Detailed RFP 2019 HUD NOFA

MD-508: Calvert-Charles-St. Mary’s Continuum of Care Request for Proposals (RFP): US Housing and Urban Development (HUD) 2019 Notice of Funding Availability (NOFA)

The Calvert-Charles-St. Mary’s Continuum of Care (CoC) is accepting new and renewing applications for the 2019 HUD NOFA Local deadline to submit applications to the CoC is Friday, August 30, 2019 at 5pm. For more information contact Jackie Green, CoC Collaborative Applicant, jgreen@threeoakscenter.org.

General Criteria:

Applications for renewal and new projects are requested. The complete Notice of Funding Availability and all related resources for this competition can be accessed at HUD’s Homelessness Resource Exchange here. Applicants are strongly advised to review this information to better understand program eligibility components. Projects that do not fall within the HUD definition of permanent housing per the CFR or Notice of Funding Availability publication will not be accepted.

In order to be considered for inclusion in the CoC’s Application for Funding through the Continuum of Care Program, interested organizations must demonstrate that they meet HUD threshold standards for eligibility and have the organizational capacity to deliver services. Applicants must also demonstrate that their proposed projects are aligned with HUD and CoC strategic priorities and that the projects have been planned with the highest standards for quality and responsiveness to the needs of our community.

2019 Funding Priorities:

The CoC establishes annual funding priorities based on information from the most recent Gap and Needs Analysis, HUD priorities and progress on its own CoC strategic goals. More information on each of these can be found at the CoC’s website, www.somdcontinuumofcare.org .

The 2019 funding priorities for the CoC are:

A. Permanent supportive housing (PSH) that meet the requirement of Dedicated PLUS or where 100 percent of the beds are dedicated to chronically homeless individuals and families.

a. New PSH applications are encouraged for programs that demonstrate the ability to reach the unsheltered population.

B. Rapid rehousing (RRH) for literally homeless individuals, families, unaccompanied youth and other sub-populations as defined in the 2019 HUD NOFA.

a. New RRH applications are encouraged for programs that demonstrate the ability to reach the unsheltered population.

C.Joint Transitional Housing and Permanent Housing-Rapid Rehousing (Joint TH and PH-RRH) component projects to serve homeless individuals and families, includingindividuals or families fleeing or attempting to flee domestic violence.

Available Funding: Total available funding is determined by HUD and based on the CoC’s 2019 Annual Renewal Demand (ARD) of $2,841,450 for currently funded projects. HUD also offers potential funding for new projects as a housing bonus for strong CoC applications. Available funding for new projects under the housing bonus is $142,073. HUD is offering an additional $50,000 in bonus projects specifically focused on Domestic Violence. Application Review: The CoC’s Quality Assurance Committee is responsible for application review. Projects that meet the minimum HUD threshold eligibility requirements will be considered for review. Applications accepted for review in this funding will be rated and ranked according to application scores and the CoC’s funding priorities for 2019, as above. The review process is broken into two components: STEP ONE: Scoring New and renewal projects will be scored using the attached rubric. The scoring rubric assesses an applicant’s project plan and past performance in providing homeless services, alignment with HUD and CoC priorities, level of participation in the CoC including utilization of HMIS and Coordinated Assessment, and demonstrated staff and organizational capacity to undertake the proposed project with HUD funding. Please see attached 2019 Scoring Rubric for more information on Threshold Requirements and scoring criteria for renewal and new projects. STEP TWO: Rating and Ranking Using the scoring results, applications are then ranked according to:

•CoC and HUD Priority

•Application Score

•CoC Housing Inventory Capacity

HUD requires that the ranking process divide applications into two tiers. Projects placed in Tier 1 are deemed essential to the CoC and will include the top scoring priority ranked projects. This year HUD has allocated $2,670,964 of the ARD for Tier 1, or $2,670,964. Tier 2 projects include remaining projects that meet HUD eligibility and threshold requirements and are ranked according to ability to meet HUD and CoC’s identified high priority needs.

Reallocation:

Hud allows CoCs to consider reallocating or reducing funds from currently funded projects to a new project that provides permanent housing, that is better aligned with HUD and CoC priorities and/or is better able to achieve outcomes for a high performing project. For more information on reallocation, please see the CoC Standards Manual, pages 53-56.

Additional information:

Please visit www.somdcontinuumofcare.org for the CoC’s Gap and Needs Analysis and Strategic Plan to end Homelessness.

Andre Rice Legacy

Our beloved Andre Rice passed away suddenly on March 5, 2019. We miss him dearly. He was a former US Navy member who served our country, followed by a 20 year career with RE/MAX as a Realtor; and a committed member of Zion United Methodist Church and served as a Past President of Three Oaks Center. Andre was a caring, humble, loving man with a great sense of humor. He gave his time, talent and treasure to those in need in our community. We want to honor his memory by giving back to those in need.

We are asking for donations to assist various programs sponsored by Three Oaks Center; Non-perishable food items and paper products, full size personal hygiene products, t-shirts and socks. All supplies will be collected at the small businesses listed below from July 25, 2019 until August 30, 2019.

Collection Center

The Law Office of Joann Wood First Home Mortgage

Michael A. Guy Accounting Bob Taylor Engineering, Inc.

Stauffer’s Machine Shop RE/MAX Closers-Mechanicsville Office

Franzen Realty RE/MAX 100-Lexington Park Office

Leonard Realty

For additional information, please contact Mrs. Linda Taylor via email at bte@somd.net or by phone at 301-862-4300.

Notice of Funding Availability

PUBLIC NOTICE

Notice of Funding Availability: The US Department of Housing and Urban Development has published the 2019 Notice of Funding Availability (NOFA) for the Continuum of Care Program Competition. Nonprofit housing providers in Southern Maryland may apply for grant funding through the Calvert-Charles-St. Mary's Continuum of Care (CoC). Applications must be submitted no later than 5:00 PM, Friday, August 30, 2019.

• Applications are being requested from existing providers to renew or reallocate currently funded projects.

• Applications are also being requested for new projects that meet the specific criteria listed in the 2019 NOFA. Existing as well as new provider agencies may apply for new project funding. Funding available for new projects is estimated to be $142,073. Please review the NOFA for more detailed information on eligibility and criteria for funding.

A webinar on the 2019 NOFA will be held on Thursday July 25, 2:00 pm. You can participate in the webinar by logging on at https://zoom.us/j/600357824

Meeting ID: 600 357 824

Organizations considering applying for a new project are strongly encouraged to attend the webinar.

For more information, contact Jackie Green, the Calvert-Charles-St. Mary’s Continuum of Care Collaborative Applicant at 301-863-7361.

The complete Notice of Funding Availability and all related resources for this competition can be accessed here: FY 2019 CoC Program Competition: Funding Availability or by logging onto: https://www.hudexchange.info/resource/5852/fy-2019-continuum-of-care-coc-program-competition-nofa-whats-new-changes-and-highlights/

Notice of Funding Availability- Homelessness Solutions Program(HSP)

PUBLIC NOTICE

 

Notice of Funding Availability: The Maryland Department of Housing and Community Development, administers the Homelessness Solutions Program (HSP). This program provides funding to the Southern Maryland Continuum of Care serving Charles, Calvert and St. Mary’s Counties to address homelessness. Eligible activities for this funding include Emergency Shelter, Housing Stabilization Services, Outreach and HMIS.

Nonprofit housing providers in Southern Maryland may apply for this grant funding through the Calvert-Charles-St. Mary's Continuum of Care (CoC).

 

All NEW projects/providers wanting to apply for this funding must submit “Letters of Intent to Apply” to the Southern Maryland Continuum of Care by April 2nd.

 

NEW provider applicants are strongly encouraged to read all the materials on the HSP, which can be found at:

http://dhcd.maryland.gov/HomelessServices/Pages/GrantFunding.aspx

 

For questions about the Homelessness Solutions Program, the application, or the application process, please contact Jackie Green, Chief Financial Officer, Three Oaks Center, at 301-863-7361 or jgreen@threeoakscenter.org.

 

Case Management Position Available

Case Manager Position Available

Full-time case manager position available. Candidates must possess a bachelor's degree or have a minimum of 3 years' experience in the human services field. Position includes advocacy, linkage to resources in the community, assistance with housing and financial stability and life skills development for individuals and families experiencing homelessness.

Candidate must have strong computer skills, a valid driver's license and vehicle as the position requires field work.

To be considered for this position, please provide a resume by email to jgreen@threeoakscenter.org or by mail to Three Oaks Center, P.O. Box 776, Lexington Park, MD 20653.

HUD Renewal Announcement

HUD Announced Nearly $2 Billion for FY 2018 CoC Renewal Projects

On January 26, 2019 HUD announced nearly $2 billion to renew more than 5,800 local homeless housing and service programs across the U.S. and its territories. These Continuum of Care (CoC) grants will help end homelessness and provide critically needed support to local programs on the front lines of serving individuals and families experiencing homelessness. The announcement includes FY 2018 awards for all renewal projects and projects that applied for transition grants. Awards for new projects, including projects being awarded with Domestic Violence Bonus (DV Bonus) funding, will be announced at a later date.

View a list of the renewal and transition grant awards by CoC.

This announcement includes awards for the following types of projects in both Tier 1 and Tier 2:

  • One-year renewals for expiring grants, including those for CoCs designated as a Unified Funding Agency;

  • Renewals where the applicant applied to consolidate several renewal grants; and

  • Projects where the applicant applied for a transition grant.

The announcement does not include awards for the following types of projects:

  • New projects created through Bonus, DV Bonus, or Reallocation, including those for CoCs designated as a Unified Funding Agency;

  • CoC Planning and Unified Funding Agency Costs projects; and

  • New grants that expand existing projects (expansion grants).

HUD will announce awards for the above noted new projects at a later date.

Award letters for renewal and transition grants are being emailed to the email addresses we have on file. If an identified awardee does not receive an award letter in the next few days, please contact HUD's Ask A Question (AAQ) portal.

If you wish to appeal this decision, you will have 45 days beginning when HUD makes the final award announcement. This final award announcement will be made at a later date, and HUD will send an announcement over the listserv to indicate that a final award announcement has been made and indicating the deadline for appeals. See Section X of the FY 2018 NOFA for more details.

For questions relating to this announcement, a recipient or Collaborative Applicant should send a message through HUD’s AAQ portal.

We deeply appreciate your work to end homelessness.

Office of Special Needs Assistance Programs

Notice of Funding Availability

PUBLIC NOTICE

Notice of Funding Availability: The US Department of Housing and Urban Development has published the 2018 Notice of Funding Availability (NOFA) for the Continuum of Care Program Competition. Nonprofit housing providers in Southern Maryland may apply for grant funding through the Calvert-Charles-St. Mary's Continuum of Care (CoC). Applications must be submitted no later than 5:00 PM, Friday, August 17, 2018.


Applications are being requested from existing providers to renew or reallocate currently funded projects.


Applications are also being requested for new projects that meet the specific criteria listed in the 2018 NOFA. Existing as well as new provider agencies may apply for new project funding. Funding available for new projects is estimated to be $165,025. Please review the NOFA for more detailed information on eligibility and criteria for funding.


A webinar on the 2018 NOFA will be held on Friday July 20, 10:00 am. You can participate in the webinar by logging on at https://zoom.us/j/436786153
Meeting ID: 436 786 153

Organizations considering applying for a new project are strongly encouraged to attend the webinar.


For more information, contact Jackie Ogg, the Calvert-Charles-St. Mary’s Continuum of Care Lead Applicant consultant at 301-537-5627.

The complete Notice of Funding Availability and all related resources for this competition can be accessed at HUD's Homelessness Resource Page here or by logging onto: https://www.hudexchange.info/programs/e-snaps/fy-2018-coc-program-nofa-coc-program-competition/?utm_source=HUD+Exchange+Mailing+List&utm_campaign=4c48c039f2-CoC+Competition+Open+6.19.18&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_f32b935a5f-4c48c039f2-19372325#nofa-and-notices