The Grand Rapids Area Coalition to End Homelessness (Coalition) invites applications under HUD’s FY 2019 Continuum of Care (CoC) Program Competition for renewal, new, and bonus projects at this time. The opening of this local competition for projects serving Kent County is in accordance with the Notice of Funding Availability (NOFA) for the 2019 Continuum of Care Program by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development.

Each year, the Coalition and its partner agencies must reapply for the funding that provides much of the housing available to end homelessness in Kent County. Most projects seek to renew their funding, in order to provide housing stability to those they serve. To do so, they must demonstrate their effectiveness through project performance. All information provided by these applicants will be posted on this page, available for public viewing.

Additionally, there are opportunities for new applicants to apply for HUD funding. This year, the Coalition is eligible to apply for a total of $306,593 in general CoC bonus projects and a total of $418,404 in domestic violence bonus projects. Additionally, all interested and qualified parties are invited to submit a new project application that will be reviewed and scored along with renewal projects. The ultimate goal of the Coalition is to fund projects that will house the most people, as quickly as possible, in the most effective manner possible.

Below you will find a detailed instructional document, relevant CoC policy documents, and application forms and scorecards that will be utilized to score project applications. Please review the instructional document carefully prior to submitting an application.

CoC Consolidated Application 2019

The CoC Consolidated Application consists of two separately-submitted applications: the CoC Application (which contains information about system strategies and performance data) and the Project Priority Listing (which contains the priority listing of community projects, as well as all submitted project applications by local housing providers). Below is the initial draft of the CoC Application for the 2019 program funding competition.

2019 Draft CoC Application

Feedback on the application is due to Paul LeBlanc (pleblanc@hwmuw.org) by Thursday, September 19, 2019. Please note that some formatting issues occurred in transferring this document from a PDF to a Word file; the application submission is in an online form, so these formatting issues will not be present in the final submission.

2019 Project Priority Listing

Feedback on the Project Priority Listing is due to Courtney Myers-Keaton (cmyers-keaton@hwmuw.org) by Thursday, September 19th. Steering Council will vote on the Project Priority Listing on Friday, September 20th.

Instructional and Policy Documents

FY 2019 Local Application Instructions: 2019 Local Application Instructions

FY 2019 Funding Process Timeline: CoC 2019 Funding Process Timeline

Please note the following amendments to the timeline:

Due Date  TaskResponsible Party
9/3/19  Funding Review Committee Recommendations Shared With ApplicantsCoC Staff
9/6/19  Appeals DueApplicants

CoC Realloaction Policy: Reallocation Policy

Renewal Project Forms

FY 2019 Renewal Application: 2019 LocalApp_Renewal

Please note the following addendum to the CoC local project applications: For each data-related question below, domestic violence service providers may use data generated from a comparable database to HMIS.

FY 2019 Renewal Application Scorecard: 2019 LocalApp_Renewal_Scorecard

New and Bonus Project Forms

FY 2019 New and Bonus Application: 2019 LocalApp_NewBonus

FY 2019 New and Bonus Application Scorecard: 2019 LocalApp_NewBonus_Scorecard

Infrastructure Project Forms

FY 2019 Infrastructure Project Application: 2019 LocalApp_Infrastructure

Appeals Forms

CoC Appeals Policy: Funding_Appeal_Policy

FY 2019 Appeals Application: 2019 LocalApp_Appeals