CPD"s Transformation Intitiative Technicial Assistance

Under the new "Transformation Initiative at HUD, the approach to technical assistance, capacity building and the organization of the TA delivery system itself has been fundamentally changed this year.

The new TA structure for CPD - named the OneCPD Integrated Practitioner Assistance System ( OneCPD

credit:
) - will provide grantees with a single cross-program, results-focused demand-response delivery system driven by local needs and administered directly from HUD Headquarters.

The following programs are covered under OneCPD: HOME Investment Partnerships and Community Housing Development Organizations (HOME/CHDO), the National Housing Trust Fund, Community Development Block Grant (CDBG), Housing Opportunities for Persons with AIDS (HOPWA), and the Homeless Assistance programs.

The purpose of the OneCPD program is to provide state and local government and nonprofit recipients of federal community development, affordable housing, and special needs funding with the technical and capacity building assistance needed to successfully carry out CPD programs.

The Core Curricula for Skills-based Training will ensure that grantee staff for all of HUD s programs will have the necessary skills and qualifications to successfully carry out their responsibilities.

The purpose of the HUD Core Curricula for Skills-Based Training is to develop and deliver training courses and seminars to improve the core skills of grantee staff in the following areas common to many HUD programs: Development Finance, Environmental Review and Compliance, Financial Management and Analysis, Asset Management and Preservation of HUD-Assisted Projects, and Construction and Rehabilitation Management.

Providers will work closely in conjunction with HUD program staff to address the skills-based training needs of PIH, CPD, and Housing grantees and their program partners.

Eligible applicants seeking funding to provide assistance under both the OneCPD and Core Curricula Training programs must submit a separate application for each.

Agency - Department of Housing and Urban Development

The Department of Housing and Urban Development's mission is to increase homeownership, support community development and increase access to affordable housing free from discrimination. HUD fulfills this mission through high ethical standards, management and accountability, and by forming partnerships with community organizations.

Office - See Regional Agency Offices.

See Regional Agency Offices.

Contact appropriate HUD Field Office listed in Appendix IV of the Catalog.

Relevant Nonprofit Program Categories




Program Accomplishments

Not Applicable.

Uses and Use Restrictions

All successful applicants must operate within the structure of the "demand-response system .

Under the demand-response system, HUD identifies technical assistance and capacity building needs and prioritizes them based on Departmental, programmatic and jurisdictional priorities.

HUD is solely responsible for determining the entities to be assisted, the location, and the nature of the assistance to be provided, which must be part of a previously established HUD TA plan for the area.

Eligibility Requirements

Applicant Eligibility

Eligible OneCPD Applicants
• A state or unit of general local government;
• A HOME program participating jurisdiction (PJ);
• A public housing authority;
• A public or private nonprofit organization or intermediary, including educational institutions and area-wide planning organizations; or Indian tribes; and
• For profit organizations.
• A combination of any of the above applying together as a joint venture.

Core Curricula For Skills-based Training - Eligible Applicants
• Public or private nonprofit organizations or intermediaries, including educational institutions and area-wide planning organizations; and
• For-profit organizations


Additional information is available at the HOME website at http://www.hud.gov/homeprogram.

Beneficiary Eligibility

Units of State and Local Government will use these funds for training to better serve very-low and low income households.

Credentials/Documentation

Applicants that propose to provide HOME TA to HOME participating jurisdictions (PJs) or HOME community housing development organizations (CHDOs) must have a minimum of two technical assistance and capacity building staff on their team who have passed, with a score of 80 or higher, the Certified HOME Program Specialist - Regulations training exam ("HOME Program certified"). This must include at least one in-house staff person for the applicant, or the lead applicant in the case of a joint application, who is HOME Program certified. All TA providers proposing to deliver TA to HOME PJs or CHDOs must be able to document the staff certifications claimed in their application. In addition to the in-house staff, applicants may include HOME Program certified individuals as subcontractors, consultants or contract with other entities that have HOME certified staff, such as local TA providers that may already be operating under previous or existing CD-TA cooperative agreements. OMB Circular No. A-87 applies to this program.

Aplication and Award Process

Preapplication Coordination

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 Procedures

OMB Circular No. A-102 applies to this program. OMB Circular No. A-110 applies to this program. All applicants are required to submit a one-page application summary cover page with the application. The one-page application summary must identify which of the four eligible activities (needs assessments, direct TA, materials/tools development (including course development), group learning delivery) does the applicant claim the expertise to provide assistance. The requested funding amount should be based on the number of available staff, the range and quality of their skills and knowledge, and the ability of the applicant to manage these resources to successfully execute multiple TA or capacity building engagements involving several covered programs simultaneously over a two- to three-year period; and the geographic coverage area of TA or capacity building assistance proposed by the applicant (i.e., national, specific regions and/or specific states).
Applications submitted through http://www.grants.gov must be received by Grants.gov no later than 11:59:59 pm eastern time on the application deadline date.

Award Procedures

HUD will send written notifications to both successful and unsuccessful applicants. A notification sent to a successful applicant is not an authorization to begin performance. Upon notification that an applicant has been selected for award, HUD will request additional information to be submitted or may work with the applicant to amend information that was already submitted as part of the application.

Deadlines

Not Applicable.

Authorization

Department of Housing and Urban Development Appropriations Act, 2010, Public Law 111-117.

Range of Approval/Disapproval Time

Not Applicable.

Appeals

Not Applicable.

Renewals

Annual applications are required for new funding.

Assistance Considerations

Formula and Matching Requirements

This program has no statutory formula.
This program has no matching requirements. No matching funds are required.
MOE requirements are not applicable to this program.

Length and Time Phasing of Assistance

Awards will be for a period of 24 months to 36 months, depending on such factors as TA provider s experience, performance, geographic coverage, and skills or expertise. HUD reserves the right to determine the award period based on any or all of these factors. See the following for information on how assistance is awarded/released: After selection for funding but prior to award, applicants must submit financial and administrative information to comply with applicable requirements. These requirements are found in 24 CFR part 84 for all organizations, except states and local governments whose requirements are found in 24 CFR part 85. Cost principles requirements are found at OMB Circular A-122 for nonprofit organizations, OMB Circular A-21 for institutions of higher education, OMB Circular A-87 for states and local governments, and at 48 CFR 31.2 for commercial organizations. Applicants must submit a certification from an Independent Public Accountant or the cognizant government auditor, stating that the applicant s financial management system meets prescribed standards for fund control and accountability.

Post Assistance Requirements

Reports

Awardees will be required to report to the GTR no less often than quarterly unless otherwise specified in the cooperative agreement.

As part of this required report to HUD, grant recipients must update the Logic Model (HUD 96010), a post-award required submission, with actual outputs and outcomes achieved, and a narrative explanation of any disparity between projected and actual results.

Awardees will be required to report to the GTR no less often than quarterly unless otherwise specified in the cooperative agreement.

As part of this required report to HUD, grant recipients must update the Logic Model (HUD 96010), a post-award required submission, with actual outputs and outcomes achieved, and a narrative explanation of any disparity between projected and actual results.

Quarterly reports and work plans must be approved.

Detailed budget and expense reports are required consistent with established work plans.

The GTR will review materials and training evaluations.

Audits

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.

Records

Records which enable HUD to determine whether the grantee has met the requirements for the program and cooperative agreement.

Financial Information

Account Identification

86-0402-0-1-451.

Obigations

(Cooperative Agreements) FY 09 $0; FY 10 est $23,595,000; FY 11 est $0 - This is a new program under the HUD Transformation Initiative. Funding unknown for FY 11.

Range and Average of Financial Assistance

This is a new program and subsequenty there are no established range or average award.

Regulations, Guidelines, and Literature

24 CFR 92 for HOME

Information Contacts

Regional or Local Office

See Regional Agency Offices. See Regional Agency Offices. Contact appropriate HUD Field Office listed in Appendix IV of the Catalog.

Headquarters Office

Clifford Taffet, 451 7th Street, S.W. Room 7164, Washington, District of Columbia 20410 Email: Clifford.Taffet@hud.gov Phone: (202) 708-2685 Fax: (202) 708-1744.

Criteria for Selecting Proposals

Not Applicable.



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