2014 CoC Application Process

The Tampa / Hillsborough County Continuum of Care Fiscal Year (FY) 2014 Funds in the FY 2013 – FY 2014 Continuum of Care Program Competition Process began on September 16, 2014 when HUD released the NOFA for FY 2014 funds.  As the collaborative applicant and lead entity, THHI is responsible for the completing, in partnership with the CoC agencies, and submitting the Tampa/Hillsborough County CoC’s application for renewals and new projects.

January 26, 2015 – HUD Announces FY 2014 CoC Awards

October 30, 2014 – Application Submitted with Project Priority Ranking – Tampa / Hillsborough County Continuum of Care Fiscal Year (FY) 2014 Funds in the FY 2013 – FY 2014 Continuum of Care Program Competition

October 18, 2014 – RFP – Tampa / Hillsborough County Continuum of Care Fiscal Year (FY) 2014 Funds in the FY 2013 – FY 2014 Continuum of Care Program Competition RFP

October 2, 2014 – CoC NOFA Information: Tampa / Hillsborough County Continuum of Care Fiscal Year (FY) 2014 Funds in the FY 2013 – FY 2014 Continuum of Care Program Competition


HUD Announces FY 2014 CoC Awards

On January 26, 2015, HUD announced $1.8 billion in grants to support nearly 8,400 local homeless housing and service programs across the U.S., Puerto Rico, Guam and the U.S. Virgin Islands.

The Tampa/Hillsborough County CoC was awarded $6,243,959 for renewal projects and a new planning grant.

Click here to read HUD’s announcement and view the list of funded programs.


Application Submitted with Project Priority Ranking – Tampa / Hillsborough County Continuum of Care Fiscal Year (FY) 2014 Funds in the FY 2013 – FY 2014 Continuum of Care Program Competition

As the collaborative applicant and lead entity for the Tampa/Hillsborough County CoC, THHI completed and submitted to HUD the application for the Tampa / Hillsborough County Continuum of Care Fiscal Year (FY) 2014 Funds in the FY 2013 – FY 2014 Continuum of Care Program Competition.  The application was submitted on October 30, 2014.

The application included:

  • 1 New Permanent Supportive Housing Project – $920,551 – Tampa Housing Authority for 120 units of permanent supportive housing
  • 1 CoC Planning Grant – $76,713 -for collaborative applicant (THHI) to carry out the CoC’s planning responsibilities
  • 19 Renewal Applications – $6,137,014 – for continued funding of:

HMIS (UNITY Information Network)
4 Transitional Housing Projects (170 beds)
13 Permanent Supportive Housing Projects – (320 households, 664 Persons)
1 Rapid Rehousing Project (170 Households)


Project Priority Ranking

As required by HUD and outlined in the NOFA and RFP information below, all projects were required to be ranked for the application and placed into either Tier 1 or Tier 2.  A review committee was convened and completed the ranking based on program performance measures.

2014 Tampa/Hillsborough County CoC Project Ranking (FL-501)


RFP – Tampa / Hillsborough County Continuum of Care Fiscal Year (FY) 2014 Funds in the FY 2013 – FY 2014 Continuum of Care Program Competition RFP (10/18/14)

As the Collaborative Applicant, the Tampa Hillsborough Homeless Initiative (THHI) is seeking proposals for a new permanent supportive housing project from qualified entities as described in this RFP to be included in the 2014 Continuum of Care (CoC) Program application to the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). As part of the FY 2014 CoC Funding Notice under the FY 2013 – FY 2014 CoC Program Competition, hereafter referred to as “FY 2014 Notice”, HUD has set aside approximately $40 million for a Permanent Supportive Housing Bonus (PSH Bonus) to create new dedicated permanent supportive housing to serve chronically homeless.

This RFP provides all of the instructions and references needed to submit a new application and the process that will be followed by THHI to rate and rank projects received in response to this RFP. In any instance where there is a discrepancy between this RFP and the FY 2014 Notice or other related HUD Notices, the HUD Notices will prevail.

Key Information:

  • Maximum funding available for New Project: $920,552.
  • Deadline for Project Application: Wednesday, October 15, 2014, 11:59 PM
  • Notice of Interest: Agencies interested in submitting a PSH Bonus Project Application are encouraged to send an email to Edi Erb, at info@thhi.org, indicating their interest no later than Friday, October 10, 2014 to receive any addenda directly. Include in the email the name of the organization and the name of a contact person or persons, their email and phone number.
  • Questions: Due to the time constraints we will not hold a technical assistance workshop for this RFP. Questions will be accepted up until Monday, October 13, 2014, and responses will be sent to any organization that submits a Notice of Interest in submitting an application in response to this RFP. Questions can be submitted to Edi Erb at info@thhi.org.
  • Housing First Approach: New PSH projects must use a Housing First approach in the design of the program. Housing First is an approach to quickly and successfully connect individuals and families experiencing homelessness to permanent housing without preconditions and barriers to entry, such as sobriety, treatment or service participation requirements. Supportive services are offered to maximize housing stability and prevent returns to homelessness as opposed to addressing predetermined treatment goals prior to permanent housing entry.

Click here to read the RFP.


CoC NOFA Information: Tampa / Hillsborough County Continuum of Care Fiscal Year (FY) 2014 Funds in the FY 2013 – FY 2014 Continuum of Care Program Competition

As presented during the CoC Meeting yesterday (October 2, 2014), the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) has released the Notice of Funding Availability for FY 2014 funds. This is the second year of the FY 2013-FY 2014 CoC Program Competition.

As the lead agency for the Tampa/Hillsborough County CoC, THHI is responsible for coordinating the submission of renewals as well as for the submission of a new project for the permanent supportive housing bonus option included in this NOFA.

Renewals

All renewal projects are eligible to apply for one year of funding and will be ranked based on performance. The application will be due in esnaps by October 14, 2014. Further instructions will be provided next week.

New Projects – Permanent Supportive Housing Bonus

THHI will release a RFP next week for a new project to create dedicated permanent supportive housing to serve the chronically homeless. These must be new beds. The estimated amount available for a new project is $920,552. Additional details will be included in the RFP.

New PSH projects must use a Housing First approach in the design of the program. Housing First is an approach to quickly and successfully connect individuals and families experiencing homelessness to permanent housing without preconditions and barriers to entry, such as sobriety, treatment or service participation requirements. Supportive services are offered to maximize housing stability and prevent returns to homelessness as opposed to addressing predetermined treatment goals prior to permanent housing entry.

Anyone considering submitting a new project is strongly encouraged to review HUD’s Housing First in Permanent Supportive Housing Brief which provides an overview of the principles and core components of the Housing First model.

Renewal and New Projects

All agencies applying for a renewal application or new project are strongly encouraged to review the informational and resource materials made available by HUD on their Continuum of Care Program webpage – https://www.hudexchange.info/coc.

On this page you will find:

The direct link to the FY 2014 CoC Program Funding Notice Webcast broadcast is

https://www.hudexchange.info/resource/4054/fy-2014-coc-program-funding-notice-webcast/

Questions

If you have questions regarding the CoC programs between now and the time THHI releases the RFP, you may email your questions to Info@THHI.org.