2022 Special Notice Of Funding Opportunity to Address Unsheltered Homelessness

2022 Special NOFO to Address Unsheltered Homelessness

On June 22, 2022 the US Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) announced a special funding opportunity to address unsheltered and rural homelessness.

You can read more about the funding opportunity from HUD: Special NOFO

The National Alliance to End Homelessness also published several resources about the opportunity: 2022 Unsheltered and Rural Homelessness Supplemental NOFO Resource Series.

Under this funding opportunity, Washtenaw County Continuum of Care is eligible to apply for up to $2,064,692 in funding. 

Please contact Kristen Kunes for more information.

Updates from the 8/4 Community Session

OCED held a community session to seek community input for the application process. Please use the links below to view the meeting and additional resources.

8/4/22 Community Session Recording

8/4/22 Community Session Presentation

The presentation provides an overview of the funding opportunity, including what types of projects are eligible to be funded.

Working Sessions

OCED, in conjunction with community partners, is hosting weekly Working Sessions to discuss topics of interest in the Special NOFO. The goal of these meetings is to learn more about what is currently being done in our system on these topics and to brainstorm what we could improve upon in the future. This will help us write the application but we hope it will also spark collaboration and innovation in the CoC! 

  • August 25 – Collaboration with Health Systems
  • September 1 – Landlord Recruitment & Retention, led by Washtenaw Housing Alliance
  • September 8 – Discharge Planning from Institutions (jails, prison, hospital, others)
  • September 15 – Immediate Access to Emergency & Permanent Housing
  • September 22 – Topic TBD based on need or schedule changes
  • September 29 – Street Outreach, led by PORT/PATH Team
  • October 6 – Solidify Coordinated Entry procedures for projects that have applied

Any interested person is welcome to attend! Contact [email protected] for the calendar invitation containing instructions for how to join via Microsoft Teams. 

Application Process

Similar to the Continuum of Care Program Funding Competition, the application process for this Special NOFO has two steps: first, individual projects submit applications to the CoC. 

Timeline for Project Applicants:

September 2 – Request for Letters of Intent distributed

September 7 – Full application distributed

September 9 at noon – Informational Session on Opportunity for Potentially Interested Applicants  

September 12 – Interested applicants submit Letter of Intent by 5pm

September 14 – Scoring criteria distributed

September 20 – Interested applicants submit full application by 5pm

September 27 & 29 – Funding Review Team meets to review applications and develop recommendations for the CoC Board

September 30 – CoC Board holds virtual vote to approve the Funding Review Team’s recommendations; projects are notified

October 7 – Selected projects enter and submit their application in e-snaps by 5pm

October 14 – Selected projects update e-snaps application based on feedback by 5pm

October 18 – OCED posts final full application publicly

October 20 – OCED submits full application to HUD

The full application to HUD covers all approved project applications. It also contains information about our system’s performance and strategy. OCED staff are working on the second part of the application.  

A great way to stay up to date on these developments is to join the CoC’s listserv!

Letters of Intent

The Washtenaw County Continuum of Care (CoC) is accepting Letters of Intent (LOIs) to apply for the 2022 CoC Supplemental to Address Unsheltered Homelessness Funding Competition. The US Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) has released the Special Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO) to Address Unsheltered and Rural Homelessness. Washtenaw County is eligible to apply for up to $2,064,692 through the 2022 funding process. Please see the attached PDF for details on funding opportunity, the application process, and community priorities. Also attached is a draft of the Ranking Policy which is referenced in our Request for LOIs. 

Unsheltered NOFO Letter of Intent

Draft Unsheltered NOFO Ranking Policies 

Letters of Intent are due to OCED by 5pm on Monday, September 12th, 2022.

For more information, please visit our website where recordings and presentations from past Community meetings on this Notice of Funding Opportunity are available: 2022 Special Notice Of Funding Opportunity to Address Unsheltered Homelessness | Washtenaw County, MI

We will be holding an Informational Session for organizations new to Washtenaw County’s Continuum of Care (CoC) on Friday, September 9th from 12pm-1pm. This Informational Session will provide an opportunity to ask questions about the Application Process. Please join us via Microsoft Teams using the below link. 

Microsoft Teams meeting 

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Meeting ID: 257 175 955 492 
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