ACDS is responsible for preparing and submitting the federal Continuum of Care Program Competitive Application on behalf of the Anne Arundel and Annapolis Coalition to End Homelessness.
FY2018 Continuum of Care Program Competition
The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) has announced the NOFA (Notice of Funding Availability) for FY 2018 funds for the Continuum of Care Homeless Assistance Program (CoC Application). The Continuum of Care NOFA is an online application which will be coordinated by Arundel Community Development Services (ACDS). Please view our process timeline below.
IMPORTANT NOTICE – September 12, 2018
FY 2018 Continuum of Care Program Application POSTED and Available for Review
On September 18, 2018, Anne Arundel County (MD-503) CoC will submit an application to HUD for FY 2018 Continuum of Care funds in the amount of $2,711,401. The application will include 12 Supported Housing Projects, 3 Rapid Re-Housing Projects. Of these, 13 are renewal applications and two are new projects. One Planning Project will also be submitted.
To review and/or comment on the full application, the priority list, or an individual project application, click on the application and project links below.
Some project applications have been consolidated; these applications will be displayed in the MD-503 Priority Project List as Consolidated. The Consolidated Applications are available upon request. Questions and/or comments may be directed to Beth Brush, email@example.com. Submit comments by 4:00pm on September 17, 2018.
Key Dates for Application Process
July 13, 2018 – FY2018 CoC Application Planning Meeting
July 23, 2018 – Renewal Projects notified by FY2018 CoC Planning committee if re-allocation or consolidation is recommended
July 27, 2018 – Deadline for appeals by renewal project recommended for re-allocation or consolidation
August 10, 2018 – All new and renewal applications due to ACDS’ office
August 17, 2018 – Ranking and Review committee
August 22, 2018 – Public Notification of applications selected for submission and ranking decisions*
*Public Notification of Applications Selected for Submission and Ranking Decisions (Posted 8/21/2018)
MD-503 FY2018 Continuum of Care Application Project Ranking
The Anne Arundel and Annapolis Coalition to End Homelessness (MD-503 CoC) used the Reallocation Policies, effective July 2017, and the Review/Ranking Criteria for Renewal and New Projects posted on the acdsinc.org website and distributed to over 100 members of the MD-503 CoC mailing list July 2018 to evaluate projects for inclusion in FY 2018 CoC Consolidated Application.
Click Here for a listing of projects reviewed and ranked and accepted for the FY2018 Continuum of Care Competition for the MD-503 CoC, complete with their ranking information. Please note some renewal projects will be consolidated in the Final application. Questions about the Review and Ranking for the FY2018 CoC Competition may be directed to Beth Brush at 410-222-3956 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Renewal Applications for Continuum of Care Funding
ACDS will assume all previously funded agencies will be seeking renewal funds through this competition unless notified otherwise. ACDS staff will work with subrecipients seeking to renew their projects and will enter the renewal applications in eSnaps. All renewal applications must be submitted to ACDS by August 10, 2018. Please review information pertaining to renewal project applications at the HUD website:
New Applications for Continuum of Care Funding
New projects may be created by using funds made available through the reallocation of previously funded projects or through funds made available through the CoC competition’s Permanent Housing Bonus. New applicants will need to submit narratives and budgets for New Projects to ACDS by August 10, 2018. Additional information about New Project is available on HUD’s website at:
If you are interested in applying for funds for a new program, please contact Elizabeth Brush at 410-222-3956 or email@example.com to obtain guidance on the application process, and plan to attend the FY 2018 CoC Application Planning Meeting on July 13, 2018 at ACDS, 10:00 A.M.
Maryland Homelessness Solutions Program (HSP) Funding
The Maryland Homelessness Solutions Program (HSP) provides federal and state funding to CoCs to support homeless shelters and homeless services programs across the State of Maryland. The main funding priorities are: Outreach, Emergency Shelter, and Housing Stabilization services. We are now accepting applications for the FY2020 round of funding. It is a competitive process open to all provider organizations within the CoC. To apply, complete the application linked here. Please read the provider application and accompanying guidance carefully to avoid any errors. Applications will be due to ACDS by Friday, April 5th at 3pm.
We are also excited to announce that there is new, competitive Youth Homelessness funding available through the HSP program to serve unaccompanied homeless youth and youth at risk of homelessness. Existing and new projects are both encouraged to apply. There is approximately $1 million available statewide for this initiative. To apply for youth homelessness funding, please complete the application linked here, which is also due to ACDS by Friday, April 5th at 3pm.
If you have any questions regarding the application process, please feel free to contact Heather Donahue at firstname.lastname@example.org.Available Downloads: