Request a Letter of Support (LOS) from the CoC for your project or application serving those experiencing or at-risk of homelessness in Central Oregon. Below you will find samples and an optional template you can use for your request. The Board of Directors requests you allow at least 10 days to consider your request, although requests needing an immediate response in less than 10 days will be considered on a case-by-case basis depending on the capacity of the volunteer Board members. Thank you!

Request for Proposals (RFP)
Stable Housing and Supports Workgroup
Central Oregon Health Council Regional Health Improvement Plan

Media Campaign to Reduce Public Stigma of People with Unmet Housing Needs

The RHIP Stable Housing and Supports Workgroup is accepting applications from organizations to create and implement a one- to two-year media campaign to reduce public stigma toward people with unmet housing needs. More information here.

Anticipated Selection Schedule

Request for Proposal (RFP) Released: May 24, 2024
Application Submission Closes: July 26, 2024
Notification of Award: October 4, 2024

Contact Gwen Jones, Program Manager at gwen.jones@cohealthcouncil.org or 541-306-3523.

DOJ Anti-Trafficking Housing Solicitation Purpose Area 1

Purpose Area 1: Developing Capacity to Serve Human Trafficking Victims

HUD’s Office of Special Needs Assistance Programs (SNAPs) is pleased to share this funding opportunity from one of our Federal partners. It is critical for survivors of domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault, stalking, and human trafficking to have access to safe and stable housing in order to heal and move forward. The Office of Victims of Crime (OVC), an office in the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ), is now accepting applications for the FY2024 Anti-Trafficking Housing Assistance Program. This program aims to develop, expand, and/or fortify funded organizations to enable them to provide housing and related support services to victims of human trafficking. The deadline to apply is May 20, 2024, however for grants.gov – an earlier deadline of May 6th must be met. To learn more about OVC’s FY24 Anti-Trafficking Housing Assistance Program, you may register for the pre-application webinar on Thursday, April 4, 2024, from 3:00 to 4:00 p.m., (EST), by using this link. Participation in the webinar is optional, but strongly encouraged. Read OVC’s solicitation here.

The purpose of these awards is to support—

  • organizations that have experience providing housing services but that have limited or no prior experience in serving victims of human trafficking,
  • anti-trafficking organizations that have limited or no prior experience in providing housing services to victims of human trafficking, or
  • organizations that have no prior experience in receiving direct federal funding to serve victims of human trafficking.

Under Purpose Area 1, OVC expects to make up to six awards of up to $600,000 each for a 36-month period of performance to begin on October 1, 2024.

DOJ Anti-Trafficking Housing Solicitation Purpose Area 2

Purpose Area 2: Enhancing Scope of Housing Assistance for Human Trafficking Victims

HUD’s Office of Special Needs Assistance Programs (SNAPs) is pleased to share this funding opportunity from one of our Federal partners. It is critical for survivors of domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault, stalking, and human trafficking to have access to safe and stable housing in order to heal and move forward. The Office of Victims of Crime (OVC), an office in the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ), is now accepting applications for the FY2024 Anti-Trafficking Housing Assistance Program. This program aims to develop, expand, and/or fortify funded organizations to enable them to provide housing and related support services to victims of human trafficking. The deadline to apply is May 20, 2024, however for grants.gov – an earlier deadline of May 6th must be met. To learn more about OVC’s FY24 Anti-Trafficking Housing Assistance Program, you may register for the pre-application webinar on Thursday, April 4, 2024, from 3:00 to 4:00 p.m., (EST), by using this link. Participation in the webinar is optional, but strongly encouraged. Read OVC’s solicitation here.

The purpose of these awards is to support organizations with a demonstrated history of providing human trafficking victims with housing assistance and support services or that have a formal partnership with a victim service provider with demonstrated experience. Purpose Area 2 grantees will be expected to have or develop partnerships to enable survivors to access a variety of housing options in their community. Under Purpose Area 2, OVC expects to make up to 11 awards of up to $1.2 million each for a 36-month period of performance to begin on October 1, 2024.

Building Communities of Recovery

The Department of Health and Human Services office of Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration is offering $300,000, to mobilize and connect a broad array of community-based resources to increase the availability and quality of long-term recovery support for persons with substance use disorders (SUD) and co-occurring substance use and mental disorders (COD). Recipients will be expected to support the development, enhancement, expansion, and delivery of recovery support services (RSS) directly to individuals as well as advance the promotion of, and education about, recovery at a community level.

https://www.grants.gov/search-results-detail/349682

Preservation and Reinvestment Initiative for Community Enhancement

HUD published the new Preservation and Reinvestment Initiative for Community Enhancement (PRICE) Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO).

Congress appropriated $225 million for competitive grants to preserve and revitalize manufactured housing and eligible manufactured housing communities. Click on link for details.

Community Capacity Building Funding

Community Capacity Building Funding helps organizations distribute Health-Related Special Needs (HRSN) benefits such as climate supports, housing supports, and nutrition supports.  Read more:  HRSN-CommunityCapacityBuildingFunding-GrantProcess.

SNAPS Mailing List Subscription

Stay up to date on HUD’s Special Needs Assistance Programs (SNAPS) news and updates for grantees and interested stakeholders:

1115 Medicaid Waiver, Community Capacity Building Fund (CCBF)

The 1115 Medicaid Waiver, Community Capacity Building Fund (CCBF) grant application process will open in March-May!

CCBF will support Health-Related Social Needs (HRSN) service providers (CBOs) and organizations to develop what they need to be able to participate in the Medicaid delivery system and deliver HRSN services to qualified OHP members.

CCBF Grant Packet

Grant applications will be submitted to the coordinated care organization in your service area. https://www.oregon.gov/oha/hsd/ohp/pages/coordinated-care-organizations.aspx

HRSN services under Oregon’s Medicaid waiver will include: Climate-related resources (anticipated March 2024), Housing supports (November 2024), Nutritional services (January 2025), Outreach and engagement (March 2024)

Frequently Asked Questions https://www.oregon.gov/oha/HSD/Medicaid-Policy/Documents/CCBF-FAQ.pdf

CCBF OHA website page  https://www.oregon.gov/oha/HSD/Medicaid-Policy/Pages/CCBF.aspx?utm_medium=email&utm_source=govdelivery

Tips for Organizations

  • sign up for HUD Exchange Emails
  • sign up for the HLC’s newsletters
  • reflect on previously submitted applications
  • review the internal wellness checklist
  • review last year’s materials

Tips for Projects Applying for Regional HUD Funding:

  • Reduce the number of persons experiencing homelessness
  • Be housing first projects
  • Center those with the highest vulnerability
  • Advance racial equity and reduce disparities
  • Impact system performance measures
  • Leverage cross-sector and strategic partnerships (for example: partner with organizations supporting older adults, veterans, youth, tribal members, health care entities, regional housing authority and others)

Resilience Hubs and Networks Grant

It is with great excitement we announce the Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO) for the Resilience Hubs and Networks grant!

We have done extensive outreach throughout the State and have incorporated many of your ideas into this program. Thank you for your input.

To find out more about this NOFO, please visit the website at https://www.oregon.gov/odhs/emergency-management/Pages/resilience-grants.aspx. This site will provide background information on the grant, answer frequently asked questions and provide you with the opportunity to review the temporary Oregon Administrative Rules (OARs).

You may apply using the link on the website, or use this link to go directly to the application.   The application closes on April 30, 2024 at 11:59 P.M.  All applications are due before that time.

OREM will host two information sessions to answer questions about the NOFO and the application and give any input about the OARs before they are finalized.  These sessions will take place on:

We look forward to your questions and feedback.  If you need immediate assistance before the information sessions, please email your questions to: OREMGrants@odhs.oregon.gov.

Healthy Homes Grant Program Round 1 Funding

Request for Grant Application (RFGA) – Round 1 Funding – is now OPEN.  Please see the presentation from last month’s meeting for more information

 

Opportunity Notice

REQUEST FOR GRANT APPLICATION (RFGA)

OregonBuys # S-44300-00009255 OHA # 5795

Healthy Homes Grant Program Round 1 Funding

The State of Oregon, acting through its Oregon Health Authority (OHA), Public Health Division (PHD) requests Grant Applications from qualified individuals or organizations hereinafter “Applicants,” to provide an opportunity for funding under OHA’s Healthy Homes Grant Program.

The Healthy Homes Grant Program (HHGP) seeks to improve housing conditions and health outcomes for residents of Low-Income Households; preserve affordability and availability of existing housing stock by addressing deferred property maintenance issues; and help Low-Income homeowners and renters avoid displacement through access to home repair funds.

All application instructions and additional details (including informational webinar information) for this opportunity can be found at https://bit.ly/HHGPRFGA

For all questions related to the RFGA, please send your questions to: healthyhomes@odhsoha.oregon.gov

Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO) for the Fiscal Year (FY) 2024 Continuum of Care Competition

The Continuum of Care (CoC) Program Competition occurs annually. Once released, communities have a limited number of days (about 80-90) to announce and complete a collaborative application on behalf of our region and select projects to fund as part of this application process.

To participate in the national competition for CoC Program funds, HLC must:

  1. Comply with HUD requirements for CoCs throughout the year, including registering for the national competition,
  2. Conduct regional planning and prepare a regional application for the national competition, and
  3. Hold a Local Program Competition to evaluate, select, and rank projects to include in the regional CoC application to HUD.

The Continuum of Care (CoC) Program Competition occurs annually. Once released, communities have a limited number of days (about 80-90) to announce and complete a collaborative application on behalf of our region and select projects to fund as part of this application process.

To participate in the national competition for CoC Program funds, HLC must:

  1. Comply with HUD requirements for CoCs throughout the year, including registering for the national competition,
  2. Conduct regional planning and prepare a regional application for the national competition, and
  3. Hold a Local Program Competition to evaluate, select, and rank projects to include in the regional CoC application to HUD.
What's in the CoC's Application
Here are tips for those who wish to prepare for the 2024 annual funding cycle:

Tips for Organizations

  • sign up for HUD Exchange Emails
  • sign up for the HLC’s newsletters
  • reflect on previously submitted applications
  • review the internal wellness checklist
  • review last year’s materials

Tips for Projects Applying for Regional HUD Funding:

  • Reduce the number of persons experiencing homelessness
  • Be housing first projects
  • Center those with the highest vulnerability
  • Advance racial equity and reduce disparities
  • Impact system performance measures
  • Leverage cross-sector and strategic partnerships (for example: partner with organizations supporting older adults, veterans, youth, tribal members, health care entities, regional housing authority and others)

Steps and Time for NOFO Funding Applications

We will update this page as information is available in 2024.