Guidance for CoC Grantees

Existing CoC grantees–

[Please note: this information is only relevant to you if you currently receive a CoC grant from the Springfield-Hampden County CoC. The current CoC grantees are Catholic Charities, CHD, FOH, Gandara, WayFinders, HRU, MHA, SMOC, RVCC and VOC.]

As you have already been informed, all grants are being shifted to fiscal year terms, meaning that all grants are being shifted to having the same start dates (July 1) and end dates (June 30).

In order for this shift to take place, some grants will have shortened grant periods, and some will have extended grant period. All grants will have continued funding through June 30, 2018. Funding after that date will depend on successful funding in the FY17 CoC competition, which will take place in the next several months.

HUD has provided the following information about how the shift will happen:

  1. If your current grant expires prior to or on June 30, 2017, the existing grant will expire as usual, and the APR will be due 90 days after expiration of the grant. Your new grant will start the day after the existing grant ends, and will continue to June 30, 2018, even though that is longer than 12 months–the grant amount will be increased to cover the additional months. The next APR will be due Sept. 30, 2018.
  2. If your current grant is set to expire after June 30, 2017, the City will be amending the current grant so that it will now end June 30, 2017, and your new 12-month grant will begin July 1, 2017. The APR for your current grant will be due Sept. 30, 2017, even though you will be reporting on fewer than 12 months. Your next APR will be due September 30, 2018.

The CoC has set up a call-in information session for grantees with questions about this process. The session is OPTIONAL, and is for you to have the opportunity to ask questions. There will not be a presentation at the session. The session will take place Wednesday,  May 24 at 9:30 am. The call-in number is 1-866-710-5357, Participant Code:  2283427.

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