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New Mexico Mortgage Finance Authority: Community Development Block Grant Program

Deadline: June 13, 2018

The Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) program is a federally funded program through the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). The primary purpose of the Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) program is the development of viable urban communities by providing decent housing, a suitable living environment and expanded economic opportunities, principally for persons of very low and low-income. In New Mexico, the state CDBG funds are administered by the Local Government Division (LGD) of the Department of Finance and Administration (DFA).

This is the first year that MFA received $500,000 in CDBG funding for low to moderate income single family housing in the Colonias. The Department of Housing and Urban Development, through the CDBG Program, allocates these funds annually to eligible cities and counties with the objective of improving communities. The funds are then distributed to participating cities, water purveyors, non-profits, and housing partners through a competitive application process.

LGD has awarded CDBG funding to MFA for four activities all of which must be performed in Colonias. This RFP is for Accessibility Improvements and Roof Replacements, as described below:

  • Accessibility improvements to a minimum of 13 homes. Accessibility may include installation of ramps, installation of grab bars, widening doorways, and lowering cabinets, and other environmental modifications.
  • Moderate rehabilitation to a minimum of 10 homes. Rehabilitation must bring each home up to code, and may include exterior renovations such as new siding, stucco, windows, doors, or roofing. Rehabilitation also provides interior renovations that may include new floors, walls, bathroom and kitchen plumbing with fixtures, appliances and electrical upgrades, pursuant to MFA’s written rehabilitation standards.
  • Roof replacement to a minimum of 20 homes.
  • Energy efficiency measures will be made to a minimum of 34 homes. Energy Efficiency upgrades include replacement of furnaces, water heaters, insulation, air sealing, refrigerators and installation of health and safety measures such as ventilation fans and carbon monoxide detectors.

This totals a minimum of 77 homes, serving a minimum of 152 people in the Colonias areas which is defined as municipalities and counties located within 150 miles of the U.S. – Mexico border. Colonias are designated by HUD upon an application from the municipality or county in which they are located. The Colonias of New Mexico are located in the counties of Catron, Chavez, Dona Ana, Eddy, Grant, Hidalgo, Lincoln, Luna, Sierra, Otero and Socorro. Refer to the solicitation for a listing of HUD designated Colonias.

Amount:

  • Accessibility improvements: Estimated funding is $162,750 to provide upgrades to a minimum of 13 homes
  • Roof Replacements: Estimated funding for roof replacements is $252,750 to provide repair and replace roofing to a minimum of 20 homes

Eligibility: Nonprofit organizations and other public entities (e.g., unit of local government). Offerors must also:

  • Submit proof of current registration as a charitable organization with the New Mexico Attorney General’s Office, covering the fiscal year ending in 2016 or 2017 or proof of exemption therefrom
  • Be registered in System for Award Management e-procurement system (SAM.gov)
  • Be in “good standing” with MFA as of the date this RFP
  • Not have a “suspended,” “debarred” or HUD’s Limited Denial of Participation status conferred upon it by MFA and/or other state or federal funding sources

See solicitation for additional eligibility details.

Link: http://www.housingnm.org/community_development/cdbg-rfp

Note: Interested offerors must attend a mandatory RFP training in order to apply for under this RFP. The training is scheduled for May 23, 2018 from 9am to 11am in MFA’s Abbott Hall located at 344 4th Street SW, Albuquerque, NM 87102 and/or via webinar. Pre-registration is required. To register, visit http://housingnm.org/.

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