Western PA CoC FY2019 NOFA

One By One: Western PA CoC’s Request for Proposals (RFPs) to solicit new projects for the FY2019 CoC Competition:

(1) New Permanent Housing Project RFP

(2) Domestic Violence Rapid Re-Housing Project RFP

The Western PA CoC is soliciting Preliminary Applications from agencies interested in applying for new projects, including:  Permanent Supportive Housing projects serving Chronically Homeless Individuals/ Families, Rapid Re-Housing, TH/RRH Joint Component, and Domestic Violence-Dedicated Rapid Re-Housing.  Please click the following links to view the RFPs – New Permanent Housing Project RFP and Domestic Violence Rapid Rehousing Project RFP

The projects selected through either RFP will be submitted to HUD as part of the Western PA CoC’s FY2019 Continuum of Care Application. Organizations may apply to one or both RFP’s.

To apply, a Preliminary Application and a Proposed Budget must be submitted via SurveyGizmo by Close of Business on August 21, 2019.  The CoC will inform organizations responding to each RFP if their project was selected by August 30. Application materials and Survey Gizmo links can be found below:

The CoC will hosted a webinar on Thursday, August 8th which shared information about the New Project RFP process. The webinar covered:

  • Western PA CoC New Project Priorities
  • Eligible Project Types
  • New Project RFP Details and Process

To review the recording from the webinar, click here. You can also find the PowerPoint attachments here

Renewal Project Application – Instructions and Important Information

As part of the Western PA CoC’s Consolidated Application for the 2019 CoC Competition, DMA will undertake a review of all renewal project applications prior to the submission of these applications into the e-snaps system by grantees. Instructions for submitting this information are provided below.

By August 6, 2019 at 5pm:  All agencies with renewal project applications are being asked to provide a PDF of your completed Renewal Project Application(s) exported from e-snaps.

The PDF of your Renewal Project Application should be submitted to Dropbox.  You can find the Dropbox information here: Dropbox Links for CoC Grantees – West 2019

Please DO NOT SUBMIT your Renewal Project Application(s) in e-snaps. If you accidentally submit the application, please contact us at westerncoc@pennsylvaniacoc.org and we will release the application back to you.

IMPORTANT CHANGE REGARDING PROJECT NAMES:

When you set up your FY2019 renewal project in e-snaps, you must insert the “six digit PIN” from your project’s grant number at the beginning of the project name. Your “six digit PIN” is the first six digits of your grant number.

For example for grant number PA0123L3T091811:

Applicant Name: DMA Homeless Services

Project Name: PA0123 – Elkins Park Rapid Re-Housing Project

The PDF file name should be: 2019 Renewal App – Agency Name – Project Name

Regarding the question: “Do project participants have access to SSI/SSDI technical assistance provided by the applicant, a subrecipient, or partner agency?”– All grantees can select “Yes” for this question. Fayette County Community Action Agency has stated that they can provide TA to any CoC applicant.

Prior to submitting your application, check the Submission Summary to make sure ALL sections have been completed

By August 20:  You will receive a project review form with required corrections.

By August 26 (or within 5 working days of receipt of your review):  You must submit your corrected application on e-snaps.

General FY2019 CoC NOFA Competition Information

FY2019 NOFA Related Webinars

Diana T. Myers and Associated presented the first FY2019 NOFA webinar on July 23, 2019 for the Balance of State CoCs. The webinar covered various issues related to this year’s CoC NOFA, including:

  • A general overview of the NOFA and HUD priorities
  • Timelines for NOFA activities
  • Available funding, tiering and ranking
  • New projects options and process
  • Renewal project application options and process
  • E-snaps tips
  • Appeals process
  • Q&A

To watch the recording for this webinar, click here. You can find a copy of the PowerPoint slides here: PA BoS NOFA Webinar FY2019-7-23-19

USICH FY2019 CoC NOFA Webinar:

This USICH-led webinar provides a high-level overview of HUD’s FY 2019 CoC Program NOFA, including policy priorities, scoring, and key changes from the FY 2018 NOFA.

You can view the webinar here.

FY2019 CoC Competition New Project RFP Webinar – August 8th:

The Western PA CoC will be soliciting applications from agencies interested in applying for new projects as part of the Western PA CoC’s FY2019 Continuum of Care Application. The new projects being solicited are:

(1) New Permanent Housing Project RFP

(2) Domestic Violence Rapid Re-Housing Project RFP

The CoC will hosted a webinar on Thursday, August 8th which shared information about the New Project RFP process. The webinar covered:

  • Western PA CoC New Project Priorities
  • Eligible Project Types
  • New Project RFP Details and Process

To review the recording from the webinar, click here. You can also find the PowerPoint attachments here.