The VAWA/HOPWA Project Demonstration is a collaborative effort between the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development's Office of HIV/AIDS Housing (OHH) and the U.S. Department of Justice's Office on Violence Against Women (OVW). Through the VAWA/HOPWA Demonstration, OHH and OVW intend to learn about obstacles and promising practices for system alignment, service coordination, and intervention design, and also potentially use those lessons as a model for future interagency collaboration and to improve existing programs. Successful applicants under this NOFA will carry out innovative projects that will work to improve cross-agency planning, resource utilization, and service integration among HIV/AIDS housing providers and sexual assault, domestic violence, dating violence, and stalking service providers.
Selected applicants will provide housing assistance and supportive services to low-income persons living with HIV/AIDS who are homeless, or in need of transitional housing or other housing assistance, as a result of sexual assault, domestic violence, dating violence, or stalking; and for whom emergency shelter services or other crisis intervention services are unavailable or insufficient. Each successful applicant under this demonstration will receive two separate one-time only, non-renewable grants from HUD: (1) a HOPWA grant, and (2) a Transitional Housing Assistance Program grant. The HOPWA grant will be used to fund housing assistance for program beneficiaries, coordination and planning activities, and grant management and administration of the HOPWA award. The Transitional Housing Assistance Program grant will be used to pay for supportive services for program beneficiaries and for grant management and administration of the Transitional Housing Assistance Program award.
HUD is making available through this NOFA $9,109,000 for Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) and Housing Opportunities for Persons With AIDS (HOPWA) Project Demonstration.
Funding Opportunity Number: FR-5900-N-11
Opportunity Title: Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) and Housing Opportunities for Persons With AIDS (HOPWA) Project Demonstration
Competition ID: FR-5900-N-11
CFDA No.: 14.241
OMB Approval Numbers: 2506-0133 AND 1122-0020
Opening Date: August 24, 2015
Deadline Date: October 23, 2015
CONTACT INFORMATION: HUD staff will be available to provide clarification on the content of this NOFA. Please note that HUD staff cannot assist applicants in preparing their applications. Questions regarding specific program requirements should be directed to the point of contact listed below. Questions about this NOFA should be directed to:
(1) Amy Palilonis, Community Planning and Development Specialist, Office of HIV/AIDS Housing Mailing Address: 451 7th Street SW, Room 7248, Washington, DC 20410-7000 Phone: (202) 402-5916 (this is not a toll-free number) Email: Amy.L.Palilonis@hud.gov; or (2) Lisa Steinhauer, Management Analyst, Office of HIV/AIDS Housing Mailing Address: 451 7th Street SW, Room 7248, Washington, DC 20410-7000 Phone: (202) 402-5181 (this is not a toll-free number) Email: Lisa.A.Steinhauer@hud.gov. Questions concerning the General Section should be directed to the Office of Strategic Planning and Management, Grants Management and Oversight Division at (202) 708-0667 (this is not a toll-free number). Persons with hearing or speech impairments may access these numbers via TTY by calling the toll-free Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-8339.