The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) has released a Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO), signifying the beginning of a funding competition among approximately 450 Continuums of Care (CoC), the community stakeholder groups that guide local responses to homelessness. The 2021 CoC NOFO was released on August 18, 2021, opening the competition making available approximately $2.7 billion nationally to serve people experiencing homelessness. The information in the NOFO sets forth the competition rules and processes for 2021.

The 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, Indian Tribes or tribally designated housing entities (as defined in section 4 of the Native American Housing Assistance and Self-Determination Act of 1996 (25 U.S.C. 4103) (TDHEs)), 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. Before the application is submitted to HUD, the CoC is required to hold a local competition to determine which projects will be included in the consolidated application, along with their relative priority.

The results of the local competition dictate which projects the CoC will seek to fund. This summary includes the highlights of the FY 2021 CoC NOFO. New or revised policies relating to the FY 2021 CoC Program Competition are indicated as **NEW IN 2021** and **REVISED IN 2021**, respectively. Additional information about project application requirements and standards will be available locally. Details about anything in this summary can be found in the NOFO, available at:

Priority 1 - CoC Bonus Grant
for HMIS

The Lake County Continuum of Care will be dedicating  the allocated $12,119 of  the CoC Bonus to continuing the HMIS for the LCCoC. 

Priority 2 - Domestic Violence
Bonus Grant-

The Lake County Continuum of Care is Pleased to Announce Sunrise Special Services as the Subrecipient of the Domestic Violence Bonus. 

The Lake County Continuum of Care (LCCoC) is pleased to announce the availability of up to  $50,000 through the Continuum of Care Competition Program for Domestic Violence. to prevent, prepare for and respond to individuals and families in a domestic violence  program who are experiencing homelessness or receiving homeless assistance, in Lake County.

Priorty 3 - 2021 Planning Grant

The Planning Grant will be dedicating the allocated $7,272 of the Planning Grant to continuing the HMIS for the LCCoC. 

Time Line

HUD Announcement 

Local NOFO Release

Submission Deadline

Internal Review for Compliance

Applicant Interviews

Grant Working Group Scores Application

Recommendation to Executive Board

Award Announcements

Appeals Due

LCCoC HUD Competition Application Due

Deadline for Funds to be expended

August 18, 2021

October 1, 2021

October 17, 2021

October 18, 2021

October 20, 2021

October 20, 2021

October 21, 2021

October 21, 2021

November 5, 2021

November 16, 2021

September 30, 2028

Project Review and Ranking

Application Process Links