2017 HUD CoC NOFA Funding Information

2017 NC504 COLLABORATIVE APPLICATION – September 26, 2017

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NC504-FY2017 Project Priority Listing

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2017 NC504 PROJECT PRIORITY LISTING – September 11, 2017

The System Performance and Evaluation (SPE) Committee of the CoC met on August 29, 2017, approved a scoring rubric for renewal projects (link to copy), reviewed project applications, and approved a recommendation (link to copy) for acceptance and ranking of CoC project applicants for the 2017 CoC Grant Competition, per the attached minutes.

The committee developed these priorities:

  • they favored projects with an emphasis on housing dollars as opposed to service dollars;
  • they wanted to create room for new projects, especially those serving homeless subpopulations with limited housing options; and
  • they wanted to avoid losing funding for renewals by ranking projects on the Tier1/Tier 2 straddle.

As in past years, HUD requires a performance review and ranking; hence the annual rating process. However, the results of tiering, desire to create room for new projects that serve populations in need, and goal to have a higher percentage of housing dollars in the CoC’s award led to the decision for reallocation.

It is also important to understand that the CoC could potentially lose funding, if renewal projects straddle the line. As the NOFA states:

If a project application straddles the Tier 1 and Tier 2 funding line, HUD will conditionally select the project up to the amount of funding that falls within Tier 1 as stated above; and then, using the CoC score and other factors described in Section II.B.17. of this NOFA, HUD may fund the Tier 2 portion of the project. If HUD does not fund the Tier 2 portion of the project, HUD may award the project at the reduced amount, provided the project is still feasible with the reduced funding (e.g., is able to continue serving homeless program participants effectively). 

In short, there is no guarantee that projects with a partial funding request or entire funding request in Tier 2 will be awarded.

An appeals process (link to copy) was electronically approved by the SPE Committee on September 4, 2017 and by the CoC Board on September 6, 2017.

An appeal from Greensboro Housing Authority for the Housing Opportunities project was received by the SPE Committee, considered on September 11, and denied on the basis that the appeal letter offered no evidence of the committee misinterpreting or not fully reviewing the application.

The SPE Committee will now present the funding recommendations and results of any appeals to the Guilford Continuum of Care Board of Directors and/or Executive Committee. The final step in the process is to present the Collaborative Application to the CoC membership at the meeting on September 14 (9:30 a.m. at Unitarian Universalist Church of Greensboro).

Guilford CoC 2017 NOFA Solicitation – UPDATED (07/31/17)

The Guilford County Continuum of Care (GCCoC) issued a Public Solicitation for new Project Applications and held a technical assistance workshop on June 8, 2017, and is issuing this updated Public Solicitation on July 31, 2017, to inform the community of changes in this year’s CoC Program Competition per the FY2017 NOFA. We encourage agencies that do not currently receive CoC Program funds, as well as current recipients, to consider applying for a new permanent supportive housing project, a new rapid re-housing project, and/or a new transitional housing/rapid rehousing hybrid project.

Both new and renewal project applicants, who submitted letters of intent by June 30, 2017, should take these updates under consideration when completing and submitting their project applications in e-snaps.

For more information, please find attached a summary of the FY2017 CoC Program Competition NOFA.

2017 NOFA UPDATED TIMELINE FOR GRANTEES (07/19/17)

PEH, in conjunction with our NOFA consultant, Jackie Hundt, has updated the timeline for the NOFA process (as of July 19, 2017).  You can access it via this link.

FY 2017 CoC PROGRAM COMPETITION NOFA: What’s New, Changes, and Highlights 

The FY 2017 CoC Program Competition NOFA has several changes and new information that are important for CoCs and applicants as they consider the next steps of the local competition process and how these changes and new information affect their overall FY 2017 CoC Program Competition processes on the local level. We are providing a list of the high-level changes and new information with citations to the FY 2017 CoC Program Competition NOFA in a single, easy to use document. All citation references refer to the FY 2017 CoC Program Competition NOFA, unless otherwise stated. The citations listed may not include all the instances where a topic is mentioned; but rather, directs you to the main section or sections of the NOFA that provides the complete information you need to determine the course of action you as the CoC, Collaborative Applicant, or project applicant wants to take in this year’s CoC Program Competition.  View the list of changes here.

2017 NOFA REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS (RFP)

As the Collaborative Applicant for the Guilford County Continuum of Care (CoC), Partners Ending Homelessness (PEH) accepted proposals for Continuum of Care Homeless Assistance funding from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD).  Both renewal and new project proposals were to be submitted to PEH by 5:00 p.m. on June 30, 2017. Further information along with submission procedures are described in the RFP document available at this link.