2019 CoC NOFA Headquarters

CoC Application and Priority Listing


CoC Application in esnaps

CoC Priority Listing in esnaps

NOFA Ranking and Appeals


MDHI NOFA Final Board Approved Ranking

The MDHI Board of Directors met on September 12, 2019. The final board approved ranking is posted above.



NOFA Timeline 

Posted July 17, 2019. We will note and date any updates to the timeline as they occur. 

Update: July 30, 2019--see August 16 deadline for renewal grantees--update on APR data

Update: August 9, 2019--updates on timeline and below regarding new project applications

Update: August 15, 2019--updates on FAQs and MDHI's reallocation policy.



July 3, 2019

HUD released CoC Notice of Funding Availability (NOFA)

July 26, 2019, 5pm

DUE DATE: Non-binding letters of intent from organizations to apply for new funding. Email letters to nofa@mdhi.org. Follow the instructions on this form. 

July 26, 2019, 5pm

DUE DATE: Letters from renewal applicants indicating if they do not intend to apply for a renewal. (No letters of intent are required this year for renewals if the organization will be reapplying.) Email letters to nofa@mdhi.org. 

August 1, 2019 

NOFA grantee meeting for new and renewal applicants. 

August 16, 2019, 5pm

DUE DATE: Renewing applicants are required to provide screenshots (in PDF format) from eLOCCS showing drawdown history of each renewing project for the most recently completed grant year and

for the current grant year through the end of July 2019. (However, please note if you are in your first grant year, and provide what is available.) Email to nofa@mdhi.org.

Edit: July 30, 2019 Renewal grantees must send eLOCCS information as described above. We will discuss APR data during the August 1 grantee meeting. We are not planning to pull new data as there is an expectation data should have been cleaned prior to the release of the NOFA.

August 16, 2019, 5pm

DUE DATE: All new applications are due. Edit August 9, 2019: We are waiving the requirement for new applicants to turn in anything on August 16, 2019. See August 23 deadline for an updated description of what is due on August 23. See "New Applicant" section below for additional details. 

August 23, 2019, 5pm

DUE DATE: New and Renewal Project applications submitted in esnaps

Edit August 9, 2019: New Project applicants to email "Threshold Certification" (required) and additional project narrative (optional) to nofa@mdhi.org. You will receive an email when your submission is received. See "New Applicant" section below for additional details. 

Edit August August 12, 2019: Renewal applicants may submit a narrative (optional) to explain the data elements (see Renewal Project Scoring Tool below). Applicants must complete and submit the optional narrative using this LINK.






MDHI Scoring, Ranking, and  Reallocation Policy


Applicant Scoring Tools

Project Threshold Review

New Project Scoring Tool

Renewal Project Scoring Tool

New Applicants

As described in the timeline above, new applicants will submit the following items no later than August 23, 2019 at 5pm. 

  • Submit new project application into HUD esnaps portal. Refer to the CoC NOFA and HUD detailed instructions. (See below for some helpful links and resources.) 
  • Review the threshold information in the FY19 New Applicant Threshold Confirmation Form and the FY2019 NOFA alongside your new project application in esnaps. Please certify that your proposed new project meets each HUD and CoC Threshold requirement by initialing next to each section of the form.
  • Please review your esnaps application to ensure that you have answered each section following HUD guidance. HUD will be reviewing projects for threshold, and may decline to fund an application even if MDHI submits it for funding. While the esnaps application takes precedence, we are offering new applicants an opportunity to submit an additional two pages of narrative to allow for additional space to describe the proposed project and the applicant's experience.
    • Additional narrative is optional. 
    • If you elect to submit, please attach along with the submission of the FY19 New Applicant Threshold Confirmation Form. 
    • Include your organization name, project name, project type, and requested amount on the top of the narrative. 
    • Narrative is limited to two pages. Font size must be 11 pts or larger. Margins must be at least 1" on all sides. 

HUD Resources

The Notice of Funding Availability (NOFA) for the Fiscal Year (FY) 2019 Continuum of Care (CoC) Program Competition has been posted to the FY 2019 CoC Program Competition: Funding Availability page on the HUD Exchange. Additional resources are available on the e-snaps page on the HUD Exchange.

Project Applicants

  • Returning project applicants can choose to import the FY 2018 renewal project application responses; however, this must be requested during your registration of the Renewal Funding Opportunity in e-snaps and is only available if you submitted a renewal project application in last year’s FY 2018 CoC Program Competition. Imported responses should be carefully reviewed to ensure accuracy and that the information is a true representation of the project activities.
  • First-time renewal projects must complete the entire renewal project application.
  • New project applications must be completed in full and in line with the new project application components permitted in this year’s competition
  • CoC planning and UFA Costs applications will only be reviewed if submitted by the CoC’s designated Collaborative Applicant identified in the CoC Applicant Profile in e-snaps.
  • Dedicated HMIS projects, renewal and new, can only be submitted by the CoC’s designated HMIS Lead as identified in the CoC Applicant Profile in e-snaps.

Collaborative Applicants

  • The CoC Application and CoC Priority Listing with all project applications accepted and ranked or rejected are separate submissions in e-snaps. Collaborative Applicants must submit both parts of the CoC Consolidated Application by the application submission deadline for HUD to consider the CoC Consolidated Application to be complete.
  • The CoC Competition Report, and instructions on how to access the report, that includes data reported in the Homelessness Data Exchange (HDX) is available for use by Collaborative Applicants to complete portions of the FY 2019 CoC Application.

What’s New for the FY 2019 CoC Program Competition

The list below highlights some important information regarding new concepts CoCs should consider while planning for the FY 2019 CoC Program Competition. This list is not exhaustive and additional details are in the NOFA.

  • Youth Homelessness Demonstration Program (YHDP) Renewals. Many of the YHDP projects awarded in FY 2016 are due for first-time renewal in the FY 2019 CoC Program Competition. See Section II.B.6 of the NOFA for additional details.
  • Expansion Projects. The application submission process for renewal projects that want to submit a new expansion project has changed.  See Section III.C.2.j of the NOFA for additional details.
  • Domestic Violence (DV) Bonus Projects. There is another up to $50 million available for new DV Bonus projects (Section III.B.2.c of the NOFA) and many of the DV Bonus projects awarded in last year’s FY 2018 CoC Program Competition are eligible for renewal.
  • CoC Bonus. The CoC Bonus is calculated differently in FY 2019. As stated in Section III.C.2.c of the NOFA, “…CoC is eligible to apply for up to 5 percent of its Final Pro Rata Need (FPRN), or 25 percent of the CoC's Preliminary Pro Rata Need (PPRN) minus its Annual Renewal Demand (ARD), whichever is greater. To be eligible to receive a bonus project, a CoC must demonstrate that it ranks projects based on how they improve system performance as outlined in Section VII.B.1.a of this NOFA. The available amount per CoC can be found on the CoC Estimated ARD Report on the HUD Exchange.

See the e-snaps: CoC Program Applications and Grants Management System and theFY 2019 CoC Program Competition: Funding Availability pages on the HUD Exchange for a complete listing of information and guidance.


If you have questions pertaining to e-snaps technical issues or the FY 2019 CoC Program Competition, submit your questions to the e-snaps Ask A Question (AAQ) portal. To submit a question to the e-snaps AAQ portal, select “e-snaps” from the “My question is related to” dropdown list on Step 2 of the question submission process.

If you have questions related to the CoC Program interim rule or a policy related question, submit your questions to the CoC Program AAQ portal. To submit a question to the CoC AAQ portal, select “CoC: Continuum of Care Program” from the “My question is related to” dropdown list on Step 2 of the question submission process.


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