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Sears Home Services

Hiring Event

Wednesday January 27th 12a – 4p

Refrigeration Techs * CFC/EPA

Appliance Repair Techs

3440 3rd Ave S

Birmingham, AL 35222

Call Fredrick for more details 407-551-5473

Email: Fredrick.Hendry@searshomepro.com

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                           SUMMIT MEDIA BIRMINGHAM

Position: Sales Professionals  Resume Deadline: February 12, 2016

Department: SummitMedia Radio Sales                                                

Positions: Available: Two

SummitMedia Birmingham is looking for Full Time Sales Professionals. This is a position that involves the sale of advertising on air, on line and on site through sponsorship opportunities offered throughout the year. The candidate will be expected to establish relationships with clients that are strong enough for the client to converse comfortably with the seller and share their most pressing challenges with the sellers so that the seller will be able to bring back a well thought out solution for the client. Other responsibilities include: finding and acquiring new business opportunities, attending networking events and generally presenting a professional and polished image of the company they represent. Candidate will also work closely with internal departments (ie: programming, promotions, business and traffic) to help fulfill the client’s expectation with regard to all areas of their business relationship with the company.

The successful candidate must be flexible, personable and able to orchestrate sales and promotional plans developed for clients and successfully. The successful candidate must also be organized, dependable, self-motivated and project a professional appearance and friendly demeanor.  A valid driver’s license and background check is required.

If interested in applying for this position, please forward a resume to SummitMedia Sales Department, Attention: Helen Mitchell, 2700 Corporate Drive, Suite 115, Birmingham, Alabama 35242, or email to Helen.Mitchell@Summitmediacorp.com.

It is the policy of SummitMedia, LLC.  to provide equal employment opportunity to all qualified individuals without regard to their race, color, religion, national origin, age or sex in al personnel actions including recruitment, evaluation, selection, promotion, compensation, training and termination.

Discrimination because of race, color, religion, national origin, age or sex is prohibited. If you believe you have been the victim of discrimination, you may notify the Federal Communications Commission, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, or other appropriate agency.

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PROPOSED PY 2016 ACTION PLAN

(July 1, 2016 through June 30, 2017)

ONE YEAR USE OF FUNDS SUMMARY AND 30 DAY COMMENT PERIOD

CITY OF BIRMINGHAM, ALABAMA

In accordance with 24 CFR Part 91, the City of Birmingham, Alabama (the City) is hereby publishing a summary of its Proposed Program Year (PY) 2016 Action Plan One Year Use Of Funds (July 1, 2016 – June 30, 2017) submission for citizen comment for a period of at least thirty (30) calendar days from the date of this publication.  The summary is published in order to afford affected citizens an opportunity to examine its contents and to submit comments relating thereto.

The Final PY 2016 Action Plan will be developed after giving consideration to citizen comments and alternative proposals received at Public Hearings conducted by the City’s Community Development Department on January 28, 2016, and February 4, 2016, and from the timely receipt of written comments and alternative proposals received in the Community Development Department on or before February 16, 2016, 4:00 p.m. following the posting of this Proposed PY 2016 Action Plan One Year Use of Funds Summary on the City Website-Community Development Department webpage at www.birminghamal.gov, the publication of the same “Proposed PY 2016 Action Plan One Year Use of Funds Summary” in the Birmingham News on January 17, 2016, and the Birmingham Times on January 21, 2016.

Copies of the City’s Proposed PY 2016 Action Plan One Year Use of Funds are available for inspection in the City’s Community Development Department, 710 North 20th Street, Room 1000, Birmingham, Alabama from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday, except legal holidays; at the Birmingham Public Central Library, 2100 Park Place, Birmingham, Alabama, during regular business hours and is posted on the City website-Community Development Department webpage at www.birminghamal.gov.

The City’s Community Development Department encourages citizens to participate in the development of its Final PY 2016 Action Plan One Year Use of Funds Submission and is thereby making the Plan available for public inspection and comment for a period of at least thirty (30) calendar days.

The City’s Community Development Department will conduct public hearings on January 28, 2016 at 9:30 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. and February 4, 2016 at 9:30 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. in the City Council Chamber, 710 North 20th Street, 3rd Floor City Hall; Birmingham, Alabama. The purpose of the hearings will be to obtain comments regarding the proposed use of the City’s PY 2016 consolidated formula allocation including the views of citizens, public agencies, and other interested parties on the housing and community development needs of the City, and to receive proposals for the possible use of funds. Also, citizens will be afforded an opportunity to 1) identify housing and community development needs and priorities; 2) review proposed uses of funds; and 3) comment on and review the City’s program performance. All comments and proposals received will be considered in the development of the City’s Final PY 2016 Action Plan One Year Use of Funds.

The hearing location is accessible to persons with disabilities; however, anyone who requires further information or has a disability which might require special materials, services, or assistance should notify the Community Development Department at the previously referenced address no later than 48 hours prior to the scheduled hearing dates. This assistance includes any request for translators, or related services for non-English speaking persons.  The City does not discriminate on the basis of disability in admissions to, access to, or operations of its programs, services, or activities.  The City does not discriminate on the basis of disability in its hiring or employment practices as mandated by Title 11 of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990.

All interested parties who are unable to attend the public hearings but desire to submit written views, comments, or proposals regarding the City’s development of its Final PY 2016 Action Plan One Year Use of Funds submission may do so by addressing them to John Colón, Director; Community Development Department; 710 North 20th Street, 10th Floor City Hall; Birmingham, Alabama 35203.

ALL WRITTEN COMMENTS OR PROPOSALS MUST BE RECEIVED IN THE CITY’S COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT DEPARTMENT AT THE REFERENCED ADDRESS NO LATER THAN FEBRUARY 16, 2016, BY 4:00 P.M. TO BE CONSIDERED IN THE DEVELOPMENT OF THE CITY’S PROPOSED PY 2016 ACTION PLAN ONE YEAR USE OF FUNDS SUBMISSION.  NO E-MAIL OR FAX TRANSMISSION SUBMISSIONS WILL BE ACCEPTED OR CONSIDERED.

  1. I. BACKGROUND:

In 1995 the U.S. Department of Housing & Urban Development (HUD) introduced a consolidated application process involving four HUD Community Planning and Development (CPD) formula programs: Community Development Block Grants (CDBG), HOME Investment Partnerships (HOME), Emergency Shelter Grants (ESG), and Housing Opportunities for Persons with AIDS (HOPWA).  This process replaced at that time all current HUD-CPD planning and application requirements with a single submission, and satisfied the minimum statutory requirements for the four referenced HUD-CPD formula programs.

In summary, the Consolidated Plan actually serves four separate, but integrated, functions.  The Consolidated Plan is 1) A planning document for the City, which builds on a participatory process; 2) An application for federal funds under HUD’s formula grant programs referenced above; 3) A strategy to be followed in carrying out HUD programs, and lastly; 4) An action plan that provides a basis for assessing performance.  The City’s Five Year Consolidated Plan covers the period July 1, 2015 thru June 30, 2019 and contains six basic components:  (1) housing and homeless needs assessment, (2) housing market analysis, (3) strategies and priority needs and objectives, (4) action plan, (5) certifications, (6) monitoring.  The action plan and certification portions of the document must be submitted annually to HUD for approval.

Copies of the City’s PY 2015-2019 Consolidated Plan are available for inspection in the City’s Community Development Department, 710 North 20th Street, Room 1000, Birmingham, Alabama from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday, except legal holidays.  Copies are also available for inspection at the Birmingham Public Central Library, 2100 Park Place, Birmingham, Alabama, during regular business hours.  Copies are also available for inspection on the City’s website at www.birminghamal.gov.

  1. II.   PROPOSED PY 2016 ACTION PLAN SUBMISSION CONTENTS SUMMARY:

The City’s Action Plan One Year Use of Funds is an annual description of the City’s Federal and other resources that are expected to be available to address its priority needs and how the Federal funds will leverage other resources. The description includes activities for Plan Year (PY) 2016 (July 1, 2016 through June 30, 2017) for the City to address its priority needs. The Action Plan explains where the assistance will be directed by geographic area during PY 2016.

The Proposed Action Plan also includes narrative, maps and tables which identify the geographic areas in which it will direct assistance, a description of homeless and other special needs activities, as well as a description of other actions to foster affordable housing, public housing improvements and resident initiatives, evaluation and reduction of lead-based hazards, reducing the number of persons below the poverty line, development of the City’s institutional structure, efforts to enhancing coordination between housing and service agencies, and assistance to public housing.

Additionally, the Proposed Action Plan includes program specific requirements such as:

a) the total amount of CDBG, HOME, ESG, and HOPWA funds allocated including anticipated program income; b) For the HOME Program, a description of; i) Other forms of investment, if any, to be used; ii) for use of HOME funds for homebuyers, a description of guidelines for resale or recapture of HOME funds required under 24 CFR 92.254; iii) for use of HOME funds to refinance existing debt secured by multifamily housing that is being rehabilitated with HOME funds a description of the City’s refinancing guidelines required under 24 CFR 92.206(b).

The Proposed Action Plan contains a narrative description of the standards and procedures that the City will use to monitor activities that it will carry out in advancing its plan.  Also included are definitions, required certifications and other statutory and program requirements.

  1. III.   FEDERAL RESOURCES:

The following is a description of the Federal resources the City expects to be available during PY 2016 to address the priority needs identified in the City’s PY 2016 Action Plan One Year Use of Funds Submission.  These resources include grant funds and anticipated program income.

  1. A. PY 2016 CONSOLIDATED FORMULA ALLOCATION:

The following is a description of the Federal resources the City’s Community Development Department estimates to be available during PY 2016 and the activities to address the priority needs identified in the City’s PY 2015 through 2019 Consolidated Plan. The City’s Consolidated Formula Allocation for PY 2016 has not been released by HUD. In addition to the PY 2016 Formula Allocation, estimates will be utilized for planning purposes which includes an estimate of anticipated program income receipts, surplus income from urban renewal settlements, grant funds returned to the City’s line of credit for which the planned use has not been included in a prior statement or plan, and income from float-funded activities as follows:

    1. 1. Community Development Block Grant Program:

PY 2016 Grant   $5,375,865.00

PY 2016 Anticipated Program Income 1,000,000.00

Prior Year Funds                 0.00

        $6,375,865.00

2.   PY 2016 HOME Grant: $1,009,149.00

      PY 2016 Anticipated HOME Program Income     100,000.00

$1,109,149.00

3. PY 2016 Emergency Solutions Grant (ESG): $  487,182.00

4.  PY 2016 HOPWA Grant: $  581,878.00

TOTAL $8,554,074.00

    1. IV. PY 2016 PROPOSED ACTION PLAN ONE YEAR USE OF FUNDS ACTIVITY SUMMARY BY PROGRAM:

CONSOLIDATED FORMULA ALLOCATION BUDGET AND PROGRAM DESCRIPTION: PY 2016:  July 1, 2016 through June 30, 2017

A.  COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT BLOCK GRANT PROGRAM (CDBG):

PY 2016 Grant $5,375,865.00

PY 2016 Anticipated Program Income   1,000,000.00

Prior Year Funds   0.00 TOTAL CDBG $6,375,865.00

    • 1. PROJECT: ADMINISTRATION: $1,222,901 (570.206)

Project ID/Local ID #1; Project Title: General Program Administration; Priority Need: N/A; Eligibility 570.206-Program Administration; National Objective N/A; Help the Homeless? Yes; Help people with HIV or AIDS? Yes; Subrecipient: N/A; Location: 710 North 20th Street, Birmingham, AL  35203; HUD Matrix Code:  21A-General Program Administration; Proposed Accomplishments:  Program Administration; Start Date: 7/1/2016; Completion Date: 6/30/2017.   Performance Measure Objective: N/A; Performance Measure Outcome: N/A; Description: These funds provide CDBG support for planning and administration of the City’s Consolidated Formula Allocation grants and activities including CDBG, ESG, HOME, HOPWA, CDBG-R, and any other Community Development Activities assisted in whole or in part with CDBG funds.  Supportive funds will be allocated towards general program administration, legal services, planning, environmental reviews, public information, and fair housing.

    • 2. PROJECT: PLANNING & MANAGEMENT:  $52,272 (570.205 & 206)

Project ID/Local ID #2; Project Title: Planning & Management; Priority Need N/A; Eligibility 570.205-Planning and 206-Program Administration; National Objective N/A; Help the Homeless? Yes; Help people with HIV or AIDS? Yes; Subrecipient: N/A; Location: 710 North 20th Street, Birmingham, AL 35203; HUD Matrix Code:  20- Planning; Proposed Accomplishments: Program Planning; Start Date: 7/1/2016; Completion Date: 6/30/2017; Performance Measure Objective: N/A; Performance Measure Outcome: N/A; Description:

Provide CDBG support for planning and administration of the City’s Consolidated Formula Allocation grants and activities. Proposed funding is as follows to be administered by the City’s Community Development Department:

Planning & Management Activities & Description:

One Roof: $22,272

1515 6th Avenue South

Birmingham, AL  35203

Assistance to One Roof, a non-profit organization, to provide for the administration of the City’s HUD approved Continuum of Care for homeless persons.

Fair Housing Center of Northern Alabama: $30,000

1820 7th Avenue North Suite 110

Birmingham, AL  35203-2224

Provision of fair housing educational outreach programs to citizens of the Birmingham area through class room presentations, seminars, community meetings, media exposure and training.

    • 3. PROJECT: REPAYMENTS OF SECTION 108 LOAN PRINCIPAL: $150,000 (570.705)

Project ID/Local ID 3; Project Title: Repayments of Section 108 Loan Principal; Priority Need 5-Promote City Wide Economic Development; Eligibility 570.705; National Objective N/A; Help the Homeless? No; Help people with HIV or AIDS? No; Subrecipient: N/A; Location: 710 North 20th Street, Birmingham, AL 35203; HUD Matrix Code:19 F-Repayments of Section 108 Loan Principal; Proposed Accomplishments: N/A.; Start Date: 7/1/2016; Completion Date: 6/30/2017; Performance Measure Objective: N/A; Performance Measure Outcome: N/A; Description:

Section 108 Loan Principal Activities & Description:

Provide CDBG support for Section 108 loan repayments to be administered by the City’s Community Development Department.  Principal and interest payments due in August 2016 and Principal only payments due in February 2017 to The Bank of New York Mellon for Section 108 Loan payments

    • 4. PROJECT: SPECIAL ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT (570.203(b) and (c)):

$131,325

Project ID/Local ID 5; Project Title: Technical Assistance; Priority Need 5-Promote City Wide Economic Development; Eligibility 570.203(b) and (c) Special Economic

Development; National Objective 570.208 (a)-Activities Benefiting low-and moderate- income persons and 570.208(b)-Activities which aid in the prevention or elimination of slums or blight; Help the Homeless? No; Help people with HIV or AIDS? No; Subrecipient: N/A; Location: City Wide; HUD Matrix Code: 19C-CDBG Non-Profit Capacity Building: Proposed Accomplishments: 1 Organization and 9 Commercial Districts to be assisted; Start Date: 7/1/2016; Completion Date: 6/30/2017; Performance Measure Objective: #3-Economic Opportunity; Performance Measure Outcome: #3- Sustainability; Description:

Provision of technical assistance to public or nonprofit entities to increase the capacity of such entities to carry out eligible neighborhood revitalization or economic development activities.

Special Economic Development Activities & Description:

Birmingham Beacon Program:

REV Birmingham: $131,325

5529 1st Avenue South

Birmingham, AL 35212

A non-profit corporation established to coordinate the Birmingham Beacon Program whose goal is to revitalize community-based commercial areas in ten target districts throughout the city. Agency will work with merchants and with the business community to help organize, promote, market and manage these districts.

    • 5. PROJECT: HOUSING REHABILITATION: $3,934,231 (570.202)

Project ID/Local ID 6; Project Title: Housing Rehabilitation Activities; Priority Need 1- Provide decent and affordable housing for low and very low-income households; Priority Need 2-Provide down-payment assistance to first-time homebuyers meeting program income guidelines and requirements; Priority Need 3- Provide housing services for populations with special needs; Priority Need 4-Provide housing and supportive services for homeless populations; Eligibility (570.202)-Eligible Rehabilitation and preservation activities; National Objective 570.208 (a)-Activities Benefiting low-and moderate- income persons; Help the Homeless? No; Help people with HIV or AIDS? No; Subrecipient: N/A; Location: City Wide; HUD Matrix Code: 14A-Rehabilitation Single Unit Rehabilitation and 14B-Rehabilitation Multi-Unit Residential: Proposed Accomplishments: See individual activities; Start Date: 7/1/2016; Completion Date: 6/30/2017; Performance Measure Objective: #2-Decent Housing; Performance Measure Outcome: #2-Affordability; Description:

Provides for the rehabilitation of owner-occupied and rental substandard structures on a City wide basis, non-profit organization housing service provider agreements, and associated program operation costs.  Also includes loan processing and servicing costs, inspections, and other services related to assisting owners, tenants, contractors, and other entities, participating or seeking to participate in rehabilitation activities authorized under this section.  Detailed descriptions of these and other housing related programs are available in the Community Development Department-Housing Division, 710 North 20th Street, Room 700; Birmingham, AL 35203.  This activity is anticipated to generate program income and is to be administered by the City’s Community Development Department-Housing Division on a city wide basis.

Housing Rehabilitation Activities & Description:

    1. A. Program Costs: $950,000.00

Costs associated with rehabilitation services including the preparation of work specifications, loan/application processing, inspections, and other services related to assisting owners, tenants, contractors, and other entities participating or seeking to participate in rehabilitation activities authorized under 24 CFR 570.202. Includes staff salaries, legal services, mortgage servicing, and other related costs. Start Date: 7/1/2016; Completion Date: 6/30/2017; Performance Measure Objective: #2-Decent Housing; Performance Measure Outcome: #2-Affordability.

    1. B. Rehabilitation Activity Costs: $2,984,231

Single Family Rehabilitation Program: $1,884,231

Provides grants of eligible rehabilitation expenses to low-and moderate income homeowners up to $15,000 per qualified homeowner. Proposed Accomplishments: 125 Housing Units to be rehabilitated. Start Date: 7/1/2016; Completion Date: 6/30/2017; Performance Measure Objective: #2-Decent Housing; Performance Measure Outcome:

#1-Availability/Accessibility.

Disability Rights and Resources: $225,000

1418 6th Avenue North

Birmingham, AL 35203-1804

Provides assistance to qualified disable residential tenants and disabled homeowners to enable modifications to be made to their residence.  Proposes to modify homes at an average cost of $4,000. The maximum allowable grant would be up to $4,000 per household.  The agency’s Executive Director may grant an exception to the $4,000.00 maximum in a limited number of cases where the need exists. Proposed Accomplishments: 47 Housing Units to be assisted. Start Date: 7/1/2016; Completion Date: 6/30/2017; Performance Measure Objective: #2-Decent Housing; Performance Measure Outcome: #1-Availability/Accessibility.

Rising West Princeton Corporation: $25,000

1708 1st Avenue, West Birmingham, AL  35208

Provide for and authorize the Mayor to enter into necessary agreements to provide rehabilitation services & support and provide acquisition and rehabilitation activities in Rising West Princeton.  Proposed Accomplishments: 10 Housing Units to be assisted. Start Date: 7/1/2016; Completion Date: 6/30/2017; Performance Measure Objective: #2- Decent Housing; Performance Measure Outcome: #2-Affordability.

Metro Changers, Inc.: $600,000

750 Montclair Road

Birmingham, AL  35213

Provide for and authorize the Mayor to enter into necessary agreements to provide housing rehabilitation services through the Worldchangers Rehabilitation Program. Proposed Accomplishments: 130 Housing Units to be assisted. Start Date: 7/1/2016; Completion Date: 6/30/2017; Performance Measure Objective: #2-Decent Housing; Performance Measure Outcome: #2-Affordability.

Christian Service Mission: $150,000

3600 3rd Avenue South Birmingham, AL 35222

Provide for and authorize the Mayor to enter into necessary agreements to provide housing inspection and rehabilitation services.  Proposed Accomplishments:  30 Housing Units to be assisted.  Start Date:  7/1/2016; Completion Date: 6/30/2017; Performance Measure Objective: #2-Decent Housing; Performance Measure Outcome: #2- Affordability.

Greater Birmingham Habitat for Humanity: $100,000

4408 Lloyd Noland Parkway

Fairfield, AL 35064

Provide for and authorize the Mayor to enter into necessary agreements to provide housing rehabilitation services. Proposed Accomplishments: 100 Housing Units to be assisted. Start Date: 7/1/2016; Completion Date: 6/30/2017; Performance Measure Objective: #2-Decent Housing; Performance Measure Outcome: #2-Affordability.

6. PROJECT: PUBLIC SERVICES: {570.201(e)} $720,349

Project ID/Local ID 7; Project Title: Public Service Activities; Priority Need 3- Provide housing and services for populations with special needs; Priority Need 4-Provide Housing and Supportive Services for Homeless populations; Eligibility 570.201(e)-Public Services; Administered by the Community Development Department.  Help Prevent Homelessness? Yes; Help the Homeless? Yes; Help those with HIV or AIDS? Yes; Eligibility Citation: Public Services per 570.201(e); CDBG National Objective Citation: Benefit to low and moderate income persons per 570.208(a); Subrecipients: Yes; Location(s): City Wide.; HUD Matrix Code: 05-Public Services; Start Date: 7/1/2016; Completion Date: 6/30/2017; Performance Measure Objective: #1-Suitable Living Environment; Performance Measure Outcome: #1-Availability/Accessibility.

Description:

Public Service Activities & Description:

Provision of public services (including labor, supplies, and materials) including, but not limited to those concerned with employment, crime prevention, child care, health, drug abuse, education, fair housing counseling, energy conservation, welfare (but excluding the provision of income payments identified under 570.207(b)(4)), homebuyer down payment assistance, or recreational needs. The amount of CDBG funds used for public services shall not exceed 15 percent of each grant plus 15 percent of program income received during the grantee’s immediately preceding program year.

The City proposes to enter into CDBG Public Service Agreement with the following non- profit organizations to provide the services outlined herein:

i).  Homeless Shelter Programs: $306,967

Men

Aletheia House, Inc.: $36,573

135 Finley Avenue, West 35204

P.O. Box 1514 Birmingham, AL  35201

Provision of substance abuse treatment, employment readiness training, employment placement assistance, transportation to work, housing, meals, case management and other supportive services for homeless addicted men. Proposed Accomplishments:  Serve 120 people. Start Date: 7/1/2016; Completion Date: 6/30/2017; Performance Measure Objective: #1-Suitable Living Environment; Performance Measure Outcome: #1- Availability/Accessibility.

    • Changed Lives Christian Center, Inc.: $40,754

1308 26th Avenue, North Birmingham, AL  35204

Homeless shelter for men providing food and shelter.  Proposed Accomplishments: Serve 2,000 people. Start Date: 7/1/2016; Completion Date: 6/30/2017; Performance Measure Objective: #1-Suitable Living Environment; Performance Measure Outcome:

#1-Availability/Accessibility.

Cooperative Downtown Ministries, Inc.: $37,059

1501 3rd Avenue, North Birmingham, AL  35203

Homeless shelter for men in the Old Firehouse Shelter on 3rd Avenue, North providing food and shelter. The noontime soup kitchen will serve men, women, and children daily. Proposed Accomplishments:  Serve 2,200 people. Start Date: 7/1/2016; Completion Date: 6/30/2017; Performance Measure Objective: #1-Suitable Living Environment; Performance Measure Outcome: #1-Availability/Accessibility.

Women

First Light, Inc.: $18,985

2230 Fourth Avenue, North Birmingham, AL  35203

To provide shelter and services to Birmingham’s homeless women and children with an emphasis on serving the mentally ill. Proposed Accomplishments: Serve 560 people.

Start Date: 7/1/2016; Completion Date: 6/30/2017; Performance Measure Objective: #1- Suitable Living Environment; Performance Measure Outcome: #1- Availability/Accessibility.

Pathways/Transitional Shelters: $17,180

409 Richard Arrington, Jr. Blvd, North

Birmingham, AL  35203

To provide transitional shelter and supportive services to homeless women and children. Proposed Accomplishments:  Serve 95 people. Start Date: 7/1/2016; Completion Date: 6/30/2017; Performance Measure Objective: #1-Suitable Living Environment; Performance Measure Outcome: #1-Availability/Accessibility.

Pathways/Downtown Path Center: $42,418

409 Richard Arrington, Jr. Blvd, North

Birmingham, AL  35203

To provide shelter and supportive services to homeless women and children.  Proposed Accomplishments:  Serve 850 people. Start Date: 7/1/2016; Completion Date: 6/30/2017; Performance Measure Objective: #1-Suitable Living Environment; Performance Measure Outcome: #1-Availability/Accessibility.

YWCA Homeless Daycare: $30,965

309 North 23rd Street Birmingham, AL  35203

To provide shelter and supportive services to homeless women and children.  To include emergency shelter for homeless victims of domestic violence and their children. Also provides transitional housing for women and children from emergency shelters.  Provides chi8ldcare for homeless families in area shelters and provides transportation and permanent housing assistance for homeless YW residents. Proposed Accomplishments: Serve 70 people. Start Date: 7/1/2016; Completion Date: 6/30/2017; Performance Measure Objective: #1-Suitable Living Environment; Performance Measure Outcome:

#1-Availability/Accessibility.

YWCA Homeless Daycare Transportation: $11,309

309 North 23rd Street Birmingham, AL  35203

To provide transportation for homeless children residing in local shelters to day care services at the YWCA. Proposed Accomplishments: Serve 60 people. Start Date: 7/1/2016; Completion Date: 6/30/2017; Performance Measure Objective: #1-Suitable Living Environment; Performance Measure Outcome: #1-Availability/Accessibility.

Families/Other

YWCA (Interfaith Hospitality House for Families): $27,355

309 North 23rd Street Birmingham, AL  35203

Provision of transitional housing for homeless families including food, clothing, life skills training, case management, counseling, day care, school placement, and after school child care.  Proposed Accomplishments: Serve 70 people. Start Date: 7/1/2016; Completion Date: 6/30/2017; Performance Measure Objective: #1- Suitable Living Environment; Performance Measure Outcome: #1- Availability/Accessibility.

Supportive Services

Bridge Ministries, Inc.: $15,107

1016 19th Street South

Birmingham, AL  35205

Provision of medications, medical supplies, dental, medical, or vision clinic fees for the homeless.  Also provides temporary day care, lodging, and other services. Proposed Accomplishments:  Serve 140 people. Start Date: 7/1/2016; Completion Date: 6/30/2017; Performance Measure Objective: #1-Suitable Living Environment; Performance Measure Outcome: #1-Availability/Accessibility.

New Pilgrim Bread of Life Ministries: $18,488

708 Goldwire Place SW Birmingham, AL  35211

Agency currently provides of food to the homeless and low-income persons. Proposed Accomplishments:  Serve 100 people. Start Date: 7/1/2016; Completion Date: 6/30/2017; Performance Measure Objective: #1-Suitable Living Environment; Performance Measure Outcome: #1-Availability/Accessibility.

Urban Ministry, Inc.: $10,774

1229 Cotton Avenue SW

Birmingham, AL  35211

Provision of assistance to eligible clients through its community kitchen, children enrichment and tutoring program and emergency care program, and summer program for children. Proposed Accomplishments: Serve 1,000 people. Start Date: 7/1/2016; Completion Date: 6/30/2017; Performance Measure Objective: #1-Suitable Living Environment; Performance Measure Outcome: #1-Availability/Accessibility.

Other Public Services:

    • ii) Employment & Housing Assistance: $256,955

Birmingham Urban League, Inc.: $39,846

1229 3rd Avenue North Birmingham, AL  35203

Provision of housing counseling services to assist individuals and families in obtaining, maintaining, and retaining, decent, safe and affordable housing.  Proposed Accomplishments:  Serve 120 people. Start Date: 7/1/2016; Completion Date: 6/30/2017; Performance Measure Objective: #2-Decent Housing; Performance Measure Outcome: #1-Availability/Accessibility.

Childcare Resources, Inc.: $46,250

244 West Valley Avenue Suite 200

Birmingham, AL  35209

Provision of supplemental child care financial assistance to low/moderate income working families.  Proposed Accomplishments:  Serve 50 people. Start Date: 7/1/2016; Completion Date: 6/30/2017 Performance Measure Objective: #1-Suitable Living Environment; Performance Measure Outcome: #2-Affordability.

Jefferson State Community College: $20,859

2601 Carson Road

Birmingham, AL  35215

Provision New Options Program to assist adults, primarily single parents, obtain educational and job skills.  Proposed Accomplishments:  Serve 70 people. Start Date: 7/1/2016; Completion Date: 6/30/2017; Performance Measure Objective: #3-Economic Opportunity; Performance Measure Outcome: #1-Availability/Accessibility.

Gateway: $50,000

1401 20th Street South

Birmingham, AL  35205

The Gateway Financial Freedom Program will provide housing and financial counseling to clients of non-profit agencies serving the homeless, adults in transition, and at-risk low/moderate income residents. Proposed Accomplishments: Serve 80 people. Start Date: 7/1/2016; Completion Date: 6/30/2017; Performance Measure Objective: #2- Decent Housing; Performance Measure Outcome: #2-Affordability.

Legal Services of Alabama: $100,000

2567 Fairlane Drive Suite 300

Montgomery, AL 36116

The agency will, through its local office, assist low to moderate income citizens with estate planning, specifically assisting in the preparation of wills, trusts, and general estate counseling.  Proposed Accomplishments:  Serve 350 people. Start Date: 7/1/2016; Completion Date: 6/30/2017; Performance Measure Objective: #2-Decent Housing; Performance Measure Outcome: #1-Availability/Accessibility.

    • iii) Children/Youth Development/Senior Citizens:  $72,643

Positive Maturity, Inc.-East Lake: $19,182

3918 Montclair Road Suite 200

Birmingham, AL  35213-2418

Provision of services to seniors at the Shepherd Center East facility, 118 84th Street North including meals on wheels, recreation, health screens, and lectures. Proposed Accomplishments:  Serve 275 people. Start Date: 7/1/2016; Completion Date: 6/30/2017; Performance Measure Objective: #1- Suitable Living Environment; Performance Measure Outcome: #1-Availability/Accessibility.

Rose Garden Adult Day Services, Inc.: $14,898

4900 1st Avenue North Birmingham, AL  35222

Provision of adult day services for functionally impaired adults (elderly and disabled). Proposed Accomplishments:  Serve 10 people. Start Date: 7/1/2016; Completion Date: 6/30/2017; Performance Measure Objective: #1- Suitable Living Environment; Performance Measure Outcome: #1-Availability/Accessibility.

JJ’s Freedom Center:  $19,280

812 18th Way SW

Birmingham, AL 35211

This organization will provide summer and after school programs for at-risk children specifically in the Western area of Birmingham. Proposed Accomplishments: Serve 37 people. Start Date:  7/1/2016; Completion Date:  6/30/2017; Performance Measure Objective:  # Objective: #1- Suitable Living Environment; Performance Measure Outcome: #1-Availability/Accessibility.

Titusville Development Corporation: $19,283

300 Kappa Avenue

Birmingham, AL 35205

Provision of services to seniors that are currently being served at the Memorial Park Recreation Center, including meals on wheels, recreation, health screens, and lectures. Proposed Accomplishments:  Serve 275 people. Start Date: 7/1/2016; Completion Date: 6/30/2017; Performance Measure Objective: #1- Suitable Living Environment; Performance Measure Outcome: #1-Availability/Accessibility.

    • iv) Special Needs:  $83,784

Children’s Village, In c. : $14,304

2001 18th Street, SW Birmingham, AL  35211

Provision of a home for youth designed to offer age appropriate learning activities to promote academic achievement, social skills, creative expression, and development. Proposed Accomplishments:  Serve 20 people. Start Date: 7/1/2016; Completion Date: 6/30/2017; Performance Measure Objective: #1- Suitable Living Environment; Performance Measure Outcome: #1-Availability/Accessibility.

Mental Health Association of Central Alabama, Inc.: $18,226

3600 8th Avenue, South, Suite 501

Birmingham, AL  35222

Provision of job readiness training and job placement program focusing on improving the socialization and employability skills of its clients.  Proposed Accomplishments:  Serve 15 people. Start Date: 7/1/2016; Completion Date: 6/30/2017; Performance Measure Objective: #1- Suitable Living Environment; Performance Measure Outcome: #1-Availability/Accessibility.

North Birmingham Community Assistance Program, Inc.: $17,879

3417 34th Terrace, North Birmingham, AL  35207

Provision of an emergency food assistance program for eligible families. Proposed Accomplishments:  Serve 200 people. Start Date: 7/1/2016; Completion Date: 6/30/2017; Performance Measure Objective: #1- Suitable Living Environment; Performance Measure Outcome: #1-Availability/Accessibility.

Prescott House: $18,159

1730 14th Avenue, South

P.O. Box 55892 Birmingham, AL  35255

To continue the provision of crisis intervention counseling, extend assessment counseling, referrals and interviewing services for child victims of sexual/physical abuse or who are witness to violent acts with assistance from child protection professionals and law enforcement agencies in preparation of case development and criminal prosecution and accompaniment for all court appearances.  Proposed Accomplishments: Serve 350 people. Start Date: 7/1/2016; Completion Date: 6/30/2017; Performance Measure Objective: #1- Suitable Living Environment; Performance Measure Outcome: #1- Availability/Accessibility.

United Cerebral Palsy of Greater Birmingham, Inc.: $15,216

100 Oslo Circle

Birmingham, AL  35211

Provision of comprehensive training to assist clients to live independently in the community.  Proposed Accomplishments:  Serve 125 people. Start Date: 7/1/2016; Completion Date: 6/30/2017; Performance Measure Objective: #1- Suitable Living Environment; Performance Measure Outcome: #1-Availability/Accessibility.

7) PROJECT: COMMERCIAL REVITALIZATION: $164,787   (570.204)

Project ID/Local ID 8; Project Title: Community Economic Development; Priority Need 5-Promote City Wide Economic Development Eligibility 570.204-Special Activities by Community-Based Development Organizations; National Objective 570.208 (b)-Activities which aid in the prevention or elimination of slums or blight; Help the Homeless? No; Help people with HIV or AIDS? No; Subrecipient: Yes; Location: 4th Avenue North Business District; HUD Matrix Code: 18-B- ED Technical Assistance; Description:

Commercial Revitalization Activities & Description:

Urban Impact: $164,787

1701 4th Avenue North

Birmingham, AL  35203

Assistance to Urban Impact, a non-profit organization, to continue ongoing commercial development efforts initiated in the Historic Fourth Avenue Business District through technical assistance to established business and those wishing to locate within the area. Agency also promotes and assists in increasing tourism through the coordination of public information and other activities in conjunction with the Civil rights Institute, Kelly Ingram Park, Alabama Jazz Hall of Fame and other area attractions. In selecting businesses to assist under this authority, the City or its designee shall minimize, to the extent practicable, displacement of existing businesses and jobs in neighborhoods.  Proposed Accomplishments:  Serve 50 businesses. Start Date: 7/1/2016; Completion Date: 6/30/2017; Performance Measure Objective: #3-Economic Opportunity; Performance Measure Outcome: #3-Sustainability.

CDBG PROGRAM TOTAL: $6,375,865

    1. B. PROJECT: HOME INVESTMENT PARTNERSHIP PROGRAM (HOME):

PY 2016 HOME Grant:

$1,009,149.00

Anticipated Program Income:

$   100,000.00

TOTAL

$1,109,149.00

Project ID/Local ID 9; Project Title: HOME Investment Partnership Program; Priority Need 1- Provide decent and affordable housing for low and very low-income households; Priority Need 2-Provide down-payment assistance to first-time homebuyers meeting program income guidelines and requirements; Priority Need 3- Provide housing services for populations with special needs; Priority Need 4-Provide housing and supportive services for homeless populations; Help Prevent Homelessness? Yes; Help the Homeless? No; Help those with HIV or AIDS? No; Eligibility Citation: HOME Program; Objective; Benefit to low and moderate income persons; Subrecipients: No; Location(s): City Wide.; HUD Matrix Code: 21-HOME Program.

The HOME Program is to be administered by the City’s Community Development Department-Housing Division.

HOME Program Activities & Description:

    • 1) HOME Program Administration Activities: $110,914

Provision of HOME Administrative costs for PY 2016. The City may allocate up to 10% of the total HOME allocation.  Costs include general management, monitoring, and evaluation, staff and overhead related to carrying out of the project, including relocation services, the provision of information to residents and citizen groups, fair housing activities, and indirect costs, consultation and publication costs associated with the submission of the Consolidated Plan. Start Date: 7/1/2016; Completion Date: 6/30/2017; Performance Measure Objective: #2-Decent Housing; Performance Measure Outcome: #2-Affordability.

    • 2) HOME Program CHDO Activities: $166,373

Community Housing Development Organizations (CHDOS) are a specific type of non- profit organization that provide decent and affordable housing to low-and very low income persons. Fifteen percent (15%) of the City’s HOME program funds have been allocated for CHDO activities.  Proposed Accomplishments:  15 Housing Units. Start Date: 7/1/2016; Completion Date: 6/30/2017; Performance Measure Objective: #2- Decent Housing; Performance Measure Outcome: #2-Affordability.

    • 3) HOME Rental Activities: $831,862

Provision of HOME funds for the acquisition/rehabilitation, rehabilitation, and new construction of substandard or aging multi-family housing units that are suitable for rehabilitation.  Proposed Accomplishments:  15 Housing Units. Start Date: 7/1/2016; Completion Date: 6/30/2017; Performance Measure Objective: #2-Decent Housing; Performance Measure Outcome: #2-Affordability.

HOME PROGRAM TOTAL:  $1,109,149.00

    1. C. PROJECT: EMERGENCY SOLUTIONS GRANT PROGRAM (ESG):  $487,182

Project ID/Local ID 10; Project Title: Emergency Solutions Grant Program; Priority Need 3-Provide housing and services for populations with special needs; Priority Need 4- Provide housing and supportive services for homeless populations; Help Prevent Homelessness? Yes; Help the Homeless? Yes; Help those with HIV or AIDS? Yes; Eligibility Citation: HOME Program; Objective; Benefit to low and moderate income persons; Subrecipients: No; Location(s): City Wide.; HUD Matrix Code: 03-T-Operating Costs of Homeless Programs.

ESG Activities & Description:

      1. 1. Emergency Shelter/Street Outreach Activities (60% Combined Maximum): $292,309

Family Connection: $23,927

1321 7th Avenue, North

Birmingham, AL  35203

Provision of the Hope Mobile which disseminates essential living items such as food, clothing, blankets, jackets, and personal hygiene to homeless youth living on the streets of Birmingham. Proposed Accomplishments: Serve 400 people. Start Date: 7/1/2016; Completion Date: 6/30/2017; Performance Measure Objective: #1-Suitable Living Environment; Performance Measure Outcome: #1-Availability/Accessibility.

Urban Ministry, Inc.: $10,228

1229 Cotton Avenue, SW

Birmingham, AL  35211

Provision of food, shelter, and medicine to homeless persons through its Community Kitchen and Emergency Care programs.  Proposed Accomplishments:  Serve 30 people.  Start Date: 7/1/2016; Completion Date: 6/30/2017 Performance Measure Objective: #1- Suitable Living Environment; Performance Measure Outcome: #1- Availability/Accessibility.

Pathways/Downtown Path Center: $41,069

409 Richard Arrington, Jr. Blvd. North Birmingham, AL  35203

Provision of housing for homeless individuals as a part of their transitional shelter program.  Also provides support services for homeless women at their day shelter such as counseling, job readiness skills, and life management skills.  Proposed Accomplishments: Serve 1,200 people. Start Date: 7/1/2016; Completion Date: 6/30/2017; Performance Measure Objective: #1-Suitable Living Environment; Performance Measure Outcome:

#1-Availability/Accessibility.

Pathways/Transitional Shelters: $42,635

409 Richard Arrington, Jr. Blvd. North Birmingham, AL  35203

Provision of expanded shelter and supportive services for homeless women and children. Proposed Accomplishments:  Serve 130 people. Start Date: 7/1/2016; Completion Date: 6/30/2017; Performance Measure Objective: #1-Suitable Living Environment; Performance Measure Outcome: #1-Availability/Accessibility.

Cooperative Downtown Ministries, Inc.: $33,567

1501 3rd Avenue, North Birmingham, AL  35203

Provision of a homeless shelter for men in the Old Firehouse Shelter on 3rd Avenue North.  Proposed Accomplishments:  Serve 1,300 people. Start Date: 7/1/2016; Completion Date: 6/30/2017; Performance Measure Objective: #1-Suitable Living Environment; Performance Measure Outcome: #1-Availability/Accessibility.

Family Connection: $41,548

1323 7th Avenue, North

Birmingham, AL  35203

Provision of the Hope Mobile which disseminates essential living items such as food, clothing, blankets, jackets, and personal hygiene to homeless youth living on the streets of Birmingham.  Proposed Accomplishments:  Serve 400 people. Start Date: 7/1/2016; Completion Date: 6/30/2017; Performance Measure Objective: #1-Suitable Living Environment; Performance Measure Outcome: #1-Availability/Accessibility.

First Light, Inc.: $30,543

2230 Fourth Avenue, North Birmingham, AL  35203

Provision of an emergency shelter for homeless women and children. Proposed Accomplishments:  Serve 1,000 people. Start Date: 7/1/2016; Completion Date: 6/30/2017; Performance Measure Objective: #1-Suitable Living Environment; Performance Measure Outcome: #1-Availability/Accessibility.

-YWCA (Interfaith Hospitality House for Families): $33,128

309 North 23rd Street Birmingham, AL  35203

Provision of transitional housing for homeless families including food, clothing, life skills training, case management, counseling, day care, school placement, and after school child care.  Proposed Accomplishments: Serve 100 people. Start Date: 7/1/2016; Completion Date: 6/30/2017; Performance Measure Objective: #1- Suitable Living Environment; Performance Measure Outcome: #1- Availability/Accessibility.

YWCA: $35,664

309 North 23rd Street Birmingham, AL  35203

Provision of housing for homeless women and children.  Proposed Accomplishments: Serve 50 people. Start Date: 7/1/2016; Completion Date: 6/30/2017; Performance Measure Objective: #1-Suitable Living Environment; Performance Measure Outcome: #1-Availability/Accessibility.

      1. 2. Homeless Prevention Activities: $117,695

-Bridge Ministries: $49,954

1016 19th Street South

Birmingham, AL  35205

Provision of homeless prevention assistance for activities to assist families that have received eviction notices or notices of termination of utility services. Proposed Accomplishments:  Serve 175 people. Start Date: 7/1/2016; Completion Date: 6/30/2017; Performance Measure Objective: #1-Suitable Living Environment; Performance Measure Outcome: #1-Availability/Accessibility.

Urban Ministry, Inc.: $ 10,741

1229 Cotton Avenue SW

Birmingham, AL  35211

Provision of homeless prevention assistance for activities to assist families that have received eviction notices or notices of termination of utility services. Proposed Accomplishments:  Serve 35 people. Start Date: 7/1/2016; Completion Date: 6/30/2017; Performance Measure Objective: #1-Suitable Living Environment; Performance Measure Outcome: #1-Availability/Accessibility.

JCCEO: $45,000

300 8th Avenue West Birmingham, AL  35204

Provision of homeless prevention assistance for activities to assist families that have received eviction notices or notices of termination of utility services. Proposed Accomplishments:  Serve 60 people. Start Date: 7/1/2016; Completion Date: 6/30/2017; Performance Measure Objective: #1-Suitable Living Environment; Performance Measure Outcome: #1-Availability/Accessibility.

YWCA: $6,000

309 North 23rd Street Birmingham, AL  35203

Provision of homeless prevention assistance for activities to assist individuals and families that have received eviction notices or notices of termination of utility services. Proposed Accomplishments:  Serve 10 people. Start Date: 7/1/2016; Completion Date: 6/30/2017; Performance Measure Objective: #1-Suitable Living Environment; Performance Measure Outcome: #1-Availability/Accessibility.

Pathways: $6,000

409 Richard Arrington, Jr. Blvd., North Birmingham, AL  35203

Provision of homeless prevention assistance for activities to assist individuals and families that have received eviction notices or notices of termination of utility services. Proposed Accomplishments:  Serve 10 people. Start Date: 7/1/2016; Completion Date: 6/30/2017; Performance Measure Objective: #1-Suitable Living Environment; Performance Measure Outcome: #1-Availability/Accessibility.

      1. 3. Rapid Re-Housing Assistance: $36,740

Urban Ministry, Inc.: $9,000

1229 Cotton Avenue SW

Birmingham, AL  35211

Provision of Rapid Re-housing assistance for eligible individuals and families. Proposed Accomplishments: Serve 13 people. Start Date: 7/1/2016; Completion Date: 6/30/2017; Performance Measure Objective: #1-Suitable Living Environment; Performance Measure Outcome: #1-Availability/Accessibility.

JCCEO:  $15,000   

300 8th Avenue West Birmingham, AL 35204

Provision of Rapid Re-housing assistance for eligible individuals and families. Proposed Accomplishments: Serve 10 people. Start Date: 7/1/2016; Completion Date: 6/30/2017; Performance Measure Objective: #1-Suitable Living Environment; Performance Measure Outcome: #1-Availability/Accessibility.

Bridge Ministries: $5,740

1016 19th Street South

Birmingham, AL  35205

Provision of Rapid Re-housing assistance for eligible individuals and families. Proposed Accomplishments:  Serve 5 people. Start Date: 7/1/2016; Completion Date: 6/30/2017; Performance Measure Objective: #1-Suitable Living Environment; Performance Measure Outcome: #1-Availability/Accessibility.

YWCA: $7,000

309 North 23rd Street Birmingham, AL  35203

Provision of homeless prevention activities to assist families that have received eviction notices or notices of termination of utility services. Proposed Accomplishments: Serve 5 people. Start Date: 7/1/2016; Completion Date: 6/30/2017; Performance Measure Objective: #1-Suitable Living Environment; Performance Measure Outcome: #1- Availability/Accessibility.

4.  HMIS: $3,900

Urban Ministry, Inc.: $1,000

1229 Cotton Avenue SW

Birmingham, AL  35211

Provision of Homeless Management Information System to the extent costs are necessary to meet the new HMIS participation requirement under the McKinney Vento Act. Start Date: 7/1/2016; Completion Date: 6/30/2017; Performance Measure Objective: #1- Suitable Living Environment; Performance Measure Outcome: #1- Availability/Accessibility.

Bridge Ministries: $650

1016 19th Street South

Birmingham, AL  35205

Provision of Homeless Management Information System to the extent costs are necessary to meet the new HMIS participation requirement under the McKinney Vento Act. Start Date: 7/1/2016; Completion Date: 6/30/2017; Performance Measure Objective: #1-

Suitable Living Environment; Performance Measure Outcome: #1- Availability/Accessibility.

JCCEO: $2,250     

300 8th Avenue West Birmingham, AL 35204

Provision of Homeless Management Information System to the extent costs are necessary to meet the new HMIS participation requirement under the McKinney Vento Act. Start Date: 7/1/2016; Completion Date: 6/30/2017; Performance Measure Objective: #1- Suitable Living Environment; Performance Measure Outcome: #1- Availability/Accessibility.

5. Administration (7.5% Maximum): $36,538

Provision of ESG Administrative costs for PY 2016. The City may allocate up to 7.5% of the total ESG allocation.  Costs include general management, monitoring, and evaluation, staff and overhead related to carrying out of the project, including relocation services, the provision of information to residents and citizen groups, and indirect costs, consultation and publication costs associated with the submission of the Consolidated Plan. Start Date: 7/1/2016; Completion Date: 6/30/2017; Performance Measure Objective: #1-Suitable Living Environment; Performance Measure Outcome: #1- Availability/Accessibility.

ESG PROGRAM TOTAL: $487,182

    1. C. PROJECT: HOUSING OPPORTUNITIES FOR PERSONS WITH AIDS

  (HOPWA): $581,878

Project ID/Local ID 10; Project Title: Emergency Shelter Grant Program; Priority Need 3-Provide housing and services for populations with special needs; Priority Need 4- Provide housing and supportive services for homeless populations; Help Prevent Homelessness? Yes; Help the Homeless? Yes; Help those with HIV or AIDS? Yes; Eligibility Citation: HOME Program; Objective; Benefit to low and moderate income persons; Subrecipients: No; Location(s): City Wide.; HUD Matrix Code: 03-T-Operating Costs of Homeless Programs. Program to be administered by the Community Development Department through AIDS Alabama, Inc., a non-profit organization.  Proposed Accomplishments: Serve 400 people. Start Date: 7/1/2016; Completion Date: 6/30/2017; Performance Measure Objective: #2-Decent Housing; Performance Measure Outcome: #1-Availability/Accessibility.

HOPWA Activities & Description:

      1. 1. AIDS Alabama, Inc.: $581,878

3529 7th Avenue, South

Birmingham, AL 35222

AIDS Alabama, Inc. will serve as the City’s sponsor of HOPWA Entitlement Funds per HUD’s recommendation.  HOPWA Activities are as follows:

        • * Rental Assistance:  $231,147
        • * Supportive Services:  $105,000
        • * Operating Costs: $200,000
        • * Resource Identification: $5,000
        • * Project Sponsor Administration: $40,731

HOPWA PROGRAM TOTAL: $581,878

GRAND TOTAL FOR ALL ACTION PLAN PROGRAMS: $8,554,074.00

        1. V. ANTICIPATED BENEFIT TO LOW AND MODERATE INCOME PERSONS:

The City anticipates that approximately 90% of available funds described herein to be used for activities that will benefit low and moderate income persons. Should displacement occur as a result of any of the activities described herein, the City will provide assistance pursuant to its published Anti-Displacement and Relocation Assistance Plan, copies of which are available in the City’s Community Development Department at the referenced address.  The City does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, religion, age, and handicapped status in employment or provision of services.

        1. VI.   THIRTY DAY CITIZEN COMMENT PERIOD:

The City’s Community Development Department encourages citizens to participate in the development of its Final PY 2016 Action Plan One Year Use of Funds Submission and is thereby making the Plan available for public inspection and comment for a period of at least thirty (30) calendar days.

Copies of the Proposed PY 2016 Action Plan One Year Use of Funds Submission are available for inspection in the City’s Community Development Department, 710 North 20th Street, Room 1000, Birmingham, Alabama from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday, except legal holidays. Copies are also available for inspection at the Birmingham Public Central Library, 2100 Park Place, Birmingham, Alabama, during regular business hours.

Also, the City’s Community Development Department will conduct public hearings on January 28, 2016, at 9:30 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. and on February 4, 2016 at 9:30 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. in the City Council Chamber, 710 North 20th Street, 3rd Floor City Hall; Birmingham, Alabama. The purpose of the hearings will be to obtain comments regarding the proposed use of the City’s PY 2016 consolidated formula allocation including the views of citizens, public agencies, and other interested parties on the housing and community development needs of the City, and to receive proposals for the possible use of funds. Also, citizens will be afforded an opportunity to 1) identify housing and community development needs and priorities; 2) review proposed uses of funds; and 3) comment on and review the City’s program performance. All comments and proposals received will be considered in the development of the City’s Final PY 2016 Action Plan One Year Use of Funds.

The hearing location is accessible to persons with disabilities; however, anyone who requires further information or has a disability which might require special materials, services, or assistance should notify the Community Development Department at the previously referenced address no later than 48 hours prior to the scheduled hearing dates. This assistance includes any request for translators, or related services for non-English speaking persons. The City does not discriminate on the basis of disability in admissions to, access to, or operations of its programs, services, or activities. The City does not discriminate on the basis of disability in its hiring or employment practices as mandated by Title 11 of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990.

All interested parties who are unable to attend the public hearings but desire to submit written views, comments, or proposals regarding the City’s development of its Proposed PY 2016 Action Plan-One Year Use of Funds submission may do so by addressing them to John Colón, Director; Community Development Department; 710 North 20th Street, 10th Floor City Hall; Birmingham,

Alabama 35203.

ALL WRITTEN COMMENTS OR PROPOSALS MUST BE RECEIVED IN THE CITY’S COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT DEPARTMENT AT THE REFERENCED ADDRESS NO LATER THAN FEBRUARY 16, 2016, BY 4:00 P.M. TO BE CONSIDERED IN THE DEVELOPMENT OF THE CITY’S PROPOSED PY 2016 ACTION PLAN ONE YEAR USE OF FUNDS SUBMISSION.  NO E-MAIL OR FAX TRANSMISSION SUBMISSIONS WILL BE ACCEPTED OR CONSIDERED.

CONTENTS OF PY 2016 CDBG, HOME, HOPWA AND ESG PROPOSALS:

        • 1. All CDBG, HOME, HOPWA and ESG proposals may be submitted in a format of the applicant’s selection. Guidelines for the submission of proposals by non-profit organizations or other entities are available upon request in the City’s Community Development Department at the referenced address.
        • 2. All CDBG, HOME, HOPWA and ESG proposals should include a detailed budget of projected expenditures, specific and measurable performance goals and objectives, and a narrative description of proposed activities to be undertaken with an explanation as to how the proposed activities fit into the overall organization’s budget structure. A summary of the applicant’s prior experience over the prior five years in administering CDBG, HOME, HOPWA, ESG or other federal funding should also be included.
        • 3. Should an organization or other entity desire to submit more than one CDBG, HOME, HOPWA or ESG project proposal, the proposals should be submitted separately and should identify the program from which funding is proposed.
        • 4. All CDBG, HOME, HOPWA and ESG proposals should include an Equal Employment Opportunity Statement whereby the applicant certifies that: “In its employment practices or provision of services, it does not and shall not discriminate on the basis of an individual’s race, color, national origin, sex, religion, age, or handicapped status”, in accordance with Executive Order 11246, as amended.
        • 5. All CDBG, HOME, HOPWA and ESG proposals submitted by non-profit, for profit, or other such organizations should include a copy of its: a) Articles of Incorporation; b) Non-Profit Determination; c) List of its Board of Directors or Governing Body; and d) A description of the agency’s fiscal management system including financial reporting, record keeping, accounting systems, payment procedures, and most recent audit report.
        • 6. All proposals submitted must be for eligible activities. The City reserves the right to reject any and all proposals received in response to this request for proposals.

All written comments must be received at the referenced address no later than Tuesday, February 16, 2016, by 4:00 p.m. to be considered in the development of the City’s Final PY 2016 Action Plan One Year Use of Funds Submission.  The City anticipates submitting its Final PY 2016 Action Plan One Year Use of Funds to HUD and to the State Clearing House for the required 45 day review.

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ADVERTISEMENT for BIDDER PRE-QUALIFICATION And NOTICE of INTENT to RECEIVE BIDS from PREQUALIFIED BIDDERS

Pre-qualification submittals will be received at the 2020 Building, 2020 8th Avenue South, Birmingham, Alabama 35233 until 2:00pm local time on Thursday, February 11, 2016 by the Owner’s Representative/Project Manager, Jared Sparks, on behalf of the Callahan Eye Hospital Health Care Authority. The original and two (2) duplicates of submittals are required for pre-qualification approval; however, facsimile transmission copies may be transmitted to the Project Manager at (205) 975-7000 to expedite the review process with hard-copies of the submittals to be delivered within 24 hours.

CALLAHAN EYE HOSPITAL CEH 2ND FLOOR RENOVATION OF OUTPATIENT CLINICS UNIVERSITY OF ALABAMA AT BIRMINGHAM BIRMINGHAM, ALABAMA UAB PROJECT NO. # H142001

  1. A. SCOPE OF WORK:

The scope of work includes build-out of new offices within a recently demolished space within an occupied building. New work includes complete build-out of the space including all Architectural work and MEP systems. The work requires implementation and maintenance of Infection Control and Interim Life Safety provisions. Experience in renovations and performing work in an occupied Healthcare setting is required as work will take place adjacent to an occupied Hospital Building.

  1. B. PRIME GENERAL CONTRACTOR, MECHANICAL SUBCONTRACTOR (HVAC), PLUMBING SUBCONTRACTOR, AND ELECTRICAL SUBCONTRACTOR BIDDER PREQUALIFICATIONS:

Prime General Contractor’s, Mechanical (HVAC) Subcontractor’s, Plumbing Subcontractor’s and Electrical Subcontractor bidders interested in submitting a proposal must apply for pre-qualification and must be licensed under the Provision of Title 34, Chapter 8, and Code of Alabama, 1975. A copy of current Alabama Contractors license is to be included in pre-qualification submittal.

Only bidders who have completed the pre-qualification process and that have been approved will be eligible to submit a bid for the Project. Prospective Bidder’s Prequalification Package must be received by the Owner’s Project Manager no later than 2:00pm local time on Thursday, February 11, 2016 after which no further requests will be considered.

Pre-qualification Requirements Information Package may be obtained from the Architect upon letterhead request sent by email or scanned into an email to jblocker@pooleandcompany.com.

The pre-qualification procedure is intended to identify responsible and competent contractor bidders relative to the requirements of the Project. Each prospective prime contractor and subcontractor bidder will be notified of the results of the prequalification, no later than 2:00pm local time on Wednesday, February 24, 2016.

The Owner reserves the right to waive technical errors in applications, or abandon the pre-qualification process, should the interests of the Owner appear to be promoted thereby.

Progress Design and Construction Documents:

Prior to the pre-qualification deadline, project progress plans and specifications may be examined at the following location:

Architect:

POOLE & COMPANY ARCHITECTS, LLC

2 NORTH 20TH STREET, SUITE 1610

BIRMINGHAM, AL 35203

(205) 326-2206

(205) 326-2201

jblocker@pooleandcompany.com

  1. C. BIDS BY PRE-QUALIFIED PRIME GENERAL CONTRACTOR BIDDERS

Documents:

Bid documents will be available on Monday, February 29, 2016 at the following locations after notice to pre-qualified bidders is given. Drawings and specifications may be examined at the Office of the Architect; McGraw-Hill Construction Dodge, 3000 3rd Avenue South, Birmingham, AL 35233; at the AGC Internet Plan Room, 5000 Grantswood Road, Irondale, AL 35210; at the Birmingham Construction Industry Authority, 3600 Fourth Avenue South, Birmingham, AL 35222; and at the Reed Construction Data Office, 30 Technology Pkwy, South, Suite 500, Norcross, GA 30092-2912.

Bonds:

A certified check or bid bond payable to the University of Alabama at Birmingham in an amount not less than five percent (5%) of the amount of the bid, but in no event more than $10,000 must accompany the bidder’s proposal. Performance and Statutory Labor and Material Payment Bonds will be required at the signing of the Contract.

Bids:

Bids must be submitted on proposal forms or copies thereof furnished by the Architect. No bid may be withdrawn after the scheduled closing time for receipt of bids for a period of ninety (90) days. The Owner reserves the right to reject bids if such action is determined to be in the best interest of the Owner. The Owner reserves the right to revoke pre-qualification of any bidder in accordance with Section 39-2- 12, Code of Alabama, 1975, as amended in 1997 (by Act 97-225). Bids will be received until Thursday, March 17, 2016 at 2:00pm local time at the 2020 Building, 2020 8th Avenue South, Birmingham, Alabama 35233.

Bid proposals may be hand delivered or received by mail on the date of the bid opening at the Office of Jared Sparks, 2020 Building, 2020 University Blvd., Birmingham, Alabama 35233, until 12:00 noon. After 12:00 noon of the date of the bid opening, bid proposals must be hand delivered and presented at the bid opening. Sealed bid proposals shall be submitted in triplicate and shall be properly identified. All bid proposals received after 2:00 p.m. on Thursday, March 17, 2016 will be returned unopened.

Nonresident Prime Contractor Bidders:

Under Section 39-3-5, Code of Alabama, 1975, nonresident prime contractor bidders must accompany any written bid documents with a written opinion of an attorney licensed to practice law in such nonresident prime contractor bidder’s state of domicile as to the preferences, if any or none, granted by the law of the state to its own business entities whose principal place of business are in that state in the letting of any or all public contracts. Resident prime contractors in Alabama, as defined in Section 39-2-12, are granted preference over nonresident prime contractors in awarding of contracts in the same manner and to the same extent as provided by the laws of the state of domicile of the nonresident.

Fire Alarm Work:

In accordance with Title 34, Chapter 33A (the ACT), of the Code of Alabama 1975, bidders for fire alarm work of this project, if any, must include with their bid evidence of licensure as required by the ACT by including with the bid submittal a valid State Fire Marshall’s permit.

  1. D. PRE-BID CONFERENCE

A mandatory pre-bid conference will be held at the Callahan Eye Hospital at the First Floor Lobby, 1720 University Blvd, Birmingham, AL 35233 on Wednesday, March 2, 2016 at 10:00 AM CST.

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INVITATION TO BID

Sealed bids for COMMUNITY SAFE ROOMS, JIMMIE HUDSON PARK AND PRATT CITY PARK, will be received by the City Architect in Conference Room 215 Birmingham City Hall, Birmingham, Alabama until 2:00 p.m., Tuesday, February 9, 2016 at which time and place they will be publicly opened and read aloud.

All bids must be on a lump sum basis.  Bids are to be submitted in duplicate on the Proposal Form provided with specifications.  No pre-qualification of bidders will be conducted prior to receiving bids.

Under the Alabama State Code, Section 39-2-4, as amended by Act #97-225, it is required for any contract exceeding $50,000 that the Bidder submit with his bid, either a cashier’s check, drawn on an Alabama bank, or a bid bond, executed by a surety authorized and qualified to make bonds in Alabama, payable to the City of Birmingham, in an amount (subject to a maximum of $10,000.00) equal to five percent (5%) of the bid.  In order for a bid to be considered, it must be accompanied by an acceptable bid bond or cashier’s check.

Any bid submitted for an amount of $50,000 or more, the bidder must be a licensed general contractor in the State of Alabama in accordance with Section 34-8, of the Alabama State Code.  Contractor’s license number shall appear on the outside of the envelope used to submit bid.

A Performance Bond in the amount of 100% of the contract amount and a Statutory Labor and Material Payment Bond in the amount of 100% of the contract amount will be required from the successful bidder at the signing of the contract.  Also, proof of insurance will be required when the contract is signed.  The City will review bonds and insurance and execute the contract within twenty (20) days unless the successful contractor agrees to an extension in writing.

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A Pre-bid Conference to review and discuss the project will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Thursday, January 28, 2015 in Conference Room 215, Birmingham City Hall.

Bid documents are opened to public inspection at the Department of Planning, Engineering and Permits—Architectural Division, Room 220 City Hall, 710 20th Street North Birmingham, AL 35203.  Electronic version of the bid documents may be viewed online at McGraw-Hill Construction Dodge, http://www.construction.com/; AGC/iSQFT Plan Room, http://www.alagc.org/resourcesServices/internetPlanRm/; CMD Group, Inc., http://www.cmdgroup.com/; and at the Birmingham Construction Industry Authority, 3600 Fourth Avenue South, Birmingham, AL 35222.

Bid documents may be viewed and purchased through the City of Birmingham online plans room site at http://BirminghamBids.algraphics.com.  Any cost for reproduction shall be the responsibility of bidders.

Since award may not be made within thirty (30) days, no bid may be withdrawn for a period of sixty (60) days after the date of the bid opening.

The City reserves the right to reject any or all bids submitted, and to waive any informalities.

IMPORTANT BIDDER INFORMATION

Bidders are expected to prepare their bid to include all necessary material, labor, bonds, permits, overhead, profit, taxes, insurance, etc. costs.  It is not the City’s obligation to bring mistakes/omissions in bid to bidder’s attention.  If after bid opening, a bidder determines he has a mistake in bid, he may seek withdrawal of his bid without forfeiting his bond, if the request is in writing within three (3) work days after the bid opening, and is accompanied by clear and convincing evidence of the mistake.

All cashier’s checks or bid bonds will be returned immediately after bids are checked and tabulated to all except the three (3) lowest bona fide bidders.  Bid bonds shall be returned to the three (3) lowest bona fide bidders when the contract is signed and performance and payment bonds and insurance are furnished by the successful bidder.  If award is not made within fifteen (15) days after bid opening, all bid guarantees will be returned except for those of the potentially successful bidders.  If after sixty (60) days, no award has been made, all bids shall be rejected and the potentially successful bidder’s guarantee will be returned unless the bidder agrees in writing to a time extension.  If a time extension is effected, bidder may substitute any cashier’s check for a satisfactory bid bond.

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Any contract resulting from this Invitation to Bid shall not be assignable without prior written consent of the City.  Under no conditions, shall the contract be assigned to an unsuccessful bidder whose bid was rejected as non-responsive and/or non-responsible.

A Notice to Proceed will be issued by the City within fifteen (15) days after final contract execution unless both parties agree in writing to a longer period of time.

Special attention is called to the applicability of the Birmingham Plan-Construction Industry Program to the project.  Under this Program, the utilization of Minority Business Enterprises and Disadvantaged Business Enterprises (MBE/DBE) is encouraged on a voluntary basis.  The Construction Industry Authority established a system of floating MBD/DBE goals which may differ from year to year and project to project.  Overall, these goals shall not be less than the historical participation of MBD/DBE’s in construction projects of the City and its agencies.  Additional information about this Program is contained in the Project Manual and may be obtained from the Executive Director, Birmingham Construction Industry Authority at 3600 4th Avenue, South, Birmingham, Alabama  35222 (Telephone:  205-324-6202).  For federally funded contracts, the provisions of the President’s Executive Order 11246 and federal agency regulations requiring affirmative action to achieve employment and utilization of minority persons and business will apply.

As a matter of public policy, the City of Birmingham agrees to make opportunities available to the maximum extent possible, to actively include Historically Underutilized Business Enterprises (HUBE’s) such as architectural firms, engineering firms, investment banking firms, other professional consultant services providers, and construction contractors as part of business, economic and community revitalization programs.

Bids must be submitted in a sealed envelope marked: SEALED BID – COMMUNITY SAFE ROOMS, JIMMIE HUDSON PARK AND PRATT CITY PARK. Bids may be hand delivered to Conference Room 215 City Hall, Birmingham, Alabama, or mailed to:  City of Birmingham Planning, Engineering and Permits Department, Architectural Division, Room 220 City Hall, 710 North 20th Street, Birmingham, Alabama 35203.  Bids sent by any express carrier (Federal Express, UPS, Airborne, etc.) must specify delivery to Room 220 City Hall.

It is the bidder’s responsibility to make sure that his bid is in the possession of the City Architect on or before 2:00 p.m., Tuesday, February 9, 2015.   Bids received after this time will not be considered.                        Alan Terry Oglesby, City Architect

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PROCLAMATION

                                                                                                                                                              

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  I, HUNLEY BEY, whose address is 2413 Lawn Avenue Southwest, Birmingham, Alabama 35211, proclaim my Free National Name as MOORISH SCIENCE TEMPLE OF AMERICA according to the rules and usages of such MOORISH SCIENCE TEMPLE OF AMERICA. The Moorish Science Temple of America deriving its power and authority from the Great Koran of Mohammed to propagate the faith and extend the learning and truth of the Great Prophet of Alli in America. To anoint, appoint, and consecrate missionaries of the prophet, and to establish the faith of Mohammed in America.

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CITY OF BIRMINGHAM, ALABAMA DEPARTMENT OF COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT PUBLIC NOTICE AND 7 DAY COMMENT PERIOD

Since the April 27, 2011, tornado outbreak the City of Birmingham has worked diligently with various organizations and citizens who were directly and indirectly impacted by the natural disaster. These efforts include the very interactive R/UDAT Planning effort. The City of Birmingham has worked hard to determine the greatest disaster recovery needs and how to address those needs. These interactions have been useful in the past and shall continue to be beneficial in the future. Through public comments and interactions with the citizens of the affected area, the City of Birmingham has determined the critical need for assistance to repair homes, public facilities, and infrastructures.

The City has made available this partial Action Plan with proposed amendments in Attachment K on its website at www.birminghamal.gov at the Birmingham Public Library and at the Birmingham City Hall located at 710 20th Street North Room 1000 Birmingham, AL 35203. The City will receive comments on this partial Action Plan and will include all comments in the Final submittal to HUD. The comment period will be open for a minimum of seven days beginning on January 19, 2016 and closing on January 29, 2016.

Comments may be submitted via email at communitydevelopment@birminghamal.gov, by fax at 205-254-2717, or in writing to the following address:

Community Development Department

Disaster Recovery Comments

City Hall/Room 1000

710 20th Street North

Birmingham, AL 35203

The City will consider all timely written views and comments received in the development of its CDBG-DR Action Plan.

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NOTICE TO BIDDERS:  IFB #16-06 – CNG DRYER DESICCANT REPLACEMENT /SERVICE

Notice is hereby given that Birmingham-Jefferson County Transit Authority is soliciting bids from a qualified person (s) or entity to supply BJCTA with a CNG DRYER DESICCANT REPLACEMENT/SERVICE. The bid document is available for download on the BJCTA’s website: www.bjcta.org.

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ADVERTISEMENT FOR BIDS

UNIVERSITY OF ALABAMA

AT BIRMINGHAM

BIRMINGHAM, ALABAMA

The Board of Trustees of the University of Alabama for the University of Alabama at Birmingham requests proposals from General Contractors for furnishing all labor and materials required for Miscellaneous Renovations to Jefferson Towers 2nd Floor.

Proposals will be received until 2:00 p.m. CT on February 25, 2016 and will thereafter be publicly opened and read aloud in the large conference room of the 2020 Building, 2020 8th Avenue South, Birmingham, Alabama 35294-6552.  Bids must be submitted on Proposal Forms furnished.  Proposals shall be clearly identified on the exterior of the package with the bidder’s name, address, State license number, the name of the project being bid, time and place of the bid opening.  Sealed proposals shall be submitted in triplicate and shall be properly identified.

Proposals may be hand delivered or received by mail on the date of the bid opening at the Office of Mike Burgess, 2020 Building, 2020 8th Avenue South, Birmingham, Alabama 35294-6552, until 12:00 noon. After 12:00 noon of the date of the bid opening, proposals must be hand delivered and presented at the bid opening.  Sealed proposals shall be submitted in triplicate and shall be properly identified.  All proposals received after 2:00 p.m. on February 25, 2016 will be returned unopened.

Construction Contracts shall be awarded only to qualified Contractors, licensed by the State Licensing Board for General Contractors, as required by Title 34, Chapter 8, Code of Alabama.  Construction Contracts in excess of $50,000 shall be awarded only to Contractors licensed as required by the 1978 Code of Alabama, Title 34, Chapter 8 as amended.  Bidders must be responsible in accordance with criteria in the bid documents and as stipulated by Title 39-2-3-(e) of the Code of Alabama.

A Cashiers Check drawn on an Alabama Bank or bid bond, executed by a Surety company duly authorized and qualified to make such bonds in Alabama, payable to The Board of Trustees of the University of Alabama in the amount of 5% of the amount of bids, but in no event more than $10,000.00, must accompany the bidder’s proposals.  Performance and Labor and Material Payment Bonds in the amount of 100% of the contract price will be required when the Contract is presented by the Contractor to the Owner.

Scope of Work

Hazardous material abatement, demolition, general construction, plumbing, HVAC, fire protection and electrical work to prepare an area for future construction.

UAB is a Signatory Sponsor to and affirms The Birmingham Plan ‑ Construction Industry Program (see the requirements thereof as stated in Paragraph 13 of the Supplementary Instructions to Bidders, Specification Section 00120).

Fire Alarm Work

In accordance with Title 34, Chapter 33A, of the Code of Alabama 1975, bidders for fire alarm work of this project, if any, must include with their bid, evidence of licensure as required by the act, by including with the bid submittal, a valid State Fire Marshal’s permit.

A Mandatory Pre-Bid Conference will be held on February 8, 2016 at 2:00 p.m. at the site of the work.  Meet at the UAB New Hillman Building Lobby.  The Owner has designated that bid documents will be available for examination at the AGC Internet Plan Room, 5000 Grantswood Road, Irondale, AL 35210; at the Birmingham Construction Industry Authority, 3600 Fourth Avenue South, Birmingham, AL 35222; and at the Construction Market Data, 30 Technology Pkwy, South, Suite 500, Norcross, GA 30092-2912; and electronically through McGraw-Hill Construction Dodge.

Two (2) sets of bid documents will be issued by the Architect, Birchfield Penuel & Associates,
2805 Crescent Avenue, Suite 200, Birmingham, Alabama to qualified bidders upon deposit of $100 per set, by check drawn to the order of the Architect.  Deposits will be refunded in full to bona fide General Contract bidders, and the difference between deposits and cost of reproduction and handling will be refunded to others, upon return of all documents in good condition.  Deposits will be forfeited if bid documents are not returned within ten (10) days after the Bid Opening.

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