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Notice #: 0000710210-01
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Request for Proposals (RFP)
Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Program

The City and County of Honolulu, through its Department of Community Services (“City”), requests proposals (hereinafter “applications”) from private nonprofit agencies or City agencies that are seeking federal CDBG funds to undertake community development acquisition projects on Oahu which principally benefit persons of low- and moderate-income or which eliminate slum/blight areas.

The City anticipates awarding $2.8 million in CDBG funds under this RFP. The funds are not part of the City’s fiscal year 2016 CDBG formula allocation, but are funds received in prior years, which were awarded to projects unable to expend the funds in a timely manner and now must be reallocated. The availability of funding is subject to the adoption of a Resolution by the City Council of the City and County of Honolulu, authorizing the reprogramming of the foregoing funds.

All agencies must submit their CDBG funding application to the Division of Purchasing by 4:00 p.m., Wednesday, January 28, 2015, as evidenced by a date and time stamp from the Division of Purchasing. The Division of Purchasing is located at Honolulu Hale, 530 South King Street, Room 115, Honolulu, Hawaii.


Wednesday, January 14, 2015 RFP Issued.

Wednesday, January 14, 2015 to Question Period.
Wednesday, January 21, 2015

Wednesday, January 28, 2015 Submission Deadline.
4:00 p.m.

To submit a CDBG funding application

Obtain the RFP and funding application on the Division of Purchasing website:
You may also pick up the forms in person at the Division of Purchasing at the above address.
Complete the CDBG funding application, including all requested attachments.
Return the complete funding application by the submission deadline.

Eligible CDBG activities covered by this RFP

CDBG funds may be used only for the acquisition of real property for use as public facilities or for affordable housing or economic development projects. CDBG funds may also be used to pay for the cost associated with such acquisition including, but not limited to, appraisals, title and escrow services, inspections, and legal expenses. Affordable housing projects may include, but are not limited to, acquisition and rehabilitation of single room occupancy projects to support the City’s Housing First Initiative.

Eligible Applicants

Private Nonprofit Agencies – organizations that are chartered or otherwise authorized to do business in the State of Hawaii for charitable purposes, that have been designated 501(c)(3) tax-exempt organizations by the Internal Revenue Service, and that are otherwise eligible to receive grants under the Revised Ordinances of Honolulu, Chapter 6, Article 29.
City Agencies – agencies of the City and County of Honolulu.

Questions may be directed to 768-7750 or by email to

Gary K. Nakata, Acting Director
Department of Community Services
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