CoC Program Toolkit

CoC Program Toolkit resources are provided to assist Continuum of Care (CoC) Lead Agencies, CoC Collaborative Applicants, and grant recipients and subrecipients to meet the specific requirements for which they are responsible. Resources assist with the establishment, governance, and operation of a CoC, as well as inform the implementation and operation of projects and the administration of grant funds. Resources are provided in a variety of formats, including online self-paced trainings, broadcasts, podcasts, videos, and presentations.

Choose a topic below to learn more about the CoC Program.

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Introduction to the CoC Program

Resources include links to the laws, regulations, and notices upon which the CoC Program is based and overviews of CoC Program requirements

CoC Responsibilities and Duties

Resources cover the range of Continuum of Care (CoC) responsibilities and duties, including CoC governance and structure, system operations and planning, system performance measures, and designating and operating the HMIS and a coordinated assessment systems

Determining and Documenting Homelessness

Resources define the homeless and at-risk of homelessness statuses and provide guidance to help recipients and subrecipients understand and administer their programs in compliance with regulations

CoC Program Components and Eligible Costs

Resources provide an overview of the program components, as well as how to target specific components, such as permanent supportive housing, transitional housing, supportive services only, rapid re-housing, and HMIS

Grant Administration (Includes Recordkeeping and Financial)

Resources address the new grant administration requirements under the new CoC Program to include recordkeeping, match, and financial management

Find by Program Application and Reporting Systems


Electronic grants management system that supports the annual CoC Program Application and the Annual Performance Reporting (APR)

Homeless Management Information System

Local information technology system used to collect client-level data and data on the provision of housing and services to homeless individuals and families and persons at risk of homelessness

Homelessness Data Exchange

Online data submission tool for reporting data to HUD on the Housing Inventory Count (HIC), Point-in-Time (PIT) Count, and Annual Homeless Assessment Report (AHAR)