COC Members & Grants

As a member of the CoC, there are several opportunities to apply for  grant funding.

Become a Member:

CoC Members

The Central TN 503 Continuum of Care consists of 19 counties, from Kentucky to Alabama, just west of Nashville. The COC seeks to provide resources for homeless people, at-risk populations, other advocates, service providers, policymakers and the public at large. Many different approaches to the homeless solution have been attempted since the emergence of modern homelessness. Research and experience have shown that investing in permanent housing initiatives has empirically emerged as being both cost effective and effective in reducing homelessness

Lead Agency

Franklin Community Development believes a healthy community is one where all people are welcomed and all people have a safe and secure place to call home. As a conscience of the community we will be advocates for those lacking adequate and safe housing. y initiating innovative ideas and partnerships with community organizations, government agencies, and churches, Franklin Community Development will offer HOPE to citizens of Franklin and Williamson County. By doing such, we strive to be a conscience for the community.

Franklin Community Development is a not-for-profit 501(c)(3) organization working to achieve quality affordable housing for elderly, low income, disabled and work force families of Williamson County, Tennessee.

Grant Awards

The Continuum of Care Program (CoC) competitively awards grants for CoC planning costs, Unified Funding Agency costs, acquisition, rehabilitation, new construction, leasing, rental assistance, supportive services, operating costs; Homeless Management Information Systems (HMIS), and project administration costs. CoC program funds can be used for projects under five program components: permanent housing, transitional housing, supportive services only, HMIS, and, for CoCs designated as high-performing communities, homelessness prevention.

Program Applications

COC Meeting Schedule

  • January 14th, 10:00 am
  • April 15th, 11:00 am
  • July 15th, 11:00 am
  • October 14th, 11:00 am
  • January 13th, 10:00 am
  • April 14th, 11:00 am
  • July 14th, 11:00 am
  • October 13th, 11:00 am

Homeless Management Information System (HMIS)

Each Continuum of Care is responsible for selecting an HMIS software solution that complies with HUD’s data collection, management, and reporting standards. For this reason, the Central TN 503 Continuum of Care strives to reach out to other service providers in the area to join the COC’s HMIS entry system which allows agencies to know clients better and gives us evidence based, data driven outcomes. This organized way means we will be able to illustrate a more complete picture of homelessness in our communities and use this information for area-wide planning and service coordination.