Barriers Fund Program

TX BoS CoC Barriers Fund Program

The Texas Balance of State Continuum of Care (TX BoS CoC) Barriers Fund Program was created to help low-income individuals and families across the TX BoS CoC Service Area who have been financially impacted by the Coronavirus Disease 2019 pandemic (COVID-19). Funded by the Community Services Block Grant CARES Act State Discretionary (CSBG-CV-D) funds, the TX BoS CoC Barriers Fund Program helps individuals and families overcome barriers to getting and staying housed.    

In 2021-2022, Texas Homeless Network will provide $489,970 in financial assistance to nonprofits across the Tx BoS CoC. The direct financial support to each of the social service agencies will aid in the reduction of poverty, the revitalization of communities, and the empowerment of low-income individuals and families to become fully self-sufficient.

Community Services Block Grant CARES Act (CSBG-CV) Funding Recommendations for TX BoS CoC

CSBG-CV Funding Recommendations for TX BoS CoC 

Texas Homeless Network (THN) has published the final funding recommendations for Community Services Block Grant CARES Act (CSBG-CV) funding for the TX BoS CoC. Funding recommendations were reviewed and approved by the Community Investment Committee and TX BoS CoC Board of Directors. For additional questions about funding recommendations, please contact Anja Taylor, Barriers Fund Coordinator at: anja@thn.org

Participant Expectations

All Barriers Fund Program participants (agencies), current or future, must adhere to the following Essential Elements:

    • Subrecipients shall participate in the Homeless Management Information System (HMIS) or other comparable software. Participation in HMIS is defined in the HMIS Policies and Procedures.
    • Subrecipients applying for funds are expected to have utilized or attempted to utilize all applicable existing funds and resources, and be able to state that no other existing community resources can meet the specific need.
    • Subrecipients must make payment directly to the vendor, submit proof of payment to the Texas Homeless Network, and await reimbursement from the Texas Homeless Network.
    • Subrecipients shall be able to determine client eligibility by ensuring that individuals and/or households served by the Barriers Fund Program earn no more than 200% of the Federal Poverty Levels (FPL).
    • Subrecipients must have the ability to expend funds within the contract term, complete and file all required reports on time, and submit to monitoring to ensure compliance.

Barriers Fund Program Recipient Resources

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