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RFP - CSBG Remainder/Discretionary Grants

The Kansas Housing Resources Corporation (KHRC) establishes guidelines for the awarding of remainder/discretionary grants as authorized by the Community Services Block Grant (CSBG).

The primary intended use of the grant funds awarded to Kansas and to subgrantees is “to provide assistance to States and local communities, working through a network of community action agencies and other neighborhood-based organizations, for the reduction of poverty, the revitalization of low-income communities, and the empowerment of low-income families and individuals in rural and urban areas to become fully self-sufficient.” 

The authorizing legislation states that these goals are achieved through: 

A.  the strengthening of community capabilities for planning and coordinating the use of a broad range of Federal, state, local, and other assistance (including private resources) related to the elimination of poverty, so that this assistance can be used in a manner responsive to local needs and conditions; 

B.  the organization of a range of services related to the needs of low-income families and individuals, so that these services may have a measurable and potentially major impact on the causes of poverty in the community and may help the families and individuals to achieve self-sufficiency; 

C.  the greater use of innovative and effective community-based approaches to attack the causes and effects of poverty and of community breakdown; 

D.  the maximum participation of residents of the low-income communities and members of the groups served by programs assisted through block grants made under (the Act) to empower such residents and members to respond to the unique problems and needs within their communities; and

E.  the broadening of the resource base of programs directed to the elimination of poverty so as to secure a more active role in the provision of services for private, religious, charitable, and neighborhood-based organizations; and individual citizens, and business, labor, and professional groups, who are able to influence the quantity and quality of opportunities and services for the poor.”

As outlined with the FFY 2017 CSBG State Plan, this RFP seeks proposals for Innovative Projects which advance the primary intended use of CSBG funds.

Applicants are advised that direct services funded by CSBG are restricted to Kansas residents with household incomes that fall at or below 125 percent of the Federal Poverty Guideline

Please review the RFP Documents: 2017 CSBG RemainderDiscretionary RFP Guide | FFY 2017 RemainderDiscretionary RFP Application | 2017 CSBG RemainderDiscretionary Budget Workbook

RFP - Kansas Weatherization Assistance Program

Kansas Weatherization Service Provider Request for Proposal and Notice and Public Hearing.

Kansas Housing Resources Corporation (KHRC) is requesting proposals from interested parties to serve as a Service Provider for KHRC’s Kansas Weatherization Assistance Program.  This request is under the auspices of the U.S. Department of Energy Weatherization Assistance Program (10 CFR 440) with the intent to enter into weatherization contracts for the 2017 program year starting July 1, 2017.  The geographic area to be served under this proposal covers Barton, Clark, Comanche, Edwards, Finney, Ford, Grant, Gray, Greeley, Hamilton, Haskell, Hodgeman, Kearny, Kiowa, Lane, Meade, Morton, Ness, Pawnee, Rush, Scott, Seward, Stanton, Stevens, and Wichita counties.  The Request of Proposal (RFP) and associated documents can be found on KHRC’s website at:  http://www.kshousingcorp.org/more-program-information.aspx.  Completed proposals must be received by KHRC by 1:30 p.m. central time, June 26, 2017. 

KHRC will conduct a public meeting to provide an opportunity for interested parties to comment on and ask questions about the RFP.  This meeting will be held May 25, 2017, starting at 10 a.m. at the Kansas Housing Resource Corporation at 611 S. Kansas Avenue, Suite 300, Topeka Kansas.   A call in teleconference option will be available on that date by calling 877-278-8686, PIN# 733312.

Completed proposals will be evaluated based upon the proposal submitted and public comments received during a public hearing.  KHRC will conduct a public hearing to provide an opportunity for citizens and interested parties to comment on prospective service providers.  The public hearing will be held June 26, 2017 starting at 1:30 pm at the Kansas Housing Resources Corporation.  KHRC is located at 611 S. Kansas Avenue, Suite 300, Topeka, Kansas.  Written public comments may be submitted prior to the public hearing date.  All written comments must be received by 5 pm June 25, 2017. 

Questions concerning this RFP may be directed to Scott Kuhn, KHRC Weatherization Program Manager, at 785-217-2048.  More information about the Kansas Weatherization Assistance Program can be found here http://www.kshousingcorp.org/weatherization.aspx.

Notice of Funding - 2017 Tenant Based Rental Assistance

NOTICE OF FUNDING AVAILABILITY

2017 HOME TENANT BASED RENTAL ASSISTANCE

Applications for the 2017 TBRA program are now available. Completed applications must be returned to KHRC no later than 4 p.m. on Friday June 30, 2017.  Total funding for the 2017 TBRA program is expected to be approximately $1.4 million.

The Tenant Based Rental Assistance Program (TBRA) is funded through the HOME Investment Partnerships (HOME) Program.  HUD allocates funds by formula to eligible State and local governments to strengthen public-private partnerships and to expand the supply of decent, safe, sanitary, and affordable housing, with primary attention to rental housing for very low-income and low-income families.

Applications for funding to operate a Tenant Based Rental Assistance program will be made available to local units of government, public housing authorities, and non-profit agencies, and will be considered on a competitive basis.  Tenant Based Rental Assistance (TBRA) is a program designed to help income-eligible households with rent, security deposit, and/or utility deposits. Assistance in the form of a payment to the landlord helps reduce a household’s housing expense to 30 percent of their income.

To download the application click here.

 

 

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