Applications Due: September 30, 2019 at 8:00 p.m., Eastern Time
The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), Office of Community Planning and Development will make approximately $2.3 billion, including up to $50 million available for Domestic Violence Bonus Projects to eligible organizations, to promote a community-wide commitment to the goal of ending homelessness.
Goals and Objectives
The Continuum of Care Program Competition promotes the goal of ending homelessness; provides funding to quickly rehouse homeless individuals, families, persons fleeing domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault, and stalking, and youth while minimizing the trauma and dislocation caused by homelessness; promotes access to and effective utilization of mainstream programs by homeless individuals and families; and optimizes self-sufficiency among those experiencing homelessness.
Continuums of Care (CoCs) should identify, engage, and serve all persons experiencing homelessness. CoCs should have a comprehensive outreach strategy and determine characteristics of individuals and families with the highest needs and long experiences of unsheltered homelessness. CoCs should also create a systemic response to homelessness by measuring length of homeless episodes, rates of return to homelessness, and rates of exit to permanent housing and promote participant choice and coordinate homeless assistance. CoCs should also use cost, performance, and outcome data to allocate resources for quality, performance, and cost effectiveness. CoCs should also work to increase employment by working with local agencies and employers to prioritize training and opportunities and partner with public and private organizations that promote employment.
The CoC Program Competition will fund permanent housing, transitional housing, supportive services only, and Homeless Management Information System (HMIS).
Funding Title: Continuum of Care Program Competition
Agency Name: U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, Community Planning and Development
Funding Opportunity Number: FR-6300-N-25
Funding Instrument Type: Grant
Express Language for Legal Aid: No, but subgrantee possibilities. Legal aid organizations have received funding for providing supportive services. Legal aid that assist with ending homelessness, rehousing efforts, promoting utilization of mainstream programs, optimizing self-sufficiency, and promoting employment are eligible.
Target Population: Persons experiencing homelessness
Expected Number of Awards: 8,000
Cost Sharing or Matching Requirement: Yes. All grant funds must be matched with an amount no less than 25% of the awarded grant amount (excluding the amount awarded to the leasing budget line item) with cash or in-kind resources. Administrative costs are eligible under all components.
Estimated Total Program Funding: $2,254,000,000
Award Ceiling: $1,500,000
Award Floor: $2,500
How to Apply: CoC Program Applicants must apply through e-snaps, an electronic application system. CoC Program applicants DO NOT apply through Grants.gov. HUD is also making appropriate resources available for technical assistance related to e-snaps. CoCs, Collaborative Applicants, and project applicants that require information and technical support concerning this NOFA and the application in e-snaps may submit an electronic inquiry via the HUD Exchange e-snaps AAQ at https://www.hudexchange.info/program-support/my-question/. The AAQ is accessible 24 hours each day.
All applicants must have an approved Code of Conduct and appear on HUD’s Code of Conduct page on the HUD website, https://www.hud.gov/program_offices/spm/gmomgmt/grantsinfo/conductgrants. If an application’s organization is not listed, it must submit its Code of Conduct, ensuring it meets all requirements with its application.
Current Closing Date for Applications: by September 30, 2019 at 8:00 p.m., Eastern Time. Applicants must complete and submit their applications in e-snaps at https://esnaps.hud.gov/
Eligible Applicants: State governments, county governments, city or township governments, and nonprofits having a 501(c)(3) status with the IRS, other than institutions of higher learning.
Tribes, tribal housing authorities, and for-profit entities are ineligible to apply for grants or to be subrecipients of grant funds.
Link to Full Announcement: https://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=318022
Contact Information: Recipients and individuals can use the locator at HUD Exchange to find contact information for the Collaborative Applicant and for the local HUD CPD Field Office serving the CoCs territory.
Persons with hearing or speech impairments may access this number via TTY by calling the toll-free Federal Relay Service at 800-877-8339.