2017 HUD Notice of Funding Availability (NOFA)/Annual Continuum of Care Funding Competition for Brevard County

The Notice of Funding Availability (NOFA) for the 2017 Continuum of Care competition was announced by the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) on July 14, 2017. For complete information, please visit: https://www.hudexchange.info/resources/documents/FY-2017-CoC-Program-Competition-NOFA.pdf Our Annual Renewal Demand (ARD) is estimated to be $616,732. The Brevard Homeless Coalition will be offering eligible agencies the opportunity to propose projects for funding. These may include applications for renewal of existing projects from Housing for Homeless, Crosswinds Youth Services, and 211 Brevard, as well as applications for new projects through reallocation or the Permanent Housing Bonus (estimated to be approximately $45,800). Projects may vary in the type of housing assistance proposed as well as the sub-populations that may be targeted. For more information regarding the specific areas eligible for new projects, please refer to pages 10—13 in the above referenced Notification of Funding Availability. Please note that the greatest need presently is to increase affordable housing capacity. This priority, together with performance results and projections will be considered in the ranking of project proposals. Applications for all projects must meet federal funding guidelines, as well as adhere to the BHC Continuum of Care strategy, processes and procedures Projects must be submitted via e-snaps (www.esnaps.hud.gov) by August 22, 2017.   Important Dates for this year’s BHC/HUD CoC Competition:   CoC Program Competition Opens July 24, 2017 Project Applications due in e-snaps by 5:00 PM EDT August 22, 2017 Project Application review period August 23--August 28, 2017 Ranking/Rating Committee Meeting Week of August 28, 2017 Project Applicants advised of Rankings or Rejections September 5, 2017 BHC Board of Directors’ Reviews and Votes on Ranking Committee recommendations (special meeting) Week of September 14, 2017 Final CoC Application submitted on or before September 28, 2016 An important part of the application process is an evidence-based assessment of how we as a community are succeeding in meeting our goals for ending homelessness. I or members of the BHC staff may be in contact with you during this process to ask your help in showing our success and commitment. I appreciate your assistance. This notice has been sent to a large number of individuals and organizations, as well as being posted on the BHC Website www.brevardhomelesscoalition.org. Feel free to forward it to anyone that you think may be interested in participation. Visit the BHC Website periodically for updates. Contact me with any questions that you may have. Sincerely, Mark Broms Executive Director, Brevard Homeless Coalition

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