RFP – CORONAVIRUS AID, RELIEF AND ECONOMIC SECURITY (CARES) ACT EMERGENCY SOLUTIONS GRANT (ESG-CV) SHELTER EQUIPMENT + SUPPLIES & COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT BLOCK GRANT (CDBG-CV) FOR DOWNTOWN PUBLIC SERVICES

The City of Lancaster announces the availability of Emergency Solutions Grant Coronavirus (ESG-CV) and Community Development Block Grant (CDBG-CV) funds provided to the City by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) as enabled in the Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security Act (CARES Act) (Public Law 116-136).

The City requests proposals from organizations seeking ESG-CV CARES Act funding to replenish equipment and supplies in emergency shelter facilities that were overutilized and or depleted because of efforts to prevent, prepare for and respond to COVID-19. Eligible expenses include but are not limited to cots, mattresses, shelving, storage space, cleaning supplies, etc. to prevent, prepare for and respond to COVID-19. Applications for programs or activities supporting housing and homelessness, are due by July 23. 2021.

Additionally, the City requests proposals from public service providers seeking CDBG-CV CARES Act funding to provide multiple types of public services to the downtown area. Services may include housing information and referral services, cleanups, health services, mental health services, crime awareness and prevention services (see RFP for full list). Public services must prevent, prepare for, and respond to COVID-19. The City can use CDBG funds to pay for labor, supplies, and material as well as to operate and/or maintain the portion of a facility in which the public service is located. This includes the lease of a facility, equipment, and other property needed for the public service. To utilize CDBG funds for a public service, the service must be either: A new service; or a service that has seen a significant increase in the level of that existing service. Applications are due by August 2nd, 2021.

Email the City at sthorsen@cityoflancasterpa.com with additional information about the application and submission process.

What We Do

The Community Development Division administers the City’s Community Development Block Grant Program, the Emergency Shelter Grant Program and State grants provided through DCED and the Commonwealth’s Redevelopment Assistance Capital Program. The Division is also responsible for researching and applying for other grant opportunities to assist the Department finance programs and projects focused on community, economic, housing and neighborhood development. The Division assists city non- profit organizations in applying for and administering State grants where the City must act as a pass through for the grant to the non-profit. The Community Development Division also serves as the city’s principal representative to the Lancaster County Coalition to End Homelessness.

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120 N. Duke St.
Lancaster, PA 17602

 

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Monday – Friday
8:30 a.m. – 5 p.m.

 

Phone

(717) 291-4754

 

Fax

(717) 291-4713

 

 

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