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Applying for DV Bonus Projects During the CoC Program Competition

Date Published: July 2019



The CoC Program FY 2019 NOFA includes funding for Domestic Violence (DV) Bonus projects to establish projects that serve households fleeing domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault, stalking, and other households that meet the criteria of paragraph (4) of the definition of homeless at 24 CFR 578.3, including survivors of human trafficking. The boxes below highlight common questions. The resources provide more detailed information about the application process.

A DV Bonus project's ranking on the priority listing will not affect its likelihood of being selected. Whether the project is ranked first, last, or somewhere in between, it has the same chance of being selected. However, should the submitted DV Bonus project pass all eligibility and quality threshold criteria, but is not selected with DV Bonus funds, the project may still be considered as a new project application for the CoC provided the CoC meets the criteria in Section II.B.1 of the FY 2019 CoC Program Competition NOFA.

Yes and no.

Each application uses the "New" project application; there is no different type of application. Within the project application, there is a question asking if it is for a DV Bonus project. The rest of the application is the same.

The CoC Application has additional questions that are specific to the DV Bonus.

If a CoC's DV Bonus project(s) is selected with DV Bonus funds, HUD removes the project from the CoC's priority listing. As a result, projects that had originally been ranked below the selected DV Bonus projects will move up.

If a CoC's DV Bonus project(s) is not selected with DV Bonus funds the DV Bonus project remains on the CoC's Priority Listing and will be considered for conditional award, but the funding would count towards the CoC’s regular (non-DV) bonus project funding.


These resources expand on the information above, provide a graphic illustration of how the ranking and award process works, and offer additional guidance.

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