Access Technical Assistance

A number of federal agencies provide various types of technical assistance related to their targeted and mainstream programs.  Below you will find summary information for this assistance organized based on Opening Doors objective category.  Each listing explains what type of help is provided and gives contact information to find out more.

Accessing Mainstream Benefits

Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP)

SNAP TA Website
Department of Agriculture, Food and Nutrition Services As of Oct. 1, 2008, Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) is the new name for the federal Food Stamp Program. SNAP is the federal name for the program. State ...

Social Security Administration

SSA's Homelessness Collaborations Page
Social Security Administration Field office and Disability Determination Services staff provide ongoing training to agencies and community service organizations that serve the homeless. SSA field offices and Disability Determination Services throughout the nation provide ...

Affordable and Supportive Housing

Continuum of Care

HUD Homelessness Resources Exchange Website
Department of Housing and Urban Development, Community Planning and Development HUD’s Office of Special Needs Assistance Programs (SNAPs) makes technical assistance available to grantees, sponsors and eligible ...

Services in Supportive Housing

SAMSHA's Services in Supportive Housing Program Page
Department of Health and Human Services, SAMHSA Services in Supportive Housing program helps to  prevent or reduce chronic homelessness by funding services for individuals and families experiencing homelessness living with a severe mental and/or substance use disorder.  Agency TA ...

 

Collaboration, Capacity, and Planning

Children’s Bureau Training and Technical Assistance Network

Childrens Bureau TTA Website
Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Children and Families The purpose of the T&TA Network is to build the capacity of state, local, tribal, and other publicly administered or publicly supported child welfare agencies and ...

Homeless Resource Center

Homeless Resource Center Website
Department of Health and Human Services, SAMHSA The Homeless Resource Center provides (1) on-site technical assistance to demonstration grantees on topics related to service delivery, program organization, research design, and instrumentation, (2) workshops, ...

Homeless Management Information System

HUD Homelessness Resources Exchange Website
Department of Housing and Urban Development, Community Planning and Development HUD’s Office of Special Needs Assistance Programs (SNAPs) makes technical assistance available to grantees, sponsors and eligible ...

Welfare Peer Technical Assistance Network

Welfare Peer TA Website
Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Children and Families Welfare Peer TA facilitates the sharing of information between and among states, counties, localities, tribal organizations, and community-based ...

Homeless Crisis Response

Continuum of Care

HUD Homelessness Resources Exchange Website
Department of Housing and Urban Development, Community Planning and Development HUD’s Office of Special Needs Assistance Programs (SNAPs) makes technical assistance available to grantees, sponsors and eligible ...

Grant and Per Diem

Visit the Grants Per Diem Website
Department of Veterans Affairs The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs' GPD program is offered annually, as funding permits, through the Health Care for Homeless Veterans (HCHV) program to fund community agencies providing services to homeless ...

Homelessnes Prevention and Rapid Re-Housing and Emergency Shelter Grants

HUD Homelessness Resources Exchange Website
Department of Housing and Urban Development, Community Planning and Development HUD’s Office of Special Needs Assistance Programs (SNAPs) makes technical assistance available to grantees, sponsors and eligible ...

National Resource Center on Domestic Violence

The NRC on Domestic Violence Website
Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Children and Families The National Resource Center on Domestic Violence is operated by the Pennsylvania Coalition Against Domestic Violence and provides information and resources, policy development, and technical ...

Runaway and Homeless Youth

RHY TA Website
Department of Health and Human Services, Adminstration for Children and Families The regional training and technical assistance network is organized into two national Centers—the Runaway and Homeless Youth Training Center and the Runaway and Homeless Youth ...

Improving Health, Well Being and Stability

Child Care Technical Assistance Network (CCTAN)

CCTAN Website
Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Children and Families The Office of Child Care (OCC) is dedicated to enhancing the quality, affordability, and availability of child care for all families. OCC administers federal ...

Community Mental Health Block Grant

SAMSHA Center for Mental Health Services Website
Department of Health and Human Services, SAMHSA The Center for Mental Health Services to provide technical assistance, data collection, and evaluation activities to States and territories and their representatives, as well ...

Co-Occurring and Homeless Branch

Co-Occuring and Homeless Branch Website
Department of Health and Human Services, SAMHSA The Co-Occurring and Homeless Branch shares a vision of systems of care for persons experiencing co-occurring disorders with homelessness. The Branch issues grants and sponsors other projects to advance the ...

Early Childhood Learning and Knowledge Center (ECLKC)

ECLKC Website
Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Children and Families Head Start is a national program that promotes school readiness by enhancing the social and cognitive development of children through the provision of educational, health, ..

Education for Homeless Children and Youth Program - National Center for Homeless Education (NCHE)

NCHE Website
Department of Education, Student Achievement and School Accountability Programs NCHE provides information and technical assistance to ensure that children and youth experiencing homelessness are provided rights and services guaranteed by the McKinney-Vento Homeless ...

Grants for the Benefit of Homeless Individuals (Treatment for Homeless)

SAMSHA's HRC GBHI Training Page
Department of Health and Human Services, SAMHSA The Grants for the Benefit of Homeless Individuals program awards grants across the U.S. to improve the treatment of mental health and substance use disorders for those experiencing homelessness. These grants go to community-based public and ...

Maternal and Child Health Technical Assistance to State Agencies, Division of State and Community Health

MCH TA Website
Department of Health and Human Services, HRSA The Maternal and Child Health Block Grant provides TA to states through a contract with an external organization.  The types of TA supported by the contract may include peer to peer consultation, individual ...

National Health Care for the Homeless Council

NHCH Grantee Website
Department of Health and Human Services, HRSA The National Health Care for the Homeless Council (NHCHC) provides training and technical assistance through on-site visits and ongoing mentoring in areas such as respite care, outreach, and ...

Projects for Assistance in Transition from Homelessness (PATH)

PATH Website
Department of Health and Human Services, SAMHSA The PATH Technical Assistance Center provides training curricula in topic areas identified through a comprehensive needs assessment of state PATH contacts and ad hoc ...

Substance Abuse Prevention and Treatment Block Grant

SAMSHA's SABG Program Page
Department of Health and Human Services, SAMHSA The Substance Abuse Prevention and Treatment Block Grant (SABG) is a formula block grant to states to provide substance abuse treatment and prevention services to individuals in need. TA is available to state grantees for implementing their ...

Pathways to Employment

Homeless Veterans Reintegration Program

HVRP TA Website
Department of Labor, Veterans Employment and Training Services The National Technical Assistance Center (NTAC) for the Homeless Veterans' Reintegration Program (HVRP) includes the  HVRP grants which are intended to address two objectives: ...

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