LIFT 2.0

LIFT 2.0 grants provide funding to for one of 10 priority areas as part of the LIFT 2.0 homeless response plan to house 1,500 households by December 31, 2024. The plan targets people experiencing unsheltered and chronic homelessness in the City of Atlanta. 

Funding opportunity open. Deadline is October 20, 2023 at noon ET.

LIFT 2.0 Housing Placements to Date
494 Housing Placements as of July 2023 33%

Agencies interested in applying for a LIFT 2.0 grant should:

  • Have tax exempt status under IRS code 501(c)(3) or be a qualified governmental agency.
  • Demonstrate fiscal and administrative stability.
  • Deliver services addressing one of the 10 priority areas.
  • Be located in the United States and serve clients in the City of Atlanta.
  • Submit only one request for the same priority area in a 3-month period.

Agencies must submit a new application through the online application portal. When applying for grants, agencies should note:

  • Partners for HOME may request additional information to complete the application review, including an interview.
  • View the application PDF to prepare answers. 

Partners for HOME, on behalf of the Atlanta CoC, hosted a virtual Document Readiness grant application training on Thursday, September 14, 2023.

View the training.

In addition to applications being reviewed for complete answers to questions and adherence to program models, reviewers will also look for an agency’s:

  • Ability to measure and report on established project outcomes.
  • Commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion and leverage racial equity/social justice and sustainability best practices and principles in implementation of the project.
  • Fiscal management and ability to manage government and private grants.
  • Applications will receive a (blind) review by internal PfH team members and/or up to 3 external subject matter experts.
  • An average of the scores will be used to rank applicants and award grant funds to top scorers.

Current subgrantees may receive priority consideration for new funding in the category they currently receive funding for based on:

  • Scorecard performance on current LIFT 2.0 grant(s)
  • Application score
  • Current experience with the program being offered
  • Fidelity to the program model
  • Data quality for all prior projects in HMIS
  • Performance on contracts issued within in the past 12 months
  • Fiscal stability and diversity of funding
  • Number of currently awarded contracts from the CoC

Priority consideration is not a guarantee of funding and Partners for HOME reserves the right to award grants to agencies not currently funded for LIFT 2.0 priority areas.

Priority Areas

Project components required to implement LIFT 2.0
$31M raised to date
  • Outreach and Navigation
  • Outreach, Navigation to RRH Case Management
  • Rapid Rehousing Case Management
  • Rental Assistance
  • Unit Acquisition (Minimum 100 units)
  • Rapid Rehousing (Case Management, Unit Acquisition, and Rental Assistance)
  • Rapid Rehousing for Special Populations
  • Permanent Supportive Housing
  • Voucher Application and Navigation
  • Diversion and Rapid Exit

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