Date Published: July 2019
In the 2019 CoC Program Competition, the expansion process has been updated and streamlined to make it easier for project applicants. In prior years, applicants would separately submit a new expansion project and the renewal project that was being expanded upon. The project was then combined in the Post-Award stage. That process has been revised for a more efficient application focused process. The following screens must be completed to apply for new expansion projects:
Sole Renewal Application: The project that is being expanded upon will need to be submitted into e-snaps. Applicants will need to fill out the “Renewal Expansion Screen” in the renewal project application. If an applicant submits a sole new application and a combined renewal application, but no sole renewal application, the expansion project will not be eligible.
Sole New Application: Project applicants must complete the entirety of Screen 3C Project Expansion to be eligible for an expansion grant. This screen is only available in the new application. If an applicant submits a renewal application and a combined renewal application, but no new application, the expansion project will not be eligible.
Combined Renewal Expansion Application: Applicants will need to submit a third application in addition to the current renewal and the new application. The third application will go through the renewal path, but will be the combined renewal expansion. This application will combine all project data and budgets of the renewal project and the new application. Additionally, applicants will need to fill out the “Renewal Expansion” screen for this application. It will be very similar to how Consolidations work. If an applicant submits a sole renewal application and a sole new application, but no combined renewal application, the expansion project will not be eligible.
If all three applications are accepted, it will be the Combined Renewal Expansion application that will move forward in the system and ultimately be awarded. Applicants will no longer need to combine data in the Post-Award process. This will help speed up the award process and get grants started faster.