Continuum of Care 2022 Funding Competition (NOFO)

On August 1st, HUD released its FY 2022 Continuum of Care (CoC) Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO).  This competition has an accelerated timeline of 60 days! 

Collaborative applications are due September 30, 2022. The NOFO can be viewed in full here.

Local renewal applications, and new project applications are due September 1st at 12:00 PM and will be submitted via E-snaps. Information about accessing e-snaps can be found here
Our local RFP is posted on along with our updated written standards and ranking and review process. This year the CoC has included new equity measures in our rank and review process and strongly encourages applicants to read all CoC competition documents to become familiar with new and existing ranking procedures, and CoC policy.
Please consider reading the Tompkins County Homeless Needs Assessment for a broad understanding of our community’s homeless response system. The report can be found here. We also encourage people to check out the Coordinated Community Plan, written by our Youth Advisory Board as part of the Youth Homelessness Demonstration Project which can be found here
CoCs can renew existing projects, apply for new projects, and reallocate resources from lower performing projects to better serve people experiencing homelessness. The FY 2022 NOFO also invites Indian Tribes and Tribally Designated Housing entities (TDHE) to apply for grants. HUD is specifically seeking projects that:

  • End homelessness for all persons experiencing homelessness;
  • Use a Housing First approach;
  • Reduce unsheltered homelessness and reduce the criminalization of homelessness;
  • Improve system performance;
  • Partner with housing and health agencies, including to leverage and coordinate American Rescue Plan resources;
  • Advance racial equity and addressing racial disparities in homelessness; and
  • Engage people with lived experience of homelessness in decision-making
We are actively seeking new projects and I would love to talk to you more about the funding competition! Please reach out to Liddy Bargar or Simone Gatson with any questions. Please feel free to share across Tompkins County!