Funding Opportunities

Funding Opportunities 

 

The Department of Homelessness and Supportive Housing regularly seek proposals from organizations interested in contracting with the Department to provide social services, shelter, and housing to people experiencing homelessness in San Francisco or provide professional services to the Department.

 

Current Requests for Proposals (RFPs) / Requests for Qualifications (RFQs)

 

RFP #108: Continuum of Care Planning and Technical Assistance

Description: The Department of Homelessness and Supportive Housing (HSH), in conjunction with the Local Homeless Coordinating Board (LHCB), must submit a comprehensive Notice of Funding Availability (NOFA) application annually to the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) for Continuum of Care (CoC) Homeless Assistance Grant funds on behalf of the City and County of San Francisco. HSH is seeking a qualified individual and/or organization to provide grant-writing, strategic planning, program assessment and evaluation services relating to the annual US Department of Housing and Urban Development Continuum of Care Homeless Assistance Grant that is part of the federal McKinney-Vento Homeless Act. HSH expects to make one award through this procurement process. The proposed contract work will require that the successful proposer works with HSH to submit a completed CoC NOFA application, which includes the following key tasks:

  • Preparing the CoC NOFA Application,
  • Collecting and evaluating program information from CoC providers/applicants,
  • Provide technical assistance to CoC NOFA applicants,
  • Analyze and provide guidance on HUD policies and procedures,
  • Presenting HUD policies and procedures updates to the LCHB,
  • Develop and implement the review process for CoC NOFA applications,
  • Assist HSH staff with HUD annual reporting requirements: Point in Time Count (PIT), Housing Inventory Chart (HIC), Annual Performance Reports (APR) System Performance Measures,
  • Provide systematic evaluations of HSH policies and procedures.

The grant agreement shall have an initial term of four years, starting in early 2018. The City shall have the option to extend the term for an additional three-year period, subject to annual availability of funds, satisfactory contractor performance, and the City’s need. HSH has the sole, absolute discretion to exercise this option.

The Pre-Proposal meeting is scheduled for Monday, 11/13/17, 1:30p.m. at HSH, 1360 Mission Street, 2nd Floor, Suite 200, Collaborative Room.  Proposals are due Wednesday, November 29, 3:00pm.

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RFP #109: Support Services for Transitional Age Youth Needing Mental Health Support

Description: The Department of Homelessness and Supportive Housing (HSH) announces its intent to seek proposals from organizations interested in contracting to provide support services to 36 residents at the supportive housing program located at 501 Ellis Street.  The target population is Transitional Age Youth (TAY), ages 18 – 24, currently participating in the 501 Ellis Street Supportive Housing Program in San Francisco who have serious mental illness and are homeless, marginally housed, or at imminent risk of homelessness. These TAY represent diverse genders, races, ethnicities and sexual orientations. The county mental health department, or its designee, will certify the target population eligibility for the MHSA funded housing and services. Supportive services will include:

  • Wraparound intensive case management
  • Mental health intervention and counseling
  • Peer-based counseling
  • Life skills including money management, vocational training and employment counseling.

The goals of these services are to empower tenants to stabilize, become self-sufficient, increase their income and education levels, and move on to more independent living while also promoting community building, tenant participation, and maintaining a safe, supportive and stable environment.

The grant agreement shall have an initial term from January 2018 through June 2021. The City shall have the option to extend the term for an additional two year period, subject to annual availability of funds, satisfactory grantee performance, and need. HSH has the sole, absolute discretion to exercise this option.  The source of funding for these services will be from the California Mental Health Services Act. Payment for all services provided in accordance with provisions under this grant shall be contingent upon the availability of funds for the purpose of providing these services. The City shall not be required to provide any definite units of services nor does the City guarantee any minimum amount of funding for these services. The Department reserves the right to make one or multiple awards.

The Pre-Proposal meeting is scheduled for Monday, 11/27/17, 10:00a.m. at HSH, 1360 Mission Street, 2nd Floor, Suite 200. Proposals are due Friday, December 15, 5:00pm.

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