Review, Scoring and Ranking Policy
All project applications, new and renewal, including bonus project applications, will be reviewed, scored, and ranked by the Score and Rank Committee (SRC). Projects must meet the threshold criteria outlined in the FY19 NOFA and the local threshold criteria included in the rating and ranking tool. Renewal and new projects that do not, after review, meet threshold criteria will not be scored or ranked.
Renewal project applications include those projects that have received CoC Program funds in the previous year (FY18).
- Renewal projects will be ranked above new projects except in those cases wherein a renewal project does not minimally score a 70% on the rating and ranking tool.
- Renewal projects that score below 70% will still be ranked; however, a new project may be ranked above them on the Priority Listing.
- First-time renewal projects must meet threshold criteria but will be held harmless from the minimum score required of renewal projects that have operated for more than 12 months.
New project applications include those projects that have been created through reallocation or bonus project funding and did not receive CoC Program funds in the previous year (FY18). Projects created through reallocation or bonus funding must align not only with HUD’s policy priorities outlined in the FY19 NOFA, but also with the CoC’s local funding priorities.
New projects will be ranked below renewal projects, unless a renewal project voluntarily (or at the request of the CoC) reallocates or re-purposes funds into a new project to better serve the CoC’s local priorities and greatest need.
Generally, all new projects will be ranked in Tier 2, in order of their rating score, unless the CoC determines the new project will meet the local funding priorities described above more effectively than a renewal project application.