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CT Balance of State Continuum of Care (CT BOS) Request for Proposals

3 August 2022

Shared from CTBOS:

The Connecticut Balance of State Continuum of Care (CT BOS CoC) is seeking applications for new projects for inclusion in the CoC’s 2022 application for HUD Supplemental CoC funds. The deadline for submission of applications is 8/17/22. This supplemental NOFO competition is separate from and in addition to the regular CoC Competition. 

If you are interested in applying, please carefully read the description and instructions to see if this is the right fit for your project. Links to Instructions for Application and Zengine and link to application:

CT BOS Supplemental New Project Application Instructions

Zengine New Project App Instructions

Supplemental New Project Application

Applicants that already applied to CT BOS through the regular 2022 CoC Competition for one or more of the new project types listed above, will have the opportunity to submit those project applications also for consideration through this Supplemental CoC Competition. Stay tuned for more information and check ctboscoc@gmail.com for updates.

CT BOS is seeking applications for the following types of new projects:

  • New Supportive Services Only (SSO) Eligible program models include: street outreach, housing navigation, and/or drop-in/day centers to identify, engage and house people experiencing unsheltered homelessness. Only projects focused on helping participants to secure and stabilize in housing using a housing-focused case management mode are eligible to apply.  The eligible budget line items for this project type are Supportive Services, Project Administration, and HMIS.  
  • New Permanent Supportive Housing (PSH) projects that create new units. The CT Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services (DMHAS) will serve as the applicant and, if awarded, the grantee for this project type.  Selected non-profit agencies responding to this RFP would serve as a subrecipient on any ultimate award. The eligible budget line items for this project type are Supportive Services, Rental Assistance, Project Administration and HMIS. Because of the structure of the new projects, funding service expansions in existing PSH cannot be funded through this RFP.
  • New Rapid Rehousing (RRH) projects that will create new units. CT Department of Housing (DOH) will serve as the applicant and, if awarded, the grantee for this project type.  Selected non-profit agencies responding to this RFP would serve as a subrecipient and Advancing CT Together will serve as the fiduciary agency for rental assistance on any project awarded. The eligible budget line items for this project type are Rental Assistance, Supportive Services, and HMIS. Project Administration is not an eligible budget line item for DOH subrecipients, however those projects may charge an indirect rate in accordance with HUD rules.  See information on indirect rates later in this document.  

Eligible localities:   

  • Applicants proposing to serve participants experiencing and/or with a history of unsheltered homelessness anywhere within the CT BOS geographic area are eligible to apply. This includes all the cities and towns in the following counties: Hartford, Litchfield, New Haven, New London, Windham, Tolland, and Middlesex. 
  • Only applicants proposing to serve participants in Litchfield County who are experiencing homelessness and who have severe service needs may apply for funding targeted to rural areas.  Eligible counties were determined by HUD.  Applicant organizations based outside of Litchfield County are eligible to apply but the funded project must serve only Litchfield County.

Questions?  Contact us at ctboscoc@gmail.com