Request for Proposals – 2018-2019 BC Rural & Remote Homelessness Partnering Strategy


Please be advised that the BC Rural & Remote Homelessness Partnering Strategy is currently hosting a Request for Proposals for the 2018-2019 fiscal year to support projects from April 1, 2018 – March 31, 2019.

BC HPS Summary:

The funding under the HPS Rural and Remote Homelessness is available to fund projects between April 1, 2018 and March 31st, 2019.   Applications for funding must not exceed $100,000.   Preference will be given to housing first services that directly impact chronic and episodic individuals, demonstrate strong community support, leveraging of support through partnerships, projects addressing youth and to applications that use new and creative approaches to projects to help prevent and reduce homelessness in British Columbia.  The total number of projects funded and the amount of funding per project will be determined based on the number of quality proposals received.  Funding is subject to the availability of funds. Note, all non-designated communities in BC are eligible to apply.

BC HPS funding and other sources of funding:

The HPS Rural and Remote funding stream does not require cost-matching however, partnerships are strongly encouraged and will be given preference.  If an applicant has contributing partners to a project (cash or in-kind), letters confirming the nature and amount of each partner commitment are required.

Eligible applicants:

Not-for-profit organizations; individuals; municipal governments; for-profit enterprises; research organizations and institutes; public health and educational institutions; band/tribal councils; and other Aboriginal organizations are eligible to receiving funding and act as coordinators for activities.

Note:  Where feasible, preference will be given to Aboriginal organizations to deliver projects specifically targeting off-reserve Aboriginal people who are homeless or at-risk of homelessness.

For profit enterprises are eligible for funding provided that the nature and intent of the activity is non-commercial, does not general profit, and fits within the community plan or identified local need where plans are not required.  Individuals, for-profit enterprises and research organizations and institutes may also receive funding to carry out research that aims to help communities understand and address homelessness issues.

Eligible geographic area:

In order to be eligible for funding through BC Rural Remote HPS, the project activities can take place in all non-designated communities of BC. Designated communities not eligible under this RFP are: Kamloops, Kelowna, Prince George, Vancouver, Nanaimo, Victoria and Nelson, BC.

Enquiries regarding this Request for Proposals can be made to:

Nicole Doucette Community Entity Program Manager – PGNAETA


Dawn Murphy, BC HPS Project Officer


198 Kingston Street

Prince George, BC, V2L 1C3

Telephone: 250-561-1199 (1-800-510-0515)   Fax: 250-561-1149

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