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Solutions To End Homelessness Program (STEHP)

New York State (NYS) Office of Temporary and Disability Assistance (OTDA)

Agency: State

GrantWatch ID #145587

Grant Description

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Grants to New York nonprofit organizations, government agencies, social services districts and tribal entities to improve the quality of services and facilities available to families and individuals facing eviction or homelessness. Funding is intended to help individuals and families stay in their current housing, obtain new permanent housing, and provide support services during times of need.

OTDA intends to support comprehensive programs that are designed to: assist individuals living on the street with outreach services; help maintain and improve the quality of emergency shelters, transitional housing and drop-in centers for homeless individuals and families; help meet the costs of operating such programs; provide comprehensive supportive services aimed at housing stabilization; provide rapid re-housing services (obtaining a permanent living situation); or provide eviction prevention assistance to individuals and families. OTDA intends to support programs which are coordinated with Continuum of Care efforts.

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Additional Eligibility Criteria:

Nonprofit corporations are eligible to apply for these funds. All nonprofits are subject to the Prequalification Requirement in Grants Gateway.

Units of local government, local social services districts and tribal entities whose document vaults are available in Grants Gateway are also eligible to apply for these funds.

Applicants submitting on behalf of a consortium should identify the primary applicant and establish the relationship with all partners. The applicant must submit a letter(s) from the local Continuum of Care(s) body.

For ineligible activities, expenses and service populations see

Pre-Application Information:

- Request for Proposals Release: April 25, 2019
- Deadline to Submit Questions: May 17, 2019
- Proposed Date of Answers (on or about): May 24, 2019
- Proposals Due: June 14, 2019, 3:00 PM
- Award(s) Announced: July 2019

New York State OTDA has met all of the federal match requirement for ESG by adding State funds to expand resources available pursuant to this RFP. Therefore, applicants need not match the request or any resulting award with funds from other sources. In the event New YorkState funds decrease or are unavailable in subsequent years, OTDA reserves the right to request that agencies contribute to meet the matching requirement, up to a dollar for dollar (100%) match.

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Estimated Size of Grant:

OTDA is anticipating approximately $15 million in STEHP funds to be available for eligible providers in NYS for the first year of operation under this RFP. OTDA will make available statewide STEHP funds subject to appropriations from HUD and the New York State budget.

Term of Contract:

This funding will be for a five (5) year contract cycle (SFY 2019-2024) to be funded annually in one (1) year increments depending upon the availability of continued STEHP funding, satisfactory performance, and the discretion of OTDA.
- Contract Start Date: October 1, 2019
- Contract End Date: September 30, 2024

Contact Information:

Applications should be submitted electronically by the deadline in Grants Gateway at

Laura French, Program Manager
518) 486-9466
40 N. Pearl St. Suite 10C
Albany, NY 12243-0001

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