What is the allowable administration fee for each program?
There is not a set administration fee. Each firm is expected to
submit a proposal that includes their admin fees. For example, if
the total program is $100,000 and the firm proposes a 5% admin
fee, the proposal should be written so that $100,000 is allocated
for programming and $5,000 is allocated for admin, bringing the
total requested amount to $105,000. If an interested firm has a
program that will exceed the total amount allocated in the RFP,
then firms are still encouraged to submit their programs. In the
example above, if the total program plus admin was going to cost
$130,000, that firm would be encouraged to submit a proposal for
the entire amount, as long as they demonstrate a need in the
community and the proposed program addresses the need.
Will the City of Rocklin allow collaborative proposals?
Yes, we will accept proposals from firms if there are aspects of
the proposed program that will be subcontracted with other
vendors. Please include the charges in the final administrative
Does City staff have further guidelines in mind related to grant
eligibility (aside from CFR ARPA categories) and/or for
determining the allowable amount of grants?
For small business/hotel grants: Rocklin based
small businesses that can demonstrate a loss in revenue due to
Restaurant grants: Rocklin based restaurants
that can either 1) demonstrate a revenue loss due to COVID- 19 or
2) would like to create permanent outdoor dining
Microbusiness program: very small Rocklin based
businesses (less than 5 employees) who are in the beginning
stages of formation
Nonprofit grants: Nonprofits that serve Rocklin
residents with priority given to those that serve youth
Can you elaborate on the City’s goals for this program:
Microbusiness capacity building: Programs aimed to help the
smallest businesses weather periods of financial insecurity and
rebound from financial hardship.
The city would like to see a microbusiness support program that
provides the smallest businesses (less than 5 employees) and
those in the early stages of creation with resources to make them
successful, including coaching, classes in finance/business,
and other resources to help them weather periods of financial
instability. This would be a series of courses and resources, not
a direct grant program like the others.