Eligible Activities and Recipients

What are eligible activities that a CoC can expend planning grant funds on?

  • Developing a community-wide process involving the coordination of various providers to develop strategies for ending homelessness and identifying resources that are available to meet that goal
  • Determining the geographic area that the CoC will serve including evaluating the merits of merging with other CoCs
  • Developing a CoC system
  • Evaluating the outcomes of CoC and ESG projects within the CoC
  • Participating in the consolidated plan(s) within the CoC’s boundaries
  • Preparing and submitting an application to HUD on behalf of the CoC, including conducting a Point-in-Time count and other data collection as required by HUD
  • Monitoring and improving the quality and performance of recipients and subrecipient projects and enforcing compliance with program requirements

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

Virtual Binders Glossary

Who can receive a CoC planning grant?

CoC planning grants can only be awarded to the CoC’s Collaborative Applicant or Unified Funding Agency.

FAQ: What is a Collaborative Applicant?

For more information, view the Discussion Guide: Key Questions for CoCs Considering UFA Status.