Funding Notices

2023 Continuum of Care (CoC)

The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) has released a Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO) for the Continuum of Care Program Competition on July 5, 2023, opening the competition and making available approximately $3.134 billion nationally to serve people experiencing homelessness. The information in the NOFO sets forth the competition rules and processes for 2023, with the CoC national application due date of September 28, 2023. The 2023 Napa CoC NOFO is available online here.

A summary of the 2023 Napa CoC NOFO is available here; it outlines what has changed from prior years and HUD's current priorities, as well as eligible project types, the competition timeline, submission requirements, scoring tool, 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. 

As a reminder, local competition applications materials and draft e-snaps applications are due at [email protected] by 5:00 p.m. on August 11, 2023.

Eligible new project types for community organizations include:

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

The CoC competition happens in two phases:

  • Local Competition 
    1. 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.”
    2. 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
    1. 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 was 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. 

To get the process started there was a mandatory virtual Technical Assistance (TA) Workshop on July 20, from 12:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. for all renewal and new project applicants. This workshop provided attendees with an overview of the local application process, as well as instructions for completing the local project applications. 

Information will be provided about renewal project applications as well as applications for new projects through reallocation and/or Bonus funding. We encourage all organizations interested in applying for CoC funding to attend, including organizations that have not previously received CoC funding. 

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

Scoring Tools:

All applications were due to HomeBase at [email protected] by 5:00 p.m. on August 11, 2023.

Thank you to all the project applicants who have been spending the last few months engaging in the CoC Competition process. On Thursday, September 7th, the Napa CoC board voted to approve the ranked list recommended by the review and rank panel. You can find a PDF of the ranked list linked below. 

All projects were accepted, and no projects were reduced, rejected, or recommended for reallocation by the review and rank panel. 

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) was released today, August 14, 2023.  You can find the notice here on the HCD website. Competitive and non-competitive applications submitted on behalf of the Napa CoC to HCD are no later than Monday, October 16, 2023, 3:00p.m. Pacific Daylight Time (PDT).

More about this Funding Opportunity:

This funding comes in two parts:

  • Noncompetitive grants for rapid re-housing (RR) (for a minimum of $49,257 and a maximum of $61,572)
  • A regional competition for additional funds to be used for rapid rehousing, street outreach, emergency shelter operations and services, and homeless prevention, if paired with RR, (for a minimum of $75,000 and a maximum of $200,000).
  • 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 must provide a Statement of Interest Letter, expressing intent to apply for BoS ESG funding by August 25th, 2023, at 5 p.m. PDT to [email protected]
    • This letter should include a brief description of the intended project, the project type, and total budget.
  • In general, 100% match is required for all grants. In 2023 projects may apply for a match exemption up to $100,000.
  • HCD’s informational webinar on BoS ESG will take place on August 29, 2023, at 10:00 a.m. Please register for the webinar here

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