FY 2023 CoC NOFO Program Competition

The Fiscal Year 2023 Continuum of Care (CoC) Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO) Program Competition is now closed.

The Continuum of Care (CoC) program promotes a community-wide commitment to ending homelessness. The program provides funding to nonprofit providers and state and local governments to quickly rehouse individuals and families experiencing homelessness while minimizing the impacts of trauma and dislocation. The program also promotes self-sufficiency and access to mainstream programs by individuals and families experiencing homelessness. 

HUD's Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO) can be found on the grants.gov website.

Local CoC NOFO Competition Process & Resources 

The Local CoC NOFO Program Competition is now closed. The application deadline was Monday, August 21, 2023, by 5:00 pm, via the Neighborly Portal. View the Neighborly Portal section for more information on submission requirements.

Project Application Templates

*NEW: Neighborly Portal

All application materials must be submitted via the Neighborly portal instead of email. We encourage all applicants to create an account, log into Neighborly before the final deadline of Monday, August 21, 2023, and add two points of contact for your organization.

Please have an authorized individual at your agency upload all application materials to Neighborly once completed; the authorized individual will then be prompted to certify and submit the application. Neighborly will send an automated message once your application has been received. Application materials are available above, in the Project Application Templates section of this webpage.

If you have technical difficulties or questions about the application process, please email HSPApplications

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:  

Public Notification of Ranked Project Applications

  • Priority Listing (posted 9/13/2023)
    • The Priority Listing is a public notice that includes the ranking of all accepted project applications for the CoC competition. HUD requires that the CoC Priority Listing is publicly shared no later than 15 days prior to the FY 2023 CoC Program Competition application deadline.

Final CoC Application

CoC Annual NOFO Competition Timeline

Dates are established based on HUD's Notice of Funding Opportunity; some dates are subject to change within the established timeframe that is required by HUD's Notice.

2023 Timeline
June 14, 2023 Resource Allocation Committee Meeting - Approve Competition Guidelines
The Committee meets to review and approve recommendations for the competition timeline, reallocation practices, and scoring and ranking methodology. 
June 15, 2023 Continuum of Care Board - Vote to Approve Project Reallocation, Scoring, and Ranking Policies
The CoC board votes to approve the CoC NOFO guidelines as recommended by the Resource Allocation Committee. 
July 5, 2023 HUD Continuum of Care NOFO Released
July 26, 2023 Local Competition Procedures Published
(1) Local Timeline and Competition Guidance Released
(2) Project Applications Released 
The materials are posted to the MOHS website, shared on social media, and sent to the CoC mailing list. 
August 2, 2023 Resource Allocation Committee Meeting 
The Resource Allocation Committee meets to review the CoC NOFO Competition process and prepare for the review of individual project performance. 
August 2, 2023 | 1:30-3:00 pm via Zoom  NOFO Bidder’s Conference  
This webinar is designed for service providers applying for renewal or new project funding in the local FY 2023 Continuum of Care Program Competition. The webinar link will be posted on the MOHS website. The webinar will also be recorded and shared.  
August 4, 2023 NOFO FAQs Posted 
FAQs from the Bidder’s Conference will be posted on the MOHS website. Interested applicants can also email HSPApplications for technical questions about the local RFP and guidance.  
August 21, 2023 DEADLINE: All Project Applications (New and Renewal) due by 5 pm 
Agencies must submit all required materials, including supporting documentation and match documentation via the Neighborly grant portal.  
August 23, 2023 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.   
August 25, 2023 Reallocation notifications are issued to renewal projects indicating whether the project is rejected or reduced 
August 29, 2023 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. The letter must include the name of the project, grant number, and justification/reasoning supporting the appeal. 
August 30, 2023 Resource Allocation Committee Meeting – Review New Projects and Renewal 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 reviewing the final project ranking.   
September 7, 2023 Final Project Ranking Sent to CoC 
Public Notification of Ranked Project Applications. The notification of action that all project applicants who submitted new and renewal project applications in the local CoC competition are notified at least 15 days prior to the HUD application submission deadline of the CoC’s acceptance, including the ranked position of the project applications. This notification may be posted publicly or sent via email to individual project applicants. 
September 14, 2023 Draft CoC Application Sent to CoC for Input and Review 
The CoC Board will have an opportunity to review the CoC Application.
September 20, 2023 Resource Allocation Committee Meeting – Review and Approve Final NOFO Submission
September 20, 2023 Public Posting of Final Consolidated CoC Application  
The CoC will have an opportunity for public comment on the consolidated application prior to submission in e-snaps.  
September 25, 2023 Final Consolidated CoC Application Submitted to HUD 
Completed applications must be submitted to HUD on or before September 28, 2023.