2022 U.S. Dept. of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Continuum of Care Program Funding Competition is Open!
HUD has released the 2022 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 — request to be added by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org. Direct questions should be sent to Sarah Johnson, HOME Coalition Executive Director, at email@example.com.
To access the HUD Continuum of Care Program Notice of Funding Opportunity for 2022 (Grant application and instructions, links to program requirements, etc.):
TIMELINE FOR SUBMISSION OF PROJECT APPLICATIONS TO THE HOME COALITION is August 31, 2022, no later than 11:59 pm. Applications will be submitted by in PDF form by email or by posting on HOME Coalition’s Sharefile site (more info TBA). Projects’ preliminary scores will be announced by Tues. Sept. 6 and final scores (with the addition of Ranking Panel votes) will be provided Sept. 9.
APPLICANT TRAINING WEBINAR was held via Zoom on Friday Aug. 12, 10 am to 11:30 am, 2022. Link to recorded training at APPLICANT TRAINING WEBINAR Access Passcode: ?m06FK*$ Slides from this training here.
IF YOU HAVE QUESTIONS: Questions and answers may be submitted by email to firstname.lastname@example.org about preparing project applications through Aug. 31, 2022 (11:59 pm). Questions about the scoring and ranking process may be submitted through Wed. Sept. 14th. All questions and answers will be posted on the FAQ page (link below) and are accessible to all applicants. You do NOT have to participate in the webinar referenced above to submit an application. Again, ALL questions and answers submitted during the webinar or 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 to the extent possible. No applicant may be assisted to prepare an application other than through info available equally to all applicants.
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 FY 2022 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 2022 Competition.
PLANNING GRANT: New project funds of $55,659 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.
BOARD MINUTES Special Board to set scoring priorities – TBA
For more info on how applications are scored and ranked, read Section III of the HOME Coalition Policies (starting on p. 10).
NEW!! To make the local competition more accessible for everyone as well as to include an alternative way to submit an application in case of a documented technical difficulty with esnaps (the online application system) beyond an Applicant’s control, the Policies listed above have been UPDATED with these provisions.
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. A public comment period was held Aug. 12 to 19 and has now closed. Public Comments and Responses are posted online here.
SCORE SHEETS for 2022 have been finalized – PUBLIC COMMENT HAS CLOSED. Public comment received and responses are shown here.
2022 DEFINITIONS AND CALCULATIONS SUMMARY TBA
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.