The State Board for Community and Technical Colleges must select four college districts, two on each side of the crest of the Cascade Mountain range, to participate in a pilot program to assist students experiencing homelessness and students who were in the foster care system when they graduated high school (program-eligible students).
The colleges chosen to participate in the pilot program must provide certain accommodations to students that may include, but are not limited to:
- access to laundry facilities;
- access to storage, locker room and shower facilities;
- reduced-price meals or meal plans, and access to food banks
- access to technology
- access to short-term housing or housing assistance, especially during seasonal breaks
- case management services
Colleges may also establish plans to develop surplus property for affordable housing.
Colleges participating in the pilot program must provide information to students on existing community resources for individuals experiencing homelessness, including nonprofit organizations, the local housing authority, and the Department of Commerce's Office of Homeless Youth.
|Applications available in OGMS||Friday, September 13, 2019|
|Q&A closes||Thursday, October 10, 2019|
|Applications due in OGMS||Thursday, October 17, 2019|
|Applicants notified of approval status||Mid-November 2019|
|Allocations begin||December 1, 2019|
|Expenditure Reports due||
July 15, 2020
|Formative Reports due||
July 31, 2020
|Summative Findings Report||
October 1, 2021
Application Questions and Answers
A Q&A process was being held for this funding, as the application was competitive. Please submit all questions to Jessica Porter. This document can be found below.
2019-21 SSEH Technical Assistance Webinar
A webinar providing information for organizations wishing to apply for this funding occurred on September 25, 2019. All information presented in the webinar can be found in the notes of the PowerPoint linked below.
Program Resources and Guidelines
- Barriers to Success: Housing Insecurity for U.S. College Students
- United States Interagency Council on Homelessness
- New Housing Option for CHAP Students Coming
- Place Matters: A Two-Generation Approach to Housing
- Student Homelessness and Basic Needs Insecurity
- Supporting College Completion for Students Experiencing Homelessness
- Washington State Department of Commerce Homeless Assistance
- Washington Homeless Statistics
- Homeless Information: Washington
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