Monday, March 16, 2009

Updated information on how to apply for Neighborhood Stabilization Grants

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Upcoming Bid for Training and Consulting Relating to NSP (3/16/2009)

We've received several requests for more detail regarding the upcoming Request for Documented Quotes (DQ) for training and consulting relating to the Colorado Neighborhood Stabilization Program (NSP), previously posted March 11. That detail follows (full information will be in the solicitation documents):

Training: The purpose of the trainings will be to provide the State, local governments, program practitioners, participating partners, and interested others with skills, tools, materials and information designed to convey the NSP's characteristics, rules and regulations. There will be 2 Train-the-Trainer sessions (June 2009 & January 2010) and 2 large group sessions (July 2009 & February 2010).

Consulting: The vendor that is awarded the contract will act as a timely conduit of housing and community development information published in Federal Register through the Housing and Economic Recovery Act of 2008 (HERA), Neighborhood Stabilization Program (NSP), and American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (ARRA). Will notify, analyze, and interpret laws, regulations, rules, & procedures relating to these programs.

One vendor will be selected to perform both activities. The selected vendor must have a strong background of expertise in HUD housing recovery programs and, specifically, in NSP, HERA, Community Development Block Grant (CDBG), HOME Investment Partnership Program and/or the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (ARRA). The selected vendor must have a strong background with training and consulting projects similar to those described in the solicitation.

As noted in our listserv posting of March 11, any organization wishing to view the full solicitation and submit a bid must register on the Colorado BIDS website ( There is a $40 annual registration fee. See our March 11 posting for more details about BIDS registration.

Jim Coghlan (contact info below) is the SOLE point of contact regarding this upcoming solicitation.

Thank you.

Jim Coghlan, Purchasing Agent
Colorado Department of Local Affairs
Division of Housing
1313 Sherman Street, 3rd Floor
Denver, CO 80203
Phone: (303) 866-3772
Fax: (303) 866-4077