Grants to USA States, territories, local government agencies, and nonprofits to provide low-income persons living with HIV/AIDS who are victims of gender-based crimes, with necessary housing and supportive services. On January 22 a debriefing and pre-application webcast will be held for anyone interested in submitting an application under this reissued grant, including previous and new applicants.
Two grants will be awarded to each successful applicant, one to provide housing assistance and the other to provide supportive services to program beneficiaries.
Selected applicants will provide housing assistance and supportive services to low-income persons living with HIV/AIDS who are homeless, or in need of transitional housing or other housing assistance, as a result of sexual assault, domestic violence, dating violence, or stalking and for whom emergency shelter services or other crisis intervention services are unavailable or insufficient. Each successful applicant under this demonstration will receive two separate one-time only, non-renewable grants from HUD:
(1) A grant that will be used to fund housing assistance for program beneficiaries, coordination and planning activities, and grant management and administration of the HOPWA award.
(2) A Transitional Housing Assistance Program grant to pay for supportive services for program beneficiaries and for grant management and administration of the Transitional Housing Assistance Program award.
States and units of local government applying for funding are expected to provide funding to project sponsors with expertise in HIV housing and services, and sexual assault, domestic violence, dating violence, or stalking services. For example, the City of Somewhere may apply as the grantee and coordinate administrative functions, but it must provide funding to project sponsors to carry out project activities.
Others (see text field entitled "Additional Eligibility Criteria" for clarification)
U.S. Territory or Possession
Additional Eligibility Criteria
- Nonprofits must be eligible under both HOPWA and the Transitional Housing Assistance Program to apply as the grantee.
-If a nonprofit is only eligible under one funding stream, they may serve as a project sponsor under a state or unit of local government applying for the grant.
- Eligible nonprofit grantees include those that: (1) Are organized under state or local laws; (2) Have no part of net earnings inuring to the benefit of any member, founder, contributor or individual; (3) Have a functioning accounting system that is operated in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles, or has designated an entity that will maintain such an accounting system; (4) Have among their purposes significant activities related to providing services or housing to persons with HIV/AIDS; AND (5) Have a documented history of effective work concerning sexual assault, domestic violence, dating violence, or stalking.
-Nonprofits applying as grantees may also utilize project sponsors with appropriate expertise to carry out project activities, but the nonprofit applying as a grantee must meet the definition of a nonprofit grantee under both programs.
HUD will conduct a Debriefing and Pre-Application Webcast on January 22, 2016, from 2:00-3:30 PM EST for anyone interested in submitting an application under the reissued VAWA/HOPWA Project Demonstration NOFA.
The webcast will serve as a debriefing for all applicants who applied under the original AWA/HOPWA Project Demonstration NOFA, and as a resource for new applicants. The webcast will highlight and discuss the NOFA eligibility requirements that were particularly challenging for applicants under the original NOFA competition. More information on the webcast will be provided through the HOPWA mailing list.