Welcome to the Submittable page for City of Akron, Office of Integrated Development (OID). OID uses this page to collect applications for various programs. Only active applications will appear for submission. See below a comprehensive list of applications and their status:

Rubber City Match 2020 Application Period is open until 5-8-2020

Emergency Solutions Grant 2020 Application Period is open until 4-22-2020

Great Streets: Matching Facade Grant (2020 Application Period is closed)

Community Services Program (2020 Application Period is closed)

CDC Support Program (2019 Application Period is closed)

The deadline for the Emergency Solutions Grant as been extended to 4/22/2020

Description: 

The Emergency Solutions Grant assists shelters serving women, men, women with children, families, victims of domestic violence, the mentally ill and runaway youth. The City also funds transitional residential programs that provide long-term residency and supportive services.  

Performance Measurement

By law, all Federal agencies are required to measure the outcomes of their programs. Additionally, program results are directly linked to funding decisions and public support for programs. HUD requires grantees to provide information on their achievements and investments since program objectives and activities are determined and implemented locally.

HUD Objectives and Outcomes:

The selection of objectives and outcomes is guided by the program purpose. For homeless programs, there are some common purposes and themes:

Objective: Provide a continuum of services that facilitates the transition of homeless to permanent housing. 

Outcome: Availability for the purpose of creating a suitable living environment.

Performance Indicator: 

  • Number of homeless persons receiving emergency shelter
  • Number of homeless persons receiving transitional shelter
  • Number of homeless families (w/ children) receiving emergency shelter
  • Number of homeless families (w/ children) receiving transitional shelter

The primary collection burden will be on service providers. ESG grantees are required to participate in HMIS data collection and reporting. 

Data Required:

The data required from ESG grantees in the Performance Measurement System is relatively minimal. Grantees providing emergency or transitional shelter are required to report the total number of adults and children served on an annual basis. This should be an unduplicated count. The following data is also required:
 

PERFORMANCE MEASUREMENTS – REPORTING – JANUARY-DECEMBER 

The City of Akron and the Continuum of Care recognize the need to develop performance standards for the administration of the ESG program and all Continuum of Care projects (SHP and S+C). Listed below are basic standards identified by the City of Akron and the Continuum of Care, and they will continue to work on further developing these standards.


Emergency Shelters

  • Households served
  • New households served
  • Persons served
  • Persons who are homeless for the first time
  • Persons returning to homelessness
  • Bed nights in shelter
  • 70% of the clients entering emergency shelters and who have successfully completed the program will attain safe housing following their stay.
  • 50% of clients will maintain or increase total income (all adults).
  • 50% of clients will maintain or increase earned income (all adults).


Transitional Housing

  • Households served
  • New households served
  • Persons served
  • Persons who are homeless for the first time
  • Persons returning to homelessness
  • Bed nights in shelter
  • Increase the percentage of homeless persons moving from transitional housing to  permanent housing to at least 80%.
  • Increase the percentage of homeless persons employed at exit to at least 50%.
  • 50% of clients will maintain or increase total income (all adults).
  • 50% of clients will maintain or increase earned income (all adults aged 18-61). 


Rapid Re-Housing 

  • Households served
  • New households served
  • Persons served
  • 75% of households will maintain housing for at least 6 months.
  • 50% of clients will maintain or increase total income (all adults).
  • 50% of clients will maintain or increase earned income (all adults aged 18-61). 


Homeless Prevention

  • Households served
  • New households served
  • Persons served
  • 75% of households will maintain housing for at least 6 months.
  • 50% of clients will maintain or increase total income (all adults).
  • 50% of clients will maintain or increase earned income (all adults aged 18-61). 


Miscellaneous

Awarded agencies must be represented at the Summit County Continuum of Care monthly Steering Committee meetings on a regular and consistent basis.

Awarded agencies must work with City staff in developing and implementing the City’s Continuum of Care.

         

Insurance (REQUIRED)

The Applicant Agency shall purchase and maintain at its own expense, or cause to be purchased and maintained at least the following minimum amounts of insurance with the City of Akron, Ohio identified as an additional insured on the policy or policies and said policy or policies shall provide for the insurer’s notification to the City of Akron at least thirty (30) days in advance of any policy cancellation: 

(a) Commercial General Liability insurance in a combined single limit amount of not less than $1,000,000 (per occurrence)/$1,000,000 (annual aggregate). That insurance shall include, without limitation, bodily injury, personal injury and advertising injury, property damage, broad form property damage, and broad-form contractual liability arising from or relating to this Agreement. Commercial General Liability insurance for bodily injury and property damages including injuries resulting in death and including automobile liability insurance (if applicable) in a combined single limit amount of not less than $1,000,000/$1,000,000.

(b) Owned, Non-owned and Hired Automobile Liability coverage minimum annual combined single limit, bodily injury and property damage not less $1,000,000. Such insurance shall cover and include liability arising from all vehicles owned by, hired by, or used by or on behalf of Applicant Agency. 

The Applicant Agency shall furnish to the City of Akron certificates and endorsements showing that the insurance described above is in full force and effect prior to the commencement of any work arising from or relating to any Agreement with the City of Akron and/or receiving funding from the City of Akron resulting from this application. The Applicant Agency shall further require the same amounts of insurance evidenced by certificates to the City of Akon from all subcontractors utilized under this any such Agreement.

The Applicant Agency shall carry sufficient insurance coverage to protect contract assets from loss due to theft, fraud and/or undue physical damage, and as a minimum shall purchase a blanket fidelity bond covering all employees in an amount equal to cash reimbursements from the City of Akron, Ohio.

The address to be listed on Insurance Documents for the City of Akron is:

166 S. High Street, Akron, Ohio 44308. No Departments or Division may be listed. 


Indemnification

The Applicant Agency shall indemnify, defend and hold the City of Akron, Ohio, its agents, employees and representatives harmless from all claims or liabilities of any type or nature to any person, firm, or corporation, including any agents, employees, representatives and subcontractors of the Applicant Agency, arising from, or attributable to the work arising from or relating to any Agreement with the City of Akron and/or receiving funding from the City of Akron resulting from this application by the Applicant Agency itself or acting with others. 

    

Supplemental Documents

Signature Page


Welcome to the Rubber City Match Building Owner application. 

Due to the effects of COVID-19, the deadline has been extended to May 8.

Directions: Building owners may submit multiple applications for each vacant property they own. Submit one application per available space. If it is a multi-tenant building with one or more vacant spaces, submit one application per available space. 

Application Scoring: Properties will be scored based on five criteria. Each criterion is worth 20 points. Applicants can earn up to a 100 point score. Scores are highlighted in (red) next to applicable questions.

  1. Building characteristics and vision to support new business in your building.
  2. Condition of the building structure and systems.
  3. Community and market support for new businesses and business district revitalization. 
  4. Leverage of property owner investment in the space and other community investment initiatives.
  5. Compliance on taxes, utilities and tickets. Compliance is scored based on the "eligibility" section of the application.


Welcome to the Rubber City Match Business Owner application. 

 Due to the effects of COVID-19, the deadline has been extended to May 8. 


Directions: Please fill out the application below. Businesses are limited to one application. If a business owner submits multiple applications for the same business, that business will be removed from award consideration. 


Application Scoring: Businesses will be scored based on five criteria. Each criterion is worth 20 points. Applicants can earn up to a 100 point score.
 

1. Vision and plan for the business based on the soundness, completeness and creativity of the concept.

2. Experience and capacity of the business owners and key members of the business team.

3. Market opportunity to meet economic demand and advance business district revitalization.

4. Community support for new business including benefit to low to moderate income communities.

5. Leverage of business owner investment and other community investment initiatives in the area.

 

City of Akron