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Applications, Forms, and Regulations

(updated 5/8/2019)

Catalytic Neighborhood Investment NOFA

The City invited proposals from qualified respondents to partner with the City to create Catalytic Neighborhood Investments (CNI). These high-impact investments will be dedicated to improving community facilities and establishing affordable housing initiatives. The deadline to submit proposals via ED Grants was Friday, February 1, 2019, at 11:59 p.m. (PST). Refer to the CNI RFP packet for important information, including submittal requirements, scoring criteria, and schedule. The PDF icon RFP workshop presentation given on January 16, 2019, may be referenced for additional information.

Refer to the table below to view the proposals received, the CPAB averaged score for each proposal, and the proposals recommended for funding. Note all funding recommendations were approved by the City Council on April 23, 2019, via Resolution No. PDF icon R-312442.

CDBG Annual NOFAReality Changers

The City distributes a portion of its CDBG Entitlement and Program Income funds through a process known as the Annual Notice of Funding Availability (NOFA), which consists of two phases: the Request for Qualifications (RFQ) phase and the Request for Proposals (RFP) phase. Individuals may add their name and contact information to the CDBG email distribution list to receive up-to-date information about the Annual NOFA and other related programs.

FY 2020 RFP Phase

    The deadline on Wednesday, January 9, 2019, at 11:59 p.m. (PST) to submit proposals has passed. Only organizations deemed "qualified" by the City via the FY 2020 CDBG RFQ phase were authorized to submit project proposals for FY 2020 CDBG funding consideration. The City began accepting project proposals from "qualified" organizations via ED Grants on November 16, 2018. Sixty-two (62) unique applicant organizations submitted a total of 70 proposals, of which 61 were deemed eligible by staff to be forwarded to the Consolidated Plan Advisory Board (CPAB) for evaluation and scoring. CPAB members had until March 7, 2019, to complete their evaluation and submit their scores. Refer to the tables below arranged by RFP category to view the averaged scores for each proposal. Note the tables list the proposals by averaged scores in descending order and indicate CPAB's FY 2020 funding priority recommendations to the City Council. Proposals above the "red line" are those that may be fully funded in FY 2020 based on anticipated CDBG funding levels (note the lack of a "red line" on a table means all the proposals under that RFP category may potentially be fully funded). Note all funding recommendations were approved by the City Council on April 23, 2019, via Resolution No. PDF icon R-312442.

    (Note no proposals were received under the NCIP: Multifamily Housing Rehabilitation and CED: Microloan Program RFP categories.)

    Information regarding the RFP phase, as well as the scoring criteria that was used to evaluate and score proposals, may be accessed below. Interested parties may reference the FY 2020 CDBG RFP Timeline for next steps.

    FY 2020 CDBG RFP Scoring Criteria

    Mandatory RFP Workshop Sessions

    Organizations deemed “qualified” via the RFQ phase were required to attend one of three morning sessions of the Mandatory FY 2020 CDBG RFP Workshop held on November 27, 28, and 29, 2018, at the Valencia Park/Malcolm X Branch Library. Failure to attend the Workshop disqualifies an organization from receiving CDBG funds for FY 2020 per PDF icon San Diego Council Policy 700-02. RSVPs were required.

    Location Session Date Time

    Valencia Park/Malcolm X Branch Library
    5148 Market Street
    San Diego, CA 92114

    1 Tuesday,
    November 27, 2018
    9:30 - 10:00 a.m. Sign-in
    10:00 - 11:30 a.m. Workshop
    2 Wednesday,
    November 28, 2018
    9:30 - 10:00 a.m. Sign-in
    10:00 - 11:30 a.m. Workshop
    3 Thursday,
    November 29, 2018
    9:30 - 10:00 a.m. Sign-in
    10:00 - 11:30 a.m. Workshop

    Optional RFP Workshop Sessions

    In addition to the Mandatory RFP Workshop, City staff also hosted optional 1-hour workshop sessions focusing on specific RFP categories. These sessions briefly went over requirements specific to the RFP category being covered and gave the attendees the opportunity to ask questions about the application and how to craft a solid proposal. No formal RSVP was needed, and the workshop sessions were as follows:

    Location Session Date Time

    Valencia Park/Malcolm X Branch Library
    5148 Market Street
    San Diego, CA 92114

    NCIP Tuesday,
    November 27, 2018
    1:00 - 1:05 p.m. Sign-in
    1:05 - 2:00 p.m. Workshop
    SHR Tuesday,
    November 27, 2018
    2:00 - 2:05 p.m. Sign-in
    2:05 - 3:00 p.m. Workshop
    CED Thursday,
    November 29, 2018
    1:00 - 1:05 p.m. Sign-in
    1:05 - 2:00 p.m. Workshop
    PS Thursday,
    November 29, 2018
    2:00 - 2:05 p.m. Sign-in
    2:05 - 3:00 p.m. Workshop

    Visit ED Grants to view information on currently open NOFAs and associated resources. 

    FY 2020 RFQ Phase

    The FY 2020 RFQ phase has closed. It began on September 4, 2018, and the deadline to submit FY 2020 qualifications was October 19, 2018. Organizations that did not submit their qualifications by the deadline, or are subsequently deemed "not qualified" via the RFQ phase, will be precluded from submitting project proposals for FY 2020 CDBG funding consideration. All applicant organizations were required to submit their qualifications in response to the RFQ by completing an online application on ED Grants. Information on the RFQ phase, including requirements, a preview of the application questions, detailed instructions, and technical assistance appointments, was available by downloading the FY 2020 CDBG RFQ Handbook.

    The City received 85 RFQ responses to review. Official determination notifications ("qualified" or "not qualified") were issued on November 13, 2018.

    Useful Links/Resources

    Partnerships Workshop

    The City hosted on Tuesday, October 9, 2018, an optional Partnerships Workshop open to all organizations interested in teaming up to apply together for funding during the FY 2020 RFP phase. The Workshop provided attendees with information on the organizational, financial, and programmatic requirements that partnership proposals are to adhere to. There was a question-and-answer portion at the end of the Workshop. RSVPs were not required to attend. Organizations that could not attend may download and review the PowerPoint presentation. Date, time, and location of the optional Workshop were as follows:

    Location Date Time

    San Diego Civic Concourse
    North Terrace Rooms 207-208
    202 'C' Street
    San Diego, CA 92101

    Tuesday,
    October 9, 2018
    2:00 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.

    A partnership consists of one lead applicant organization, accounting for 51 percent or more of the proposed staff and administrative costs, partnering with one or more "qualified" organizations as subrecipients to undertake program activities and receive CDBG funding. All proposed partners must have been deemed "qualified" either through the FY 2020 RFQ phase or during the FY 2020 RFP phase via special staff review. Click here to review the FY 2020 RFP categories that teams are eligible to apply for funds under.

    RFQ Workshop

    The City conducted two public sessions of the "Are You CDBG Ready?" Workshop on August 29, 2018, to help prepare organizations interested in applying for FY 2020 CDBG funding. No RSVP was required to attend, and the content of both sessions was the same. The Workshop provided an overview of the RFQ phase, as well as a preview of the project categories to be funded in FY 2020. Interested parties that could not attend the Workshop may access the PowerPoint presentation. The Workshop sessions were as follows:

    Location Session Date Time

    Valencia Park/Malcolm X Branch Library
    5148 Market Street
    San Diego, CA 92114

    1 Wednesday,
    August 29, 2018
    9:00 a.m. - 9:30 a.m. Sign-in
    9:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. Workshop
    2 Wednesday,
    August 29, 2018
    12:30 p.m. - 1:00 p.m. Sign-in
    1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. Workshop

    Previous Fiscal Year RFQ/RFP Forms

    If you would like to view prior-year Request for Qualifications (RFQ) or Request for Proposals (RFP) forms, please email the Community Development Division at [email protected].

    Other Important Documents to Review

    PDF icon Council Policy 700-02 — This policy establishes the general guidelines by which the City will select and implement activities utilizing CDBG funds.

    HUD Regulations — The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development has a set of regulations that must be followed in order to be eligible for CDBG funding.

    PDF icon 2 CFR Part 200 — All federal fund subrecipients shall comply with the policies, guidelines, and requirements of 2 CFR Part 200 (Uniform Administrative Requirements, Cost Principles, and Audit Requirements for Federal Awards), which supersedes OMB Circulars A-110, A-122, and A-133.

    PDF icon 24 CFR Part 84 — Uniform administrative requirements for grants and agreements with institutions of higher education, hospitals, and other nonprofit organizations.

     

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