CDBG RFP for Social Services




Request For Proposals For Public Social Service Programs


The communities of Holland and Wales are seeking proposals from qualified public social service organizations that are in need of funding assistance in order to provide needed services to area residents.  Proposals may be included as part of a regional grant application through the FY 2020 Massachusetts Department of Housing and Community Development Block Grant Program (CDBG).  The Pioneer Valley Planning Commission (PVPC), on behalf of the two communities, will accept proposals for activities that are designed to benefit the town’s residents.  Eligible activities include a wide range of social services that address priority needs that were identified in each town’s Community Development Strategy and by each town’s Community Action Agency.  Any proposed project or activity must also primarily benefit low to moderate income residents of the town(s) in which the grant program serves.

The Towns may choose to fund all, any or none of the proposals submitted and at the funding level deemed appropriate for this program.  Agencies or organizations identified for inclusion in any of the grant proposals will be required to submit additional information as part of the full CDBG application to be submitted to the Massachusetts Department of Housing and Community Development (DHCD) by Friday, March 6, 2020.  Programs funded by the MA DHCD are anticipated to begin in the fall of 2020. The PVPC is assisting these communities in the coordination and administration of their community development programs.  For more information or to receive a proposal request form, please contact PVPC Planner, John O’Leary, at (413) 781-6045 or e-mail,


All proposals must be submitted to the Pioneer Valley Planning Commission, 60 Congress Street, 1st Floor, Springfield, MA 01104-3419 by 3:00 P.M., Friday, January 31, 2020.