Shelter Plus Care
The Shelter Plus Care Program provides rental assistance, in connection with supportive services funded from sources other than this program, to homeless persons with disabilities (primarily persons who are seriously mentally ill; have chronic problems with alcohol, drugs, or both, or have acquired immunodeficiency syndrome and related diseases) and their families. The program provides assistance through four components: (1) Tenant-based Rental Assistance (TRA); (2) Sponsor-based Rental Assistance (SRA); (3) Project-based Rental Assistance (PRA); (4) and Single Room Occupancy for Homeless Individuals (SRO).
General information about this opportunity
Last Known Status
Deleted 02/05/2016 (Archived.)
Assistant Secretary For Community Planning and Development, Department of Housing and Urban Development
Type(s) of Assistance Offered
B - Project Grants
Fiscal Year 2016
No Current Data AvailableFiscal Year 2017
No Current Data AvailableFiscal Year 2019
No Current Data Available
Subtitle F of Title IV of the McKinney-Vento Homeless Assistance Act of 1987 as amended, 42 U.S.C.11403
Who is eligible to apply/benefit from this assistance?
An eligible applicant is a State, unit of general local government, or public housing agency (PHA).
Homeless persons with disabilities and their families. Except in single room occupancy dwellings that are only for homeless individuals with disabilities.
Governmental entities and public housing agencies will certify to their eligibility.
What is the process for applying and being award this assistance?
Preapplication coordination is required. An environmental impact assessment is required for this listing. Any site that would have a significant adverse impact on the human environment will not be eligible for funding. All components of this program are excluded from coverage under E.O. 12372.
2 CFR 200, Uniform Administrative Requirements, Cost Principles, and Audit Requirements for Federal Awards applies to this program. An electronic application package prescribing the specific information that applicants must submit through the local Continuum of Care (CoC) is available from HUD through the annual CoC Notice of Fund Availability, found at https://www.onecpd.info/spc. The standard electronic application form as furnished by HUD must be used for this program. Any proposed project under this program must be consistent with the applicable HUD-approved Consolidated Plan. The Homeless Emergency Assistance and Rapid Transition to Housing (HEARTH) Act amended and reauthorize the McKinney-Vento Homeless Assistance Act into the Continuum of Care Program. Fiscal Year 2011 was the last funding year under the Supportive Housing Program. Projects will continue to operate under the NOFA they were awarded under until they are renewed under the Continuum of Care Program. The resource for this program is still relevant
HUD reviews applications, rates and ranks those meeting threshold requirements, and makes conditional grant awards to those applications most highly ranked, in accordance with the Notice of Fund Availability (NOFA).
Contact the headquarters or regional location, as appropriate for application deadlines
Approval/Disapproval Decision Time
Processing of applications and selection of successful applicants will take place at HUD field offices and Headquarters. HUD Headquarters will make selection and obligate funds as soon as the applications can be processed.
Applicants may appeal the results of HUD's review and selection process if they believe a HUD error has occurred. Appeals must be in writing to the Assistant Secretary for Community Planning and Development and must state what HUD error the applicant believes occurred.
One year funding for projects eligible for renewal as contained in the Notice of Fund Availability and application.
How are proposals selected?
The Homeless Emergency Assistance and Rapid Transition to Housing (HEARTH) Act amended and reauthorize the McKinney-Vento Homeless Assistance Act into the Continuum of Care Program. Fiscal Year 2011 was the last funding year under the Shelter Plus Program. Projects will continue to operate under the NOFA they were awarded under until they are renewed under the Continuum of Care Program. The resource for this program is still relevant.
How may assistance be used?
Homeless persons with disabilities and their families. Homeless persons with disabilities.
What are the requirements after being awarded this opportunity?
The financial management systems used by governmental entities that are recipients under this program must provide for audits as stipulated in 24 CFR 45. HUD may perform further and additional audits as it finds necessary or appropriate.
Each recipient must keep any records and make any reports that HUD may require.
Other Assistance Considerations
Formula and Matching Requirements
Statutory formula is not applicable to this assistance listing.
Matching is voluntary. Recipients must match the rental assistance by supportive services that are equal in value to the aggregate amount of rental assistance and appropriate to the needs of the population to be served.
MOE requirements are not applicable to this assistance listing.
Length and Time Phasing of Assistance
HUD will provide rental assistance under the TRA and SRA components for a five year period. Rental assistance under the SRO component will be for a ten-year period. If units are rehabilitated, and meet the standards required, assistance under the PRA component will be for a ten-year period; otherwise it will be for a five-year period. HUD award notification letter.
Who do I contact about this opportunity?
Regional or Local Office
Designated contact person or monitor for the Shelter Plus Care Program in HUD Field Offices with a Community Planning and Development Division.
Brian P. Fitzmaurice;
U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, Community Planning and Development, Office of Special Needs Assistance Programs, 451 7th Street, SW, Room 7262
Washington, DC 20410 US
(Project Grants) FY 18$0.00; FY 19 est $0.00; FY 20 est $0.00; FY 16$0.00; FY 17 est $0.00; -
Range and Average of Financial Assistance
Regulations, Guidelines and Literature
24 CFR Part 582 Shelter Plus Care Program Final Rule.
Examples of Funded Projects