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Grant Opportunity ID
Office for the Prevention of Domestic Violence
Grant Opportunity
Housing Navigator Program 2021 - 2022
Contact Name
Maire Cunningham
Contact Email
Solicitation Profile
The NYS Office for the Prevention of Domestic Violence (OPDV) is accepting proposals from NYS domestic violence providers/programs that are licensed and/or approved by the NYS Office of Children and Family Services (OCFS) or other organizations as designated by the New York State Coalition Against Domestic Violence (NYSCADV) provider directory to fund 20 housing navigator positions in domestic violence programs across the State with a prioritization of placing a housing navigator position in each of the ten Empire State Development (ESD) regions.

Funding will support the creation of a housing navigator program according to eligible expenses outlined herein. OPDV will fund up to 20 grants of up to $125,000.00 each for the contract period July 1, 2021 – September 30, 2022. Applicants may apply for up to 2 ESD regions. A separate application must be submitted for each ESD region the applicant plans to serve.

The housing navigator position will “bridge the gap” between domestic violence services and housing providers in order to ensure that the housing needs of domestic violence victims are met. Navigators will work with victims/survivors in coordination with domestic violence service providers across their respective regions to help them access available resources and support for housing beyond shelter. They will also work with domestic violence advocates to help them better understand and assist with their clients’ needs around housing.
Full Announcement Details
Applications Due (Date / Time)
February 26, 2021 / 12:00 PM ET
Bidder's Conference(s)/Application Workshop(s)
None available
Anticipated Award DateThursday, April 1, 2021
Anticipated Initial Contract Length15 Months
Total Funding Available$2,500,000.00
Anticipated Amount of Award(s)$125,000.00
Letter of IntentNot Required
Letter of Intent Due
Questions Due DateTuesday, January 19, 2021
Questions and Answers NarrativeAll questions about the requirements contained in this RFP must be submitted in writing via email by the date specified in the Important Dates section of this RFP to: Email: Please type Questions 2021 – 2022 Housing Navigator Program in the Subject line. OPDV is unable to answer specific questions regarding individual proposals but questions concerning the RFP generally are accepted. Applicants must cite the particular section of the RFP about which they have questions, if applicable. All clarification is to be resolved prior to the submission of a proposal. A list of questions about the RFP received from potential applicants, answers to those questions, as well as any changes, additions, or deletions to the RFP, will be noted on the OPDV website.
Questions and Answers Posting TypeUpload
Questions and Answers Posting Date1/22/2021 12:00:00 AM
Questions and Answers Link or UploadClick here
Eligible ApplicantsNot-For-Profit, Governmental Entity, Tribal Organization
Target Population(s)Housing Status - Homeless, Organizations - Government Entities, Organizations - Not-For Profits, Victims/Survivors - Domestic Violence
Service Area(s) Family Supports, Housing and Shelter Services
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