Yes. Changes to the FY 2018 Continuum of Care (CoC) Application include:
HUD removed several questions and divided other questions requiring multiple narrative responses for clarity.
Unless otherwise noted in the question, the dates referred to as Fiscal Year (FY) are for the Federal Fiscal Year (October 1, 2017 to September 30, 2018).
Bonus Points for CoC Mergers. CoCs should pay close attention to the FY 2018 CoC Program Competition NOFA Sections II.B.4, III.C.3.e., VII.B.3.d., and VII.B.5. for information on mergers and scoring. Merger bonus points available are only for CoCs that merged between the FY 2016 and FY 2018 CoC Program Registration processes.
Regular Bonus Projects. CoCs may apply for up to 6 percent of their Final Pro Rata Need (FPRN) and may apply for more than one bonus project provided they have demonstrated the ability to reallocate lower performing projects to create new higher projects as outlined in Section VII.B.2.c. of the FY 2018 CoC Program Competition NOFA.
Domestic Violence (DV) Bonus Projects. HUD added questions to address DV Bonus Projects. CoCs may apply for up to three DV Bonus Projects, limited to one of each of the following types of projects:
Joint TH/RRH project(s); and
SSO Coordinated Entry (SSO-CE).
Racial Disparities. HUD added questions to determine whether CoCs have assessed their systems for racial disparity.