There are various funding sources available through the Department of Human & Veteran Services including State and Federal grants. Click the links below for additional information and/or resources. Requests for Proposals (RFP) are issued at various times throughout the year as funding becomes available. Please check this page periodically for updates about available funding opportunities.
Federal - U.S. Department of Housing & Urban Development (HUD)
Requests for Proposals (RFP) are issued at various times throughout the year as funding becomes available.
Community Development Block Grant (CDBG)
The Community Development Block Grant program is a flexible program that provides communities with resources to address a wide range of unique community development needs. Beginning in 1974, the CDBG program is one of the longest continuously run programs at HUD. The CDBG program provides annual grants on a formula basis to general units of local government and states to develop viable communities by providing decent housing, a suitable living environment and opportunities to expand economic opportunities, principally for low and moderate-income persons.
Community development activities build stronger and more resilient communities through an ongoing process of identifying and addressing needs, assets and priority investments. Community development activities may support infrastructure, economic development projects, installation of public facilities, community centers, housing rehabilitation, public services, clearance/acquisition, microenterprise assistance, code enforcement, homeowner assistance and many other identified needs.
HOME Investments Partnerships Program (HOME)
The HOME Investments Partnerships Program provides grants to states and local governments to fund a wide range of activities including 1) building, buying and/or rehabilitating housing for rent or homeownership; or 2) providing direct rental assistance to low-income families. It is the largest Federal block grant program for state and local governments designed exclusively to create affordable housing for low-income households. HOME funds are awarded annually as formula grants to participating jurisdictions (PJs).The program’s flexibility allows states and local governments to use HOME funds for grants, direct loans, loan guarantees or other forms of credit enhancements, or rental assistance or security deposits.
At least 15 percent of HOME funds must be set aside for specific activities to be undertaken by a special type of nonprofit called a Community Housing Development Organization (CHDO). A CHDO is a private nonprofit, community-based organization that has staff with the capacity to develop affordable housing for the community it serves. In order to qualify for designation as a CHDO, the organization must meet certain requirements pertaining to their legal status, organizational structure, and capacity and experience.
Information on becoming a CHDO, including Organization Checklist:
Emergency Solutions Grants Program (ESG)
The Emergency Solutions Grants Program focuses on assisting people to quickly regain stability in permanent housing after experiencing a housing crisis and/or homelessness. Grant funds are distributed by formula to metropolitan cities, urban counties, territories and states for street outreach, emergency shelters, homelessness prevention and rapid re-housing assistance.
Continuum of Care Program (CoC)
The Continuum of Care Program is designed to promote communitywide commitment to the goal of ending homelessness; provide funding for local networks of organizations and efforts by nonprofit providers, and state and local governments funds to quickly rehouse homeless individuals and to minimize the trauma and dislocation caused to individuals, families and communities by homelessness; promote access to and effect utilization of mainstream programs by homeless individuals and families; and optimize self-sufficiency among individuals and families experiencing homelessness.
Other Funding Opportunities
Please check this page periodically for updates on available funding opportunities.