Applications are due 8:00 PM EST on October 20, 2022
The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) released a first-of-its-kind package of resources to address unsheltered homelessness and homeless encampments, including funds set aside specifically to address homelessness in rural communities. The Continuum of Care (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 rehouse homeless individuals, families, persons fleeing or attempting to flee domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault, or stalking, and youth while minimizing the trauma and dislocation caused by homelessness; to promote access to and effective utilization of mainstream programs by homeless individuals and families; and to optimize self-sufficiency among those experiencing homelessness. This Special NOFO to Address Unsheltered and Rural Homelessness (Special NOFO) is designed to provide new funds dedicated to serving highly vulnerable individuals and families with histories of unsheltered homelessness.
Through this Special NOFO, HUD will award funding to communities to implement coordinated approaches — grounded in Housing First and public health principles — to reduce the prevalence of unsheltered homelessness, and improve services engagement, health outcomes, and housing stability among highly vulnerable unsheltered individuals and families. HUD expects applicant communities to partner with health and housing agencies to leverage mainstream housing and healthcare resources.
Helpful resources and research
- NOFO Application Webinar Webinar Slides:
- Kick Off Webinar: Special NOFO to Address Unsheltered and Rural Homelessness – June 28, 2022 https://www.hud.gov/sites/dfiles/CPD/documents/CoC/Webinar-Kick-Off-Special-NOFO-Slides-2022-06-28.pdf
- Rural Focus: Special NOFO to Address Unsheltered and Rural Homelessness – June 29, 2022 https://www.hud.gov/sites/dfiles/CPD/documents/CoC/Webinar-Kick-Off-Special-NOFO-RURAL-Slides2022-06-29.pdf
Funding Title: Continuum of Care Supplemental to Address Unsheltered and Rural Homelessness
Agency Name: Department of Housing and Urban Development, Community Planning and Development
Funding Opportunity Number: FR-6500-N-25S
Funding Instrument Type: Grant
Express Language for Legal Aid: No, but sub grantee possibilities.
Target Population: Persons experiencing homelessness
Cost Sharing or Matching Requirement: Yes
Estimated Total Program Funding: $322,000,000
Current Closing Date for Applications: Applications are due 8:00 PM EST on October 20, 2022
How to apply: Applicants must be registered with https://www.sam.gov/SAM before submitting their application.
- Collaborative Applicants. Only those CoCs with a valid registration for FY 2022 will have access to the Special NOFO Consolidated Application, which includes the CoC Application, the CoC Priority Listing, and the project application(s). CoCs should not attempt to change Collaborative Applicants during this Special NOFO Competition without HUD’s prior approval, unless HUD replaces the CoC’s designated Collaborative Applicant under the authority of Section 402(c) of the Act. HUD will approve Collaborative Applicant changes outside the annual CoC Program Registration process under the following circumstances:
a. the Collaborative Applicant made an error when entering the Collaborative Applicant name in the CoC Applicant Profile;
b. the Collaborative Applicant designated by the CoC is no longer in business;
c. the CoC selected a new Collaborative Applicant; or
d. a new Collaborative Applicant was selected by HUD as a remedial action under Section 402(c) of the Act.
In cases where the CoC needs to change the Collaborative Applicant approved during the FY 2022 CoC Program Registration process, the CoC must notify the local HUD CPD field office, in writing, stating the reason for the Collaborative Applicant change. The notice to HUD must provide documentation of the CoC’s approval of the change (e.g., a
copy of the meeting minutes to include the date and attendees).
- Project Applicants. Eligible project applicants for the CoC Program are identified in Section V.A and V.B.3.a of this NOFO. For-profit entities are ineligible and applications from them will not be reviewed.
For more information
Contact Information: Email SpecialCoCNOFO@hud.gov