More than one potential applicant has asked how much money is available in this regular (not bonus) CoC competition round. The most accurate answer is that, since this is a fully open competition, applicants can compete for any amount up to the full amount of our grant ($2,504,506).
But what many applicants want to know is how much is available if every existing renewal program that seeks funding is renewed with full budgets. This question usually cannot be answered at the beginning of the competition, because each program is assessing whether to apply and how much to apply for.
The information is now clearer for the Hampden County CoC. Two transitional housing projects have decided not to seek renewal funding, and one rental assistance project is seeking less than its full allowed renewal budget. As a result of these changes, the CoC knows that there is a minimum of $205,314 available for new projects. As a reminder, the eligible categories for new projects are:
- permanent supportive housing for chronically homeless individuals or families; and
- rapid rehousing for homeless families who are in emergency shelter or unsheltered.
Applications are due October 14, 2014, at 4:30 p.m. See the Hampden County FY2014 CoC Funding Competition page for more information.