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FY17 CoC Program Project Ranking List – VT BoS Final Determination

Below is this year’s FINAL FY 2017 CoC Program Project Priority List as determined and approved by the VCEH ranking committee.

All projects listed below will be included in the VT BOS CoC Program Consolidated Application submission.

Highlights from the VT BoS CoC Ranking Committee’s determination:

  • VCEH identified $126,835 in available CoC funds to reallocate for new projects
  • 8.15.17 – VCEH CoC membership indicated general support for HMIS, CE and PSH funding
  • To address unexpected Letters of Intent for new HMIS/CE projects, VCEH developed objective scoring tool with potential scenarios as current VCEH Policy doesn’t address new HMIS/CE projects in Tier 2.*
  • 8.17.17 – Ranking Committee chose “Scenario 1” from Tier 2 options (funding all three expansion proposals – HMIS/CE/PSH), as it aligns with VCEH general support for all 3 project types; RRH Statewide proposal reduced by eliminating $13,766 Service BLI due to recipient indication that this funding type was no longer administratively practical, especially after multiple grant consolidations
  • 8.23.17 – after initial ranking determination, ICA withdrew their HMIS-Expansion proposal
  • 8.25.17 – Ranking Committee met independently (without VSHA or AHS) and voted to increase the new CE-Expansion proposal by $39,500 (in light of HUD CoC Coordinated Entry 1.23.18 deadline)
  • Two Tier 1 renewals ranked upon VCEH policy: HMIS (“2nd to last full project in Tier 1”) & CE (“last full…”)
  • RRH5 renewal project placed by Ranking Committee in Tier 1 as it’s a renewal & new project (start date 10.1.17 after current NOFA); HUD doesn’t permit reallocation of new projects; VCEH policy places HMIS/CE/Straddle projects at bottom of Tier 1; RRH5 couldn’t be ranked lower than #3; RRH5 project could not be scored with points (no data) so it could not be ranked higher than #3*
  • Due to unspent grant funds & strategic purposes, the Ranking Committee chose the Shelter+Care/Statewide renewal project as the last Tier 1 project; $67,547 straddles into Tier 2
  • The two remaining project proposals (BHP Shelter+Care & VSHA RRH Statewide) were ranked in order of points determined by the CoC-approved objective scoring tool for renewal projects
  • No appeals were submitted

        *Collaborative Applicant [VSHA] recommends VCEH Policy revisions             for FY18

Reminder of VCEH/VAHC Joint Meeting – 9/13 in Randolph

This is a quick reminder for next Wednesday’s Annual Joint Meeting of the Vermont Affordable Housing Coalition and the Vermont Coalition to End Homelessness.  After lunch, the VAHC Annual Meeting and the VCEH monthly meeting will be held concurrently at the same location:

Wednesday, September 13, 2017
9:30 AM – 2:00 PM
Our Lady of the Angels Church
43 Hebard Hill Rd, Randolph, VT (directions below)

We have some special guests and exciting agenda items:

  • Governor Phil Scott (confirmed for 11:15)
  • Senate President Pro Tempore Tim Ashe (confirmed for 10:10)
  • House Speaker Mitzi Johnson (confirmed for 9:40)
  • Representatives from our congressional offices will provide the latest updates from DC
  • Networking Lunch (at 12 noon, $5 donation requested)
  • VAHC Annual Meeting (12:45 – 2:00) & VCEH Monthly Meeting (12:45 – 2:00)

Meeting Agenda
DRAFT VCEH August Meeting Minutes
Coordinated Entry Timeline
Strategic Planning Committee Charter


  • Take I-89 to Exit 4 and head toward Randolph (right off south bound exit ramp, left off north bound ramp)
  • Follow Route 66 for about a half mile to Hebard Hill Road on your right
  • Our Lady of the Angels is on the corner on the right

See you next Wednesday!

Annual VCEH/VAHC Joint Meeting – Gov Scott Confirmed – Sept 13

VCEH’s annual joint meeting with the Vermont Affordable Housing Coalition, followed by an abbreviated VCEH monthly meeting, will take place on Wednesday, September 13 from 9:30 – 2:00 at Our Lady of the Angels Catholic Church, Randolph.

The agenda is still being finalized, but Governor Phil Scott and House Speaker Mitzi Johnson are confirmed to meet with us! We also look forward to a DC report from congressional staff and await confirmation from other invited legislative leaders.

The joint meeting will conclude with a networking lunch, followed by the VAHC Annual Meeting and the VCEH monthly meeting, meeting simultaneously at the church.  Here is the overall agenda for the day:

9:30 – 12:00       VAHC & VCEH Joint Meeting

12:00 – 12:45       Networking Lunch

12:45 – 2:00         VAHC Annual Meeting & VCEH Monthly Meeting

We’ll send out the full, detailed agenda, location and background materials as soon as they are finalized.

Hope to see you on the 13th!