Use of CoC Program Funds

How must recipients demonstrate site control? (§ 578.25)

When CoC Program grant funds are used for operating costs or supportive services, the recipient/subrecipient must demonstrate that it has control of the assisted site (i.e., site control) within 12 months of the award announcement. The recipient/subrecipient has 24 months to prove site control if the CoC Program funds will be used for acquisition, rehabilitation, or new construction. Where there is a 12-month deadline, the 12-month deadline may be extended for up to 12 additional months if a recipient provides documentation demonstrating compelling reasons for the delay due to factors beyond the control of the recipient or subrecipient. This requirement does not apply to supportive services provided at sites not operated by the recipient or subrecipient (§ 578.21(c)).

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Acceptable documentation of site control is a deed or lease. If CoC Program grant funds will be used for acquisition, a purchase agreement is acceptable evidence of site control. The owner, lessee, and purchaser shown on these documents must be the selected recipient or intended subrecipient identified in the project application. (§ 578.25(b))

What are limitations on use of funds? (§ 578.87)

Maintenance of Effort stipulates that no CoC Program funds may be used to replace state or local government funds that are being used to assist homeless persons or are designated to be used for this purpose. However, CoC Program funds may be used to supplement state or local funds. For limitations pertaining to faith-based activities, please refer to the CoC/ESG Additional Requirements Binder.