CoC and ESG Virtual Binders

CoC and ESG Virtual Binders cover foundational topics from the Continuum of Care (CoC) and Emergency Solutions Grants (ESG) programs, with the goal to transfer basic knowledge to grantees in order to more successfully administer their projects. Each binder reflects a range of learning styles and offers a variety of ways to interact with the topics.

Consolidated Plan

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Coordination

CoC & ESG Binder Coming Soon

Eligible Activities

CoC

The CoC Eligible Activities Binder describes eligible costs and activities by program component that can be funded with HUD CoC funds.

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Environmental Review

CoC and ESG

The CoC and ESG Environmental Review Binder teaches what an environmental review is, how to conduct an environmental review for a HUD-funded project, and what level of review is necessary to meet HUD requirements.

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Financial Management

CoC and ESG

The CoC and ESG Financial Management binder provides an overview of HUD’s financial management guidance for recipients and subrecipients.

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Grant Administration

CoC

The CoC Grant Administration Binder provides detailed guidance on grant management including an overview of the grant cycle, grant and budget amendments, monitoring, and record retention.

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ESG Binder Coming Soon

Homeless Eligibility

CoC and ESG

The CoC and ESG Homeless Eligibility Binder provides detailed guidance on how to determine an individual’s eligibility for CoC- and ESG-funded programs. Learn how homelessness is defined and what documentation and recordkeeping requirements exist for these programs.

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Leasing and Rental Assistance

CoC

The CoC Leasing and Rental Assistance Requirements Binder provides detailed HUD requirements on how to structure a lease and expend approved funds on eligible costs, including rent.

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ESG Binder Coming Soon

Match

CoC

The CoC Match Binder covers “Cash” vs. “In-Kind” Match. Learn what the differences are, which sources are eligible, and the importance of documenting cash and in-kind match.

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ESG Binder Coming Soon

Program Components

CoC

The CoC Program Components Binder provides an introduction to the general provisions under each program component including eligibility, service requirements, and eligible costs.

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ESG Binder Coming Soon

Rent Calculation

CoC

The CoC Rent Calculation Binder provides instructions on how to calculate rent and occupancy charges, including verification and documentation requirements.

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UFA

CoC

The CoC Unified Funding Agency (UFA) Binder describes the benefits of becoming a UFA. It covers the application process and the requirements regarding match, monitoring, reporting, and more.

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Additional Requirements

CoC and ESG

The CoC and ESG Additional Requirements Binder covers prerequisite miscellaneous policies for all ESG and CoC recipients implementing their programs. Activities needed to meet HUD requirements are specified for Conflict of Interest, Fair Housing, Service Requirements, and other topics.

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These resources are prepared by technical assistance providers and intended only to provide guidance. The contents of these documents, except when based on statutory or regulatory authority or law, do not have the force and effect of law and are not meant to bind the public in any way. These documents are intended only to provide clarity to the public regarding existing requirements under the law or agency policies.