2019 CoC NOFA Headquarters

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NOFA Grantee Meeting Set for August 1 (for new and renewal applicants)

RSVP Here for August 1 Grantee Meeting

NOFA Timeline 

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

Date Item
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. See details and RSVP here: https://www.mdhi.org/mdhi_nofa_grantee_meeting_2019
August 16, 2019, 5pm DUE DATE: Renewing applicants are required to 1) have Annual Performance Report (APR) data cleaned and ready for MDHI to pull final data for scoring and ranking from HMIS, and 2) 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.
August 16, 2019, 5pm DUE DATE: All new applications are due (application is pending and we will update when published). Email to nofa@mdhi.org. Applicants will receive an email reply noting that their submission has been successfully received. 
August 23, 2019, 5pm DUE DATE: All project applications are required to be submitted in e-snaps. 






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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