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CAPACITY BUILDING RFP & HOMELESSNESS POLICY FELLOWSHIP

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CAPACITY BUILDING RFP

The Los Angeles Homeless Services Authority and the Home For Good Funders Collaborative have released a joint Capacity Building Request for Proposals (RFP) for nonprofit homeless service providers and housing developers in L.A. County to request assessment, technical assistance and infrastructure support. 

 

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS (FAQS)

Eligibility & Overview

All nonprofit homeless service providers participating in the LA County Coordinated Entry System (CES) are eligible to apply. Providers do not need to operate a CES contract to be eligible.

Applications for capacity building technical assistance will be accepted on a rolling basis, contingent on fund availability. Applications must be submitted by the first of the month for review. Review of applications will be completed within 30 days of submission. Applicants will be made aware of selection decisions within 30 days of the close of the review period.

Applications for capacity building technical assistance will focus on enhancements to operational infrastructure, in the areas of operational management, leadership development, program administration, information technologies, office space, and professional services.

Applicants may send questions to rfp@unitedwayla.org.

Capacity Building Technical Assistance Options

To best suit the unique needs of providers, two (2) options for capacity building technical assistance are available. For more detail, please see page 3 of the RFP.

  • Option A: Organization Capacity Needs Assessment Requests
  • Option B: Implementation Requests

Infrastructure needs should be directly related to the implementation of your Technical Assistance request and should be integrated into your implementation plan. Infrastructure requests should be clearly outlined in the narrative portion of the application as well as the budget

Approved Technical Assistance Vendors 

The following Capacity Building Technical Assistance Vendors have been approved by LAHSA:

  1. Center For Nonprofit Management
  2. Community Partners
  3. Melissa Green
  4. Nonprofit Finance Fund
  5. Special Service for Groups, Inc. Research & Evaluation Team 

Organizations can review the subject matter areas of expertise and select a vendor from the list. Please click here to access the list. Please note organizations can still opt to use a vendor of their choice by submitting the Vendor Request form on page 17 of the RFP. Please review the full Organization Capacity Building Technical Assistance Application for more details. 

Submission Instructions

Please submit the complete application and all supporting documentation to capacitybuilding@lahsa.org

Applications must be submitted by the first of the month to adhere to submission, review, and approval timelines. For an application to be considered complete, all signatures must be physical. No electronic signatures will be accepted. 

An informational webinar was held on Monday, February 5. For those who were unable to participate in the live webinar, LAHSA has made the presentation available on YouTube: https://youtu.be/sS286DBK6L4 

 

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DOWNLOAD LIST OF APPROVED VENDORS

 

DOWNLOAD THE APPLICATION USING THE LINK IN THE BANNER ABOVE.

QUESTIONS? Contact rfp@unitedwayla.org

2018-2019 HOMELESSNESS POLICY FELLOWSHIP

Apply now to become a fellow at a public agency/office in LA County working to prevent and end homelessness!

 

Congratulations to the following public agencies and offices that were awarded the opportunity to host a Homelessness Policy Fellow from July 2018 – June 2019!

  • City of Pasadena
  • Los Angeles County Department of Mental Health
  • Office of Los Angeles City Councilmember Marqueece Harris-Dawson
  • Office of Los Angeles County Supervisor Mark Ridley-Thomas
  • Office of Los Angeles County Supervisor Sheila Kuehl
FELLOWSHIP OVERVIEWFREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS (FAQS)

WHAT IS THE HOMELESSNESS POLICY FELLOWSHIP? 

The Home For Good Funders Collaborative is excited to announce the launch of the 2018-2019 Homelessness Policy Fellowship! This 1-year, full-time fellowship program (July 2018 – June 2019) will place 5 recent graduates with advanced degrees in public agencies and offices working to prevent and end homelessness in LA County. Fellows will be embedded on current teams and engage directly in homeless systems projects related to policy and planning. The Homelessness Policy Fellowship is a truly unique opportunity for recent graduates to work with top public sector systems leaders and local public leadership while gaining firsthand experience tackling one of LA’s most challenging and critical issues – homelessness.

IMPORTANT DATES & DEADLINES

  • April 1: Application Deadline
  • April 30: Candidates will be contacted for interviews 
  • May: Fellows will be selected
  • July: Fellowship begins!

HOW TO APPLY

Interested candidates should apply online at the following site: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/HFGfellowapplicationApplicants will be required to submit the following documentation through the online application:

  1. Resume
  2. List of 3 references (including at least 1 professional and 1 academic reference)
  3. Writing sample (1-2 pages in length, double-spaced; policy brief or memo in related area preferred) 

If you have any questions regarding the fellowship or application process, please email rfp@unitedwayla.org.

Please note: Only applicants who meet the minimum qualifications and submit fully completed applications will be contacted.

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:

ENDING HOMELESSNESS TOGETHER