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Continuum of Care Funding



Continuum of Care  Program Background: 
The Department of Housing and Urban Development Continuum of Care Program (COC Program)  (24 CFR part 578) is designed to promote a community-wide commitment to the goal of ending homelessness; to provide funding for efforts by nonprofit providers, state, and local governments to quickly re-house the homeless while minimizing the trauma and dislocation caused by homelessness; to promote access and to effectively utilize mainstream programs by the homeless; and to optimize self-sufficiency among those experiencing homelessness. The COC Program funding process is administered under the COC Program interim rule and covers the application and award process for COC Program funds.  For more information on the Continuum of Care Program Grant contact LoToya Blake-Bass at

Continuum of Care Program Competition

FY17 CoC Competition Notice

FY 2017 Continuum of Care Program Application

Program Competition Rating and Review

Prince William Area Continuum of Care approved funding allocation for the HUD FY 17 CoC Program Grant.

Tier One: $495,528

Streetlight – PASS Project – $143,194

Good Shepard – PSH Project – $143,940

Streetlight – PSH Project - $8,137

DSS – HMIS Project - $36,230

BARN – RRH Project – 164,027

Tier Two: $108,606

BARN – RRH Project - $31,629

BARN – Bonus RRH Project - $76,977

Ranking Procedures for HUD/State/and other Community Grants

PWA CoC Ranking Procedure 

Previous years:

 FY17 CoC Program Competition and Fund information

 FY16 CoC Program Competition and Fund information

 FY15 CoC Program Competition and Fund information


 VHSP - 2018 Community Application

 Certification and Assurances

 VHSP: How to Apply


VHSP Background: 
The Virginia Homeless Solutions Program (VHSP) is a state- and federally-funded program funded by the State General Fund and the federal Emergency Solutions Grant (ESG) to support Continuum of Care (COC) strategies and homeless service and prevention programs that align with the following goals:

1. To reduce the number of individuals/households who become homeless

2. To shorten the length of time an individual or household is homeless

3. To reduce the number of individuals/households that return to homelessness


Point –Time Count (PIT) Background
The Point-in-Time (PIT) count is a count of sheltered and unsheltered homeless persons on a single night in January. HUD requires that Continuums of Care conduct an annual count of homeless persons who are sheltered in emergency shelter, transitional housing, and Safe Havens on a single night.

Housing Inventory Count (HIC) Background
The Housing Inventory Count (HIC) is a point-in-time inventory of provider programs within a Continuum of Care that provide beds and units dedicated to serve persons who are homeless, categorized by five Program Types: Emergency Shelter; Transitional Housing; Rapid Re-housing; Safe Haven; and Permanent Supportive Housing.


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