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Program Performance, Capacity,
Review & Planning

Summary & Goal

The goal of CoC monitoring is to ensure that CoC and ESG funded programs are in compliance with HUD regulations.
The goal of peer to peer monitoring is to help prepare for a formal HUD monitoring visit.

COVID-19 Megawaivers

Due to COVID-19 pandemic, HUD is allowing the use of programmatic waivers for the CoC
and ESG programs.
Please see the information below from HUD & CARES for more details.

This memorandum explains the availability of waivers of certain regulatory requirements associated with several Community Planning and Development (CPD) grant programs to prevent the spread of COVID-19 and to facilitate assistance to eligible communities and households economically impacted by COVID-19. This memorandum covers program-specific waivers for the following CPD programs, including for grants that have not yet been awarded ( e.g., funds awarded under the FY 2021 Appropriations Act):

1. Continuum of Care (CoC),
2. Youth Homelessness Demonstration Program (YHDP);
3. Emergency Solutions Grants Program; and
4. Housing Opportunities for Persons With AIDS (HOPW A)

CoC Program Expedited COVID-19 Grant Agreement Amendments

In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, HUD’s Office of Special Needs Assistance Programs (SNAPS) has determined that an expedited process is necessary for amending Continuum of Care (CoC) Program recipient grant agreements.
Recipients who need grant agreement amendments to provide housing, services, or other necessities to support eligible clients can submit an amendment request using the process outlined on this page. Recipients must include documentation in their project files that supports the request for the grant agreement amendment.

Watch: CARES Presents - HUD Megawaiver Guidance

Vouchering Guidance

Vouchering for ESG-CV Funds

The video below details the process of submitting a voucher for expenditure reimbursement of ESG-CV funds from the CARES Act for agencies in Albany, Schenectady, Troy and Columbia. You will learn the features of this new voucher template as well as requirements for submission. CARES staff will also show you how to organize backup documentation and zip into a .zip file when submitting vouchers for reimbursement.

For any questions about this instructional video, please reach out to

Emergency Solutions Grant (ESG) CARES Act Funding
Regulations & Vouchering

Monitoring Guidance

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Choose your CoC from the the tabs on the left.

Within each tab you’ll find:

  1. The CoC Monitoring Committee
  2. Monitoring Process
  3. Monitoring Forms per funding stream

Southern Tier Entry to Programs & Services (STEPS)

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Albany County Coalition on Homelessness (ACCH)

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Schenectady County Homeless Services Planning Board (HSPB)

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Southern Tier Homeless Coalition (STHC)

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Rensselaer County Homeless Services Collaborative (RCHSC)

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Columbia Greene Housing Coalition (CGHC)

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Franklin Essex Housing Coalition (FEHC)

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Points North Housing Coalition (PNHC)

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Saratoga-North Country Continuum of Care (SNC)

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Rockland County Continuum of Care (RCCC)

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HUD Resources

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