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2017-2018 Regina Call For Proposal 

 

Designated Communities & Aboriginal Homelessness Funding Streams

One of the Government of Canada's priorities is to empower all Canadians to build better lives for themselves and to enable them to contribute to and share in the prosperity of our society. In order to meet this commitment, the Government recognizes that it must respond to the pressing and unmet needs of communities across the country with regards to homelessness.

 

The HPS is a community-based program designed to address homelessness across Canada, relying on communities to determine their own needs and to develop projects accordingly. Nationally, the HPS aims to prevent and reduce homelessness across Canada through the mobilization of partnerships at federal, provincial/territorial, and community levels. These partnerships contribute to sustainable and comprehensive development of services and facilities to help those who are chronically or episodically homeless, or at risk of homelessness, or are part of the hidden homeless population, move towards well-being and self-sufficiency.

 

In 2014, the Federal Government committed to 5 years of funding for the HPS program.  The HPS recognizes that the first steps toward self-sufficiency are to reduce individuals’ risk of homelessness and to ensure that they attain a stable living arrangement. The five priority areas for the HPS program are:

 

Support Services -To improve the self-sufficiency of homeless individuals and families and those at risk of homelessness through individualized services;
Coordinate Resources and Leveraging - To ensure coordination of resources and leveraging;
Capital Investment Projects - To preserve or increase the capacity used to address the needs of people who are homeless or at imminent risk of homelessness;
Data Collection - To improve data collection and use, and;
Housing First - To reduce homelessness through a Housing First (HF) approach.
 

As part of the Government of Canada’s support for social infrastructure, Budget 2016 is investing an additional $111.8 million to enhance services to address homelessness through the Homelessness Partnering Strategy over two years, starting in 2016/17. The additional investment will provide communities across Canada with the flexibility and support they need to help prevent and reduce homelessness.

 

Funding amounts available for the 2017-2018 Homelessness Partnering Strategy (HPS) Call For Proposals to deliver:

 

General Designated Communities and Aboriginal Homelessness Funding Available
The purpose of this CFP is to allocate funding for Support Services, Coordination of Resources and Leveraging, Capital Investments, and Data Collection.
April 2017 – March 2018
April 2018 – March 2019
$1,051,818
$572,768
Housing First Designated Communities and Aboriginal Homelessness Funding Available
The purpose of this CFP is to allocate funding for Regina’s Housing First Model, and Integrated Intensive Case Management and Aboriginal Cultural Support for Regina’s Housing First Model.
April 2017 – March 2018
April 2018 – March 2019
$701,212
$381,845
 

The deadline for applications is February 8th, 2017

 

For more information please contact Pamela Reimer, Director of Homelessness Partnering and Housing First Initiatives, YMCA of Regina at  ca  or see the following documents.