HOUSING OPPORTUNITIES FOR PERSONS WITH HIV/AIDS (HOPWA)
West Virginia Department of Economic Development, Community Advancement and Development
Entity Eligible to Apply for Grant:
Non-Profits that currently provide or plan to provide housing and supportive services for low income West Virginians with HIV/AIDS in need of stable housing and individualized supportive services.
Type of Grant:
The Housing Opportunities for Persons with HIV/AIDS (HOPWA) Grant is provides low-income individuals with a HIV/AIDS positive diagnosis and their families with stable housing options and the supportive services necessary for said individual to receive regular medical care in hopes of eventually achieving an undetectable status.
HOPWA allowable activities include Short-Term Mortgage and Utility Assistance (STRMU), Tenant Based Rental Assistance (TBRA), Supportive Services (SS), Housing Information (HI), Permanent Housing Placement (PHP), and Facilities Operations.
Funding is provided by the U.S. Dept. of Housing and Urban Development in which Community Advancement and Development serves as a pass-through for this annual allocation. To achieve this, WVCAD provides funding, resources and technical support to multiple agencies throughout the State with dedicated staff having the local reach and knowledge necessary to serve this most vulnerable population. (Not all of the services listed above are available in every county. Contact your county’s HOPWA provider for additional details.)
Non-profit organizations are eligible to apply for HOPWA funding and are referred to as “project sponsors” where funding is received directly from WVCAD.
Every entity that receives federal funds has fiduciary and contractual obligations to: use federal funds to provide the allowable services; and track those funds and expenditures in compliance with federal grant requirements; and have in place an adequate grant management and financial system supported by robust internal controls with financial oversight.
Eligible applicants must be a non-profit 501(c)(3); and comply with HOPWA guidelines and applicable state and federal policies and procedures, including compliance with federal and state non-discrimination laws; and have established accounting practices including internal controls, fiscal accounting procedures and cost allocation plans, and can track agency and program expense by revenue source; and demonstrate prior experience serving individuals living with HIV/AIDS.
How to Apply
The Notice of Funding Opportunity will be made available on our website at www.wvcad.org/HOPWA on June 21.
Linked to the NOFO will be the WVHOPWA PY22 Project Proposal and Submission Process Overview. This document includes all information regarding the proposal process and a full schedule of form and proposal due dates, informational webinars, and virtual technical support opportunities to have all questions answered.
The proposal process begins 6/28/2022 following the release of the NOFO. On July 8, 2022, FORM A: Intent to Apply and FORM B: Organizational Risk Analysis are due by 4pm. (Organizations that do not submit these two forms by the deadline will not be considered for PY22 funding.)
There will be a number of various opportunities for technical support and informational working sessions to familiarize applicants with the process and provide clarification, while also discussing programmatic and fiscal expectations, non-discrimination, equity in service provisions, etc.
All other forms, the project proposal, and an optional video presentation that is 15 minutes or less from the agency pitching the project are due on August 5, 2022 by 4pm. (If the deadline is not met, the proposal will not be considered for funding.)
Projects will be reviewed, activities ranked, and organizations selected to be subrecipients and receive an appropriate award amount for the proposed catchment area and offering of services.
Selections for PY22 awards will be late August 2022. Award Agreements will be available October 1st at the start of the program year for review and execution by the subrecipients. These funds will have a 12-month performance period beginning October 1, 2022 and ending September 30, 2023 or until funding is exhausted by the subrecipient.
Would you like to know more about this grant?