FY2019 TCHC CoC Program Competition Policies and Procedures


Background and Introduction
Total Care for the Homeless Coalition (TCHC) is the HUD designated Continuum of Care for the upper
eastern region of South Carolina. Counties included in our CoC service area include Sumter, Clarendon,
Lee, Darlington, Kershaw, Dillon, Florence, Marlboro, Chesterfield, Georgetown, Williamsburg, Marion
and Horry.
HUD’s Continuum of Care Program Competition
Each year, the US Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) makes available federal
resources for homeless housing services to communities around the nation through its Continuum of Care
Program Competition. CoC’s access these funds by completing a collaborative application on behalf of the
local homeless service provider agencies. Any agency located in our CoC service area interested in applying
for these funds must participate in local homeless planning efforts and TCHC’s local CoC Competition for
Funding. As such, it is the responsibility of the CoC to ensure that the best possible applications are
submitted each year.
Purpose of this Document
This document describes the processes and protocol for the FY 2019 CoC Competition, including:
• Publish the CoC Program Competition funding availability and local process
• Make available the link to the FY2019 Notice of Funding Availability (NOFA)
• Announce the availability of the Domestic Violence (DV) Bonus Funding
• Official timeline of events and application due dates for the competition
• Evaluation process of New, Renewal, and Expansion Projects by the HUD Grant Applications Selection
• Publicly notify that the links to the CoC New Project Rating Form 2019 and the Renewal or Expansion
Project Rating Form 2019 will be released in the upcoming weeks.
• Make available the CoC Operational Policy and Guidelines; this includes policies and procedures for the
local competition process. The guidebook can be found on the TCHC website under Continuum of Care
Competition Quick Links.
• This document is updated at least once a year and has been recently updated