Neighborhood Stabilization Program

 

NSP-TA will be structured and operated as an assessment-based and outcome-focused delivery system with the following objectives: 1) improve grantees' ability to assess conditions in the affordable segment of ther local housing market consistent with the jurisdiction's Consolidated Plan and Analysis of Impediments; 2) improve grantees' ability to design and appropriately implement neighborhood stabilization programs based upon an accurate assessment of the affordable segment of their local housing market; 3) increase organizational capacity to leverage private and public dollars; and 4) improve grantees' understanding of and compliance with statutory and regulatory requirements.
Under NSPTA, technical assistance will involve the delivery of expert statutory, regulatory, and technical support that improves the program knowledge, skills and capacity of NSP grantees and their partners. Capacity building efforts will be directed at advancing the efficiency and performance of grantees and their partners in the administration of NSP, leveraging of other resources and furthering of key Departmental objectives, including, but not limited to energy efficiency and green building.

General information about this opportunity
Last Known Status
Deleted 03/03/2014 (Archived.)
Program Number
14.264
Federal Agency/Office
Agency: Department of Housing and Urban Development
Office: Office of Community Planning and Development
Type(s) of Assistance Offered
Cooperative Agreements
Program Accomplishments
Not Applicable.
Authorization
Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act of 2010, Executive Order Section 1497, Public Law 111-203.
Who is eligible to apply/benefit from this assistance?
Applicant Eligibility
The applicant must meet the threshold requirements of the General Section, including the Civil Rights threshold in Section III.C.
NSP TA applicants are encouraged to partner with other organizations that may serve other geographic or programmatic areas or bring other subject matter expertise to the proposal or bring expertise through use of subcontractors or consultants. Any organization participating as a joint applicant in a single application may not submit a separate application of its own. Each joint application must designate one organization as the lead entity who submits the application and executes the cooperative agreement with HUD and assumes responsibility for the award. The selected applicant enters into a separate agreement with each organization that is part of the joint application. Futher indications are specified in the NOFA FR 5499-N-01.
HUD will not consider an application from an ineligible applicant.
Applicants must have a minimum of one TA and capacity building staff on their team who has passed (score 80 or higher) the Certified HOME Program Specialist-Regulations training exam.
Beneficiary Eligibility
N/A.
Credentials/Documentation
Applicants need to obtain a Duns and Bradstreet Universal Numbering System (DUNS) number (Refer to General Section III C.2.b) and submit other documentation as described in the Notice of Funding Availability (NOFA) FR-5499-N-01 in order to receive an award from HUD. OMB Circular No. A-87 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 excluded from coverage under E.O. 12372.
Application Procedure
OMB Circular No. A-102 applies to this program. OMB Circular No. A-110 applies to this program. Applicants must submit all materials electronically via grants.gov or have requested a waiver, including all required forms as specified in the NOFA (FR-5499-N-01). All applicants requesting NSP-TA must be in compliance with the applicable threshold requirements found in the General Section and the eligibility requirements listed in Section III of the NOFA to be reviewed, scored, and ranked. Applications that do not meet these requirements and applications received after the deadline will be considered ineligible for funding. Applicants will have 14 calendar days in which to provide missing information requested by HUD.
Award Procedure
If the grantee makes a complete submission within the established deadlines, HUD will review the application to determine whether it meets threshold eligibility requirements. Then HUD will review and assign scores to applications using 3 weighted factors specified in the NOFA FR-5499-N-01 including applicant's capacity and relevant experience; soundness of approach; program evaluation and achieving results. Rated applications will be listed in ranked order. Those within the fundable range may then be funded. HUD will determine the amount awarded based on several factors outlined in the NOFA. After selection for funding but prior to award, applicants must submit financial and administrative information to comply with applicable requirements, as stated in NOFA FR-5499-N-01.
Deadlines
Contact the headquarters or regional office, as appropriate, for application deadlines.
Approval/Disapproval Decision Time
From 60 to 90 days. HUD will send written notifications to successful and unsuccessful applicants. Selected applicants must provide HUD with a written Code of Conduct, Central Contractor Registration Requirement, and other requirements, as outlined in the NOFA FR-5499-N-01. HUD requires that all selected applicants participate in negotiations to determine the specific terms of the cooperative agreement, including the budget.
Appeals
Not Applicable.
Renewals
Not Applicable.
How are proposals selected?
Applicants are reviewed according to the 3 following factors as outlined in the NOFA: applicant's capacity and relevant experience (60 points), soundness of approach (25 points), program evaluation and achieving results (15 points). Breakdowns of weighted factors within each factor are listed in the NOFA FR-5499-N-01.
How may assistance be used?
All NSP-TA eligible activities are listed in the Notice of Funding Availability (NOFA) FR-5499-N-01. These include developing new products, such as conducting needs assessments, direct TA and capacity building, tools and products, self-directed and group learning, information management and virtual help desk; or to maintain existing products, such as NSP Resource Exchange, NSP toolkits and resource library documents, NSP training materials.
Applicants must follow all program requirements, regarding training, accessibility (all products and tools will comply with Section 108 requirements), civil rights, fair housing, Section 3 and communication, as specified in the NOFA (FR-5499-N-01) and the General Section (Section III C.5). All awards are subject to funding restrictions at 73 FR 79555, Section IV E of the General Section.
A provider may be required to work under the direction of multiple field offices.
50% of funds must be spent within 2 years of the date funds are available to the grantee for obligation. 100% of funds must be spent within 3 years of the date funds are available to the grantee for obligation.
All successful NSP-TA applicants must operate within the structure of the demand-response system, under which HUD identifies and prioritizes needs. Applicants are assigned to respond to identified needs. Successful applicants may not respond to direct requests for TA from grantees or subgrantees. HUD is solely responsible for determining the entities to be assisted, location, nature of assistance.
Direct TA may not use pass-through to cover costs necessary to provide temporary staffing needs.
An organization may not provide assistance to itself or to another organization with which it contracts or sub-awards funds to carry out activities under the TA award. No fee or profit may be paid to any recipient or contractor of an award. HUD will determine whether salary rates are reasonable and customary.
TA funds may not be used to train HUD staff, but HUD staff can be present to monitor and carry out oversight responsibilities.
Applicants must follow all program requirements as stipulated in the NOFA FR-5499-N-01.
What are the requirements after being awarded this opportunity?
Reporting
Grantees report budgets, obligations and expenditures, as well as outputs, outcomes, and a narrative explanation of deviations from projected results to actual results achieved on a quarterly basis in the Disaster Recovery Grant Reporting System (DRGR), unless otherwise specified in the cooperative agreement.
Grantees will be required to comply with Federal Funding Accountability and Transparency Act of 2006 (Public Law 109-282). No cash reports are required. Grantees submit monthly reports on billing and activities, unless otherwise specified in the cooperative agreement, and in DRGR on a quarterly basis. No expenditure reports are required. Government Technical Monitors and Government Technical Representatives are required to monitor performance and expenditures periodically.
Auditing
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.
Records
All records applicable to the assistance project must be kept for five years following the submission of the final expenditure report or until all audit findings have been resolved, according to the cooperative agreements close out information.
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
Awards will be for a period of 24 to 36 months, depending on factors outlined in the NOFA.
50% of the funds must be spent within 2 years of the date funds become available for obligation; 100% of funds must be spent within 3 years of the date funds become available for obligation. See the following for information on how assistance is awarded/released: Assistance is released on a reimbursement basis through electronic funds transfer.
Who do I contact about this opportunity?
Regional or Local Office
See Regional Agency Offices.
Headquarters Office
Julie D. Hovden 451 7th St., S.W.
, Washington, District of Columbia 20410 Email: julie.d.hovden@hud.gov Phone: 202-402-4496 Fax: 202-619-5979
Website Address
http://www.hud.gov/offices/cpd/communitydevelopment/programs/neighborhoodspg/nspta.cfm
Financial Information
Account Identification
86-0344-0-1-451.
Obligations
(Cooperative Agreements) FY 11 $0; FY 12 est $20,000,000; and FY 13 est $0
Range and Average of Financial Assistance
$500,000-$3,000,000.
Regulations, Guidelines and Literature
Administrative Regulations for Community Development Block Grants, 24 CFR 570; Wall Street Reform and Consumer Act of 2010; Notice of Funding Availability for FY2011 Neighborhood Stabilization Program Technical Assistance FR-5499-N-01; HUD Strategic Plan, FY 2010-2015; Opening Doors: The Federal Strategic Plan for Preventing and Ending Homelessness; National HIV/AIDS Strategy for the U.S.; and published federal register notices.
Examples of Funded Projects
Not Applicable.