Below are links to a variety of general resources and training materials. The information provided below is not grant specific. For grant related information, please see the specific grant program page.
Continua of Care (CoCs)/Local Homeless Coalitions (LHCs)
Continua of Care/Local Homeless Coalitions are groups made up of agencies, non-profit organizations, local governments, and other stakeholders who are working to provide services, support, and housing to individuals experiencing or at risk of homelessness. There are 4 HUD-recognized CoCs: Milwaukee, Dane, Racine, and the Balance of State. The Balance of State covers 69 counties, and is divided into 21 groups of counties referred to as LHCs. Find your CoC/LHC based on your county:
Fair Market Rates (FMR)
HUD Fair Market Rates (FMR) are used by many Federal and State program to set rental assistance payment standards: Fair Market Rents (40th PERCENTILE RENTS)
HUD Defintions and Documentation Requirements for Homelessness and At Risk of Homelessness
HUD Homelessness Categories and Documentation Requirements (Categories 1-4)
- Provides an explaination of each category, describes potential client situations, and gives documentation examples.
Homelessness: Homelessness Recordkeeping Requirements and Criteria (HUD Exchange)At Risk of Homelessness: HUD At Risk of Homelessness Recordkeeping Requirements and Criteria (HUD Exchange)
SAM.gov (System for Award Management)
SAM.gov registration and the ability to show proof of non-debarment/no active exclusions is required for many grants. Instructions for how to show registration status and proof of non-debarment can be found below:
Competition for grant dollars is increasing due to the growth in the number of agencies submitting applications and the reduction in overall funding (COVID funding is trailing off). To help agencies submit the best possible applications, DEHCR held a training. A recording of the presentation as well as a copy of the presentation can be found below.