DEADLINE: Friday April 22, 2022 at 11:00 am

Notice is hereby given that the Salem County Inter Agency Council is requesting proposals for Emergency Food and Shelter Program (EFSP) grant funds. The two EFSP grant opportunities open are Phase 39 and APRPA-R. Total EFSP funding available is $140,275.

Phase 39 and ARPA-R funding will run concurrently and may be used for funds spent backdated to November 1, 2021 through April 30, 2023. EFSP funds are to be used to supplement and expand on-going efforts to provide shelter, food, and supportive services. Eligible services and expenditures may include:

  • Food services– Congregate meals; Food purchases; Home delivery meals; Transportation for food pick/up delivery, public transport to food or shelter site
  • Shelter services– Mass shelters; Hotel/Motel stays (up to 90 days per phase); Transportation
  • Rent/mortgage (up to 90 days per phase)
  • Utility Services (up to 90 days per phase)
  • Feeding/Shelter Supplies Equipment – Cleaning products; Cots and bedding; cookware and appliances; paper goods/bags; hygiene products and diapers (up to $300 per item)

Specifications regarding eligible services, expenditures, and how to apply are included in the Request for Proposals.

To apply for EFSP funding, bidders must email the Salem County Inter Agency Council to obtain The Request for Proposals. The Request for Proposals will be provided at no cost to the bidder. The email contact for obtaining the Requests for Proposals is Jennifer Preen at .

Potential proposers are cautioned that they are proposing at their own risk if a third party supplied the RFP document that may or may not be complete.  The IAC is not responsible for third party supplied RFP documents.

There will be a bidder’s conference for this proposal on April 12th, 2022 at 1pm held virtually. This bidder’s conference is NOT mandatory. Please email Jennifer Preen, to register and receive a link to this bidder’s conference by April 11th .  A link to attend will be emailed out on April 11th to all who registered. A link to attend will be emailed out on April 11th to all who registered. The IAC will not accept and respond to bidders’ questions outside of this conference.

The Requests for Proposals Timeline is as follows:

Proposals must be submitted to the Salem County Inter Agency Council, via email to Jennifer Preen no later than Friday April 22, 2022 at 11:00 am at which time proposals will be opened. Any proposals received after said opening, whether by email or otherwise will be returned unopened.  No proposals will be accepted after the above referenced date. The subject line of the email should read “Proposal for EFSP Funds.” Emailed bids will be acknowledged by the recipient. If your email is not acknowledged within 2 hours please contact the IAC at 856-935-7510 ext 8315.

The IAC assumes no responsibility for delays in any form of email service causing the proposal to be received at the IAC later than the above referenced scheduled opening.

Nothing herein is intended to exclude any responsible firm or in any way restrain or restrict competition.  All responsible firms are encouraged to submit proposals.

The Salem County Inter Agency Council reserves the right to reject any or all proposals submitted incorrectly or incomplete. The IAC further reserves the right to waive any defect or informality in any proposal should it be in the best interest of the County.=

Any agencies that participated in EFSP in the past MUST resolve any outstanding compliance issues PRIOR to the release of new funds.

Bidders are required to comply with the requirements of P.L. 1975 c. 127 (N.J.A.C. 17:27 and N.J.S.A. 10:5-31) Affirmative Action, and P.L. 1977, c. 33 (N.J.S.A. 52:25-24.2) Corporate Disclosure.

This Request for Proposals does not constitute a bid and is intended solely to obtain competitive proposals from which the IAC may choose contractor(s) that best meet the County’s needs. The IAC intends to award any contract(s) for these services pursuant to N.J.S.A. 40A:11-5(1)(a)(i).

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