Public Housing Family Self-Sufficiency under Resident Opportunity and Supportive Services
To promote the development of local strategies to coordinate the use of assistance under the Public Housing program with public and private resources to enable participating families to achieve economic independence and housing self-sufficiency.
General information about this opportunity
Last Known Status
Agency: Department of Housing and Urban Development
Office: Office of Public and Indian Housing
Type(s) of Assistance Offered
Fiscal Year 2014: The program provided awards through Notice of Funding Availability (NOFA) Process. Fiscal Year 2015: N/A. Fiscal Year 2016: N/A.
The Consolidated Appropriations Act 2008, Public Law 110-161.
Who is eligible to apply/benefit from this assistance?
Public Housing Authorities (PHAs) and Tribes and tribally designated housing entities (TDHEs).
Individuals and families who are residents of conventional public or Indian housing are eligible to receive benefits from the ROSS program.
No Credentials or documentation are required. This program is excluded from coverage under 2 CFR 200, Subpart E - Cost Principles.
What is the process for applying and being award this assistance?
Preapplication coordination is not applicable. Environmental impact information is not required for this program. This program is excluded from coverage under E.O. 12372.
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.
HUD will review those applications in accordance with the NOFA published in the Federal Register.
Contact the headquarters or regional office, as appropriate, for application deadlines.
Approval/Disapproval Decision Time
From 120 to 180 days. HUD will undertake processing of applications and selection of successful applicants. HUD will make final selection and obligate funds.
There is no appeals process. Applicants whose applications did not receive funding may request a debriefing. Further information is included in the NOFA.
From 120 to 180 days.
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 salary and fringe benefits of a program coordinator. Only residents of conventional public housing may benefit from this program.
What are the requirements after being awarded this opportunity?
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. No performance monitoring is required.
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 will be retained in accordance with the HUD regulation, 24 CFR Part 84 or 85.
Other Assistance Considerations
Formula and Matching Requirements
Statutory Formula: Chapter 24, Part 984.
This program has no matching requirements.
This program does not have MOE requirements.
Length and Time Phasing of Assistance
HUD will provide assistance for a 1-year time period. See the following for information on how assistance is awarded/released: Grant agreements are executed and funds are made available through HUD's financial system.
Who do I contact about this opportunity?
Regional or Local Office
None. Designated personal in the offices of Public Housing and Native American Programs listed in Appendix IV of the Catalog.
Anice Schervish, 451 7th St. SW, Room 4238, Washington, District of Columbia 20410 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Phone: (202) 402-2341.
(Project Grants) FY 14 $16,534,514; FY 15 est $0; and FY 16 est $0
Range and Average of Financial Assistance
The average financial assistance was $60,036.
Regulations, Guidelines and Literature
HUD appropriation statutes and the specific fiscal year NOFA published in the Federal Register provide program requirements and guidelines. See also 24 CFR 984
Examples of Funded Projects