The City of Vallejo receives Federal Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Program and Federal HOME Investment Partnerships Program funds from the U. S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) on an annual basis. By or before April 23, 2013, the City intends to allocate a portion of its CDBG Program funds to non-profit organizations for the provision of housing and social (public) service programs to very low- and low-income residents of the community.  The City also intends to allocate a portion of its HOME Program funds to non-profit organizations for the provision of affordable housing programs and services to its very low- and low–income residents.  To this end, beginning in November, 2012, the City will accept proposals, hold public meetings, and determine the allocation of CDBG Program and HOME Program funds in FY 2013/2014 (July 1, 2013 through June 30, 2014), and FY 2014/2015 (July 1, 2014 through June 30, 2015).

The Council of the City of Vallejo has established the top priority needs of the community in a five-year “Consolidated Plan”.  This document includes the period beginning July 1, 2010, and ending June 30, 2015.  This Plan is required by HUD as a condition of receiving certain Federal housing and community development funds.  The City’s Consolidated Plan was approved by HUD in August, 2010.  According to the Plan, the highest priority needs in Vallejo are, in this order, those of: (1) very low- and low-income renters; (2) homeless persons; (3) very low- and low-income first time homebuyers; (4) non-homeless persons with special needs; and (5) very low- and low-income existing homeowners.

At this time, the City invites non-profit organizations to submit proposals that address the highest priority needs in Vallejo as adopted in the Consolidated Plan, through the delivery of appropriate services and programs.  From the submitted proposals, the City of Vallejo Housing and Redevelopment Commission, and City staff, will recommend, and the City Council will select, organizations to receive the City’s CDBG Program and HOME Program funds, and provide programs and services with these funds.  The Request for Proposals are available for review at the following locations:

Housing and Community Development Division, 200 Georgia Street, Vallejo

City’s Web Page at:, under: “Bids/Solicitations”. (Internet access is available at John F. Kennedy Library, 505 Santa Clara Street, Vallejo)

Proposals submitted in response to this notice must be received by not later than 12:00 p. m. (PST) on Friday, January 11, 2013.  Pursuant to City Council direction, the City will not consider any proposal that is submitted after this deadline or that is substantially incomplete, with no exceptions. 

City staff will also hold a mandatory Bidder’s Conference for prospective CDBG Program and HOME Program RFP respondents, and other interested parties, on Thursday, November 29, 2012,  for the purpose of providing an overview of, and to respond to questions regarding, the RFP’s, as well as other HUD and City program requirements. In order for the City to accept and consider submitted RFP’s, RFP respondents must attend one of two sessions scheduled to be held on November 29th in the Council Chambers of City Hall, at 555 Santa Clara Street, Vallejo, from 10:00 a. m. to 12:00 p. m., (Session 1), or from 6:00 p. m. to 8:00 p. m., (Session 2). The presentations at Sessions 1 and 2 will be identical.

If there are any questions concerning this public notice, contact: Guy L. Ricca, Senior Community Development Analyst, P. O. Box 1432, or 200 Georgia Street, Vallejo, California, 94590, (707) 648-4395, FAX: (707) 648-5249,

The City of Vallejo provides its programs and services in a non-discriminatory manner, and is an Equal Opportunity Employer.  The City of Vallejo also encourages minority and women-owned businesses to submit bids and proposals for CDBG Program and HOME Program contracts.  For further information, contact the Housing and Community Development Division at (707) 648-4507.  For further information on this public notice, the hearing-impaired may call the California Relay Service at 1-800-735-2922 without a TTY/TDD, or 1-800-735-2929 with a TTY/TDD.