The Planning Committee coordinates with the city on the annual McKinney-Vento/HEARTH Act homeless funding application and regularly updates Hawaii’s Plan to End Homelessness. It develops recommendations for funding priorities and strategies, and other cross-agency funding opportunities. It may also recommend to the Executive Committee the criteria by which new and ongoing HUD CoC funded projects are evaluated and scored locally, as well as whether new projects will be included in each year’s application (vs. limiting the application to renewals only).
The Planning Chair (or their designee) schedules and leads committee meetings, assigns tasks to committee members, represents PIC to state and city homeless planning divisions and policy academies in relation to homelessness issues, and documents agency participation in PIC activities as required for HUD’s annual funding application(see Section IX). The Planning Chair also represents PIC at task force meetings to participate in the development of policies regarding long-range planning, funding and evaluation of initiatives to prevent and reduce homelessness.