FY19 CONTINUUM OF CARE PROGRAM

HUD has released the Notice of Funding Availability (NOFA) for the FY19 Continuum of Care Program. Visit the HUD Exchange site to find links to the FY19 NOFA, Policy Documents, and other related resources. For information from previous AKCH2 CoC funding cycles, click here.

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 FY19 COC COMPETITION FUNDING RECOMMENDATIONS

On September 3rd, 2019, the AKCH2 Board voted on the final FY19 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 16 total submissions; 11 renewal and 5 new project applications.

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

For agencies that were recommended funding, please submit your applications in e-snaps by September 20, 2019. If you have questions about how to enter your information into e-snaps, please contact Jennifer Smerud at jsmerud@ahfc.us or 907-330-8276. AHFC will be hosting a webinar to assist agencies with their application submission on September 12, 1:30 - 2:30 PM. Grantees will receive a calendar invitation shortly.

The AKCH2 Board would like to thank all of the organizations that submitted applications for this funding cycle. Additionally, the Board would like to thank all of those around the state who helped out with the application scoring process. This is a long and arduous process and we wouldn't be able to do it every year without the coordination of multiple communities. 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

  • Thursday, July 18 – 10:00 AM

    • Information Meeting with Grantees and Prospective Applicants. Application Documents Reviewed

  • Thursday, July 18 - 12:00 PM

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

  • Friday, August 23, 3:00 PM

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

    • LATE SUBMISSIONS WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED

  • Friday, August 30

    • CoC Committee Review Team Meeting

  • Tuesday, September 3, 10:00 AM

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

  • Tuesday, September 3

    • FY19 Project Rankings Announced & Posted to Website

  • September 3 – September 20

    • Grantees Post Information into e-snaps

  • Friday, September 27

    • 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:

Application documents for new applicants or current grantees applying for DV Bonus funds:

QUESTIONS?

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.