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FY19 Choice Neighborhoods Implementation Grant Program

Grants to USA Nonprofits, Agencies, and Tribes
for Neighborhood Revitalization in Struggling Areas

Agency Type:

Federal

Funding Source:

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U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) - Public and Indian Housing (PIH)

Deadline Date:

11/04/19 11:59 PM ET Receipt

Description:

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Grants to USA nonprofits, government agencies, and tribal entities for locally-driven neighborhood improvement strategies in struggling communities. Applicants are advised that required registrations may take several weeks to complete. Program areas include housing, improving neighborhood conditions, and human services.

The Choice Neighborhoods program leverages significant public and private dollars to support locally driven strategies that address struggling neighborhoods with distressed public and/or HUD-assisted housing through a comprehensive approach to neighborhood transformation. Local leaders, residents, and stakeholders, such as public housing authorities, cities, schools, police, business owners, nonprofits, and private developers, come together to create and implement a plan that revitalizes distressed HUD housing and addresses the challenges in the surrounding neighborhood. The program helps communities transform neighborhoods by redeveloping severely distressed public and/or HUD-assisted housing and catalyzing critical improvements in the neighborhood, including vacant property, housing, businesses, services and schools. To this end, Choice Neighborhoods is focused on three core goals:

1. Housing: Replace distressed public and assisted housing with high-quality mixed-income housing that is well-managed and responsive to the needs of the surrounding neighborhood;
2. People: Improve outcomes of households living in the target housing related to employment and income, health, and children’s education; and
3. Neighborhood: Create the conditions necessary for public and private reinvestment in distressed neighborhoods to offer the kinds of amenities and assets, including safety, good schools, and commercial activity, that are important to families’ choices about their community.

To achieve these core goals, successful applicants have in place a comprehensive neighborhood revitalization strategy, or “Transformation Plan.” This Transformation Plan is the guiding document for the revitalization of the public and/or assisted housing units, while simultaneously directing the transformation of the surrounding neighborhood and creating positive outcomes for families.

Experience shows that to successfully develop and implement the Transformation Plan, broad civic engagement is needed. Successful applicants need to work with public and private agencies, organizations (including philanthropic and civic organizations), and individuals to gather and leverage the financial and human capital resources needed to support the sustainability of the plan. These efforts should build community support for and involvement in the development and implementation of the plan.

For details on program objectives, see: https://www.hud.gov/sites/dfiles/SPM/documents/FY19ChoiceNeighborhoodImplementtionGrantProgram.pdf#page=4

For program-specific requirements, see: https://www.hud.gov/sites/dfiles/SPM/documents/FY19ChoiceNeighborhoodImplementtionGrantProgram.pdf#page=25

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 171994

Estimated Total Program Funding:

$164,000,000

Number of Grants:

HUD expects to make approximately 5 awards from the funds available under this NOFA.

Estimated Size of Grant:

-Minimum Award Amount: $1 per project period
-Maximum Award Amount: $35,000,000 per project period

Term of Contract:

Estimated Project Start Date: 03/01/2020
Estimated Project End Date: 03/01/2020

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

The local government of jurisdiction must be either the Lead Applicant or Co-Applicant. Eligible applicants are Public Housing Authorities (PHAs), local governments, tribal entities, nonprofits, and for-profit developers that apply jointly with a public entity.

For additional information on Key Eligibility Criteria: https://www.hud.gov/sites/dfiles/SPM/documents/FY19ChoiceNeighborhoodImplementtionGrantProgram.pdf#page=18

Ineligible Applicants: Individuals or any entity not listed above as an Eligible Applicant.

Ineligible activities: https://www.hud.gov/sites/dfiles/SPM/documents/FY19ChoiceNeighborhoodImplementtionGrantProgram.pdf#page=54

Pre-Application Information:

The application deadline is 11:59:59 p.m. Eastern time on 11/04/2019. Applications must be received no later than the deadline.

1. SAM Registration Requirement. Applicants must be registered with SAM before submitting their application. In addition, applicants must maintain an active SAM registration with current information while they have an active Federal award or an application or plan under consideration by HUD.

2. DUNS Number Requirement. Applicants must provide a valid DUNS number, registered and active at SAM, in the application. DUNS numbers may be obtained for free from Dun & Bradstreet.

3. Requirement to Register with Grants.gov. Anyone planning to submit applications on behalf of an organization must register at Grants.gov and be approved by the EBiz Point of Contact in SAM to submit applications for the organization.

Registration for SAM and Grants.gov is a multi-step process and can take four (4) weeks or longer to complete if data issues arise. Applicants without a valid registration cannot submit an application through Grants.gov. Complete registration instructions and guidance are provided at Grants.gov. See also Section IV.B for necessary form and content information.

HUD strongly recommends applications be submitted at least 48 hours before the deadline and during regular business hours to allow enough time to correct errors or overcome other problems.

View this opportunity on Grants.gov: https://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=319128

For a list of application documents, see the Package tab (press Preview) on the Grants.gov page above.

Contact Information:

Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.

Choice Neighborhoods Program Office:
choiceneighborhoods@hud.gov

CFDA Number:

14.889

Funding or Pin Number:

FR-6300-N-34

URL for Full Text (RFP):

Geographic Focus:

USA: Alabama;   Alaska;   Arizona;   Arkansas;   California;   Colorado;   Connecticut;   Delaware;   Florida;   Georgia;   Hawaii;   Idaho;   Illinois;   Indiana;   Iowa;   Kansas;   Kentucky;   Louisiana;   Maine;   Maryland;   Massachusetts;   Michigan;   Minnesota;   Mississippi;   Missouri;   Montana;   Nebraska;   Nevada;   New Hampshire;   New Jersey;   New Mexico;   New York City;   New York;   North Carolina;   North Dakota;   Ohio;   Oklahoma;   Oregon;   Pennsylvania;   Rhode Island;   South Carolina;   South Dakota;   Tennessee;   Texas;   Utah;   Vermont;   Virginia;   Washington, DC;   Washington;   West Virginia;   Wisconsin;   Wyoming

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