The purpose of the HOME-ARP Program is to provide homeless and near-homeless assistance and supportive services through specific eligible activities to “Qualifying Populations” (QP).
The HOME-ARP Program is funded through the U. S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). HUD CPD Notice 21-10, titled: Requirements for the Use of Funds in the HOME-American Rescue Plan Program (CPD Notice) describes the program.
HUD allocated $3,070,455.00 to the County of York for use from April 29, 2023, to September 30, 2030. The County Commissioners designated York County Planning Commission (YCPC) as the administering agency for the County HOME-ARP program. The YCPC’s first responsibility was to undertake a plan for the use of the funds beginning with a description of the needs of the homeless and near homeless populations in the County as well as the gaps in services to address these needs. The YCPC completed the plan on January 5, 2023, and on April 29, 2023, HUD approved the plan and authorized the County to proceed. Click here to view the approved plan.
The following is the “Planned Use of York County HOME-ARP Funds” in the plan:
|Non-profit Organization Operating
|Non-profit Organization Capacity Building
|Grant Administration and Planning
Application Availability and Submission
The plan describes the competitive application process that the County intended to use for the distribution of the County HOME-ARP funds to non-profit organizations interested in providing eligible supportive services to qualified populations.
At this time, applications for York County HOME-ARP funding are available. Links to the forms, guides, and attachments are listed below.
Completed applications are due to email@example.com no later than March 13, 2024.
The following types of HOME-ARP grants will be available:
- Supportive service grants
- Optional – Organization capacity building grants
- Optional – Organization operating assistance
Supportive services grants will run for a maximum of three years, starting July 1, 2024, through June 30, 2027. Depending on availability of funds, an additional round of applications may be offered in 2027.
Organization capacity building grants will run for one year starting July 1, 2024, through June 30, 2025, and must be tied to a HOME-ARP supportive services activity that is underway no later than October 1, 2025.
Organization operating assistance grants must be tied to a supportive services activity in the same year(s) as supportive services funding is requested.
Funding caps for the organization capacity building and operating are described in the application guide. (see link in right-hand margin)
Qualifying Populations (QP’s)
All activities must serve the qualified homeless and at-risk-of homeless populations described further in Attachment A. (see link in the right-hand margin):
Veterans and Families that include a Veteran Family Member that meet the criteria for one of the qualifying populations described above are eligible to receive HOME-ARP assistance.
The County’s plan does not prioritize, target, or give preference to any QP in the performance of HOME-ARP program funded activities.
Eligible Activities and Eligible Costs
County HOME-ARP funds may be used to provide a broad range of supportive services to qualified populations. The list of supportive services activities eligible for HOME-ARP funding is extensive and described in Attachment B. (see link in the right hand margin)
Applications will be reviewed for completeness by YCPC Community Development Division staff. Applications will be submitted to the Coalition on Homelessness Program Funding Evaluation Team (PFET) review, ranking, and funding recommendations.
Recommendations will be presented to the York County Board of Commissioners for approval.