FY 2022 REQUEST FOR APPLICATIONS
EMERGENCY SOLUTIONS GRANT (ESG)
FY 2022 RFA ELIGIBLE ESG ACTIVITES:
HOMELESS EMERGENCY SHELTER
HOMELESS PREVENTION AND RAPID REHOUSING
The Miami-Dade County Homeless Trust was created by the Miami-Dade Board of County Commissioners to oversee the use of the Food and Beverage Tax and to establish then implement policies based on Miami-Dade County’s Community Homeless Plan: Priority Home. The Plan is available at www.homelesstrust.org. The Plan is a comprehensive Continuum of Care (CoC) system to serve homeless persons in Miami-Dade County. The Plan includes strategies to make homelessness rare, brief and one-time with the provision of a wide range of housing and service interventions to accomplish goals.
Funding awarded for housing and services must be utilized by eligible program participants residing in Miami-Dade County. Funding specified as set aside for Homeless Rental Housing Development can be applied toward either: 1) the development of a homeless-only housing development; or 2) the development of units set-aside to serve homeless persons within a mixed-use development. Funding requested under this RFA should indicate how the proposal relates to the homeless Continuum Of Care (CoC) system developed by the County through the Miami-Dade County Homeless Trust, how it addresses existing Needs and Gaps, and how the proposed project will meet the needs of the priority sub-populations of the Continuum including chronic homeless, families with minor children, unaccompanied youth, and Veterans. The County will have the right of first priority throughout the loan period (e.g., 30 years) to refer clients to housing for homeless persons funded through the RFA, through the continuum’s established coordinated intake and assessment process. In addition, any entity approved for funding must participate in the County’s Homeless Management Information System (HMIS) and Coordinated Entry process. For detailed information about HMIS, refer to the following link: https://www.homelesstrust.org/resources-homeless/library/providers/policies-and-procedures/hmis-polocies-and-procedures-manual.pdf. For detailed information about the Coordinated Entry process, refer to the following link: https://www.homelesstrust.org/resources-homeless/library/providers/standards-of-care/miami-dade-coc-ce-soc-82120.pdf .
Applicants must describe their proposed Rapid Re-housing model, including the proposed duration of any rental assistance, any minimum requirements for eligibility, and the supportive services to be provided to program participants to secure and maintain housing. Agencies applying for TBRA to provide Rapid Re-housing to the homeless must complete and submit the TBRA forms required in this RFA.
MINIMUM THRESHOLD REQUIREMENTS
Applicants requesting funds under this application for ESG must commit to the following requirements as part of its application for funding:
- Project has a plan in place to provide the supportive services for the targeted population(s) to
be served either directly by the applicant or documented through a Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) or other agreement provided at the time of contract execution or time of application.
- Project’s admission and/or assistance criteria, as applicable, is appropriate as well as consistent with screen-in policies and best practices for the target population to be served by the project.
- The project will participate in the CoC’s Coordinated Entry process, including but not limited to 1) using the Homeless Prevention Common Application, and 2) solely taking referrals for ESG Rapid Rehousing from the CoC’s Housing Coordinator.
- The project will participate in the Homeless Management Information System (HMIS), as well as ensure meeting the minimum data quality standards.
- The project will provide housing and services consistent with the CoC’s established Standards of Care, as may be amended from time to time.
- The project will be required to meet minimum performance measures, including those HUD required performance measures.
- Applications lacking any items and/or criteria needed to meet minimum threshold will be deemed non-responsive and will not be scored.
HOUSING RESOURCE GUIDELINE ALLOCATIONS
Homeless Emergency Shelter
Homeless Prevention and Rapid Rehousing
* Funds available are based on U.S. HUD estimates and are subject to change.
THIS RFA IS NOT SOLICITING PROPOSALS FOR FUNDING FROM THE FOOD AND BEVERAGE TAX.