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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.


9/17/2020 - ESG Letter of Interest is released/published

9/29/2020 - ESG Informational Meeting for interested providers at 3:00pm central time via zoom (contact [email protected] for meeting link)

10/8/2020 - ESG letters of interest due by 3:00pm central time via email to [email protected]

Please refer to the attached ESG letter of interest attachment below for more information on ESG and what needs to be submitted to apply for funding by 3:00pm on October 8, 2020. Questions can be directed to Loni Aadalen at 651-266-4116.

UPDATE AS OF 10/1/2020: The Power Point presentation from the LOI is now available, as well as the Questions and Responses. During the Informational Meeting, people requested that we also share the proposal evaluation tool; that is attached below with proposal evaluation criteria matrix.

Ramsey County, through the St. Paul/Ramsey County Continuum of Care, Heading Home Ramsey (HHR), is soliciting 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.

The ESG-CV LOI is solicitating for two program components: street outreach for families with dependent children and rapid rehousing (RRH). (*Note: Funds and awards are contingent upon the City of St. Paul executing their grant agreement with HUD; additional funds could also become available later on.)


November 9, 2020 - ESG-CV Letter of Interest (LOI) released/published

November 17, 2020 - ESG-CV Informational Meeting for providers at 1pm via zoom (contact CoC Coordinator, Loni Aadalen, at [email protected] for meeting link)

November 25, 2020 - ESG-CV LOI responses due by 2:00pm central time via email to Loni Aadalen.


Please refer to the attached 11-10-2020 Ramsey County ESG-CV LOI for SO and RRH - FINAL attachment below for more information on ESG-CV and what needs to be submitted by 2:00pm on November 25, 2020. Questions can be directed to Loni Aadalen at 651-266-4116 or by email. Additional attachments for review:

  • Ramsey County ESG-CV Proposal Evaluation_FINAL 
  • Ramsey County ESG-CV Proposal Evaluation Criteria Matrix_FINAL


*NEW Attachments as of 11/18/2020: 

  • 11-17-2020 ESG-CV LOI Informational Meeting - FINAL presentation
  • ESG-CV Info Session Q and A 11.17.2020


Resources for Food and Housing Assistance:

Ramsey County Community Resource webpage: 

Heading Home Alliance webpage: 


*The FY2021 HUD CoC Notice of Funding Availability (NOFA) has not been published yet. Please check back for updates.

The FY 2019 CoC NOFA was published on July 3rd and closes at 7pm on September 30th. 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:


NEW 9/27/19 - Link to the SUBMITTED FY2019 Priority Listing Application, Collaborative Application and Ramsey County FY2019 Planning Grant Application:

NEW 8/29/19 - Link to FY2019 Competition Ranking List:


Link to FY 2019 NOFA:

Letter of Interest via survey monkey for new project applicants and/or for renewal projects to apply for an expansion was DUE BY 4pm on July 25, 2019.

*All projects (new and/or renewal) need to submit their most recently approved financial statement and audit for the financial review section of the Scoring Tool.

**New projects must have a DUNS number (call 1-866-705-5711 or online through, be registered with the System for Award Management (SAM) at, and then create a profile through e-snaps. E-snaps link:


FY2019 CoC Estimated Annual Renewal Demand (ARD) amounts:

FY2019 Ramsey CoC Grant Inventory Worksheet (GIW) and FFY 2019 Scoring Tool (draft):

FY2019 Renewal Project Application Detailed Instructions and Navigational Guide (for E-snaps):

FY2019 New Project Application Detailed Instructions and Navigational Guide (for E-snaps):

Additional HUD E-snaps Instructional guides for the FY2019 CoC NOFA: 


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) 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: