Reaching Home – COVID-19 Funding

 Reaching Home: Canada’s Homelessness Strategy

Government of Canada’s COVID-19 Economic Response Plan

 

United Way Simcoe Muskoka, in partnership with its Regional Advisory Board, invites organizations operating in rural and remote communities across Ontario to submit an Expression of Interest (EOI) through the Reaching Home (RH) – Rural and Remote Communities COVID-19 funding stream.

Through the Government of Canada’s COVID-19 Economic Response Plan, decisive action is being taken to help communities address the impacts of the pandemic among people experiencing, or at risk of homelessness, and to provide additional support to the homeless-serving sector during this period.

A total of $2,596,209 will be allocated (pending funding availability) in rural communities across Ontario with a three (3) month funding period of January 1, 2021 to March 31, 2021. There is potential to extend projects to April 30, 2021, should extenuating circumstances arise due to COVID-19.

 

Ontario Rural and Remote Communities: Call for Expressions of Interest Round 2 OPEN NOW

 

The deadline to submit your EOI is Monday, November 30, 2020 at 5:00pm EST.

 

Please review the Employment and Social Development Canada (ESDC) ‘Reaching Home: Canada’s Homelessness Strategy Directives’ found here before submitting an EOI.

If you have any questions or would like to discuss your project idea(s), please contact:

Jenna Thorkildsen | Program Associate, Community Impact

705.726.2301 x 2040

ReachingHome@UWSimcoeMuskoka.ca

Application Instructions

Note: The EOI must be completed in one sitting. You are required to complete all supporting documentation first before starting your EOI.

Capital Project Applications

  1. Review the Application Guidelines by clicking the button below.
  2. Download and complete the budget template with detailed budget notes by clicking the ‘Budget Template’ button below and downloading from the menu at the top of the new page.
  3. Download and complete a Capital Sustainability Checklist by clicking the ‘Capital Sustainability Checklist’ button below and downloading.
  4. Provide proof of in-kind and/or financial contributions (e.g. letters of support)
  5. Provide a Sustainability Plan that includes:
    1. A description of your partnerships
    2. Confirmation of funding sources for ongoing operations
    3. Report if the project will increase the level of services or remain stable
    4. A timeline for the completion of your capital project activities. Note that all activities must be completed by March 31, 2021 (with potential extension due to extenuating circumstances caused by COVID-19)
  6. Once your supporting documents are complete and saved to your computer, you can start your EOI. Click the ‘Submit Your EOI‘ button below to begin.

Non-Capital Project Applications

  1. Review the Application Guidelines by clicking the button below.
  2. Download and complete the budget template with detailed budget notes by clicking the ‘Budget Template’ button below and downloading from the menu at the top of the new page.
  3. Once your budget template is complete and saved to your computer, you can start your EOI. Click the ‘Submit Your EOI‘ button below to begin.