2023 HUD Competition Consolidated Application, Bonus, and Renewal Application
Each year for the HUD CoC Competition Application, entities are able to apply for funding directly through HUD. CoC's are required to hold a Grant Selection process to review the applications, rank the applications, and make recommendations to HUD as part of the consolidated HUD CoC Competition Application. See below for FY 2023's applications and how they ranked.
First Place will be the CoC's Priority Applicant in Tier 1
Second and Third Place will be added to Tier 2
Notice of Funding Opportunity
CoC Announces FY 2023 CoC Program Competition
HUD published the FY2023 Continuum of Care (CoC) Funding Notice for Homeless Assistance Grants on July 5, 2023. Approximately $3.13 billion is available. Of this, $52 million is available for Domestic Violence bonus projects. The Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO) for the Fiscal Year (FY) 2023 Continuum of Care (CoC) Program Competition (NOFO) has been posted on Grants.gov and is available on the Funding Opportunities page on HUD’s website. Additional resources are available on the Continuum of Care Program Competition page of HUD’s website between July 5-31, 2023. The CoC Consolidated Application, CoC Priority Listing, and Project Applications will be available in e-snaps. Collaborative Applicants and project applicants will access the applications to review, update, and enter required information for the application process. Additional guidance is posted on the CoC Program Competition page of HUD’s website. The HUD deadline date is September 28, 2023.
Lake County COC DEADLINES
August 17, 2023 - Lake County CoC will hold a Q & A at 3:00 pm https://us06web.zoom.us/j/83515498684
August 28, 2023 – Renewal projects will submit a CoC project template for evaluation.
August 28, 2023 – New projects (CoC and DV Bonus projects) will submit a CoC project template for evaluation.
August 28, 2023 - Lake County CoC Local Competition is complete. Each project application must be submitted in e-snaps for final CoC review.
September 5, 2023 - Project Application Interviews will be held over Zoom Meeting
September 7, 2023 – Lake County CoC Grant Selection Working Group will recommend projects to the Executive Committee.
September 13, 2023 – Each project applicant is notified in writing if their project is accepted, rejected, or reduced on the CoC Project Priority Listing.
Therefore, interested entities are able to apply for the following categories:
CoC Bonus for $18,422
DV Bonus for $50,000
Renewal Project for $45,205
Please note, an entity can apply for one, two, or all three of the following categories. See NOFO for eligible entities.
Esnaps submission of projects may be no later than 30 days before the HUD deadline of 9/28/23. The Lake County CoC will notify all project applicants no later than 15 days before the application deadline of September 28, 2023 whether their project application will be accepted and ranked, rejected or reduced as part of the CoC Consolidated application and of their number ranking. Project application deadlines and materials will be posted on HUD CoC Competition NOFO | Lccoc (lakecoc.org)
ANNUAL RENEWAL DEMAND (ARD) –The total amount for all projects eligible for renewal in the 2023 competition based on the HUD approved Grants Inventory Worksheet. The Lake County CoC Annual Renewal Demand (ARD) amount approved was $48,608.
New Projects include expansion of existing renewal projects. New projects may be created through the reallocation process, bonus funds, or a combination of reallocation and bonus funds. Reallocation and bonus funds may be combined to funds new projects. There is an amount allocated to each CoC for bonus projects that is equal to 7% of the Final Pro Rata Need. This amount is $18,422. Multiple projects are allowed. All New project applications are included in the project tiering except Planning.
5 types of new projects are allowed:
Permanent supportive housing that serve chronically homeless or eligible under the Dedicated PLUS definition. See NOFO p. 55
Rapid Rehousing projects that serve households who meet the homeless definition categories of 1,2 or 4. See NOFO p.55
Joint TH and PH-RRH component project that serve households who meet the homeless definition categories of 1,2 or 4.– See NOFO p.56
Coordinated Entry (supportive services only) to develop or operate a coordinated entry system. See NOFO p. 57
NEW PROJECTS CREATED THROUGH DOMESTIC VIOLENCE BONUS FUNDS (revised)
There is an additional amount allocated to each CoC for projects dedicated to victims of domestic violence. Projects must serve survivors of domestic violence, dating violence, and stalking. The eligible population is survivors of domestic violence who are defined as homeless at 24CFR 578.3 (4). All DV projects must be for a grant term of 1 year. These projects will be selected by HUD based on CoC Score plus other criterion noted in NOFA p.28 using a 100 point scale. CoCs may create any of the following project types if the amount is at least $50,000:
Rapid Rehousing (PH-RRH);
Joint Transitional Housing and Rapid Rehousing (Joint TH-RRH)
Supportive Services Only-Coordinated Entry (SSO-CE) that targets victims of domestic violence
(Only one Coordinated Entry application is allowed).
NOTE: Expansion of any existing RRH or Joint TH-RRH renewal that is non-DV will qualify as a new DV bonus if it exclusively serves DV persons.
PROJECT TIERING – The CoC will submit a Priority Listing that lists the new and renewal projects that are being applied for. All projects that are approved for inclusion will be prioritized in a two tier approach. The tiers are financial thresholds. Tier 1 is 93% of the Annual Renewal Demand for current projects.
The Planning project is excluded from tiering.
Access e-snaps Application System: https://esnaps.hud.gov
e-snaps Information: https://www.hudexchange.info/programs/e-snaps/
Code of Conduct for HUD Grant Programs: https://www.hud.gov/program_offices/spm/gmomgmt/grantsinfo/conductgrants
System for Award Management (SAM): https://www.sam.gov/SAM
eSNAPS Application Instructions:
To apply in e-SNAPS:
If not having done so already, follow the instructions to create an e-snaps profile on the HUD exchange.
Log into e-snaps at https://esnaps.hud.gov/grantium/frontOffice.jsf and select "Applicants" in the left menu of the main screen. Important; if working on the project application select “Save” and then select “Back to Submissions List” to exit the project application and go back to the main menu. Select "Applicants" from the left menu to access the Project Applicant Profile using the following steps. Note: The “View Applicant Profile” link in the left menu leads to a read-only version of the profile and does not allow editing).
After selecting "Applicants", select the folder under “Open”. The list of project applicant profile screens will appear in the left menu.
Begin by opening the profile for editing by selecting “6. Submission Summary” from the left menu and then select the "Edit" button at the bottom of the screen. Once in edit mode, the entire profile can be updated.
After you have completed all updates and screens have been “Saved,” return to “6. Submission Summary” and select the "Complete" button at the bottom of the screen.
Finally, select "Back to Applicants List" in the left menu, then select “Submissions” in the left menu of the e-snaps main screen to open a project application. The updated profile information should now appear in all Part 1 screens. If information is not showing as updated, most likely one of the steps above was not completed correctly.
Follow instructions in e-SNAPS for parts 1 and 2. Parts 3 through 6 are for eligible activities which include Permanent Housing-Rapid Rehousing, Joint Transitional Housing and Permanent Housing-Rapid Rehousing and Support Services-Coordinated Entry.
Check the DV Bonus Box on screen “3B. Project Description,” question #3. On Screen “6A. Funding Request,” question #2, “DV Bonus” must be selected from the dropdown. Be sure to link the project to the Lake County Continuum of Care – CA-529.
For Technical Assistances with eSNAPS, email email@example.com
HIGHLIGHTS IN 2023!
CoC Planning grants have increased from 3% to 5% of the Final Pro Rata Need or $50,000.
Bonus projects funds are 7% of the CoC Annual Renewal Amount.
HUD continues to provide opportunities to expand or consolidate CoC projects. Expansions submit a standalone renewal application and a standalone new project application. Consolidations submit 2 individual stand alone renewal project applications.
CoCs are required to have leveraging agreements with housing providers and health care organizations for at least one new project.
The DV bonus project point scoring remains the same as last year.
There is a change in the homeless definition for Category 4 which allows for any person who is experiencing trauma or a lack of safety, not just fleeing to be eligible for services.
Coordinated Entry requires safety planning and confidentiality protocols.
DV Survivors with lived experience are involved in CoC policy development.
CoCs need a letter from persons with lived experience showing support for priorities.
A rating factor on engaging local leaders to increase the affordable housing supply.
Questions regarding the FY 2023 CoC Program Competition process must be submitted to CoCNOFO@hud.gov. Questions related to e-snaps functionality (e.g., password lockout, access to user’s application account, updating Applicant Profile) must be submitted to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Lake County Continuum of Care was awarded $7,272 for Planning Activities
Sunrise Special Services Foundation was awarded with the recommendation of the Grant Scoring Working Group, previously the Grant Scoring Committee, of $48,608 for Domestic Violence Rapid RehHousing Project
Due to the Covid-19 Pandemic, HUD automatically awarded all CoC's based on the FY 2019 CoC Competition Consolidated Application. Lake County Continuum of Care was awarded $6,975 for Planning Activities