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Springfield-Hampden CoC RFP seeking New Project Sponsor for Existing Project

The Springfield-Hampden Continuum of Care has issued an RFP for New Project Sponsor for Permanent Supportive Housing for Chronically Homeless Families. The RFP seeks a new operator for an existing project that provides permanent supportive housing to eight families who have been chronically homeless.

There will be a bidders conference on Wednesday, July 27, 2016 at 11 am. Applications are due August 5, 2016, at 4 pm, at the Springfield Office of Housing, 1600 E. Columbus Ave., Springfield. Please see the RFP for additional information about this funding opportunity.

[Note: this announcement is also posted at the Springfield-Hampden County CoC website. It’s being double-posted here in case not everyone has moved to that site and subscribed.]

Springfield-Hampden CoC Request for Proposals for FY16 Competition: Seeking New and Renewal Projects

The Springfield-Hampden Continuum of Care has released the FY16 Request for Proposals for New and Renewal CoC Projects.

The CoC will hold a bidders conference on Wednesday, July 27, 2016 at 10 am at the City of Springfield Office of Housing, 1600 E. Columbus Ave., Springfield. Completed applications are due by August 12, 2016 at 4:00 p.m. Please see the RFP for complete instructions.

[Note: this announcement is also posted at the Springfield-Hampden County CoC website. It’s being double-posted here in case not everyone has moved to that site and subscribed.]

 

Springfield/Hampden County Funding Opportunities for Homeless Service Providers

There are several open funding opportunities for Springfield-Hampden County providers, as described below.

Opportunities Related to the EOHHS RFR

The Springfield-Hampden County Continuum of Care, through its fiscal agency the City of Springfield, has released two Requests for Proposals, seeking organizations to carry out homelessness prevention/rapid rehousing activities. The CoC’s funding of these activities is contingent on the CoC being awarded funds in response to its application to the Commonwealth’s recent RFR. The CoC RFPs were released Feb. 8, 2016, and responses are due back to the City of Springfield Office of Procurement March 4, 2016 by 2 pm.

  1. Administration of Flexible Funds for Homelessness Prevention and Rapid Rehousing  The CoC seeks one to three experienced agencies to administer flexible funds for homelessness prevention and rapid rehousing. The agencies will serve as a pass-through for these funds, and there is no funding available for staff. Agencies will receive 5% of funds awarded for administrative costs related to administration of the program, Agencies must have a plan to cover/provide intake for the flexible funds in Chicopee, Holyoke, Westfield and Springfield, as well as for victims of domestic violence–this can be done through partnerships with other agencies that will serve as Intake Agencies.
  2. Homeless Youth Initiative The CoC seeks one to three experienced agencies to operate housing stabilization, homelessness diversion and rapid rehousing for youth aged 18-24. The specific activities the CoC seeks are: employment of a Youth Stabilization Specialist; administration of flexible funds to prevent youth homelessness; operation of a Kinship Care program; employment of a Youth Rehousing Specialist, and operation of a rapid rehousing program for youth.

Springfield Emergency Solutions Grant Program

The City of Springfield has released a Request for Proposals seeking providers to operate activities under the federal Emergency Solutions Grant (ESG) program. Eligible activities include homelessness prevention, rapid rehousing, outreach services and operating support for existing emergency shelter. ESG funds are provided to the City to serve Springfield residents. This RFP was released February 1, 2016 and responses are due back to the Office of Housing, 1600 E. Columbus Ave., Springfield, on March 1, 2016 by noon. The RFP may be picked up in the City of Springfield Office of Housing, or may be obtained by email by a request to Gerry McCafferty.

 

Springfield Emergency Solutions Grant RFP available 2/1/2016

The City of Springfield has released a Request for Proposals (RFPs) for the Emergency Solutions Grant (ESG) program for the program year July 1, 2016 to June 30, 2017. Springfield ESG funds must be used to assist persons residing or working in the City of Springfield.

The RFPs and required forms are available at the Office of Housing, 1600 East Columbus Ave., Springfield, MA 01103. Applications are due back to the City of Springfield Office of Housing no later than noon on March 1, 2016.

 

Springfield/Hampden County CoC Request for Proposals

The Springfield/Hampden County Continuum of Care has released a Request for Proposals (RFP) seeking renewal and new projects to include in its FY2015 CoC Program application to the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development.

The RFP seeks renewal appplications for existing projects and applications for the following types of new projects:

  1. Permanent Supportive Housing for chronically homeless individuals or families
  2. Rapid Rehousing programs for homeless families, homeless individuals, homeless youth, or persons fleeing or seeking to flee domestic violence
  3. Centralized or Coordinated Assessment

Proposals and all supporting documentation are due October 20, 2015. Please review the Request for Proposals for detailed information about submittal requirements and the process for ranking and selection of applications.

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.