2017 NOFA Process

2017 Notice of Funding Availability

HUD announced the 2017 CoC Program Notice of Funding Availability (NOFA) on July 14, 2017. Find it here.

Other official HUD information, instructional guides, budget guidance, and many other resources related to 2017 NOFA Competition can be found here and here.

Also, each year there are significant changes to the NOFA process. Find a summary of those changes by clicking here. Thank you to Howard Burchman and his teammates at Housing Innovations for creating this handy summary.

2017 MDHI NOFA Timeline

The MDHI NOFA Committee has developed a timeline for the NOFA season. Click here to see the most updated version. This timeline will be updated weekly until September 28, 2017.

Ask MDHI a NOFA Question!

Use the MDHI event calendar to RSVP for NOFA-related meetings and training.  

Use the MDHI NOFA Ask A Question page to submit any NOFA-related questions. Submitting a question on this page will not lead to an official response from HUD. HUD's ask a question page can be found here

Annual Progress Report Training Information

On August 7, 2017, the HMIS Lead Agency (CCH) held a webinar on how to pull APR reports from HMIS. All renewal projects that are not in their first operating year are required to submit two years of APR data to MDHI by August 10, 2017. Please refer to the 2017 NOFA Timeline (above) for more info on this step of the process.

The August 7th webinar slides can be found here. The recording of the webinar is here. (you must register to view the recording)

New Project Applications

With this new funding cycle, our community may create new projects through the permanent housing bonus. Please review the entire 2017 HUD NOFA carefully to decide whether or not your organization wants to apply for permanent housing bonus funding. If your organization is considering submitting an application for a new project, you must send a non-binding letter of interest to apply. 

The deadline to submit letters of intent was July 26, 2017. MDHI received 10 letters of intent. All 10 passed the initial threshold review and will have the opportunity to submit a full application.

Follow this link for detailed instructions on how to submit applications in e-snaps for new projects.

 

2017 CoC NOFA Ranking Tool and MOU

MDHI’s NOFA Committee has been updating the ranking process for HUD’s Notice of Funding Availability (NOFA) for the 2017 Continuum of Care (CoC) Program Competition. The committee has been working to make the process more objective, transparent, and based on outcomes data. The NOFA Committee thanks the community for its input in improving the tools and overall process. On July 13th, the MDHI Board of Directors approved the ranking tool and MOU below. 

Ranking Tool: MDHI_NOFA_Ranking_Tool_2017

MOU Between MDHI and CoC Grantee: CoC_and_Grantee_MOU_2017    

 

Grant Inventory Worksheets 

HUD has posted the Fiscal Year (FY) 2017 Continuum of Care Program (CoC) Competition Grant Inventory Worksheets (GIW) to the HUD Exchange for review by CoCs, project recipients, and interested stakeholders. For more GWI information and instructions, click here.

You can also contact Joe Baker (joe.baker@mdhi.org) with any questions related to these forms.


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