September 14, 2022

NM Coalition to End Homelessness Seeks Supplemental CoC Projects, Reviewers for HUD Special NOFO

The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) has released a Continuum of Care Supplemental to Address Unsheltered and Rural Homelessness Notice of Funding Opportunity (“Special NOFO”) for which NMCEH seeks supplemental Continuum of Care (CoC) projects. Note that this process is separate from the regular Albuquerque CoC Project competition, and agencies may apply under both opportunities. 

The Continuum of Care (CoC) Program is designed to promote a community-wide commitment to the goal of ending homelessness; to provide funding for efforts by nonprofit providers, states, Indian Tribes, tribally designated housing entities, and local governments to quickly rehouse homeless individuals, families, persons fleeing or attempting to flee domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault, or stalking, and youth while minimizing the trauma and dislocation caused by homelessness; to promote access to and effective utilization of mainstream programs by homeless individuals and families; and to optimize self-sufficiency among those experiencing homelessness. Organizations can apply for up to $4,160,414 under the Supplemental Application.  

If you are planning on submitting a project in response to this year’s Special NOFO, please fill out the application and budget form found by visiting

In addition to seeking applicants, The Grant Plant is currently recruiting Grant Reviewers for a Special Independent Review Committee (IRC) to review the project applications.

WHAT: The objective of the Special IRC is to score and rank project applications from New Mexico submitted in response to the Special NOFO. The Grant Plant is providing support services to the City of Albuquerque and the New Mexico Coalition to End Homelessness to facilitate this Special IRC review. 

WHEN: Grant Reviewers are asked to commit to all four of the following meetings to review the applications (although all of these meetings may not be necessary depending on how many applications are received): 

  • Monday, September 26 from 1:00 to 3:00 pm MT 
  • Wednesday, September 28 from 1:00 to 3:00 pm MT 
  • Friday, September 30 from 1:00 to 3:00 pm MT 
  • Monday, October 3 from 1:00 to 3:00 pm MT 

WHO: Anyone who works in, volunteers for, and/or has interest in the field of homeless services. The Grant Plant is particularly interested in participants who have lived experience with homelessness; an honorarium is available for Special IRC members with such experience. Special IRC members cannot be: 

  • An employee or affiliate of any entity (except the City of Albuquerque) that receives Continuum of Care funding or is applying for this funding (this includes current staff or former employees who worked at the agency within the last 12 calendar months, board members, and clients of funded agencies); or 
  • A member of the current Continuum of Care IRC. 

HOW: To get involved, ask questions, or to nominate someone for this Special IRC, please email by September 20, 2022. If selected, Special IRC Members will receive instructions to orient them on the process and to familiarize themselves with procedures and protocols that must align with their scoring, ranking, and decision making for funding this opportunity. The Grant Plant is anticipating as many as eight (8) to twelve (12) five-page applications.

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