CoC NOFA and Applications
Notice Of Funding Availability (NOFA)
After enactment of the annual appropriations act for the fiscal year, HUD will use a Notice of Funding Availability (NOFA). The NOFA is a notice published by HUD each year and establishes the funding criteria for the next Fiscal Year (FY) of the CoC Program. The notice describes the type of funding available on a competitive basis and provides contact information as to where an application may be submitted by the Collaborative Applicant. Typically, the Consolidated Application is to be submitted 60-90 days from the date of the NOFA publication.
The FY2021 NOFO release and funding competition began on August 17th and the response was due on November 16th. This year's NOFO and supporting documents, as well as all documents needed to address esnaps applications can be found here.
The Three County CoC (MA507), in response to the HUD Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO), completed the (FY) 2021 Continuum of Care local Competition for renewal and new projects, and Noncompetitive Award of Youth Homeless Demonstration Program Renewal and Replacement Grants. Projects were ranked by the CoC's Ranking and Evaluation Committee and approved by the CoC Board.
Total Amount in Housing and Service Projects Submitted for HUD Approval on November 15th, 2021:
Renewal Projects: $1,807,664
New Projects: $285,903
CoC Planning Dollars: $85,155
YHDP Projects: $1,000,675
TOTAL CoC Request: $3,179,397
The Three County CoC's FY21 Request for Proposals (RFP).
For official HUD releases specific to the current CoC Program Competition cycle, visit the HUD Exchange.
The CoC Consolidated Application is made up of two parts: the CoC Application and the CoC Priority Listing, with all of the CoC’s project applications either approved or ranked, or rejected. The Collaborative Applicant is responsible for submitting both the CoC Application and the CoC Priority Listing in order for the CoC Consolidated Application to be considered complete.
All applications to HUD must be submitted at such a time and in such a manger as HUD may require, and contain such information as HUD determines necessary. The Three County CoC is the sole recipient of funding awards and therefore all applicants must submit their applications to the Three County CoC by a date established by the CoC within the RFP. Subrecipients applying for renewal of an existing CoC project will submit a renewal application. New applicants for CoC funding will submit a new project application. At a minimum, subrecipient applications must contain a description of the project; a description of the subpopulations of homeless or at risk of homelessness to be served by the project; the number of units and/or the number of persons to be served by each project; a budget request by project; and reasonable assurance that the subrecipient will own or have control of a site for the proposed project not later than the expiration of the 12-month period beginning upon notification of an award for grant assistance.