Resident Opportunity and Supportive Services - Service Coordinators


To programmatically address the needs of public housing residents by providing service coordinator positions to coordinate supportive services, resident empowerment activities and/or assisting residents in becoming economically self-sufficient or age-in-place.

General information about this opportunity
Last Known Status
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 2014: N/A. Fiscal Year 2015: The Department projects to award 200 grants. Fiscal Year 2016: The Department projects to award 100 grants.
The Consolidated Appropriations Act 2008, Public Law 110-161.
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
Individuals, families, children, youth, adults as well as 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 2 CFR 200, Subpart E - Cost Principles.
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
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 applications in accordance with selection criteria in 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. Processing of applications and selection of successful applicants will be undertaken by HUD. HUD will make the 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 the salary of Service Coordinator positions, with some administrative and training funds. 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
This program has no statutory formula.
Matching Requirements: Percent: 25.%.
MOE requirements are not applicable to this program.
Length and Time Phasing of Assistance
HUD will provide assistance for a 3-year time period. 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
None. 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, SW, Room 4130, Washington, District of Columbia 20410 Email: Phone: (202) 402-2341.
Website Address
Financial Information
Account Identification
(Project Grants) FY 14 $843,130; FY 15 est $90,175,000; and FY 16 est $0
Range and Average of Financial Assistance
Average $360,000.
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.


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