Community Development Work-Study Program
Under the Community Development Work-Study Program(CDWSP), HUD will make grants to institutions of higher education, either directly or through areawide planning organizations or States, for the purpose of providing assistance to economically disadvantaged and minority students who participate in community development work-study programs and are enrolled in full-time graduate programs in community and economic development, community planning or community management. The primary objectives of the program are to attract economically disadvantaged and minority students to careers in community and economic development, community planning, and community management, and to provide a cadre of well qualified professionals to plan, implement, and administer local community development programs.
General information about this opportunity
Last Known Status
Deleted 12/12/2007 (Grants no longer offered)
POLICY DEVELOPMENT AND RESEARCH, DEPARTMENT OF HOUSING AND URBAN DEVELOPMENT
Type(s) of Assistance Offered
Approximately 120 students are assisted each year in obtaining their masters degrees in a community building field.
Housing and Community Development Act of 1987, Section 501(b)(2), Public Law 100-242; Housing and Community Development Act of 1974, Section 107, as amended.
Who is eligible to apply/benefit from this assistance?
Institutions of higher education offering graduate degrees in a community development academic program are eligible. An areawide planning organization (APO) or a State may apply for assistance for a program that will be conducted by two or more institutions of higher education. Institutions of higher education participating in an APO program must be located within the metropolitan or non-metropolitan area served by the APO. Institutions of higher education participating in a State program must be located within the State.
The principal beneficiaries of the Community Development Work-Study Program are economically disadvantaged students who seek careers in community and economic development, community planning, community management or other related fields of study.
Costs will be determined on the merits of the application in accordance with guidelines of the Request for Grant Application proposal yearly competitions. This program is excluded from coverage under OMB Circular No. A-87.
What is the process for applying and being award this assistance?
Applicants will have to respond to a HUD Notice of Funding Availability (NOFA) which will be published yearly in the Federal Register. This program is excluded from coverage under Executive Order 12372 and OMB Circular No. A-102.
Not applicable. This program is excluded from coverage under OMB Circular No. A-110.
Applicants who respond to the yearly NOFA and compete successfully by being selected by the review panel will be awarded a grant. HUD will usually make an award within forty to fifty- five (40-55) days of the closing date of the RFGA.
Determined by NOFA date published in the Federal Register.
Approval/Disapproval Decision Time
Generally within 40 to 55 days.
Applications will have to be submitted on a yearly basis for a 2-year funding cycle in response to a Notice of Funding Availability.
How are proposals selected?
Competitive process. Criteria will be published in the Notice of Funding Availability.
How may assistance be used?
Institutions of higher education, areawide planning organizations or States may apply for grants to assist economically disadvantaged and minority students who participate in CDWSP's and are enrolled in full-time graduate programs in community and economic development, community planning or community management, or other related fields of study. Related fields include public administration, urban management, urban planning, and exclude social and humanistic fields such as law, economics (except urban economics), social work, psychology, education and history.
What are the requirements after being awarded this opportunity?
Semi-annual and final reports.
In accordance with the provisions of OMB Circular No. A- 133 (Revised, June 24, 1997), "Audits of States, Local Governments, and Non-Profit Organizations," nonfederal entities that expend financial assistance of $300,000 or more in Federal awards will have a single or a program-specific audit conducted for that year. Nonfederal entities that expend less than $300,000 a year in Federal awards are exempt from Federal audit requirements for that year, except as noted in Circular No. A-133.
The applicant must maintain records with regard to management and work plans including schedules for major activities, student monitoring procedures, and the assignment of staff to the program. Also the applicant must submit information describing the student's racial, ethnic and income characteristics; the student's academic, placement and employment status; and the amount of assistance provided to the student. Such information must be submitted upon completion of each academic school term for the institution until all assisted students have completed their participation in the CDWSP.
Other Assistance Considerations
Formula and Matching Requirements
Length and Time Phasing of Assistance
Assistance is for an annual 2-year program funding cycle (August-July).
Who do I contact about this opportunity?
Regional or Local Office
Direct technical questions to Armand Carriere, Office of University Partnerships, Department of Housing and Urban Development, Room 8106, 451 7th Street, SW., Washington, DC 20410. Telephone: (202) 708-3061, extension 3181, e-mail Armand_W._Carriere@hud.gov.
(Grants) FY 02 $3,000,000; FY 03 est $2,980,500; and FY 04 est $3,000,000. (NOTE: Amounts reported reflect allocation of new budget authority rather than obligation amounts.)
Range and Average of Financial Assistance
Applicants generally receive funding to assist four students, with an average grant per student of $30,000.
Regulations, Guidelines and Literature
24 CFR 570.415.
Examples of Funded Projects