Jobs-Plus Pilot Initiative

 

Jobs Plus Pilot is a locally designed program implemented in a collaboration among local housing authorities, residents of public housing developments, local welfare agencies, local workforce development agencies, and other relevant partners. It is aimed at significantly increasing employment and income of public housing residents. The program provides intensive, employment-focused programs targeting every able-bodied, working-age welfare recipient at a public housing development. The place-based Jobs Plus Pilot program addresses entrenched poverty among public housing residents by saturating developments with job and career support, community building, and rent-based work incentives. This program helps residents of public housing increase their earnings through on-site employment-related services, financial incentives, and community support for work. The Jobs Plus Pilot program consists of the following three core components: Employment-Related Services, Financial Incentives, and Community Support for Work.

General information about this opportunity
Last Known Status
Active
Program Number
14.895
Federal Agency/Office
Agency: Department of Housing and Urban Development
Office: Office of Public and Indian Housing
Type(s) of Assistance Offered
Project Grants
Program Accomplishments
Not Applicable.
Authorization
Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2014, Public Law 113-76.
Who is eligible to apply/benefit from this assistance?
Applicant Eligibility
Public Housing Authorities(PHA).
Beneficiary Eligibility
Individuals and families who are residents of conventional public housing are eligible to receive benefits under the Job Plus program.
Credentials/Documentation
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 eligible for coverage under E.O. 12372, "Intergovernmental Review of Federal Programs." An applicant should consult the office or official designated as the single point of contact in his or her State for more information on the process the State requires to be followed in applying for assistance, if the State has selected the program for review.
Application Procedure
This program is excluded from coverage under 2 CFR 200, Uniform Administrative Requirements, Cost Principles, and Audit Requirements for Federal Awards. A Notice of Funding Availability(NOFA) prescribing the specific information to be submitted will be published in the Federal Register 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 published in the Federal Register.
Deadlines
Contact the headquarters or regional office, as appropriate, for application deadlines.
Approval/Disapproval Decision Time
From 90 to 120 days. HUD will undertake processing of applicants and selection of successful applicants. HUD will make final selection and obligate funds.
Appeals
There is no appeals process. Applicants whose applications did not receive funding may request a debriefing. Further information is included in the NOFA.
Renewals
Further information is included in the NOFA.
How are proposals selected?
The criteria for selecting proposals will be listed in the NOFA.
How may assistance be used?
Grant funds may be used to pay the cost of implementing Jobs Plus start-up, planning, and programming activities (employment and incentives); and the salary and fringe benefits of program staff. Only residents of conventional public housing may benefit from this program.
What are the requirements after being awarded this opportunity?
Reporting
Grantees must keep program records and submit annual reports as specified by HUD. No cash reports are required. Grantees must keep progress reports and submit annual reports as specified by HUD. Grantees must keep expenditure reports and submit annual reports as specified by HUD. Further information on performance monitoring is included in the NOFA.
Auditing
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. Grantees must adhere to the policies, guidelines, and requirements of 24 CFR Part 84 or 85 and OMB Circular No. A-87. OMB Circulars A-110 and A-122 apply to the acceptance and use of assistance by private nonprofit agencies.
Records
Records will be retained in accordance with the HUD regulation, 24 CFR Part 84 and 85.
Other Assistance Considerations
Formula and Matching Requirements
Statutory formulas are not applicable to this program.
Matching Requirements: Percent: 25.%. Further information is included in the NOFA.
This program does not have MOE requirements.
Length and Time Phasing of Assistance
HUD will provide assistance for a 1-year time period. Further information is included in the NOFA on how assistance is awarded/released. Grant agreements are executed and funds are made available through HUD's financial system. Method of awarding/releasing assistance: lump sum.
Who do I contact about this opportunity?
Regional or Local Office
None.
Headquarters Office
Tobey Zimber 451 7th St. SW, Room 4116, Washington, District of Columbia 20410 Email: Tobey.J.Zimber@hud.gov Phone: 202-402-6230
Website Address
No Data Available
Financial Information
Account Identification
86-0304-0-1-604.
Obligations
(Project Grants) FY 14 $0; FY 15 est $30,000,000; and FY 16 est $100,000,000
Range and Average of Financial Assistance
The average financial assistance is $2-4 million per grantee award.
Regulations, Guidelines and Literature
HUD appropriation statutes and the specific fiscal year NOFA published in Federal Register provide program requirements and guidelines.
Examples of Funded Projects
Not Applicable.