Below are selected items from the National Association To End Homelessness email bulletin. To subscribe directly to their email list, click here.
Alliance to Host Webinar on Developing a System-Wide Housing First Approach
On Thursday, January 21 at 3 p.m. ET, the Alliance will host a webinar on efforts to end family homelessness. During the webinar, Elaine deColigny and Katharine Gale will discuss the efforts of EveryOne Home Alameda to end family homelessness in Alameda County. Alameda County has made progress in reducing both family and chronic homelessness in recent years through broad adoption of the Housing First approach. The speakers will provide an overview of their work to build a vision for ending homelessness in the County, describe the strategies they developed to reduce homelessness, and explain how they are using both Homelessness Prevention and Rapid Re-Housing Program (HPRP) and Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) resources to create a comprehensive Housing First system. The Webinar will include significant time for questions from the audience.
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Section 101 Second Chance Act Solicitation Released, National Reentry Resource Center Hosts Webinar
Last month, the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) released the solicitation for grants under Section 101 of the Second Chance Act. Section 101 grants are given to state and local governments to run adult and juvenile reentry demonstration projects with the aim of decreasing recidivism and supporting a safe, successful transition back into the community for ex-offenders. Successful applicants will generally have extensive involvement from people throughout the community, including those working on homelessness and housing. The deadline for these grant applications is 8 p.m. ET on March 4. For more information on the solicitation, eligibility requirements, and application materials, please click here.
At 2 p.m. ET on Thursday, January 14, the National Reentry Resource Center will host a free webinar designed to help potential applicants understand and respond to the Section 101 solicitation. DOJ officials will explain the solicitation and the application process. They will also respond to several frequently asked questions. For more information and to register for the webinar, please click here.
SAMHSA Releases Applications for $8.9 Million in Grants
On Wednesday, January 5, the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services announced that it was accepting applications for up to $8.9 million over five years in grants. The grants are designed to fund five consumer-supported technical assistance centers, which will improve consumer and directed approaches for adults with serious mental illness. Public and private nonprofit entities, including faith-based organizations, are eligible to apply. Applications are due by February 19.