Category Archives: Portland CoC

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

MaineHousing Match Funding for New MCOC Development Projects

MaineHousing will make capital funding available for the development of a new FY18 NOFA Bonus project.  The MaineHousing funding would serve as match funding for a project to be submitted to the Maine Continuum of Care (MCOC) for purposes of inclusion in the MCOC NOFA application to the 2018 HUD Continuum of Care Homeless Assistance Program.

Please see the attached letter for more details.

2018 COC Match Letter Bonus

Reminder: MCOC Meeting 7-19-18

This is a reminder that the Maine Continuum of Care will be meeting on Thursday, July 19, 2018 from 1:00 to 3:00 PM at a number of Teleconferencing locations, including a NEW location at the Sweeter Offices in Brunswick. Please see the agenda for more details, and a call-in number for those not able to make it to one of the teleconferencing sites.  Other materials that will be discussed at the meeting are also available via the following links:


DRAFT 6-21-18 MCOC Minutes

State and Federal Legislation Update 6.22.18

2018 NOFA timeline

FY 2018 Work Plan Draft 7-6-18



Last week the US Interagency Council on Homelessness presented a webinar that included lots of very helpful information about this year’s NOFA competition.

FY 2018 Continuum of Care Competition: Strategies for Success

The slides are here:

USICH CoC_NOFA_Webinar_Slides_2018

Or you can watch a recording of the presentation here:

MCOC “Letter of Intent” Deadline Extended

In response to feedback regarding last week’s post that the Maine Continuum of Care is seeking information from Applicants for New and Renewal Projects, the deadline to submit a Letter of Intent has been extended to Monday, July 16th, 2018 and the information being requested from New Project proposals has been simplified.

New Project responses need only include:

  1. A three sentence description of the proposed project
  2. Project Type
  3. Total Project Budget Request
  4. Target population.

New Project Intent to Apply deadline will be Monday July 16. 

MCOC Call for New and Renewal Project Applications!

The Maine Continuum of Care is pleased to announce that it will be accepting New and Renewal Project Applications in response to HUD’s FY2018 Continuum of Care Program Competition NOFA (Notice of Funding Availability), released on June 20, 2018.

MCOC was able to bring $12,306,167 to Maine through last year’s application. This funding supports projects throughout the state that provide housing and related services to those in our communities who have experienced homelessness.

This year, MCOC will have access to nearly $14 million dollars for New and Renewal Project applications, including $574,912 for qualifying Domestic Violence Bonus projects and $738,370 for other qualifying Bonus projects.  There are also several changes in this year’s competition, including new options for Renewal Project applicants seeking to transition, expand, or consolidate their grants. You must read the full NOFA for details.

Please follow the links, below, for more details, including links to the NOFA announcement, HUD websites, important documents, and information specific to the Maine Continuum of Care application process.  More information will be posted in the coming weeks, but if you intend to submit a New or Renewal Project Application, do not delay – start now!





FY 2018 CoC Program Competition: e-snaps is Now Available

FY 2018 CoC Program Competition: e-snaps is Now Available
The FY 2018 Continuum of Care (CoC) Consolidated Application (CoC Application and CoC Priority Listing) and project applications are now available in e-snaps. Collaborative Applicants and project applicants can now access the applications to review, update, and enter information that is required for the application process through the FY 2018 CoC Program Competition NOFA.

Submission Deadline: Tuesday, September 18, 2018 at 8:00 PM EDT

Project Applicants

  • Returning project applicants can choose to import the FY 2017 renewal project application responses; however, this must be requested during your registration of the Renewal Funding Opportunity in e-snaps and is only available if you submitted a renewal project application in the FY 2017 CoC Program Competition (last year). If you import last year’s responses, be sure to carefully review them to ensure they are still accurate and representative of the project.
  • If this is your organization’s first time renewing your project, you will not be able to import information from FY 2017 and must, therefore, complete the entire renewal project application.
  • All new project applications must complete the entire new project application.

Collaborative Applicants

  • CoC Application and CoC Priority Listing are separate submissions in e-snaps. Collaborative Applicants must submit both parts of the CoC Consolidated Application by the application deadline for HUD to consider the CoC Consolidated Application to be complete.
  • HUD released a new report in the HUD Homelessness Data Exchange (HDX) for each CoC called the “CoC Competition Report.” This report includes the majority of the data reported in HDX needed to complete the FY 2018 CoC Application, including Housing Inventory Count (HIC), Point-in-Time (PIT) count, and System Performance Measures data, in a single report for CoCs to conveniently attach. The instructions on how to access the CoC Competition Report are also posted to the HUD Exchange.

Detailed Instructions and Instructional Guides

We anticipate that the detailed instructions and navigational guides will begin appearing on the e-snaps Resources page on the HUD Exchange the week of July 2, 2018:

  • Project Applications
    • Renewal
    • New
    • UFA Costs
    • CoC Planning
  • CoC Application
  • CoC Priority Listing

We anticipate that all detailed instructions and instructional guides will be posted by July 10, 2018.

Listserv Communications

All information related to the FY 2018 CoC Program Competition is communicated via the HUD Exchange Mailing List. Join the mailing list to receive important updates and reminders.

If you are aware or suspect that the Collaborative Applicant, CoC members, or interested stakeholders are not currently receiving these listserv messages, please forward the following link,, to them so that they may register for the listserv messages as this is the only form of communication used by HUD to the public.

If you have questions related to subscribing to the HUD Exchange mailing list or have issues receiving listserv messages in your inbox please contact ofni.1571264610egnah1571264610cxedu1571264610h@ofn1571264610i1571264610. Please be sure to add ofni.1571264610egnah1571264610cxedu1571264610h@swe1571264610n1571264610 and ofni.1571264610egnah1571264610cxedu1571264610h@ofn1571264610i1571264610 to your contact list or safe senders list. This ensures that messages from the HUD Exchange go to your inbox and are not filtered to your spam or junk folder.


If you have questions pertaining to e-snaps technical issues, please submit your questions to the e-snaps Ask A Question (AAQ) portal on the HUD Exchange website. To submit a question to the e-snaps AAQ portal, select “e-snaps” from the “My question is related to” drop down list on Step 2 of the question submission process.

If you have questions related to the CoC Program interim rule or a policy related question, please submit your questions to the CoC Program AAQ portal. To submit a question to the CoC Program AAQ portal, select “CoC Program” from the “My question is related to” drop down list on Step 2 of the question submission process.

The AAQ portal accepts question submissions 24/7. However, responses are usually provided between 8:00 AM and 5:00 PM Eastern Time, Monday through Friday, except for federal holidays. Additionally, per the FY 2017 CoC Program Competition NOFA, starting 2 days prior to the application deadline for FY 2018 funds, the AAQ will respond only to emergency technical support questions up to the deadline of Tuesday, September 18, 2018 at 8:00 PM EDT.

2018 Continuum of Care NOFA Released

Earlier today, HUD released the Notice of Funding Availability (NOFA) for the Fiscal Year (FY) 2018 Continuum of Care (CoC) Program Competition and a list of new, changed, and highlighted information.

The Final Deadline for the CoC level application is September 18, 2018, meaning individual New and Renewal Project Applications must be submitted to MCoC, via esnaps, at least 30 days prior to that. The actual Project Application Deadline for the Maine Continuum of Care, and additional information specific to our application, scoring, and ranking processes will be posted on this site in the coming days and weeks. (If you have not already done so, please subscribe to this site to receive notifications whenever new information is posted.)

If you plan to submit a New or Renewal Project Application to the Maine Continuum of Care as part of the 2018 CoC Program Competition, or if you have a Renewal Project that you do NOT intend to reapply for, please notify  Âgr1571264610o.gni1571264610suohe1571264610niam@1571264610sttib1571264610bits1571264610no later than 4:00 on Wednesday, June 27, 2018 so that MCOC can plan accordingly.

Additional information from HUD about the NOFA and the Application process is available at FY 2018 CoC Program Competition: Funding Availability page  and on the e-snaps page on the HUD Exchange. If you wish to receive notices directly from HUD, please sign up for the HUD Exchange Mailing List.