Each year, the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) releases a Notice of Funding Availability (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). Projects not renewed in the annual NOFA 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 Survey which reflects local priorities.
The Evaluation 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 Committee" in the "Committees" area under the "About" 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.
|Evaluation Committee meeting to review Recommended Changes to 2020 Evaluation||November 2019
|Approval of HMIS Evaluation Tool, SurveyMonkey Local Priorities Evaluation Survey and Instructions/Process document by Steering Committee via electronic vote||November 2019|
|SurveyMonkey Local Priorities Evaluation Survey + Automated HMIS Evaluation Tool Opens for Data Collection||December 4, 2019|
|Evaluation Information Webinar||December 4, 2019|
|2020 Evaluation Instructions, FAQs, and hard copies of SurveyMonkey Local Priorities Evaluation Survey, Automated HMIS Evaluation Tool, and Information Session presentation distributed||December 4, 2019|
|Projects selected for Audit are notified||December 6, 2019|
|NYC DSS Evaluation “Office Hours” for Evaluation Q&A||Week of December 2nd, 2019 and December 9th,2019|
|SurveyMonkey Online Evaluation Survey Due
||December 27, 2019|
|Data Adjustment Period and Audit Begins||December 30, 2019|
|Preliminary Results*||January 13, 2020|
|Debrief Call on Preliminary Results||• January 21, 4-5pm
• January 22, 10-11am
• January 23, 3-4pm
• January 24, 11am-Noon
Please contact Charlie Winkler to confirm attendance. Dial-In #: 929-221-0010; 6183
|Audit and Data Adjustment Period Ends||January 31, 2020|
|Updated Preliminary Results (Based on Data Adjustments)||Febuary 7, 2020|
|Appeals Submission Deadline||February 14, 2020|
|Program Notified on Status of Appeals||February 21, 2020|
|Final Evaluation Results||February 28, 2020|