Phase 35 Funding
February 1, 2018 - April 30, 2019
Here is the link to the Phase 35 RFP. All Phase 35 proposals are due by 5:00 pm on Thursday, March 1, 2018. We are expecting that our five-county region will receive simliar allocation amounts for Phase 35 to those we received in Phase 34. For Phase 34, the allocations were as follows: Alpine County: $5,000; El Dorado County: $23,650; Placer County: $63,650; Sacramento County: $704,701 and Yolo County: $114,446. We expect to receive notification of Phase 35 allocations for each county by early to late Spring 2018.
Phase 35 Bidders Conference:
Attendance at the Bidders Conference is strongly encouraged, but not mandatory. Applicants unable to attend the Bidders Conference are encouraged to communicate with other potential applicants from their county to discuss needs, priorities, and funding levels needed in each category to best meet community demand. The Bidders Conference is scheduled for:
Tuesday, February 6, 2018
10:00 am to Noon
Goodwill/Community Link Office
8001 Folsom Blvd.; Sacramento, CA 95826
Conference call-in line:
641-715-0671; Access Code: 103708
If you would like a copy of the Phase 35 RFP in Word format, please contact Valeri Mihanovich at firstname.lastname@example.org after February, 1, 2018
NOTES AND CLARIFICATIONS DISCUSSED AT THE PHASE 35 BIDDERS CONFERENCE
Q. What do you mean by submitting a 15-month budget on page 3 of the RFP? Is this an additional document?
A. All this means is to request enough funding for a 15-month grant period in your grant application.
Q. Why do we have to submit all of the attachments this year when we did not have to last year if we had submitted them previously?
A. It was very cumbersome for the Board to track and confirm what had been submitted the previous year and sometimes all documentation was not submitted the previous year as assumed by the agency. Asking for all attachments assures that and agency has correctly submitted all attachments needed and therefore they would not be disqualified for missing attachments.
Q. Is it ok to submit the application and attachments via flash drive or is it better to submit the electronic application via email?
A. For electronic submission, email is preferred. It is easier to upload the documents for the grants review committee this way. However, if you prefer to send your electronic copy on a flash drive, it will be accepted.
Q. Will you accept the hard copy if it is postmarked on March 1, 2018?
A. No. Both electronic and hard copy must be subbmitted to Community Link by 5:00 pm on Thursday, March 1, 2018.
NOTES AND CLARIFICATIONS DISCUSSED AT THE PHASE 34 BIDDERS CONFERENCE
Q. Does the Emergency Food & Shelter Program set a minimum bed limit for a mass shelter facility?
A. Yes. It is five beds.
Q. When will the applicant be notified of funding decisions?
A. By the second week of April, each applicant will be notified if they have been approved for Phase 34 funding. Both Sacramento and Yolo County applicants will also be notified of the level of which they will be funded. The funding levels for Alpine, El Dorado and Placer counties will be disclosed at a later date as the total funding for each of these counties will be determined by the State Set-Aside (SSA) fund Committee in California.
Q. What kind of documentation is required for the Utilities funding category?
A. At the end of the grant period you must provide copies of the following as supporting documentation to your final report: client name & address, utility vendor name and utility bill, copies of the check/check clear date to pay the vendor and cleared check.
Q. Do you have to provide served meals at a shelter site?
A. No. It can be at any "mass feeding" facility.