HUD Continuum of Care (CoC) Application

The annual CoC application is composed of two parts; the Consolidated Application and the Priority Listing. The details regarding HUD priorities and additional threshold requirements are released for each funding year at the time of HUD’s Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO) for the CoC Program.  The Consolidated Application is prepared and submitted by the DuPage County CoC’s designated Collaborative Applicant, DuPage County Community Services. HUD assesses CoCs nationwide on system-wide performance outcomes and coordination, and scores and ranks CoCs accordingly to determine which CoCs will receive funding priority for project applications submitted by the CoC in the Priority Listing.

To visit the HUD Exchange FY2021 CoC Program NOFO page, click here.

2021 DuPage Homeless CoC Local Competition Announcement

The DuPage Continuum Leadership Committee is announcing the application and selection process for HUD’s 2021 Continuum of Care funding. The 2021 Ranking Criteria is posted below.  It contains the point values for the objective criteria used to rank and review projects. All renewal projects will submit a written Project Application Template by September 15, 2021. All new projects will submit a written Project Application Template by September 22, 2021. Emphasis will be placed on performance and alignment with HUD policy priorities. Projects are required to be submitted in esnaps no later than October 1, 2021. The DuPage CoC will notify all project applicants no later than 15 days before the application deadline of November 16, 2021 whether their project application will be accepted and ranked, rejected or reduced as part of the CoC Consolidated application and of their number ranking.

To access the ZoomGrants Application Portal, click here.

Continuum of Care Competition Consolidated Application and Project Priority Listing  

HUD CoC NOFO Application

The DuPage County CoC has established a local process for assessing local gaps and needs, determining funding priorities for its CoC program, determining possible reallocations, inviting, reviewing, scoring and ranking projects according to successful performance that reflects the project’s ability to assist with addressing system-wide progress towards ending homelessness.  The DuPage County CoC has established policies and procedures for this process.

All information regarding ranking policy and procedure, local ranking, selection criteria and decision making processes can be found in the information below.

2021 CoC Rating and Ranking Procedures

These document the existence of a coordinated, inclusive, and outcome-oriented community process for the solicitation, objective review, ranking, and selection of CoC Program project applications.  All project applications are evaluated and ranked based on the degree to which they improve the CoC system performance.

2021 Ranking Criteria 8-30-21 (PDF)

2021 CoC Ranking Policy 12-9-20 (PDF)

Dated Email Notification of 2021 Notice of Fund Availability Jan 2021 02-01-21 (PDF)

2021 Business Plan Application (PDF)


2021 ESNAPS New Project Template (DOCX)

2021 ESNAPS Renewal Project Template (DOCX)

Dated Email Notification of CoC NOFO Announcement 08-26-21 (PDF)

Dated Email Notification of Project Templates for DuPage CoC Competition 08-26-21 (PDF)

2021 Project Tiering List Notification 10-07-21(PDF)

2021 Projects Accepted and Ranking Notification 10-07-21 (PDF)

2021 Projects Rejected Reduced Notification 10-07-21 (PDF)

Dated Email Notifying CoC Members of Project Selection, Rejection, and Ranking w/Tiering and Score List 10-07-21 (PDF)

CoC Approved Consolidated Application and the CoC Approved Project Priority Listing

2021 Approved CoC Consolidated Application (PDF)

2021 Approved CoC Project Priority Listing (PDF)


For more information about the Continuum of Care process, please contact Mary Keating, Director of Community Services/Chair of the Leadership Committee for the DuPage County Continuum of Care