State and Federal Funding Resources

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Currently Available Resources

  • Shelter Outbreak Federal Fiscal Recovery Funds are available to support active outbreak response in shelters and other temporary congregates settings. Visit this page to apply for outbreak response funds.
  • The Emergency Staffing Pool through the Department of Human Services (DHS) is available again to support residential programs experiencing severe staffing shortages. Settings must show that they have exhausted all other measure to identify staff and are in danger of closure or placing residents in situations with unsafe staffing levels. Eligible facilities for emergency staffing include: homeless shelters, shelters for domestic violence survivors, site-based supportive housing programs, boarding care, and board and lodge programs. Once approved, the staffing firm will work to place temporary employees at your site. Temporary staff can be assigned to the program for up to 21 days at no cost to the site. Access the online application here. If you have any questions, visit the DHS FAQ page or reach out to Elizabeth Dressel,   
  • Apply for funding for vaccine Incentives – The American Indian Community Development Corporation (AICDC) has received funding from the Office of Economic Opportunity to continue its COVID-19 vaccination incentives and education for people experiencing homelessness. Organizations can apply to use these funds for a variety of activities including cash incentives, gift cards, raffles, food, the production of marketing and educational materials, and covering staff time related to COVID-19 vaccination efforts. If you have questions about this opportunity, please contact Josh Leopold ( or Mike Goze ( 

Learn more about American Rescue Plan Funding

The American Rescue Plan (ARP) represent a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to change our collective trajectory on responding to homelessness. Here are some ways that you can learn more about these opportunities and get engaged in state and local decisions about how these funds are deployed:

Rental Assistance Programs

Currently Funded Entities

If you are currently being funded by DHS’ Office of Economic Opportunity (OEO), there are reporting requirements that you need to complete. Click here for the reporting requirements page to access the reporting documents and budget revision forms.