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Notice CPD-22-01: Unified Funding Agency (UFA)

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Date Published: January 2022

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This Notice supersedes Notice CPD-18-05.

24 CFR part 578 (the Rule) contains the requirements for the Continuum of Care (CoC) Program which is authorized by Subtitle C of Title IV of the McKinney-Vento Homeless Assistance Act, 42 U.S.C. 11301, et seq. (the Act). For each Fiscal Year (FY), HUD requires each CoC’s designated Collaborative Applicant to register in advance of applying for funding available under the FY CoC Program Competition. Collaborative Applicants must complete the registration in accordance with the CoC Program Registration Notice using e-snaps, a web-based portal accessible at https://esnaps.hud.gov/. A copy of the CoC Program Registration Notice may be found in the CoC Competition webpage. As part of registration, Collaborative Applicants for CoCs that wish to be designated a Unified Funding Agency (UFA) must apply during registration.

This Notice provides Collaborative Applicants with the information necessary to apply for UFA designation when registering the CoC in preparation for the annual FY CoC Program Competition. This Notice supersedes Notice CPD-18-05. This Notice also announces that resources concerning UFA designation will be hosted in the CoC Competition webpage instead of the HUD Exchange, and replaces the HUD Exchange Ask a Question platform with a HUD mailbox address to which questions must be submitted.

HUD strongly recommends referring to the Rule for CoC Program and UFA requirements. Collaborative Applicants requesting UFA designation must complete all the UFA forms as prescribed by HUD in this Notice and attach the CoC’s written policies, procedures, and plans that document the responses to the questions contained in the UFA forms. HUD will assess the submitted responses and attached written policies, procedures, and plans to determine if the Collaborative Applicant is currently meeting all UFA requirements. Collaborative Applicants meeting all requirements will be designated a UFA and will be allowed by HUD to apply as such during the year’s Fiscal Year (FY) CoC Program Competition.

UFA designation is only effective for 1 year and UFA Costs are non-renewable. Once HUD designates a Collaborative Applicant as UFA, the Collaborative Applicant must reapply for UFA designation each year thereafter. If a Collaborative Applicant is designated as a UFA and fails to reapply in the next FY CoC Program Registration process, HUD will remove the UFA designation for the Collaborative Applicant.

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