FY 2012 Continuum of Care (CoC) Program NOFA: CoC Program Competition

This page contains official HUD releases related to the FY 2012 CoC Program Competition, which closed on January 18, 2013.


CoC Program Trainings and Resources
Training and resources are provided to assist CoC applicants and individual project applicants with completing the annual electronic applications for homeless assistance funding in e-snaps. Training resources on this page are organized under three headings - CoC Training, Project Applicants Training, and Resource Room. All of the training and resource documents are in PDF format for ease of viewing or printing.




Funding Opportunity Number


Opportunity Title

Notice of Funding Availability (NOFA) for the Continuum of Care Program Competition

Competition ID

CoC- 41

Close Date

January 18, 2013

Award Announcements and Grant Extensions

FY 2012 Award Announcements

Displays the FY 2012 Tiers 1 and 2 renewal homeless assistance projects awarded by HUD on March 11, 2013 and May 1, 2013 under the FY 2012 CoC Program competition. Approximately $1.54 was awarded for the Tier 1 projects and $72 million for the Tier 2 renewal competitive programs for a total of $1.61 billion. The accompanying press releases for Tiers 1 and 2 announce the renewed support for local homeless housing and service programs.

In the FY 2012 CoC Program Competition, HUD for the first time required communities to consider a 3.5 percent cut to existing projects. This is due to the homeless account being flat funded in FY 2012.

FY 2012 Continuum of Care Tiers 1 and 2 Renewal Grants Map

FY 2012 Continuum of Care Tier 1 Renewal Grants Awards Press Release

FY 2012 Continuum of Care Tier 2 Renewal Grants Awards Press Release

FY 2012 CoC Program Tier 2 Renewal Awards Chart

Broadcasts and Webinars

FY 2012 CoC Program Competition Debriefing Broadcast- August 23, 2013
Provides an overview of the FY 2012 CoC Program Competition, including highlights from the FY 2012 competition. The webcast also provides a discussion on the FY 2013 Grant Inventory Worksheet (GIW) and CoC Registration process.

FY 2012 CoC Program NOFA and Application Webcast - November 30, 2012
A discussion of the FY 2012 CoC Program NOFA that included information regarding policy changes related to the CoC Program interim rule that affected all stakeholders within the CoCs geography, updates to the CoC application, CoC project priority listings, and project applications, and included the deadlines for submission

FY 2012 Budget: Implications for CoC Program Competition Webcast - November 19, 2012
Addressed the FY 2012 budget and the total Annual Renewal Demand (ARD) at the national level and the impact this may have on CoCs. This includes a discussion on understanding the tier system, the effects of ranking within the CoCs, and HUD’s selection priorities.

FY 2012 CoC Program Registration Webcast - September 6, 2012
A discussion of the FY 2012 CoC Program Registration process including changes implemented under the new CoC Program interim rule, information required for the registration process, and important deadlines.

Leasing vs. Rental Assistance: Determining How to Classify Your Project on the GIW Webinar - September 4, 2012
Reviews the published Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) intended to help current Supportive Housing Program (SHP) grantees determine whether to apply for leasing or rental assistance funds in the FY 2012 CoC Competition. This includes a discussion on rental assistance characteristics, how to apply for rental assistance, the only entities eligible to administer rental assistance, and the implications that may affect the Grant Inventory Worksheet (GIW).

Implementing the HEARTH Act: The New CoC Program Webinar - July 27, 2012
Provides an overview of the Continuum of Care (CoC) Program including regulatory implementation of the CoC Program interim rule. The CoC planning process is discussed in detail to assist CoCs, recipients, and subrecipients with an understanding of the changes and requirements.

HUD's Homeless Assistance Overview of FY 2012 Funding and HEARTH Update Webinar - July 24, 2012
Provides an overview of the HUD programs that are available to serve homeless individuals and families in an effective and coordinated manner to continue to make progress in ending homelessness, including how the new programs authorized by the HEARTH Act can be used by communities to support housing and service delivery systems.

CoC Program: Eligible Components and Costs and the Grant Inventory Worksheet (GIW) Webinar - July 13, 2012
Provides an overview of the eligibility requirements for renewal projects for the FY 2012 CoC Program Competition and outlines eligible components and costs under the CoC Program. Additional detailed guidance is provided for the Grant Inventory Worksheet (GIW).

CoC Program: Overview of the Interim Rule and FY 2012 Competition Webinar - July 10, 2012
Provides the big picture for implementation of the HEARTH Act and an overview of the CoC Program interim rule that includes key concepts, information for the FY 2012 CoC Program Competition, and additional resources.

Forms and Supporting Documents

FY 2013 Transportation, Housing, and Urban Development Funding Bill Appropriations
An excerpt, published in the document Appropriations Committee Approves the Fiscal Year 2013 Transportation, Housing and Urban Development Funding Bill, discusses the Committee's concern about the renewal burden in the Continuum of Care (CoC) Program.

FY 2012 Grant Inventory Worksheet (GIW) Instructions and Training
Provides CoCs and HUD information about eligible renewing project grants that are eligible for renewal in the FY 2012 competition. In addition to instructions for completing the worksheet, a training resource is available for CoCs - Completing the CoC Program Grant Inventory Worksheet (GIW).

FY 2012 CoC Names/Numbers, Geography Codes, and Preliminary Pro Rata Need Amounts
Provides the FY 2012 list of CoC names and numbers and the Preliminary Pro Rata Need (PPRN) amounts based on the geography codes located within each CoC’s jurisdiction with the corresponding need amounts.

Calculating Unmet Need for Homeless Individuals and Families Guidebook and Worksheets
Assists CoCs in completing the unmet need calculation. The guidance introduces standardized formulas and procedures for calculating unmet need and identifies the data needed for the calculations. A document titled "Worksheets for Calculating Unmet Need" is also available to assist with these calculations.

Guidance for Merging CoCs
Assists CoCs that are considering consolidating, or merging, with one other(or multiple) – CoC(s) to achieve improved coordination of services, more efficient resource allocation, and regional planning to address homelessness. In recognition of these advantages, HUD adopted a policy for calculating Pro-Rata Need that ensures that CoCs will not lose funds by merging.

Fair Market Rent and Income Limits Lookup Mobile Application
Allows users to search Fair Market Rents and Income Limits by current location or by metropolitan area, county, zip code and/or address.

FY 2012 CoC Ranking Tool
Designed to make the ranking process easier for Collaborative Applicants as they will have to toggle among three different project listings in the CoC Project Priority Listings in e-snaps. Once the rows have been populated by the Collaborative Applicant, the Ranking Spreadsheet can be sorted by Rank Number, Applicant Name, Project Name, Expiring Grant Number, Project Type, Component Type, Amount Requested, or Amount Ranked.

FY 2012 CoC Program NOFA: CoC Program Competition



Broadcasts and Webinars

Forms and Supporting Documents

Related Resources

CoC Program Competition Archive

HUD’s Funding Archive

CoC Program Awards

CoC Awards