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 GCP Admin

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).

Cold Weather Shelter Open Tonight (February 2, 2021)

By GCP Admin

Based on the cold weather forecast starting tonight February 2nd and tomorrow night February 3rd Charlotte County will open cold weather shelter. The Homeless Coalition will provide warm shelter in their dining room beginning tonight at 6pm.

FEMA-EFSP Local Board Funding Available

By GCP Admin

The Emergency Food and Shelter Program National Board has selected Charlotte County to receive $29,319 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. Due to a delay in notification of this award, there is an expedited eligible spending period of 3/1/2021 through 5/31/2021.

Emergency Solutions Grant – CV2 (ESG-CV2)

By GCP Admin

The Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act of 2020 (CARES Act) provided for a supplemental appropriation of Homeless Assistance Grants under the Emergency Solutions Grant (ESG) Program. As the legislation states, the CARES Act provides for homeless assistance funds to prevent, prepare for, and respond to coronavirus, among individuals and families who are homeless or receiving homeless assistance and to support additional homeless assistance and homelessness prevention activities to mitigate the impacts created by coronavirus.

The Gulf Coast Partnership, through the State of Florida, Department of Children and Families, has received a letter of intent to award for the second allocation of ESG-CV2 funds – an appropriation of up to $1,491,708. As it is imperative that these additional funds are spent appropriately and efficiently, the Gulf Coast Partnership is seeking proposals for projects/programs in Charlotte County, Florida. Activities should address the Charlotte County CoC (FL-602) CoC Plan and the Department of Children and Families initiatives towards ending homelessness. Interested parties may submit a proposal using the template below to address how your organization and programs will address needs and coordinate services in the community. Complete each section and return to Angela Hogan at [email protected] no later than Monday, February 8, 2021 at 4:00pm all questions relating to this Request for Proposals should be submitted to Angela Hogan via email. Contacting other Gulf Coast Partnership Staff or Board Members specifically regarding this solicitation could result in proposal disqualification.