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Grants & Bids

homelessness organization grants

The Northwest Arkansas Continuum of Care (NWA CoC) is responsible for coordinating a regional response to end homelessness. NWA CoC is also tasked with aligning the regions’ HUD funding with a regional strategic plan to ensure the resources are spent in accordance with that regional plan to end homelessness.

The NWA CoC is responsible for developing a collaborative (community) application to HUD for the annual CoC program. This application includes the individual local applications that are solicited by the Continuum. The LOCAL NWA CoC Application and budget forms are due no later than 5:00 p.m. on Wednesday August 21st, 2019 per the instructions included. Links below are to the RFP, the Application, and the Budget Form. Additionally, there is a link to a google survey ‘Letter of Intent’, which is due no later than 5:00 p.m. August 9th, 2019.

  1. NWA-COC-FY2019-Request for Proposals
  2. NWA-COC-FY2019-Application packet
  3. Budget Worksheet FY-2019-CoC-Program
  4. 2019 NWA CoC Letter of Intent

The following documents may guide your way as you fill out the Local Proposal;

  1. The link to the FY CoC HUD Program Federal NOFA
  2. The following two links can serve as a guide should your projects be approved by the NWA CoC. Becoming familiar with this application process in eSnaps as soon as possible is advised.
    1. The link to FY-2019-Renewal-Project-Application-Detailed-Instructions 
    2. The link to FY-2019-New-Project-Application-Detailed-Instructions-Version-2
    3. The link to additional DV Application Resources HUD DV Projects Page

The link to the FY 2019 NWA Continuum of Care (NWA CoC) Program Competition NOFA, CoC Estimated Annual Renewaal Demand Report which lines out the funds available for the NWA CoC to apply for.

The document below describes the process by which the NWA CoC develops the Local NOFA.
Rank and Review Policies

The document below describes the NWA CoC’s funding priorities for 2019/2020 and is used to develop the local NOFA.
2019 Northwest Arkansas Needs Analysis and Funding Priorities

2019 NWA CoC Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Consolidated Application

On July 30th, 2019, the Northwest Arkansas Continuum of Care (NWA CoC) solicited local applications for projects that would contribute to ending homelessness in Northwest Arkansas, in accordance with the 2019 Northwest Arkansas Needs and Analysis and Funding Priorities document listed above. These grants were due to the NWA CoC on 08/29/2019. The Rank and Review Committee met on 09/03/2019 where the projects were assessed against a set of scoring rubrics that were contained in the original Request for Proposal (RFP) and instructions. Those projects were ‘ranked’ according to those rubrics and are contained in the CoC Priority Listing document below. This ‘ranking’ was approved by the CoC Board of Directors on 09/03/2019 and ratified on 9/10/2019 following a formal appeal.

The documents below will be submitted to HUD no later than 9/30/2019 and are required to be listed here no later than two days prior to the 9/30/2019 submission deadline. These documents are listed here for public review. These documents include the 2019 NWA CoC Application to HUD, the 2019 NWA CoC Priority Listing as well as the 2019 NWA CoC Planning Grant Application.

  1. 2019 CoC NOFA Application to HUD
  2. NWA CoC Priority Listing 2019
  3. 2019 NWA CoC Planning Grant

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