FY 2019 CoC Program Registration Forms Available in e-snaps

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FY 2019 CoC Program Registration Forms Available in e-snaps
The FY 2019 Continuum of Care (CoC) Program Registration forms are now available in e-snaps with a submission deadline of 5:00 PM EDT on Thursday, March 14, 2019. The CoC Program Registration requirements are located on the HUD Exchange website:
All Collaborative Applicants should access e-snaps and ensure that the CoC's Collaborative Applicant Profile is accurate, particularly the primary and alternate contact information.
If a CoC's Collaborative Applicant does not have changes and does not intend to apply or re-apply for Unified Funding Agency (UFA) or has a CoC that does not intend to apply for High Performing Community (HPC) designations, the Collaborative Applicant does not need to submit the FY 2019 CoC Program Registration forms.
Collaborative Applicants who meet one of more of the following must access the FY 2019 CoC Program Registration forms in e-snaps.
  • Collaborative Applicants for CoCs that have changes from the FY 2018 CoC Program Competition (e.g., change in Collaborative Applicant, CoCs merged, change in geographic codes) must complete the registration forms to gain access to the Consolidated Application in the FY 2019 CoC Program Competition that includes the CoC Application, the CoC Priority Listing, and project applications. If a CoC has no changes from the previous year's CoC Program Competition and the Collaborative Applicant chooses not to complete the registration forms, HUD will move the previous year's CoC Program Registration information forward with no changes (see Section I of the Notice CPD 18-03: CoC Program Registration Notice).
  • Any Collaborative Applicant with an existing FY 2018 Unified Funding Agency (UFA) designation must update, complete, and attach required documentation as required in Notice CPD 18-05: Unified Funding Agency because a UFA designation request must be submitted each year. If a Collaborative Applicant with an existing UFA designation does not complete and submit the FY 2019 CoC Program Registration forms it will lose its UFA designation for FY 2019.
  • Any Collaborative Applicant that intends to apply for UFA designation and/or HPC designation must complete all forms, attach required documentation as required in Notice CPD 18-05: Unified Funding Agency and/or Notice CPD 18-06: Applying to become a High Performing Community and submit its registration by FY 2019 CoC Program Registration submission deadline of March 14, 2019 at 5:00 PM EDT.

Important Notes

Questions

If you have questions pertaining to e-snaps technical issues or the FY 2019 CoC Program Registration process, 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" dropdown list on Step 2 of the question submission process.
If you have questions related to the CoC Program interim rule or a policy related question, submit your questions to the CoC Program Ask A Question (AAQ) portal. To submit a question to the CoC AAQ portal, select "CoC: Continuum of Care Program" from the "My question is related to" dropdown list on Step 2 of the question submission process.

Listserv Notifications

If you are aware or suspect that the Collaborative Applicant for your CoC is not currently receiving these listserv messages, please forward the following link so the Collaborative Applicant can register to receive listserv messages as this is the only form HUD uses to communicate CoC Program information to the public: https://www.hudexchange.info/mailinglist/.
         
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HMIS Capacity Building NOFA: Application and Ask A Question Submission Deadlines

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HMIS Capacity Building NOFA: Application and Ask A Question Submission Deadlines
There is 1 day remaining until the application submission deadline for the HMIS Capacity Building Project Notice of Funding Availability (NOFA). All applications must be submitted by Thursday, January 31, 2019 by 11:59:59 PM EST.
Applications shall be submitted to Grants.gov unless a waiver has been issued allowing you to submit your application in paper form. Instructions for submitting your paper application will be contained in the waiver of electronic submission. As a reminder, “Received by Grants.gov” means the applicant received a confirmation of receipt and an application tracking number from Grants.gov. Then Grants.gov assigns an application tracking number and date-and time-stamps each application upon successful receipt by the Grants.gov system. A submission attempt not resulting in confirmation of receipt and an application tracking number is not considered received by Grants.gov. For more information, please see Section IV.D. of the HMIS Capacity Building Project NOFA.
HUD strongly recommends applications be submitted as soon as possible and during regular business hours to allow enough time to correct errors or overcome other problems.
If you have questions pertaining to HMIS Capacity Building Project NOFA, please submit your questions to the Ask A Question (AAQ) portal on the HUD Exchange website and select “HMIS” from the “My question is related to” drop down list on Step 2 of the question submission process.
The AAQ portal 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 weekends and federal holidays. Additionally, per the HMIS Capacity Building Project NOFA, starting 2 days prior to the application deadline, the AAQ will respond only to emergency technical support questions. To ensure you receive a response to your question, please submit your question via the AAQ no later than 12:00 PM EST on January 31, 2019. If you have questions related to grants.gov please visit Grants.gov Support for assistance.
         
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New CoC Racial Equity Analysis Tool

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New CoC Racial Equity Analysis Tool
HUD is pleased to announce the availability of the Continuum of Care (CoC) Racial Equity Analysis Tool to help communities understand who is accessing their homeless service system and what outcomes those families and individuals are realizing.
Over the past year the United States Interagency Council on Homelessness (USICH) has been highlighting promising practices from the field on how to better understand and address the overrepresentation of people of color among those experiencing homelessness. In November 2017 USICH discussed using GIS mapping to help address disparities in homelessness assistance. The USICH post discussed the use of GIS to analyze local demographic patterns in homelessness and system performance trends.
The CoC Racial Equity Analysis Tool can help identify racial disparities in your system. The racial distributions of people living in poverty by race and ethnicity, age, and veteran status are sourced from the American Community Survey (ACS) 2011-2015 5-year estimates. The CoC level estimates were determined from Block Group (BG) estimates along with a BG-to-CoC crosswalk. The number of people in a state and the Your Point in Time 2017 data from the AHAR lists the numbers of people experiencing homelessness by the same demographic categories.
Screenshot of CoC Racial Equity Tool
Each CoC’s information has been pre-populated into the Racial Equity Analysis Tool. You can find the CoC Racial Equity Analysis Tool, Instructions, and Methodology on the HUD Exchange.
         
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A Plan to Tackle America's Affordable Housing Crisis






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Leading National Organizations Release Plan to Tackle America's Affordable Housing Crisis


The Opportunity Starts at Home campaign is calling for an ambitious federal response to the nation's housing affordability crisis. In a new report, the campaign identifies three essential long-term policy strategies for Congress to act upon:
  1. Dramatically expanding rental assistance.
  2. Dramatically expanding the supply of housing affordable to the lowest-income renters.
  3. Creating a new national program that provides temporary financial assistance to help cover rent for households experiencing unexpected economic shocks.
The report also calls on Congress to immediately enact short-terms measures, such as creating 500,000 "Opportunity Vouchers" to help families with young children access high-opportunity neighborhoods, and increasing annual funding for the national Housing Trust Fund to $3.5 billion.

Read the Report»

CoC Tool Helps Identify Racial Disparities


A new resource from HUD draws on PIT Count and American Community Survey data to help CoCs identify racial disparities among people experiencing homelessness in their communities. Among the tool's features is a discussion guide to help CoCs evaluate results and better recognize racial and ethnic bias that may exist in systems and services.

Read More and Download the Tool»

Experts Address Benefits and Challenges to Using Rapid Re-housing for Veterans


In a new roundtable discussion, Urban Institute convenes experts to address where the Supportive Services for Veteran Families program fits within other interventions for veterans, how it has been used most effectively to date, and some of the challenges facing the program in high-cost rental markets.

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Thanks to the leadership of innovative youth RRH providers and the advocacy of young people themselves, communities are embracing Housing First and rapid re-housing (RRH) to end youth homelessness. Since 2014, federal funding for youth RRH has increased by a factor of 20.

Grant Announcement


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Grant Announcement

Strategic Prevention Framework – Partnerships for Success

Application Due Date: Friday, March 29, 2019
SAMHSA is accepting applications for Strategic Prevention Framework - Partnerships for Success (SPF-PFS) grants. The purpose of this grant program is to prevent the onset and reduce the progression of substance abuse and its related problems while strengthening prevention capacity and infrastructure at the community level. The program is intended to address one of the nation's top substance abuse prevention priorities - underage drinking among persons aged 9 to 20. At their discretion, recipients may also use grant funds to target up to two additional, data-driven substance abuse prevention priorities, such as the use of marijuana, cocaine, opioids, or methamphetamine, etc. by individuals ages 9 and above.
SAMHSA plans to issue 127 grants of up to $300,000 per year for up to 5 years.

Learn More About This Grant


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Qlik Sense Upgrade Completed


Qlik Sense Upgrade Completed
We are pleased to announce the Qlik Sense Upgrade has completed. The update is scheduled for tonight, Tuesday, January 29 th, 2018. Please note that the first nightly rebuild after this update will take longer than normal to finish.

Please review the "Qlik Sense Release Notes - 2019-01" document available in the "HACS" Customer Community library for more details.

Please create a case in the Customer Community if you have further questions.

Grant Announcement


Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration

Grant Announcement

National Center of Excellence for Integrated Health Solutions

Application Due Date: Friday, March 29, 2019
SAMHSA is accepting applications for National Center of Excellence for Integrated Health Solutions (CIHS) grants. The purpose of this program is to advance the implementation of high quality, evidence-based treatment for individuals with co-occurring physical and mental health conditions, including substance use disorders. Data demonstrate that individuals with mental health conditions are far more likely to also experience physical health conditions. The co-occurrence of these conditions necessitates the delivery of holistic, integrated care. The goal of this grant is to ensure that these services are provided in the most effective manner possible.
SAMHSA plans to issue 1 grant of up to $2,000,000 per year for up to 5 years.

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HMIS Capacity Building NOFA Deadline Reminder: Applications Due Thursday, January 31, 2019

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HMIS Capacity Building NOFA Deadline Reminder: Applications Due Thursday, January 31, 2019
There are 3 days remaining until the application submission deadline for the HMIS Capacity Building Project Notice of Funding Availability (NOFA). Unless you have received an extension from HUD, all applications must be submitted by Thursday, January 31, 2019 by 11:59:59 PM EST.
Applications shall be submitted to Grants.gov unless a waiver has been issued allowing you to submit your application in paper form. Instructions for submitting your paper application will be contained in the waiver of electronic submission. As a reminder, “Received by Grants.gov” means the applicant received a confirmation of receipt and an application tracking number from Grants.gov. Then Grants.gov assigns an application tracking number and date-and time-stamps each application upon successful receipt by the Grants.gov system. A submission attempt not resulting in confirmation of receipt and an application tracking number is not considered received by Grants.gov. For more information, please see Section IV.D. of the HMIS Capacity Building Project NOFA.
HUD strongly recommends applications be submitted at least 48 hours before the deadline and during regular business hours to allow enough time to correct errors or overcome other problems.

How to Apply

Applicants must be existing CoC program recipients that are Unified Funding Agencies (UFAs), collaborative applicants, or HMIS Leads. The CoC will either:
  1. Apply to improve their existing HMIS.
    • Eligible activities: increase software functionality, improve data quality, and grow staff knowledge.
       
  2. Apply on behalf of two or more CoCs with the intent to execute an HMIS Consolidation to improve the performance of lower-performing HMISs.
    • Eligible activities: consolidate HMIS implementations, increase software functionality, improve data quality, and grow staff knowledge.
Applications are due January 31, 2019.
CoCs can look at their most recent HUD Data Exchange (HDX) submissions (i.e. bed coverage, Annual Homeless Assessment Report (AHAR), and data quality) to help assess need. For HMIS Consolidations, CoCs can look at the Appendix of the NOFA to identify high-need HMISs that, when consolidated with high performing HMISs, may be competitive for the improvement and consolidation funds provided in the NOFA.

Resources

Questions

If you have questions pertaining to HMIS Capacity Building Project NOFA, please submit your questions to the Ask A Question (AAQ) portal on the HUD Exchange website and select “HMIS” from the “My question is related to” drop down list on Step 2 of the question submission process.
The AAQ portal 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 weekends and federal holidays. Additionally, per the HMIS Capacity Building Project NOFA, starting 2 days prior to the application deadline, the AAQ will respond only to emergency technical support questions up to the deadline of Thursday, January 31, 2019 at 11:59:59 PM EDT.

Listserv Communications

All information related to the HMIS Capacity Building Project NOFA is communicated via the HUD Exchange Mailing List. Join the mailing list to receive important updates and reminders.
If you are aware or suspect that the Collaborative Applicant, HMIS Lead, CoC members, or interested stakeholders are not currently receiving these listserv messages, please forward the following link, https://www.hudexchange.info/mailinglist/, to them to register for the listserv messages as this is the only form of communication used by HUD to the public.
If you have questions related to subscribing to the HUD Exchange mailing list or have issues receiving listserv messages in your inbox please contact info@hudexchange.info. Please be sure to add news@hudexchange.info and info@hudexchange.info to your contact list or safe senders list. This ensures that messages from the HUD Exchange go to your inbox and are not filtered to your spam or junk folder.
         
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