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Continuum of Care Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO)
Local Application Process Overview

According to HUD, "The Continuum of Care (CoC) Program is designed to promote a community-wide commitment to the goal of ending homelessness; to provide funding for efforts by nonprofit providers, States, and local governments to quickly re-house homeless individuals, families, persons fleeing domestic violence, and youth while minimizing the trauma and dislocation caused by homelessness; to promote access to and effective utilization of mainstream programs by homeless individuals and families; and to optimize self-sufficiency among those experiencing homelessness."


Each year, programs seeking CoC-funds to run homeless-dedicated programs must submit an application to the Collaborative Applicant (the Long Island Coalition for the Homeless) to be evaluated and sent as part of the regional application to HUD. The Long Island CoC must objectively rank CoC-funded projects based on their performance in the last year or their project plan for new programs. The Ranking Committee determines the scorecard for all projects, as well applications for new project funds. Projects either fall into Tier I, which HUD typically views as the top priority for funding, or Tier II, which typically places them at risk for funding cuts from HUD. The CoC may also decide to reallocate funds from lower performing projects to create new project or expand higher performing projects.


The ranking scorecard for renewal projects is made available prior to the funding round. The local application for funding is released after HUD makes that year's NOFO available. 

2021 NY-603 Consolidated Application 

FY2021 Funding Matrix 

FY2021 Local CoC Round 

Important Information for FY2021 CoC Application 

HUD's Office of Special Needs Assistance Programs (SNAPS) Update 4-5-21

Effective immediately, HUD’s Office of Special Needs Assistance Programs (SNAPS) will use two different listservs on HUD’s website to communicate information developed by HUD/SNAPS concerning:

  • Continuum of Care (CoC) Program;

  • Emergency Solutions Grant (ESG) Programs;

  • Youth Homelessness Demonstration Program (YHDP);

  • Other Notices of Funding Opportunity (NOFO) developed by SNAPS; and

  • Any other information related to SNAPS programs and the work to end homelessness.


Information and guidance produced by HUD technical assistance providers regarding SNAPS programs remains on the HUD Exchange and new information will continue to appear.  But documents and communication written by SNAPS will no longer be sent through the HUD Exchange listserv.  Please communicate this information to your homeless organizations, local government contacts, interested stakeholders, etc.

Please sign up for the listservs as soon as you can so you do not miss important information regarding the FY 2021 CoC Program Competition, including GIW release, and other information related to SNAPS programs.

To subscribe to the SNAPS Competitions listserv please click on the link:


To subscribe to the SNAPS Program Information listserv please click on the link: 

Important Information for FY2020 CoC Application 

Important Information for FY2019 CoC Application 

2019 Project Priorities List NY-603

NY-603 CoC Application 2019

CoC FY2019 Application Training March 15, 2019 from 10AM

FY2019 CoC Application
Due Date for renewals: April 5, 2019
Due date for new projects: May 10, 2019 

FY2019 Scorecard for CoC-funded Projects

Information from previous funding rounds 

CoC FY2019 Application Training Slides

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