Homeless Funding

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The target population for this award is the noncompliant homeless population that is chronically found on the streets, trails, and parks within the City of Anderson Indiana.  

The end goal is to get this population off the street into safe quality shelter with access to services that will enable them to rebuild their lives.  

It is envisioned that this task will require the collaboration of a number of community organizations currently involved in providing outreach, medical care, mental health care, substance abuse intervention and support, safe housing, and food security all within a social continuum construct.


The organizational, award and reporting requirements for funding opportunities are as follows:

  •  Applicant organization must comply with reporting guidelines as established by The City of Anderson and Dep. Of Treasury. Funds must be fully obligated by December 31, 2024, and fully expended by December 31, 2026. 
  • Applicant organization must be certified as a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization and be in good standing with the Internal Revenue Service to apply. 
  • Applicant organization must not discriminate based on age, sex, religion, national origin, disability, economic status, or sexual orientation. 
  • Applicant organization must be located within the City of Anderson or be providing benefits for the residents of the City of Anderson or those residing within the City.  The project must be located within the corporate boundaries of the City.
  • Applicant must be able to demonstrate COVID-related negative economic impacts which consequently would keep the organization from moving forward with programs that would address the target population which is the focus of this Request for Proposals.
  • Applicant must have registered on www.SAM.gov (System for Award Management) and NOT have any exclusions from funding.
  • Applicant organization must be an established organization in operation prior to June 15, 2022.  
  • Award must be used by grantee and cannot be used to make additional grants to other organizations or serve sub-recipients.  

Ineligible entities

  • School districts and their related agencies or organizations
  • Organizations that have already received direct federal funding through ARPA
  • Hospitals and related associations
  • No grants will be made to religious organizations unless used for general non-religious community programs.

One example of an eligible use of unrestricted funding includes but is not limited to:

  • A collaboration between community organizations currently working with the homeless population willing to launch a new program that will reach out to the noncompliant homeless population by working the streets, trails, and parks within the City of Anderson to establish regular weekly contact with the population and through such weekly contact build trust that will enable this population to move or be moved off the streets into safe shelter with access to services that will enable them to rebuild their lives.  

It is critical that this new program find and hire a team that will be able to interface not only with the target population but with all necessary support agencies be they legal, medical, mental health, substance abuse, housing, food security or other.  This team will become the champions for this population when comes to securing services on their behalf.  It is envisioned that this team would be made up of at least one Licensed Clinical Social Worker with strong trauma and substance abuse experience and one Law Enforcement Officer who is also a Paramedic.  This team must have all required access to community law enforcement, mental and physical health resources, substance abuse interdiction and treatment, food security and quality transitional housing resources.   A commitment to keep this team in place for a minimum of three (3) years would be ideal.