Section 3 Technical Assistance
To ensure that new employment, training, and contracting opportunities generated from the expenditure of certain HUD funding are directed to low- and very low-income residents of the community where the funds are spent and the businesses that are either owned by, or substantially employ, these persons.
General information about this opportunity
Last Known Status
Deleted 09/09/2014 (Archived.)
Agency: Department of Housing and Urban Development
Office: Office of Fair Housing and Equal Opportunity
Type(s) of Assistance Offered
Fiscal Year 2013: No Current Data Available Fiscal Year 2014: No Current Data Available Fiscal Year 2015: No Current Data Available
Housing and Urban Development Act of 1968 as amended. 12 U.S.C. 1701u-Economic Opportunities for Low-and Very Low-Income Persons; 42 U.S.C. 3535(d). 24 CFR Part 135.
Who is eligible to apply/benefit from this assistance?
Any entity which receives Section 3 covered financial assistance directly from HUD is eligible to compete for funding. Such entities include: any State, unit of local government, Public Housing, Indian Tribe, other public body, or public or private nonprofit organization. Applicants must be in compliance with the regulatory requirements of Section 3 in order to apply for competitive funding.
Public Housing Residents; Individuals residing in the metropolitan area or non-metropolitan county in which the Section 3 covered assistance is expended who meet HUD's definitions of low or very low-income in Section 3(b)(2) of the 1937 Housing Act; and Business that meet the definition of a Section 3 Business Concern as set forth at 24CFR Part 135.5.
Costs for applicants will be determined in accordance with OMB Circular No. A-122. OMB Circular No. A-87 applies to this program.
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.
OMB Circular No. A-102 applies to this program. OMB Circular No. A-110 applies to this program. Applications must be submitted in accordance with requirements and forms provided in the HUD Notice of Funding Availability as published in the Federal Register. State and local government applicants must use the standard forms as furnished by the Federal agency and required by OMB Circular No. A-102. Nonprofit entities and institutions of higher education must use standard forms as furnished by the Federal agency and required by OMB Circular No. A-110.
Applications are evaluated competitively and awarded points based on the Selection Criteria set forth in the published HUD Notice of Funding Availability. The final decision rests with the Assistant Secretary for Fair Housing and Equal Opportunity or her/his designee.
Contact the headquarters or regional office, as appropriate, for application deadlines.
Approval/Disapproval Decision Time
From 120 to 180 days. Deadlines for submissions are set forth in the published HUD Notice of Funding Availability. 2 to 6 months.
From 120 to 180 days. 2 to 6 months.
How are proposals selected?
The selection criteria for reviewing applications are set forth in the HUD Notices of Funding Availability, as published in the Federal Register.
How may assistance be used?
Competitive funding awarded to subsidize the administrative expenses associated with hiring coordinators to carry out day-to-day Section 3 responsibilities consistent with 24 CFR Part 135 for a period of one-year. Eligible projects and activities must be conducted in accordance with procedures contained in the HUD Notice of Funding Availability. Competitive funding awarded to subsidize the administrative expenses associated with hiring coordinators to carry out day-to-day Section 3 responsibilities consistent with 24 CFR Part 135 for a period of one-year. Eligible projects and activities must be conducted in accordance with procedures contained in the HUD Notice of Funding Availability.
What are the requirements after being awarded this opportunity?
Program reports are not applicable. Cash reports are not applicable. Quarterly progress reports and final reports are required. Recipient agencies must submit all reports required pursuant to OMB Circulars A-110 and A-133, and reporting under Form HUD 96010. Expenditure reports are not applicable. Expenditure reports are not applicable. Performance monitoring is not applicable.
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.
Other Assistance Considerations
Formula and Matching Requirements
Statutory formulas are not applicable to this program.
Matching Requirements: Applicants must demonstrate the ability to subsidize additional administrative costs and/or fully fund this position beyond the 1-year timeframe that competitive funding was provided.
MOE requirements are not applicable to this program.
Length and Time Phasing of Assistance
Funding is provided in accordance with requirements and forms provided in the Notice of Funding Availability and shall not extend beyond a 1-year (12 month) period. Assistance provided quarterly or as specified in the grant agreement. Method of awarding/releasing assistance: lump sum.
Who do I contact about this opportunity?
Regional or Local Office
See Regional Agency Offices. HUD Field Office of Fair Housing and Equal Opportunity in the appropriate HUD Office listed in Appendix IV of the Catalog.
Staci Gilliam 451 7th Street, S.W., Room 5236, Washington, District of Columbia 20410 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
(Project Grants) FY 12 $600,000; FY 13 est $0; and FY 14 est $0
Range and Average of Financial Assistance
Regulations, Guidelines and Literature
24 CFR Part 135, Economic Opportunities for Low- and Very Low-Income Persons
Examples of Funded Projects