Category Archives: Funding Opportunity

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.