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File #: 120602.    Version: 1 Name:
Type: Staff Recommendation Status: Passed
File created: 11/27/2012 In control: City Manager
On agenda: 12/20/2012 Final action:
Title: FY 2012 U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Continuum of Care Homeless Assistance Program Grant (CoC) Application (NB) The City of Gainesville will participate in the development of an application for HUD Continuum of Care Homeless Assistance Program funding by serving as the sponsor grantee for two local projects. This item supports City Commission Strategic Goals & Initiatives for Human Capital to continue implementation of the 10 year plan to end homelessness.
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FY 2012 U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Continuum of Care Homeless Assistance Program Grant (CoC) Application (NB)

The City of Gainesville will participate in the development of an application for HUD Continuum of Care Homeless Assistance Program funding by serving as the sponsor grantee for two local projects. This item supports City Commission Strategic Goals & Initiatives for Human Capital to continue implementation of the 10 year plan to end homelessness.

Explanation
This item supports the City Commission Strategic Initiative 3.1: Continue Implementation of the 10 Year Plan to End Homelessness.

The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) has published the FY 2012 Notice of Funding Availability (Funding Opportunity Number FR-5600-N-41) for the Continuum of Care Homeless Assistance Program Competition. Approximately $1.61 billion is available for the CoC Program. The CoC Program is authorized by subtitle C of title IV of the McKinney-Vento Homeless Assistance Act, as amended (42 U.S.C. 11381-11389) (the “Act”). The FY 2012 funds for the CoC Program were authorized by the Consolidated and Further Continuing Appropriations Act of 2012 (Pub. L. 112-55) (the “HUD Appropriations Act”).

The CoC Program is designed to promote a community-wide commitment to the goal of ending homelessness; to provide funding for efforts by nonprofit providers, States, and local governments to quickly re-house homeless individuals and families while minimizing the trauma and dislocation caused to homeless individuals, families, and communities by homelessness; to promote access to and effective utilization of mainstream programs by homeless individuals and families; and to optimize self-sufficiency among individuals and families experiencing homelessness.

The City of Gainesville will partner with the North Central Florida Continuum of Care to prepare a grant application for the 2012 CoC Program funds. Since 1995, the City of Gainesvil...

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