HUD Continuum of Care Program

The Continuum of Care (CoC) program promotes community-wide commitment to the goal of ending homelessness. The program provides funding for efforts by nonprofit providers and state and local governments to quickly rehouse homeless individuals and families while minimizing the trauma and dislocation caused to homeless individuals, families, and communities by homelessness. The program promotes access to and utilization of mainstream programs by homeless individuals and families. The program optimizes self-sufficiency among individuals and families experiencing homelessness.

The Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO) is a US Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) grant announcement that provides funding to support HUD-approved housing counseling agencies and intermediary organizations across the country. These comprehensive housing counseling grants help hundreds of housing counseling agencies maintain and expand their services. The funding also assists those homeowners and renters who continue to struggle financially because of COVID-19, particularly individuals and families of color who have been disproportionately affected by the pandemic.

CoC applicants must comply with threshold requirements, with statutory and regulatory requirements established in this grant, and with all Housing Counseling Program requirements. 

The CoC Program is designed to

  • promote a community-wide commitment to the goal of ending homelessness; 
  • provide funding for efforts by nonprofits and state and local governments to quickly re-house homeless individuals, families, persons fleeing domestic violence, and youth while minimizing the trauma and dislocation caused by homelessness;
  • promote access to and effective use of mainstream programs by homeless individuals and families; and 
  • optimize self-sufficiency among those experiencing homelessness.

HUD announces the beginning of the annual grant competition by publishing the NOFO. HUD grant guidelines provide detailed information about the application process including deadlines, eligible applicants, activities, and costs. Those interested in applying for HUD funding should become familiar with the federal legislation governing CoC funding, Program Interim Rule Part 578 Continuum of Care Program as well as the NOFO. Applicants should also check this website often as the grant information is updated on a regular basis.


The Harrisonburg Redevelopment and Housing Authority (HRHA) is the Lead Agency for the Western
Virginia Continuum of Care (COC), and is responsible in this capacity for coordinating, preparing, and
submitting the annual CoC Collaborative Application to the Department of Housing and Urban
Development (HUD).

The Fiscal Year (FY) 2023 Annual Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO) was released by HUD on
Wednesday, July 5, making $3,134,000,000 in FY 2023 CoC competitive funding available to homeless
services organizations across the country.

This year’s application is due to HUD by no later than 8:00 p.m., ET on September 28, 2023. It is a HUD
requirement for all project applications to be submitted to the CoC no later than 30 days before HUD’s
CoC Program application submission deadline of September 28. Therefore, all project applications will
be due to the CoC via e-snaps no later than August 28, 2023.

We encourage organizations to review the NOFO for a list of eligible expansion and new projects they
would like to apply for and refer to the competition timeline accessible under the NOFO Funding
Resources for detail on the competitive application process and application preparation guidelines.

An informational meeting for new and renewal applicants will be held at the August 10th General Meeting,
a virtual connection via Zoom will also be made available for those unable to join in-person.

General Funding Resources

Notice of FY23 Funding Decision

Following the Ad Hoc Committee review of project applications, the CoC’s funding priority list for the FY23 competition is complete. There were 3 applications for renewal projects. The priority list is included below for your review. If you have any questions or comments, please contact the CoC coordinator at

Western Virginia Continuum of Care FY23 Consolidated Application

The Western Virginia Continuum of Care Executive Committee approved the FY23  consolidated application. The application is posted below for you review. If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to contact Michael Wong at

FY23 Consolidated  Application