DO YOU NEED HOUSING OR SERVICES?
The Montana Continuum of Care Coalition does not provide direct assistance with housing or support services. We work with local service providers across Montana to help individuals, families and youth experiencing homelessness.
Program openings are filled through the Coordinated Entry System. To access the coordinated entry system in your area:
The Montana Continuum of Care Coalition Board of Directors voted on 10/3/2022 to accept all applications that were submitted for the Supplemental NOFO to Address Unsheltered and Rural Homelessness and approved the following final project rankings. No applications were rejected or reduced
The Montana CoC Coalition posted the 2021 CoC Consolidated Application to the website today. This complies with the HUD requirement to post the application publicly two-days prior to the November 16th deadline. If you have any comments or feedback, please send them to firstname.lastname@example.org.
On June 22, 2022, HUD announced it is making $322 million in competitive funding available to communities to address unsheltered and rural homelessness through a Special CoC Program Notice of Funding Opportunity. To apply, CoCs will need to demonstrate a comprehensive community approach to reduce homelessness among people experiencing homelessness with severe service needs, especially those with histories of unsheltered homelessness. Funding is available for permanent housing, street outreach efforts…
HUD released the Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO) for the Fiscal Year (FY) 2022 Continuum of Care Competition and Noncompetitive Award of Youth Homeless Demonstration Program Renewal and Replacement Grants on August 1, 2022. This is the Annual CoC Program Competition for funds and will be referred to as the “Regular NOFO” in 2022. HUD’s deadline for the Regular NOFO is September 30, 2022. https://www.hud.gov/program_offices/comm_planning/coc/competition Approximately $2,794,000,000 is available nationwide in…
About The Montana Continuum of Care Coalition
Working to end homelessness in Montana through effective leadership and collaboration
As a Continuum of Care (CoC) Coalition, we are responsible for local, regional, and statewide coordination of housing and services for individuals and families experiencing homelessness. The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) lists four essential components of a Continuum of Care:
Outreach and Assessment to determine needs of the homeless population
Emergency Shelter (ES) as a safe alternative for individuals and families
Transitional Housing (TH) w/supportive services for successful permanent housing
Permanent Housing (PH) and Permanent Supportive Housing (PSH) to help individuals and families remain housed.
In addition to coordinating a statewide housing and service system, we provide outreach, engagement, assessment, and prevention strategies across twelve districts in Montana.
Our primary functions include an annual analysis of needs and services available in Montana, participating in the Consolidated Plan within the CoC geographic area, and consulting, reporting, and evaluation for The Emergency Solutions Grant.
MTCoC also facilitates a collaborative process for HUD grant applications, maintains HUD HMIS systems to collect and report homelessness data, and establishes priorities for funding projects while measuring overall performance of this system.
Find more on HMIS Guidelines here.
Montana CoC Districts
Our partners and participants include:
non-profit homeless assistance providers
non-profit victim service providers
city, county, and state government agencies
public housing agencies
school districts and universities
mental health agencies and hospitals
affordable housing developers
organizations serving veterans
currently and formerly homeless individuals
The Montana Continuum of Care Coalition considers digital accessibility vital in today’s landscape. As we continue the construction of this new website, we will strive to ensure that our platform is navigable, actionable and consumable by people with varying physical and cognitive impairments. We are striving to set forth a clear plan to achieve and maintain digital accessibility. We will do everything in our power to ensure that our website, electronic documents, services and materials meet accessibility standards throughout the year.
If you feel that this platform or other CoC communications are not meeting standards or can be improved, please let us know. If you need a document in a different accessible format, please email: email@example.com.