FY 2017 CoC Application

Update – September 18, 2017, 2:26pm:  Thank you to all who contributed to the application process. Click below to view the full application to HUD and the list of projects included with our application.
WA-508 FY17 CoC App
WA-508 FY17 CoC Priority Listing

On behalf of the Continuum of Care Steering Committee, please see important information below regarding the FY2017 Continuum of Care (CoC) funding opportunity for new, expansion and renewal projects.


Annually, the US Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) releases a Notice of Funding Availability (NOFA) for federal funding for CoC Homeless Assistance Programs funding. It is a collaborative application process – each CoC submits a Consolidated Application, which includes an individual project application for each program for which we hope to receive CoC funding. All programs must submit their application through their local CoC. HUD will not review any applications that are submitted independent from a CoC.

For FY2017, the Vancouver/Clark County CoC has the ability to apply for $1,691,381 in renewal projects, or if there are renewal projects that are reallocated in part or in whole, that money can be used for new projects. In addition, our local CoC can apply for $101,483 of new funding under the Permanent Housing Bonus. The NOFA lists what types of new projects are eligible funding. Please note that the types of projects are more restrictive for the Permanent Housing Bonus than for new projects created through reallocation. We encourage organizations to apply for new funds as we will competitively rank those applications against renewal applications and it will help us determine if reallocation is in the best interest of the community.

If your organization is thinking of applying for these funds and you have not received HUD funding before through this process, we encourage you to contact Andy Silver or Kate Budd to discuss the process.


Guidelines for FY2017 Grant Application Process.


Additional instructions and resources

Instructions for completing project application in e-snaps

HUD Continuum of Care regulations


COC Programs Monitoring Policies and Procedures

Understanding Match and Leveraging


July 28, 2017: Application released

July 28-August 16: Andy Silver, executive director of Council for the Homeless, and Kate Budd, deputy director, are available to organizations that want more information or have questions about the application or any part of the process. Andy’s email is asilver@councilforthehomeless.org and Kate’s email is kbudd@councilforthehomeless.org.

August 16 by 5pm: Applications due in e-snaps by 5pm.

On August 30: the CoC Steering Committee will approve the final project listing and prioritization and applicants will be notified.