FY18 HUD Continuum of Care Program

HUD has released the Notice of Funding Availability (NOFA) for the FY18 Continuum of Care Program. Visit the HUD Exchange site to find links to the FY18 NOFA, Policy Documents, and other related resources. For an outline of what's new in this year's NOFA, please refer to the following HUD Exchange document: 

The Alaska Coalition on Housing and Homelessness (AKCH2) carries out the day to day management of the Balance of State Continuum of Care (CoC) Grant Program (AK-501). Between a combination of HUD and Emergency Solutions Grants (ESG), the CoC program is designed to promote community-wide commitment to the goal of ending homelessness; provide funding for efforts by nonprofit providers, and State and local governments to quickly rehouse homeless individuals and families while minimizing the trauma and dislocation caused to homeless individuals, families, and communities by homelessness; promote access to and effect utilization of mainstream programs by homeless individuals and families; and optimize self-sufficiency among individuals and families experiencing homelessness. The Balance of State CoC geographic area covers all of Alaska, outside of the city of Anchorage, and is the largest in size in the country. To participate in the Anchorage CoC Program (AK-500), please visit the Anchorage Coalition to End Homelessness website. Visit the following links to learn more about the HUD CoC program:

HUD CoC Competition Focus: Creating a Systematic Response to Homelessness

Continuum of Care Program Roadmap Prezi

Final FY18 CoC Competition Funding Recommendations

On August 28th, 2018, the AKCH2 Board voted on the final FY18 Balance of State CoC Funding Recommendations. As identified by the Board, funding opportunities for Housing First projects in Alaska are extremely limited yet the demand for this type of housing intervention continues to increase. This year, we received renewal applications from all current grantees and four new applications.

The applicant ranking sheet and Board funding recommendations, Collaborative Application, and Project Priority Listing can be found in the following links:

The AKCH2 Board would like to thank all of the organizations that submitted applications for this funding cycle. If you have any questions regarding the funding recommendations, please contact Brian Wilson at director@alaskahousing-homeless.org or 907-523-0660.

alaska balance of state coc competition timeline

  • Friday, July 6th – 10:00 AM

  • Friday, July 6th - 12:00 PM

    • Information Meeting with Balance of State Domestic Violence Agencies Specific to New CoC Rapid Rehousing Funding

    • Minutes / Powerpoint Slides

  • Wednesday, August 15th, 3:00 PM

    • Grantee Applications Due (Submit to: director@alaskahousing-homeless.org)


  • Wednesday, August 22nd

    • CoC Committee Review Team Meeting

  • Tuesday, August 28th, 10:00 AM

    • AKCH2 Board Approval of Recommended Funding Ranking List (1-877-644-5260 Code: 257227; Screen Share Link: join.me/AlaskaHomeless)

  • Tuesday, August 28th

    • FY18 Project Rankings Announced & Posted to Website

  • August 30th – September 12th

    • Grantees Post Information into e-snaps

  • September 14th

    • AKCH2 and AHFC Submit Collaborative Application

Alaska Balance of State CoC Application Documents

Application documents for current grantees applying for renewal or transition funds:

Application documents for new applicants or current grantees applying for expansion funds:


If you have any questions about the Alaska Balance of State Continuum of Care Program, please contact Brian Wilson at director@alaskahousing-homeless.org or 907-523-0660.