The Continuum of Care Kane County was created in 1999 and includes Kane County’s CDBG Program Area and the Cities of Aurora and Elgin. The Continuum consists of organizations and agencies that assist individuals and families that are at-risk of being homeless or are in various stages of homelessness. These social service agencies provide: (1) Outreach, Assessment and Intake; (2) Emergency Shelter; (3) Permanent Housing; (4) Permanent Supportive Housing; and (5) Supportive Services. The Continuum is responsible for the coordination of all of the social service agencies throughout the County to ensure that all gaps and overlaps in services are addressed.
The Continuum has participated in HUD’s annual SuperNOFA grant process since 1999. On the average the Continuum receives $1.5 million annually. The Continuum’s participation in the annual Continuum of Care grant process has allowed many agencies over the years to fund needed social service programs and increase the availability of affordable housing for families and individuals that are at-risk of being homeless or who are homeless throughout Kane County.
The Aurora/Elgin/Kane County IL 517 Continuum of Care is posting its reallocation process, project selection and ranking decisions and rating and review procedures in the 2017 CoC program competition. In the 2017 competition, the Kane CoC IL-517 did reallocate but did not reject any project applications. All project applications submitted in e-snaps were accepted and ranked in the 2017 CoC Project Priority Listing using the HUD mandated amounts in Tier One and Tier Two. We are making local ranking, selection criteria and evidence of decisions available for public inspection.
The Continuum of Care Reallocation Process, Evidence of Communication to all project applicants, the Rating and Review Procedure documents and the FY2017 Consolidated Application and Project Priority Listing for the FY2017 Continuum of Care funding competition will be posted here for public inspection.
These document the existence of a coordinated, inclusive, and outcome-oriented community process for the solicitation, objective review, ranking, and selection of CoC Program project applications.
Also this documentation clearly demonstrates that CoC used objective criteria (e.g., project type, project performance, monitoring results) in the review, ranking, and selection process for the FY2017 CoC Program Competition. These documents can be found in the "2017 Consolidated Application Process" categories below.