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Continuum of Care NOFA (Notice of Funding Availability) FY19 Competition News

2020 Point in Time Count

Ad Hoc Committee to Address Homelessness Agenda 11/4/19

OK 504 Norman/Cleveland County Oklahoma Continuum of Care

The United States Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) introduced the Continuum of Care (CoC) Planning Process in 1994.  This community-based planning process identifies, prioritizes and works to mee the housing and supportive services needs of homeless individuals and families to include Transitional Housing, Permanent Supportive Housing, and Rapid Re-Housing.

The OK 504 Norman/Cleveland County Continuum of Care (Hereafter referred to as the "CoC") envisions a future in which every person and family in Cleveland County has a permanent, safe, decent, affordable home and the necessary means and community support to sustain it.

The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) conducts an annual CoC Program, nation-wide competition.  Information on the CoC Program can be found on the HUD website: 

The City of Norman is the lead agency resonsible for completing and submitting an annual application for the CoC Program funding on behalf of the Norman/Cleveland County Coc. More information about the Continuum of Care (CoC) funding is available on the HUD website:

Continuum of Care (Interim rule) 24 CFR § 578 The Continuum of Care (CoC) Interim Rule was published on July 31, 2012 and took effect on August 30, 2012. The purpose of the regulation is to: Codify the CoC Planning Process; Return individuals and families who experience homelessness to permanent housing in less than 30 days; Consolidate the Supportive Housing Program (SHP), Shelter Plus Care Program (SPC) and the Section 8 Moderate Rehabilitation Program; Promote a community wide commitment to the goal of ending homelessness; Provide funding to quickly rehouse homeless individuals and families while minimizing trauma and dislocation; Promote access to mainstream benefits; Optimize self-sufficiency; Provide funding to support the CoC structure & process; and Codify the CoC structure & process.

Norman/Cleveland County program standards that implement the HUD regulations and guidelines for the CoC and the fundamental components of a CoC system should include:

  • Outreach, intake, and assessment to (1) identify an individual’s or family’s service and housing needs, and (2) to appropriately link them to housing/ and or service resources within the community.
  • Emergency shelter and safe alternatives to living on the street.
  • Transitional housing with supportive services to assist people in obtaining the skills essential for permanent housing.
  • Permanent  housing and permanent supportive housing.

Policy on Project Selection Annually, HUD publishes a Notice of Funding Availability (NOFA) for the CoC Program competition. The County will notify community members and key stakeholders that the application is available and will publish all parts of the CoC Consolidated Application on The City of Norman website with a deadline for project applications to be submitted to the Collaborative Applicant (CA). During this competitive process,the CA develops objective scoring criteria based on the criteria from the NOFA and local priorities that are consistent with the Federal Strategic to Prevent and End Homelessness.

The Review/Rank Committee scores projects locally and recommends projects for inclusion in the application. The CA shall notify project applicants in a timely manner, per the NOFA guidelines, whether the project application(s) will be included in the CoC Consolidated Application submission. If a project is not recommended for funding, the CA will notify the project applicant, in writing, of this decision.

General Membership:

Anyone who lives or works in the CoC geographic region can apply to be a voting member of the CoC. General members are welcome to attend the CoC Membership Meetings held four times a year or any relevant committee,subcommittee or local planning meetings in the CoC.

Exec CoC:

The OK 504 Norman/Cleveland County CoC Executive Committee serves as the HUD-designated primary decision making group and oversight committee of the Cleveland County area included in the OK 504 Norman/Cleveland County Oklahoma Continuum of Care.


CoC: Continuum of Care

ECHO: Oversight Committee to End Chronic Homelessness

ESG: Emergency Solutions Grant

HUD: U.S. Dept. of Housing and Urban Development

SSVF: Supportive Services for Veteran Families

OVOV: One Vision One Voice

VA: Veteran Affairs

Zero: 2016

TBRA: Home Tenant Based Rental Assistance

HMIS: Homeless Management Information System

Eligibility Documentation

Eligibility for assistance under the CoC Program is determined by HUD regulations and is further defined by project component. Projects funded under the CoC Program may use the following forms to document participant eligibility.

OK-504 Norman/Cleveland County 2019 CoC Project Timeline

The 2019 Continuum of Care (CoC) Competition is open!  HUD has approximately $2.1 billion available this year to fund new and renewal projects.  Detailed information about the CoC can be found on the HUD website at HUD 2019 CoC Competition. All projects and applicants will undergo a threshold review. Projects must be eligible under HUD regulations and the Notice of Funding Availability (NOFA) for the Fiscal Year (FY) 2019 Continuum of Care Program Competition (FR-6100-N-25). Attached is the FY19 Review/Rank official criteria.

OK-504 Norman/Cleveland County is eligible to apply for funding of up to $419,580 for both renewal and new projects.  In addition, there is an opportunity to apply for up to $50,000 for a Domestic Violence Bonus Project.

Additional resources, which are critical to the project application process, are available at

Potential applicants are strongly urged to download and read the entire NOFA and use the above resources before proceeding, as HUD has placed clear limitations on project types, and it has created specific processes for completing and submitting project applications.

The City of Norman, as the Collaborative Applicant, will be hosting a CoC Competition information session for all providers who will be seeking new and renewal CoC funding.  The session will be held on:

Continuum of Care Competition Information Session

Tuesday, August 6, 2019 2:00-4:00 p.m.

Multi-Purpose Room 201 W Gray Norman, OK 73069

July 3
HUD posts NOFA, CoC Competition begins

August 6
NOFA Informative Meeting with CoC partners​
August 29
HUD deadline ALL Applications due to the Collaborative Applicant by 4:59 p.m. Friday August 29, 2019


September 3
Review/Rank Committee convenes
September 5
Applicants return edited applications to CA
September 10
Review/Rank Committee makes final ranking of COC Applications
September 13
CoC Acceptance Letters sent out to Applicants by Collaborative Applicant
September 13
Deadline for the CoC Application, Priority Listing, and notifications to be posted on website
September 30
Deadline for entire CoC Application, Planning Grant, Priority Listing, and Attachments to be submitted to HUD


The Notice of Funding Availability (NOFA) for the Fiscal Year(FY) 2019 Continuum of Care (CoC) Program Competition has been posted to the FY 2019 CoC Program Competition: Funding Availability page on the HUD Exchange. Additional resources are available on the e-snaps page on the HUD Exchange.

Final CoC Competition FY 2019-Submission

These documents are in their final versions and have been posted as part of the COC collaborative application. 

OK-504 Consolidated Application FY2019
(PDF attached)
OK-504 Planning Grant FY2019
(PDF attached)
OK-504 CoC Priority Listing FY2019
(PDF attached)
OK-504 CoC Timeline and Project Scoring Tool FY2019
(PDF attached)

Applicant: Housing Authority of the City of Norman

Project: Catholic Charities
$55,514.00 (PDF attached)

Applicant:Food and Shelter for Friends

Project: SHP 01 2019-20- $121,140.00 (PDF attached)

Applicant: Food and Shelter for Friends

Project: HCM (Housing Case Management)- $20,237.00 (PDF attached)

Applicant: Housing Authority of the City of Norman

Project: Hope Community Services, Inc.
$102,228.00 (PDF attached)

Applicant: State of Oklahoma

Project: OKMHSAS $25,995.00 (PDF attached)

Applicant: Housing Authority of the City of Norman

Project: Hope Community Services, Inc. Expansion Project
$24,237.00 (PDF attached)

Applicant: Food and Shelter for Friends

Project:SHP01 OK0055L6I041807
$121,140.00 (PDF attached)

Applicant: Housing Authority of the City of Norman

Project: Hope Community Services, Inc. Combination Project
$126,465.00 (PDF attached)

Housing Athority of the City of Norman: Thunderbird CLubhouse

(PDF attached)
TOTAL- $596,983