Newport Beach Community Development Block Grants Available for COVID-19 Programs

As part of the 2020 Federal Recovery Plan, Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (CARES Act), the City of Newport Beach (City) is the beneficiary of additional funds from the CARES Act through its participation in the community of US Department of Housing and Urban Development. Global Development Grants Program (CDBG).

The City will have approximately $ 717,079 in Coronavirus Community Development Grant funds (CDBG-CV). The main objectives of the CDBG-CV funds are to prevent, prepare for and respond to the Coronavirus, in particular for the benefit of people with low and modest incomes.

The City of Newport Beach is seeking proposals from qualified service providers to design, develop, implement and manage the creation of a Mobile Crisis Response Unit program.

Due to an increase in mental and behavioral health crises exacerbated by COVID-19, the City is seeking proposals from qualified service providers to design, develop, implement and manage the creation of a mobile crisis unit for Newport Beach. Providers must have the ability to demonstrate the services provided, will prepare for, respond to and prevent COVID-19, primarily by helping people living with IMT households in the community.

In an effort to partner with the eventual supplier selected, the selected supplier will be responsible for providing properly trained personnel, as well as any subcontractors necessary to provide such services which may include, but are not limited to:

  1. Respond to incidents in the field involving people suffering from an episode of mental health or addiction
  2. Provide appropriate professional staff to assess mental health or addiction needs
  3. Determine the appropriate action plans specific to the needs of each client
  4. Transport subjects in need to appropriate care structures
  5. Follow up with families and patients, as well as case management
  6. Relieve police and firefighters when making appropriate service calls
  7. Provide appropriate response and transport vehicles
  8. Behavioral health outpatient services

Additional details will be coordinated with the selected service provider, which may include the following: transportation plan, after-hours response procedures, locations of psychiatric treatment facilities, drug treatment facilities, training of the appropriate personnel, security plan, communication plan, case management, response scenarios, basic personnel requirements.

ELIGIBILITY: Proposals must demonstrate the services:

  1. Mainly benefit low and moderate income people (households earning less than 80% of the Orange County median income)
  2. Assistance in prevention, preparedness and response to COVID-19
  3. Benefit Newport Beach Residents
  4. Achieve one of the three national goals of the CDBG

Proposals should include:

  1. A clear and concise description of the activities and how they prevent, prepare for and / or respond to the problems created by the COVID-19 pandemic
  2. A budget and timeline for the program
  3. An estimate of the number of individuals or households that will benefit from the proposed program

Priority will be given to organizations that demonstrate the ability to implement the program in accordance with the requirements established by the CARES Act, and whose services will assist low and moderate income individuals in Newport Beach.

CDBG-CV funds can be used to pay for labor, supplies and equipment to operate and / or maintain specifically the part of the facility in which the utility is located.

Public service activities funded by CDBG-CV are generally classified under the national LMI benefit target as regional benefit or limited customer activities. To qualify a program, one or the other category must be established and satisfied.

A duplication of benefits occurs when a person, household, business, government or other entity receives financial assistance from more than one source for the same purpose, and the total assistance received for this purpose is greater than the total need. help. CDBG-CV funds cannot be used to pay for eligible costs that have already been paid or will be paid by another federal program, insurance or other sources. If this happens, the recipient must repay all allocated funds.

The evaluation of eligible proposals may be based on the following:

  1. Proposals which do not contain all of the information required by this NOFA or which do not answer the questions may be rejected immediately.
  2. The City reserves the right to finance projects or services at a level lower than the amount requested.
  3. The City reserves the right to waive any irregularities or deficiencies in a proposal if the City determines that the waiver is in the best interest of the City.
  4. The City may request additional written information from an applicant regarding the applicant’s ability to perform program services. If an applicant fails to provide additional information within the time frame specified in the application, the City may decline to consider the applicant’s proposal.
  5. The City can request an interview with any candidate. If a proposal is unclear or appears inadequate, the applicant may be given the opportunity to explain how the proposal complies with this NOFA.
  6. Applicants must be willing to comply with all applicable federal, state and municipal laws, rules, regulations and record keeping requirements governing the use of CDBG funds.
  7. The candidate selected by the City will have to enter into a written contract requiring compliance with the NOFA and the proposal as well as all modifications and conditions imposed by the City, including the CDBG grant conditions applicable to the program. This contract must be signed and executed before the funds are disbursed.

Proposals will be accepted until 2 p.m. on Friday, August 13, 2021 at the City of Newport Beach, Community Development Department located at 100 Civic Center Drive, Bay D, Newport Beach. Late proposals submitted after the deadline will not be considered for funding.

Questions regarding this NOFA should be directed to Priscila Dávila, CDBG Consultant at (562) 673-3388.

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