Community Compass Technical Assistance and Capacity Building


Community Compass is HUD's integrated technical assistance and capacity building program and is a collaborative effort among HUD, our customers and successful applicants focused on equipping communities with the knowledge, skills, tools, capacity and systems to successfully implement HUD programs.

General information about this opportunity
Last Known Status
Program Number
Federal Agency/Office
Agency: Department of Housing and Urban Development
Office: Office of Community Planning and Development
Type(s) of Assistance Offered
Cooperative Agreements
Program Accomplishments
Not Applicable.
Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2014 (P.L 113-76), the Native American Housing Assistance and Self Determination Act of 1996 (25 USC4111 et seq.), Section 6(j)(3) of the United States Housing Act of 1937 (42 USC 1437d(j)(3) and Section17 and 18 of the Annual Contributions Contract (HUD 53012A 7/95), and the McKinney-Vento Homeless Assistance Act (42 USC 11408)., Public Law 113-76.
Who is eligible to apply/benefit from this assistance?
Applicant Eligibility
Awardees tasked to provide technical assistance to HOME and/or CHDO grantees must have at least one certified HOME Program Specialist who has passed the Regulations Training exam with a score of 80 or higher available to conduct the work, unless HUD determines that a HOME Program Specialist is not necessary.

Funds may only be used to assist organizations improve their ability to manage HUD funds. Funds may not be used to assist individuals or families.
Beneficiary Eligibility
Selected providers will be deployed as HUD deems most necessary across the country to assist organizations receiving HUD funds to improve performance and management of HUD funds.
No Credentials or documentation are required. 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. Environmental impact information is not required for this program. This program is excluded from coverage under E.O. 12372.
Application Procedure
2 CFR 200, Uniform Administrative Requirements, Cost Principles, and Audit Requirements for Federal Awards applies to this program. All applicants are required to submit a one-page application summary cover page with the application. The requested funding amount should be based on the number of available staff, the range and quality of their skills and knowledge, and the ability of the applicant to manage these resources to successfully execute multiple TA or capacity building engagements involving several covered programs simultaneously over a three-year period and indicate if the organization is a small business.
Award Procedure
HUD will send written notifications to both successful and unsuccessful applicants. A notification sent to a successful applicant is not an authorization to begin performance. Upon notification that an applicant has been selected for award, HUD will request additional information to be submitted or may work with the applicant to amend information that was already submitted as part of the application.
Jun 03, 2014 to Jul 23, 2014 Applications submitted through must be received by no later than 11:59:59 pm eastern time on the application deadline date.
Approval/Disapproval Decision Time
Not Applicable.
Not Applicable.
Annual applications are required for new funding.
How are proposals selected?
Not Applicable.
How may assistance be used?
All successful applicants must operate within the structure of the ‘demand-response system’. Under the demand-response system, HUD identifies technical assistance and capacity building needs and prioritizes them based on Departmental, programmatic and jurisdictional priorities. HUD is solely responsible for determining the entities to be assisted, the location, and the nature of the assistance to be provided.
What are the requirements after being awarded this opportunity?
Awardees will be required to report to the GTM and GTR no less often than quarterly unless otherwise specified in the cooperative agreement. Cash reports are not applicable. Monthly status reports for invoices and quarterly reports are required. Detailed budget and expense reports are required consistent with established work plans. The GTR and GTM will review materials and training evaluations.
In accordance with the provisions of 2 CFR 200, Subpart F - Audit Requirements, non-Federal entities that expend financial assistance of $750,000 or more in Federal awards will have a single or a program-specific audit conducted for that year. Non-Federal entities that expend less than $750,000 a year in Federal awards are exempt from Federal audit requirements for that year, except as noted in 2 CFR 200.503.
Records which enable HUD to determine whether the grantee has met the requirements for the program and cooperative agreement.
Other Assistance Considerations
Formula and Matching Requirements
This program has no statutory formula.
This program has no matching requirements.
This program does not have MOE requirements.
Length and Time Phasing of Assistance
Awards will be for a period of up to 36 months. See the following for information on how assistance is awarded/released: After selection for funding but prior to award, applicants must submit financial and administrative information to comply with applicable requirements. These requirements are found in 24 CFR part 84 for all organizations, except states and local governments whose requirements are found in 24 CFR part 85. Cost principles requirements are found at OMB Circular A-122 for nonprofit organizations, OMB Circular A-21 for institutions of higher education, OMB Circular A-87 for states and local governments, and at 48 CFR 31.2 for commercial organizations. Applicants must submit a certification from an Independent Public Accountant or the cognizant government auditor, stating that the applicant’s financial management system meets prescribed standards for fund control and accountability.
Who do I contact about this opportunity?
Regional or Local Office
See Regional Agency Offices. See Regional Agency Offices. Contact appropriate HUD Field Office listed in Appendix IV of the Catalog.
Headquarters Office
Julie Hopkins 451 7th Street SW
Room 7218, Washington, District of Columbia 20410 Email: Phone: (202) 402-4496
Website Address
Financial Information
Account Identification
(Cooperative Agreements) FY 14 Not Available; FY 15 Not Separately Identifiable; and FY 16 Not Separately Identifiable
Range and Average of Financial Assistance
The Range is between $500,000 and $51,000,000. Average award expected to be $3M.
Regulations, Guidelines and Literature
FY2014Appropriations Act.
Examples of Funded Projects
Not Applicable.


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