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 Tim Poland

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 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

2021 Meeting Schedule

Central MN COC Advisory committee 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 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 Agenda -  Minutes 

                       Board Agenda -  Minutes

July - no meeting

August 3 -         Advisory Agenda -  Minutes 

                           Board Agenda -  Minutes

September 7 Advisory Agenda -  Minutes 

                           Board Agenda -  Minutes

October 5 -       Advisory Agenda -  Minutes 

                           Board Agenda -  Minutes

November 2 -   Advisory Agenda -  Minutes 

                           Board Agenda -  Minutes

December - no meeting

2020 Meeting  Agenda - Minutes

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.