HUD CoC Program Competition

2021 Local CoC Program Competition

River Valleys CoC (Rochester/Southeast Minnesota CoC MN-502) registered for the FY2021 CoC Program Competition through the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) on March 13, 2021.

To participate in the national competition for CoC Program funds, River Valleys CoC must hold a Local CoC Program Competition to evaluate, select, and rank projects to include in the regional CoC application to HUD. The information on this page provides guidance to renewal and new applicants seeking project funds within the River Valleys CoC jurisdiction. This page will be updated regularly during the application period as HUD releases additional information for the FY2021 CoC Program National Competition.  

Important Dates for Local Competition

  • March 15, 2021 - Call for Renewal Projects/Renewal Project Review Period begins
  • March 23, 2021 10:00am - Renewal Project Applicant Information Session (Materials posted below) 
  • April 5, 2021 3:00pm - Renewal Project Applicant Q&A Session 
  • April 12, 2021 by 4:00pm - Renewal Project Review Materials (Notification of Intent to Apply) due 
  • May 7, 2021 - Renewal Project Applicants notified of score
  • May 12, 2021 by 2:00pm - Renewal Project Review Appeal period closes
  • May 20, 2021 - List of Eligible Renewal Projects posted with scores 
  • TBD June 2021 - Call for New Projects begins
  • TBD - New Project Notification of Intent to Apply due
  • TBD - New Project Review Materials due
  • TBD - New Project Applicants notified
  • TBD - Intial Project Ranking (new and renewal) posted for review
  • TBD - Final Project Ranking posted 

Additional information about the FY2021 CoC Program Competition will be updated here as soon as it is available. Dates and tasks beyond the renewal project reviews depend in part on information released by HUD for the National Competition. 


2021 Local Competition Project Application Materials

Note: This section includes CoC Local Competition forms only.  Additional materials are required for the project review and application in the National Comeptition. Please review the Call for Projects and follow instructions in the forms below. Please also review the Renewal Project Documentation Guide in the resource section below.  For projects approved in the Local Competition, additional forms and materials will be required for application in e-snaps.  

Renewal Housing Projects

For additional instructions on the performance documentation for your renewal project, please review the Renewal Project Documentation Guide in the Application Resources section below. For detailed rating criteria, view the 2021 Rating Criteria for Renewals.

Preliminary Performance Review/Intent to Apply - due by 4:00pm on April 12, 2021

To submit via online form:

To submit via Google drive:

Project Application

  • Checklist for Renewal Project Applications TBD

All other Renewal Projects

Preliminary Review/Intent to Apply - due by 4:00pm on April 12, 2021

  • To submit via online form:

  • To submit via Google drive:
    • B-4 Signed 2021 Project Applicant Assurances
    • B-5 HUD Monitoring Report(s) received since January 2020 – provide from HUD report to agency
    • B-6 APR most recently submitted to HUD in Sage
    • C-6 Optional: Narrative on outcomes or efforts made in calendar year 2020 (no form)

New Projects

Intent to Apply - due by 4:00pm on TBD

  • Notice of Intent to Apply (online form) TBD 

Local competition materials (submitted to Google Drive folder) – Due by 4:00pm on TBD

  • New Project application checklist
  • Threshold Requirements Questionnaire
  • Signed Applicant Assurances
  • Self-scored Project Rating Tool for your project type:
    • Non-DV Permanent Supportive Housing:  Expansion  | Non-expansion
    • Non-DV Rapid Rehousing:  Expansion  | Non-expansion
    • Non-DV Joint Component Transitional Housing-Rapid Rehousing: Non-expansion
    • DV Permanent Supportive Housing:  Expansion  | Non-expansion
    • DV Rapid Rehousing:  Expansion  | Non-expansion
    • DV Joint Component Transitional Housing – Rapid Rehousing: Non-expansion
  • New Project Narratives
  • DV Narrative Supplement (if applicable)
  • Optional: Alternative Performance Measures data request
E-snaps materials (National Competition documents) – submitted in online HUD application system by date TBD


2021 Reference Materials

For all applicants
For renewal project applicants
  • Data quality report calculations (Excel version) - now included in the project scoresheet WORKBOOK tab!
  • CoC Attendance Table for 2020
  • Grant Inventory Worksheet - will be added when released by HUD
  • 054 Returns to Homelessness Report NOTE: If your project is not listed, there were zero exits during the report period. Use 0% returns to calculate your score.)
For new project applicants


    2021 Technical Assistance for Project Applicants

    • March 23, 2021 10:00am - Renewal Project Applicant Information Session (Slides, Q&A Summmary
    • April 5, 2021 3:00pm - Renewal Project Applicant Q&A Session (Register


    Past CoC National Competition applications and awards

    2020 Application  - No competitive funding round for the CoC Program in 2020. All renewal projects and planning projects funded non-competitively.   
    2019 Application submitted 9/26/19
    2018 Application submitted 9/13/18
    2017 Application submitted 9/21/17
    2016 Application Submitted 9/13/16
    2015 Application Submitted 11/20/15