Youth Homelessness Demonstration Program

MDHI will be convening an initial regional meeting to assess the Youth Homelessness Demonstration Program opportunity on the following days:

Kickoff Meeting: September 13, 11am-1pm @ Mile High United Way, PCL Conference Room. (Meeting slides)

Meeting #2: September 27, 3-4:30pm @ Mile High United Way, PCL Conference Room #1

Conference Call #1: October 14, 1-2pm @ 712-775-7031, participant code: 904776572

Meeting #3: October 25, 2-4pm @ Mile High United Way, Brad Busse Board Room

Conference Call #2: November 1, 3-5pm @ 712-775-7031, participant code: 904776572

Conference Call #3: November 8, 3-5pm @ 712-775-7031, participant code: 904776572

Conference Call #4: November 15, 3-5pm @ 712-775-7031, participant code: 904776572

Meeting #4: November 21, 2-4pm @ Mile High United Way, Brad Busse Board Room

Final Conference Call: November 29, 3-5pm @ 712-775-7031, participant code: 904776572

 

About the YHDP:

The Youth Homelessness Demonstration Program (YHDP) is an exciting new initiative designed to reduce the number of youth experiencing homelessness. The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) has released a YHDP Notice of Funding Availability and encourages all communities, through their local Continuum of Care, to apply to become one of the communities selected to participate. HUD will select up to ten communities, four of which will be rural communities.

What the YHDP Offers

  • Ten selected communities will have access to the following:
  • $33 million dollars set aside for YHDP projects, where each community can apply for between $1 million and $15 million
  • The opportunity to implement new and innovative project models
  • Dedicated teams of technical assistance (TA) providers to advise the planning and implementation of the coordinated community plan

What the YHDP Participation Requires

  • Ten selected communities will commit to the following:
  • Collaborating with a broad array of partners including a youth advisory board and the local or state public child welfare agency
  • Developing a coordinated community plan to prevent and end youth homelessness and submitting to HUD within six months
  • Participating in a demonstration program evaluation to inform the federal effort to prevent and end youth homelessness

For more information about the YHDP initiative, please click here. The submission deadline for the NOFA is Wednesday, November 30, 2016 at 11:59:59 PM EDT.

Grant Application Draft (Sections Updated 11.28.16):

To review the final draft please submit a request here.

  1. Leadership Capacity (20 pts)
  2. Current Resource Capacity (5 pts)
  3. Community Need (10 pts)
  4. Capacity for Innovation (15 pts)
  5. Collaboration (20 pts)
  6. Financial Resources (10 pts)
  7. Data and Evaluation Capacity (20 pts)

Youth Homelessness Demonstration Program MOU

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Meeting Agendas and Notes: