Continuum of Care (CoC)

Continuum of Care

Cleveland County Oklahoma Continuum of Care

The United States Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) introduced the Continuum of Care (CoC) Planning Process in 1994.  This community-based planning process identifies, prioritizes, and works to meet the housing and supportive services needs of homeless individuals and families to include Transitional Housing, Permanent Supportive Housing, and Rapid Re-Housing.

 

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About the COC

OK 504 Norman/Cleveland County Oklahoma Continuum of Care

The United States Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) introduced the Continuum of Care (CoC) Planning Process in 1994.  This community-based planning process identifies, prioritizes and works to mee the housing and supportive services needs of homeless individuals and families to include Transitional Housing, Permanent Supportive Housing, and Rapid Re-Housing.

The OK 504 Norman/Cleveland County Continuum of Care (Hereafter referred to as the "CoC") envisions a future in which every person and family in Cleveland County has a permanent, safe, decent, affordable home and the necessary means and community support to sustain it.

The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) conducts an annual CoC Program, nation-wide competition.  Information on the CoC Program can be found on the HUD website: https://www.hudexchange.info/coc/ 

The City of Norman is the lead agency resonsible for completing and submitting an annual application for the CoC Program funding on behalf of the Norman/Cleveland County Coc. More information about the Continuum of Care (CoC) funding is available on the HUD website: https://www.hudexchange.info/programs/coc/

Continuum of Care (Interim rule) 24 CFR § 578 The Continuum of Care (CoC) Interim Rule was published on July 31, 2012 and took effect on August 30, 2012. The purpose of the regulation is to: Codify the CoC Planning Process; Return individuals and families who experience homelessness to permanent housing in less than 30 days; Consolidate the Supportive Housing Program (SHP), Shelter Plus Care Program (SPC) and the Section 8 Moderate Rehabilitation Program; Promote a community wide commitment to the goal of ending homelessness; Provide funding to quickly rehouse homeless individuals and families while minimizing trauma and dislocation; Promote access to mainstream benefits; Optimize self-sufficiency; Provide funding to support the CoC structure & process; and Codify the CoC structure & process.

Norman/Cleveland County program standards that implement the HUD regulations and guidelines for the CoC and the fundamental components of a CoC system should include:

Outreach, intake, and assessment to (1) identify an individual’s or family’s service and housing needs, and (2) to appropriately link them to housing/ and or service resources within the community.

Emergency shelter and safe alternatives to living on the street.

Transitional housing with supportive services to assist people in obtaining the skills essential for permanent housing.

Permanent  housing and permanent supportive housing.

Policy on Project Selection Annually, HUD publishes a Notice of Funding Availability (NOFA) for the CoC Program competition. The County will notify community members and key stakeholders that the application is available and will publish all parts of the CoC Consolidated Application on The City of Norman website with a deadline for project applications to be submitted to the Collaborative Applicant (CA). During this competitive process,the CA develops objective scoring criteria based on the criteria from the NOFA and local priorities that are consistent with the Federal Strategic to Prevent and End Homelessness.

The Review/Rank Committee scores projects locally and recommends projects for inclusion in the application. The CA shall notify project applicants in a timely manner, per the NOFA guidelines, whether the project application(s) will be included in the CoC Consolidated Application submission. If a project is not recommended for funding, the CA will notify the project applicant, in writing, of this decision.

General Membership:

Anyone who lives or works in the CoC geographic region can apply to be a voting member of the CoC. General members are welcome to attend the CoC Membership Meetings held four times a year or any relevant committee,subcommittee or local planning meetings in the CoC.

Exec CoC:

The OK 504 Norman/Cleveland County CoC Executive Committee serves as the HUD-designated primary decision making group and oversight committee of the Cleveland County area included in the OK 504 Norman/Cleveland County Oklahoma Continuum of Care.

Acronyms:

CoC: Continuum of Care

ECHO: Oversight Committee to End Chronic Homelessness

ESG: Emergency Solutions Grant

HUD: U.S. Dept. of Housing and Urban Development

SSVF: Supportive Services for Veteran Families

OVOV: One Vision One Voice

VA: Veteran Affairs

Zero: 2016

TBRA: Home Tenant Based Rental Assistance

HMIS: Homeless Management Information System

HUD 2021 Funding Competition Timeline

CoC 15 Day Notification of Accepted Applications 11/2/2021

HUD FY 2021 Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO) Officially opened August 18, 2021.

This starts the clock on application deadlines. Deadline to submit all applications is November 16, 2021 by 8:00pm EST.

163 total points available.

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Current Renewals available to apply this funding cycle:

HOPE Community Services: $136,497

Food & Shelter: $127,640

Thunderbird Clubhouse: $75,916

Central Oklahoma Community Mental Health: $27,651

Catholic Charities (Women’s Sanctuary): $67,550

Eligibility Documentation

Eligibility for assistance under the CoC Program is determined by HUD regulations and is further defined by project component. Projects funded under the CoC Program may use the following forms to document participant eligibility.

OK-504 Norman/Cleveland County 2021 CoC Project Timeline

The FY 2021 Continuum of Care (CoC) Competition is open!  HUD has approximately $2.6 billion available this year to fund new and renewal projects.  Detailed information about the CoC can be found on the HUD website at HUD 2021 CoC Competition. All projects and applicants will undergo a threshold review. Projects must be eligible under HUD regulations and the Notice of Funding Availability (NOFA) for the Fiscal Year (FY) 2021 Continuum of Care Program Competition (FR-6100-N-25).

OK-504 Norman/Cleveland County is eligible to apply for funding of up to $435,254 for both renewal and new projects.  In addition, there is an opportunity to apply for up to $66,923 for a Domestic Violence Bonus Project, as well as, a Bonus Project up to 5 percent of the CoC’s FPRN, or $22, 308.

Additional resources, which are critical to the project application process, as well as updates https://www.hudexchange.info/

Potential applicants are strongly urged to download and read the entire NOFA and use the above resources before proceeding, as HUD has placed clear limitations on project types, and it has created specific processes for completing and submitting project applications.

The City of Norman, as the Collaborative Applicant, will be hosting multiple information sessions for providers only who will be seeking new and renewal CoC funding. 

 

DATES AND DEADLINES

 

Deadlines Are Based Upon Hud’s Anticipated Dates and Deadlines and Are Therefore Subject to Change.  Please Check Your Email for Updates!

 

August 31, 2021: all agencies wanting to apply for CoC funding complete an Intent to Apply this year to the Collaborative Applicant NLT August 31, 2021.

September 1, 2021 (Zoom format) from 2-3:00 P.M.:  It is mandatory the person(s) completing your CoC Competition Project Application attend the FY21 CoC Competition Info Session. Requesting Full Board participation.

October 15, 2021 All applications are due to the Collaborative Applicant 30 days prior to the deadline. Apps will be forwarded immediately to Rank/Review Committee.

October 18, 2021 (In-Person, safely spaced out): Rank/Review Committee Meets to review all applications and go over Scoring Sheets. Time/Location TBD.

October 22, 2021 (In-Person, safely spaced out): Rank/Review Committee meets to edit/score applications.  Time/Location TBD.

October 25, 2021: Apps are returned to Applicants for final editing and preparation to submit. Applicant DO NOT SUBMIT at this time.

November 2, 2021: Letter to CoC Applicants Applications CoC Notification to Project Applicants. The CoC is required to notify, in writing outside of e-snaps, all project applicants who submitted their project applications to the CoC by the CoC-established deadline whether their project application(s) will be accepted and ranked on the CoC Priority Listing, rejected, or reduced by the CoC no later than 15 days of the FY 2021 application deadline which is November 2, 2021. Where a project application is being rejected or reduced, the CoC must indicate the reason(s) for the rejection or reduction. CoCs that fail to provide rejection or reduction notification to a project applicant that submits its project application within the local competition deadline will receive 0 points.

November 4, 2021: ALL Applicants present final application to the Executive Board and can submit immediately after presentation. Each applicant presents their Renewal, New, and or Bonus app; Collaborative Applicant presents the Consolidated Application, Planning Application, and Priority Listing with final Project Ranking.

All applicants may access the [email protected]  for questions about the NOFO, competition, and applications [email protected]  for questions about e-snaps technical issues any time prior to 8:00 PM EST Deadline, on the application submission deadline date for FY 2021 funds.

Applicants that are experiencing technical difficulty should contact [email protected]

 immediately for assistance and document their attempts to obtain assistance to the Collaborative Applicant (CA). Please do not contact the CA for technical difficulties, as this will delay the application process. HUD strongly encourages CoCs to allow ample time to resolve any technical difficulties that might be encountered during the submission of the application to HUD.

New Project Detailed Instructions: https://www.hud.gov/sites/dfiles/CPD/documents/FY-2021-New-Application-Detailed-Instructions.pdf

New Project e-snaps Navigation Guide https://www.hud.gov/sites/dfiles/CPD/documents/FY-2021-New-Project-Application-Navigational-Guide.pdf

Renewal Project Application Instructions: https://www.hud.gov/sites/dfiles/CPD/documents/FY-2021-Renewal-Project-Application-Detailed-Instructions.pdf

Renewal Project e-snaps Navigation Guide: https://www.hud.gov/sites/dfiles/CPD/documents/FY-2021-Renewal-Project-Application-Navigational-Guide.pdf

The McKinney-Vento Homeless Assistance Act amended by the HEARTH Act (2009) https://www.hudexchange.info/resource/1715/mckinney-vento-homeless-assistance-act-amended-by-hearth-act-of-2009/

2021 CoC Review, Rating, and Ranking Policy and Procedure FY2021 NOFO Notice of Funding Opportunity

2021 Norman/Cleveland County Continuum of Care 2021 NOFO Collaborative Application

2021 Norman/Cleveland County Continuum of Care 2021 NOFO Priority Listing

2021 Norman/Cleveland County Continuum of Care 2021 NOFO Final Project Listing

For more information, please contact Michelle Evans at [email protected]

 

Applications received:

Housing Authority of the City of Norman: Thunderbird Clubhouse, Inc. OK0081L6I042005; $75,916

Housing Authority of the City of Norman: HOPE Community Services, Inc. OK0035L6I042013; $136,497

Food and Shelter, Inc. OK0055L6I042009: $127,640

Housing Authority of the City of Norman: Catholic Charities, Inc. OK0159L6I042001; $67,550

And State of Oklahoma: OKMHSAS OK0157L6I042001; $27,651

City of Norman Planning Grant: (not ranked): $13,375

HUD 2019 Funding Competition Timeline

Eligibility Documentation

Eligibility for assistance under the CoC Program is determined by HUD regulations and is further defined by project component. Projects funded under the CoC Program may use the following forms to document participant eligibility.

OK-504 Norman/Cleveland County 2019 CoC Project Timeline

 

The 2019 Continuum of Care (CoC) Competition is open!  HUD has approximately $2.1 billion available this year to fund new and renewal projects.  Detailed information about the CoC can be found on the HUD website at HUD 2019 CoC Competition. All projects and applicants will undergo a threshold review. Projects must be eligible under HUD regulations and the Notice of Funding Availability (NOFA) for the Fiscal Year (FY) 2019 Continuum of Care Program Competition (FR-6100-N-25). Attached is the FY19 Review/Rank official criteria.

OK-504 Norman/Cleveland County is eligible to apply for funding of up to $419,580 for both renewal and new projects.  In addition, there is an opportunity to apply for up to $50,000 for a Domestic Violence Bonus Project.

Additional resources, which are critical to the project application process, are available at https://www.hudexchange.info/programs/e-snaps/guides/coc-program-competition-resources/#general-resources

Potential applicants are strongly urged to download and read the entire NOFA and use the above resources before proceeding, as HUD has placed clear limitations on project types, and it has created specific processes for completing and submitting project applications.

The City of Norman, as the Collaborative Applicant, will be hosting a CoC Competition information session for all providers who will be seeking new and renewal CoC funding.  The session will be held on:

Continuum of Care Competition Information Session

Tuesday, August 6, 2019 2:00-4:00 p.m.

Multi-Purpose Room 201 W Gray Norman, OK 73069

July

July 3
HUD posts NOFA, CoC Competition begins


 

August

August 6
NOFA Informative Meeting with CoC partners​

August 29
HUD deadline ALL Applications due to the Collaborative Applicant by 4:59 p.m. Friday August 29, 2019


 

September
 

September 3
Review/Rank Committee convenes

September 5
Applicants return edited applications to CA

September 10
Review/Rank Committee makes final ranking of COC Applications

September 13
CoC Acceptance Letters sent out to Applicants by Collaborative Applicant

September 13
Deadline for the CoC Application, Priority Listing, and notifications to be posted on website

September 30
Deadline for entire CoC Application, Planning Grant, Priority Listing, and Attachments to be submitted to HUD


 


 


 

 

HUD DOCUMENTS

The Notice of Funding Availability (NOFA) for the Fiscal Year(FY) 2019 Continuum of Care (CoC) Program Competition has been posted to the FY 2019 CoC Program Competition: Funding Availability page on the HUD Exchange. Additional resources are available on the e-snaps page on the HUD Exchange.

Final CoC Competition FY 2019-Submission

These documents are in their final versions and have been posted as part of the COC collaborative application. 

 

OK-504 Consolidated Application FY2019                                                    (PDF attached)

OK-504 Planning Grant FY2019                                                                   (PDF attached)

OK-504 CoC Priority Listing FY2019                                                            (PDF attached)

OK-504 CoC Timeline and Project Scoring Tool FY2019                             (PDF attached)

Applicant: Housing Authority of the City of Norman
 

Project: Catholic Charities $55,514.00                                                          (PDF attached)

Applicant:Food and Shelter for Friends
 

Project: SHP 01 2019-20-$121,140.00                                                         (PDF attached)

Applicant: Food and Shelter for Friends
 

Project: HCM (Housing Case Management)-$20,237.00                             (PDF attached)

Applicant: Housing Authority of the City of Norman
 

Project: Hope Community Services, Inc. $102,228.00                                 (PDF attached)

Applicant: State of Oklahoma
 

Project: OKMHSAS$25,995.00                                                                     (PDF attached)

Applicant: Housing Authority of the City of Norman
 

Project: Hope Community Services, Inc. Expansion Project$24,237.00     (PDF attached)

Applicant: Food and Shelter for Friends
 

Project:SHP01 OK0055L6I041807 $121,140.00                                          (PDF attached)

Applicant: Housing Authority of the City of Norman

Project: Hope Community Services, Inc. Combination Project$126,465.00 (PDF attached)

Housing Athority of the City of Norman: Thunderbird Clubhouse

$69,292.00                                                                                                     (PDF attached)

TOTAL-$596,983