The CoC Program Competition NOFO (Notice of Funding Opportunity) has been released. The CoC Estimated Annual Renewal Demand (ARD) Report for Grand Rapids/Wyoming/Kent County CoC is as follows:

  • Preliminary Pro Rata Need (PPRN): $4,935,441
  • Estimated ARD: $7,245,269
  • CoC Bonus: $362,263
  •  DV Bonus: $740,376
  •  CoC Planning: $217,358

CoC Consolidated Application 2021 – submitted 11/16

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 CoC Application and Project Priority Listing for the 2021 program funding competition.

View the Consolidated Application submitted on 11/16 here.

CoC Application

  • View the final FY2021 CoC Application here.
  • View the 2021 CoC Application attachments here.

Project Priority Listing

  • View the final FY2021 CoC Project Priority Listing submitted on 11/16 here.
  • View all project applications here.
RankAgencyProjectProject Type App Type Budget Running Total
Tier 1
1The Salvation ArmyCoordinated Entry 1SSORenewal$210,139$210,139
2The Salvation ArmyHousing Assessment ProgramSSORenewal$228,488$438,627
3The Salvation ArmyHMISHMISRenewal$100,000$538,627
4The Salvation ArmyCoordinated Entry 2SSORenewal$65,950$604,577
5Heartside Nonprofit Housing CorporationVerne Barry PlacePSHRenewal$157,720$762,297
6Community RebuildersHousing SolutionsPSHRenewal$601,943$1,364,240
7Community RebuildersKeys FirstRRHRenewal$918,834$2,283,074
8Community RebuildersFirst Step HousingJoint TH & RRHRenewal$887,487$3,170,561
9Heartside Nonprofit Housing CorporationFerguson ApartmentsPSHRenewal$63,000$3,233,561
10Kent CountyShelter Plus Care SRAPSHRenewal$548,385$3,781,946
11Community RebuildersLOFT CombinedPSHRenewal$416,082$4,198,028
12Kent CountyShelter Plus Care TRAPSHRenewal$1,121,511$5,319,539
13Heartside Nonprofit Housing CorporationCommerce ApartmentsPSHRenewal$269,241$5,588,780
14Grand Rapids Housing CommissionHope CommunityRRHRenewal$159,663$5,748,443
15YWCAProject HEAL THTHRenewal$399,368$6,147,811
16Community RebuildersHEROESPSHRenewal$160,964$6,308,775
17YWCAProject HEAL TH-RRHJoint TH & RRHRenewal$454,490$6,763,265
18Community RebuildersPACTJoint TH & RRHRenewal$443,700$7,206,965
19ICCFICCF PSHPSHRenewal$38,304$7,245,269
Tier 2
20AYA Youth CollectiveHoused As You AreJoint TH & RRHGeneral Bonus$362,263$7,607,532
21Safe Haven MinistriesComprehensive Housing and Supportive ServicesJoint TH & RRHDV Bonus$480,609$8,088,141
22Community RebuildersFirst Step Housing ExpansionJoint TH & RRHDV Bonus$259,767$8,347,908
Not Ranked
N/AHeart of West Michigan United WayCoC Planning GrantPlanningPlanning$217,358$8,565,266

Local Applications – Applications were due October 11th

The Grand Rapids Area Coalition to End Homelessness (Coalition) invites applications under HUD’s FY 2021 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 Opportunity (NOFO) for the 2021 Continuum of Care Program by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development.

The Coalition will concurrently consider both renewal project applications as well as new and bonus projects (including permanent housing bonus projects and domestic violence bonus projects). The Coalition will submit one collaborative “Continuum of Care Application” for 2021 that reflects community-wide planning and performance. The score received for this application will be applied to funding requested for FY 2021 funds.

For FY 2021 renewal projects, the Coalition is eligible to apply to HUD for a maximum of $7,245,269, which constitutes the Annual Renewal Demand (ARD). The ARD is the total sum of all renewal projects eligible for renewal. This year, the Coalition is eligible to apply for a total of $362,263 in general CoC bonus projects and a total of $740,376 in domestic violence bonus projects. All interested and qualified parties are invited to submit a new project application that will be reviewed and scored along with renewal projects.

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. Agencies should review the instructional document carefully prior to submitting an application.

Application Documents

  • 2021 Local Application Instructions
    • Please note a small change to the naming convention for submitted applications highlighted on pages 4 & 5 and below:
      • Applications should be saved by the name:“AgencyNameProjectNameLocal21
      • e-snaps application form files should be saved by the name: “AgencyNameProjectNameES21
  • 2021 Local Application for New/Bonus Projects – PSH, RRH, and TH-RRH Only
  • 2021 Local Application for Renewal Projects
    • Please note small changes were made to which metrics should be used for calculations as indicated below and highlighted in the application.
      • Question 9 – Use Average of Quarterly Point- in-Time Counts in APR 8b divided by total contracted units.
      • Question 20a – Calculate ([Total persons exiting to a positive housing destination [APR 23c.] + total number of stayers [5a.9.]] divided by [total persons served [APR 5a.1] – Total persons whose destinations excluded them from the calculation [APR 23.c.]])
      • Question 21.a. – APR 19a1 row 1, last column (do not include the data label row when counting rows)
      • Question 21.b. – APR 19a1 row 3, last column (do not include the data label row when counting rows)
      • Question 21.c. – APR 19a2 row 1, last column (do not include the data label row when counting rows)
      • Question 21.d. – APR 19a2 row 3, last column (do not include the data label row when counting rows)

Instructional and Policy Documents

FY2021 Funding Process Timeline: CoC 2021 Funding Process Timeline (updated 11/1/21)

   Due DateTaskResponsible Party
 9/16/21Reallocation Meeting (for current CoC projects)CoC Staff, CoC Providers
 9/21/21Local Project Applications for new projects releasedCoC Staff
9/23/21 Local Project Applications for renewal projects released CoC Staff
 10/11/21Local and E-Snaps Applications DueApplicants
 10/19/21Funding Review Committee Recommendations Shared with ApplicantsCoC Staff
 10/15/21CoC Application Draft Posted PubliclyCoC Staff, CoC Members
 10/22/21Appeals to Funding Review Recommendations Due for renewal projectsApplicants
10/26/21Appeals to Funding Review Recommendations Due for bonus projects Applicants
 10/29/21Appeals Panel Meets (if required)Appeals Panel
 11/1/21Funding and Ranking Recommendations Shared with Steering Council, Posted PubliclyCoC Staff
 11/10/21Public Feedback on Ranking and CoC Application Due to CoC StaffCoC Staff
 11/11/21Steering Council Vote on Priority Listing RecommendationsSteering Council
 11/12/21CoC Consolidated App and Priority Listing posted to websiteCoC Staff
 11/16/21CoC Application and Priority Listing Submitted to HUDCoC Staff
Highlighted text was updated as of 11/1/2021

CoC Realloaction Policy: Reallocation Policy

CoC Appeals Policy: Funding_Appeal_Policy