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LAHSA is committed to building the capacity of the homeless services industry. We believe that by strengthening the homeless service workforce at an organizational level, providers will be able to improve and enhance the services offered to our homeless neighbors.

Hiring Support

Need assistance recruiting qualified professionals? Learn how LAHSA can help! Email Capacitybuilding@lahsa.org for more information on how to connect with a recruiter.

Technical Assistance

Need help strengthening operational infrastructure? Apply for a technical assistance grant!

Small Agencies & FBO

Interested in applying to our Small Agency & Faith Based Organization Capacaty Building Fundung Pilot? Download the Guidlines and Fund Request Forms here!

 

Small Agency and FBO Capacity Building Funding Pilot

LAHSA created the Small Agency and Faith-Based Organization Capacity Building Funding Pilot to assist small agencies and FBOs offering services to individuals experiencing homelessness in SPA 6. Small agencies and FBOs that meet the eligibility criteria can request funding for projects aimed at enhancing their organizational capacity to sustain and expand direct services to individuals experiencing homelessness.

LAHSA will hold multiple information sessions throughout the application period, and it is highly recommended that all interested organizations attend.

Additionally, office hours will be held Tuesday and Thursday from 4–5 PM during June to provide additional support to organizations in the application process. If these hours do not work for you, please reach out to Capacitybuilding@Lahsa.org to schedule an individual appointment.

The Zoom link below will be used for all information sessions and office hours:

https://lahsa-org.zoom.us/j/85495780431

Who can apply?

Organizations must meet the 5 criteria outlined below to be considered for this round of funding. However, we welcome small agencies and FBOs providing services to people experiencing homelessness but do not meet all the eligibility criteria to apply as a means to introduce themselves to us and express interest in technical assistance and future funding opportunities.

  1. Entities that are either a small agency or Faith Based Organization as defined here:
  • Small Agency: a legally recognized organization or entity, whether nonprofit or private, that is in good standing to do business within the State of California.
  • Faith Based Organization: a legal entity that is in good standing to do business within the State of California and is either a ministry of or affiliated with a faith community. Organizations affiliated with a faith community do not have to be connected with a specific religious institution.
  1. Entities that provide services in Service Planning Area 6 (see Appendix for a map and list of zip codes in SPA 6).
  2. Entities that provide direct services to people experiencing homelessness. This could include providing emergency or interim shelter, financial assistance, supportive services, basic needs services, supporting organizational collaboration or housing collaborative spaces.
  3. Entities that have an annual operating budget of $300,000 or less.
  4. Entities that have been operational for at least 3 years.

How to apply:

  1. Information Sessions: We highly encourage interested organizations to attend one of our information sessions. During these sessions, we will share the background and goals of this capacity-building funding pilot, go over the Guide for requesting funding, and answer any questions you may have.
  2. Questions: If you have any questions, please send an email to our team at capacitybuilding@lahsa.org. To ensure a prompt response, please include “Capacity Building Pilot Question [your question topic]” in the subject line.
  3. Deadline: The deadline for submission is Wednesday, July 31, 2024 at 11:59 PM. Please start your fund request in advance to ensure you have enough time to gather the materials, information, and input you will need.
  4. Completing the Fund Request Form: Please refer to the checklist below to ensure that you have completed every part of the Fund Request and have all the supporting documents you need. 
  5. Submitting your Fund Request: Once you have completed all items on the checklist, please submit your completed Fund Request Form and all supporting documentation in a single email to capacitybuilding@lahsa.org. The subject line must include “Capacity Building Fund Request - [your organization’s name].” 

Hiring Support

LAHSA is working with temporary recruiters to assist with identifying qualified professionals to fill critical staff positions at community-based organizations. To learn more, please email capacitybuilding@lahsa.org.

Provider Jobs

To increase exposure to jobs currently available across the County, LAHSA has restructured its job opportunities page linking to employment opportunities available at community-based organizations. Visit the job opportunities page to view existing opportunities.

Beginning July 1, if you are registered as an administrative user in MyOrg, please log in to add your agency’s information. Simply update your Org Profile in MyOrg, and your agency’s link will be automatically added.

Technical Assistance

The Capacity Building Request for Proposals (RFP) is supported by United Way’s Home For Good Funders Collaborative (Funders Collaborative) and LAHSA. Through this RFP, non-profit homeless service providers and developers in Los Angeles County can apply for funding to strengthen their operational infrastructure and internal processes. The overall goal of capacity building is to help organizations enhance the quality of service delivery to unhoused individuals in the community and progress towards achieving their mission.

Organizations may apply for either Assessment or Implementation & One-Time Infrastructure depending on the unique needs and goals of the organization. Please see the Find Your Fit chart and the Capacity Building Information Packet to help you figure out where to get started with this capacity building opportunity!