Notice of Funding Opportunity
COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT BLOCK GRANTS PROGRAM
The City and County of Honolulu’s Department of Community Services, through its Department of Budget and Fiscal Services Purchasing Division, is soliciting applications from qualified private nonprofit agencies, federally qualified health centers or City agencies for the following programs:
1. The COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT BLOCK GRANT PROGRAM (CDBG), authorized under Title 1 of the Housing and Community Development Act of 1974, Public Law 93-383, as amended 42 U.S.C.-530.1 et seq. Up to approximately $4,872,982.00 in funding through the “Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act” (CARES Act) is anticipated to be available for community development projects that prevent, prepare for, and respond to coronavirus, or mitigate the impacts created by coronavirus on Oahu which principally benefit persons of low- and moderate-income or which eliminate slum/blight areas. There is no percentage cap on Public Service or Economic Activities. Eligible clients to be served are those earning 80% and below of Area Median Income (AMI)
Funds are to be used specifically to prevent, prepare for, and respond to coronavirus, which principally benefit persons of low- and moderate-income and/or mitigate the impacts created by coronavirus on Oahu for persons of low- and moderate-income.
In certain circumstances private individuals and for-profit entities MAY apply and be eligible for funding under this NOFO to:
Provide grants or loans to support new businesses or business expansion to create jobs and manufacture medical supplies necessary to respond to infectious disease
Avoid job loss caused by business closures related to social distancing by providing short-term working capital assistance to small businesses to enable retention of jobs held by low- and moderate-income persons
Provide technical assistance, grants, loans, and other financial assistance to establish, stabilize, and expand microenterprises that provide medical, food delivery, cleaning, and other services to support home health quarantine
Interested agencies may download the Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO) packet at http://www.honolulu.gov/pur/gsc.html under the “Bids for Goods, Services and Concessions” link provided.
Applications must be submitted to the Department of Budget and Fiscal Services Purchasing Division at Honolulu Hale, 530 South King Street, Room 115, Honolulu, Hawaii by the date and time as stated in the NOFO packet, as amended.
Questions may be directed to firstname.lastname@example.org.
KIRK CALDWELL, MAYOR
City and County of Honolulu
Pamela A Witty-Oakland, Director
Department of Community Services
(SA1276952 4/19, 4/20, 4/22/20)