Request for Proposals:  Grant Writer Services-Ute Indian Housing Authority

Request for Proposals: Grant Writer Services-Ute Indian Housing Authority

Ute Indian Housing Authority

Request for Proposals

Grant Writer Services

The Ute Indian Housing Authority intends to identify and select an experienced professional grant writing consultant with a proven track record of researching, developing, writing, preparing and submitting successful grant proposal for federal, state and private foundations grants. Primary responsibilities include responding to grant opportunities – typically federal, state or private foundation – selected by the Ute Indian Housing Authority and providing advocacy guidance.

The Ute Indian Housing Authority (UIHA) is a Tribally Designated Housing Entity serving members of the Ute Indian Tribe. UIHA primary mission is providing rental housing and homeownership to low and moderate income Ute Tribal members. The UIHA is primarily funded by HUD’s NAHASDA grant.

The UIHA intends to use the funding primarily for rehabilitation of low rent units that are currently managed and operated by the program. UIHA’s grant allocation has not been able to meet this need. The units are located on the Uintah and Ouray Reservation. UIHA is soliciting proposals from qualified grant writers to cooperatively prepare the proposal for the Indian Housing Block Grant – Competitive Grants (FR-6300-N-48) due August 8, 2019 and for additional grants as they become available.

The Grant Writer service will have a term of twelve (12) months beginning on or about June 1, 2019 and ending on May 31, 2020; the Housing Authority, at its option, may renew the term of the Agreement for one (1) year.

The UIHA is utilizing small purchase procedures to administer this RFP. UIHA cares about the substance of the proposal and the proposal has enough information to assess the proposer. The scoring is as follows:

1) Majority Indian owned (15 points)

2) Experience and qualification of staff (30 points)

3) Experience with HUD IHBG’s/ICDBG’s (last 5 years)(30 points)

4) Cost of Proposal (25 points)

If eligible for Indian preference, the proposer must include a statement with documentation of Indian preference declaring that the proposer is an American Indian or Alaskan Native or an American Indian/Alaska Native-owned enterprise.

The firm with the highest overall rating (point score) will be selected.

All questions may be directed to the Executive Director of the Ute Indian Housing Authority. UIHA will not release information that will give an applicant an unfair advantage or give out any details of a competing proposal.

To be considered, any interested grant writing firm must submit a proposal by June 21, 2019 at 11:00 AM at the business office of the Ute Indian Housing Authority. The proposal must be marked “DO NOT OPEN PROPOSAL ENCLOSED”. Faxed proposals will not be accepted. The address is as follows:

Ute Indian Housing Authority

P.O. Box 250

Fort Duchesne, UT 84026