USAID's Center of Excellence on Democracy, Human Rights and Governance works globally to conduct research and develop initiatives and programming for local partners to demonstrate the value of democracy, advance policy changes in support of democratic governance systems, and strengthen democratic institutions and human rights. Cloudburst is working with USAID in several DRG center focus countries to support these goals.
In 2016, Congress passed the Housing Opportunity Through Modernization Act and modernized the way that the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) distributes funding for the Housing Opportunities for Persons with AIDS (HOPWA) program. As part of a national HUD technical assistance initiative, Cloudburst is currently working with thirteen HOPWA formula grantees as they adapt these HOPWA Modernization changes.
Strengthening land tenure and property rights (LTPR) is central to ending extreme poverty, reducing hunger, and promoting resilient societies. Cloudburst was recently awarded the Strengthening Tenure and Resource Rights II (STARR II) IDIQ, where we will continue to provide critical technical assistance to help USAID address LTPR challenges and secure the legitimate land rights for millions around the world.
In the St. Louis area, Cloudburst provided support and guidance to help five contiguous Continuums of Care to explore and then implement a Regional Commission on Homelessness… Read more
In Mongolia, Cloudburst is implementing a performance evaluation of the Millennium Challenge Corporation Property Rights Project, which seeks to reduce poverty through economic growth by achieving increased security of land assets… Read more
Nationwide, Cloudburst has been commissioned to conduct an evaluation of the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration-administered PDO/naloxone grant to understand the impact of the program and its effectiveness… Read more