March 16, 2020
Updated March 23, 2020
Offered on behalf of the City of Memphis, Division of Housing and Community Development


The Implementation Fund is intended to create “seed funding” or leverage of other grants to fulfill key objectives of the Mayors’ Action Plan to End Homelessness and Continuum of Care Strategic Objectives. Some examples of suitable projects include the following:

  • Pre-development costs related to the initiation of new Permanent Supportive Housing programs.
  • Matching funds for new or enhanced services including: Housing First for chronically homeless individuals, Rapid Rehousing for families, street outreach and engagement (Note: funds may not be used to supplant/replace existing funding sources)
  • One-time capital improvements to improve/expand the use of shelter or permanent housing facilities.

Instructions/Threshold Requirements

Before you begin, review the threshold requirements listed below and the Mayors’ Action Plan to End Homelessness to be sure that your project is eligible for funding. Review all of the following:

  1. The Mayors’ Action Plan to End Homelessness is found at (Click here to access the current Mayors' Action Plan).
  2. All successful applicants will be subgrantees with the City of Memphis. Subgrantee requirements are in effect including compliance with City of Memphis Living Wage Ordinance, Fair Labor Standards Act, Americans with Disabilities Act, Occupational Safety and Health, and Fair Housing. The City of Memphis requires all subgrantees to carry automobile, property, and commercial general liability with the City of Memphis listed as “additional insured.”
  3. The agency must be an HMIS active or qualified participant.  If funded, the agency must enter program level data and pay a user fee for the use of HMIS system.
  4. The agency must be an active and paid Member of the Memphis/Shelby County Homeless Consortium.
  5. Agency must participate in the Memphis/Shelby County Consortium’s Continuum of Care (CoC) Coordinated Entry System.
  6. Agency has been in existence for more than one year and has documented experience with administration, management and reporting requirements of public funds, preferably federal, either direct or as state/local pass through.
  7. The agency must agree to a possible Site Visit and/or Interview with Review Committee.
  8. The agency must have a LIVEGIVEmidsouth profile reviewed and approved by the Community Foundation of Greater Memphis.

Application Components

  1. NOTE: Future funding is dependent on appropriations from the City of Memphis. Only one-year budgets will be awarded. The budget period is July 1, 2020 to June 30, 2021.
  2. Complete all sections of Application – 12 pt type (Times New Roman) 11 pt - Arial
  3. Add Agency/Date to footer. Number all pages.
  4. Assemble in order. No Staples. No Dividers. No Folders or Jackets. Binder Clip only.
  5. Attachments – See Attachment List –

100 Points - Evaluation Categories

  • Organization Capacity – 20 points
  • Project Quality – 25 points
  • Need for Project – 10 points
  • Alignment with Action Plan – 20 points
  • Community Impact – 15 points
  • Budget – 5 points
  • Renewal of Existing project – 5 points

Process Schedule

  • Deadline to submit a profile for LIVEGIVEmidsouth is May 7, 2020.
  • Applications submitted Friday, May 15, 2020 by 3 p.m.
  • Award Selections announced June 15, 2020.
  • Subgrantee agreements will be executed based on approval of the City of Memphis and funding availability.

Review Committee

The Memphis/Shelby County Homeless Consortium Rank and Review Committee will review and score the applications.  

Due Date: FridayMay 15, 2020, by 3 p.m.


No hardcopy originals are required.

One electronic PDF copy of the full application (including all attachments) submitted to:

Sydne Taylor, Grants Compliance Administrator
Community Alliance for the Homeless
44 N. Second Street, Suite 302
Memphis, TN  38103
(901) 527-1302 ext 301
Email: [email protected]

Official Documents: