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HUD Awards $200 Million in Homeless Grants for New Projects

U.S. Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Secretary Shaun Donovan today awarded $200 million in new project funding to support over 15,000 beds and supportive services in communities across the country. The majority of funding will provide housing and services for homeless persons who are disabled, including 8,700 persons in families, and 5,600 persons who are chronically homeless.

Locally, the 2011 funding competition resulted in a $547,927 award to the Homeless Services Network for two new permanent supportive housing projects.

For a local summary of the grants announced today, visit HUD’s Homelessness Resource Exchange (What’s New section) or HUD’s website (Featured News)

HSN Awarded $3.6 Million in Funding

HUD announced today that it has awarded to Homeless Services Network more than $3.6 million dollars in funding for Supportive Housing Program and Shelter Plus Care Program projects. This funding will allow HSN’s currently operating programs to continue their good work throughout the City of Orlando and Orange, Osceola, and Seminole Counties. HSN’s application for the funding of new projects is still pending HUD’s review process.

Here is a summary of the award amounts: Continue reading

Rebid RFP for Destiny Foundation grant

HSN is offering two technical assistance workshops that will address the application process for this RFP. All prospective applicants must attend one of the following workshops:

  1. Wednesday, September 30, 2009, 8:30 – 10:00 a.m.
  2. Friday, October 2, 2009, 8:30 – 10:00 a.m.

The workshops will be held at the Heart of Florida United Way, 1940 Traylor Boulevard, Orlando, FL 32804.

Attendance is mandatory for all prospective applicants. Please RSVP to rfp {at} hsncfl(.)org for one of the workshops. Continue reading

2009 CoC Request For Proposals

The Homeless Services Network of Central Florida is soliciting proposals for new projects for the agency’s 2009 Continuum of Care application to the U. S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). Approximately $1 million in new funding may be awarded through this process.  In order to ensure that HSN’s application is competitive with HUD national goals, projects will be given priority:

  • Permanent supportive housing projects that utilize Neighborhood Stabilization Program (NSP) acquired property
  • Projects which request 25% or less of the total project budget in supportive services (client-related services)
  • Projects which document HPRP, CDBG, and/or ESG funding as leveraging or where program design reflects integration with these funding streams.

Local Continuum of Care priorities include:

  • Permanent supportive housing for chronically homeless individuals
  • Transitional housing for homeless households with children.
  • Implementation of homeless prevention center operations to serve an underserved area of the Continuum of Care

Eligible Applicants: Any unit of government or organization with a 501 (c) (3) in Orange, Seminole, or Osceola Counties may submit a proposal to provide SHP eligible services to people experiencing homelessness.

Notification Requirements: All applicants are urged to notify HSN of their intent to respond to this RFP by sending an email to rfp {at} hsncfl(.)org by September 15, 2009.

Application Submission Deadline: Monday, October 5, 2009 at 5:00 p.m.

Proposals may be mailed or hand delivered to Homeless Services Network of Central Florida, 1940 Traylor Boulevard, Orlando, FL  32804.

For complete details, please download and review the following documents:

  1. 2009 RFP Information Sheet
  2. 2009 Proposal Cover Sheet
  3. Exhibit 2 Application
  4. HUD Logic Model

Please direct all questions regarding the application process to rfp {at} hsncfl(.)org.

2009 Continuum of Care RFP Workshops

The Homeless Services Network 2009 Continuum of Care RFP Workshop schedule has been changed.

The meeting scheduled for September 3, 2009, at 8:30 has been canceled due to lack of meeting space.

The meeting scheduled for September 8, 2009, will be held at 2:30 p.m. at the Heart of Florida United Way, 1940 Traylor Boulevard, Orlando, FL.

An additional RFP workshop is scheduled for Friday, September 11, at 2:30 p.m. at the same location.

Due to technical problems, the RFP will be posted on HSN’s website on Friday, September 4, 2009. The closing date for applications will be October 5, 2009.

Request for Proposals – 2009 Rebid SHP Grants

HSN is offering two technical assistance workshops that will address the application process for this RFP. All prospective applicants must attend one of the following workshops:

  1. Wednesday, August 5, 2009, 2:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
  2. Friday, August 7, 2009, 8:30 a.m.  – 10:30 a.m.

The workshops will be held at the Heart of Florida United Way in the Ted Crowell Room (2nd floor), 1940 Traylor Boulevard, Orlando, FL 32804.

Attendance is mandatory for all prospective applicants. Please click here to RSVP for one of the workshops.

The full application includes the following documents (click each to download):

Application timeline:

  1. Grant applications are due 5:00 p.m. Monday, August 31, 2009.
  2. The review committee meets the week of August 31, 2009, to make selections.
  3. Awards will be announced on September 4, 2009.
  4. Grant implementations are expected to begin September 8, 2009.

Technical questions regarding this RFP should be directed to Cathy Jackson, HSN, at (407) 893-0133, x 101 or via email at RFP {at} hsncfl(.)org.

(Updated 8/6) The most recent Exhibit 2 submissions for each of the re-bid grants are available for download:

2009 CoC Competition

Many people have been asking what’s happening with HUD’s funding for 2009 and when HSN will start accepting applications for new projects. Today, HUD held a webcast to review last year’s competition and also talk a little bit about this year’s competition.

Because HUD’s budget approval by Congress came late this year, we’re behind where we hoped to be as far as the Notice of Funding Availability (NOFA) is concerned. The NOFA tells us how much money Congress has allocated nationwide for the Supportive Housing Program (SHP) through which we apply for funding every year. Once we have that, we’ll know how much we’ll make available to the CoC for new project applications. The best estimate HUD could give us for the release of the NOFA is “early summer”. They also expect the the actual CoC application that we submit to HUD would be due after Labor Day.

That means HSN would be accepting applications for new project sometime between those two milestones.  Once we have more information from HUD, we’ll have a workshop to explain the application process. In the meantime, we recommend that all potential applications become familiar with HUD’s Supportive Housing Program (SHP). We recommend reviewing the SHP Desk Guide which explains in great detail the types of projects that they will fund, what you can and can’t do with the funding, and what your obligations will be if you are awarded an SHP grant.

The SHP Desk Guide is available for viewing online or for download here:

http://www.hudhre.info/index.cfm?do=viewShpDeskguide

Feel free to post questions here in the comments or to fill out a contact form.

New SHP Project Numbering System

Announced at HUD’s Post-Award Training in Jacksonville last week, HUD has a new method for generating SHP project numbers.

[ST] + [PIN] + [P] + [FO] + [C#] + [Y#] + [SQ] = 15-character project number

  • [ST] = State code (2 letters)
  • [PIN] = Project Identification Number, unique to each state (4 digits)
  • [P] = Project code: B for SHP, C for S+C
  • [FO] = Field office correspondence code (1 digit + 1 letter)
  • [C#] = CoC number (2 digits)
  • [Y#] = Year of funding (2 digits)
  • [SQ] = Sequence number: new projects are 0, renewals are 1 for this year and will increase by 1 every year (2 digits)

So where the grant number for the Covenant House Florida Supportive Services grant for Case Managed Outreach last year was FL29B707019 the renewal project number is FL0090B4H070801.