Housing Counseling Training Program


This program supports, under cooperative agreements with HUD, the delivery of a broad array of training activities for counselors from agencies participating in HUD's Housing Counseling program. The primary objectives of the program are to improve and standardize the quality of counseling provided by housing counselors working with HUD-approved housing counseling agencies and to make training accessible and affordable.

General information about this opportunity
Last Known Status
Program Number
Federal Agency/Office
Office of Housing-Federal Housing Commissioner, Department of Housing and Urban Development
Type(s) of Assistance Offered
B - Project Grants
Program Accomplishments
Not applicable.
Housing and Urban Development Act of 1968, as amended.
HUD's Housing Counseling Program is authorized by Section 106 of the Housing and Urban Development Act of 1968 (12 U.S.C. 1701x) and Section 4 of the Department of Housing and Urban Development Act (42 U.S.C. 3533) as amended by Subtitle D. Office of Housing Counseling of Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act The Housing Counseling implementing regulations are found at 24 CFR part 214. Additional guidance is provided in the HUD Handbook 7610.1, as amended.
Who is eligible to apply/benefit from this assistance?
Applicant Eligibility
Applicants must be public or private nonprofit organizations with a least two years of experience providing housing counseling training services nationwide.
Beneficiary Eligibility
Housing Counselors from HUD-approved housing counseling agencies.
Each applicant is required to submit, for itself and for any organization with which it is partnering for the purpose of this NOFA, a legible copy of the document that supports the applicant's claim to be a nonprofit organization (for example, a 501(c) letter issued by the IRS). The documentation must contain the official name, address, and telephone number of the legal authority that granted the nonprofit status. Branches or affiliates of the applicant that are part of the proposed work plan must also be nonprofit entities.
What is the process for applying and being award this assistance?
Pre-Application Procedure
Preapplication coordination is required. The availability of funds (HUD NOFA) is announced on HUD's website, www.hud.gov. For a copy of the NOFA, applicants can visit the HUD website (www.hud.gov).
Application Procedure
2 CFR 200, Uniform Administrative Requirements, Cost Principles, and Audit Requirements for Federal Awards applies to this program. Applicants must submit by the required date the items and forms requested in the NOFA, such as a description of the housing counseling training services to be provided, and indicators by which benefits impact will be measured.
Award Procedure
Applicants will be evaluated competitively and ranked against all other applicants that applied in the same funding category. A funding formula outlined in the NOFA is used to calculate awards. This program is subject to the administrative requirements established in OMB Circular A-102, Grants and Cooperative Agreements with State and Local Governments, which was implemented by 24 CFR Part 85; OMB Circular A-110, Uniform Administrative Requirements for Grants and Other Agreements with Institutions of Higher Education, Hospitals and Other Nonprofit Organizations, which was implemented by 24 CFR Part 84; and OMB Circular A-133, Audits of States, Local Governments and Nonprofit Organizations, which was implemented by 24 CFR Parts 84 and 85. Grants awarded under this program are also subject to the cost principles in OMB Circular A-87 for state and local governments and Indian tribal governments and OMB Circular A-122 for nonprofit organizations.
Contact the headquarters or regional location, as appropriate for application deadlines
Approval/Disapproval Decision Time
Not applicable.
Not applicable.
Not applicable.
How are proposals selected?
Not applicable.
How may assistance be used?
To annually provide one or more housing counseling training grants to qualified organizations. The grant will fund the training of counselors of agencies participating in HUD's Housing Counseling program.
What are the requirements after being awarded this opportunity?
Performance Reports: HUD requires recipients to submit performance and financial reports under OMB guidance and program instructions. All HUD-funded programs, including this program, require recipients to submit, not less than annually, a report documenting achievement of outcomes under the purpose of the program and the workplan in the award agreement.
In accordance with the provisions of 2 CFR 200, Subpart F - Audit Requirements, nonfederal 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 a noted in 2 CFR 200.503.
As required in the grant cooperative agreement.
Other Assistance Considerations
Formula and Matching Requirements
Statutory formula is not applicable to this assistance listing.

Matching requirements are not applicable to this assistance listing.

MOE requirements are not applicable to this assistance listing.
Length and Time Phasing of Assistance
Funding assistance is for a discrete period of time, generally 1 year. Grantees invoice HUD on a periodic basis for housing counseling training services delivered. Payments of grant funds are subsequently made to grantees via direct deposit/electronic funds transfer (DD/EFT). Method of awarding/releasing assistance: Quarterly.
Who do I contact about this opportunity?
Regional or Local Office
None/Not specified.
Headquarters Office
Brian N. Siebenlist
451 7th Street SW
Washington, DC 20410 USA
Phone: 202-402-5415
Website Address
Financial Information
Account Identification
(Project Grants) FY 18$3,500,000.00; FY 19 est $2,500,000.00; FY 20 est $2,500,000.00; FY 16 est $4,000,000.00; FY 17 est $4,000,000.00; FY 15$3,000,000.00; -
Range and Average of Financial Assistance
Average award size is $407,909.
Regulations, Guidelines and Literature
Not applicable.
Examples of Funded Projects
Not applicable.


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