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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)
Conference NameHousing Navigator Program 2021 - 2022 RFP: Pre-Bid Conference
Conference Contact
  • Name: Maire Cunningham
  • Phone: (518)457-5987
  • Email:
  • Date/Time1/19/2021 1:00:00 PM
    Location AddressWebEx
    InstructionsA Pre-Bid webinar for eligible applicants will be held to review this Solicitation. Although attending the Pre-Bid webinar is not mandatory, it is highly encouraged. The Pre-Bid webinar will be held on the date and time specified in the Important Dates section of this RFP. To register for the webinar, eligible applicants must: 1.Go to: 2.Register for the meeting. After registration is completed, you will receive a confirmation email with instructions for joining the meeting. For technical assistance: 1. Go to: 2. On the left navigation bar, click "Support". IMPORTANT NOTICE: This WebEx service includes a feature that allows audio and any documents and other materials exchanged or viewed during the session to be recorded. By joining this session, you automatically consent to such recordings. If you do not consent to the recording, discuss your concerns with the meeting host prior to the start of the recording or do not join the session. Please note that any such recordings may be subject to discovery in the event of litigation. To avoid technical difficulties during the webinar, it is highly recommended that Bidders test their WebEx connection prior to the webinar. At the discretion of OPDV, materials may be provided prior to the Pre-Bid Webinar to the email address(es) submitted with registration. At the discretion of OPDV, inquiries submitted either at or prior to the Pre-Bid Webinar may be discussed by OPDV at the Pre-Bid Webinar. However, any responses to inquiries made at the Pre-Bid webinar are not binding. Only the written responses in the official response to inquiries posted on the OPDV website shall be binding.
    Attendance RequiredNo
    Anticipated Award DateThursday, April 01, 2021
    Anticipated Initial Contract Length15 Months
    Total Funding Available$2,500,000.00
    Anticipated Amount of Award(s)$125,000.00
    Letter of Intent--Select--
    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 Upload
    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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