Veterans Housing Rehabilitation and Modification Program

 

The purpose of the Veterans Housing Rehabilitation and Modification Program is to award grants to nonprofit veterans service organizations to rehabilitate and modify the primary residence of disabled and low-income veterans. Funds may be used to support eligible activities that serve the following objectives: 1) Modify and rehabilitate the primary residence of disabled and low-income veterans; 2) Rehabilitate such residence that is in a state of interior or exterior disrepair; and 3) Install energy efficient features or equipment.

General information about this opportunity
Last Known Status
Active
Program Number
14.278
Federal Agency/Office
Assistant Secretary For Community Planning and Development, Department of Housing and Urban Development
Type(s) of Assistance Offered
B - Project Grants; Z - Salaries and Expenses
Program Accomplishments
Not applicable.
Authorization
Department of Housing and Urban Development, Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2016, Section 1079, Public Law 113-291, 38 U.S.C. 2101
Who is eligible to apply/benefit from this assistance?
Applicant Eligibility
Nonprofits organizations that provide nationwide or statewide programs that primarily serve veterans or low-income individuals. Applicants that are nonprofits organizations as described in section 501(c) (3) or 501 (a) (19) of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 and exempt from tax under section 501 (a) of such Code.
Beneficiary Eligibility
Eligible recipients for use of the Veterans Housing Rehabilitation and Modification Program include disabled and low-income veterans.
Credentials/Documentation
Not applicable.
What is the process for applying and being award this assistance?
Pre-Application Procedure
Preapplication coordination is not applicable.
Application Procedure
2 CFR 200, Uniform Administrative Requirements, Cost Principles, and Audit Requirements for Federal Awards applies to this program. This pilot program includes coverage under 2 CFR 200, Uniform Administrative Requirements, Cost Principles, and Audit Requirements for Federal Awards.
Award Procedure
HUD will issue a Notice of Funding Availability (NOFA) to administer this program. As a result, HUD will review eligible submitted applications and determine application scores. Once rating scores are assigned, rated applications will be listed in ranked order. HUD will send written notifications to both successful and unsuccessful applicants. Applicants will be given the opportunity to amend their budget according to the grant award, in the event HUD awards less than the requested amount prior to entering into the grant agreement. HUD will approve the action plan(s) or notify the grantee of matters that need to be addressed prior to approval.
Deadlines
Contact the headquarters or regional location, as appropriate for application deadlines
Approval/Disapproval Decision Time
From 60 to 90 days.
Appeals
Not applicable.
Renewals
Not applicable.
How are proposals selected?
Two types of reviews will be conducted. First, HUD will review each application to determine whether it meets threshold eligibility requirements. Second, HUD will review and assign scores to applications meeting the threshold requirements. Once rating scores are assigned, rated applications will be listed in ranked order. After HUD has rated and ranked the applications, applicants within the fundable range of 75 or more points will be funded in ranked order up to the amount requested, or in a lesser amount if sufficient funds are not available. HUD reserves the right to reduce the amount of the award requested.
How may assistance be used?
Eligible activities must support the program objectives described above. Awards must be used to support the eligible activities as follows: 1) Install wheelchair ramps, widen exterior and interior doors, reconfigure and re-equip bathrooms (which include the installations of new fixtures and grab bars), remove doorway thresholds, install special lighting, add additional electrical outlets and electrical service, and install appropriate floor coverings to: (1) accommodate the functional limitations that results from having a disability or (2) residence that do not have modifications necessary to reduce the chances that an elderly, but not disabled person, will fall in their home, reduce the risks of an elderly person from falling. 2) Rehabilitate a residence that is in a state of interior or exterior disrepair. 3) Install energy efficient feature or equipment if: (1) an eligible veteran’s monthly utility costs for such residence is more than 5 percent of such veteran’s monthly income, (2) the energy audit such residence indicates that the installation of energy efficient features or equipment will reduce the cost by 10 percent or more.
What are the requirements after being awarded this opportunity?
Reporting
Performance Reports: Performance monitoring will be conducted as a requirement of the grant.
Auditing
Not applicable.
Records
Applicants must maintain records to satisfy the reporting requirements listed above.
Other Assistance Considerations
Formula and Matching Requirements
Statutory formula is not applicable to this assistance listing.

Matching is voluntary. 50%. A qualified organization receiving a grant under the pilot program shall contribute towards the housing modification and rehabilitation services provided to eligible veterans an amount equal to not less than 50 percent of the grant award received by such organization. In order to meet the requirement, such organization may arrange for in-kind contributions.

MOE requirements are not applicable to this assistance listing.
Length and Time Phasing of Assistance
Awards will be available for a period of up to 36 months from the date of execution of the grant agreement. Method of awarding/releasing assistance: Letter.
Who do I contact about this opportunity?
Regional or Local Office
Headquarter - Office of Rural Housing and Economic Development
Headquarters Office
Jackie L. Williams, Ph.D.
U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development
451 7th Street SW, Room 7240

Washington, DC 20410 US
jackie.williams@hud.gov
Phone: 877-787-2526
Website Address
http://www.hud.gov/ruralgateway
Financial Information
Account Identification
86-0176-0-1-604
Obligations
(Salaries and Expenses) FY 18$3,000,000.00; FY 19 est $8,000,000.00; FY 20 est $5,000,000.00; FY 17 est $0.00; FY 16 est $5,700,000.00; - The Fiscal Year 2016 Appropriation
Range and Average of Financial Assistance
Up to $1,000,000 per grant.
Regulations, Guidelines and Literature
Not applicable.
Examples of Funded Projects
Not applicable.

 



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