HUD Continuum of Care Program

Each year, the United States Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) solicits grant applications through a community-based process to address the needs of those experiencing homelessness. This process, known as the Continuum of Care Program (CoC), facilitates grants designed to address the problems of homelessness in a comprehensive manner with other federal agencies.

The HUD CoC Program is designed to:

  • Promote a community-based solution to ending homelessness;
  • Provide funding to nonprofits, States, and local governments to prevent and quickly re-house individual and families experiencing homelessness;
  • Minimize the trauma and dislocation that individuals, families, and communities experience as a result of homelessness; and
  • Promote the effective utilization of mainstream resources.

Continuum of Care also refers to a community-based group composed of representation from a cross-section of providers, community entities, representatives of mainstream resources, and individuals from one or more localities that have joined together for these purposes. The CoC organization is responsible for developing local community-based solutions to homelessness and applying for HUD funding through a collaborative grant application. The CoC organization in the Richmond area is the Greater Richmond Continuum of Care (GRCoC) which includes the following localities: the City of Richmond, and the Counties of Chesterfield, Hanover, Henrico, Powhatan, Goochland, New Kent and Charles City. Homeward is the lead agency for GRCoC and manages the annual HUD CoC grant application process.

HUD announces the beginning of the annual grant competition by publishing a Notice of Funding Availability (NOFA). The NOFA provides detailed information about the application process including deadlines, eligible applicants, activities and costs. Anyone interested in applying for HUD funding should become familiar with the federal legislation governing CoC funding, Program Interim Rule Part 578 Continuum of Care Program as well as the NOFA. Applicants should also check this website often as the grant information is updated on a regular basis.

General Funding Resources

FY 2018 HUD CoC Program Funding Information

FUNDING ANNOUNCEMENT JUNE 28, 2018

The Greater Richmond Continuum of Care (GRCoC) is pleased to announce the availability of funding for homeless services in the Richmond region through the US. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). HUD released the Notice of Funding Availability for the FY 2018 Continuum of Care (CoC) Program Competition on June 20, 2018. The CoC program is designed to:

  • Promote a community-based solution to ending homelessness;
  • Provide funding to nonprofits, States, and local governments to prevent and quickly re-house individual and families experiencing homelessness;
  • Minimize the trauma and dislocation that individuals, families, and communities experience as a result of homelessness; and
  • Promote the effective utilization of mainstream resources.

Please review the program NOFA and competition highlights posted above. Detailed information on the application process and timetable will be posted shortly. Please contact Lynne Carruth, Coordinated Grants Administrator, lcarruth@homewardva.org for more information.

FUNDING ANNOUNCEMENT JULY 6, 2018

Applications are now available for the HUD FY 2018 Continuum of Care (CoC) Program Competition. All documents related to the competition including complete applications instructions and forms are posted above. The CoC program is designed to:

  • Promote a community-based solution to ending homelessness;
  • Provide funding to nonprofits, States, and local governments to prevent and quickly re-house individual and families experiencing homelessness;
  • Minimize the trauma and dislocation that individuals, families, and communities experience as a result of homelessness; and
  • Promote the effective utilization of mainstream resources.

The consolidated application must be submitted to HUD by 8pm on September 18, 2018 Project applications must be submitted to Homeward, Lead Applicant, by August 2, 2018 Please refer to the FY18 HUD CoC Process and Timeline for complete list of deadlines.

Eligible Applicants

New and renewal applicants are invited to apply and new applicants are encouraged to contact the Coordinated Grants Administrator for technical assistance. All applicants must meet GRCoC threshold requirements for grant applicants, 2018 Funding Priorities and HUD requirements contained in the FY18 HUD CoC Notice of Funding Availability. It is the responsibility of the applicant to review and comply with all requirements.

 

Homeward will conduct a How-to-Apply conference call on July 16 at 10 am. Call: (866) 906-0040; Enter Code 8308207

Eligible Projects

Eligible new and renewal projects include: 1) Permanent Supportive Housing for chronically homeless individuals and families; and 2) Rapid Rehousing for homeless families and individuals, including unaccompanied youth.

New projects may be funded through a Permanent Housing bonus, a Domestic Violence bonus or available reallocated funds.

Please email Lynne Carruth, Homeward Coordinated Grants Administrator, at lcarruth@homewardva.org or call 804-994-8355 for additional information.

PROJECT PRIORITY LISTING ANNOUNCEMENT  August 28, 2018

The Greater Richmond CoC is applying for $5,402,772 in federal funding  through the HUD CoC funding competition.  The Greater Richmond CoC Board approved the project priority listing on August 27, 2018 as recommended by the Greater Richmond CoC Ranking Committee. This list of project applications is ranked in order of funding priority and will be submitted to HUD  as part of the Greater Richmond CoC Consolidated Application for funding.

Greater Richmond Continuum of Care FY18 HUD CoC Project Priority Listing

The Greater Richmond CoC  APPLICATION REQUEST FOR PUBLIC COMMENT   August 31, 2018

The Greater Richmond CoC is applying for $5,402,772 in federal funding through the HUD CoC funding competition. The consolidated grant application has several components. The first component, the project priority listing, was approved by the Greater Richmond CoC Board on August 27, 2018 and is posted above.  A second component of this consolidated application is the CoC Application which includes information about the Greater Richmond CoC governance structure and strategic planning process and goals.  A draft of the CoC application is now available for your review and comment. Please note that several charts appear to be incomplete due to a glitch in HUD’s electronic grant system. A new draft will be uploaded once this is corrected. We welcome your comments and questions which may be emailed to the Homeward Coordinated Grants Administrator, Lynne Carruth, lcarruth@homewardva.org, by Thursday September 6, 2018.  

Greater Richmond Continuum of Care FY 2018 HUD CoC Application- draft

THE GREATER RICHMOND CoC FY18 CONSOLIDATED APPLICATION FOR HUD COC FUNDING –FINAL

September 12, 2018

The final FY 2018 Greater Richmond CoC Consolidated Application which includes the CoC Application, the Project Priority Listing and related attachments, was approved by the GRCoC Board on September 12, 2018 and is posted below. The Consolidated Application will be submitted to HUD by September 18, 2018

  Greater Richmond CoC FY 2018 HUD CoC Application and Attachment- Final 

   Greater Richmond CoC FY 2018 HUD Project Priority Listing-Final

Please email Lynne Carruth, Homeward Coordinated Grants Administrator at lcarruth@homewardva.org for further information or with questions.

 

FY 2017 HUD CoC Program Funding Application Materials and Information

LINKS TO FY 2017 DOCUMENTS:

FY2017 GRCoC Project Priority Listing

FY2017 GRCoC Application

FY 2017 CoC Application Attachments 1

FY 2017 CoC Application Attachments 2

FY 2017 CoC Application Attachments 3

FY 2017 CoC Application Attachments 4

GRCoC Coordinated Grant Ranking and Review Process

For more information contact Lynne Carruth, Homeward Coordinated Grants Administrator at lcarruth@homewardva.org.

FY16 HUD CoC Program Funding application materials and information

FY15 HUD CoC Program Funding application materials and information

FY14 HUD CoC Program Funding application materials and information

 

If you are homeless or will lose housing in the next three days, call the Homeless Crisis Line at 804-972-0813.