Strategic Plan to Reduce and Prevent Homelessness

Athens-Clarke County worked with the Cloudburst Group, a consultant, in conjunction with the ARPA Homelessness Advisory Committee to develop a Strategic Plan to Reduce and Prevent Homelessness. This plan will direct the use of $5 million in ARPA funds allocated to homelessness.

Cloudburst released a final draft plan in September 2023, which Mayor and Commission voted to approve on October 3, 2023. Staff has released a summary of public comment received between September 5 and September 27, including responses to frequently asked questions.

Strategic Plan to Reduce and Prevent Homelessness RFPs are NOW OPEN!!!

Based on recommended key strategies from the Strategic Plan to Reduce and Prevent Homelessness (SPRPH), the Athens-Clarke County Mayor and Commission have approved $2.83 million in ARPA funding for activities that will help prevent and reduce homelessness in our county. 

Now through March 8, 2024 at 11:59 PM (midnight), ACCGov is accepting proposals from organizations for the following initiatives:

  1. Homeless Supportive Services, to include: diversion and rapid exit, landlord focused initiatives, and partnerships for employment.
  2. Unsheltered Homeless Activities, to include: street outreach,  physical healthcare, and housing surge activities for encampments.
  3. Increasing Low-Barrier Shelter for Homeless, to include: new construction, acquisition/conversion to new shelter, or minor/major rehabilitation of existing units.

CLICK HERE TO ACCESS THE COMPLETE RFP AND APPLY FOR FUNDING!!

All proposals shall be submitted in Zoom Grants, a cloud-based platform. You may access the RFP and application via the "CLICK HERE" link above.      

You will be prompted to log into your Zoom Grants account (or create one) in order to access the application.

Technical Assistance:

ACCGov’s Housing & Community Development will offer technical assistance to interested parties through March 1, 2024. We will also host a virtual meeting to explain how eligible nonprofit organizations may apply for funds to carry our programs and activities described in this RFP:

Meeting Date: Tuesday, February 13, 2024

Meeting Time: 11 a.m. – 12 p.m.

Meeting Link: https://accgov.webex.com/accgov/j.php?MTID=mcf7d5366500aeef7719a3eb6fdd7c6e1

SPRPH Full Plan Details and Related Documents

Strategic Plan to Reduce & Prevent Homelessness Virtual Presentation 

Homelessness Advisory Committee Meeting Materials

Meeting Agendas and Minutes