Just a reminder that all CoC Project applications must be submitted in E-snaps by January 3rd at 5:00 pm.
Tedford Housing invites the public to its annual Homeless Memorial Service to be held on Thursday, December 19th at 4:30 pm at Mid-Coast Hunger Prevention , 84A Union Street, Brunswick. The service will be led by Tedford Board Member, Rev. Bill Bliss of the Neighborhood Faith Community, UCC in Bath and Rev. John Carson of Elijah Kellogg Congregational Church, Harpswell. Local musician and Tedford Director of Operations Giff Jamison will provide music. Light refreshments will be offered. Weather permitting, those gathered will process from Union Street to the gazebo on the Brunswick green where the names of homeless individuals in our community who have passed away during past year will be read and the individuals will be remembered.
Since 1990 homeless prevention and advocacy groups across the country have been recognizing National Homeless Memorial Day during the Winter Solstice. Tedford Housing’s Executive Director Craig A. Phillips says “ the Winter Solstice reminds of us the challenges and struggles of families and individuals who do not have a stable home, who are homeless on this, the day with the greatest amount of darkness. The next day, though is a bit brighter, as is the next.”
This is a reminder that the Maine Continuum of Care will be meeting Thursday December 19, 2013 from 1:00 to 3:00 PM at 4 Library locations (the Portland Public Library will not be available this month). Please click on the link to the Agenda for more details. You will also find links to the minutes form our previous meeting, and other important materials that we will be discussing on Thursday. Please feel free to print and bring copies with you to the meeting.
FY 2013 CoC Program Competition Updates
The following items are currently available or coming soon to assist applicants as they complete the required forms in e-snaps:
Posted in e-snaps:
Posted on OneCPD:
The following instructional guides are now available:
As the following documents are available, they will posted to the CoC Program Competition Resources page on the OneCPD Resource Exchange:
FY 2013 CoC Program Competition Broadcast:
The “Notice of Funding Availability (NOFA) for the Fiscal Years 2013 and 2014 Continuum of Care Program Broadcast” will be available on the FY 2013 Continuum of Care (CoC) Program NOFA: CoC Program Competition page on the OneCPD Resource Exchange on or around Tuesday, December 17, 2013.
The following instructional guides will be available no later than Friday, December 20, 2013:
CoC Application and CoC Priority Listings:
The following documents will be available no later than Friday, December 20, 2013:
CoC Program Competition Questions
All technical questions must be submitted to the OneCPD Resource Exchange Ask A Question (AAQ). To submit a question via the AAQ portal, select e-snaps 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.
All information related to the FY 2013-FY 2014 CoC Program Competition is communicated via the OneCPD Mailing List. Join the mailing list to receive important updates and reminders. HUD will communicate via listserv messages:
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.onecpd.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.
The link at the bottom is to the recording of the webinar held 12/12/2013 . There are a number of must have suggestions. “USICH held a webinar for communities on strategies to succeed in this year’s HUD Continuum of Care program competition. In this year’s competition, HUD has made some important changes to the competition and NOFA—changes which will continue and accelerate progress on ending homelessness.”
Click here to see the HUD’s FY2013-FY2014 Continuum of Care Competition – Strategies for Success Webinar
This is the first draft of the Maine CoC NOFA Application. We are still gathering the baseline numbers for the objectives and information for discharge planning, so start with 3C- look for entries in green font.2-13 CoC Application- MCOC- Section 3
Please follow the link below to a OneCPD posting that includes links to guidance and webinars on how Continuums can work with their local Housing Authorities on strategies to end homelessness.