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
The Fiscal Year (FY) 2022 Local Application process will follow a two-phased process for the FY2022 CoC competition.
Phase 1: Applications for Standard Renewal Projects (currently receiving CoC funding)
Phase 2: Applications for:
- New Projects
- Expansion of Existing CoC funded Projects
- CoC Renewal Projects Operating Less than One Year (funded for the first time in FY2021)
- YHDP (CoC) Renewal Projects
The Office of Community and Homeless Services (OCHS) is currently soliciting Phase 1 applications for Standard Renewal Projects for FY2022. OCHS will solicit Phase 2 applications for all other projects for FY2022 through a separate Funding Notice following the release of the HUD FY2022 CoC Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO).
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 FY2022 CoC Program competition available for review:
FY2022 CoC Program Funding Notice
The Snohomish County Office of Community and Homeless Services (OCHS) is soliciting Local Applications for the FY 2022 Continuum of Care (CoC) Program funding round.
- Currently funded projects (Renewal Projects) are required to submit a Local Application by the Phase 1 deadline: 4 p.m. on Thursday, June 16, 2022.
- All other projects (New projects, Expansion of Existing CoC projects, CoC Renewal Projects Operating < 1 Year, and YHDP Projects) are required to submit a Local Application by the Phase 2 deadline: TBD
Applicants should complete the applicable application(s) during the applicable funding round phase 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 Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO), including the opportunity to apply for bonus projects, and any reallocated funds made available through the local project review process. Please note, as of May 25, 2022, the FY2022 HUD NOFO has not been released, however the Everett/Snohomish County CoC must proceed with the release of a Local Application for currently funded projects to meet the anticipated HUD timelines during the FY2022 competition.
Local Application Submission
Please review the Funding Notice, which includes the Phase 1 local application for the Renewal Project type:
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 Renewal Projects (currently funded CoC programs) must be received by 4:00 PM on Thursday, June 16, 2022. 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 Grants & Program Specialist, Molly Bauer by email or call 425-309-2975.
Currently Closed Funding Notices
FY2021, FY2020, FY2019, FY2018, and FY2017 YHDP 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 Molly Bauer by e-mail or by phone 425-309-2975, or by TTY at 711 or 1-800-833-6384 for voice or at 1-800-833-6388 for text.