Family Homelessness Challenge Grant, Round 1

Departmental Grant ID:
CalICH FHC-1
Portal ID:
9371
Status:
Closed
Opportunity Type:
  • Grant
Last Updated:
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Details

Purpose:

Cal ICH will fund innovative applications that accelerate efforts by local jurisdictions and continuums of care to address and end family homelessness by making families’ experiences of homelessness rare, brief, and one-time.

Applicants shall present an innovative proposal that includes a self-identified prioritized objective that complements, augments, or strengthens a community’s efforts to address and end family homelessness.

 

Description:

BackgroundThe California Interagency Council on Homelessness (Cal ICH) was created in 2017 to oversee the implementation of Housing First policies, guidelines, and regulations to reduce the prevalence and duration of homelessness in California. The Council's mission is to develop policies and to identify and coordinate resources, benefits, and services to prevent and work toward ending homelessness in California.Eligible Applicants• Local Jurisdiction – means a city, including a charter city, a county, including a charter county, or a city and county, including a charter city and county.• Continuum of Care – as defined in Section 578.3 of Title 24 of the Code of Federal Regulations.

Eligible Population to Serve• FHC-1 funds may only be used for proposals serving family households with dependent minors that are experiencing homelessness.o Family households with dependent minors may include but is not limited to pregnant parents, parenting youth, households engaged in reunification and/or child welfare services.o Homeless is defined in Section 578.3 of Title 24 of the Code of Federal Regulations, as that section read on May 1, 2018.Available Funds for This Round $30 million will be distributed across a minimum of two rounds of funding. This RFA is for Round 1 of funds totaling $15 million (FHC-1). Awards for FHC-1 will be determined through this competitive RFA process.Subsequent Rounds of Funding Grantees that are awarded Round 1 funds, remain in compliance with FHC-1 requirements and demonstrate reasonable, sufficient progress toward their self-identified, prioritized objective may apply for the second round of grant funding (FHC-2). Only FHC-1 grantees are eligible to compete for FHC-2.

Shared Objective of These Funds

1. FHC-1 Objective Cal ICH will fund innovative applications that accelerate efforts by local jurisdictions and continuums of care to address and end family homelessness by making families’ experiences of homelessness rare, brief, and one-time.• Rare: Prevented whenever possible• Brief: Ended quickly whenever it does occur through a focus on Housing First approaches and housing outcomes

One-time: Ended successfully the first time

An innovative proposal complements, augments, or strengthens a community’s efforts to address and end family homelessness. Innovative is relative to a community’s existing efforts (if any); it does not necessarily mean a paradigm shift. For example, to reduce the length of time a household remains homeless and lessen potential returns to homelessness, a community may seek to augment existing housing navigation efforts specifically for family households with dependent minors. 2. Self-Identified, Prioritized ObjectiveApplicants shall present an innovative proposal that includes a self-identified prioritized objective that aligns with the FHC-1 objective (i.e., rare, brief, and / or one-time). For example, one proposal may focus on making an impact on “rare” and “brief” whereas another proposal focuses primarily on “one-time.” Proposals will be scored on the likelihood of making a strong impact upon their self-identified, prioritized objective.

Eligibility Requirements

Eligible Applicants:

  • Public Agency

Eligible Applicants• Local Jurisdiction – means a city, including a charter city, a county, including a charter county, or a city and county, including a charter city and county.• Continuum of Care – as defined in Section 578.3 of Title 24 of the Code of Federal Regulations.

Important Dates

Application deadline The date (and time, where applicable) by which all applications must be submitted to the grantor.
Expected award announcement The date on which the grantor expects to announce the recipient(s) of the grant.
6/29/2022
Period of performance The length of time during which the grant money must be utilized.
6/30/2026

Funding Details

Total estimated available funding The total projected dollar amount of the grant.
$15,000,000
Expected number of awards A single grant opportunity may represent one or many awards. Some grantors may know in advance the exact number of awards to be given. Others may indicate a range. Some may wish to and wait until the application period closes before determining how many awards to offer; in this case, a value of “Dependent” will display.
Dependent
Estimated amount per award Grant opportunities representing multiple awards may offer awards in the same amount or in varied amounts. Some may wish to wait until the application period closes before determining per-award amounts; in this case, a value of “Dependent” will display.
Dependent
Letter of Intent Required? Certain grants require that the recipient(s) provide a letter of intent.
No
Requires Matched Funding? Certain grants require that the recipient(s) be able to fully or partially match the grant award amount with another funding source.
No
Funding Source: The funding source allocated to fund the grant. It may be either State or Federal (or a combination of both), and be tied to a specific piece of legislation, a proposition, or a bond number.
  • State

Funding Source Notes:

Authority

Under Chapter 8 of Part 1 of Division 31 of the California Health and Safety Code(sections 50255 et seq.), the Family Homelessness Challenge Grant (FHC-1) was established for the purpose of providing one-time grants and technical assistance to local jurisdictions and continuums of care to address and end family homelessness.

Funding Method: The manner in which the grant funding will be delivered to the awardee. Funding methods include reimbursements (where the recipient spends out-of-pocket and is reimbursed by the grantor) and advances (where the recipient spends received grant funds directly).
  • Advance(s)

How to Apply

State agencies/departments recommend you read the full grant guidelines before applying.

Resources

For questions about this grant, contact:
FHC-1 Contract Manager, 1-916-651-2895, HHAP@bcsh.ca.gov