Public Posting - Availability of Grants for Homelessness

August 8, 2021

Public Posting - Availability of Grants for Homelessness


Date: 8/19/2021


The Macon County Continuum of Care announces the availability of grants to prevent and end homelessness through the United States Department of Housing and Urban Development’s “Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO) for the Fiscal Year 2021 Continuum of Care Competition.” The CoC is open to, and it will accept and consider proposals from organizations that have not previously received CoC Program Grants. Organizations that have not received CoC funding in the past are encouraged to apply.



●        Only these basic types of new projects are eligible: Permanent Supportive Housing for chronically homeless and other specific high-risk populations, Rapid Rehousing, Joint Transitional Housing and Rapid Rehousing, Coordinated Entry, and HMIS. The NOFO provides details on each of these.

●        HUD also will consider applications that serve only victims of domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault, or stalking. These projects must be Rapid Rehousing, Joint Transitional Housing and Rapid Rehousing, or Coordinated Entry.


Applicants for all new projects must submit a Letter of Intent including the project type and estimated amount of request to the Macon County CoC Ranking Committee. The Letter of Intent must be sent by email to Mary Garrison at by Friday, September 10. All interested organizations are urged to contact the CoC and read the NOFO in its entirely before submitting a letter of intent. Select this link to download the FY 2021 NOFO. Select this link to access critical instructions and guidance from the HUD website.


New projects that have been accepted must complete applications in HUD’s e-snaps electronic grants systems by Friday, October 16.



Applicants for renewal project must indicate their intent to renew and their plans for voluntary reallocation by Friday, September 3. Please submit notify the Ranking Committee by sending an email to Mary Garrison at


Renewal projects must complete their e-snaps applications by Friday, October 1.



The Ranking Committee will notify all applicants of acceptance, rejection, or modification of their projects no later than October 19.


Please understand that HUD has specific requirements for applicants, including:

·         The Ranking Committee will carefully review the qualifications of the applicant and the proposed project to assure that they meet HUD’s threshold requirements.

·         Projects that (1) are eligible; and (2) that meet HUD’s threshold requirements; and (3) that demonstrate need; and (4) that demonstrate organizational capacity, will be accepted, and ranked in priority order using an objective process.

·         Individuals, for-profit organizations, and unincorporated entities are not eligible to apply.

·         Applicant organizations must use the e-snaps system to submit their proposals. If interested, you are strongly urged to create an “Applicant Profile” in e-snaps immediately. Select this link to access instructions and the log-in page for e-snaps. If you do not have an e-snaps user account, select "Create a Profile" from the e-snaps log-in page. The Macon County CoC will provide assistance with this step upon request.


Contact Mary Garrison at for more information.