City Seeks Proposals for Human Services

City Seeks Proposals for Human Services


PITTSFIELD, Mass. – The City of Pittsfield announces that applications are now available for funding to provide human services to benefit Pittsfield residents. Funding is for the program year July 1, 2016 to June 30, 2017.

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 24 human service programs receiving a total of $275,600 from the City’s General Fund and from the federal Community Development Block Grant Program.  Programs and consumers assisted with those funds cover a wide range of services for a diverse population. Programs include but are not limited to: services for families with children; homeless services; programs for the disabled and for senior citizens; nutrition and arts programs; and programs that benefit children in the Westside and Morningside neighborhoods. 

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

Applications can be obtained at the Pittsfield Department of Community Development at Pittsfield City Hall or by email request to The Department of Community Development will be holding three bidder’s conferences to assist applicants with the application process. Conferences will be held 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. Monday, Feb. 1 and 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 3. The bidder’s conference on Feb. 1 will be held at City Hall in Room 203, the bidder’s conference on Wednesday Feb. 3will be held at the Ralph J. Froio Senior Center, 330 North St. in the 3rd floor classroom. Applicants are strongly encouraged to attend one of these three conferences. Application due date is Feb. 29, 2016. 

For further information, contact the Community Development at 413.499.9367.