Community Development Block Grants/Technical Assistance Program


To help States, units of general local government, Indian tribes and area-wide planning organizations to plan, develop and administer local Community Development Block Grant programs.

General information about this opportunity
Last Known Status
Deleted 03/03/2014 (Archived.)
Program Number
Federal Agency/Office
Agency: Department of Housing and Urban Development
Office: Office of Community Planning and Development
Type(s) of Assistance Offered
Program Accomplishments
Not Applicable.
Housing and Community Development Act of 1974, Section 107 (b)(4), as amended.
Who is eligible to apply/benefit from this assistance?
Applicant Eligibility
States, units of general local government, national or regional nonprofit organizations that has membership comprised predominately of entities or officials of entities of CDBG recipients, for-profit or nonprofit professional and technical services companies or firms that have demonstrated knowledge of the CDBG program and the capacity to provide technical assistance services, public or private nonprofit or for-profit organizations, including educational institutions and area-wide planning organizations. Specifications for respondents to competitive requests for proposals are stated in the request documents.
Beneficiary Eligibility
States, units of general local government, Indian tribes and Alaska natives, entities participating or actively intending to participate in the planning, developing, or administering of a Community Development Block Grant program.
Applicants need to obtain a DUNS number to receive an award and submit other documentation as described in a solicitation document. OMB Circular No. A-87 applies to this program.
What is the process for applying and being award this assistance?
Pre-Application Procedure
Preapplication coordination is not applicable. Environmental impact information is not required for this program. This program is excluded from coverage under E.O. 12372.
Application Procedure
OMB Circular No. A-102 applies to this program. OMB Circular No. A-110 applies to this program. Proposals may be submitted in response to competitions and solicitations. The Federal Register publication detailing each competition spells out the submission requirements.
Award Procedure
The Secretary has final approval authority; applicants are notified of acceptance or rejection.
Contact the headquarters or regional office, as appropriate, for application deadlines.
Approval/Disapproval Decision Time
From 60 to 90 days. From 60 to 90 days.
Not Applicable.
Not Applicable.
How are proposals selected?
Applications are reviewed according to criteria set forth in solicitation documents.
How may assistance be used?
Assistance may be used to transfer skills and knowledge in planning, developing and administering the Community Development Block Grant programs from those individuals and institutions which possess them to eligible block grant entities and affiliated CDBG participants which need them. Project activities show how they will increase the effectiveness with which eligible block grant communities can use CDBG funds to meet community development national and local program objectives. Assistance may take several forms, such as the provision of written information, person-to-person exchange, seminars, workshops or training sessions.
What are the requirements after being awarded this opportunity?
quarterly and final financial and performance reports. SF-269 Financial Status report is required for each draw down and at close-out. quarterly progress reports as required by the cooperative agreement provisions. SF-269 Financial Status report is required for each draw down and at close-out. Government Technical Monitors and Government Technical Representatives are required to monitor performance and expenditures periodically.
In accordance with the provisions of OMB Circular No. A-133 (Revised, June 27, 2003), "Audits of States, Local Governments, and Non-Profit Organizations," nonfederal entities that expend financial assistance of $500,000 or more in Federal awards will have a single or a program-specific audit conducted for that year. Nonfederal entities that expend less than $500,000 a year in Federal awards are exempt from Federal audit requirements for that year, except as noted in Circular No. A-133.
All records applicable to the assistance project must be kept for three years following the submission of the final expenditure report or until all audit findings have been resolved.
Other Assistance Considerations
Formula and Matching Requirements
Statutory formulas are not applicable to this program.
Matching requirements are not applicable to this program.
This program does not have MOE requirements.
Length and Time Phasing of Assistance
Generally, projects will be funded to operate one to three years. Assistance is released on a reimbursement basis through electronic funds transfers. See the following for information on how assistance is awarded/released: Assistance is released on a reimbursement basis through electronic funds transfer.
Who do I contact about this opportunity?
Regional or Local Office
See Regional Agency Offices. Contact the appropriate HUD Field Office listed in Appendix IV of the Catalog.
Headquarters Office
Holly A. Kelly, 451 7th ST. SW, Room 7218, Washington, District of Columbia 20410 Email: Phone: (202) 402-6324 Fax: (202) 619-5979.
Website Address
Financial Information
Account Identification
(Cooperative Agreements (Discretionary Grants)) FY 09 $5,000,000; FY 10 est $0; and FY 11 est $0
Range and Average of Financial Assistance
Cooperative agreements FY 2005 range: $100,000 - $539,000; average $234,750.
Regulations, Guidelines and Literature
24 CFR 570 Subpart E, 24 CFR 571.
Examples of Funded Projects
Not Applicable.


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