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.
FY2019 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 2019 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.
- July 3, 2019: HUD Released FY2019 CoC Program Competition
- September 30, 2019 – FY2019 CoC Program Competition submission deadline
LOCAL COMPETITION KEY DATES
- Friday, July 19, 2019 – FY2019 CoC Application Information and Planning Meeting
- Time: 11:30 a.m. following full Continuum of Care meeting
- Place: ACDS, 2666 Riva Road, Suite 210, Annapolis, MD 21401
- Purpose: Discuss FY2019 CoC Application changes, project review procedures, potential new projects, review and ranking criteria. Applicants interested in submitting a CoC Project application in the FY2019 Competition, interested Coalition Board and General members can and should attend.
- Friday, August 2, 2019 – Draft applications for new project due to ACDS’ office. (These applications will be entered into Esnaps by ACDS staff and returned to you for final submission)
- Monday, August 12, 2019 – All Final New and Renewal applications due to ACDS’ office. (including all match letters)
- Friday, August 23, 2019 – Ranking and Review committee
- Friday, August 30, 2019 – (tentative) Notification of Project Applications selected for submission in FY2019 Competition
IMPORTANT NOTICE – September 23, 2019
FY 2019 Continuum of Care Program Application POSTED and Available for Review
On September 30, 2019, Anne Arundel County (MD-503) CoC will submit an application to HUD for FY 2019 Continuum of Care funds in the amount of $2,737,979. The following applications will be submitted, including seven renewal projects, one planning project, and two new projects. The CoC application includes:
7 Supported Housing Projects
2 Rapid Re-Housing Projects
1 Planning Project
To review and/or comment on the full application, the priority list, and/or the individual project applications, click on the links below.
As a reminder, last year some renewal projects were consolidated. Questions and/or comments may be directed to Heather Donahue at firstname.lastname@example.org. Please submit comments by September 29, 2019 at 4pm.
*The MD-503 FY2019 Continuum of Care Application was submitted on Monday, September 30, 2019.*
MD-503 FY2019 Continuum of Care Application Project Ranking
The Anne Arundel and Annapolis Coalition to End Homelessness (MD-503 CoC) used the Review/Ranking Criteria for Renewal and New Projects posted on acdsinc.org to evaluate projects for inclusion in the FY 2019 CoC Consolidated Application. The Reallocation Policies, effective July 2017, were also used in the competition.
The following projects were evaluated and ranked based on approved Review/Ranking Criteria. Bonus funding up to $120,135 for a new housing project and $150,943 for a targeted housing project for victims of domestic violence was available for new projects through the competition. Applications from two new projects were submitted for the competition’s bonus funding.
Below is the listing of projects reviewed, ranked, and accepted for the FY2019 Continuum of Care Competition for the MD-503 CoC, complete with their ranking information. Questions about the Review and Ranking for the FY2019 CoC Competition may be directed to Heather Donahue at 410-222-3958 or email@example.com.
|Rank||Project||Grant Number||Funding Request|
|1||AACMHA SHOP Consolidated||MD0362L3B031802||$401,418|
|2||BHA S+C Anne Arundel County||MD0114L3B031811||$447,391|
|3||PEP Housing First Consolidated||MD0271L3B031807||$203,944|
|4||Catholic Charities Rapid Re-Housing||MD0363L3B031802||$153,761|
|5||AHOH Safe Haven Consolidated||MD0250L3B031809||$127,103|
|6||AHOH Community Housing Consolidated||MD0238L3B031808||$129,838|
|7||ACDS Partnership for Housing||MD0113L3B031811||$939,236|
|8||AACMHA SHOP Expansion||TBA||$116,279|
|9||Catholic Charities Project Home Free RRH||TBA||$149,009|
NEW PROJECT APPLICATION
Linked below is the new project application for the FY 2019 Continuum of Care Competition titled ‘FY 2019 New Project Application Questions.’
The ranking and review criteria for the FY 2019 Continuum of Care Competition is linked below. The ‘FY 2019 Performance Measures – Renewals’ and ‘FY 2019 New Application Review Criteria’ are the scoring tools used to rank and review renewal and new applications, respectively. Please refer to these tools to see how project applications will be scored and how points are awarded in the competition.
Information about the FY2019 Continuum of Care Application is available on HUD’s website at https://files.hudexchange.info/resources/documents/FY-2019-CoC-Program-Competition-NOFA.pdf.
We also created a Quick Fact Sheet regarding the CoC Competition, linked below.
If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Heather Donahue at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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. 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.
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.
If you have any questions regarding the application process, please feel free to contact Heather Donahue at email@example.com.
The funding opportunity for Maryland Homelessness Solutions Program 2019 is closed and will reopen in Spring 2020.Available Downloads: