A main function of the CoC is to prepare an application for McKinney-Vento Homeless Assistance competitive grants. These resources are invaluable in providing housing and supportive services for people who are homeless. These funds are made available through a national competition announced each year in HUD’s Notice of Funding Availability (known as the HUD SuperNOFA). Applications must demonstrate broad community participation and identify resources and gaps in the community’s approach to providing outreach, emergency shelter, and transitional and permanent housing, as well as related services for addressing homelessness. An application also includes action steps to end homelessness and prevent a return to it, and establishes local funding priorities.

Federal funds are also provided through Emergency Solutions Grants and Community Development Block Grants.

Additional sources of federal funds as well as state, local and private dollars can also be used to meet the needs of homeless persons.

Notice on Prioritizing Persons Experiencing Chronic Homelessness and Other Vulnerable Homeless Persons in Permanent Supportive Housing and Recordkeeping Requirements for Documenting Chronic Homeless Status (July 28, 2014)

HUD Releases New FAQs on the CoC Program and the Applicability of “Family” in Equal Access Rule on Recipients of ESG and CoC Program Funding (July 23, 2014)

SNAPS in Focus & CoC Competition Focus Communications: