August 11, 2022


FY 2022 Continuum of Care Notice Of Funding Opportunity (NOFO)


TN-500 Application Process


Request for proposals from renewal applicants and new project applicants


The NOFO is available on the HUD Exchange:


The Chattanooga Regional Homeless Coalition (CRHC) annually applies for funds under the United States Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Continuum of Care Notice of Funding Availability (NOFO). The Continuum of Care (CoC) application includes a community strategy to prevent and ultimately end homelessness in our region along with data and outcomes related to local initiatives. The CRHC submits renewal applications for existing high performing programs. All project applicants (New, Renewal, Bonus, and DV Bonus) must submit applications to CRHC by COB on 8/30/2022. CRHC will then work with selected applicants to have full submission of electronic applications in eSnaps (the HUD online portal for CoC applications by Close of Business (5PM EST) Tuesday, September 13, 2022.


Area nonprofit organizations, public housing authorities, or units of local government may apply.


The HUD CoC NOFO process is a competitive grant process and, as such, completion of an application is not a guarantee that a project will receive funding.


A 25% match requirement applies to all CoC funded programs.


In addition to New and Renewal projects, the CRHC is also accepting project applications for Bonus Funding.


Priority will be given to project that incorporate healthcare into their project proposal.


Priority will be given to applicants that are willing to serve multiple or all 11 counties of our Continuum of Care (Bledsoe, Bradley, Franklin, Grundy, Hamilton, Marion, McMinn, Meigs, Polk, Rhea and Sequatchie).  Bonus Funding, including Domestic Violence (DV) funds, must be for either the PH-RRH component type (Rapid Re-Housing) or TH-RRH component type (Transitional Housing to Rapid Re-Housing). 

For FY2022 the U.S. Congress has designated funding for survivors of Domestic Violence under the DV Bonus program.  Interested DV service providers are encouraged to contact the CRHC to participate in this process.  

If a project is chosen for inclusion in the 2022 CoC application, the nonprofit organization, public housing authority, or unit of local government applicant must complete a SAM registration, an electronic applicant profile, an electronic application, and additional information, as required by HUD. Inclusion in the CoC application is not a guarantee of award. HUD makes the final decision on all awards.


The CoC Rank and Review Committee will score all applications based on objective criteria. The scoring rubric will be posted at  Programs will be ranked in order of funding priority based on information in the electronic application, previous program performance and potential applicant interview by the Rank and Review Committee.


If selected for inclusion in the CoC application to HUD, whether a renewal project or new proposed project, budgets may be reduced by the rank and review committee or by HUD.


Proposal Requirements


New proposals must create new project in accordance with the guidelines established by HUD in the FY2022 CoC NOFO. A match of 25% is required. No guarantee of award is made as HUD makes the final decisions on funding. Applicants who have not previously received Continuum of Care funds are encouraged to apply under this notice as long as the applicant has a current DUNS number, is registered in the SAM registry, has no unresolved findings related to a Federal Government grant, and has the financial capacity to administrate the program.


Applications should indicate the applicant’s capacity to manage federal funds as well as the applicant’s current experience with individuals, families, or youth experiencing homelessness, current services provided, and how the proposed housing will coordinate with existing programs and services. 


In addition to completing the electronic application in e-snaps, each applicant will be required to submit the following to the CRHC on or before Close of Business (5pm EST) September 13, 2022:


Most recent independent audit or financial review and match certification: should demonstrate experience with federal funds and contain no unresolved findings or no unresolved federal debt, copy of your 501(c) 3 document and Secretary of State registration certificate: must be current and copy of your SAM registration: must be current.


The Governance Council of the CoC has decided that the Homeless Management Grant and Coordinated Entry Grant renewals that only the CoC Collaborative Applicant, CRHC, are eligible to receive, will not be part of the local competition and thus will be first in the priority listing submitted to HUD.


If you have questions regarding the proposal, please contact Kacy West, or Mike Smith,