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Spokane group seeks housing aid proposals

Thu., Feb. 23, 2012

The city of Spokane’s Human Services Department, in partnership with the Spokane Regional Homeless Governance Council, is seeking proposals for grant funding to reduce homelessness.

The request for proposals covers funding from several grant sources, allowing agencies to reduce paperwork and apply once to access three different grants, including the city of Spokane Emergency Solutions Grant, the city’s Homeless Housing Assistance Act Funds, and the Washington Department of Commerce Consolidated Homeless Grant. Grant funds totaling about $1 million are available.

Proposals must provide solutions as established in the updated Spokane Regional 10 Year Plan to End Homelessness, The Road Home. They should support an integrated system of housing assistance to prevent homelessness and quickly re-house people. .

Local governments, housing authorities, community action agencies, regional support networks (under 71.24 RCW), nonprofit community- or neighborhood-based organizations, federally recognized Washington Indian tribes, or nonprofit housing assistance organizations are eligible for the funding. Only one proposal per agency will be considered.

The full request for proposals is available on the Human Services Department’s website at www.spokanehuman Proposals are due no later than 5 p.m. on March 23.

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