PA-504 Your Way Home FY2015 CoC Application Process

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FY2015 CoC Grant Consolidated Application


Date: November 16, 2015


Montgomery County’s Consolidated Application for the U.S. Department of Housing and Community Development’s (HUD) FY2015 Continuum of Care Program Grant is now available for review by community members. This year, Montgomery County is applying for a total of $3,032,753, including $211,110 in new funding for Permanent Supportive Housing and $388,810 in bonus project funding for Rapid Re-Housing.


The Consolidated Application is a comprehensive report on the county’s housing crisis response system, Your Way Home. Specific sections are dedicated to explaining Your Way Home’s work on coordinated entry and street outreach, outcomes achievements on measures such as exits to permanent housing and connection to mainstream benefits, and engagement of non-traditional partners in planning and systems change efforts. HUD scores applications based on the community’s implementation of these policy priorities. Your Way Home is poised to do well in this competition as a result of our alignment with HUD’s overall strategies, including our prioritization of the most vulnerable based on a common assessment, our engagement of multiple and new partners to address system challenges, and our ongoing evaluation through data.


Your Way Home partner organizations are welcome to comment on the application by emailing Emma Hertz,, no later than 6:00pm on November 18, 2015, prior to submission to HUD.




CoC Program Grant- Project Priority List Now Available


Date: November 5, 2015 

Your Way Home Montgomery County 

Montgomery County CoC 

CoC Program Grant- Project Priority Listing Now Available


The Montgomery County CoC has posted the project priority listing for all projects submitting an application to the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development’s FY2015 CoC Program Grant competition. The listing can be accessed here



Montgomery County is eligible to receive $2,566,181 in renewal project funding through the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development’s (HUD’s) FY2015 CoC Program Grant competition. As part of the application process for this funding, HUD requires that all Continuums of Care (CoC’s) rank the projects based on the CoC’s order of funding priority.


HUD has established that 85% of the Annual Renewal Demand- or $2,566,181- is guaranteed to be funded, so long as the CoC’s overall application meets minimum requirements. The remaining 25% of funding- $384,927- will be funded based on the individual project’s rank and alignment with HUD’s funding priorities, and availability of HUD funding. The CoC is required to rank all of the projects to demonstrate which are the higher priority projects (guaranteed to be funded) and which are lower priority projects (funding is contingent upon scoring).


The CoC Governance Action Team created the CoC Grant Review Action Team in March 2015 to develop an objective ranking tool for all projects. This ranking tool was finalized on Thursday, October 22, 2015 by the CoC Grant Review Action Team. The ranking criteria include a description of each criterion, data source, and how each was utilized to score projects. It is attached here.


A subset of Your Way Home Leadership Council members were selected to determine the final ranking of projects based on (1) the project’s score on the Ranking Tool, (2) alignment with Your Way Home’s strategic priorities and coordinated entry system, and (3) availability of other federal or local funding sources to support the project in the event it is not renewed directly by this grant source. 


The Montgomery County CoC is continuing to work on the Collaborative Application for the CoC Program Grant, which provides the main source of points for project funding. The Collaborative Application is a comprehensive report on the county’s work to end homelessness. The final application will be made available to the Your Way Home community no later than November 17, 2015; and submitted to HUD no later than November 20, 2015.


Questions about this process or the CoC Program Grant can be directed to Emma Hertz, CoC Co-Chair,