The Department of Children and Families (DCF) Office on Homelessness (OOH) released the Unified Homelessness Grant for Fiscal Years 2019-20, 2020-21, and 2021-22 Request for Application (RFA) on February 19, 2019.
The Unified Homelessness Grant Application provides an opportunity for the Pasco County Continuum of Care (CoC), FL-519, to consolidate multiple funding streams from the Florida Department of Children & Families (DCF) Office on Homelessness (OOH) into a single solicitation that serves as a competitive funding request for eligible applicants. This solicitation is designed to include funding for the state appropriation for the federally funded Emergency Solutions Grant (ESG) program, authorized by section 420.622(10) of the Florida Statutes and in 24 CFR 576; the Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) Homelessness Prevention Grant program authorized by section 414.161 of the Florida Statutes; and the Challenge Grant program, authorized by section 420.622(4) of the Florida Statutes.
The Coalition for the Homeless of Pasco County, Inc. (CHPC), as the lead agency for the Pasco County CoC, has released this Request for Proposals (RFP) because the CHPC holds the responsibility of ensuring that all available resources to assist those experiencing homelessness and those at-risk of homelessness are strategically used to maximize impact, effectiveness, and alignment with goals to effectively end homelessness. Therefore, CHPC reserves the right to couple available funding opportunities to proposals received in order to ensure alignment of resources with community need and appropriate target populations.
CHPC, on behalf of the CoC, will make funding available to finance projects that:
- use the Housing First philosophy,
- emphasize rapid exit from homelessness,
- emphasize permanent housing as the primary strategy for ending homelessness, and
- will move Pasco County forward in effectively ending homelessness.
The RFP can be found below.
This RFP contains information and required forms for applicants to apply and compete for grant awards. Applicants are advised to read this material carefully. Agencies wishing to submit a proposal for consideration must complete all submission requirements listed in this RFP. All proposals received will be evaluated for their appropriateness for each available funding opportunity.
This application has a very short timeline. RFP’s and related attachments are due to the CHPC by 5:00 PM on March 11th, 2019.
Any and all questions about this RFP are welcome to be submitted in writing to firstname.lastname@example.org by 5:00 PM on March 4th, 2019.
- CHPC – 2019 Unified Homelessness Grant – RFP – PDF File
- CHPC – 2019 Unified Homelessness Grant – RFP – Word Document
- Unified Homelessness Grant Application FY 2019-2021 – Word Document