Public Notices 

City of Scranton

     Office of Community Development (OCD)

Public Comments

These notices are open to the Public for any citizen to make comments.

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Funding Applications

Here find project details including criteria for eligible entities.  

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RFP/RFQ

Proposals or Qualifications for bids related to services required by the City.

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Public Comments

Office of Community Development (OCD)

Notice of Proposed Citizen’s Participation Plan

OCD will be accepting public comment beginning on Saturday, February 27, 2021, for a period of ten (10) days regarding the Proposed Citizen’s Participation Plan (CPP) for the City of Scranton’s U.S Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) funding. You may review this plan by visiting www8scrantonworks.org under Public Notices.

 

This Notice provides citizens an opportunity for a period of ten (10) days to comment on the Proposed CPP.  All written comments must be received by the City of Scranton’s Office of Community Development by no later than end of business day on Monday, March 8, 2021. Any public comments received will be forwarded to City Council for consideration for the passage of legislation to approve and accept the CPP.

You may contact Mary-Pat Ward at mpward@scrantonpa.gov if you have any questions or would like to submit your comments.

Paige G. Cognetti, Mayor

Eileen Cipriani, OECD, Executive Director

Funding Applications

Accepting Applications

CARES Act Funding - Rent, Mortgage and Utility Relief Program Manager

Effective Friday, February 12, 2021, applications will be available for Rent, Mortgage and Utility Relief Program Manager to be funded through the Emergency Shelter Grant Program CARES Act (ESG-CV), administered by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD).  This funding covers the period of January 1, 2021-December 31, 2022 and activities must prevent, prepare for, and respond to coronavirus, with a prioritization for extremely low, low, and moderate-income families/ businesses.  Eligible applicants must be incorporated for profit, nonprofit, or public organizations or businesses able to undertake their approved activity within the boundaries of the City of Scranton. Applicants must demonstrate the financial management and programmatic expertise to successfully develop, design, implement and monitor the proposed activity. All applicants must meet other federal requirements concerning equal opportunity, fair housing, affirmative marketing, environmental review, displacement, relocation, acquisition, labor, lead-based paint, conflict of interest, debarment and suspension and flood insurance where applicable.

Rent, Mortgage and Utility Relief Grant Program Management Grant is $1,000,000

Rent, Mortgage and Utility Relief Grant Program Management is defined as: Assistance Providing Rent, Mortgage and Utility Assistance to low-moderate income families with in the City of Scranton whom became delinquent due to the COVID 19 Pandemic.  Recipient must be familiar with the HMIS system as well as the Rapid-ReHousing, Homeless Prevention and Emergency Shelter programs as indicated by the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) criteria.  Up to 5% of the grant amount can be used as Administration Cost as determined by OECD.  Recipient must be in good standing with the City of Scranton’s OECD in regards to Record Keeping.  Recipient must be able to obtain clients via email, phone and walk-ins Monday-Friday between 9am and 5pm.  Language interpreter on staff is highly recommended.  

             

Applications are available online at www.scrantonworks.org. Applications must be submitted no later than 5:00 p.m. on Friday, February 26, 2021.  Failure to provide a complete application will disqualify applicants.

If you have any questions regarding this application please contact Liza Carroll via email at Lcarroll@scrantonpa.gov.

Paige G. Cognetti, Mayor

Eileen Cipriani, OECD, Executive Director

RFP/RFQ

Request for Proposal / Request for Qualifications

Accepting Applications

Demolition of Hazardous Structures

Online Drop Box proposals will be received and identified by “Company name- Demolition of Hazardous Structures Project # 20-2523.” The proposals should be downloaded to the following drop box link: https://www.dropbox.com/request/GhnlVFphERCCDftsPiht.

A mandatory pre-bid conference will be held via zoom on March 19th, 2021 at 10 a.m. For a zoom invitation please contact Rachel Schwartz from the City of Scranton’s Office of Community Development at rschwartz@scrantonpa.gov. All bidders are required to have a representative present at this conference. Only those represented at the pre-bid conference will be able to submit a bid. Work is to be performed in accordance with the Specifications Book which can be obtained digitally by request from Rachel Schwartz at rschwartz@scrantonpa.gov.

Each bidder shall provide a certified check, bank draft, negotiable U.S. bond or bid bond in the amount of ten percent (10%) of the bid drawn to the order of the City of Scranton Office of Community Development, as a guarantee to keep its offer open until the City accepts or rejects the same and as to the successful bidder until the required surety bonds are furnished. The successful bidder within ten (10) days notification of the award of the contract shall be required to furnish a performance bond and labor materials bond in the amount of one hundred percent (100%) of the total contract price. The successful bidder will be required to submit certificates of insurance, as specified, including public liability insurance. The contract will be awarded to the lowest most responsible bidder; however, the City of Scranton reserves the right to reject any or all bids or any part of any bid in connection with said project. Bidding shall be in compliance with Section 603 of the Administrative Code of the City of Scranton. The contract, when awarded, shall not be subject to the Davis Bacon Prevailing Wage Act. The successful bidder shall be an Equal Opportunity Employer. The City of Scranton encourages minority and women owned businesses to participate in the bidding. The Office of Community Development under the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), DCED, and other applicable funding sources will fund this project.

 

Electronic  proposals  will  be  received  by  the  City  of  Scranton   Controller’s  Office  via online submissions to the digital drop box until 12:00 p.m. April 5th, 2021 at which time such proposals will be opened live on www.youtube.com/user/electriccitytv570.

If you have any questions please contact Rachel Schwartz via email  at rschwartz@scrantonpa.gov.

Paige G. Cognetti, Mayor

Eileen Cipriani, OCD, Executive Director