Community Development’s Community Assistance program

The City of Rockford will be distributing a Request for Proposals beginning to assist in funding projects through its Community Assistance Program (CAP). The program allows applicants (community groups/organizations and chartered not-for-profits) to identify needs in their areas and develop proposals to meet those needs.

The total amount of funds available to fund CAP projects will be $150,000, reduced from $200,000 last year. Funds will only be provided for operating expenses to organizations that are serving low- and moderate-income neighborhoods, unless a project takes place within one of the identified focus areas. Rehabilitation assistance could possibly be made available for such projects. Funding is limited to new programs and programs with documented increase in service.

An optional pre-proposal conference will be held to answer questions regarding the Request for Proposals. This conference will be at 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., Feb. 23, in conference room A on the second floor of City Hall, 425 E. State St.

As always, all projects must meet Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) eligibility criteria and benefit low- or moderate-income people.

Complete proposals must be received no later than 11 a.m., Thursday March 23.

An original and two (2) copies are to be submitted to Central Services, 4th Floor—City Hall, 425 E. State St., Rockford. No exceptions will be made. Faxes will not be accepted.

From the Feb. 22-28, 2006, issue

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