An update to the FY 2013 – FY 2014 CoC Program Competition NOFA
has been posted to the OneCPD Resource Exchange, FY2013 Continuum of Care (CoC) Program NOFA: CoC Program Competition
Corrections, posted December 20, 2013, include wording changes on pages 36, 37, and 48. Corrections have also been made to internal citations throughout the NOFA. All corrections are noted in red font.
The corrections made to the NOFA will not extend the submission deadline, February 3, 2014, at 7:59:59 p.m. Eastern Time.
Additionally, the FY 2013/FY 2014 CoC Application Detailed Instructions have been revised on pages 32 – 36 to coincide with the corrections made on pages 36 and 37 of the NOFA. The Revised FY 2013/FY 2014 CoC Application Detailed Instructions have been posted on the left menu in e-snaps
The following FAQs were developed to further clarify form 3A-2 in the FY 2013/FY 2014 CoC Application with Section VII.A.1.b of the NOFA and form 3A-3 of the CoC Application:
CoC Program Competition Questions
- What data source should CoCs use to complete the information on form 3A-3 of the FY 2013 - FY 2014 CoC Application?
In paragraph VII.A.1.c of the NOFA, published on November 22, 2013, HUD stated that CoCs were required to report employment and non-employment income “as reported in all APRs submitted to HUD between October 1, 2012, and September 30, 2013.” However, APRs submitted prior to October 1, 2013 did not include data on increases in employment income from program entry to program exit, and therefore CoCs cannot actually use data from APRs submitted between October 1, 2012 and September 30, 2013.
Therefore, the FY 2013 - FY 2014 CoC Program Competition NOFA has been revised as have the FY 2013 - FY 2014 CoC Application Detailed Instructions to guide CoCs to instead use HMIS data for questions 3A-3.2a and 3A-3.2b since all CoCs’ HMIS should have updated their systems to allow reporting of income increases. The revised detailed instructions can be found on the left-hand menu of the FY 2013/FY 2014 CoC Application in e-snaps. To respond to questions 3A-3.2a and 3A-3.2b, CoCs must run an HMIS report on CoC-funded projects with an operating end date between July 1, 2012 and June 30, 2013 to determine the percentage of persons who increased (i.e., gained or retained and increased) employment and non-employment income. All HMIS vendors should have the capacity to run this report, consistent with the revised HMIS Programming Specifications published August 2013 associated with Q24b2 of the APR.
- There appears to be a conflict between the information provided in the FY 2013-FY 2014 CoC Program Competition NOFA for Objective 2 in the FY 2013 - FY 2014 CoC Application, increasing housing stability. Can HUD clarify what data CoCs should be using to respond to the questions on form 3A-2 of the FY 2013 - FY 2014 CoC Application?
The information provided in the FY 2013 - FY 2014 CoC Program Competition NOFA published on November 22, 2013 for this objective was incorrect. HUD has published a revision to the FY 2013 and FY 2014 CoC Program Competition NOFA as well as to the FY 2013 - FY 2014 CoC Application Detailed Instructions, which can be found on the left-hand menu of the FY 2013 - FY 2014 CoC Application in e-snaps. For this objective, CoCs should be looking at the percentage of participants in CoC-funded projects that remained in permanent supportive housing, or exited to another permanent housing destination (as reported in APRs submitted to HUD between October 1, 2012, and September 30, 2013).
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