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Project Ranking and Evaluation

The Ranking and Evaluation Process

The CoC performs annual ranking and evaluations of all CoC-funded projects as part of the Annual Funding Competition. This ranking and evaluation is based on annual site monitoring conducted by CoC staff, feedback from the Ranking & Evaluation Committee, the results of a project's Annual Performance Report (APR), and an annual presentation by projects to the CoC Board. 


Additionally, the NOFO, as released by HUD, identifies additional ranking factors for new and renewal projects. Projects are ranked into Tier 1, Tier 2, or Tier 3, based on HUD's determination of total funding based on the CoC's Annual Renewal Demand. 


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.

Click here for the 2022 Final Project Ranking as of September 14, 2022 and HUD's final awards for MA, including Three County, as of March 28, 2023.


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 

  • equity factors

Click here to see the current CoC ranking tool for FY22: new project scoring tool & renewal project scoring tool.

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