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UNITED WAY COVID 19 RELIEF FUND

COVID 19 Relief Fund Application

Housing & Homeless Services Request for Supplies & Support

United Way of Greater LA (UWGLA) is working closely with government partners as part of the COVID 19 homelessness emergency response to support our system, service providers, and those experiencing homelessness at this critical time. We are pulling in everything we are hearing as unmet needs from providers and advocates and working as quickly as we can to expand access to safety, shelter, and supplies across our community.

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:

  • For nonprofits with an annual operating budget over $1M housing/homeless services budget, support will take the form of a request for emergency response supplies, including face masks, hand sanitizer, and infrared thermometers. Additionally, a type of serological testing kit will be considered for clinics and homeless service providers with onsite medical services.
  • For nonprofits with operating budgets under $1M housing/homeless services budget and other community groups, support will take the form of mini grants/donations to support the purchase of food and supplies from local stores.

Eligibility

This application will only support nonprofits and community groups actively working in the homeless service sector in LA County. Individuals are not eligible to apply. Only ONE (1) application will be accepted per organization.
Timing & How to Apply

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.  

CURRENT FUNDERS COLLABORATIVE OPPORTUNITIES

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FUNDING OPPORTUNITY

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.

Capacity Building Request for Proposals Application

Capacity Building RFP Budget Template

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 SlidesSlides 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.

LAHSA Pre-Approved Vendor List

Capacity Building RFP Flyer

 

Note: The application submission period is now closed.

FUNDING OPPORTUNITY

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

  • Optional Information Session on Monday, November 4, 2019 from 1:30-3pm PDT  — WEBINAR RECORDING NOW AVAILABLE
  • Questions Deadline Tuesday, November 12, 2019 at 5pm PDT by email to rfp@unitedwayla.org
  • Submit Complete Applications no later than Thursday, November 14, 2019 at 5pm PDT by email to rfp@unitedwayla.org

Application Materials + Templates – Applicants should plan to submit each of the following by the submission deadline.

Additional Application Resources

Questions?

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 rfp@unitedwayla.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.

ABOUT THE FUNDERS COLLABORATIVE

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.

2017-2018 PARTNERS

Below is a list current foundation partners and funded organizations:

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