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 primarily support Permanent Supportive Housing and Rapid Rehousing, and more recently, Joint Transitional-Rapid Rehousing, and Supportive Services (Coordinated Entry and Youth Engagement Team). 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: https://www.hudexchange.info/coc/. 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, Snohomish County, as the Collaborative Applicant for the Everett/Snohomish County CoC, has made the following FY2020 CoC Program competition available for review:
FY2020 CoC Program Funding Notice
The Snohomish County Office of Community and Homeless Services (OCHS) is soliciting Local Applications for the Fiscal Year (FY) 2020 Continuum of Care (CoC) Program funding round. Applicants for renewal and new projects are required to submit a Local Application by the deadline. There are separate Local Applications for the following: Renewals Operating <1 Year; Standard Renewals; New Expansion Renewals; New Expansion Operating <1 Year; and, New Projects. Applicants should complete the applicable application according to whether they are applying for 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. Please note, as of June 18, 2020, the FY2020 HUD Notice of Funding Availability (NOFA) has not been released, however the Everett/Snohomish County CoC must proceed with the release of a Local Application for funding to meet the anticipated HUD timelines during the FY2020 competition.
Local Application Submission
Please review the Funding Notice, which includes the local applications for both Renewal and New Project types:
As detailed in the Review, Ranking and Selection Policies and in the CoC Rating Criteria, 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 Application Oversight Committee, a committee of the Partnership to End Homelessness (PEH) CoC Board.
Local Applications for both renewal and new projects must be received by 4:00 PM on Friday, July 10, 2020. Electronic applications should be submitted to OCHS Applications. If unable to submit electronically, signed applications may be mailed (County offices are currently closed to the public due to COVID-19). Mailed applications must be posted in time and received by the deadline.
For additional information or to arrange an individual application conference, please contact Grants & Program Specialist, Jaimee English, 425-388-3259.
Currently Closed Funding Notices
FY 2019, FY2018, and FY2017 applications are no longer being accepted but detailed information about application requirements may be obtained by visiting the Closed Continuum of Care Funding Notice webpage
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 Jaimee English by e-mail or by phone (425-388-3259), or by TTY at 711 or 1-800-833-6384 for voice or at 1-800-833-6388 for text.