2019 HUD NOFA

The FY 2019 CoC Program Competition is Now Open
The Notice of Funding Availability (NOFA) for the Fiscal Year (FY) 2019 Continuum of Care (CoC) Program Competition has been posted to the FY 2019 CoC Program Competition: Funding Availability page on the HUD Exchange. Additional resources are available on the e-snaps page on the HUD Exchange. The CoC Application, CoC Priority Listing, and Project Applications will be available the week of July 8, 2019 in e-snaps. Collaborative Applicants and project applicants will be able to access the applications to review, update, and enter information that is required for the application process.  Submission Deadline: Monday, September 30, 2019 at 8:00 PM EDT Project Applicants Returning project applicants can choose to import the FY 2018 renewal project application responses; however, this must be requested during your registration of the Renewal Funding Opportunity in e-snaps and is only available if you submitted a renewal project application in last year’s FY 2018 CoC Program Competition. Imported responses should be carefully reviewed to ensure accuracy and that the information is a true representation of the project activities.
 First-time renewal projects must complete the entire renewal project application.
 New project applications must be completed in full and in line with the new project application components permitted in this year’s competition
 CoC planning and UFA Costs applications will only be reviewed if submitted by the CoC’s designated Collaborative Applicant identified in the CoC Applicant Profile in e-snaps.
 Dedicated HMIS projects, renewal and new, can only be submitted by the CoC’s designated HMIS Lead as identified in the CoC Applicant Profile in e-snaps. Collaborative Applicants The CoC Application and CoC Priority Listing with all project applications accepted and ranked or rejected are separate submissions in e-snaps. Collaborative Applicants must submit both parts of the CoC Consolidated Application by the application submission deadline for HUD to consider the CoC Consolidated Application to be complete.
 The CoC Competition Report, and instructions on how to access the report, that includes data reported in the Homelessness Data Exchange (HDX) is available for use by Collaborative Applicants to complete portions of the FY 2019 CoC Application. What’s New for the FY 2019 CoC Program Competition The list below highlights some important information regarding new concepts CoCs should consider while planning for the FY 2019 CoC Program Competition. This list is not exhaustive and additional details are in the NOFA. Youth Homelessness Demonstration Program (YHDP) Renewals. Many of the YHDP projects awarded in FY 2016 are due for first-time renewal in the FY 2019 CoC Program Competition. See Section II.B.6 of the NOFA for additional details.
 Expansion Projects. The application submission process for renewal projects that want to submit a new expansion project has changed.  See Section III.C.2.j of the NOFA for additional details.
 Domestic Violence (DV) Bonus Projects. There is another up to $50 million available for new DV Bonus projects (Section III.B.2.c of the NOFA) and many of the DV Bonus projects awarded in last year’s FY 2018 CoC Program Competition are eligible for renewal.
 CoC Bonus. The CoC Bonus is calculated differently in FY 2019. As stated in Section III.C.2.c of the NOFA, “…CoC is eligible to apply for up to 5 percent of its Final Pro Rata Need (FPRN), or 25 percent of the CoC’s Preliminary Pro Rata Need (PPRN) minus its Annual Renewal Demand (ARD), whichever is greater. To be eligible to receive a bonus project, a CoC must demonstrate that it ranks projects based on how they improve system performance as outlined in Section VII.B.1.a of this NOFA. The available amount per CoC can be found on the CoC Estimated ARD Report on the HUD Exchange. Additional Guidance HUD has posted, or will post, additional guidance regarding the FY 2019 CoC Program Competition that includes, but is not limited to: Available Today: FY 2019 CoC Estimated ARD ReportCoC Program Competition Report (HDX)PHA Crosswalk Available in the coming weeks: Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)Detailed Instructions and Navigational Guides CoC ApplicationCoC Priority ListingProject Applications See the e-snaps: CoC Program Applications and Grants Management System and the FY 2019 CoC Program Competition: Funding Availability pages on the HUD Exchange for a complete listing of information and guidance. Questions If you have questions pertaining to e-snaps technical issues or the FY 2019 CoC Program Competition, submit your questions to the e-snaps Ask A Question (AAQ) portal. To submit a question to the e-snaps AAQ portal, select “e-snaps” from the “My question is related to” dropdown list on Step 2 of the question submission process. If you have questions related to the CoC Program interim rule or a policy related question, submit your questions to the CoC Program AAQ portal. To submit a question to the CoC AAQ portal, select “CoC: Continuum of Care Program” from the “My question is related to” dropdown list on Step 2 of the question submission process. Listserv Notifications If you are aware or suspect that the Collaborative Applicant for your CoC is not currently receiving these listserv messages, please forward the following link so the Collaborative Applicant can register to receive listserv messages as this is the only form HUD uses to communicate CoC Program information to the public: https://www.hudexchange.info/mailinglist/.

Link to the NOFA Notice

https://files.hudexchange.info/resources/documents/FY-2019-CoC-Program-Competition-NOFA.pdf

Link to the 2019 Dept of HUD NOFA Project Rating and Ranking Tool Version 3.2.2

FY 2019 CoC Program Competition Update: Revision to the FY 2019 CoC Application Detailed Instructions, Required Attachments for 1E–Local CoC Competition Section
HUD revised the FY 2019 CoC Application Detailed Instructions based on questions submitted regarding documented evidence submission requirements.HUD will evaluate responses to questions 1E-2 (Project Review and Ranking—Objective Criteria), 1E-3 (Project Review and Ranking—Severity of Needs and Vulnerabilities), and 1E-4 (Public Postings—CoC Consolidated Application) of the CoC Application based on evidence posted to the 4B. Attachment screen, especially the attachment for question 1E-4.Section VII.B.1. of the FY 2019 CoC Program Competition Notice of Funding Availability (NOFA) assigns the following points for 1E–Local CoC Competition questions:
18 points for Objective Criteria and Past Performance
 4 points for Severity of Needs
 3 points for Ranking Process
 4 points for Reallocation (which is not being addressed in this listserv)Question 1E-1 requires applicants to submit the following four attachments on the 4B. Attachments screen:1E-1. Public Posting–Local Competition Announcement that provided point values (e.g., the scoring tool indicating how points are awarded) or other ranking criteria the CoC would use to review and rank projects. HUD is clarifying that this evidence is not the same as the evidence required in question 1E-4. This evidence demonstrates the CoC informed applicants in advance how the CoC would evaluate project applications, whereas question 1E-4 requires applicants to provide actual final scores that the CoC publicly posted.
 1E-1. Public Posting–30-Day Local Competition Deadline
 1E-1. Public Posting–15-Day Notification Outside e-snaps–Projects Accepted
 1E-1. Public Posting–15-Day Notification Outside e-snaps–Projects Rejected or ReducedFor question 1E-4, applicants must combine the following evidence into one attachment and upload it on the 4B. Attachments screen:
Evidence demonstrating the objective review and ranking process, including final score forms used in the local competition that lists points awarded during review and rank process and final project scores. HUD will use this attachment when evaluating question 1E-2.
 Evidence demonstrating public posting of the final version of the completed CoC Consolidated Application, including the CoC Application with attachments, CoC Priority Listing with reallocation forms, and a list of all project applications the CoC accepted and ranked or rejected. (HUD does not expect applicants to include individual project applications with submitted evidence.)
Version 4 Revision to the FY 2019 CoC Application Detailed Instructions, Required Attachments for 1E–Local CoC Competition Section
HUD revised and is releasing Version 4 of the FY 2019 CoC Application Detailed Instructions based on questions submitted regarding documented evidence submission requirements.HUD will evaluate responses to questions 1E-2 (Project Review and Ranking—Objective Criteria), 1E-3 (Project Review and Ranking—Severity of Needs and Vulnerabilities), and 1E-4 (Public Postings—CoC Consolidated Application) of the CoC Application based on evidence posted to the 4B. Attachment screen, especially the attachment for question 1E-4.Section VII.B.1. of the FY 2019 CoC Program Competition Notice of Funding Availability (NOFA) assigns the following points for 1E–Local CoC Competitionquestions:
18 points for Objective Criteria and Past Performance
 4 points for Severity of Needs
 3 points for Ranking Process
 4 points for Reallocation (which is not being addressed in this listserv)Question 1E-1 requires applicants to submit the following four attachments on the 4B. Attachments screen:1E-1. Public Posting–Local Competition Announcement that provided point values (e.g., the scoring tool indicating how points are awarded) or other ranking criteria the CoC would use to review and rank projects. HUD is clarifying that this evidence is not the same as the evidence required in question 1E-4. This evidence demonstrates the CoC informed applicants in advance how the CoC would evaluate project applications, whereas question 1E-4 requires applicants to provide actual final scores that the CoC publicly posted. Example attachments include:
 HUD’s optional Rank and Rating Tool containing maximum scores and final scores; or
 A document outlining the CoC’s rating and ranking process; or
 A screen shot of a public posting of the rating and ranking process.
 1E-1. Public Posting–30-Day Local Competition Deadline
 1E-1. Public Posting–15-Day Notification Outside e-snaps–Projects Accepted
 1E-1. Public Posting–15-Day Notification Outside e-snaps–Projects Rejected or ReducedHUD is further clarifying for question 1E-4, applicants must combine the following evidence into one attachment and upload it on the 4B. Attachments screen–HUD will use this attachment when evaluating question 1E-2.:Evidence demonstrating the objective review and ranking process includes two parts:
 Final score forms used in the local competition that lists points awarded during the ranking process. Applicants should review NOFA rating factors, especially Section VII.B.1.a. to ensure that the attachments demonstrate that the CoC used objective criteria (e.g., cost effectiveness, performance data, type of population served, or type of housing proposed); included at least one factor related to improving system performance (e.g., exits to permanent housing destinations); and included a specific method for evaluating projects submitted by victim service providers that utilized data generated from a comparable database and evaluated domestic violence projects based on the degree they improve safety for the population they serve. Examples of attachments include:
 HUD’s optional Rank and Rating Tool containing maximum scores and final scores; or
 A scoring tool used by the CoC to evaluate projects that includes the specific objective criteria and their respective point values; or
 One completed score form for a renewal projectapplication used by most project applicants–HUD does not expect applicants to attach score forms for each application or component type; and
 Ranking process documents that demonstrate that the CoC applied the rating and ranking process (as outlined in the 1E-1 attachment) and used forms that generate projects scores (as evidenced in 1E-4). Example attachments include:
 HUD’s optional Rank and Rating Tool containing maximum points and scores; or
 A document that lists all projects that includes the final project scores; or
 The final CoC Priority Listing that includes the New, Renewal, UFA Costs, if applicable, CoC Planning, and YHDP Renewal Project Listings; or
 Screen shot of a public posting of the final CoC Priority Listing; or
 Screen shot of a public posting of the final project scores.
 Evidence demonstrating public posting of the final version of the completed CoC Consolidated Application, including the CoC Application with attachments, CoC Priority Listing with reallocation forms, and a list of all project applications the CoC accepted and ranked or rejected. (HUD does not expect applicants to include individual project applications with submitted evidence.)