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Notice of Funding Availability (NOFA) and Request for Qualifications (RFQ) for Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Program, Home Investment Partnership (Home) Program

Posted Feb. 14, 2018

The City of Fort Worth is providing interested affordable housing developers and nonprofit organizations with this Notice of Funding Availability regarding federal grant funds from the CDBG and HOME programs. The City will be awarding approximately $3.28 million in federal funds to Major Projects under this NOFA. This will include $1.08 million to be available in July 2018, as well as $1.2 million in CDBG funds and $1 million in HOME funds anticipated to be available as of October 1, 2018. An additional $2.2 million in CDBG and HOME funds is expected to become available as of October 2019.

Major Projects eligible under this NOFA must serve low and moderate income households and/or neighborhoods and must comply with all applicable regulations of the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) governing the CDBG and HOME programs.

An RFQ for affordable housing developers accompanies this NOFA. Developers interested in receiving federal funds to support such projects are invited to review the NOFA and submit Qualifications in order to be considered for future funding.

Eligible activities under this Major Projects NOFA include the following:

  • Affordable Housing
  • Permanent Supportive Housing for Formerly Homeless Persons
  • Neighborhood Revitalization activities such as:
    • Home Repair
    • Multi-family Rehabilitation
    • Installation of Sidewalks, Street Lights, Streets, and other infrastructure improvements
    • Park Improvements
    • Community Center Improvements
    • Other activities eligible under the CDBG Regulations • Accessibility Improvements to benefit persons with disabilities such as
    • Housing accessibility
    • Public Facilities accessibility
    • Infrastructure accessibility

Public services and social services (such as child care, youth or senior services, etc.), direct financial assistance to individuals, rental assistance, purchase of equipment, operations and maintenance activities, and economic development activities are specifically not eligible under this NOFA. A separate Request for Proposals for such social services activities will be issued at a later date.

Applicants who are interested in submitting a Major Projects proposal are required to attend one of the following pre-proposal conferences held by the Neighborhood Services Department located at the City Hall Annex building, 3rd floor Conference Room, 908 Monroe St, Fort Worth Texas, 76102:

  • Tuesday, February 20, 2018 at 3 p.m.
  • Tuesday, February 20, 2018 at 5 p.m.
  • Wednesday, February 21, 2018 at 11 a.m.

Proposals must be submitted through online software. Procedures for this submittal will be explained in detail at the pre-proposal conferences. Proposals will not be considered for funding if the applicant does not attend one of the above mandatory pre-proposal conferences.

The City of Fort Worth reserves the right to reject any and all proposals

Copies of the NOFA and application instructions are available on the Neighborhood Services web page, or by calling Eric Vodicka at 817-392-7583, or by email.

All proposers must submit a Statement of Intent to Apply form no later than 11:59 pm Wednesday, February 28, 2018. Final proposals are due to the Neighborhood Services Department by Friday, March 16 at 11:59 pm, 2018. Incomplete or late submissions will not be accepted.

For questions regarding eligible activities under this NOFA and RFQ, please contact:

Chad LaRoque, Acting Housing Development and Grants Manager
817-392-2661
Chad.LaRoque@fortworthtexas.gov

or

Barbara Asbury, Compliance and Planning Manager
817-392-7331
Barbara.asbury@fortworthtexas.gov

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