2022 CoC Supplemental Competition to Address Unsheltered and Rural Homelessness (Special NOFO)

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October 18, 2022 - Following meetings with both the Standards, Rating, and Project Selection Committee, and the Balance of State CoC Board of Directors, the Balance of State CoC is posting for the public the final approved 2022 Balance of State CoC Special Application to Address Unsheltered and Rural Homelessness (Special NOFO) and the 2022 Balance of State CoC Special NOFO Project Priority Listing for the special competition.  

The 2022 Balance of State CoC Priority Ranking posted below, as approved by the Balance of State CoC Board on 9/29/22.  The FY2022 Georgia Balance of State Continuum of Care Special Competition to Address Unsheltered and Rural Homelessness was opened on August 9, 2022, where the Georgia Balance of State CoC Board of Directors was accepting applications for eligible projects as outlined in the Special NOFO Competition policy and related materials listed below. 

On June 22, 2022, the US Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) released a first-of-its-kind package of resources to address unsheltered homelessness and homeless encampments, including funds set aside specifically to address homelessness in rural communities.  HUD is providing CoCs the opportunity to submit project applications for two funding opportunities through this Special NOFO: (1) Unsheltered Homelessness Set Aside and (2) Rural Set Aside. CoCs may apply for projects under one or both funding opportunities as follows:

  1. Unsheltered Homelessness Set Aside. Projects included in this funding opportunity may serve any geographic area within the CoC and must meet all eligibility and quality threshold requirements established in this Special NOFO. A CoC’s maximum award amount for this funding opportunity is described in Section III.J of the NOFO.

  2. Rural Set Aside. Projects included in this funding opportunity must serve geographic areas that meet the definition of “rural area” as defined in Section III.C.2.k of the NOFO and meet all eligibility and quality threshold requirements established in this Special NOFO. CoCs whose geographic areas do not include any rural areas are not eligible for funding under this funding opportunity. A CoC’s maximum award amount for this funding opportunity is described in Section III.J of the NOFO.

Please note, this competition is separate from the annual competition.  Information for the regular competition that is held annually can be found at 2022 CoC Competition - Annual Competition page.

The Georgia Department of Community Affairs, as Collaborative Applicant for the Balance of State CoC, is committed to providing all persons with equal access to its services, programs, activities, education and employment regardless of race, color, national origin, religion, sex, familial status, disability or age.  Additional information can be found on DCA’s Fair Housing Statement page at https://dca.ga.gov/fairhousing.  For a reasonable accommodation or if you need an alternative format or language, please contact Tina Moore at: 404-327-6870 or email fairhousing@dca.ga.gov.

2022 Balance of State Continuum of Care Special NOFO Application Documents

BoS CoC Policy - Supplemental NOFO 

BoS CoC Webinars - Georgia BoS Special NOFO Applicant Webinars 

Proposal Outline, Application Documents, and Certifications - Supplemental NOFO 

Project Scoring Criteria Form - Supplemental NOFO

Additional Materials and Resources for Applicants - Supplemental NOFO

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