The Transitional Housing Assistance Grants for Victims of Domestic Violence, Dating Violence, Sexual Assault and Stalking (Transitional Housing Program (CFDA 16.736)) supports programs that provide 6-24 months of transitional housing with support services for victims who are homeless or in need of transitional housing as a result of a situation of domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault or stalking; and whom emergency shelter services or other crisis intervention services are unavailable or insufficient.
Pursuant to 34 U.S.C. § 12351(b), funds under this program must be used for one or more of the following purposes:
a) transitional housing, including funding for the operating expenses of newly developed or existing transitional housing;
b) short-term housing assistance, including rental or utilities payments assistance and assistance with related expenses such as payment of security deposits and other costs incidental to relocation to transitional housing; and
c) support services designed to enable a minor, an adult, or a dependent of such minor or adult, who is fleeing a situation of domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault, or stalking to, locate and secure permanent housing; secure employment, including obtaining employment counseling, occupational training, job retention counseling, and counseling concerning re-entry into the workforce; and integrate into a community by providing that minor, adult, or dependent with services, such as transportation, counseling, child care services, case management, and other assistance.
Participation in the support services shall be voluntary.
The term homeless means an individual who lacks a fixed, regular, and adequate nighttime residence, and includes an individual who is sharing the housing of other persons due to loss of housing, economic hardship, or a similar reason.
An individual who is living in a motel, hotel, trailer park, or campground due to the lack of alternative adequate accommodations are also considered homeless.
Persons living in emergency or transitional shelter are also examples of homelessness. Abandoned individuals in a hospital or awaiting foster care placement are also considered homeless.
An individual who has a primary nighttime residence that is a public or private place not designed for or ordinarily used as a regular sleeping accommodation for human beings, or migratory children (as defined in 20 U.S.C. § 6399) who qualify as homeless under 34 U.S.C. § 12473 because the children are living in circumstances described in this paragraph, are also considered to be homeless.
Utilize This Offer
Eligible applicants are limited to:
U.S. States, units of local government, Indian tribes, and other organizations, including domestic violence and sexual assault victim service providers, domestic violence and sexual assault coalitions, other nonprofit, nongovernmental organizations, or community-based and culturally specific organizations, that have a documented history of effective work concerning domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault, or stalking in the United States or U.S. territories.
Applications proposing activities in the following areas will be given special consideration as appropriate during the review process:
1. Empower victims to become survivors by focusing on long-term safety and sustainable economic independence.
2. Increase the response to victims of human trafficking.
3. Primarily serve underserved populations.
Anticipated Maximum Dollar Amount of Awards: $500,000.00.
Period of Performance Start Date: 10/1/21 12:00 AM.
Period of Performance Duration (Months): 36.
Closing Date for Applications: Mar 02, 2021.
For more information, please visit https://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=330797