The Notice of Funding Availability (NOFA) establishes the funding criteria for the FY 2015 Continuum of Care (CoC) Program. HUD is making available approximately $1.89 billion in Fiscal Year 2015 for the CoC Program. The CoC Program is designed to promote a community-wide commitment to the goal of ending homelessness; to provide funding for efforts by nonprofit providers, States, and local governments to quickly re-house homeless individuals and families while minimizing the trauma and dislocation caused to homeless individuals, families, and communities by homelessness; to promote access to and effective utilization of mainstream programs by homeless individuals and families; and to optimize self-sufficiency among individuals and families experiencing homelessness.
Applicants should review and follow the steps as outlined in the NOFA to ensure that applications are complete and submitted timely.
The deadline for submitting applications to HUD for the FY 2015 CoC Program Competition is November 20, 2015 at 7:59:59 PM Eastern.
The Alabama Balance of State Continuum of Care (CoC) is a collaborative and inclusive community-based process for planning and managing homeless assistance resources and services effectively and efficiently to end homelessness in the 42 localities that make up the Balance of State CoC.
The purpose of the ARCH is to assist in the coordination, development and evaluation of services and housing for homeless and at risk of homeless persons with housing needs through planning, education and advocacy.
To achieve this purpose, ARCH will seek to:
1. Increase access to housing through rapid re-housing and permanent supportive housing;
2. Identify housing needsof those at risk of facing homelessness;
3. Evaluate performance of serviceswithin the Balance of State through data collection; and
4. Increase access to other mainstream sourcesto promote housing stability.