Important: The following information applies to both the Portland Continuum of Care and the Maine Continuum of Care. Due Date for New and Renewal Project Applications for the Application in Response to HUD’s FY2016 NOFA CoC Competition is August 15, 2016. There is approximately $161,000 for the Portland Continuum of Care and approximately $397,000 for the Maine Continuum of Care.
To All Continuum of Care Members Agencies:
On Wednesday, June 29th, 2016, HUD announced the Notice of Funding Availability for the 2016 Continuum of Care Program Competition. In addition to renewal projects, CoC’s may submit new projects created through reallocation, permanent housing bonus projects, CoC Planning, and UFA Costs (if eligible).
The full Consolidated Application is due to HUD on September 14, 2016 and includes all new and renewal project applications. HUD requires that ALL project applications much be submitted to the CoC no later than 30 days before the application deadline of September 14, 2016.
Therefore, all project applications (including new and renewal projects) must be submitted no later than Monday, August 15, 2016 at 4:00 pm. All applications must be submitted through HUD’s e-snaps electronic application system in order to be considered in the FY2016 Maine Consolidated Continuum of Care Application for funding.
HUD also requires that CoC’s notify project applications no later than 15 days before the 2016 application deadline regarding whether their project applications will be included as part of the CoC Consolidated Application submission. This means that projects will be scored and placed in Tiers 1 and 2 and all projects will be notified in writing by Tuesday, August 30, 2016. Project applicants that are not selected will be provided with an explanation for the decision to reject the project(s). Applicants that are not selected for submission will be able to appeal the decision as described in the NOFA announcement.
In the FY 2016 CoC Program Competition, in addition to requests for renewal projects and CoC planning and UFA Costs project requests, CoC’s may submit requests for new projects through the process of reallocation or the permanent housing bonus.
Through the reallocation process CoC’s may create the following type of new projects:
- CoC’s may create new permanent supportive housing projects where all beds will be dedicated for use by chronically homeless individuals and families, as defined in 24 CFR 578.3.
- CoC’s may create new rapid re-housing projects that will serve homeless individuals and families coming directly from the streets or emergency shelters, and include persons fleeing domestic violence situations and other persons who meet the criteria of paragraph (4) of the definition of homeless.
- CoC’s may create a new Supportive Services Only (SSO) project specifically for a centralized or coordinated assessment system.
- CoC’s may create a new dedicated Homeless Management Information System (HMIS) project for the costs at 24 CFR 578.37 that must be carried out by the HMIS Lead.
CoC’s may create new projects through the permanent housing bonus up to 5 percent of the CoC’s FPRN for the following types of new projects:
- CoC’s may create new permanent supportive housing projects that will serve 100 percent chronically homeless families and individuals, and
- CoC’s may create new rapid re-housing projects that will serve homeless individuals and families coming directly from the streets or emergency shelters, and includes persons fleeing domestic violence situations and other persons meeting the criteria of paragraph (4) of the definition of homeless.
HUD will continue the Tier 1 and Tier 2 funding process; however the process in the FY 2016 Program Competition is completely different from the past CoC competitions, so applicants are strongly encouraged to thoroughly review the information provided in the NOFA. A report that lists each CoC’s Annual Renewal Demand (ARD) Tier 1 amount, Tier 2 amounts, and permanent housing bonus amount available will be posted to the HUD Exchange website no earlier than August 5, 2016.
Please note that the HUD is requiring that grant agreements for FY2015 funds must be executed by December 31, 2016 in order to be eligible for renewal. In addition, HUD is requiring that all attachments that correspond to the attachment list in e-snaps must contain accurate and complete information and must be dated between May 1, 2016 and September 14, 2016. This includes updated Form 50070 (Drug Free Work Place) and HUD-2880 (Applicant/Recipient Disclosure).
To access e-snaps, training materials, and other helpful information please go to: https://www.hudexchange.info/e-snaps/fy-2016-coc-program-nofa-coc-program-competition/