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The FY2021 HUD CoC Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO) published on August 18, 2021. More information about the FY2021 HUD CoC NOFO and eligible projects can be found in the HUD notice, FY2021 CoC Program NOFO.

All renewal project applicants must complete the pre-application survey by August 30, 2021 via this link

All new Domestic Violence (DV) bonus project applicants and/or CoC housing bonus project applicants must complete the pre-application survey by Monday, September 13, 2021 at 4pm via this survey link.

 

Please see the Ramsey CoC NOFO Timeline and presentation from the Informational Meeting attached below. Additional information can be found in the HHR Google Drive.

NEW AS OF 10/28/2021: Link to St. Paul/Ramsey CoC FY2021 Competition Priority List (all projects scored and ranked).

NEW AS OF 10/29/2021: Link to St. Paul/Ramsey Priority Listing Application

NEW AS OF 11/15/2021: Link to St. Paul/Ramsey CoC Collaborative Application

The St. Paul/Ramsey County Continuum of Care, Heading Home Ramsey (HHR), is soliciting letters of interest from providers who have experience in providing services to households experiencing homelessness in Ramsey County under the Emergency Solutions Grant (ESG) funds. Ramsey County administers the ESG program on behalf of the City of St. Paul.

Calendar year ESG funds Letter of Interest (LOI) was published as of Monday, October 4, 2021 and closes at 3:30pm on Monday, October 25, 2021. Interested applicants are encouraged to email the CoC Coordinator for the zoom meeting invite to the LOI Informational meeting taking place on 9am on October 18, 2021.

FY2021 ESG LOI Timeline:

10/4/2021 - ESG Letter of Interest is released/published

10/18/2021 - ESG Informational Meeting for interested providers at 9:00am central time via zoom (contact [email protected] for meeting link)

10/25/2021 - ESG letters of interest due by 3:30pm central time via email to [email protected]

Please refer to the attached "FY2021 ESG Letter of Interest_FINAL" attachment below for more information on ESG and what needs to be submitted to apply for funding. Questions can be directed to Loni Aadalen at 651-266-4116.

Ramsey County, through the St. Paul/Ramsey County Continuum of Care, Heading Home Ramsey (HHR), solicited Letters of Interest (LOI) from providers who have experience in providing services to households experiencing homelessness in Ramsey County under the Emergency Solutions Grant - COVID (ESG-CV) funds. Ramsey County is administering the ESG-CV program on behalf of the City of St. Paul. The focus of the ESG-CV funds are to prevent, prepare for, and respond to coronavirus, among the individuals and families who are homeless or receiving homeless assistance and to support additional homeless assistance and homelessness prevention activities to mitigate the impacts created by coronavirus.

ESG-CV funds in St. Paul are being administered for family outreach, emergency shelter operations, and rapid rehousing (RRH) programs. For more information, please contact the CoC Coordinator.

 

Resources for Food and Housing Assistance:

Ramsey County Community Resource webpage: https://www.ramseycountymeansbusiness.com/covid-19/provider-resources 

Heading Home Alliance webpage: www.headinghomealliance.com/covid-19-response/ 

 

The FY 2019 CoC NOFA was published on July 3rd, 2019 and closed at 7pm on September 30th, 2019. Ramsey CoC released a Letter of Interest (LOI) via Survey Monkey on July 10th and responses were due by 4pm on July 25th. For more information on Ramsey CoC's timeline and informational meeting, please go here: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1B8Ou2AYqKXsbHss3SqQOeKSvXQjLVMAZ/view?u...

 

NEW 9/27/19 - Link to the SUBMITTED FY2019 Priority Listing Application, Collaborative Application and Ramsey County FY2019 Planning Grant Application: https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/1IZIMZ0aOuoUZDL144sbTT4RyaBfSirEy...

NEW 8/29/19 - Link to FY2019 Competition Ranking List: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1PPMTtgaE1EmDo8NKEw2gVkbNm9cuJNXd/view?u...

 

Link to FY 2019 NOFA: https://www.hudexchange.info/programs/e-snaps/fy-2019-coc-program-nofa-coc-program-competition/#nofa-and-notices

 

**New projects must have a DUNS number (call 1-866-705-5711 or online through https://fedgov.dnb.com/webform), be registered with the System for Award Management (SAM) at Sam.gov, and then create a profile through e-snaps. E-snaps link: https://esnaps.hud.gov/grantium/frontOffice.jsf

 

FY2019 CoC Estimated Annual Renewal Demand (ARD) amounts: https://files.hudexchange.info/resources/documents/FY-2019-CoC-Program-Estimated-ARD.pdf

FY2019 Ramsey CoC Grant Inventory Worksheet (GIW) and FFY 2019 Scoring Tool (draft): https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/10n1yD69winXd57-Nf2ZudbxthXfOYQBn

FY2019 Renewal Project Application Detailed Instructions and Navigational Guide (for E-snaps): https://www.hudexchange.info/resource/2910/coc-project-application-instructions-for-renewal-projects/

FY2019 New Project Application Detailed Instructions and Navigational Guide (for E-snaps): https://www.hudexchange.info/resource/2909/coc-project-application-instructions-for-new-projects/

Additional HUD E-snaps Instructional guides for the FY2019 CoC NOFA: https://www.hudexchange.info/programs/e-snaps/ 

 

Effective April 1, 2017, Continuum of Care (CoC) Program grant recipients will stop reporting the CoC Program Annual Performance Reports (APRs) in e-snaps and will begin submitting them in Sage HMIS Reporting Repository (Sage). Complete information is provided on the HUD EXCHANGE. Click here to learn more.

To view an overview of the Sage HMIS Repository Webinar click here.

Each agency/organization currently holding a HUD contract must have at least 1 Account Administrator/User in Sage. To create an account click here.

To submit questions to the HUD AAQ click here.

FAMILY HOMELESSNESS PREVENTION AND ASSISTANCE PROGRAM (FHPAP)

Family Homelessness Prevention and Assistance Program (FHPAP) funds is an on-going grant that Ramsey County receives through Minnesota Housing Finance Agency (MHFA) to fund four different service models within Ramsey County: street outreach, prevention assistance, coordinated entry and rapid rehousing. FHPAP funds target single adults, youth ages 24 and younger, and/or families with minor children that are at risk of homelessness or already experiencing homelessness.

 

More information on FHPAP and the folder in the Google Drive: Click Here  

 

FHPAP Policies, forms and budgets for sub-grantees: Click Here

 

2020 Homeless Needs Assessment Summary: Click Here

 

 

Housing Support:

Landlords looking to rent to someone who has a history of homelessness can become a Housing Support (formerly known as Group Residential Housing) site. 

For more information about how to begin this process, email Ramsey County's Housing Support Planner, Amy Blair

 

Housing Stabilization Services:

A new Medicaid benefit available as of July 20, 2020 to help people with disabilities and seniors find and keep housing. Goals of Housing Stabilization Services (HSS): support an individual's transition to housing; increase long-term stability in houisng; and avoid future periods of homelessness or institutionalization. HSS funds transition (helps people plan for, find and move into housing) services and sustaining (supports a person to maintain living in their home) services. To be eligible for services, a medical assistance recipient who is 18 years old or older and has a disability or disabling condition, houisng instability, and need for services due to limitations caused by the individual's disability. 

To access services: Individuals must have a MNChoice Assessment completed or contact a qualified professional to complete the PSN (Professional Statement of Need) form: