Category Archives: Funding Opportunity

RFPs Available: Springfield ESG program; Hampden-Hampshire-Franklin HOPWA program

The City of Springfield has released Requests for Proposals (RFPs) for the Emergency Solutions Grant (ESG) program and the Housing Opportunities for Persons with AIDs (HOPWA) program. The RFPs and required forms may be accessed below. Applications are due back to the City of Springfield Office of Housing no later than 4 pm on April 16, 2015.

Springfield FY2015 Emergency Solutions Grant (ESG) program:

Hampden-Hampshire-Franklin FY2015-2017 Housing Opportunities for Persons with AIDs (HOPWA) program:



Hampden County CoC Competition Update: amount of funds available

More than one potential applicant has asked how much money is available in this regular (not bonus) CoC competition round.  The most accurate answer is that, since this is a fully open competition, applicants can compete for any amount up to the full amount of our grant ($2,504,506).

But what many applicants want to know is how much is available if every existing renewal program that seeks funding is renewed with full budgets.  This question usually cannot be answered at the beginning of the competition, because each program is assessing whether to apply and how much to apply for.

The information is now clearer for the Hampden County CoC.  Two transitional housing projects have decided not to seek renewal funding, and one rental assistance project is seeking less than its full allowed renewal budget.  As a result of these changes, the CoC knows that there is a minimum of $205,314 available for new projects.  As a reminder, the eligible categories for new projects are:

  • permanent supportive housing for chronically homeless individuals or families; and
  • rapid rehousing for homeless families who are in emergency shelter or unsheltered.

Applications are due October 14, 2014, at 4:30 p.m.  See the Hampden County FY2014 CoC Funding Competition page for more information.

More Q & Aa about the Hampden County CoC FY2014 Funding Competition

More Q & As have been added to this resource, including materials from the Oct. 3 bidders’ conference and anawers to questions submitted in writing.

Potential applicants should visit the revised Q & As.  As a reminder, the Hampden County CoC FY2014 compeition page is regularly adding new resources for the compeitition.