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2018-2019 FUNDERS COLLABORATIVE RFP OPPORTUNITIES

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2018 CITIES IMPLEMENTATION RFP

We are excited to announce that the Los Angeles County Homeless Initiative and the Home For Good Funders Collaborative have teamed up to release a new, competitive funding opportunity for cities that are ready to take the next step in ending homelessness in their communities. DOWNLOAD RFPUpdated FAQs

The 2018 Cities’ Implementation Request for Proposal (RFP) provides up to $9 million in County Measure H funds and $1 million in private support through the Home For Good Funders Collaborative to fund implementation of local projects that 1) increase the supply of interim and permanent housing for people experiencing homelessness, and 2) enhance County service systems for those currently experiencing or at-risk of homelessness.

Deadline:  Submit applications by Wednesday, November 7 at 3pm PDT to rfp@unitedwayla.org

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Upcoming Information Sessions

We recommend that any interested applicants attend at least one of the following sessions to learn more about the opportunity.

Webinar Information Sessions

  • Monday, September 24, 2018 at 9-11am – Register at bit.ly/citieswebinarone  [Click to Access Recording]
  • Wednesday, October 24, 2018 at 9-11am – Register at bit.ly/citieswebinartwo

 

In-Person Technical Assistance Sessions will be co-hosted with Councils of Government between September 25 through early October. For a current list of all planned meeting dates and locations, click here.

 

To download a PDF copy of the Information Session presentation from September 24 to follow along or for reference when completing your request. A follow up technical assistance meeting was held on October 24, a copy of that presentation can be downloaded here.

 

CAPACITY BUILDING RFP - UPDATED APPLICATION!

ARE YOU A HOMELESS SERVICE PROVIDER IN LA COUNTY EXPERIENCING RAPID GROWTH?

KEEP READING TO LEARN MORE ABOUT AN EXCITING FUNDING OPPORTUNITY!

AND JOIN US FOR AN INFORMATIONAL WEBINAR ON THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 20 FROM 10-11AM (ACCESS INFO. BELOW)! 

The Capacity Building Request for Proposals (RFP) supported by the Los Angeles Homeless Services Authority (LAHSA) and United Way’s Home For Good Funders Collaborative (Funders Collaborative) has entered an exciting new phase! Through this RFP, non-profit homeless service providers and developers in Los Angeles County can apply for funding to strengthen their operational infrastructure and internal processes. The overall goal of capacity building is to help organizations enhance the quality of service delivery to unhoused individuals in the community and progress towards achieving their mission.

Organizations may apply for either Assessment or Implementation & One-Time Infrastructure depending on the unique needs and goals of the organization. Please see the Find Your Fit chart and the Capacity Building Information Packet to help you figure out where to get started with this capacity building opportunity!

 

SO WHAT ARE THE NEW UPDATES? 

  • The application and review processes have been streamlined to be more user friendly
  • Applicants will be applying directly to Home For Good and all submissions will be reviewed by the Funders Collaborative Evaluation Panel
  • All awarded agencies will be contracting directly with United Way of Greater Los Angeles

United Way’s Home For Good team is playing a leading role in partnership with LAHSA to help coordinate and maximize the investment of public and private funding. We will continue to accept the original application through the end of September as we get the word out about the new application process. If you have not already applied, we strongly encourage you to look at the updated applications below. 

 

WHAT IS CAPACITY BUILDING?

Capacity building is a term used to describe enhancing organizational effectiveness by strengthening internal processes and operational infrastructure. This includes all of the departments that help an organization function on a day-to-day basis, such as Human Resources, Finance, IT, Development, etc.

 

WHERE DO I GET STARTED? 

Review the Find Your Fit chart and Capacity Building Information Packet to find the best place to get started! The capacity building team at LAHSA is happy to help answer any questions your organization may have about where to get started or how to apply. Please email any questions to capacitybuilding@lahsa.org.

 

HOW DO I APPLY? 

After determining the best starting point, complete the appropriate application by clicking on the links below!

 

WEBINAR 

An informational webinar on the Capacity Building Application was held on September 20, 2018.

Click HERE for a detailed list of consultants pre-qualified through the LAHSA Capacity Building/Technical Assistance Request for Bids!

QUESTIONS? Email capacitybuilding@lahsa.org  

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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