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2022 CoC Unsheltered NOFO Competition is Now Open

Our Path Home, the Boise City/Ada County Continuum of Care (CoC), is requesting project applications for the Special Noticed of Funding Opportunity to Address Unsheltered and Rural Homelessness.

The City of Boise serves as the collaborative applicant for the CoC and is responsible for submitting the Collaborative Application – to include the CoC Application, Priority Listing, and Project Applications. Application materials and resources will be publicly posted on Our Path Home’s CoC Unsheltered NOFO webpage.

The CoC is eligible to submit a Collaborative Application for funding to support housing and services for households experiencing homelessness. For this special Unsheltered NOFO, the CoC is accepting and soliciting project applications for all eligible projects.

The CoC’s maximum set aside amount is $899,879 over a three-year grant period.

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Review, Score, and Rank Policies and Procedures

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Corresponding Application

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CoC NOFO Local Competition Timeline

June

  • June 22: CoC Unsheltered NOFO made available

August

  • August 30: Announce local competition for CoC Unsheltered NOFO via email and publicly post how our CoC will review, rank and select projects on Our Path Home’s CoC Unsheltered NOFO webpage.

  • August 30 – September 19: Applicants should contact the Our Path Home Manager via email (cmattoon@cityofboise.org) to indicate your intention to apply, ask questions, and to request CoC Program grant technical assistance should it be needed.

September

  • September 19: Project applications due by 5:00 pm MT. The completed application and required attachments must be submitted through e-snaps, the electronic Continuum of Care (CoC) Program Application and Grants Management System for HUD’s Office of Special Needs Assistance Programs (SNAPS), and the Corresponding Application materials sent to cmattoon@cityofboise.org.

  • September 28: The Score and Rank Committee will meet no later than September 28 to review all project applications and make a project ranking recommendation to the Our Path Home Executive Committee.

October

  • October 3: The Our Path Home Executive Committee will vote on the Score and Rank Committee’s recommendation and approve the final ranking and priority listing.

  • October 5: The Our Path Home Manager will notify project applicants no later than October 5 via email whether applications are accepted and ranked on the Priority Listing, rejected, or reduced. Our Path Home will publicly post accepted projects on Our Path Home’s CoC Unsheltered NOFO webpage.

  • October 12: Project applicants finalize all project applications accepted and ranked in the priority listing in e-snaps.

  • October 17: Our Path Home Executive Committee Approval to Submit CoC Unsheltered NOFO

  • October 18: Publicly post the final version of the Consolidated Application on Our Path Home’s CoC Unsheltered NOFO webpage

  • October 18: Submit CoC Unsheltered NOFO

  • October 20: CoC Unsheltered NOFO DUE – 8:00PM EST

Funding Priorities

Priorities - The CoC embraces the policy priorities outlined in the CoC Unsheltered NOFO to:

  • Unsheltered Homelessness.
  • Unsheltered Homelessness and Individuals and Families Experiencing Homelessness with Severe Service Needs in Rural Area.
  • Providing Assistance on Tribal Lands.
  • Involving a Broad Array of Stakeholders in the CoC’s Efforts to Reduce Homelessness.
  • Advancing Equity.
  • Use a Housing First Approach.

Participant Eligibility - Projects funded through the Unsheltered Homelessness Set Aside must have the following eligibility criteria for program participants:

  • meet the criteria of paragraph (1) of the definition of homeless at 578.3, except that persons coming from transitional housing must have originally come from places not meant for human habitation, emergency shelters, safe havens, or institutions where they resided for 90 days or less and originally came from places not meant for human habitation, safe havens, or emergency shelters; or
  • meet the criteria of paragraph (4) of the definition of homeless at 578.3

Eligible Projects – CoC Unsheltered NOFO can fund the following project types:

  • Permanent Housing projects:
    • Permanent Supportive Housing (PSH)
    • Rapid Rehousing (RRH)
  • Supportive Service Only projects including:
    • Supportive Service Only – Coordinated Entry (SSO-CE)
    • Street Outreach (SSO-SO)
    • Standalone SSO
  • Joint Transitional Housing and PH-RRH projects (TH-RRH).