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Emergency Solutions Grant (ESG) Program

ANNOUNCEMENT 
REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS

   EMERGENCY SOLUTIONS GRANT (ESG) PROGRAM

  PROPOSAL DUE DATE:  4:00 P.M., MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 15, 2014 

The City of Detroit, through the Planning & Development Department (“P&DD”), received a Federal Emergency Solutions Grant (ESG) award for FY 2014-2015 from the U.S. Department of Housing & Urban Development (HUD) in the amount of $2,670,892.00, most of which the City will sub-grant to qualified nonprofit organizations.  Of this amount, the City will retain $200,316.90 for its administrative costs, $200,000.00 to support Coordinated Assessment Model system infrastructure operated by Southwest Solutions, and thus seeks to award a total of $2,270,575.10 through this RFP competition.  Of the $2,270,575.10 available for this competition, the City will require each applicant organization to designate not more than 2% of individual awards for data collection under Homeless Management Information System (HMIS), which collectively will not exceed the projected amount of $53,417.00. 

The City of Detroit anticipates to award its ESG funds to qualified applicant organizations which have provided any of the following ESG eligible activities:  “Street Outreach”, “Emergency Shelter” (including warming center services), ”Rapid Re-housing”, and/or “Homelessness Prevention”, for at least two (2) years.  All proposals must demonstrate 100% match requirement, with verifiable source(s) to meet the threshold.  The City will not accept proposals for shelter renovations, rehabilitation or conversion under this competition 

The City of Detroit also anticipates making awards not less than $75,000.00 for Street Outreach, $100,000.00 for Emergency Shelter (including warming center services), $250,000.00 for Rapid-Re-housing and $100,000.00 for Homelessness Prevention services, to successful applicants.  The City of Detroit will review each applicant’s performance record annually, and reserves the right to de-obligate and reallocate funds throughout the grant term.   Administrative costs are not eligible for non-shelter applicants, and all grants will be program-based awards for eligible homeless services, (For more details see “Eligible Activities” & “Proposal Selection & Evaluation Criteria”).  Only proposals meeting the minimum ESG application threshold requirements will be considered for funding.

The City’s ESG RFP will be available for pick-up on Friday, August 15, 2014, at the
 Planning & Development Department, 65 Cadillac Square, Suite 1400,
Detroit, Michigan 48226 or online -
 please click here

Proposals/Applications must be received by Planning & Development Department in person or by mail 
no later than 4:00 p.m., Monday, September 15, 2014
Facsimiles and/or Late Submissions will not be accepted

Successful applicants will be notified of their selection for program participation by P&DD.  For further information
about the program or proposal, please call
(313) 224-9224 or (313) 224-9974 or email esg2014@detroitmi.gov
All questions related to this RFP must be submitted by Monday, September 1, 2014.

All applicants must submit one (1) signed original application, and one (1) electronic copy in PDF Format on a USB Drive.  The PDF copy must be merged into one document with appropriate tabs. Applications must be organized in the order specified in the RFP, and submitted in a sealed envelope addressed to:

Attention: Chidi B. Nyeche
City of Detroit
Planning & Development Department
Neighborhood Support Services Division
65 Cadillac Square, Suite 1400, Detroit, MI 48226

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Notice of Non-Discrimination:  The City of Detroit does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, creed, national origin, age, disability, sex, or sexual orientation.  Complaints may be filed with the City of Detroit Human Rights Department, 1026 Coleman A. Young Municipal Center, Detroit, Michigan 48226