Hispanic-Serving Institutions Assisting Communities


To assist Hispanic-Serving Institutions of higher education (HSIs) expand their role and effectiveness in addressing community development needs in their localities, including neighborhood revitalization, housing, and economic development, principally for persons of low-and moderate-income, consistent with the purposes of Title I of the Housing and Community Development Act of 1974 as amended.

General information about this opportunity
Last Known Status
Deleted 01/15/2013 (Archived.)
Program Number
Federal Agency/Office
Agency: Department of Housing and Urban Development
Office: Office of Policy Development and Research
Type(s) of Assistance Offered
Program Accomplishments
Not Applicable.
Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2010 (Public Law 111-117 approved December 16, 2009),.
Who is eligible to apply/benefit from this assistance?
Applicant Eligibility
Nonprofit Hispanic- Serving Institutions that meet the definition of an HIS of higher education established in Title V of the Higher Education Act of 1965 (20 U.S.C. 1101) as amended are eligible to submit applications for funding. In order to meet this definition, at least 25 percent of the full-time undergraduate student enrolled in an institution must be Hispanic. In addition, all applicants must be institutions of higher education granting two-or four-year degrees that are fully accredited by a national or regional accrediting agency recognized by the Department of Education.
Beneficiary Eligibility
The principal beneficiaries of the program include any city, county, town, parish, village, any other political subdivision of a State, or certain U.S. territories within which the HSI is located.
Grants are governed by (1) OMB Circular No. A-21 "Cost Principles for Educational Institutions; (2) OMB Circular No. A-133 "Audits of States, Local Governments, and Non-Profit Organizations; and (3) provisions of 24 CFR part 84 "Grant Agreements with Institutions of Higher Education, Hospitals and Non-Profit Organizations". This program is excluded from coverage under OMB Circular No. A-87.
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
This program is excluded from coverage under OMB Circular No. A-102. This program is excluded from coverage under OMB Circular No. A-110. Applicants will respond to competitive requirements contained in a Notice of Funding Availability (NOFA) published in the Federal Register and available online at Grants.gov
Award Procedure
Applications will be reviewed against published criteria, rated and ranked, and awards made to the highest ranking applications. HUD reserves the right to make selections out of order to provide geographic distribution of grantees. HUD also reserves the right to reduce the amount of funding requested in order to fund as many highly ranked applications as possible.
Not Applicable.
Approval/Disapproval Decision Time
Announcement of awards are anticipated on or before September 30th.
Not Applicable.
Not Applicable.
How are proposals selected?
Refer to the criteria listed in each NOFA.
How may assistance be used?
Each activity proposed for funding must meet the established Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Program requirements and at least one of the three CDBG national objectives. Criteria for determining whether an activity addresses one or more objectives are provided at 24 CFR Part 570.208. These funds are for the direct benefit of the community and/or public not the institution. Ineligible activities are listed in paragraph 570.207.
What are the requirements after being awarded this opportunity?
All grant recipients are required to submit semi-annual progress reports. The progress report shall consist of a narrative and financial report. In addition, annually a Program Logic Model must be submitted. Cash reports are not applicable. The narrative portion of the progress report must reflect the activities undertaken during the reporting period. The financial report must reflect the costs incurred by budget line items, as well as a cumulative summary of costs incurred during the reporting period. Each grant's performance is monitored by HUD.
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.
Must be kept in accordance with the terms and conditions of the grant.
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
HUD may make grants available for up to a performance period of three-year. Method of awarding/releasing assistance: by letter of credit.
Who do I contact about this opportunity?
Regional or Local Office
Headquarters Office
Sandra Susan Brunson, 451 7th Street, Room 8226, Washington, District of Columbia 20410 Email: Susan.S.Brunson@hud.gov Phone: (202) 402-3852.
Website Address
www.oup.org; or www.hud.gov/grants.
Financial Information
Account Identification
86-0108-0-1-451 - 2009; 86-0162-0-1-451 - 2010; 2011.
(Project Grants (Discretionary)) FY 09 $6,000,000; FY 10 $6,454,800; FY 11 $6,520,000 - This year HUD will award two kinds of grants under this program; Previously Unfunded HSIAC Grants (Applicants who have never received a HUD HSIAC program grant) and Previously Funded HSIAC Grants. The maximum amount an applicant can request for award is $600,000 for a maximum 3-year (36 months) grant performance period.
Range and Average of Financial Assistance
$600,000 a grant for a maximum 3-year performance period.
Regulations, Guidelines and Literature
The program is governed by regulations contained in 24 CFR 570.400 and 570.404 and 24 CFR Part 570, Subparts A, C, J, K and O. Provisions of 24 CFR Part 84 "Grant Agreements with Institutions of Higher Education, Hospitals, and Nonprofit Organizations." Applicants will respond to competitive requirements contained in a Notice of Funding Availability (NOFA) published in the Federal Register and available on Grants.gov. More information about previously awarded grants is provided at www.oup.org.
Examples of Funded Projects
Not Applicable.


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