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NOTICE OF REQUEST FOR 2014-2015 COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT BLOCK GRANT (CDBG)

The City of Detroit invites community organizations to submit proposals for projects to be funded by the 2014-2015 Community Development Block Grant/Neighborhood Opportunity Fund (CDBG/NOF) program.

All community organizations including neighborhood residents, business organizations, citizen district councils, block clubs, human service organizations, etc. who wish to participate in the development and implementation of either CDBG or NOF projects as advisors and/or as operating agencies may submit proposals.

All Proposals for the 2014-2015 CDBG/NOF Program must be submitted on a 2014-2015 CDBG/NOF Proposal Form. It must be complete, and must be received at the Detroit Planning and Development Department (P&DD) 12th Floor (65 Cadillac Square in Detroit, MI), by before 5:00 PM, Thursday, April 17, 2014.

Fax Copies of Proposals will not be accepted.

Proposals submitted by the April 17, 2014 deadline will be evaluated by city agencies. Funding approval, for proposals, will be determined by the Mayor and City Council.

The 2014-2015 CDBG/NOF proposal packages with the proposal forms will be available at P&DD/City Planning Commission workshops beginning April 2, 2014. Proposals will be available at the Planning & Development Department (P&DD) 12th Floor Offices after April 5, 2014. Proposals will also be available on the City Planning Commission and P&DD websites after April 5, 2014. Proposals should be mailed or delivered to the address below from April 2, 2013 to April 16, 2014 between 9:00 am and 4:30 pm:

65 Cadillac Square, Suite 2300

Attn: CDBG/NOF

Detroit, MI 48226

On April 17th by 5:00pm, proposals should be delivered to:

65 Cadillac Square, Suite 1200

Detroit, MI 48226

PROPOSAL WRITING WORKSHOPS

The Planning and Development Department in conjunction with the City Planning Commission (CPC) will conduct CDBG/NOF “Proposal Writing Workshops” on April 2, 2014 and April 5, 2014 as follows. The workshops are designed to help community groups prepare their CDBG/NOF proposals.

Workshop #1

Wednesday, April 2, 2014

1:00 PM – 4:00 PM

(Registration begins at 12:30 PM)

Northwest Activities Center

18000 Meyers, Detroit, MI 48235

Workshop #2

Saturday, April 5, 2014

9:00 AM – 12:00 PM

(Registration begins at 8:30 AM)

Focus Hope

1355 Oakman Blvd

Detroit, MI 48238

Workshop registration information can be obtained by calling, (313) 224-6380.

According to proposal criteria, a community group representative must attend a workshop to be eligible for funding.

BACKGROUND

The HUD Consolidated Plan is a five year strategic plan, updated annually, describing the needs, conditions, objectives, priorities, strategies, and action programs related to community development, affordable housing, the homeless, and housing for persons with special needs, including persons living with HIV and AIDS. The plan is required so the City may receive funds from certain HUD programs. The plan contains the annual funding applications for the following HUD programs:

  • Community Development Block Grant (CDBG)
  • HOME Investment Partnership (HOME)
  • Emergency Shelter Grant (ESG)
  • Housing Opportunities For Persons With Aids (HOPWA)

The City’s current Consolidated Plan covers the period from 2012-2015. The City is in the process of preparing its 2014-2015 Annual Action Plan. The 2014-2015 Annual Action Plan will conclude work on the 2012-2015 Consolidated Plan.

At least one public hearing is held each year to obtain citizen input necessary for Consolidated Plan development. This year the meeting will be held as shown below.

Monday, March 31, 2014

4:00 PM – 6:00 PM

P&DD Offices

Cadillac Towers

65 Cadillac Square, Suite 1200

Detroit, MI 48226

During the public hearings, P&DD staff will describe the contents of past plans and the types of activities that may be undertaken using 2014-2015 Consolidated Plan program funds. Hearing participants are given an opportunity to ask questions and present their opinions regarding the Consolidated Plan, its processes, and activity types that can be included in the plan. The hearings focus on these matters, and are not held to discuss funding for particular organizations. Citizens may also submit comments by letter (at the address shown below), appointment, telephone or by electronic mail at 2014ConPlanComments@detroitmi.gov on or before May 15, 2014. This notice will be posted on the following City of Detroit website: http://www.detroitmi.gov/Departments/PlanningDevelopmentDepartment.

For further information, please contact:

Ms. Sheryl Gray

Detroit Planning and Development Department

Grants Management Section

1200 Cadillac Tower

65 Cadillac Square

Detroit, MI 48226

Telephone: 224-6380

Persons with disabilities who require special accommodations, auxiliary aids, or services to participate in these hearings, should contact the Planning and Development Department. Reasonable advance notice of such needs is required.

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

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