Tucson Pima Collaboration to End Homelessness
In-Kind Grant Opportunity Call for Proposals
DATE ISSUED: January 19, 2021
COST SHARING: Required ($950)
ELIGIBILITY: TPCH organizational members providing housing and/or services for people at risk of or experiencing homelessness in Pima County, Arizona
BACKGROUND: Services, programs, and policies can systematically discriminate against people with diverse racial, ethnic, and gender identities. When people experience homelessness, trauma, substance use, and mental health challenges, their housing stability is further undermined by racism, discrimination, and stigma. Equity is a strategy to address those disparities and achieve truly fair access, opportunity, and outcomes for all.
TPCH is committed to advancing racial equity within the Continuum of Care and recognizes that the greatest opportunity to do so is by supporting TPCH member agencies in their work to provide housing and services for people experiencing and at risk of homelessness through a lens of race equity and social justice. Over the past six months, TPCH has worked closely with a national consulting firm, C4 Innovations, to provide training, governance and policy support, and other tools to advance racial equity within our community’s efforts to prevent and end homelessness.
CURRENT OPPORTUNITY: TPCH has contracted with C4 Innovations to provide nationally recognized race equity coaching and technical assistance for TPCH member agencies. Participating member agencies will participate in a monthly learning community and receive three individual coaching and consulting sessions with C4 Innovations’ expert coaches.
Organizational Assessment: Upon selection, participating agencies will complete an organizational assessment to identify technical assistance and coaching needs, race equity goals and objectives, and challenges that the organization would like to address through participation in the mini learning community and organizational coaching.
Mini Learning Communities: TPCH will host two mini learning communities. Each learning community will include four member agencies and include 6 hours of small group coaching provided monthly over four months (1.5 hours/month). Learning community sessions provide an opportunity for member agencies to share and learn from each other with the support and guidance of their C4 Innovations coach. Agencies will be asked to complete organizational review, planning, and other work between sessions to identify opportunities for improvement and develop race equity strategies within their organizations.
Organizational Technical Assistance/Coaching: Each participating agency will receive three individual coaching/technical assistance sessions with their C4 Innovations coach. These sessions provide an opportunity for deeper consulting and guidance at the organizational level and can be used to develop, refine, and address challenges related to race equity efforts at the organization.
PARTICIPATION OBJECTIVES: By participating in this opportunity, selected agencies can expect to:
- Increase organizational and staff capacity to understand and respond to racial inequities in homelessness
- Develop organizational race equity strategies/objectives and performance measures
- Learn about and implement effective tools and approaches to operationalize race equity within the organization
TIMELINE: This timeline is tentative and subject to change.
February 3, 2021: Proposals due to email@example.com by 1pm Arizona time
February 10, 2021: Selected agencies announced
Late February 2021: Organizational assessment completed
March 15, 2021: Cost sharing contribution due.
March – June 2021: Learning community sessions (monthly) and organizational technical assistance/coaching meetings occur
July 15, 2021: Final report due to firstname.lastname@example.org.