Emergency Food and Shelter Program, Phase 39 and ARPA-R

By GCP-cg

The Emergency Food and Shelter Program National Board has selected Charlotte County to receive $29,028 in Phase 39 and $89,317 in Phase ARPA-R to supplement emergency food and shelter programs in the county and are not intended as the primary or reoccurring source of funding. This program is administered locally by the Gulf Coast Partnership.

Community Plan to End Youth Homelessness

By GCP-cg

In Charlotte County, we have come together to support youth experiencing homelessness. We will achieve this through defining and improving our support systems for youth experiencing homelessness. Ultimately, we want youth experiencing homelessness to be safe with stable housing as quickly as possible.

The Charlotte County Continuum of Care (CoC) was one of only 33 communities awarded Youth Homelessness Demonstration Project (YHDP) funding in 2021. The entire allocation is $1,130,108 to be used for YHDP over a two-year period. The Coordinated Community Plan (CCP) to End Youth Homelessness outlines the background of the uses of these funds to help youth experiencing homelessness in Charlotte County.

Project Expansion will assist Homeless Families with Schoolchildren obtain Housing in Charlotte County

By GCP-cg

The Gulf Coast Partnership is expanding its successful Charlotte County Homeless Families project to improve the effectiveness of the homeless response system and assist families with school-age children experiencing a housing crisis in Charlotte County. This expansion has recently been supported by a $35,000 grant from Gulf Coast Community Foundation, made possible through the Miriam P. Raines Charitable Fund at Gulf Coast.

Notice of Funding Opportunity for Homeless Providers Grant and Per Diem (GPD) Program Special Need Grant

By Tracy Hille

VA announces the availability of approximately $5 million per year for 3 years in new special need grants to eligible entities for per diem payments to facilitate housing stabilization for Veterans who are homeless or at risk of becoming homeless and who are in one of the special need populations (i.e., chronically mentally ill, frail elderly, individuals who care for minor dependents, terminally ill or women). This funding will provide assistance to cover operational costs including costs that would not otherwise be incurred, but for the fact that the recipient is providing supportive housing beds in private rooms with private bathrooms for a homeless Veteran population with special needs. VA expects to award per diem for approximately 135 beds across approximately 10-15 grants with this Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO).

March 2021 CIS Data Quality Reports

By Tracy Hille

Data quality reports are generated from the Gulf Coast Partnership’s Community Information System (CIS). These reports provide a snapshot of the quality of data being entered into the county wide database used to help us prevent and end homelessness in Charlotte County. The reports are broken down by agency and project. If you have any questions about the reports, please contact Gaither Stephens at 941-626-0220 x3.

Join now for a full scholarship to the 2021 Imagine Solutions Conference!

By Tracy Hille

Great opportunity being offered to every First Responder and Essential Service organization serving SW Florida they will underwrite and offer through their organizations – FREE REGISTRATIONS to all their employees! That is 59,600 employees! This program is called OUR HEROES SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM. Register for our conference today to help this program succeed today and in the future!