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HUD FY2014 Continuum of Care Program Competition: Strategies for Continued Success

On Friday, Sept. 19, 2014, USICH's Richard Cho, Lindsay Knotts and Jay Melder hosted a webinar for communities on strategies for continued success in responding to The Notice of Funding Availability (NOFA) for the Fiscal Year (FY) 2014 Funds in the FY 2013 - FY 2014 Continuum of Care (CoC) Program Competition (FY 2014 CoC Program Funding Notice). 
Through this competition, HUD will award $1.83 billion in funds for FY 2014. The FY 2014 CoC Program Funding Notice carries forward and continues the policy priorities outlined in combined FY 2013-FY 2014 CoC Program Competition NOFA, which are focused on accelerating progress on Opening Doors: Federal Strategic Plan to Prevent and End Homelessness
Participants in our webinar learned more about the results of the FY 2013 competition, the unique aspects of the FY 2014 CoC Program funding competition, the permanent supportive housing bonus to serve people experiencing chronic homelessness, and tips for reallocations and prioritization.
The video and slides are available. Visit to download them and share with your colleagues.
If you have questions specific to responding to the NoFA, direct them to HUD's Ask A Question site, located here:

Resources Mentioned

The following helpful resources are referenced in the webinar and are listed in the slide deck.
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Register Today: Affordable Care Act 101 Webinar Series

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Register Today:
Affordable Care Act 101 Webinar Series

Register today for Affordable Care Act 101: a webinar series presented by the Small Business Administration (SBA), Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), and Small Business Majority
Employee health care coverage continues to be an important issue for small businesses. The Affordable Care Act (ACA) offers a new way for small business owners to buy health insurance. It’s called the Small Business Health Options Program (SHOP) part of the new Health Insurance Marketplace. SHOP allows small businesses with 50 or fewer full-time equivalent employees to access health insurance through state-based health insurance marketplaces.

Who Should Attend?

Non-profit organizations with 50 or fewer full-time employees are considered small businesses, under ACA. This means that small homeless service providers and HIV/AIDS service providers may be eligible to buy employee health insurance through the SHOP Marketplace.
Small business owners that buy insurance through the SHOP Marketplace may be able to claim a Small Business Health Care Tax Credit if they have less than 25 employees with average wages of $50,000 or less. The credit is available to both for-profit and non-profit employers.
The Affordable Care Act 101 webinar provides a basic overview of the ACA, as well as information on how small business owners can enroll in health insurance marketplaces. Other topics include insurance reforms, the small business health care tax credit, and employer shared responsibility provisions. SBA and HHS representatives help small business owners understand the facts of the ACA so they can make informed decisions about providing health insurance for their employees.

Registration Instructions

The Affordable Care Act 101 takes place every Thursday at 2 PM ET. The topics will generally be the same each week and include subjects such as cost containment, the Small Business Health Care Tax Credit, the new Health Insurance Marketplace, and Employer Shared Responsibility. Below are the registration links for upcoming Fall presentations in English and Spanish.

English-language ACA 101 Webinars

Time Registration Link
September 25, 2014  2:00 PM EDT Register Now
 October 2, 2014  2:00 PM EDT Register Now
 October 9, 2014  2:00 PM EDT Register Now
 October 16, 2014  2:00 PM EDT Register Now
 October 23, 2014  2:00 PM EDT Register Now
 October 30, 2014  2:00 PM EDT Register Now
 November 6, 2014  2:00 PM EST Register Now
 November 13, 2014  2:00 PM EST Register Now
 November 20, 2014  2:00 PM EST Register Now
 December 4, 2014  2:00 PM EST Register Now
 December 11, 2014  2:00 PM EST Register Now
December 18, 2014 2:00 PM EST Register Now

Spanish-language ACA 101 Webinars

Date Time Registration Link
September 23, 2014  4:00 PM EDT Register Now
October 7, 2014  4:00 PM EDT Register Now
October 21, 2014  4:00 PM EDT Register Now
November 4, 2014  4:00 PM EST Register Now
November 18, 2014  4:00 PM EST Register Now
December 2, 2014  4:00 PM EST Register Now
December 16, 2014  4:00 PM EST Register Now


If you have questions about the SHOP Marketplace or how to apply, visit or call the SHOP Employer Call Center toll-free at 1-800-706-7893. TTY users should call 711 to access the SHOP Employer Call Center. Tell the customer service representative if you need help in a language other than English.

Coming Soon: New Suicide Prevention Mobile App


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Coming Soon: New Suicide Prevention App From SAMHSA

As a leader in suicide prevention, SAMHSA is developing a new suicide prevention app for mobile devices, optimized for tablets. The free app called Suicide Safe will help providers integrate suicide prevention strategies into their practice and reduce suicide risk among their patients.

Suicide Safe helps providers:

  • Explore suicide prevention resources, including the SAFE-T (Suicide Assessment Five-step Evaluation and Triage) card and easily download it for use offline.
  • Study interactive sample cases to learn and review the five steps of the SAFE-T.
  • Access information, including suicide prevention wallet/pocket guides, educational opportunities, and other supportive resources.
  • Access patient education materials, including crisis hotline wallet cards, fact sheets, and treatment resources.
  • Browse conversation starters that provide sample language and tips for talking with patients about their suicidal ideation.
  • Use the SAMHSA Behavioral Health Treatment Services Locator to provide timely referrals for patients.

SAMHSA's free Suicide Safe app will be available in January 2015 for iOS® and AndroidTM mobile devices.

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