UWGLA Relief Fund has now opened an online application that aims to collect information and provide direct support to nonprofits and community groups located and serving in LA County, in order to expand access to vital supplies for the homeless service response to COVID 19 in the following ways:
Understanding that time matters in an emergency, this short application will close by Friday, April 3, 2020 at 3pm PDT. Awards will be announced early next week. Awarded supplies are anticipated to be available for pick up by end the week of April 6. For small grants, contracting will begin after award notification and payment will be processed upon contract execution, both of which are anticipated to take place the week of April 6. Click below for a copy of the application and supplies specification list referenced in the online application. When ready, please click “Ready to Apply! below to access form or use this direct link – www.surveymonkey.com/r/UWRelief Awards will be announced early next week. Awarded supplies are anticipated to be available for pick up by end the week of April 6. For small grants, contracting will begin after award notification and payment will be processed upon contract execution, both of which are anticipated to take place the week of April 6. If you have any questions related to this application, please contact our team at PandemicFund@unitedwayla.org (UPDATED EMAIL – 04.01.20) using the subject line “Relief Fund – Housing” when reaching out.
Capacity Building Request for Proposals
The Home for Good Funders Collaborative, in partnership with the Los Angeles Homeless Services Authority, is releasing this Capacity Building RFP to support homeless service providers and non-profit housing developers strengthen their operational infrastructure and internal processes.
The overall goal of this RFP is to help organizations providing housing services to enhance service delivery to unhoused individuals in the community and progress towards achieving their missions.
Application Materials & Templates
This application replaces previous versions of the Capacity Building RFP and interested agencies are required to submit this application for consideration.
Vendor Request Form – This form is for applicants that do not plan on using a vendor from the LAHSA Pre-Approved Vendor List below. Please review the application and form instructions before completing.
Additional Application Resources
Capacity Building RFP Webinar – Recording of the 1-8-20 webinar about the Capacity Building RFP.
Capacity Building RFP Webinar Slides – Slides from the 1-8-20 webinar about the Capacity Building RFP.
Frequently Asked Questions – Updated as of 2-6-20. The document will be updated throughout the application period.
Note: The application submission period is now closed.
CES Triage Tool Request for Research Partnership
The Home For Good Funders Collaborative, in partnership with the LA Homeless Services Authority and the Homelessness Policy Research Institute, is releasing this CES Triage Tool Upgrade RFP to identify a research partner for a multi-year effort to study and strengthen the assessment, administration, and application of LA’s homeless system tools.
Our system is undertaking a large-scale system upgrade we hope to advance equity, improve system flow, and increase confidence in the system to support appropriate service connections for all those experiencing homelessness. At the core of this larger system upgrade, is an effort to examine, test, and enhance the survey tool and process across 3 core components of LA’s homeless service system tools: Assessment, Administration, Application.
CES Triage Tool Upgrade RFP will provide up to $1.5 million over 3 years to support a research partner in evaluating and facilitating the design and piloting of solutions in partnership with key community tables and core planning team. This funding is intended to cover all research related costs. Separately, the funding community will explore support for community-based organizations and system participants through pilot phase.
Dates + Deadlines
Application Materials + Templates – Applicants should plan to submit each of the following by the submission deadline.
Additional Application Resources
Please review all application materials, provided resources, and Frequently Asked Questions on the Grantseekers webpage linked to below. All additional questions may be submitted by email to firstname.lastname@example.org through November 12 at 5pm PDT. Please allow 2 business days for response. All relevant questions and responses will be added to the FAQ list for all applicants to benefit from.
The Home For Good Funders Collaborative has been a pivotal philanthropic force in our community’s progress to secure sufficient resources to end homelessness. This initiative of more than 30 public and private funders has been strategic and early supporters of systems change and testing solutions to bring to scale. Collectively, the members of the Funders Collaborative have committed over $33.5M in philanthropic investment, which has leveraged over $1BM in public resources. By pairing catalytic, innovative funding available through private philanthropy with more restrictive, yet larger and more sustainable public resources, our community has been able to unlock essential housing opportunities for those who need them most.