ACEH Weekly Digest: 8/20/2021

ACEH Weekly Digest

Community Updates

NOFO FY21 Announcement

HUD released the annual FY21 Continuum of Care Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO) on August 18, 2021.  This funding opportunity provides $4.2 million for homeless services in Anchorage annually and can fund Permanent Supportive Housing (PSH), Rapid Rehousing (RRH), Transitional Housing (TH), and Joint TH/RRH.

ACEH facilitates the application process for Anchorage and will provide more information in the coming days. If you are interested in applying to funding or learning more about the NOFO process, please reach out to tdonovan@aceh.org .

The application period will close on November 16, 2021 and more information can be found here: https://www.grants.gov/web/grants/search-grants.html?keywords=hud%20coc%20nofo

MOA Updates

The Municipality of Anchorage has released a Request for Proposals to Provide Congregate Emergency Shelter Services for People Experiencing Homelessness.

The contract will run from Sept 15, 2021, to March 21st, 2022 with the option of six month extensions. A specific shelter site has not been identified. For more information about the RFP, a synopsis and other supporting documents can be found here

The Anchorage Health Department is contracted with Visit Healthcare to offer free testing to vulnerable populations. Eligible groups are for congregate and non-congregate shelters, unsheltered persons, staff and residents of assisted living homes/facilities. Testing and vaccine teams can be scheduled to visit your location.

 

 Download the flier

 

The Houseless Lived Experience Advisory Board (HLEAB)

Recruitment for the HLEAB is underway: Wednesday August 25th from 10am-11am.

Assembly Member Felix Rivera is hosting a discussion  with providers and other community members who are interested in helping with the Houseless Lived Experience Advisory Board. Meeting link is below.

MOA Assembly is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting.

Join Zoom Meeting:

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Meeting ID: 899 5507 2823

Passcode: 656980

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Case Conferencing and Coordinated Entry (CE) Training

If you have any questions about these meetings or are interested in coordinated entry access point training for you or your team, please contact Mac Lyons at: mlyons@aceh.org

What is CE? CE is a triage process to connect individuals experiencing homelessness to necessary resources. It is a federally mandated program that recognizes communities rarely have enough resources. There are three main goals of CE: prioritize the most vulnerable, streamline the experience for providers and unsheltered people, and provide data to inform decisions regarding the structure of and need for services.

View the updated CE Access Points list

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