FY 2019 HUD CoC Program Funding Competition is Open

The Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) has released the 2019 Notice of Funding Availability (NOFA) for Homeless Services. This NOFA establishes the funding criteria for the FY 2019 Continuum of Care (CoC) Program. 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 individuals and families; and to optimize self-sufficiency among those experiencing homelessness.


Monday, July 8:                         Local Applications available in e-CImpact

Friday, August 2, 12:00PM:        Local Applications due on e-CImpact

Monday, August 5:                    Evaluations begin

Wednesday, August 14:             Allocation and Accountability Committee

Monday, August 26:                  Project Applications due on eSNAPS

Key information:

  1. Funding Available for Renewal grants:                $1,129,896
  2. Funding Available for DV Bonus Projects:           $      54,219
  3. Funding Available for Regular Bonus Projects:    $      56,495
  4. Agencies interested in applying for bonus funding should contact Lyn Raymond at lraymond@ottawaunitedway.org to determine eligibility.
  5. Existing HUD CoC Program Grantees are eligible to apply for Renewal funding via  e-CImpact.
  6. HUD will allow project applicants to apply for a new expansion project under the DV Bonus, reallocation, and bonus processes to expand existing projects that will increase the number of units, persons served, and/or services provided to existing program participants.
  7. New project applications may be created as bonus projects:
    1. Permanent housing-permanent supportive housing (PH-PSH) projects that meet the requirements of Dedicated PLUS as defined in Section III.C.3.f of this NOFA or where 100 percent of the beds are dedicated to individuals and families experiencing chronic homelessness, as defined in 24 CFR 578.3.
    2. CoCs may create new permanent housing-rapid rehousing (PH-RRH) projects that will serve homeless individuals and families, including unaccompanied youth;
    3. Joint TH/ PH-RRH,
    4. Dedicated HMIS project for the costs at 24 CFR 578.37(a)(2) that can only be carried out by the HMIS Lead.
    5. Supportive services only (SSO-CE)project to develop or operate a centralized or coordinated assessment system.
  8.  If a recipient chooses to fund housing counseling activities under their program, the housing counseling must be provided by HUD certified housing counselors, by August 1, 2020, the Final Compliance Date. https://www.hudexchange.info/faqs/3143/is-case-management-that-is-commonly-conducted-to-help-households/

Click here HERE for the complete NOFA.