HUD – Continuum of Care Program

Registration Deadline: May 18, 2015, 7:59 p.m., Eastern Time

Description:  The Continuum of Care Program is designed to promote a community-wide commitment to the goal of ending homelessness; to provide funding for efforts by nonprofit providers, States, and local governments to quickly re-house the homeless while minimizing the trauma and dislocation caused by homelessness; to promote access to and effective utilization of mainstream programs by the homeless; and to optimize self-sufficiency among those experiencing homelessness.

CoC Program funds may be used for projects under five program components:

a. permanent housing;

b. transitional housing;

c. supportive services only;

d. Homeless Management Information System (HMIS); and

e. homelessness prevention, which is only an allowable component in CoCs designated as a High Performing Community (HPC), since only designated HPCs may carry out homelessness prevention activities through the CoC Program. CoCs that would like to be considered for HPC designation should apply during the FY 2015 CoC Registration process (see Section III.D.4. of this Notice for more information).

Funding Title:   Fiscal Year 2015 Continuum of Care Program Competition

Agency Name:   Department of Housing and Urban Development

Funding Instrument Type:    Grant

Express Language for Legal Aid:   No, but pass-through grant possibilities

Target Population:   Homeless people

Expected Number of Awards:

Cost Sharing or Matching Requirement:   24 CFR 578.73 describes match requirements

How to Apply:     For Fiscal Year (FY) 2015, HUD requires each Continuum of Care (CoC) Collaborative Applicant (also known as the CoC applicant) to register in advance of applying for the approximately $1.89 billion of funding available under the FY 2015 CoC Program Competition. Collaborative Applicants must complete the registration using e-snaps, a web-based portal accessible at CoC Registration will not be available at

Current Closing Date for Applications:   Registration Deadline: May 18, 2015, 7:59 p.m., Eastern Time

Estimated Total Program Funding:  $1.89 billion

Award Ceiling:

Award Floor:  

Eligible Applicants:


Priority Consideration:  

1. Strategic Resource Allocation.

2. Ending chronic homelessness.

3. Ending family homelessness.

4. Ending Youth Homelessness.

5. Ending Veteran Homelessness.

6. Using a Housing First Approach.

Policy and Regulations on Use of Funds:

Current/Past Funding Recipients:

Samples of Successful Application:      2010

Link to Full Announcement:

Contact Information:

HUD staff will be available to provide general clarification on the content of this Notice and the CoC Program requirements. However, HUD staff is prohibited from assisting any applicant in preparing its registration or application in e-snaps.

A. Local HUD CPD Field Office. For further guidance on the registration submission requirements, including the FY 2015 Grant Inventory Worksheet(s) (GIWs), and the requirements imposed under the McKinney-Vento Homeless Assistance Act and 24 CFR part 578, Collaborative Applicants may contact the HUD CPD field office serving their area listed at

B. Training and Resources. Collaborative Applicants that need assistance completing the registration process in e-snaps or understanding the program requirements under the CoC Program may access the CoC Program interim rule, training materials, and programresources at

C. The HUD Exchange Ask A Question (AAQ). Collaborative Applicants that require information and technical support concerning this Notice and the registration in e-snaps may submit an electronic inquiry via the HUD Exchange Ask A Question at The AAQ Help Desk is accessible 24 hours daily.

Starting 2 days prior to the registration submission deadline, the AAQ Help Desk will respond only to emergency technical support questions up to the deadline of May 18, 2015 at 7:59:59 p.m. Eastern Time. Collaborative Applicants that are experiencing technical difficulty should contact the AAQ immediately for assistance and document the attempts to obtain assistance.

Additionally, Collaborative Applicants and project applicants that have questions about the McKinney-Vento Homeless Assistance Act or 24 CFR part 578 should submit these questions to the AAQ Help Desk.


Categories: Children, Government Organizations, Homeless, Housing, HUD, Landlord-Tenant, Non-profit Organizations, Pass-Through Funds/ Block Grants, Veterans

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