Overview of the Special NOFO to address unsheltered homelessness
On June 22, 2022, The US Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) released the 2022 Continuum of Care (CoC) Supplemental Notice of Funding Opportunity (Special NOFO) to address unsheltered and rural homelessness. This Special NOFO makes $322 million available nationally to assist communities in addressing unsheltered and rural homelessness. This represents an extraordinarily important opportunity to reverse course on punitive tactics, and demonstrate the effectiveness of evidence-based best practices.
Now accepting pre-applications
Hennepin County CoC is now accepting pre-applications for the Special NOFO to address unsheltered homelessness. All interested applicants must complete and send the pre-application and budget forms to Laura DeRosier at firstname.lastname@example.org, by August 31, 2022*.
Due to the recent announcement of the Stability Vouchers Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO) from the US Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), PIH 2022-24 Stability Voucher Program (hud.gov), the special NOFO pre-application deadline was extended to August 31, 2022 to allow for better coordination between partners.
Increase funding for HMIS support
Due to this opportunity requiring additional HMIS capacity for some projects, the Institute for Community Alliance (ICA) has put together a 1 page document to help applicants add more HMIS funds in their application if needed: Expand your HMIS: Budget estimates for special NOFO (PDF).
Question and answer session
We will also hold a pre-application Question and Answer session on August 16, from 3–4 p.m. via Microsoft teams. Join the Special NOFO Q&A meeting.
Grant application documents
Updates on the Community Planning process
June 22 – present
The framework for the community plan has been developed based on work with the following stakeholders: The design team, Unsheltered Steering Committee, MUID, Unsheltered bi-weekly meeting, healthcare and housing leaders and collaboratives, street outreach providers, coordinated entry system team, and lessons learned from the AICDC and Near North engagement events from 2021.
July 8, 2022
Hennepin CoC Overview of the Special NOFO meeting took place.
August 9, 2022
Special NOFO Community Plan posted: Community Plan for Special Notice Of Funding Opportunity (NOFO) for unsheltered homelessness (PDF)
This work will be ongoing and is informed and inclusive of people with lived expertise. Contact Erin Wixsten at email@example.com for community planning events.
Special NOFO timeline & process
**Timeline is tentative – any changes will be sent out via CoC listserv and posted on CoC website**
Special NOFO Unsheltered Overview meeting Microsoft Teams (11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. CST)
Pre-application Q&A Session 3– 4 p.m. Join the meeting.
Pre-applications due to CoC Coordinator, Laura Derosier, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Preliminary 2022 Priority List sent to CoC – Rank order posted
Selected projects start to complete Project Application in e-snaps
Any appeals due to CoC Coordinator – see 2022 Ranking Policies/Procedures for instructions
All Project Applications must submit in e-snaps.
CoC will review your project applications in e-snaps – if there are corrections or changes you will be notified, make the changes, and then submit again in e-snaps.
Final FY2022 Priority List (ranking) will be posted.
Hennepin County submits Collaborative Application & Priority List to HUD.