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NOFO 2023 accessible page

HUD CoC NOFO Competition

Notice of Funding Opportunity from the U.S. Department of Housing & Urban Development

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, and local governments to quickly re-house 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; and to optimize self-sufficiency among those experiencing homelessness.

Each year, the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) releases a Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO), signifying the beginning of a funding competition among approximately 450 CoCs, the community stakeholder groups that guide local responses to homelessness. The 2023 CoC NOFO was released on July 5, 2023, opening the competition making available approximately $3.1 billion nationally to serve people experiencing homelessness. The information in the NOFO sets forth the competition rules and processes each year.

The CoC Competition Consolidated Application, which each CoC submits to HUD, will consist of three parts:

– The CoC Application, which describes the CoC planning body, governance structure, overall performance, and the strategic planning process;

– The CoC Project Listing, which ranks the project applications for HUD and identifies any rejected applications, showing the CoC’s priorities for funding; and

– A number of Project Applications, each of which reflects one project seeking funding.

Before the application is submitted to HUD, the CoC is required to hold a local competition to determine which project applications will be included in the Consolidated Application, along with their relative priority. The results of the local competition dictate which projects the CoC will prioritize.

FY23 CoC NOFO Competition
On July 5, 2023, the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) announced the Annual Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO) for the Fiscal Year (FY) 2022 Continuum of Care (CoC) Competition. The Annual NOFO is providing $3.1 billion of funding available for homeless service organizations across the country. As the Lead Agency to TA Way Home for Tulsa (OK-501), Housing Solutions is running a local competition to ensure that we submit our CoC Application for the Annual NOFO (Funding Opportunity FR-6700-N-25).

Important Dates:

⇒ August 7 – Letter of Intent Deadline: (First-time Renewals, Transfer Grants, Voluntary Reallocation)
⇒ August 9 – Issue Date (local competition opens)
⇒ August 11 – CoC Technical Assistance Workshop (register below)
⇒ August 25 – Local Project Applications Submission Deadline (Due by Noon Central Time for both Renewal and New Projects)

2023 Technical Assistance Workshop
8/11/23 from 10:30 to 12:00

The NOFO Technical Assistance (TA) Workshop and Orientation will provide an overview of the local competition process.

⇒ Local Timeline

⇒ Application details and process

⇒ Resources and materials

Captions will be provided. Slides and a video recording will be posted following the event. Please contact nofo@housingsolutionstulsa.org for assistance or accommodations.

Competition Overview

This year there is funding available in four categories:

Annual Renewal Demand (ARD) Funding: This funding supports the CoC’s existing housing and services. The CoC has the option to continue to support those programs, or to reallocate those resources, in whole or in part, to Permanent Supportive Housing, Rapid Rehousing, Joint Transitional Housing/Rapid Rehousing, HMIS, or Supportive Services Only Projects for Coordinated Entry. For Youth Homelessness Demonstration Program (YHDP) communities, ARD also includes YHDP renewal and replacement projects, which are not ranked except for YHDP projects funded in Round 1.

CoC Bonus Funding: This funding also supports Permanent Supportive Housing, Rapid Rehousing, Joint Transitional Housing/Rapid Rehousing, HMIS, or Supportive Services Only Projects for Coordinated Entry.

Domestic Violence Bonus (DV Bonus) Funding: This funding supports Rapid Rehousing, Joint Transitional Housing/Rapid Rehousing, or Supportive Services Only Projects for Coordinated Entry.

CoC Planning Funds: This funding supports CoC planning activities, and only the CoC’s named collaborative applicant may apply for it. The planning grant will not be ranked in the competition and is not competitive with housing or service projects. As such, this Handbook does not include information about applying for planning grants.

In 2023, funds are NOT available for:

⇒ Emergency shelter
⇒ Homelessness prevention projects
⇒ New Transitional Housing (except when joint with Rapid Rehousing)
⇒ New Supportive Services Only projects (except coordinated entry)


Grant Inventory Worksheet



FY2023 CoC GIW Instructions for CoCs, Collaborative Applicants, Project Applicants

HUD Exchange CoC GIW Reports

GIW Change Form with Rental Assistance Worksheet


Key Dates

The following dates outline steps in our local process:

AWH4T Deadline HUD Due Date Description
N/A 7/5
Continuum of Care NOFO Released

8/7 (4 pm) N/A
Letter of Intent Deadline: (First-time Renewals, Transfer Grants, Voluntary Reallocation)

8/8 N/A
NOFO – Leadership Council review & vote to approve CoC NOFO Competition Materials: Scoring Tool & Standard of Operations and Application Materials

8/9 8/28
Annual NOFO Post Review, Score, and Ranking Procedures Publicly

Ranking and Selection Process Criteria: post to website. the 30-day deadline for project applications that is no later than 30 days before the FY 2023 CoC Program Competition submission deadline of September 28, 2023;

8/9 N/A
FY23 CoC NOFO Application Opens – Local Competition Materials Released

8/11 N/A
CoC NOFO Technical Assistance Workshop

8/25 N/A
Local Project Applications Submission Deadline (noon CST)

8/31 N/A
Renewal projects complete e-snaps application and submit to Housing Solutions for review (i.e. Renewal projects -including first-time renewals, Consolidation projects, Transition grants).

8/25-8/31 N/A
Project Review Panel Reviews and Scores Applications

9/1 9/13
Notify Applicants of Project Score and Preliminary Ranking Status

Notify, in writing outside of e-snaps, project applicants who submitted their project applications to the CoC by the CoC-established deadline – project application(s) will be accepted and ranked, rejected, or reduced on the FY 2023 CoC Priority Listing no later than 15 days before the FY 2023 CoC Program Competition application submission deadline.

9/1 N/A
New Projects begin e-snaps application (CoC Bonus, DV Bonus, Expansion)

9/5 N/A
NOFO Project Appeals: Intent to Appeal Due to Homebase

9/6 N/A
NOFO Project Appeals: Appeal Submission Deadline (see AWH4T CoC NOFO Standards of Operations) submitted to Homebase.

9/7 N/A
NOFO Appeals Panel Meeting (if needed) – Homebase to notify appellants of outcome of appeal. Distribute appeals ranked list (if applicable)

9/8 N/A
NOFO Task Group Meeting

9/12 9/13
Leadership Council review & vote on FY 23 CoC Priority Project Rank List

Notice of Project application status FY 2023 CoC Priority (15 days before the FY 2023 CoC Program Competition application submission.

9/15 N/A
New Projects (CoC Bonus, DV Bonus, Expansion) due in e-snaps for review

9/19 N/A
E-snaps revisions deadline for new and renewal projects

9/20 N/A
All project applications submitted in e-snaps

9/22 9/25
Post CoC Application, (attachments, FY2023 CoC Priority Listing). Notify community members that the CoC Consolidated App is available.

9/26 9/28
FY 2023 CoC Program Competition submission deadline of September 28, 2023

Dates/deadlines are subject to change. Updates will be posted in a revised timeline on the NOFO competition page to include the revision date and highlighted changes and be shared through the AWH4T NOFO email listserv or newsletter.


Application Materials

FY23 Standard of Operations

FY23 NOFO Scoring Tool for Renewal Projects – PDF / WORD

FY23 RFI Application for Renewal Projects – Due August 25 (noon)

FY23 NOFO Scoring Tool for New Projects – PDF / WORD

FY23 NOFO RFI Application for New Projects – Due August 25 (noon)

Service Standards Self-Assessment

CoC-Funded Project Budget Template

Budget Instructions FY23 New Projects

AWH4T CoC NOFO Resilience and Equity Checklist  

Letter of Intent  – Due August 7 (4 p.m.)

New Projects (CoC Bonus, DV Bonus, Expansion) E-Snaps PDF Draft – Due for review Sept. 15 to nofo@housingsolutionstulsa.org (New Project Detailed Instructions)

Renewal Projects E-Snaps Applications – Due for review Aug. 31 to nofo@housingsolutionstulsa.org (Renewal Projects Detailed Instructions)


Resources & Documents

NOFO Resources & Documents


HUD’s Continuum of Care NOFO Materials:

Contact the Collaborative Applicant

Housing Solutions is the Collaborative Applicant for the Tulsa City and County CoC. If you have questions or comments regarding the CoC or local Competition process, please contact our team at nofo@housingsolutionstulsa.org

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