FY 2021 NOFA Headquarters

The Fiscal Year 2021 Continuum of Care Program Funding Competition for Tucson/Pima County is now open. Applications due by 12pm (noon) Arizona time, October 8, 2021. 

The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development announced the release of the FY 2021 Continuum of Care Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO) on August 18, 2021. 

TPCH administers the local funding competition for the HUD Continuum of Care Program in Tucson and Pima County, Arizona.  To apply, eligible organizations must complete all application materials described in the TPCH FY 2021 Continuum of Care Program Funding Competition Overview, Instructions, and for Process for Tucson/Pima County. 

Learn more aabout the CoC Program funding competition on the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development website. 

Renewal and new project applications are due no later than 12:00pm (noon) Arizona time on October 8, 2021. 

ABOUT THE CONTINUUM OF CARE PROGRAM

Visit HUD’s Continuum of Care Program page to learn more about the Continuum of Care Program, eligible activities, and federal requirements.

Visit the TPCH Governing Documents page to review TPCH policies and written standards that apply to all projects funded through the Continuum of Care Program in Tucson/Pima County, Arizona.

ELIGIBLE APPLICANTS

Project applications will be accepted from eligible organizations including nonprofit organizations, state governments, local governments, instrumentalities of state and local governments, Indian Tribes and tribally designated housing entities, as defined in Section 4 of the Native American Housing Assistance and Self-Determination Act of 1996 (25 U.S.C. 4103), and public housing agencies, as such term is defined in 24 CFR 5.100. 

FUNDING AVAILABLE

Funding is available in four categories.

CoC Program Renewal Funds: A total of $8,544,055 is available for renewal of existing Continuum of Care Program grant awards. The CoC Board has determined that no projects are subject to involuntary reallocation during the FY 2021 funding competition. Only organizations currently awarded CoC Program grant funds expiring in Calendar Year 2022 are eligible to apply under this category. 

Youth Homelessness Demonstration Project Renewal and Replacement Funds: A total of $2,091,492 is available for the renewal or replacement of existing Youth Homelessness Demonstration Project (YHDP) grant awards expiring in Calendar Year 2022.  Only organiations currently awarded YHDP grant funds expiring in Calendar Year 2022 are eligible to apply under this category. 

CoC Bonus Program: A total of $531,777 is available for new project applications for service-rich permanent supportive housing projects dedicated for persons meeting Chronic Homelessness and/or Dedicated Plus eligibility standards. Organizations which do not currently administer CoC Program funds are encouraged to apply. 

Domestic Violence Bonus Program: A total of $1,108,660 is available for new project applications for rapid rehousing, joint transitional - rapid rehousing, and supportive services only - coordinated entry projects dedicated for persons fleeing or attempting to flee domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault, or stalking, including victims human trafficking.  Organizations which do not currently administer CoC Program funds are encouraged to apply. 

APPLICATION MATERIALS

The TPCH FY 2021 Continuum of Care Program Funding Competition Overview, Instructions, and Process for Tucson/Pima County provides detailed instructions regarding the funding opportunity and application requirements. Interested organizations are encouraged to review this document in full before beginning a project application. 

Local Project Application: Renewal and new project applicants for FY 2021 CoC Program funds are required to complete the local application by the due date above. YHDP renewal and replacement applicants are not required to complete the local project application. 

The local project application can be accessed at https://www.zoomgrants.com/zgf/TPCH-FY21-CoC-Program.

Federal Project Application: Renewal and new project applicants for FY 2021 CoC Program and YHDP renewal and replacement funds are required to complete the federal application.

The federal project application can be accessed through HUD's online esnaps application portal. Applicants are strongly advised to consult HUD's detailed instructions and navigation guides for the esnaps application posted at https://www.hud.gov/program_offices/comm_planning/coc/competition before beginning the federal project application. 

PRE-PROPOSAL WORKSHOPS

TPCH will host three online pre-proposal workshops for new and renewal project applicants. 

RSVP for Youth Homelessness Demonstration Project Renewal and Replacement Webinar
September 20, 2021   8:30am
Mandatory for all YHDP renewal project applicants

RSVP for CoC Renewal Application Webinar
September 21, 2021   9:00 am
Mandatory for all CoC renewal project applicants

RSVP for CoC New Project Application Webinar
September 22, 2021   8:30 am
Strongly encouraged for all CoC new project applicants

DOCUMENT LIBRARY

Application materials and resources are posted in the Document Library at the bottom of this page and provided as a resource to assist in the preparation of project applications. 

TECHNICAL ASSISTANCE

The Continuum of Care Program is complex and requires compliance with detailed federal regulations. The City of Tucson Housing and Community Development Department, in its role as the CoC Lead Agency for TPCH, provides technical assistance and consulting support to help potential applicants prepare eligible, competitive project applications. Please email tpch-nofo@tucsonaz.gov for assistance or guidance when preparing project applications. Please allow up to three business days for a response. 

COMPETITION TIMELINE (subject to change)

August 10, 2021: FY 2021 Renewal Project Intent to Renew Form released by CoC Lead Agency. 

August 18, 2021: FY 2021 CoC Notice of Funding Opportunity released by U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development

August 19, 2021: FY 2021 CoC New and Renewal Project Applications released by U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development.

August 24, 2021: Intent to Renew forms due from all existing CoC and YHDP grantees. 

September 7, 2021: Local competition process, priorities, instructions, rating factors, review panelists, and application materials approved by CoC Board. 

September 9, 2021: Local application materials and instructions released by CoC Lead Agency. 

UPDATED - September 15, 2021: FY 2021 CoC Renewal Project Performance Scord Card released by HMIS Lead Agency. 

September 17, 2021: FY 2021 YHDP Replacement Activity Letters of Interest due to tpch-nofo@tucsonaz.gov for review by the TPCH Youth Action Committee. 

September 20, 2021 (8:30am-10am): FY 2021 YHDP Project Application Pre-Proposal Workshop. 

Mandatory for all YHDP Renewal and Replacement Project Applicants.  Register online at https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_IsrMvTepSz-RUA0X3WLghQ

September 21, 2021 (9am-10:30am): FY 2021 CoC Renewal Project Application Pre-Proposal Workshop 

Mandatory for all CoC Renewal Project Applicants.  Register online at https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_vpbKWHrWRkqGoRIuZL7buA

September 21, 2021: Request to apply for transition or consolidation grants not submitted through the FY 2021 Intent to Renew process to tpch-nofo@tucsonaz.gov. 

September 22, 2021 (8:30am-10:30am): FY 2021 New Project Application Pre-Proposal Workshop

Strongly encouraged for all CoC New Project Applicants.  Register online at https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_5PnE40zTRem2iqOpFNrRoQ.

UPDATED - September 22, 2021: FY 2021 CoC Project Performance Score Card Disputes due to tpch-nofo@tucsonaz.gov. 

September 23, 2021: TPCH Youth Action Committee Meeting (required for organizations requesting YHDP replacement activities). 

October 8 2021 (12pm - noon, AZ time): FY 2021 New and Renewal Project Applications due in esnaps (federal) and ZoomGrants (local). 

November 1, 2021: FY 2021 Preliminary Project Ranking and Notice of New Project Acceptance/Rejection released by CoC Lead Agency. 

November 5, 2021: Appeals to project ranking due at https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/2021CoCAppeal.

November 9, 2021: TPCH CoC Board meets to review eligible appeals, finalize project ranking, and approve consolidated FY 2021 CoC Program application for Tucson/Pima County. 

November 13, 2021: Consolidated FY 2021 CoC Program Application for posted for public inspection. 

November 16, 2021: Consolidated FY 2021 CoC Program Application submitted to U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development by City of Tucson on behalf of TPCH. 

The section below provides a timeline of activities conducted prior to release of the FY 2021 Continuum of Care Program funding competition. 

January 12, 2021: The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) released Continuum of Care Program Registration Notice for the Fiscal Year 2021 Continuum of Care Program funding competition. 

February 29, 2021: The City of Tucson submitted the Tucson/Pima County Continuum of Care Program Registration. 

May 6, 2021: HUD accepted the submitted Continuum of Care Program Registration.

May 26, 2021: HUD released the preliminary Grants Inventory Worksheet for AZ-501 (Tucson/Pima County) Continuum of Care. Change forms and confirmation required by June 11, 2021. 

June 1, 2021: The City of Tucson submitted required change forms and confirmation of the preliminary Grants Inventory Worksheet to HUD on behalf of the AZ-501 Continuum of Care.

July 13, 2021: HUD released the final Grants Inventory Worksheet for the AZ-501 Continuum of Care. 

August 10, 2021: The City of Tucson issued requests for Intent to Renew from all currently funded and renewable Continuum of Care Program and Youth Homelessness Demonstration Project projects.  City of Tucson informs all grantees that data reporting for the period of July 1, 2020-June 30, 2021 must be finalized and entered into the HMIS no later August 20, 2021 for the purposes of scorecard preparation.

August 17, 2021: Preparing for the Continuum of Care Program Information Session hosted with all currently fundaed and renewable Continuum of Care Program and Youth Homelessness Demonstration Project grantees facilitated by the City of Tucson.

August 20, 2021: Pima County HMIS begins compiling performance scorecards for all Continuum of Care Program and Youth Homelessness Demonstration Project grantees for the period of July 1, 2020-June 30, 2021.  Performance will be measured according to data pulled at this time. 

DOCUMENT LIBRARY

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