2017 Spokane County Homeless Housing Assistance Act Consolidated Homeless Grant
Funding Policies and Guidelines
Request for Proposals
The Spokane County Community Services, Housing, and Community Development Department (CSHCD) is seeking proposals for the 2017-2018 Homeless Housing and Assistance Act (HHAA) and Consolidated Homeless Grant (CHG) program year. CSHCD will review applications and make recommendations to the Housing and Community Development Advisory Committee (HCDAC), which will then forward its recommendations to the Spokane County Board of Commissioners (BOCC). The BOCC will make final funding decisions. Emphasis will be placed on county beneficiaries who would be served with these funds.
Proposals must meet threshold requirements to be considered for funding, which include:
- Funds are requested for an eligible activity
- Proposed activity addresses a required goal, objective, and/or strategy
- Organization’s capacity to undertake the proposed activity
- Cost reasonableness
- Financial feasibility
- Project readiness
- Application serves eligible county clients or population served is determined to be a special-needs population
Successful applications will conform to the guiding principles of the current Spokane County Consolidated Plan and Homeless Plans. The 2017-2018 HHAA / CHG RFP contains instructions, a timeline for the allocation process, the amount of anticipated funds available, and other pertinent information from the Spokane County Consolidated Plan and City of Spokane / Spokane County Homeless Plan. Information from these plans include, eligible activities, need categories, goals, and strategies. Examples of projects / activities previously funded are shelter operations and maintenance, rental assistance, homelessness prevention, training, and emergency assistance. Selected projects will be funded for two years, contingent upon the availability of funds and compliance with terms and conditions of agreement(s).
Eligible applicants include Spokane County departments, cities and towns of Spokane County Urban Consortium, non-profit agencies with 501(c)(3) designation, and public housing authorities. Applicants must demonstrate the capacity to perform their proposal and manage federal funds.
The 2017 HHAA / CHG funding policies, applications, project selection criteria, and the RFP will be available for downloading on February 28, 2017 at: http://www.spokanecounty.org/2989/Current-RFPs.
To obtain electronic or printed copies of the documents, you may also contact CSHCD at 509-477-2588 or at, 312 West 8th Avenue, Fourth Floor, Spokane, WA 99204. Office hours are 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday. An applicant workshop is planned for March 7, 2017, from 10:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m., at this location. HHAA / CHG funds are limited, and the application process is competitive. For more information on the applicant workshop call CSHCD at 509-477-2588.
Accommodations and translation services will be provided to the maximum extent feasible to meet the needs of people with disabilities. If you need an accommodation, please contact CSHCD at least 72 hours in advance at 509-477-2588.