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Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) and Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) CARES Act

Grants to California Qualified Organizations for Projects Related to the
COVID-19 Health Crisis and for Programs to Benefit Local Communities

Agency Type:

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Funding Source:

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City of San Diego

Conf. Date:

11/12/20

LOI Date:

10/23/20

Deadline Date:

12/18/20 5:00 PM PDT

Description:

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Grants to California qualified organizations for projects related to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) health crisis and for programs to benefit local communities in eligible locations. Applicants must complete required registrations, submit a qualification application, and attend or view a webinar prior to submitting a full proposal. Funding is intended for programs and projects that serve City of San Diego communities.

The Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) is a U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Entitlement Grant that the City receives to develop viable urban communities by providing decent housing and a suitable living environment, and by expanding economic opportunities, principally for low- and moderate-income persons. In addition, the San Diego City Council allocated an additional $3.5 million of CDBG funds for public service activities to prevent, prepare for, or respond to the COVID-19 emergency.

FY 2022 CDBG NOFA - RFP Categories:

  • Public Services: Regular Organizations: Projects that provide defined social services or other direct assistance to individuals and not to the general public as a whole.
  • Nonprofit Capital Improvement Projects: Facilities: Projects that improve and/or expand facilities operated by nonprofit organizations to provide onsite public services.
  • Nonprofit Capital Improvement Projects: Multifamily Housing Rehabilitation: Projects that rehabilitate multi-unit housing structures occupied by LMI households and owned by nonprofit organizations.
  • Sustainability: Facilities: Projects that improve facilities operated by nonprofit organizations to provide onsite public services. Improvements must result in higher energy efficiency, water efficiency, and/or waste diversion.
  • Community & Economic Development: Microenterprise Technical Assistance: Projects that provide technical assistance and general business support to microenterprises (five employees or less, including owner) wishing to expand or be established. Excludes financial assistance (grants or loans).

CARES Act NOFA - RFP Category:

  • Public Services: COVID-19 related: Projects that provide defined social services or other direct assistances to individuals and not to the general public as a whole, to prevent, respond to or prepare for the COVID-19 emergency in the following five (5) categories: health services; child care, senior services, food banks/meal delivery, and educational access/digital divide.

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 138477

Estimated Size of Grant:

“Qualified” organizations will be notified of their “Maximum Funding Request Threshold” (MFRT) amount, which is based on the “Cash Balance” figure in their audited financial statements multiplied by four.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

Organizations may apply.

Applicants must:
• Have the programmatic capacity to successfully design, implement, and report on a CDBG-funded project per the strict requirements of the United States Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), other federal agencies, the state of California, and the City;
• Have the fiscal capacity to accept, manage, and report on CDBG funds on a reimbursement basis in accordance with HUD and City requirements;
• Demonstrates a solid track record and past experience in implementing similar activities and projects that are indicative of potential future success;
• Implements proper controls and best management practices to ensure fair and ethical dealings in the areas of finance and accounting, procurement, and client and vendor grievances;
• Implements eligible activities and projects that may be funded by CDBG; and
• Has adopted a mission statement, goals, and objectives that closely align with those of the City (as expressed both in its Strategic Plan and Consolidated Plan) and of HUD.

Organizations must have Board-approved audited financial statements dated June 30, 2019, or later, a copy of which must be submitted to the City as part of the RFQ response. For the FY 2022 CDBG NOFA, the ‘Cash Balance’ amount must be at least $12,500

Pre-proposal Conference:

Organizations deemed “qualified” via the RFQ phase are required to attend or certify that they have viewed a virtual session of the Mandatory FY 2022 CDBG and CDBG CARES Act RFP Workshop. Failure to attend the workshop disqualifies an organization from receiving CDBG funds per PDF icon San Diego Council Policy 700-02. RSVPs may be required. November 12, 2020.

Pre-Application Information:

General Schedule:
- September 21, 2020: RFQ Workshop (Virtual)
- October 2 – October 16, 2020: Virtual Technical Assistance meetings, by appointment only
- October 16, 2020, No later than 12:00 p.m. (PDT): Deadline to email RFQ-related questions
- October 23, 2020, No later than 5:00 p.m. (PDT): Deadline to submit FY 2022 CDBG and CARES Act RFQ response via ED Grants
- October 26 – November 5, 2020: Community Development Division Office review of RFQ responses
- November 6, 2020: Notification of Results: All respondent organizations notified of results of RFQ determination
- November 12, 2020: Mandatory FY 2022 CDBG and CARES Act RFP Virtual Workshop
- November 16–20, 2020 and November 30 – December 4, 2020: Virtual Technical Assistance meetings, by appointment only
- December 11, 2020, No later than 12:00 p.m. (PST): Deadline to email RFP-related questions
- December 18, 2020, No later than 5:00 p.m. (PST): Deadline to submit FY 2022 CDBG and CARES Act RFP responses via ED Grants

The application process consists of two distinct phases: the Request for Qualifications (RFQ) phase and the Request for Proposals (RFP) phase. The purpose of the RFQ phase is to vet organizations that wish to partner with the City in implementing CDBG-funded activities, projects, and programs. After the close of the RFQ phase, City staff will review all RFQ responses and make a determination as to whether or not each organization is “qualified” or “not qualified”; only “qualified” organizations will be invited to submit project proposals during the RFP phase.

Organizations may set up one-on-one half-hour virtual technical assistance meetings with City staff to go over their questions regarding the RFQ phase and requirements. Please note that these appointments are limited to 30 minutes and will be assigned on a first-come, first-served basis. To register: https://www.doodle.com/poll/netqsevqvyfrf2q7

If your organization has the capacity, you may submit responses to both NOFAs (FY 2022 CDBG and CARES Act CDBG Public Services.

Registration Requirements:
- The federal government requires all organizations wishing to receive federal funds, including CDBG, to have a DUNS number that has an ‘Active’ status registration with the System for Award Management (SAM).
- Ensure that your organization is registered with the California Secretary of State and appears in the Business Search database. The status of your organization must be ‘Active’ at the time of the RFQ response submission.
- Ensure that your organization is registered with the California Attorney General’s Registry of Charitable Trusts. The registration status must be ‘Current’ at the time of the RFQ response submission.
- Ensure that your organization’s Single Audits or Program-Specific Audits (if applicable) have been submitted to and accepted by the Federal Audit Clearinghouse (FAC).

FY 2022 CDBG RFQ Workshop Presentation: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7itcU1W7-sg&feature=youtu.be

Contact Information:

Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.

Register and submit qualifications by completing an online application on ED Grants: https://edgrants.force.com/

Should you have questions, remember to direct them to CDBG@sandiego.gov.

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