Continuum of Care Intent To Apply

2015 CoC Intent To Apply

Notice: New Deadline for Submission of Intents To Apply - 4:00pm on Monday, June 1, 2015.

The Snohomish County Office of Community and Homeless Services (OCHS) is soliciting Intents to Apply for the FY2015 Continuum of Care (CoC) Program funding round.

The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) conducts an annual CoC Program national competition. OCHS is the lead agency responsible for completing and submitting the application on behalf of the Everett/Snohomish County CoC.

Additional information can be found on the HUD Exchange website for the Continuum of Care Program.


Units of general purpose local government or private non-profit organizations that have received 501(c)(3) federal tax exempt status from the U.S. Internal Revenue Service (IRS) and are registered as a non-profit corporation in the State of Washington.


CoC projects that end in calendar year 2016 are eligible to apply for renewal funding. At this time, applicants for renewal projects are not required to complete or submit any application materials; information, materials and deadlines will be provided once HUD issues the CoC Notice of Funding Availability (NOFA) and any guidance.


OCHS is requesting Intents to Apply for new CoC projects. Applications for new projects will be accepted for review only if funds are available either through bonus projects or reallocation.

In the event that funds are available, applications for new projects will be considered only from entities that have submitted an Intent to Apply by the deadline and are proposing, in alignment with HUD priorities:

A. Permanent Supportive Housing (PSH) dedicated to serving chronically homeless individuals, including unaccompanied youth, and/or families; or
B. Rapid Rehousing (RRH) dedicated to serving homeless individuals, including unaccompanied youth, and/or families coming directly from the streets or emergency shelter Deadline: Intents to Apply for new projects must be received by the extended deadline, 4:00pm on Monday, June 1, 2015.


Funding availability for renewal projects will be dependent upon the amount made available by the HUD allocation method. Funding for new projects will be dependent upon information contained in the HUD NOFA, including the opportunity to apply for bonus projects, and any reallocated funds made available through the local project review process. Administrative funds will be limited to no more than seven percent (7%) of the total project budget. Administrative funds will be split between the recipient (Snohomish County) and the subrecipient, except for renewal projects that currently receive grants funds directly from HUD.


The subrecipient must match all grant funds, except for leasing funds, with no less than 25% of funds or in-kind contributions from other sources in accordance with 24 CFR 578.73. Subrecipients will not be required to meet this match per category, but rather as an aggregate sum.


Please review the Funding Notice, which includes the Intent to Apply that must be completed:

Intents to Apply must be submitted to Stephanie Wong by the deadline and may be submitted by email, postal mail or dropped off on the Human Services Lower Level Admin East. Applicants are encouraged to allow adequate time for mailed materials to be received by OCHS by the deadline.

Phone: 425.388.3259
Email: Email Stephanie Wong
Address: Snohomish County Office of Community and Homeless Services
3000 Rockefeller Avenue, M/S 305
Everett, WA 98201-4046