HUD is committed to ending homelessness and believes good, reliable information is essential to that effort. Some Continuums of Care (CoCs) have an Homeless Management Information Systems (HMIS) infrastructure that is nimble and has the capacity to adapt to ever-changing information needs. Others struggle and would benefit from funding dedicated to improving HMIS. In November 2018 HUD published an HMIS Capacity Building Project Notice of Funding Availability (NOFA) to help communities improve their CoC's HMIS.
How to Apply
Applicants must be existing CoC program recipients that are Unified Funding Agencies (UFAs), collaborative applicants, or HMIS Leads. The CoC will either:
- Apply to improve their existing HMIS.
- Eligible activities: increase software functionality, improve data quality, and grow staff knowledge.
- Apply on behalf of two or more CoCs with the intent to execute an HMIS Consolidation to improve the performance of lower-performing HMISs.
- Eligible activities: consolidate HMIS implementations, increase software functionality, improve data quality, and grow staff knowledge.
Apply on Grants.gov for the HMIS Capacity Building Project NOFA.
Applications are due January 31, 2019.