Nonprofit Finance Fund (NFF) has announced two of our partners, Santa Clara County and Hillside Family of Agencies, have been selected as grant recipients through the federal Social Innovation Fund (SIF) Pay for Success initiative.
Santa Clara County has been awarded the SIF grant to launch a Pay for Success project serving individuals with acute mental illness. The selected service provider, Telecare Corporation, will focus on clients who have frequent stays in psychiatric emergency care, and ensure these patients are stabilized in less restrictive, community-based environments. The SIF grant supports Third
Cuyahoga County Executive Ed FitzGerald announced that he will submit legislation to establish the nation’s first county-level Pay for Success program. County Councilman Dale Miller, District 2, will co-sponsor the legislation. The program has the potential to transform the way the County provides services for families who are both homeless and have children in foster care. The Pay for Success model will utilize private funding to pay for the program and only spend County taxpayer dollars to repay funders if the program is proven to be successful.
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Santa Clara County recently launched a chronic homelessness Pay for Success Request for Proposals. The RFP is soliciting responses from lead agencies interested in delivering effective, evidence-based interventions to the chronically homeless population through a Pay for Success contract. Responses are due June 20th. Third Sector has been working closely with the County on developing Pay for Success projects to serve the County’s chronically homeless and acutely mentally ill populations.
Cuyahoga County, Ohio, has selected FrontLine, a local mental health organization, to serve as a service provider for its first Pay for Success project. The County will pioneer an intensive effort to keep homeless families together by using private investor funding. If the project succeeds, the County can save millions in foster care payments over the next five years.
Ed FitzGerald, County Executive, has advocated for Pay for Success in Cuyahoga County since 2011. “I want to transform how human services are provided in Cuyahoga County,” said FitzGerald. “Our Division of