July 23, 2015

HUDThe US Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) has released an RFP for its Resident Opportunity and Self-Sufficiency (ROSS) Service Coordinators Program. This program funds the hiring of service coordinators to help residents of public or Indian housing progress toward economic and housing self-sufficiency, or to help elderly or disabled residents age in place and not require costly additional services. Proposals are due on 8/31/15.

Eligible applicants include institutions of higher education, public housing authorities, Indian housing authorities, nonprofit organizations, Native American tribal governments, Tribally Designated Housing Entities, and nonprofit Resident Associations. Twenty-five percent of funds will be set aside for Resident Associations, with subsequent funding priority given to renewal applications and then to new applicants. Awards amounts depend on the number of housing units served and service coordinators hired, with a maximum of $738,000. There is a 25% match requirement (cash or in-kind). An estimated 110 awards will be made.

This program requires the submission and annual updating of a logic model, reporting, as well as program evaluation. Via Evaluation can help you complete the required logic model and evaluation plan, conduct a needs assessment to inform your statement of need, assist in the development of appropriate performance measures, and can also write the full proposal. To learn more, contact Gary Ciurczak at (716) 362-0627 or send us an email.

More information here (under 2015 Notices – Funds Available heading).