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The Homeless Trust
The Homeless Trust, as the Collaborative Applicant for Miami-Dade County, Issued a Request for Applications (RFA) for Inclusion in the Application to be Submitted for the 2014 USHUD Notice of Funding Availability (NOFA)
Miami-Dade County, through the Miami-Dade County Homeless Trust, is requesting applications from homeless providers and other qualified public or private non-profit entities interested in participating in the Collaborative Application to be submitted by the Homeless Trust on behalf of the Miami-Dade Continuum of Care (CoC), to the United States Department of Housing and Urban Development (USHUD) in response to its Notice of Funding Availability (NOFA) for the Homeless Continuum of Care Program Competition. Only one Collaborative Application from the CoC will be submitted, which will include the projects selected through this advertised RFA process. Programs currently funded through the USHUD Homeless Continuum of Care with funding expiring in 2015 must be a part of this competitive process for renewal funding. Applications for new projects that meet the USHUD and local CoC priorities are also being requested. Copies of the RFA are available for pick up beginning at 11 a.m. on September 24, 2014 at:
Miami-Dade County Homeless Trust
111 NW 1st Street, 27th Floor, Suite 310
Miami, Florida 33128
The deadline for submission of applications is 2 p.m. on October 14, 2014 at the Clerk of the Board of County Commissioners on the 17th Floor, Room 17-202 of the Stephen P. Clark Center, Miami, Florida. NO EXCEPTIONS WILL BE MADE TO THIS DEADLINE.
A Pre-Application Workshop will be held on September 26, 2014 at 9:30 a.m. at the Stephen P. Clark Center, 111 NW 1st Avenue, 19th Floor, Miami, Florida, 33128, Small Business Develepment Division (SBD) Conference Room. Attendance at the Pre-Application Workshop is not required but is strongly recommended. In order to maintain a fair and impartial competitive process, the County can only answer questions at the Pre-Application Workshop and must avoid private communications with prospective applicants during the application preparation and evaluation period.
Miami-Dade County is not liable for any cost incurred by the applicant in responding to the Request for Applications, and we reserve the right to modify or amend the application deadline schedule if it is deemed necessary or in the interest of Miami-Dade County. Miami-Dade County also reserves the right to accept or reject any and all applications, to waive technicalities or irregularities, and to accept applications that are in the best interest of Miami-Dade County. Miami-Dade County provides equal access and opportunity in employment and services and does not discriminate on the basis of age, gender, race or disability. The contact person for purposes of this RFA is Manny Sarria, 305-375-1490.
RFA Resources and Documents:
Fight for those who fought for you! The federal government mandates the end of veteran homelessness by 2015. So for this year's Homeless Awareness day, the Miami-Dade community will come together to honor homeless veterans and raise awareness about efforts under way by the Miami-Dade County Homeless Trust to get these men and women off the streets.
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Homeless Trust Board approves final 2013/2014 priorities for NOFA
On Friday, January 17, 2014, the Miami-Dade County Homeless Trust Board approved the FINAL priority rankings for projects that responded to the local Request for Applications for inclusion in the continuum of care’s response to USHUD’s 2013/2014 NOFA for Homeless Continuum of Care programs.
Please refer to the attached memorandum, and in particular to Exhibit 2 of the memorandum, for the specific priority order for projects to be submitted in both Tier 1 and Tier 2 of this year’s application. The memorandum explains the process utilized and the methodology for recommendation of this priority listing.
Miami-Dade County Homeless Plan Re-Alignment: Priority Home
On December 6, 2013, the Miami-Dade County Homeless Trust Board, acting in its capacity as the Continuum of Care Board for the Miami-Dade County Continuum of Care, completed a review of the implementation of the Miami-Dade County Community Homeless Plan.
The Board reviewed the core strategies and initiatives of the Plan as approved in 1994, as well as the additional essential elements included in 2004, and developed new initiatives and strategies designed to further align the key categories of the Plan to the current identified policies and priorities identified by the United States Department of Housing and Urban Development.
These additional initiatives and strategies build around the core Plan, which includes housing (Emergency, Transitional, Permanent and Rapid Re-Housing), outreach and supportive services. A copy of the alignments to the Plan, called PRIORITY HOME, reflecting these additional initiative and strategies, as well as updates on the implementation of the core Plan strategies and initiatives, was available for comment.
Romero-Britto designed meters throughout Miami-Dade County
Did you know that Miami-Dade County residents give millions of dollars to panhandlers each year? The fact is that not all who panhandle are homeless. Even if they are homeless, giving them money is not an effective means to help them. That's why we are deploying our Romero-Britto designed meters throughout Miami-Dade County.
They are a safe, reliable and fully accountable means for you to help people who are homeless because 100% of the money collected in these meters is used directly to fund additional shelter beds, and expand the number of indoor meal programs for people experiencing homelessness. When you see one of our homeless donation meters, please consider giving your change to change a life.
Please mail the completed sponsorship form to the Miami-Dade County Homeless Trust at:
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