2016 NOFA

FY2016 NOFA Awards Announced 

The US Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) has announced the 2016 Continuum of Care NOFA awards.

Click here for the HUD press release with details by state and CoC.

Click here for a list of the awarded projects in Colorado.

2016 MDHI HUD CoC – Awards by Project Type

Our 2016 CoC award totals $24,256,915.00 out of $25,629,074 requested which includes 36 renewal projects (including four projects placed into Tier 2) as well as two HMIS projects (totaling $541,367) and an increase to the CoC planning grant to $711,919.00.

Unfortunately, the Metro Denver Homeless Initiative (MDHI) continuum of care lost one PSH project (City of Denver/Mariposa @ $185,628.00) and did not receive any new projects (three projects totaling $1,186,531.00). While we are disappointed with this loss, we do appreciate continued funding for the majority of the CoC projects.

Additional Information from the FY2016 NOFA Process:

2016 MDHI NOFA Consolidated Application (Final – Submitted 9.13.16)

See here for the 2016 NOFA rankings:

2016 NOFA Ranking Announcement (Final) Board Approved 9.8.2016

See here for grant application and attachments:

To view the Renewal Project Scoring Tool click here.

To view the New Project Scoring Tool click here.

To view the PDF from The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) for the Fiscal Year 2016 Continuum of Care Program Competition click here. 

To view the Grant Inventory Worksheet (GIW) click here.

To view the FINAL 2016 Continuum of Care Grant Review and Ranking Protocols, please click here.

To view the 2016 Renewal Project detailed instructions, please click here.

To view the 2016 CoC NOFA Timeline, please click here. (updated 8.4.2016)

We are no longer accepting 2016 Request for Letter of Intent for New Applications, however, to view document please click here.

To view the Renewal Application Meeting power point from July 15, 2016, please click here.

For more key information, please click here.

To view the 08/01/16 APR Webinar Slides click here.

Additional information will be updated to our website in the coming weeks.

Please continue to check for the updates.


The 2016 NOFA contains the following priorities:

  1. Create a systemic response to homelessness
    • Measure System Performance
    • Create an effective Coordinated Entry process
    • Promote participant choice
    • Plan as a system
    • Make the delivery of homeless assistance more open, inclusive and transparent
  2. Strategically allocate resources
    • Comprehensive review of project quality, performance and cost effectiveness
    • Maximize the use of mainstream and other community-based resources
    • Review transitional housing projects
    • Integration
  3. End chronic homelessness
    • Target persons with highest needs and longest histories of homelessness
    • Increase units
    • Improve outreach
  4. End family homelessness
  5. End youth homelessness
  6. End veteran homelessness
  7. Use a housing first approach
    • Use data to quickly and stably house homeless persons
    • Engage landlords and property owners
    • Remove barriers to entry
    • Adopt client-centered service methods