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Harris County Community Facilities and Infrastructure Investments Request for Proposals, Round 2 (Precinct 1 only)

Harris County Treasury American Rescue Plan Act

State and Local Fiscal Recovery Fund - Round 2

Request for Proposal (RFP)

Precinct 1's

Community Facilities and Infrastructure Investments

Notice of Funding Opportunity


Harris County Housing and Community Development (HCHCD) has released the Harris County Community Facilities and Infrastructure Investments. Applications are available to all interested and eligible applicants (as outlined in the application) until July 26, 2024. Applications should be submitted to HCD Box Platform.

For more information on this RFP or requesting special accommodations, please contact the HCHCD staff at hcdrfp@harriscountytx.gov for assistance.

Applications due: August 2, 2024
Late Proposals will not be accepted.

These funds were provided by the U.S. Department of the Treasury and by Congressional Appropriation.

Total Available funding: $3,475,000

Eligible proposal(s) shall be chosen within Precinct 1 and shall include one of the following project activities:

Renovation or construction of new physical infrastructure with a focus on augmenting the capacity of nonprofit organizations.

Strategic acquisition of pre-existing facilities to increase the operational capabilities of nonprofit organizations.

Construction projects needing gap financing and are slated for completion within the stipulated ARPA expenditure deadlines.

Capital improvement projects designed to support nonprofit organizations dedicated to addressing food insecurity, homelessness, behavioral health, and/or violence or domestic violence reduction.

Projects proposing to increase operational capacity for an existing program including but not limited to providing for increased staffing needs, in alignment that addresses barriers to the improvement or stabilization of the lives of county residents’ such as food insecurity, housing insecurity and homelessness, domestic violence or sexual abuse, mental health, and behavioral health supports.

Please note that the Round 2 CFI RFP has included additional priorities that include increasing access to nutritional food for youth and/or seniors; increasing affordable housing with supportive services; and increasing capacity for MWBE.

Public Notice (English and Spanish)

To access documents required for submission of the RFP please go to BOX or https://hccsd.app.box.com/v/CommFac-Invest (link going live on June 28, 2024). On June 28, 2024, download the Guidebook, Application and RFP General Requirements.

To submit the application upload to HCD BOX Platform

For more information on this RFP or requesting special accommodations, please contact the HCHCD staff at hcdrfp@harriscountytx.gov or assistance.

After you have read the application and began to complete the application, Technical Assistance is available from July 1, 2024, through July 26, 2024. You can schedule Technical Assistance by emailing hcdrfp@harriscountytx.gov.

A virtual Applicant Conference will be held on July 18, 2024, at 2:00 PM via TEAMS.

CLICK HERE TO JOIN THE APPLICANT CONFERENCE
CFI Applicant Conference July 18, 2024, at 2:00 pm CST

Deadline for CFI Round 2 RFP questions and Technical Assistance Requests: Friday, July 26, 2024, at 5:00 pm

CFI ROUND 2 - TIMELINE

Activity Date
Public Notice posting on website regarding Request for Proposal June 28, 2024
Issue RFP (Available on HCD’s website) June 28, 2024

Virtual Applicant’s Conference via TEAMS 

(Treasury ARPA Applicant’s Conference RD 2 - Click here to join meeting)
July 18, 2024 @2:00 pm 

Technical Assistance Week (By Appointment Only)

Email hcdrfp@harriscountytx.gov

July 1-26, 2024

RFP DEADLINE (Due to hcdrfp@harriscountytx.gov by 2 pm)

August 2, 2024
Commissioners Court Approval and Mailing of Conditional Award Letters September 2024
Contract Negotiations September 2024
Anticipated Project Start October 1, 2024


Closed

Harris County Program Year 2024 CDBG Entitlement Funding for Public Facilities and Infrastructure Request for Proposals
Harris County
Community Development Block Grant (CDBG)

Public Facilities and Infrastructure
Notice of Funding Availability 

Due Date: Extended to April 5, 2024, by 2:00 pm

Harris County Community Services Department (HCCSD) has released the Harris County Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Public Facilities and Infrastructure (PFI) Request for Proposals. Applications are available to all interested and eligible applicants (as outlined in the application) from February 19, 2024, to April 5, 2024. Proposals received later than the date and time for submission will not be considered!

Eligible project activities for CDBG include projects that serve low-to-moderate income persons or a low-to-moderate area that includes one of the following:

  • Acquisition in conjunction with a proposed facility or improvement project
  • Streets, Sidewalks and Drainage Improvements
  • Public Facilities Improvements
  • Water and Sewer Improvements
 
The CDBG funds were provided by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development. The anticipated amount of funding available based on CSD’s PY2023 Allocation is listed below.

CDBG PS: $6,000,000

PY2024 CDBG PFI Public Notice (English, Spanish and Vietnamese)

How to Access the Application(s):

To access documents required for submission of the RFP please go to BOX  (link going live on February 19, 2024.  On February 19, 2024, download the Guidebook, Application, RFP General Requirements, and Environmental Review Form.

How to Submit the Application(s)

To submit the application upload to the link below.

CSD BOX Platform

If you are seeking special accommodations or alternative submission options, please contact HCCSD staff 72 hours before the submission deadline at rfp@csd.hctx.net.

Please visit Harris County's Community Services Department page (csd.harriscountytx.gov) for general information about the CDBG program, the County's Action Plan, applicable policies, standards and any updates. For more information on this RFP or requesting special accommodations, please contact the HCCSD staff at rfp@csd.hctx.net for assistance.

After you have read and begun to complete the application, Technical Assistance is available from February 28, 2024, through March 8, 2024, by appointment only for organizations whose application is at least 70% complete. Technical Assistance is by appointment only.

Submit a request for technical assistance pertaining to the application by completing clicking here: Technical Assistance Request.

You can also submit a question via email at rfp@csd.hctx.net. Please note the last day to submit questions is March 1, 2024.

For more information on this RFP or requesting special accommodations, please contact the HCCSD staff at rfp@csd.hctx.net for assistance.

An Applicant Conference will be held on February 27, 2024, at 1:00pm.

CLICK HERE TO JOIN THE RFP APPLICANT CONFERENCE

Questions and Answers As of February 28, 2024

Harris County will provide accommodations for persons attending Harris County functions. Requests from persons needing special accommodations should be received by Harris County staff 48-hours prior to the function. The Applicant Conference will be conducted in English and requests for language interpreters or other special accommodations should be made at least 72 hours prior to the Applicant Conference. Please email rfp@csd.hctx.net for assistance or additional information about special accommodations or language interpreters.

If you would like to be included or update your information on our mailing list to receive funding notifications, or to register for an applicant conference, please submit your contact information (name, organization, mailing address, telephone number and email) to rfp@csd.hctx.net.


PY2024 CDBG PFI RFP TIMELINE

Activity Date
Distribution of Notice of Funding Availability (NOFA)  February 19, 2024
Public Notice on website and newspaper February 19, 2024
RFP Release on CSD’s website (Application available for download)
https://hccsd.box.com/v/2024CDBG-GEN
February 19, 2024

Technical Assistance Week (By Appointment Only)

February 26, 2024, to March 8, 2024

Applicant’s Conference via TEAMS
Join Here

February 27, 2024 @1:00pm
Submission of Questions Deadline March 8, 2024 @5:00pm
RFP DEADLINE (Due to CSD BOX Platform) April 5, 2024 @2:00pm
Evaluation and selection of Proposals April through May 2024
Commissioner Court approval of recommended projects May/June 2024
Notification of Conditional Awards June/July 2024

Harris County Community Facilities and Infrastructure Investments Request for Proposals
Harris County Treasury American Rescue Plan Act

State and Local Fiscal Recovery Fund
Request for Proposals (RFP) 

Community Facilities and Infrastructure Investments
Capacity Building & Operating Expenses
Notice of Funding Opportunity


Harris County Community Services Department (HCCSD) has released the Harris County Community Facilities and Infrastructure Investments, and Capacity Building & Operating Expenses. Applications are available to all interested and eligible applicants (as outlined in the application) until March 22, 2024. Applications should be submitted to CSD Box Platform. Please visit Harris County's Community Services Department page (csd.harriscountytx.gov) for general information about the Community Facilities and Infrastructure Investments funding opportunity and any updates. For more information on this RFP or requesting special accommodations, please contact the HCCSD staff at rfp@csd.hctx.net for assistance.

Applications Due: Extended to March 22, 2024, by 2:00 p.m.

Late proposals will not be accepted.

These funds were provided by the U.S. Department of the Treasury and by Congressional Appropriation. Estimated Funding Available is: 

Total available funding: $19,900,000

Eligible proposal(s) shall be chosen within each precinct, with the possibility to select additional proposals subject to funding constraints. The eligible projects include:

Renovation or construction of new physical infrastructure with a focus on augmenting the capacity of nonprofit organizations.

Strategic acquisition of pre-existing facilities to increase the operational capabilities of nonprofit organizations.

Construction projects needing gap financing and are slated for completion within the stipulated ARPA expenditure deadlines.

Capital improvement projects designed to support nonprofit organizations dedicated to addressing food insecurity, homelessness, behavioral health, and/or violence or domestic violence reduction.

Projects proposing to increase operational capacity for an existing program including but not limited to providing for increased staffing needs, in alignment that addresses barriers to the improvement or stabilization of the lives of county residents’ such as food insecurity, housing insecurity and homelessness, domestic violence or sexual abuse, mental health, and behavioral health supports.

Public Notice (English and Spanish)

To access documents required for submission of the RFP please go to BOX  or https://hccsd.box.com/v/CommFac-Invest (link going live on January 25, 2024).  On January 25, 2024, download the Guidebook, Application(s) and RFP General Requirements.

To submit the application upload to the link below.

CSD BOX Platform.

CFI Application Tutorial: Click Here

For more information on this RFP or requesting special accommodations, please contact the HCCSD staff at rfp@csd.hctx.net for assistance.

After you have read the application and began to complete the application, Technical Assistance is available from February 13, 2024, through February 19, 2024. You can schedule Technical Assistance by emailing rfp@csd.hctx.net.

Applicant conference was held on February 1, 2024 at 11:30 am via team. Here is the video recording of the conference. 

CLICK HERE TO WATCH THE APPLICANT CONFERENCE
CFI Applicant Conference Meeting – 2.1.24


Questions and Answers As of March 8, 2024

Deadline for CFI and Capacity Building/Operations RFP questions and Technical Assistance Requests: Monday, February 19, 2024.


TIMELINE
Activity Date
Public Notice posting on website regarding Request for Proposal January 25, 2024
Issue RFP (Available on CSD’s website) January 25, 2024
Applicant’s Conference February 1, 2024

Technical Assistance Week (By Appointment Only)

Email rfp@csd.hctx.net
February 13-19, 2024
RFP DEADLINE (Due to rfp@csd.hctx.net by 2 pm) February 23, 2024
Commissioners Court Approval and Mailing of Conditional Award Letters June 2024
Contract Execution June / July 2024

Harris County Program Year 2024 CDBG PS and ESG Entitlement Funding Request for Proposals

Harris County

Community Development Block Grant Public Service (CDBG- PS) RFP

ESG RFP

Due Date: February 5, 2024


Harris County Community Services Department (HCCSD) will release the Harris County Community Development Block Grant Public Services (CDBG PS)  and Emergency Solutions Grant (ESG) RFP . Applications are available to all interested and eligible applicants (as outlined in the application) from January 9, 2024, to February 5, 2024. Proposals received later than the date and time for submission will not be considered!

Eligible project activities for CDBG PS include projects that serve low-to-moderate income persons and serve at least one of the following categories.

  • Homelessness
  • Children & Youth, Seniors
  • Disabled Persons
  • Victims of domestic violence
  • Employment Services/Workforce Education.

Eligible project activities for ESG include projects that benefit homeless persons and fall under at least of one of the ESG components:

  • Homeless Prevention
  • Emergency Shelter
  • Rapid Re-housing
  • Street Outreach

ERA funds will be offered to supplement ESG project activities:

  • Homeless Prevention (emergency rental assistance)
  • Rapid Re-housing (emergency rental assistance)

The CDBG PS and ESG funds were provided by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development. ERA funds are provided by the U.S. Department of Treasury. The anticipated amount of funding available based on PY2023 is listed below.

                                                                                                                    

CDBG PS: $1,000,000

ESG: $700,000

ERA: $1,000,000


PY2024 CDBG and ESG Public Notice (English, Spanish and Vietnamese))


How to Access the Application(s):

To access documents required for submission of the RFP please go to BOX(link going live on January 9, 2023).  On January 9, 2023, download the Guidebook, Application(s) and RFP General Requirements.

How to Submit the Application(s)

To submit the application upload to the link below.
CSD BOX Platform.

Please visit Harris County's Community Services Department page (csd.harriscountytx.gov) for general information about the CDBG and ESG programs, the County's Action Plan, applicable policies, standards and any updates. For more information on this RFP or requesting special accommodations, please contact the HCCSD staff at rfp@csd.hctx.net for assistance.

After you have read the application and began to complete the application, Technical Assistance is available from January 22, 2024, through January 26, 2024, by appointment only for organizations whose application is at least 70% complete. Technical Assistance is by appointment only. You can also submit a question via our Technical Assistance Request Form.

Submit a request for technical assistance or a question pertaining to the application by completing the Technical Assistance form and clicking here: Technical Assistance Request. Please note the last day to submit questions is January 26, 2024.

To access the Technical Assistance form please go to https://hccsd.box.com/v/Job24-1001RFP.

Applicant Conferences were held on January 17, 2024. Please click below to view the recording for the PY2024 CDBG PS  Applicant Conference Recording


PY2024 CDBG PS Applicant Conference Recording

PY2024 ESG Applicant Conference Recording

CDBG PS Conference Meeting – 1.17.24 at 10 a.m.

ESG Conference Meeting – 1.17.24 at 11:30 a.m.


If you would like to be included or update your information on our mailing list to receive funding notifications, or to register for an applicant conference, please submit your contact information (name, organization, mailing address, telephone number and email) to rfp@csd.hctx.net.


PY2024 CDBG PS and ESG RFP Timeline

Distribution of NOFA for CDBG PS and ESG

December 27, 2023
Public Notice on website and newspaper

January 9, 2024
RFP Release Date

January 9, 2024
Technical Assistance by appointment only. Submit TA form to Technical Assistance Request

January 22 – January 26, 2024
Applicant’s Conference via TEAMS

January 17, 2024
CDBG PS @ 10:00 AM and ESG @ 11:30 AM
Submission of Questions Deadline

January 26, 2023, 5pm CST
Proposals Submission Deadline
(Submit to CSD BOX Platform)
February 5, 2024, 2pm CST
Evaluation and selection of Proposals

February through March
Commissioner Court approval of recommended projects

April/May
Notification of Conditional Awards

June/July

Harris County Affordable Housing RFA, HOME-ARP Supportive Services RFP, and HOME-ARP Capacity Building & Operating Expenses RFP

Harris County Affordable Housing RFA,

HOME-ARP Supportive Services RFP,

HOME-ARP Capacity Building & Operating Expenses RFP

Due Date: December 20, 2023

 

Harris County Community Services Department (HCCSD) has released the Harris County Affordable Housing RFA, HOME-ARP Supportive Services RFP, and HOME-ARP Capacity Building & Operating Expenses RFP. Applications are available to all interested and eligible applicants (as outlined in the application) from October 17, 2023, to extended deadline of December 20, 2023. Proposals received later than the date and time for submission will not be considered!

Eligible projects include:

Affordable Housing - multi-family rental projects, single-family projects, and permanent supportive housing projects.

Supportive service projects and Capacity Building/Operating Expenses – projects supporting permanent supportive housing funded with HOME-ARP funds according to CSD HOME-ARP Allocation Plan and HUD Notice CPD-21-10.

Click Here for CSD's HOME-ARP Allocation Plan

Click Here for Notice CPD-21-10

These funds were provided by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development: CDBG, HOME and HOME-ARP. The estimated funding available funding is:

Total Affordable Housing Funding RFP: $47,000,000

CDBG: $20,000,000
HOME: $14,000,000
HOME-ARP: $13,000,000

Total Supportive Services Funding: $4,500,000
Total Capacity and Operating Expenses: $1,258,000

HCCSD determines the form of assistance to be provided to affordable housing projects.  Eligible forms of subsidy include: 1) Grants for non-profits and Community Housing Development Organizations (CHDOs) and Community-Based Development Organizations (CBDOs) and 2) Loans that can be forgivable and interest-bearing or non-interest bearing.

Applications should be submitted to CSD BOX Platform. Please visit Harris County's Community Services Department page (csd.harriscountytx.gov) for general information about the CDBG, HOME, and HOME/HOME ARP programs, the County's Action Plan, applicable policies, standards and any updates. For more information on this RFA/RFP or requesting special accommodations, please contact the HCCSD staff at rfp@csd.hctx.net for assistance.

Program specific questions regarding the RFA/RFP process should be directed to Ashley Brown @ rfp@csd.hctx.net.

Technical Assistance is offered from October 17, 2023, through October 26, 2023, by appointment only. Request technical assistance by emailing rfp@csd.hctx.net.

An Applicant Conference will be held on October 24, 2023, from 10:00 AM to 11:30 AM via TEAMS.

CLICK HERE TO JOIN THE RFA APPLICANT CONFERENCE

WATCH - Affordable Housing RFA/RFP Conference Meeting – 10.24.23

If you would like to be included or update your information on our mailing list to receive funding notifications, or to register for an applicant conference, please submit your contact information (name, organization, mailing address, telephone number and email) to rfp@csd.hctx.net.

Affordable Housing, Supportive Services, and Capacity Building & Operating Expenses Application Items:

 

The RFA/RFP Application and required attachments can now be found on BOX. Click here to access all documents necessary to submit your proposal or access by the URL: https://hccsd.box.com/v/AffordableSupport

Request for Applications and Proposal Timelines

Public Notice to Interested Parties List

October 12, 2023
Publishing of Public Notice regarding RFA/RFP

October 17, 20, 24, 25 and 31
RFA Release Date

October 17, 2023
Technical Assistance (by appointment only-email rfp@csd.hctx.net to schedule

October 17 – October 26, 2023
Applicant's Conference via TEAMS

October 24, 2023
Submission of Questions Deadline

November 3, 2023, 5pm CST
Proposals Submission Deadline (extended) to CSD BOX Platform

December 15, 2023, 2pm CST
Evaluation and selection of Proposals

December 2023
Commissioner Court approval of recommended projects

January/February 2024
Notification of Awards

February/March 2024
Harris County Treasury ARPA Multi-Family Acquisition Program Request for Proposal–CSD Job No. 2023/2

Harris County Treasury ARPA Multi-Family Acquisition Program Request for Proposal

APPLICATION SUBMISSION PERIOD CLOSED

Harris County Community Services Department (HCCSD) has released the Harris County Treasury ARPA Multi-Family Acquisition Program (TAMFAP) Request for Proposals (RFP). TAMFAP applications are available on a first come first served basis to all interested and eligible applicants (as outlined in the application) from July 21, 2023 to December 31,  or until available program funding is fully allocated. (Para mas información sobre las Propuestas de Solicitud (RFP) o pedir acomodaciones razonables, por favor comuniquese con el personal de Desarrollo de HCCSD al (832) 927-4700 o para asistencia csdarpahousing@csd.hctx.net.)

 

Applicants can submit applications electronically via email or submit via Dropbox by sending the link to csdarpahousing@csd.hctx.net

These funds were provided by the American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) State and Local Fiscal Recovery Fund (SLFRF), which is administered by the U.S. Department of the Treasury. The estimated funding available funding is:

 

Total ARPA Multi-Family Acquisition Funding RFP: $89,000,000


The maximum CSD funding request will be $25,000,000. The maximum amount may be exceeded on a case-by-case basis. HCCSD determines the form of assistance to be provided to affordable housing projects.  Eligible forms of subsidy include: 1) Grants for non-profits and Community Housing Development Organizations (CHDOs) and Community-Based Development Organizations (CBDOs) and 2) Loans that can be forgivable and interest-bearing or non-interest bearing.

For more information on this RFA or requesting special accommodations, please contact the HCCSD ARPA staff at (832) 927-4700 or csdarpahousing@csd.hctx.net for assistance. (Para mas información sobre las Propuestas de Solicitud (RFP) o pedir acomodaciones razonables, por favor comuniquese con el personal de Desarrollo de HCCSD al (832) 927-4700 o para asistencia csdarpahousing@csd.hctx.net)

Treasury ARPA Multi-Family Acquisition Program (TAMFAP) Request for Proposals (RFP) Items:

 

TAMFAP Public Notice (English and Spanish)
TAMFAP Request for Application Cover Sheet and Offeror Instructions/Forms (PDF)
TAMFAP Application (Excel)
 
TAMFAP Attachments
 

TAMFAP Maps

 

Geographic Prioritization Map

HCCSD Target Areas Map

Texas Opportunity Zones Map

Livable Centers Planning Study Map

High/Low Opportunity Map (PDF)

Harris County Treasury ARPA Multi-Family Rehabilitation Program Request for Proposal–CSD Job No. 2023/1

Harris County Treasury ARPA Multi-Family Rehabilitation Program Request for Proposal

APPLICATION SUBMISSION PERIOD CLOSED

Harris County Community Services Department (HCCSD) has released the Harris County Treasury ARPA Multi-Family Rehabilitation Program (TAMFRP) Request for Proposals (RFP). TAMFRP applications are available on a first come first served basis to all interested and eligible applicants (as outlined in the application) from July 7, 2023 to December 31,  or until available program funding is fully allocated. (Para mas información sobre las Propuestas de Solicitud (RFP) o pedir acomodaciones razonables, por favor comuniquese con el personal de Desarrollo de HCCSD al (832) 927-4700 o para asistencia csdarpahousing@csd.hctx.net.)

 

Applicants can submit applications electronically via email or submit via Dropbox by sending the link to csdarpahousing@csd.hctx.net

These funds were provided by the American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) State and Local Fiscal Recovery Fund (SLFRF), which is administered by the U.S. Department of the Treasury. The estimated funding available funding is:

 

Total ARPA Multi-Family Rehabilitation Funding RFP: $24,000,000           

The maximum CSD funding request will be $5,000,000. The maximum amount may be exceeded on a case-by-case basis. HCCSD determines the form of assistance to be provided to affordable housing projects.  Eligible forms of subsidy include: 1) Grants for non-profits and Community Housing Development Organizations (CHDOs) and Community-Based Development Organizations (CBDOs) and 2) Loans that can be forgivable and interest-bearing or non-interest bearing.

Harris County seeks to prioritize properties that currently accept or will accept Permanent Supportive Housing, Housing Choice Vouchers, other housing vouchers, and other forms of rental assistance offered from the Way Home Continuum of Care, and other housing services providers.

For more information on this RFA or requesting special accommodations, please contact the HCCSD ARPA staff at (832) 927-4700 or csdarpahousing@csd.hctx.net for assistance. (Para mas información sobre las Propuestas de Solicitud (RFP) o pedir acomodaciones razonables, por favor comuniquese con el personal de Desarrollo de HCCSD al (832) 927-4700 o para asistencia csdarpahousing@csd.hctx.net)

***This application is for Multi-Family Rehabilitation Development projects ONLY. If this project involves acquisition, please don't apply.

Treasury ARPA Multi-Family Rehabilitation Program (TAMFRP) Request for Proposals (RFP) Items:

 

TAMFRP Public Notice (English and Spanish)

TAMFRP Request for Application Cover Sheet and Offeror Instructions/Forms (PDF)

TAMFRP Application (Excel)

TAMFRP Guidelines

 

TAMFRP Attachments

 
TAMFRP Maps
 
Harris County FY202 Texans Feeding Texans Request for Proposals (Closes 8/25/2023)

As part of the Texas Department of Agriculture's (TDA) Texans Feeding Texans Home-Delivered Meal Grant program, Harris County is currently accepting applications from eligible organizations seeking a Harris County qualifying grant.  To be eligible, organizations must have an existing TDA program that serves home-delivered meals to Harris County homebound elderly and/or disabled residents.  Organizations awarded and approved fora qualifying grant will receive the County Resolution Form, required for TDA application.

All applications are due by electronic submission to rfp@csd.hctx.net to Harris County by Friday, August 25, 2023, before 2 p.m.
 
Organizations may request, by August 21, 2023, an accommodation to hand deliver the submission. Please send accommodation request to rfp@csd.hctx.net. Instruction for hand delivery will be provided via email.
 

Late applications will not be accepted.

Any questions should be directed to Jaren Reynolds, Program Analyst, at (832) 927-4788 or Jaren.Reynolds@csd.hctx.net.

 
 
Timeline – Texans Feeding Texans FY2024
 

Activity Date
TDA Grant Application Release per TDA website July 25, 2023
Harris County RFQ Released (website and email) August 14, 2023
Harris County RFQ Applications due to HCCSD by 2pm August 25, 2023
TDA Grant Application submission process is open on TDA website September 1, 2023
Selected applicants submitted to Commissioners Court for approval September 19, 2023
Selected applicants officially notified in writing of award and provided with County Resolutions October 2, 2023
Texans Feeding Texans Home-Delivered Meal Grant Application due no later than 11:59pm to TDA November 1, 2023

Failure to be awarded a Texans Feeding Texans Home-Delivered Meal Grant by the Texas Department of Agriculture's (TDA) will rescind Harris County award funding. 

Harris County Request for Proposals for CDBG-DR and CDBG-CV

Community Development Block Grant (CDBG),

Community Development Block Grant- Disaster Recovery (CDBG-DR)
Community Development Block Grant-CARES ACT (CDBG-CV)
 
REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS

Harris County Community Services Department's (HCCSD) Request for Proposals (RFP) for Community Development Block Grants (CDBG): CDBG, CDBG-DR and CDBG-CV funding for Public Services and Homeless Services is posted under Bid# 23/0098.  The Guidebook, Applications and Budget will be available from April 28, 2023 through May 22, 2023 to all eligible applicants through the Harris County Purchasing Department's website using the Bonfire (https://purchasing.harriscountytx.gov). On Purchasing's main page, mouse over the "Online Solicitations" tab and to bring up the Bonfire Online graphic. Click "Bonfire" and follow the instructions to register with Bonfire Online and gain access to Bid# 23/0098. Applications are due to the Harris County Purchasing Department through the Bonfire Portal by May 22, 2023, before 2:00 pm local time. Proposals received later than the date and time will not be considered!

Program specific questions regarding the RFP process should be directed to Tasha Hicks @ 832-927-4803 or rfp@csd.hctx.net.

Harris County CSD hosted a Q&A Meeting on May 9, 2023, at 1:30 PM to answer questions pertaining to the RFP and application submission requirements. A list of questions and answers from this event can be accessed by clicking on Q&A, or click Q&A Meeting to view a recording of the event.

If you would like to be included or update your information on our mailing list to receive funding notifications or register for an applicant conference, please submit your contact information (name, organization, mailing address, telephone number and email) to rfp@csd.hctx.net.
 

  1. CDBG, CDBG-DR, CDBG-CV Public Notice – English
  2. CDBG, CDBG-DR, CDBG-CV Aviso Público (Public Notice) – Español (Spanish)
  3. CDBG, CDBG-DR, CDBG-CV Request for Proposals Application Guidebook

 

Request for Proposal Timeline

Activity Date
Public Notice CDBG-DR/CDBG-CV RFP to mailing list May 1, 2023
Publishing of Public Notice regarding RFP April 28th, May 5th, May 12th, 2023
Release of CDBG-DR/CDBG-CV RFP – Job No. Friday, April 28, 2023
Technical Assistance Week (by appointment – phone/email rfp@csd.hctx.net to schedule) May 1 – May 5, 2023

RFP Submission Deadline

Bonfire Portal

Monday, May 22, 2023

By 2:00 pm (late apps not accepted)

Evaluation of Proposals May 2023
Selection of projects June 2023
Publishing of recommended projects June 2023
Submission of revised, final budget to HCCSD for recommended projects June 2023
Commissioners Court approval and mailing of conditional award letters June 2023
Contract Negotiations for Awarded Projects July 2023
Harris County FY2023 Texans Feeding Texans Request for Proposals (Closes 9/9/2022)

Texans Feeding Texans Request for Qualifications

As part of the Texas Department of Agriculture's (TDA) Texans Feeding Texans Home-Delivered Meal Grant program, Harris County is currently accepting applications from eligible organizations seeking a Harris County qualifying grant.  To be eligible, organizations must have an existing program that serves home-delivered meals to Harris County homebound elderly and/or disabled residents.  Organizations awarded a qualifying grant will receive the County Resolution Form, required for TDA application.

All applications are due by electronic submission to rfp@csd.hctx.net and two hard copies to Harris County by Friday, September 9, 2022 before 2 p.m. Hard copies can be mailed to or dropped off at the Harris County Community Services Departments located at 8410 Lantern Point Drive, Houston, TX 77054. 

 

Late applications will not be accepted.

 

 

Any questions should be directed to Toni Candis, Senior Project Analyst, at (832) 927-4800 or toni.candis@csd.hctx.net.

Timeline – Texans Feeding Texans FY2023
 

Activity Date
TDA Grant Application Release per TDA website July 26, 2022
Harris County RFQ Released (website and email) August 29, 2022
TDA Grant Application Acceptance per TDA website September 1, 2022
Harris County RFQ Applications due to HCCSD September 9, 2022
Selected applicants submitted to Commissioners Court for approval September 18, 2022
Selected applicants notified of award and provided with County Resolutions September 30, 2022
Grant Application due to TDA November 1, 2022
Harris County Affordable Rental Housing Program Request for Applications –CSD Job No. 2022/2 (Closes 11/3/22)

Affordable Rental Housing Program Request for Applications/Proposals

Due Date November 3, 2022, 2PM CST

Harris County Community Services Department (HCCSD) has released the Harris County Affordable Rental HousingProgram (ARHP) Request for Applications/Proposals(RFA). ARHP applications are available to all interested and eligible applicants (as outlined in the application) from September 28, 2022, to November 3, 2022 or until available program funding is fully allocated. (Para mas información sobre las Propuestas de Solicitud (RFP) o pedir acomodaciones razonables, por favor comuniquese con el personal de Desarrollo de HCCSD al (832) 927-4700 o para asistencia rfp@csd.hctx.net.)

Applications should be submitted by November 3, 2022, 2:00 PM CST to HCCSD's Office located at 8410 Lantern Point Drive, Houston, Texas 77054. Late applications will not be accepted.

These funds were provided by the U.S. Housing & Urban Development Dept and by Congressional Appropriation. Estimated Funding Available is:

  • Total CDBG-Disaster Recovery Funding RFP/RFA: $113,000,000

Maximum CSD funding request will be $13,500,000 per application.  HCCSD determines the form of assistance to be provided to affordable housing projects.  Eligible forms of subsidy include: 1) Grants for non-profits and Community Housing Development Organizations (CHDOs) and Community Based Development Organizations (CBDOs) and 2) Loans that can be forgivable and interest bearing or non-interest bearing.

An Applicant Conference was held on October 5, 2022 from 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM virtually, find link to meeting.

CLICK HERE TO JOIN THE RFA APPLICANT CONFERENCE

Affordable Rental Houston Program Conference Meeting - 10.5.22

Affordable Rental Housing Program Presentation


Eligible projects include but not limited to acquisition, rehabilitation, and or new construction of affordable rental housing units. For Specific eligibility information, please visit Funding Opportunities page link Funding Opportunities for information about the program funding, the County's Action Plans, applicable policies, eligibility, application evaluation and selection criteria, standards and any updates. Applicants can also contact HCCSD Rental Development staff for technical assistance by email. No technical assistance questions will be answered after October 14, 2022, 5:00 PM CST. Q/A will be posted on HCCSD’s website for public review. For more information on this RFA or requesting special accommodations, please contact the HCCSD Rental Development staff at (832) 927-4700 or rfp@csd.hctx.net for assistance.


Harris County is prioritizing projects that are:

a) Shovel ready multi-family or single-family rental housing projects, where design and engineering plans are at least 60% complete and the project will complete construction by June 1, 2024, unless otherwise extended.

b) Acquisition and or moderate rehabilitation of existing multi-family, SRO or single-family rental housing units that will complete rehabilitation construction by June 1, 2024. This includes the development of non-congregate shelter for individuals and or families that are 1) homeless or 2) those fleeing or attempting to flee domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault, stalking or Human Trafficking as defined by HUD.

c) Rental housing projects that are a part of an existing homeless housing and services campus that will increase the availability of units for individuals and or families that are 1) homeless or 2) those fleeing or attempting to flee domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault, stalking or Human Trafficking as defined by HUD.

d) Rental housing projects under HOME ARP that serve Qualifying Populations that are 1) homeless or 2) those fleeing or attempting to flee domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault, stalking or Human Trafficking as defined by HUD.


For more information on this RFAor requesting special accommodations, please contact the HCCSD Development staff at (832) 927-4700 or rfp@csd.hctx.net for assistance. (Para mas información sobre las Propuestas de Solicitud (RFP) o pedir acomodaciones razonables, por favor comuniquese con el personal de Desarrollo de HCCSD al (832) 927-4700 o para asistencia rfp@csd.hctx.net.)

 

Affordable Rental Housing Program (ARHP) RFA Items:

Harris County Community Services Department PY2022 Request for Proposals (RFP)

RF2022

Harris County Community Services Department's (HCCSD) Program Year 2022 (PY2022) Request for Proposals (RFP) for Community Development Block Grants (CDBG) and Emergency Solutions Grants (ESG) funding is posted under Job Number #21/0237. 

The Guidebook, Applications, and Budgets will be available from Friday, July 30, 2021, through Monday, August 30, 2021, to all eligible applicants through the Harris County Purchasing Department's website using the Bonfire  Online system (https://purchasing.harriscountytx.gov/).

On Purchasing's main page, mouse over the "Bids/Proposals" tab and click on "Current Solicitations" to bring up the Bonfire Online graphic. Under the Bonfire graphic, there are options to Access solicitations, Direct access to login/register, and registration support.  Click the link and follow the instructions to register with Bonfire Online at https://harriscountytx.bonfirehub.com/portal/ and gain access to Bid #21/0237. Applications must be submitted through Bonfire on or before August 30, 2021, before 2:00 pm local time.

Proposals received later than the deadline above will not be considered!


Please visit HCCSD's Funding Guidelines page (RFQ ) for general information regarding the CDBG and ESG Programs. Program-specific questions regarding the PY2020 RFP process should be directed to staff as follows:

CDBG General and ESG:     Tasha Hicks          (832) 927-4803

CDBG Public Services:     Shanna LeBrum          (832) 927-4800

Applicant Workshop Presentations

In place of in-person conferences, Harris County has made available for download a narrated Applicant Workshop Presentation for each application posted below. All applicants are strongly encouraged to view Harris County's Applicant Workshop Presentations to assist with their application. 

CDBG Public Services Applicant Workshop Presentation

If you would like to be included or need to update your information on our mailing list to receive funding notifications, please submit your contact information (name, organization, mailing address, telephone number, and email) to rfp@csd.hctx.net.  In addition, your insight would be appreciated.  Please consider completing the survey below.  Information received will be used to inform Harris County how best to utilize our entitlement funding for Program Year 2022.


Please click on the survey for English: http://www.surveyshare.com/s/AYAM39B
Please click on the survey for Spanish: http://www.surveyshare.com/s/AYAML9B

PY2022 Aviso Público (Public Notice) – Español (Spanish)
PY2022 Public Notice-English
PY2022 Public Notice of Recommended Projects (English)


PY2022 RFP Timeline

Activity

Date

Distribution of Notice of Funding Availability (NOFA) to the mailing list

July 23, 2021

Publishing of Bid Notice regarding RFP

July 30, Aug. 6 and Aug. 13, 2021

Release of PY2022 RFP – Job No. 21/0237

Friday, July 30th, 2021

Technical Assistance Weeks

**Mandatory for all new applicants**

(by appointment – phone/email rfp@csd.hctx.net to schedule)

August 2- 13th, 2021

RFP Submission Deadline

(Bonfire submittal)

Harris County Purchasing Office

1001 Preston, Suite 670

Houston, Texas 77002

Monday, August 30, 2021

By 2:00 pm

 (late apps not accepted)

EXTENDED to September 13, 2021

January 2022


Submission of revised, final budget to HCCSD for recommended projects

December 2021

Commissioners Court approval and mailing of conditional award letters

January 2022

Contract Negotiations for Awarded Projects

January 2022

PY2022 Annual Action Plan submitted to U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD)

April 2022

Harris County Manufactured Home Subdivision Development (MHSD) Program Request for Applications –CSD Job No. 20/1124 (Extended – Closed 03/03/2021)

Manufactured Home Subdivision Development (MHSD) Program Request for Applications

Closed 03/03/2021 

Harris County Community Services Department (HCCSD) has released the Harris County Manufactured Home Subdivision Development (MHSD) Program Request for Applications (RFA). MHSD applications are available to all interested and eligible applicants (as outlined in the application) from November 24, 2020 to February 24, 2021. Applications should be submitted to HCCSD's Office located at 8410 Lantern Point Drive, Houston, Texas 77054 during regular office hours from 8:00 am to 5:00 pm. As Disaster Recovery funds may be used to support the program, please visit Harris County's Disaster Recovery page (www.harrisrecovery.org) for general information about the CDBG-DR program, the County's Supplemental Action Plan, applicable policies, standards and any updates. Applicants can submit RFA questions to HCCSD Development staff by email (send to rfp@csd.hctx.net with title "MHSD RFA Question") or phone until close of business on Wednesday, December 16, 2020. For more information on this RFA or requesting special accommodations, please contact the HCCSD Development staff at (832) 927-4700 or rfp@csd.hctx.net for assistance.

Potential Sources of program funding include: Harris County General Funds, Hurricane Harvey Community Development Block Grant - Disaster Recovery (CDBG-DR) (Round One) or HOME Investment Partnerships (HOME) Funding

Manufactured Housing Subdivision Development (MHSD) Program RFA Items:

MHSD Program Request for Application Cover Sheet and Offeror Instructions (PDF)

MHSD Program Request for Application Cover Sheet and Offeror Instruction Attachments (Word Document)

Manufactured Home Subdivision Development Program Application (PDF)

MHSD Application Budget (Excel) – Updated 03/03/2021

HCCSD Standards and Design Criteria – Schematic Design Guidance (PDF)

Harris County Section 3 Policy (PDF)

Buyout Location Maps (PDF) - Updated 12/15/2020

MHSD Program RFA - FAQs - 04/28/2021

HUD Certification Forms (include with RFA submission):

Harris County Affordable Rental Housing Program Request for Applications –CSD Job No. 2022/1

Harris County Community Services Department (HCCSD) has released the Harris County Affordable Rental Housing Program(ARHP) Request for Applications/Proposals (RFA). ARHP applications are available to all interested and eligible applicants (as outlined in theapplication) from May 6, 2022, to June 16, 2022 or until available program funding is fully allocated. (Paramas información sobre las Propuestas de Solicitud (RFP) o pedir acomodacionesrazonables, por favor comuniquese con el personal de Desarrollo de HCCSD al(832) 927-4700 o para asistencia rfp@csd.hctx.net.) 

Applications should be submitted by June 16, 2022, 2:00 PM CST to HCCSD's Office located at 8410 Lantern PointDrive, Houston, Texas 77054. Late applications will not be accepted.

These funds were provided by theU.S. Housing & Urban Development Dept and by Congressional Appropriation.Estimated Funding Available is:

  • Total CDBG-Disaster Recovery Funding RFP/RFA:$23,000,000
  • Total HOME/CHDO Funding RFP/RFA: $2,000,000 
  • Total HOME ARP Funding RFP/RFA: $8,500,000
  • Total CDBG Funding RFP/RFA: $2,000,000

Maximum CSD funding requestwill be $25,000,000 per application.HCCSD determines the form of assistance to be provided to affordable housing projects.Eligible forms ofsubsidy include: 1) Grants for non-profits and Community Housing Development Organizations (CHDOs) and Community Based Development Organizations (CBDOs) and2) Loans that can be forgivable and interest bearing or non-interest bearing.

An Applicant Conference will beheld on Wednesday, May 25, 2022 from 1:00PM to 2:00 PM virtually, find link to meeting at.  Applicants interested in attending should register by emailing their request to rfp@csd.hctx.net with the names of attendees, email address, phone number and organization they represent. Title the email “RFA Applicant Conference”.

Eligible projects include but not limited to acquisition, rehabilitation, and or new construction of affordable rental housing units. For Specific eligibility information, please visit Funding Opportunities page link for information about the program funding, the County's Action Plans, applicable policies, eligibility, application evaluation and selection criteria, standards and any updates. Applicants can also contact HCCSD Development staff to schedule a virtual technical assistance appointment from May 9, 2022 through May 20, 2022 by email or phone. Technical assistance ends on May 20, 2022. No technical assistance appointments will be made after May 20, 2022. RFA/application questions via email will be accepted until May 27, 2022, 5:00 PM CST. Q/A will be posted on HCCSD’s website for public review. For more information on this RFA or requesting special accommodations, please contact the HCCSD Development staff at (832) 927-4700 or rfp@csd.hctx.net for assistance.

Harris County is prioritizing projects that are:

a) Shovel ready multi-family or single-family rental housing projects, where design and engineering plans are at least 60% complete and the project will complete construction by June 1,2024, unless otherwise extended.

b) Acquisition and or moderate rehabilitation of existing multi-family, SRO or single-family rental housing units that will complete rehabilitation construction by June 1, 2024. This includes the development of non-congregate shelter for individuals and or families that are 1) homeless or 2) those fleeing or attempting to flee domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault, stalking or Human Trafficking as defined by HUD.

c) Rental housing projects that are a part of an existing homeless housing and services campus that will increase the availability of units for individuals and or families that are 1)homeless or 2) those fleeing or attempting to flee domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault, stalking or Human Trafficking as defined by HUD.

d) Rental housing projects under HOME ARP that serve Qualifying Populations that are 1) homeless or 2) those fleeing or attempting to flee domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault, stalking or Human Trafficking as defined by HUD.

For more information on this RFA or requesting special accommodations, please contact the HCCSD Development staff at (832) 927-4700 or rfp@csd.hctx.net for assistance. (Para masinformación sobre las Propuestas de Solicitud (RFP) o pedir acomodacionesrazonables, por favor comuniquese con el personal de Desarrollo de HCCSD al(832) 927-4700 o para asistencia rfp@csd.hctx.net.)

Affordable Rental Housing Program (ARHP) RFA Items:

ARHPPublic Notice (English andSpanish)

ARHPRequest for Application Cover Sheet and Offeror Instructions/Forms (PDF)

ARHP Application (Excel)

ARHP Attachments

Attachment B -11 --  List of Org/Principalw/ Ownership or Special Interests

Attachment C - 14 -- Rent Roll Information

Attachment D - 1 --    Relevant Development Information Checklist Attachment D - 1 --    Relevant Development Information Checklist

Attachment D - 2 --   HUD AFHMP Form

Attachment D - 4 --   Housing Dev.AFFH Review and Compliance

Attachment D - 5 --  Certification of Drug Free Workplace

Attachment E - 1 --   HCCSD Standards and Design Criteria

Attachment F - 3 --   Certification Regarding Lobbying

Attachment F - 3 --   SF424D

Attachment F - 4 --   References

Attachment F - 5 --   GLO Compliance Package

Attachment F - 6 --   Harris CoBusiness Concern Self Cert

Attachment F - 6 --   MWBE Plan Fillable 2022.pdf

Attachment F - 6 --   Section 3 Clause

Attachment F - 6 --   Section 3 Utilization Plan Statement of Compliance

Attachment F - 7 --   Contractor Profile

Attachment F - 7 --   Statement of Offer or Qualifications

Attachment F - 8 --   Subcontractor Listing Form

Attachment F - 9 --   Workers Compensation Insurance Coverage Requirements

Attachment F -10 --  Certification of Compliance with Federal Standards Requirements

Attachment F - 11 -- Required Contract Provisions

Harris County FY2022 Texans Feeding Texans Request for Proposals (Closes 9/10/21)

Texans Feeding Texans Request for Qualifications

As part of the Texas Department of Agriculture’s (TDA) Texans Feeding Texans Home-Delivered Meal Grant program, Harris County is currently accepting applications from eligible organizations seeking a Harris County qualifying grant.To be eligible, organizations must have an existing program that serves home-delivered meals to Harris County homebound elderly and/or disabled residents.Organizations awarded a qualifying grant will receive the County Resolution Form, required for TDA application.

All applications are due by electronic submission to rfp@csd.hctx.net and a hard copy to Harris County by Friday, September 10, 2021 before 2 p.m. Hard copies can be mailed to or dropped off at the Harris County Community Services Departments located at 8410 Lantern Point Drive, Houston, TX 77054.

Late applications will not be accepted.

Any questions should be directed to Tasha Hicks, Project Analyst, at (832) 927-4803 or tasha.hicks@csd.hctx.net.

Timeline – Texans Feeding Texans FY2022

TexansRFP

 

 

 

Harris County Harvey Affordable Housing Preservation Program (AHPP) Funding CSD Job No. 20/0211 (Closes 03/13/2020)

Harris County Hurricane Harvey Community Development Block Grant - Disaster Recovery (CDBG-DR) Affordable Housing Preservation Program (AHPP) Funding      Job No. 20 0211       Closes March 13, 2020

 

Affordable Housing Preservation Program Request for Applications

Harris County Community Services Department (HCCSD) has released the Harris County Affordable Housing Preservation Program Request for Applications (RFA). Affordable Housing Preservation Program Applications are available to all interested and eligible applicants (as outlined in the application) from February 11, 2020 to March 13, 2020. Applications should be submitted to HCCSD's Office located at 8410 Lantern Point Drive, Houston, Texas 77054 during regular office hours from 8:00 am to 5:00 pm. Please visit Harris County's Disaster Recovery page (www.harrisrecovery.org) for general information about the CDBG-DR program, the County's Supplemental Action Plan, applicable policies, standards and any updates. For more information on this RFA or requesting special accommodations, please contact the HCCSD AHPP staff at (832) 927-4700 or rfp@csd.hctx.net for assistance.

Affordable Housing Preservation Program Application Items:

 

Harris County Unique Application Attachments:

Addendums 

Addendum No. 1 - 20/0211

Addendum No. 2

Harris County FY2021 Texans Feeding Texans Request for Qualifications (Closes 9/8/20)

Texans Feeding Texans Request for Qualifications 

As part of the Texas Department of Agriculture's (TDA) Texans Feeding Texans Home-Delivered Meal Grant program, Harris County is currently accepting applications from eligible organizations seeking a Harris County qualifying grant.  To be eligible, organizations must have an existing program that serves home-delivered meals to Harris County homebound elderly and/or disabled residents.  Organizations awarded a qualifying grant will receive the County Resolution Form, required for TDA application.

All applications are due by electronic submission to rfp@csd.hctx.net and a hard copy to Harris County by Tuesday, September 8, 2020 before 4 p.m. Hard copies can be mailed to or dropped off at the Harris County Community Services Departments located at 8410 Lantern Point Drive, Houston, TX 77054. 

Late applications will not be accepted.

Any questions should be directed to Tasha Hicks, Project Analyst, at (832) 927-4803 or tasha.hicks@csd.hctx.net. 

 

Timeline – Texans Feeding Texans FY2021

Activity Date
TDA Grant Application Release per TDA website July, 2020
Harris County RFQ Released (website and email) August 24, 2020
TDA Grant Application Acceptance per TDA website September 1, 2020
Harris County RFQ Applications due to HCCSD September 8, 2020
Selected applicants submitted to Commissioners Court for approval September 29, 2020
Selected applicants notified of award and provided with County Resolutions October 5, 2020
Grant Application due to TDA November 1, 2020
2020 COVID CARES Housing Plan (CCHP) Request for Expression of Interest from Qualified Agencies

2020 COVID CARES Housing Plan (CCHP)

Request for Expression of Interest from Qualified Agencies—COVID CARES Housing Plan

Harris County Community Services Department (HCCSD) has released the 2020 COVID CARES Request for Expression of Interest (REI) from Qualified Agencies. This REI is a joint venture between HCCSD and the City of Houston, as members of The Way Home Continuum of Care (COC), to assist in the community's plan to combat the COVID-19 pandemic for those who are experiencing homelessness. The first round of applications are due on July 10, 2020, via email to HCCSD, City of Houston and Coalition for the Homeless. HCCSD will continue to accept applications on a rolling basis until all of the Harris County and City of Houston CARES Act funding is allocated. For those organizations that are recommended for Harris County funding, other items will need to be submitted and evaluated prior to granting the actual award.

An open session regarding the Request for Expression of Interest from Qualified Agencies was held on Monday, July 6, 2020, from 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm. Representatives from the City of Houston's Housing and Community Development; Harris County Community Services Department; and the Coalition for the Homeless, lead agency to The Way Home, were available to answer questions.

For access to a recording of the July 6th CCHP REI webinar click here.  

For access to a written list of questions and answers from the CCHP REI webinar click here.

Please contact the HCCSD Development staff at (832) 927-4700 or rfp@csd.hctx.net for any additional assistance. In addition, if you would like to be included or update your information on our mailing list to receive funding notifications, please submit your contact information (name, organization, mailing address, telephone number, and email) to rfp@csd.hctx.net.

2020 COVID CARES Housing Plan Request for Expression of Interest Items:

        I.      REI: 2020 COVID CARES Housing Plan (CCHP) Request for Expression of Interest

      II.      NOFA: Notice of Funding Availability / Aviso de Disponibilidad de Fondos
 

    III.      City of Houston funding availability: https://houstontx.gov/housing/rfp.html          

 

2020 COVID CARES Housing Plan

Request for Expression of Interest Timeline

Action Date
Posting of REI and other information to CSD website July 1, 2020
Distribution of REI Notice via email to Mailing List July 1, 2020

REI Applications Due to all: CoH/HC/Coalition

City of Houston: HCDPublicServices@houstontx.gov

Harris County: rfp@csd.hctx.net 

Coalition for the Homeless: Application@homelesshouston.org

July 10, 2020
Evaluation of REI Applications and Consultation with City of Houston and Coalition for the Homeless July 13-15, 2020
Announce/Post Selections on CSD Website July 17, 2020
Contact applicants for supplemental information, scopes/details and revised budgets July 20 – July 31, 2020
Contract Negotiations and Review August 3 – August 28, 2020
Publish Public Notice August 31, 2020
Court Approval of Action Plan Amendments and Contracts for Selected Projects September 15, 2020
Harris County Healthy Food Financing Initiative Program Year Request for Proposals "Closed 06/08/2020"

HARRIS COUNTY HEALTHY FOOD

FINANCING INITIATIVE

ROUND 1
 

PY2020 REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS

Harris County Healthy Food Financing Initiative (HFFI) Round 1 the Program Year 2020 (PY2020) Request for Proposals (RFP) is posted under Job Number # 20/0115.  The Guidebook, Application, and Budget will be available from May 22, 2020, through June 8, 2020, to all eligible applicants through the Harris County Purchasing Department's website using the BuySpeed Online system (https://purchasing.harriscountytx.gov/). On Purchasing's main page, mouse over the "Bids/Proposals" tab and click on "Current Solicitations" to bring up the BuySpeed Online graphic. Click BuySpeed Online and follow the instructions to register with BuySpeed Online (https://bids.hctx.net/bso/) and gain access to Bid # 20/0115Applications are due to the Harris County Purchasing Department, 1001 Preston, Suite 670 (6th Floor), Houston, Texas 77002 by June 8, 2020, before 2:00 pm local time. Proposals received later than the date and time will not be considered!

Program-specific questions regarding the HFFI PY2020 RFP process should be directed to Development Staff at (832) 927-4700.

If you would like to be included or update your information on our mailing list to receive funding notifications, please submit your contact information (name, organization, mailing address, telephone number, and email) to rfp@csd.hctx.net.

  1. HFFI PY2020 Request for Proposals Application Guidebook
  2. Notice of Funding Availability / Aviso de Disponibilidad de Fondos

  

HFFI PY2020 RFP Timeline

Activity Date
Distribution of Notice of Funding Availability (NOFA) to the mailing list May 15, 2020
Publishing of Public Notice regarding RFP May 22nd, May 29th, June 5th
Release of HFFI PY2020 RFP – Job No. 20/0115 Friday, May 22, 2020

HFFI RFP Submission Deadline

Harris County Purchasing Office

1001 Preston, Suite 670

Houston, Texas 77002

Monday, June 8, 2020

By 2:00 pm (late apps not accepted)

Purchasing requests Best and Final Offers (BAFO) from recommended vendors June 15, 2020
Vendors respond to BAFO June 18, 2020
The final recommendation of vendors June 22, 2020
Vendor Agreement submitted, reviewed and negotiated by Purchasing and County Attorney August 2020
Commissioners Court approval and mailing of conditional award letters September 2020
Harris County Program Year 2021 Entitlement Funding Request for Proposals (Closed 10/26/2020)

PY2021

Request for Proposals (RFP)

1

Harris County Community Services Department's (HCCSD) Program Year 2021 (PY2021) Request for Proposals (RFP) for Community Development Block Grants (CDBG) and Emergency Solutions Grants (ESG) funding is posted under Job Number #20/0263.  The Guidebook, Applications and Budgets will be available from Friday, September 25, 2020 through Monday, October 26, 2020 to all eligible applicants through the Harris County Purchasing Department's website using the BuySpeed Online system (https://purchasing.harriscountytx.gov). On Purchasing's main page, mouse over the "Bids/Proposals" tab and click on "Current Solicitations" to bring up the BuySpeed Online graphic. Click BuySpeed Online and follow the instructions to register with BuySpeed Online (https://bids.hctx.net/bso/) and gain access to Bid #20/0263. Applications are due to the Harris County Purchasing Department, 1001 Preston, Suite 670 (6th Floor), Houston, Texas 77002 by October 26, 2020 before 2:00 pm local time.

Proposals received later than the deadline above will not be considered! 

Please visit HCCSD's Funding Guidelines page (rfq) for general information regarding the CDBG and ESG Programs. Program specific questions regarding the PY2020 RFP process should be directed to staff as follows:

 

CDBG General:            Shanna LeBrum           (832) 927-4800

                      CDBG Public Services:     Shanna LeBrum           (832) 927-4800

ESG:     Tasha Hicks                 (832) 927-4803

Applicant Workshop Presentations

In lieu of in person conferences, Harris County has made available for download a narrated Applicant Workshop Presentation for each application posted below. All applicants are strongly encouraged to view Harris County's Applicant Workshop Presentations to assist with their application. 

CDBG General (Facilities and Infrastructure Projects) Applicant Workshop Presentation 

CDBG Public Services Applicant Workshop Presentation 

ESG (Homeless Projects) Applicant Workshop Presentation

If you would like to be included or update your information on our mailing list to receive funding notifications or register for an applicant conference, please submit your contact information (name, organization, mailing address, telephone number and email) to rfp@csd.hctx.net 

 

PY2021 RFP Timeline

Activity Date
Distribution of Notice of Funding Availability (NOFA) to mailing list September 11, 2020
Publishing of Public Notice regarding RFP September 25th, October 2nd and 9th
Release of PY2020 RFP – Job No. 20/0263 Friday, September 25, 2020
Virtual Round Table Application Discussion Sessions

Tuesday, October 6, 2020

Email for more information

 rfp@csd.hctx.net

Round Table Application Discussion Session – CDBG General

Tuesday, October 6, 2020

10:00 am – 11:00 am

Round Table Application Discussion Session – CDBG Public Services

Tuesday, October 6, 2020

1:00 pm – 2:00 pm

Round Table Application Discussion Session – ESG

Tuesday, October 6, 2020

3:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Technical Assistance Weeks

(by appointment – phone/email rfp@csd.hctx.net to schedule)

October 5th to October 16th

RFP Submission Deadline

Harris County Purchasing Office

1001 Preston, Suite 670

Houston, Texas 77002

 

Monday, October 26, 2020

By 2:00 pm (late apps not accepted)

Publishing of Public Notice of recommended projects  December 2020
Submission of revised, final budget to HCCSD for recommended projects December 2020
Commissioners Court approval and mailing of conditional award letters January 2021
Contract Negotiations for Awarded Projects January 2021
PY2021 Annual Action Plan submitted to U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) April-May 2021
Program Year (PY) 2021 starts March 1, 2021
Program Year (PY) 2021 ends February 28, 2022
Harris County Affordable Rental Housing Program Request for Applications – Second Round CSD Job No. 19/1031 (Closes 1/22/2020)

Harris County Hurricane Harvey Community Development Block Grant - Disaster Recovery (CDBG-DR) (Round One), HOME Investment Partnerships (HOME) and Neighborhood Stabilization Program (NSP) Funding

 

Affordable Rental Housing Program Request for Applications – Second Round

Harris County Community Services Department (HCCSD) has released the Harris County Affordable Rental Housing Program Request for Applications (RFA) – Second Round. Affordable Rental Housing Program Applications are available to all interested and eligible applicants (as outlined in the application) from November 6, 2019 to January 22, 2020 or until available program funding is fully allocated. Applications should be submitted to HCCSD's Office located at 8410 Lantern Point Drive, Houston, Texas 77054 during regular office hours from 8:00 am to 5:00 pm. Please visit Harris County's Disaster Recovery page (www.harrisrecovery.org) for general information about the CDBG-DR program, the County's Supplemental Action Plan, applicable policies, standards and any updates. Applicants can also contact HCCSD Development staff to schedule a technical assistance appointment by email or phone until close of business on Monday, January 6, 2020. No technical assistance will be offered after January 6, 2020. For more information on this RFA or requesting special accommodations, please contact the HCCSD Development staff at (832) 927-4700 or rfp@csd.hctx.net for assistance.

An Applicant Conference will be held on Tuesday, December 3, 2019, from 1:30 to 3:30 pm at the Harris County Community Services Office located at 8410 Lantern Point Drive, Houston, Texas 77054. Applicants interested in attending should register by emailing their request to rfp@csd.hctx.net with the names of attendees, email addresses, phone number and organizations they represent. Title the email "RFA Applicant Conference". Each organization is limited to two attendees due to limited space.  

1. Applicant Conference Slide Presentation

2. Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) #1 

Recommended Second Round RFA Affordable Rental Housing Projects

Affordable Rental Housing Program (Second Round) Application Items:

Harris County Request for Application Cover Sheet

Affordable Rental Housing Program Application – Updated 11/7/19 - (Excel file includes Instructions and Quick Reference Guide tabs)

HCCSD Standards and Design Criteria – Schematic Design Guidance

Harris County Unique Application Attachments:

Harris County Section 3 Policy

HUD Certification Forms:

Harris County Immigrant Legal Services Fund Request for Proposals (Closed 04/19/2019)

HARRIS COUNTY IMMIGRANT LEGAL SERVICES FUND

REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS  (Closed April 19, 2019)

Harris County Immigrant Legal Services Fund Request for Proposals (RFP) is posted under Job Number # 21/0032The Guidebook and Application will be available from February 26, 2021 until April 19, 2021 to all eligible applicants through the Harris County Purchasing Department’s website using the BuySpeed Online system (https://purchasing.harriscountytx.gov/. On Purchasing’s main page, mouse over the “Bids/Proposals” tab and click on “Current Solicitations” to bring up the BuySpeed Online graphic. Click BuySpeed Online and follow the instructions to register with BuySpeed Online(https://bids.hctx.net/bso/) and gain access to Bid # 21/0032. Applications are due to the Harris County Purchasing Department, 1001 Preston, Suite 670 (6th Floor), Houston, Texas 77002 by April 19, 2021, before 2:00 pm local time. Proposals received later than the date and time will not be considered! Questions relating to this RFP must be submitted in writing and directed to Shawn R. Venables, Office of the Purchasing Agent, via email to shawn.venables@pur.hctx.net or by fax to (713) 437-8732. (Las preguntas relacionadas con esta RFP deben enviarse por escrito y dirigirse a Shawn R. Venables, Oficina del Agente de Compras, por correo electrónico a shawn.venables@pur.hctx.net o por fax al (713) 437-8732.)

A virtual Applicant/Pre-Bid Conference will be held on Friday, March 12, 2021 at 10:00am. The link and other information on how to access the virtual Pre-Bid Conference is provided below.

Microsoft Teams meeting 

Join on your computer or mobile app 

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Or call in (audio only) +1 281-985-1862,,131315853# United States, Houston 

Phone Conference ID: 131 315 853# 

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If you would like to be included or update your information on our mailing list to receive funding notifications, please submit your contact information (name, organization, mailing address, telephone number and email) to rfp@csd.hctx.net

Immigrant Legal services Fund Application Information: 

ILSF RFP Timeline

Activity Date
Release of ILSF RFP – Job No. 21/0032
(Available for Download from Harris County Purchasing)
 
Friday, February 26, 2021
Virtual Applicant/ Pre-Bid Conference March 12, 2021 @ 10:00am
ILSF RFP Submission Deadline
Harris County Purchasing Office
1001 Preston, Suite 670,
Houston, Texas 77002
Monday, April 19, 2021
by 2:00 pm
(late apps not accepted)
Selection of Vendors Apr-21
Vendor Agreement submitted, reviewed, and negotiated by
Purchasing and County Attorney
May-21
Purchasing and County Attorney
May 2021
Commissioners Court approval and mailing of conditional
award letters and execution of contracts
May-21
Harris County Hurricane Harvey CDBG-DR Non-Housing/Infrastructure Competitive Request for Proposals (Close 11/06/2019)

The Harris County Hurricane Harvey CDBG-DR Non-Housing/Infrastructure Competitive Request for Proposals has closed and HCCSD is reviewing applications. For additional information about this process please visit our Disaster Recovery page (Disaster Recovery) under the 2017 Flood Event – Hurricane Harvey header. 

Competitive Infrastructure RFP-Closed Example

Harris County Hurricane Harvey CDBG-DR Affordable Rental Housing Program Request for Proposals (Closed 3/1/2019)

Harris County Hurricane Harvey Community Development Block Grant - Disaster Recovery (CDBG-DR) Funding (Round One) 

Affordable Rental Housing Program Request for Proposals

The Harris County Community Services Department (HCCSD) has closed the Hurricane Harvey Community Development Block Grant - Disaster Recovery (CDBG-DR) Funding (Round One) Affordable Rental Housing Program Request for Proposals. CDBG-DR Affordable Rental Housing Program Applications were available to all interested and eligible applicants (as outlined in the application) from September 11, 2018 to March 1, 2019.  Please visit HCCSD's Disaster Recovery page (Disaster Recovery) for general information about the CDBG-DR program, the County's Supplemental Action Plan, applicable policies, standards and any updates.  For more information on this RFP or requesting special accommodations, please contact the HCCSD Development staff at (832) 927-4700 or rfp@csd.hctx.net for assistance. (Para mas información sobre las Propuestas de Solicitud (RFP) o pedir acomodaciones razonables, por favor comuniquese con el personal de Desarrollo de HCCSD al (832) 927-4700 o para asistencia rfp@csd.hctx.net.)

Program/ Project Status

Selected Round One Affordable Rental Housing Projects 

 CDBG-DR Affordable Rental Housing Program Application Items:

Harris County Request for Proposal Cover Sheet 

CDBG-DR Affordable Rental Housing Program Application - (includes Instructions and Quick Reference Guide)

HCCSD Standards and Design Criteria: Schematic Design Guidance 

Harris County Unique Application Attachments

Harris County Section 3 Policy

HUD Certification Forms