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The Consolidated Homeless Fund Announce the Availability of Funding

To increase program performance and efficiency, while reducing administrative burden, the Emergency Solutions Grant (ESG) Entitlement Cities of Pawtucket, Providence, and Woonsocket have joined with the State of Rhode Island Office of Housing and Community Development, Housing Resources Commission and the Department of Human Services to create the Consolidated Homeless Fund Partnership (CHFP).  In accordance with program regulations published relative to the Homeless Emergency Assistance and Rapid Transition to Housing (HEARTH) Act, as amended, the CHFP Partnership  announce the anticipated availability of homeless funding through the Consolidated Homeless Fund Partnership (CHFP) competitive grant application process.  The CHFP anticipates approximately $5,548,100 est. in funds for the program year of July 1, 2017 to June 30, 2018. The actual availability and amount of funds is contingent upon the availability of federal & state funding.                            


The CHFP anticipates the availability of federal and state funding from the following programs:

  • City of Pawtucket, Emergency Solutions Grant Program ($150,244) est.        
  • City of Providence, Emergency Solutions Grant Program ($407,366) est.
  • City of Woonsocket, Emergency Solutions Grant Program ($96,558) est.
  • State of Rhode Island, Emergency Solutions Grant Program ($621,344) est.
  • State of Rhode Island, Title XX Homeless Funds ($1,272,598) est.
  • State of Rhode Island, Housing Resources Commission Homelessness Resources ($3,000,000) est.

Please note that local (Providence, Pawtucket and Woonsocket) Emergency Solutions Grant Funds contributed to the CHFP must be distributed to programs serving those communities.  There is a guaranteed minimum allocation in those municipalities equivalent to their ESG allocation.  Variations from estimated percentages and amounts may occur. 



Friday, March 10, 2017 at 10:00 am

RFP Information Session
Hearing Room A, 1st Floor
RI Public Utility Commission
89 Jefferson Blvd.
Warwick, RI

Monday, April 3, 2017 at 4:00 p.m.

Deadline to Submit Questions, post questions at:

Monday, April 18, 2017 at 4:00 p.m.

Answers to submitted questions will be posted at

Monday, May 1, 2017

Applications Due by 3:00 PM (no exceptions)

June 2, 2017 - June 16, 2017

Awards Announced

Application materials pertaining to The Consolidated Homeless Fund Systems Development and Innovative Projects:

Application materials pertaining to the Consolidated Homeless Fund RFP (July 1, 2017-June 30, 2018) are included below:

Other useful Consolidated Homeless Fund RFP reference information: