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2021 CoC Funding Competition

UNITY of Greater New Orleans has established a local calendar for project applications in the 2021 HUD Continuum of Care (CoC) competition. Due to Hurricane Ida, our region has been approved an extension to submit the consolidated community application and project applications on January 14, 2022.

Renewal Project Information

New Funding Opportunities

Local Timeline

2021 CoC Funding Competition Presentation

The 2021 CoC Application can be found at the following link: 2021 CoC Application – Collaborative App

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January 12, 2022 – As the lead agency for the homeless continuum of care, UNITY of Greater New Orleans has prepared the consolidated application for funding under HUD’s CoC program. The application is available for review through this link: 2021 CoC Application for New Orleans-Jefferson Parish-Kenner. The application consists of three parts:

  1. Consolidated Application that describes the community’s collaborative work to end homelessness
  2. Project Prioritization Listing of all renewal and new projects. 
  3. Individual Project Applications

Please submit any errors or comments on the application via email to vcoffin@unitygno.org or 504-821-4496 x1012.The application will be submitted to HUD on Friday, January 14, 2022.  

Please note that the CoC application to HUD requires separate application submissions for projects that are submitted for consolidation in this application. The CoC Project Priority listing posted on December 17, 2021 listed consolidated projects as a single project with one ranking number which is not possible in the application to HUD. The HUD application includes all projects in the same order, but includes a ranking number for each individual project being consolidated. As a result, the ranking number varies slightly from those that were posted in December but all projects are in the same priority order.

Please see the attached project priority listing

For additional information, please see the materials posted on the UNITY web page entitled “2021 CoC Funding Competition” at https://unitygno.org/news/2021-coc-funding-competition/ . The following documents are available online for review: 2021 CoC Funding Priorities, 2021 Project Performance Analysis Scoring Key, Local Project Application, Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs), Request for Proposals, and local competition calendar. 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 2021 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. 1012.

Thank you to all our community partners for your commitment to ending homelessness!


December 17, 2021 – The following actions were taken at the monthly meeting of the CoC at the Service Providers and Professionals Association (SPPA) meeting that was held on Friday, December 17, 2021: (1) approval of Project Priority Listing for the 2021 CoC Application to HUD and authorization for UNITY of Greater New Orleans to submit the 2021 CoC Application to HUD for the New Orleans-Jefferson Parish-Kenner CoC; (2) The SPPA also voted for UNITY to enter into an updated HMIS Governing agreement with the HMIS lead ViaLink which was revised to center racial equity; (3) Updates to the Coordinated Entry Policies and Procedures that address prioritization changes due to COVID and centering equity.

Information regarding the 2021 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. 1012.


December 15, 2021 – The Continuum of Care (CoC) Governing Council approved the 2021 CoC Final Project Priority Listing for the 2021 CoC Application to HUD for CoC LA-503 for New Orleans, Jefferson Parish, Kenner. The CoC Governing Council also approved UNITY of Greater New Orleans to submit the 2021 consolidated application to HUD on behalf of the CoC LA-503; updates to the Coordinated Entry Policies and Procedures; and revisions to the HMIS-CoC Governing Charter.


December 3, 2021 – The Continuum of Care (CoC) Evaluation and Project Selection Committee met to review, evaluate, rank and select CoC renewal projects and new bonus projects for CoC funding. The CoC Evaluation and Project Selection Committee has approved the Preliminary Project Priority Listing for the 2021 CoC Application for funding for the New Orleans-Jefferson Parish-Kenner Continuum of Care (CoC LA-503).

Due to the impact of COVID in our community, project staff have faced unprecedented challenges while continuing their best efforts to assist clients to obtain and retain stable housing. Therefore, all renewal projects were placed in Tier 1 as a priority for funding.  

The Preliminary Project Priority Listing is available at the following link:
http://unitygno.org/wp-content/uploads/2021/12/Prelminary-Project-Ranking-2021-Dec.pdf

Projects were scored based on overall project performance, housing outcomes, the project’s role in system performance of the CoC, severity of barriers of participants, and response to COVID. The committee also reviewed renewal project applications for their commitment to using client-centered and evidence-based practices, Housing First and low barrier approaches, and demonstration of commitment to racial equity. Victim Service Providers were scored on data from the HMIS comparable database and ability to improve safety for participants.

Please see the materials posted on the UNITY web page entitled “2021 CoC Funding Competition” at https://unitygno.org/news/2021-coc-funding-competition/ for more information. The following documents are available online for review: 2021 CoC Funding Priorities, 2021 Project Performance Analysis Scoring Key, Local Project Application, Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs), Request for Proposals, and local competition calendar.

Recipients and project sponsors may appeal the Preliminary Project Priority Listing and/or reallocation decisions made by the Committee by submitting an appeal to the Committee via email to proposals@unitygno.org no later than 12:00 pm noon on Friday, December 10, 2021. Should you choose to appeal, you should include the following information in your email: your name, agency and project name(s), and a brief statement as to why you are appealing the Committee’s decision, including a brief statement of facts and relevant information for consideration. Appeals should not exceed two pages in length and must be received by 12:00 pm noon in order to be considered. 

Appeals will be considered by the CoC Evaluation and Project Selection Committee on Monday, December 13, 2021.  The CoC Final Project Priority Listing will be distributed no later than Friday, December 17, 2021

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 2021 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. 1012.

Thank you for your commitment to ending homelessness!


November 12, 2021 – Project renewal applicants have received an initial score that was sent via email on Friday, November 12. The data provided in the project application was reviewed for accuracy and scored using the criteria established by the CoC Governing Council. The email includes a table with each scoring indicator, the maximum possible score for the project type, and the score for the project being renewed. Please see the FAQ for the 2021 CoC project Renewal Scoring and Ranking to answer questions about common errors made by applicants in the project scoring sheet. The FAQ also explains corrections that have been made in the calculations in the scoring sheet to reflect the approved 2021 Performance Analysis Scoring Key.

If you believe there was an error made when calculating your project score, you may send a formal score correction request in writing no later than Friday, November 19 via email to proposals@unitygno.org with documentation that the score was calculated incorrectly.

Preliminary Project Rankings will be distributed on Friday, December 2, 2021. More detailed information about the project renewal process, scoring and ranking criteria on the Renewal Project Information page on this website.


Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Suggestions on Funding Priorities and Project Scoring

The CoC is interested in getting suggestions about funding priorities and scoring criteria for scoring and ranking CoC funded projects. Please submit suggestions through this form no later than October 19.

Information regarding the 2021 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. 1012.

 

La información sobre el proceso de solicitud se puede proporcionar en formatos alternativos, incluso en idiomas distintos del inglés. Las solicitudes se pueden hacer por correo electrónico a vcoffin@unitygno.org o llamando al (504) 821-4496 ext. 1012.

 

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