The CoC Funding Process
The Three County CoC is funded by the Federal Office of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). All CoC funds are to administer the CoC planning, HMIS, or Coordinated Entry activities or are provided to area agencies who provide housing and supportive services to our homeless population.
In order to become a Three County CoC sub-recipient, interested and eligible applicants must apply for HUD funding through Community Action's local competitive funding process annually. The Three County CoC will release a Request For Proposals, after HUD's Notice of Funding Approval has release. The CoC Interim Rule Subpart C Application and Grant Award Process describes, in detail, the funding process here.
In order to apply for funding, an applicant must be considered “eligible”. Nonprofit organizations, States, local governments, and instrumentalities of State or local governments are eligible to apply for grants. For-profit entities are not eligible to apply to be a recipient or sub-recipient of CoC grant funds. In addition, HUD has established further eligibility requirements for applicants of all HUD grant programs, including the CoC. Those eligibility requirements include, but are not limited to: no outstanding delinquent federal debts, no debarred or suspended applicants, pre-selection Review of Performance, sufficient financial management system, no false statements in an application, mandatory disclosure requirement, and prohibition against lobbying activities.