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 firstname.lastname@example.org for a meeting invite.
February 2 - Advisory Agenda - Minutes
Board Agenda - Minutes
March 2 - Advisory Agenda - Minutes
April 6 - Advisory Agenda - Minutes
July - no meeting
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
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 email@example.com
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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
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.
Central MN PIT Data
2018 Wilder Homeless Study