Each year, the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) releases a Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO, f/k/a NOFA) detailing the requirements for applying for Continuum of Care (CoC) Program funding. In response to performance-related requirements, the NYC Continuum of Care (NYC CoC) annually evaluates all HUD CoC-funded projects. The purpose of this Evaluation is to ensure adherence to current HUD priorities and standards, provide a detailed review of project level performance, and inform the project ranking used in the annual NOFA application.
Evaluation questions are scored on the Federal Fiscal Year (FFY) and Contract year. Projects not renewed in the annual NOFO do not participate in the evaluation process. All new projects are exempt from the annual evaluation in the first year of operation, and must be in operation for one full FFY before being evaluated. Projects are responsible for complete and accurate data in the NYC HMIS Data Warehouse and the NYC CoC Local Priorities Survey.
The Evaluation Workgroup, in consultation with the Performance Management Committee, is responsible for annually refining the CoC's evaluation process and criteria, with an eye on continued alignment with HUD benchmarks and guidelines, and improving clarity and transparency in the evaluation process. For additional information, see the "Evaluation Workgroup" in the "Standing Committees" area under the "Governance" section of this website. You may also review the documents below. Check back here on a regular basis for additional information and updates on upcoming annual evaluations.
The virtual Grantee Meeting on Oct. 1 discussed changes to the HMIS Tool and Local Priority Survey, the 2022 timeline, and the newly published Evaluation Policy & Procedures. For more information, please review the below materials.