Q: What is the National Housing Strategy fund?

A:The Government of Canada has established the Reaching Home: Canada’s Homelessness Strategy to support projects that promote strategic partnerships and structures, including housing solutions and supports, to stabilize the lives of individuals who are homeless or at-risk of becoming homeless and assist them to move toward self-sufficiency.

This stream will fund projects delivered primarily by Indigenous service providers, to address the specific needs of off-reserve homeless Indigenous population outside the designated communities(Saskatoon and Regina).

 

Q: Who is managing the Reaching Home: Canada’s Homelessness Strategy fund?

A:Through this Request for Proposals (RFP), Provincial Métis Housing Corporation(PMHC) as the Community Entity will solicit applications specific to the Reaching Home: Canada’s Homelessness Strategy to meet the needs of homeless and at-risk people in the province of Saskatchewan.

 

Q: What is the AHAB?

A:The Aboriginal Homelessness Advisory Board(AHAB) engages stakeholders at the community level in order to implement the Reaching Home program. Members represent a broad range of community perspectives and knowledge. The Board will receive, review, and recommend community proposals for funding.

 

Q: How much funding is available?

A:Total available funding is $1,975,030 for the 2019-2020 fiscal year. After existing support service contracts have rolled over during this transition year approx. $700,000.00 is available for this call.

 

Q: Who is able to apply?

A:Not-for-profit organizations; individuals; municipal governments; for-profit enterprises;research organizations and institutes; public health and educational institutions; Band/tribal councils; and other Aboriginal organizations are eligible to receive funding.

 

Q: When does the funding need to be spent by?

A:March 31st, 2020

 

Q: How are the projects selected?

A:The projects will be selected by an Aboriginal Housing Advisory Board using an assessment grid.

 

Q: How are projects rated?

A:Projects will be assessed in a fair and transparent way based on the following:capacity of the applicant,community needs, partnerships, measurable and achievable outcomes, value for money, appropriate location, realistic time frame, cultural appropriateness, sustainability of the benefits of the project.

 

Q: When will successful applicants receive notice?

A:By the end of April 2019.

 

Q: Will there be more than one request for proposals?

A: Request for proposals will be announced annually until March 31st, 2024.

 

Q: Who do we contact if we have questions?

A:All inquiries related to submissions of proposals for funding are to be directed to Program Coordinators: Marcia Wolinski or Shane Pelletierat Provincial Métis Housing Corporation at metishousing@sasktel.net

Or by phone at (306) 343-8240