Public Notice of CoC Application Process

– PUBLIC NOTICE –

08/09/2017

2017 Continuum of Care Application 

Request for proposals from renewal applicants and new project applicants

 

The Chattanooga Regional Homeless Coalition annually applies for funds under the United States Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Continuum of Care Notice of Funding Availability (NOFA). The Continuum of Care (CoC) application includes a community strategy to prevent and ultimately end homelessness in our region along with data and outcomes related to local initiatives. The CRHC submits renewal applications for existing high performing programs. Renewal applicants must submit applications in esnaps (the HUD online portal for CoC applications https://esnaps.hud.gov) by August 28, 2017. A hard copy of the application must be delivered to the offices of the Chattanooga Regional Homeless Coalition by 5:00pm August 29th.th  for review and ranking

 

The CRHC is accepting applications for all eligible program types as detailed in the FY2017 CoC NOFA from programs operating anywhere in the 11 county service area. This The service area includes Hamilton, Bradley, Marion, Grundy, Polk, Rhea, McMinn, Sequatchie, Bledsoe, Franklin and Meigs counties.

Area nonprofit organizations, public housing authorities, or units of local government may apply to be included in the Continuum of Care application.

In addition to New and Renewal projects, the CRHC is also accepting Permanent Housing Bonus applications for all program types allowable in the FY2017 CoC NOFA in amounts up to $150,728.

The HUD CoC NOFA process is a competitive grant process and, as such, completion of an application is not a guarantee that a project will receive funding.

 

If a project is chosen for inclusion in the 2017 CoC application, the nonprofit organization, public housing authority, or unit of local government applicant must complete a SAM registration, an electronic applicant profile, an electronic application, and additional information, as required by HUD. Inclusion in the CoC application is not a guarantee of award. HUD makes the final decision on all awards.  A 25% match requirement applies to this program.

 

All new applications must be submitted in esnaps (https://esnaps.hud.gov) by August 28, 2017 and a hard copy of the application must be delivered to the offices of the Chattanooga Regional Homeless Coalition by 5:00pm on August 29th. The Homeless Coalition offices are located at 600 North Holtzclaw Ave.
Chattanooga, TN. 37404.th.

Renewal applicants and any new applicants will be contacted to schedule a presentation before the rank and review committee convened by the CoC Governance Council. This committee will score all applications based on objective criteria. The scoring rubric may be found at homelesscoalition.org under the FY 2017 Resources tab. Programs will be ranked in order of funding priority based on the electronic application submission and presentation to the rank and review committee.

If selected for inclusion in the CoC application to HUD, whether a renewal project or new proposed project, there is no guarantee that HUD will approve the project. Additionally, selected projects may be reduced by the rank and review committee or by HUD.

Proposal Requirements:

New proposals must create new project in accordance with the guidelines established by HUD in the FY 2017 CoC NOFA. A match of 25% is required. No guarantee of award is made as HUD makes the final decisions on funding. Applicants who have not previously received Continuum of Care funds are encouraged to apply under this notice as long as the applicant has a current DUNS number, is registered in the SAM registry, has experience with federal funds and has no unresolved findings. The link for the SAM registry follows: https://governmentcontractregistration.com/sam-registration.asp.

 

Applications should indicate the applicant’s capacity to manage federal funds as well as the applicant’s current experience with individuals, families, or youth experiencing homelessness, current services provided, and how the proposed housing will coordinate with existing programs and services.

 

 When contacted for the rank and review session please bring:

  • Most recent Independent audit or financial review and match certification: should demonstrate experience with federal funds and contain no unresolved findings or no unresolved federal debt (threshold requirement)
  • Copy of your 501(c ) 3 document and Secretary of State registration certificate: must be current (threshold requirement)
  • Copy of your SAM registration: must be current (threshold requirement)
  • A statement regarding the evidence based approach(es) that have been or will be implemented with your project. Evidence based approach(es) to housing and services will be scored competitively with demonstrated housing first activities scoring the highest. The evidence based approach(es) should be well described in the application.

 

 

As the TN-500 Continuum of Care HMIS lead, the CRHC  intends to apply for HMIS funds (Homelessness Management Information System) and Coordinated Entry System funds.

 

The current 2017 HUD Continuum of Care Program NOFA can be found at www.hudexchange.info.

If you have questions regarding the proposal, please contact Mark Williams at 423-710-1501 ext. 7 or mwilliams@homelesscoalition.org