The City of Rio Rancho Financial Services Department, HUD/CDBG Grant Administration Office hereby requests proposals from public or private not-for-profit organizations to carry out activities to develop healthy communities by providing decent housing and a suitable living environment and expand economic opportunity, principally for persons of low to moderate income. Funding for these activities will be provided by the City’s Community Development
Block Grant (CDBG) Entitlement Program.

Approximately $575,000.00 will be available for eligible activities meeting one of three National Objectives, including: benefits to the low-and-moderate income persons, aid in the prevention or elimination of slums or blight, or to meet other community development needs having a particular urgency because existing conditions pose a serious or immediate threat to the health or welfare of the community and where other financial resources are not available to meet such needs.

This year, the Department of Financial Services requests digital CDBG Grant application submissions in-place of hard copy submissions. Request for Proposals (Application) packets will be made available on the City of Rio Rancho’s CDBG webpage December 26, 2021. Please contact Tara Pawley at: [email protected] or by phone at: (505) 896-8766 for assistance, or questions concerning hard copy applications. For hearing impaired individuals, please dial 711.

Proposals must be submitted no later than 4:30pm local time on Friday, January 28, 2022. Applicants should email completed application packets to [email protected]. Proposals received after 4:30pm Friday, January 28, 2022 will not be considered. Please contact Tara Pawley at: [email protected] or by phone at: (505) 896-8766 for assistance. For hearing impaired individuals, please dial 711.

If you plan to apply for funding, a mandatory pre-application workshop will be held on Tuesday, January 18, 2022 at 10:00am in the City of Rio Rancho Financial Services Conference Room, 3rd Floor, 3200 Civic Center Circle NE, Rio Rancho, NM 87124. Disability related auxiliary aids (readers, amplifiers, ASL interpreters) in addition to language interpreters, could be made available during the workshop upon request. Facilities are wheelchair accessible.

Observer: December 26, 2021