City of New Orleans Announces $1 Million Notice of Funding Availability for Unsheltered Homeless Support
NEW ORLEANS — The City of New Orleans today released a Notice of Funding Availability (NOFA) to support organizations that provide assistance to individuals experiencing unsheltered homelessness.
The project is funded by $1 million of the City of New Orleans American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) allocation. Through ARPA, the City of New Orleans has committed $194 million to fund priority projects that meet the needs of our community, strengthen our local social safety net and build a safer, healthier community for the future. The deadline to apply for the available funding is Monday, March 11. A virtual information session will be held for interested applicants on Monday, Feb. 26.
New Orleans has suffered a recent spike in unsheltered homelessness. According to the 2023 Point-in-Time Count, conducted by UNITY of Greater New Orleans, 553 people were sleeping on the street or in a location not intended for human habitation. That represented nearly a 50 percent increase from 2022.
Ending homelessness requires a collaborative effort across public and private partners. Specifically, the City of New Orleans is looking to support organizations that provide shelter assistance to individuals experiencing homelessness in Orleans Parish. Assistance includes, but is not limited to, capital improvements, staffing support, new programs and program expansion.
The strategic aim of this NOFA is to award funding to support the development and implementation of programs that assist in sheltering homeless New Orleans residents who were negatively impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic.
For further information and updates on the City's ARPA investments and initiatives, please visit the official website at nola.gov/arpa/.
The application is available starting today, Feb. 9, on the Office of Homeless Services and Strategies’ website at nola.gov/next/homeless-services-and-strategy/.
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