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Mid-Shore Roundtable on Homelessness FY2016 HUD NOFA Competition Announcement

HUD has released the FY2016 Continuum of Care Notice of Funds Availability (NOFA). This year will be a normal NOFA year which means the NOFA consists of our CoC Consolidated Application and Project Applications. In order for our Project Applications to be reviewed by the Roundtable they must be submitted via ESnaps by Wednesday, August 10, 2016. Project applicants will be notified by Friday, August 26, 2016 on the status of their application (whether it has been accepted or reject by the CoC). The final combined NOFA Application must be submitted in ESnaps by Wednesday, September 14, 2016 by 7:59 pm.

Through the reallocation process CoCs may create the following type of new projects (reducing funding to or eliminating existing programs):

  • CoCs may create new permanent supportive housing projects where all beds will be dedicated for use by chronically homeless individuals and families, as defined in 24 CFR 578.3.
  • CoCs may create new rapid rehousing projects that will serve homeless individuals and families coming directly from the streets or emergency shelters, and include persons fleeing domestic violence situations and other persons meeting the criteria of paragraph (4) of the definition of homelessness.
  • CoCs may create a new Supportive Services Only project specifically for a centralized or coordinated assessment system.
  • CoCs may create a new dedicated Homeless Management Information System (HMIS) project for the costs at 24 CFR 578.37(a)(2) that can only be carried out by the HMIS Lead, which is the recipient or sub recipient of an HMIS grant, and that is listed on the HMIS Lead form in the CoC Applicant Profile in e-snaps.

CoCs may create new projects through the permanent housing bonus up to 5 percent of the CoC’s FPRN ($35,036.25 available in funding) for the following types of new projects:

  • CoCs may create new permanent supportive housing projects that will serve 100 percent chronically homeless individuals and families.
  • CoCs may create new rapid rehousing projects that will serve homeless individuals and families coming directly from the streets or emergency shelters, and include persons fleeing domestic violence situations and other persons meeting the criteria of paragraph (4) of the definition of homelessness.

The Roundtable on Homelessness requests that if anyone is interested in proposing a reallocation of money for a new project or submitting a bonus project to please submit a letter of interest to me via email at jbeasley@msmhs.org no later than 3:00 pm on Tuesday, July 26, 2016. You are encouraged to read the entire NOFA if you are submitting a letter of interest. If there are any questions concerning the NOFA, please address them to Jeanine Beasley at jbeasley@msmhs.org.

To request a new project through reallocation, your letter must include: (1) a description of the proposed new project, (2) cost of the proposed new project, and (3) how CoC funds would be reallocated to fund the new project. For the bonus project, please provide 1 and 2 above. Assistance and guidance will be provided by the CoC Collaborative Agent – Mid-Shore Mental Health Systems - to organizations who submit projects.

Remember, for new programs to be created funds must be taken from existing programs unless you are interested in applying for the bonus project. All programs must provide permanent supported housing or rapid rehousing for literally homeless individuals and families Please understand that this is a tight turnaround time as the timeline for submitting the NOFA.

See below for a PDF copy of the NOFA.



Community Mental Health Plan

Community Mental Health Plan (.PDF)

Strategic Planning/Needs Assessment

2014 Needs Assessment (.PDF)

MSMHS 2015/2016 Meetings Schedule

MSMHS Meeting Structure

Board of Directors
Monday, October 26, 2015, 12:00 PM – 3:30 PM, Presbyterian Church, Easton
Monday, December 14, 2015, 4:30 PM - 6:00 PM
Monday, January 4, 2016, 4:30 PM - 6:00 PM
Monday, February 8, 2016, 4:30 PM - 6:00 PM
Monday, March 14, 2016, 4:30 PM - 6:00 PM
Monday, May 9, 2016, 4:30 PM - 6:00 PM
Monday, June 13, 2016, 4:30 PM - 6:00 PM
Monday, August 22, 2016, 4:30 PM - 6:00 PM
Monday, October 24, 2016, TBD
Monday, December 12, 2016, 4:30 PM - 6:00 PM

(No regular board meetings in April, July, September, or November)

Regional Behavioral Health Advisory Committee (RBHAC)
Monday, November 16, 2015, 11:00AM - 12:30PM
Monday, January 4, 2016, 11:00AM-12:30PM
Monday, March 21, 2016, 11:00AM-12:30PM
Monday, May 16, 2016, 11:00AM-12:30PM
Monday, July 18, 2016, 11:00AM-12:30PM
Monday September 19, 2016, 11:00AM-12:30PM
Monday, November 21, 2016, 11:00AM-12:30PM

RBHAC Membership Request Form (.pdf)

Meetings are conducted in open session unless otherwise indicated. All or part of the Board of Directors and RBHAC Meetings can be held in closed session under the authority of the state open meetings law by vote of the board. For more information on the Open Meetings Act, please visit www.oag.state.md.us/Opengov/Openmeetings.

2015 Behavioral Health Legislative Forum Star Democrat Coverage

 


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