- Granting Agency: Department of Housing and Urban Development
- Appropriation Amount: $2,656,000,000
- Grant Amount: Award Ceiling $2,000,000, Award Floor $2,500
- Announcement Date: August 19, 2021
- Closing Date: November 16, 2021
Purpose: The Continuum of Care (CoC) Program (24 CFR part 578) is designed to promote a community-wide commitment to the goal of ending homelessness; to provide funding for efforts by nonprofit providers, states, Indian Tribes or tribally designated housing entities (as defined in section 4 of the Native American Housing Assistance and Self-Determination Act of 1996 (25 U.S.C. 4103) (TDHEs)), and local governments to quickly rehouse homeless individuals, families, persons fleeing domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault, and stalking, and youth while minimizing the trauma and dislocation caused by homelessness; to promote access to and effective utilization of mainstream programs by homeless individuals and families, and to optimize self-sufficiency among those experiencing homelessness.
Eligible Expenditures: (See NOFO for more detail too extensive to show here)
HUD’s Homeless Policy Priorities and Program Highlights
Ending Homelessness for all persons
Use a Housing First Approach
Reducing Unsheltered Homelessness
Improving System Performance
Partnering with Housing, Health, and Service Agencies
Persons with Lived Experience
Eligible project applicants for the CoC Program Competition are found at 24 CFR 578.15 and include nonprofit organizations; state governments; local governments; instrumentalities of state and local governments; Indian Tribes and tribally designated housing entities, as defined in section 4 of the Native American Housing Assistance and Self-Determination Act of 1996 (25 U.S.C. 4103); and public housing agencies, as such term is defined in 24 CFR 5.100, are eligible without limitation or exclusion. Individuals, foreign entities, and sole proprietorship organizations are not eligible to compete for, or receive, awards made under this announcement.