Funding for Housing and Homelessness

Multi-Family Housing Loan Guarantees

Seeks to increase the amount of affordable rental housing available in rural areas to individuals and families with low and moderate income. Offers loan guarantees to qualified private-sector lenders who provide financing to borrowers for the construction, acquisition, and improvement of multi-family rental housing units. Funds may also be used to purchase or improve land and to provide necessary infrastructure.

Application Deadline: Dec 31, 2021
Sponsor: USDA Rural Development (USDA RD)
Community Facilities Direct Loan and Grant Program

Provides grants and direct loans to assist rural areas with the development of essential community facilities, including purchasing equipment, paying for related project costs, and purchasing, improving, or constructing essential community facilities. Examples of essential community facilities include healthcare facilities, public facilities, community support services, public safety services, educational services, utility services, and local food systems.

Applications accepted on an ongoing basis
Sponsor: USDA Rural Development (USDA RD)
Economic Impact Initiative Grants

Offers grants to assist rural areas facing extreme unemployment and economic decline with the development of essential community facilities, including purchasing, constructing, and improving eligible facilities. Aims to promote public safety, lower taxes, and increase economic and community development by helping manufacturers and other businesses build or grow their operations in rural communities.

Applications accepted on an ongoing basis
Sponsor: USDA Rural Development (USDA RD)
Indian Housing Block Grant Program (IHBG)

Funds for American Indian and Alaska Native communities to provide safe and affordable housing for tribal residents. Supports new housing construction, housing rehabilitation, land acquisition and infrastructure projects that support housing development. Provides low-income individuals, students, and families with rental assistance, loans and assistance programs for homebuyers, rehabilitation assistance for homeowners, and other housing services. Encourages model activities to help identify innovative solutions to address tribal housing issues and homelessness, prevent crime, and improve safety and accessibility.

Applications accepted on an ongoing basis
Sponsor: Office of Public and Indian Housing (PIH)
Multifamily Housing Direct Loans

Provides direct, competitive loans to support the construction, improvement, and purchase of multifamily rental housing in rural areas for families with low income, elderly people, and people with disabilities. Helps applicants gain access to financing on terms that will allow them to set rents at an affordable rate for tenants with low income. Funds may also be used to purchase or improve land and to provide the necessary infrastructure for multifamily housing.

Applications accepted on an ongoing basis
Sponsor: USDA Rural Development (USDA RD)
Mutual Self-Help Housing Technical Assistance Grants

Supports local self-help housing construction projects in rural areas. Funds organizations that will recruit, supervise, and provide technical assistance to groups of individuals and families with low-income to enable them to construct their own homes. Aims to make homeownership possible for people living in substandard housing or who otherwise would not qualify as homeowners.

Applications accepted on an ongoing basis
Sponsor: USDA Rural Development (USDA RD)
Public Housing Neighborhood Networks (NN)

Provides computer and internet access to public housing residents by creating Neighborhood Networks (NN) community technology centers within public housing buildings or developments. Offers computer training, services, and programs to help residents become economically self-sufficient. Public housing authorities use their capital funds and operating funds to build and operate neighborhood network centers.

Applications accepted on an ongoing basis
Sponsor: Office of Public and Indian Housing (PIH)
Single Family Housing Direct Home Loans

Offers loans to help rural individuals and families with low income to purchase, build, repair, renovate, or relocate a home. Makes owning a home more affordable by providing applicants with a payment assistance subsidy to reduce their mortgage payment for a short time. Aims to increase access to safe, clean, affordable homes for people in rural areas who do not currently own adequate housing.

Applications accepted on an ongoing basis
Sponsor: USDA Rural Development (USDA RD)
Single Family Housing Guaranteed Loan Program

Provides loan guarantees to approved lenders for loans to households with low or moderate income seeking to purchase, build, repair, renovate, or relocate a home in rural areas. Assists applicants who are unable to secure credit from other sources in obtaining safe, clean, modest, affordable homes.

Applications accepted on an ongoing basis
Sponsor: USDA Rural Development (USDA RD)
Tribal Housing Activities Loan Guarantee Program (Title VI)

Offers loan guarantees to enable tribes and tribally designated housing entities (TDHE) participating in the Indian Housing Block Grant (IHGB) program to secure additional financing from private lenders to support affordable housing projects for American Indian and Alaska Native families with low income. Allows tribes to carry out larger projects and complete projects sooner while reducing costs. Supports the construction of new housing and community facilities, housing rehabilitation, and planning costs, as well as infrastructure projects and land acquisition related to housing.

Applications accepted on an ongoing basis
Sponsor: Office of Public and Indian Housing (PIH)
Second Chance Act Pay for Success Initiative Inactive

Provides funding to state, local, and tribal governments to contract with organizations to provide recovery housing and other reentry services for individuals leaving incarceration, with a specific focus on the needs of individuals with substance use disorders (SUD). Aims to increase public safety and lower recidivism rates by helping formerly incarcerated individuals successfully rejoin society. Services funded through this opportunity must be performance-based or outcome-based, making payment dependent upon reaching agreed upon goals.

Application Deadline: Jun 22, 2021
Sponsor: Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA)
Second Chance Act Youth Offender Reentry Program Inactive

Offers funding to states, territories, local governments, and federally recognized Indian tribal governments to increase public safety and reduce recidivism among moderate to high-risk youth following release from a juvenile residential facility. Seeks to support program services within a facility that provide screening and assessment of youth needs, such as mental health, substance use, housing status, and risk of reoffending; identify and coordinate appropriate community-based program services at least 90 days prior to release; provide case management services; and connect youth with evidence-based programming designed to ensure continuity of services and a successful transition from placement to the community during the appropriate prerelease and post-release phases of the reentry program.

Application Deadline: Jun 15, 2021
Sponsor: Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP)
AmeriCorps VISTA for Project Sponsors Inactive

Offers organizations the opportunity to engage and sponsor AmeriCorps VISTA service members to help develop or expand community anti-poverty projects. AmeriCorps VISTA members commit to one year of full-time, volunteer service, helping to build capacity and sustainability in programs to address poverty and other issues identified by the community. Requires sponsors to operate and direct the project, recruit and supervise AmeriCorps VISTA members, and complete the necessary administrative support activities to meet the project goals. VISTA's fiscal year (FY) 2021 Healthy Futures focus area gives priority to projects that address substance use in low-income communities impacted by the opioid crisis through opioid prevention and recovery programs. VISTA FY 2021 priority populations and regions includes a focus on rural communities and Indian country.

Application Deadline: Jun 1, 2021
Sponsor: AmeriCorps
Grants to Indian Tribal Governments Program Inactive

Funds to improve the capacity of tribal justice systems to respond to violence and crimes against Native American women, including domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault, sex trafficking, and stalking. Aims to reduce violent crimes, increase victim safety and services, and enhance tribal justice interventions.

Application Deadline: Apr 20, 2021
Sponsor: Office of Violence Against Women (OVW)
Adult Drug Court (ADC) and Veterans Treatment Court (VTC) Discretionary Grant Program Inactive

Provides funds to support new and existing adult drug courts (ADCs), veteran treatment courts (VTCs), and other drug courts by offering grants and technical assistance to states, state and local courts, units of local government, and federally recognized Indian tribal governments. Finances activities centered on preventing overdoses, reducing opioid and other substance abuse, and decreasing recidivism.

Application Deadline: Mar 31, 2021
Sponsor: Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA)
Rural Community Development Initiative Grants (RCDI) Inactive

Provides funding to intermediary organizations that deliver financial and technical assistance to recipients to help meet the needs of their communities in eligible rural areas. Recipients use funds for projects related to housing, community facilities, or community and economic development projects in rural communities.

Application Deadline: Mar 22, 2021
Sponsor: USDA Rural Development (USDA RD)
Building Communities of Recovery (BCOR) Inactive

Strengthens the delivery of community and statewide recovery support services (RSS) for people in recovery from substance misuse and addiction. Helps individuals maintain recovery and abstinence from substance use by developing and implementing peer recovery supports, such as peer mentors, recovery coaches, and recovery support specialists as well as linking them to social supports, including medical, housing, educational, and employment services. Assists communities in building recovery support networks by connecting community organizations, resources, and services that support recovery and providing public education, training, and outreach.

Application Deadline: Feb 15, 2021
Sponsor: Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA)
Resiliency in Communities After Stress and Trauma (ReCast Program) Inactive

Helps local governments and their community partners respond to trauma and stress related to civil unrest, such as mass protests or violence connected with law enforcement issues. Provides violence prevention and youth engagement programs along with trauma-informed behavioral health services to at-risk youth and families impacted by community disruption and violence. Develops coalitions of local government agencies, community organizations, and residents to deliver resources and services and bring about positive community change and healing.

Application Deadline: Feb 15, 2021
Sponsor: Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA)
Hope VI Main Street Program Inactive

Assists small communities by providing funding to construct new housing or to replace unused space in existing commercial buildings with affordable housing units as part of an ongoing Main Street revitalization project. Supports the redevelopment of central business districts or Main Street areas in order to strengthen local economies. Allows communities to increase the amount of affordable housing available to residents while preserving the historic, traditional character of their Main Street area.

Application Deadline: Jan 19, 2021
Sponsor: Office of Public and Indian Housing (PIH)
Indian Housing Block Grant (IHBG) – Competitive Grant Program Inactive

Provides funding to support tribes and tribally designated housing entities (TDHE) in efforts to provide affordable housing for American Indian and Alaska Native (AI/AN) families with low income. Assists tribes in developing, maintaining, and operating housing in AI/AN communities that is safe, healthy, and affordable. Emphasizes new construction, rehabilitation, and acquisition projects that increase the number of housing units available to individuals and families with low income.

Application Deadline: Dec 10, 2020
Sponsor: Office of Public and Indian Housing (PIH)
Jobs Plus Initiative Inactive

Offers funding to increase employment and income among families in public housing through locally based programs that promote work readiness, linkages to employers, job placement, educational advancement, technology skills, and financial literacy for public housing residents. Provides support services, such as childcare, transportation, legal aid, and other services, to remove barriers to work. Makes a financial incentive available to participants in order to offset rent increases due to a higher household earned income. Aims to establish a culture of work in public housing projects, decrease poverty, and enhance self-sufficiency, economic and housing security for residents.

Application Deadline: Dec 1, 2020
Sponsor: Office of Public and Indian Housing (PIH)
Resident Opportunity and Self-Sufficiency Program (ROSS) Inactive

Provides funding to public and Indian housing authorities to hire a service coordinator to promote self-sufficiency for public housing residents. Service coordinators identify needs and barriers at the community and individual level and connect residents to training and support services to help them gain economic and housing stability. Works with local partners to assist residents in achieving outcomes in the areas of education; professional development; financial empowerment; and health and wellness, including mental health and substance use issues. Offers supports to help elderly and disabled residents age in place and/or live independently for as long as possible.

Application Deadline: Nov 19, 2020
Sponsor: Office of Public and Indian Housing (PIH)
Indian Community Development Block Grant Program (ICDBG) Inactive

Funds for American Indian and Alaska Native tribes and villages to support projects for housing, community facilities, and economic development. Helps communities provide suitable housing, construct public facilities, and expand economic opportunity for low-income individuals and families. Offers two types of funds, Single-Purpose grants and Imminent Threat grants. Imminent Threat grants are available to address urgent public health or safety threats, including those related to alcohol and substance use.

Application Deadline: Feb 3, 2020
Sponsor: Office of Public and Indian Housing (PIH)
Assisted Outpatient Treatment Grant Program for Individuals with Serious Mental Illness (AOT) Inactive

Funds community-based efforts to implement and assess new assisted outpatient treatment (AOT) programs that permit individuals to maintain their current living arrangements while receiving treatment, leading to better life outcomes. Identifies evidence-based practices to decrease the frequency and duration of psychiatric hospitalization, homelessness, incarcerations, and interactions with the criminal justice system for individuals with a serious mental illness (SMI). Works to address substance use issues for individuals with SMI to improve their overall physical and social health.

Application Deadline: Jan 24, 2020
Sponsor: Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA)
Recovery Community Services Program (RCSP) Inactive

Provides peer recovery support services through recovery community organizations (RCOs) to individuals with or in recovery from substance use disorders (SUD) or co-occurring substance use and mental disorders (COD). Seeks to promote peer-led supports, in coordination with clinical treatment services, as an important component in helping individuals with SUD and/or COD achieve and maintain recovery.

Application Deadline: Dec 23, 2019
Sponsor: Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA)
Grants for the Benefit of Homeless Individuals (GBHI) Inactive

Funds the implementation and expansion of local efforts to enhance community infrastructure to address behavioral health treatment and other services for substance use disorder (SUD) and other co-occurring disorders (CODs) for individuals and families experiencing homelessness. Seeks to provide permanent housing and other necessary services to individuals and families suffering from homelessness.

Application Deadline: Dec 16, 2019
Sponsor: Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA)
Treatment for Individuals with Serious Mental Illness, Serious Emotional Disturbance or Co-Occurring Disorders Experiencing Homelessness (Treatment for Individuals Experiencing Homelessness) Inactive

Supports the development and expansion of local systems of care that integrate behavioral health treatment and recovery support services for individuals, youth, and families experiencing homelessness who are diagnosed with serious mental illness, serious emotional disturbance, and/or a co-occurring substance use disorder (COD). Aims to build capacity and increase access to coordinated, evidence-based treatment and recovery services and help individuals and families experiencing homelessness secure sustainable, permanent housing. Assists participants in identifying and obtaining resources for health insurance, Medicaid, and other social services that help individuals maintain their treatment, recovery, and housing status.

Application Deadline: Mar 9, 2018
Sponsor: Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA)
Offender Reentry Program (ORP) Inactive

Provides funds to expand access to treatment, recovery, and reentry services for past and current adult offenders with a substance use disorder (SUD) and possible co-occurring mental illness. Helps individuals readjust to everyday life after returning from prisons, jails, or detention centers.

Application Deadline: Jan 26, 2018
Sponsor: Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA)
Youth Regional Treatment Centers Aftercare Pilot Project (Youth Aftercare) Inactive

Helps American Indian and Alaska Native (AI/AN) youth successfully transition back into the community after completing treatment at an IHS Youth Regional Treatment Center (YRTC). Provides culturally-adapted aftercare and case management services in order to prevent alcohol and substance use relapse and sustain AI/AN youth in their recovery process. YRTC is an initiative of the IHS Alcohol and Substance Abuse Program (ASAP).

Application Deadline: Nov 12, 2017
Sponsor: Indian Health Service (IHS)
Targeted Capacity Expansion - HIV Program: Substance Use Disorder Treatment for Racial/Ethnic Minority Populations at High Risk for HIV/AIDS (TCE-HIV: High Risk Populations) Inactive

Focuses on increasing access to and involvement with care and services for racial and ethnic minority individuals with substance use disorder (SUD) and/or co-occurring substance use and mental disorders (COD) who are HIV positive or at risk for HIV. Helps connect these individuals to SUD/COD treatments, HIV care and treatment, HIV/AIDS and Hepatitis C (HCV) testing and vaccinations, as well as recovery and community support services to help retain clients in care with the overall goal of reducing health disparities among the target populations.

Application Deadline: May 3, 2017
Sponsor: Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA)
Cooperative Agreements to Benefit Homeless Individuals (CABHI) Inactive

Funds enhancements to infrastructure and treatment services for mental health and substance use disorders (SUDs) to increase communities' capacity to offer sufficient, comprehensive care to individuals, families, veterans, and youth experiencing homelessness. Aims to provide permanent housing and other crucial services to those who have SUDs, serious mental illness (SMI), serious emotional disturbance (SED), or co-occurring mental and substance use disorders (CODs).

Application Deadline: Mar 15, 2016
Sponsor: Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA)
Targeted Capacity Expansion – Peer-to-Peer (TCE-PTP) Inactive

Supports recovery community organizations (RCOs) in expanding peer recovery support services (PRSS) to people with substance use disorder (SUD) and their family members. PRSS utilizes peer leaders, individuals who have experienced addiction and recovery, to help people with SUD stay in recovery by offering support in the areas of housing, employment, education, social connection, and abstinence from substance use. Peer leaders are involved at all levels of designing, developing, and implementing programs.

Application Deadline: Feb 16, 2016
Sponsor: Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA)