SNJCoC – 2016 Bonus Project NOFA

Applications for Bonus Projects will be accepted from eligible organizations interested in applying for 2016 HUD funding to create new permanent supportive housing projects that will exclusively serve chronically homeless individuals and families OR rapid rehousing projects that will serve individuals, including unaccompanied youth, and families coming directly from the streets or emergency shelters or persons fleeing domestic violence or other persons who qualify under paragraph (4) of the definition of homeless.  Projects should serve individuals and families in the four county region that the SNJCoC serves (Camden, Cape May, Cumberland and Gloucester).

Please click on the link below to access the Notice of Funds Available for more information and for details about the pre-bid conference call which will take place THURSDAY JULY 21, 2016 AT 10 AM. 2016 SNJCoC Local NOFA – bonus project

The Bonus Project application and review instrument are available for review by clicking on the links.   2016 SNJCoC Bonus Project Application  and 2016 SNJCoC Bonus Project – Rank and Review Tool  Please have questions ready for the pre-bid call. Information about the appeals process is also available. Appeals Process – SNJCOC for NOFA

SNJCoC Local NOFA Released

The Southern NJ Continuum of Care (SNJCoC) will be accepting renewal applications from organizations interested in applying for renewal of their HUD funding in 2016.  A pre-bid meeting will be held via conference call on June 22nd at 10 am. Proposals are due to CPAC by 12 noon on July 8, 2016.

See the attached Notice of Funds Available (NOFA) for more information.  2016 SNJCoC Local NOFA

Camden County Resource Directory Debuts

The Camden County Resource Directory was launched June 1, 2016 with over 50 people in attendance at CPAC.  Freeholder Carmen Rodriguez was among the dignitaries in attendance.  Freeholder Rodriguez shared remarks about the two year investment of time and energy involved by all who made the online directory a possibility.

The Camden County Covenant  for Children, Youth and Families was established by Camden County Freeholder Director Louis Capelli in response to a KIDS COUNT Report issued by the Advocates for Children of New Jersey (ACNJ), citing areas of challenge to the well being of children and families in Camden County. Freeholder Director Capelli asked Freeholder Carmen Rodriguez to lead a mobilization of community partners to improve outcomes for the children, youth and families of Camden County. Consequently Camden Mayor Dana Redd joined the effort as co-chair with Freeholder Rodriguez, and the Community Planning and Advocacy Council (CPAC) was designated as the convening partner to plan and manage Covenant activities.

Thank you to all who attended the launch of this exciting venture.  Thank you to our partners for their support in planning and developing the Compass.

The State of New Jersey:

Office of Attorney General

Department of Law and Public Safety

Department of Education

 

Collaborative Partners for Camden County Youth Network including:

Camden County

City of Camden

Community Planning & Advocacy Council

Center for Family Services – Family Crisis Intervention Unit – Family Links

Genesis Counseling Centers

Teem Gateway YE2S Center – Camden City

Hopework’s N’ Camden

See the links below for coverage from Channel 6 Action News and Courier Post.

http://6abc.com/society/one-stop-shop-website-for-social-services/1367117/

Compass Directory Launch Article Courier Post

PENNSAUKEN – A new online portal was launched Wednesday to streamline the connection between social service providers and families throughout Camden County.

The Camden County Covenant for Children and the Community Planning Advocacy Council (CPAC) announced the initiative.

Compass, found at camdencountyresourcecompass.org, provides greater access to underutilized services available from the Camden County Covenant for Children partner agencies. The website currently offers more than 365 programs that help children transition into adulthood, ranging from employment training to youth services.

Virtual desert: Food access maps highlight big problem

Hopeworks, a nonprofit training program that gives Camden students access to website design and development training and exposure to GIS technology, created and designed the website in conjunction with the state Attorney General’s Office.

Freeholder Carmen Rodriguez, liaison to the Camden County Department of Health and Human Services, was on hand for the launch. She spoke about creating an easier way for county residents to find a wide spectrum of critical services.

 Compass, a one-stop website that connects Camden County residents with social service providers. Users can browse more than 365 agencies and services currently offered through the website. (Photo: Matt Flowers)

“The challenge has been that although we have many beneficial services throughout our county, it has been difficult for families to figure out how to find and access the right service or resource to meet their particular needs in a timely manner,” she said.

“Compass will act as a navigator to a real-time online directory that parents, youth, community members, providers and even our judges can use to find the services and resources they need.”

Formed in 2009, the Covenant is a collaborative effort to provide children with the tools they need to succeed, offering resources and information and opportunities.

Rodriguez noted the project took two years to complete. Prior to the digital solution, she said she took calls from parents who had no idea how to find the resources they needed and would spend hours sifting through pamphlets and paperwork.

“It is our responsibility to ensure that all children have a safe and nurturing environment in which to develop into adulthood,” Rodriguez said. “This new tool will assist our community with providing our children with the proper guidance and environment to prosper.”

Hopeworks intern and Camden County Community College student Justin Connor helped design the website. The 19-year-old spoke about the issues his family faced searching for resources for his sister, who has autism, and brother, who has ADHD.

“Information is so hard to get sometimes when it’s on paper,” he said. “In print, you have to look through every nook and cranny to find what you need, which takes time. Now, with Compass, you can find what you need in a minute.”

Hopeworks plans on tracking metrics, such as page views and the number of people reaching out to program contacts to monitor the website’s success.

Matt Flowers: (856) 486-2913; mflowers@gannettnj.com

 

SSH RFP and Proposal Documents

Attached is a REVISED SSH Programs RFP REVISED 2017 SSH Programs RFP along with the Program Profile 2017 SSH Programs – Program Profile.  Also attached are the level of service forms (projected and quarterly report form) which are Section G of the RFP.  There are level of service forms for SSH and SSH/TANF G – 2017 LOS pages – SSH and SSH-TANF and separate level of services forms for HA/SSBG G – 2017 HA-SSBG LOS pages.  Due date for proposals is Thursday June 9th at 3pm to CPAC.

2017 Social Services for the Homeless

Notice is hereby given that sealed applications for funds from eligible organizations interested in applying for 2017 Social Services for the Homeless (SSH State),  SSH/Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (SSH/TANF), State Homeless Assistance (HA)/SSBG and Intensive Case Management funding will be received on behalf of Camden County by CPAC: The Community Planning and Advocacy Council.  Contract period will be July 1, 2016 – June 30, 2017.

A Pre-bid meeting for interested applicants will be held on Wednesday May 25, 2016 at 3:00 p.m. at CPAC in Conference Room A.  Although not mandatory, it is highly recommended that any agency that is considering applying for funding attend the pre-bid meeting.  

Completed proposals are due no later than 3:00 p.m. Thursday June 9, 2016 at CPAC.

2016 County Emergency Solutions Grant

Proposals will be received on behalf of Camden County for 2016 County Emergency Solutions Grant funds.  An optional pre-bid will be held on Thursday, May 12, 2016 at 2:00pm at CPAC, 2500 McClellan Avenue, Suite 160, Pennsauken, NJ 08109.

Please see the Notice of Funds Available (NOFA), 2016 County ESG NOFA the RFP for funding 2016 Emergency Solutions Grant RFP – FINAL and Program Profile 2016 County ESG Program Profile for more information about this funding opportunity.

Proposals are due to CPAC by June 1, 2016 at 3:00 p.m.

 

SNJCoC Policy re SRAP Letters of Support

Please see the attached letter regarding the policy adopted by the SNJCoC regarding issuance of Letters of Support for the DCA SRAP vouchers.  All requests must include the required information and be submitted to CPAC by May 13, 2016.

ltr re’ srap rfp req for sptltr

NJ Department of Children and Families – more than just child welfare

Dear Colleague,

Many people associate the New Jersey Department of Children and Families strictly with child welfare.

And it’s true that our Division of Child Protection and Permanency is the state’s child welfare agency.

But we provide other valuable programs and services, too.  We help displaced homemakers develop skills to find work in today’s job market.  Our Children’s System of Care helps children and youth with intellectual/developmental disabilities and substance use disorder.  Project Teach educates young mothers pursuing a high school diploma.  Our Family Success Centers are valuable resources for families in their own neighborhoods.

To educate people about our programs, we produced (click on link) a new video profiling some of the services we offer.  Many people shared personal stories for the video.  Some describe how our services helped them overcome a difficult period in their life.

After viewing the video, please share it with others via email and social media so that they, too, may learn about and take advantage of our programs.  If you know someone who may benefit from any of our services, please call our information line at 1-855-INFO-DCF (1-855-463-6323).

Warm regards,

Allison Blake, PhD, LSW, Commissioner

NJ Department of Children and Families

2015-2016 Annual Completeness Package

In an effort to reduce the amount of paperwork submitted with Request for Proposal (RFP) applications, several documents are submitted annually.  These documents are known as the Annual RFP (Request for Proposal) Completeness Package. 

This year’s Annual RFP Completeness Package  MUST be submitted to CPAC under separate cover on or before October 23, 2015, thereby eliminating the need to attach this documentation to each proposal submitted during the period of October 1, 2015 thru September 30, 2016. These materials must be on file or copies will need to be submitted with your proposal(s) or your proposal(s) will NOT be reviewed. 

PLEASE NOTE: Annual RFP Completeness Packages are a requirement of the Management Assistance Program (MAP).    Please click on the link for 2015 – 16 Annual Completeness Package Documents.

2015 Covenant Event – Celebrating A Lifetime

Join CPAC as we honor Catherine DeCheser as we Celebrate a Lifetime of service.  Catherine will be celebrated at our 2015 Covenant Event which will be held on Monday October 19, 2015 at The Mansion on Main Street, 3000 Main Street, Voorhees, NJ.  A reception will take place from 5 – 6 pm with the celebration commencing at 6 pm.

Please find attached the Invitation 2015 Covenant Event Invitation

There are also opportunities for sponsorship 2015 Covenant Event Sponsorship Card

2015 Covenant Event Ad Card

Please register by October 2nd by calling Karen Scott at 856-663-3998 or e-mailing receptionist@cpachvi.org

We look forward to Celebrating Catherine’s Lifetime with you!

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