Continuum of Care Program Funding Competition

2017 U.S. Dept. of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Continuum of Care Program Funding Competition is Open!

HUD has released the 2017 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 to

FORMS AND INSTRUCTIONS: To access the HUD Continuum of Care Program Notice of Funding Availability for 2017 (Grant application and instructions):

TIMELINE FOR SUBMISSION all applications with additional requested information must be submitted no later than 11:59 pm Mon. August 28, 2017. Submission instructions are below.

NEW PROJECT APPLICATIONS: The HOME Coalition can accept one or more new projects (which are called Bonus projects) up to the amount of $94,360. These may be new projects or proposed expansions to existing projects (see p. 12 of the NOFA). Types of project accepted are described on p. 11 of the NOFA – see excerpt, below. Priority points will be given as follows: three (3) points for joint Transitional Housing/PH-Rapid Rehousing projects; two (2) points for Rapid Rehousing projects; and one (1) point for Permanent Supportive Housing Projects.

REALLOCATION PROJECTS: Additional new projects may be applied for if the CoC makes additional funds available through reallocation. That will be announced as soon as possible.

RENEWAL PROJECT APPLICATIONS: The HOME Coalition will accept renewal project applications for amounts specified on the approved 2017 Grant Inventory Worksheet. Renewal applicants have been provided a copy of the worksheet by email to the project director.

By the Aug. 28th deadline, submit the following information:
• Project Application timely submitted in esnaps
• Most recent financial audit with satisfactory response to any findings (1 per applicant)
• The attached additional requested information shown on the attached document
• Submit ONE of these as applicable: 1. Annual Performance Report (APR) as submitted in esnaps for last completed project year or 2. for projects whose APRs are not yet available in esnaps, provide the HMIS APR report for the last completed project year or 3. for projects which have not yet completed first full year of operation, provide a partial-year HMIS APR report
• Monitoring report, if any, and agency response
• LOCSS report for most recently completed project year showing dates and amounts of drawdowns (1 per project)
• LOCSS Project Portfolio (SNAP) showing last completed grant period showing Amount Authorized and Amount Disbursed (1 per project)
• Documentation of any client complaints and agency response to them (if no complaints attach a statement on applicant letterhead stating that and signed by applicant AOR)

Submit the required documentation as follows:
New project documents are uploaded to
Email for log in user name and password. You may create a subfolder for your organization within this folder and upload your materials to that subfolder.

Renewal project documents are uploaded to
Log in and user names have been provided to all renewal applicants. A subfolder for each renewing agency has been created for your use.

For technical assistance, more info, etc., please contact

b. CoCs may create new projects through the permanent housing bonus up to 6 percent of the CoC’s Final Pro Rata Need (FPRN) for the following types of new projects:

(1) CoCs may create new permanent supportive housing projects that meet the requirements of DedicatedPLUS as defined in Section III.A.3.d. of this NOFA or new permanent supportive housing projects where 100 percent of the beds are dedicated to chronic homelessness.

(2) CoCs may create new rapid rehousing projects that will serve homeless individuals and families, including unaccompanied youth, who meet the following criteria: (a) residing in a place not meant for human habitation; (b) residing in an emergency shelter; (c) persons meeting the criteria of paragraph (4) of the definition of homeless, including persons fleeing or attempting to flee domestic violence situations; (d) residing in a transitional housing project that was eliminated in the FY 2017 CoC Program Competition; (e) residing in transitional housing funded by a Joint TH and PH-RRH component project (see Section III.A.3.h. of this NOFA); or (f) receiving services from a VA-funded homeless assistance program and met one of the above criteria at initial intake to the VA’s homeless assistance system.

(3) CoCs may create new Joint TH and PH-RRH component projects as defined in Section III.A.3.h. of this NOFA to better serve homeless individuals and families, including individuals or families fleeing or attempting to flee domestic violence.

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.  Click here for additional information.


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