HUD Continuum of Care Competition

(updated 9/29/17)


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 CLOSED!


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 projects that the CoC is submitting for funding in the FY17 competition and priority listing, click here: FY17 Project Priority Listing.submitted 9.22.17

To view the CoC’s Collaborative Application, describing the ongoing efforts and partnerships at work in preventing and ending homelessness in the region, click here: NC 506 Collaborative Application.draft.9.22.17. This application will be open for public comment and suggestions until 2pm Monday 9/25/17 at which time the CoC will consider any feedback and submit the final version to HUD for consideration. Please provide any comments or feedback by e-mail to the CoC Administrator at [email protected]


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




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.

To view the Tri-HIC’s 2016 Collaborative Application click FY16 Collaborative app

CoC Program Funding Goals

Provide adequate funding for programs that are effective in ending homelessness and preventing it from recurring

Encourage reduction in barriers to services and housing, including prioritization of those who are the most vulnerable and lease likely to access services

Serve populations with specific needs and increased barriers to housing including: veterans, chronically homeless, youth and families, and victims of domestic violence

Create cost-effective interventions that seek to enhance system-wide performance by reducing the length of time homeless, increase income and benefits, increase housing placement and retention, and leverage community resources and funding