[Hpn] Funding Available for SSI Homeless Outreach Projects

Morgan W. Brown norsehorse@hotmail.com
Tue, 30 Sep 2003 18:52:30 -0400


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Subject: CMHS Consumer Affairs E-News: Funding Available for SSI Homeless 
Outreach Projects
Date: Tue, 30 Sep 2003 17:36:40 -0400


Consumer Affairs News from the Center for Mental Health Services
http://www.mentalhealth.samhsa.gov

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CMHS Consumer Affairs E-News    September 30, 2003   Vol. 03-88
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AVAILABILITY OF FUNDING FOR SSI HOMELESS OUTREACH PROJECTS ANNOUNCED

The Social Security Administration (SSA) has announced that it is now
accepting applications for funding through its Homeless Outreach Projects
and Evaluation (HOPE) program. The program has $8 million in appropriated
funds for fiscal year 2003 and is aimed to support projects that would
provide targeted outreach, supportive services, and benefit application
assistance to individuals who are chronically homeless.

According to SSA's guidelines, these individuals may include "people with
severe and persistent mental illness, HIV infection, limited English
proficiency, multiple and co-occurring disorders, or cognitive
impairments, as well as homeless veterans with disabilities."  Among the
accepted activities are establishing presumptive disability screening
procedures or pre-release procedures for institutionalized individuals
with disabilities. SSA plans to fund about 30 projects, with awards of up
to $200,000 in the first year, with funding for up to 3 additional years
pending availability.

The deadline for applications is November 25, 2003, and a letter of intent
is requested in advance by October 16, 2003.  Complete details are
available in the Federal Register at
http://a257.g.akamaitech.net/7/257/2422/14mar20010800/edocket.access.gpo.g
ov/2003/03-24306.htm

Further information will also be provided in the homelessness section of
SSA's website at http://www.socialsecurity.gov/homelessness

For a best practice profile of the successful Maryland SSI Outreach
Project in Baltimore, MD, see
http://www.endhomelessness.org/best/mdssioutrch.htm


Additional Information

Instructions for Obtaining and Submitting an Application


The Internet is the primary means recommended for obtaining an application
kit under this program announcement. An application kit containing all of
the prescribed forms and instructions needed to apply for a cooperative
agreement under this announcement may be obtained at the following
Internet address: http://www.socialsecurity.gov/oag/grants.

However, in the rare instances when an organization may not have access to
the Internet, an application kit may be obtained by writing to: Grants
Management Team, Office of Operations Contracts and Grants, OAG, Social
Security Administration, 1-E-4 Gwynn Oak Building, 1710 Gwynn Oak Avenue,
Baltimore, Maryland 21207-5279.

Requests submitted by mail should include two return address labels. Also,
please provide the name, title and telephone number of the individual to
contact; and the organization's name, street address, city, state and ZIP
code.

To ensure receipt of the proper kit, please include program announcement
number OPDR-03-02) and the date of this announcement in the request.

Applications must be mailed or hand-delivered to: Grants Management Team,
DCFAM, Office of Operations Contracts and Grants, OAG, Social Security
Administration, Attention: OPDR-03-02, 1-E-4 Gwynn Oak Building, 1710
Gwynn Oak Avenue, Baltimore, MD 21207-5279.

Hand-delivered applications are accepted between the hours of 8 a.m. and 5
p.m., Monday through Friday. An application will be considered as meeting
the deadline if it is either: 1. Received on or before the deadline date
at the bove address; or 2. Mailed through the U.S. Postal Service or sent
by commercial carrier on or before the deadline date and received in time
to be considered during the competitive review and evaluation process.

Packages must be postmarked by November 25, 2003. Applicants are cautioned
to request a legibly dated U.S. Postal Service postmark or to obtain a
legibly dated receipt from a commercial carrier as evidence of timely
mailing. Private-metered postmarks are not acceptable as proof of timely
mailing.

Applications that do not meet the above criteria are considered late
applications. SSA will not waive or extend the deadline for any
application unless the deadline is waived or extended for all
applications. SSA will notify each late applicant that its application
will not be considered.


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Morgan <norsehorse@hotmail.com>
Morgan W. Brown
Montpelier Vermont USA
Norsehorse's Home Turf: http://nht.blogspot.com

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