Request for Proposals
Consolidated Plan 2015-2019
City of Joliet
Submittal Deadline: 02/14/2014
The City of Joliet is seeking professional services to complete the City of Joliet Consolidated Plan 2015-2019 in accordance with the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) requirements and all applicable HUD guidelines.
The City of Joliet, Illinois is a CDBG entitlement community and HOME Program participant. The City of Joliet average allocation over the last three years has been $911,562 in CDBG and $398,995 in HOME funds. Recently, the City of Joliet was the recipient of a one-time Neighborhood Stabilization Program 3 (NSP3) grant from the State of Illinois and has limited Neighborhood Stabilization Program 1 (NSP1) funds remaining. The City of Joliet 2015-2019 Consolidated Plan must be submitted to HUD by November 15, 2014.
Joliet, the fourth largest city in Illinois with a population of 147,433 is located in northeastern Illinois approximately 40 miles southwest of Chicago. The city is principally located in and is the county seat of Will County, Illinois. Joliet’s population has more than doubled since 1990, has grown by 39% since 2000, and was acknowledged by the U.S. Census Bureau in 2007 as the twelfth-fastest growing city in the nation.
Joliet’s past and present have largely been built by excellent access to transportation. Joliet was founded on the banks of the Des Plaines River in 1834, and was incorporated in 1852. Joliet’s initial residential and economic growth was spurred by the construction and later use of the Illinois and Michigan Canal, which opened in 1848. Subsequent railroad development further pushed Joliet’s growth. The Chicago, Rock Island and Pacific Railroad, which passes through Joliet, became the first rail line to connect Chicago with the Mississippi River upon its completion in 1854. As a result, Joliet became a hub for steel manufacturing, construction and heavy equipment manufacturing for much of the 20th Century.
By the 1970’s and 1980’s, however, the contraction of the manufacturing economy placed stress on Joliet. However, Joliet recovered by again relying on its transportation access. Situated near the interchange of Interstates 80 and 55, Joliet was able to attract riverboat gaming facilities that brought in jobs and new revenues to the region. In addition, transportation and distribution facilities sprouted in the area to provide a means of moving goods into and out of the Chicago metropolitan area. This also generated new jobs and revenues, and has led in part to Joliet’s rapid growth over the last 20 years.
Anticipated Scope of Work
The Consolidated Plan is expected to be a comprehensive document that aligns, at a minimum, the following:
• Community Development Block Grant
• HOME Investment Partnership Program
Key deliverables include:
• Complete a 5-year Consolidated Plan based on HUD requirements
• Complete a 2015 Action Plan based on HUD requirements
• Set-up, Complete and submit the Consolidated Plan and Action Plan to HUD via the eCon Planning Suite.
• Assist with the Consultation and Citizen Participation Process
• Review Consolidated Plan, Action Plan and eCon Planning Suite set-up with staff.
• Make one (1) presentation to the City Council.
• Provide progress reports on the completion of the Consolidated Plan upon request.
Proposals will be received at the Office of the City Clerk, City of Joliet Municipal Building, 150 West Jefferson Street, Joliet, Illinois 60432, until 3 P.M. local time on February 14, 2014.
In order to receive addendums, all potential proposers must register with the City Clerk. Please call the City Clerk at 815-724-3780 to register.