Category: NOFA

Four things you can do now to prepare for the 2016 Continuum of Care NOFA

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.

Things to consider if your community lost funding for transitional housing

Last week, homeless service providers ranked in “Tier 2” of their Continuum of Care (CoC) applications learned if they received funding. Some transitional housing programs lost money critical to running their programs and will have to close. It also means some households living in these programs will have to find somewhere else to live.So what can communities do? Read the blog for things to consider.

The Continuum of Care “Tier 2” awards: What happened?

Last week, Continuums of Care (CoC) got word about how much money their communities’ programs would receive in the second of two “tiers” of funding from the federal government. For some it was cause for celebration, and for others, concern. Read what we at the Alliance have observed in the blog post.

NOFA Performance Measures Making You Nervous? Embrace Your Outcomes.

System performance outcomes make up 38 points of your HUD Continuum of Care Competition application this year. This means your performance now carries significant weight when it comes to determining your funding (more than ever before).

And while it may seem daunting to look at the numbers around your outcomes (or even downright scary), your outcomes will tell you what your vision should be for your system, and what kind of plan you should outline in your application. Here are ways you can reflect on your outcomes for HUD’s seven performance measures:

Don’t Forget to Demonstrate Partnerships in your NOFA Application

We’re still digging through HUD’s latest CoC Program NOFA to determine what CoCs should do to secure the maximum amount of federal funds to assist homeless people.

Today, we’re looking at all the incentives spelled out in the NOFA that encourage communities to develop partnerships. HUD will base about a quarter of the points in a community’s overall “score” on the CoC’s strategic use of resources. And by “resources” HUD doesn’t just mean the CoC funds HUD is awarding; it also means the array of funding resources CoCs can access through these partnerships.

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