Background: Since 1993, homeless service and housing providers have sought funding from HUD via its “Continuum of Care” homeless funding. This is a nationwide competition, and Nashville has been fortunate to reap $2-3 million on average each year to house and serve homeless people, through more than 20 projects at 14 local agencies.
HUD requires that all applications be reviewed and ranked by a body of the Continuum of Care (CoC). In Nashville, this is called the Performance Evaluation Committee, or “PEC”. PEC members recommend priority rankings for eligible projects, using criteria established by the CoC. Scoring emphasis will be closely aligned with HUD’s priorities cited in the current Notice of Funding Availability (NOFA). The PEC submits the ranking to the CoC Governance Committee for consideration and final approval.
Additional responsibilities may include assisting with development/revision of application & scoring tools. The PEC may offer recommendations for improving projects, and may conduct interviews and/or on-site monitoring visits of CoC projects.
Recommendations to fill vacancies on the Performance Evaluation Committee are solicited by the CoC Lead via email to the CoC General members, the CoC Governance Committee and other interested stakeholders. After receiving feedback from the CoC General Membership and other interested stakeholders, the Chair of the CoC Governance Committee appoints the PEC Committee members.
For more information, please download the documents below to learn more about the PEC process.
PEC Nominations & Conflict of Interest Declaration Forms
Evaluation Committe Role and Responsibilities