Interfaith Campaign for the Homeless
Request for Applications
The Interfaith Campaign for the Homeless (ICH) announces a Request for Applications (RFA). The ICH will entertain applications from Potter/Randall nonprofit organizations that provide services to homeless individuals and families or those at risk of becoming homeless (individuals and non-charitable organizations are not eligible). The application process will be competitive. Organizations who fit the eligibility requirements and whose work is in line with the priorities are encouraged to apply. ICH funds are intended for program and operating support. Organizations may apply for multiple projects through individual requests.
Funding Priorities for Organizations that Serve:
- Homeless children/parents/clients who have no or few resources or are at risk of becoming homeless.
- Chronically homeless clients who have no or few resources.
- Homeless clients who are at the mercy of short-term shelters or the street for sleeping accommodations and are not part of a long-term shelter program and have no or few resources.
- Homeless clients who are part of a long-term shelter program.
ICH Definitions for Homelessness:
- Literally Homeless – An individual or family who lacks a fixed, regular, and adequate nighttime residence, meaning the individual or family has a primary nighttime residence that is a public or private place not meant for human habitation or is living in a publicly or privately-operated shelter designed to provide temporary living arrangements. This category also includes individuals who are exiting an institution where he or she resided for 90 days or less, who resided in an emergency shelter or place not meant for human habitation immediately prior to entry into the institution.
- Imminent Risk of Homelessness – an individual or family who will imminently lose (within 14 days) their primary nighttime residence provided that no subsequent residence has been identified and the individual or family lacks the resources or support networks needed to obtain other permanent housing.
- Homeless under other Federal Statutes – unaccompanied youth (under 25) or families with children and youth who do not otherwise qualify as homeless under this definition and are defined as homeless under another federal statute, have not had permanent housing during the past 60 days, have experienced persistent instability, and can be expected to continue in such status for an extended period of time.
- Fleeing/Attempting to Flee DV – any individual or family who is fleeing, or attempting to flee, domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault, or stalking.
Applications will be received by the Amarillo Area Foundation, the fiscal sponsor for the Interfaith Campaign for the Homeless and are available online at http://aaf.spectrumportal.net. Applications are due no later than 12:00 noon, March 1, 2019.
If you have questions regarding the Interfaith Campaign for the Homeless or funding priorities, please contact Kelly Stephens at email@example.com or 806.373.0867. If you have any questions specific to the application or the application process, please contact AAF grant staff at 806.376.4521 or firstname.lastname@example.org.