The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) has announced that $1.9 billion in grants for housing and services for the homeless are available for application.
This is a nationally competitive application process being coordinated by the Athens-Clarke County Housing and Community Development Department (HCD).
Non-profit organizations serving the homeless in Athens-Clarke County are invited to contact HCD for information and guidance no later than August 5th, 2016. All applicants must notify HCD staff of their intent to apply for funds prior to submitting an application.
Please note, renewal applications for Permanent Supportive Housing (PSH) projects will be prioritized over all other applications. Additionally, limited funding in Athens-Clarke County will be available for reallocation this year. New applications will only be accepted for Rapid Rehousing (RRH) and PSH projects targeting the following populations: Chronically Homeless Individuals and Families and Homeless Youth (including households where no adult parent or guardian over the age of 24 is present). These target populations were identified by members of the North East Georgia Homeless & Poverty Coalition as the most in need in Athens-Clarke County during a survey initiated on July 21st, 2016.
All new applications to HCD will be due by close of business on Thursday August 11th, 2016. All renewal applications are due to HCD by 4:00 p.m. on Monday August 15th, 2016. HCD staff and a subcommittee of the NEGA Homeless & Poverty Coalition will review and rank all project applications. Applicants will be notified by August 25th, 2016 if their application will be included in the community's grant application to HUD.
Before contacting HCD, please review the requirement in the following HUD Notice of Funding Availability (NOFA):
For additional information or to request an application, please contact Joanne Selgin or Ryan Halsey at (706)613-3155.
The application review process will begin on Tuesday, August 23rd, 2016. Applications will be reviewed, determined eligible for funding, and rated according to the following criteria and determined eligible for inclusion in the community application which is due to HUD on September 14th, 2016.
Please select the links below to view the FY2016 HUD Policy and Procedure Priorities, CoC Renewal Project Application, CoC Renewal Project Application Scoring Form, CoC New Project Application, and CoC New Project Scoring Form.