The FY 2018 CoC Program Competition is Now Open
The Notice of Funding Availability (NOFA) for the Fiscal Year (FY) 2018 Continuum of Care (CoC) Program Competition has been posted to the FY 2018 CoC Program Competition: Funding Availability page on the HUD Exchange. Additional resources are available on the e-snaps page on the HUD Exchange.
The 2018 Upstate CoC projects have been rated, ranked, and can be seen at the link below:
Final CoC Submission Deadline: Tuesday, September 18, 2018 at 8:00 PM EDT- please take note of organization deadlines below.
FY 2018 CoC Competition Scheduled Timeline:
Download the 2018 CoC Competition
What's New, Changes and Highlights
The FY 2018 CoC Program Competition NOFA has new information and a few changes that are important for CoCs to consider as they implement their local competition process. HUD has provided a list of the new information and a few of the changes that include references to the FY 2018 CoC Program Competition NOFA in a single, easy to use document. The references listed may not include all the instances where a topic is mentioned; but rather, directs you to the main section(s) of the NOFA that provides the complete information you need to determine the course of action you want to take in this year’s CoC Program Competition.
FY 2018 CoC Competition Letters of Intent
Due July 9, 2018
All new projects and project renewals MUST complete and submit A LETTER OF INTENT (LOI) for each project.
The deadline for LOI submission is Monday, July 9, 2018 by 5:00 pm to
Daniel Cooper, Upstate CoC Director of Strategic Initiatives
Email submission to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Housing First Questionnaire Due July 16, 2018, 5:00 pm
All applicants must download, complete and return the Housing First Questionnaire by the deadline to Daniel Cooper at email@example.com.
Final 2017 NOFA Grants Awarded
FY 2017 CoC Competition Scheduled Timeline:
*Please note that the Upstate CoC Collaborative Applicant will endeavor to submit the completed, consolidated application earlier in the week in order to gain additional points as has been our practice in prior years.
The FY 2017 CoC Program Competition is Now Open
The Notice of Funding Availability (NOFA) for the Fiscal Year (FY) 2017 Continuum of Care (CoC) Program Competition has been posted to the FY 2017 CoC Program Competition: Funding Availability page on the HUD Exchange.
Submission Deadline: Monday, August 28, 2017 at 8:00 PM EDT
The electronic application in e-snaps will be available on or after next Tuesday, July 18, 2017. HUD strongly encourages CoCs, Collaborative Applicants, project applicants, and stakeholders to:
- Carefully and thoroughly read the FY 2017 CoC Program Competition NOFA to understand the information; and
- Begin to plan local competitions based on information, new and changed from the previous Competition, provided in the FY 2017 CoC Program Competition NOFA.
Additionally, so that CoCs know their maximum award amounts, including amounts for planning and Permanent Housing Bonus, HUD has posted the Estimated Annual Renewal Demand (ARD) Report that includes each CoC’s Preliminary Pro Rata Need (PPRN), estimated ARD, CoC Planning, and Permanent Housing Bonus amounts.
What’s New and Special Considerations for the FY 2017 CoC Program Competition
The list below highlights some important information about what has changed, what is new, and special considerations that CoCs should make while planning for the FY 2017 CoC Program Competition. This list is not exhaustive and additional details are located in the FY 2017 CoC Program Competition NOFA. A full list of new, changed, and highlighted information can be found on the FY 2017 Continuum of Care (CoC) Program Competition: Funding Availability page.
- Tier 1 is 94 percent of the CoC’s ARD amount.
- The amount available for the Permanent Housing Bonus is 6 percent of the CoC’s Final Pro Rata Need (FPRN).
- Renewal project applicants may submit their renewal project applications with no changes. We strongly encourage you wait to access e-snaps to complete your renewal project application until the FY 2017 Renewal Project Application Detailed Instructions are posted on the HUD Exchange so you can determine if you want to take advantage of this new function.
- HUD has made several changes to the eligibility requirements for permanent housing, permanent supportive housing, and rapid rehousing. Applicants should carefully read the FY 2017 CoC Program Competition NOFA regarding these changes.
- Most of the mandatory HUD form attachments have been moved to e-snaps as fillable forms that only require a checkbox certification with the project applicant’s authorized representative information. The only HUD required form that remains an attachment is the HUD-2991, Certification of Consistency with the Consolidated Plan, and it must be attached by the Collaborative Applicant to the FY 2017 CoC Priority Listing.
- Tier 2 project-level scoring has been revised to include only three criteria – CoC Application score, ranked position of the project application in Tier 2, and the project application’s commitment to Housing First. The type of project has been removed as a Tier 2 scoring criteria.
- System Performance Measurement information will be largely scored on data submitted by the CoC to the Homelessness Data Exchange (HDX), although CoCs will be required to attach the FY 2017 Competition Report to their CoC Application in e-snaps.
- The local ranking process continues to be crucial to making the CoC Program as effective as possible. CoCs should use objective, performance-based criteria to rate projects and should consider both the need to serve particular populations of people experiencing homelessness (for example, survivors of domestic violence, youth, and persons with substance use disorders) and the effectiveness of their projects in reducing homelessness.
- All applicants must have a current HUD-approved Code of Conduct. Most organizations’ Codes of Conduct were removed from HUD’s website in early 2017, as they did not meet the requirements of 2 CFR part 200, and the organizations were notified by another HUD office that a new Code of Conduct must be submitted. Be sure to review the Code of Conduct for HUD Grant Programs page on HUD’s website to ensure your organization is listed which means you have submitted an approved Code of Conduct. If you do not see your organization on the list, be sure to attach a current and complete Code of Conduct to your Project Applicant Profile in e-snaps.
All information related to the FY 2017 CoC Program Competition is communicated via the HUD Exchange Mailing List. Join the mailing list to receive important updates and reminders.
If you are aware or suspect that the Collaborative Applicant, CoC members, or interested stakeholders are not currently receiving these listserv messages, please forward the following link, https://www.hudexchange.info/mailinglist/, to them to register for the listserv messages as this is the only form of communication used by HUD to the public.
If you have questions related to subscribing to the HUD Exchange mailing list or have issues receiving listserv messages in your inbox, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org. Please be sure to add email@example.com and firstname.lastname@example.org to your contact list or safe senders list. This ensures that messages from the HUD Exchange go to your inbox and are not filtered to your spam or junk folder.
During the competition, it is critical that questions are submitted to the correct Ask A Question (AAQ) portal.
Questions pertaining to the CoC Program Competition should be submitted to the e-snaps portal. These questions include e-snaps technical issues; questions about the NOFA, CoC Application, CoC Priority Listings, or Project Applications; and questions about grant awards, agreements, or amendments.
To submit a question to the e-snaps AAQ portal, select “e-snaps” from the “My question is related to” drop down list on Step 2 of the question submission process.
If you have questions related to the CoC Program interim rule or a policy related question, please submit your questions to the CoC Program AAQ portal. To submit a question to the CoC Program AAQ portal, select “CoC Program” from the “My question is related to” drop down list on Step 2 of the question submission process.
The AAQ portal accepts question submissions 24/7. However, responses are usually provided between 8:00 AM and 5:00 PM Eastern Time, Monday through Friday, except for weekends and federal holidays. Additionally, per the FY 2017 CoC Program Competition NOFA, starting 2 days prior to the application deadline for FY 2017 funds, the AAQ will respond only to emergency technical support questions up to the deadline of Thursday, September 28, 2017 at 8:00 PM EDT. However, please keep in mind that all applications submitted through the Upstate CoC are due 30 days prior, or August 28, 2017, to the published HUD deadline.
The deadline for Letter of Intent to apply for Funding was August 2, 2017 at noon.
All new projects and project renewals MUST complete and submit the following LETTER OF INTENT (LOI) for each project. The deadline for LOI submission is August 2, 2017 by 12:00 noon to:
Diane Cilento, CEO
United Housing Connections
For your convenience, we have provided the LOI in both WORD and PDF format:
Questions? Contact your Chapter Leads.