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 2022 Continuum of Care funding and will be accepting project applications until May 25th, 2022 at 5:00 pm. This includes organizations that have not previously received funding. The 2022 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 FY2022 Continuum of Care (CoC) Funding Notice for Homeless Assistance Grants on August 1, 2022. Approximately $2.79 billion is available. Of this, $52 million is available for Domestic Violence bonus projects and $80 million for Youth Homeless Demonstration project renewals. The Kane County Continuum Board is announcing the application selection process for HUD's 2022 Continuum of Care funding. The 2022 Notice of Competition Deadlines and NOFO highlights is posted here.
The Kane County CoC will notify all project applicants no later than 15 days before the application deadline of
September 30, 2022 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
August 17, 2022 – New Project Applications for DV bonus projects submitted.
August 24, 2022 – CoC Board meets to review project application ranking and tiering.
August 31, 2022 – All projects are required to be submitted in esnaps.
September 15, 2022 – 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 28, 2022 – Public posting and email notification to community members of the CoC Consolidated Application, Priority Listing and all attachments.