The Continuum of Care (CoC) Program is designed to support communitywide response to the charge to end homelessness. The program quickly re-houses homeless individuals and families while minimizing the trauma and dislocation they have experienced; promotes access to mainstream resources and programs; and works towards self-sufficiency opportunities. If you would like additional information about the CoC program, you may email IHFA’s Homeless Programs Department at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Subrecipient Application Materials
HUD has released the 2017 NOFA for Continuum of Care projects. This year’s NOFA continues to require an application process for the ranking of project applications submitted under the CoC. In order to facilitate this necessary process, IHFA is posting the 2017 COC Renewal Application, which must be completed for all projects funded under the 2016 COC Competition. Additionally, IHFA is posting the 2017 COC New Application for potential new funding. The CoC has approximately $302,000 in possible bonus and reallocated funding. Eligible component types under this notice include Permanent Supportive Housing (PSH) and Rapid Re-housing (RRH). PSH projects must serve the Chronically Homeless exclusively, and persons served must come from the streets (places not meant for human habitation) or from emergency shelters. RRH must serve persons who come from the streets (places not meant for human habitation), from emergency shelters, or persons fleeing domestic violence situations.
This application and all accompanying attachments, as outlined in the application, must be submitted to email@example.com no later than 5 pm Mountain Time, Monday, August 14, 2017.
Please complete and submit an application for each renewal and new project which you are interested in providing. Final notice of inclusion or exclusion from the CoC application, score, and possible ranking will be provided after the review process is complete, and the COC Board (IHCC) has approved new projects and ranking, but no later than August 29, 2017.
To prepare for the funding renewal application for the CoC program, the annual project ranking and prioritization process must be initiated. This process requires all CoC subrecipients within Idaho’s Balance of State Continuum of Care to complete a grant renewal application should they desire to continue receiving federal support for their project. The application must be completed and returned to IHFA to be included in the scoring process. Deadlines and due dates are listed in individualized notifications. The ranking and review process involves the establishment of a review panel. The Independent Review Panel (IRP) is made up of volunteers not associated with an agency or project funded by the Continuum of Care program. Those interested in being an IRP panelist may express their interest by sending an email to firstname.lastname@example.org. Once applications are scored by the IRP, the Idaho Homelessness Coordination Committee (IHCC) will vote on project ranking priorities based on project and housing component type. IHCC meeting minutes are open to the public upon request. A homelessness and housing coalition exists within each region of the state. Coalitions from regions one (1) through six (6) appoint one individual to act as a representative for the region on the IHCC Board. Those who desire to have their preferences and personal priorities heard by the IHCC may present them to their regional representative.
CoC Competition Documents
Idaho Housing and Finance Association serves as the Collaborative Applicant for Idaho’s Balance of State Continuum of Care, and submits annually all required CoC application documents. These application documents were submitted to HUD for consideration on September 13, 2016. These documents have been included in the links below for your reference: