Special COC NOFO

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.

HUD Seal

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 CoCs 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.

June 22, 2022

Special NOFO Posted

July 13, 2022

CoC Special NOFO Information Session

Ad-Hoc CoC Plan Workgroup formed

Participation in THIS WORKGROUP is strongly encouraged, especially if you plan to apply for SNOFO funding.

Meeting Link

July 18, 2022, 12:00 - 1:00 PM

Level Setting, SNOFO overview

July 25, 2022, 12:00 - 1:00 PM

Level Setting, Identify Missing Players

August 1, 2022, 12:00 - 2:00 PM

Leveraging Housing

August 8, 2022, 12:00 - 2:00 PM

Leveraging Healthcare

August 11, 2022

Lived Expertise SNOFO Consultation

August 15, 2022, 12:00 - 2:00 PM

Partnership presents CoC strategy, workgroup provides edits and feedback

August 22, 2022, 12:00 - 2:00 PM

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.

August 29, 2022

Intent to Apply due

September 15, 2022

Lived Expertise SNOFO Consultation

September 15, 2022

Community / Public comment due on CoC Unsheltered Strategic Plan

September 19, 2022

Project Application Deadline

New Project Application Detailed Instructions

These detailed instructions mirror the parts of the application in e-snaps. The document provides a question-by-question “cheat-sheet” for what HUD is looking for in your answer.

Download the SNOFO Scorecard

September 20 - September 26, 2022

Wake CoC Funding Review Committee reviews eligible applications and prepares for interviews

Rating tools will be added at a later date

September 26 - September 30, 2022

Wake CoC Funding Review Committee facilitates scoring interviews with applicants

Each Special NOFO applicant will be interviewed by the Wake CoC Funding Review Committee

September 30, 2022

Wake CoC Funding Review Committee Meeting

Committee meets to debrief interviews

October 3, 2022

Wake CoC Funding Review Committee Submits Final Scores

October 4, 2022

Wake CoC Funding Review Committee ranks each project application

October 5, 2022

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

October 5, 2022

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.

SNOFO Appeals Policy

October 11, 2022

Applicant appeals must be completed and submitted by 9am

Appeals process information to be added at a future date.

October 12, 2022

Funding Review Committee meets to review appeals

If needed.

October 13, 2022

Wake CoC Board meets to review appeals and finalize applicants

Board approves appeals/changes, if any, and new priority list posted to website

October 17, 2022

Wake CoC Collaborative Application and Project Applications posted to website

October 19, 2022

Wake CoC submits final Collaborative Application in e-snaps

October 20, 2022

HUD’s Special NOFO deadline