HUD’s FY 2013-2014 CoC Program Competition

On September 16, 2014, HUD released a Notice of Funding Availability (NOFA) for the Continuum of Care Program Competition, launching a competition for approximately $1.83 billion in Fiscal Year 2014 for FY 2014 CoC Funding Notice under the FY 2013 – FY 2014 CoC Program Competition. The FY 2014 CoC Program Funding Notice carries forward and continues the policy priorities outlined in combined FY 2013-FY 2014 CoC Program Competition NOFA, which are focused on accelerating progress on Opening Doors. Specifically, this program competition emphasizes the investment of resources in permanent supportive housing and encourages prioritization of services for people experiencing chronic homelessness. In addition, it promotes the adoption of the Housing First approach and the expansion of rapid re-housing to advance our goals of ending family homelessness. Moreover, it encourages communities to retool their homeless crisis response systems and calls for increased collaboration with VA Medical Centers and runaway and homeless youth service providers. Finally, this competition is intended to support the strategic use of CoC resources, data-driven decision-making, evidence-based programming, goal setting and leveraging of mainstream systems.

The FY2014 funding Notice includes a number of new important changes and considerations unique to the FY 2014 funding round.  No CoC application is required for this competition; CoCs will only need to include project applications and rankings. In addition, HUD is setting aside approximately $40 million for a funding bonus to create new dedicated permanent supportive housing to serve people experiencing chronic homelessness. Although all CoCs approved in the FY 2014 CoC Registration process may apply, priority will be given to those CoCs that have a high need in relation to chronic homelessness as described in the funding Notice.

This page provides useful resources to help communities achieve success in the CoC program competition.

FY 2014 Resources

New Webinar Short

Permanent Supportive Housing Bonus in FY 2014 HUD CoC Program: Strategies for Rapid Implementation

In this webinar short, USICH Senior Policy Director Richard Cho discusses strategies for the rapid implementation of permanent supportive housing created under the $40 million bonus included in the FY 2014 CoC Program Competition. HUD has set aside this funding to create new dedicated permanent supportive housing to serve people experiencing chronic homelessness.

Video and Slides.

New Reallocation Guide for the CoC Program Competition

In our newly released publication, Creating Effective Systems to End Homelessness: A Guide to Reallocating Funds in the CoC Program, we offer guidance to Continuums of Care and program fund recipients on strategically shifting program funds from underperforming or less cost-effective programs toward new, evidence-informed projects that serve new participants or have a rapid re-housing or permanent supportive housing program design. This tool will help you make decisions about when reallocating is necessary, understand the types of reallocation and the circumstances that make each appropriate, and overcome challenges of the reallocation process.

Download the Reallocation Guide (September 2014).

*NEW* HHS Resources

USICH Webinar: HUD FY2014 Continuum of Care Program Competition: Strategies for Continued Success

On September, 19, 2014, USICH hosted a webinar for communities on strategies for continued success in responding to The Notice of Funding Availability (NOFA) for the Fiscal Year (FY) 2014 Funds in the FY 2013 - FY 2014 Continuum of Care (CoC) Program Competition (FY 2014 CoC Program Funding Notice).  Participants learned about the results of the FY 2013 competition, the unique aspects of the FY 2014 CoC Program funding competition, the permanent supportive housing bonus to serve people experiencing chronic homelessness, and tips for reallocations and prioritization.

HUD Resources

SNAPS In Focus

Services in the CoC Program: Assessing Value and Finding Funding Alternatives


FY 2013 Resources

USICH/ NAEH Webinar on the FY 2013-2014 CoC Program Competition- Strategies for Success

CoC Program Competition on HUD's OneCPD

SNAPS Weekly Focus Messages

Messages to Continuum of Care & Ten-Year Plan Leaders from Barbara Poppe, Executive Director of USICH

Message from Richard Cho, USICH Policy Director

Progress in the 2013 PIT sets Stage for NOFA