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FY 2019 Continuum of Care Competition

The Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) requires that local Continuums of Care (CoC) prioritize the projects submitted in our consolidated application. As in past years, project priorities will be generated by a scoring system, site visits and interviews by an impartial Evaluation Committee made up of local funders and former funder volunteers.

In the national competition, CoC's are scored on the quality of their annual evaluation and monitoring of the renewal projects submitted in the Continuum's collaborative package. In addition, annual evaluation allows the CoC to determine whether existing projects are addressing current needs, and to make adjustments in the system. Renewal project evaluations are used both to set a bar for high performance, and to select possible resources to be reallocated through the CoC application.

2019 Continuum of Care (CoC) Program Competition

Public Posting of Consolidated Application and Final Priority Listing

Home Sonoma County Members and Interested Parties: 

Drafts of the FY 2019 Continuum of Care Consolidated Application including all attachments and the Final FY 2019 Project Priority Listing are now posted on the Home Sonoma County website: http://sonomacounty.ca.gov/CDC/Homeless-Services/Funding-Opportunities/Continuum-of-Care-Competition/

Continuum of Care staff will submit the final Consolidated Application to the Department of Housing and Urban Development no later than Sunday, September 29, 2019, one day prior to the mandatory submission deadline of September 30, 2019.

Thank you for your support of this year’s application.  Should you have feedback or questions, please email or call Continuum of Care Coordinator Michael Gause at Michael.Gause@sonoma-county.org or at (707) 565-1977 by Friday, September 27 at 12pm.

2019 Priority List Now Available

The 2019 Continuum of Care Competition ratings and rankings are now available. See the full priority list.

2019 CoC Application Timeline

Date Action 
July 3, 2019 NOFA for FY 2019 Funds Released 
July 12, 2019Local Request for Proposals issued, including new funding availability and Renewal/Reallocation forms 
July 18, 2019Technical Assistance Session for Applicants: Introduction to e-Snaps 3:00pm – 4:30pm, at Sonoma County Community Development Commission, 1440 Guerneville Road, Santa Rosa This is a collaborative application. Those with e-snaps experience are expected to assist newer applicants. New applicants should obtain a DUNS number and SAM registration prior to the session if possible.
July 19, 2019  MANDATORY Bidder’s Conference for NEW Projects 10:00am -11:30am, at Sonoma County Community Development Commission, 1440 Guerneville Road, Santa Rosa 
July 19, 2019Renewal and Reallocation Questionnaire Due to CoC Coordinator by 5pm 
July 31, 2019Technical Assistance Session for All Applicants: Project Applications in e-snaps 10:00am – 11:30am at Sonoma County Community Development Commission, 1440 Guerneville Road, Santa Rosa
August 12, 2019New and Renewal Project Application(s) and Supplemental Questionnaire due in eSnaps, 11:59pm
Week of August 15 CoC Performance Management & Evaluation Task Group Review of New Project Applications 
August 22, 2019

 CoC Board Final Approval of New Projects and Ranking and Ratings 

August 25, 2019  Publication of new project selections and Priority Listings (earlier if possible) on the CoC Lead Agency website at: https://sonomacounty.ca.gov/CDC/HomelessServices/Funding-Opportunities/Continuum-of-Care-Competition/
August 25 - September 16, 2019  Technical review/corrections, priority ranking & Consolidated Plan certifications 
September 30, 2019 Final Submission Due in e-snaps 

Process for Making Cuts: FY 2019

To create a pool of reallocated funds from which to create new projects, the Sonoma County Continuum of Care works through its Renewal Project Evaluation Process to make voluntary and involuntary cuts; and makes additional voluntary cuts during the NOFA period if new opportunities emerge.

HOME Sonoma County Continuum of Care Process for Making Cuts FY 2019

2019 Continuum of Care Renewal Evaluation Process

On March 26, 2019 the memorandum, schedule of events, and supporting documents for the FY 2019 Continuum of Care Renewal Evaluation Process were posted.

Materials that need to be submitted are listed on page 4 of the memo and must be submitted by 5:00pm on April 22nd, 2019 electronically or in person. The Performance Management and Evaluation Task Group will begin review of materials in May with support from the CoC NOFA Team with the Sonoma County Community Development Commission (CoC Lead Agency).  However, final rating and ranking will not be done until after the NOFA period opens and new project funding is released.  Final ranking and rating will be conducted with new project scoring.  We anticipate that happening in June or July 2019, and the HOME Sonoma County Leadership Council will make final decisions on rating and ranking no later than 30 days before the close of the NOFA period this summer/fall. The draft scoring schema may be changed slightly be the PM&E Task Group, but as the scoring is based on HUD System Performance Measures and HUD priorities, it will likely remain largely the same.  Agencies new to Continuum of Care funding are highly encouraged to apply for Continuum of Care funding when the CoC Competition opens and should reach out to the CoC Coordinator, Michael Gause, at Michael.Gause@sonoma-county.org.

2019 Renewal Evaluation Schedule of Events and Materials

2019 HOME Sonoma County Continuum of Care Renewal Projects

AgencyProject/ComponentBedsRegionAmount
  Buckelew Programs Samaritan FACT / Permanent Supportive Housing   6   Santa Rosa   $101,166
  Buckelew Programs Sonoma SCIL / Permanent Supportive Housing   12   Santa Rosa   $248,672
  Catholic Charities Permanent Supportive Housing Santa Rosa 2 / Permanent Supportive Housing   20 Santa Rosa/ Guerneville   $311,636
  Catholic Charities Permanent Supportive Housing Santa Rosa 3 / Permanent Supportive Housing   18   Santa Rosa   $288,302
Community Support Network Sanctuary Villas / Permanent Supportive Housing (new)   5   Santa Rosa   $61,557
Community Support Network Stony Point Commons / Permanent Supportive Housing   16   Santa Rosa   $55,981
  COTS   Community Based Permanent Supportive Housing / Permanent Supportive Housing   18 Petaluma/ Rohnert Park   $271,381
  Social Advocates for Youth   SAY Sponsor-Based Rental Assistance / Permanent Supportive Housing   16   Santa Rosa/ Countywide   $236,552

Sonoma County Community Development

Commission

  Coordinated Intake Expansion Project / Supportive Services   N/A   Countywide   $349,991

Sonoma County Community Development

Commission

Homeless Management Information System (HMIS) Expansion / Supportive Services (infrastructure)   N/A   Countywide   $187,907
So. Co. Community Development Commission Renewal Rental Assistance – Chronically Homeless Persons with Mental Illness / Permanent Supportive Housing   9   Countywide   $108,993
So. Co. Community Development CommissionRenewal Rental Assistance - Persons with HIV/AIDS/Permanent Supportive Housing  60  Countywide $853,874
So. Co. Community Development CommissionRenewal Rental Assistance - Youth with Disabilities/ Permanent Supportive Housing  12  Countywide $74,186
So. Co. Community Development CommissionRenewal Rental Assistance - Homeless with Chronic Health Problems 10 Countywide $240,014
West County Community ServicesMill Street Supportive Housing / Permanent Supportive Housing  8 Guerneville $90,953
YWCA of Sonoma CountyRRH for Vulnerable Survivors of DV / Rapid Re-Housing (new)  30 Countywide $143,656
Totals 240
$3,624,821


Contact Information

Michael Gause

Ending Homelessness Program Manager

Sonoma County Community Development Commission

Business Hours
Monday – Friday
8:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Contact us by Phone
Address
1440 Guerneville Road
Santa Rosa, CA 95403
38.456899, -122.733918

Past Continuum of Care Competitions