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Request for Proposals

Wyoming Homelessness Prevention and Rapid Re-housing Program (HPRP) Grant Funds 2009
Wyoming Business Council

WyomingHomelessnesspreventionproposal.pdf

Purpose of Request:The Wyoming Business Council is seeking grant applications for The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 Homelessness Prevention and Rapid Re-Housing Program. The allocation to Wyoming is $1,718,313.

Funds from the "Homelessness Prevention and Rapid Re-Housing Program (HPRP) will be used to provide homelessness prevention assistance to households who would otherwise become homeless – many due to the economic crisis – and to provide assistance to rapidly re-house persons who are homeless.

Request for Proposals Wyoming Homelessness Prevention and Rapid Re-housing Program (HPRP) Grant Funds 2009 Wyoming Business Council Purpose of Request: The Wyoming Business Council is seeking grant applications for The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 Homelessness Prevention and Rapid Re-Housing Program. The allocation to Wyoming is $1,718,313. Funds from the “Homelessness Prevention and Rapid Re-Housing Program (HPRP) will be used to provide homelessness prevention assistance to households who would otherwise become homeless – many due to the economic crisis – and to provide assistance to rapidly re-house persons who are homeless. The funds are intended to target two populations: 1) individuals and families who are currently in housing but are at risk of becoming homeless and need temporary rent or utility, and 2) individuals and families who are experiencing homelessness (residing in emergency shelters or on the street) and need temporary assistance in order to obtain housing and retain it.

Eligible activities for the use of these funds are in four categories: financial assistance, housing relocation and stabilization services, data collection and evaluation, and administrative costs. Activities will include: short-term and mid-term rental assistance, security deposits, utility deposits, utility payments, moving cost assistance, motel and hotel vouchers, case management (arrangement, coordination, monitoring and delivery of services related to meeting housing needs), housing search and placement, legal services, credit repair, data collection and evaluation.

Grant Amounts: Applicants may request a minimum of $25,000 and a maximum of $400,000. An additional 1% of the amount requested may also be requested for administration. Duration of Project: This is a 3 year grant. 60% of the funds MUST be expended by the 2nd year and 100% by the 3rd year.

How to submit a proposal: Eligible applicants are local governments and non-profit organizations. Eligible applicants must submit an application (Attachment A) to the Wyoming Business Council by June 19, 2009. Applicants should carefully read the HUD (Housing and Urban Development) Guidelines for HPRP program (Attachment B) and the Application Guidelines (Attachment C) before submitting an application.

Additional information: Applicants may contact Mary Randolph of the Wyoming Business Council for further information: Mary Randolph Wyoming Business Council 214 W. 15th Street Cheyenne, WY 82002 307-777-6430
Mary.randolph@wybusiness.org


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