2022 Continuum of Care NOFO


2022 Continuum of Care NOFO (Notice of Funding Opportunity)

On August 1, 2022, the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) published the Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO) for the Continuum of Care Homeless Assistance Program.

The NOFO establishes this year’s funding criteria for the Continuum of Care (CoC) Homeless Assistance Programs (sometimes also referred to as the McKinney-Vento Homeless Assistance Act programs). A brief summary of highlights is provided in the document below.

The San Mateo County Human Services Agency, as the CoC Lead Agency, must develop the local competition timeline and application materials. Information is posted below, and this page will be updated with additional information soon. Please check back frequently for new information.

If you have any questions about the NOFO process, please send them to HSA’s Center on Homelessness (HSA_Homeless_Programs@smcgov.org), Hana Gossett (hana@focusstrategies.net), and Vanessa Fenley (vanessa@focusstrategies.net). Please send questions to all three contacts in order to receive the timeliest response possible.

 

Annual NOFO Applicant Meeting

An informational meeting for organizations interested in applying for renewal and new funding through the Annual Continuum of Care competition took place on Monday, August 15th via Zoom. If you are interested in reviewing a recording of this meeting, please follow the link below:

Applicant Meeting Recording

Passcode: SMCNOFO2022!

A copy of the presentation slides, and any questions and answers from that meeting are provided on this page under “NOFO Resources” below.

 

New Project Applications

New project applications are due by August 30, 2022, at 5:00 p.m. to HSA_Homeless_Programs@smcgov.org and Hana Gossett hana@focusstrategies.net.  Information about the funding available and application process may be found in the document below titled Availability of New Project Funding 2022 Annual CoC NOFO. The application template is available below, titled New Project Narrative Application Template 2022.

On August 11, 2022, HUD released bonus funding information for CoC’s. San Mateo County is eligible to apply for:

Bonus funding for New Permanent Housing Projects

$657,685

Bonus funding specifically for Domestic Violence Projects

$301,854

Availability of New Project Funding 2022 Annual CoC NOFO

New Project Narrative Application Template 2022

 

Renewal Applications

Renewal project applications are due by August 30, 2022, at 5:00 p.m. to HSA_Homeless_Programs@smcgov.org and Hana Gossett hana@focusstrategies.net . Information about the renewal process may be found in the document below titled Information for Renewal Applicants 2022 Annual CoC NOFO. Guidance on completing the Renewal Application in e-snaps will be provided soon.

Information for Renewal Applicants 2022 Annual CoC NOFO

 

2022 Project Review and Ranking Process

The Project Review and Ranking Process for 2022 is also available below, titled 2022 Annual NOFO Project Review and Ranking Process Final. This document was approved by the CoC Steering Committee meeting on August 10, 2022.

2022 Annual NOFO Project Review and Ranking Process Final

2022 Annual NOFO Priority Listing (as of 9/13/2022)

 

Annual NOFO Project Priority List Meeting

On September 27, 2022, the CoC will review and vote to approve the project priority list for the 2022 Annual CoC NOFO.

September 27, 2022 11:00am - 12:00 pm

Virtual Meeting

https://smcgov.zoom.us/j/98467492516

Or by phone at (669) 444-9171, webinar ID is: 984 6749 2516

 

NOFO Resources

Below you will find resources to support completing project applications for this funding opportunity. Additionally, San Mateo County HSA has provided links to resources from HUD that will support completing the project applications and understanding the funding opportunity.

Highlights of 2022 CoC NOFO

HUD - Continuum of Care Program Competition Page (HUD.GOV)

HUD - FY2022 CoC Program Competition Page (HUD Exchange)

HUD E-Snaps Portal

Applicant Meeting Presentation Slides

Applicant Meeting Q&A

 

Potential applicants may contact HSA with any questions about the NOFO or the application process. Questions should be directed to HSA Center on Homelessness (HSA_Homeless_Programs@smcgov.org), Hana Gossett, Focus Strategies (hana@focusstrategies.net), Vanessa Fenley, Focus Strategies (vanessa@focusstrategies.net) . Please include all 3 email addresses on all emails.

 

2022 Continuum of Care Collaborative Application

The Continuum of Care Steering Collaborative Application as of 9/26/22 for 2022 is available below along with a proposed update to the governance charter. The CoC Steering Committee will review and vote on the application at the 9/27/22 meeting.

Collaborative Application as of 9/26/22

Governance Charter as of 9/26/22

 

NOFA information archive

2021 Continuum of Care NOFO (Notice of Funding Opportunity)

2019 Continuum of Care NOFA (Notice of Funding Availability)

2018 Continuum of Care NOFA (Notice of Funding Availability)

2017 Continuum of Care NOFA (Notice of Funding Availability)

2016 Continuum of Care NOFA (Notice of Funding Availability)

2015 Continuum of Care NOFA (Notice of Funding Availability)