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Continuum of Care Funding


Emergency Food and Shelter Program Grant

 The Department of Homeland Security's Federal Emergency Management Agency has designated funds available under the Emergency Food and Shelter Program (EFSP) to expand the work of local social service agencies to help people with economic emergencies. The funds are available as follows: Prince William County $66,578, City of Manassas $7,687, and City of Manassas Park $3,500.00. To qualify for the funds local agencies must: 1) be private voluntary non-profits or units of government, 2) be eligible to receive Federal funds, 3) have an accounting system, 4) practice nondiscrimination, 5) have demonstrated the capability to deliver emergency food and/or shelter programs, and 6) if they are a private voluntary organization, have a voluntary board. Qualifying agencies are encouraged to submit an application to Homeless Service Office at 14716 Potomac Mills Road, Woodbridge, VA 22191 by 4:30pm, September 25, 2017. 

On-site technical assistance will be available on September 18, 2017, at 1:00pm at 14716 Potomac Mills Road, VA 22191.

For more information or inquiries, please contact LoToya N. Bass, Homeless Services Coordinator, by phone at 703-792-7549 or via email at



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

 Prince William Area CoC Ranking Procedure

Previous years:

 FY16 CoC Program Competition and Fund information

 FY15 CoC Program Competition and Fund information


 VHSP Community Application

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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