The Capital Region Housing Collaborative (CRHC) announces its local competition for HUD homeless assistance services funding available under the CoC Program for FY 2020-21. This announcement is in follow up to the 2019 HUD NOFA Notice posted on the CRHC website on 7/8/18 and provides further information about the local collaborative application process for Project Applicants in the Ingham County geographic area. The HUD Continuum of Care (CoC) Program (24 CFR part 578) is designed to promote a community-wide commitment to the goal of ending homelessness.
Funding Available: Anticipated $2,438,388 is available for Renewal and Reallocation Projects. All project grants are for one year of funding with varying start dates. See the Grant Inventory Worksheet (GIW) on CRHC’s website for specific projects, grant amounts, and funding cycles.
Bonus Funding Available: Up to $123,925 Bonus funding will be available for new projects through the permanent housing bonus to: 1) create new permanent supportive housing projects that meet the 2) create new rapid re-housing projects 3) create Joint TH and PH-RRH projects as defined in the 2019 NOFA HUD will also make available funding for Domestic Violence (DV) Bonus projects minimally $50,000 up to $189,789, as described in 2019 NOFA. See the 2019 NOFA posted at the CRHC website for more details.
Project Application Deadline: Friday, August 26 at 12:00 noon (EST)
CRHC application forms will be available on the CRHC website (https://capitalregionhousing.org) on August 15, 2019 and should be submitted to Matt Stevenson at Matt.Stevenson@lansingmi.gov. Important informational documents, including the CRHC Application and 2019 NOFA are available on the CRHC website. Renewal, Reallocation and Bonus Projects are available for this application process see the CRHC website. Renewal projects are listed in the Grant Inventory Worksheet on CRHC’s website. New Applicants –are invited to all meetings including the optional Training and Resources and Informational Meetings sections at the Lansing City Hall 4th floor 124 W Michigan Ave August 21, 2019 2PM RSVP via email- Katrina.urista@lansing mi.gov or call 517 483-4082.
CoC Program Priorities: The CRHC and HUD have established priorities. See Application form.
CoC Program Description: The CoC Program 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 the homeless while minimizing the trauma and dislocation caused by homelessness; to promote access to and effective utilization of mainstream programs by the homeless; and to optimize self-sufficiency among those experiencing homelessness. The HUD priorities can be found in Opening Doors: Federal Strategic Plan to Prevent and End Homelessness and are discussed in Section II of the 2019 NOFA notice. In summary, priorities are to end homelessness for all persons, create a systemic response to homelessness, strategically allocate and use resources, and use a Housing First approach. 2019 NOFA CoC Program Components to be funded in this Competition are: Permanent Housing, Transitional Housing, Supportive Services Only, HMIS and Joint TH and PH-RRH Component Project. (See 24 CFR 578.37 through 578.63 for descriptions and 2019 NOFA Section III. A. 3. h)
Training and Resources: Project applicants needing assistance in completing applications or understanding program requirements under the CoC program may access the CoC interim regulations (24 CFR part 578), training materials, and program resources via HUD Exchange’s web page at https://www.hudexchange.info/e-snaps/fy-2019-coc-program-nofa-coc-program-competition/ Applicants should review the Notice of Funding Availability (NOFA) for the Continuum of Care Program Competition for FY 2019, the General Section of the NOFA, the CoC Program interim rule (24 CFR part 578 published July 31, 2012 at 77 CFR 45422, and any related documents and webinars. Questions may be directed to HUD via https://www.hudexchange.info/program-support/my-question/ or the HRCS Toni.Young@lansingmi.gov or by calling 517-483-4477. People with hearing or speech impairments may use the Michigan Relay Service at 1-800-649-3777 or by dialing 7-1-1. Those with Limited English Proficiency may contact the Collaborative Applicant (City of Lansing) at (517) 483-4477 for access to local interpreters/translators.
Informational and other meetings: It is recommended for new and returning applicants to attend an Informational NOFA meeting on August 15rd at 11:00 am at City Rescue Mission Women and Children Center, 2216 S. Cedar St. in Lansing. Other important details on the CRHC NOFA Process, including timelines, are listed on the CRHC website. Check this page often for any updates, questions and answers and other information. Applicants will be notified, in writing, of the acceptance or rejection of their application, with an explanation of the decision, by August 28, 2019 to the email address provided with their CRHC Project Application.
Please note: To be eligible for this funding, organizations will need to agree to be active with the CRHC, demonstrate the capacity to manage a federal grant, have a valid DUNS (DATA Universal Numbering System) number and must complete or renew their registration in the System for Award Management (SAM) website. Go to www.SAM.gov for more information. Eligible project applicants are nonprofit organizations, States, local governments, and instrumentalities of State and local governments, and public housing agencies. For-profit entities are not eligible.