Social Services Competitions
Austin Public Health administers over $100 million in City of Austin General Funds as well as federal and state funding.
This website will be updated with links to all of the open and closed competitions. Organizations providing social services able to do business in the state of Texas are welcome to apply.
To receive notifications of Austin Public Health Social Service competitions, please send us an email.
Open Funding Competitions
RFP 2023-001 ARPA Homelessness Prevention - Proposals are due March 16, 2023 by 3 PM CST
Upcoming Funding Competitions - more information to come
Interested Applicants Start Here
All Interested Applicants must do the following:
1. Confirm that their organization is a registered vendor with the City of Austin.
- To find the City of Austin Vendor Number please visit Austin Finance Online and search for the organization’s legal name.
- To register to become a potential City of Austin vendor, go to Austin Finance Online to register.
2. Be a registered user in the Partnergrants system. The applications will be submitted through this web-based system.
- To register, visit the Partnergrants site and click on “Register Here.”
- Note that the organization’s City of Austin Vendor number is required to complete registration in Partnergrants.
- Complete an Annual Agency Threshold Application in the PartnerGrants database.
- This form must be submitted once per 12 months and remains valid for all competitions closing within that time period. The threshold application will be reviewed by APH staff and the agency will be notified once approved.
- Once logged into PartnerGrants, click on “Opportunity” and then opportunity title “Annual Agency Threshold Application-Applicants for Funding Start Here” to complete a new threshold application.
- Submit one per agency per 12-months and note the submission date for future use
Below you will find past funding competitions, standard solicitation documents and standard agreement documents
Closed Funding Competitions
Competition Link Close Date RFP 2022-008 Cold Weather Shelter | AustinTexas.gov September 22, 2022 RFA 9100 FHU0002 Community Youth Development 2022 August 17, 2022 Homeless Support Services Phase 3 July 7, 2022 Community Rooted Safety Grants July 7, 2022 RFP 2022-005 OVP Neighborhood Peace Project May 19, 2022 RFP 2022-004 Homeless Crisis Response May 12, 2022 RFP 2022-002 ARPA Food Access Services (recompeted) March 23, 2022, by 3PM CST RFP 2022-003 Community Health Workers March 24, 2022, by 3PM CST RFP 2022-001 Homeless Housing Stabilization Services March 15, 2022 (extended) January 20, 2022 2021-008 College Food Access RFA January 13, 2022 2021-009 ARPA Food Access Closed 1/12/2022 September 27, 2021 RFA CDC COVID Vaccine Outreach 2021 NPS September 29, 2021 October 13, 2021 September 23, 2021 September 16, 2021 July 8, 2021 March 26, 2021 January 26, 2021 January 6, 2021 August 20, 2020 August 7, 2020 June 10, 2020 June 24, 2020 Housing First Competitive Solicitation May 28, 2020 May 6, 2020 June 15, 2020 May 1, 2020 February 6, 2020 February 6, 2020
Access to Health Services for Seniors RFA # AHSS2019MF (2019)
May 21, 2019 March 5, 2019 July 24, 2018 ARCH Shelter Operations & Services -RFQS 4700 EAD4000 September 25, 2018 October 30, 2018
June 15, 2018
May 18, 2018
June 30, 2016
Health Equity RFA #HE2016RK (2016)
January 18, 2016
Rental Assistance Solicitation RFA #RA2016RK 2016
January 18, 2016
Economic Development RFA 2015
June 5, 2014
Housing First Permanent Supportive Housing RFA (2014)- RFP 7200 AHFC15001 - NHCD Competition
October 23, 2014 Permanent Supportive Housing RFA - 20141115PSH
September 30, 2014
April 24, 2014
Request for Interest for Operation of the Austin Resource Center for the Homeless 2013
July 30, 2013
Social Services Competition RFA No. WDJ004 - 2003
Standard Competition Documents
The following documents are blank forms FOR INFORMATION ONLY that are usually used in an APH Solicitation. If interested in applying for a funding competition, only documents published on the competition webpage will be accepted. Use only those with the solicitation/competition number from the solicitation website.
RFA Components and Sample Contract Documents Doc File Description 1 Offer Sheet SAMPLE 2 RFA Application Document SAMPLE 3 Program Budget and Funding Summary SAMPLE 4 COA Certifications and Disclosures A Threshold Review Form B Standard Solicitation Provisions and Instructions SAMPLE C RFA Scope of Work SAMPLE D Client Eligibility Requirements E Standard Agreement Boiler F Applying for APH-Funded Opportunity - Partnergrants Instructions
Sample Contract Documents and Community Information
Culturally and Linguistically Appropriate Services (CLAS)
Applying for Competitions Training
Item # Title and Link Description 1 Applying for an APH Funded Opportunity in Partnergrants Part 1 - Threshold How to apply for competition in Partnergrants database to complete a Threshold review. 2 How to apply for competition in Partnergrants database to complete the Final Application.
2020 Annual Agency Training Information
Item # Title and Link Description 1 Annual Agency Training Powerpoint -Dec 2020 PDF - Includes the entire Powerpoint document 2 2020 Social Services Staff and Contract Assignments PDF - Pictures, contacts and list of contract manager assignments for every Social Service Agreement 3 2021 Contract Timeline- TBD PDF - Important Dates and Deadlines for Contractors 4 Insurance Handout PDF - Summary of Insurance Requirements with Instructions 5 Austin Public Health Insurance Requirements PDF - Insurance Requirements for all Contractors 6 2020 Social Services APH Boiler Revisions PDF - Revisions for the Social Services Boilerplate for Agreements 7 Performance Measure Quarterly Performance Report Form PDF - Copy of Performance Measure Quarterly Performance Report Form 8 Performance Measure Quarterly Performance Report Instructions PDF - Performance Measure Quarterly Performance Report Form Instructions 9 Monthly Claims Backup Examples PDF - Examples of what can be submitted for payment requests/claims 10 2021 What to Expect and Documents and Records Required for Remote Monitoring PDF - Provides information about how an remote monitoring is conducted 11 Instructions for Box.com PDF - Instructions for agencies to use Box.com for monitoring