Macon County Continuum of Care & Homeless Advisory Council

Definition of Homelessness:
“The state or condition of having no home,  of living in the streets, under viaducts, in emergency shelter, or being foreclosed upon or evicted from dwelling.”


Homeward Bound is a member of the Homeless Council  Continuum of Care.  This umbrella organization is made up of more than 70 agencies and individuals who cover the spectrum of services to assist families and individuals toward permanent housing.  The continuum meets bi-monthly to exchange information and address gaps in services, current legislative issues, and public awareness.  


Macon County Continuum of Care Governing Board

Baby Talk
City of Decatur, Dept. of Development Services
Community Investment Corporation of Decatur
Crossing Healthcare Center
Decatur Housing Authority
Decatur Public Schools, District 61
Dove, Inc. 
Good Samaritan Inn
Heritage Behavioral Health Center 
Macon-Piatt Regional Office of Education
Millikin University
The Salvation Army 
1-2 homeless or formerly homeless person(s)

Macon County Continuum of Care Homeless Advisory Council Meetings

2nd Thursday, 1:30 p.m. at 788 E. Clay, the Homeward Bound Offices in



Decatur-Macon County Continuum of Care (IL-516)
FY 2019 Continuum of Care Application
Objective Selection and Ranking of Projects

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Notification and Solicitation - Availability of Grants for Homelessness

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Notification and Solicitation - Availability of Grants for Homelessness

Date: July 8, 2019
The Decatur Macon County Continuum of Care (CoC) announces the availability of grants to prevent and end homelessness through the United States Department of Urban Development’s “Notice of Funding Availability (NOFA) for the Fiscal Year 2019 Continuum of Care Competition.” The CoC is open to, and it will accept and consider proposals from organizations that have not previously received CoC Program Grants. Organizations that have not received CoC funding in the past are encouraged to apply.
? Three basic types of new projects are eligible: Rapid Rehousing; Permanent Supportive Housing for persons with disabilities who experience long-term or repeated homelessness; and Joint Transitional Housing and Permanent Housing/Rapid Rehousing. The NOFA provides details on each of these. The maximum amount for these projects is $42,332, plus any amount made available through reallocation.
? Under a separate Domestic Violence Bonus, organizations may apply for targeted projects serving victims of domestic violence, sexual assault, stalking, and/or trafficking. These projects may be: Rapid Rehousing; Joint Transitional Housing and Permanent Housing/Rapid Rehousing; and specialized Coordinated Entry. The minimum amount for a housing project is $25,000, and the maximum amount for all projects is $50,000. Organizations with track records of serving victims of domestic violence are especially urged to consider applying for Domestic Violence Bonus funds.
Applicants for all new projects must submit a letter of intent including the project type and estimated amount of request to Mary Garrison at by July 31, 2019. All interested organizations are urged to contact the CoC and read the NOFA in its entirely before submitting a letter of intent. Select this link to download the NOFA. Select this link to access critical instructions and guidance from the HUD website
New projects that have been accepted must complete applications in HUD’s e-snaps electronic grants systems by August 21, 2019.
Applicants for renewal project must indicate their intent to renew and any plans for voluntary reallocation by July 17, 2019.
Renewal projects must complete e-snaps applications by August 7, 2019
The CoC will notify all applicants of acceptance, rejection, or modification of their projects no later than August 14, 2019.
Please understand that HUD has specific requirements for applicants, including:
• The Continuum of Care will carefully review the qualifications of the applicant and the proposed project to assure that they meet HUD’s threshold requirements.
• Projects that (1) are eligible; and (2) that meet HUD’s threshold requirements; and (3) that demonstrate need; and (4) that demonstrate organizational capacity, will be accepted and ranked in priority order using an objective process. The ranking process will be posted on this website.
• Individuals, for-profit organizations, and unincorporated entities are not eligible to apply.
• Applicant organizations must use the e-snaps system to submit their proposals. If interested, you are strongly urged to create an “Applicant Profile” in e-snaps immediately. Select this link to access the log-in page for e-snaps. If you do not have an e-snaps user account, select "Create a Profile" from the e-snaps log-in page. The CoC will provide assistance with this step upon request.
Contact Mary Garrison at for more information.



Point-in-Time Reports

2019 PowerPoint Presentation from the Community Breakfast

Decatur-Macon County Continuum of Care (IL-516)
FY 2019 Continuum of Care Application
Objective Selection and Ranking of Projects