Unified Homelessness Grant for Fiscal Years 2019-2021

 2019 Challenge Grant NOFA

                                           Opening Doors Continuum of Care
                                  ANNOUNCEMENT OF FUNDING AVAILABILITY

Opening Doors, the Lead Agency of FL-511 Pensacola Escambia/Santa Rosa County Consortium, Continuum of Care announces the State of Florida Notice of Funding Availability for the 2019 Challenge Grant (#RFALP12819CO) for the State Fiscal Year 19/20 funding period.

Opening Doors is seeking requests from prospective sub grantees interested in providing services to the homeless in Escambia and Santa Rosa Counties

Services for homeless families with children, chronically homeless men and women, homeless unaccompanied youth, and homeless veterans are eligible activities. Priorities for the 2019 Challenge Grant are:

  • Housing First Permanent Housing for Homeless Categories 1 and 4
  • Permanent Housing (Rapid Rehousing)
  • Employment/ Education (Opportunities for Homeless Individuals and Families)
  • Low Barrier Emergency Shelter

Sub grantee application can be downloaded at the Opening Doors website

1 Subrecipient Agency Profile

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Dates Activity
January 28, 2019 State release of the Challenge Grant notice
February 8, 2019 Notice of RFP to Public
February 14, 2019 Prospective Sub-Awardee Briefing: (12:00 pm CST) Pathways For Change, 2050 W. Blount St. Pensacola.
February 28, 2019 Submission Deadline for Sub-Awardee's Project: by (5:00 pm CST)
March 5, 2019 Project Submission to Selection Committee
March 12, 2019 Sub-Award Project Ranking
March 15, 2019 Notice to Sub-Awardees
March 19, 2019 Sub-Awardee Deadline by (5:00 pm CST)
March 29, 2019 Deadline for Grant submission to the State by (3:00 PM EDT)
April 29, 2019 Anticipated Date to Post Notice of Grant Award
July 1, 2019 Anticipated effective date of grant agreement