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Heading Home Ramsey Current and Potential Partners -

We’re excited to begin the 2023 HUD CoC Notice of Funding Opportunity process. This year, in addition to the standard Annual Renewal Demand of about $7,000,000 provided to us by HUD, Heading Home Ramsey will apply for both the CoC Bonus and the DV Bonus funds. While the final amounts of the bonus funds have not been released yet, we expect them to be similar to amounts available to us last year, which were $356,392 and $681,912, respectively.

Funding Priorities

After reviewing the data available to us, trends within our system, and existing and emerging best practices across the state and county, HSD has identified the following gaps and needs in the system that should be funding priorities for this year’s NOFO. 

Once the HUD CoC Program NOFO is released, we will work with the Governing Board to adopt a final set of priorities, which will include a mix of HUD’s priorities and our locally-determined needs.

  • Priorities for all projects and program types
    • HMIS capacity: we encourage all projects, especially those facing data quality challenges, to increase the amount of staff and/or staff time dedicated to ensuring the data entered into HMIS is done so in a timely and complete manner.
  • Priorities for Projects Serving Single Adults:
    • Site-based transitional housing with intensive case management, navigation, and property/landlord engagement services. We believe the Highway2Housing program had a positive impact on the number of single adults that were able to move into housing and are interested in duplicating these efforts in a way that is eligible under the HUD-CoC program.
    • Rapid Rehousing focused on medically fragile adults that can work to get these individuals connected to resources such as the CADI or Elderly Waiver and can help get them housed in assisted living/nursing facilities or in community with medical services.
  • Priorities for Projects Serving Families:
    • Projects with supportive services especially relevant to families
  • Priorities for Youth:
    • TH-RRH projects that can begin working with child only households, which saw a significant uptick in the 2023 PIT, and then support them in moving into permanent housing as they become old enough to sign a lease.
  • Priorities for DV Bonus Funding
    • Domestic Violence Coordinated Entry grant to work to make coordinated entry safe and effective for households fleeing or attempting to flee domestic violence.

Finally, due to the limited amount of CoC bonus funds and our desire to spread that across household types, we will be prioritizing expansion projects over new projects. For the DV bonus funds, we encourage new and expansion project applications.



The first step in the process is for all agencies interested in applying for funding through the NOFO to submit a pre-application. You can find the pre-application here. The form will NOT allow you to save and return, so it is advisable that projects use the PDF version of the survey attached to this email to prepare their answers in an external document before beginning the survey, and then enter those answers into the online form.

Agencies should submit one survey per project and all information entered into the survey should be relevant only to that individual project. The priority deadline for the form is May 26, 2023. Applications submitted by the priority deadline will receive feedback from the Housing Stability Department and/or Ranking and Performance Committee. The final deadline is June 9, 2023. Reach out to Alyssa Keil, [email protected], with any questions about the pre-application.


Info Session for Non-DV Projects:


Info Session for DV Projects:


The St. Paul/Ramsey County Continuum of Care, Heading Home Ramsey (HHR), solicited 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. Grant terms are January 1 - December 31 and solicitations usually open in late summer/early fall.

Ramsey County has recently released the following solicitation RFP-HSD0560-0-2022/KB on behalf of its Housing Stability Department. To review a brief synopsis of this solicitation for Emergency Solutions Grant (ESG) program funding, please go to Doing Business with Ramsey County | Ramsey County and click on Contract opportunities (on DemandStar). To view the RFP in its entirety or to download all of the solicitation documents, you will need to enter your DemandStar account information. If you do not have one, you can go to How to contract with Ramsey County. There are instructions there to assist you in creating an account. 

If you have any questions please contact Karen Bollinger at [email protected].

Thank you! 

NEW ESG Manuals HHR Google Drive:


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 Supervisor, Jennifer McConnell


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:

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.