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Northwest Minnesota Continuum of Care funding available

The Northwest Minnesota Continuum of Care is now accepting applications for the CoC program competition, as well as the funding opportunity to address rural and unsheltered homelessness.

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BEMIDJI — The Northwest Minnesota Continuum of Care is now accepting applications for the CoC program competition, as well as the funding opportunity to address rural and unsheltered homelessness.

Eligible applicants include nonprofit organizations, governmental entities and public housing agencies with projects to address homelessness in the region.

The NWCoC is a planning body comprised of stakeholders throughout the northwest Minnesota region who have a shared commitment to ending homelessness.

The Northwest Minnesota Foundation serves as the collaborative applicant for the NWCoC and administers the NWCoC through its homelessness program, a release said.

The Northwest Continuum of Care is required to hold a local CoC Program Competition to evaluate, select and rank all projects that the NWCoC wants to include in the region’s national consolidated application to the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, the release said.

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The notification of intent to apply for the CoC competition is due Aug. 15 and full project applications are due by Aug. 29.

Total funding available through the HUD is expected to be around $1.5 million for the Northwest Continuum of Care’s region, which includes three tribal nations and 12 counties.

The notification of intent to apply for the funding opportunity to address rural and unsheltered homelessness is due Monday, Aug. 29 and full project applications are due by Monday, Sept. 12.

On June 22, the HUD released a supplemental notice of funding opportunity to address rural and unsheltered homelessness, the release said.

For this, $54,500,000 is available nationwide for projects that serve rural areas. Total funding available through the HUD for the NWCoC is anticipated to be up to $616,572 over a three-year performance period, the release added.

To apply for either funding opportunity, visit nwmf.org/resources/strategic-partnerships/nwcoc/coc-competition.

For more information, contact Margret Treuer, Northwest Minnesota Foundation program officer, at margret@nwmf.org .

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