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Oct. 16, 2017 - Notice to interested applicants SHIP grant funds

Post Date:10/16/2017 1:08 PM

Notice to Interested Applicants
Marion County’s Grant Year Funds 2016/17
(Oct. 1, 2016 to Sept. 30, 2017)
SHIP Annual Application Cycle

Marion County is soliciting proposals for eligible, HUD approved financial counseling agencies to implement a Foreclosure Counseling Program for Marion County homeowners. The purpose of this funding is to help homeowners avoid foreclosure and provide at-risk homeowners with financial management education to help them better manage money and resolve credit problems to become more financially stable. This funding may include first-time homebuyer counseling, foreclosure prevention counseling and financial management education.

This is a two (2) year, $36,000.00 State Housing Initiative’s Partnership (SHIP) grant and must be fully expended by June 30, 2019. Requirements include:

- Documentation of eligibility including income certification, demographics and residency on all participants
- Homebuyer education class
- One-on-one counseling with follow up sessions
- Financial Fitness Classes
- An approved marketing plan
- All materials included with each class

Proposed Timeline:
October
Tuesday, Oct. 31, 2017 at 3 p.m.
Technical Assistance Workshop on Application Process*
*Mandatory meeting for applicants

November
Tuesday, Nov. 14, 2017
Application period open

December
Friday, Dec. 8, 2017 at 4 p.m.
Application period closes
Tuesday, Dec. 19, 2017
Scoring and ranking of applications

January
Wednesday, Jan. 3, 2018
Notification of intent to fund sent to chosen applicant

February
Tuesday, Feb. 6, 2018
Contract presented to Board of County Commissioners

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