List of Eligible Activities

What are Eligible Activities?

Eligible activities, also referred to as eligible cost categories, are the allowable uses of CoC Program funds. In short, it is what you are allowed to spend CoC Program funds on and expenditures that you can count as match. Eligible cost categories are also referred to as budget line items (BLIs).

CoC eligible costs/activities are:

  1. Acquisition
  2. Rehabilitation
  3. New Construction
  4. Leasing
  5. Rental Assistance
  6. Supportive Services
  7. Operating Costs
  8. HMIS
  9. Project Administration

Looking for definitions of the common CoC and ESG Program terms referenced throughout the Virtual Binders?

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You will also learn what costs can be covered with CoC Planning Grants.

As you can see there are many different types of costs eligible under the CoC Program. The CoC Program regulations specify which costs are eligible for each program component, and they vary from one program component to another. For instance, some costs are eligible under Transitional Housing (TH) that are not eligible under the Supportive Services Only (SSO) program component. Remember, a project funded by the CoC Program can be funded for only one program component. For example, a TH project cannot also be a Permanent Supportive Housing (PSH) project. Projects that are funded under the Joint TH-Rapid Re-Housing (RRH) Component, under those special guidelines, include both TH and RRH in its program design. However, each CoC project may receive CoC Program funds in more than one eligible cost category, such as funding for administration, rental assistance, and supportive services. See the Program Components Virtual Binder for more information.

Program Components

Eligible Costs

Permanent Housing – PH: PSH

Permanent Housing – PH: RRH

TH

SSO

HMIS

SH

Acquisition

X

 

X

X

   

Rehabilitation

X

 

X

X

   

New Construction 

X

 

X

     

Leasing

X

 

X

X

 

X

Rental Assistance

X

X
TBRA only

 

X

     

Supportive Services

X

X

 

X

X

 

X

Operating Costs

X

 

X

   

X

HMIS

X

X

 

X

X

X

X

Project Administration

X

X

X

X

X

X