Funding Opportunity for Homeless Service Providers: HUD CoC NOFO Technical Assistance Workshop and Local Competition Materials

On Thursday, September 9th, 2021 the Monterey/San Benito Continuum of Care (CoC) held an informational Technical Assistance (TA) Workshop for the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) CoC Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO). This Workshop provided attendees with an overview of the local application process, as well as instructions for completing the national project applications.

The materials from the TA Workshop, including the local competition materials and scoring tools are available here.

  • Renewal Project Applicants: please utilize guidance contained in the federal TA Handbook on page 27 to begin your project applications in e-snaps. Renewal project applications are due in e-snaps on Friday, October 1, by 12pm PST.
  • New Project Applicants: please begin your new project applications for the local competition in PRESTO and for the federal application in e-snaps. New project applications are due in both PRESTO and e-snaps on Friday, October 1, by 12pm PST.
  • To obtain a PRESTO account and further instructions to apply for a new project, please fill out this contact form by Monday, September 13th at 12pm PST. PRESTO account login information and new project local competition instructions will be sent in response to the contact form submission. All applicants are strongly encouraged to access PRESTO and e-snaps as soon as possible.
If you have a specialized need and would like to receive this information or any of the TA Workshop materials in another format, please contact montereynofa@homebaseccc.org.

About

The Homeless Emergency Assistance and Rapid Transition to Housing Act of 2009 (HEARTH Act) amended the McKinney-Vento Homeless Assistance Act. Among other changes, the HEARTH Act consolidated the three separate McKinney-Vento homeless assistance programs (Supportive Housing Program, Shelter Plus Care Program, and Section 8 Moderate Rehabilitation SRO program) into a single grant program known as the Continuum of Care (CoC) Program.

The CoC Program is designed to assist individuals (including unaccompanied youth) and families experiencing homelessness and to provide the services needed to help such individuals move into transitional and permanent housing, with the goal of long-term stability. More broadly, the program is designed to promote community-wide planning and strategic use of resources to address homelessness; improve coordination and integration with mainstream resources and other programs targeted to people experiencing homelessness; improve data collection and performance measurement, and allow each community to tailor its program to the particular strengths and challenges within that community.

Each year, HUD awards CoC Program funding competitively to nonprofit organizations, States, and/or units of general-purpose local governments, collectively known as recipients. In turn, recipients may contract or subgrant with other organizations or government entities, known as sub-recipients, to carry out the grant’s day-to-day program operations.

Eligible Uses

As designated in 24 CFR 578.37, CoC funds may be used for projects under five program components:

  1. Permanent Housing
  2. Transitional Housing
  3. Supportive Services Only
  4. HMIS
  5. Homelessness Prevention (must have approval from HUD and have a High Performing CoC designation)

For more information on the Continuum of Care program, please visit the Department of Housing and Urban Development webpage at https://www.hudexchange.info/programs/coc/.

Funded Projects

The following organizations were awarded CoC funds by HUD:

Housing Authority County of Monterey Pueblo Del Mar $118,209.00
Housing Authority County of Monterey Pueblo Del Mar $101,336.00
Interim, Inc. Shelter Cove $169,772.00
Community Human Services Safe Passage $130,574.00
Housing Authority County of Monterey Pueblo Del Mar $156,417.00
Interim, Inc. MCHOPE $119,740.00
Interim, Inc. Sandy Shores $112,947.00
Interim, Inc. Shelter Plus #2 $155,453.00
MidPen Housing Corp. Moon Gate Plaza $216,160.00
San Benito County Helping Hands Program $257,362.00
Veterans Transition Center of California Hayes Circle Permanent Housing Support (Bonus Project) $111,262.00
Veterans Transition Center of California The Coming Home Program $82,555.00