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Grants to Washington, DC Nonprofits and Public Housing Agencies for Housing Services to Low-Income Individuals Living with HIV

Facility Based Housing with Supportive Services


Agency
State

GrantWatch ID#
158231

Funding Source
District of Columbia Department of Health (DC Health)
HIV/AIDS, Hepatitis, STD, and Tuberculosis Administration (HAHSTA)
Funding or PIN Number: FO# HAHSTA-FBH-8.18.23
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Geographic Focus
USA: Washington, DC

Important Dates
Conference Date: 08/29/23
Deadline: 09/26/23 6:00 PM Save

Grant Description
Grants to Washington, DC nonprofit organizations and public housing agencies to provide emergency and transitional housing to homeless individuals with HIV who are homeless or at risk of homelessness. Applicants are advised that required registrations may take several weeks to complete. The purpose of the program is to provide services that will allow individuals living with HIV to avoid and exit homelessness.

The Facility-Based Emergency and Transitional Housing programs are designed to assist participating households that are seeking to exit or avoid imminent homelessness and move along the continuum to stable permanent housing. The services specifically supported under this RFA are intended to be provided within the context of the full range of housing, robust housing case management, medical, behavioral health, education, employment and benefits access, and other supportive services available to low-income persons living with HIV in the District of Columbia. These programs are operationalized through the central point of intake located at Housing Counseling Services. All referrals for these services will be made through this organization.

Two housing services will be funded through this RFA:

  • Facility Based Housing (Emergency) – up to sixty (60) days.
  • Facility-Based Housing (Transitional) – within a target goal of eighteen (18) months, but not to exceed twenty-four (24) months.

Both of these housing options could include additional staffing of a HAHSTA-funded Health Impact Specialist who helps to navigate and support the participant being successful in the implementation of their housing and services plans.

Eligibility for participation in the Facility-Based Emergency Housing program will be limited to people living with HIV with incomes at or below 50% of area median income (AMI) who also are homeless or at imminent risk of homelessness – as defined by HUD for the homeless Continuum of Care. The main goal of this program is successful exit to transitional or permanent housing in the shortest time necessary. All clients will be required to participate in the planning and active implementation of a permanent housing plan, with robust case management support. The two intended program objectives are either:

  • Provide emergency housing, defined as housing for no more than sixty (60) days in a six-month period. During this period, efforts will be made to assist participants in securing transitional or permanent housing, in shared or independent housing settings. Case management services will also be provided so that upon exceeding the time limitations of emergency housing, participants will have the ability to pay up to 30% of adjusted monthly income towards housing costs.; or
  • Serve as a bridge to a Permanent Supportive Housing program, for those who meet the level of need defined by the homeless housing continuum and are determined to be disabled and requiring services due to a combination of chronic homelessness and severe and persistent mental illness and/or physical disability.

For further information, see the following link: https://communityaffairs.dc.gov/sites/moca/files/dc/sites/moca/publication/attachments/FBHRFA_8.18.23_AMENDED.pdf#page=15



Recipient

Additional Eligibility Criteria
Not-for-profit and community-based organizations are eligible entities who can apply for a grant funds under this funding opportunity.

Pre-Proposal Conference
Pre Application conference for FO# HAHSTA-FBH-8.18.23
Tue, Aug 28, 2023

Register here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/pre-application-conference-for-fo-hahsta-fbh-81823-tickets-700950219977?aff=ebdsoporgprofile

Pre-Application Information
Timeline:
- RFA Release Date: Friday, August 18, 2023
- Application Deadline Date: Tuesday, September 26, 2023
- Application Deadline Time: 6:00 p.m.

Questions will not be accepted after September 12, 2023.

DC Health recommends that applicants create an EGMS account, establishing a Primary Account User as the authorized representative at least two weeks prior to the application submission deadline. There is no guarantee that the authorized representative would have an approved account if the registration process does not begin at least two weeks prior to the deadline. Deadline-day registrations may not be approved by the DC Health Office of Grants Management in time for submission.

Your EGMS registration will require your legal organization name, your DUNS # and Tax ID# in order to complete the registration. Your EGMS registration will also require your SAM (System for Award Management) expiration date to be entered into your agency profile. Please ensure that you have an active SAM registration.

The Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) will be answered and posted on the Districts Grants Clearing House Website: https://communityaffairs.dc.gov/content/community-grant-program

Additional Funding Information

Estimated Total Program Funding:

$2,800,000

Number of Grants
4

Estimated Size of Grant
Annual Floor Award Amount: $400,000
Annual Ceiling Award Amount: $500,000

Term of Contract
The first budget period of this award is from December 1, 2023 to September 30, 2024. After the first budget period, there will be up to three (3) additional 12-month budget periods for a total project period of December 1, 2023–September 30, 2026.

Contact Information
Apply online: https://egrantsdchealth.my.site.com/sitesigninpage

Submit questions by e-mail to:

Sherita Grant
Housing Coordinator, HOPWA
HIV/AIDS, Hepatitis, STD and TB Administration (HAHSTA)
DC Department of Health (DC Health)
899 North Capitol Street NE, 4th Floor
Washington, DC 20002
202.671.5062 phone
202.671.4860 fax

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