Texas Balance of State Continuum of Care Program

The Continuum of Care (CoC) Program is designed to promote community-wide commitment to the goal of ending homelessness; to provide funding for efforts by nonprofit providers, states, and local governments to quickly re-house homeless individuals, families, persons fleeing domestic violence, and youth while minimizing the trauma and dislocation caused by homelessness; to promote access to and effective utilization of mainstream programs by homeless individuals and families; and to optimize self-sufficiency among those experiencing homelessness.

Continuum of Care Program and Prospective Applicants

THN serves as the “Collaborative Applicant” for the TX BoS CoC and leads the HUD CoC Grant process. THN provides technical assistance and guidance to agencies and communities applying for funding to create new housing and service programs. Applicants must submit proposals through THN in the annual CoC Program Competition. This Prezi is a great overview of HUD’s CoC program.

CoC General Resources

Competition Application Materials

The TX BoS CoC is interested in Applicants that can demonstrate a commitment to leveraging private Housing and Healthcare resources, such as Mainstream Vouchers or reduced/no-cost healthcare for participants in HUD programming as well as applicants that can demonstrate the need for Projects targeted for Survivors of Domestic Violence

In general, the CoC program will fund Rapid Re-HousingPermanent Supportive HousingJoint Transitional Housing & Rapid Re-Housing (TH/RRH)HMIS, and Coordinated Entry. To learn more about each of these activities, please click the hyperlinks above. Please note, the availability of funding and required applicant eligibility for each of the activities above is dependent both the TX BoS CoC Request for Proposals (RFP) and the United States Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) FY2022 CoC Program Notice Of Funding Opportunity (NOFO), which has yet to be released. To learn more about the release of the NOFO, please visit this page.

On June 22, 2022, HUD released a Supplemental Unsheltered and Rural Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO).  This funding opportunity is very similar to the CoC Program, in fact, it appears to directly mirror the process of the CoC Program with a few added requirements. THN staff are evaluating the requirements for this Opportunity and are designing a process that we hope will make our CoC as competitive as possible.  Unfortunately, that translates into some uncertainty for the immediate short-term, as we don’t know the full extent of the impact to the existing CoC Program Local Application Process. Additionally, on June 23, HUD released the FY2022 CoC Grant Inventory Worksheet, and THN staff are preparing for the upcoming release of the CoC NOFO and imminent CoC Competition. Rest assured, THN is working to develop a process that is as efficient as possible for both funding opportunities. Please make sure you are signed up for competition updates from THN to ensure you get the latest information. 
 
Questions about the Supplemental NOFO or CoC Competition? Contact txboscoc@thn.org

All applicants must submit an Intent to Apply for each anticipated project submission including renewal projects

Visit the Resources page to view prior TX BoS CoC Program Grant Material.T

CoC Program Recipient Resources

CoC Program-Funded Project Forms & Tools

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