Funding Notices

2021 Continuum of Care (CoC)

The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) has released a Notice of Funding Opportunity for the Continuum of Care Program Competition on August 18, 2021, opening the competition and making available approximately $2.7 billion nationally to serve people experiencing homelessness. The information in the NOFO sets forth the competition rules and processes for 2021, with the CoC national application due date of November 16, 2021. The NOFO is available online here. 

A summary of the NOFO is also available here; it outlines what has changed from prior years and HUD's current priorities, as well as eligible project types, which may be helpful for new interested project applicants. The CoC invites and strongly encourages new projects in the community to consider applying for these funds.  

Eligible new project types for community organizations include:

  • Permanent supportive housing
  • Rapid rehousing 
  • Joint transitional housing and rapid rehousing

There is also $102M available nationally for Domestic Violence "Bonus" Projects, which are those dedicated to survivors of domestic violence, dating violence, and/or stalking for rapid rehousing, joint transitional rapid rehousing and coordinated entry projects. 

The CoC competition happens in two phases:

  • Local Competition 
    • Each CoC creates a local process to decide how projects applying for CoC funds in the community are prioritized for funding through a “local competition.”
    • Each project completes an application that is “reviewed and ranked” by a “non-conflicted” panel using scoring tools created and approved by the community. A priority list of projects is then generated.
  • National Competition
    • Priority list is sent to HUD along with an application reflecting CoC data and work on homelessness, and the individual project applications. These documents together are referred to as the ‘consolidated application.’ This consolidated application then competes against other CoCs across the country for funds.

For interested new and renewal project applicants, a Technical Assistance Workshop will be offered to train all applicants on how to apply for funds in the local competition and get their applications ready for submission for the national competition.  

Please stay tuned for information on the Technical Assistance Workshop dates and other key information for new and renewal applicants. Recommended updates to the scoring tools and competition process will be discussed at the upcoming CoC meeting. 

Please direct any questions about this funding source and/or how to apply for funds to [email protected].

2021 CoC Application and Priority Listing

2021 Renewal and New Project Scoring Tools

Emergency Solutions Grant (ESG) Program

Emergency Solutions Grant (ESG) Balance of State (BoS) Announcement:

The Department of Housing and Community Development (HCD) released the Emergency Solutions Grants (ESG) Balance of State (BoS) Notice of Funding Availability (NOFA) on August 17, 2021. You can find it here on the HCD website, with CoC applications and additional information here.  

Homebase has also attached a NOFA summary highlighting key elements of this funding opportunity. Competitive and non-competitive applications submitted on behalf of the Napa CoC to HCD are due by October 19, 2021 at 5:00 pm PDT. 

More about this Funding Opportunity:

  • This funding comes in two parts:
    • Noncompetitive grants for rapid re-housing (RR) (for $48,773 to  $60,966) 
    • A regional competition for additional funds to be used for rapid rehousing, street outreach, emergency shelter operations and services, and homeless prevention
  • Through a local competitive process, up to two program applications will be chosen by the Napa CoC to have applications for their projects submitted to HCD for both the noncompetitive and competitive funding opportunities
  • Napa homeless assistance providers are encouraged to apply and should provide a Statement of Interest Letter, expressing intent to apply for BoS ESG funding by August 31st at 5pm PDT to [email protected]
    • This letter should include a brief description of the intended project, the project type, and total budget.
  • 100% match is required for all grants.
  • HCD’s informational webinar on BoS ESG to be held on August 24, 2021 from 2:00-3:30pm. (See ESG webpage to register)

For additional questions on this grant opportunity, please email [email protected]

Summary and Timeline:

(Please check back. Documents will be posted soon.)

Application Materials:

NOTE: All noncompetitive applicants must complete the noncompetitive application and the supplemental application. 

Scoring Tool:

(Please check back. Documents will be posted soon.)