Applications are due 8:00 PM EST on September 30, 2022
This CoC Program is designed to promote a community-wide commitment to the goal of ending homelessness; to provide funding for efforts by nonprofit organizations, state governments, local governments, instrumentalities of state and local governments, Indian Tribes, tribally designated housing entities, as defined in section 4 of the Native American Housing Assistance and Self-Determination Act of 1996 (25 U.S.C. 4103), and public housing agencies, as such term is defined in 24 CFR 5.100, are eligible without limitation or exclusion, 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.
As with prior NOFOs, Continuums of Care will have the opportunity to renew existing projects, apply for new projects, and to reallocate resources from lower performing projects to better serve people experiencing homelessness. However, this year’s NOFO includes some new opportunities.
In FY2022, access to the CoC Program has been further expanded for Indian Tribes and Tribally Designated Housing entities who are now invited to form CoCs and be designated as Collaborative Applicants.
Additionally, the NOFO contains explicit funding for (1) survivors of domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault, and stalking; and (2) youth. The NOFO will provide at least $52 million for new rapid re-housing, supportive services, and other activities critical to assist survivors of domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault, or stalking. Approximately $80 million is available for non-competitive Youth Homelessness Demonstration Program (YHDP) renewal and replacement expiring grants.
Specifically, HUD is seeking projects that:
- End homelessness for all persons experiencing homelessness;
Place emphasis on racial equity and anti-discrimination polices for LGTBQ+ individuals;
- Use a Housing First approach;
- Reduce unsheltered homelessness and reduce the criminalization of homelessness;
- Improve system performance;
- Partner with housing agencies to leverage access to mainstream housing programs;
- Partner with health agencies to coordinate health and supportive services, including to prevent and respond to future infectious disease outbreaks;
- Advance racial equity and addressing racial disparities in homelessness;
- Engage people with lived experience of homelessness in decision-making; and
- Support local engagement to increase the supply of affordable housing.
Helpful resources and research
- NLADA recently presented at the MIE Fundraising Conference on how civil legal aid serves victims of crime. Access the PowerPoint here.
- The Justice in Government Project at American University has curated research briefs on how civil legal aid helps survivors of domestic violence and vulnerable populations. You can access the briefs here.
- Want help making your case? The Justice Index scores and ranks states on their adoption of best practices for ensuring access to justice. Find how well your state is doing here.
- Fast click to NLADA-JGP Just Research Newsletter and research brief
Funding Title: Continuum of Care Competition and Noncompetitive Award of Youth Homeless Demonstration Program Renewal and Replacement Grants
Agency Name: Department of Housing and Urban Development
Funding Opportunity Number: FR-6600-N-25
Funding Instrument Type: Grant
Express Language for Legal Aid: Yes
Target Population: Persons experiencing homelessness
Cost Sharing or Matching Requirement: Yes
Estimated Total Program Funding: $2,794,000,000
Current Closing Date for Applications: Applications are due 8:00 PM EST on September 30, 2022
How to apply: Electronically submitted CoC Consolidated applications (CoC Application, project applications, and CoC Priority Listing) plus any solo applications must be submitted via e-snaps no later than 8:00 p.m., ET, on the listed application due date.
Nonprofits having a 501(c)(3) status with the IRS, other than institutions of higher education
Special district governments
City or township governments
Native American tribal governments (Federally recognized)
Public housing authorities/Indian housing authorities
Others (see text field entitled “Additional Information on Eligibility” for clarification)
For more information
If you have difficulty accessing the full announcement electronically, please contact:
Robert P. Waters CoCNOFO@hud.gov