How to prepare for the CoC NOFO Application
Written by GKCCEH
Published August 11, 2022

Looking for a way to take action now that NOFO 2022 has been published?

The Fiscal Year (FY) 2022 Continuum of Care (CoC) Program Competition Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO) was published by HUD last week– This is our annual funding competition. Things are moving quickly even though the CoC Application has not yet been released. So, what can your team be doing to prepare? 

Learn about e-snaps

e-snaps is the online Continuum of Care (CoC) Program Application and Grants Management System that HUD uses to support the CoC Program funding application and grant awards process. Once the CoC Application for NOFO has been released, it will be available in e-snaps. 

HUD has compiled a helpful e-snaps resources landing page. On it, you will find the e-snaps 101 Toolkit that will teach you to access e-snaps and connect to the correct organizational and CoC e-snaps accounts, the e-snaps 201 Toolkit that will teach you to navigate e-snaps from login to application submission and more.

Fill Out Your 2022 CoC NOFO New Projects Online Letter of Intent

Use this form to indicate your intent to apply for a NEW PROJECT in the 2022 NOFO. Applicants who intend to apply for an EXPANSION or CONSOLIDATION to an existing COC-funded project should also fill out this form by 5PM on Friday, August 19, 2022. Please email programstaff@gkcceh.org with any questions you may have!

Don’t Miss Our Projected Applicant Timeline

Our team has been working hard in this busy season and we are doing our best to keep you informed! We’ve put together this 2022 NOFA Competition Project Applicant Timeline as another resource to help you stay up-to-date this grant season. Don’t miss it!

Register with Sam.gov

A SAM Registration is required to bid on government contracts and to receive grants like the ones you can receive from this annual funding competition. Click here to register your entity with Sam.gov today!

Check out the GKCCEH Performance Dashboards

Are you a provider or public citizen looking for more information on our existing projects, clients, and systems? Check out our performance dashboards. Each dashboard displays a different lens into existing data and should be used with knowledge of the dashboard’s design to best understand the issue of homelessness in the Kansas City Continuum of Care.

Additional HUD information about the e-snaps 101 Toolkit

Explore the resources available in the e-snaps 101 Toolkit. The following may be particularly helpful:

Additional HUD information about the e-snaps 201 Toolkit

Many resources in the e-snaps 201 Toolkit can be used now. However, since the applications are not yet available in e-snaps, some resources will be applicable later.

  • Update the Applicant Profile. This resource explains what the term “edit-mode” is. It applies both to the CoC Collaborative Applicant Profile and the Project Applicant Profile. You can update your Applicant Profile now to reflect any staffing or organizational changes.
  • Review this 10-minute video that takes you through four simple steps to access your application or review this Accessing the CoC Program Project Application in e-snaps resource with screenshots. These resources can be viewed ahead of time, so you are prepared to move quickly once e-snaps is open.