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Continuum of Care for Kane County

The Continuum of Care Kane County was created in 1999 and includes Kane County’s CDBG Program Area and the Cities of Aurora and Elgin. The Continuum consists of organizations and agencies that assist individuals and families that are at-risk of being homeless or are in various stages of homelessness. These social service agencies provide: (1) Outreach, Assessment and Intake; (2) Emergency Shelter; (3) Permanent Housing; (4) Permanent Supportive Housing; and (5​​​) Supportive Services. The Continuum is responsible for the coordination of all of the social service agencies throughout the County to ensure that all gaps and overlaps in services are addressed.

The Continuum has participated in HUD’s annual SuperNOFA grant process since 1999. On the average the Continuum receives $1.5 million annually. The Continuum’s participation in the annual Continuum of Care grant process has allowed many agencies over the years to fund needed social service programs and increase the availability of affordable housing for families and individuals that are at-risk of being homeless or who are homeless throughout Kane County. 

Continuum of Care membership is open throughout the year, to agencies that serve Kane County's homeless residents and individuals that have an interest in ending homelessness in Kane County.  For more information about the Continuum of Care programs, please contact Nisreen Wakileh, Continuum of Care Coordinator at wakilehnisreen@co.kane.il.us.

​Coordinated Entry System (CES)

​​​The Coordinated Entry System (CES) connects people who are experiencing homelessness to housing opportunities in Kane County. The CES uses a standardized housing assessment and follows a prioritization plan to refer youth, individuals, and families to housing. The assessment is available to all eligible persons regardless of race, color, national origin, religion, sex, age, familial status, disability, actual or perceived sexual orientation, gender identify, or marital status.​

To ​​find a Coordinated Entry Access Point, please click here​.​​​

 

2024 Continuum of Care Program Competition

 

2024 Kane County Continuum of Care Local Competition Announcement

The CoC Board is pleased to announce it is launching the application and selection process for HUD's 2024 Continuum of Care funding and will be accepting project applications until May 29th, 2024 at 5:00 p.m.  This includes organizations that have not previously received funding. The 2024 Notice of Request for Project Applications is posted below. Also posted are the Project Evaluation forms for new and renewal projects. These contain the point values for the objective criteria used​ to rank and review projects. Emphasis will be placed on system performance and alignment with HUD policy priorities.

2024 Notice of Funds Availability & Call for Project Application details here.
 
Important dates for the 2023 CoC Program Competition:
 

All Applications Due:
May 29, 2024 at 5:00 p.m.​

CoC Board Review and Ranking
June 26, 2024 (tiering will not be completed until HUD releases the NOFO)


2023 HUD Continuum of Care Program Competition Information

HUD published the FY2023 Continuum of Care (CoC) Funding Notice for Homeless Assistance Grants on July 5, 2023. Approximately $3.13 billion is available for CoC and Youth Homeless Demonstration project renewals. Of this, $52 million is available for Domestic Violence bonus projects. The Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO) for the Fiscal Year (FY) 2023 Continuum of Care (CoC) Program Competition (NOFO) has been posted on Grants.gov and is available on the Funding Opportunities page on HUD's website.   The 2023 Notice of Competition Deadlines and NOFO highlights is posted here.

2023 Notice of Competition and NOFO Highlights (PDF) (link PDF attached to this e-mail)

The Kane CoC will notify all project applicants no later than 15 days before the application deadline of September 28, 2023 whether their project application will be accepted and ranked, rejected or reduced as part of the CoC Consolidated application and of their number ranking.

*The Continuum of Care for Kane County has already received and reviewed new and renewal project applications. Projects will be tiered based on information from the NOFO. The only additional projects that will be accepted  for this year's competition are  DV bonus projects 

Deadlines

July 28th, 2023 – New Project Applications for DV bonus projects submitted.

August 23rd, 2023 – CoC Board meets to review project application ranking and tiering.

August 28th, 2023 – All projects are required to be submitted in esnaps.

September 13th 2023 – Public posting and email notification to all project applicants whether their project will be accepted, ranked, rejected or reduced on the CoC Priority Listing.

September 26th, 2023 – Public posting and email notification to community members of the CoC Consolidated Application, Priority Listing and all attachments.​

 

Applications for new and renewal projects are located at the following links:
 
 

2023 Projects Accepted Notification

The Kane County Continuum Board is notifying all project applicants and CoC members of the results of the 2023 HUD CoC project selection and ranking process with the following 3 documents available for public review.  In addition to the ranked projects, the Kane CoC accepted for inclusion in their 2023 application the CoC Planning grant in the amount of $128,230.

 
                      

2023 CoC Approved Consolidated Application and Project Priority List

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2024 CoC New Project Application
2024 CoC Renewal Project Application
2024 DV BONUS QUESTIONS
New Project Evaluation Sheet
Notice of Intent -2024 CoC Program Competition
Renewal Evaluation
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06 Guidance Memo related to In-Kind Match
collapse SubCategory : Housing Inventory Count Summaries ‎(1)
2021 Housing Inventory Count Summaries
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2022-2023 Membership
2024 Meeting Schedule
CoC Membership Application - Fillable Form
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2017 Point in Time Results
2019 Point in Time Results
2020 Point in Time Results
2021 Point in Time Results
2022 Point in Time Results
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CoC Bylaws - Adopted July 2022
Coordinated Entry Policies and Procedures - UPDATED 3-27-23
HMIS Privacy Plan - approved 9-20-17
Kane County HMIS - Release of Information form
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Kane CoC Racial Disparities Analysis - Pathways MISI(1)
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Continuum of Care for Kane County Housing and Shelter Resource Guide