HUD NOFA 2018 & 2017



Posted 2/9/18


It’s that time again.  I have attached a copy of the Letter of Intent that is due by March 1, 2018.  You can either send it in to Linda Bookwalter by email/mail or bring it to the March 1, 2018 CoC meeting.

As usual, it is unknown what changes might occur with the new NOFA.  

Camille Dorris
Executive Director                                 Southern Illinois Coalition for the Homeless
Chair                                                      Southern Illinois Continuum of Care Network

Letter of Intent Template – WORD

Letter of Intent Template – pdf


Posted 1/5/18

NOFA Letters of Intent are due by March 1st.  You can bring them to the March 1, 2018 SICOCN
meeting at Crosswalks CAA or send them to Linda Bookwalter at SWAN. Letter requirements will be the same as last year.

Linda Bookwalter
SICOCN Collaborative Applicant
Stopping Woman Abuse Now
P.O. Box 176
Olney, Il 62450







Posted 1/16/18

SICOCN Awards COC 2017



The SICOCN 2017 CoC HUD NOFA Consolidated Application has been submitted


Posted 9/27/17

Click here for     SICOCN 2017 CoC HUD NOFA Consolidated Application FINAL



Posted 9/25/17

Click here for      2017 CoC HUD NOFA Consolidated Application (DRAFT)



Posted 8/16/17

Click here for    Final Ranking Results

All applications submitted were approved at 100% of funding requested for ranking.



Posted 7/31/17

The FY 2017 CoC Program Competition is Now Open

The Notice of Funding Availability (NOFA) for the Fiscal Year (FY) 2017 Continuum of Care (CoC) Program Competition [7] has been posted to the FY 2017 CoC Program Competition: Funding Availability [8] page on the HUD Exchange.


The electronic application in_ e-snaps_ will be available on or after next Tuesday, July 18, 2017. HUD strongly encourages CoCs, Collaborative Applicants, project applicants, and stakeholders to:

* Carefully and thoroughly read the FY 2017 CoC Program Competition NOFA to understand the information; and
* Begin to plan local competitions based on information, new and changed from the previous Competition, provided in the FY 2017 CoC Program Competition NOFA.

Additionally, so that CoCs know their maximum award amounts, including amounts for planning and Permanent Housing Bonus, HUD has posted the Estimated Annual Renewal Demand (ARD) Report [9] that includes each CoC’s Preliminary Pro Rata Need (PPRN), estimated ARD, CoC Planning, and Permanent Housing Bonus amounts.


The list below highlights some important information about what has changed, what is new, and special considerations that CoCs should make while planning for the FY 2017 CoC Program Competition. This list is not exhaustive and additional details are located in the FY 2017 CoC Program Competition NOFA. A full list of new, changed, and highlighted information can be found on the FY 2017 Continuum of Care (CoC) Program
Competition: Funding Availability [10] page.

* Tier 1 is 94 percent of the CoC’s ARD amount.

* The amount available for the Permanent Housing Bonus is 6 percent of the CoC’s Final Pro Rata Need (FPRN).

* Renewal project applicants may submit their renewal project applications with no changes. We strongly encourage you wait to access _e-snaps_ to complete your renewal project application until the FY 2017 Renewal Project Application Detailed Instructions are posted on the HUD Exchange so you can determine if you want to take advantage of this new function.

* HUD has made several changes to the eligibility requirements for permanent housing, permanent supportive housing, and rapid rehousing.
Applicants should carefully read the FY 2017 CoC Program Competition NOFA regarding these changes.

* Most of the mandatory HUD form attachments have been moved to _e-snaps_ as fillable forms that only require a checkbox certification with the project applicant’s authorized representative information. The only HUD required form that remains an attachment is the HUD-2991, Certification of Consistency with the Consolidated Plan, and it must be attached by the Collaborative Applicant to the FY 2017 CoC Priority Listing.

* Tier 2 project-level scoring has been revised to include only three criteria – CoC Application score, ranked position of the project application in Tier 2, and the project application’s commitment to Housing First. The type of project has been removed as a Tier 2 scoring criteria.

* System Performance Measurement information will be largely scored on data submitted by the CoC to the Homelessness Data Exchange (HDX), although CoCs will be required to attach the FY 2017 Competition Report to their CoC Application in _e-snaps_.

* The local ranking process continues to be crucial to making the CoC Program as effective as possible. CoCs should use objective, performance-based criteria to rate projects and should consider both the need to serve particular populations of people experiencing homelessness (for example, survivors of domestic violence, youth, and persons with substance use disorders) and the effectiveness of their projects in reducing homelessness.
* All applicants must have a current HUD-approved Code of Conduct.
Most organizations’ Codes of Conduct were removed from HUD’s website in early 2017, as they did not meet the requirements of 2 CFR part 200, and the organizations were notified by another HUD office that a new Code of Conduct must be submitted. Be sure to review the Code of Conduct for HUD Grant Programs [11] page on HUD’s website to ensure your organization is listed which means you have submitted an approved Code of Conduct. If you do not see your organization on the list, be sure to attach a current and complete Code of Conduct to your Project Applicant Profile in _e-snaps_.


All information related to the FY 2017 CoC Program Competition is communicated via the HUD Exchange Mailing List [12]. Join the mailing list to receive important updates and reminders.

If you are aware or suspect that the Collaborative Applicant, CoC members, or interested stakeholders are not currently receiving these listserv messages, please forward the following link, [13], to them to register for the listserv messages as this is the only form of communication used by HUD to the public.

If you have questions related to subscribing to the HUD Exchange mailing list or have issues receiving listserv messages in your inbox, please contact Please be sure to add and to your contact list or safe senders list. This ensures that messages from the HUD Exchange go to your inbox and are not filtered to your spam or junk folder.


During the competition, it is critical that questions are submitted to the correct Ask A Question [14] (AAQ) portal.

Questions pertaining to the CoC Program Competition should be submitted to the _e-snaps_ portal. These questions include _e-snaps_ technical issues; questions about the NOFA, CoC Application, CoC Priority Listings, or Project Applications; and questions about grant awards, agreements, or amendments.

To submit a question to the _e-snaps_ AAQ portal, select “_e-snaps_”
from the “My question is related to” drop down 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, please submit your questions to the CoC Program AAQ portal. To submit a question to the CoC Program AAQ portal, select “CoC Program” from the “My question is related to” drop down list on Step 2 of the question submission process.

The AAQ portal accepts question submissions 24/7. However, responses are usually provided between 8:00 AM and 5:00 PM Eastern Time, Monday through Friday, except for weekends and federal holidays. Additionally, per the FY 2017 CoC Program Competition NOFA, starting 2 days prior to the application deadline for FY 2017 funds, the AAQ will respond only to emergency technical support questions up to the deadline of Thursday, September 28, 2017 at 8:00 PM EDT.


Posted 7/31/17

Click here for     SICOCN NOFA Ranking Form



Posted 6/8/17

Hi- thought this might help all of you as you prepare for the NOFA. There is no attachment. You have to open the articles sent by the national Alliance to End Homelessness.

Linda Bookwalter
Stopping Woman Abuse Now




The Continuum of Care funding competition is coming soon, will you use this as an opportunity? Listen to the recording of our webinar aimed at helping communities prepare for the 2017 Notice of Funding Availability. Learn how to use this process to drive long-term change and better serve the most vulnerable in your community.

This webinar is just one of the many resources the Alliance has put together to help CoCs prepare for the NOFA. Check out our full calendar of webinars, blog posts and resource page for more information.


Posted 4/23/17

Click here for     Sample Letter of Intent



Posted 3/3/17

NOFA Letters of Intent can be submitted as of May 4. You can bring them to the May 4 SICOCN
meeting in Sparta or send them to Linda Bookwalter at SWAN. Deadline for submission will be
announced later. Letter requirements will be the same as last year.

Linda Bookwalter
SICOCN Collaborative Applicant
Stopping Woman Abuse Now
P.O. Box 176
Olney, Il 62450




The FY 2016 Continuum of Care (CoC) Program Competition application was submitted Monday September 12, 2016.

FY 2016 CoC NOFA Competition Information

FY 2016 CoC Program Registration in e-snaps submitted for access to the Continuum of Care Consolidated Application


CoC Project Priority Listing 2016  Posted 9/8/16

Completed NOFA (draft copy)  Posted 9/9/16

Completed NOFA (submitted copy)  Posted 9/13/16HUD_Logo_35-e1449791617512



HUD CoC Awards Tier 1 2016

HUD CoC Awards Tier 2 2016

FY-2015-16 CoC-Program-Competition-Recap

FY 2015_16 COC NOFA Submission Information