2019 CoC Funding Priorities & Project Review

Project Priority Listing for 2019 HUD CoC Application

Attached below is the 2019 CoC Final Project Priority Listing to be included with the 2019 CoC application to HUD for CoC LA-503 for New Orleans, Jefferson Parish, Kenner.  The Final Project Priority Listing was approved by the CoC Governing Council on September 12, 2019.

LA-503 Final Project Priority Listing 2019 (RTF)

The CoC Evaluation and Project Selection Committee of the Governing Council previously met on September 9, 2019 to consider any appeals to the preliminary project ranking that was publicly distributed on August 30, 2019.  The committee thoroughly discussed the appeal received, and after a lengthy discussion about the project and the established criteria, the committee voted to deny the appeal and maintain the existing ranking of projects consistent with the CoC’s funding priorities and review criteria.  The CoC Governing Council discussed the project ranking and appeals decisions recommended by the CoC Evaluation and Project Selection Committee and subsequently voted to approve the priority listing without changes.

The CoC Governing Council also voted to approve UNITY of Greater New Orleans to submit the 2019 CoC consolidated application on behalf of the CoC and to approve the updated HMIS Governance Charter with ViaLink as HMIS Administrator. 

Project rankings were developed from the objective threshold review, rating and ranking criteria approved by the CoC Evaluation and Project Selection Committee. All projects listed have been reviewed for project quality and performance by the Committee. Project performance scoring by the Committee includes evaluation of overall project performance, housing outcomes, the project’s role in system performance of the CoC, sub-populations served, and considers the severity of needs and vulnerabilities of participants in the projects being reviewed.  The committee also reviewed renewal project applications for their commitment to using client-centered and evidence-based practices, Housing First and low barrier approaches, trauma-informed care, and their demonstration of commitment to racial equity.

Please see the materials posted on the UNITY web page entitled “2019 CoC Funding Priorities & Project Review” at https://unitygno.org/2019-coc-funding-competition/2019-coc-funding-priorities-project-review/ for more information. The following documents are available online for review: 2019 CoC Funding Priorities, 2019 Threshold Review Criteria, 2019 Renewal Project Performance Analysis Scoring Key, Evaluation and Project Selection Committee Operating Procedures, and Request for Proposals FAQ’s.

For questions regarding the review and scoring process, project priority listing, or the CoC application process, please contact Valerie Coffin, Director of CoC Programs, at vcoffin@unitygno.org

Information regarding the 2019 CoC application process can be provided in alternate formats, including in languages other than English. Requests can be made via email to vcoffin@unitygno.org or by calling (504) 821-4496 ext. 112.

2019 CoC Project Threshold Review (RTF)

2019 Renewal Project Performance Analysis Scoring Key (RTF)

019 APPROVED Update to the Evaluation and Project Selection Committee Operating Procedures (RTF)

9 CoC Funding Priorites Approved 30 July 2019 (RTF)

Levels of review for project ranking and tiering (RTF)

2019 RFP FAQ’s (RTF)

Preliminary Project Rankings Approved by Evaluation and Project Selection Committee August 29, 2019 (RTF)

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