The Continuum of Care Kane County was created in 1999 and includes Kane County’s CDBG Program Area and the Cities of Aurora and Elgin. The Continuum consists of organizations and agencies that assist individuals and families that are at-risk of being homeless or are in various stages of homelessness. These social service agencies provide: (1) Outreach, Assessment and Intake; (2) Emergency Shelter; (3) Permanent Housing; (4) Permanent Supportive Housing; and (5) Supportive Services. The Continuum is responsible for the coordination of all of the social service agencies throughout the County to ensure that all gaps and overlaps in services are addressed.
The Continuum has participated in HUD’s annual SuperNOFA grant process since 1999. On the average the Continuum receives $1.5 million annually. The Continuum’s participation in the annual Continuum of Care grant process has allowed many agencies over the years to fund needed social service programs and increase the availability of affordable housing for families and individuals that are at-risk of being homeless or who are homeless throughout Kane County.
The CoC Board is pleased to announce it is launching the application and selection process for HUD's 2023 Continuum of Care funding and will be accepting project applications until May 29th, 2023 at 5:00 pm. This includes organizations that have not previously received funding. The 2023 Notice of Request for Project Applications is posted below. Also posted are the Project Evaluation forms for new and renewal projects. These contain the point values for the objective criteria used to rank and review projects. Emphasis will be placed on system performance and alignment with HUD policy priorities.
HUD published the FY2023 Continuum of Care (CoC) Funding Notice for Homeless Assistance Grants on July 5, 2023. Approximately $3.13 billion is available for CoC and Youth Homeless Demonstration project renewals. Of this, $52 million is available for Domestic Violence bonus projects. The Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO) for the Fiscal Year (FY) 2023 Continuum of Care (CoC) Program Competition (NOFO) has been posted on Grants.gov and is available on the Funding Opportunities page on HUD's website. The 2023 Notice of Competition Deadlines and NOFO highlights is posted here.
2023 Notice of Competition and NOFO Highlights (PDF) (link PDF attached to this e-mail)The Kane CoC will notify all project applicants no later than 15 days before the application deadline of September 28, 2023 whether their project application will be accepted and ranked, rejected or reduced as part of the CoC Consolidated application and of their number ranking.*The Continuum of Care for Kane County has already received and reviewed new and renewal project applications. Projects will be tiered based on information from the NOFO. The only additional projects that will be accepted for this year's competition are DV bonus projects DeadlinesJuly 28th, 2023 – New Project Applications for DV bonus projects submitted.August 23rd, 2023 – CoC Board meets to review project application ranking and tiering.August 28th, 2023 – All projects are required to be submitted in esnaps.September 13th 2023 – Public posting and email notification to all project applicants whether their project will be accepted, ranked, rejected or reduced on the CoC Priority Listing.September 26th, 2023 – Public posting and email notification to community members of the CoC Consolidated Application, Priority Listing and all attachments.
The Kane County Continuum Board is notifying all project applicants and CoC members of the results of the 2023 HUD CoC project selection and ranking process with the following 3 documents available for public review. In addition to the ranked projects, the Kane CoC accepted for inclusion in their 2023 application the CoC Planning grant in the amount of $128,230.