were briefed on the changes proposed for ESG and the new emphases shifting from emergencyshelters to prevention and rapid re-housing. Most reflected this change in their amendedapplications. Four providers were recommended for funding, as outlined in the charts on pages3, 4, and 5.
Developing the performance standards
for activities funded under ESGPresently, performance standards, or outcomes, are requested to be defined in the ESG grantapplication. In compliance with 576.400, the jurisdiction is working with the CoC tocollaborate on revised standards reflecting the HEARTH Act. Standards listed in #9 werederived from previous CoC submissions as well as provider outcomes identified in ESGapplications. The jurisdiction will consult with CEAS on proposed performance standards.
Developing funding, policies, and procedures
for the operation andadministration of the HMIS.The County of Morris Continuum of Care (CoC), serving the Morris County jurisdiction,submitted a “Declaration of Intent” to NJHMFA to participate in the NJ Statewide HMISCollaborative. The CoC committed to work with NJHMFA and other state agency staff tofacilitate implementation of the HMIS Collaborative with appropriate provider agencies in theCoC. In addition, the CoC committed to:1.Represent and participate in the Advisory Committee for the Statewide HMISCollaborative and workgroups as needed2.Participate in cost sharing3.Work with NJHMFA and other State agency staff to support implementation activities
Work with NJHMFA as project sponsor for the HMIS Supportive Housing ProgramApplication.Currently, the jurisdiction’s ESG grant application states the requirement of entering data intoHMIS. Because ESG includes HMIS related expenses as an eligible activity, the rules outlinedin the Interim Rule will be included in the jurisdiction’s grant applications and agreements withsubgrantees.
3. Summary of Citizen Participation Process
• Summarize citizen participation process used:The County of Morris has developed the following criteria for “what constitutes a substantialchange” to the approved Consolidated Plan requiring an amendment:a.A project is cancelled and deleted from the program; b.A new project, not previously described, is proposed;c.A change to its allocation priorities or a change in the method of distribution of funds.The County of Morris will formally amend an annual Action Plan when:a. An activity is cancelled and deleted from the program; b.A new activity, not previously described, is proposed;c.A change of purpose, scope or location necessitates a new environmental assessment;d.More than 50% of the original beneficiaries of an activity have changed.2