Attainable Housing Grant - Round 2

Grant Title: Attainable Housing Grant - Round 2
Solicitation #: 24-DWS-S006
Funding Source: State of Utah General Funds
Total Grant Amount: $3,600,000
Expected Number of Awards: 10
Letter of Intent Deadline: 12/18/2023. Click here.
Application Deadline: January 8, 2024, 5:00 PM MST: Proposals must be received no later than 5:00 PM. Proposals received after 5:00 PM will not be accepted. Proposals may not be faxed.
Program Start Date: March 1, 2023
Program End Date: June 30, 2039
Pre-Proposal Meeting (virtual): Thursday, November 30, 12:30 PM MST
Meeting recording
Powerpoint Presentation
Contact Information: Tyeson Rogers, ttrogers@utah.gov, 801-631-3504
Contract Analyst: April Gardner, acgardner@utah.gov, 801-526-9345

Purpose

In the 2023 General Legislative Session, the Utah Department of Workforce Services, Office of Homeless Services (DWS-OHS) was awarded $5,000,000 of ongoing funding to create the Attainable Housing Grants (AHG) program. After an initial round of awards, approximately $3,600,000 is available for award from this RFGA. Through this program, approximately 400 units of deeply affordable housing will be provided monthly rental subsidy which will allow the property to target funding to households that earn 30% or less of Area Median Income (AMI). Clients served by these AHG subsidized units will also receive case management services provided by the project.

Funding Distribution Formula:

Statewide funding distribution as follows:

  • 50% to counties of the First Class (Salt Lake County)
  • 30% to all counties of the Second Class (Utah, Davis, Weber, Washington)
  • 20% to all other counties

Eligibility Requirements

Minimum Requirements

  1. Proposed Affordable Housing Grant (AHG) program can only provide rental subsidy for units dedicated to serving individuals at or below 30% of AMI.
  2. Households assisted with AHG must pay 30% of their income towards rent.
  3. Designated units must be in projects located in Utah.
  4. All AHG designated units must be provided supportive case management services.

Eligible Applicant Requirements

  1. Applicant must be authorized to do business in the State of Utah.
  2. Applicant may not be under suspension or debarment by the State of Utah or any other government authority.
  3. Applicant must not have been issued a “Cease and Desist Order” (or any similar order) from the Insurance Commissioner in the State of Utah for any reason within the past five years.
  4. Applicant must be in good standing with DWS. Applicants may not have had a grant agreement with DWS terminated for cause within the past three years.

Addendum

  • Extended Letter of Intent deadline to December 12, 2023. (12/13/23)

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