Will County Continuum of Care

Continuum of Care (CoC) Program Competition

Special Notice of Funding Opportunity (SNOFO)

Unsheltered homelessness is faced by many in the Will County Continuum of Care. These households are often invisible due to the lack of the capacity in our homeless response system. The Will County Continuum of Care requests applicants from our members and stakeholders to apply for CoC Program funding opportunities available through the Special Notice of Funding Opportunity (SNOFO) to Address Unsheltered and Rural Homelessness.

View HUD Website.

The proposals will be received by the Will County CoC Ranking Committee and Consumer Leadership Council (selected active members of the Consumer Leadership Committee). Each entity will work jointly to review, select, and prioritize the applications during the project review period and provide a shared recommendation to the CoC Board on Monday October 3, 2022. The recommendation will include project prioritization and amounts of funding awarded. The final award recommendation will be based on each applicant’s capacity, as demonstrated in this proposal. Each selected applicant and program will need to complete the application process in eSNAPs by October 10, 2022.

Special Project Review and Selection Timeline 

All of these requests are for NEW projects only and are dedicated to responding and ending unsheltered homelessness.

Please, respond thoroughly and concisely to the proposal below.

Will County CoC SNOFO Proposal Form

Project Applicants must submit applications to Merridith Montgomery no later than 8:00PM on September 20, 2022, via e-mail at mary@uwwill.org.

FY2022 Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO)

On August 1, 2022, the Department of Housing and Development (HUD) released the FY2022 Notice of Funding Opportunity. The Will County CoC will begin its local competition on August 17, 2022, with the posting of this notice. The Will County CoC will be accepting applications for renewal projects and new projects from eligible applicants until August 31, 2022, at 8:00PM CT. The Will County CoC’s local competition will conclude on September 15, 2022.

Below is our public posting for the policies, processes, and selection criteria for application submission.

Please review the Will County CoC Selection Priorities, CoC Program Interim Rule (24 CFR 578), and the NOFO in their entirety prior to inquiring about applying for funding through the Will County CoC. Additional guidance may be available at the HUD Exchange website.

The Will County Continuum of Care intends on maximizing our CoC funding to end homelessness in our communities. Through our project review and ranking process, we will strategically determine which projects will create the strongest portfolio of housing options and services to meet this goal. We expect our projects to commit to the goals outlined in the Home, Together plan; use a Housing First approach and client-centered practices, and impact homelessness through a systematic practice, including progressive engagement strategies. In addition, all projects may only enter clients from the CoC’s Coordinated Entry system.

View Our Selection Priorities

  • Projects that reduce homelessness in our communities
  • Projects that are committed to working as a system to end homelessness
  • Projects that use evidence-based practices
  • Projects that provide comprehensive outreach to the homeless population
  • Projects that utilize mainstream and community-based resources to serve persons experiencing homelessness
  • Projects that perform strongly, improve our systematic performance, and are consistently reevaluating themselves and striving to meet the needs of persons experiencing homelessness in our communities.

View Our Selection Criteria

  • Strong Programs (Funding and Performance)
  • Commitment and Fidelity to Best Practices
  • Working as a System to Help Reduce Homelessness in IL-506 Geographic Area
  • Racial Equity
  • Reducing Unsheltered Homelessness

Please read the full notice of the Will County CoC 2022 Continuum of Care Program Competition Selection Priorities.

The Will County CoC 2022 NOFA Workshop will be held on virtually Monday August 22, 2022, at 9:00AM

Agencies are invited to attend via this public posting and a mass e-mail within the CoC. A representative from ALL applicants’ organizations IS REQUIRED to attend this meeting if you wish to apply for new or renewal funding through this year’s competition.

Please, join us:
Virtual Project Application Workshop
Monday August 22, 2022
9:00 am
Zoom Meeting Link
Phone: (312) 626 6799
Meeting ID: 817 972 4732
Passcode: 115573

Virtual Office Hours for Project Applicants will be held Wednesday August 24 at 10am, Friday August 26 at 10am, and Tuesday August 30 at 3:30pm

Zoom Meeting Link
Phone: (312) 626 6799
Meeting ID: 817 972 4732
Passcode: 115573