CoC Special NOFO

The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) is making approximately $322 million in funding available through a Continuum of Care Supplemental to Address Unsheltered and Rural Homelessness Notice of Funding Opportunity (CoC Special NOFO). Funding will be utilized to support communities in developing plans to address rural and unsheltered homelessness, particularly in communities with very high levels of unsheltered homelessness.

Eligible project types for this funding include Permanent Housing (Rapid Rehousing and Permanent Supportive Housing), Joint Transitional Housing and Rapid Rehousing, Supportive Services Only, and Homeless Management Information Systems (HMIS).

The County of Orange’s Office of Care Coordination serving as the Collaborative Applicant for the Orange County Continuum of Care (CoC) has identified this funding as an important opportunity to support the ongoing efforts to address unsheltered homelessness in Orange County.

Timeline
The CoC Special NOFO  application for the three-year grant is due on October 20, 2022. HUD’s timeline for the application process can be viewed below. The Orange County CoC will be developing a local process, including activities and timeline, to support the development of new projects in response to the CoC Special NOFO.

Date Activity
June 22, 2022 Funding opportunity announcement
August 9, 2022 RFP released
September 7, 2022 RFP closes, submittals are due by 12:00 p.m. PDT
September 20, 2022 Deadline for project applications to be submitted to the CoC
October 5, 2022 Deadline for project applicants to receive notification whether their project application(s) will be accepted and ranked on the CoC Priority Listing, rejected, or reduced by the CoC
October 17, 2022 Consolidated Application to be posted for CoC
October 20, 2022 Application Deadline to submit to HUD

The CoC Special NOFO funding application includes several activities and requirements to be completed, including a CoC Plan for Serving Individuals and Families Experiencing Homelessness with Severe Service Needs (CoC Plan). The Office of Care Coordination will be working to facilitate stakeholder engagement and feedback through the development of the plan and will return to the CoC Board for the plan’s approval.

Request for Proposals (RFP)

The County of Orange is seeking proposals from qualified organizations to provide services to individuals and families experiencing homelessness as part of the application for the CoC Special NOFO to Address Unsheltered Homelessness.

  • Bid Title: Request for Proposals for Special Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO) to Address Unsheltered Homelessness
  • Bid Starts: August 9, 2022 at 6:15 p.m.
  • Bid Ends: September 7, 2022 at 12:00 p.m.

The RFP for the Special NOFO to Address Unsheltered Homelessness is available below with needed application materials. All project proposals must be submitted by September 7, 2022, at 12:00 p.m. Pacific Daylight Time (PDT).

Submittal Instructions

Applicant Agencies are to ensure Special NOFO proposal submittals include:

  • One (1) printed original with signatures and three (3) complete copies in binders with clearly marked tab dividers for all exhibits, attachments, and supporting documents. Clearly marked original and copies.
  • One (1) electronic copy via DropBox of the Request for Proposals Submittal – exhibits, attachments, and supporting documents – to be organized and separated per Document Presentation Requirements.

It is the sole responsibility of the Agency to ensure that delivery is made prior to the due date and time. The Special NOFO Project Application including all Exhibits and Attachments in response to the RFP must be hand delivered by 12:00 pm PDT on September 7, 2022, electronically via DropBox, and also printed binder submissions to:

County Executive Office
Attention: Felicia Boehringer
405 W. 5th Street, Suite 685
Santa Ana, CA 92701
(714) 834-4454
felicia.boehringer@ocgov.com 

Special NOFO Priority Listing (Posted on September 29, 2022)

On September 28, 2022, the CoC Board approved the Special NOFO Ranking Policy as recommended by the CoC Special NOFO Ad Hoc and the CoC Special NOFO Priority Listing. The CoC Special NOFO Priority Listing, including accepted and rejected projects can be viewed below.

Consolidated Application and Project Priority Listing (Posted on October 18, 2022)

The County of Orange as the Collaborative Applicant has finalized the Orange County CoC Special NOFO to Address Unsheltered Homelessness Consolidated Application and Project Priority Listing E-snaps Document for review. 

Questions

The Office of Care Coordination is available to answer questions on the RFP for the Special NOFO, application deadlines, process, training, or to provide copies of application materials specific to the Orange County CoC. For further questions or technical assistance, please email the Office of Care Coordination at CareCoordination@ocgov.com and Carbon Copy (Cc) Felicia Boehringer (felicia.boehringer@ocgov.com) and Zulima Lundy (zulima.lundy@ocgov.com).

Special NOFO - CoC Plan for Serving Individuals and Families Experiencing Homelessness with Severe Services Needs

As part of the CoC Special NOFO application process, CoCs are tasked with developing a CoC Plan to serve individuals and families experiencing homelessness with severe service needs. The Office of Care Coordination on behalf of the Orange County CoC is facilitating listening sessions to provide an overview of the CoC Plan requirements as outlined in the CoC Special NOFO application and allow space for recommendations from local stakeholders. Your participation and feedback is invited at one of the upcoming sessions listed below.

Session 1 – Leveraging Housing and Healthcare Resources
Date: Tuesday, August 23, 2022
Time: 1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.
Meeting Materials: View Presentation

Session 2 – Current Strategy to Identify, Shelter and House Individuals and Families Experiencing Unsheltered Homelessness
Date: Thursday, September 1, 2022
Time: 2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Meeting Link: Click here
Access Code: 2451 564 8562
Password: specialNOFO

Session 3 - Updating Strategy to Identify, Shelter and House Households Experiencing Unsheltered Homelessness and Prioritizing Households Experiencing or with Histories of Unsheltered Homelessness
Date: Wednesday, September 7, 2022
Time: 1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.
Meeting Link: Click here
Access Code: 2467 346 3741
Password: specialNOFO

Session 4 - Involving individuals with Lived Experience of Homelessness and Supporting Underserved Communities and Equitable Development
Date: Tuesday, September 13, 2022
Time: 12:30 p.m. – 1:30 p.m.
Meeting Link: Click here 
Access Code: 2450 172 7559
Password: specialNOFO

Newly Scheduled!
Session 5 – Recommendations Towards Previous Topics
Date: Friday, September 16, 2022
Time: 12:30 p.m. – 1:30 p.m.
Meeting Link: Click here 
Access Code: 2458 890 0974
Password: specialNOFO

Note: If you are unable to attend a listening session and want to offer feedback or recommendations, please review the questions on the listening session presentation(s) and email Patrick Wigmore at Patrick@homebaseccc.org and include the Office of Care Coordination at CareCoordination@ocgov.com.

CoC Plan Survey 

Feedback can be provided via survey on the CoC Plan. Please click on this link to complete the survey: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/cocplan2022

Documents and Links