2019 U.S. Dept. of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Continuum of Care Program Funding Competition is Open!

HUD has released the 2019 Notice of Funding Availability (NOFA) to open the competition (application period) for its CoC Program funds, CFDA 14.267. Applications can include new projects and renewal projects, as described below. For more information: be sure you are subscribed to the HOME Coalition email mailing list. Direct questions should be sent to Sarah Johnson, HOME Coalition Director, at homecoalition@gmail.com.

To access the HUD Continuum of Care Program Notice of Funding Availability for 2019 (Grant application and instructions):

https://www.hudexchange.info/programs/e-snaps/fy-2019-coc-program-nofa-coc-program-competition/#nofa-and-notices

** NEW DEADLINE **

TIMELINE FOR SUBMISSION OF PROJECT APPLICATIONS TO THE HOME COALITION is August. 26 at 12:00 pm (NOON), 2019. Projects’ preliminary scores will be announced by Mon. Sept. 2 and final scores (with the addition of Ranking Panel votes) will be provided Sept. 5, 2019.

NEW!! Frequently Asked Questions about Monroe/Northeast Louisiana applications! Please read! 

NEW PROJECT APPLICATIONS: The HOME Coalition can consider for funding one or more new projects (which are called Bonus projects) as follows:

  • one or more new project applications for rapid rehousing, permanent supportive housing, HMIS, and coordinated entry for the 12 NELA parishes (amounts available and uses that qualify for preference points detailed below), and
  • $94,205 for one or more new project applications to provide rapid rehousing, transitional housing/rapid rehousing, and/or coordinated entry for victims of domestic violence (uses that qualify for preference points detailed below).

RENEWAL PROJECT APPLICATIONS: The HOME Coalition will accept renewal project applications, for existing projects that were not reallocated, in the amounts specified on the approved 2019 Grant Inventory Worksheet. Renewal applicants for LA-505 CoC. A copy of this document has also been provided by email to all organizations with eligible renewal projects.

REALLOCATION PROJECTS: New project applications can also be submitted for additional funds made available through reallocation. 

IMPORTANT: SEE BELOW FOR TYPES AND CHARACTERISTICS OF PROJECTS QUALIFYING PREFERENCE POINTS ON SCORES!!!

Q AND A SESSION An OPTIONAL question and answer session will be held via conference call Wed. Aug. 7th at 11 am to 12 pm. CALL IN INFO COMING SOON! Questions and answers may also be submitted by email to homecoalition@gmail.com through Aug. 16, 2019 (11:59 pm) All questions and answers will be posted on this page and are accessible to all participants. You do NOT have to participate in the conference call  to submit an application. Again, ALL questions and answers from the conference call as well as submitted by email will be posted online unless they are pertinent to only one particular applicant and no other organization or project. Those will be answered directly by email to the organization providing the question.

Available Funds and Preference Points for Local 2019 HUD CoC Competition for LA-505 Monroe/NELA

Available Funds:

Renewal projects: $1,257,295

Reallocated Permanent Supportive Housing (PSH) funds: $440,717

Reallocated Rapid Rehousing (RRH) funds: $58,542

New Funds Available:

Bonus Project(s): $84,901 for PSH, RRH, Joint Transitional Housing (TH)-RRH, Homeless Information Management System (HMIS), Coordinated Entry (CE) or to expand existing projects by adding number units, persons served, services offered, or additional activities for HMIS or CE

Domestic Violence (DV) Bonus: $94,204 is available for projects addressing the needs of persons homeless due to domestic violence, for RRH, Joint TH-RRH, or Coord Entry

Reallocated PSH funds: One or more new PSH project applications for up to $440,717 will receive preference points as shown below:

  • for serving all 12 parishes (partial credit available by multiplying 5 pts x % of regional population served – population chart to be provided by HOME Coalition)
  • for providing rental assistance rather than leasing, which supports client choice in housing type and location
  • for offering Dedicated Plus beds, and
  • for providing cost effective services (defined as not exceeding regional average cost per bed of $9,450).

Reallocated RRH funds: One or more new RRH project applications for up to $35,000 will receive preference points for providing no fewer than 7 RRH beds at the local average cost of $4,750 – $5,000 each

Up to 5 preference points will be given for each qualification – available to all 12 parishes, don’t address any one subpopulation or age, and are cost effective by not exceeding the local average cost of $4,750 – $5,000 per bed.

Available funds of $108,443 are available for one or more new projects with preference points available to projects addressing the region’s greatest needs as a system and particularly to address outreach and services in rural areas. Projects eligible for preference points are as follows:

  • new project(s) that expand current SSO-CE services to include office space and new staff –7 preference pts for projects for this purpose and 3 preference pts for cost effectiveness (projected cost of $40,000)
  • new project(s) to serve youth can receive up to 10 preference points for applications for SSO-CE to enhance ability to engage and serve this particularly vulnerable population as well as to better comply with federal requirements of our region. Up to 7 pts for applications addressing this purpose and 3 preference points for cost effectiveness (projected cost of $60,000).
  • an expansion grant of the region’s current HMIS grant to cover growing costs for training and staff – 7 pts for this purpose plus 3 pts for cost effectiveness — up to $8,443. This grant will be applied for by the current grantee, the HOME Coalition.

Domestic Violence Bonus: One or more new project application(s) of up to the maximum available of $94,204 are invited for any allowable purpose per the NOFA, including RRH, Joint TH-RRH, SSO for Coord Entry. Up to 10 preference points are available to application(s) for SSO-CE to enhance the region’s ability to engage and serve this particularly vulnerable population as well as better comply with federal requirements for our region.

Planning Grant: New project funds of $50,940 are available for Continuum of Care planning and coordination. This grant is available only to the region’s designated Continuum of Care organization, the HOME Coalition.

Additional Forms and Information for the 2019 CoC Program competition for Northeast Louisiana: COMING SOON

NEW!! For more info on how applications are scored and ranked, read Section III of the HOME Coalition Policies (starting on p. 10).

PUBLIC COMMENT INVITED: The HOME Coalition is committed to a transparent and inclusive application process free of conflict of interest for the local competition for CoC Program funds. Thus, public comment is invited about this year’s scoring and ranking criteria for project applications submitted as part of the CoC’s local competition for HUD CoC Program funds. 

PUBLIC COMMENT PERIOD IS CLOSED 

Public Comments and Responses Here

New Project Application Score Sheet (final)

Renewal Project Application Score Sheet (final)

Definitions and Calculations 2019

The HOME Coalition of Northeast Louisiana (formal name: Northeast Louisiana Housing and Supportive Services Corp.) is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit corporation that is a coalition of nonprofits, government agencies, faith-based groups, businesses, individuals, and others concerned with homelessness in NELA. Group members, from the 12 parishes of NELA, coordinate our area’s response to homelessness by providing a system of housing and services for those who are or are at risk of becoming homeless. The group also represents our area’s needs on a statewide and national basis, bringing attention and funding toward our ultimate goal: a NELA free of homelessness where all people feel safe and valued.

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