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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.
A project applicant decides, with the approval of the CoC, to reallocate one or more projects in their entirety to create a new project. The same applicant submits a New Project Application for the project and indicates that the application is requesting funds as a "Transition Project."
The transition project provides the applicant with an opportunity to create a new project with a new project component and to use a portion of the project's funds to wind down the reallocated projects and ramp up the new project.
If awarded, the recipient may use up to 50 percent of the budget for eligible costs for the project(s) that was eliminated. The remainder of the project budget must be used for the new project.
Unlike regular new projects, the operating start date of the transition project's grant will continue from the end of the reallocated project's grant. In other words, it will start the day after the end of the grant term for the expiring grant. There will be no lag time during which funding would not be available for the reallocated project, which eases winding down the project.
The primary requirements are as follows:
There are two situations when a transition project does not work the way it was intended.
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.