Choice Neighborhoods Implementation Grants

 

Choice Neighborhoods Implementation Grants will employ a comprehensive approach to community development centered on housing transformation. The program aims to transform neighborhoods of poverty into viable mixed-income neighborhoods with access to economic activities by revitalizing severely distressed public and assisted housing and investing and leveraging investments in well-functioning services, effective schools, and education programs, public assets, public transportation, and improved access to jobs.

General information about this opportunity
Last Known Status
Active
Program Number
14.889
Federal Agency/Office
Agency: Department of Housing and Urban Development
Office: Office of Public and Indian Housing
Type(s) of Assistance Offered
Project Grants
Program Accomplishments
Fiscal Year 2014: HUD made 4 grant awards with a maximum grant size of $30,000,000 that will help support affordable housing and community development. Fiscal Year 2015: HUD expects to make 5-6 grant awards with a maximum grant size of $30,000,000 that will help support affordable housing and community development. Fiscal Year 2016: HUD expects to make 5-8 grant awards with a maximum grant size of $30,000,000 that will help support affordable housing and community development.
Authorization
Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2010, Consolidated and Further Continuing Appropriations Act of 2012, Public Law 112-55.
Who is eligible to apply/benefit from this assistance?
Applicant Eligibility
For Choice Neighborhoods Implementation Grants, Public Housing Agencies (PHAs), local governments, non-profits, and for-profit developers that apply jointly with a public entity.
Beneficiary Eligibility
For Choice Neighborhoods Implementation Grants, the ultimate beneficiaries are residents of the severely distressed public and/or assisted housing projects and residents of the surrounding community these grants aim to transform.
Credentials/Documentation
For Choice Neighborhoods Implementation Grants, the ultimate beneficiaries are residents of the severely distressed public and/or assisted housing projects and residents of the surrounding community these grants aim to transform. 2 CFR 200, Subpart E - Cost Principles applies to this program.
What is the process for applying and being award this assistance?
Pre-Application Procedure
Pre-application coordination is required. An environmental impact statement is required for this program. This program is eligible for coverage under E.O. 12372, "Intergovernmental Review of Federal Programs." An applicant should consult the office or official designated as the single point of contact in his or her State for more information on the process the State requires to be followed in applying for assistance, if the State has selected the program for review. An environmental impact statement is required for this program. This program is eligible for coverage under E.O. 12372, "Intergovernmental Review of Federal Programs." An applicant should consult the office or official designated as the single point of contact in his or her State for more information on the process the State requires to be followed in applying for assistance, if the State has selected the program for review.
Application Procedure
2 CFR 200, Uniform Administrative Requirements, Cost Principles, and Audit Requirements for Federal Awards applies to this program. OMB Circular No. A-102 applies to this program. OMB Circular No. A-110 applies to this program.
Award Procedure
HUD will issue a Notice of Funding Availability (NOFA), as provided by annual appropriations, via the Grants.gov website. HUD headquarters will coordinate reviews of each eligible application for threshold compliance, assigns rating points to applications that pass all thresholds, and the highest rated applications are notified that they have been selected to participate in the Choice Neighborhoods Implementation Grant program.
Deadlines
Contact the headquarters or regional office, as appropriate, for application deadlines.
Approval/Disapproval Decision Time
From 120 to 180 days. Approximately 150-180 days following the grant application deadline established by each NOFA. Please refer to each Notice of Funding Availability (NOFA) for application deadlines.
Appeals
Applicants are notified by HUD if an application is not approved.
Renewals
Not Applicable.
How are proposals selected?
Not Applicable.
How may assistance be used?
Choice Neighborhoods will fund competitive grants to transform neighborhoods of extreme poverty into sustainable mixed-income neighborhoods with well-functioning services, schools, public assets, transportation and access to jobs.
What are the requirements after being awarded this opportunity?
Reporting
No reports are required.
Auditing
No audits are required for this program.
Records
Grantees are required to maintain copies of budgets and other cost records through the grant period to indicate compliance with the Grant Agreement.
Other Assistance Considerations
Formula and Matching Requirements
This program has no statutory formula.
Matching Requirements: This program has no statutory formula. Matching Requirements: Choice Neighborhoods Implementation Grants will leverage funds from state, local or private sources as well as other HUD and Federal programs. HUD is required by section 24(c)(1)(A) of the 1937 Act (42 U.S.C. 1437v(c)(1)(A)) to include the requirement for matching funds for all HOPE VI-related grants, which includes Choice Neighborhoods. Applicants are required to have matching funds in the amount of five percent of the requested grant amount in cash or in-kind donations. This program does not have MOE requirements.
This program does not have MOE requirements.
Length and Time Phasing of Assistance
Each grant agreement will establish timetables and milestones. Method of awarding/releasing assistance: lump sum. Method of awarding/releasing assistance: lump sum.
Who do I contact about this opportunity?
Regional or Local Office
None.
Headquarters Office
Caroline Clayton, 451 7th Street S.W. Room 4130, Washington , District of Columbia 20410 Email: choiceneighborhoods@hud.gov Phone: (202) 402-5461.
Website Address
http://www.hud.gov/cn/
Financial Information
Account Identification
86-0349-0-1-604 - This account is for FY 12; 86-0218-0-1-604 - The above account is for FY 11.
Obligations
(Project Grants) FY 14 $120,200,000; FY 15 est $157,798,419; and FY 16 est $245,000,000 - FY 2013 actual obligations are the result of grants awarded using FY 2012 funds.
Range and Average of Financial Assistance
Average $30,000,000.
Regulations, Guidelines and Literature
Not Applicable.
Examples of Funded Projects
Not Applicable.

 



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