Message from Central Oregon Health Council
Hello, Central Oregon Health Council partners and friends, We are writing to notify you of two opportunities that are now available to organizations supporting Central Oregon communities.
Opportunity #1: Impact Incentive Fund
The Impact Incentive Fund is open to organizations applying for funding from grantors other than the Central Oregon Health Council (COHC) that meaningfully impacts a Regional Health Improvement Plan (RHIP) Future State Measure. This fund will match awarded amounts up to a maximum of $250,000. The amount awarded by the COHC can be equal to or less than the amount awarded by the other grantor, up to the $250,000 maximum.
This fund will not apply to any grants awarded by the COHC or RHIP. The purpose of this fund is to focus greater efforts beyond the grants that the COHC awards toward the RHIP. All Impact Incentive Funds are first-come first-serve and this opportunity will end when all funds have been spent.
To learn more, review requirements, or start a request form please visit https://cohealthcouncil.org/impact-incentive-fund/.
Opportunity #2: Grant Writing Support
Free grant writing support of up to 10 hours to help apply for an identified grant outside of COHC or RHIP funds.
The grant consultant can help:
- Interpret requirements/criteria for an identified grant.
- Review and interpret the grant questions and discuss possible ways to provide responses.
- Review and edit the grant final draft before submission.
The identified grant must occur in Central Oregon and must align with a RHIP Future State Measure. The organization requesting support does not have access to its own grant writer or development staff. The grant consultant cannot write the grant on an organization’s behalf.
If your organization wants to access grant writing support, simply contact Rebeckah Berry to discuss the next steps: firstname.lastname@example.org | 541.306.3523.
Notice of Funding Opportunity for FY 2021 Continuum of Care Program Competitions – NOW OPEN
The Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO) for the Fiscal Year (FY) 2021 Continuum of Care (CoC) Program Competition (NOFO) has been released. Click here to Review/Download the FY21 Continuum of Care Competition.
The CoC Application, CoC Priority Listing, and Project Applications should be available Thursday, August 19, 2021. Collaborative Applicants and project applicants will be able to access the applications to review, update, and enter required information for the application process.
Collaborative Application Submission Deadline: Tuesday, November 16, 2021 at 8:00 PM EST Note: HLC submits on behalf of our region, participating agencies will have earlier deadlines.
Listserv Notifications: If you would like to receive updates directly from HUD, you can subscribe to the HUD Exchange Mailing List. You may sign up for as many email updates as you would like, but make sure to check the box for “CoC–Continuum of Care Program.”
- SNAPS Competitions, specifically for Competition related messages; and
- SNAPS Program Information, general information regarding SNAPS programs.
We also encourage you to sign up to receive HLC newsletters as they may contain updates throughout the competition cycle.
Additional Guidance: The HLC will update this grants page with an application calendar and additional resources. CoCs, Collaborative Applicants, and project applicants should view the available resources related to the Competition on HUD’s Continuum of Care Program Competition page.
Questions regarding the FY 2021 CoC Program Competition process must be submitted to CoCNOFO@hud.gov.
Questions related to e-snaps functionality (e.g., password lockout, access to user’s application account, updating Applicant Profile) must be submitted to email@example.com.
Fiscal Year 2021 CoC Program Competition Resources
- 2021 Public NOFA Timeline(2) updated 10/20/21
- 2021 Letter of Intent to Apply HLC Collaborative Application– the HLC deadline for agencies to submit their official letter of intent is Friday, September 17th by 5pm. (posted 8/26)
- FY-2021-New-Application-Detailed-Instructions (posted 8/24)
- FY-2021-Renewal-Project-Application-Detailed-Instruct (posted 8/24)
- FY-2021-Accessing-the-Project-Application in esnaps (posted 8/24)
- HLC Internal Wellness Checklist (initially posted 8/26 and updated 9/20
- HLC Housing First Assessment (posted 8/24 & updated 9/20)
- HLC Housing First Assessment Review Guidance (posted 9/20)
- HLC’s Rating and Ranking Process for new and renewal projects is based on HUD recommendations and uses the HUD provided tool. Learn about that here.
- HLC’s 2021_Rating&RatingProcess details (posted 9/20).
- HLC Continuum of Care Reallocation Policy 8.23.19_final (pdf) (posted 8/24)
- 2021 NOFO Application Training 9.10.21 HLC Gen Mem meeting PDF
Upcoming 2021 CoC Competition Webinar – Thursday, September 2, 2021 from 3:00 to 4:30 pm ET. (posted 8/26)
To help CoCs and applicants successfully complete the application process HUD will be hosting a webinar. This webinar will be focused on major changes in the Competition and will review HUD’s intent behind some of its changes and questions. No registration required. Please click on this link at that time. The webinar will be capped at 1,000 attendees. Attendees are encouraged to sign in at least 5 minutes before the Office Hours start time.
Purpose of the Webinar: This webinar will go highlight various parts of the CoC Competition process, including the funding tiers, CoC Application, and Project Application. HUD will be highlighting best practices for completing the process and discussing how applicants should be approaching their responses.
HUD will discuss:
- Non-competitive YHDP renewal and replacement applications;
- Changes to how project applications submit requests for consolidations and expansions; and
- The Tier 1 and Tier 2 information.
A recording of this webinar, along with the transcript, will be posted to HUD’s Continuum of Care Program Competition page.
Please review the following opportunities available via the Central Oregon Health Council:
The COHC is now accepting Requests for Proposal (RFPs) for an organization to host listening sessions with community members regarding decreasing the rate of Central Oregonians classified as ALICE (Asset-Limited Income-Constrained, Employed), and also reducing the combined costs of housing and transportation. The opportunity details are available online. This LOI request addresses measures 3 and 4 from our Address Poverty RHIP workgroup. For more information on why we are using these specific measures and why they matter, visit the Central Oregon Health Data websiteFor questions about the overall opportunity and project parameters, please contact the project manager who oversees the ALICE LOI, MaCayla Arsenault: firstname.lastname@example.orgFor questions about the online grant platform and submission process, please contact our Grants and Metrics Manager, Rebeckah Berry: email@example.com
HLC Grants Committee Releasing RFI for homeless services -NOW CLOSED
This Request for Information (RFI) is issued to gather input and obtain information to support the critical expansion of homeless services in Central Oregon. HLC is also committed to encouraging cooperation and collaboration across agencies and sectors and strives to connect emerging programs with available resources. Please complete the included form, attach any supplemental materials in Microsoft Word or PDF format and send all documents via email to firstname.lastname@example.org by Sunday, August 15th (deadline extended). The HLC is seeking feedback and information through this RFI and will consider any information submitted including partial responses. Respondents are welcome to use materials submitted to other funders to save time.RFI word RFI PDF
(extension offered Tues, July 13th. New deadline Sun. Aug 15th)
City of Bend RFQ for Navigation Center Operations— NOW CLOSED
The City of Bend has released an Request for Qualifications (RFQ) for a future Navigation Center operations. This is the first of a two-stage process. In this first round, we are looking to gain feedback and direction from our community regarding the spectrum of services that should be available, and to gauge interest in partnership with the City on our response to housing insecurity and houselessness. We hope that this RFQ will lead to the creation of a “short list” of potential providers upon whom we can call as Council continues to address these challenges, both for Navigation Center-related services and any future programs and services the City may wish to fund. Additional information, including the RFQ, can be found on the City’s procurement page. Response Due: July 13, 2021, 3:00PM Pacific Time.
- The City anticipates the following general timeline for this RFQ. The City reserves the right to change the schedule through a written addendum.
- Issuance of RFQ documents June 4, 2021
- Optional Virtual Informational Meeting June 29, 2021 (contact the issuing officer for meeting access information)
- Deadline for SOQ/Response Submission July 13, 2021
- Issuance of Request for Proposals (Step 2) TBD
FY 2021 Collaborative Application Notice of Funding Available (NOFA)- released 8/18/2021
As we anxiously await the release of the 2021 competition, we encourage potential new and renewing applicants to begin preparing for the next collaborative application cycle now. You can review the 2019 competition materials on this page to understand the competition process. Here is a sample NOFA Timeline which will be updated once the NOFA is released. Check back regularly for updates and be sure to subscribe to the HLC newsletter so you don’t miss notifications.
Community Impact Grant Opportunity- United Way- Now closed
The application window is now open and will close on May 26th at 2pm. Learn more here.
CDBG Grant Awardees, City of Bend- Now Closed
Read more about awards and projects here.
2020-2021 Emergency Services Grant Corona Virus Relief Awards- Now Closed
Congratulations to awardees for securing additional resources for our region. Click to read about awardees for OR-503 Notice of Reservation of Funding_Rev24Mar21 (3)
2020-2021 Emergency Services Grant RFP- Now Closed
Request for Proposals (RFP) from partner agencies serving homeless persons Emergency Solutions Grant (ESG) for 2020-21
FY 2020 NOFA Timeline
No competition due to Pandemic. 2019 funded projects were awarded again. Here is the OR-503 CoC Project Summaries
Homeless Leadership Coalition 2020 Continuum of Care Program Competition Timeline…
FY 2020 Grant Writer RFP
The FY 2020 RFP is closed. The awardee will be announced in mid-May. The Homeless Leadership Coalition (HLC) is accepting proposals for a grant writer to assist with up to two (2) Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Notice of Funding Announcement (NOFA) grant applications. Grant Writer RFP…
Fiscal Year 2019 HUD Funding Award Report
Fiscal Year 2019 Consolidated Application
The Homeless Leadership has submitted its 2019 Consolidated Application for HUD funding.
Fiscal Year 2019 Notice of Funding Availability (NOFA) Issued- CLOSED
The FY 2019 Continuum of Care (CoC) Program Competition Notice of Funding Availability (NOFA) was released by HUD on July 3, 2019. Additional information can be found on the HUD website…
The HLC will update our grants page with an application calendar and additional information as soon as it becomes available.
If you would like to receive updates directly from HUD, you can subscribe to the HUD Exchange Mailing List. You may sign up for as many email updates as you would like, but make sure to check the box for “CoC–Continuum of Care Program.”
Please take some time to explore the HUD Exchange website for helpful information and resources. The e-snaps page also has many helpful resources.
Fiscal Year 2019 Resources
Application Calendar… (pdf)
HLC Rating and Ranking-Process… diagram (pdf)
Letter of intent to apply for HUD funding… (Word docx). The deadline for agencies to submit their letter of intent to apply for HUD funding was Friday, July 12, 2019 at 5pm.
Request for Proposals (RFP) from partner agencies serving homeless persons Emergency Solutions Grant (ESG) RFP – 2019-2020