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Housing Opportunities for Persons with AIDS (HOPWA)

Grants to Las Vegas, Nevada Nonprofits to Increase
Affordable Housing for Individuals with AIDS

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City of Las Vegas

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12/14/17 3:00 PM PST Receipt


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Grants to Las Vegas, Nevada nonprofit organizations to increase the availability of affordable housing for individuals with AIDS or related diseases, as well as their families. Applicants must attend the November 14 or November 15 technical assistance workshop to be eligible.

CDBG Overview:

The City of Las Vegas seeks qualified applicants that will provide opportunities for affordable housing to prevent and reduce homelessness, create safe and livable communities, economic opportunities for individuals with low to moderate incomes, and educational enrichment opportunities. The Request for Proposal (RFP) invites qualified organizations to submit an application for an assessment of their organizational structure, staffing, their organization’s ability to meet the scope of work, and relevant experience.

Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) programs are designed to assist residents with life's necessities, which will ultimately promote a better quality of life. The City of Las Vegas seeks new and innovative programs that are proven effective and that will improve the quality of life for low- and moderate-income Las Vegas residents.

Eligible applicants must demonstrate programming that is supported by evidence-based practices. The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development defines an evidence-based approach or practice as, “a specific technique or intervention model shown to have positive effects on outcomes through rigorous evaluation.” It is expected that organizations applying for program funding associated with this grant will follow an evidence-based practice model for programming.

Contract Scope:

The City of Las Vegas’ focus areas for Fiscal Year 2018-2019 and 2019-2020 include low-income individuals with acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS) or related diseases and the individual’s family. (24 CFR 574.3) Additionally, focus will be provided to assist (1) all forms of housing designed to prevent homelessness, including emergency housing; (2) shared housing arrangements, apartments, single room occupancy dwellings, and community residences; (3) housing information and referral services to assist an eligible person to locate, acquire, finance and maintain housing, which may also include fair housing counseling; and (4) supportive services as part of any HOPWA-assisted housing. (24 CFR 574.300)

Applicants are encouraged to provide data demonstrating positive impact on the Community Queue Waiting List in HMIS as well as measurable data to support individual and community impact. An example of an outcome indicator for programs with a homelessness focus include at least six (6) months data that supports clients becoming self-sufficient and stable with minimal risk of becoming homeless after program exit. Self-sufficiency is defined as requiring no outside help in satisfying one’s basic needs (housing, food, etc.)*

Bonus points will be awarded based on the following factors:
-Whether a sustainability plan exists. Such a plan should demonstrate the agency’s capacity to continue the program well after the funding term is in place; and
-Whether a collaboration plan exists. Such a plan should demonstrate that a partnership to execute services with community providers is in place;

Additional bonus points will be provided to applicants whose representatives attended the 2017 City of Las Vegas Non-Profit Symposium.

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 145054

Term of Contract:

This RFP is for a two-year grant period.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

Eligible applicants are defined as those that:
1. Are a 501(c)(3) or 501(c)(4) nonprofit;
2. Have been in business at least one year prior to the application release date;
3. Identified as active and in good standing with the Nevada Secretary of State office; and
4. In possession of a current City of Las Vegas Business License with an address where the services will be provided

Pre-proposal Conference:

Organizations planning to apply for City of Las Vegas Grants are required to attend one of the application workshops. All workshops are mandatory; applicants must attend a technical assistance workshop in order to apply for one of the available grants.

Workshops are limited to the first 35, and an RSVP is required to attend.

All workshops will be held at Las Vegas City Hall – 495 S. Main Street, Las Vegas, NV 89101.

HOPWA workshops are scheduled for:
-Tuesday, November 14, 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
-Wednesday, Nov. 15th, 8:30 AM - 10:30 AM

Pre-Application Information:

The deadline for submitting completed applications is Thursday, December 14, 2017 at 3:00 PM PST.

Qualified applicants will be invited to participate in the presentation phase of the application process. Presentations before the Community Development Review Board (CDRB) will be held in January, 2018. Presentation notification will be forwarded to the selected applicants. Following the decision of the CDRB and the Las Vegas City Council, applicants for approved programs will be contacted.

Contact Information:

Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.

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To RSVP for a workshop, contact:

Gina Candelario

City of Las Vegas Contacts:

Angela Washington

Angela Phillips

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Geographic Focus:

USA: Nevada: City of Las Vegas