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FY2022 Annual (Renewal) and Bonus (DV Bonus & CoC Bonus)
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Apply It seems like there is an error in the TH/RRH Renewal Score Card for Metric 7.3 Can you confirm?CoC Staff have confirmed that there is an error in Metric 7.3 for TH/RRH Project Applicants. All TH/RRH applicants will receive full points on this metric.8/30/2022
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e-snapsI am new to e-snaps and cannot find the SF-424 Supplement on Equal Opportunity, can you help me?for FY2022 HUD has discontinued the use of the SF-424 Supplemental Survey on Equal Opprtunities (SF-424 Supplemental)
E-snaps, HUD's Grant Application Software, still requires an upload for this document to complete the Applicant Profile. Applicants should upload a Document in it's place as a work-around for this issue. Please upload this document in it's place.
8/30/2022
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ApplySome of these questions about race equity and equal access are vague, how should i respond?Applicants should be prepared to substantiate the responses to the questions in any part of the application. The Reviewer could ask to learn more. If those activities are part of the established operating procedure for the Organization and are able to be demonstrated, (ie: there is a webpage with a public written commitment, or there is a committee or positions that are established but there are vacant spots on that committee or vacant staff positions) you could check the box affirming that activity. If you are unable to document those activities, or they are informal or transitory in nature, and not part of the Agency's culture you should not affirm that activity in your response.8/26/2022
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Application Requirements How do I know if I have a Code of Conduct on file with HUD?All applicants are required to have a Code of Conduct on file with HUD. To search the HUD Code of Conduct repository please visit https://www.hud.gov/program_offices/spm/gmomgmt/grantsinfo/conductgrants
Any applicant not present on this list are required to attach a code of conduct to the project application in e-snaps, regardless of prior submissions to HUD with prior applications.

The CoC provides a sample Code of Conduct that Applicants can use as the basis for their Code of Conduct, Please be advised, this Code of Conduct has not been reviewed or approved by HUD it is the Applicant's responsibility to determine if it meets the organizations needs.
9/1/2021

Updated 8/25/2022
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ApplyHow many times do i have to press submit? A lot. Each task within a stage requires a submission. That submits that task and adds it to your completed application materials. Each Stage also requires it's own submission.

To make it just a little more confusing, each submission requires a confirmation, so in total it is a lot of confirming and submitting. The best advive we can give applicants is if when you, are at https://thncompetition.smapply.org/prog/ your application says "Continue" there is either. more left to complete, or you need to confirm and submit one last time. Each time your application moves back and forth between applicant and Review stages, you will get an automated email from Apply. that lets you know that there is movement. Any time you get an email from Apply, we recommend logging in to check your applicaiton, or emailing THN at txboscoc@thn.org for more information.
8/24/2022
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Application Requirements What types of Projects can be funded by the CoC Program?The CoC Program is primarily a housing intervention. HUD is interested in helping people move as quickly as possible to permanent housing.

In general HUD will fund the following; (Note not all are eligible under the FY2022 CoC Bonus Competition, DV Bonus)
Permanent Supportive Housing (PSH)- Long term housing subsidy assistance tied to intensive supportive services
Rapid Re-Housing (RRH) - Time-limited (24mo) housing subsidy tied to supportive services that focus on housing stability and income growth
Joint Transitional and Rapid Re-Housing (TH/RRH) - Time limited (24 mo) which combines Rapid Re-Housing and Transitional Housing- subsidies with supportive services similar to those in a standalone Rapid Re-Housing project. in this project the Transitional Housing is not considered permanent housing and should be viewed as a support to, not an alternative for, Rapid Re-Housing.

HUD will not fund stand-alone Transitional Housing or TH/RRH projects that appear to circumvent the RRH component of that project type.
Similarly, HUD will not fund Homelessness Prevention under any of the components listed above or as a standalone activity.

All activities requested under any of the components must be reasonable and necessary to help a household obtain or maintain permanent housing, and achieve housing stability
8/24/2022
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ApplyI am confused about what is due, and whenThat is understandable, this year, there are multiple Application processes open at once.
All applications for new and renewal funding under the CoC Annual Compeittion are due August 31, 2022 at 11:59:59 PM
All applications for new funding under the Supplemental NOFO are due on September 11, 2022 at 11:59:59 PM

To learn more about the required submissions and application deadlines for each funding type please note the guidance below. NOTE each numbered item has it's own Request for Proposals (RFP) and the contents of the appendices change based on the RFP
1) Annual Renewal Projects see Appendix B of the FY22 Annual RFP
2) Annual CoC or DV Bonus Projects (New) see Appendix A of the FY22 Annual Bonus RFP
3) Supplemental - Rural or Unsheltered Set-aside Projects See Appendix A of the Supplemental RFP
8/16/2022
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Application to HUDWho is eligible for this funding?Eligible entities are 501c3 Non-Profit Entities as well as State and local Governments, instrumentalities of Local Governements and Public Housing Authorities (PHA) All applicants must have an active System for Award Managment (SAM) registration, and be searchable at SAM.gov. Entities with expired or SAM registrations that cannot be located will be flagged as ineligible. Please note: Individuals are not eligible to administer this type of funding. If you are experiencing a housing crisis, please contact us at info@thn.org 8/17/2022
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CoC RequirementsWhat are the minimum and maximum funding requests for the DV Bonus?THN has not established a minimum or maximum amount for this competitive pool of funding. Applicatns are asked to consider what is reasonable for them. The CoC is required to consider cost effectiveness when evaluating projects, as well as viability of the proposed project. Additionally, HUD has established a floor for this application cycle of $50,000.

In our experience, efficiencies are not really had below $200,000. The administrative capacity required to operate a $50,000 is no different than the capacity required to operate a $250,000 dollar project, and administrative Budget Line Items are capped at 10% of the total Housing and Supportive Services HUD request. Small projects are more likely to incur unreimbursable admin expenses for this reason.
8/23/2022
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HUD Requirements Is there a match requirement for CoC Program Funding?Yes. All applicants are required to demonstrate 25% match. More information about matching requirements can be found at 24 CFR 579.73


(a) In general. The recipient or subrecipient must match all grant funds, except for leasing funds, with no less than 25 percent of funds or in-kind contributions from other sources. For Continuum of Care geographic areas in which there is more than one grant agreement, the 25 percent match must be provided on a grant-by-grant basis. Recipients that are UFAs or are the sole recipient for their Continuum, may provide match on a Continuum-wide basis. Cash match must be used for the costs of activities that are eligible under subpart D of this part, except that HPCs may use such match for the costs of activities that are eligible under §578.71.

(b) Cash sources. Notwithstanding 2 CFR 200.306(b)(5), a recipient or subrecipient may use funds from any source, including any other federal sources (excluding Continuum of Care program funds), as well as State, local, and private sources, provided that funds from the source are not statutorily prohibited to be used as a match. The recipient must ensure that any funds used to satisfy the matching requirements of this section are eligible under the laws governing the funds in order to be used as matching funds for a grant awarded under this program.

(c) In-kind contributions. (1) The recipient or subrecipient may use the value of any real property, equipment, goods, or services contributed to the project as match, provided that if the recipient or subrecipient had to pay for them with grant funds, the costs would have been eligible under Subpart D, or, in the case of HPCs, eligible under §578.71.

(2) The requirements of 2 CFR 200.306, with the exception of §200.306(b)(5) apply.

(3) Before grant execution, services to be provided by a third party must be documented by a memorandum of understanding (MOU) between the recipient or subrecipient and the third party that will provide the services. Services provided by individuals must be valued at rates consistent with those ordinarily paid for similar work in the recipient's or subrecipient's organization. If the recipient or subrecipient does not have employees performing similar work, the rates must be consistent with those ordinarily paid by other employers for similar work in the same labor market.

(i) The MOU must establish the unconditional commitment, except for selection to receive a grant, by the third party to provide the services, the specific service to be provided, the profession of the persons providing the service, and the hourly cost of the service to be provided.

(ii) During the term of the grant, the recipient or subrecipient must keep and make available, for inspection, records documenting the service hours provided.

For more information about the Matching requirements in the CoC Program please see this resource https://www.thn.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/06/6Matching_Requirements-Linda_FINAL.pdf
9/1/21
Updated 9/7/21
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Application to HUDWhere do I get a Certificate of Consistency?Projects located in Consolidated Plan Entitlement Jurisdictions must have a Certification of Consistency with the Consolidated Plan (Form HUD-2991) from the jurisdictions. The form allows a state or local official to certify that the proposed activities or projects are consistent with the jurisdiction’s Consolidated Plan. Consolidated Plan Jurisdictions may be identified using the search function on the HUD Exchange at https://www.hudexchange.info/programs/consolidated-plan/con-plans-aaps-capers/

If a project is not located in an Entitlement Jurisdiction, the Certification of Consistency with the Consolidated Plan will be provided by the State of Texas. Request a certification form from Elizabeth Yevich, Director of the Housing Resource Center at the Texas Department of Housing and Community Affairs (TDHCA) at elizabeth.yevich@tdhca.state.tx.us
9/1/2021
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Application to HUDThe relevent Consolidated Planning Jurisdiction has refused to supply me with a Certificate of Consistency (HUD OMB 2991) What do I do?The FY2022 HUD NOFO provides specific remedies when a Consolidated Planning Jurisdiction refuses to provide a Certificate of Consistency with the jurisdictions consolidated plan, ins specific situations. If you think that this applies to you, please contact THN staff at txboscoc@thn.org as soon as possible, prior to the close of the local application 9/1/2021
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Application to HUDAm I applying for DV Bonus, CoC Bonus, or Reallocation?
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ApplyShould I apply under the CoC Bonus or DV Bonus?In FY2022 There are many options for applicants. Applicants that are Victim Service Providers, or that have a primary agency mssion to serve survivors of domestic violence are eligible to apply for DV Bonus Funds. However, these same Organizations may also be eligible to apply under the Supplemental NOFO. Only those that are expanding existing CoC Funded renewal projects may apply under the CoC Bonus
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HUD Requirements I am new to Indirect Cost rates, can you help me? HUD has published a resource for ESG and CoC Recipients to better uderstand Indirect Cost Rates. You can access that resource here https://www.hudexchange.info/resource/6289/indirect-cost-toolkit-for-coc-and-esg-programs/?utm_source=HUD+Exchange+Mailing+List&utm_campaign=02596a700a-Indirect-Cost-Toolkit-CoC-ESG-3.11.21&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_f32b935a5f-02596a700a-19272297 9/1/2021
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HUD Requirements What is the best resource to learn more about eligible costs or activities under the CoC Program?Please see the Virtual Binders for the CoC Program on the HUDexchange. This is an interactive tool that is targeted to Applicants and Recipients
9/14/2021
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General Application When do we press "submit" in e-snaps?Applicants are required to submit the e-snaps project application with all required attachments prior to the application deadline of August 31, 2022 at 11:59:59 P.M. CST,8/25/2022
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ApplyWhat is the Self-Assessment Tool?Applicants self-assess their performance based on a variety of criteria that the CoC has adopted as the evaluation criteria for the CoC Annual Competition. For more information please see the Request for Proposals where the self-assessment is described in detail.8/25/2022
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