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Project RFP's


The City of Flint DCED is soliciting proposals for consulting services from interested parties with experience in project management of energy efficiency and conservation projects.  RFP
2009-2010 Request for Proposals
Letter to Applicants
  Public Service RFP
  Economic Development RFP
Housing RFP
Public Improvements RFP
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What are Community Development Block Grants?

The City of Flint, through the Department of Community
and Economic Development, receives annual allocations
of CDBG and HOME funds from the US Department
of Housing and Urban Development.  These funds are
sub-granted to eligible organizations for qualified projects through a Request for Proposal process.  Only projects that satisfy federal CDBG and HOME regulations and meet minimum requirements are eligible for funding.

From the website for the United States Department of Housing and Urban Development:

The CDBG program works to ensure decent affordable housing, to provide services to the most vulnerable in our communities, and to create jobs through the expansion and retention of businesses. CDBG is an important tool for helping local governments tackle serious challenges facing their communities. The CDBG program has made a difference in the lives of millions of people and their communities across the Nation.

The annual CDBG appropriation is allocated between States and local jurisdictions called "non-entitlement" and "entitlement" communities respectively. Entitlement communities are comprised of central cities of Metropolitan Statistical Areas (MSAs); metropolitan cities with populations of at least 50,000; and qualified urban counties with a population of 200,000 or more (excluding the populations of entitlement cities). States distribute CDBG funds to non-entitlement localities not qualified as entitlement communities.

HUD determines the amount of each grant by using a formula comprised of several measures of community need, including the extent of poverty, population, housing overcrowding, age of housing, and population growth lag in relationship to other metropolitan areas.

 Who is eligible?

Though literally hundreds of activities, ranging from public facilities to public services and housing to economic development are eligible for funding, the City has established three priorities based upon community need:

Public Improvements – to support the economic development and housing investment programs within the targeted areas of the City 

  • Demolition (emergency and as part of larger housing planning)

  • Streets

  • Utilities

Housing - near downtown in Homeownership Zone, Flint River District and Carriage Town Rehabilitation
(owner- and rental-occupied)

New housing for current owners who want to upgrade, rental units with market desired quality and amenities,
and age restricted units to provide housing resources
for “active” adults wishing to relocate, but remain in

Energy efficiency improvements, as part or all
rehabilitation and new construction

Assistance for low- and moderate-income families to purchase existing, structurally sound homes. 

Economic Development -  focus on creating and/or retaining 100 jobs per year.

  • Business attraction

  • Business retention

  • Education, training and technical assistance programs to increase living wages

Other initiatives (emergency housing repairs, priority infrastructure investments and public service programs for targeted populations) will be available outside these areas to address specific identified needs.

What is the RFP process for CDBG grants?
A Joint Review Committee comprised of members of DCED staff and the City Wide Advisory Committee will again review RFPs. 

The timeline contained in the RFP provides approximate due dates for relevant activities. Proposals will be accepted until January 21, 2008, 5:00 p.m. at the office of the Department of Community and Economic Development.  Proposals must be submitted in person.  No proposals will be accepted by mail.  Receipts for proposals will be available upon request. All proposals must be hand delivered.  Late proposals will not be accepted.

If you have questions, please contact the Department of Community and Economic Development, at
(810) 766-7426.

Community & Economic Development

Room N102, City Hall

Phone: (810) 766-7426
Fax: (810)

Business Hours:
New Office Hours:

Tuesday and Friday - Open by appointment only
Closed 12pm-1pm for lunch every day


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