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Reaching Home COVID-19 Emergency Funding Stream

What is it?

Additional funding to support the COVID-19 response capacity and prevent the infection from spreading in the homeless population throughout Newfoundland and Labrador.

When is it?

On October 5, 2020, the government of Canada announced a second round of COVID-19 Emergency Relief funding to supplement the existing funding stream. The release date of round two funding is currently pending. A call for proposals will be announced soon.

If you plan to submit an application for round two funding, please begin the application process as soon as possible as there will be a short window of opportunity to apply.

How to know if you are eligible?

The COVID-19 Emergency funding eligibility is governed by a specific COVID-19 directive that allows flexibility in how Reaching Home funding can be used.  There are six categories of eligibility:
  • Housing Services
  • Prevention and Shelter Diversion
  • Health and Medical Services (COVID-19 specific)
  • Client Support Services
  • Capital Investments
  • Coordination of Resources and Data Collection
Reaching Home will fund activities that contribute to the objectives of the program while reflecting local realities and community needs in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.  The Reaching Home COVID-19 Emergency Funding Application Guide has detailed descriptions of eligible activities included for your reference.

Application Process

  • Read the Application Guide (DOWNLOAD)
  • Be sure your project falls within one of the 5 funding categories. See Section 3 of the Application Guide
  • Complete the Application for Funding (DOWNLOAD)
  • If you meet criteria for capital investment projects refer to the Sustainability Guide and Checklist (DOWNLOAD)
  • Complete and submit Budget Negotiation Worksheet (DOWNLOAD)
  • Apply! Double check you’ve completed all the required documents. Where applicable, provide supporting documents like letters of referral, business quotes, and invoice.

Next Steps

Only fully completed documents will be assessed. How to submit:
Your Application Kit must be submitted by no later than May 8, 2020. Confirmation of receipt will be sent via email.