There was a lot of excitement earlier this year about the extra money included in the FY 2016 HUD appropriation “to demonstrate how a comprehensive approach to serving homeless youth… can dramatically reduce youth homelessness.” We’ve all been eagerly waiting to find out just what that $33 million (plus $5 million for technical assistance) was going to look like, and now we know! HUD released the Notice of Funding Announcement (NOFA) for the Youth Homelessness Demonstration Program (YHDP) yesterday.
Today, HUD released the Notice of Funding Availability for FY2016 Continuum of Care Program Competition.
The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development will likely release their 2016 Notice of Funding Application in the next month or so, and there are things you can do now to prepare. Watch our videos and get your community ready for the process.
Overall, HUD estimates that funding for youth homelessness increased by 50% in this award cycle. Indeed, across all housing models, approximately twice as many unaccompanied youth will be served in HUD-funded projects as last year. And as I looked through the list of awards, I was able to calculate around $15 million in funding for youth RRH, and at leat $11 million of that is for new projects.
The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) has recently announced the remaining awards from last year’s Continuum of Care (CoC) application. A lot of money was moved around showing how competitive this process has become. This has made us all aware of how important planning and making changes are for CoCs. Half the battle is trying to get ahead of the next grant application. Below is a checklist to help CoCs and homeless service providers start thinking about the next competition.