HUD – 2015 Continuum of Care Program Competition

Application Deadline: November 20, 2015, 7:59 p.m., Eastern Time

Description:  The CoC Program (24 CFR part 578) 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 homeless individuals, families, persons fleeing domestic violence, and youth while minimizing the trauma and dislocation caused by homelessness; to promote access to and effective utilization of mainstream programs by homeless; and to optimize self-sufficiency among those experiencing homelessness.

Funding Title:   F2015 Continuum of Care Program Competition

Agency Name:   Department of Housing and Urban Development, Office of Community Planning and Development

Funding Instrument Type:    Grant

Express Language for Legal Aid:   No, but pass-through grant possibilities. Legal aid programs have received funds under supportive services.

Target Population:  Homeless people

Expected Number of Awards:

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

How to Apply:    

  1. Collaborative Applicants must have completed and successfully submitted the
    FY 2015 CoC Program Registration in accordance with the Notice of Fiscal Year (FY) 2015 Opportunity to Register and Other Important Information for Electronic Application Submission for Continuum of Care Competition (FY 2015 CoC Program Registration Notice) posted April 28, 2015. Documents referenced in this section can be found on the FY 2015 CoC Program Competition Funding Available page on the HUD Exchange.
  2. Project applications submitted to the CoC for inclusion on the FY 2015 CoC Priority Listing as part of the CoC Consolidated Application must be reviewed and either accepted and ranked or rejected by the CoC. All projects approved by the CoC must be listed on the CoC Priority Listing in rank order, with the exception of project applications for CoC planning and UFA Costs which will not be ranked, to establish the projects located within Tier 1 and the projects located within Tier 2, as described in Section II.B.15. of this NOFA. The purpose of this two-tiered approach is for CoCs to clearly indicate to HUD which projects are prioritized for funding (Tier 1, which is 85 percent of the CoC’s ARD).
  3. The Collaborative Applicant, including any Collaborative Applicant designated by HUD as a Unified Funding Agency (UFA), is responsible for submitting the CoC Consolidated Application in e-snaps on behalf of the CoC. The CoC Consolidated Application is made up of the following three parts:
    1. FY 2015 CoC Application. The Collaborative Applicant must provide information about the CoC planning body, governance structure, overall performance, and the strategic planning process. This part of the application is scored and will determine the order in which CoCs are funded.
    2. FY 2015 Project Applications. A project application must be completed by project applicants for CoC planning, UFA Costs, new, and renewal project requests. New project applicants applying for funds through reallocation or the permanent housing bonus and renewal projects must provide a description of the proposed project including the population/sub-population it will serve, the type of housing and services that will be provided, and the budget activities that are being requested. Project applicants applying for CoC planning must provide a description of the activities that will be carried out with grant funds for CoC planning and UFA Costs. Project applicants must provide a description for the budget line items that are being requested with grant funds. For more information on project applications, see Section V. of this NOFA.

Current Closing Date for Applications:   Registration Deadline: November 20, 2015, 7:59 p.m., Eastern Time

Estimated Total Program Funding:  $1.89 billion

Award Ceiling:

Award Floor:  

Eligible Applicants: Eligible project applicants for the CoC Program Competition are nonprofit organizations, States, local governments, and instrumentalities of State and local governments, and public housing agencies, as such term is defined in 24 CFR 5.100, without limitation or exclusion. For-profit entities are not eligible to apply for grants or to be subrecipients of grant funds.

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:  https://www.hudexchange.info/resources/documents/CoCProgramInterimRule.pdf

Current/Past Funding Recipients: 2014

Samples of Successful Application:      2010

Link to Full Announcement:  Here

Contact Information:

A. For Further Information. Individuals who are hearing or speech-impaired should use the Information Relay Services at 1-800-877-8339 (these are toll-free numbers). Recipients and individuals can use the locator at www.hudexchange.info to find contact information for the Collaborative Applicant and for the local HUD CPD Field Office serving the CoC’s territory.

B. For Technical Assistance. HUD will make appropriate resources available for technical assistance related to e-snaps. Specifically, HUD will make available e-snaps AAQ at www.hudexchange.info/get-assistance/. To address technical or other questions, local HUD CPD Field Office staff will also be available to help citizens identify organizations in the community that are involved in developing the CoC system. HUD staff and HUD contractors are prohibited from providing CoCs and project applicants with guidance that will result in a competitive advantage for any CoC or project applicant.

Following conditional selection of applications, HUD staff will be available to assist conditionally awarded applicants in clarifying or confirming information that is a prerequisite to the offer of a grant agreement by HUD. However, between the application deadline and the announcement of conditional selections, HUD is prohibited from and will not accept any information that would improve the substantive quality of a CoC’s application pertinent to HUD’s funding decision.

C. Satellite Broadcast. HUD will hold one or more informative broadcast(s) via satellite for potential applicants to provide guidance on the program and preparation of the application. HUD strongly recommends that applicants view these broadcasts, which will provide critical information on the application process. For more information about the date and time of the broadcast, individuals should consult the HUD website at www.hud.gov/offices/adm/grants/fundsavail.cfm.

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

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