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FY2012 CoC Competition Updates and CoC Program Interim Rule Guide and Fact Sheet

FY2012 CoC Competition Updates

HUD anticipates that the following two FY2012 CoC Program Competition broadcasts will be available no earlier than Tuesday, December 4, 2012:

  • FY2012 Homeless Assistance Grants Program Budget: Implications for CoC Program Competition
    • This 30-minute broadcast addresses the numerous questions both Collaborative Applicants and Project Applicants have regarding the Final Pro-Rata Need being less 3.5 percent and how the Tier process works, with examples. 
  • FY2012 Continuum of Care Program NOFA and Application Broadcast
    • This broadcast addresses the information from the FY2012 CoC Program NOFA as well as the various parts of both the CoC and Project applications, including the Project Priority Listings and CoC Planning project application.

As of Friday, November 30, 2012, the following training modules are posted to the HUD HRE for the FY2012 Continuum of Care (CoC) application process:

Project Application:

  • Project Applicants: Completing the Project Applicant Profile 
  • Project Applicants: Project Application Detailed Instructions
  • Project Applicants: Renewal Project Application
  • Project Applicants: New Project Application
  • Project Applicants: Part 6: Performance Measures
  • Project Applicants: Part 7: Budgets
  • Project Applicants: CoC Planning

Collaborative Application:

  • Collaborative Applicants: CoC Application Detailed Instructions
  • CoC Application Training Module

Frequently Asked Questions:
The following will be available on the HUD HRE no later than Friday, December 7, 2012:

  • Collaborative Applicants: Project Priority Listing Detailed Instructions
  • Collaborative Applicants: Project Priority Listings Training Module

Competition Questions:
All technical questions must be submitted to the “e-snaps CoC Competition” program/system on the HUD HRE Virtual Help Desk. Program policy questions should be submitted under “CoC Program” on the HUD HRE Virtual Help Desk. The VHD accepts question submissions 24/7. However, responses are usually provided between 8:00 AM and 5:00 PM Eastern Time, Monday through Friday, except for federal holidays. 
 
Listserv:
To join one or more of the SNAPS’ listserv groups, visit the OneCPD Mailing List page or select the listserv tab on the home page of the HUD HRE.  


CoC Program Interim Rule Guide and Fact Sheet

The Continuum of Care Program Interim Rule was published in the Federal Register on July 31, 2012 and became effective on August 30, 2012. The publications below provide additional information and guidance as the interim rule is implemented. They can be accessed from the Continuum of Care Program web page on the HUD HRE: http://www.hudhre.info/coc/

Establishing and Operating a Continuum of Care
This user guide provides an overview of how to establish and operate a CoC, focusing on CoC governance and responsibilities. At its simplest, a Continuum of Care is established by representatives of relevant organizations within a geographic area to carry out the responsibilities set forth in the CoC Program interim rule.

CoC Governance Crosswalk of Changes: Continuum of Care (CoC) Program, Supportive Housing Program (SHP), and Shelter Plus Care (SPC) Program Regulations
This is a quick reference guide to citations for the new Continuum of Care (CoC) Program Interim Rule related to the Continuum of Care, its responsibilities, the CoC board, and the CoC Program grant application and preparation. The table also provides citations for relevant sections of SHP and S+C to facilitate identifying and comparing regulatory changes that will affect the CoC and may have a direct impact on CoC governance.

Safe Haven Fact Sheet
This fact sheet highlights the parts of the CoC Program Interim Rule most relevant to Safe Haven projects. The Homeless Emergency Assistance and Rapid Transition to Housing Act of 2009 (HEARTH Act) amended the McKinney-Vento Homeless Assistance Act. Among other changes, the HEARTH Act repealed the “Safe Havens for Homeless Individuals Demonstration Program.” This means that HUD will not fund any new Safe Haven projects under the CoC Program. However, HUD will continue to renew funding for an existing safe haven project as long as they meet certain requirements highlighted in the fact sheet.

 


 
 
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