Funding Opportunities

Current Funding Opportunities

SHELTER TRANSPORTATION REQUEST FOR PROPOSAL - DEADLINE AUGUST 16 

 The Mayor’s Office of Homeless Services (MOHS), on behalf of the Mayor and City Council of Baltimore, announces a grant award to provide transportation services to individuals and families experiencing homelessness within Baltimore City.  The Mayor’s Office of Homeless Services serves to effectively allocate assistance through vendor services (the “Provider”) for homeless individuals and families in the City of Baltimore. The Provider(s) shall provide free transportation to shelters and other homeless services program locations within the Baltimore Continuum of Care (BCOC), and to prioritize assistance based on vulnerability and severity of service needs.  The transportation service must offer a “non-discrimination” approach, regardless of where or how people present for services. The Provider(s) shall identify service needs and gaps to assist the Mayor’s Office of Homeless Services in planning more targeted transportation assistance and maximizing available resources.  The Provider(s) must be able to provide these transportation services during the winter shelter period (October 15th through March 31st) and non-winter shelter period (April 1st and October 14th ).  
 

BIDDER’S CONFERENCE INFORMATION:

MOHS will host a free Bidder's Conference on Friday, August 2, 2019 starting at 10:00am. Participants are required to sign in at the entrance lobby.

Location: Mayor’s Office of Homeless Services, 7 East Redwood Street, 15th floor, Baltimore, MD 21202

You must register for the event by visiting the website below.  

Bidder's Conference Registration Link

Overview

The Mayor's Office of Homeless Services Program administers and oversees homeless assistance throughout this Emergency Shelter Transportation Grant to provide free transportation services to our homeless population to our city-funded shelters and other community providers.

Full disclosure of the grant overview and requirements can be found below.

 Shelter Transportation Request for Proposal

 Grant application can be found below.

 Shelter Transportation Application

Template for budget proposal can be found below. 

Budget Proposal Template - General Funds

Eligibility and Requirements

To be eligible for funding through the  Shelter Transportation Grant, organizations must be:

  • A registered non-profit 501(c)(3) tax-exempt organization or another city agency.
  • In Good Standing with the State of Maryland (certification of Good Standing can be obtained through the Department of Assessments and Taxation website).
  • Must have two years of most recent independent audits (financial statements are not accepted).
  • Must agree to participate in the Baltimore Continuum of Care (BCOC) meetings and to be a part of the collaborative body if granted an award.

Each proposal for funding will be reviewed by committee and may have additional eligibility factors, requirements, or conditions that are satisfactory to the City and the Provider(s). The City reserves the right to make changes to the scope of services, grant requirements, statement of work, or funding allocation during the vetting process in accordance with service demand, available funds, and/or performance capacity.

THE DEADLINE FOR SUBMISSION IS FRIDAY, AUGUST 16, 2019 at 5:00PM. LATE SUBMISSION WILL NOT BE CONSIDERED DURING THE FUNDING PROCESS.

If you have any questions, you may contact the grants management team at (410) 396-7543 or by email at [email protected].