Every year, the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) makes available federal resources for homeless programming to communities around the US through its Continuum of Care (CoC) Program and its annual CoC Competition. Continuums access these funds by completing consolidated applications on behalf of the federally funded homeless programs in their CoC. 

The CoC Program is designed to promote community-wide commitment to the goal of ending homelessness; provide funding for efforts by nonprofit providers, and State and local governments to quickly rehouse homeless individuals and families while minimizing the trauma and dislocation caused to homeless individuals, families, and communities by homelessness; promote access to and effect utilization of mainstream programs by homeless individuals and families; and optimize self-sufficiency among individuals and families experiencing homelessness.

Each year, HUD has annually allowed the Central Sierra Continuum of Care (CSCoC) to apply for funds to address the needs of people experiencing homelessness in our region.  The amount awarded is not guaranteed.  These funds are restricted for permanent supportive housing and rapid re-housing projects and cannot be used for emergency shelters or similar projects.  All existing projects funded directly through the CSCoC must apply for renewal each year.  Amador Tuolumne Community Action Agency (ATCAA), in its role as the designated Collaborative Applicant of the CSCoC, is responsible for responding to the annual CoC Program Competition NOFA, including collecting and submitting the required CoC Application information for all projects the CoC has selected for funding, and applying for CoC planning funds on behalf of the CoC.

In FY 2019, per the requirements set by HUD and 24 CFR part 578 the CSCoC Board of Directors and ATCAA, in its role as the Collaborative Applicant, engaged in a coordinated, inclusive, and outcome-oriented community process for the solicitation, objective review, ranking, and selection of FY2019 CoC project applications.

July 3, 2019 – HUD released the CoC Program Competition NOFA.

July 8, 2019 - The CoC Application, CoC Priority Listing, and Project Applications will be available in e-snaps.

The Local Competition Deadline for submission of renewal and new project applications is August 23, 2019.

The CoC received renewal and new projects by the deadline.

August 28, 2019 – The Ad Hoc Application Review Committee met.

September 25, 2019 – The CoC Membership approved the Consolidated Application and Priority Listing.  Please see below for a copy of the CSCoC FY 2019 Consolidated Application and Priority Listing.

Below are links to available resources for the FY 2019 CoC Program Competition, including documents and information related to the local application process.

View past and current awards.