Applying For Funds

Request for Proposals - Family Rapid Re-Housing

CSB is seeking proposals for a program providing rapid re-housing services for families who are experiencing homelessness in Columbus and Franklin County. Application materials are below. Completed and signed applications are due to Grants and Compliance Director Heather Notter at hnotter@csb.org no later than 5 pm on April 3, 2020. Applications must be submitted electronically.

Please direct any questions to Heather Notter. Responses to all questions submitted will be provided to all applicants that submit questions or express interest in this RFP. Please notify Heather Notter via email by March 30, 2020 if you would like to receive responses to submitted questions.

3/13/2020 - Request for Proposals released

4/3/2020 - Completed proposals due by 5pm

4/6/2020-4/17/2020 - Applicant selection

4/20/2020 - Award announcement

7/1/2020 or earlier - Contract issuance

7/1/2020 or earlier - Program fully staffed and operational

Gateway Application Materials

The FY21 Gateway application will open February 7, 2020. FY21 submissions are due to CSB by 5pm Thursday March 26, 2020. Please contact Cathy Ellerbrock with any questions (cellerbrock@csb.org, 614-715-2530).

Permanent Housing Development Process

2020 Continuum of Care Application

If you are planning to submit a new permanent supportive housing or rapid re-housing project for the HUD Continuum of Care (CoC) funding application in summer 2020, the Columbus and Franklin County CoC governing body will need to review and prioritize the project. We welcome proposals from any interested party, regardless of whether you currently receive CSB or CoC funding. 

If you submitted a new project in the 2019 CoC application, you do not need to resubmit. Just let us know that you also want to submit for the 2020 CoC application (pending the results of the 2019 CoC competition Tier 2 awards) and confirm whether the funding request is the same. If you submitted a Project Plan for the 2020 Ohio Housing Finance Agency (OHFA) tax credit prioritization, you do not need to resubmit. Just let us know that you also need prioritization for the CoC application and confirm whether the funding request is the same.

Please submit Concept Papers (or confirm previously submitted information) to Heather Notter (hnotter@csb.org) by 5pm Tuesday April 30, 2020. The Information Packet and Concept Paper format are below. If prioritized by the CoC governing body, the applicant will complete the CoC application in summer 2020.

 

Timeline for CoC Application Process

April 30, 2020 Concept Papers due to CSB

May 28, 2020 Concept Papers discussed at CoC Board meeting

June 4, 2020 Concept Papers discussed and approved at CoC meeting

Summer 2020 CoC application process

 

2021 Ohio Housing Finance Agency Application

If you are planning to submit a permanent supportive housing project for Ohio Housing Finance Agency (OHFA) tax credits in 2021, the Continuum of Care (CoC) governing body will need to review and prioritize the projects. We welcome proposals from any interested party, regardless of whether you currently receive CSB or CoC funding.

If you submitted a Project Plan for the 2020 OHFA tax credit prioritization, you do not need to resubmit. Just let us know that you also need prioritization for 2021 (pending the 2020 OHFA results) and confirm whether the Project Plan is the same. 

Please submit Concept Papers (or confirm previously submitted information) to Heather Notter (hnotter@csb.org) by 5pm Tuesday April 30, 2020. The Information Packet and Concept Paper format are below.

 
Timeline for OHFA prioritization process

April 30, 2020 Concept Papers due to CSB

May 28, 2020 Concept Papers discussed at CoC Board meeting

June 4, 2020 Concept Papers discussed and approved at CoC meeting

September 2, 2020 Project Plans due to CSB

October/November 2020 Project Plans presented to Citizens Advisory Council (and Youth Action Board, if appropriate)

October/November 2020 Project Plans presented to PSH providers

January 2021 Project Plans discussed at CoC Board meeting

January 2021 Project Plans discussed, approved, and prioritized at CoC meeting

February 2021 OFHA tax credit applications due

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