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The FY2022 Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO) has been released as of August 1, 2022 and closes on September 30, 2022. Projects that make the selection list will advance to the federal application process. Applicants are responsible for the preparation of the eventual electronic submission of their project application (in e-snaps) if the project is approved locally for funding. Those who are new project applicants must register with e-snaps, the electronic Continuum of Care (CoC) Program Application and Grants Management System that HUD's Office of Special Needs Assistance Programs (SNAPS) uses to support the CoC Program funding application and grant awards process for the CoC Program. To register and learn more about e-snaps, please click here.

HHR has officially opened the Letter of Intent (LOI) process as of August 11th. Any renewal CoC funded projects and/or new domestic violence (DV) bonus funded projects can apply through the annual Continuum of Care (CoC) Program Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO). New DV project applicants do not have to be a victim-service provider, but must serve DV victims as outlined in the HUD CoC Program NOFO. Both renewal project applicants and new DV Bonus project applicants must complete a pre-application survey and also save (but not submit) their e-snaps application by 4pm on Thursday, August 25th. Interested project applicants should attend the informational meeting via zoom on Tuesday, August 16th from 9am to 10:30am. The informational meting will be broken up into four sections: review of FY2022 CoC Program NOFO, Ramsey CoC Priorities, Ramsey CoC Timeline, and New DV Bonus program models/eligibility. All renewal project applicants are highly encouraged to attend the first hour as well. Please email the CoC Coordinator, Loni Aadalen, for the link to the zoom meeting.

Link to pre-application can be found here: 2022 CoC Annual NOFO Pre-App for Renewal and New DV Bonus Projects.

On June 22, 2022, HUD released a special NOFO to Address Unsheltered and Rural Homelessness (Special NOFO) to target efforts to reduce unsheltered homelessness, particularly in communities with very high levels of unsheltered homelessness and homelessness in rural areas. Through this Special NOFO, HUD will award funding to communities to implement coordinated approaches - - grounded in Housing First and public health principles - - to reduce the prevalence of unsheltered homelessness, and improve services engagement, health outcomes, and housing stability among unsheltered individuals and families. HUD expects applicant communities to partner with health and housing agencies to leverage mainstream housing and healthcare resources.

Projects that make the selection list will advance to the federal application process. For new agencies interested in applying, please go to https://esnaps.hud.gov/grantium/frontOffice.jsf to register an account - agencies will need a SAMS and DUNS number to register.

As of August 11, 2022, HHR is officially requesting letters of intents (LOI) via a pre-application process. Eligible projects will then be invited to submit a full application in e-snaps. Please note that these funds will not cover the following: acquisition of new property, rehabilitation of existing property, or new construction. The following are eligible project components that agencies my apply for: Permanent Supportive Housing (PSH), Rapid Rehousing (RRH), Joint Transitional Housing - Permanent Supportive Housing-Rapid Rehousing (Joint TH-RRH), Support Services Only - Coordinated Entry (SSO - CE), Support Services Only - Street Outreach (SSO - SO), and Support Services Only - Other (SSO). All interested project applicants must complete a pre-application survey by 3pm on Friday, August 26th. Link to HHR's Special NOFO to Address Unsheltered Homelessness pre-application

An informational meeting is scheduled for Wednesday, August 17th from 2pm - 3:30pm via zoom. All interested project applicants are strongly encouraged to attend. The informational meeting will review the CoC's priorities and timeline. Please email the CoC Coordinator at [email protected] for the zoom link.

 

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), 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.

Calendar year ESG funds Letter of Interest (LOI) was published as of Monday, October 4, 2021 and closed at 3:30pm on Monday, October 25, 2021. The LOI Informational meeting took 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/ 

 

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: