What type of organizations may apply for YHDP in response to this NOFA?
Date Published: March 2019
Any Collaborative Applicant, designated by a Continuum of Care (CoC) during the FY 2018 CoC Program Competition Registration process, may apply on behalf of the CoC and community stakeholders to be a selected community under the Youth Homelessness Demonstration Program (YHDP) in response to this NOFA.
It is important to remember that the YHDP NOFA application process is designed to identify the communities that HUD will select to participate in YHDP. It is not designed to identify and assess specific projects for funding. The project application process will occur after HUD has announced the selected communities. For more information on the project application process, see Appendix A of the YHDP NOFA.
In order to be successful in applying to be a selected community, applicants must demonstrate that their community has strong motivation to prevent and end youth homelessness; is willing to commit significant resources to the effort; and has the local leadership, organizational capacity, and partnerships necessary to execute initiatives that will change the local system for addressing youth homelessness. Keep in mind, HUD does not expect communities to have all of this in place at the time of application, nor does HUD expect communities to have already implemented robust programs and policies aimed at ending youth homelessness in their communities at the time of application. Instead, HUD will use the factors described in the NOFA Section V.A.1 to identify those communities with the necessary structure, capacity, partnerships, and motivation to succeed.