**There is also separate funding for an HMIS Lead Agency. The role of the HMIS Lead Agency will be:
Agencies can apply for this funding if they meet ALL of the following qualifications:
They agree to be an administrator for the RV grant program for their Continuum of Care (CoC)/Local Coalition (LC) service area. This includes but isn’t limited to accepting client referrals, entering clients into the program, and working with DHS recognized recovery residences to house them.
They are members of their HUD-recognized CoC/LC.
They have current direct experience delivering services to people experiencing homelessness.
They have an active HMIS subscription.
They are registered with SAM.gov and can show proof of non-debarment/no active exclusions.
Last, there must be a DHS recognized recovery residence within their service region.
Please note, recovery residences and agencies that have a recovery residence cannot apply due to the inherent conflict of interest created by being both the administrator (providing funding to recovery residences) and the recovery residence (receiving funding from the administrator). Exceptions to this, will be made on a case by case basis. If you are interested in an exception, please discuss with the RV Grant Specialist.
**Specific eligiblity requirements for applying to be the HMIS Lead Agency include:
- The applicant must be a local unit of government or a private nonprofit agency.
- The applicant must be designated by Wisconsin's HUD-recognized CoCs as the HMIS Lead Agency for the State of Wisconsin.
If the applicant does not meet the above two requirements, they are not eligibile to apply to be the HMIS Lead Agency.
2023 Program Manual:
Detailed information on the RV grant program including program and administrative requirements can be found in the 2023 RV Grant Program Manual.pdf.
2023 Application & Timeline:
Applications for the 2023 RV grant program were openned and posted on 9/7/22 and can be found below:
2023 RV Grant Application.docx
2023 RV Grant Estimated Spend Potential Tool.xlsx (Referenced in the Application)
**Specific Application to be the HMIS Lead Agency:
2023 RV Grant Application_HMIS Lead Agency.docx
Applications are due by email at 11:59pm on October 7, 2022 to the following email address: DOASupportiveHousing@wisconsin.gov.
A review team at DEHCR will score each application. The applications will be ranked, and the top scoring applications based on the scoring criteria will receive awards.
Below is a tenative timeline. All dates are subject to change:
Application and instructions posted
Applications due at 11:59pm
Grant Award Notices to Awardees and Non-Awardees will be sent
Kickoff Meeting with Grantees (Awardees)
Performance Period Starts
Helpful Links, Resources & Tools:
Information on the following topics can be found at the associated links listed below:
All questions specifically on recovery residences, and DHS's Recovery Residence Registry can be directed to the Division of Quality Assurance at the Department of Health Services at:
All other questions can be directed towards the Recovery Voucher Grant Specialist, Emily Bourne, at: