We’re honored to support the work of our grantee partners who are committed to long-term solutions to prevent and end homelessness in America. The following grants were approved by the Melville Board at our December 2015 meeting.
You’ll see a mix of organizations located in our home state of Connecticut as well those working nationally.
One-year grant of $600,000 to support policy, advocacy and technical assistance activities to expand the supply of supportive housing and strengthen the ability of behavioral health and human service/Medicaid systems to serve vulnerable populations.
Disbursal of $150,000 for a two-year grant of $300,000 to implement a sustainability plan for CSH’s Social Innovation Fund (SIF) pilot, a federal initiative to test innovative ways to integrate healthcare and housing for homeless individuals who frequent multiple emergency and crisis systems (criminal justice, ER, treatment centers).
One-year grant of $50,000 for a consultant who will provide project management and oversight to the Connecticut Social Innovation Fund demonstration project in 2016 and support implementation of a sustainability plan.
One-year grant of $50,000 to support further capacity building under the Medicaid Institute for Supportive Housing Agencies initiative.
One-year grant of $50,000 to support further capacity building under the Medicaid institute for Supportive Housing Agencies Initiative.
One-year grant of $160,000 for operational support for this funder affinity group.
One-year grant of $75,000 to support the startup of the A Way Home America (AWHA) initiative, a national effort to prevent and end youth homelessness by 2020.
One-year grant of $200,000 for general operating support of their work to protect and optimally expand federal affordable housing programs, particularly those that serve households who are extremely low income, and/or disabled.
One-year grant of $400,000 to support educational, enrichment and employment opportunities in the Frog Hollow neighborhood of Hartford.
Second-year installment of $150,000 of a three-year restricted grant totaling $450,000 to grow staff and organizational capacity and plan for scaling up the culinary job training program.