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Neighborhood Allies and the City of Pittsburgh are seeking proposals from community organizations to implement the Pittsburgh Financial Empowerment Center (FEC)

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Neighborhood Allies and the City of Pittsburgh are seeking proposals from community organizations (“Nonprofit Providers”) to implement the Pittsburgh Financial Empowerment Center (FEC). The Financial Empowerment Center model provides free, professional, one-on-one financial counseling and coaching to residents. With support from the Cities for Financial Empowerment (CFE) Fund and local funders, the City of Pittsburgh and Neighborhood Allies will launch a Financial Empowerment Center as a key public service to support financially vulnerable residents.

As part of the Financial Empowerment Center model, Neighborhood Allies and the City of Pittsburgh will contract with a qualified community organization to develop and manage the FEC, including the responsibilities related to the delivery of financial counseling, training and supervising financial counselors, database operations, community partnerships and program deliverables.

Neighborhood Allies and the City of Pittsburgh will consider proposals from organizations with proven experience in the delivery of social services in the community and ability to implement high-volume, quality, one-on-one financial counseling services to residents in Pittsburgh. The nonprofit provider will be expected to develop referral systems with a range of other programs and organizations to drive traffic to the FEC, as well as be responsive to potential strategic partnerships initiated by the City of Pittsburgh and Neighborhood Allies to ensure that goals are being met.

To review the RFP and to apply, please go to our grants portal here to register. Then, click on Apply and go to FEC RFP and click on Apply. To see a list of questions, click on Question List. Be sure to save your application as you’re working and click on Submit when ready.

Please review this document in detail before responding to this RFP. 

Questions pertaining to the RFP can be directed to Sarah Dieleman Perry at sarah@neighborhoodallies.org. Phone inquiries are not permissible. Responses will be sent to all parties in the RFP. Please also email Sarah to register for the Q&A Session on July 27.

Key Dates:
Application release date: July 23, 2018
Q&A session: July 27, 201811:30am-1:00pm on the 5th floor of the City-County Building
Proposal submission due date: August 15, 2018 at 5:00pm
Notification of selection: September 17, 2018
Anticipated contract date: October 1, 2018
Anticipated program start date: January 1, 2019

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