Continuum of Care

The Continuum of Care (CoC) is a community planning group that coordinates services and maximizes resources to reach the goal of preventing and ending homelessness.  The community planning network in south central and southeastern Minnesota is River Valleys CoC.

The River Valleys CoC planning region, or community, includes the area of 20 counties.  The CoC includes people and organization from across the region, and meetings are open to anyone who wants to work together with local organizations to change our system and end homelessness.

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Public Notices

8/13/2018 First Public Posting of Project Priority List. 

Per the Local Competition Guide, the proposed Project Priority List from the Project Review and Ranking Committee has been posted for CoC member review and comment. See the list on the HUD Notice of Funding Availability page. All comments on the priority list are due by email to Jennifer Prins by 4:oopm on Wednesday, August 15.

7/6/2018 Call for Projects released. Updated 2018 Local CoC Competition Guide posted. See the HUD Notice of Funding Availability Page for details.

7/5/2018 List of Eligible Renewal Projects for the 2018 Local CoC Program Competition posted. See the HUD Notice of Funding Availability Page for details.

7/3/2018 List of Eligible Renewal Projects for the 2018 CoC Program Local Competition posted

The CoC has released the List of Eligible Renewal Projects for the 2018 Competition. The list is posted on the HUD Notice of Funding Availability page(LINK). Projects that were listed on the Grant Inventory Worksheet from HUD will be notified by email of project score, acceptance or rejection for inclusion on the list of eligible renewals, and renewal funds to be reallocated for new project applications. Notifications are sent to the named project contacts provided to the CoC during the review process.

6/20/2018 HUD has released the 2018 Notice of Funding Availability for the CoC Program Competition

The NOFA can be found at https://www.hudexchange.info/resource/5719/fy-2018-coc-program-nofa/. Per HUD guidelines, project applicants must compete in a Local CoC Program Competition to be eligible for the national competition. River Valleys CoC will release instructions and a final call for projects for the Local CoC Competition in the first week of July 2018. All materials for the Local Competition will be posted on the HUD Notice of Funding Availability page(LINK).

5/21/2018 Renewal Project Performance Review – Extension for Additional Documentation

After initial project reviews, the CoC is offering an extension for all projects seeking renewal funding to submit additional documentation for review elements. A webinar for renewal applicants will be held on Thursday, May 24, 2018 at 11:00am to provide guidance. The webinar slides are posted the HUD Notice of Funding Availability page (LINK) for reference.

4/26/2018 Renewal Project Performance Review begins

All renewal projects for housing activities are required to submit performance data and documentation for CoC review by Friday, May 15, 2018 at 4:00pm. Submission of required materials for review is considered the project’s notification of intent to apply for renewal funding in the 2018 HUD CoC Program Competition. All renewal project review elements are posted on the HUD Notice of Funding Availability page (LINK) and will be distributed via email to all listed grant contacts for the projects. 

4/19/2018 CoC Plan for 2018-2028 and 2018 Action Plan approved

At its meeting on 4/19/2018, the CoC membership approved the 2018-2028 CoC Plan to Prevent and End Homelessness and the 2018 Action Plan. The plan is posted on the Governance page linked at left.

2/16/18 Project Priorities for 2018

The CoC approved project priorities for new projects proposed in the region during 2018. The priorities identify geographic, household type, and program type by county. The Any applicants proposing new projects in the region should carefully review these priorities and consult with CoC staff if questions remain.