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Capacity Building Technical Assistance Application Release

January 19, 2018

In Partnership with the Funder's Collaborative, LAHSA is pleased to release The Organization Capacity Building Technical Assistance Application.

Eligibility & Overview

All nonprofit homeless service providers participating in the LA County Coordinated Entry System (CES) are eligible to apply. Providers do not need to operate a CES contract to be eligible.

Applications for capacity building technical assistance will be accepted on a rolling basis, contingent on fund availability. Applications must be submitted by the first of the month for review. Review of applications will be completed within 30 days of submission. Applicants will be made aware of selection decisions within 30 days of the close of the review period.

Applications for capacity building technical assistance will focus on enhancements to operational infrastructure, in the areas of operational management, leadership development, program administration, information technologies, office space, and professional services.

Applicants may request assistance with scoping application requests by emailing questions to rfp@unitedway.org.

Capacity Building Technical Assistance Options

To best suit the unique needs of providers, two (2) options for capacity building technical assistance are available.

Option A: Organization Capacity Needs Assessment Requests

This option is best suited for organizations that have not yet assessed internal capacity needs, and would like to receive a formal assessment.

Agencies that request an assessment through this option will be pre-qualified to receive funding for implementation related to consultant recommendations upon completion of the assessment, and will not need to re-apply.

Option B: Implementation Requests

This option is best suited for organizations that have already identified a technical assistance project resulting from a recent comprehensive capacity needs assessment or other work with a consultant within the past three (3) years.

Submission Instructions

Please submit the complete application and all supporting documentation to capacitybuilding@lahsa.org.
Applications must be submitted by the first of the month to adhere to submission, review, and approval timelines.

For an application to be considered complete, all signatures must be physical. No electronic signatures will be accepted.

The Organization Capacity Building Technical Assistance Application can be accessed here.

About the Los Angeles Homeless Services Authority (LAHSA):  The Los Angeles Homeless Services Authority (LAHSA) is a joint powers authority of the City and County of Los Angeles, created in 1993 to address the problems of homelessness in Los Angeles County. LAHSA is the lead agency in the HUD-funded Los Angeles Continuum of Care, and coordinates and manages over $243 million annually in federal, state, county and city funds for programs providing shelter, housing and services to homeless people.

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