FY24 - FY26 State Homelessness Funding RFGA

Grant Title: FY24-FY26 State Homelessness Funding Grant
Solicitation #: 24-DWS-S005
Funding Source: 1. Federal Emergency Solutions Grant (ESG)
2. Federal Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF)
3. Homeless to Housing (H2H)
4. Pamela Atkinson Homeless Trust Fund (PAHTF)
Application Deadline: March 29, 2023, 5:00 PM MT. Applications must be received no later than 5:00 PM MT. Applications received after 5:00 PM MT will not be accepted. Applications must be submitted online through Appendix A – Grant Application Cover Sheet & Project Information.
Program Start Date: July 1, 2023
Program End Date: June 30, 2024
Pre-Proposal Meeting (attendance optional, choose one of the two dates):

March 7, 2023, Pre-Proposal meeting recording

March 8, 2023, Pre-Proposal meeting recording

Contact Information: Tricia Davis, Assistant Director, tadavis@utah.gov 
Meredith Vernick, Program Manager - mvernick@utah.gov 
Melissa Turner, Contract/Grant Analyst - melissaturner@utah.gov 


DWS-OHS Homelessness Funding can be used to provide a wide range of services and support. All applications must identify as one of the following project types:

Emergency Shelter (ES) activities are designed to increase the quantity and quality of temporary shelters provided to homeless people, through renovating existing shelters or conversion of buildings to shelters, paying for the operating costs of shelters, and providing essential services. ES includes day shelter programs, which provide drop-in services and temporary shelter for individuals experiencing homelessness during daytime hours only. This does not include winter-only emergency shelter projects.

HMIS Comparable Database (HMIS) costs for agencies who are legally prohibited from entering data into the Utah Homeless Management Information System (HMIS) due to federal restrictions.

Homelessness Prevention (HP) activities are designed to prevent an individual or family from experiencing literal homelessness through housing relocation, stabilization services, and rental assistance.

Permanent Supportive Housing (PSH) is long-term, community-based housing that has supportive services for individuals experiencing homelessness with disabilities. This type of supportive housing enables the special needs populations to live as independently as possible in a permanent setting. Permanent housing can be provided in one structure, several structures at one site, or in multiple structures at scattered sites.

Rapid Re-Housing (RRH) activities are designed to help people experiencing literal homelessness quickly obtain permanent housing through housing location and providing rental assistance.

Street Outreach (SO) activities provide essential services for individuals experiencing unsheltered homelessness, connecting them with emergency shelter, transportation, housing, or critical services.

Transitional Housing (TH) is where all program participants have signed a lease or occupancy agreement, in order to facilitate the movement of individuals experiencing homelessness into permanent housing within a 24-month period.

Other (Other) projects that benefit people experiencing homelessness that absolutely do not fall under any of the other project categories listed above. Case management programs should be considered in one of the project types above, not as "other".

Eligibility Requirements

Minimum Requirements

  1. Funded projects must be open to individuals regardless of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, or political affiliation.
  2. Organizations will be required to actively participate in:
    1. Local homeless service systems identified by the UHC.
      1. These systems include: Continuum of Care (CoC), and Local Homeless Councils (LHC)
    2. Local Coordinated Entry System
    3. The Utah Homeless Management Information System (HMIS); or a comparable database if domestic violence service providers.
    4. Data quality improvement initiatives.
  3. Matching funds may be required depending on the funding source of the awarded project.
  4. Priority may be given to a project that will include significant additional funds from a private organization, nonprofit organization, or local government entity as indicated in Appendix D – Project Funding Sources.
  5. Funded projects will be required to adhere to all program requirements as outlined in the Terms and Conditions and Scope of Work.

Who May Apply 

  1. Public or private non-profit organizations, faith-based organizations, state departments and agencies, units of local governments, and tribal entities.
    1. Organizations with a religious affiliation are to provide assurances that grant funds will not require client participation in religious practices in order to receive services.
  2. Organizations that do not have current, open finding from DWS-OHS.


March 2, 2023, the following changes were made to the RFGA:
Other Important Dates...
2. Applications presented to Utah Homeless Network (UHN) Steering Committee for review
and prioritization: March - April 2023
3. UHN Steering Committee presents prioritization to Utah Homelessness Council (UHC)
for review and approval: April 2023
Please subscribe to UHC alerts for notices related to the April meeting date and time.
Link: https://www.utah.gov/pmn/sitemap/publicbody/7449.html

Questions & Answers

Questions period closes: March 28, 2023, 5:00 PM MT

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