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FY 2020 Shelter Transportation: Request for Proposal - August 16, 2019

 The Mayor’s Office of Homeless Services (MOHS), on behalf of the Mayor and City Council of Baltimore, announces a grant award to provide transportation services to individuals and families experiencing homelessness within Baltimore City.  The Mayor’s Office of Homeless Services serves to effectively allocate assistance through vendor services (the “Provider”) for homeless individuals and families in the City of Baltimore. The Provider(s) shall provide free transportation to shelters and other homeless services program locations within the Baltimore Continuum of Care (BCOC), and to prioritize assistance based on vulnerability and severity of service needs.  The transportation service must offer a “non-discrimination” approach, regardless of where or how people present for services. The Provider(s) shall identify service needs and gaps to assist the Mayor’s Office of Homeless Services in planning more targeted transportation assistance and maximizing available resources.  The Provider(s) must be able to provide these transportation services during the winter shelter period (October 15th through March 31st) and non-winter shelter period (April 1st and October 14th).  
 

BIDDER’S CONFERENCE INFORMATION:

MOHS will host a free Bidder's Conference on Friday, August 2, 2019 starting at 10:00am. Participants are required to sign in at the entrance lobby.

Location: Mayor’s Office of Homeless Services, 7 East Redwood Street, 15th floor, Baltimore, MD 21202

You must register for the event by visiting the website below.  

Bidder's Conference Registration Link

Overview

The Mayor's Office of Homeless Services Program administers and oversees homeless assistance throughout this Emergency Shelter Transportation Grant to provide free transportation services to our homeless population to our city-funded shelters and other community providers.

Full disclosure of the grant overview and requirements can be found below.

 Shelter Transportation Request for Proposal

 Grant application can be found below.

 Shelter Transportation Application

Template for budget proposal can be found below. 

Budget Proposal Template - General Funds

Eligibility and Requirements

To be eligible for funding through the  Shelter Transportation Grant, organizations must be:

  • A registered non-profit 501(c)(3) tax-exempt organization or another city agency.
  • In Good Standing with the State of Maryland (certification of Good Standing can be obtained through the Department of Assessments and Taxation website).
  • Must have two years of most recent independent audits (financial statements are not accepted).
  • Must agree to participate in the Baltimore Continuum of Care (BCOC) meetings and to be a part of the collaborative body if granted an award.

Each proposal for funding will be reviewed by committee and may have additional eligibility factors, requirements, or conditions that are satisfactory to the City and the Provider(s). The City reserves the right to make changes to the scope of services, grant requirements, statement of work, or funding allocation during the vetting process in accordance with service demand, available funds, and/or performance capacity.

THE DEADLINE FOR SUBMISSION IS FRIDAY, AUGUST 16, 2019 at 5:00PM. LATE SUBMISSION WILL NOT BE CONSIDERED DURING THE FUNDING PROCESS.

If you have any questions, you may contact the grants management team at (410) 396-7543 or by email at [email protected].

FY2020 Emergency Shelters: Request for Proposal - August 9, 2019 5pm

The Mayor’s Office of Homeless Services (MOHS), on behalf of the Mayor and City Council of Baltimore, announces a grant award to service vendors (the “Provider”) to provide core services within the homeless services Continuum of Care for the duration of 1 year. The Provider(s) shall provide designated services the homeless population in the City of Baltimore. The temporary housing site(s), as described in further detail in the Statement of Work (SOW) shall operate a dignified residential setting that supports persons experiencing homelessness to successfully transition back to housing stability. The Provider shall offer supportive services to include: management of day-to-day operations at the site (including basic maintenance), food services, case management, and other supportive services, shelter monitoring services, janitorial services, linkage and connection to other community supports, data collection and entry, and complaint response/monitoring.

BIDDER’S CONFERENCE INFORMATION:

MOHS will host a free Bidder's Conference on Thursday, July 25, 2019 starting at 10:00am. Participants are required to sign in at the entrance lobby.

Location: Mayor’s Office of Homeless Services, 7 East Redwood Street, 15th floor, Baltimore, MD 21202

You must register for the event by visiting the website below.  

Bidder's Conference Registration Link

Click the link for the responses to FAQs. Additional questions were submitted, click the link to view the responses to the additional FAQs.

Overview

The Mayor's Office of Homeless Services Program (MOHS-HSP) administers and oversees homeless assistance through this Emergency Overflow Shelter Grant to provide a wide variety of services and housing interventions throughout the City, that includes:

  • Eviction Prevention
  • Drop-In Centers
  • Street Outreach
  • Emergency Shelter
  • Transitional Housing
  • Rapid ReHousing
  • Permanent Supportive Housing

Full disclosure of the grant overview and requirements can be found below:

Emergency Shelter Request for Proposal

Grant application can be found below: 

Emergency Overflow Shelter Application

Template for budget proposal can be found below:

Budget Proposal Template - General Funds

Application scoring summary can be found below:

Application Scoring and Ranking Summary

The Continuum of Care and the Mayor's Office of Human Services work together to establish funding priorities for homeless services grants. Providers receiving funding under this request for proposals will have a performance period starting October 1, 2019 with a 1-year term.

The following types of proposals will be accepted for the following service types. 

Service Type

City or Privately Owned

Site Location

Capacity

Overflow Capacity

Single Men/ Single Women

City Owned

620 Fallsway, Baltimore, MD

175 Single Adult Male Beds 75 Single Adult Female Beds

33 Single Adult Male Beds 27 Single Adult Female Beds

Single Women/ Families

City Owned

1200 N. Fremont Avenue, Baltimore, MD

70 Single Adult Female Beds 8 Family Beds

30 Single Adult Female Beds 65 Single Adult Male Beds 25 Family Beds

Families

Provider Owned

TBD

150 Family Beds

Not applicable

Funding Sources

Funding for homeless services under this grant comes from the City of Baltimore.  Historical funding allocations for all homeless programs and services can be viewed on the Resources & Publications page.

Applying for Funds

Funds are competitively awarded based on the Provider(s) proposed service model, budget formation, fidelity to best practices, and organizational capacity. You may submit your budget proposal to: [email protected] no later than Friday, August 09, 2019 at 5:00PM.

Eligibility and Requirements

To be eligible for funding through the Emergency Overflow Shelter Grant, organizations must be:

  • A registered non-profit 501(c)(3) tax-exempt organization or another city agency.
  • In Good Standing with the State of Maryland (certification of Good Standing can be obtained through the Department of Assessments and Taxation website).
  • Must have two years of most recent independent audits (financial statements are not accepted).
  • Must agree to participate in the Baltimore Continuum of Care (BCOC) meetings and to be a part of the collaborative body if granted an award.

Each proposal for funding will be reviewed by committee and may have additional eligibility factors, requirements, or conditions that are satisfactory to the City and the Provider(s). The City reserves the right to make changes to the scope of services, grant requirements, statement of work, or funding allocation during the vetting process in accordance with service demand, available funds, and/or performance capacity.

THE DEADLINE FOR SUBMISSION IS FRIDAY, AUGUST 09, 2019 at 5:00PM. LATE SUBMISSION WILL NOT BE CONSIDERED DURING THE FUNDING PROCESS.

If you have any questions, you may contact the grants management team at (410) 396-7543 or by email at [email protected].