Capital Fund Education and Training Community Facilities

To provide funds for the capital and management activities of Public Housing Agencies as authorized under section 9 of the United States Housing Act of 1937 (42 U.S.C.

1437g) (the ""Act"), with the exception that funds cannot be used for operations or rental assistance.

The funds shall
be awarded by competition for priority investments, including investments that leverage private sector funding or financing for the construction, rehabilitation, or purchase of facilities to provide early childhood education, adult education, and/or job training programs for public housing residents.

Funds shall be obligated through competitive funding by DATE.

Public housing agencies shall prioritize capital projects that are already underway or included in the 5-year capital fund plans required by the Act (42 U.S.C.

1437c-1(a)).

Funds provided under this heading shall serve to supplement and not supplant expenditures from other Federal, State, or local sources or funds independently generated by the grantees.


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 - None.

Inquiries should be addressed to the Public Housing Director who has jurisdiction over the PHA (See the Catalog, Appendix IV for HUD Field Office addresses).


Program Accomplishments

Fiscal Year 2009: N/A. Fiscal Year 2010: Approximately 12 grants to be awarded for the purpose of developing educational and job training facilities for public housing residents. Fiscal Year 2011: N/A.

Uses and Use Restrictions

Funds in this Category may be used to pay for any eligible Capital Fund expenses, including substantial rehabilitation, acquisition, and construction, as defined in 24 CFR Parts 905, 941 and 968, that help achieve the program objective of improving educational and economic outcomes for public housing residents through the use of education and/or training community facilities.

Specifically, the following are eligible activities:
A.

Improvements to or construction of non-dwelling areas to provide additional space to offer or provide education and/or training services to public housing residents.
B.

Conversion of dwelling units to provide space for service providers targeted to public housing residents, i.e.

the renovation, conversion, or joining of vacant units within a PHA development to create an education and/or training community facility.
C.

The renovation or conversion of existing common areas in a PHA development to accommodate an education and/or training community facility.
D.

If renovation, conversion, or repair is done off-site, the PHA must provide documentation with its application that it has control of the proposed property and will continue to have control for the term of the ACC.

Control can be demonstrated through a lease agreement, ownership documentation, or other documentation that demonstrates that the PHA will have control of the proposed property for the duration of the ACC term.


E.

Security and related costs for physical improvements and other equipment for safeguarding the center and other longer-term security measures, as needed, but not including personnel costs and salaries for security guards.
F.

Hard costs of construction plus costs associated with new construction and rehabilitation, such as architectural, engineering, and related professional services, required to prepare plans or drawings, write-ups, specifications, or inspections.


G.

Costs associated with acquisition and rehabilitation, such as renovation, conversion, and repair costs.


H.

In accordance with their Section 3 plan, applicants shall, to the greatest extent feasible and consistent with existing federal, state, and local laws and regulations, utilize low and very low income persons, particularly public housing residents, to help with the renovation or construction of community facilities under this program.

Specifically, the following are ineligible activities:
A.

Operating or rental assistance activities.

Capital funds awarded under this program cannot be transferred to or used for operations or rental assistance activities.

These funds cannot be transferred to Account 1406 Operations.
B.

Routine maintenance activities.
C.

Activities carried out before the date of the ACC amendment obligating the grant.
D.

Luxury improvements, direct social services, and costs funded by other programs.
E.

Moving to Work Agency Requirements.

Agencies participating in the Moving to Work Demonstration "("MTW") are authorized to combine operating and capital assistance provided under Section 9 and voucher assistance under Section 8 of the United States Housing Act of 1937 as part of the regular appropriation process.

However, line item appropriations, which are supplemental to the regular appropriations process, may be used only for the specific purpose for which they were appropriated.

As such, funds under this program may not be combined with other Section 8 or Section 9 assistance.
F.

Facilities located in a development that is currently receiving a HOPE VI Revitalization grant or that was constructed, acquired, or rehabilitated using a HOPE VI Revitalization grant.



Eligibility Requirements

Applicant Eligibility

None.

Beneficiary Eligibility

None.

Credentials/Documentation

Documents and Forms
Site Control-Section VII, D
Program Schedule-Section XI, C
Budget-HUD 50075.1, Parts I and II-Section XI, D, 1
Physical Description of proposed facility-Section XI, F
Form SF-LLL-Section XI, M
Development Schedule-Section XIII, C, 2
Elogic Model-Section XIII, E
HUD-2990-Section XIII, G, 1

Certifications and Commitments
That each funding source is firmly committed-Section XI, D, 3 and Section XIII, D
That each partner is firmly committed-Section XI, E and Section XIII, C, 4, a
That PHA will affirmatively further fair housing-Section XI, L
That PHA will follow the NOFA and all applicable law and regulations-Section XI, N
That PHA has firm commitments for any match-Section XIII, D, 2
That PHA has complied with Section 3 during the past year-Section XIII, F, 2, a, 1
That PHA has a feasible Section 3 plan on file-Section XIII, F, 2, a, 2
That PHA has a letter of commitment from the local Workforce Investment Board-Section XIII, F, 2, b, 1
That PHA has a relationship with other organizations that can help the programs-Section XIII, F, 2, b, 2. This program is excluded from coverage under OMB Circular No. A-87.

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. Submittals via grants.gov

Award Procedures

Funds will be awarded in accordance with the Funding Notice.

Deadlines

Contact the headquarters or regional office, as appropriate, for application deadlines.

Authorization

Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2010.

Range of Approval/Disapproval Time

These terms will be established in the Funding Notice.

Appeals

Not Applicable.

Renewals

Not Applicable.

Assistance Considerations

Formula and Matching Requirements

Statutory formulas are not applicable to this program.
Matching requirements are not applicable to this program.
This program does not have MOE requirements.

Length and Time Phasing of Assistance

Four years with the following restrictions: funds allocated to a PHA be 90 percent obligated within 24 months of the date when the funds became available and be 100 percent expended within 48 months of the date when the funds became available. Method of awarding/releasing assistance: lump sum.

Post Assistance Requirements

Reports

No reports are required.

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. The CFCF program is audited in conjunction with the regular HUD or independent public accountant audit of PHA operations.

Records

The PHA must maintain budgets and cumulative cost records for review by HUD and independent auditors, as applicable.

Financial Information

Account Identification

86-0304-0-1-614.

Obigations

(Project Grants) FY 09 $0; FY 10 est $35,000,000; FY 11 est $0 - None.

Range and Average of Financial Assistance

To Be Determined.

Regulations, Guidelines, and Literature

24 CFR Part 905, as applicable

Information Contacts

Regional or Local Office

None. Inquiries should be addressed to the Public Housing Director who has jurisdiction over the PHA (See the Catalog, Appendix IV for HUD Field Office addresses).

Headquarters Office

Jeffrey Riddel, 451 7th St. SW, Room 4146, Washington, District of Columbia 20410 Email: Jeffrey.Riddel@hud.gov Phone: (202) 708-1640.

Criteria for Selecting Proposals

Not Applicable.



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