Earlier this week President Trump released his full Fiscal Year (FY) 2018 budget proposal. It looks to cut the McKinney-Vento Homeless Assistance Grants program by $133 million. It also proposes to cut or eliminate a number of other critical programs that serve people at risk of or experiencing homelessness.
Learn more about the Administration's proposed budget and how you can make an impact during a special webinar, Thursday,May 25 at 4 p.m. ET.
The Continuum of Care funding competition is coming soon, will you use this as an opportunity? Join us on Wednesday, May 31 at 2 p.m. ET for a webinar aimed at helping communities prepare for the 2017 Notice of Funding Availability. Learn how to use this process to drive long-term change and better serve the most vulnerable in your community.
This webinar is just one of the many resources the Alliance has put together to help CoCs prepare for the NOFA. Check out our full calendar of webinars, blog posts and resource page for more information.
New resources and learning opportunities for youth providers
Explore the topic of shared housing with our Rapid Re-Housing for Youth Learning Community on Thursday, May 25 at 2 p.m. ET. This online meeting of RRH4YLC will explore the ins and outs of this common living arrangement.
Have you taken a look at the newly published suite of tools and products from the U.S. Department of Housing an Urban Development? It includes a Jump Start Tool, Frequently Asked Questions and more.
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Preparing for the 2017 NOFA: Make Sure Your CoC Application is Housing First Focused
by Anna Blasco
Throughout the month of May, the Alliance will post weekly blogs dedicated to helping communities prepare for the Continuum of Care (CoC) Program Notice of Funding Availability (NOFA). This is the third blog in that series.
What can CoCs do right now to prepare for the Continuum of Care Program NOFA?
by Jen Saunders
Last week, we blogged about what the 2017 CoC Program NOFA Registration Notice tells us about the upcoming competition. As communities anxiously await the release of the NOFA, there are a number of steps CoCs can take now to get ready. These steps, which are outlined in the Alliance’s CoC Awards Preparation Checklist, include:
Get Prepared for the 2017 Continuum of Care Program NOFA
by Jen Saunders
The release of the Continuum of Care (CoC) Program Notice of Funding Availability (NOFA) registration notice often marks a stressful time for communities. It begins the process of rigorous examination of data, assessment of priorities, and ultimately the need to make tough decisions at the program and system level. While we at the Alliance recognize that this can be challenging, we believe the NOFA process provides an opportunity too.