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All interested applicants must email the application to Nora Vargas at no later than: Monday, February 21, 2022 by 5:00 p.m. Applications submitted after 5:00 p.m. on Monday, February 21, 2022 will not be considered. For further information, you may contact Nora Vargas at (361) 826-3124.


Proposal Information:

  1. Available HHSP funding is $144,281 for general homeless populations, a $46,177 set-aside for homeless youth, and EHF funding of $51,804 to combat homelessness totaling $242,262 with a contract term of March 22, 2022, to August 31, 2022. Proposal requests cannot exceed available funding.
  2. For an application to be considered for funding, the following qualifications must be met:
    1. Applicant must be a non-profit, unit of government or quasigovernmental agency
    2. The proposed activity must be listed as an eligible activity/expense in the HHSP rules and regulations. Eligible activities include, administrative costs, case management, construction/rehab/conversion of buildings, essential services to find/maintain housing, homeless prevention and assistance and operation of emergency shelter. More information about eligible activities can be found here: Eligible HHSP Activities or EHF Purpose & Use of Funds
    3. Programs must comply with the regulations outlined here: HHSP Regulations or EHF Regulations
  3. All youth assisted under the youth set-aside must be homeless. A youth-headed household includes unaccompanied children and youth (aged 24 and under), parenting children and youth (aged 24 and under), and children of parenting children/youth.
  4. Applications that are deemed eligible for HHSP and EHF funding will be evaluated based on the following:
    1. Ability of homeless service provider to expand the capacity of the organization to service unsheltered or sheltered homeless, youth who are homeless and at-risk populations
    2. Activity need and justification
    3. Activity implementation
    4. Efforts to secure other sources of funding
    5. Application completeness
    6. Other criteria – cost reasonableness, effectiveness, greatest need, positive impact on the community and project timeline.  
    7. It will be necessary for any organizations selected to provide all required Homeless Housing and Services Program (HHSP) and Ending Homelessness Funds (EHF) documentation before a contract is awarded.