Haverhill Community Development Department Request for Proposals due 2/23/17


Haverhill Community Development Department Request for Proposals due 2/23/17

Seeking: Community development and/or housing  projects and programs which serve principally low-income households, help eliminate slum and blight conditions, and/or provide shelter and services for the homeless.


Dear Prospective Applicant:

I am pleased to notify you and your organization that the application for Fiscal Year 2017- 2018 (Program Year 2017) funding from the City of Haverhill’s Community Development Department (CDD) is now available!

The City of Haverhill is the recipient of a Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD).  In turn, the Community Development Department solicits projects from  local community and service organizations, in order to best serve and benefit low-income households, targeting Haverhill residents who earn 80% or below of Area Median Income.

These 2017 Program Year funds available through this grant are awarded only to non-profit agencies with the capacity and experience to carry out a proposed activity.  Please note that each funded entity is subject to federal and local audit.

The primary objective of the CDBG program is the “development of viable urban communities by providing decent housing and suitable living environments and expanding economic opportunities, principally for low- and moderate-income individuals.”

Please note that this application is for funds that will become available no sooner than July 1, 2017.

In an effort to reduce paper usage and mailing costs, we are encouraging interested potential applicants to locate the RFP on the revamped City of Haverhill Community Development website at www.ci.haverhill.ma.us/departments/community_development_block_grant.php.

Furthermore, you can feel free to contact the Community Development Department at 978-374-2344 or email communitydevelopment@cityofhaverhill.com if you would like to request a hard copy.

In addition, the city’s 5-Year Consolidated Plan is available for viewing on the CDBG website.

Please note that the deadline to return a completed application is Thursday, February 23, 2017.

Organizations may present their proposals for review by the Community Affairs Advisory Board during the spring.  Eligible organizations will be notified of the time and date of their proposal presentation, if applicable.

There will also be two non-mandatory Technical Assistance Workshops to aid any organization in completing the application on Thursday, February 2, 2017 and  Thursday, February 16, 2017 at 4:00 P.M. in Room 301, City Hall, 4 Summer Street.

As always, if you have any questions feel free to call the Community Development Department at 978-374-2344.

I hope your organization will consider applying for these CDBG funds, and I would encourage you to spread the word throughout the community so that we can reach as many potential individuals and needy households as possible.


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