On June 20, HUD issued the Notice of Funding Availability (NOFA) for the FY 18 Continuum of Care (CoC) Program Competition. The FY 18 omnibus provided $2.513 billion to fund the Homeless Assistance Grants account, $130 million above FY 2017 enacted, including at least $2.106 billion for the Continuum of Care (CoC) and Rural Housing Stability Assistance programs. Approximately $2.1 billion is available in this FY 2018 CoC Program Competition NOFA, including up to $50 million available for Domestic Violence Bonus projects. Interested parties can apply as either collaborative applicants or project applicants.
Eligible project applicants for the CoC Program Competition include nonprofit organizations, states, local governments, and instrumentalities of state and local
governments. Public housing agencies are eligible without limitation or exclusion.
Applications are due Tuesday, September 18, 2018 at 8:00 PM ET, and the electronic application e-snaps will be available on or after Thursday, June 28, 2018. For now, HUD strongly encourages CoCs, Collaborative Applicants, project applicants, and stakeholders to:
- Carefully and thoroughly read the FY 2018 CoC Program Competition NOFA to understand the information; and
- Begin to plan local competitions based on the information, new and changed, from the previous Competition, provided in the FY 2018 CoC Program Competition NOFA.
The CoC Program Competition can be do found on HUD’s website.