Homeless Alliance of WNY (HAWNY) is the Continuum of Care and HMIS lead for Erie, Niagara, Genesee, Wyoming, and Orleans County. HAWNY is the recipient of the CoC Planning funds awarded by HUD during the last CoC competition. We are looking to subcontract a portion of this grant to improve homeless service coordination within the 5 county region.
Eligible entities: non-for-profit organizations, for profit organizations, researcher professionals
Amount: a maximum of $200,000 will be awarded among all categories.
Term: Maximum one year, with the possibility of it being renewable dependent upon continued HUD funding. We expect to select a majority of the projects before September 15, 2021 and execute the contract as soon as we receive a contract from HUD. This is an open RFP and there is no deadline for the submission of proposals.
Match requirement: a minimum of 25% of the requested amount. Can be in-kind or cash match.
Eligible activities: Funds cannot be used as direct service to clients. Funds can be used to coordinate services, creating strategies/ partnerships to improve system outcomes, providing training to case managers etc. Operating costs may be included for travel, office space, phone etc. Admin costs such as supervision are not eligible through this grant.
Applicant can apply for one or more areas below:
Research could be qualitative or quantitative. Research topics must tie to improving system performance in order to reach the goal of ending homelessness. End product must include improvement strategies. Topics could include but are not limited to:
Training include but not limited to
Applicants must detail how this project can benefit participants in CoC funded housing programs and use specific measurements to prove that the project has a direct impact on improving employment. Quarterly reports on measurements set by the applicants will be required to submit to HAWNY.
Applicants must comply with financial draws that will be developed with the Homeless Alliance in compliance with all HUD regulations and generally accepted accounting principles. The applicant agrees to allow the Homeless Alliance or their representative access to all financial records, time sheets and other records to confirm compliance with HUD regulations.
Continuum of Care federal regulations – 24 CFR 578
Application and budget worksheet:
Please complete the 2021 CoC Planning RFP Application Form and the 2021 CoC Planning RFP Budget Worksheet. The application requires a statement of need, proposed benefit, project narrative, budget narrative, and scope of services. The budget worksheet must include budget details on salary, fringe, other program expenses, and sources of match. The budget worksheet also requires information about each funded position through the proposed FY2021 CoC Planning project to include position, position description, wages, fringe benefits, and time allocation.
All proposals must be submitted electronically to Kexin Ma at [email protected].
Open deadline. This RFP will remain open until all HUD Planning funds are allocated.
The Homeless Alliance reserves the right to accept or reject any and all proposals or to accept or reject proposals in full or in part.