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U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development: Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) and Housing Opportunities for Persons With AIDS (HOPWA) Project Demonstration

Deadline: March 8, 2016

The Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) and Housing Opportunities for Persons With AIDS (HOPWA) Project Demonstration is a collaborative effort between the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development’s Office of HIV/AIDS Housing (OHH) and the U.S. Department of Justice’s Office on Violence Against Women (OVW). Through the VAWA/HOPWA Demonstration, OHH and OVW intend to learn about obstacles and promising practices for system alignment, service coordination, and intervention design, and also potentially use those lessons as a model for future interagency collaboration and to improve existing programs. Successful applicants will carry out innovative projects that will work to improve cross-agency planning, resource utilization, and service integration among HIV/AIDS housing providers and sexual assault, domestic violence, dating violence, and stalking service providers.

Selected applicants will provide housing assistance and supportive services to low-income persons living with HIV/AIDS who are homeless, or in need of transitional housing or other housing assistance, as a result of sexual assault, domestic violence, dating violence, or stalking; and for whom emergency shelter services or other crisis intervention services are unavailable or insufficient. Each successful applicant under this demonstration will receive two separate one-time only, non-renewable grants from HUD: (1) a HOPWA grant, and (2) a Transitional Housing Assistance Program grant. The HOPWA grant will be used to fund housing assistance for program beneficiaries, coordination and planning activities, and grant management and administration of the HOPWA award. The Transitional Housing Assistance Program grant will be used to pay for supportive services for program beneficiaries and for grant management and administration of the Transitional Housing Assistance Program award.

Amount: There is $9,109,000 for this solicitation as follows:

  • HOPWA Grant range: $500,000-$1,100,000
  • Transitional Housing Assistance Program Grant range: $125,000-$200,000

Eligibility: States, units of local government, and nonprofit organizations.

Link: http://portal.hud.gov/hudportal/HUD?src=/program_offices/administration/grants/fundsavail/nofa2015/vawahopwa-b

Notes: This is a re-issuance of the VAWA/HOPWA Project Demonstration project originally announced on August 24, 2015.

HUD will conduct a Debriefing and Pre-Application Webcast on January 22, 2016, from 12:00-1:30 PM MST.

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