New Project Rating and Ranking Tool Instructional Videos and Update to the Tool
Project Rating and Ranking Tool Instructional Videos
HUD has published four videos to accompany the Project Rating and Ranking Tool, which was released earlier this year to help CoCs use objective, performance-based scoring criteria for their local competitions. The four videos released by HUD walk through the steps of using the tool:
- Video 1: Overview: The first video provides an overview of the tool and explains how to get started.
- Video 2: Prepare list of projects for review: The second video covers how to prepare a list of projects for review in excel.
- Video 3: Review all projects: The third video explains the process for reviewing renewal, expansion, and new projects.
- Video 4: Rank projects: The final video walks through how to rank projects using the tool.
Update to the Project Rating and Ranking Tool
This tool was updated on August 22, 2017. The update contained a fix to the “Performance Measures Subtotal” formulas on the RENEW. + EXP. RATING TOOL tab, to ensure that the Length of Stay: Rapid Re-housing scores are counted in the project’s overall rating score. The update also contains a fix to the Factor/Goals and Max Point Values within the Serve High Need Population group under the CUSTOMIZE RENEWAL/EXPANSION PROJECT RATING TOOL section of the CUSTOMIZE RATING CRITERIA tab. The fix ensures that changes to these parameters are accurately reflected in the associated PERFORMANCE GOAL text on the RENEW. + EXP. RATING TOOL tab.
Clarification on ranking with this tool:
The FY 2017 CoC Program NOFA allows some CoCs to choose the amount of funding they can use as their Tier 1 amount: “Tier 1 is equal to the greater of the combined amount of Annual Renewal Amount (ARA) for all permanent housing and HMIS projects eligible for renewal up to $1,000,000 or 94 percent of the CoC’s FY 2017 Annual Renewal Demand (ARD).” The Rating and Ranking Tool was only designed to rank projects using the 94% funding line for Tier 1. If a CoC chooses to use the alternate calculation for their Tier 1 amount they should use an alternate ranking process.