Grant-Seekers Find New Opportunity in LA Homelessness Challenge

In collaboration with Watt Companies, United Way's Home for Good Initiative has announced their $400,000 grant competition for innovative service models that address homelessness in Los Angeles, called the LA Homelessness Challenge.


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Both non-profit and for-profit organization teams are being encouraged to apply, with the ask that at least one team member has experience in the homelessness sector in Los Angeles. The Challenge also asks that proposed service solutions are aligned with LA County Approved Strategies to Combat Homelessness, and consist of comprehensive plans for tracking and metrics, scalability, and integration with already existing systems, such as the Coordinated Entry System.


A panel of judges, consisting of leaders in the fight to end homelessness in LA, will provide scoring and feedback to all applicants, but only two winners will be selected to each receive a grant of $200,000 to fund their projects.


The LA Homelessness Challenge calls our best and brightest to push the boundaries of what’s possible. And in return, we will deliver feedback, funding, or policy support to every team that applies. Change is possible—we need everyone in with your best ideas. Join us!

Director of Homeless Initiatives at United Way and competition judge Chris Ko



The deadline to register for the competition is August 21st, 2018.

© 2018 by the Grand Challenge to End Homelessness, an initiative of the American Academy of Social Work & Social Welfare