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Fulton County Opens Local Continuum of Care (CoC)  Project Application Competition on July 24, 2023

Fulton County, Georgia announces that the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) released the FY 2023 Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO) for the Continuum of Care Competition on July 6, 2023. The Continuum of Care (CoC) Program is designed to promote a community-wide commitment to the goal of ending homelessness; to provide funding efforts for eligible non-profit providers, local governments, and States to quickly rehouse homeless individuals, families, youth, and persons fleeing domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault, and stalking while minimizing trauma and dislocation caused by homelessness; to promote access to and effective utilization of mainstream programs by homeless individuals and families, and to optimize self-sufficiency among those experiencing homelessness. Eligible agencies are welcome and encouraged to apply.

The Fulton County CoC anticipates officially opening the Local CoC Project Application Competition on July 24, 2023. This announcement will include the FY 2023 New and Renewal CoC Project Review, Rating, and Ranking Policies and Procedures along with the locally required supplemental applications. We ask for your assistance in sharing this exciting opportunity and inviting organizations in your community to participate. If you know of an interested party or organization, please connect them to Dawn Butler, Homeless Division Manager at Dawn.Butler@fultoncountyga.gov.

mandatory applicant meeting will be held virtually on August 1, 2023, at 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m., for any organization that anticipates applying during the competition. This mandatory applicant meeting will provide an overview of the FY 2023 NOFO, a review of the local competition process and timeline, and a Q&A session. Register in advance at https://zoom.us/j/98251623107, Meeting ID: 982 5162 3107.

The Fulton County CoC Local Competition calendar is as follows:

Activity Date
FY 2023 HUD Continuum of Care Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO) published
July 5, 2023
FY 2023 New and Renewal CoC Project Review, Rating, and Ranking Policies and Procedures and application published
July 24, 2023
Mandatory CoC NOFO overview and applicant meeting
August 1, 2023, 10 a.m.
New and renewal project application due
August 30, 2023
CoC Board & Rating and Ranking subcommittee NOFO overview and project application scoring training
August 31, 2023
New and renewal project application technical review and scoring by the Rating and Ranking subcommittee
August 31 – September 10, 2023
Rating and Ranking subcommittee meeting to rate and rank new and renewal project applications September 11, 2023
Fulton County CoC Board meeting to review project rating and ranking recommendations and vote on the CoC Priority Listing
September 12, 2023
Written notification outside of e-snaps to new and renewal project applicants regarding if their project application(s) will be included in the CoC Priority Listing, ranking, and the funding amount approved
September 14, 2023
Applicant appeals process
September 14 – 20, 2023
Project application rating and ranking debrief sent to applicants
September 21, 2023
Project post applicant technical assistance sessions
September 21 - 22, 2023
CoC Board review of Application and Priority Listing and vote to approve submission to HUD
September 22, 2023
Revised project applications due in e-snaps
September 25, 2023
Public posting of the CoC Application, Priority Listing, and all attachments on the CoC website
September 26, 2023
CoC Application and Priority Listing due to HUD in e-snaps by 8:00 pm
September 28, 2023

Citizens who are unable to participate in the August 1, 2023, mandatory training are encouraged to email or submit written questions no later than 5:00 p.m. on July 31, 2023, to HomlessInfo@fultoncountyga.gov or Fulton County Government, Department of Community Development, 137 Peachtree Street, S.W., Suite 300, Atlanta, GA 30303, Attention: Julissa Headspeth.

As of the date of this communication, HUD has not published the “Estimated Annual Renewal Demand Amount Report”. This report informs each CoC of the funding amount available for the CoC region along with any new funds that will be made available to the CoC through this competition. HUD also has not released the project applications in the e-snaps grant management system. Information about the Annual Renewal Demand, CoC bonus and DV amounts available to the Fulton County CoC region, and availability to access the project applications in e-snaps will be sent through a separate communication and posted on the CoCs website as soon as it is available.

Citizens who need additional information in need of reasonable accommodations due to a disability, including communications in an alternative format, should contact Julissa Headspeth, Administrative Coordinator at Julissa.Headspeth@fultoncountyga.gov or 404-735-2358 in the Department of Community Development Homeless Division five days before the COC meeting. To obtain Georgia Relay Access, citizens should dial 711.



Fulton County’s Department of Community Development receives annual grants (Community Development Block Grant (CDBG), Emergency Solutions Grant (ESG) and HOME Investment Partnership Grant (HOME) activities on a formula basis to develop viable urban communities by providing decent housing and a suitable living environment, and by expanding economic opportunities, principally for low- and moderate-income persons in Fulton County, Georgia.

The grants exclude the communities of the City of Roswell, City of Sandy Springs, City of South Fulton and Johns Creek. Roswell, Sandy Springs and Johns Creek receive funds directly from HUD. 


Funding is used to carry out a wide range of community development activities directed toward revitalizing neighborhoods, economic development, and providing improved community facilities and services.


Entitlement communities develop their own programs and funding priorities; however, grantees must give maximum feasible priority to activities which benefit low- and moderate-income persons.


Additionally, the County receives funding as the Collaborative Applicant for Fulton County’s Continuum of Care to support county-wide homeless initiatives.


I.  HUD Supported Programs

  • Community Development Block Grants to nonprofits and municipalities
  • Community Housing Development Organizations Program
  • Continuum of Care
  • Emergency Shelter Program
  • Home Ownership Down payment and Closing Cost Assistance Program
  • Homeownership Housing Rehabilitation Program
  • Neighborhood Stabilization Program Homeownership Program
  • Homeless Prevention and Rapid Rehousing
  • Tenant Based Rental Assistance


II. Reports, Plans & Substantial Amendments

  • Consolidated Plan
  • Annual Action Plan and Amendments
  • Fulton County Strategic Plan


III. Funding

Annual grant application and RFP opportunities for CDBG, CoC, ESG and HOME HUD funded grants.

IV. Characteristics of Programs that have been historically funded 

  • Results-Driven: program focuses on improving the condition of well-being of participants with a tracking system in place to measure the program’s impact.
    Evidence-based Practice: program has a significant level of quantitative and qualitative data showing positive outcomes. Innovative: program addresses gaps in current systems, tests       new approaches, or uses creative strategies to address unmet
  • Collaborative: agency partners with one or more organizations to achieve mutual intended outcomes. Two or more local communities/non-profits working in support of a single or collaborative project.
  • Systemic Approach: program engages in policy analysis and action that enables us to identify and influence the primary root causes of issues negatively impacting Fulton County’s residents.

July 6, 2023, Public Notice
Fulton County Government
Emergency Solutions Grant 21 and Emergency Solutions Grant Cares Act Funding

Notice is given by Fulton County to its 2020 and 2021 Annual Action Plan. It is available for comment from Monday, July 10, 2023 – Friday, July 14, 2023. A summary of the notice is posted on the County’s website www.fultoncountyga.gov. Below is a summary and language that amends the 2020 and 2021 Annual Action Plan.

Click here to see the full notice.