Continuum of Care

2021 Meeting Schedule

Central MN COC Advisory committee meetings are held on the 1st Tuesday of every month from 1-3 pm. 

Central MN COC Board meetings are held on the 3rd Thursday of every month from 9 - 10:30 am.

       Due to COVID 19 please email for a meeting invite.

January 5  -  Advisory AgendaMinutes 

                       Board Agenda Minutes


February 2Advisory Agenda -  Minutes 

                       Board Agenda -  Minutes


March 2 -      Advisory Agenda -  Minutes 

                       Board Agenda Minutes


April 6 -         Advisory Agenda -  Minutes 

                       Board AgendaMinutes

May 4  -        Advisory AgendaMinutes

                       Board AgendaMinutes


May 11  -      Special Board AgendaMinutes


June 1 -        Advisory AgendaMinutes 

                       Board AgendaMinutes


June 17  -      Special Board AgendaMinutes


                              July - no meeting


August 3 -         Advisory AgendaMinutes 


August 19 -      Board Agenda Minutes

September 7 Advisory Agenda -  Minutes 


September 9  -      Special Board Agenda -  Minutes


September 16 Board Agenda -  Minutes

October 5 -       Advisory Agenda -  Minutes 


October 21 -    Board Agenda -  Minutes 


November 2 -   Advisory Agenda -  Minutes 

November 18 -   Board Agenda -  Minutes


December - no meeting

2020 Meeting  Agenda - Minutes

2019 Meeting  Agenda - Minutes

Central COC Data

HUD Notice of Funding Opportunities


2021 Local CoC Program Competition

The 2021HUD NOFO is open! Please read the following information regarding eligible applicants and methods to apply.  For further information, contact                               Tim Poland

2021 Consolidated Application

2021 Priority Listing

2021 CoC Planning Grant Application

2021 NOFO Timeline & Overview

2021 NOFO Information Page

2021 Grant Inventory Worksheet

Intent to Apply & Threshold Assessment for Renewal Projects

Intent to Apply & Threshold Assessment for New Projects


Central COC Ranking Process & Procedures 2021

2021 Supplemental Questions

2021 Equal Access Supplement

2021 Points Possible By Model

Ranking & Scoring Table

Project Scoring Dashboard

2019 HUD NOFA (click to view 2019 NOFA)

2018 HUD NOFA (click to view 2018 NOFA)

Continuum of Care (CoC) Program NOFA Released

The Central Minnesota Continuum of Care (CoC) is pleased to announce that a joint application will be submitted to the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) for funding under the Continuum of Care McKinney-Vento Homeless Assistance Grant Program.

If you have any questions or comments about the application or are interested in applying, please contact Tim Poland, Central Minnesota CoC Coordinator at 320.258.0677 or

Continuum of Care Overview

The Central Minnesota Continuum of Care (CoC) is a network of organizations, community residents and businesses that plan programs with the primary goal of alleviating homelessness in 13 counties in Central Minnesota, as well as the City of St. Cloud. The counties include Cass, Crow Wing, Todd, Morrison, Mille Lacs, Kanabec, Pine, Isanti, Chisago, Stearns, Benton, Sherburne, and Wright. Tim Poland serves as the Central Minnesota Continuum of Care Coordinator.

View the Central MN CoC Discharge Policies

View the Central MN CoC Governance Charter

Who is Involved in the Continuum of Care?

Government officials, local public housing authorities, county officials and service providers from 13 counties and the St. Cloud Area.

HUD Releases the 2018 AHAR Part 2 with Updated Data on Homelessness

The Purpose of the Continuum of Care:

It is a strategic plan to address the use of HUD resources and their interface with other funding sources, developed through a community-based process to address homelessness based on the identified needs of homeless individuals and families; the availability and accessibility of existing housing and services; and the opportunities for linkages with non-homeless mainstream housing and services resources. Through the Continuum of Care planning process, a community can: Identify the size and scope of the homeless problem; Inventory the resources available in the community to address the problem of homelessness, including both homeless resources and non-homeless targeted housing and service resources (referred to as "mainstream" resources); Rank the community's needs in order of priority; Strategically plan the range of services and housing that should be implemented to address homelessness, and Identify available leveraging resources that can be used to address homelessness. 

It is an application to HUD for McKinney Homeless Assistance resources. These resources are invaluable in providing housing and supportive services for people who are homeless. These funds are made available through a national competition announced each year in HUD's Notice of Funding Availability. The Central Minnesota CoC has secured $14,828,796 in funding since 1997 through this application.