Continuum of Care NOFA Announced

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The FY 2014 CoC Program Funding Process Competition is Now Open

The Notice of Funding Availability (NOFA) for the Fiscal Year (FY) 2014 Funds in the FY 2013 – FY 2014 Continuum of Care (CoC) Program Competition (FY 2014 CoC Program Funding Notice) has been posted to FY 2013 – FY 2014 Continuum of Care (CoC) Program Competition: Funding Availability page on the HUD Exchange. The FY 2014 CoC Priority Listing and FY 2014 Project Applications are now available in e-snaps.

Submission Deadline: October 30, 2014 at 7:59:59 PM Eastern Time

  • The FY 2014 CoC Program funding process is administered under the CoC Program interim rule and covers the application and award process for FY 2014 CoC Program funds.
  • All applicants should read the FY 2014 CoC Program Funding Notice in its entirety prior to beginning the application process.
  • As stated in the FY 2014 CoC Registration Notice and the FY 2014 CoC Funding Notice, CoCs with an approved FY 2014 CoC Registration that failed to include an eligible project on the CoC’s FY 2014 Grant Inventory Worksheet (GIW) during the FY 2014 CoC Registration process have the opportunity to amend their FY 2014 GIW to make those changes. Any changes to the FY 2014 GIW after CoC Registration must be approved by the local HUD CPD field office, in consultation with HUD Headquarters, within 7 days after the publication of this notice, the FY 2014 CoC Funding Notice. The due date for any changes to the FY 2014 GIW is September 22, 2014, 5:00 pm your local time. Detailed information can be found in Section I.2.d. of the FY 2014 CoC Funding Notice.
  • HUD will post the final Annual Renewal Demand (ARD) and ARD less 2 percent per CoC as quickly as possible after the grace period for changes ends on September 22, 2014. As stated in the FY 2014 CoC Program Funding Notice, HUD will not consider any additional changes to the Grant Inventory Worksheets or ARD after the 7 day grace period.
  • The e-snaps system is not compatible with Internet Explorer 10 or 11. Contact the HUD Exchange e-snaps Ask A Question (AAQ) if you need assistance in accessing and completing the application.

Electronic Application in e-snaps

The FY 2014 CoC Priority Listing and the Project Applications are only available via the SNAPS online grants management system, e-snaps. Only those Collaborative Applicants with a HUD-approved FY 2014 CoC Registration will have access to the FY 2014 CoC Priority Listing for the FY 2014 CoC Program funding process. The application submission deadline is Thursday, October 30, 2014 at 7:59:59 PM, Eastern Time.

NOTE: The www.grants.gov application process is not applicable to the CoC Program.

Listserv Communications

All information related to the FY 2014 CoC Program funding process is communicated via the HUD Exchange Mailing List. Join the mailing list to receive important updates and reminders.

HUD will communicate via listserv messages:

  • Due date reminders
  • Availability of webcasts
  • Important updates or additional information regarding the FY 2014 CoC Program funding process

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, https://www.hudexchange.info/mailinglist/ to them to register for the listserv messages as this is the ONLY form of communication used to notify everyone of updates, changes, impending deadlines, etc.

Resources

HUD strongly encourages Collaborative Applicants, project applicants, project subrecipients, and other CoC stakeholders to review the FY 2014 CoC Funding Notice, FY 2013 – FY 2014 CoC Program Competition NOFA, FY 2013 General Section NOFA, and General Section Technical Correction to ensure proper consideration of all application requirements.

Webcast

HUD will release a pre-recorded webcast that highlights key changes in the FY 2014 CoC Funding Notice requirements that will be available in the Webcast Archives page on HUD’s website. A listserv message will be sent as soon as this broadcast is posted and available for viewing.

Application Resources on HUD Exchange

The following Project Application and CoC Priority Listing resources associated with the FY 2014 CoC Program Competition are available on the CoC Program Competition: e-snaps Resources page on the HUD Exchange website:

  • Project Application Detailed Instructions
    • New Project Applications
    • Renewal Project Applications
    • CoC Planning Project Application
    • UFA Costs Application
  • Project Application Instructional Guides
    • New Project Applications
    • Renewal Project Applications
    • Performance Measures
    • Budgets
    • CoC Planning Project Application
    • UFA Costs Application
  • CoC Priority Listing Detailed Instructions

The following resources associated with the FY 2014 CoC Program Competition are available on the FY 2013 – FY 2014 Continuum of Care (CoC) Program Competition: Funding Availability page on the HUD Exchange website:

  • FY 2014 CoC Ranking Tool
  • FY 2014 Chronic Homelessness (CH) Prioritization Template

Coming Soon

  • CoC Priority Listing Instructional Guide – will be available on or after Friday, September 19, 2014
  • Project Application FAQs – will be available the week of September 22, 2014
  • CoC Priority Listing FAQs – will be available the week of September 22, 2014

Questions

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 Ask A Question (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 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.

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