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Social Services for the Homeless

Grants to Morris County, New Jersey Nonprofits, For-Profits,
and Agencies for Short-Term Homelessness Services

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Morris County Department of Human Services (MCDHS)

Deadline Date:

06/30/17 2:00 PM Receipt


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Grants starting at $1,000 to Morris County, New Jersey nonprofits, for-profits, and public agencies to provide short-term social services for families and individuals who are at-risk of becoming homeless. The primary beneficiaries must be those who are experiencing non-recurring, short-term emergencies.

Eligible activities include:
-Emergency Shelter
-Hotel/Motel Placement
-Leased Apartments
-Related Case Management
-24-Hour Emergency Response
-Prevention of Homelessness activities (rental subsidies, rent/mortgage, and utility assistance)

For 2018, the following funding distinctions will be observed:

Approximately 75% of SSH funds are earmarked to provide services listed above for those individuals and families ineligible for assistance through Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF), General Assistance (GA) and supplemental Security Income (SSI).

Approximately 25% of funds are earmarked specifically to provide short-term (four month), non-recurring assistance to working families and cannot be used for:

-Persons receiving SSI
-Single persons or couples without dependent children
-Families with income over 250% of the Federal Poverty Index
-Any assistance that would require benefits for more than four months
-Families currently serving a TANF sanction or whose TANF case was closed due to sanction

All providers of SSH/State and SSH/TANF Shelter and/or Prevention services (with the exception of Domestic Violence Shelters) must utilize the New Jersey “AWARDS” Homeless Management Information System (HMIS) in order to become a State approved SSH vendor.

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 181684

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Estimated Size of Grant:

Minimum Funding Request: $1,000

Term of Contract:

The sub grant term is January 1, 2018 - December 31, 2018.

The County of Morris reserves the right to renew Subgrant agreements for the period of January 1, 2019 through December 31, 2019, based upon annual program review and the availability of funding.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

Applicants may select the following agency type on the application form:

-For Profit
-Faith Based

All applicants for services must meet the following criteria:

-Be appropriately licensed and maintain the highest standards of quality care.
-Use service outcome measures and performance standards, as required.
-Demonstrate an ability to provide and/or refer individuals to a full continuum of care.

Pre-Application Information:

Written questions are to be submitted in writing to the Office of Purchasing no later than seven (7) business days prior to the proposal submission deadline.

All Applications are due by 2:00 PM Friday, June 30, 2017. Applications must be received by 2:00 PM on the due date.

Contact Information:

Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.

Submit questions to the Office of Purchasing via fax:

James J. Jorgensen, QPA, CCPO

Shelia Carter

Applications are to be delivered or sent to:

Morris County Department of Human Services
P.O. Box 900
30 Schuyler Place, 3rd Floor
Morristown, NJ, 07963 -0900
Attn: Pat Mocarski

Funding or Pin Number:

CC #17-75

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Geographic Focus:

USA: New Jersey: Morris County