SNJCoC Local NOFA Renewal Application

The Local 2017 SNJCoC NOFA Renewal Application is available by clicking here 2017 SNJCoC Renewal Application.  The scoring tool is available by clicking here 2017 SNJCoC Renewal Scoring Tool.

The pre-bid meeting is scheduled for Wednesday, May 31, 2017 at 11 am at CPAC, 2500 McClellan Avenue, Suite 160, Pennsauken, NJ 08109.  There is also call-in availability by calling toll-free 1-949-229-4400 and code 4529583# at that time.  Bonus points are awarded for participation in the pre-bid meeting.

2017 SNJCoC NOFA for Local Renewals

Funds are available for 2017 SNJCoC HUD funded renewal projects.  A Pre-bid Meeting will be held on Wednesday, May 31, 2017 at 11:00 a.m. at CPAC where persons can come in person and will also be accessible via conference call, at which time questions concerning the NOFA will be answered.  The call in number (toll-free) is 1-949-229-4400 and the pin is 4529583#.  Bonus points will be awarded for participation in the pre-bid meeting.

Proposals are due no later than 2:00 pm Tuesday, June 13, 2017 to CPAC.  6 copies must be supplied as well as one scanned and e-mailed version of the entire application. Please click the link to the NOFA for more information.   2017 SNJCoC Local Renewal NOFA

2017 YSC Juvenile Detention Alternative Innovations (JDAI) Funding

Notice is hereby given that sealed applications for funds from eligible organizations interested in applying for 2017 Juvenile Detention Alternative Initiative Funds will be received on behalf of the County of Camden by CPAC: The Community Planning and Advocacy Council.  2017 JDAI funds for Camden County youth consist of the following service request:  Detention Alternative Plus Program and a Juvenile Justice Family Partnership Project.

A Pre-bid meeting will be held on Monday, April 10th at 10:00 a.m. at CPAC, 2500 McClellan Avenue, Suite 110, Pennsauken, NJ 08109.

A copy of the RFP can be found by clicking on the link here YSC JDAI 2017 RFP_final. Fill-able forms may be found by clicking on the links for the 2017 YSC_JDAI Program Profile and 2017 JDAI Logic Model Template as well as the JDAI Budget (Pages 1_5) Revised_2017 (1).  The YSC JDAI Evaluation Instrument used for scoring the RFP can also be found by clicking the link.

For more information contact Rosy Arroyo, Senior Human Services Planner/YSC Administrator.

Youth Services Commission 2016 Data

Please find data sources that can be referenced when submitting your 2017 YSC proposals:

4-20_ucr-2016 – Uniform Crime Report Data

05-13-16-juvenile-demographics-and-stats – Juvenile demographics and stats

2015pitreportcamden – Point in Time Count of the homeless data

school-violence-2014-2015-report – School Violence Report 2014/2015

sexual_assault_report_1-21-14 – Sexual Assault Report data

2016-nj-kids-count-report – 2016 New Jersey Kids Count Report

Remember: proposals are due by Tuesday October 11th at 1 pm.


2016 SNJCoC Consolidated Application

The Southern New Jersey Continuum of Care (SNJCoC) serves the counties of Camden, Cape May, Cumberland and Gloucester New Jersey.  The Community Planning and Advocacy Council (CPAC) is the administrative arm of the SNJCoC.

The SNJCoC is pleased to share the following documents regarding our FY 2016 application for funding through the federal HUD NOFA process.  The Consolidated Application can be found by clicking here nj-503-coc-registration-exhibit-1.  This is the registration and application for funding for the SNJCoC.

The SNJCoC Project Priority List can be found by clicking here fy16-snjcoc-nofa-project-listing and provides information about the ranking for each of the CoC’s projects. The ranking was developed after a formal review process of each individual project application.

Finally, the SNJCoC Policies and Procedures Manual can be accessed here snjcoc-policies-and-procedures-sept-2016 and provides information about the operation of the SNJCoC.  The manual also incorporates the HMIS Policies and Procedures that the SNJCoC has adopted.

For more information about the SNJCoC please contact Hilary Colbert, Director of Grants Management at  or Laura Sanchez, Human Services Planner at  or by calling 856-663-3998.

Annual Completeness Packages

Are you an agency that has a MAP (Management Assistance Program) score?  If so, now is the time to complete your Annual RFP (Request for Proposal) Completeness Package to stay MAP compliant. These materials must be on file or extra documents will need to be submitted with your proposals when responding to RFPs in the upcoming year or your proposal will NOT be considered complete.

Click here for the 2016-17-annual-completeness-package-documents   Annual Completeness Package submissions are due to CPAC on or before October 7, 2016.

SNJCoC – 2016 Bonus Project NOFA

Applications for Bonus Projects will be accepted from eligible organizations interested in applying for 2016 HUD funding to create new permanent supportive housing projects that will exclusively serve chronically homeless individuals and families OR rapid rehousing projects that will serve individuals, including unaccompanied youth, and families coming directly from the streets or emergency shelters or persons fleeing domestic violence or other persons who qualify under paragraph (4) of the definition of homeless.  Projects should serve individuals and families in the four county region that the SNJCoC serves (Camden, Cape May, Cumberland and Gloucester).

Please click on the link below to access the Notice of Funds Available for more information and for details about the pre-bid conference call which will take place THURSDAY JULY 21, 2016 AT 10 AM. 2016 SNJCoC Local NOFA – bonus project

The Bonus Project application and review instrument are available for review by clicking on the links.   2016 SNJCoC Bonus Project Application  and 2016 SNJCoC Bonus Project – Rank and Review Tool  Please have questions ready for the pre-bid call. Information about the appeals process is also available. Appeals Process – SNJCOC for NOFA

SNJCoC Local NOFA Released

The Southern NJ Continuum of Care (SNJCoC) will be accepting renewal applications from organizations interested in applying for renewal of their HUD funding in 2016.  A pre-bid meeting will be held via conference call on June 22nd at 10 am. Proposals are due to CPAC by 12 noon on July 8, 2016.

See the attached Notice of Funds Available (NOFA) for more information.  2016 SNJCoC Local NOFA

Camden County Resource Directory Debuts

The Camden County Resource Directory was launched June 1, 2016 with over 50 people in attendance at CPAC.  Freeholder Carmen Rodriguez was among the dignitaries in attendance.  Freeholder Rodriguez shared remarks about the two year investment of time and energy involved by all who made the online directory a possibility.

The Camden County Covenant  for Children, Youth and Families was established by Camden County Freeholder Director Louis Capelli in response to a KIDS COUNT Report issued by the Advocates for Children of New Jersey (ACNJ), citing areas of challenge to the well being of children and families in Camden County. Freeholder Director Capelli asked Freeholder Carmen Rodriguez to lead a mobilization of community partners to improve outcomes for the children, youth and families of Camden County. Consequently Camden Mayor Dana Redd joined the effort as co-chair with Freeholder Rodriguez, and the Community Planning and Advocacy Council (CPAC) was designated as the convening partner to plan and manage Covenant activities.

Thank you to all who attended the launch of this exciting venture.  Thank you to our partners for their support in planning and developing the Compass.

The State of New Jersey:

Office of Attorney General

Department of Law and Public Safety

Department of Education


Collaborative Partners for Camden County Youth Network including:

Camden County

City of Camden

Community Planning & Advocacy Council

Center for Family Services – Family Crisis Intervention Unit – Family Links

Genesis Counseling Centers

Teem Gateway YE2S Center – Camden City

Hopework’s N’ Camden

See the links below for coverage from Channel 6 Action News and Courier Post.

Compass Directory Launch Article Courier Post

PENNSAUKEN – A new online portal was launched Wednesday to streamline the connection between social service providers and families throughout Camden County.

The Camden County Covenant for Children and the Community Planning Advocacy Council (CPAC) announced the initiative.

Compass, found at, provides greater access to underutilized services available from the Camden County Covenant for Children partner agencies. The website currently offers more than 365 programs that help children transition into adulthood, ranging from employment training to youth services.

Virtual desert: Food access maps highlight big problem

Hopeworks, a nonprofit training program that gives Camden students access to website design and development training and exposure to GIS technology, created and designed the website in conjunction with the state Attorney General’s Office.

Freeholder Carmen Rodriguez, liaison to the Camden County Department of Health and Human Services, was on hand for the launch. She spoke about creating an easier way for county residents to find a wide spectrum of critical services.

 Compass, a one-stop website that connects Camden County residents with social service providers. Users can browse more than 365 agencies and services currently offered through the website. (Photo: Matt Flowers)

“The challenge has been that although we have many beneficial services throughout our county, it has been difficult for families to figure out how to find and access the right service or resource to meet their particular needs in a timely manner,” she said.

“Compass will act as a navigator to a real-time online directory that parents, youth, community members, providers and even our judges can use to find the services and resources they need.”

Formed in 2009, the Covenant is a collaborative effort to provide children with the tools they need to succeed, offering resources and information and opportunities.

Rodriguez noted the project took two years to complete. Prior to the digital solution, she said she took calls from parents who had no idea how to find the resources they needed and would spend hours sifting through pamphlets and paperwork.

“It is our responsibility to ensure that all children have a safe and nurturing environment in which to develop into adulthood,” Rodriguez said. “This new tool will assist our community with providing our children with the proper guidance and environment to prosper.”

Hopeworks intern and Camden County Community College student Justin Connor helped design the website. The 19-year-old spoke about the issues his family faced searching for resources for his sister, who has autism, and brother, who has ADHD.

“Information is so hard to get sometimes when it’s on paper,” he said. “In print, you have to look through every nook and cranny to find what you need, which takes time. Now, with Compass, you can find what you need in a minute.”

Hopeworks plans on tracking metrics, such as page views and the number of people reaching out to program contacts to monitor the website’s success.

Matt Flowers: (856) 486-2913;


NJ Department of Children and Families – more than just child welfare

Dear Colleague,

Many people associate the New Jersey Department of Children and Families strictly with child welfare.

And it’s true that our Division of Child Protection and Permanency is the state’s child welfare agency.

But we provide other valuable programs and services, too.  We help displaced homemakers develop skills to find work in today’s job market.  Our Children’s System of Care helps children and youth with intellectual/developmental disabilities and substance use disorder.  Project Teach educates young mothers pursuing a high school diploma.  Our Family Success Centers are valuable resources for families in their own neighborhoods.

To educate people about our programs, we produced (click on link) a new video profiling some of the services we offer.  Many people shared personal stories for the video.  Some describe how our services helped them overcome a difficult period in their life.

After viewing the video, please share it with others via email and social media so that they, too, may learn about and take advantage of our programs.  If you know someone who may benefit from any of our services, please call our information line at 1-855-INFO-DCF (1-855-463-6323).

Warm regards,

Allison Blake, PhD, LSW, Commissioner

NJ Department of Children and Families

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