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Grants to Washington, DC Social Service and Nonprofit Organizations to Provide Housing for At-Risk Youth

FY 2020 Homeless Youth Shelter Beds, Transitional Housing and Extended Transitional Housing Programs


GrantWatch ID#

Funding Source
District of Columbia Department of Human Services (DHS)
Funding or PIN Number: DHS-FSA-HYRA-001-20
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Geographic Focus
USA: Washington, DC

Important Dates
Deadline: 09/13/19 4:00 PM - Receipt Save

Grant Description
Grants to Washington, DC social services organizations, nonprofit corporations, nonprofit organizations and charitable organizations, including faith-based organizations to provide beds for transitional and extended transitional housing and shelters. The target population served by this funding opportunity is at-risk youth between the ages 18 and 24.

In accordance with HSRA, DHS is authorized to provide funding to establish sixty (60) shelter beds, fifty (50) transitional housing beds and fifty (50) extended transitional housing beds in the District. The District seeks to expand the availability of youth-friendly shelter beds, transitional housing, extended transitional housing and homeless services to youth ages eighteen (18) through twenty-four (24) facing housing crises and in need of services and resources to enable them to grow and move toward stability and self-sufficiency.

Applications must demonstrate their intent and ability to leverage non-governmental assets; coordinate with other organizations in the homeless services Continuum of Care; and demonstrate a culturally competent, youth centric plan to support and facilitate transitions into adulthood.

The District of Columbia transitional housing program target population includes:
  • Youth between the ages of 18 and 24 who are economically or emotionally detached from their families and lack an adequate or fixed residence, including youth who are unstably housed, living in doubled up circumstances, in transitional housing, in shelter, or on the street. 
    • This excludes youth who are in the physical or legal custody of the District; 
  • Youth who are fleeing a situation of sexual assault, domestic violence, dating violence, and/or stalking.

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  • Others (see text field entitled "Additional Eligibility Criteria" for clarification)

Additional Eligibility Criteria
Organizations who meet the following eligibility requirements at the time of application may apply:
- Local social services organizations, not-for-profit corporations, non-profit organizations and charitable organizations, including faith-based organizations based in and serving the target population in the District of Columbia
- Organizations incorporated as a not-for-profit corporation or religious corporation or public agency under the laws of the District, or a corporation formed under laws of another state and authorized under District law to conduct corporate activities in the District, or provide care and services in the District and have been granted federal tax exempt status.

Eligible organizations may sub-grant the funding it received under this grant to subgrantees (providers), as approved by DHS to meet the requirements in this RFA. Applicants must include details on how it will manage services, financial, and legal responsibilities between itself as the Grantee and its sub-grantees. The application must clearly describe the roles and responsibilities for each party in the proposal.

Faith-Based Organizations
On the same basis as any other applicants, religious organizations are eligible to participate as long as the services funded by the District of Columbia Homeless Youth Shelter Beds, Transitional Housing, and Extended Transitional Housing Grants are provided consistent with the Establishment Clause and the Free Exercise Clause or the First Amendment to the United States Constitution, in accordance with United States Executive Order 13279 of December 12, 2002.

Pre-Proposal Conference
Pre-Application conference
Attendance is recommended

Friday, August 23rd, 2019
12:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m

Please RSVP to attend the Pre-Application Conference no later than August 16th, 2019. You may RSVP via telephone or email to Tamara Mooney.

Department of Human Services
64 New York Avenue, NE, 5th floor
Washington, D C 20002
(room number TBD after RSVP deadline)

Pre-Application Information
- Deadline for Submission: 4:00 PM, September 13th, 2019
- Applicants are encouraged to email their questions to Tamara Mooney on or before September 6th, 2019 at 4:00 p.m. Questions submitted after the deadline date will not receive responses. Please allow ample time for email to be received prior to the deadline date.

Organizations that anticipate submitting an application in response to this request should send an email Tamara Mooney. The Notice of Intent is not mandatory nor does it provide any specific obligation with regard to the review or award process.

Applicants may apply for one or more program types, but should submit separate applications for each program type.

The applicants’ budget submissions must adhere to a ten-percent (10%) maximum for indirect costs.

Number of Grants
DHS anticipates executing up to twelve (12) awards for the services discussed herein: Up to three (3) awards for Shelter Beds; Up to five (5) awards for Transitional Housing; Up to four (4) for Extended Transitional Housing

Estimated Size of Grant
Total Estimated Available Funding:
- Up to one million three hundred twenty thousand dollars and zero cents ($1,320,000) for Shelter Beds
- Up to two million one hundred thousand dollars and zero cents ($2,100,000) for Transitional Housing
- Up to one million seven hundred eleven thousand eight hundred dollars and zero cents ($1,711,800) for Extended Transitional Housing

Eligible organizations can be awarded up to the total amount available for a given type of program, or DHS may select several awardees for each program.

Term of Contract
This grant is being offered from October 1, 2019 to September 30, 2020, with an option to renew for up to five (5) additional years.

Contact Information
Submit applications by mail or email to:

Tamara Mooney, Program Analyst
The District of Columbia Department of Human Services
64 New York Avenue, NE, 5th Floor
Washington, DC 20002

Office of Partnerships and Grant Services
Phone: (202) 727-8900
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