2021 U.S. Dept. of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Continuum of Care Program Funding Competition is Open!
HUD has released the 2021 Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO) 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
To access the HUD Continuum of Care Program Notice of Funding Availability for 2021 (Grant application and instructions):
TIMELINE FOR SUBMISSION OF PROJECT APPLICATIONS TO THE HOME COALITION is October 15 no later than 12:00 am (MIDNIGHT), 2021. Projects’ preliminary scores will be announced by Oct. 22 and final scores (with the addition of Ranking Panel votes) will be provided Oct. 29.
IF YOU HAVE QUESTIONS: Questions and answers may be submitted by email to email@example.com through Oct. 14, 2021 (11:59 pm) All questions and answers will be posted on the FAQ page (link below) and are accessible to all applicants. You did NOT have to participate in the webinar referenced above to submit an application. Again, ALL questions and answers from the conference call as well as those 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.
NEW PROJECT APPLICATIONS: The HOME Coalition can consider for funding one or more new projects (which are called Bonus projects) as follows:
RENEWAL PROJECT APPLICATIONS: The HOME Coalition will accept renewal project applications, for existing projects in the amounts specified on the approved 2021 FY 2021 LA-505 GIW. A copy of this document has also been provided by email to all organizations with eligible renewal projects.
REALLOCATION PROJECTS: No additional funds were made available through reallocation for the 2021 Competition.
PLANNING GRANT: New project funds of $55,708 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.
NEW!! For more info on how applications are scored and ranked, read Section III of the HOME Coalition Policies (starting on p. 10).
PUBLIC COMMENTS: 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 comments were invited about this year’s Competition and the 2021 scoring and ranking criteria for project applications which are are especially important to help the HOME Coalition provide a Competition process that is fair and transparent. The PUBLIC COMMENT PERIOD is closed. Public Comments and Responses are here.
SCORE SHEETS – 2021 — FINAL – these will be used to score all project applications that are submitted.
Click here for 2021 DEFINTIONS and CALCULATIONS SUMMARY
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.