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Community Funds – Housing and Homeless Services

The 2016-2017 Request for Applications (RFA) is now closed to new applicants.

Applications for programs encompassing Rapid Re-Housing Rent Assistance, Permanent Supportive Housing, Homelessness Prevention Rent Assistance, Transitional Housing and/or Outreach, and Engagement services will be released on Monday, June 15, 2015. A mandatory pre-application will be due June 30, and the final application is due by August 10. Applicants will have the opportunity to present their program requests to the Community Action Advisory Board (CAAB) in September.

Questions regarding this RFA must be submitted through email to Kate Budd at Kate.Budd@clark.wa.gov. Responses will be posted within two business days to the Q and A document located on this web page. Questions will not be accepted within two business days of the pre-application and application deadlines.

Selection and final recommendations for these funds will be made by the CAAB at their regularly scheduled meeting on the second Tuesday in November. Contracts are intended to begin in January 2016, and will be renewed, as funding permits, in 2017.

Apply via ZoomGrants
ZoomGrants Training for Applicants (PDF)
Housing and Homeless Pre-Submittal Presentation (PDF)
Housing and Homeless RFA Questions and Answers (PDF) Updated July 28, 2015

Application Related Documents:
2014-2015 Clark County CHG Guidelines
2015 Clark County ESG Guidelines
2015 Clark County Homeless Action Plan
Best & Emerging Practices for Housing & Homeless Programs
Homeless Program Type Definitions
Housing First Project Checklist
Letter of Collaboration Reference and Example
RFA Timeline
RRH Core Components
SPDAT Assessment

Community Funds – Community Action Programs

The 2016-2017 Request for Applications (RFA) is now closed to new applicants.

Applications for programs providing essential services for Clark County residents who are in poverty will be released on Monday, June 15, 2015. Essential services include, but are not limited to, access to food, health/dental care, employment services, and education assistance. A mandatory pre-application will be due June 30, and the final application is due by August 10. Applicants will have the opportunity to present their program requests to the Community Action Advisory Board (CAAB) in October.

Questions regarding this RFA must be submitted through email to Rebecca Royce at Rebecca.Royce@clark.wa.gov. Responses will be posted within two business days to the Q and A document located on this web page. Questions will not be accepted within two business days of the pre-application and application deadlines.

Selection and final recommendations for these funds will be made by the CAAB at their regularly scheduled meeting on the second Tuesday in November. Contracts are intended to begin in January 2016, and will be renewed, as funding permits, in 2017.

Apply via ZoomGrants
ZoomGrants Training for Applicants (PDF)
Community Action Pre-Submittal Presentation (PDF)
Community Action Programs RFA Questions and Answers (PDF) Updated August 6, 2015

Application Related Documents:
2015 Poverty Guidelines
Best & Emerging Practices for Community Action Programs
Clark County 2014 Needs Assessment
Community Action Definitions
Letter of Collaboration Reference and Example
National Performance Indicators
RFA Timeline

HB2060 Funds


Applications are not currently being accepted.

Applications for HB2060 funds must meet one of the following criteria:

  • Operating and maintenance costs of existing emergency shelters;
  • Operations and maintenance costs of existing transitional housing units and permanent supportive housing units for people who are chronically homeless. Operations and maintenance may include energy efficiency upgrades; or
  • Permanent Supportive Housing projects for persons who are chronically homeless. Funds may be used for match, development, construction or rehabilitation.

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Clark County Community Services: Vanessa R. Gaston, Director
Street address: 1601 East Fourth Plain Boulevard, Bldg 17, Suite A419, Vancouver, WA 98661
Mailing address: P.O. Box 5000, Vancouver, WA 98666-9810
Main phone: (360) 397-2130 | FAX: (360) 397-6028
E-mail: Community.Services@clark.wa.gov
Community Services Fraud and Abuse Hotline
The Fraud and Abuse Hotline number is (360) 397-8030 and is for the reporting of suspected fraud or abuse related to payment for services. Messages may be left anonymously. To speak directly with the Department Compliance Officer, call (360) 397-2075 ext. 7819.
Responsible Elected Official: Board of Clark County Councilors

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