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Applying for Expansion Projects During the CoC Program Competition

Date Published: September 2019



During the FY 2019 CoC Program Competition, project applicants have the option to expand existing eligible renewal projects by submitting an additional new project application for funds for new eligible activities. In the context of the CoC Program Competition, these projects are referred to as “expansion projects.”

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

You can use reallocated funds, CoC bonus funds, a combination of reallocated funds and CoC bonus funds, and DV Bonus funds.

For one expansion project, a project applicant must submit at least 3 project applications.

  1. Renewal Project Application for the existing project.
  2. New Project Application for the expanded portion of the project to be renewed.
  3. Renewal Project Application that combines the information for the existing renewal plus the new expanded portion.

Submitting one renewal project application for the existing project ensures that if the expansion portion is not awarded, HUD will still review the existing project’s renewal application and potentially fund it. If the renewal project application is not selected for conditional award, neither the new expansion project nor the combined renewal project application that includes the new expansion project information will be considered for conditional award.

In some cases, a project applicant will need to submit 4 project applications. In addition to the 3 applications listed above, the applicant would submit:

  • New project application for the second expansion portion of the project.


  • A project applicant will select the surviving renewal project of a consolidation. (Renewal Application #1)
  • Then, the applicant can identify up to 3 grants that it wants to be included in the consolidation with the surviving project; these are terminating projects. See Consolidating Eligible Renewals During the CoC Program Competition. (Renewal Applications #2, #3 and #4)
  • Then, the applicant can submit a new project applications  to expand the surviving project. (New Project Application #1 and #2)
  • Finally, the applicant must submit a Renewal project application that combines the information for the surviving project, each of the terminating projects, and the expansion portion of the existing project. (Renewal Application #5)


These resources expand on the information above and provide additional guidance on the expansion project application process, ranking expansion applications, and HUD's review of expansion project applications.

  • Applying for Expansion Projects During the CoC Program Competition (PDF) - Not yet available for the FY 2020 CoC Program Competition
  • Expansion FAQs (HTML)

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