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Grants to Connecticut Nonprofits and Municipalities to Move the Homeless into Permanent Housing

Rapid Re-housing Program


GrantWatch ID#

Funding Source
State of Connecticut, Department of Housing (DOH)
Funding or PIN Number: 2016 -001
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Geographic Focus
USA: Connecticut

Important Dates
Deadline: 02/24/16 3:00 PM EST Save

Grant Description
Grants to Connecticut nonprofits and municipalities for programs that address the needs of homeless individuals and families. January 26 is the deadline for questions. Funding will be provided to move those who are living in shelters or in places unfit for human habitation into permanent housing as quickly as possible.

Grantees will provide time-limited housing supports and strategies in order to help program participants achieve housing stability.

Key Principles of Program Operation:

a. Housing focus. Homelessness is first and foremost a housing problem and should be treated as such. Housing focus understands the program participant’s immediate barriers to obtaining and keeping housing and then finds ways to eliminate or compensate for those barriers. Non-housing related barriers are addressed if and when the program participant chooses.

b. Housing first. Housing First is a programmatic and systems approach that centers on providing homeless people with housing quickly and then providing services as needed using a low-barrier approach that emphasizes community integration, stable tenancy, recovery and individual choice.

c. Choice and respect. Program participants are empowered to make their own choices about housing and services and to respond to the consequences of those choices.

d. Just enough assistance. The minimum assistance (financial and/or housing supports) necessary is provided for the shortest period of time possible. Strengths and barriers are identified at the outset of services. Supports are provided to accentuate strengths and eliminate those barriers in order to improve the program participant’s ability to sustain housing.


  • Agency of the county or other local government
  • City or township governments
  • County governments
  • Local Governments
  • Nonprofits having a 501(c)(3) status with the IRS
  • Others (see text field entitled "Additional Eligibility Criteria" for clarification)

Additional Eligibility Criteria
To be considered for the right to negotiate a contract, a respondent must have the following minimum qualifications:

a. A minimum of two (2) years demonstrated experience providing housing placement, relocation and/or stabilization case management services to homeless populations;
b. Established partnerships and/or collaborations with the providers in the applicable CAN and landlords and emergency shelters in the CAN specified in the respondent’s proposal.

Pre-Application Information
- Deadline for Questions: January 26, 2016, 4:00 PM ET.
- Answers Released: February 3, 2016.

Additional Funding Information

Estimated Total Program Funding:


Number of Grants
Up to 8.

Term of Contract
July 1, 2016 – June 30, 2018

Contact Information
Steve DiLella
Phone (860) 270-8081
FAX (860) 270-8200

RFP & Supporting Documents
Full Grant Text RFP

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