Stable Housing Initiative 2021 ERA Request for Proposals

The City of Columbus (the City) is pleased to announce the release of a Notice of Financial Award (NOFA) for the Stable Housing Initiative. The purpose of this NOFA is to find and award funding to organizations who are able to provide outreach, intake, rental and utility assistance, and supportive services to hard-to-reach and vulnerable populations experiencing housing instability

The Stable Housing Initiative will provide organizations with rental and utility assistance, and housing stability services for residents of the local area who qualify for the assistance as provided in the laws, regulations, and other current guidance provided by the U.S. Department of Treasury Emergency Rental Assistance 1 (ERA 1), CFDA 21.023.

This NOFA of ERA1 funding makes available $10,000,000 for requests of up to $1,000,000 per applicant. Selected applicants will be considered Subrecipients and subject to all Subrecipient regulations under this federal program.

The application period for the Stable Housing Initiative is open from Monday July 19, 2021, to Monday August 2, 2021. 

Deadline for submission of proposals is 5:00pm local time on Monday August 2, 2021. Applications received after this date and time shall not be accepted. This NOFA will cover a Grant Program period of January 1, 2021, through September 30, 2022. 

The City has partnered with the United Way of Central Ohio (UWCO) to provide an online proposal submission process. All documents are to be submitted through UWCO’s portal, e-CImpact. The application link to submit the proposal is  

Application Timeline

Monday July 19, 2021 Launch Date: City of Columbus Notice of Financial Award (NOFA)  

E-CImpact link and sign on information provided to applicants by the City of Columbus and the United Way of Central Ohio 

Monday August 2, 2021 DEADLINE: Agencies Submit Online Proposals through United Way’s e-CImpact by 5:00pm local time Monday August 2, 2021 

REMINDER: Only ONE (1) Application per Agency or Collaborative will be accepted

Monday August 16, 2021 Awards Public Announcement
Notification provided to agencies  
August/September 2021Grant Agreements Executed 

Questions related to the Request for Proposals (RFP) can be requested via email at [email protected]

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) are available on the City of Columbus website here

Technical assistance for the United Way’s e-CImpact online grant application system can be requested via email at [email protected] and a member of the United Way Data Science team will be happy to assist you.