Continuum of Care Competition



The Competition at a Glance


The Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) provides funding to end homelessness through the Continuum of Care (CoC) program. CoCs seek to end homelessness by creating a network of service providers who assist persons experiencing homelessness. By getting these stakeholders involved in the same organization, the CoC seeks to improve provider communication and cooperation.


HUD distributes nearly 1.2 billion dollars in funding each year through the CoC program. To apply for funds, a CoC must complete a consolidated application. This application includes:


  1. A listing of all projects seeking funding ranked on objective performance outcomes
  2. An application for each project describing the project design, performance goals, and budget
  3. An application for the CoC as a whole describing how the CoC worked to end homelessness in the past year and what steps the CoC intends to take for the next fiscal year


Completing the application takes approximately two months and involves a local competition amongst projects to determine their ranking in the priority listing.

2017 Continuum of Care Competition


All eligible agencies are encouraged to apply for Continuum of Care funding. Prior experience with Continuum of Care grants is not required. This page will provide interested parties with updated information regarding key information about the application process. Information will be released when it is available, however for examples of past competitions please see the information contained below.


Final 2017 Awards Continuum of Care Awards Announced


On January 11, 2018, HUD announced the final awards for the FY2017 CoC funding competition. This year's competition was very competitive locally and nationally. However, Housing First Solano secured a total of $1,284,935 for use within Solano County, which was awarded for 16 projects! Congratulations! The award renewed 12 projects and funded 3 new projects. This includes 13 permanent housing projects (2 new ones), renewal of our coordinated entry project funding, and a new coordinated entry expansion.

In addition to the project funding, HUD awarded $36,956 in planning grant funding which supports Housing First Solano’s organizing efforts.


Final 2017 CoC Awards

HUD Press Release

Final 2017 CoC Consolidated Application

Final 2017 Priority Listing


2017 Notice of Funding Availability for the 2017 Continuum of Care Program


On July 14, 2017 HUD issued the Notice of Funding Availability (NOFA) for the 2017 Continuum of Care Program. The NOFA outlines the requirements of the 2017 Continuum of Care grant cycle. Please review the NOFA carefully to determine whether your agency is eligible to apply for Continuum of Care funding and to determine if your proposed project type is appropriate.


A summary of the 2017 NOFA can be found here.


2017 Technical Assistance Workshop


The Technical Assistance Workshop is designed to provide applicants with a comprehensive explanation of the Continuum of Care competition in Solano County. All agencies interested in apply for CoC funding must attend this workshop.


2017 Continuum of Care Competition Tools


HUD requires each Continuum of Care to utilize a formal Review and Rank process to make funding determinations. Housing First Solano utilizes a set of tools that a panel of experts uses to make funding decisions. Those tools will be posted after the Technical Assistance Workshop.


2017 Renewal Scoring Tool and Local Application

2017 New Scoring Tool and Local Application


2017 Final Priority Listing


On September 6, 2017, the Housing First Solano Board approved the Final Priority Listing for project funding.


Click Here to view the Final Priority Listing.


2017 Consolidated Application for Continuum of Care Funding


The Consolidated Application for Continuum of Care Funding is now available. There are two parts: the Continuum of Care Application contains information related to overall system performance while the Priority Listing ranks projects for funding. Have a comment or question? Email solano@homebaseccc.org for assistance.



2015 Housing First Solano Continuum of Care Competition Funding Results
Total Funding Awarded: $1,254,088
Planning Grant Award: $31,592
Project Type Grant Amt
CAP Solano JPA - Coordinated Entry
SSO
$80,000
Anka - STOP Plus
PSH
$164,977
CANB - Healthy Living Your Way
PSH
$122,156
CANB - Housing Express
RRH
$112,383
CANB - Housing Express Expansion
RRH
$110,304
CANB - Living Self Sufficiently
PSH
$68,951
Caminar - Bonus Grant
PSH
$32,121
Caminar - Laurel Gardens
PSH
$48,824
Caminar - Sereno Village
PSH
$80,163
Caminar - Sereno Village Expansion
PSH
$32,774
LUHAD - BLISS
PSH
$30,719
Mission Solano - Rays of Hope
PSH
$20,950
Reynaissance - Reynaissance Family Center PSH $43,773
Solano Health & Social Services - CalWORKS PSH PSH $159,075
Solano Health & Social Services - CalWORKS PSH 2 PSH $55,478
Solano Health & Social Services - CalWORKS PSH 3 PSH $59,848
Solano Continuum of Care
2016 HUD Continuum of Care Competition Funding Awards
December 20, 2016
Rank Agency Project Name Type New/Renewal Amount Requested Amount Awarded
N/A CAP Solano JPA Planning Grant SSO Renewal $36,633 $36,633
1 Community Action North Bay Living Self Sufficiently PH Renewal $68,951 $68,951
2 Community Action North Bay Housing Express PH Renewal $112,383 $112,383
3 Caminar Sereno Village Expansion PH Renewal $32,774 $32,774
4 Caminar Laurel Gardens PH Renewal $48,824 $48,824
5 Caminar Bonus Grant PH Renewal $32,121 $32,121
6 Caminar Sereno Village PH Renewal $80,163 $80,163
7 Anka Behavioral Health STOP Plus PH Renewal $164,977 $164,977
8 Solano County Health and Social Services CalWORKS PSH PH Renewal $159,075 $159,075
9 Solano County Health and Social Services CalWORKS PSH 2 PH Renewal $55,478 $55,478
10 Solano County Health and Social Services CalWORKS PSH 3 PH Renewal $59,848 $59,848
11 CAP Solano JPA Coordinated Entry SSO Renewal $80,000 $80,000
12 Community Action North Bay Healthy Living Your Way PH Renewal $122,156 $122,156
13 Community Action North Bay Housing Express Expansion PH Renewal $110,304 $110,304
14 Mission Solano Rays of Hope PH Renewal $19,548 $19,548
15 Reynaissance Reynaissance Family Center PH Renewal $43,773 $43,773
16 City of Fairfield/Edge Community Church Restoration Project PH New $61,055 $61,055
17 CAP Solano JPA Coordinated Entry Expansion SSO New $30,719 $0
Total $1,318,782 $1,288,063

2015 Continuum of Care Competition


HUD has distributed all funding allocated as part of the 2015 Continuum of Care Competition. Below is a table which outlines the amount of money Housing First Solano received as well as which projects received that funding.



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The 2016 Competition


HUD has distributed all funding allocated as part of the 2016 Continuum of Care Competition. Below is a table which outlines the amount of money Housing First Solano received as well as which projects received that funding.