NYS OTDA's OSAH program provides additional services funding for HHAP-funded projects that serve individuals and heads of household with HIV/AIDS.
Tenant Eligibility Criteria
Homeless and/or formerly homeless families residing in housing units funded by OTDA's Homeless Housing Assistance Program (HHAP) under its HIV/AIDS set-aside.
Eligible applicants include nonprofit corporations, governmental, or tribal agencies that either exclusively serve individuals and/or families with HIV/AIDS, or are obligated to set aside a specific number of units for individuals and/or families living with HIV/AIDS. Eligibility to apply for OSAH funding through this Request for Proposals (RFP) is specifically limited to HHAP-funded projects obligated to serve homeless and/ or formerly homeless persons living with HIV/AIDS. Projects that are currently in receipt of Empire State Supportive Housing Initiative funding will not be eligible for OSAH funds.
The amount of each individual grant may vary, based on the size of the project, the demonstrated needs of the sponsor, and the overall demand for funding. No one award will exceed 30% of available funds.
The anticipated contract term will be for 5 years to be funded annually for one (1) year budget periods.
- OSAH funds operations, maintenance and support service activities. It also funds administrative activities (up to 10% of the total award) and minor construction and/or rehabilitation activities. Awards will be made in order of the highest scoring proposals until all available funds are exhausted.
The funding is only available to projects that received HHAP capital funding.
Projects that are currently in receipt of Empire State Supportive Housing Initiative funding will not be eligible for OSAH funds.
- OSAH has remained essentially flat-funded since its inception in FY1994.
- Given the lack of new funding, new HHAP HIV/AIDS set-aside projects should not anticipate ready access to this funding stream and should pursue other operating and services funding, including the New York State Supportive Housing Program (NYSSHP) and the Empire State Supportive Housing Program (ESSHI).
For More Information
For more information visit: http://otda.ny.gov/contracts/2018/OSAH/
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Last updated: 08/29/2019