The Continuum of Care (CoC) Program is designed to promote community-wide commitment to the goal of ending 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 Homelessness Programs Department at email@example.com.
2019 CoC Competition
This announcement serves as a formal solicitation for new project applications to be considered for 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.
The local CoC application aims to enforce the adoption of federal and local strategies and goals intended to:
New project proposals will be scored and ranked based on the following criteria:
- Demonstrated ability to comply with HUD, Collaborative Application, and IHCC requirements
- Demonstrated ability to accurately and appropriately execute fiscal management, including match and leverage funds
- Demonstrated experience administering and complying with current and prior HUD-funded projects (no adverse findings or performance)
- Proposed activities meet a homelessness/housing need identified as an IHCC priority
- Capable and willing to participate in HMIS/CMIS, including adherence to HUD, HMIS Lead, and IHCC standards, and comply with Homeless Connect requirements
- Willingness to operate the project using Housing First practices and philosophy
2019 CoC Funding
All project applications will be ranked in two tiers, with the lowest scoring projects comprising Tier 2 in the amount of $170,090.00. Note that CoC planning grants are not scored.
Subrecipient Application Materials
Applications and all accompanying attachments must be submitted to firstname.lastname@example.org no later than 12pm (noon) Mountain Time, Thursday, August 15, 2019. If you intend to apply, please email email@example.com by August 1, 2019, to provide your agency name, contact information, and type of project, so that we can keep you updated if any additional information becomes available.
2019 Competition Documents
Please complete and submit an application for each new project you are proposing. 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 IHCC has approved new projects and ranking.
The ranking and review process is conducted by an Independent Review Panel (IRP) 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.
After applications are scored by the IRP, a Project Priority Listing is created, consisting of the IHCC’s ranking of new and renewal CoC projects. This ranking will be based on application score, threshold standards, project component type, and an assessment by the IHCC. All renewal projects will be listed in score order (highest to lowest), in the manner chosen by the IHCC.
IHCC meeting minutes are available to the public upon request. A homelessness and housing coalition exists within each of the 6 regions of our CoC. Each coalition appoints one individual to act as a representative for the region on the IHCC Board. Anyone who would like to share their preferences and priorities with the IHCC may present them to their regional representative.
Further information regarding the application, review process, and project ranking can be found in the Idaho Balance of State CoC Written Standards.
2019 Competition Timeline
05/07/2019: CoC Renewal Applications Open
06/07/2019: CoC Renewal Applications Due
07/16/2019: CoC New Applications Open
08/15/2019: CoC New Applications Due
08/20/2019: Project Ranking Recommendation to IHCC Board
09/04/2019: Final Ranking and Priority Listing Approved
09/05/2019: Ranking Results and Priority Listing Emailed to Applicants
09/15/2019: CoC Ranking Results and Priority Listing Posted Online
09/30/2019: FY 2019 CoC Application Submission Deadline
2018 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 the CoC Board for final review and approval on Tuesday, September 11th and submitted to HUD for consideration by September 18, 2018. These documents have been included in the links below for your reference: