2022 Continuum of Care (CoC) Competition Info
BACKGROUND: Each year, the US Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) solicits applications from non-profits and local units of government for the Continuum of Care (CoC) Program Competition. HUD issued a Notice of Funding Opportunity for FY 2022-23 on August 1, 2022 noting, “The Continuum of Care (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, Indian Tribes or tribally designated housing entities, and local governments to quickly rehouse homeless individuals, families, persons fleeing domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault, and stalking, 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.”
Orange County, through the Orange County Partnership to End Homelessness (OCPEH), is eligible to apply for up to $910,364 in total CoC funds.
Orange County is soliciting agencies to submit new, renewal, expansion, bonus, DV bonus, and consolidated project applications. All project applications and supplemental materials are due by 12PM on Monday, August 29th.
Project application documents and instructions will be made available on the HUD e-snaps system: https://www.hudexchange.info/programs/e-snaps/
Additional guidance including Detailed Instructions and Navigational Guides will be posted the CoC Program Competition page of HUD’s website between August 1, 2022 and August 22, 2022
OCPEH staff will conduct a virtual local applicant briefing to review the CoC application process, including the CoC rating and ranking tool, process, and deadlines on Monday, August 15th from 2pm – 3:30pm https://orangecountync.zoom.us/j/83041185288?pwd=bk1hdzYxOExZclRSdFAwdkt4bnV6UT09
The recording of the local applicant briefing will be posted in the table below after August 15th.
Project applicants will be scored solely on materials submitted by the deadline, Monday, August 29th at 12PM. Applicants and OCPEH staff will continue to work on project applications after CoC submission per HUD guidelines. These application changes and additions will not be scored in the local competition. HUD will evaluate all locally approved projects using quality threshold reviews.
Tuesday 8/2 Local competition information sent to service providers and community
Monday 8/15 Orange County CoC Local Applicant Briefing recording (Video posted on 8/16/22)
Briefing transcript (posted on 8/16/22)
Monday 8/29 Project applications due by 12PM
Week of 8/30 Project Review Committee scores project applications
Week of 9/4 Project Review Committee meeting to formulate recommendations for CoC FY 2022-23 funding for Leadership Team review
Week of 9/11 OCPEH Leadership Team meeting to determine CoC FY 2022-23 funding recommendation
Wednesday 9/14 OCPEH staff notify project applicants in writing whether projects included in Orange CoC application
Friday 9/23 Project applications revisions complete
Wednesday 9/28 OCPEH staff posts CoC application on OCPEH website
(CoC community application, project priority listing and project applications)
Friday 9/30 OCPEH sends completed CoC application (CoC community application, project priority listing and project applications)
to HUD in advance of competition deadline
Project Review Committee
Community members with a knowledge of homeless programs and community priorities serve on the Project Review Committee (PRC). PRC members work with funding recommendations for Emergency Solutions Grant (ESG) and Continuum of Care (CoC) competitions, and monitor program performance throughout the year. Project Review Committee members revise the project rating and ranking tool used to score CoC & ESG project applications and draft a list of recommended and prioritized projects for OCPEH Leadership Team review.
Project Review Committee members complete Conflict of Interest Disclosure forms and abstain from discussing or voting on any agencies they have ties to during CoC and ESG funding competitions. Members serve from July 2022 - June 2024.
Please email Rachel Waltz, firstname.lastname@example.org if you are interested in learning more about the Project Review Committee.