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The Colorado Department of Local Affairs' Division of Housing (DOH) is requesting applications for 2019-2020 Emergency Solutions Grant (ESG) funding to enhance the continuum of comprehensive, housing-focused solutions throughout the State of Colorado in order to;
1. End homelessness for participants and move homeless families and individuals into permanent affordable housing as quickly as possible. 2. Create a suitable living environment while working with participants to end homelessness. 3. Promote self-sufficiency to prepare participants for independent living. 4. Ensure efficient use of funds and effective program administration.
Changes to this year’s ESG NOFA include: increasing funding availability, clarifying match requirements, and expanding the eligible activities through Bonus Funding.
2019-20 Emergency Solutions Grant NOFA
This NOFA may award up to a total of $4 million from a combination of U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) ESG funds and the state-funded Homeless Solutions Program (HSP).
ESG components available for funding include: emergency shelter/street outreach (ES/SO), homelessness prevention/rapid re-housing assistance (HP/RR), and Homeless Management Information Systems (HMIS).
Eligible activities for Bonus Funding through HSP for ES/SO applicants includes: diversion/rapid resolution, housing navigation/landlord relations, and housing stability/tenancy supports.
Letter of Intent due October 4, 2019 at 5:00 p.m. MST
Application due October 18, 2019 at 5:00 p.m. MST
DOH is continuing its coordinated effort with the Colorado Housing and Finance Authority (CHFA) to increase the production of Supportive Housing (SH), also known as Permanent Supportive Housing, for people experiencing homelessness with special needs. Applicants should respond to this RFA for any SH project that intends to apply to DOH and CHFA for ANY of the following: DOH vouchers, Low Income Housing Tax Credits (LIHTCs), CHFA permanent loans, State Credits, Private Activity Bonds, and/or DOH Development Gap funding.
Informational Session Webinar:
Funded through income tax check-off contributions, the Homeless Prevention Activities Program prevents at-risk households from becoming homeless and assists in stabilizing their housing situation by providing temporary financial assistance and housing-focused case management.
March 8, 2019 at 2:00 p.m.Webinar Presentation (audio)
Contacts: Cassy.Westmoreland@state.co.us; Kristin.Toombs@state.co.us
DOH is requesting applications for Supportive Housing (SH) programs for Coloradans with special needs who have criminal or juvenile justice system involvement and a history of homelessness.
Contacts: Zac.Schaffner@state.co.us ; Kristin.Toombs@state.co.us
DOH is requesting applications from Public Housing Authorities/Agencies (PHAs) across Colorado to design and implement a Family Reunification Program (FRP) pilot for people returning home from incarceration within the justice system.
Contacts: David.Corder@state.co.us; Kristin.Toombs@state.co.us
The Colorado Department of Local Affairs (DOLA), through its Division of Housing (DOH) and Office of Homeless Youth Services (OHYS), is requesting applications for Youth Focused Housing Programs, specifically:
RFA Main Document (pdf)
Contacts: email@example.com; Kristin.Toombs@state.co.us