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Date Published: August 2017Print ShareThis
The Resource Links section on this page refers to several resources—the Project Rating and Ranking Tool, the Project Rating and Ranking Tool Instructional Videos, and the Project Ranking Worksheet.
The Project Rating and Ranking Tool is an optional tool that can be used by CoCs to evaluate projects and set ranking priorities within the CoC. The Continuum of Care (CoC) Program is an essential resource in helping HUD meet the national goals of preventing and ending homelessness in the United States. CoCs should use objective, performance based scoring criteria and selection priorities that are approved by the CoC to determine the extent to which each project addresses HUD’s policy priorities. CoCs should reallocate funds to new projects whenever reallocation would improve outcomes and reduce homelessness, and consider how much each project spends to serve and house an individual or family as compared to other projects serving similar populations.
Updates to the Project Rating and Ranking Tool:
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.
These 4 videos walk through the steps of using the Project Rating and Ranking Tool. Videos 1 provides an overview of the tool and explains how to get started. Videos 2-4 covers the steps of preparing your list of projects for review, how to review all projects, and how to rank projects.
The Project Ranking Worksheet is not part of the Project Rating and Ranking Tool. It is a separate, optional tool that HUD has made available for the FY 2017 CoC Program Competition, HUD is also making available the Project Ranking Worksheet. This tool is a simple Excel worksheet that enables Collaborative Applicants to enter all of the projects in one worksheet prior to entering the ranking numbers in the New and Renewal Project Listings in e-snaps. After the Collaborative Applicant enters the data, the spreadsheet can be sorted by Rank Number, Applicant Name, Project Name, Expiring Grant Number, Project Type, Component Type, Amount Requested, or Amount Ranked.
Note: Persons using assistive technology may not be able to fully access information in this file. For assistance with the file or questions regarding how to use it, submit a question to the e-snaps Ask a Question. Select “e-snaps” from the “My question is related to” drop down list on Step 2 of the question submission process.