ROSS Supportive Services Programs


To provide supportive services, service coordinator and congregate services as authorized by Section 34 of the Act (42 U.S.C. 1437z-6) and the Native American Housing Assistance and Self-Determination Act of 1996 (25 U.S.C. 4101 et seg.) to programmatically address the needs of public housing residents by providing supportive services, resident empowerment activities and/or assisting residents of all ages in becoming economically self-sufficient through a variety of innovative programs/initiatives.

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
Project Grants
Program Accomplishments
Not Applicable.
The Consolidated and Further Continuing Appropriations Act, 2015, Public Law 113-235, Public Law 113-325.
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
2 CFR 200, Uniform Administrative Requirements, Cost Principles, and Audit Requirements for Federal Awards applies to this program. 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 application criteria and specific information to be submitted will be issued by HUD via Application deadlines will be included in the NOFA.
Award Procedure
HUD will review applications in accordance with the criteria of the NOFA.
Contact the headquarters or regional office, as appropriate, for application deadlines.
Approval/Disapproval Decision Time
From 120 to 180 days.
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 academic enrichment, economic development, supportive services activities, organizational development, and mediation, including the employment of service coordinators/case managers/service navigators.
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. 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. 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 will be subject to Federal recordkeeping requirements in 2 CFR 200.333 and as otherwise stated in the Grant Agreement.
Other Assistance Considerations
Formula and Matching Requirements
This program has no statutory formula.
Matching Requirements: Percent: 25.%. At least 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 or as otherwise stated in the NOFA. See the following for information on how assistance is awarded/released: 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. None. Designated persons in the Offices of Public Housing and Native American Programs listed in Appendix IV of the Catalog.
Headquarters Office
Dina Lehmann-Kim 451 7th St., SW, Washington, District of Columbia 20410 Email: Phone: 202-402-2430
Website Address
No Data Available
Financial Information
Account Identification
(Project Grants) FY 14 $0; FY 15 est $2,000,000; and FY 16 Estimate Not Available
Range and Average of Financial Assistance
TBD by each individual program/initiative in accordance with the NOFA.
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.