May selected communities use awarded funds to conduct planning related activities?
Date Published: March 2019
Yes. Selected communities may apply for funds to conduct planning related activities through the Continuum of Care (CoC) Program “Planning” component type outlined in 24 CFR 578.39. These funds may be used to conduct needs analyses, develop and implement the Coordinated Community Plan, and evaluate the outcomes of the local YHDP. However, HUD will only approve planning grants until a selected community’s Coordinated Community Plan is approved by HUD.