CoC FY16 Competition Process

On Friday, July 15, 2016, the Springfield-Hampden County Board of Directors met and approved the CoC Application Selection and Ranking Process 2016. This document provides guidance, timeframe, and scoring rubric for the CoC FY16 funding competition.

The CoC will release the Request for Proposals (RFP) for the competition on July 18, and the deadline for new and renewal applications is August 12, 2016.

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Welcome to the new site!

Hello Springfield-Hampden County CoC members!

In an effort to improve our local communication network, we have started a new website/blog. There are a few reasons for this, including the fact that we have not been very good at maintaining the additions and subtractions of an email distribution list for our CoC news. We often use the blog of the Western Massachusetts Network to End Homelessness, but sometimes that tool broadcasts our local news far more widely that makes sense or is necessary.

This site will allow us to have a more local focus, and will also serve as a single place to post news, documents, and data related to Zero 2016, coordinated entry, the annual planning process, the CoC competition, ESG announcements, the Point-in-Time count, and HMIS news and information.

The best part about this site is that you decide whether or not you want to receive our news. Everyone can opt in or out as they wish. This keeps our distribution list current, without relying on me to remember who is in or out. To get an email every time there’s news, click on the Follow this Blog site in the column on the right, and provide your email address.  Presto–you are subscribed!

For now, the site is very basic, but we will be adding content over the next weeks. As the site become more fully developed, we can work together to think about how we can maximize our internal and external communication using this as our base.

Thanks for following along.