Applying For Funds

Youth Homelessness Demonstration Program

In July 2018, the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) awarded Community Shelter Board (CSB) a Youth Homelessness Demonstration Program (YHDP) grant. The Youth Core Team, Youth Action Board (which includes youth with lived experience of homelessness), and multiple workgroups have conducted a needs assessment and developed a plan for a comprehensive system to address youth homelessness. The goal is to prevent youth homelessness, or if it can’t be prevented, to ensure that it is rare, brief, and one time.

CSB is managing the Request for Proposals (RFP) process for the YHDP funds, on behalf of the Youth Core Team, Youth Action Board, and Columbus and Franklin County Continuum of Care. We are seeking proposals for programs serving youth experiencing or at risk of experiencing homelessness for FY 2020 – FY 2021 (July 1, 2019 – June 30, 2021).  CSB may renew funding as part of the annual Gateway and Continuum of Care funding process, at CSB’s discretion and in consultation with the Youth Core Team, Youth Action Board, and Continuum of Care.

Upon recommendation from the Youth Core Team and Youth Action Board, the Continuum of Care approved the following two-year allocation of HUD YHDP funds. HUD requires that all programs provide 25 percent in matching funds. Applicants are not required to apply for the entire amount of funds. Applicants can propose programs up to the amounts listed below for the two year period beginning 7/1/2019 (7/1/19-6/30/21).

Project type

HUD YHDP funds

Minimum Match

Total

Coordinated Entry & Rapid Resolution

$448,000

$112,000

$560,000

Rapid Re-Housing

$1,732,934

$433,234

$2,166,168

Joint Transitional Housing / Rapid Re-Housing

$3,255,534

$813,884

$4,069,418

Attendance at the bidders conference is mandatory for prospective applicants. The bidders conference is Wednesday, January 16, 9am - 11am at CSB.

Completed and signed applications must be submitted electronically to CSB Grants and Compliance Director Heather Notter (hnotter@csb.org) no later than 5pm on March 31, 2019.

Gateway Application Materials

The FY20 Gateway application will open February 8, 2019. FY20 submissions are due to CSB by 5pm Thurdsay March 28, 2019. Please contact Cathy Ellerbrock with any questions (cellerbrock@csb.org, 614-715-2530).

Request for Proposals for Emergency Shelter for Single Men

CSB is seeking proposals for 34 year-round and 5 seasonal overflow emergency shelter beds for single men for a grant term starting July 1, 2019. Emergency shelters help eligible individuals meet basic needs while they are working to secure housing. The primary outcome is placement in stable housing as quickly as possible. All programs in the homelessness crisis response system, including emergency shelters, use a Housing First approach. Housing First is a model of housing assistance that prioritizes rapid placement and stabilization in permanent housing without preconditions (such as sobriety or a minimum income threshold).  This approach quickly connects individuals experiencing homelessness to permanent housing.

The Request and application format are available below. Completed and signed applications must be submitted electronically to CSB Grants and Compliance Director Heather Notter (hnotter@csb.org) no later than 5pm on March 28, 2019.

Permanent Housing Development Process

CSB is accepting proposals for new permanent supportive housing or rapid re-housing projects serving people experiencing homelessness, for consideration during the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) FY19 Continuum of Care (CoC) funding competition. During each annual competition, we have the opportunity to apply for additional new funds. The funding is not guaranteed and is granted via a national competition.

To submit a proposal, please submit a Concept Paper to Heather Notter (hnotter@csb.org) by 5pm Tuesday, April 30. The format for Concept Papers and details about the project development process is posted below. The CoC governing body will review the proposals and determine whether the projects will move forward to the CoC competition. The full process is outlined below.

We welcome proposals from any interested party, regardless of whether you currently receive CSB or CoC funding. Please feel free to forward this opportunity to anyone who may be interested.

April 30, 2019 - Concept Papers due to CSB

May 21, 2019 - Concept Papers discussed at CoC Board meeting

May 29, 2019 - Concept Papers discussed at CoC meeting; determine prioritization for the CoC application

TBD, per HUD schedule - CoC Project Applications due to CSB

August 2019 - Projects presented to Citizens Advisory Council (and Youth Action Board, if appropriate)

August 2019 - Projects presented to PSH or RRH providers

TBD, per HUD schedule - CoC application, including new projects, discussed at CoC Board meeting

TBD, per HUD schedule - CoC application, including new projects, discussed and prioritized at CoC meeting

TBD, per HUD schedule - CoC application submitted

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