2018 Continuum of Care Funding Competition
The City of New Bedford’s HSPN has received, reviewed and voted on the 2018 Final CoC Rank and Order of Projects. The HSPN’s Performance Review Committee (PRC), comprised of HSPN members with no relationship–financial or otherwise–to any of the applicants for funding in the FY2018 round received, reviewed, vetted, evaluated and ranked all applications for the competition. This year one new application under the DV Bonus was received. Eight renewal applications were reviewed, six of which for housing programs, one of which was for the continuum’s Homeless Management Information System (HMIS) and one of which was for the continuum’s coordinated entry program, The Call.
On August 16, 2018 the HSPN membership carefully reviewed the recommendation of the PRC following a PowerPoint presentation (a copy of which is available here:LOOKING AT THE 2018 COC FUNDING ROUND ) detailing this year’s NOFA and considerations relative to the competition, HUD’s priorities and the local continuum. In a unanimous vote, the HSPN membership also accepted the report of the PRC and its recommendation for ranking in the 2018 CoC Competition.
The final CoC Rank and Order of Projects is available here: NB COC RANKING 2018.
The process used by the CoC in the review, evaluation and ranking of renewal, new and reallocation projects is annually updated and made available to the CoC, project applicants and the community. The 2018 Ranking and Review Process is available here: FINAL Rank and Review Process. For an expanded look at the Reallocation Process, see the REALLOCATION PLAN 2018.
In anticipation of each CoC funding cycle, the City of New Bedford’s Continuum of Care (Homeless Service Provider’s Network or “HSPN”) issues its guidance regarding its policies/process for the reallocation of funding from an existing project to a new permanent supportive housing project. A copy of the CoC’s 2018 Reallocation Plan can be downloaded here REALLOCATION PLAN 2018.
(Approved by the HSPN membership on June 21, 2018.)
The City of New Bedford’s HSPN membership adopted its CoC Community Priorities at its regular meeting of June 15, 2017. Those priorities are available here: 2018 COC COMMUNITY PRIORITIES.
Check out a copy of New Bedford’s 2018 CoC Consolidated Application. The final COC 2018 COLLABORATIVE APPLICATION that includes the Collaborative Application, the Priority Listing and project applications submitted by the Continuum of Care to HUD is now available!
As announced through the 2018 RFP for CoC Funding, an Applicant’s Conference was held on Monday, July 9, 2018 during which an overview of both the RFP, itself, as well as the actual funding application was offered.
If you are interested in applying for funding in this competition round, please take a look at this powerpoint deck for helpful guidance. In addition, you may always contact the Department of Planning, Housing & Community Development for assistance by either email (at Jennifer.Clarke@newbedford-ma.gov) or by phone at 508.979.1500.
The powerpoint used in the course of that presentation is now available here: COC APPLICANT’S CONFERENCE.2018
Deadline for applications in this competition is July 20, 2018 at 12 noon. See the RFP for details.
This year’s Continuum of Care (CoC) funding competition in New Bedford’s own CoC begins at the end of June and runs through the September deadline set by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). Check out the entire Notice of Funding Availability (NOFA) CoC Competition Timeline.2018.
The City of New Bedford’s Continuum of Care [CoC] acting through the Department of Planning, Housing & Community Development issued an RFP COC 2018 for 2018 applications for funding from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development [HUD] on Friday, June 29, 2018. The RFP notice includes an application for both renewal projects and new projects available through bonus and DV bonus funding made available by HUD in this round.
Please contact Jennifer Clarke, Deputy Director DPHCD at Jennifer.Clarke@newbedford-ma.gov with any questions.