No, planning grants cannot be renewed. A CoC must submit an application for renewal funding if it chooses to do so.
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Answer: No, CoC planning funds cannot be included in the reallocation process as CoC planning funds are not renewable. Reallocation of grant funds is only permitted with eligible renewal projects (i.e., renewal grants that are expiring in Calendar Year 2018).
Yes, CoC planning grants may be used to plan the development of a Coordinated Entry System, as part of developing a Continuum of Care system. However, implementing a Coordinated Entry System is not a planning grant activity, but may be funded by an SSO Coordinated Entry grant.
Planning grants require 25 percent match. Planning grants are not eligible for renewal and must be applied for each year. As such, they are not included in the GIW and are not included in the ARD. See the Match Binder for more information.