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
Office of Public and Indian Housing, Department of Housing and Urban Development
Type(s) of Assistance Offered
B - Project Grants
Program Accomplishments
Fiscal Year 2016 HUD expects to make 4 grant awards with a maximum grant size of $30,000,000 that will help support affordable housing and community development. HUD expects to make 5 grant awards with a maximum grant size of $30,000,000 that will help support affordable housing and community development.
Fiscal Year 2017 HUD expects to make 5 grant awards with a maximum grant size of $30,000,000 that will help support affordable housing and community development.
Fiscal Year 2018 HUD expects to make 5 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 Appropriations Act of 2017, Public Law 114-113
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.
What is the process for applying and being award this assistance?
Pre-Application Procedure
Preapplication coordination is required. An environmental impact statement is required for this listing. An environmental impact assessment is not required for this listing. 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. 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.
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 location, 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
Not applicable.
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
Not applicable.
Auditing
Not applicable.
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
Statutory formula is not applicable to this assistance listing.

Matching is voluntary. 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.

MOE requirements are not applicable to this assistance listing.
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.
Who do I contact about this opportunity?
Regional or Local Office
None/Not specified.
Headquarters Office
Caroline Clayton,
451 7th Street S.W. Room 4130
Washington , DC 20410 US
choiceneighborhoods@hud.gov
Phone: (202) 402-5461.
Website Address
http://www.hud.gov/cn/
Financial Information
Account Identification
86-0349-0-1-604
Obligations
(Project Grants) FY 18$152,594,000.00; FY 19 est $150,000,000.00; FY 20 est $0.00; FY 17$132,280,927.00; FY 16$500,000.00; -
Range and Average of Financial Assistance
Range is $24,214,284 to $30,000,000. Average is $29,035,714
Regulations, Guidelines and Literature
Not applicable.
Examples of Funded Projects
Not applicable.

 


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