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2023 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 2023-24 on July 5, 2023 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 $1,005,897 in total CoC funds.




Project Applications

Orange County is soliciting agencies to submit new, renewal, expansion, bonus, DV bonus, and consolidated project applications. All project applications and supplementary materials are due by Monday, August 21st at 12 noon.  Application and materials to be emailed to


Project application documents will be available on the HUD e-snaps system at:


Additional guidance including Detailed Instructions AND Navigational Guides has been posted on the CoC Program Competition page of HUD’s website. Please continue to check here for the most up to date guidance.


Information about the local process and deadlines can be found on the Orange County Partnership to End Homelessness (OCPEH) website – documents and links will be continually posted throughout the competition:


OCPEH staff will conduct a local applicant briefing to review the CoC application process, including the CoC rating and ranking tool, process, and deadlines on Monday, July 31st from 3 – 4:30pm via Zoom. Registration is available at


The recording of the local applicant briefing will be available on the OCPEH website on Tuesday, August 1st:


Project applicants will be scored solely on materials submitted by the deadline, Monday, August 21st 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.


Monday 7/10                   Local competition information sent to service providers and community members

Monday 7/31                   Orange County CoC Local Applicant Briefing 3 – 4:30pm

                                           Registration available at:

                                           Briefing recording


Monday 8/21                  Project applications due by 12PM

8/22 - 8/29                       Project Review Committee scores project applications

Week of 8/28                   Project Review Committee meeting to formulate recommendations for CoC FY 2023-24 funding for Leadership Team review

Week of 9/4 or 9/11       OCPEH Leadership Team meeting to determine CoC FY 2022-23 funding recommendation

Wednesday 9/13            OCPEH staff notify project applicants in writing whether projects included in Orange CoC application

Monday 9/25                  Project applications revisions complete

Tuesday 9/26                  OCPEH staff posts CoC application on OCPEH website

                                          (CoC community application, project priority listing and project applications)

Thursday 9/28                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 2023 - June 2025.


Please email Rachel Waltz, if you are interested in learning more about the Project Review Committee.

Community Application Info
The table below contains all parts of the CoC Consolidated Application - the CoC Community Application, the CoC Project Priority Listing, and the Project pplications accepted and ranked, or rejected and all the submitted Project Applications as well as the CoC Planning Grant
Project Review & Ranking Resources
Project Applicant Resources

Current Grant Transfer Opportunity

This announcement serves as the opportunity for agencies to submit a Letter of Interest (LOI) for a grant transfer for an existing renewal project in Orange County, NC as part of the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Continuum of Care (CoC) portfolio. Agencies considering applying must submit a letter of interest, CoC local scorecard, and CoC Transfer Grantee Certification and clearly demonstrate their ability to successfully meet the FY22 grant terms of The Women’s Center, Inc Rapid Rehousing for DV Survivors and their Families renewal grant under 24 CFR Part 578.37

To learn more including local timelines and how to apply, check here

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