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FY 2019 Continuum of Care (CoC) Program Competition

Grants to USA Nonprofits and Government Agencies
for Homelessness Prevention and Rapid Re-Housing

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U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD)

Deadline Date:

09/30/19 8:00 PM ET


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Grants starting at $2,500 to USA nonprofit organizations, local and state governments, and public housing agencies for a broad range of activities to prevent homelessness and rehouse those in need. Applicants are advised that required registrations may take up to four weeks to complete.

The Continuum of Care (CoC) Program (24 CFR part 578) is designed to promote a community-wide commitment to the goal of ending homelessness; to provide funding for efforts by nonprofit providers, states, and local governments to quickly re-house homeless individuals, families, persons fleeing domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault, and stalking, and youth while minimizing the trauma and dislocation caused by homelessness; to promote access to and effective utilization of mainstream programs by homeless individuals and families; and to optimize self-sufficiency among those experiencing homelessness.

Policy Priorities:

1. Ending homelessness for all persons
2. Creating a systemic response to homelessness
3. Strategically allocating and using resources
4. Using an Evidence-Based Approach
5. Increasing employment
6. Providing Flexibility for Housing First with Service Participation Requirements

For more details on these policy priorities, see the Announcement Module:

CoC Program Components. 24 CFR 578.37 state that CoC funds may be used for projects
under five program components: permanent housing (including rapid rehousing and permanent supportive housing); transitional housing; Supportive Services Only; HMIS; and in some cases, homelessness prevention. Only designated HPCs may carry out homelessness prevention activities through the CoC Program. Although CoCs were able to apply for HPC designation during the FY 2019 CoC Program Registration process, HUD did not receive any requests for HPC designation; therefore, no CoCs may request funds for homelessness prevention. The only components that will be funded in the FY 2019 CoC Program Competition are:

1. Permanent Housing;
2. Transitional Housing;
3. Supportive Services Only; and
4. Homeless Management Information System (HMIS)

Domestic Violence (DV) Bonus:

The FY 2019 HUD Appropriations Act provides up to $50 million for “rapid re-housing projects and supportive service projects providing coordinated entry, and for eligible activities that the Secretary determines are critical in order to assist survivors of domestic violence, dating violence, and stalking.” In the FY 2019 CoC Program Competition, CoCs will be able to apply for a DV Bonus for Permanent Housing-Rapid Rehousing (PH-RRH) projects, Joint TH and PH-RRH component projects, and SSO projects for coordinated entry (SSO-CE).

For more details on the above Domestic Violence Bonus projects, see the Announcement Module:

Types of projects:

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 162568

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Number of Grants:

Expected Number of Awards: 8,000

Estimated Size of Grant:

Award Ceiling: $1,500,000
Award Floor: $2,500

Approximately $2.3 billion is available in this FY 2019 CoC Program Competition CoC, including up to $50 million available for Domestic Violence (DV) Bonus projects.

Term of Contract:

Renewal Grant Terms.
(1) All renewal project applications, including rental assistance and YHDP, are limited to a 1-year grant term and one year of funding.
(2) Any renewal permanent housing project that receives project-based rental assistance or operating costs may request up to a 15-year grant term; however, the project applicants may only request 1 year of funding.

New Project Grant Terms. The initial grant term for new project applications may be 1-year, 2-years, 3-years, 4-years, 5-years, or 15-years. However, exceptions apply. See pages 26-28 of the Announcement Module for details.


Additional Eligibility Criteria:

Eligible Project Applicants (24 CFR 578.15, 24 CFR 5.100). Eligible project applicants for the CoC Program Competition are found at 24 CFR 578.15 and include nonprofit organizations, states, local governments, and instrumentalities of state and local governments. Public housing agencies, as such term is defined in 24 CFR 5.100, are eligible without limitation or exclusion. Tribes, tribal housing authorities, and for-profit entities are ineligible to apply for grants or to be subrecipients of grant funds.

HUD does not award grants to individuals. HUD will also not evaluate applications from ineligible applicants.

Pre-Application Information:

Due Date for Applications: 09/30/2019

The deadline for submitting applications to HUD for the FY 2019 CoC Program Competition is 8:00 PM Eastern time on September 30, 2019.

As required in the Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) at 2 CFR 25.200 and 24 CFR Part 5 Subpart K, all applicants for financial assistance must have an active unique entity identifier (currently a DUNS number), and have an active registration in the System for Award Management (SAM) before submitting an application. Getting a DUNS number and completing SAM registration can take up to four weeks; therefore, applicants should start this process or check their status early.

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Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.

Applicants must apply using HUD’s e-SNAPs application system:

Local HUD Community Planning Development (CPD) Office. Questions regarding specific program requirements should be directed to the local HUD CPD field office, a directory of which can be found at

Collaborative Applicants and project applicants that need assistance completing the applications in e-snaps or understanding the program requirements under the CoC Program may access the Rule, training materials, and program resources via the HUD Exchange at

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USA: Alabama;   Alaska;   Arizona;   Arkansas;   California;   Colorado;   Connecticut;   Delaware;   Florida;   Georgia;   Hawaii;   Idaho;   Illinois;   Indiana;   Iowa;   Kansas;   Kentucky;   Louisiana;   Maine;   Maryland;   Massachusetts;   Michigan;   Minnesota;   Mississippi;   Missouri;   Montana;   Nebraska;   Nevada;   New Hampshire;   New Jersey;   New Mexico;   New York City;   New York;   North Carolina;   North Dakota;   Ohio;   Oklahoma;   Oregon;   Pennsylvania;   Rhode Island;   South Carolina;   South Dakota;   Tennessee;   Texas;   Utah;   Vermont;   Virginia;   Washington, DC;   Washington;   West Virginia;   Wisconsin;   Wyoming

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