City Seeks Non-Profit Proposals for Grassroots Open Space Program
Up to $75,000 Available in Technical Assistance Grants
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For Immediate Release
October 25, 2011
Released By:
Neighborhood Development
For More Information Contact:
Jessica Shumaker
jshumaker.dnd@cityofboston.gov

The Department of Neighborhood Development (DND) is seeking proposals for its Grassroots Open Space Program Technical Assistance Funding Awards. These awards are intended to assist nonprofit neighborhood initiatives, which increase local food growing opportunities or neighborhood open space through the renovation and creation of community gardens or other open space projects which directly serve neighborhood residents.

Grassroots funds are awarded subject to Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) regulations.  These funds must be awarded to nonprofit organizations that have a current 501(c)(3) status.  

The Grassroots Program is making up to $75,000 available and anticipates awarding technical assistance grants from $10,000 to $25,000 depending on project size and scope in response to this RFP.

The Request for Proposals package will be available on October 24, 2011 at the Bid Counter, Department of Neighborhood Development, 26 Court Street, 10th Floor, Boston, MA 02108, or you may download the package by registering at http://www.cityofboston.gov/dnd/rfp/

Any questions regarding the RFP process must be directed to Jay A. Lee, Assistant Director of Design Construction Open space, at jlee.dnd@cityofboston.gov or 617-635-0207.  Responses to pertinent questions will be distributed in writing to each person on record as receiving a RFP. 

Completed proposals must be submitted as stated in the application package and returned to DND, Bid Counter, 10th Floor, 26 Court Street, Boston, MA 02108, on November 14, 2011, by no later than 4:00 PM.  LATE PROPOSALS WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED.  Any questions regarding the eligibility of a particular site should also be directed to Jay A. Lee.

PLEASE NOTE: DND BID COUNTER HOURS OF OPERATION ARE: MONDAY- FRIDAY 9:00 AM – 12:00 NOON AND 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM.  PLEASE PLAN ACCORDINGLY.

 

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