TANF Family Housing Program Grant

Grant Title: TANF Family Housing Program (Formerly TANF Rapid Rehousing)
Funding Source: Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF)
Maximum Award Amount: Open
Expected Number of Awards: Unknown
Estimated Total Program Funding: Unknown
Application Deadline: Friday, February 2, 2018 4:00 PM
Program Start Date: April 1, 2018
Program End Date: March 31, 2021
Contact Information: Abdi Sheikh


DWS is requesting grant applications for organizations to provide TANF Family Housing services to assist eligible families in short‐term crises.  The TANF Family Housing Program helps families obtain stable housing through providing deposits, utility assistance, rent assistance, and back payment. Families in short‐term crisis must demonstrate a history of housing and employment stability.  A one‐time, short‐term crisis must be identified through an assessment.  The contractor must assist the customer in creating a plan to overcome the housing crisis.  DWS requires all TANF Family Housing Program recipients to work with a DWS TANF Family Housing Employment Specialist (FHES) to seek and obtain employment opportunities to maintain housing or track current employment to ensure ongoing housing stability.

Eligibility Requirements

Who may apply:

  • The following are encouraged to apply: local governments, public or private not‐for‐profit organizations, faith‐based organizations, state offices and agencies, units of local governments and Indian Tribal governments that offer housing services
    • Programs that have a religious affiliation will be required to provide assurances that grant funds will not be used for religious instruction
  • Collaboration between multiple agencies/organizations is encouraged; however, a lead agency must be identified

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