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 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
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:
Or you can watch a recording of the presentation here:
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:
- A three sentence description of the proposed project
- Project Type
- Total Project Budget Request
- Target population.
New Project Intent to Apply deadline will be Monday July 16.
The Region 2 Homeless Council Meeting that was scheduled for this Friday, July 13, 2018, has been CANCELED. See you in August!
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!
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 Âgr1553381605o.gni1553381605suohe1553381605niam@1553381605sttib1553381605bits1553381605no 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.
Homeless Voices for Justice invites you to join them for their 2018 Summer Solstice event to raise awareness of homelessness in our communities on this longest day of the year. Please see the flyer, linked below, for more information.
HVJ Summer Solstice Invitation