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Grants to New York Agencies, Nonprofits, and Tribes to Provide Services that Promote Housing Stability

New York State Supportive Housing Program (NYSSHP)


Agency
State

GrantWatch ID#
160119

Funding Source
New York State (NYS) Office of Temporary and Disability Assistance (OTDA)
Funding or PIN Number: TDA01-NYSSHP-2020
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Geographic Focus
USA: New York CityNew York

Important Dates
Deadline: 07/16/21 2:00 PM ET Save

Grant Description
Grants to New York local governments, social services districts, nonprofit organizations, and tribal organizations to provide services to residents to promote self-sufficiency and housing stability. Funding is intended for services to residents of applicant managed permanent or transitional housing. Priority will be given to applicants serving Medicaid recipients.

The New York State Supportive Housing Program (NYSSHP) funding is intended to support the provision of services that assist residents of supportive housing to remain stably housed so as not to enter or re-enter the homeless services system. 

NYSSHP funds support the cost of providing services designed to promote housing stability and greater independence including employability, mental/physical health stability and/or academic attainment. 

Eligible Target Populations

There are three eligible target populations served by the NYSSHP: single adults, young adults, and families.

Single Adults:
NYSSHP eligible single adults are defined as adult individuals living without children, who are residing in an eligible unit and who are in need of services to live independently and remain stably housed.

Young Adults (up to age 25):
NYSSHP eligible young adults are those up to age 25, who are single without dependents, whose incomes do not exceed 200% of the federal poverty level and, unless in receipt of public assistance, whose participation in such a program would not constitute “assistance” under the Federal Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) regulations (https://www.acf.hhs.gov/ofa/programs/tanf/laws-regulations).

Families:
NYSSHP eligible families are those whose incomes do not exceed 200% of the federal poverty level. In addition, households must be in need of supportive housing and accompanying services that promote housing stability and self-sufficiency. For the purposes of this RFP, families include pregnant women and couples without children.

For more information about eligible target populations, see https://otda.ny.gov/contracts/2021/NYSSHP/21-NYSSHP-RFP.pdf#page=7.

For information about eligible services and costs, see https://otda.ny.gov/contracts/2021/NYSSHP/21-NYSSHP-RFP.pdf#page=8.

For information about eligible units, see https://otda.ny.gov/contracts/2021/NYSSHP/21-NYSSHP-RFP.pdf#page=10.

For information about how proposals will be prioritized, see https://otda.ny.gov/contracts/2021/NYSSHP/21-NYSSHP-RFP.pdf#page=12.



Recipient

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

Additional Eligibility Criteria
An eligible applicant is a local social services district, unit of local government, tribal organization or nonprofit corporation eligible to do business in the State of New York. Eligible applicants must manage, own, lease, or operate transitional or permanent housing or be a local social services district or unit of local government applying on behalf of a nonprofit corporation(s).

Eligible applicants may also apply in cooperation with one another. A formal agreement establishing the relationship between the two organizations must be presented as part of the proposal. In such circumstances, the primary applicant (the Manager/Owner/Operator) will be required to contract with OTDA and have full legal responsibility to implement the proposed project. Applicants that do not operate, own, or lease transitional and/or permanent supportive housing units may not be the primary applicant for the purposes of this RFP, with the exception of local units of government.

NYSSHP funds may not be used to support:
- The provision of intensive services such as health, mental health or personal supervision that should be provided either in a state-licensed or certified residential program (e.g. community residences certified by the State Office of Mental Health (OMH), adult homes licensed by the New York State Department of Health, etc.) or by other existing state or local funding streams such as Community Support Services (CSS) funds provided by OMH.
- Costs that would constitute “assistance” under Federal TANF regulations. Assistance under Federal TANF regulations are those services and/or benefits that are intended to provide ongoing basic income support. Assistance may include cash payments, vouchers, and other forms of benefits designed to meet a household’s on-going needs.

In no event shall units be located in an operating:
- Hotel, motel or other dwelling occupied transiently;
- Shelter for families as defined in 18 NYCRR Part 900, or single adults as defined in 18 NYCRR Part 491 of the Social Services Law; or any other facility with overnight sleeping accommodations, the primary purpose of which is to provide temporary shelter to recipients of temporary housing assistance.
- Residential facility or institution which is required to be licensed by any state agency except for Office of Children and Family Services (OCFS) certified young adult projects;
- College or school dormitory;
- Clubhouse, fraternity or sorority house;
- House intended for use primarily or exclusively by the employees of a company or institution; or
- Convent or monastery.

Pre-Application Information
RFP Due Date: July 16, 2021 2:00 pm

Any questions about this RFP must be submitted in writing by 3:00 pm on June 11, 2021. Written responses to all questions will be posted at https://otda.ny.gov/.

Timeline:
- Request for Proposals Release: June 2, 2021
- Deadline to Submit Questions: June 11, 2021
- Proposed Date of Answers (on or about): June 16, 2021
- Proposals Due: July 16, 2021
- Award(s) Announced: August 2021

Please be advised that applicants should not submit separate applications for each target population. Agencies serving multiple populations must complete one application in the Grants Gateway System, clearly indicating the number of beds/units designated for each target population (single adults, families and/or young adults). Applicants should address each question thoroughly from the perspective of each target population to be served.

Eligible applicants may apply in anticipation of units which are under construction or not yet obtained but will be operational within the contract term. These applications or units will be considered a lesser priority.

Only applicants that are units of local government and social services districts must provide an actual dollar-for-dollar match of the NYSSHP funds that are provided under this program.

New York City applicants must demonstrate how the supportive housing units identified in this application will not also be funded with New York City Department of Homeless Services (DHS)/ Human Resources Administration (HRA) supportive housing funds and must provide verification.

Nonprofits must register in Grants Gateway and complete the Vendor Prequalification process in order for proposals to be evaluated.

View this opportunity in Grants Gateway:
https://grantsgateway.ny.gov/intelligrants_NYSGG//module/nysgg/goportal.aspx?NavItem1=4&ngoID=5001651

Estimated Size of Grant
Single Adults and Young Adults: $215 per bed ($2,580 annually)
Families: $290 per unit per month ($3,480 annually)

Term of Contract
It is anticipated that successful applicants will receive multi-year contracts for five years with a provision for termination at any time and an allowance for additional renewal terms.

- Contract Start Date: January 1, 2022
- Contract End Date: December 31, 2026

Contact Information
Applications must be submitted electronically through Grants Gateway at https://grantsgateway.ny.gov.

Any questions about this RFP must be submitted in writing to the attention of:
Karen Pierino
New York State Office of Temporary and Disability Assistance
Bureau of Housing and Support Services
40 North Pearl Street, Floor 10C
Albany, New York 12243
Email: servicesRFP.qanda@otda.ny.gov

Designated Contact:
Karen Pierino, Program Manager
Phone/Email: (518) 473-8968 / Karen.pierino@otda.ny.gov

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