Can an entity other than the Collaborative Applicant apply on the CoC’s behalf? For example, can a youth organization that is not the Collaborative Applicant, but that is designated by the CoC, apply for YHDP in response to this NOFA?
Date Published: March 2019
No. Only Collaborative Applicants that successfully registered for the FY 2018 Continuum of Care (CoC) Program Competition are eligible to apply on behalf of the community in response to the YHDP NOFA. The YHDP NOFA requires that Collaborative Applicants have formal agreements with a Youth Action Board and public child welfare agency in order to be considered for selection and must have relationships with a set of key stakeholder groups described in Sections III.C.3.b and V.A.1 in order to receive full points in the rating and ranking of applications. However, none of these other entities are eligible to apply directly to HUD on the CoC’s behalf.
It is important to note that any eligible entity in a selected community as defined in Appendix A, including the Collaborative Applicant, may apply for project funding once the community selections have been announced.