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 participate as a Tri-HIC member, have attended at least the minimum number of monthly meetings per the by-laws, and commit to standards of the CoC. Please direct any questions to Judy Herring, Continuum of Care Director.

The HUD CoC Notice of Funding Availability for FY 2021 was released on August 18th, 2021 and applications are due to the CoC Administrative Office for scoring by 4 pm on October 8, 2021. Click on NOFA to learn more. 

Meeting dates for the Ranking Committee will be posted this website and on the Cape Fear Council of Governments calendar along with a link to attend virtual meetings.

Complete copies of New and Renewal applications will be due to Judy Herring, CoC Director, by October 8th at 4 PM at the Cape Fear Council of Governments offices. Copies may be submitted as a hard copy but an electronic version on a thumb drive is preferred. 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. There is a link to the proposed project application scorecard is on the main page of this site.

For the FY 2021 Competition, the Estimated Annual Renewal Demand (ARD) is $704,641 with a CoC Bonus of $47,446, a Domestic Violence bonus of $142,339 and CoC Planning of $28,468.


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 2021-2022 NC ESG Request for Application was released and Tri-HIC is eligible to apply for up to $163,396 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.

Applications have been received and will be scored by the CoC Ranking Committee on Thursday, September 16th and Monday, September 20th. The virtual meeting on Monday is scheduled from 10:30 am to 1 pm. The public may attend the meeting at:

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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 will be available for public comment once prepared and will include the CoC Application with attachments, CoC Priority Listing with reallocation forms and all project applications the CoC accepted and ranked or rejected.

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

CoC Rating, Ranking and Review Tool for FY21 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 2021 CoC Program Competition: Proposed FY2021 CoC Competition Scorecard.