FY 2013-FY 2014 CoC Program Competition NOFA Correction and Updates

An update to the FY 2013 – FY 2014 CoC Program Competition NOFA has been posted to the OneCPD Resource Exchange, FY2013 Continuum of Care (CoC) Program NOFA: CoC Program Competition page.

Corrections, posted December 20, 2013, include wording changes on pages 36, 37, and 48. Corrections have also been made to internal citations throughout the NOFA. All corrections are noted in red font.

The corrections made to the NOFA will not extend the submission deadline, February 3, 2014, at 7:59:59 p.m. Eastern Time.

Additionally, the FY 2013/FY 2014 CoC Application Detailed Instructions have been revised on pages 32 – 36 to coincide with the corrections made on pages 36 and 37 of the NOFA. The Revised FY 2013/FY 2014 CoC Application Detailed Instructions have been posted on the left menu in e-snaps.

The following FAQs were developed to further clarify form 3A-2 in the FY 2013/FY 2014 CoC Application with Section VII.A.1.b of the NOFA and form 3A-3 of the CoC Application:

  1. What data source should CoCs use to complete the information on form 3A-3 of the FY 2013 - FY 2014 CoC Application?

    In paragraph VII.A.1.c of the NOFA, published on November 22, 2013, HUD stated that CoCs were required to report employment and non-employment income “as reported in all APRs submitted to HUD between October 1, 2012, and September 30, 2013.” However, APRs submitted prior to October 1, 2013 did not include data on increases in employment income from program entry to program exit, and therefore CoCs cannot actually use data from APRs submitted between October 1, 2012 and September 30, 2013.

    Therefore, the FY 2013 - FY 2014 CoC Program Competition NOFA has been revised as have the FY 2013 - FY 2014 CoC Application Detailed Instructions to guide CoCs to instead use HMIS data for questions 3A-3.2a and 3A-3.2b since all CoCs’ HMIS should have updated their systems to allow reporting of income increases. The revised detailed instructions can be found on the left-hand menu of the FY 2013/FY 2014 CoC Application in e-snaps. To respond to questions 3A-3.2a and 3A-3.2b, CoCs must run an HMIS report on CoC-funded projects with an operating end date between July 1, 2012 and June 30, 2013 to determine the percentage of persons who increased (i.e., gained or retained and increased) employment and non-employment income. All HMIS vendors should have the capacity to run this report, consistent with the revised HMIS Programming Specifications published August 2013 associated with Q24b2 of the APR.
     
  2. There appears to be a conflict between the information provided in the FY 2013-FY 2014 CoC Program Competition NOFA for Objective 2 in the FY 2013 - FY 2014 CoC Application, increasing housing stability.  Can HUD clarify what data CoCs should be using to respond to the questions on form 3A-2 of the FY 2013 - FY 2014 CoC Application?

    The information provided in the FY 2013 - FY 2014 CoC Program Competition NOFA published on November 22, 2013 for this objective was incorrect. HUD has published a revision to the FY 2013 and FY 2014 CoC Program Competition NOFA as well as to the FY 2013 - FY 2014 CoC Application Detailed Instructions, which can be found on the left-hand menu of the FY 2013 - FY 2014 CoC Application in e-snaps. For this objective, CoCs should be looking at the percentage of participants in CoC-funded projects that remained in permanent supportive housing, or exited to another permanent housing destination (as reported in APRs submitted to HUD between October 1, 2012, and September 30, 2013).
CoC Program Competition Questions
If you have questions pertaining to e-snaps technical issues or to the NOFA, CoC Application, CoC Priority Listings, or Project Applications, please submit your questions to the e-snaps Ask A Question (AAQ) portal. To submit a question to the e-snaps AAQ portal, select e-snaps from the My question is related to drop down list on Step 2 of the question submission process.The AAQ accepts question submissions 24/7. However, responses are usually provided between 8:00 AM and 5:00 PM Eastern Time, Monday through Friday, except for federal holidays.

If you have questions related to the Interim Rule or a policy related question, please submit your questions to the CoC Program Ask A Question (AAQ) portal. To submit a question to the CoC Program AAQ portal, select CoC Program from the My question is related to drop down list on Step 2 of the question submission process.

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Affordable Care Act Enrollment Tips

People who think they may qualify for private health insurance coverage through a Marketplace plan have until December 23, 2013 to enroll and select a plan for coverage starting January 1, 2014. Individuals living in the continental United States (incomes levels differ for Alaska and Hawaii) who make between $11,490 and $45,960 may qualify for subsidized health insurance coverage through the Marketplace in their state.Some individuals, particularly those experiencing homelessness or those living with HIV/AIDS, may be eligible for the Medicaid program in their state. People can apply for Medicaid at any point; there is no open enrollment period. People can apply by contacting their state Medicaid program directly or by filling out an application through the Marketplace in their state.
Visit HUD’s OneCPD Affordable Care Act website for more information.

Register Today: IDIS for HOME PJs Training in Jacksonville, FL

The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development Office of Affordable Housing Programs is pleased to announce that there will be 25 New HOME IDIS trainings offered at HUD Field Offices in every Region between October 2013 through June 2014. Training for CDBG IDIS will also be forthcoming and will require separate registration.

Please note that only one individual per grantee will be allowed to register and attend a training session.


Jacksonville, FL
February 13, 2014
8:30 AM - 4:30 PM EST
For more information and to view other training locations, visit the IDIS for HOME PJs Training News page.
Instructions on how to register are available in the OneCPD Learn User Guide.
Please note that submitting a registration request does not guarantee you a seat at the training. You will receive a confirmation email if you are accepted into the training.

Community Development Block Grant (CDBG), Section 108, and Related Programs Resource Pages Now Available on theOneCPD Resource Exchange

HUD is pleased to announce the launch of the following resource pages on theOneCPD Resource Exchange:

From these resource pages, grantees can browse:

  • Latest News and Resources
  • Guides and Tools
  • Upcoming Trainings and Training Material
Grantees can also continue to use the OneCPD Resource Exchange Resource Library Search to find resources and the Course Catalog and Calendar to find trainings and events.
The Resource Library page lists all the program, reporting system, and cross cutting requirement resource pages that have launched on the OneCPDResource Exchange. HUD will continue to launch additional resources pages in the coming months.
If you have questions about the OneCPD resource pages, emailinfo@onecpd.info.