Housing & Support Grants Available! Apply Now for RICoC Funding

The Rhode Island Continuum of Care is requesting proposal(s) from qualified nonprofit organizations and/or local government agencies for new project applications for the 2024 Continuum of Care Program Competition. The CoC seeks projects that can make maximum efficient, economical, and effective use of the prospective allocation of the United States Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Continuum of Care (CoC) funds.

Approximately $2,000,000 in new funding, inclusive of $900,000 of Reallocation/Continuum of Care Bonus funding and an additional $1,100,000 in Domestic Violence Bonus funding, may be available for new projects in the local CoC competition. The CoC intends to allocate this funding to multiple projects. HUD will ultimately select the projects that are to be funded and selection by the CoC for inclusion in the collaborative application does not guarantee that the application will be funded by HUD.

The RICoC encourages nonprofit organizations with experience in serving people experiencing homelessness and who have not previously received CoC funds to apply. Organizations that assist BIPOC people and/or populations that have been marginalized are specifically encouraged. To assist organizations new to this process and funding, the RICoC will hold informational webinars on the schedule posted within the attached Request for Proposals. Existing CoC grantees may also apply through this new application process for new projects or to ‘expand’ a current CoC project. An ‘expansion’ proposal provides additional housing units and/or services and/or increases services to current participants. Expansion grants must be the same program component (e.g., RRH, PSH) and must identify the currently funded grant that is being expanded and the reasons why the expansion is needed.

For the full description of this opportunity including eligibility information, see this notice on the RICoC Website. Consider attending the upcoming new project info session on Monday May 20 from 10:30am – 12pm Click here to join info session #2 [us02web.zoom.us]