July 8, 2016

HUD's FY 2016 Continuum of Care on Homelessness' Competition released June 29

Each year, the U.S Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) releases a competitive funding opportunity to Continuums of Care (CoC) nationally working to end homelessness.  UCS is Johnson County's CoC lead agency and submits the application annually on behalf of local members.  In FY 2015, $675,000 was awarded to members of Johnson County's CoC to support 10 programs.  

The FY 2016 CoC application has been released and is due September 14, 2016 to HUD.  To view the notice, click  here.  Additionally, the timeline of CoC activities related to the FY2016 NOFA process can be seen here. The final amount the CoC may apply for will be released after August 5th.  If your organization is interested in applying for a new program based on the NOFA's guidelines and funding availability or if you'd just like more information about the process, please contact Valorie Carson, 
Alliance for a Healthy Kansas Hosts Community Event July 11
Alliance for a Healthy Kansas is hosting community events across Kansas to discuss what KanCare expansion would mean to Kansans.  The alliance notes that KanCare expansion would help more than 150,000 Kansans access health care.  I ncreasing access to health care by expanding KanCare is  an advocacy priority at UCS.


Johnson County's Event Details:
What: Expand KanCare Community Forum
When: Monday, July 11th, 2016
Time: 6:30 pm
Where: Jewish Community Center of Greater Kansas City @ 5801 W 115 Street, Overland Park, KS 66211
RSVP:  Here
Our mission: Provide data analysis, lead collaborative planning and mobilize resources to enhance the availability and delivery of health and human services. 
Contact us at 913-438-4764 or www.ucsjoco.org