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Mayor Keller Opens Applications for $1,000,000 in Non-Profit COVID-19 Relief Funds

Funding available to non-profits helping families, individuals in need—Apply by responding to City Request for Proposals

April 30, 2020

Mayor Tim Keller is opening applications for the $1,000,000 non-profit relief fund created by City Councilors Pat Davis and Lan Sena in a resolution earlier this month, and encouraging organizations throughout the community to apply by responding online to the Family and Community Services Department’s Request for Proposals.

Mayor Tim Keller said, “We know this pandemic has been deeply painful for our residents, and we’ve stepped up to help small businesses and provide critical services for the most vulnerable. But we can’t do it alone. This funding will help Albuquerque’s network of non-profits continue to be there for folks who need it most.”

The City of Albuquerque is awarding the funds in the form of emergency contracts to provide services to the community that address the unanticipated loss of income and job-related health care, the decreasing availability of support services, and unanticipated health costs resulting from the COVID-19 pandemic. The City is allocating $1,000,000 to fund multiple Projects to non-profit agencies to provide services and activities including, but not limited to: 

  • Expanding access to residents not adequately served by federal aid;
  • Providing immediate support for the health and safety of individuals and our community;
  • Restoring lost access to behavioral health services because of COVID restrictions;
  • Helping to retain housing, food security, and behavioral health stability when emergency restrictions are lifted;
  • Providing safe domicile and/or services for survivors of sexual assault, domestic violence, or abuse or neglect;
  • Providing additional supports for low-income and at-risk residents whose economic situation has been negatively impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic; and
  • Services rendered through these funds are offered in an equitable and inclusive manner.

Non-profit  agencies interested in participating can download the Request for Proposals packet on the City’s website.

Proposals must be received prior to 4:00 p.m. local time, Friday, May 8, 2020, through the City’s purchasing online portalProposals received later than 4:00 p.m. local time, on Friday, May 8, 2020 will be ruled non-responsive to this RFP and will not be considered for award.

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The Department of Family and Community Services provides quality health and social services, housing, recreation and education to improve the quality of life for the entire Albuquerque Community.