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.
HUD Continuum of Care Competition
Each year, HUD announces their Notice of Funding Availability for the Continuum of Care grant competition. The CoC Grant is a nationally competitive process, funding designated homeless continuums of care for Transitional Housing, Permanent Supportive Housing, Rapid Re-Housing, HMIS, Coordinated Entry, and CoC Planning activities. The Continuum of Care is responsible for review of all new and renewal project applications and scoring them according to performance and alignment with community priorities and HUD goals .
Organizations interested in applying for new Continuum of Care funds must have attended a minimum of 75% of Tri-HIC meetings during the last calendar year and 75% of CoC Grant Committee meetings for the previous competition cycle. Please direct any questions to Maegan Zielinski, Continuum of Care Director.
The HUD CoC Notice of Funding Availability for FY 2019 has been released on July 3rd, 2019 and due on September 30th, 2019. Click on NOFA to learn more. A brief summary of changes can be downloaded here: NOFA changes and highlights
The Tri-HIC CoC Grant Committee will meet at the following dates and times and the meetings are open to anyone who is interested in joining:
July 18th 9am at Cape Fear COG 1480 Harbour Dr. Wilmington, NC 28401
September 11th 9am at Cape Fear COG
September 19 9am at Cape Fear COG
Complete hard copy of New and Renewal applications will be due to Maegan Zielinski, CoC Director, by August 30th 12PM at the Cape Fear Council of Governments offices. Any applications received after that date and time or that are not complete as per scorecard requirements will not be accepted and will not be ranked. The project application scorecard approved by the Tri-HIC Ranking Committee can be found here: Tri-HIC FY19 Scorecard The Tri-HIC Rating, Ranking and Reallocation Plan can be viewed here: Tri-HIC FY18 Rating Ranking Reallocation Plan
For the FY 2019 Competition, the Estimated Annual Renewal Demand (ARD) is $672,648 with a CoC Bonus of $38,746, a Domestic Violence bonus of $77,492 and CoC Planning of $23,248.
In the FY 2018 Competition, the Tri-HIC CoC applied for $755,906 in funds based on the HUD Annual Renewal Demand and, plus an additional $45,354 in bonus funds that are awarded based on overall CoC Collaborative Application Score in addition to project type and housing first priorities, and $22,677 for CoC Planning and $75,591 for Domestic Violence funds. Programs are evaluated using a CoC approved scoring process.
The CoC was awarded funding for 10 projects from the 2018 funding cycle. Click on the link to view the NC award list.
You can view the FY18 NOFA here: FY-2018-CoC-Program-Competition-NOFA
Emergency Solutions Grant
The NC Department of Health and Human Services - Division of Aging and Adult Services is the grantee of NC Emergency Solutions Grant funding. Each Continuum of Care is eligible to apply for their fair share allocation of these funds. The 2019-2020 NC ESG Request for Application is out! Tri-HIC is eligible to apply for up to $153,222 in funds for Emergency Shelter Operations, Emergency Shelter Services, Street Outreach, Rapid Re-Housing Financial Assistance, Rapid Re-Housing Services, Homelessness Prevention and Homeless Management Information Systems license fees and staffing.
The Tri-HIC competition for these funds is an open competition and any agency with the capacity to manage ESG funds and compliance is encouraged to apply.
Please refer to the following documents to apply for funds:
Additional resources related to this RFA are on the NC ESG website.
The deadline for submitting project applications in the format indicated by the NC ESG office is Friday, October 11th at 5pm. Applications must be submitted to the Cape Fear Council of Governments, 1480 Harbour Drive, Wilmington, NC 28401. Incomplete applications will not be considered.
The CoC is currently revising the scorecard and allocation policy that will be used to evaluate project applications and determine the recommended funding level to be submitted to the NC ESG office. Please check back on this page for posting of those documents.
Please direct all questions and comments to CoC Director, Maegan Zielinski at [email protected] or 910-395-4553 ext. 202.
CoC HUD Application Documents
Available for Public Review and Comment:
Check back for the Collaborative Application
Click to see the FY19 Priority Listing
Please direct all questions and comments to CoC Director, Maegan Zielinski at [email protected]
CoC Rating, Ranking and Review Tool for FY18 Competition:
The following tool is used to establish point values or other ranking criteria the CoC would use to rank projects on the CoC Project Listings for submission to HUD for the FY 2019 CoC Program Competition:
Click to see our FY19 Continuum of Care Ranking Committee