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The annual CoC NOFO application has been released for FY22. Project applications are now available, and you are required to submit the applications 30 days prior to the NOFO application deadline on September 30, 2022. For funded agencies please complete your application in esnaps and non-funded agencies complete a pre-application (see attached) and submit them to Megan Duke by Tuesday, August 30, 2022, by 8:00pm. For renewal projects please be sure to complete applications in e-snaps. We will review project applications the week of September 4th and send any applications that need corrections back to your agency. All accepted renewal and new projects will be announced by September 15, 2022, via the CoC listserv. All FY2022 CoC NOFO materials will be posted on the CoC website at www.summitcoc.org for your review.

Please be sure to thoroughly review your applications in e-snaps. ALL applicants are required to go through each question and make sure it is up to date with the HEARTH Act and compliant with CoC Priorities. Most importantly, every project application needs to add Your Agency is a member of the Akron/Barberton/Summit County Continuum of Care and receives all client referrals from Centralized Intake in accordance with HUD Orders of Priority Notice CPD-016-11 and HUD requirements for Coordinated Entry CPD-17-01.” to their project description. ALL APPLICATIONS ARE REQUIRED TO BE HOUSING FIRST! Please be sure to review narrative for any possible barriers to your program (i.e., a participant has to have income, a participant has to be sober, a participant has to be of certain sex (unless it is a shared bathroom facility), etc.). HUD has made it VERY clear that they WILL NOT award funding to project applications that aren’t compliant with the HEARTH Act. PLEASE, PLEASE, PLEASE review your applications.

Please keep in mind that we are working on the New Unsheltered NOFO as well and there may be some duplication. HUD just released this CoC NOFO today, and it is due in less than two months. Please be sure to keep up with all due dates so that your application/s are submitted.

ALL RENEWAL PROJECTS MUST READ THE FOLLOWING:

(1) Renewal Projects

(a) Permanent housing-permanent supportive housing (PH-PSH) renewal projects must serve one of the following:

(i) program participants who are eligible for assistance under the project’s current grant agreement;

(ii) persons eligible to be served by DedicatedPLUS projects as described in Section III.B.2.g of this NOFO where all units funded by this project must be used to serve program participants who meet the qualifications for DedicatedPLUS; Or

(iii) persons experiencing chronic homelessness at the time they initially enrolled in the project.

(b) PH-RRH, Joint TH/PH-RRH component, transitional housing (TH), and SSO projects may serve persons who qualify as homeless under paragraphs (1), (2), or (4) of 24 CFR 578.3. Additionally, these projects may serve persons who qualify as homeless under paragraph (3) of 24 CFR 578.3 if the CoC is approved to serve persons in paragraph (3). Page 18 of 102 (c) Renewal projects originally awarded under a previous year’s DV Bonus must continue to serve survivors of domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault, and stalking who qualify as homeless under paragraph (4) of 24 CFR 578.3.

ALL NEW PROJECTS MUST READ THE ATTACHED DOC, “Pgs. 49-52 from FY21 Continuum of Care Competition” FROM THE NOFO AND THE FOLLOWING:

(a) New PH-PSH projects must serve one of the following:

(i) persons eligible to be served by DedicatedPLUS projects as described

in Section III.B.2.g of this NOFO in which case all units funded by the project

must be used to serve program participants who meet the qualifications for

DedicatedPLUS; or

(ii) persons experiencing chronic homelessness at the time they initially enroll in

the project.

(b) New PH-RRH, Joint TH/PH-RRH, and SSO-CE projects may serve persons who

qualify as homeless under paragraphs (1), (2), or (4) of 24 CFR 578.3. Additionally,

these projects may serve persons who qualify as homeless under paragraph (3) of 24

CFR 578.3 if the CoC is approved to serve persons in paragraph (3).

(c) New DV Bonus projects (RRH, Joint TH/PH-RRH, and SSO-CE) must serve

survivors of domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault, or stalking who

qualify as homeless under paragraph (4) of 24 CFR 578.3.

Coordination with Housing and Healthcare. The Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2021 directs HUD to provide incentives to create projects that coordinate with housing providers and healthcare organizations to provide permanent supportive housing and rapid rehousing services. In the FY 2022 CoC Program Competition, CoCs may receive up to 10 bonus points on the CoC Application if the CoC Priority Listing includes new project applications created through reallocation or the CoC Bonus that utilizes housing vouchers and healthcare provided through an array of healthcare services providers.

New Projects for DV Bonus. To be considered for the DV Bonus, new projects must be: (a) PH-RRH projects dedicated to serving survivors of domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault, or stalking that are defined as homeless (24 CFR 578.3); (b) Joint TH/PH-RRH component projects defined in Section III.B.2.r of this NOFO dedicated to serving survivors of domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault, or stalking who are defined as homeless (24 CFR 578.3); or (c) SSO-CE project to implement policies, procedures, and practices that equip the CoC’s coordinated entry to better meet the needs of survivors of domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault, or stalking.