City of Albuquerque: Services for People Experiencing Homelessness to Prepare, Prevent, and Respond to COVID-19 Public Health Emergency

The City of Albuquerque is seeking to support organizations focused on providing services for people experiencing homelessness and at high risk of homelessness in order to prepare for, prevent, and respond to the COVID-19 public health emergency. Funding will support a combination of emergency shelter, rapid re-housing, prevention, and street outreach projects. All projects must be in compliance with U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Emergency Shelter Grants (ESG) regulations. The proposed project may be required to work collaboratively with other entities as identified and requested by the City.

1) Emergency shelter: Funding will support projects that prepare for, prevent, and respond to the COVID-19 public health emergency. Projects may include essential services, renovation, and shelter operation costs. Emergency shelter includes overnight shelters and day shelters, provided that the day shelter meets HUD criteria. Additional eligible activities include:

  • Temporary Emergency Shelter- Funds may be used to pay for structure/portion of structure used for limited time because of the COVID-19 crisis (natural disaster or public health emergency) to provide shelter to individuals and families displaced from their normal place or residence or shelter/unsheltered locations.
  • Training- Funds may be used for training on infectious disease prevention and mitigation for staff working directly to prevent, prepare for, and respond to coronavirus among persons who are homeless or at risk of homelessness.
  • Hazard Pay- Funds may be used to pay hazard pay for recipient or subrecipient-staff working directly to prevent, prepare for, and respond to coronavirus among persons who are homeless or at risk of homelessness.
  • Handwashing Stations & Portable Bathrooms- Funds may be used to install and maintain handwashing stations and bathrooms in outdoor locations for people experiencing unsheltered homelessness.
  • Landlord Incentives- Funds may be used to pay for landlord incentives that are reasonable and necessary to obtain housing for individuals and families at risk of or experiencing homelessness.
    Volunteer Incentives- Funds may be used to pay to provide reasonable incentives to volunteers who have been and are currently helping to provide necessary street outreach, emergency shelter, essential services, and housing relocation and stabilization services during the coronavirus outbreak.

2) Rapid re-housing & prevention: Funding will support projects that prepare for, prevent and respond to the COVID-19 public health emergency. Eligible projects may include housing relocation and stabilization services and short and/or medium term rental assistance. Offerors may propose only a rapid re-housing program or a rapid re-housing and homelessness prevention program. Services must be targeted to people who meet the ESG definition of homeless or at-risk of homelessness and who are at highest risk of death or severe complications from COVID-19 due to age or underlying health conditions. Key information that highlights the waivers and alternative requirements for Rapid Re-Housing and Homelessness Prevention:

  • There is a 12-month limit on rental assistance
  •  Fair Market Rent (FMR) limit is waived
  • Monthly case management is waived

3) Street outreach services: Funding will support projects that prepare for, prevent and respond to the COVID-19 public health emergency. Eligible projects may include engagement, case management, emergency health services, emergency mental health services, transportation and services for special populations.

Amount: $6,000,000 is available to award grants to a combination of Emergency shelter, rapid re-housing, prevention, and street outreach projects.

Eligibility: An agency which is a unit of state or local government and/or an agency currently incorporated as a nonprofit corporation, duly registered and in good standing with the State of New Mexico Secretary of State, which has not-for-profit status and which has demonstrated capability in providing the services for which it is applying.

Deadline: September 22, 2020.

Resource Information
Funder City of Albuquerque
Eligibility Local Government, Nonprofit Organization, State Government
Resource URL: https://www.cabq.gov/family/partner-resources/request-for-proposals
Sector COVID-19 Emergency Response, Housing/Homelessness
Grant Amount Not Provided
Deadline Closed