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MCOC NOFA Committee meeting 8-17-18

(sorry for the late notice)

The Maine Continuum of Care NOFA Committee will be meeting today,  Friday, August 17, 2018 from 10:00 AM to 1:00 PM at the offices of Shalom House, 106 Gilman Street in Portland, and via GoToMeeting for those not able to attend in person.

This committee is tasked with answering the questions and providing the data required to complete the annual Homeless Assistance Program Funding Application to HUD, and we welcome input and assistance from interested stakeholders.

MCOC GoToMeeting Link

8-10-18 DRAFT MCOC 2018 NOFA App

MCOC Deadline Extended 24 Hours

In light of the unexpected availability of an additional $376,945 in Reallocated Funding, the Maine Continuum of Care voted today to extend the Application Submission Deadline by 24 hours in order to allow potential applicants a bit more time to develop and submit New Project Applications to utilize these funds. All Applications must be submitted to MCOC via esnaps before midnight, Saturday, August 18, 2018.  We cannot extend the deadline beyond this and still be in compliance with HUD requirements.  If you have any questions please contact Scott Tibbitts, *protected email*

Additional Reallocation Funding Available

Due to a last minute notification that some projects would not be renewing this year, there is now an additional $376,945 of reallocated funds available for eligible new projects.

More information will be provided at tomorrow’s MCOC meeting,  but the MCOC Chairs felt strongly that the MCOC should know about this as quickly as possible.

If you have any questions please reach out to the chairs or to Scott Tibbitts.  Thank you – The MCOC Chairs (Awa, Rob, and Vickey)”

Reminder: MCOC Meeting 8-16-18

This is a reminder that the Maine Continuum of Care will be meeting Thursday, August 16, 2018 from 1:00 to 3:00 PM. Please see the agenda for details, including video conferencing locations and a call in number.  The links below provide information and documents that will be covered at this meeting.

MCOC-Agenda-8-16-18

DRAFT 7-19-18 MCOC Minutes

State and Federal Legislation Update 8.1.18

Summary of Public Comments on the 2019 Annual Action Plan

Selection Committee schedule a potential volunteers

MCOC Governance Code of Conflict

FINAL New project scorecard 08022018

FINAL Renewal Scorecard 080218

Appeals Process Step 1 and 2 edited from MCOC Gov 2018

Appeals Process MCOC Guidance from HUD 2018- Step 3

 

 

 

 

 

Social Security SOAR COC Training Flyers 9.14.18

UPDATE: NOFA Committee 8-10-18

The Maine Continuum of Care NOFA Committee will be meeting on Friday, August 10, 2018 from 10:00 AM to 1:00 PM in Portland

At Shalom House, 106 Gilman Street, Portland

This committee is tasked with answering the questions and providing the data required to complete the annual Homeless Assistance Program Funding Application to HUD, and we welcome input and assistance from interested stakeholders.

For more information contact gro.g1534739372nisuo1534739372henia1534739372m@stt1534739372ibbit1534739372s1534739372

MCOC NOFA Committee will meet 8-10-18

The Maine Continuum of Care NOFA Committee will be meeting on Friday, August 10, 2018 from 10:00 AM to 1:00 PM in Portland (exact location to be determined – stay tuned!)

This committee is tasked with answering the questions and providing the data required to complete the annual Homeless Assistance Program Funding Application to HUD, and we welcome input and assistance from interested stakeholders.

For more information contact *protected email*

The Maine Continuum of Care Invites You to Join its Membership!

The mission of the Maine Continuum of Care (MCOC) is to plan and coordinate an inclusive system that helps Maine people avoid or exit quickly from homelessness, and to address the underlying causes of homelessness. MCOC promotes comprehensive and coordinated approaches to housing while making sure that our programs assist participants in maximizing access to community resources. MCOC supports a system of intervention, assessment, referral, direct care and aftercare for individuals and families experiencing homelessness.

MCOC develops and manages the annual Continuum of Care (CoC) application process for federal McKinney-Vento funding from HUD. To accomplish this, MCOC collaborates with community stakeholders regarding continuum-specific goals related to ending and preventing homelessness. MCOC develops and supports public policy to assist people who are homeless and advocates for systems change as well as necessary funding at the state and federal level to develop needed housing and services for people who are homeless in Maine.

MCOC has open membership for all individuals and/or organizations within the state that have an interest in and subscribe to the mission and policies of MCOC and who, through their participation, will contribute to MCOC’s ability to carry out its mission. Each member of MCOC is a vital link in a collaborative community network and, as such, shares in ideas, concerns and decisions regarding the development and deployment of resources to address the needs of people who are homeless and those at risk of becoming homeless.

There is no membership fee to participate in MCOC, and we actively encourage participation from all parts of the state by providing video and teleconferencing connections for our regular monthly meetings. MCOC meetings are typically held the third Thursday of each month from 1:00 to 3:00 PM. Participating individuals or organization are eligible to vote once they have attended at least 50% of meetings in the previous 12 months. One vote is recorded for each agency.

For more information about the Maine Continuum of Care and other efforts to address homelessness in Maine please visit and subscribe to www.mainehomelessplanning.org or contact  Scott Tibbitts, Continuum of Care Coordinator, at gro.g1534739372nisuo1534739372henia1534739372m@stt1534739372ibbit1534739372s1534739372 or one of the MCOC Chairs: Vickey Rand at gro.g1534739372nisuo1534739372hmohc1534739372@yekc1534739372iv1534739372 ; Awa Conteh at vog.e1534739372niamr1534739372ognab1534739372@hetn1534739372oc.aw1534739372a1534739372 ; or Rob Parritt at vog.e1534739372niamd1534739372naltr1534739372op@pw1534739372r1534739372

 

MCOC NOFA Committee Meeting

The Maine Continuum of Care NOFA Committee will be meeting on Friday, July 20, 2018 from 11:00 to 2:00 in the Back Bay Conference Room, City of Portland Social Services Office, 196 Lancaster Street to discuss and work on this year’s HUD Homeless Assistance Program Funding Application.

We invite anyone interested in helping with this effort to join us!

There is also a “Go To Meeting” remote connection option for those not able to attend the meeting in person. Please click on the links, below, for more information and materials to be reviewed at the meeting. The DRAFT NOFA App included here contains last year’s answers (yellow highlights) as a starting point for further discussion.

1) MCOC GoToMeeting Link

2) Summary of NOFA COM 7-13-18

3) MCOC Guide to Filing a Local Appeal 2018

4) MCOC Guide to Filing a HUD Appeal 2018

5) Appeals Process edited from MCOC Gov 2018

6) Selection Committee schedule a potential volunteers_ (004)

7) 7-20-18 DRAFT MCOC 2018 NOFA App