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NYS Empire State Supportive Housing Initiative (ESSHI) Service & Operating RFP

This funding opportunity is only open to not for-profit organizations that are properly incorporated or organized under the laws of New York with experience in providing services and housing to individuals, families and/or youth experiencing or at risk of homelessness.

RFP Released: 6/5/17

Proposals due at 2:00 pm: 7/24/17

Conditional Award Notifications: 9/11/17

Contract Start Date: TBD

One objective of this RFP is to link capital projects to develop supportive housing with the Services and Operating funding of this RFP. Therefore, it is expected that applicants secure capital funding for the housing project for which they are requesting service and operating funding through this RFP within 12 months from the date of the service and operating funding award. If, after 12 months, the applicant has not successfully secured commitments for the capital financing necessary for the project, the interagency workgroup has the option to rescind the Services and Operating award.  The applicant would then have to reapply.

The term of the contract will be five years, with a renewable five year term for eligible projects subject to the availability of State funding.

Sponsors are encouraged to submit applications before the July 24th, 2:00 pm deadline to avoid any outstanding issues with their application.

Please see the OMH website for more information.

See the updated Q&A here.

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