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.  We are interested in working with Service Partners we have not worked with before! If you are in a community without CoC Program Funding, or your Organization has never administered CoC Program Funding, we encourage you to review the materials below and reach out to us with any questions at txboscoc@thn.org.  If we have worked with you before, welcome back! 

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), or the relevant Funding Opportunity. You can learn about the release of the NOFO on the HUD website.

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CoC Annual Competition - Renewals
CoC Annual Competition - Bonus
CoC Supplemental Unsheltered and Rural Competition
THN is accepting applications from current Recipients of COC Program Funds that are eligible for renewal in the FY2022 Annual CoC Program Competition.

Questions about the materials below should be directed to txboscoc@thn.org
As part of the FY2022 Annual CoC Program Competition, THN will be accepting applications from current Recipients of COC Program Funds that wish to expand the scope of their services by utilizing CoC Bonus Funds as well as from providers serving survivors of domestic violence seeking to establish new projects utilizing DV-Bonus funds.
Distinct from the other funding opportunities under the Annual CoC Program Competition. The CoC is soliciting applications from eligible entities to administer housing and service projects in the Texas Balance of State Continuum of Care. All applications must align with the provisions of the HUD Notice of Funding Opportunity, the Request for Proposals, and the CoC's Plan to Address Unsheltered Homelessness and Severe Service Needs.

These funds can be used to develop new housing and services projects in rural areas, or to create new housing and services projects to address unsheltered homelessness

Please click here to view the CoC Plan to Address Severe Service Needs

The Application opens on;
8/17/2022
and all applications are due to the CoC on;
8/31/2022 @11:59:59 PM
The Application opens on;
8/19/2022
and all applications are due to the CoC on;
8/31/2022 @11:59:59 PM
The Application opens on;
8/26/2022
and all applications are due to the CoC on;
9/11/2022 @11:59:59 PM
CoC Annual Request for Proposals v2
CoC Bonus Request for Proposals v3
CoC Supplemental Request for Proposals
All Annual Application Materials v2 (zip file)
All Bonus Application Materials v3 (zip file)
All Supplemental Application Materials (zip file)

Click here to access THN's online application system - Apply


Additional resources available in the "General Application Materials/Resources" section below

Competition Updates

September 15, 2022

THN is pleased to announce the release of the FY2022 CoC Annual Priority Listing of projects recommended to HUD for CoC Program Funding.  To access the Priority Listing, please see the section below “General Application Materials and Resources” 
 

September 12, 2022

The Application window for the Supplemental Notice of Funding Availability is now closed.  
 

August 26, 2022 

THN is now accepting applications for the Supplemental Continuum of Care Notice of  Funding Opportunity to address Rural and Unsheltered Homelessness.  Applications are due Sunday, September 11 2022 at 11:59:59 PM in Apply. For more information see the Request for Proposals (RFP) linked in the section “Competition Application Materials” above.

August 19, 2022

THN is now accepting Bonus funds applications in the FY2022 Annual CoC Program Competition. Eligible applicants include current Recipients of CoC Program Funds seeking to expand their existing project and providers serving survivors of domestic violence seeking to establish new projects utilizing DV-Bonus funds. See the table above for the RFP and related materials. Bonus fund applications are due 8/31/22 by 11:59:59 PM.

August 17, 2022

THN is now accepting applications from current Recipients of COC Program Funds that are eligible for renewal in the FY2022 Annual CoC Program Competition. See the table above for the RFP and related materials. Renewal applications are due 8/31/2022 by 11:59:59 PM.

August 12, 2022

We’re continuing to work on the application processes for the Supplemental Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO) and the Annual NOFO for the Continuum of Care (CoC) Program. Developing both processes and receiving new information from HUD almost daily, has meant changing our processes to give the most opportunities to apply for funding. So, below are some updates just since we posted information in the CoC newsletter last Monday.

The Supplemental NOFO:

      • Applicants must follow the CoC Priorities in the CoC Comprehensive Plan to Address Severe Service Needs (CoC Plan). Please visit the Public Comment Portal to view the plan. The CoC Plan will be reviewed by the Persons with Lived Experience Workgroup next week and by the CoC Board on 8/24.
      • Applicants are required to leverage housing or healthcare resources. For more details on how to structure those relationships, please see the CoC Plan.
      • The CoC will consider project applications from organizations that have not previously administered CoC Program Funding!  If you have not previously administered CoC Program Funding, you are encouraged to sign up on the listserv for updates, ask questions as needed, and we hope that you apply!
      • The CoC’s Request for Proposals (RFP) and “local application” is projected to open on August 26th and close on September 11, but applicants are encouraged to begin engaging partners and Persons With Lived Experience (PWLE) on project design now.
      • NEW! HUD has posted Detailed Instructions for project applications. Those instructions will tell you how to apply in e-snaps (HUD’s online portal). See the Detailed Instructions for the Project Application on HUD.gov and on the HUD Exchange.

The Annual NOFO:

      • NEW! The CoC will release two RFPs and applications: Please note that these are “staged” applications meaning that all scored materials are due by the deadline prescribed by the NOFO (August 31st) and non-scored materials will be due later in September
          • RFP for Renewal Projects that are eligible for renewal in 2022
          • RFP for New Projects that are applying for “CoC Bonus” funds (only Expansions of Renewal Projects will be eligible to apply) and for “DV Bonus” funds (new projects for Victim Service Providers may apply).
      • HUD gave CoCs 60 days to complete the entire process. The CoC’s RFPs and “local applications” are projected to open on August 17th for Renewals and August 19th for Bonus Projects and close on August 31st.
      • The CoC will consider project applications from organizations that have not previously administered CoC Program Funding!  If you have not previously administered CoC Program Funding, you are encouraged to sign up on the listserv for updates, ask questions as needed, and we hope that you apply!
      • HUD has not posted Detailed Instructions for project applications yet. Those instructions will tell you how to apply in e-snaps (HUD’s online portal). Watch for Renewal Project and New Project Detailed Instructions on HUD.gov and on the HUD Exchange.

Stay tuned for more details. To make sure you get communication about both of these processes, please sign up to receive updates from the Competition Listserv by following this link.

July 13th, 2022

In response to the US Department of Housing and Urban Development’s (HUD) release of an Unsheltered and Rural Supplemental Notice of Funding Opportunity on June 22, THN is holding a Community Planning Session on Wednesday, July 13th to seek TX Bos CoC stakeholder input on the development of a CoC Plan to address the most service needs and to discuss next steps for potential applicants.
 
Please join THN staff on July 13th from 1:00pm-2:30pm to:
      • Give input into the development of the TX BoS CoC Plan
      • Learn how to apply for funding under the Unsheltered and Rural set-asides
      • Compare this opportunity to the Annual CoC Program Competition
 

June 22, 2022

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.

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Questions about the Supplemental NOFO or CoC Competition? Contact
 

Visit the Resources page to view prior TX BoS CoC Program Grant Materials

General Application Materials/Resources

FY22 CoC Annual & Bonus Competition Resources

FY22 CoC Supplemental Competition Resources

THN Resources

HUD Resources

New Project Materials/Resources

Renewal Project Materials/Resources

CoC Program Recipient Resources

CoC Program-Funded Project Forms & Tools

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