Other Funding Sources
Many grants that fund housing and supportive services for people experiencing homelessness require the applicant's local CoC to certify the applicant's eligibility. Some funders that require certification include the federal Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), the federal Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), the federal Department of Veterans Affairs (VA).
One significant funding source that requires annual recertification is the Emergency Solutions Grant (ESG) as administered by the Louisiana Housing Corporation. Organizations that are currently receiving or intend to apply for ESG should proactively ensure they meet the Good Standing criteria below.
The LA BOSCOC will only certify organizations that are in Good Standing. To be considered in Good Standing, organizations must have:
- Attended at least 3 of the last 4 quarterly meetings of the LA BOSCOC;
- Served on at least 1 committee, subcommittee, or working group in the LA BOSCOC in the last year.
Organizations that do not meet the Good Standing criteria may request a waiver. Waivers are ultimately at the discretion of the LA BOSCOC's Board of Directors.
Certification and waiver requests should be submitted by email or postal mail to the Continuum of Care Manager; their information is listed at the bottom of the site.