Human Services

Each year the City of Pittsfield solicits applications for funding to provide human services to benefit Pittsfield residents.    

The Human Services Advisory Council (HSAC), an 11 member volunteer committee, which reviews the proposals and submits its recommendations to the mayor.  Last years recommendations resulted in 32 human service programs receiving a total of $276,000 from the City general fund and from the federal Community Development Block Grant Program.  The consumers assisted with those funds ranged from infants to the elderly and covered a variety of human service needs.

Funding is based on the fiscal year, running July 1 to June 30. A Request for Proposals is released in February of each year. Applications can be obtained at the Pittsfield Dept. of Community Development at Pittsfield City Hall or by email request to jdodds@pittsfieldch.com once the RFP has been released. The Department of Community Development will be holding three bidder’s conferences to assist applicants with the application process. All meetings will be held in City Hall. Applicants are strongly encouraged to attend one of these three conferences.

In addition to submitting a written proposal, applicants will be invited to come before the HSAC to make a presentation in April that will be televised locally. 

More information and dates of the RFP, bidders conferences and presentation schedules will be available on this page in January of 2016. For further information, contact the Pittsfield Dept. of Community Development, 499-9367.