The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) released a first-of-its-kind package of resources to address unsheltered homelessness and homeless encampments.
Through this Special NOFO, HUD will award funding to communities to implement coordinated approaches — grounded in Housing First and public health principles — to reduce the prevalence of unsheltered homelessness, and improve services, health outcomes, and housing stability among highly vulnerable unsheltered individuals and families. HUD expects applicant communities to partner with health and housing agencies to leverage mainstream housing and healthcare resources.
Special Notice of Funding Opportunity (Special NOFO)
The $5,037,415 (maximum available for a 3-year period) available under this NOFO will enhance Wake CoC’s capacity to humanely and effectively address unsheltered homelessness by connecting vulnerable individuals and families to housing, healthcare, and supportive services. This Special NOFO strongly promotes partnerships with healthcare organizations, public housing authorities and mainstream housing providers, and people with lived expertise of homelessness.
Arrangements will be made to provide technical assistance or review of any or all parts of Wake’s CoC (NC507) application process, details, and obligations in a manner that is effective for persons with disabilities or any person with Limited English Proficiency (LEP).
Se harán arreglos para proporcionar asistencia técnica o revisión de cualquiera o todas las partes del proceso de solicitud, detalles y obligaciones de CoC de Wake (NC507) de una manera que sea efectiva para las personas con discapacidades o cualquier persona con dominio limitado del inglés (LEP).
NC 507 CoC Unsheltered Strategic Plan
Part of the Consolidated CoC Application submission for the SNOFO is a narrative the defines and describes our CoC’s Plan For Serving Individuals and Families Experiencing Homelessness with Severe Service Needs.
How do I get funding?
The following timeline walks you through step-by-step the process for Special NOFO competition. If you have any questions about any of the steps, please email us or call 919-443-0098.
Lived Expertise SNOFO Consultation
Partnership presents CoC strategy, workgroup provides edits and feedback
Gather feedback on the Draft Plan
Partnership sends drafted plan prior to meeting, workgroup reviews prior to meeting. Meeting time will be used to gather feedback on the draft.
Lived Expertise SNOFO Consultation
Community / Public comment due on CoC Unsheltered Strategic Plan
Project Application Deadline
Wake CoC Funding Review Committee reviews eligible applications and prepares for interviews
Rating tools will be added at a later date
Wake CoC Funding Review Committee facilitates scoring interviews with applicants
Each Special NOFO applicant will be interviewed by the Wake CoC Funding Review Committee
Wake CoC Funding Review Committee Meeting
Committee meets to debrief interviews
Wake CoC Funding Review Committee Submits Final Scores
Wake CoC Funding Review Committee ranks each project application
Wake CoC Board meets to approve Funding Review Committee Recommendations
The Wake CoC Funding Review Committee will present its
recommendations to the Wake CoC Board
Notification to applicants; appeals process begins; ranked list posted on website
Applicants will be notified of the Wake CoC Board Decision. If a project was not approved, the Applicant may appeal the decision. Ranked list will be posted to website and sent out to CoC Membership.
Applicant appeals must be completed and submitted by 9am
Appeals process information to be added at a future date.
Funding Review Committee meets to review appeals
Wake CoC Board meets to review appeals and finalize applicants
Board approves appeals/changes, if any, and new priority list posted to website