Resident Opportunity and Supportive Services - Elderly and Persons with Disabilities


To programmatically address the needs of public housing residents by providing supportive services, resident empowerment activities and/or assisting residents in becoming economically self- sufficient. The primary focus of the program is on independent living and "aging in place".

General information about this opportunity
Last Known Status
Deleted 10/11/2010 (Archived.)
Program Number
Federal Agency/Office
Agency: Department of Housing and Urban Development
Office: Office of Public and Indian Housing
Type(s) of Assistance Offered
Program Accomplishments
Fiscal Year 2009: No Current Data Available Fiscal Year 2010: No Current Data Available Fiscal Year 2011: No Current Data Available
Annual Appropriations Act 2007, Public Law 110-5.
Who is eligible to apply/benefit from this assistance?
Applicant Eligibility
Public Housing Authorities(PHAs), Tribes and tribally designated housing entities (TDHEs), resident councils and nonprofit entities supported by residents. Applicants must establish partnerships to leverage resources.
Beneficiary Eligibility
Elderly/persons with disabilities 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 OMB Circular No. A-87.
What is the process for applying and being award this assistance?
Pre-Application Procedure
Preapplication coordination is required. Environmental impact information is not required for this program. This program is excluded from coverage under E.O. 12372.
Application Procedure
This program is excluded from coverage under OMB Circular No. A-102. OMB Circular No. A-110 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, rate, and rank applications in accordance with selection criteria in the NOFA published in the Federal Register. Awards will be made in rank order in each of the ten federal regions until all funds are expended.
Not Applicable.
Approval/Disapproval Decision Time
Processing of applications and selection of successful applicants will be undertaken by HUD. 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.
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 for supportive services activities, including the employment of project coordinators and/or direct services staff.
What are the requirements after being awarded this opportunity?
Not Applicable.
Records will be retained in accordance with the HUD regulation, 24 CFR Part 84 or 85.
Other Assistance Considerations
Formula and Matching Requirements
Statutory formulas are not applicable to this program.
Matching requirements are not applicable to this program.
This program does not have MOE requirements.
Length and Time Phasing of Assistance
For FY 2008 and forward, ROSS Family and ROSS Elderly have been combined with the ROSS Service Coordinators. Assistance is provided for a 3-year time period under the ROSS Service Coordinators Program. See the following for information on how assistance is awarded/released: Grant agreements are executed and funds are drawn by grantees through HUD's financial system.
Who do I contact about this opportunity?
Regional or Local Office
See Regional Agency Offices. Designated persons in the Offices of Public Housing and Native American Programs listed in Appendix IV of the Catalog.
Headquarters Office
Anice Schervish 451 7th Street, S.W., Room 4130, Washington, District of Columbia 20410 Email: Phone: 202.402.2341
Website Address
Financial Information
Account Identification
(Project Grants) FY 08 $17,077,543; FY 09 est $0; FY 10 est $0
Range and Average of Financial Assistance
No Data Available.
Regulations, Guidelines and Literature
HUD appropriation statutes and the specific fiscal year NOFA published in the Federal Register provide program requirements and guidelines.
Examples of Funded Projects
Not Applicable.