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HUD NOFA grant writer

CDBG Training Consultant


REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS: HUD NOFA GRANT WRITER

Purpose:

New Hampshire Community Development Finance Authority (CDFA) is seeking grant writing services for the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Notice of Funding Availability (NOFA) for the National Disaster Resilience Completion. This competition will make $1 billion available to communities that have been struck by natural disasters in recent years. The competition will promote risk assessment and planning and will fund the implementation of innovative resilience projects to better prepare communities for future storms and other extreme events.

The National Disaster Resilience competition is a year-long competition structured in two phases: risk assessment and planning; and (2) design and implementation.

NH, being one of the 67 eligible applicants, is seeking assistance from a consultant to help with facilitation, writing and submission of the NOFA.  It is expected that the consultant with assist both of Phase I and Phase II (if applicable) of the grant process.  Additional information on the National Disaster Resilience Competition can be found here..

Scope of Work:        

The successful respondent will perform the following tasks:

The consultant will meet with CDFA staff, along with various partnering State, Federal and local agencies, to identify and create innovative, data-driven, and community-lead approaches to recover from their disasters and increase resilience to future threats. This consultant will assist the core stakeholder team with:

  • Assisting the team with understanding the requirements of the NOFA.
  • Working with existing partners and impacted communities to help identify the most impacted areas, unmet recovery needs, and revitalization objectives from the past disasters.
  • Identifying opportunities for regional collaboration.
  • Assisting in identifying and engaging potential public and private partners.
  • Assisting in creating innovative approaches to address unmet disaster needs.
  • Writing and assisting in the submission of both Phase I and Phase II (if applicable) of the NOFA.

Proposal Review Criteria:

The review will focus on the quality of the proposal, cost and the qualifications of the consultant or staff to be assigned to the project.  Respondents must demonstrate extensive knowledge of HUD CDBG rules and regulations, FEMA and Disaster Recovery knowledge, have a demonstrated history of successfully working with various communities along with State and Federal agencies and successfully writing and administrating federal funds.

Personnel:

The proposal shall clearly name the consultant in charge and other personnel and shall state their qualifications and related experience along with the cost breakdown.  The consultant in charge shall be made available for an interview.

Submission Information:

CDFA will accept hard copy or electronic proposals.   All proposals must be received at CDFA by 4:30 p.m. on December 23rd 2014. Send two copies of hard copy proposals to the Community Development Finance Authority, 14 Dixon Ave., Suite 102, Concord NH  03301. Electronic proposals must be submitted via email to: Keasterly@nhcdfa.org.  Proposals received after this date and time will not be considered.

Following a review of the proposals received, up to three will be selected for follow-up interviews, and the contract award will be announced no later than January 9, 2014.  Once the contract has been awarded, all other respondents will be informed of the decision via e-mail.

This request does not commit CDFA to award a contract nor to pay any costs incurred in the submission of a proposal or in making necessary studies for the preparation thereof, nor to procure or contract for services or supplies.  CDFA reserves the right to reject any or all proposals.

All federal requirements of the Housing and Community Development Act of 1974, as amended, and all state requirements must be adhered to and will be part of the contract terms.   

EOE/AA


REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS: CDBG TRAINING CONSULTANT

Purpose:                    

To hire a consultant for 10 hours a week for two months to help with management of projects and training of a new CDFA staff member on the Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) program.  

Scope of Work:        

The successful respondent will perform the following project management and training tasks:

  • Mentoring of a new employee in CDBG program.
  • Helping to manage 10 – 20 projects.
  • This includes processing claims, reviewing CDBG documentation, reviewing and approving agreements, reviewing and approving processes for hiring and reviewing status reports.
  • Assist in review and scoring at least one new Economic Development project.
  • Assist in review and scoring of at least one housing and public facility applications.

Proposal Review Criteria:

The review will focus on the quality of the proposal, cost and the qualifications of the consultant or staff to be assigned to the project.  Respondents must demonstrate extensive knowledge of HUD CDBG rules and regulations, FEMA and Disaster Recovery knowledge, have a demonstrated history of successfully working with various communities along with State and Federal agencies and successfully writing and administrating federal funds.

Submission Information:

CDFA will accept hard copy or electronic proposals.   All proposals must be received at CDFA by 4:30 p.m. on Tuesday, December 23, 2014.  Send two copies of hard copy proposals to the Community Development Finance Authority, 14 Dixon Ave., Suite 102, Concord NH  03301. Electronic proposals must be submitted via email to: keasterly@nhcdfa.org. Proposals received after this date and time will not be considered.

Following a review of the proposals received, up to two will be selected for follow-up interviews, and the contract award will be announced no later than January 10, 2015.  Once the contract has been awarded, all other respondents will be informed of the decision in writing.

This request does not commit CDFA to award a contract nor to pay any costs incurred in the submission of a proposal or in making necessary studies for the preparation thereof, nor to procure or contract for services or supplies.  The CDFA reserves the right to reject any or all proposals.

Funding for this training is provided through the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development.  Therefore, all federal requirements of the Housing and Community Development Act of 1974, as amended, and all state requirements must be adhered to and will be part of the contract terms. 

EOE/AA

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