This Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO) establishes the funding criteria for the FY 2023 Continuum of Care (CoC) Program. HUD is making available approximately $3,134,000,000 is available in this FY 2023 CoC Program NOFO, including approximately $147,000,000 million available for the competitive renewal and replacement of expiring Round 1 YHDP Grants and the non-competitive renewal and replacement of expiring grants YHDP grants initially funded in FY 2017 (Round 2) or later, and at least $52,000,000 available for Domestic Violence, Dating Violence, Sexual Assault, and Stalking Bonus (DV Bonus) projects, described in Section II.B.5 of this NOFO. HUD may add to the total amount with any available funds that have been carried over or recaptured from previous fiscal years. All requirements in the FY 2023 application process, including requirements for the entire CoC Consolidated Application and the total amount of funds available, are included in the NOFO.
The FY 2023 CoC Program Competition opened July 5th, 2023.
Consolidated community CoC applications are due September 28th, 2023 at 8:00 PM EST.
2023 HUD CoC Competition – https://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=349091
CoC ARD Report – Posted 7/28/2023
New Project Application Instructions – Posted 8/4/2023
Renewal Project Application Instructions – Posted 8/4/2023
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FUNDING For BBCoC- FL 506
Estimated ARD- $1,898,386
Tier 1- $1,765,499
CoC Bonus- $207,235
DV Bonus- $296,051
CoC Planning- $148,025
Local Competition Applications are due on August 28th, 2023 by 12 midnight.
RENEWAL PROJECTS: Please see the Renewal Project Review Process for information on project review and submission.
NEW PROJECTS: Please see New Project Review Process for information on project review and submission.
The local process is posted at bigbendcoc.org and the HUD process is available at https://www.hud.gov/program_offices/comm_planning/coc/competition.
2023 HUD COC NOFO COMMUNITY INFORMATION SESSION- August 4, 2023 2-3 PM ET (MANDATORY TO APPLY)
This meeting will provide a thorough review of the 2023 NOFA, local competition RFA including timeline and local application submission requirements, ESNAPS submission, and project review process. Any agency who may be interested in submitting a project MUST attend this meeting. Meeting Link
Questions can also be submitted to firstname.lastname@example.org prior to meeting.
August 8, 2023 – 12 MIDNIGHT EASTERN TIME- LETTERS OF INTENT TO APPLY FOR NEW PROJECTS DUE.
All Letters of Intent should be submitted as a PDF attachment to email@example.com . Letter of Intent should include project type, target county(s), target population(s) and name of agency interested in applying and should be initiated by either the agency Executive Director or Board Chair. Organizations submitting a letter of intent to apply for an eligible activity under this funding will receive additional group technical assistance on the expectations and priorities of the CoC as well as how to utilize the HUD project submission system known as ESNAPS.
August 28, 2023- 12 MIDNIGHT ET- NEW AND RENEWING PROJECT APPLICATIONS DUE to CoC via JotForm Application Submission and must include ESNAPS Submission PDF ATTACHMENT.
September 7, 2023- PROJECT REVIEW COMMITTEE CONVENES For Project Proposals- Applicants will be provided 15 minutes to present their proposal to the Committee via virtual platform. An additional 5 minutes will be set aside for Committee Member Q and A.
September 8, 2023- PROJECT REVIEW COMMITTEE CONVENES For Review of Renewal Projects for Reallocation
Committee reviews info and makes recommendations on Reallocation of funds if necessary. This process will include review of Annual Performance Reports, System Performance Impact, Cost Effectiveness. Documents for review will be generated by CoC staff through HMIS and specific project submissions of past APRs in SAGE.
September 11-12, 2023- PROJECT REVIEW COMMITTEE CONVENES TO REVIEW, SCORE, AND RANK NEW and RENEWAL PROJECT PROPOSALS. Only committee members who have participated in orientation, completed Conflict of Interest Forms and been approved to review projects will participate.
September 12, 2023- PRIORITY LISTING RANKING AND TIERING OF NEW AND RENEWAL PROJECTS APPROVAL BY COC EXECUTIVE BOARD for inclusion in the 2023 CoC Collaborative Application.
September 13, 2023 – APPLICANTS NOTIFIED IN WRITING OF THE STATUS OF THEIR PROJECT APPLICATIONS and inclusion or exclusion from ranking and tiering.
September 22, 2023- CONSOLIDATED COMMUNITY APPLICATION AND INDIVIDUAL PROJECT APPLICATIONS POSTED TO WWW.BIGBENDCOC.ORG FOR COMMUNITY REVIEW AND BBCOC BOARD APPROVAL TO SUBMIT TO HUD- feedback is requested by September 27, 2023 at noon.
September 28, 2023- COC STAFF TO SUBMIT CONSOLIDATED APPLICATION IN ESNAPS- submission deadline set by HUD is September 28, 2023 at 8 pm.
**Please review the Detailed Timeline for more information as this is not an all-inclusive list of events. **
BBCoC Funding Cycle Policy and Procedures – Posted 7/28/2023
BBCoC HUD NOFO Renewal and New Project Review Policy and Procedure – Posted 7/28/2023
BBCoC Renewal and Reallocation Policy and Procedure – Posted 7/28/2023
BBCoC 2023 NOFO Local RFA – Posted 7/28/2023
BBCoC 2023 NOFO Detailed Timeline – Posted 7/28/2023
2023 BBCoC New Project Applications – Posted 8/4/2023, Updated 8/14/2023
2023 BBCoC Renewal Project Applications – Posted 8/4/2023, Updated 8/14/2023
HMIS Renewal Application – Posted 8/14/2023
1st Time Renewal Application – Posted 8/14/2023
2023 HUD COC NOFO COMMUNITY INFORMATION SESSIONS
This meeting will provide a thorough review of the 2023 NOFA, local competition RFA including timeline and local application submission requirements, E-SNAPS submission, and project review process. Any agency who may be interested in submitting a project MUST attend this meeting.
Meeting 3 Recording – August 16th, 2023
Meeting 2 Recording – August 9th, 2023
Meeting Recording – August 4th, 2023
Frequently Asked Questions:
Q. Will a first time renewal project that has not been contracted by HUD still need to be submitted through the renewal process?
Yes, this project will need to be submitted using the First Time Renewal Project Application. It will be scored and included in the priority listing based on the normal review, scoring, and ranking process.
Q: Will ESNAPS be available for projects to submit in time for the local competition deadline?
Yes, ESNAPS is open for ALL project submissions. Agencies must submit both ESNAPS and local applications by midnight on August 28, 2023. A pdf of ESNAPS submission will also be required as an attachment along with your local application to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Q: What type of funds can be used as Match?
Match resources may be from any federal, state, local or private source (excluding Continuum of Care Program funds) as long as the source of the funds is not statutorily prohibited from being used as match. (Note: the recipient is responsible for determining this.)
- Important: Other HUD funds (e.g., ESG, HOME and CDBG) may be used as match as long as they haven’t been committed as match to another project
Q: Please clarify how applicants should provide clear written procedures to verify client eligibility for program services as defined in the NOFO based on the project type and has defined policies for referring and receipt of referrals through Coordinated Entry.
Agencies that have similar projects can provide documents that will be adopted by the new project once under contract. If you do not have such documents, then you may not receive the full credit.
Q: Where can we last year’s NOFO page and the systems performance page?
Last year’s NOFO page: https://bigbendcoc.org/nofo/2022-hud-nofo/
Annual Reports: https://bigbendcoc.org/annual-reports/
Q: Is PH-RRH the same as regular RRH?
Yes, PH-RRH is Rapid Rehousing, which is a permanent housing project because it connects clients directly to permanent housing using short to medium term rental assistance and case management.