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CoC Program Competition

CoC Program Competition

As Collaborative Applicant for the Chicago Continuum of Care (CoC), All Chicago has been chosen by Chicago’s CoC to administer our city’s annual evaluation and application process for HUD CoC funding. 

HUD CoC Notice of Funding Availablity (NOFA) Update

The FY18 Final Chicago CoC ApplicationFY18 CoC Application Attachments, and FY18 Final Priority Listing were posted on September 14, 2018. The FY2019 HUD CoC Program Competition began on Dec. 5, 2018 with the release of the Initial Desk Audit Guidance.

FY2019 HUD CoC Program Competition

The FY2019 HUD CoC Program Competition began on Dec. 5, 2018 with the release of the Initial Desk Audit Guidance.

Initial Desk Audit Guidance

The Intent to Renew was realeased on January 7, 2019 and is due on February 4, 2019. 

Intent to Renew (PDF)

Intent to Renew (SurveyGizmo Link)

Intent to Renew Instruction Manual

Intent to Renew Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) This will be updated as questions are received.

Trainings

Webinar Training: This webinar training will provide an overview of the 2019 Intent to Renew for Chicago's HUD CoC Funded Projects. Agency representatives will have the opportunity to receive information and ask questions about the Initial Desk Audit and Certification Checklist questions and criteria. Additionally, brief technical instructions will be provided regarding how to use SurveyGizmo. However, if you need a higher level of support with SurveyGizmo user instructions, please attend an in-person training instead. 

In-Person Training: This in-person training will provide an overview of the 2019 Intent to Renew for Chicago's HUD CoC Funded Projects. Agency representatives will have the opportunity to receive information and ask questions about the Initial Desk Audit and Certification Checklist questions and criteria. Additionally, technical instructions will be provided regarding how to use SurveyGizmo. If you are an experienced SurveyGizmo user, you may consider attending the webinar training instead. 

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FY2018 HUD CoC Program Competition

NOFA Competition Documents

FY18 Final Chicago CoC Application 
FY18 CoC Application Attachments
FY18 Final Priority Listing
FY18 Final Priority Listing with Ranking Policies
FY18 Draft Project Ranking Policies and Listing - Posted August 30, 2018
FY18 Individual Project Applications
Final FY18 GIW
FY18 NOFA Highlights Document
Consolidating Eligible Renewals During the FY 2018 CoC Program Competition

For information on previous HUD CoC Program Competitions, please visit the Archives section.

HUD Funding Source

HUD’s Continuum of Care (CoC) homeless assistance programs serve as the largest single source of funding for homeless services in Chicago. HUD awards homeless assistance grants through an annual application process known as the CoC Program Competition. Each year, on behalf of the Chicago Continuum of Care, All Chicago submits a lengthy application to HUD for the CoC program funding. Included in this application is Chicago’s priority list for distributing the annual CoC funding. In order for a program to receive CoC funding, it must appear on Chicago’s CoC priority list. For agencies applying for HUD CoC funding in Chicago, the CoC Program Competition process has two parts – the local evaluation process and the submission of the HUD Project Application:

Part 1: The Evaluation Process
Prior to the release of the CoC Program Competition Notice of Funding Availability (NOFA) by HUD, Chicago performs its own evaluation of renewal and new projects through two simultaneous processes. These processes are established by the Chicago Continuum of Care Board of Directors and managed by All Chicago.

Renewal Projects: For renewal projects, agencies complete and submit the evaluation instrument, which is a tool used to evaluate each program. Evaluation instruments are then reviewed to ensure the project is operating in compliance with HUD and local standards.

New Projects: For new projects, agencies complete a separate application process consisting of a letter of interest (LOI) and an application (if applicable).

Part 2: Submission of HUD Application
Once HUD releases the CoC Program Competition NOFA, agencies are required to submit a Project Application for each program, through HUD’s electronic application system e-snaps.            

Useful HUD CoC Program Recipient Resources

Annual Progress Report (APR): HUD requires all HUD projects ending on or after June 1, 2011 to submit an APR on an annual basis. HUD provides several resources on its HUD Exchange website. Prior to April 2017, APRs were submitted through e-snaps.  APRs are now submitted in HUD's Sage HMIS Reporting Repository.  Programs are encouraged to utilize the Sage CoC APR Gudiebook for CoC Grant-Funded Programs as a helpful resource.  For assistance with a Sage account, contact Jennifer Fabbrini at jfabbrini@allchicago.org.    

e-snaps - Homeless Assistance Application and Grants Management System: HUD provides frequently updated information, guides, tools and webinars about e-snaps on its HUD Exchange webpage.

HUD Exchange: The HUD Exchange is your online one-stop shop for information and resources on assisting people who are experiencing homelessness or at risk of becoming homeless. HUD provides a variety of regularly updated resources on their HUD Exchange Continuum of Care (CoC) Program webpage. This page includes CoC program training materials, user guides, news updates, FAQs, research, and online courses. You can also go to the HUD Ask A Question page or sign up for the HUD Exchange Mailing List

Chicago Program Models Chart: The Chicago Program Models Chart, which was revised and approved by the Chicago Planning Council on Homelessness on December 17, 2014, describes each program model considered to be in alignment with Chicago's Plan to End Homelessness. The Chart is used for local funding purposes, including Chicago's HUD CoC Program Competition process. 

Illinois Technical Assistance Discussion Series: Each month, the Chicago HUD Field Office and HomeBase host a technical assistance session to discuss systems-level topics that impact CoC's across the state. See their presentations below:
System Performance Measures
Eligible Costs, Match, and Leverage

Housing Inventory Count & Point-in-Time Count

Each year, Chicago completes a Housing Inventory Count (HIC) to count the number of beds and units available for people experiencing homelessness. Chicago also completes a Point in Time (PIT) Count each year to count the number of people experiencing homelessness in shelters and on the street.

2019 Housing Inventory Count
2019 Housing Inventory Count Online Survey - COMING SOON! The link survey will be available  on January 24, 2019
Housing Inventory Count Survey PDF - COMING SOON

HIC Webinar: Jan 16th - 11am-12:30pm 
To Register CLICK HERE

HIC Webinar (SSVF & RRH projects only) 
COMING SOON

In-Person Training

Agencies that have an Emergency Shelter, Safe Haven, Interim Housing, Transitional Housing, Permanent Housing with Short Term Supports, Youth Interim and/or Youth Transitional Housing programs, must attend an in-person training with the Department of Family and Support Services. To register please complete the 2019 Homeless Count Shelter Training Form and return to Christine Riley at christine.riley@cityofchicago.org by January 11th. 

In-Person Training Dates

  • Monday, January 14, 2019, 1:00-3:00pm
  • Tuesday, January 15, 2019, 2:00-4:00pm
  • Wednesday, January 16, 2019, 10:00am-12:00pm
  • Friday, January 18, 2019, 2:00-4:00pm
  • Tuesday, January 22, 2019, 2:00-4:00pm

To register please complete the 2019 Homeless Count Shelter Training Form and return to Christine Riley at christine.riley@cityofchicago.org by January 11th. 

Point in Time Count and Housing Inventory Count Reports
2018 Point-in-Time Count Report
2017 Housing Inventory Count
2017 Point-in-Time Count Report
2016 Housing Inventory Count
2016 Point-in-Time Count Report