Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO)

The HUD Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO) establishes the funding criteria for the Continuum of Care (CoC) program. NOFO (formerly referred to as the NOFA) is a notice published each year for HUD’s Discretionary Funding Programs. 


The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) has opened the Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO, formerly known as NOFA) for the Fiscal Year (FY) 2021 Continuum of Care (CoC) Program Competition. Updates can be found on the HUD Exchange.

HUD’s Office of Special Needs Assistance Programs (SNAPS) completed the FY 2021 Grant Inventory Worksheet (GIW) initial review process and has posted the FY 2021 GIWs for Continuum of Care (CoC) Collaborative Applicant and project applicant review.

2021 CoC NOFO Key Documents List

2021 NOFO FAQ’s:  

HUD CoC NOFO Resources

Archived Information and Resources (2017-2020)



On January 29, 2021, HUD awarded $2.5 billion to renew support to thousands of local homeless assistance programs across the nation. HUD’s Continuum of Care (CoC) grants will provide critically needed support to 6,597 local programs on the front lines of serving individuals and families experiencing homelessness.

Due to the pandemic, the funding announced renews grants for existing programs. This process was dramatically streamlined because communities have been, and will continue to be, consumed with COVID-19 response and have limited capacity to participate in the traditional CoC competition.

FY 2020 CoC Award Summary Reports Now Available

CoC Award Summary Reports by Program Type are now available on the HUD Exchange for the FY 2020 Continuum of Care (CoC) Program awards.




2019 CoC NOFA Application

2019 CoC NOFA FAQs

2019 Appeals Process and Forms

2019 CoC Rating and Ranking, Priorities and Protocols

2019 CoC NOFA Key Documents


See below for information and documents related to this year’s NOFA.

2018 CoC NOFA Application and HUD Priority List – As Submitted 9/14/18

Thank you to the CoC partners and community for your participation. See below for the final application and priority list.

2018 CoC Application – Final Posting

2018 CoC Final Approved Rank Order – Post Appeal

Please see the following document for the final approved rank order for 2018 CoC projects.

Note: Per HUD, this list includes both the individual component projects and the  consolidated projects. If the consolidated projects are approved by HUD, the component projects will be removed from the list and the rank order shifted upward accordingly.

2018 Appeals Process and Forms

Although not required by HUD, the local CoC review process includes an appeals for limited reasons, Please see Appeals Process and Forms here.

Appeals need to be submitted as instructed in the notice, including a copy to the NOFA Technical Assistance Team, and
Forms due by Tuesday, Aug 21st at 12 Noon

Appeals will be heard by appointment only:
Wednesday, Aug 22nd

Appointments scheduled between 9:30 AM and 11:30 AM
United Way of San Diego, 4699 Murphy Canyon Rd, San Diego

Public Release of FY 2018 CoC Key Documents

Please note each document is subject to edits during the appeal and review period. Final editions of the Application and Attachments and the HUD Priorities Listing Form will be posted in advance of submittal to the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development national FY 2018 Continuum of Care Competition.

Deadline Extended – “Housing First” Documentation & “SAMPLE”

See below for “Housing First” Documentation & “SAMPLE”

2018 Coc Local Rating and Ranking Tool, Including Ranking Priorities and Protocols

See below for the 2018 CoC Local Rating and Ranking Tool, including ranking priorities and protocols. Project information will be updated as applications are submitted.

New Guidance Documents/Tools

CoC Application Workshop

A CoC Application Workshop will be held Wednesday, July 25th, 2018 from 10:00 am – 11:30 am at the 2-1-1 Connections Center, which is located at 3860 Calle Fortunada, Suite 101, San Diego, CA 92123 (Rooms 113/114).

Official Call for Proposals and 2018 Application Document Checklist

Links to Application Guides and HUD Exchange

Notice – Agency Financial Audit

All CoC 2018 NOFA providers should submit their agency’s most recent Financial Audit by July 13, 2018 into your CoC DropBox. Please contact the appropriate Technical Assistance provider with any questions. – posted July 3, 2018

Call for Intent to Submit Information and Forms

Bidders Conference Call

A Bidders Conference Call will be held on Monday, July 2, 2018 from 10:00 am to 11:00 am (11:00 hard stop)


  • General NOFA Information
    • Eligible projects
    • New project types
  • Calendar Information
  • Q & A about the NOFA Process

Note: This is NOT a Q & A about Rating and Ranking

2018 NOFA Summary, Timeline and Technical Assistance Contacts


FAQ documents will be released weekly summarizing answers to frequently asked questions about the NOFA.

Materials from May 31, 2018 Special Membership Meeting

HUD Rating and Ranking Test Tool

APR Reports

Please note as promised by the Rating and Ranking Committee at the May 31st Special Meeting, final APRs Reports will be run starting on June 27th. The period of data being pulled is October 31, 2016 – September 30th, 2017. Please make sure your data is updated and correct.

Any new potential 2018 HUD NOFA-CoC Applicants

If you are planning to apply for 2018 HUD CoC funds, please make sure that you are registered with the federal SAMs and DUNs systems. SAMs has a new process in place, which is requiring more time, and you could experience long delays with new registration or updating annual registration. It is advised that you start on the processes now to ensure your registration is complete by the CoC deadlines.

A link to more information regarding SAMs & Duns can be found here.

SAM Registration

June 20, 2018 NOTICE: Urgent Attention Needed: SAMs Registration Advisory

Please be advised that SAMs has a new process, which is taking a very lengthy time to process and could effect your agency in applying for the 2018 HUD CoC NOFA, if not completed by the CoCs deadline.

If you have an UPDATE or are NEW to SAMs a notarized letter is required and will be taken in order received by SAMs. Please also check to see that your SAMs will not be expiring during this competition period.

This process can be very time consuming, and could potentially take several weeks. Please make sure that if you have not already started this process that you do right away.

SAMs is updating their process, and the CoC San Diego due date of proof of submission to SAMs is due to the CoC DROPBOX by June 29, 2018.

In addition, SAMs may require you to update your registration login process effective June 29, 2018.

June 19, 2018 NOTICE: Required Action: SAMs Registration for the 2018 HUD CoC NOFA

Please read the following notice, and submit a screen shot, download, or a document of proof of an updated or active SAM’s registration for your organization to the dropbox folder by June 29, 2018.

We thank you for your attention to this matter.

Please see the full notice instruction here.

2018 HUD CoC NOFA Agency Point of Contact





Visit the HUD Exchange for current availability.


Local Process Instructions and Information

Local Process Forms

Q & A and Updates

Scoring Tools

Rating and Ranking

CoC Application

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