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Provide Energy Efficient Improvements to Low-Income Farmworkers

Low-Income Weatherization Program (LIWP) - Farmworker Housing Component

Agency Type:

State

Funding Source:

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California Department of Community Services and Development (CSD)

Conf. Date:

04/13/22

LOI Date:

05/04/22

Deadline Date:

05/17/22 5:00 PM Pacific Time

Description:

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Contracts for services to California nonprofit organizations, government agencies, and tribes to provide energy-efficient upgrades to low-income agricultural workers. Interested applicants must contact staff prior to submitting a proposal. Selected contractors will increase the energy efficiency of homes owned or rented by farmworker families, reduce energy bills, provide access to solar energy, and provide health and safety improvements to homes.

The Low-Income Weatherization Program (LIWP) is an energy efficiency and renewable energy generation program administered by CSD. LIWP includes the Single-Family Energy Efficiency and Solar Photovoltaics (PV) Farmworker Housing Program Component that installs a variety of measures including energy efficiency upgrades, solar PV, health and safety improvements, and limited home repairs at no cost to eligible low-income farmworker households. 

The purpose of the Farmworker Housing Component is to identify up to two regional Farmworker Housing Administrators to deliver energy efficiency and solar PV services to single-family farmworker households across two regions, each consisting of nine counties.

All services are made available at no cost to eligible low-income farmworker households. The program provides no-cost rooftop solar photovoltaic (PV) systems and energy efficiency upgrades to low-income farmworker households, in order to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and lower energy costs for participants by saving energy and generating clean renewable energy. For further information about the program, see: https://www.csd.ca.gov/Pages/Farmworker-Housing-Component.aspx

The awarded Farmworker Housing Administrator(s) will provide services to low-income farmworker households located in two geographic regions. 

Energy efficiency measures ​include:

  • Insulation
  • Central Heating and Cooling System Upgrades
  • Washers, Dryers, Refrigerators and Freezers
  • Lighting Upgrades
  • Water Heater Replacement
  • Window Replacement
  • Rooftop Solar PV systems 

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 202858

Estimated Total Program Funding:

$23,400,000

Number of Grants:

One Farmworker Housing Administrator contract will be awarded for each of two regions. The State may award two contracts to a single Proposer.

Estimated Size of Grant:

Funding of $11,685,000 will be awarded for each service region.

Term of Contract:

Successful proposals will be under contract from July 1, 2022 through June 30, 2024.

At CSD’s sole discretion, it may amend a regional contract not to exceed a total of two additional years and not to exceed a total of an additional $11.7 million per contract (contract total not to exceed $23.4 million).

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

To be eligible to be a Farmworker Housing Administrator, a Proposer must:
a. Be a non-profit, private or public organization that has qualified for and received an Internal Revenue Service determination letter confirming the organization’s tax exemption under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code; or be a local government agency or joint powers authority; or be a federally recognized Indian Tribal Government.
b. Be eligible to receive public funds.
c. Be in good standing and currently qualified to conduct business in California per the Secretary of State. This requirement applies to both the Proposer and any Subcontractors.
d. Demonstrate financial solvency as determined by CSD through submission of the most current organization-wide single audit and the last two years of the Internal Revenue Service’s Return of Organization Exempt from Income Tax (IRS – Form 990), as specified in the Program Guidelines.
e. Have experience administering programs and providing supportive services to farmworkers and the communities in which they reside.
f. Have demonstrated experience administering low-income, energy efficient, and renewable energy services of similar scale and structure.
g. Have demonstrated ties to communities in all nine counties in the region to be served.
h. Commit to provide services in all nine counties in the region.

In addition, each Subcontractor and Partner must, at a minimum, demonstrate previous experience performing the specific activity and/or service to be provided in this Proposal within the region in which they are assigned to serve.

Pre-Application Information:

CSD requests that Proposers send an email to the LIWP stating their intention to submit a Proposal by May 6, 2022.
Please note: While Proposers are encouraged to submit an optional Letter of Intent to Bid, Proposers are REQUIRED to indicate their intention to bid via email in order to access the ability to submit their proposals. CSD requires applicants to provide application materials electronically via a secure dropbox. All Proposers shall send an email to the LIWP stating their intention to submit a proposal. Upon receipt, CSD will issue each Proposer a private link and instructions to submit all Proposal documents in PDF form (unless instructed otherwise).

All Proposals must be submitted to CSD by May 13, 2022 at 5:00 p.m. Pacific Time.

Timeline:
- 4/8/2022 Formal RFP is released
- 4/13/2022 Bidders’ Conference (1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. Pacific Time)
- 4/15/2022 Last day for Proposers to submit written questions to the RFP and Program Guidelines
- 4/20/2022 CSD Posts answers to questions and RFP addendums as necessary
- 4/22/2022 Last day for Proposers to request a change in the requirements of the RFP and Program Guidelines
- 4/27/2022 CSD Updates addendums if necessary
- 5/4/2022* Optional “Letter of Intent to Bid” due
- 5/17/2022 Last day for Proposers to submit Final Proposals
- 5/27/2022 CSD posts the “Notification of Intent to Award”
- 6/3/2022** Last Day for Proposers to submit “Letter of Intent to Dispute
- 6/10/2022 Last Day for Proposers to submit a detailed “Letter of Dispute”
- 6/17/2022 Proposed Award Date
- 7/1/2022 Execute Contract
* Or five work days following the last Addendum that changes the requirements of the RFP.
** Or five work days from the actual date that CSD posts the “Notification of Intent to Award”.

Interested organizations may request access to applicable procurement documents on CSD’s Contracting Opportunities webpage during the formal solicitation stage at the URL for Full Text below.

One Farmworker Housing Administrator contract will be awarded per region. (Each region includes 9 counties.) In the event that a Proposer wishes to apply for both regions:
- The Proposer must submit a separate Proposal for each region being bid.
- The State may award two contracts to a Proposer that applies for both regions if each Proposal is responsive and receives the highest score for the respective region. Should a Proposer be awarded both regions, required discussions between the Proposer and CSD shall commence to refine the administrative and program support costs as a function of the achieved economies of scale.

The State will not consider more than one Proposal from a Proposer under the same or different names for the same region.

Contact Information:

Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.

To indicate intention to submit a proposal, email LIWP@csd.ca.gov.

For questions, please send an email to:
Jeffrey Kjer
California Department of Community Services and Development
2389 Gateway Oaks Drive, Suite 100
Sacramento, CA 95833
LIWP@csd.ca.gov

(Please mark emails “Questions Relating to 2022-RFP-82.”)

LIWP phone: (916) 295-4815

Funding or Pin Number:

2022-RFP-82

URL for Full Text (RFP):

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