FY 2016 CoC Application

Posted 9/12/16: Please see the links below for the final application submitted to the US Department of Housing and Urban Development and the approved project list for FY 2016.

On behalf of the Continuum of Care Steering Committee, please see important information below regarding the FY2016 Continuum of Care (CoC) funding opportunity for new and renewal projects.


Each year the Council for the Homeless coordinates the Continuum of Care – known locally as the Coalition of Service Providers – annual consolidated application for the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development’s (HUD) CoC Homeless Assistance Program. Last year, our community received about 1.5 million dollars in funding, which is distributed directly from HUD to nonprofits in the community to fund permanent supportive housing and the Homeless Management Information System.

New program funding: We have $78,345 (plus any reallocation) available for new permanent supportive housing programs that utilize the housing first model to serve people who are chronically homeless. If your organization is interested in applying for these funds and yu have not received HUD funding before through this process, we encourage you to contact Andy Silver, 360-993-9570, to discuss the process.


Guidelines for FY2016 Grant Application Process. The Guidelines document includes CoC Overview, Application Process Overview, Application Process Details/Important Dates, Causes for project rejection, 2016 New Project Scoring Criteria.

Understanding Match and Leveraging

Helpful Links:


Additional instructions and resources

Instructions for completing project application in e-snaps

HUD Continuum of Care regulations

COC Programs Monitoring Policies and Procedures

Questions and Answers: Watch this space for answers to questions submitted by project applicants.


July 26, 2016: Application released

July 26-August 9: Andy Silver, executive director of Council for the Homeless, is available to organizations that want more information or have questions about the application or any part of the process. Andy can be reached at 360-993-9570 or asilver@councilforthehomeless.org

August 9 by 5pm: Applications due in e-snaps by 5pm.

On August 31: the CoC Steering Committee will approve the final project listing and prioritization, projects will be notified, and the final version will be posted on this website page.