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**NEWS**

​FY 2022 CoC Special NOFO (SNOFO) 

10/4/22
Dear NE-501 (MACCH) Continuum of Care grantees, members and stakeholders:

The below is an important notice regarding HUD’s Special NOFO to Address Unsheltered and Rural Homelessness (Special NOFO Unsheltered Set Aside).

On June 22, 2022, HUD published the Continuum of Care Supplemental to Address Unsheltered and Rural Homelessness (also known as the “Special NOFO”). The NE-501 (MACCH) CoC is solely eligible for the Unsheltered Set Aside within this Special NOFO. This Special NOFO requires CoC’s to conduct a local competition to select new projects for this opportunity. This email summarizes the list of projects that have been accepted by the CoC and will be included in the NE-501 (MACCH) CoC 2022 Project Priority List for funding under the Special NOFO Unsheltered Set Aside.

NEW PROJECTS

The CoC received 6 new project applications totaling $6,551,531.54 in funding. The CoC had a total of $5,166,627.00 in funding to award under the Special NOFO Unsheltered Set Aside.

The following new projects have been accepted for inclusion on the New Project Priority List for the Special NOFO Unsheltered Set Aside and will be ranked on the CoC’s New Project Priority List. Note that the budgets below represent 3-year budgets, as HUD will award selected projects with an initial 3-year grant term.
·  Together; Horizons PSH 2 Program; $734,352; Score: 86.30%; Rank: #1
·  Institute for Community Alliances; Omaha Metro Area Continuum HMIS – Unsheltered Set Aside FY22; $52,704; Score: 84.62%; Rank: #2
·  Heartland Family Service; Street Outreach; $1,688,397; Score: 81.43%; Rank: #3
·  Heartland Family Service; Encompass Housing; $2,027,534; Score: 77.04%; Rank #4
·  New Visions Homeless Services; Street Outreach; $467,508; Score: 70.48%; Rank #5
·  Together; Homeless Street Outreach; $196,132; Score: 34.29%; Rank: #6

The following organizations submitted preliminary applications to the CoC, but were not selected for funding:
The CoC did not reject any preliminary applications submitted under the 2022 Special NOFO.


If you have any questions regarding this notice, please contact Lisa Vukov, MACCH Director of Programs & Compliance at lvukov@endhomelessnesstoday.org.

**As a reminder, please ensure that your project applications are completed in e-snaps and a PDF emailed for review no later than Wednesday, 10/12/2022 (DO NOT hit “submit”).**





FY 2022 CoC NOFO Competition​

8/27/2022
The below is an important notice regarding the FY 2022 CoC NOFO Competition.

The final FY 2022 CoC-Approved HUD CoC Program NOFO Consolidated Application and Priority Listing are now posted. 

8/14/2022
The below is an important notice regarding the FY 2022 CoC NOFO Competition.

This letter summarizes the list of projects that have been accepted by the CoC and will be included in the NE-501 (MACCH) CoC 2022 Project Priority List for funding. This includes renewal projects, renewal projects that have been partially reallocated and new projects that will be submitted. Also listed are the renewal projects that have been reallocated and applicants for new projects that were not accepted for inclusion in the CoC Application. Please note that all projects that are being fully or partially reallocated have been informed of the reallocation prior to the distribution of this email.


RENEWAL PROJECTS

The following renewal projects have been accepted by the CoC and will be ranked on the Renewal Priority Listing submitted to HUD. Each of these projects will be submitted at the full Annual Renewal Amount, as indicated on the CoC’s 2022 Grant Inventory Worksheet:
Together, Horizons Expansion, $199,597, Score: 92.36%, Rank: #1
New Visions Homeless Services, Timothy House, $109,439, Score: 92.30%, Rank: #2
New Visions Homeless Services, David House, $85,022, Score: 85.94%, Rank: #3
Heartland Family Service, Heartland Homes, $295,738, Score: 81.28%, Rank: #4
Siena Francis House, The Siena Apartments, $69,175, Score: 80.68%, Rank: #5
Heartland Family Service, Heartland Housing Solutions, $1,482,956, Score: 80.35%, Rank #6
The Salvation Army, HOME 2 Stay, $328,977, Score: 77.89%, Rank: #7
Community Alliance, CoC Rental Assistance Program, $220,741, 77.57%, Rank: #8
Heartland Family Service, Heartland Housing Opportunities, $705,625, 74.93%; Rank: #9
The Salvation Army, HOME Program, $166,032, 67.98%; Rank: #10
Heartland Family Service, Pottawattamie County Homeless Link, $394,976, 67.57%, Rank: #11
Women’s Center for Advancement, WCA DV Bonus 2021, $431,960, Not Scored, Rank: #12
Institute for Community Alliances, Omaha Metro Area Continuum HMIS 2021, $179,660, Not Scored, Rank: #13
Metro Area Continuum of Care for the Homeless, MACCH CES Expansion Reallocation, Not Scored, Rank: #14
Heartland Family Service, Heartland Housing Passages, $199,762, 63.70%, Rank: #15


The following renewal projects have been accepted by the CoC and will be included and ranked on the Renewal Priority Listing submitted to HUD for an amount less than the Annual Renewal Amount indicated on the 2022 Grant Inventory Worksheet (partial reallocation):
The CoC did not partially reallocate any projects in the 2022 CoC NOFO Competition.

The following renewal projects have been fully reallocated by the CoC and will not be included in the Renewal Priority Listing submitted to HUD. Listed in alphabetical order:
The CoC did not fully reallocate any projects in the 2022 CoC NOFO Competition.


The following project voluntarily reallocated and will not be submitted for renewal funding:
Youth Emergency Services, YES RRH, $170,020, Not Scored due to Voluntary Reallocation


NEW PROJECTS

The CoC received 3 new project applications totaling $596,192 in funding. The CoC had a total of $258,332 in funding to award from the CoC Bonus, $170,020 in funding to award from reallocation, and $441,410 in funding to award from the DV Bonus.



The following new projects have been accepted for inclusion on the New Project Priority List for CoC Bonus and/or reallocated funding and will be ranked on the CoC’S New Project Priority List:
Siena Francis House, SFH Cottages (PSH), $276,408, Score: 113%, Rank: #16
Together, Horizons PSH Program, $151,944, Score: 112%, Rank: #17


The following new projects have been accepted for inclusion on the Project Priority List for DV Bonus funding:
The CoC (NE-501) did not receive any applications for DV Bonus funding.


The following organizations submitted preliminary applications to the CoC, but were not selected for funding:
Institute for Community Alliances, Omaha Metro Area Continuum HMIS FY22 – Expansion, $75,000, Score: 95.83%, Reason for Decision: Ranked 3rd out of 3 applications and all available funding exhausted



If you have any questions, please contact Lisa Vukov, MACCH Director of Programs and Compliance, at lvukov@endhomelessnesstoday.org.


Please find MACCH Final FY 2022 Ranking and a PDF of this notification attached. 

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This message is to notify you that the Independent Review Committee (IRC) met September 1st, 2022 to review all new/expansion project proposals for the FY 2022 HUD CoC Program NOFO and to make preliminary ranking and tiering recommendations for all projects (new and renewals) for the 2022 competition. Below, please find the preliminary results of these ranking and tiering recommendations. 

This message is also to inform you that the appeals window is now open. Any projects wishing to file an appeal (new or renewal) must submit a written appeal no later than 5pm on Thursday, September 8th. Attached below is the Appeals Process for your reference.  Appeals should be sent to Lisa Vukov directly at lvukov@endhomelessnesstoday.org.  At the conclusion of this process, the MACCH Board of Directors will vote on final ranking and tiering, which will be announced to all project applicants and publicly posted no later than September 15th, 2022, in compliance with HUD’s 15-day notification requirement. Attached below, you will find the CoC’s Ranking and Reallocation Procedures for your reference.

MACCH FY 2022 CoC Ranking Recommendations
MACCH CoC Ranking and Reallocation Procedure
MACCH CoC Appeals Process
FY 2022 HUD CoC Notice of Funding Availability (NOFO) Training Video 
FY 2022 HUD Coc Notice of Funding Availability Webinar Training Slides


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FY 2022 HUD CoC Program Notice of Funding Availability (NOFO)
This traditional NOFO that brings over $5 million annually into our tri-county area to address homelessness locally has been posted on grants.gov and will soon be available on the Funding Opportunities page on HUD’s website. Additional resources will be available on the Continuum of Care Program Competition page of HUD’s website

In the coming days and weeks MACCH will be communicating additional information about this year’s local competition. However, for interested parties the most important thing right now is to read the NOFO and be on the lookout for additional communications regarding the local competitions here, on our listserv, and social media. 

HUD CoC Program Supplemental NOFO and Traditional NOFO - Important Information

MACCH intends to apply for the HUD Continuum of Care (CoC) Program Supplemental Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO) for Unsheltered Homelessness. This is a public notification that MACCH is soliciting for new projects that are eligible under the Supplemental NOFO. More information about eligible projects may be found by reviewing the webinar slides from HUD (specifically slides 19-25). MACCH will be accepting Intent to Submit New Projects for the Supplemental NOFO for the following project types:


Permanent Supportive Housing (PSH)
Rapid Rehousing (RRH)
Joint Transitional Housing (TH)-RRH
Supportive Services Only – Street Outreach (SSO-SO)
and Homeless Management Information System (HMIS)

The Intent to Submit New Projects for the Supplemental NOFO is due to MACCH no later than 5pm on Friday, August 5th, 2022. Please send the completed form to Lisa Vukov at lvukov@endhomelessnesstoday.org Only those proposed projects that have submitted the Intent to Submit will be able to move forward with completing the new project preliminary application, which will be released on or before Friday, August 12th, 2022.  

Additionally, MACCH will be hosting a webinar that will cover important information contained within the current Supplemental NOFO, as well as the traditional HUD CoC Program NOFO (which is expected to be released early next week) on Wednesday, August 10th from 11am – 1pm. Any agencies interested in applying for new projects under either the Supplemental or traditional NOFO, as well as agencies with renewal projects under the traditional NOFO, are strongly encouraged to participate in this important webinar on August 10th.
Join Zoom Meeting 
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/86820952977?pwd=dEc3U3B1OTV1YzhmbjVmb213QXVEUT09 
Meeting ID: 868 2095 2977 
Passcode: 923398 

If you have any questions regarding the Supplemental NOFO or the upcoming traditional NOFO, please reach out to Lisa Vukov, or you may reach out to MACCH’s Executive Director, Jason Feldhaus, at jfeldhaus@endhomelessnesstoday.org.


Metro Area Continuum of Care for the Homeless to welcome new Executive Director

 The Metro Area Continuum of Care for the Homeless (MACCH) has 
selected Jason Feldhaus as its new executive director, effective May 31, 2022. Feldhaus’ extensive 
nonprofit background and commitment to serving the most vulnerable Nebraskans will amplify 
MACCH’s commitment to unite the efforts of shelter, housing, supportive services and faith-based 
organizations that serve individuals facing homelessness and near homelessness in Douglas, Sarpy and 
Pottawattamie counties.
The Metro Area Continuum of Care for the Homeless (MACCH, pronounced "match") is the Omaha metro area's only Collective Impact homeless services organization. It remains our community's chief collaborative voice regarding the preventing and ending of homelessness.
Rent and Utility Assistance Resources
Check out our MACCH Connect page to find help with rent and utilities. 

If you have received an eviction notice and your income has been affected by the COVID-19 pandemic please reach out to Nebraska Legal Aid immediately.  Please attend all scheduled court hearings.  The Tenant Assistance Project also has volunteer lawyers available at the courthouse to assist renters facing eviction.





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