ND Field Office Director
February 19, 2009
OBAMA ADMINISTRATION AWARDS $1,801,231 IN CoC AND ESG HOMELESS GRANTS TO 19 PROJECTS FOR LOCAL HOUSING AND SERVICE PROGRAMS IN NORTH DAKOTA
WASHINGTON - U.S. Housing and Urban Development Secretary Shaun Donovan today announced the Obama Administration is awarding $1,801,231 in grants to 19
projects involving local homeless providers throughout North Dakota. HUD grants offer homeless individuals and families a wide range of housing and support
Dakota funded projects are listed below.
North Dakota Funding:
|North Dakota Continuum of Care Funding:|
|Comeau Transitional Housing||SHPR*||$15,277|
|CVIC Hope Transitional Housing||SHPR||$95,845|
|FHRA Shelter Plus Care Renewal||S+CR*||$201,420|
|Florence Anderson Center of Hope||SHP||$72,387|
|HMIS #1 Renewal||SHPR||$30,000|
|Prairie Harvest Human Service Foundation Supportive Housing Project||SHPR||$84,999|
|Shelter Plus Care #1 Renewal||S+CR||$101,952|
|Shelter Plus Care #2 Renewal||S+CR||$112,680|
|Shelter Plus Care Vouchers||S+CR||$155,412|
|SHP-Transitional Housing Renewal||S+CR||$78,819|
|SW North Dakota Supportive Program||SHPR||$37,600|
|Supportive Housing Program||SHP||$48,258|
|YWCA Cass Clay||SHPR||$80,504|
|YWCA Cass Clay||SHPR||$134,277|
|North Dakota Emergency Shelter Grant Funding:||$276,869|
|North Dakota CoC and ESG Funding:||Total||$1,801,231|
"With the foreclosure and unemployment crisis looming, millions of families - both homeowners and renters - are in danger of losing their homes so we must
focus substantial resources to help those families find stable housing," said Donovan. "The grants being awarded today, along with the recovery plan's additional
$1.5 billion, will offer a critical lifeline to those persons and families who, after a foreclosure or job loss, might otherwise be faced with
homelessness. Today we are announcing an unprecedented commitment to fund programs that have a proven track record of providing real housing solutions for our most vulnerable neighbors."
HUD's funding is provided in two ways:
- Continuum of Care Grants provide permanent and transitional housing to homeless persons. In addition, Continuum grants fund
important services including job training, health care, mental health counseling, substance abuse treatment and child care. More than $1.5 billion in
Continuum of Care grants are awarded competitively to local programs to meet the needs of their homeless clients. Continuum grants fund a wide variety of
programs from street outreach and assessment programs to transitional and permanent housing
for homeless persons and families.
- Emergency Shelter Grants provide funds for the operation of local shelters and fund related social service
and homeless prevention programs. Emergency Shelter Grants that are allocated based on a formula to
state and local governments to create, improve and operate emergency shelters for homeless persons.
These funds may also support essential services including job training, health care, drug/alcohol treatment,
childcare and homelessness prevention activities. By helping to support emergency shelter, transitional
housing and needed support services, Emergency Shelter Grants are designed to move homeless persons
away from a life on the street toward permanent housing.
This year, HUD launched a new electronic grant submission process called e-snaps. This new electronic system
allows applicants to store their submissions as they work on them and significantly reduces the time it takes HUD
staff to review these applications. It also saves considerable effort by avoiding burdensome and time-consuming
data entry. In the end, e-snaps will streamline and accelerate the process of awarding HUD grant to local homeless programs across the country.
- For information on HUD's homeless programs, please contact Joel Manske at
For information on how the grantees will administer the funding or for information on a specific local project, please contact Michael Carbone, Executive Director North Dakota Coalition for Homeless People at (701) 258-2240.
- Reference Key:
*SHPR: Supportive Housing Program renewal grant designed to develop supportive housing and services
that will allow homeless persons to live as independently as possible. Through SHP, homeless individuals
will achieve residential stability, increase their skill levels and/or their incomes. These grants are designed
to move people away from a life on the street toward self-sufficiency.
*S+CR: Shelter Plus Care renewal grant is designed to provide housing and supportive services on a
long-term basis for homeless individuals with disabilities, primarily those with serious mental illness,
chronic problems with alcohol and drugs, and AIDS.
HUD is the nation's housing agency committed to increasing homeownership, particularly among minorities;
creating affordable housing opportunities for low-income Americans; and supporting the homeless, elderly, people with disabilities and people living with AIDS. The Department also promotes economic and community development and enforces the nation's fair housing laws. More information about HUD and its programs is available on the
Internet and espanol.hud.gov.