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.
Though there have been no Congressional appropriations for the Public Housing Neighborhood Networks Program since FY 2006, in November, 2007, a NOFA was made available for the last bit of roll-over funds available for this program. Awards to be made by FY end 2008.
Uses and Use Restrictions
A grant provided under the Public Housing Neighborhood Networks program may only be used for the purposes of creating a new Neighborhood Networks center or expanding an existing center.
Only Public Housing Authorities may apply.
Residents of public housing are the only eligible beneficiaries.
Applicants must provide evidence with their application submission that they are eligible and qualified to run the grant program.
Aplication and Award Process
This program is excluded from coverage under E.O.
A Notice of Funding Availability (NOFA) is issued on an annual basis. The NOFA outlines application procedures, application deadlines, and funding available.
HUD reviews all applications received for eligibility, threshold requirements, and rating and ranking criteria. Once the review process is completed, award notifications are sent to applicants.
The NOFA provides this information.
Section 9(d)(1)(E) of the U.S. Housing Act of 1937.
Range of Approval/Disapproval Time
The application review process can last a few months.
There is no appeals process. Applicants whose applications did not receive funding may request a debriefing. Further information is included in the NOFA.
Applicants may not renew an existing grant. However, applicants may apply each year for new funding.
Formula and Matching Requirements
Applicants are required to demonstrate a firmly committed 25 percent match of cash or in-kind donations.
Length and Time Phasing of Assistance
The grant lasts for a period of three years.
Post Assistance Requirements
Grantees are required to submit semi-annual performance and financial reports to their local HUD field offices.
An audit at the end of the grant term may be required.
HUD field offices retain copies of grantees' performance and financial reporting submissions. Grantees should retain all grant-related documentation for a period of three years from the date of submission of the final expenditure report.
FY 07 $0; FY 08 est $0; and FY 09 est $0.
Range and Average of Financial Assistance
Regulations, Guidelines, and Literature
24 CFR Parts 85, 905, and 968; and the Neighborhood Networks NOFA.
Regional or Local Office
Ron Ashford, Director, HOPE VI Community and Supportive Services. Telephone: (202) 401-8812 x4258.
Criteria for Selecting Proposals
The criteria for selecting proposals are announced in the NOFA.