People and Agencies in Action

The purpose of the SICOCN is to bring together public and private community based organizations, government, representatives and consumers to identify ways to serve the homeless by identifying gaps and proposing action to fill those gaps.  This includes seeking and managing grant funding.


The Notice of Funding Availability (NOFA), submission due September 18, establishes the funding criteria for the FY 2018 Continuum of Care (CoC) Program. HUD is making available approximately $2.1 billion in Fiscal Year 2018 for the CoC Program. The CoC Program is designed to promote a community-wide commitment to the goal of ending homelessness; to provide funding for efforts by nonprofit providers, States, and local governments to quickly re-house homeless individuals, families, persons fleeing domestic violence, and youth while minimizing the trauma and dislocation caused by homelessness; to promote access to and effective utilization of mainstream programs by homeless individuals and families; and to optimize self-sufficiency among those experiencing homelessness. See details on the HUD NOFA tab

The 2018 Housing Action Illinois “Housing Matters!” conference is October 25 & 26 in Bloomington. 2018 Housing Action IL Conference

SICOCN Community events:

Checkout our link for the Community Access Center for Service Point, Pathways, MISI that follows.  This site includes information about User Training.
Community Access Center

The SICOCN 2017 HUD awards can be viewed here. View here.  For overall award information click here.

The Coordinated Entry System training is scheduled for Sept 26 at 1:00pm.
We have had to change the meeting location for the Southern Illinois Continuum of Care Coordinated Entry Training. It is now going to be located at:

Rend Lake College (RLC)
468 N. Ken Gray Parkway
Ina, IL 62846

in the Applied Science building
Room 102

Most communities lack the resources needed to meet all of the needs of people experiencing homelessness.  HUD’s primary goals for coordinated entry systems are that assistance be allocated as effectively as possible and that it be easily accessible no matter where or how people present. Check your Linda Bookwalter and your Dorian Heimbach emails for details and email Linda Bookwalter on who will attend;

The next SICOCN MEETING will be – the annual planning meeting on November 1st, Location: John A Logan College outside of Carterville, IL.  See you there!                                         Map Quest

WE WANT YOU TO BE A MEMBER                                                                 HOW TO JOIN
Homeless Service Providers                              City & County Officials                                              Sheriff & Police Departments
Local Depart.of Human Service                         Housing Authorities                                                   Social Service Agencies
State & Federal Legislators                                Ministerial Alliance                                                    Health Care Providers

Southern Illinois Continuum of Care Network – Your Local Network of Homeless Assistance Providers


SICOCN Partners

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