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Continuum of Care (CoC) Notice of Funding Availability

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On Friday November 22, 2013 the federal Notice of Funding Availability (NOFA) for the Continuum of Care (CoC) FY2013 and FY2014 competition was released by the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD)

 On Friday November 22, 2013 the federal Notice of Funding Availability (NOFA) for the Continuum of Care (CoC) FY2013 and FY2014 competition was released by the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) – it is located here: https://www.onecpd.info/resource/3309/fy2013-fy2014coc-program-nofa/.

The Office of Community & Economic Development (OCED), on behalf of the local Continuum of Care Board and in conjunction with consultants at Housing Innovations, Inc., have reviewed the NOFA release and begun a local competition process to determine the following:

1. Review of all renewing CoC-funded projects

2. Reallocation of all Support Services Only (SSO) and Transitional Housing (TH) projects, per CoC approval in May 2013

3. Identification of new Rapid Re-Housing (RRH) and Permanent Supportive Housing (PSH) projects through a local Request for Proposals (RFP) process

4. Ranking of all local projects recommended for funding

The review of all renewing CoC-funded projects, excluding those that are being reallocated, has begun with the Funding Review Team (FRT) of the Washtenaw Housing Alliance (WHA). Each project is being evaluated based on performance indicators identified by HUD. All renewing applicants must submit their online eSNAPS applications by close of business on December 27, 2013.

For new projects, an initial draft of the local RFP was released in October 2013 prior to the NOFA release in order to best prepare local agencies to compete for the reallocated funds. Upon receipt of the NOFA, OCED has revised the local RFP and will release it in its final form on Friday, December 6, 2013. Agencies will have two weeks to apply, with applications due to OCED in electronic format on Friday, December 20, 2013 by 12:00pm. The RFP will be available on the Washtenaw County OCED website (www.ewashtenaw.org/OCED) as well as the Washtenaw Housing Alliance website (www.whalliance.org).

Once the RFP responses are received, the FRT will begin its review and scoring process. The CoC Board/WHA Board has designated authority to the Executive Committee of the WHA Board to review and approve all recommendations from the FRT. All applicants will be notified in early January 2014 of their project’s acceptance or rejection.

In addition to conducting the RFP process for reallocation, OCED is engaging with CoC members and key stakeholders in the housing and homelessness community to gather information and data for the CoC Community Application, which includes the narrative- and data-reporting on our CoC activities and their alignment with HUD priorities and best practices. The score our community receives on the CoC Community Application will determine the extent to which our community maintains its current funding.

Attached to this memo are two additional documents:

An overview of important changes in this year’s CoC NOFA

A local timeline for the CoC process

These attachments provide more information about the funding process and expectations of community partners. Questions about the Continuum of Care competition may be directed to Andrea Plevek, Human Services Manager, Office of Community & Economic Development at pleveka@ewashtenaw.org.

pleveka@ewashtenaw.org.

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