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             Housing and Urban Development Continuum of Care Competition Page       FY 2023 The NOFO is available. (posted 7-5-2023)

The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development’s (HUD) Office of Special Needs Assistance Programs (SNAPS) has posted the Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO) for the Fiscal Year (FY) 2023 Continuum of Care Competition and the Renewal Replacement of Youth Homeless Demonstration Program grants on and are available on the Funding Opportunities page on HUD’s website. Additional resources are available on the Continuum of Care Program Competition page of HUD’s website.  

The CoC Application, CoC Priority Listing, and Project Applications should be available in e-snaps this month. Collaborative Applicants and project applicants will be able to access the applications to review, update, and enter required information for the application process.    

Submission Deadline: Thursday, September 28, 2023 at 8:00 PM EDT  

Collaborative Applicants  

  • The CoC Application and CoC Priority Listing that includes all project applications that will be submitted to HUD are separate submissions in e-snaps. Collaborative Applicants must submit both parts of the CoC Consolidated Application by the application submission deadline for HUD to consider the CoC Consolidated Application to be complete.  
  • There are six Project Listings in the CoC Priority Listing; however, only the New and Renewal Project Listings require unique rank numbers.  The remaining four Project Listings only require Collaborative Applicants to accept or reject project applications.   
  • The CoC Competition Report, and instructions on how to access the report, that includes data reported in the Homelessness Data Exchange (HDX) is available for use by Collaborative Applicants to complete portions of the FY 2023 CoC Application.   

  Project Applicants  

  • Returning project applicants may choose to import FY 2023 renewal project application responses; however, this must be requested during your registration of the Renewal Funding Opportunity in e-snaps and is only available if you submitted a project application in the FY 2022 CoC Program Competition. Imported responses must be carefully reviewed to ensure accuracy.  
  • Projects renewing for the first time, that were previously awarded prior to the FY 2022 CoC Program Competition must complete the entire renewal project application.  
  • New project applications must be completed in full and in accordance with the new project application components permitted in this year’s Competition.  
  • YHDP renewal and YHDP replacement project applications must be completed in full and in accordance with the YHDP renewal and YHDP replacement project application processes outlined in the NOFO.  
  • CoC planning and UFA Costs applications will only be reviewed if submitted by the CoC’s designated Collaborative Applicant identified in the CoC Applicant Profile in e-snaps.  
  • Dedicated HMIS projects, renewal and new, can only be submitted by the CoC’s designated HMIS Lead as identified in the CoC Applicant Profile in e-snaps.   

  Additional Guidance 

The following additional materials will be posted on the CoC Program Competition page of HUD’s website this month: 

  • FY 2023 CoC Estimated ARD Reports  
  • Detailed Instructions   – now posted 
    • CoC Application  
    • CoC Priority Listing  
    • Project Applications – all types 
    • Navigational Guides  
    • Accessing the Project Application  
    • New Project Application  
    • Renewal Project Application  
    • UFA Costs Project Application  
    • Planning Costs Project Application  
    • CoC Priority Listing    

Questions regarding the FY 2023 CoC Program Competition process must be submitted to   

Questions related to e-snaps functionality (e.g., password lockout, access to user’s application account, updating Applicant Profile) must be submitted to   


Local Competition Information


FY 2023 GIWs Available for CoC Review  

  The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development’s (HUD) Office of Special Needs Assistance Programs (SNAPS) has posted the FY 2023 GIWs for CoC Collaborative Applicant and project applicant review. CoC-designated Collaborative Applicants should ensure all projects eligible for renewal in the FY 2023 CoC Program Competition are included on the GIW and the grant information is accurate. If changes are required, Collaborative Applicants must complete a GIW Change Form and submit the requested changes to assigned local HUD Field Offices. GIW Change Forms must only be completed by CoC designated Collaborative Applicants and should only include changes that need to be made to the posted GIW.  


Want to sign up for HUD’s Mailing List Notifications ?

If you are aware or suspect that the Collaborative Applicant or project applicant within your CoC is not currently receiving these listserv messages, please forward the following links so they can sign up to receive important messages from SNAPS:  

Use this link  to sign up:

The SNAPS Competitions listserv provides notification to CoCs, Collaborative Applicants, project applicants and recipients, and interested stakeholders about important information related to the annual Continuum of Care (CoC) competitive funding process.  

FY 2023 CoC Program Competition