‘This is a real problem across the board. Making sure that every kid has a safe, happy, healthy place to be raised? Yeah. We’re not quite there.’NICHOLE HEYER, YOUTH HOMELESSNESS…
HUD’s Equal Access rules ensures that all individuals – regardless of sexual orientation or gender identity – have equal access to HUD’s Department of Community Planning and Development (CPD) programs, shelters, benefits, services and accommodations. Here is a terrific YouTube video and accompanying training slide deck on Equal Access requirements and strategies to provide all individuals who interact with CoC funded agencies with a safe, healthy, inclusive, affirming and discrimination-free environment.
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.
The Montana Continuum of Care Coalition Board of Directors voted on 10/29/2021 to accept all applications that were submitted for 2021 and approved the following final project rankings. No applications were rejected or reduced.
53% of renewal project scoring is based upon HUD’s System Performance Measures (SysPM) and using actual data from the most recent, fully completed Annual Performance Report. Another 40% of the scoring uses other objective scoring criteria with the remaining being subjective narratives related to how a project meets a need identified in a local Needs and Gaps Assessment.
80% of a new project’s score comes directly from answers provided in the HUD eSNAPS project application and 20% from MT CoC supplemental application questions.
A Scorecard Committee consisting of five voting members are assisted by a national technical assistance consultant to review past scorecards and the current NOFO to develop the scoring criteria and point valuations for the 2021 Competition. Separate scoring are developed for new and renewal project applications as well as for Domestic Violence (DV) and non DV projects. The draft scorecards are then presented to the MT CoC Coalition Board of Directors for discussion, change and final adoption.
The U.S. Department of HUD has released the 2021 Notice of Funding Opportunity and the CoC Program Competition is now open. New project applicants are welcomed and must go through a Local CoC process in order to submit an application. The 2021 Scoring Criteria will be available here shortly.