Community Development Block Grant- PRO Housing Competition


PRO (Pathways to Removing Obstacles) to Housing provides competitive grant funds for the identification and removal of barriers to affordable housing production and preservation.

General information about this opportunity
Last Known Status
Program Number
Federal Agency/Office
Assistant Secretary For Community Planning and Development, Department of Housing and Urban Development
Type(s) of Assistance Offered
B - Project Grants
Program Accomplishments
Not applicable.
Title 1, Title Housing and Community Development Act of 1974, Public Law 117-328, Statute 42 U.S.C. 5301 et seq.,
The FY23 Consolidated Appropriations Act authorized the HUD secretary to create and administer the competition for the purpose of identifying and removing barriers to affordable housing in communities across the nation.
Who is eligible to apply/benefit from this assistance?
Applicant Eligibility
State and local Governments, Metropolitan Planning Organizations, and Multijurisdictional Entities
Beneficiary Eligibility
Not applicable.
Recipients must certify they will meet program requirements and applicable federal requirements. 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
Preapplication coordination is not applicable.
Application Procedure
2 CFR 200, Uniform Administrative Requirements, Cost Principles, and Audit Requirements for Federal Awards applies to this program. Applicants are instructed to access the NOFO through and follow the grant instructions. Applications will be submitted electronically to
Award Procedure
Awardees are notified after the final selection process has been completed and approved by HUD management officials. Awardees are provided with a list of documentation needed to enter their organization into HUD accounting systems and their HUD contract will include all regulatory requirements. If the Awardee accepts the responsibility of receiving the FFA, they will sign the contract and return it with all required documentation.
Contact the headquarters or regional location, as appropriate for application deadlines
Approval/Disapproval Decision Time
From 120 to 180 days.
Not applicable.
Not applicable.
How are proposals selected?
All applications submitted by the stated due date will undergo a minimum threshold review. The applicants will be notified if they do not meet the minimum threshold review. If the deficiencies are curable, the applicant may be required to provide additional information. If the deficiency is not curable, the applicant is notified that their application will not be reviewed further. All applicants meeting threshold review will undergo an extensive panel review and the applications will be scored and ranked. The highest-ranking applications will be selected for funding. Upon final review of the applications, all scores and assessment material will be reviewed by HUD Management before final selection. Upon final selection, applicants will be notified of the award amount. Those awards will also be published in the federal register as required by regulations.
How may assistance be used?
The competition supports the identification and removal of barriers to affordable housing production and preservation.
What are the requirements after being awarded this opportunity?
Performance Reports: The Department performs regular performance monitoring of grantees both remotely and through annual on-site reviews. The Department determines on-site monitoring priorities based on a risk-analysis of the grantees’ portfolio of activities or known high-risk areas. For all Headquarters-held grants under this appropriation, HUD staff will conduct at least one annual on-site monitoring review.
The auditee may elect to have a program-specific audit conducted under certain limited circumstances.
The recipient must maintain records about eligibility, national objectives, financial management, citizen participation, relocation, other resources, acquisition, housing assistance to dwelling units and households, equal opportunity, environmental impact, labor standards and other requirements set forth in the program regulations. Records shall be retained for a period of four years after submission of the report in which the activity is reported as completed, except as otherwise prescribed in the regulations.
Other Assistance Considerations
Formula and Matching Requirements
Statutory formula is not applicable to this assistance listing.

Matching requirements are not applicable to this assistance listing.

MOE requirements are not applicable to this assistance listing.
Length and Time Phasing of Assistance
Once funds are awarded, applicants must expend funding within six years from the grant agreement date. Grant Agreement
Who do I contact about this opportunity?
Regional or Local Office
None/Not specified.
Headquarters Office
Robert C. Peterson
451 7th Street SW, Room 7282
Washington, DC 20410 US
Phone: 2024024211

Edkesha J. Anderson
451 7th Street SW, Room 7282
Washington, DC 20410 USA
Phone: 2024027887
Website Address
Financial Information
Account Identification
(Project Grants (Discretionary)) FY 22 Estimate Not Available FY 23 est $10,000,000.00; FY 24 est $70,000,000.00; -
Range and Average of Financial Assistance
Anticipated Minimum Award Amount : $1,000,000 Anticipated Maximum Award Amount: $10,000,000
Regulations, Guidelines and Literature
PRO-Housing NOFO guidelines. This listing will follow the regulatory requirements to 24 CFR 570. Consolidated Submissions for Community Planning and Development Programs, 24 CFR Part 91. Environmental Review Procedures for Entities Assuming HUD Environmental Responsibilities. 24 CFR Parts 50 and 58.
Examples of Funded Projects
Not applicable.


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