Disaster Housing Assistance Grant
To provide resources for rental assistance, security and utility deposits, and case management services for families who were displaced by Hurricanes Katrina, Rita, Gustav and Ike. The Disaster Housing Assistance Program ( DHAP) would be implemented in the form of a rental assistance program that would continue providing housing subsidies for families determined to be eligible for the program.
General information about this opportunity
Last Known Status
Deleted 02/05/2016 (Archived.)
Agency: Department of Homeland Security
Type(s) of Assistance Offered
Robert T. Stafford Disaster Relief and Emergency Assistance Act (The Stafford Act); Sections 408(b)(1); and 306(a), Title 42, Section 5149, 5189; Homeland Security Act, Title 6, Section 112, Public Law 107-296, 6 U.S.C 102; Economy Act, Title 31, Section 1535.
Who is eligible to apply/benefit from this assistance?
Individuals and families determined eligible for FEMA housing assistance. Specific information on applicant eligibility is identified in the funding opportunity announcement and program guidance.
Individuals and families.
All Public Housing Agencies with jurisdiction over areas where eligible families reside that administer the Housing Choice Voucher Program are invited to apply provided they have the administrative capacity to assume responsibility for the DHAP.
Specific information on applicant eligibility is identified in the funding opportunity announcement and program guidance. OMB Circular No. A-87 applies to this program.
What is the process for applying and being award this assistance?
Preapplication coordination is required. Environmental impact information is not required for this program. This program is excluded from coverage under E.O. 12372.
OMB Circular No. A-102 applies to this program. OMB Circular No. A-110 applies to this program. Application deadline and other information are contained in the application/program guidance.
Applications or plans are reviewed by DHS program and administrative staff. Any issues or concerns noted in the application will be negotiated with the successful applicant prior to the award being issued.
Contact the headquarters or regional office, as appropriate, for application deadlines.
Approval/Disapproval Decision Time
Refer to program guidance document.
How are proposals selected?
Refer to the program guidance for information on criteria for selecting proposals.
How may assistance be used?
Housing and Urban Development's (HUD) Public Housing Agencies (PHAs) will use the assistance to provide eligible families who were displaced by Hurricanes Katrina, Rita, Gustav and Ike with monthly rent subsidies. Families are either receiving or are eligible to receive rental assistance administered by FEMA. PHAs will administer the DHAP to families that have been determined eligible by FEMA through HUD's web-based Disaster Information System. The assistance must be used by PHAs to provide rental assistance to families determined eligible by FEMA. In addition to rental assistance, grant funds shall be used to provide case management services to eligible families and to pay for costs associated with PHA administration of the program.
What are the requirements after being awarded this opportunity?
Grantees are required to submit quarterly financial and performance reports. Quarterly Progress Reports must include the progress of each sub-grant award. Both quarterly reports are due 30 days after the end of each quarter: January 30, April 30, July 30, and October 30. Final financial and performance reports are due 90 days after the expiration or termination of grant award. Refer to program guidance. Refer to program guidance. Refer to program guidance. Refer to program guidance.
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. These audits are due to the cognizant Federal agency, submitted through the Federal Audit Clearinghouse, not later than 9 months after the end of the grantees fiscal year.
Grant records shall be retained for a period of 3 years from the day the recipient submits its final expenditure report. If any litigation, claim, negotiation, audit, or other action involving the records has been started before the expiration of the 3-year period, the records must be retained until completion of the action and resolution of all issues which arise from it, or until the end of the regular 3-year period, whichever is later. Grant records include financial and program/progress reports, support documents, statistical records, and other documents that support the activity and/or expenditure of the recipient or sub-recipient under the award.
Other Assistance Considerations
Formula and Matching Requirements
Statutory formulas are not applicable to this program.
Matching requirements are not applicable to this program.
MOE requirements are not applicable to this program.
Length and Time Phasing of Assistance
Refer to program guidance Awards are subject to the Cash Management Improvement Act for payment and/or reimbursement of expenditures. See the following for information on how assistance is awarded/released: Refer to program guidance. Awards are subject to the Cash Management Improvement Act for payment and/or reimbursement of expenditures.
Who do I contact about this opportunity?
Regional or Local Office
See Regional Agency Offices. Federal Emergency Management Agency-Individual Assistance 500 C St S.W., Washington DC 20472.
Terri Burleson 245 Murray Lane, Building 410, Washington, District of Columbia 20472 Phone: (202) 212-1000
(Project Grants) FY 12 $6,446,134; FY 13 est $0; and FY 14 est $0
Range and Average of Financial Assistance
Refer to program guidance.
Regulations, Guidelines and Literature
Fair Housing Act, Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964; Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973; Title II of the Americans with Disabilities Act; 24 CFR 982.352; 982.401; 982.555; PIH Notice 2007-26. Full text may be obtained at the following website: http://www.hud.gov/offices/pih/publications/hurricane.cfm.
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