FY 2021 CoC NOFO Program Competition

The Continuum of Care (CoC) program promotes community-wide commitment to the goal of ending homelessness. The program provides funding for efforts by nonprofit providers and state and local governments to quickly rehouse homeless individuals and families while minimizing the trauma and dislocation caused to homeless individuals, families, and communities by homelessness. The program promotes access to and effects utilization of mainstream programs by homeless individuals and families. The program optimizes self-sufficiency among individuals and families experiencing homelessness.

HUD’s Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO) can be found here.


Local CoC NOFO Competition Process & Resources


Project Application Templates


HUD Direct Grantee Instructions

All HUD direct grantee projects must submit their applications in e-SNAPS directly according to the procedures and timelines listed in the local competition process document and request for proposals.  Direct grantees should refer to the following HUD resources for help with submitting their application in e-SNAPS.  Project application instructions and other useful tools can be found on the HUD website.

Public Notification of Ranked Project Applications

Final CoC Application


2021 CoC NOFO Timeline

(all dates are tentative and subject to change)

May 25, 2021


Resource Allocation Committee Meeting – Approve Competition Guidelines

The Committee met to review and approve recommendations for the competition timeline, reallocation practices, and scoring and ranking methodology.


June, 3 2021


Continuum of Care Board – Vote to Approve Project Reallocation, Scoring, and Ranking Policies

The CoC board voted to approve the CoC NOFO guidelines as recommended by the Resource Allocation Committee.


August 18, 2021

HUD Continuum of Care NOFO Released


September 1, 2021


Resource Allocation Committee Meeting

The Resource Allocation Committee met to review the CoC NOFO Competition process and prepare for the review of individual project performance in September.




September 3, 2021



Local Competition Procedures Published

  1. Local Timeline and Competition Guidance Released
  2. New and Renewal Project Applications Released


The materials  posted to the MOHS website and sent to the CoC mailing list.


September 16, 2021 from 11:30am – 1:00pm on GoToWebinar




NOFO Bidder’s Conference

This webinar is designed for service providers applying for renewal or new project funding in the local FY 2021 Continuum of Care Program Competition.


Register for the Bidder’s Conference Here


The webinar will be recorded and posted to the MOHS website.


September 17, 2021


NOFO FAQs Posted Here

FAQs from the Bidder’s Conference will be posted to the MOHS website under the FY 21 CoC Competition under Grant Opportunities. Additionally, interested applicants can email HSPApplications@baltimorecity.gov for additional technical questions about the local RFP and guidance. MOHS will post all questions to the website until September 28th


September 29, 2021


Resource Allocation Committee Meeting – Renewal Project Performance Review

The Resource Allocation Committee meets to review renewal project performance and determine which projects will have a reduction or elimination of funding through reallocation. 


October 5, 2021 by 5:00 PM



DEADLINE:  New and Renewal Project Applications Due by 5:00pm on Tuesday, October 5th.

Projects must submit all required materials, including supporting documentation and match documentation to HSPApplications@baltimorecity.gov.



October 15, 2021


Reallocation Notifications Issued to Renewal Projects indicating whether project is rejected or reduced.


October 20, 2021


Renewal Project Reallocation Appeals Due

To appeal a reallocation decision, affected renewal projects must submit a formal letter to the attention of the CoC Executive Committee to HSPApplications@baltimorecity.gov.  The letter must include the name of the project, grant number, and justification/reasoning supporting the appeal.



October 20, 2021



Resource Allocation Committee Meeting – Select New Projects, Approve Project Ranking

The Resource Allocation Committee meets to select which new projects will be included in the CoC’s application to HUD, in addition to approving the final project ranking. 

October 29, 2021


Final Project Ranking Sent to CoC

New Project Applicants Notified of Acceptance/Rejection from Project Ranking



October 29, 2021


Draft CoC Application Sent to CoC for Input and Review


November 9, 2021

Resource Allocation Committee Meeting – Review and Approve Final NOFO Submission


November  10, 2021

Public Posting of Final Consolidated CoC Application

November 15, 2021

Final Consolidated CoC Application Submitted to HUD