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Read more about the Continuum of Care Grant, Emergency Solutions Grant, Ohio Development Services Agency Grants, and other sources of funding for emergency shelters, housing, and other programs for the homeless.

View information and documents from past grant competitions on our Funding Archives page.

Continuum of Care (CoC) Grant Funds

The FY2018 CoC Program Competition is now open. Scroll to view the HCCSC’s 2018 local application process.

Summary

The Continuum of Care (CoC) Grant program is a competitive federal grant program, through the Department of Housing Urban Development (HUD), designed to assist individuals and families who are experiencing homelessness to quickly regain stability in permanent housing. The program can provide resources for permanent supportive housing and rapid re-housing, renewal transitional housing, renewal safe havens, coordinated & standardized assessment systems and HMIS.

Role of the Homeless Continuum of Care of Stark County (HCCSC)

HUD designates specific geographic areas across the nation as the “Continuum of Care” covering that region. The local geographic area recognized by HUD as a Continuum of Care is Stark County.  All projects applying for CoC funding to serve areas of Stark County must apply through the local application process established by the body designated to represent the local Continuum of Care. The Homeless Continuum of Care of Stark County (HCCSC) is the body designated to fulfill the federal requirements of a Continuum of Care in order to complete for the CoC grant program funding.

HUD CoC Application

The annual CoC application is composed of two parts; the Consolidated Application and the Priority Listing. The details regarding HUD priorities and additional threshold requirements are released for each funding year at the time of HUD’s Notice of Funding Availability (NOFA) for the CoC Program. The timing of the NOFA varies from year to year. The two parts of the CoC Application are briefly explained below:

Consolidated Application

The Consolidated Application is prepared and submitted by the HCCSC’s designated Collaborative Applicant, Stark Housing Network. HUD assesses CoCs nationwide on system-wide performance outcomes and coordination and scores and ranks CoCs accordingly to determine which CoCs will receive funding priority for project applications submitted by the CoC in the Priority Listing.

Priority Listing 

The HCCSC must establish a local process for assessing local gaps and needs, determining funding priorities for the CoC Program, determining possible reallocations, inviting, reviewing, scoring and ranking projects according to successful performance that reflects the projects ability to assist with addressing system-wide progress towards ending homelessness.  The HCCSC has established policies and procedures for this local process, which are posted as policy C.3 on our Member Resources >> Charter & Policies page (scroll to Section C to read). In summary, the HCCSC’s Recipient Approval and Evaluation (RAE) Committee must review, score and rank all local projects applying for CoC Program funding through the local application process detailed in the policy referenced above. The RAE Committee makes recommendations to the HCCSC Board of Directors regarding which projects should be submitted in the Priority Listing and the rank order of those projects. The HCCSC Board of Directors reviews the Committee’s recommendations and either approves or amends them to determine final approval for submission in the CoC Application.

Local Application Process

Please note that agencies interested in applying for the CoC Grant Program funding must meet certain Threshold Criteria as detailed each year in the local application as well as any additional threshold requirements as determined by HUD with the release of NOFA each year. Permanent Threshold Criteria include active participation in HCCSC, understanding of the HEARTH Act, Final Interim Rule for the Continuum of Care Program and a requirement to abide by the local Homeless Management Information System (HMIS) policies and procedures E.1 through E.6 (visit our Member Resources >> Charter & Policies page and scroll to Section E to read) and Coordinated Entry policies and procedures D.1 through D.8 (visit our Member Resources >> Charter & Policies page and scroll to Section D to read) if awarded.

For additional information regarding the local Continuum of Care Program, contact Marcie Bragg, executive director of Stark Housing Network (management organization and collaborative applicant for HCCSC), by email or by phone (330) 451-6550.

 

FY2018 CoC Grant Competition

View information from past CoC grant competitions on our Funding Archives page.

The HCCSC was notified that the Notice of Funding Availability (NOFA) for the 2018 CoC grant competition was released on Wednesday, June 20, 2018.  Read the NOFA or find information on the FY2018 CoC Program NOFA page of HUD’s website.

Funds Available for Housing Projects Serving the Homeless

The Homeless Continuum of Care of Stark County (HCCSC) is currently preparing an application for funding of local housing projects serving the homeless. It will submit that application to the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) by September 18, 2018 in response to a Notice of Funding Availability (NOFA) that HUD issued on June 20, 2018 for its Continuum of Care Grant Program.

The local competition to determine which projects will receive the HCCSC’s endorsement to apply for HUD funding began on April 13, 2018 with a published noticed of the application workshop occurring on May 2, 2018. All projects seeking to apply needed to submit completed applications to the HCCSC by the June 1, 2018 or August 10, 2018. After reviewing the applications received for both deadlines, the HCCSC has concluded that it may have additional funds available for new or expansion projects. The HCCSC will give priority to Rapid Re-housing and Permanent Supportive Housing. For additional criteria, refer to the Notice of Funding Availability (NOFA) for the Fiscal Year (FY) 2018 Continuum of Care Program Competition (FR-6200-N-25).

In order to meet the 30 day HUD deadline for local application submissions to the HCCSC, organizations that wish to apply for available funds must submit their applications by Monday August 20, 2018 at 4pm, to Marcie Bragg at The Ken Weber Community Campus at Goodwill, 408 9th St. SW Canton, OH 44707 or by email to mbragg@starkhousingnetwork.org. Applicants will receive responses from the HCCSC by Friday August 24, 2018 and will have to be in a position to submit their completed HUD application by Monday, September 10, 2018.

The HCCSC will make the full CoC Consolidated Application available to the public by September 15, 2018 through publication on this website.

HCCSC’s 2018 CoC APPLICATION (posted September 12, 2018 for the HUD September 18, 2018 deadline)

FY2018 Consolidated Application

FY2018 Priority Listing

FY2018 Project Applications

 

HCCSC was notified that the Notice of Funding Availability (NOFA) for the 2017 CoC grant competition was released on Friday, July 14, 2017. Read the NOFA or find more information on the FY2017 CoC Program NOFA page of HUD’s website.

HCCSC’s LOCAL RESOURCES & MATERIALS FOR 2018 COMPETITION 

2018 CoC Local Competition Timeline

Announcement of 2018 Application Workshop

Announcement of Funds Available for Housing Projects Serving the Homeless  

2018 Project Ranking Methodology Used by the HCCSC

2018 Board-Approved Project Ranking (approved September 11, 2018)

HCCSC’s LOCAL FORMS FOR 2018 COMPETITION 

FY2018 CoC Local Application Form (also available as C.6 on the Charter & Policies page)
FY2018 CoC Local Scoring Sheet (also available as C.7 on the Charter & Policies page)

 

 


Emergency Solutions Grant (ESG)

View information from past ESG competitions on our Funding Archives page.

The Emergency Solutions Grants program (ESG) is a federal grant program of the U.S Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), awarded annually to the City of Canton, designed to assist individuals and families from the City of Canton to quickly regain stability in permanent housing after experiencing a housing crisis or homelessness. The City of Canton re-grants the federal dollars to agencies with programs that serve residents of the City. It can provide funding for street outreach, emergency shelter, homelessness prevention, rapid re-housing, and the Homeless Management Information System (HMIS). Agencies applying must actively participate in the Homeless Continuum of Care of Stark County (HCCSC). Interested applicants will also be required to abide by the local Homeless Management Information System (HMIS) policies and procedures E.1 through E.6 (visit our Member Resources >> Charter & Policies page and scroll to Section E to read) and Coordinated Entry policies and procedures D.1 through D.8 (visit our Member Resources >> Charter & Policies page and scroll to Section D to read) if awarded.

The City of Canton collaborates with HCCSC to set priorities and review applications for ESG funding. Specifically, HCCSC’s Recipient Approval and Evaluation Committee reviews all ESG applications each year and makes recommendations to the HCCSC Board of Directors regarding which programs should receive ESG funding. The HCCSC Board of Directors reviews the Committee’s recommendations and either approves or amends them to formulate its final recommendations. The Board’s final recommendations are then forwarded to the City of Canton.

In accordance with the HEARTH Act, HUD has issued interim regulations for the ESG program and the Consolidated Plan. Local policies regarding the procedures for inviting and reviewing the ESG applications can be found posted as policy C.8 on the Member Resources >> Charter & Policies page (scroll to Section C to read).

Contact Marcie Bragg, executive director of Stark Housing Network (management organization and collaborative applicant for HCCSC), with any questions – by email or by phone (330) 451-6550.

CITY OF CANTON 2019 ESG COMPETITION   

Funding Priorities: Funding priorities for ESG are determined by the Homeless Continuum of Care of Stark County (HCCSC) based on local gaps/needs and driven by the City of Canton’s priorities. For more information, please read the FY2019 City of Canton Emergency Solutions Grant Request for Proposal Notice.

FY2019 ESG Local Application Guidance

FY2019 ESG Local Application

FY2019 ESG Local Scoring Sheet                                                                                                                                                                    

View more ESG competition information on the City of Canton website. 


Ohio Development Services Agency (ODSA):
Supportive Housing Program (SHP) and
Homeless Crisis Response Program (HCRP) – Shelter and Regional

The PY2018 SHP and HCRP Program Competition is now open. Scroll to view ODSA PY2018 application information.

View information from past ODSA grant competitions on our Funding Archives page.

The Ohio Development Services Agency (ODSA) has three homeless-specific funding opportunities:

* Supportive Housing Program (SHP)
* Homeless Crisis Response Program (HCRP) – Shelter
* Homeless Crisis Response Program (HCRP) – Regional

Please review details regarding each program and funding application procedures below. Please note that agencies interested in applying for any of the ODSA programs must actively participate in the Homeless Continuum of Care of Stark County (HCCSC). Interested applicants will also be required to abide by the local Homeless Management Information System (HMIS) policies and procedures E.1 through E.6 (visit our Member Resources >> Charter & Policies page and scroll to Section E to read) and Coordinated Entry policies and procedures D.1 through D.8 (visit our Member Resources >> Charter & Policies page and scroll to Section D to read) if awarded.

Supportive Housing Program (SHP) & Homeless Crisis Response Program (HCRP) – Shelter

Program Summary: The Supportive Housing Program (SHP) and Homeless Crisis Response Program (HCRP) – Shelter are Ohio Development Services Agency (ODSA) funded grant programs for which agencies apply directly to ODSA biannually. SHP can fund Permanent Supportive Housing projects and limited Transitional Housing projects for select sub-populations. HCRP – Shelter can only fund emergency shelters.

Funding Priorities: Funding priorities for SHP and HCRP are determined by the Homeless Continuum of Care of Stark County (HCCSC) based on local gaps/needs and driven by ODSA policy priorities.

Local Review Process: All projects submitting an application to ODSA must have the local CoC (Homeless Continuum of Care of Stark County)’s approval. A portion of the ODSA application must be completed by the HCCSC describing how projects were reviewed and approved by the HCCSC and must include signed approval from the HCCSC.

Homeless Crisis Response Program (HCRP) – Regional

Program Summary: The Homeless Crisis Response Program (HCRP) Regional is an Ohio Development Services Agency (ODSA) funded grant program for which the Board of Stark County Commissioner’s Office is the biannual recipient (grantee) of the funding. The Stark County Commissioner’s Office then re-grants the funding to local agencies as sub-recipients. This program is designed to assist individuals and families from all areas of Stark County, outside of the City of Canton, quickly maintain and/or regain stability in permanent housing after experiencing a housing crisis that has resulted in homelessness.

The Stark Housing Network Inc., on behalf of The Board of Stark County Commissioners, releases a biannual Request for Proposals (RFP) for sub-recipients of the HCRP funds. As the Collaborative Applicant for the Homeless Continuum of Care of Stark County (HCCSC), The Stark Housing Network Inc. collaborates closely with HCCSC to set priorities and review applications for HCRP funding. Specifically, HCCSC’s Recipient Approval and Evaluation Committee reviews all HCRP applications biannually and makes recommendations to the HCCSC Board of Directors regarding which projects should be recommended for HCRP funding. The HCCSC Board of Directors reviews the Committee’s recommendations and either approves or amends them to formulate its final recommendations. The Board’s final recommendations are then forwarded to The Stark Housing Network Inc. The Board of Stark County Commissioners approves the final submission of the applications to ODSA.

The Homeless Crisis Response Program (HCRP) is funded, in part, through the federal Emergency Solutions Grant (ESG) program and therefore projects awarded must adhere to the regulations established in the HEARTH Act, final interim rule for ESG Program.

Funding Priorities: Funding priorities for HCRP are determined by the Homeless Continuum of Care of Stark County (HCCSC) and driven by ODSA policy priorities.

Threshold Criteria: Agencies applying for funding must meet threshold criteria required for administering federal and state grants, which include understanding of the HEARTH Act requirements and agreement to abide by all local HCCSC Homeless Management Information System (HMIS) policies and procedures E.1 through E.6 (visit our Member Resources >> Charter & Policies page and scroll to Section E to read) and Coordinated Entry policies and procedures D.1 through D.8 (visit our Member Resources >> Charter & Policies page and scroll to Section D to read) if awarded.

2018 Application Training:
The Homeless Crisis Response Program application will be available to applicants in mid-May. Applicants must submit the PY 2018 Homeless Crisis Response Program application in OCEAN by 11:59 p.m. EST on Monday, June 25, 2018. Application training will be held from 9:30 a.m. to 12 p.m. on Wednesday, May 16, 2018, at

Ohio Department of Transportation Auditorium
1980 West Broad Street
Columbus, Ohio 43223

PY2018-2019 Supportive Housing Program (SHP) & Homeless Crisis Response Program (HCRP) – Shelter

Funding Priorities for PY2018: Funding priorities for SHP and HCRP are determined by the Homeless Continuum of Care of Stark County (HCCSC) based on local gaps/needs and driven by ODSA policy priorities. The HCCSC’s System Performance Committee recommends that Permanent Supportive Housing be prioritized for PY2018/2019 SHP funding.

PY2018-19 Request for Executive Summary/Proposal

PY2018-2019 Homeless Crisis Response Program (HCRP) – Regional

Funding Priorities for PY2018/2019: Funding priorities for HCRP are determined by the Homeless Continuum of Care of Stark County (HCCSC) and driven by ODSA policy priorities. Only Rapid Rehousing projects will be considered for funding in the PY2018/2019 HCRP Regional RFP.

PY2018/2019 Application

FY2018 ODSA anticipates $2-3 million in additional funding for the HCRP-Regional program with a focus on singles and transitional aged youth. The Stark Housing Network Inc. will review HCRP-Regional applications for rapid re-housing projects prioritizing singles and transitional aged youth. 

Find more information on the FY2018 SHP and HCRP Funding Competition on the ODSA website.

 


Other Funding

Ohio Housing Finance Agency (OHFA)

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Veterans Administration: Supportive Services for Veteran Families (SSVF) Program

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