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 Judy Herring, 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 Judy Herring, 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 COVID19

On 12/The Emergency Solution Grant Office has released the ESG-CV Round 2 funding. Our community is eligible to receive up to $1,654,162.

Eligible programs include: street outreach, emergency shelter, HMIS, rapid-rehousing and homeless prevention. If you are interested in applying, you must contact your LPA and be in our CoC coverage area (Brunswick, Pender or New Hanover). The application materials state the applications are due Friday, January 22nd however, as a community have internal COC processes that must be fulfilled, including ranking and board approval, therefore applications are due by January 4th by 5pm.

Please connect with the CoC Director, Judy Herring, as soon as possible and no later than Monday, December 14th by 5pm to let us know of your interest in submitting an application and what eligible category you will be applying for.

ESG-CV2 Application Information

Project_Application ESG-CV2_Crisis Response

Project_Application ESG-CV2 - Housing Stability


Annual 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 2020-2021 NC ESG Request for Application is out! Tri-HIC is eligible to apply for up to $164,219 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:

FY20-21 ESG Application Instructions


FY20-21 Project_Budgets

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 16th 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.

Please direct all questions and comments to CoC Director, Judy Herring at or 910-395-4553 ext. 202.


CoC HUD Application Documents

Available for Public Review and Comment:

The Consolidated Application was available for public comment through September 24th, 2019 at 5pm and has now closed. Click to view the final FY19 Final Consolidated Application, which includes the CoC Application with attachments, CoC Priority Listing with reallocation forms and all project applications the CoC accepted and ranked or rejected.

Click to see the FY19 Priority Listing

Please direct all questions and comments to CoC Director, Judy Herring at

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:

Tri-HIC Scorecard FY 2019 CoC NOFA

Click to see our FY19 Continuum of Care Ranking Committee