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
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 Department will provide 8-9 grants for this program. The Department provided 8-9 grants for this program.
Fiscal Year 2017 The Department will provide 8-9 grants for this program.
Fiscal Year 2018 The Department will provide 8-9 grants for this program
Fiscal Year 2019 The Department will provide 11-12 grants for this program.
Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2017, Public Law 114-113
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.
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 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.
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 applicants 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?
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?
Performance Reports: Further information on performance monitoring is included in the NOFA.
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 will be retained in accordance with the HUD regulation, 24 CFR Part 84 and 85.
Other Assistance Considerations
Formula and Matching Requirements
Statutory formula is not applicable to this assistance listing.

Matching is voluntary. 25%. Further information is included in the NOFA.

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. 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.
Who do I contact about this opportunity?
Regional or Local Office
None/Not specified.
Headquarters Office
Tobey Zimber
451 7th St. SW, Room 4116
Washington, DC 20410 US
Phone: 202-402-6230
Financial Information
Account Identification
(Project Grants) FY 17$15,000,000.00; FY 18 est $15,000,000.00; FY 19 est $10,000,000.00; FY 16$29,398,000.00; -
Range and Average of Financial Assistance
The range for financial assistance is $2,666,667 to $3,000,000 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.