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FY 2013 and FY 2014 CoC Program Competition Application: Deadline Reminder

As of today, January 24, 2014, there are 11 days remaining until the end of the FY 2013 CoC Program Competition.

Applications must be submitted in e-snaps by 7:59:59 PM ET February 3, 2014.

Applications must be completed and submitted in e-snaps no later than February 3, 2014, 7:59:59 p.m., Eastern Time. Please allow ample time to complete your CoC Consolidated Application and DO NOT wait until the last minute to submit. HUD strongly recommends that CoCs submit their applications at least 24-48 hours before the deadline. See Section VI of the FY 2013 - FY 2014 CoC Program Competition NOFA for application submission and timely receipt requirements for the FY 2013 CoC Program Competition process.

Clarification on 3A-3.2 of the CoC Application
HUD has developed FAQ #1469 related to question 3A-3.2 of the CoC Application: 


The updated instructions for completing question 3A-3.2 stated that CoCs should rely on the programming specifications for the APR from Q24b3 and the universe of persons should be program participants (i.e., adults and children) who are leavers. Q24b3 is limited to reporting on adults and includes both Leavers and Stayers. What data should I use to answer this question?


Similar to the other 3A-3 questions, CoCs should answer questions 3A-3.2a and 3A-3.2b based on adult leavers and stayers. CoCs should continue to rely on the APR programming specifications for Q24b3 to answer the questions.

Guidance on the Consolidated Appropriations Act
HUD is also providing the following interim guidance in response to questions we have received on the Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2014:

The Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2014, passed by Congress on January 15, 2014, included language permitting nonprofit organizations to administer rental assistance for permanent housing funded with FY 2012, FY 2013, and FY 2014 CoC Program funds. HUD is aware that some recipients renewing CoC Program grants for leasing will want to shift their leasing budget line item to rental assistance. However, because the Appropriations Act was just passed earlier this month, HUD has not had the opportunity to develop guidance on how to implement this change. Therefore we are requiring project applicants to apply as approved on the GIW as HUD develops guidance on how to make this change.   

Additionally, HUD will provide guidance to applicants applying for rental assistance funds (new or renewal) about how this language will impact the commitment letter from an entity eligible to administer the rental assistance currently required by Section II.B.5 of the FY 2013 – FY 2014 CoC Program NOFA. HUD will release this guidance for both of these scenarios via listserv as soon as it is available.

Any questions related to the FY 2013 CoC Program Competition applications or the NOFA must be submitted to the e-snaps Ask A Question (AAQ) portal no later than Wednesday, January 29, 2014. Any clarifying questions related to the FY 2013 CoC Program Competition applications, policies, or the NOFA must also be submitted to the e-snaps Ask A Question (AAQ) portal no later than Wednesday, January 29, 2014. Any questions received after January 29, 2014 are not guaranteed a response prior to the application deadline. To submit a question to the e-snaps AAQ portal, select e-snaps from the My question is related to drop down list on Step 2 of the question submission process.

CoCs, Collaborative Applicants, and Project Applicants that require information and technical support regarding the FY 2013 CoC Program Competition may submit an electronic inquiry to OneCPD Ask A Question. Starting on Friday, January 31, 2014, the AAQ will only respond to emergency technical support questions up to the competition deadline of February 3, 2014, 2013 7:59:59 p.m., Eastern Time.

For additional guidance and resources, please refer to the CoC Program Competition Resources page on the OneCPD Resource Exchange.

Visit the OneCPD Resource Exchange at https://www.onecpd.info
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