Continuum of Care

HUD Notice of Funds Availability


2019 Local CoC Program Competition

The 2019 HUD NOFA is open! Please read the following information regarding eligible applicants and methods to apply. New this year - Domestic Violence Bonus funds. For further information, contact Tammy Smith

Central MN CoC 2019 Call for Projects and Notice of Proposal Submission Requirements (being revised with HUD 2019 guidelines)

New 2019 CoC Intent to Apply & Threshold Assessment

Renewal FY2019 CoC Intent to Appy & Threshold Assessment

2019 Local CoC Program Competition Timeline

2019 HUD CoC Program Competition NOFA (published 7/3/2019)

2019 HUD CoC NOFA Highlights and Changes


Central CoC Rating Criteria By Project Type


Central Project Rating Tool By Project Type

Housing First Checklist


Central Equal Access Supplement - Fillable


Central K12 Early Childhood Supplement

Competition Rate, Rank & Selection

Central COC Ranking Process & Procedures 

HUD Priority Application

2019 COC Consolidated Application FINAL

Final COC Priority Listing

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 Tammy Smith, 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. AG Huot 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.

Current CoC Members

2020 Meeting Schedule

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

       Due to COVID 19 please email for a meeting invite.

January 7  - AgendaMinutes

February 4 - Agenda - Minutes

March 4 - Agenda - Minutes

April 7 - Agenda - Minutes

May 5 - Agenda - Minutes

June 9 - Agenda

July 7

August 4

September 8 Agenda

October 6

November 3

December 1

The majority of the 2020 Central MN CoC meetings will take place at the St. Cloud Library. Please check the monthly agendas for location updates.

Location address:

1300 W. St. Germain St.

St. Cloud, MN 56301

2019 Meeting  Agenda - Minutes

Cental COC Data

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.

Other CoC Information & Links

Central Region's Ten Year Plan to End Homelessness

About CMHP

Our Mission: We are committed to assisting underserved communities to preserve, improve, and increase affordable housing for low and moderate-income families and individuals.

Contact CMHP

Direct: 1.320.259.0393

Fax: 1.320.259.9590

St. Cloud, MN 56303 * MN TDD 711