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Tompkins County Legislature Seeks Recovery Grant Program Consultant, Opens Request for Proposals

Tompkins County has issued a Request for Proposals (RFP) for a “Recovery Grant Consultant” who will be responsible for providing services for equitable planning, oversight, and administration of the impending “Tompkins County Recovery Grant Program.” Tompkins County previously announced its intention to fund a Community Recovery Fund Grant Program by using a ~$7 million portion of the County’s existing fund balance.

Information about the RFP can be found on the Tompkins County Purchasing Division website ( ), select ‘Open Solicitations’. This will take you to BidNetDirect where the RFP information is posted for the public. Bids are due no later than 1pm on November 22, 2021.

Interim Tompkins County Administrator Lisa Holmes stated, “Tompkins County is committed to responding to the direct and indirect impacts that this pandemic has had on our community. This is a great opportunity for an organization with experience administering grant programs to work directly with the County on an initiative set to make a widescale impact. This grant program is part of our community’s recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic, and the Legislature will be releasing more information on how community agencies can apply for funds once more details on the program’s structure and administration are planned, we’re encouraging the community to stay tuned.”