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City of Flint to host two workshops this month for agencies interested in CDBG, HOME, and ESG federal grant programs

Flint, Michigan – The City of Flint is looking for proposals from non-profit groups to help achieve its Annual Action Plan targets for the fiscal year 2024, starting July 1, 2024, and ending June 30, 2025. The final date to submit these proposals is February 2, 2024.

The City of Flint has put out a digital Request for Proposal (RFP) online. This is to distribute funds from the US Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). These funds are for the Community Development Block Grant (CDBG), HOME Investment Partnerships Program, and Emergency Solutions Grant. You can find the RFPs on the website: https://www.cityofflint.com/community-economic-development/

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You need to send your proposals as electronic PDFs to the Division of Community and Economic Development. Do this by emailing [email protected]. Make sure they get your proposal by 5 p.m. on Friday, February 2, 2024.

City of Flint to host two workshops on January 9 and 18

The City of Flint is organizing two workshops for agencies interested in applying. These workshops are a chance to ask questions and learn more about the application process. The first workshop is on Tuesday, January 9, 2024, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Hasselbring Senior Center, located at 1002 W. Home Ave., Flint, MI. The second one is on Thursday, January 18, from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m., also at the Hasselbring Senior Center.

If you have any questions about the Request for Proposal (RFP), you can email the City of Flint to [email protected].

The Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Program is all about supporting activities that help communities grow stronger and more resilient. This could include a variety of projects like improving infrastructure, developing the economy, setting up public facilities, building community centers, rehabilitating housing, offering public services, clearing or acquiring land, helping small businesses, enforcing codes, and assisting homeowners.

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The HOME Investment Partnerships Program (HOME) offers grants that the City of Flint uses, sometimes with local nonprofit organizations, for various projects. These projects can include constructing, purchasing, and renovating affordable housing for renting or buying. They also provide direct rental help to those with low income. HOME is the biggest federal block grant given to state and local governments. Its main goal is to make affordable housing for low-income families.

The Emergency Solutions Grants (ESG) program aims to assist individuals and families in quickly finding stable, permanent housing after facing a housing crisis or homelessness.