2018 CoC NOFA Headquarters

2018 Continuum of Care (CoC) Notice of Funding Availability

The FY2018 CoC NOFA competition is open as of June 19, 2018. 

MDHI and its NOFA committee will continue to update this page throughout the coming weeks, so check back for information on the CoC NOFA process, scoring tools, timelines, etc. 


2018 CoC Application Timeline (last updated on 6/21/18)

 June 20, 2018

HUD released CoC Notice of Funding Availability

 July 6, 2018, 5pm MST

DUE DATE: Letters of intent from organizations (potential applicants) to renew CoC funding and/or apply for new funding. Please use these forms: 1) new funding letter of intent and 2) renewal funding letter of intent

 July 12, 2018, 2pm MST

MDHI Board of Directors votes on recommended scoring tools for new and renewing project applications.

 July 13, 2018, 10am-11:30am

Mandatory HUD CoC Program Workshop for new and renewing applicants. Please RSVP here.

 July 16, 2017, 5pm MST

DUE DATE: New and renewing applicants must submit completed Housing First Self-Assessment to MDHI. Please submit the assessment and associated materials to nofa@mdhi.org

 August 1, 2018

DUE DATE: Renewing applicants are required to send the following to MDHI: 1) two years (contract years) of Annual Progress Report (APR) data and 2) screenshot(s) (in PDF format) from eLOCCS showing drawdown history of each renewing project. Applicants with just one contract year of data are required to send that data to MDHI. Please email data and drawdown screenshot(s) to Joe Baker – nofa@mdhi.org

 August 15, 2018, 5pm MST

DUE DATE: All project applications are required to be submitted to MDHI in e-snaps.

 September 3, 2018

MDHI will notify applicants in writing whether their applications  will be accepted and ranked on the CoC Priority Listing, rejected, or reduced.

 September 13, 2018

MDHI will post all parts of the CoC Consolidated Application  (which are the CoC Application and CoC Priority Listing with all  project applications accepted and ranked, or rejected and the  Project Applications) on its website for public viewing.

 September 18, 2018

DUE DATE: 2018 MDHI NOFA Application due to HUD

2018 Draft CoC NOFA Scoring Tool

The MDHI NOFA committee has completed draft scoring tools for new and renewing project applications. This process was discussed at the MDHI Stakeholder Extravaganza and during NOFA Office Hours, and the tools are now available for public viewing and public comment. Please send any comments to will.connelly@mdhi.org by Tuesday, June 26th. The MDHI NOFA Committee will consider these comments and recommend updated draft scoring tools to the MDHI Board of Directors in July 2018. 

You can access the draft tools here:

Draft Scoring Tool - New Applicants

Draft Scoring Tool - Renewing Applicants


Housing First Self-Assessment 

This year, MDHI is requiring new and renewing applicants to complete a Housing First Self-Assessment. This tool will assist housing providers and MDHI to document how closely projects align to the Housing First model and assess and measure a project’s progress in aligning with Housing First best practice standards.

MDHI will send this tool to grantees on June 18th after it is discussed at the semi-annual stakeholder meeting on June 13th. The deadline for completion is Monday, July 16, 2018, at 5pm MST. Please submit the completed self-assessment and related forms to will.connelly@mdhi.org

You can access the assessment here: Housing First Self-Assessment Tool

***Please note: MDHI is asking each sub-recipient of CoC funding to complete the self-assessment as well. If you are the main grantee, please make sure that your sub-recipients receive the forms and deadline information as well.*** 

2018 CoC NOFA - Frequently Asked Questions

MDHI staff will post a FAQ in late June 2018 to respond to questions around the scoring tools and other matters. 

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