Hamilton County receives grant funding from HUD in the Community Block Grant Program each year. In 2023, the county received ~$3.4 Million. This money is used to benefit low to moderate-income households & areas, create economic opportunities, provide safe & secure housing, and improve living environments for communities and residents.

A portion of this is set aside each programmatic year for Social Services. Each Spring, the County begins an RFP (request for proposals) process to award these funds to non-profit social service providers that meet the objectives in the County’s 2020-2024 Consolidated Plan set forth here.

All contracts will be awarded to the non-profit entity whose proposal is most advantageous to the program with price and other factors considered. 

Non-profit entities that wish to submit a proposal must do so through the Neighborly software application.

The 2024 RFP will be available via this webpage by May 3, 2024, by 12:00pm. Proposals will be due by 4:00pm on June 3, 2024. Please send any questions to [email protected].



May 3rd

RFP released

May 13th at 3:00 PM

Optional Q&A meeting

2024 CDBG Nonprofit Services Q&A Recording 

May 24th

Deadline for Submission of Questions

June 3rd at 4:00 PM

Deadline for RFP submissions

June 4th - June 21st

Staff reviews proposals for completeness, eligibility, risk assessment and objective scoring; forward to Advisory Committee

June 22nd - July 18th

Advisory Committee meets to review and score proposals

Week of July 29th

Make recommendations to the County Administrator

August - September

Present recommendations to Board of County Commissioners; Post-award meetings and contracts finalized and executed

July 1st

*Contract start date

*Contracts will be deemed fully executed at the beginning of the Program Year (July 1st). Decisions may fall after this date, however, invoices on or after July 1st will be recognized for payment.



2023 Hamilton County Nonprofit Services Funding Awards




St. Vincent de Paul Community Pharmacy of Cincinnati

Charitable Pharmacy


Legal Aid Society of Greater Cincinnati

Clearing Hurdles to Employment / Kinship Care


New Life Furniture Bank

Home furnishing and household item assistance


Catholic Charities of SW Ohio

Immigrant Legal Services


Legal Aid Society of Greater Cincinnati

Keeping Families Safe and Secure at Home (housing assistance)


YWCA of Greater Cincinnati

Domestic Violence Shelter


Neighborhood Allies

Resource Navigator Program


Community Matter Cincinnati

Education Forward (Adult education)