentially interested parties. Submissions are due on Thursday, May 19, 2022, by 5 p.m.

Timeline

  • Announcement of Request for Proposals – May 5, 2022
  • Technical Assistance Workshop #1 – May 9, 2022, from 4:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. in the Tribal Conference Room of City Hall
  • Technical Assistance Workshop #2 – May 11, 2022, from 1:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. in the Tribal Conference Room of City Hall
  • Site tour at facility (4320 E. Trent Ave.) – May 13, 2022, 4:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.
  • Last day for interested applicants to receive CHHS staff technical assistance – May 14, 2022
  • Deadline for Submission of Applications – May 19, 2022, by 5:00 p.m. (Late submittals will not be accepted.)
  • Applications reviewed – May 19-26, 2022
  • Announcement of awards (pending City Council Approval) – May 27, 2022
  • City Council approval of recommendations – June 6, 2022 (subject to change)
  • Contracting – June 2022
  • Project Start – June 2022

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

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Closed RFP(s)

Shelter Operator Request for Proposals

The City of Spokane, through its Community, Housing, and Human Services (CHHS) Department (hereinafter “City”) is initiating this Request for Proposals (RFP) to solicit applications from qualified and experienced organizations/agencies to provide for and operate a regional flex capacity shelter. Specific details, expectations, timelines, and submittal instruction are contained in the Request for Proposal document.

All communication, including questions, should be submitted by email to chhsrfp@spokanecity.org. Please feel free to share the request for proposal with any potentially interested parties. Submissions are due on April 1, 2022, by 5 p.m.

Timeline
  • Announcement of Request for Proposals – March 10, 2022
  • Technical Assistance Workshop – March 28, 2022, at 3:30 p.m. in the City Council Briefing Center (Lower Level of City Hall)
  • Deadline for Submission of Applications – April 1, 2022
  • Evaluation, Negotiation and Contract Award – April 15, 2022
  • Begin Contract Work – April 18, 2022
Youth Homelessness Demonstration Program (YHDP) Coordinator Request for Proposals

The City of Spokane, (hereinafter "City") is initiating this Request for Proposals ("RFP") to solicit applications from agencies and organizations to host the Youth Homelessness Demonstration Program ("YHDP") Coordinator role to help the City co-lead the Spokane City/County Continuum of Care's participation in the federal Youth Homelessness Demonstration Program. Please submit any questions regarding this RFP to chhsrfp@spokanecity.org.

Timeline

January 7, 2022 - Announcement of Request for Proposals
January 23, 2022 - Deadline to submit completed application and critical documents
January 25-28, 2022 - Review of Applications
January 28, 2022 - Funding Recommendation to CoC Board
January 28-31, 2022 - CoC Board Approval
January 31, 2022 - Anticipated Award Announcement Date
February 1, 2022 - Anticipated Award Start/Effective Date

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

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Emergency Rent Assistance Request for Proposals

The City of Spokane, through its Community, Housing, and Human Services (CHHS) Department (hereinafter "City") is initiating this Request for Proposals (RFP) to solicit applications from agencies and organizations to administer emergency rent and utility assistance to those impacted by COVID-19 in Spokane. These funds are intended to prevent evictions that would contribute to the spread of Covid-19 by paying past due, current due, future rent, and utilities. Please submit any questions regarding this RFP to chhsrfp@spokanecity.org.

Timeline

December 6th, 2021 - Announcement of Request for Proposals
December 6th, 2021 – January 3rd, 2022 – Applications Accepted
January 10th - 14th, 2022 - Review of Applications
January 17th, 2022 - Funding Recommendations

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

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Flexible Surge Capacity Request for Proposals

The City of Spokane, through its Community, Housing, and Human Services (CHHS) Department is initiating this Request for Proposals (RFP) to solicit Applications from organizations serving the City of Spokane and Spokane County to flexibly and temporarily expand low-barrier space, 24 hours a day, for up to 100-150 individuals experiencing homelessness to meet unanticipated emergent needs through June 2022. Please submit any questions regarding this RFP to chhsrfp@spokanecity.org.

Timeline

November 5, 2021 – Announcement of Request for Proposals
November 9, 2021 – February 15, 2022 – Applications Accepted
November 15, 2021 – First Review of Applications
November 2021 – Initial Funding Recommendations

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

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Year-Round Shelter Operator Request for Proposals

The City of Spokane is seeking proposals from applicants desiring to serve as a year-round operator of a shelter for unhoused adults. The request is for a multi-year engagement. Specific details, expectations, timelines, and submittal instruction are contained in the Request for Proposal document.

All communication, including questions, should be submitted by email to chhsrfp@spokanecity.org. Please feel free to share the request for proposal with any potentially interested parties. Submissions are due on July 2, 2021 by 5 p.m.

Timeline
  • June 4, 2021 – Announcement of Request for Proposals
  • July 2, 2021 – Deadline for Submission of Applications
  • July 6, 2021 to Sept 30, 2021 – Evaluation, Negotiation and Contract Award
  • October 1, 2021 – Begin contract work

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

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COVID-19 Emergency Housing Grant

The CHHS Department is requesting applications from social service agencies serving the City of Spokane and Spokane County to address the COVID-19 outbreak related public health needs of people experiencing homelessness or otherwise in need of quarantine or isolation housing due to the COVID-19 outbreak. These funds are intended to:

  • Create isolation and quarantine housing
  • Create additional shelter capacity to replace shelter capacity lost when social distancing was increased
  • Increase sanitation in existing homeless housing
  • Other costs associated with addressing the public health needs of people experiencing homelessness or displaced from their former housing due to the COVID-19 outbreak

Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis during the duration of the crisis. Applications submitted after this deadline will not be considered for funding. Please submit any questions regarding this RFP to chhsrfp@spokanecity.org.

Timeline

March 15, 2020 - Retroactive start date of grant funds
April 6, 2020 - Announcement of Request for Proposals
April 6-10, 2020 - First Review of Applications
April 8, 2020 2PM - First WebEx Technical Assistance Workshop
April 9, 2020 9:30AM - Second WebEx Technical Assistance Workshop
April 13, 2020 - First award announcements

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

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Emergency Rent Assistance Request for Proposals

The City of Spokane, through its Community, Housing, and Human Services (CHHS) Department (hereinafter “City”) is initiating this Request for Proposals (RFP) to solicit applications from agencies and organizations to administer emergency rent and utility assistance to those impacted by COVID-19 in Spokane. These funds are intended to prevent evictions that would contribute to the spread of Covid-19 by paying past due, current due, future rent, and utilities. Please submit any questions regarding this RFP to chhsrfp@spokanecity.org.

Timeline
  • May 17, 2021 – Announcement of Request for Proposals
  • May 31, 2021 – Applications Due
  • June 7, 2021 – Applications Reviewed
  • June 28, 2021 – Funding Recommendations

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

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COVID-19 Emergency Housing and Utility Assistance Notice of Funding Availability

The City of Spokane is initiating this Request for Proposals (RFP) to solicit applications from agencies and organizations to administer emergency housing (mortgage & rental) and utility assistance for households (City of Spokane address) impacted by COVID-19. Applications will be judged on the proposer's ability to deliver services according to the stated criteria below, equitably and in a timely manner.

The intent of this NOFA is to support housing stability for homeowners & renters directly impacted by the COVID -19 pandemic. Eligible households may receive mortgage, rental, & utility assistance for past due, current, & future costs associated with housing stability. Households must meet the three federally required initial screening criteria:

  • Families that qualify for unemployment, have had a reduction in income, incurred significant costs, or experienced financial hardship due to COVID-19;
  • Demonstrates a risk of experiencing homelessness or housing instability; and
  • Has a median household income at or below 80% of the Area Median Income (AMI).
Timeline
  • April 8, 2021 – Application Period Begins
  • April 22, 2021 – Application Period Ends
  • May – June 2021 – Contracting between Subgrantee and City of Spokane
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2020-21 Warming Center Request for Proposals

The City of Spokane, through its Community, Housing, and Human Services (CHHS) Department (hereinafter “City”) is initiating this Request for Proposals (RFP) to solicit Applications from social service agencies serving the City of Spokane and Spokane County to operate warming centers 24 hours a day/7 days a week to serve homeless populations. Applications will be accepted throughout the 2020-2021 winter season, dependent on need and funding. Please submit any questions regarding this RFP to chhsrfp@spokanecity.org.

Timeline

November 9, 2020 – Announcement of Request for Proposals

November 10, 2020 – March 31, 2020 – Applications accepted on an on-going basis, dependent on need and funding

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

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Emergency Rent and Utility Assistance Request for Proposals

The City of Spokane, through its Community, Housing, and Human Services (CHHS) Department (hereinafter “City”) is initiating this Request for Proposals (RFP) to solicit applications from agencies and organizations to administer emergency rent and utility assistance to those impacted by COVID-19 in Spokane. These funds are intended to prevent evictions that would contribute to the spread of Covid-19 by paying past due, current due, future rent, and utilities. Please submit any questions regarding this RFP to chhsrfp@spokanecity.org.

Timeline
  • March 1, 2021 – Announcement of Request for Proposals
  • March 7, 2021 – Applications Due
  • March 10, 2021—Applications Reviewed
  • March 12, 2021— Funding Recommendations

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

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Young Adult Shelter Grant

The Community, Housing, and Human Services (CHHS) Department is initiating this Request for Proposals (RFP) to solicit Applications from social service agencies serving the City of Spokane and Spokane County to operate a new emergency shelter to serve homeless young adults (age 18 to 24). Applications are due by 11:59 PM on September 27. Applications submitted after this deadline will not be considered for funding. Please submit any questions regarding this RFP to chhsrfp@spokanecity.org.

Timeline

September 3, 2020 - Announcement of Request for Proposals

September 3-22, 2020 - Technical Assistance Offered to Interested Applicants (By Email Request)

September 27, 2020 - Deadline to submit completed application and critical documents

September 28-October 2, 2020 - Review of Applications Updated 9/21/2020

October 5, 2020 - Notification to Applicants Updated 9/21/2020

October 5-31, 2020 - Establish agreement with awarded applicant Updated 9/21/2020

October 5, 2020 - Retroactive start for Young Adult Shelter Agreement Updated 9/21/2020

December 1, 2020 - Deadline for 100% of new beds created to be available for occupancy

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

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TBRA-CV Rent Assistance Services

The CHHS Department is requesting applications from nonprofit, quasi-governmental, and governmental agencies as a subrecipient to deliver federal funds as temporary rental assistance to COVID-impacted renters. See the RFP funding announcement for important details, resources for technical assistance, and the RFP response application.

Timeline
  • June 4, 2020 – RFP Announcement
  • June 11, 2020 3PM – WebEx Technical Assistance Workshop
  • June 16, 2020 5PM – RFP Applications Due
  • June 19, 2020 – RFP Award (estimated)

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

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Housing and Essential Needs

The CHHS Department is requesting proposals from interested applicants to operate the Housing and Essential Needs (HEN) program for homeless and at-risk households deemed. The RFP is designed to improve better integrate the HEN program in the local coordinated entry process and allow for greater diversity in housing interventions for HEN-eligible households.

The application submission deadline is Sunday, March 1, 2020 at 11:59 p.m. Pacific Standard Time. Applications submitted after this deadline will not be considered for funding. Please submit any questions regarding this RFP to chhsrfp@spokanecity.org.

Timeline

January 21, 2020: Announcement of Request for Proposals
January 21 to February 14, 2020: Period to Request One-on-One Technical Assistance (Required to be eligible as an applicant)
March 1, 2020: Deadline to submit completed application and critical documents
March 2 to March 30, 2020: Review of Applications
March 30, 2020: Notification to Applicants
End of May, 2020: Establish agreement with awarded applicant
July 1, 2020: Projected Start Date

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

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Emergency Shelter for Single Adults Request for Proposals

The CHHS Department is requesting proposals from interested applicants to operate a new emergency shelter for single adults experiencing homelessness. The RFP is designed to support an integrated homeless crisis response system and add capacity for some of our community's most vulnerable.

The application submission deadline is Sunday, July 7, 2019 at 11:59 p.m. Pacific Standard Time. Applications submitted after this deadline will not be considered for funding. Please submit any questions regarding this RFP to chhsrfp@spokanecity.org.

Timeline

June 10, 2019: Announcement of Request for Proposals
June 10 to 28, 2019: Technical Assistance Offered to Interested Applicants (By Email Request)
July 7, 2019: Deadline to submit completed application and critical documents
July 8 to July 26, 2019: Review of Applications
July 31, 2019: Notification to Applicants
August 1 to 31, 2019: Establish agreement with awarded applicant
August 1, 2019: Projected Start of New Emergency Shelter Partnership
September 1, 2019: Projected Opening of New Emergency Shelter

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

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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 11:59 p.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 – 11 a.m.
East Central Community Center
500 S. Stone St
Spokane, WA 99202

Application Workshop #2
Thursday, November 1, 2018
2:00 – 4 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, October 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

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.

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CHHS Contact People

Matt Davis, Homeless Programs Specialist
mrdavis@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 a.m. to 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
2-4 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