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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.

 HUD’s Office of Special Needs Assistance Programs (SNAPS) will use two different listservs on HUD’s website to communicate information regarding information developed by HUD/SNAPS concerning:

  • Continuum of Care (CoC) Program;
  • Emergency Solutions Grant (ESG) Programs;
  • Youth Homelessness Demonstration Program (YHDP);
  • Other Notices of Funding Opportunity (NOFO) developed by SNAPS; and
  • Any other information related to SNAPS programs and the work to end homelessness.

Information and guidance produced by HUD technical assistance providers regarding SNAPS programs remains on the HUD Exchange and new information will continue to appear.  But documents and communication written by SNAPS will no longer be sent through the HUD Exchange listserv.

Please sign up for the listservs as soon as you can so you do not miss important information regarding the FY 2023 CoC Program Competition, including GIW release, and other information related to SNAPS programs.

To subscribe to the SNAPS Competitions listserv please click on the link: https://www.hud.gov/subscribe/signup?listname=SNAPS%20Competitions&list=SNAPS-COMPETITIONS-L

To subscribe to the HUD Exchange listserv please click on the link: https://www.hudexchange.info/mailinglist/subscribe/

FY2023 Continuum of Care (CoC) Program Competition

The Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO) for the 2023 CoC Program competition was
released July 5, 2023.

The NOFO for the Fiscal Year (FY) 2023 Continuum of Care
(CoC) Program Competition has been posted to the:

https://www.hudexchange.info/programs/e-snaps/fy-2023-coc-program-nofa-coc-program-competition/

The FY2023 CoC Annual Renewal Demand for OH-508 (Canton, Massillon,
Alliance/Stark County) is $3,361,712. CoC Bonus funding is available in
the amount of $253,606 and DV Bonus funding is available in the amount of $362,294.

e-snaps, the electronic application system for the CoC Program Competition is now open.
For more information visit the e-snaps page on the HUD Exchange

FY2023 CoC Applications are due by 12:00 pm (noon) on Monday, August 21,
2023. This includes the eSNAPS application that must be submitted in eSNAPS
and the HCCSC Scoring Criteria and Score Sheet Appendix including
attachments must be emailed to mbragg@starkhousingnetwork.org.

APPLICATION WORKSHOP
Workshop will be held on
Thursday, August 10, 2023 – 9 am to 11 am
Ken Weber Community Campus at Goodwill – 408 9th St SW Canton, OH 44707

 

HCCSC LOCAL FY 2023 CoC COMPETITION

FY-2023-CoC-Approved-Consolidated-Application (posted 09.20.2023)

FY-2023-CoC-Approved-Priority-Listing (posted 09.20.2023)

FY2023 CoC Priority Listing HCCSC Board Approved 09.12.2023 (posted 09.12.2023)

HCCSC LOCAL FORMS FOR FY2023 COMPETITION

FY2023 HCCSC Scoring Criteria and Score Sheet AppendixHCCSC Board Approved 07.26.2023 (posted 07.27.2023)

FY2023 HCCSC Scoring Criteria and Score SheetHCCSC Board Approved 07.26.2023 (posted 07.27.2023)

HCCSC’s LOCAL RESOURCE & MATERIALS FOR FY2023 COMPETITION

FY2023 CoC Application Workshop-August 10, 2023 (posted 08.10.2023)

FY2023 CoC Competition TimelineHCCSC Board Approved 07.26.2023 (posted 07.27.2023)

FY2023 Funds Available for Housing Projects Serving the Homeless-Public Notice (posted 07.27.2023)

FY2023 CoC Letter of Interest -fillable pdf with flowchart-(posted 04.04.2023)

FY2023 CoC Letter of Interest Competition Workshop-May 4, 2023

 

FY2022 CoC Program Competition  

The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development announced the FY 2022 Continuum of Care (CoC) Competition Awards on March 28, 2023.
The Homeless Continuum of Care of Stark County was awarded $3,455,364.
For more information about the competition awards, please click HERE

ARCHIVE: FY2022 CoC Competition Information


FY2023 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

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 2023 ESG COMPETITION   

The Emergency Solutions Grant (ESG) Application Period Opens on November 14, 2022, at 11:59 P.M. and the Application Period Ends on December 13, 2022, at 11:59 PM

Applications must be submitted to Marcie Bragg of the Stark Housing Network, Inc. at mbragg@starkhousingnetwork.org

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.

FY 2023 ESG APPLICATION WORKSHOP
A Virtual Workshop will be held on
Wednesday, November 30, 2022, 9:00 am to 10:00 am

Join on your computer, mobile app or room device

Click here to join the meeting

Meeting ID: 224 499 647 778  Passcode: zELJRp

FY 2023 ESG Local Application GuidancePosted November 11, 2022

FY 2023 ESG Grant ApplicationPosted November 11, 2022

FY 2023 ESG Grant Application-HMIS ONLYPosted November 11, 2022

FY 2023 ESG Application Attachments:

 

FY 2023 ESG Local Scoring FormPosted November 11, 2022

FY 2023 ESG Application WorkshopPosted November 30, 2022

 

ARCHIVE: FY2022 ESG Competition Information 

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

 

CITY OF CANTON-Community Development

HOME ARP

Citizen Input Notice of Virtual Public Hearing- HOME-ARP

December 14, 2022 Citizen Input Virtual Public Hearing- HOME-ARP

DRAFT- City of Canton HOME-ARP Allocation Plan

Community Development | Canton, OH (cantonohio.gov)

 

STARK COUNTY-REGIONAL PLANNING COMMISSION

HOME ARP

Notice of Public Hearing/Public Comment Period

DRAFT-Stark County, OH-HOME- ARP Allocation Plan

Regional Planning Commission-Stark County, Ohio

 

 

 

 


Ohio Department of Development (ODOD):

 

PY 2023 Supportive Housing Program (SHP) Pre-Application Instructions and Documents Posted 

The Ohio Department of Development is providing up to $1.2 million in additional competitive funding for new or expanded permanent supportive housing programs through the Program Year (PY) 2023 Supportive Housing Program (SHP) pre-application process. Pre-application instructions and documents for the PY 2023 SHP pre-application are now available on the Office of Community Development (OCD) TA site.

Potential applicants include PY 2021 SHP grantees who expanded or opened a new permanent supportive housing program and non-SHP agencies operating permanent supportive housing programs. Projects selected for funding will be incorporated into the PY 2023 SHP allocation and must submit a PY 2023 SHP application in OCEAN by Sept. 28, 2023. PY 2021 SHP renewal applicants allocated additional funding for new or expanded projects should include those projects in their renewal applications. Development will post the PY 2023 SHP application materials and allocations which will include pre-application awards and renewal amounts for SHP permanent supportive housing and transitional housing grantees to the OCD TA site no later than Aug. 9, 2023.  

If your agency plans to apply for this Pre-Application funding opportunity, you will need to submit an “Evidence of Continuum Support” that is signed by the Homeless Continuum of Care of Stark County. Please submit the request for Evidence of Continuum Support along with a completed Pre-Application and budget to mbragg@starkhousingnetwork.org by June 21,2023. 
If your agency was funded in PY 2021 and is not requesting additional funding through the pre-application process, please submit the request for Evidence of Continuum Support along with a completed program narrative and budget to mbragg@starkhousingnetwork.org by August 31, 2023.

 

 Important Dates:
  • June 21,2023– Pre-Application Evidence of Continuum Support along with a completed Pre-Application and budget due to  to mbragg@starkhousingnetwork.org
  •  June 28, 2023 – Pre-applications due to Josiah.Clark@Development.Ohio.gov 
  • August 9, 2023 – Application opens in OCEAN 
  • August 31, 2023Evidence of Continuum Support along with a completed program narrative and budget due to mbragg@starkhousingnetwork.org 
  • September 20, 2023 – SHP applications due in OCEAN.

Visit the ODOD website for more information: Development | Ohio.gov

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 Department of Development (ODOD) funded grant programs for which agencies apply directly to ODOD 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 ODOD policy priorities.

Local Review Process: All projects submitting an application to ODOD must have the local CoC (Homeless Continuum of Care of Stark County)’s approval. A portion of the ODOD 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 Department of Development (ODOD) 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 ODOD.

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 ODOD 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.

 

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


Other Funding

Ohio Housing Finance Agency (OHFA)

Click here for more information.

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

Click here for more information.