Heart of Illinois
United Way



Heart of Illinois Homeless Continuum of Care

The vision of the Heart of Illinois Homeless Continuum of Care (“CoC”) is to end homelessness in Fulton, Peoria, Tazewell and Woodford Counties (“CoC service area”) by ensuring access to permanent, safe, decent and affordable housing for persons and families facing homelessness.

The mission of the CoC, a united coalition of community systems, is to assist persons and families facing homelessness to obtain permanent housing, self-sufficiency and an enhanced quality of life through comprehensive, coordinated services. 

In July 2016, the Heart of Illinois United Way assumed the administrative responsibilities for the Continuum of Care and hired a Director to oversee the functions. 

HUD NOFA (Notice of Funding Availability) Application

On an annual basis the Continuum of Care applies for HUD funding to support homeless services in the CoC service area.  The current funding amount is $1,786.354 which is allocated to 16 programs.  These dollars represent the largest grant award the Continuum of Care receives. 

Listed below are the materials for the Fiscal Year 2016 HUD NOFA Application:

1) Project Rating and Review Procedure 11.03mb

2) CoC Consolidated Application 7.23mb

3) CoC Project Priority Listing 2.79mb

Request for Interest - Development of an Interim Shelter Program

The Heart of Illinois Homeless Continuum of Care (CoC) is seeking interest from any entity or entities interested in operating an interim shelter program designated to serve individuals and households who are experiencing homelessness. The Request for Interest was released on Monday, February 6, 2017 with Statement of Interest responses due to the Heart of Illinois United Way no later than Friday, March 3, 2017 at 5:00 p.m.

Click here to download a PDF of the RFI...

Please direct all RFI questions and clarifications to:
Kevin Nowlan, Director
Heart of Illinois Homeless Continuum of Care
kevin.nowlan@unitedway.org or 309-674-5181, ext. 1244.