REQUEST FOR PROPOSAL:
SSF is requesting proposals from agencies who will serve as problem-solving access points, as part of the Rapid Access Problem Solving (RAPS) pilot. The goal of problem solving is to explore safe housing solutions to resolve a household’s crisis as quickly as possible, reducing their length of time homeless and entry into the system. Problem solving involves conversations that are focused on the household’s strengths, existing support networks, and other community resources.
There is a total of $132,500 in funding available for up to five problem-solving access points. The amount each agency receives will depend on many factors, including the population need, agency capacity, and leveraged resources. Eligible use of funds is to provide financial assistance for housing crises, after all other options have been explored and it leads to immediate housing. Additional staffing costs are not included. Awarded agencies will be notified within three weeks of the submission due date, followed by a one-year contract (with the possibility for extension). After the contract is executed, awarded agencies can begin to submit financial assistance requests to SSF for review and approval. Funds will then be sent by check to the verified third party.
Submission due date:
RFP responses are due by Thursday, February 4, 2021 at 11:59 p.m.
• RFP Release Date: Wednesday, January 13, 2021
• Proposers Conference: Wednesday, January 20, 2021 at 11:00 a.m.
• SSF Response to Questions: Friday, January 29, 2021
• RFP Submission Due by Thursday, February 4, 2021 at 11:59 p.m.
• Contractor Selection Date: Thursday, February 18, 2021
• Contract Execution Date: Monday, March 1, 2021
More details about the RFP and criteria can be found here.
Our Q&A document and information about eligible categories can be found here.
Watch the proposer’s conference webinar here.
How to apply:
You can find the Google form application here.
Please email RFP@sacstepsforward.org by Thursday, January 28, 2021.