2021 Continuum of Care Program Competition Resources

On August 18, 2021, the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) released a Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO) for the Fiscal Year 2021 Continuum of Care (CoC) Program Competition. The deadline for submitting applications to HUD is 5:00 p.m. Pacific Time on November 16, 2021. This year, our CoC will apply for $30.6 million in annual funding for homeless services, most of which support 35 existing permanent and transitional housing programs operated by more than 18 local nonprofits and governments. Together these programs help to house more than 1,500 formerly homeless households throughout Multnomah County.

The Joint Office of Homeless Services will post all 2021 CoC Program Competition resources and updates here. If you have questions or need any of these materials translated into another language, please contact Bill Boyd at [email protected] or 971-284-0359. 


As required by HUD, the CoC Consolidated Application—including the CoC Collaborative Application and the CoC Priority Listing—is publicly posted at least 2 days before the 2021 CoC NOFO application submission deadline. This application will be submitted to HUD no later than November 16, 2021 at 7:59:59 p.m. Eastern Time. With questions or comments, please contact Bill Boyd at [email protected] or 971-284-0359.



The Resource Advisory Committee met on Tuesday, October 25, 2021 to select new project proposals to put forward to HUD under the Domestic Violence Bonus, regular Bonus, and Reallocation process; and to finalize the ranked project list. The Committee used the criteria and process described in the 2021 CoC Reallocation Process, 2021 Renewal Project Rating & Ranking Process & Criteria, 2021 Permanent Housing Bonus and Reallocation Project Solicitation and 2021 Domestic Violence Bonus Project Solicitation to conduct this work.

Training Opportunities for Continuum of Care Grantees, Subrecipients and other Interested Parties

The COVID 19 pandemic impacted our community’s ability to hold regular and in-person trainings.  HUD encourages communities to offer regular or annual trainings on a number of topics connected to Continuum of Care funding.  Please use the following list of publicly available on-line webinars and documents in lieu of locally organized content.  Gratitude to the communities and organizations that made their content broadly accessible. 

The Joint Office of Homeless Services and A Home For Everyone provide these video webinars/trainings in the spirit of sharing useful information towards best practices.  Please know these videos and documents do not necessarily represent our official policy or contract expectations on the topics discussed.  CoC grantees and subrecipients can contact your contract manager for additional details.

Click here to access the different training opportunities

2021 CoC NEW Projects

As part of this year's CoC Program Competition, CoCs may submit new and expanded project applications under the bonus and reallocation process, and under the Domestic Violence (DV) Bonus process. The Joint Office of Homeless Services released solicitations for bonus and reallocated funds and DV Bonus funds on September 13, 2021, and pre-applications aredue on October 12, 2021. You can find information about the solicitations below.


  • New Project Guidance - provides overview of process for completing New Project Applications

  • DV Objective Criteria and Improved Safety Resource - summary of and suggestions for developing objective crtitera to evaluate participant safety in new DV projects

  • E-SNAPS Guidance - Zip file containing eight documents on using e-snaps, the electronic CoC Program Application and Grants Management System that HUD uses to support the program funding application and grant awards process.


(A complete list of the Multnomah County CoC NOFO Timeline can be found here.)

2021 CoC Reallocation Process

Reallocation is a process that CoCs use to shift funds in whole or part from existing eligible renewal projects to create one or more new projects without decreasing the CoC’s Annual Renewal Demand (the amount of renewal funding we are eligible to apply for in a given year). HUD prioritizes funding for CoC’s that demonstrate the ability to reallocate resources to higher performing projects. Our CoC did not reallocate any funds during the 2021 solicitation process. The process for reallocation is described below.


Pre-applications are due by Tuesday, October 12, 2021 by end of day (11:59 PM).


A Home for Everyone is seeking applications for new or expanded projects to provide permanent housing for people experiencing homelessness. Priority will be given to projects that will most effectively address the housing and service needs for a community of color that is over-represented in Multnomah County’s homeless population, projects that will most effectively address these needs for LGBTQIA2S+ people of color and most effectively addrss the needs of women-identified persons. Multiple projects serving different and/or overlapping populations may be selected. Selected projects will be invited to apply for renewable federal funding totaling $1.4 million annually.

GENERAL PROJECT PRE-APPLICATION MATERIALS (Zip file that includes word and PDF versions of the pre-application and the budget worksheet)


domestic violence bonus

For the third year in a row, HUD is making available new funds through the Domestic Violence (DV) Bonus to provide housing and services or coordinated entry support to survivors of domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault, or stalking. Selected projects will be invited to apply for renewable federal funding totaling $1.2 million.

DV PROJECT PRE-APPLICATION (Zip file that includes word and PDF versions of the pre-application and the budget worksheet)


2021 CoC Renewal Projects

Renewal Project APplication Important Due Dates for 2021:

  • July 23 (extended from July 21): CoC grantees complete the 2021 AHFE CoC Renewal Project Survey and 2021 CoC Renewal Project Operating Budget Survey

  • July 30: CoC grantees review Calendar Year 2020 APR data and complete any necessary data clean up

  • October 12: Renewal Project e-snaps applications due! Renewal projects send a pdf of the e-snaps application to Bill Boyd at [email protected]

  • October 27: CoC project rating & ranking results and Tier 1/Tier 2 placements are finalized by the A Home for Everyone Resource Advisory Committee

hud Documents & Links

Previous CoC Program Competitions

For materials from prior years’ CoC Program Competitions, click here.