Neighborhood Business Development Centers (NBDC)


***Request for Proposals (RFP)***

 

BACP - Small Business COVID-19 Relief Program Grant Administrator RFP #8265

The City of Chicago (“City”) acting through the Chicago Department of Business Affairs and Consumer Protection (BACP) seeks qualified organization(s) (i.e., 501(c)(3) or 501(c)(6)) to administer a Small Business COVID-19 Relief Grant Program. The grantee(s), also known as Small Business COVID-19 Relief Program Grant Administrator(s), will be responsible for administering the Small Business COVID-19 Relief Grant Program that will provide grants to eligible licensed businesses located in Chicago to address economic losses resulting from the COVID-19 pandemic, including both revenue loss due to COVID-19 (e.g., due to capacity limitations) and an increase in costs due to COVID-19 (e.g., purchasing Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)). Small non-profit organizations will also be eligible for these relief funds.

  • The anticipated start date of the contract is September 20, 2021, and end date is December 31, 2021, with up to one extension not to exceed one year
  • DUE DATE:  Wednesday, September 15, 2021, 12:00 PM, NOON CST

PRE-SUBMITTAL CONFERENCE

  • A virtual pre-submittal conference was held on September 8, 2021, at 2:00 PM; View Recorded Conference | Presentation Slides
  • The purpose of the pre-submitting event is to clarify the RFP process and the score of the required services.
  • Attendance is not mandatory, but it is strongly suggested the interested applicants attend.

To find additional information, and/or respond to BACP - Small Business COVID-19 Relief Program Grant Administrator RFP #8265, please go to the iSupplier Portal. Questions can be emailed to: nbdc@cityofchicago.org

 


BACP Outdoor Dining Grants for Restaurants RFP #8095

The City of Chicago (“City”) acting through the Chicago Department of Business Affairs and Consumer Protection (BACP) seeks qualified organization(s) (i.e. 501(c)(3) or 501(c)(6)) to administer an Outdoor Dining Grants Program. The grantee will be responsible for administering the Outdoor Dining Grants Program that will provide $5,000 grants to eligible licensed restaurants located in the allowable Chicago community areas (see appendix of the RFP #8095) to cover costs for dining furniture, signs, and protective equipment to facilitate a safe environment for consumers and workers, resulting from the COVID-19 pandemic.

  • Grants may not be used for any other expenses or for expenditures that will be reimbursed through another federal program, or reimbursement to other parties for goods or services previously donated.
  • The total amount available for this program is $2 Million, which is inclusive of funding for grants and a cap of 10% for costs associated with the administration of the program.
  • DUE DATE: Monday, September 13, 2021, 12:00 PM, NOON CST

PRE-SUBMITTAL CONFERENCE

  • A virtual pre-submittal conference was held on August 18, 2021 at 2:00 PM.
  • The purpose of the pre-submitting event is to clarify the RFP process and the score of the required services.
  • Attendance is not mandatory, but it is strongly suggested the interested applicants attend.

To find additional information, and/or respond to BACP Outdoor Dining Grants for Restaurants RFP #8095, please go to the iSupplier Portal. Questions can be emailed to: nbdc@cityofchicago.org

 

ABOUT THE NBDC PROGRAM

The City of Chicago, Department of Business Affairs and Consumer Protection (BACP), Neighborhood Business Development Centers (NBDC) program provides grants to Chicago-based nonprofit chambers of commerce and business support organizations to assist in the development of small businesses in Chicago, serve as liaison between local businesses and the City of Chicago, and provide neighborhood business development services.

NBDC 2021 Grantees Service Areas Map     NBDC 2021 Grantees Service Areas Map with Wards     NBDC 2021 Grantees Service Areas Map with Community Areas

When to Contact Your Neighborhood Business Development Centers
NBDCs have a strong neighborhood network and coordinate efforts with local aldermen, the City, and other community partners. They can help start-up entrepreneurs, and existing business owners, with:

  • Information about a particular neighborhood
  • Getting a new small business started
  • Troubleshooting City-related issues for small businesses
  • Connecting businesses to financial resources
  • Business-to-business networking opportunities
  • Employment and workforce development assistance
  • Consumer marketing assistance
  • Connecting your business to the local community

Find the nearest, or most appropriate, NBDC delegate agency in the list and maps provided.

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