1. NOFO Highlights HUD will select up to 25 communities to participate in the Youth Homelessness Demonstration Program (YHDP) to develop and execute a coordinated community approach to preventing and ending youth homelessness.
Only CoC Collaborative Applicants may apply for a community under
this NOFO [Section III.A] Community selection applications are submitted through grants.gov, and are due by June 28, 202 2. Communities represented by the CoC Collaborative Applicant must include a youth action board, the local or state public child welfare agency, and a broad array of other partners [V.A] The rating and ranking criteria included in this NOFO will be used to competitively select the communities; however, HUD has the right to select lower scoring community selection applications, as provided in section III.F.a [Section V.A] The selection of the selected communities will be announced in August 2022 Selected Communities will:
Develop and implement a CCP to prevent and end youth homelessness [Section III.F.b] Apply for project funding up to an amount between $1 million and $15 million per community, based on each community’s youth population size and poverty rate, for a total demonstration amount of approximately $72 million [Section II.C] Request funding for all project types allowed under the CoC Program to support homeless youth, as well as innovative project types that may require a waiver or exception of CoC Program or McKinney-Vento Act requirements [Appendix A ] Request funding for a 2-year grant term that will be eligible for renewal under the CoC Program, as long as the project meets statutory CoC Program requirements [Section II.D] Have technical assistance available to them to advise the development and implementation of the CCP [Section I.A] NOFO Priority The purpose of the YHDP is to implement projects that demonstrate how a comprehensive approach to serving homeless youth age 24 and under can dramatically reduce youth homelessness.
The population to be served by this demonstration program is youth experiencing homelessness, including unaccompanied and pregnant or parenting youth.
In order to effectively implement a system that addresses the needs of youth experiencing homelessness, Continuums of Care (CoCs) must understand the subgroups of unaccompanied youth and incorporate those understandings into the YHDP CCP and awarded projects.
This will require CoCs to use innovative practices to design better projects and strong comprehensive plans to prevent and end youth homelessness.
Obtain Full Opportunity Text:
https://https://www.hud.gov/program_offices/comm_planning/yhdpAdditional Information of Eligibility:
(25) Other Indian Tribes and tribally designated housing entities as defined in Section 4 of the Native American Housing Assistance and Self-Determination Act of 1996 (25 U.S.C.
4103) Nonprofits, as demonstrated by criteria at 24 CFR 5.109(l)(1) through 24 CFR 5.109(l)(5).
Community Selection application: Available to Collaborative Applicants designated by CoCs registered through the most recent CoC Program Registration process.
The Collaborative Applicant can apply for any community located within its CoC’s geographic area.
The Collaborative Applicant can also apply for multiple communities located within its CoC’s geographic area; however, HUD will not select more than one community within a CoC's geographic area.
Project application: Project Applicants that are designated during the application process by the Collaborative Applicant or its designee are eligible to apply for grant funds.
The Collaborative Applicant may apply for projects under this Demonstration as well.
The Collaborative Applicants that are not Unified Funding Agencies (UFAs) may also designate an eligible applicant to be the recipient of the planning grant.
UFAs must apply for and be recipient of all grants for their community.
For-profit entities are not eligible to apply for grants or to be subrecipients of grant funds.
For a dedicated HMIS grant, the project application must either be from the UFA (when there is a UFA for the community) or the HMIS Lead (when there is no UFA for the community) that will be the grant recipient.
To be considered for funding, Project Applicants must provide completed information required by HUD, submit a letter of support from the YAB for the project(s), and the project must be selected for funding by the CoC as indicated by a letter of support from the Collaborative Applicant or its designee. This NOFO is for community selection only.
Applications for funding individual projects will occur after communities have been selected.
Requirements for applying for projects are detailed in Appendix A.
See Section IV of this NOFO for community selection application submission requirements. Individuals, foreign entities, and sole proprietorship organizations are not eligible to compete for, or receive, awards made under this announcement.Full Opportunity Web Address:https://https://www.hud.gov/program_offices/comm_planning/yhdpContact: Agency Email Description:
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