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Friday, November 24, 2017

Announcements

Extended Deadline for New Project Applications and HUD Changes to FY 2017 CoC Bonus and Planning Grant Amounts

Posted by OutWayne-COC on August 17, 2017

In an update to numbers previously shared with the CoC, HUD has now indicated the following information regarding the OutWayne County Continuum of Care:

Annual Renewal Demand (ARD): $3,581,890
Tier 1 amount: $3,366,977
Planning Grant maximum: $188,731
Permanent Housing Bonus maximum: $377,462

The ARD and Tier 1 amounts are the same as previously announced.  The Planning Grant and Permanent Housing Bonus amounts are lower than previously announced and than indicated in the CoC’s local RFP.

Due to these changes by HUD, the deadline for submission of new project applications for the RFP for the Out-Wayne County Homeless Coalition local funding competition has been extended to Monday, August 21st at 3pm.

RFP for the local funding competition portion of the FY 2017 HUD CoC NOFA

Posted by OutWayne-COC on August 10, 2017

From AppelWorks:  The Out-Wayne Homeless Services Coalition is releasing the template for the new project application (via bonus, reallocation and expansion options) that accompanies the RFP for the local funding competition portion of the FY 2017 HUD CoC NOFA for Out-Wayne County.  Previously, on August 7th the Out-Wayne Homeless Services Coalition released the renewal application template and an updated RFP.

Stakeholders are strongly encouraged to carefully read the RFP, the HUD NOFA for the FY 2017 CoC funding announcement, 24 CFR 578 and take advantage of additional resources listed on page 11 of the RFP for the strongest understanding of both the Coalition’s and HUD’s CoC Program priorities, scoring, and requirements.

Click here to download the new application template.

Keep in mind the deadline for submission of applications to the Ranking Committee:

· Monday at 3pm on August 14th for renewal applications

· Thursday at 3pm on August 17th for new applications (via bonus, reallocation or expansion)

For any agencies contemplating reducing or eliminating an existing grant, utilizing the expansion option, or creating a new project through the permanent housing bonus or reallocation (if available), it would be helpful if you could let AppelWorks know as soon as possible by emailing information to me at mitch@red-maple-resources.com

The AppelWorks Team wishes you good luck to have your project funded!

Release of RFP and Renewal Application Template for FY 2017 HUD CoC NOFA Local Competition

Posted by OutWayne-COC on August 8, 2017

From AppelWorks:  The Out-Wayne Homeless Services Coalition is releasing the template for the renewal project application that accompanies the RFP for the local funding competition portion of the FY 2017 HUD CoC NOFA for Out-Wayne County.  AppelWorks has updated the first component (Income & Employment) in the scoring criteria so an updated copy of the RFP is attached (see Exhibit A in the RFP for the scoring criteria).

The RFP also addresses new project applications (via bonus, reallocation and expansion options).  The new project application template will be released shortly.

Stakeholders are strongly encouraged to carefully read the RFP, the HUD NOFA for the FY 2017 CoC funding announcement, 24 CFR 578 and take advantage of additional resources listed on page 11 of this RFP for the strongest understanding of both the Coalition’s and HUD’s CoC Program priorities, scoring, and requirements.

There are three files available for download:

· The application template for renewal projects

· The RFP with all exhibits in PDF

· The RFP as a Word document but not including Exhibits C, D and E.

All renewal applicants should have received a copy of an APR generated from HMIS for January 1 through December 31, 2016.  If you did not receive the APR or have any questions about it, please email Christine Chapa at cchapa@waynemetro.org and cc myself at mitch@red-maple-resources.com

Keep in mind the deadline for submission of applications to the Ranking Committee:

· Monday at 3pm on August 14th for renewal applications

· Thursday at 3pm on August 17th for new applications (via bonus, reallocation or expansion)

For any agencies contemplating reducing or eliminating an existing grant, utilizing the expansion option, or creating a new project through the permanent housing bonus or reallocation (if available), it would be helpful if you could let AppelWorks know as soon as possible by emailing information to me at mitch@red-maple-resources.com

The AppelWorks Team wishes you good luck to have your project funded!

FY 2017-18 MSHDA ESG allocation

Posted by OutWayne-COC on August 1, 2017

From AppelWorks and Wayne Metro:  There is good news for the FY 2017-18 MSHDA ESG allocation for the Out-Wayne County CoC.  Overall, the ESG allocation is increasing by $94,105 to $389,097!  MSHDA reported that we have met 5 of 8 Performance Measures and so a big portion of the increase is attributable to that success.  Wayne Metro has spoken with AppelWorks and the three other grantees receiving funds from ESG and has come up with a proposed budget for FY 2017-18 for the CoC to consider and vote on at the August 3rd special membership meeting.


Click here for a PDF of the ESG budget proposal.

August 3rd Membership Meeting and Materials

Posted by OutWayne-COC on July 28, 2017

A special membership meeting is being held on Thursday, August 3rd from 9:30am to 12:30pm at the Wayne County Community College Taylor Campus, 21000 Northline, Taylor, MI 48180.

* Agenda

* Coordinated Entry Policies and Procedures

* RFP for local funding competition for FY 2017 HUD CoC Program

The FY 2017 CoC Program Competition is Now Open

Posted by OutWayne-COC on July 19, 2017

The HUD NOFA for the FY 2017 CoC Program Competition has been released.  Wayne Metro as the Collaborative Applicant and AppelWorks will be sending out further information about the timeline and process shortly.


The FY 2017 CoC Program Competition is Now Open
The Notice of Funding Availability (NOFA) for the Fiscal Year (FY) 2017 Continuum of Care (CoC) Program Competition has been posted to the FY 2017 CoC Program Competition: Funding Availability page on the HUD Exchange.

Submission Deadline: Thursday, September 28, 2017 at 8:00 PM EDT

The electronic application in e-snaps will be available on or after next Tuesday, July 18, 2017. HUD strongly encourages CoCs, Collaborative Applicants, project applicants, and stakeholders to:

  • Carefully and thoroughly read the FY 2017 CoC Program Competition NOFA to understand the information; and
  • Begin to plan local competitions based on information, new and changed from the previous Competition, provided in the FY 2017 CoC Program Competition NOFA.

Additionally, so that CoCs know their maximum award amounts, including amounts for planning and Permanent Housing Bonus, HUD has posted the Estimated Annual Renewal Demand (ARD) Report that includes each CoC’s Preliminary Pro Rata Need (PPRN), estimated ARD, CoC Planning, and Permanent Housing Bonus amounts.

What’s New and Special Considerations for the FY 2017 CoC Program Competition

The list below highlights some important information about what has changed, what is new, and special considerations that CoCs should make while planning for the FY 2017 CoC Program Competition. This list is not exhaustive and additional details are located in the FY 2017 CoC Program Competition NOFA. A full list of new, changed, and highlighted information can be found on the FY 2017 Continuum of Care (CoC) Program Competition: Funding Availability page.

  • Tier 1 is 94 percent of the CoC’s ARD amount.
  • The amount available for the Permanent Housing Bonus is 6 percent of the CoC’s Final Pro Rata Need (FPRN).
  • Renewal project applicants may submit their renewal project applications with no changes. We strongly encourage you wait to access e-snaps to complete your renewal project application until the FY 2017 Renewal Project Application Detailed Instructions are posted on the HUD Exchange so you can determine if you want to take advantage of this new function.
  • HUD has made several changes to the eligibility requirements for permanent housing, permanent supportive housing, and rapid rehousing. Applicants should carefully read the FY 2017 CoC Program Competition NOFA regarding these changes.
  • Most of the mandatory HUD form attachments have been moved to e-snapsas fillable forms that only require a checkbox certification with the project applicant’s authorized representative information. The only HUD required form that remains an attachment is the HUD-2991, Certification of Consistency with the Consolidated Plan, and it must be attached by the Collaborative Applicant to the FY 2017 CoC Priority Listing.
  • Tier 2 project-level scoring has been revised to include only three criteria – CoC Application score, ranked position of the project application in Tier 2, and the project application’s commitment to Housing First. The type of project has been removed as a Tier 2 scoring criteria.
  • System Performance Measurement information will be largely scored on data submitted by the CoC to the Homelessness Data Exchange (HDX), although CoCs will be required to attach the FY 2017 Competition Report to their CoC Application in e-snaps.
  • The local ranking process continues to be crucial to making the CoC Program as effective as possible. CoCs should use objective, performance-based criteria to rate projects and should consider both the need to serve particular populations of people experiencing homelessness (for example, survivors of domestic violence, youth, and persons with substance use disorders) and the effectiveness of their projects in reducing homelessness.
  • All applicants must have a current HUD-approved Code of Conduct. Most organizations’ Codes of Conduct were removed from HUD’s website in early 2017, as they did not meet the requirements of 2 CFR part 200, and the organizations were notified by another HUD office that a new Code of Conduct must be submitted. Be sure to review the Code of Conduct for HUD Grant Programs page on HUD’s website to ensure your organization is listed which means you have submitted an approved Code of Conduct. If you do not see your organization on the list, be sure to attach a current and complete Code of Conduct to your Project Applicant Profile in e-snaps.

Listserv Communications

All information related to the FY 2017 CoC Program Competition is communicated via the HUD Exchange Mailing List. Join the mailing list to receive important updates and reminders.

If you are aware or suspect that the Collaborative Applicant, CoC members, or interested stakeholders are not currently receiving these listserv messages, please forward the following link, https://www.hudexchange.info/mailinglist/, to them to register for the listserv messages as this is the only form of communication used by HUD to the public.

If you have questions related to subscribing to the HUD Exchange mailing list or have issues receiving listserv messages in your inbox, please contact info@hudexchange.info. Please be sure to add news@hudexchange.info and info@hudexchange.info to your contact list or safe senders list. This ensures that messages from the HUD Exchange go to your inbox and are not filtered to your spam or junk folder.

Questions

During the competition, it is critical that questions are submitted to the correct Ask A Question (AAQ) portal.

Questions pertaining to the CoC Program Competition should be submitted to the e-snaps portal. These questions include e-snaps technical issues; questions about the NOFA, CoC Application, CoC Priority Listings, or Project Applications; and questions about grant awards, agreements, or amendments.

To submit a question to the e-snaps AAQ portal, select “e-snaps” from the “My question is related to” drop down list on Step 2 of the question submission process.

If you have questions related to the CoC Program interim rule or a policy related question, please submit your questions to the CoC Program AAQ portal. To submit a question to the CoC Program AAQ portal, select “CoC Program” from the “My question is related to” drop down list on Step 2 of the question submission process.

The AAQ portal accepts question submissions 24/7. However, responses are usually provided between 8:00 AM and 5:00 PM Eastern Time, Monday through Friday, except for weekends and federal holidays. Additionally, per the FY 2017 CoC Program Competition NOFA, starting 2 days prior to the application deadline for FY 2017 funds, the AAQ will respond only to emergency technical support questions up to the deadline of Thursday, September 28, 2017 at 8:00 PM EDT.

Final Counts

Posted by OutWayne-COC on June 23, 2017

Out Wayne CY16 Final Homeless Count

Out Wayne CY16 Final Chronic Count

CoC Meeting Minutes – June 1st, 2017

Posted by OutWayne-COC on June 21, 2017

Click here to view the meeting minutes from June 1st.

CoC June 1st Agenda

Posted by OutWayne-COC on May 27, 2017

Click here to Download

Coc May Meeting Minutes 2017

Posted by OutWayne-COC on May 8, 2017

Click here to view the meeting minutes from the May, 2017 meeting.