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Grants to USA Local and State Agencies, Nonprofits for Housing, Services to Individuals with HIV/AIDS

Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) and Housing Opportunities for Persons With AIDS (HOPWA) Project Demonstration


GrantWatch ID#

Funding Source
U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD)
CFDA Number: 14.241
Funding or PIN Number: FR-5900-N-11B
Array ( [0] => American Samoa (USA); [1] => Guam (USA); [2] => Puerto Rico (USA); [3] => Virgin Islands (USA); [4] => Northern Mariana Islands (USA); )

Geographic Focus
USA Territories: American Samoa (USA);   Guam (USA);   Puerto Rico (USA);   Virgin Islands (USA);   Northern Mariana Islands (USA);

Important Dates
Deadline: 03/08/16 11:59 PM ET Save

Grant Description
Grants to USA States, territories, local government agencies, and nonprofits to provide low-income persons living with HIV/AIDS who are victims of gender-based crimes, with necessary housing and supportive services. On January 22 a debriefing and pre-application webcast will be held for anyone interested in submitting an application under this reissued grant, including previous and new applicants.

Two grants will be awarded to each successful applicant, one to provide housing assistance and the other to provide supportive services to program beneficiaries.

Selected applicants will provide housing assistance and supportive services to low-income persons living with HIV/AIDS who are homeless, or in need of transitional housing or other housing assistance, as a result of sexual assault, domestic violence, dating violence, or stalking and for whom emergency shelter services or other crisis intervention services are unavailable or insufficient. Each successful applicant under this demonstration will receive two separate one-time only, non-renewable grants from HUD:

(1) A grant that will be used to fund housing assistance for program beneficiaries, coordination and planning activities, and grant management and administration of the HOPWA award.

(2) A Transitional Housing Assistance Program grant to pay for supportive services for program beneficiaries and for grant management and administration of the Transitional Housing Assistance Program award.

States and units of local government applying for funding are expected to provide funding to project sponsors with expertise in HIV housing and services, and sexual assault, domestic violence, dating violence, or stalking services. For example, the City of Somewhere may apply as the grantee and coordinate administrative functions, but it must provide funding to project sponsors to carry out project activities.


  • Agency of the county or other local government
  • City or township governments
  • County governments
  • Local Governments
  • Nonprofits having a 501(c)(3) status with the IRS
  • Others (see text field entitled "Additional Eligibility Criteria" for clarification)
  • State governments
  • U.S. Territory or Possession

Additional Eligibility Criteria
- Nonprofits must be eligible under both HOPWA and the Transitional Housing Assistance Program to apply as the grantee.

-If a nonprofit is only eligible under one funding stream, they may serve as a project sponsor under a state or unit of local government applying for the grant.

- Eligible nonprofit grantees include those that: (1) Are organized under state or local laws; (2) Have no part of net earnings inuring to the benefit of any member, founder, contributor or individual; (3) Have a functioning accounting system that is operated in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles, or has designated an entity that will maintain such an accounting system; (4) Have among their purposes significant activities related to providing services or housing to persons with HIV/AIDS; AND (5) Have a documented history of effective work concerning sexual assault, domestic violence, dating violence, or stalking.

-Nonprofits applying as grantees may also utilize project sponsors with appropriate expertise to carry out project activities, but the nonprofit applying as a grantee must meet the definition of a nonprofit grantee under both programs.

Pre-Proposal Conference
HUD will conduct a Debriefing and Pre-Application Webcast on January 22, 2016, from 2:00-3:30 PM EST for anyone interested in submitting an application under the reissued VAWA/HOPWA Project Demonstration NOFA.

The webcast will serve as a debriefing for all applicants who applied under the original AWA/HOPWA Project Demonstration NOFA, and as a resource for new applicants. The webcast will highlight and discuss the NOFA eligibility requirements that were particularly challenging for applicants under the original NOFA competition. More information on the webcast will be provided through the HOPWA mailing list.

To sign up for the mailing list, please visit:

If applicants have additional questions after viewing the webcast, they can send questions to the agency contacts identified in Section VII of the NOFA.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) will be posted and updated as they become available on the HUD Exchange and through the HOPWA mailing list.

Additional Funding Information

Estimated Total Program Funding:


Number of Grants

Estimated Size of Grant
$625,000 - $1,300,000 Per Project Period.

1. HOPWA Grant. For eligible program activities, not including supportive services, funded through the HOPWA program: minimum $500,000 - maximum $1.1 million.

2. Transitional Housing Assistance Program Grant. For eligible supportive services funded through the OVW Transitional Housing Assistance Program: minimum $125,000 - maximum $200,000.

Term of Contract
06/01/2016 - 5/31/2019

36-month project with three 12-month budget periods.

Contact Information
For questions about the NOFA:
Amy Palilonis, Community Planning and Development Specialist
Phone: (202) 402-5916

Lisa Steinhauer, Management Analyst
Phone: (202) 402-5181

For questions concerning the General Section:
Office of Strategic Planning and Management, Grants Management and Oversight Division:
(202) 708-0667

Persons with hearing or speech impairments may access these numbers via TTY by calling the toll-free Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-8339.

RFP & Supporting Documents
Full Grant Text RFP

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