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Connecticut Balance of State CoC Request for Applications

June 11, 2018

The Connecticut Balance of State Continuum of Care (CT BOS) is requesting applications for Rapid ReHousing and Permanent Supportive Housing projects funded through HUD CoC  using both permanent housing bonus and/or any available reallocation funds.  Applications are due 6/29/18.

The application can be found here: http://www.ctbos.org/stay-tuned-upcoming-news/

The following types of new projects will be considered:

  • New permanent supportive housing (PSH) projects that create new units to serve 100 percent chronically homeless individuals and families including youth/young adults experiencing chronic homelessness, as defined in the appendix of this RFP.
  • New permanent supportive housing (PSH) projects that will not create new units but will provide additional services to participants in one or more existing PSH projects.  Additional services funded through this RFP must be used to serve 100 percent chronically homeless individuals and families including youth/young adults experiencing chronic homelessness, as defined in the appendix of this RFP.
  • New rapid rehousing (RRH) projects that will create new units to serve homeless individuals and families, including youth, coming directly from the streets or emergency shelters, or meeting the criteria of paragraph (4) of the HUD definition of homeless. (See Appendix for Definition of Category 4 - fleeing domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault, stalking or other dangerous situations).
  • New rapid rehousing (RRH) projects that will not create new units but will provide additional services to participants in one or more existing RRH projects.  Additional services funded through this RFP must be used to serve homeless individuals and families, including youth, coming directly from the streets or emergency shelters, or meeting the criteria of paragraph (4) of the HUD definition of homeless. (See Appendix for Definition of Category 4 - fleeing domestic violence

Please note that the CoC is seeking applications that will not create new units but will provide additional services to participants in one or more existing PSH or RRH project only in order to fill critical gaps as identified by the applicable Coordinated Access Network(s) (CAN)[1]. Such applications will be considered only where the applicable CAN(s) has determined that the additional services proposed are essential to assist eligible participants in one or more existing projects to obtain and/or retain permanent housing.

HUD allows project applicants to apply for a new expansion project under the reallocation process or bonus in order to expand projects that will increase the number of units in the project or allow the recipient to serve additional persons.  HUD has clarified that the component type for the existing project and the new expansion project must be identical (e.g., an existing PSH project may only apply for a PSH expansion, an existing RRH project may only apply for a RRH expansion).  Projects may not apply for an expansion to replace other renewable funding sources.  Applicants seeking funding for an expansion project should complete the relevant section of this application.  Applications for new PSH and RRH projects that will not create new units but will provide additional services to participants in one or more existing PSH or RRH projects must be submitted as expansion projects. Applications for expansion can be submitted regardless of whether or not the applicant has an existing CoC renewal project, so this does not preclude applicants who have not been previously funded by the CoC from applying.

New projects to be included in the CT BOS 2018 CoC Application to HUD will be conditionally selected by an independent scoring committee. Final decisions regarding awards will be made by HUD via the national competition.   All applications will be reviewed to ensure they meet HUD’s Threshold Standards.  Applications that do not meet these standards will not be further reviewed.  All applications should be sent to: ctboscoc@gmail.com

[1] All CoCs are required by the HUD to establish coordinated entry systems (CES) to ensure standardization, coordination and intentional prioritization in the process of administering homeless assistance. CES is a process for responding to people experiencing or at-risk of homelessness, assessing need using common tools and making connections to housing and services as quickly as possible based on household need and community resources and priorities.  The primary goal is to efficiently and effectively allocate resources in a manner that is well-publicized, transparent, fair and objective, and has few or no barriers to access.   CANs serve as the CES in each region throughout the state of Connecticut.

 

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