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Transition Project Requirements for the CoC Program Competition


Date Published: September 2021


In the FY 2021 CoC Program Competition, a “Transition Project” application requests funding for a new project by reallocating an eligible renewal (or renewals) in its entirety and, if awarded, allows grant funds to be spent on both the reallocated project(s) and the new project. The purpose is to ease the process of winding down one project and ramping up a new one.

The boxes below highlight common questions. The resources provide more detailed information about the application process.

  • PH-PSH
  • PH-RRH
  • Joint TH and PH-RRH
  • Dedicated HMIS
  • SSO-CE

There are two situations when a transition project does not work the way it was intended.

  • If HUD awards a partial award, the recipient would not be permitted to expend any funds on activities for the reallocated project.
  • If HUD determines a new project submitted as a transition grant does not qualify but meets all other new project requirements, HUD may award the project as a new non-transition grant project. If this occurs:
    • The recipient will not be permitted to expend any funds on the reallocated project.
    • The recipient will not be permitted to spend funds on the new project until the new project's grant agreement is executed by the local HUD field office.

Unlike a transition grant, the operating start date for the new project would not continue from the expiring grant's end date. For new projects, the operating start date is the first day in the month in which the recipient or subrecipient begins incurring eligible costs. The date is set by the recipient at the time of the first draw down.

In the New Project Application on screen 3A. Project Details, project applicants will answer a question about transition grants.

Question 7 asks if the application is requesting to transition from one or more eligible renewal projects that had been previously awarded to the project applicant and are now being fully eliminated through reallocation.


These resources expand on the information above and provide additional information about project requirements and restrictions.

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Author Organization
  • HUD
  • ICF
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