Georgia Balance of State Continuum of Care

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The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development's (HUD) Continuum of Care (CoC) program is designed to promote communitywide commitment to the goal of ending homelessness.
 
In addition to providing funds for efforts by nonprofit providers in conjunction with state and local governments to quickly rehouse homeless individuals and families while minimizing trauma and dislocation, the program promotes access to and utilization of mainstream programs by homeless individuals and families, and optimizes self-sufficiency among individuals and families experiencing homelessness.
 
HUD CoC grants are offered through a nation-wide competitive process for renewal and new grants.  HUD has established guidelines for the competition which may be reviewed in annual notices of funding availability.  Nonprofits, states, instrumentalities of state (authorities, boards, etc.), and local governments are eligible to apply if they have been selected by one of the nine (9) Continuum of Care for the geographic area in which the proposed project will operate.
 
Georgia's Balance of State Continuum of Care
The ninth (9th) continuum, the Georgia's Balance of State Continuum of Care (BoS CoC), is composed of representatives of relevant organizations organized within 152 of Georgia's 159 counties. To carry out its work, the BoS CoC has aligned its mission and goals to be consistent with the HUD Strategic Plan and with the Federal Interagency Homeless Council’s plan entitled “Opening Doors.”