BKRHC, Bakersfield, Kern County release local RFP for $2.74 million in grant funding for Homeless Housing, Assistance and Prevention Program

Local organizations encouraged to apply for funds for priority activities

BAKERSFIELD, CA – The Bakersfield-Kern Regional Homeless Collaborative (BKRHC) released a Request for Proposals for the second round of one-time state funding for the Homeless Housing, Assistance and Prevention Program (HHAP 2). BKRHC, the City of Bakersfield and Kern County were awarded a combined $2,742,257.52 in HHAP 2 funding. More than $2.22 million will be available in August 2021. Depending on activity, funding must be used by either September 31, 2024, or September 31, 2025.

The City, County and BKRHC conducted an HHAP 2 Gaps Analysis and identified specific priority activities to be funded through HHAP 2. These include:

  • Case Management for Permanent Housing Solutions
    • In Rural Areas, i.e., not in Metro Bakersfield
    • For Permanent Supportive Housing
    • In a Shelter Setting
  • Homeless Youth Services
    • Outreach
    • Emergency Shelter
    • Case Management

BKRHC is hosting an informational meeting this Friday, July 30, 2021, from 9:00 A.M. to 10:00 A.M. via Zoom conference call. You can access Zoom login information and add the event to your calendar online, at https://bkrhc.org/events/hhap2-rfp-info-meeting/

RFP responses are due by 5:00 P.M. on Tuesday, August 31, 2021.

Interested parties can find more information on specific funding amounts available and proposal requirements by downloading the Request for Proposals from the BKRHC website by visiting https://bit.ly/2TzB1cE

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ABOUT THE BAKERSFIELD-KERN REGIONAL HOMELESS COLLABORATIVE

The Bakersfield-Kern Regional Homeless Collaborative (BKRHC) is an independent nonprofit organization whose mission is to address homelessness in Kern County through collaborative action and planning. BKRHC seeks to do this through serving as the regional Continuum of Care, developing a regional strategy to address homelessness and improving the coordination of homelessness services across Kern County.


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