FY2019 Continuum of Care Program Competition: Local Application, Revised Timeline, and What’s New This Year

Attention NOFA Applicants!

Annually, Metro Dallas Homeless Alliance completes a consolidated application, which includes project applications from homeless service providers within our Continuum, to the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD).

On July 3, 2019, HUD released the Notice of Funding Availability (NOFA) for Fiscal Year 2019. The notice can be found here:  https://www.hudexchange.info/resource/5842/fy-2019-coc-program-nofa/

The NOFA requires each Continuum to offer a local competition to review, approve and rank project applicants from eligible agencies. The application process consists of the completion of a local narrative application, project application(s) completion in eSNAPS, and a review of each project application by the Performance Review and Allocations Committee (PRAC). The full application (narrative and eSNAPS) is due Friday, August 16, 2019 by 8:00 p.m.

To assist with the completion of the applications, HUD’s priorities, as well as the Continuum’s priorities have also been linked at the end of this email. Priority will be given to applications that demonstrate the ability to meet the Continuum’s priorities which are:

  • Increasing Rapid Rehousing units
  • Removing Supportive Services Only (SSO) Grants
  • Increasing assistance to Collin County
  • Setting the scoring threshold of 50% of the maximum possible score

HUD’s priorities can be found on page 5 of the NOFA guidelines (link above). The FY2019 CoC Local NOFA Application lists the project types available for application.

Applicants looking to consolidate grants, should be mindful that 3 applications must be submitted (a renewal application, a new application and a new combination application consisting of the renewal and the new. For additional changes, please review the link below titled: What’s New for CoC Program New Project Applications.

Each applicant is asked to attend an applicants’ meeting, Thursday, August 1, 2019 at 1:00 p.m. at United Way of Metropolitan Dallas. During this informative meeting, applicants will receive information on the scorecards, which will be used to objectively score each project application, guidance on eSNAPS, and assistance with completing the narrative application.

Please download each of these linked documents:

For additional assistance, please contact Shavon Moore at shavon.moore@mdhadallas.org or 214-605-0108.

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