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An eligible applicant may be a county or municipal governing body or agency, a community action agency, or other private non-profit organization. Only generic emergency facility or voucher programs are eligible. Individuals and families who are homeless are eligible for shelter and related services Domestic Abuse and Runaway shelters are not eligible.
The $1,131,000 annual state appropriation is shared among Milwaukee County, Dane County, and balance of state areas and is available for three pre-determined allocations based on shelter use within each area. Grant amounts, which range from $1,100 to $60,000, are enhanced through the use of funds from the Interest Bearing Real Estate Trust Account (IBRETA) funds.
In many areas, a local shelter or service provider is the designated lead agency which works with other shelters to develop a plan for distributing funds earmarked for that community. This plan is submitted in their application to Division of Housing (DOH) and must be endorsed by all shelters in that community. The grant to the lead agency may not exceed 50% of the participating shelters combined operating budgets.
The balance of state shelter programs apply directly to DOH for a grant. Funds are distributed by formula to all eligible applicants. The formula is based on the estimated number of shelter nights each applicant provides compared to the total number of shelter nights the balance of state agencies estimate they will provide. No applicant may receive a grant greater than 50% of its operating budget.
The grant cycle for this program begins in late summer, when notices of available State Shelter Subsidy funding are sent to potential grantees. Applications are available on the DOH website, by e-mail, diskette and hard copy. Applications are due to DOH in fall and grant contracts begin in January.
Information regarding the SSSG Program may be obtained by contacting Padraic Durkin (608) 267-2737.
DOCUMENTS & FORMS
2014 SSSG Provisional Award Estimate List
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Division of Housing
101 E. Wilson St. 5th Floor
Madison, WI 53703
Phone: 608-266-7531 FAX: 608-266-5381