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Housing Opportunities for Person with AIDS (HOPWA) Grant

Grants to West Virginia Nonprofits for Programs that Address the
Housing Needs of Individuals with HIV/AIDS and Their Families

Agency Type:

State

Funding Source:

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West Virginia Community Advancement and Development (WVCAD)

Conf. Date:

04/02/19

Deadline Date:

04/26/19 5:00 PM Receipt

Description:

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Grants to West Virginia nonprofit organizations for programs that address the housing needs of low-income individuals with HIV/AIDS and their families who are homeless, have unstable housing, or are at risk of homelessness. Funding is intended to provide housing and other support services to help the most vulnerable households with multiple health and life challenges to achieve housing stability and to increase access to care, reduce emergency care costs, and improve life outcomes for beneficiaries.

Program Description:

- Program emphasis should be placed on providing adequate assessment of program participant’s housing barriers with a focus on stabilizing their housing as soon as possible. The overall goal of the HOPWA program is that 80% of those assisted with HOPWA housing assistance are stably housed at the end of the program year.
- HOPWA program participants should connect with other mainstream resources to assure the greatest impact with the least amount of HOPWA funds used.
- All funded HOPWA subrecipients are expected to develop, with the input of each program participant, an individualized housing plan.
- Program emphasis should be placed on successfully coordinating services for program participants so that each person served has contact with a case manager and a primary health care provider and can access and maintain medical insurance/assistance and sources of income

The Housing Opportunities for Persons with AIDS (HOPWA) Program is flexible and supports a wide range of eligible housing activities and support services, so that subrecipients may customize programs based on community housing and service needs, special sub-populations served, and other available public and private resources. Persons living with HIV/AIDS confront unique barriers to accessing housing, care, and services. These challenges are compounded by experiences of housing discrimination, stigma, or limited local affordable housing options, and often jeopardize an individuals’ chances of remaining stably housed. By assisting with housing and related services, the HOPWA program helps people living with HIV/AIDS to enter housing, access and remain in care, and adhere to complex treatment regimes.

For additional information about the goals and objectives of HOPWA, see:
http://wvcad.org/assets/files/resources/HOPWA/PY2019-HOPWA-Funding-Application.pdf#page=7

Eligible activities are intentionally focused on housing—either financial assistance to help pay for housing, or services designed to keep people in housing or obtain housing. This assistance is not intended to provide long-term support for program participants, nor will it be able to address all of the financial and supportive services needs of households that affect housing stability. Rather, assistance should be focused on housing stabilization, linking program participants to community resources and mainstream benefits, and helping participants develop a plan for preventing future housing instability.

For additional information about eligible activities, see:
http://wvcad.org/assets/files/resources/HOPWA/PY2019-HOPWA-Funding-Application.pdf#page=9

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 185640

Estimated Total Program Funding:

$450,000

Term of Contract:

The period of performance is July 1, 2019 to September 30, 2020.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

Nonprofit agencies are eligible applicants for ESG funding and are referred to as “Subrecipients” where funding is received directly from WVCAD.

Eligible applicants must be:
A nonprofit 501(c)(3) and be current on 990 filings at time of application;
b. Comply with ESG guidelines and applicable state and federal policies and procedures, including compliance with federal and state non-discrimination laws;
c. Have established accounting practices including internal controls, fiscal accounting procedures and cost allocation plans, and can track agency and program expense by revenue source;
d. Submit, as part of this application, the applicant’s West Virginia Business License and IRS 501(c)(3) determination letter;
e. Demonstrate prior experience serving individuals and families with HIV/AIDS and those atrisk of, or currently experiencing homelessness; and
f. Certify that they will fully utilize the Homelessness Management Information System (HMIS).

Unallowable costs include personal items such as clothing; property taxes and condominium fees (except when they are included in the mortgage payment); furniture (except for facility-based housing funded under facility operations); grooming; personal vehicle maintenance and repairs; financial assistance and consumer credit payments; entertainment activities; pets; and other non-housing related costs.

Pre-Application Information:

The deadline for submission of applications is April 26, 2019, 5:00 PM.

All questions must be submitted in writing via e-mail to Lee Tabor. Responses to any written questions will be provided via e-mail to all agencies that have notified WVCAD of their intent to apply.

Applicants must submit one complete copy of the applicant’s most recent SAM registration: http://www.sam.gov/

Timeline:
- Application Released: March 21, 2019
- Technical Assistance Call 1: March 29, 2019
- Technical Assistance Call 2: April 2, 2019
- Application Submittal Deadline: April 26, 2019
- Notification of Approval: June 14, 2019
- Grant Agreement to Sub-recipients: July 1, 2019

Contact Information:

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

Submit applications digitally to:
Lee Tabor, Program Manager
lee.g.tabor@wv.gov

Jeremy Hutchinson, Compliance Manager
jeremy.r.hutchinson@wv.gov

Jennifer Ferrell, Interim Director, WVCAD
jennifer.l.ferrell@wv.gov

West Virginia Community Advancement and Development
HOPWA Grant
1900 Kanawha Boulevard East, Building 3, Suite 700
Charleston, WV 25305-0311
(304) 558-2234
Fax (304) 558-2246

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Geographic Focus:

USA: West Virginia