Request for Funding

UNITY of Greater New Orleans, the lead agency for the homeless Continuum of Care (CoC) for New Orleans and Jefferson Parish, funds projects and programs to support the work of the CoC. UNITY encourages responses from agencies that may not be current recipients of CoC funding.

Funding Opportunity
RFP 20-1 Safe at Home Rapid Rehousing Project


UNITY of Greater New Orleans, the lead agency for the homeless Continuum of Care (CoC) for New Orleans and Jefferson Parish, is seeking proposals from nonprofit and governmental agencies to provide rapid re-housing case management and rental assistance to homeless individuals and families over the project year. Funding for this project is provided by the State of Louisiana through an Emergency Solutions Grant to respond to the outreach of COVID-19 and prevent the spread of the outbreak to unsheltered populations.

The target population for this project is homeless individuals or families who are referred by the UNITY Continuum of Care Coordinated Entry System. The program will prioritize those who are at unsheltered, residing in emergency shelter, or in temporary non-congregate shelters and are at high risk for COVID. In most cases, clients are expected to be able to “transition in place” and sustain rents on their own after temporary assistance ranging from 6 to 12 months.  

UNITY is expecting to fund at least two and up to five agencies for total funding amount of $2,281,281 including $529,668 in supportive services, $1,670,400 in rental assistance and deposits and $55,002 in administrative costs.  There is no match requirement.

Nonprofit or governmental agencies are eligible to apply; agencies that are currently members of the UNITY Service Providers and Professionals Association as well as those agencies not currently receiving funds through the Continuum of Care are equally encouraged to apply.
 

———————————————Timeline———————————————

  • Deadline for submitting proposal to UNITY:  Wednesday, May 27 at 12:00 Noon.
  • CoC Evaluation and Project Selection Committee reviews and scores proposals: Thursday, May 28, 2020.
  • UNITY informs applicants about selections made by the CoC Evaluation and Project Selection Committee:  Friday, May 29, 2020.
  • Anticipated Project Start: No later than June 29, 2020.

Click on the below links:
RFP 20-1 Safe at Home RRH
RFP 20-1 Safe at Home RRH – Fillable Application
 


Proposals must be addressed to:
 Martha Kegel, Executive Director of UNITY
 and submitted to proposals@unitygno.org
no later than 12:00 pm noon on Wednesday, May 27, 2020

Do not submit proposals by any other method.

If you have questions about the RFP, please contact Valerie Coffin,
Director of CoC Programs at vcoffin@unitygno.org

RFP 20-2 HOPWA Permanent Housing Project

UNITY of Greater New Orleans, the lead agency for the homeless Continuum of Care (CoC) for New Orleans and Jefferson Parish, is seeking proposals from nonprofit and governmental agencies to assist individuals living with HIV/AIDS to provide supportive services, tenant-based rental assistance, permanent housing placement, and short-term rental and mortgage assistance. UNITY of Greater New Orleans is seeking one project sponsor who can quickly assist homeless households living with HIV/AIDS to achieve housing stability.
 
The target population for this project is: individuals living with HIV/AIDS who are low-income (at or below 80 percent of area median income) and to assist such households to prevent, prepare for, and respond to COVID-19.  Clients prioritized for this program will include those who are unsheltered, homeless living in a non-congregate shelter or an emergency shelter, as referred by the CoC Coordinated Entry System. Clients with prior episodes of homelessness will also be prioritized for this program. 
 
Nonprofit or governmental agencies are eligible to apply; agencies that are currently members of the UNITY Service Providers and Professionals Association as well as those agencies not currently receiving funds through the Continuum of Care are equally encouraged to apply.

Timeline
Deadline for submitting proposal to UNITY: 
Wednesday, May 27 at 12:00 Noon.
CoC Evaluation and Project Selection Committee reviews and scores proposals:
Thursday, May 28, 2020.
UNITY informs applicants about selections made by the CoC Evaluation and Project Selection Committee: 
Friday, May 29, 2020.
Anticipated Project Start:
June 15, 2020
Click for the full announcement and application.
 
Proposals must be addressed to:
Martha Kegel, Executive Director of UNITY
and submitted to proposals@unitygno.org
no later than 12:00 pm noon on Wednesday, May 27, 2020
 
Do not submit proposals by any other method.
 
If you have questions about the RFP, please contact Valerie Coffin,
Director of CoC Programs at vcoffin@unitygno.org
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