HUD recently announced its Continuum of Care Notice of Funding Availability (NOFA) for 2012-2013 projects.
This competitive grant opportunity is available to local Continuum of Care communities. HUD will consider both new and continuing projects, including Bonus projects, provided they meet the eligibility criteria summarized below. In 2012, HUD has allocated $3,791,055 for new and continuing projects and $379,106 for one or more new Bonus projects for the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Continuum of Care (CoC) as a whole.
An information meeting is set for 9 a.m. on Wednesday, Dec. 5, 2012, at the Hal Marshall Services Center, 700 N. Tryon St. in Charlotte. The deadline to submit a project application is 5 p.m. on Dec. 12, 2012.
Eligibility Criteria and Selection Process
The CoC is committed to a fair and open process to select the projects that will receive funding via the 2012 NOFA. A Review Committee of the Charlotte-Mecklenburg CoC is charged with the task of selecting and prioritizing all project applications. Selection criteria will be based on the following: (1) past performance, including outcome measures for relevant projects, whether previously HUD-funded or not; (2) alignment with community service needs and gaps; and, (3) alignment with HUD’s current funding priorities.
In addition, Bonus projects must create new permanent supportive housing serving chronically homeless individuals and families, with priority given to serving people with the longest histories of homelessness. Bonus project costs are limited to those that meet HUD Bonus thresholds for eligibility. These are (a) project administration (less than 7 percent), (b) case management (10 percent of cost, less administration), new construction, acquisition, rehabilitation, leasing, rental assistance, and operating costs, and (3) those projects that leverage 150 percent of requested funds with other resources.
Anyone interested in applying for 2012 project funds – whether new/Bonus or continuing funds – must complete the application (http://nbs.charlottenc.gov) and meet all HUD eligibility requirements, as specified in the NOFA Continuum of Care Homeless Assistance Competition: http://portal.hud.gov/hudportal/documents/huddoc?id=2012gensecNOFA.pdf. Please see Sections I.D.3.b and II.I.3 of the NOFA, in particular, for more information on Permanent Housing Bonus projects.
Please email all project applications to Rebecca Pfeiffer at email@example.com by 5 p.m.on Dec. 12, 2012.
Following is the schedule in order to meet HUD-imposed deadlines.
Project Selection Process
Public notice of funding availability
Nov. 30, 2012
Applicant Information Meeting
Hal Marshall Center, 700 N. Tryon St, Charlotte, N.C.
Basement, Hoffman Conference Room Dec. 5, 2012
Project Application Due Date
Dec. 12, 2012
Project Notification Jan. 3, 2013
Entire NOFA grant application submitted to HUD
Jan. 18, 2013
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Media Contact: Peter Safir at 704-336-3100 or Peter.Safir@MecklenburgCountyNC.gov