Homeless prevention and assistance program funding available
Funds are used for a broad range of activities aimed at homelessness prevention, minimizing episodes of homelessness, and eliminating repeat episodes of homelessness.
ALEXANDRIA — The Family Homeless Prevention and Assistance Program currently funds 20 grantees that serve all 87 counties in Minnesota.
Funds are used for a broad range of activities aimed at homelessness prevention, minimizing episodes of homelessness, and eliminating repeat episodes of homelessness. Prevention services are available to those who are screened using the Prevention Screening Tool. Homeless services are available to those who are active on Coordinated Entry or eligible for CE assessment.
Currently, West Central MN Communities Action is preparing for the 2023-2025 biennium. WCMCA receives these state funds through the dollars to the CAP Agency who in turn, delivers services to families, single adults, and youth (18-24) in the community. Services are to be provided from Oct. 1, 2023 to September of 2025.
Any agency able to provide homeless prevention services or services that minimize/eliminate repeat episodes of homelessness are encouraged to contact Amber Holmstrom at 320-304-3458, Ext. 7207 or by visiting WCMCA’s website at wcmca.org/family-homeless-prevention-assistance-program-letter-of-interest-2/ for more funding information.
Organizations interested in this funding opportunity must:
- Be familiar West Central MN Community Action’s housing resources.
- Have clear access point(s) in Douglas, Pope, Grant, Stevens, and Traverse Counties for clients seeking services.
- Be experienced with FHPAP provider expectations or have a clear, credible plan for developing the capacity to meet these expectations.
- Have experience and/or be willing to use HMIS (Homeless Management Information System) as required by MN Housing.
- Be adequately prepared to participate in Grantee and Funder site visits and file reviews.
- Be willing to participate in Coordinated Entry for referrals and participate in system development.
- Be able to provide both case management, and the financial services necessary to meet the requirements of the service models.
- Participate in WCMCA’s More than Shelter meetings, which serve as the FHPAP Advisory Committee meetings.