Continuum of Care (CoC)

The Continuum of Care (CoC) Program consists of projects that provide housing and supportive services to homeless individuals and families. The goal of projects funded under the CoC Program is to assist individuals and families with attaining and sustaining permanent housing as quickly as possible. In Snohomish County, CoC Program funds are currently used to support Permanent Supportive Housing and Rapid Rehousing. More information about the CoC Program for the Everett/Snohomish County CoC is available on the CoC Program webpage.

The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) conducts an annual CoC Program national competition. Additional information on the CoC Program can be found on the HUD website: Snohomish County's Office of Community and Homeless Services (OCHS) is the lead agency responsible for completing and submitting an annual application for CoC Program funding on behalf of the Everett/Snohomish County CoC.

CoC Program Competition 
To ensure transparency and fairness at the local level, OCHS, as the Collaborative Applicant for the Everett/Snohomish County CoC, has made the following FY2016 CoC Program competition documents available for review.

FY2016 CoC Program Funding Notice 

Notice:  Closed - 4:00 pm on Tuesday, July 5, 2016

 The Snohomish County Office of Community and Homeless Services (OCHS) is soliciting Local Applications for the Fiscal Year (FY) 2016 Continuum of Care (CoC) Program funding round. Applicants for renewal and new projects are required to submit a Local Application by the deadline. There is a separate Local Application for renewal projects (Renewal Local Application) and for new projects (Local Application for New Projects). Applicants should complete the Local Application only for the applicable project type depending on whether it is a renewal or new project. Funding for new projects will be dependent upon information contained in the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Notice of Funding Availability (NOFA), including the opportunity to apply for bonus projects, and any reallocated funds made available through the local project review process.
Local Application Submission
Please review the Funding Notice, which includes the Renewal Local Application and the Local Application for New Projects: 
  As detailed in the Scoring Instructions, application materials will be reviewed, scored, and ranked according to objective scoring criteria, as well as federal and local priorities. This method of project evaluation was reviewed and approved by the CoC Oversight Committee, a committee of the Partnership to End Homelessness (PEH) CoC Board.
Application Workshop
OCHS held an application workshop on Friday, June 17th, from 1PM to 2PM, in room 6A03, which is on the 6th floor of the Snohomish County Robert J. Drewel Building (Administration East), 3000 Rockefeller Avenue, Everett, WA 98201, open to agencies interested in applying for FY2016 CoC funds.

The questions and answers provided during the Application Workshop have been summarized and are available below. Any future updates or changes to this document will be posted here with an adjusted posting date. Please check back regularly to ensure that you have the most recent version.
Application Deadline *Extended*
Local Applications for both renewal and new projects must be received by the new extended deadline of 4:00PM on TUESDAY, JULY 5, 2016. NO LATE OR INCOMPLETE APPLICATIONS WILL BE CONSIDERED. Electronic applications should be submitted to OCHS Applications. If unable to submit electronically, signed applications may be delivered in-person or mailed. Mailed applications must be posted in time and received by the deadline.

For additional information or to arrange an individual application conference, please contact Continuum of Care Program Manager, Stephanie Wong, 425-388-3259.
ADA Notice
The County strives to provide access to all members of the public. Snohomish County facilities are accessible. If additional accommodations are required, please notify the ADA contact person at least one week in advance of the workshop. In addition, reasonable accommodations will be made to provide the information in this application in an alternative format upon request. Please contact Stephanie Wong at (425) 388-3259, TTY: 7-1-1 or (800) 833-6384 (voice) or (800) 833-6388 (text).

Foreign language interpreters are also available upon request where a substantial number of non-English speaking residents can reasonably be expected to participate. Please contact Stephanie Wong at (425) 388-3259.

Currently Closed Funding Notices
FY2015 applications are no longer being accepted but detailed information about application requirements may be obtained by visiting the following webpages: 

The County strives to provide access to all members of the public.  Reasonable accommodations will be made to provide the information in the above documents in a person’s native language or an alternate format to persons with disabilities upon request.  To request translation or an accommodation, please contact Marion Dal Pozzo by e-mail or by phone (425-388-3052), or by TTY at 711 or 1-800-833-6384 for voice or at 1-800-833-6388 for text.