HUD Continuum of Care Funding

Through the McKinney Vento Act and it’s re-authorization with the HEARTH Act, HUD provides funding for homeless assistance and housing. On July 14th, 2017, HUD released the annual CoC Notice of Funding Availability which begins the Continuum of Care grant competition.

The Tri-HIC is eligible to apply for renewal funding and new projects based on the total amount awarded in the FY16 competition plus an additional permanent housing bonus based on our region’s federally determined Pro-Rata Need.

The Tri-HIC Governance Charter designates organizations as eligible to apply for HUD CoC Grants if they have attended at least 75% of Tri-HIC meetings in the most recent calendar year, and 75% of CoC Grant Committee meetings during the last grant competition. New project applications must also show that they are meeting a need in the community.

The FY2017 HUD CoC Grant Competition is CLOSING SOON!

To view the scorecards used to evaluate new and renewal applications click Scorecardv3.

To view the Tri-HIC Ranking, Review and Reallocation Policy (approved 8/1/17) click Tri-HIC FY17 Reallocation Plan.

The Preliminary Pro-Rata Need for Tri-HIC is $700,907. The Annual Renewal Demand (amount of funds allocated in FY16 to all projects) is $648,502, and the amount available for a Bonus Project is $42,054.

The Tier 1 amount is $609,592 and the Tier 2 amount is $80,964.

To view the listing of approved applications and order of funding priority click here: FY17 Project Priority Listing.submitted 9.22.17.

To view the CoC’s collaborative application describing the regional efforts and partnerships to prevent and end homelessness click here: NC 506 Collaborative Application.draft.9.22.17. Comments and suggestions will be received and considered by the CoC until 2pm Monday September 25th. Please submit any comments or suggestions to the CoC Administrator, Cecelia Peers via e-mail to [email protected]


Please contact the CoC Administrator for more information or to be included in the CoC Competition mailing list.


Emergency Solutions Grant

Also authorized through the McKinney Vento Act, is funding from HUD that is administered by the state through the Emergency Solutions Grant (ESG). The Emergency Solutions Grant provides funding for the following activities: emergency shelter, targeted homeless prevention, rapid re-housing, outreach, and HMIS.

Tri-HIC has been awarded a total of $161,818 through ESG, with funding allocations to the following program types:

Emergency Shelter Operations                                            $43,267

Street Outreach                                                                       $10,000

Rapid Re-Housing                                                                  $53,976

Rapid Re-Housing for Hurricane Matthew Victims        $12,575

HMIS (Software, Lead Agency and User Support)         $42,000

Due to the reduction in our regional allocation from 2012-2015, the grant competition is not being opened to additional grantees. The CoC will determine allocation by agency and program type based on grantee proposals and service needs.

Stay tuned for competition materials to be made available in the Fall of 2017.