Applications

Application Process

The application process is as follows:

  • All applicants are required to submit a pre-application by the end of the day October 31.
  • County staff will review the information provided and may ask applicant for additional information about the proposed program or the agency.
  • Once pre-applications are reviewed, staff will notify applicants that they may proceed with the full application.
  • Full applications must be completed by the end of the day December 7.
  • County staff will review all applications and may ask applicant for additional information about the proposed program or the agency.
  • The Community Action Advisory Board will start reviewing applications once all clarifying questions have been answered.
  • Applicants will be invited to provide program presentations at the Community Action Advisory Board (CAAB) meeting on March 12, 2019 (Homeless Crisis Response applications) or April 9, 2019 (Community Action applications) .
  • Application recommendations will be made at the May 14, 2019, CAAB meeting. Applications are scored on a 100 point scale including both objectively scored components completed by county staff and subjectively scored questions completed by the (CAAB).
  • County Councilors will make final program application funding decisions in May 2019.
  • County staff will work with awarded programs to draft contracts to begin July 1, 2019.

Homeless Crisis Response System

The 2019-2021 Request for Applications (RFA) is closed. 

Applications for programs providing services in our Homeless Crisis Response System. The types of programs include: rapid re-housing rental assistance, permanent supportive housing, targeted homelessness prevention rental assistance, interim housing, and outreach and engagement services. Applications are also being accepted to provide core system programs Rent Well and SOAR.

Homeless Crisis Response System Pre-Submittal Presentation (PDF)

Contact Beth Landry at 564.397.7832 with questions.

Frequently Asked Questions about Homeless Crisis Response System Applications (PDF) Updated 12.6.2018

Application Related Documents

Federal Strategic Plan to Prevent and End Homelessness
State of Washington Homeless Housing Strategic Plan 2018
Clark County Homeless Action Plan 2019-2022 (PDF)
Clark County Community Services Strategic Plan 2017-2022 (PDF)
Clark County Community Needs Assessment Report 2017 (PDF)
HUD CoC System Performance Measures Introductory Guide
Consolidated Homelessness Grant (CHG) System Performance Measures (PDF)
Consolidated Homelessness Grant (CHG) Guidelines, version 5 July, 2018
Rapid Re-housing Program Type Requirements (PDF)
Permanent Supportive Housing Program Type Requirements (PDF)
Targeted Prevention Assistance Program Type Requirements (PDF)
Interim Housing Program Type Requirements (PDF)
Outreach & Engagement Program Type Requirements (PDF)
Housing First Project Checklist (PDF) 
Homeless Crisis Response System Definitions (PDF)
Best & Emerging Practices for Homeless Crisis Response System Programs (PDF) 
Letter of Collaboration Reference and Example (PDF)
Unlocking Doors to Homelessness Prevention: Solutions for preventing homelessness and Eviction; report commissioned by Health Spark, and Your Way Home (Montgomery County) 
Key Ingredients for Successful Trauma- Informed Care Implementation, Center For Healthcare Strategies 
SAMHSA’s  Concept of Trauma and Guidance for a Trauma-Informed Approach 

Community Action Programs

The 2019-2021 Request for Applications (RFA) is closed.

Applications for anti-poverty programs that meet needs identified in the Community Needs Assessment 2017 in the following categories: health and social/behavioral health, income and asset building, employment, education, and support services.

Community Action Pre-Submittal Presentation (PDF)

Contact Rebecca Royce at 564.397.7863 with questions.

Frequently Asked Questions about Community Action Program Applications (PDF) Updated 12.6.2018

Application Related Documents

Clark County Community Needs Assessment Report 2017 (PDF)
Clark County Community Services Strategic Plan 2017-2022 (PDF)
Clark County Homeless Action Plan 2019-2022 (PDF)
2018 Poverty Guidelines (PDF)
Community Action Definitions (PDF)
Best & Emerging Practices for Community Action Programs (PDF)
Letter of Collaboration Reference and Example (PDF)
Key Ingredients for Successful Trauma- Informed Care Implementation, Center For Healthcare Strategies 
SAMHSA’s  Concept of Trauma and Guidance for a Trauma-Informed Approach