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Grants to USA Regional and National Nonprofits to Help Low Income Individuals Become Homeowners

Self-Help Homeownership (SHOP) Program


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Funding Source
United States Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), Community Planning and Development
CFDA Number: 14.247
Funding or PIN Number: FR-5900-N-19
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Important Dates
Deadline: 01/04/16 11:59 PM ET Save

Grant Description
Grants to qualified USA national and regional nonprofits and consortia to help low income individuals become homeowners. Grantees provide funding for land acquisition, infrastructure improvement (up to $15,000), planning, and administration costs, and the homebuyer provides significant sweat equity towards construction or rehabilitation of his/her home.

Grantees must use a major portion of the funds in at least two States.

Specifically, funds will be provided to facilitate and encourage innovative homeownership opportunities on a national and geographically-diverse basis. The program supports self-help housing programs that require a significant amount of sweat equity by the homebuyer toward the construction or rehabilitation of his or her home. Volunteer labor is also required.

Eligible applicants for SHOP funding include national and regional non-profit organizations and consortia with experience facilitating homeownership opportunities on a national, geographically-diverse basis through the provision of self-help homeownership housing programs. Applicants must propose to use a significant amount of SHOP grant funds in at least two states and may award SHOP grant funds to local non-profit affiliate organizations to carry out the Grantee's SHOP program. These affiliate organizations must be located within the Grantee's service area. Individuals are not eligible to apply for SHOP grant funds.

SHOP grant funds must be used for land acquisition, infrastructure improvements, and for reasonable and necessary planning and administration costs (not to exceed 20 percent) with the maximum average SHOP investment for land acquisition and infrastructure not exceeding $15,000 per SHOP unit. The construction or rehabilitation costs of each SHOP unit must be funded with other leveraged public and private funds. SHOP units must be decent, safe, and sanitary non-luxury dwellings that comply with state and local codes, ordinances, and zoning requirements, and with all other SHOP requirements, including but not limited to, the requirements for energy-efficiency, water conservation and accessibility. The SHOP units must be sold to homebuyers at prices below the prevailing market price.


  • Domestic public or private and non-profit entities
  • Nonprofits having a 501(c)(3) status with the IRS
  • Regional Organizations
  • Others (see text field entitled "Additional Eligibility Criteria" for clarification)

Additional Eligibility Criteria
-National and regional nonprofit organizations and consortia with applicable experience.

Pre-Application Information
There is no matching requirement for SHOP; however, the Grantee is required to leverage resources for the cost of construction and/or rehabilitation of self-help homeownership housing units assisted with SHOP grant funds, and for any other program costs that are not funded with SHOP grant funds. Refer to SHOP NOFA “Rating Factor 4: Leveraging Resources.”

Additional Funding Information

Estimated Total Program Funding:


Number of Grants
HUD expects to make approximately 4 awards.

Estimated Size of Grant
Maximum average SHOP investment for land acquisition and infrastructure up to $15,000 per SHOP unit.

Term of Contract
Estimated Project Start Date: 02/01/2016.
Estimated Project End Date: 01/31/2018.

The Grantee must expend all SHOP grant funds within 24 months of the date that HUD makes the SHOP grant funds available for drawdown in the Grantee’s line of credit. However, grant funds provided to a SHOP affiliate that develops five or more SHOP units must be expended within 36 months of the date that HUD makes the SHOP grant funds available for drawdown in the Grantee’s line of credit.

The Grantee’s administrative costs directly related to the management and oversight of affiliates developing five or more SHOP units must also be expended within 36 months of the date the SHOP grant funds are made available in the Grantee’s line of credit.

Contact Information
For general guidance about the requirements :
Ms. Martha Murray
SHOP Program Manager
Telephone (202) 402-2684 (this is not a toll-free number)

Questions concerning the General Section:
Office of Strategic Planning and Management
Grants Management and Oversight Division
(202) 708-0667 (this is not a toll-free number)

Persons with hearing or speech impairments may access these numbers via TTY:
Toll-free Federal Relay Service: (800) 877-8339

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