Family Self-Sufficiency Program


To promote the development of local strategies to coordinate the use of assistance under the Housing Choice Voucher and Public Housing programs with public and private resources to enable participating families to increase earned income and financial literacy, reduce or eliminate the need for welfare assistance, and make progress toward economic independence and self-sufficiency.

General information about this opportunity
Last Known Status
Program Number
Federal Agency/Office
Office of Public and Indian Housing, Department of Housing and Urban Development
Type(s) of Assistance Offered
B - Project Grants
Program Accomplishments
Fiscal Year 2016 The program anticipates to provide assistance to 70,000 families. The program provided assistance to 72,000 families.
Fiscal Year 2018 The program anticipates to provide assistance to 72,000 families.
Fiscal Year 2017 The program anticipates to provide assistance to 72,000 families.
Cranston-Gonzalez National Affordable Housing Act, 2017, Public Law 101-625, 42 U.S.C. 1437u
Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2016, Public Law 114-113
Who is eligible to apply/benefit from this assistance?
Applicant Eligibility
Eligible applicants are public housing agencies (PHAs) and tribes/Tribally Designated Housing Entities (TDHEs).
Beneficiary Eligibility
Individuals and families who are participants in the Housing Choice Voucher program or Public Housing program are eligible to receive benefits from the FSS program.
Not applicable.
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. A Notice of Funding Availability (NOFA) prescribing the specific information to be submitted will be posted on by HUD Headquarters. HUD provides the application and standard forms for this program.
Award Procedure
HUD will review those applications in accordance with the NOFA posted on
Contact the headquarters or regional location, as appropriate for application deadlines
Approval/Disapproval Decision Time
From 90 to 120 days. HUD will undertake processing of applications and selection of successful applicants. HUD will make final selection and obligate funds.
Not applicable.
Not applicable.
How are proposals selected?
The criteria for selecting proposals will be listed in the NOFA.
How may assistance be used?
Funds awarded to public housing agencies (PHAs) or tribes/Tribally Designated Housing Entities (TDHEs) may only be used to pay the annual salary and fringe benefits of FSS program coordinators.
What are the requirements after being awarded this opportunity?
Performance Reports: Grantees must submit annual reports as specified by HUD.
Not Applicable
Not applicable.
Other Assistance Considerations
Formula and Matching Requirements
Statutory Formula: Title 24 Part 984 24

Matching requirements are not applicable to this assistance listing.

MOE requirements are not applicable to this assistance listing.
Length and Time Phasing of Assistance
HUD will provide assistance for a 1-year time period. Grant agreements are executed and funds are made available through HUD's financial system.
Who do I contact about this opportunity?
Regional or Local Office
Designated personal in the offices of Public Housing and Native American Programs listed in Appendix IV of the Catalog.
Headquarters Office
Anice Chenault
451 7th Street SW
Washington, DC 20410 US
Phone: 202-402-2341
Website Address
Financial Information
Account Identification
(Project Grants) FY 18$74,996,000.00; FY 19 est $80,000,000.00; FY 20 est $75,000,000.00; FY 17$149,921,000.00; FY 16$149,921,000.00; -
Range and Average of Financial Assistance
$13,000 - $1,300,000; Average $40,000-$69,000
Regulations, Guidelines and Literature
HUD appropriation statutes, and the specific fiscal year NOFA posted in provide program requirements and guidelines. See also 24 CFR 984.
Examples of Funded Projects
Not applicable.


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