City Seeks Proposals for Human Services

PITTSFIELD – The City of Pittsfield announced that applications are now available for funding to provide human services to benefit Pittsfield residents. Funding is for the program year July 1, 2015 to June 30, 2016.

Annually, the City undertakes a process through its Human Services Advisory Council (HSAC), an 11 member volunteer committee, which reviews the proposals and submits its recommendations to the mayor.  Last year’s 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.

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.

Applications can be obtained at the Pittsfield Dept. of Community Development at Pittsfield City Hall or by email request to jdodds@pittsfieldch.com. The Department of Community Development will be holding three bidder’s conferences to assist applicants with the application process. Conferences will be held Monday, February 2 at 10 am and 1 p.m. and Wednesday, February 4 at 6:30 pm. All meetings will be held in at City Hall in the City Council Chambers. Applicants are strongly encouraged to attend one of these three conferences.    Application due date is February 27, 2015.  For further information, contact the Pittsfield Dept. of Community Development, 499-9367.