The Ohio Department of Health offers a grant program funded through the Ohio General Revenue Fund to prevent and end youth homelessness. The program is organized as two sub-grant programs:
- Services for Homeless Youth and Pregnant Homeless Youth Sub-Grant Program (HY)
- Targeted Services for Homeless Youth and Pregnant Homeless Youth Sub-Grant Program (TH)
HY Sub-Grant Program
In December of 2019 the Ohio Department of Health (ODH) released a solicitation (RFP) announcing the availability of grant funds for six pilot programs utilizing innovative approaches for serving youth experiencing homelessness and of particular focus – youth experiencing homelessness who are pregnant. The award ceiling for funding was $600,000 of deliverable-based funding.
TH Sub-Grant Program
In March of 2020, the Ohio Department of Health (ODH) released a second solicitation announcing the availability of additional grant funds for up to eight pilot programs utilizing innovative approaches to serving youth experiencing homelessness and of particular focus –pregnant youth experiencing homelessness. The award ceiling for the second round of funding was $60,000+ of deliverable-based funding.
2023 Continuation Program Deliverables
- Participate in ODH-sponsored meetings or communications that require response
- Outreach to identify youth experiencing homelessness including pregnant youth
- Coordination or provision of and/or referral to housing services for youth experiencing homelessness
- Coordination or provision of, and/or referral to behavioral and physical health services for youth experiencing homelessness
- Coordination or provision of, and/or referral to education and employment opportunities
- Fostering community and social connection facilitate the formation of permanent and meaningful community connections for youth experiencing homelessness and pregnant youth experiencing homelessness, including case management services
- Data Collection and submission of the data report in the format specified by ODH
- Participation in Community of Practice identify 1-3 staff members to participate. The CoP will meet monthly for trainings, networking and/or technical assistance
COHHIO is contracted by the Ohio Department of Health to perform data collection and provide technical assistance, training and support to sub-grantees.
COHHIO Staff Lead Contact: Lisa Brooks TRCC-1 firstname.lastname@example.org (740) 517-8336
ODH Staff Lead Contact: Sara Haig, MSW, LSW email@example.com (614) 728-2957
To date approximately 13 non-profit entities are developing and implementing pilot projects and serving youth in various capacities. Some projects are more focused on outreach and service coordination while others are providing full residential services, all with an emphasis on innovation and creativity. Sub-grantees have varying service areas in Ohio and serve approximately 36 counties in 4 CoC’s. Utilize the chart below to contact grantees and learn more about their services.