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Harris County Program Year 2017 Affordable Housing Open Request for Proposals


Harris County Community Services Department (HCCSD) has released the Program Year 2017 (PY2017) Affordable Housing Open Request for Proposals (RFP) for HOME Investment Partnerships Program (HOME) funding. The PY2017 Affordable Housing Applications are available to all interest and eligible applicants from January 18, 2017 to June 30, 2017 or until available HOME funding is allocated. Applications should be submitted to HCCSD’s Office located at 8410 Lantern Point Drive, Houston, Texas 77054.  Please visit HCCSD’s website (http://www.csd.hctx.net) for general information about the HOME program, applicable policies, standards and any updates. No applicant conference will be held but interested parties can contact HCCSD Development staff for a technical assistance appointment by email or phone. For more information on this RFP or requesting special accommodations, please contact the HCCSD Development staff at (713) 578-2000 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 (713) 578-2000 o para asistencia rfp@csd.hctx.net.)

Notice of Funding Availability (NOFA)/Aviso de Disponibilidad de Fondos (NOFA)

Applications (includes Instructions and Quick Reference Guide)

HOME Funding:

HOME Affordable Housing – Multi-family Application

HOME Affordable Housing – Single-family Application

CHDO Certification Attachment



PY2016 Request for Proposals CDBG Public Services

Disaster Recovery Case Management and Unmet Needs


Harris County Community Services Department (HCCSD) has released the Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Public Service Disaster Recovery Case Management and Unmet Needs Request for Proposals (RFP) to assist low-to-moderate income victims of the 2016 Tax Day (FEMA 4269)  and 2016 May/June (FEMA 4272) flooding events. Up to $250,000 of CDBG Public Service funding is available with this RFP for interested public service case management organizations that can:


·      Provide disaster case management or limited case work associated with the provision of assistance for an unmet need for impacted low-to-moderate income Harris County residents in Harris County’s Service Area that were affected by the Presidential Disaster Declaration Events of April 2016 (FEMA 4269) and May/June 2016 (FEMA 4272) 

·       Have established relationships to assist impacted residents in access other resources for recovery, including provision of unmet needs assistance

·       Are associated with and have knowledge of FEMA and the State of Texas Disaster Recovery Activities and can assist impacted residents as the recovery process transitions from short-term FEMA assistance to long-term disaster recovery 


This RFP will be due on Thursday, September 15, 2016, by 2:00 pm. Submit the RFP to Harris County Community Services Department located at 8410 Lantern Point Drive, Houston, TX 77054. No technical assistance or applicant conference is scheduled; however, questions regarding this RFP can be sent to jared.briggs@csd.hctx.net. Additional criteria and information is posted within the application. Please be sure to read the entire application before completing it.


Interested applicants should use the links below to download the four required items. All applicants should download and complete:


1.       RFP Cover Sheet

2.       CDBG PS Disaster Recovery Case Mgmt. and Unmet Needs Application

3.       Conflict of Interest Disclosure Form

4.       CDBG PS Disaster Recovery Case Mgmt. and Unmet Needs Budget Form

5.  Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) 



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 to Harris County by Monday, September 12, 2016 before

4 p.m. at the Harris County Community Services office at 8410 Lantern Point Drive, Houston, TX 77054. Late applications will not be accepted.


Texans Feeding Texans Harris County Qualifying Grant Application


Any questions should be directed to Tasha Hicks, Project Analyst, at (713) 578-2047 or tasha.hicks@csd.hctx.net.




Timeline – Texans Feeding Texans FY 2017



TDA Grant Application Available

September 2016

Harris County RFQ Released

August 22, 2016

Applications due to HCCSD

September 12, 2016

Selected applicants submitted to Commissioners Court for approval

October 11, 2016

Selected applicants notified of award and provided with County Resolutions

October 14, 2016

Grant Application due to TDA

November 1, 2016



Harris County Program Year 2017 Request for Proposals

Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) - General Activities Funding


Harris County Community Services Department (HCCSD) will soon release the Program Year 2017 (PY2017) Request for Proposals (RFP) for Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) General Activities under Bid Number #16/0164. The PY2017 CDBG General Guidebook and Applications will be available from June 27, 2016 to July 25, 2016 to all applicants and can be accessed on Harris County Purchasing Department’s BuySpeed Online page (https://bids.hctx.net/bso/). Please register to access the application under Bid Number #16/0164. Applications are due to the Purchasing Department located at 1001 Preston, Suite #670 (6th Floor) Houston, Texas 77002 by Monday, July 25, 2016, at 2 pm. Late proposals will not be accepted. Please visit HCCSD’s Funding Guidelines Page (http://www.csd.hctx.net/rfq.aspx) for general information about the CDBG Program. Updates will be posted on this page. For more information on this RFP, the job number (once issued) or requesting special accommodations, please contact Development Staff at rfp@csd.hctx.net or 713-578-2000.


Eligible Activities:

·         Water and/or Sewer Improvements

·         Streets, Sidewalks and Drainage Improvements

·         Park Improvements

·         Community Centers


Projects should be shovel ready with completed schematic design plans at time of submission. Priority will be given to projects that were damaged or failed to function during the April 17, 2016 to April 24, 2016, Presidential Disaster Declaration period. (*Note: The original NOFA sent on June 7, 2016, incorrectly stated the last day of the Disaster Declaration period as April 25th. The correct end date is April 24, 2016.*)


Notice of Funding Availability (NOFA) CDBG General Activities

Aviso de Disponibilidad de Fondos (NOFA) CDBG Actividades Generales


Public Notice - PY2017 RFP CDBG General Activities


Aviso Público – PY2017 Propuestas de Solicitud (RFP) CDBG Actividades Generales


PY2017 Request for Proposals CDBG General - Application Guidebook



PY2017 RFP CDBG General Timeline



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

June 7, 2016

Issue RFP

June 27, 2016

Applicant Conference – CDBG General

Register by emailing rfp@csd.hctx.net

PY2017 CDBG General Applicant Conference Slides

Wednesday, July 13, 2016

10:00 am – 12:00 pm

8410 Lantern Point Drive – HCCSD Auditorium

Technical Assistance Week (by appointment)

Schedule by emailing rfp@csd.hctx.net

July 14-15, 2016 and July 18-20, 2016

RFP Deadline

Harris County Purchasing Office

1001 Preston, Suite 670

July 25, 2016

2:00 pm (late proposals are not accepted)

*must include schematic design plans

Publishing Public Notice of recommended projects and request for revised/final budget based on award

October 2016

Program Year 2017 Annual Action Plan Public Hearing

November 16, 2016

Commissioners Court approval and mailing of conditional award letters

December 2016

*awarded projects must submit development design plans before court approval

Contract Development

December 2016

PY2016 Annual Action Plan submitted to U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD)

March 2017

Program Year 2017 begins

March 1, 2017

*awarded project construction documents are due

















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