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Public Housing Authorities for Neighborhood Improvement Projects

Choice Neighborhoods Planning Grants

Agency Type:

Federal

Funding Source:

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U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) - Public and Indian Housing (PIH)

Deadline Date:

07/28/22 11:59 PM ET

Description:

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Grants to USA and territories nonprofit organizations, government agencies, tribal entities, and public housing authorities for neighborhood improvement projects. Required registrations may take several weeks to complete. Funding is intended to develop and implement plans to revitalize distressed neighborhoods.

The Choice Neighborhoods program leverages significant public and private dollars to support locally driven strategies that address struggling neighborhoods with distressed public and/or HUD-assisted housing through a comprehensive approach to neighborhood transformation. Local leaders, residents, and stakeholders, such as public housing authorities, cities, schools, police, business owners, nonprofits, and private developers, come together to create and implement a plan that revitalizes distressed HUD housing and addresses the challenges in the surrounding neighborhood. The program helps communities transform neighborhoods by redeveloping severely distressed public and/or HUD-assisted housing and catalyzing critical improvements in the neighborhood, including vacant property, housing, businesses, services and schools. To this end, Choice Neighborhoods is focused on three core goals:

  1. Housing: Replace distressed public and assisted housing with high-quality mixed-income housing that is well-managed and responsive to the needs of the surrounding neighborhood;
  2. People: Improve outcomes of households living in the target housing related to employment and income, health, and children’s education; and
  3. Neighborhood: Create the conditions necessary for public and private reinvestment in distressed neighborhoods to offer the kinds of amenities and assets, including safety, good schools, and commercial activity, that are important to families’ choices about their community.

Each Choice Neighborhoods grantee must develop a Transformation Plan that addresses the Housing, People, and Neighborhood objectives. For more information about program objectives, see the following link: https://www.hud.gov/sites/dfiles/SPM/documents/Foa_Content_of_FR-6600-N-38.pdf#page=6

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 165747

Estimated Total Program Funding:

$10,000,000

Number of Grants:

20

Estimated Size of Grant:

Minimum Award Amount: $1 Per Project Period
Maximum Award Amount: $500,000 Per Project Period

Term of Contract:

The term of a Planning Grant is 2 years from the date of the Grant Agreement execution.
Estimated Project Start Date: 12/01/2022
Estimated Project End Date: 12/01/2024
Length of Project Periods: 24-month project period and budget period

Eligibility:

  • City or township governments
  • County governments
  • Indian housing authorities
  • Native American tribal governments (Federally recognized)
  • Nonprofits having a 501(c)(3) status with the IRS, other than institutions of higher education
  • Public housing authorities
  • See RFP and/or Grant Guidelines for full eligibility

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

Eligible applicants:
- (County governments)
- (City or township governments)
- (Native American tribal governments (Federally recognized))
- (Public housing authorities/Indian housing authorities)
- (Nonprofits having a 501(c)(3) status with the IRS, other than institutions of higher education)
- (Others (see text field entitled "Additional Information on Eligibility" for clarification))

There are three key eligibility criteria for Choice Neighborhoods funding. In addition to the requirement that an applicant must be eligible, the application must also demonstrate the proposal targets an eligible housing project located in an eligible neighborhood.

Ineligible Applicants:
- Individuals
- Any entity that does not meet the eligibility criteria listed above

Ineligible activities for all grantees include:
(1) Supportive services;
(2) Incentives for recruitment into, participation in, or completion of any planning activities (e.g. gift cards provided to residents that complete a survey or needs assessment and meals provided at planning meetings); and
(3) Housing development, including acquisition, relocation, demolition and remediation, rehabilitation, or construction.

Pre-Application Information:

The application deadline is 11:59:59 PM Eastern Standard time on 07/28/2022.

Applications must be received no later than the deadline, or, if HUD has issued you a waiver allowing you to submit your application in paper form, by HUD no later than the deadline.

HUD strongly recommends applications be submitted at least 48 hours before the deadline and during regular business hours to allow enough time to correct errors or overcome other problems.

Submit your application to Grants.gov unless a waiver has been issued allowing you to submit your application in paper form. Instructions for submitting your paper application will be contained in the waiver of electronic submission.

Required Registrations:
1. Applicants must be registered with http://www.sam.gov/ before submitting their application. Information in SAM must be current for all times during which the applicant has an active Federal award or an application or plan under consideration by HUD.
2. Applicants must provide a valid UEI/DUNS number, registered and active at /www.sam.gov/ in the application.
3. Anyone planning to submit applications on behalf of an organization must register at Grants.gov and be approved by the EBiz Point of Contact in SAM to submit applications for the organization.

Registration for SAM and Grants.gov is a multi-step process and can take four (4) weeks or longer to complete if data issues arise. Applicants without a valid registration cannot submit an application through Grants.gov.

Cost Sharing or Matching:
Matching funds in the amount of at least five percent of the requested grant amount in cash or in-kind donations must be secured and used by the end of the grant term.

View this opportunity on Grants.gov: https://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=340208

For a list of application documents, see the Package tab (press Preview) on the Grants.gov page above.

Contact Information:

Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.

Questions regarding specific program requirements for this NOFA should be directed to: ChoiceNeighborhoods@hud.gov.

Grants.gov provides customer support information on its website at https://www.grants.gov/web/grants/support.html. Applicants having difficulty accessing the application and instructions or having technical problems can receive customer support from Grants.gov by calling (800) 518-GRANTS (this is a toll-free number) or by sending an email to support@grants.gov. The customer support center is open 24 hours a day, seven days per week, except Federal holidays. The phone number above may also be reached by individuals who are deaf or hard of hearing, or who have speech disabilities, through the Federal Relay Service’s teletype service at 800-877-8339.

CFDA Number:

14.892

Funding or Pin Number:

FR-6600-N-38

URL for Full Text (RFP):

Geographic Focus:

USA: Alabama;   Alaska;   Arizona;   Arkansas;   California;   Colorado;   Connecticut;   Delaware;   Florida;   Georgia;   Hawaii;   Idaho;   Illinois;   Indiana;   Iowa;   Kansas;   Kentucky;   Louisiana;   Maine;   Maryland;   Massachusetts;   Michigan;   Minnesota;   Mississippi;   Missouri;   Montana;   Nebraska;   Nevada;   New Hampshire;   New Jersey;   New Mexico;   New York City;   New York;   North Carolina;   North Dakota;   Ohio;   Oklahoma;   Oregon;   Pennsylvania;   Rhode Island;   South Carolina;   South Dakota;   Tennessee;   Texas;   Utah;   Vermont;   Virginia;   Washington, DC;   Washington;   West Virginia;   Wisconsin;   Wyoming

Array ( [0] => American Samoa (USA); [1] => Guam (USA); [2] => Virgin Islands (USA); [3] => Northern Mariana Islands (USA); )

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