HUD Continuum of Care Supplemental to Address Unsheltered and Rural Homelessness

Posted: June 25, 2022

Deadline: October 20, 2022

Grantor: US Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD)

Additional Information

The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) released a first-of-its-kind package of resources to address unsheltered homelessness and homeless encampments, including funds set aside specifically to address homelessness in rural communities.

The $322 million available under this NOFO will enhance communities’ capacity to humanely and effectively address unsheltered homelessness by connecting vulnerable individuals and families to housing, healthcare, and supportive services. This Special NOFO strongly promotes partnerships with healthcare organizations, public housing authorities and mainstream housing providers, and people with lived expertise of homelessness.

Applicants must complete and submit their applications in e-snaps at https://esnaps.hud.gov/grantium/frontOffice.jsf.

CoCs will have the opportunity to submit projects for two funding opportunities through this Special NOFO: (1) Unsheltered Homelessness Set Aside and (2) Rural Set Aside. CoCs may apply for projects under one or both funding opportunities as follows:

  1. Unsheltered Homelessness Set Aside
  2. Rural Set Aside.

These grants are available to Collaborative Applicants designated by CoCs registered through the FY 2022 CoC Program Registration process. The Collaborative Applicant must provide information about the CoC planning body, governance structure, overall performance, the strategic planning process, and their CoC's Plan for Serving Individuals and Families Experiencing Homelessness with Severe Service Needs.

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Contact

Questions regarding specific program requirements for this NOFO should be directed to SpecialCoCNOFO@hud.gov 

Background

The Continuum of Care (CoC) Program (24 CFR part 578) is designed to promote a community-wide commitment to the goal of ending homelessness; to provide funding for efforts by nonprofit providers, states, and local governments to quickly rehouse homeless individuals, families, persons fleeing or attempting to flee domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault, or 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.

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