2016 Continuum of Care Competition Materials


Included are the materials used in the 2016 Continuum of Care Competition. These materials will be revised prior to the 2017 competition.


2016 Scoring Tools

As part of the competition, each CoC must adopt a set of scoring tools that are used to evaluate project performance. These tools are developed throughout the year and finalized at the beginning of the Competition period. The tools reflect the Housing First Solano's policy priorities as well as HUD policy goals. They also incorporate objective metrics used to judge projects based on programmatic outcomes.


2016 New Project Scoring tool

2016 Renewal Project Scoring Tool


2016 Scoring Policies

The scoring policies outline the process for Review and Rank. These policies ensure that each project is reviewed fairly and without bias. The policies also give providers notice about what is expected from them and when during the competition.


2016 Technical Assistance Handbook

The Technical Assistance Handbook provides vital information to agency applicants about the purpose of the Continuum of Care competition, elements required in the application, and assistance on how to properly fill out the application forms in eSNAPs. For any questions about the Technical Assistance Handbook, please use the form on the "contact us" page.


2016 Notice of Funding Availability

HUD issued the 2016 Notice of Funding Availability for the Continuum of Care Competition on June 29, 2016. This document outlines all of the information required as part of the 2016 competition. Please refer to this document for clarification regarding what information is required during the competition.

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.


2016 Competition Funding Award


On December 20, 2016, HUD announced the awards for the FY2016 CoC funding competition. Housing First Solano submitted an application for 17 projects and a planning grant, for a total of $1,318,782. HUD awarded funds for 16 projects and the planning grant for a total of $1,288,063.

This award includes one new project: Restoration Project. This project will be supported by the City of Fairfield and operated by the Edge Community Church. Housing First Solano is excited to add a new provider to the HUD funding stream and looks forward to supporting them as they build a new project.

It also includes 15 renewal projects, all of which are permanent supportive housing for Solano's homeless individuals and families. 

Like in 2015, this year's competition was very competitive and unfortunately HUD did not choose to fund the expansion of Coordinated Entry. Housing First Solano is disappointed in this result but is confident that the existing Coordinated Entry grant is sufficient to build a robust coordinated entry system in 2017.

Thank you to the Housing First Solano CoC Board, led by Tranine Chisom, whose knowledge and convening authority saw us through the assembly of our application, and to the CAP Solano JPA, led by Dawn La Bar, whose leadership and dedication enabled the JPA to submit the final application to HUD on behalf of our community.  

And thank you to all of you who partnered with Housing First Solano to submit a strong application and who undertake the important work of effectively serving and housing homeless people year-round.


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The 2016 Competition


The Department of Housing and Urban Development's (HUD's) Notice of Funding Availability (NOFA) for the Fiscal Year 2016 Continuum of Care Program Competition was released on Wednesday, June 29, 2016. This funding provides permanent housing for people experiencing homelessness in Solano County.

Agencies interested in receiving CoC Program funding are encouraged to apply for new projects. Agencies do not need to have received this funding in the past to be eligible to apply. Information about and the scoring tools and policies for the competition are listed below.

2016 Housing First Solano Approved Priority Listing - 08/24/2016
Annual Renewal Demand (ARD): $1,221,094
Planning Grant: $36,663
Tier 1 Available: $1,135,617
Tier 2 Available: $146,532
Rank Project Type Grant Amt
Tier 1
1
CANB - Living Self Sufficiently
PH
$68,951
2
CANB - Housing Express
PH
$112,383
3
Caminar - Sereno Village Expansion
PH
$32,774
4
Caminar - Laurel Gardens
PH
$48,824
5
Caminar - Bonus Grant
PH
$32,121
6
Caminar - Sereno Village
PH
$80,163
7
Anka - STOP Plus
PH
$164,977
8
Solano Health & Social Services - CalWORKS PSH
PH
$159,075
9
Solano Health & Social Services - CalWORKS PSH 2
PH
$55,478
10
Solano Health & Social Services - CalWORKS PSH 3
PH
$59,848
11
CAP Solano JPA - Coordinated Entry
SSO
$80,000
12
CANB - Healthy Living Your Way
PH
$122,156
13
CANB - Housing Express 2
PH
$110,304
14
Mission Solano - Rays of Hope (Par 1)
PH
$8,563
Tier 1 Funding Request
$1,135,617
Tier 2
14 Mission Solano - Rays of Hope (Part 2) PH $10,985
15 Reynaissance - Reynaissance Family Center PH $43,773
16 Edge Community Church - Restoration Project PH $61,005
17 CAP Solano JPA - Coordinated Entry Expansion SSO $30,719
Tier 2 Funding Request
$146,532
Total Ranked Funding Request
$1,282,149

 

Tiering calculations are as follows:
Tier 1 is 93% of the Annual Renewal Demand. Solano's 2016 Annual Renewal Demand is $1,221,094. 93% of that is $1,135,617.
Tier 2 is the remaining 7% of the Annual Renewal Demand plus bonus funding. 7% of the Annual Renewal Demand is $85,477. The bonus funding available this year is $61,055. Adding those numbers together creates the final Tier 2 amount of $146,532.

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.


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

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.