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Posted on: June 26, 2023


2023 SNJ CoC HUD NOTICE of FUNDING OPPORTUNITY (NOFO) for New and Renewal Projects 

June 26, 2023 

The Southern New Jersey Continuum of Care (SNJCoC) is an association of county-wide homelessness Continuums of Care that providesinformation, services, and advocacy for and on behalf of the homeless population in the area of service within the participating Southern NJ Counties (Camden, Cape May, Cumberland, and Gloucester). The mission of the Southern New Jersey Continuum of Care is to work to prevent and end homelessness through a public and private collaboration that maximizes efforts and leverages resources. 

SNJCoC invites community-based organizations to submit applications for new and renewal projects as part of the FY2023 Continuum of Care (CoC) competitive grant process. Renewal projects are those that currently receive Continuum of Care funding with a grant expiring in 2024. New project applications may be submitted for FY2023 HUD Funding from CoC Bonus, Domestic Violence Bonus and reallocated funds to assist households experiencing homelessness in regaining stability on permanent housing. 

An estimated $320,000 will be available through the CoC Bonus, and an estimated $640,000 will be available through the DV Bonus. The SNJCoC Review Committee may also choose to increase the total amount of funds allocated to new projects above the bonus funds available through reallocation of funding from existing renewal projects. Renewal projects may not request more than their current funding amount. 

Eligible applicants include non-profit organizations, units of state or local government and public housing agencies. Applicants interested in securing funding for programs that will support households experiencing homelessness in regaining stability are encouraged to apply. This includes first time applicants, agencies who have not previously received CoC funding, and faith-based agencies. 

New Project proposals may request funding for the following types of activities: 

• Permanent Supportive Housing 

• Rapid Re-Housing 

• Joint Transitional Housing and Rapid Rehousing 

• Coordinated Entry 

• Dedicated Homeless Management Information System (HMIS) 

DV Bonus activities (projects must dedicate 100% of services to survivors of domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault, or stalking as defined in category 4 of the HUD CoC definition of Homelessness: 

• Rapid Re-Housing 

• Joint Transitional Housing and Rapid Rehousing 

• Coordinated Entry 

In accordance with HUD, SNJCoC is prioritizing projects with connection to healthcare. SNJCoC has identified the need of healthcare services and housing in order to continue efforts to move closer to ending homelessness and to address healthcare needs of clients. New projects are encouraged to develop partnerships with public health agencies to improve the health of people experiencing homelessness. 

All project applications will be evaluated and scored by the SNJCoC Review Committee. The Review Committee will score new proposals using objective criteria and evaluate proposals based on local needs, and priorities. The Review Committee reserves the right to request additional information and may recommend adjustments to submitted proposals as appropriate. Funding level recommendations made by the review committee may include budget adjustments to comply with program requirements and/or to fit within the limit of funds available. New projects may be funded through Bonus money or Reallocation of funds (in whole or part) from existing renewal projects. All funding recommendations will be submitted to the SNJCoC for final approval before applicants are invited to complete the HUD FY2023 CoC e-snaps application. 

As the FY2023 HUD NOFO has not been released yet, applicants are strongly encouraged to review the FY2022 HUD CoC NOFO for background information on the CoC competition process, sample HUD priorities and eligible project activities 

A mandatory technical assistance session will be held Thursday, June 29, 2023 via Zoom. To register use the link here: 

During session, questions concerning the application, eligible expenses, and local priorities will be answered. 

All applications must be submitted online via the SNJ SM Apply portal found here: 

Applications must be submitted no later than 4:00pm on Friday, July 21, 2023. If your agency cannot submit the application through SM Apply for any reason, please reach out to Katelyn Ravensbergen at as soon as possible.

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