County of Santa Cruz Set Aside Funding for Emerging Safety Net Services
Solicitation for Letters of Interest (LOI)
Applications due by 5:00 p.m. April 10, 2017
The County of Santa Cruz is issuing this Request for Letters of Interest (LOI), due on April 10, 2017, to fund community based organizations to provide safety net services or related materials during fiscal year 2017-18. The purpose of this funding is to provide services and/or related materials that address emerging needs or otherwise unmet safety net needs.
It is anticipated that the County will award approximately $150,000 in total to selected respondents to this LOI. All funding is contingent upon availability of annual funds. This money is “set aside” from CORE Investments which is the predominant funding stream for safety net services. The County will consider LOI responses for the amount of $1,000 to $35,000, to provide services during fiscal year 2017-18. Nonprofit organizations and educational institutions with direct or related experience in operating social services are eligible to apply. Only one application per agency may be submitted.
Please note: The City of Santa Cruz is also soliciting applications for City Set Aside funds at this time. The process is separate from the County’s, and a separate application is required to apply for City Set Aside funds. Additional information is available at http://cityofsantacruz.com/city-government/council-committees/community-programs-committee.
To apply, please submit one electronic copy of the entire proposal to: Gary.McNeil@santacruzcounty.us. Alternatively, paper proposals or proposals on flash drives may be submitted and must be received by the due date at: Human Services Department, Centralized Contracting Unit-LOI, 1000 Emeline Avenue, Santa Cruz CA 95060.
Proposals must be received by 5:00 p.m. on April 10, 2017. The solicitation for Letters of Interest, with complete application and submission directions, is posted below.
Letters of Interest Questions & Answers (forthcoming)
Questions may be emailed to Gary.McNeil@santacruzcounty.us. The final day to submit questions is April 3, 2017 at 5:00 p.m. “Questions and Answers” will be posted to this web page on March 28 and April 4, 2017 via the link below:
Set Aside Questions & Answers
LOI Contact person: Gary McNeil (831) 454-5459.