HUD – FY2016 Continuum of Care Program (CoC)

Applications Due: September 14, 2016, 7:59 p.m. Eastern Time


The CoC 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 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. This NOFA focuses on the Administration goals articulated in Opening Doors: Federal Strategic Plan to Prevent and End Homelessness. These include: creating a systemic response to homelessness, strategically allocating resources, ending chronic homelessness, ending homelessness amongst families, youth, and veterans, and using a Housing First Approach.

Funding Title: FY2016 Continuum of Care Program

Estimated Total Program Funding:  Approximately $1.9 billion

Funding Opportunity Number: FR-6000-N-25

Agency Name:   Department of Housing and Urban Development

Funding Instrument Type:    Grant

Express Language for Legal Aid:  No, but subgrantee possibilities.

Target Population:   Homeless individuals

Cost Sharing or Matching Requirement:  24 CFR 578.73 describes match requirements.  As authorized by the FY 2016 HUDAppropriations Act, program income may now be used as a source of match and must be properly documented in the project application.

How to Apply: The FY 2016 CoC Program Competition is administered under the FY 2016 CoC Program Competition NOFA and 24 CFR part 578. Applicants should review and follow the steps as outlined below to ensure applications are complete and submitted on time. Documents referenced in this section can be found on the HUD Exchange at

Current Closing Date for Applications:  September 14, 2016, 7:59 p.m. Eastern Time

Eligible Applicants: Nonprofit organizations, States, local governments, and instrumentalities of State and local governments. Public housing agencies, as such term is defined in 24 CFR 5.100, are eligible without limitation or exclusion. For-profit entities are not eligible.

Priority Consideration: 

  1. Create a systemic response to homelessness
  2. Strategically allocate resources
  3. End chronic homelessness
  4. End family homelessness
  5. End youth homelessness
  6. End veteran homelessness
  7. Use a Housing First Approach

Link to Full Announcement:   Here 

Contact Information: 

Please direct questions regarding the specific program requirements of this Program Notice of Funding Availability (NOFA) to the agency contact identified in Section VII. Please direct general questions regarding the FY [year] NOFAs to the Office of Strategic Planning and Management, Grants Management Division, at Persons with hearing or speech impairments may access these numbers via TTY by calling the Federal Relay Service at 1-800-877-8339.


Categories: Children, Government Organizations, Homeless, Housing, HUD, Landlord-Tenant, Veterans

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