Project Ranking and Evaluation

The Ranking and Evaluation Process

The CoC performs annual ranking and evaluations of all CoC-funded projects. The ranking and evaluation is based on annual site monitoring conducted by CoC staff, feedback from the Ranking & Evaluation Committee, the results of a projects Annual Performance Report (APR) and an annual presentation by projects to the CoC Board. Projects are ranked into Tier 1, Tier 2, or Tier 3. A significance of ranking is the prioritization of funding for projects who rank the highest; in the event that HUD is unable to fully fund all CoC-projects, those in Tier 1 will be funded first, with Tier 2 and Tier 3 following. To learn more about our process for project ranking, click here.

Click here for the 2019 Project Ranking.  Click here for the 2019 Project ranking summary table. A copy of the preliminary 2020 Project Ranking is now available. You can download a copy here or find it posted at the bottom of this page.


The Ranking Tool and Criteria

Annually, the Ranking & Evaluation Committee is provided with information about the performance of funded programs as determined on the renewal scoring tool approved by the CoC each year. This process and tool includes objective criteria, past performance data that improves participant outcomes and CoC’s system performance including but not limited to:

  • program utilization rates

  • housing outcome performance measures

  • program participant income and benefits

  • vulnerable populations served 

  • participation in CoC systems

  • financial management and cost effectiveness

  • target populations served 

  • implementation of best practices

  • program policies 

Please find below a preliminary version of the Three County CoC's Ranking Structure for the 2020 Annual Funding Competition: