The Commercial Corridor Cleaning Assistance Program funds organizations to support community service activities such as street and sidewalk litter removal, public safety services and other public space maintenance activities in order to enable businesses to provide needed goods, services and employment opportunities to residents. The proposed services must be part of a commercial corridor strategy that includes activities such as assistance to existing businesses, business recruitment, beautification, storefront improvements, and corridor promotions. Applicants must demonstrate that businesses and property owners are engaged in the revitalization effort. Typical contract amounts will range from $20,000 to $50,000 and funds are to be used for the staff doing the actual cleaning. Applicants must provide at least 20% of program costs from sources other than funds requested.
An optional pre-proposal briefing will take place in 1515 Arch Street, 18th Floor- Room 18-029 on Thursday, January 23, 2014 at 12:30 PM.
The deadline to apply is Thursday, February 27, 2014.
To download the RFP and apply:
1. Go to http://www.phila.gov/contracts/
2. Click “eContract Philly”
3. Click “New Contract Opportunities”
4. Search Departments: “Commerce”
5. Click on Opportunity 21131216185304 for Commercial Corridor Cleaning Assistance Program.
These programs are funded with federal Community Development Block Grant funds and subject to CDBG requirements and the proposed activities must serve primarily low/moderate income census tracts, based on Census Data. Questions may be asked at the briefing and/or submitted via email in advance of the briefing. Please refer to the RFPs for details on how to submit questions and for further information on eligibility and due dates. All proposals must be submitted electronically through the eContract Philly online application process at www.phila.gov/contracts, along with hardcopies delivered to the City of Philadelphia Department of Commerce.