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The Consolidated Homeless Fund Announce the Availability of Funding for Homelessness Projects

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 $6,197,331 est. in funds (please note that a portion of these funds will be used to Statewide Systems Projects) for the program year of July 1, 2021 to June 30, 2022. The actual availability and amount of funds is contingent upon the availability of federal & state funding.

Estimated Allocations

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

  • City of Pawtucket, Emergency Solutions Grant Program ($147,182) est.
  • City of Providence, Emergency Solutions Grant Program ($408,018) est.
  • City of Woonsocket, Emergency Solutions Grant Program ($107,093) est.
  • State of Rhode Island, Emergency Solutions Grant Program ($664,953) est.
  • State of Rhode Island, Title XX Homeless Funds ($1,208,964) est.
  • State of Rhode Island, Housing Resources Commission Homelessness Resources ($3,660,491) est. - subject to HRC approval.

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.

Request For Proposal Timeline

March 19, 2021 RFP Release Date
April 1 , 2021 at 1:00 pm RFP Information Session
Rhode Island Department of Administration,
One Capitol Hill, Conference Room A
Providence, RI
April 15, 2021 at 4:00 pm Deadline to submit questions to
April 22, 2021 at 4:00 pm Answers to submitted questions will be posted at
April 30, 2021 at 4:00 pm Applications Due
May 13th at 1:00 pm Review Session 1
May 19th at 1:00 pm Review Session 2 (if needed)
On or about June 30, 2021 Awards Announced (contingent upon approval by HRC)

Application materials pertaining to the Consolidated Homeless Fund RFP (July 1, 2021-June 30, 2022) are included below:


Other useful Consolidated Homeless Fund RFP reference information: