Family Self-Sufficiency Program

To promote the development of local strategies to coordinate the use of assistance under the Housing Choice Voucher and Public Housing programs with public and private resources to enable participating families to increase earned income and financial literacy, reduce or eliminate the need for welfare
assistance, and make progress toward economic independence and self-sufficiency.

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.

Designated personal in the offices of Public Housing and Native American Programs listed in Appendix IV of the Catalog.

Selected Recipients for this Program

RecipientAmount Start DateEnd Date
Adams County Housing Authority Dba Maiker Housing Partners $ 58,960   2021-01-012021-12-31
Housing Authority Of Frankfort $ 56,650   2021-01-012021-12-31
Cuyahoga Metropolitan Housing Authority $ 246,468   2021-01-012021-12-31
Regional Housing Authority $ 115,000   2021-01-012021-12-31
Housing Authority Of Prince George's County $ 138,000   2021-01-012021-12-31
Housing Authority Of The City Of Pueblo $ 44,343   2021-01-012021-12-31
Bloomington, City Of $ 94,004   2021-01-012021-12-31
Municipality Of Juana Diaz $ 24,680   2021-01-012021-12-31
Municipio De Ponce $ 15,040   2021-01-012021-12-31
Jefferson Co Housing Authority $ 139,725   2021-01-012021-12-31

Program Accomplishments

Not Applicable.

Uses and Use Restrictions

Funds awarded to public housing agencies (PHAs) or tribes/Tribally Designated Housing Entities (TDHEs) may only be used to pay the annual salary and fringe benefits of FSS program coordinators.

Only participants in the Housing Choice Voucher program or Public Housing program may benefit from this program.

Eligibility Requirements

Applicant Eligibility

Eligible applicants are public housing agencies (PHAs) and tribes/Tribally Designated Housing Entities (TDHEs).

Beneficiary Eligibility

Individuals and families who are participants in the Housing Choice Voucher program or Public Housing program are eligible to receive benefits from the FSS program.


No Credentials or documentation are required. 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.


Application Procedures

OMB Circular No. A-102 applies to this program. This program is excluded from coverage under OMB Circular No. A-110. A Notice of Funding Availability (NOFA) prescribing the specific information to be submitted will be posted on by HUD Headquarters. HUD provides the application and standard forms for this program.

Award Procedures

HUD will review those applications in accordance with the NOFA posted on


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


Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2014, Public Law 113-76; Cranston-Gonzalez National Affordable Housing Act, Public Law 101-625, 42 U.S.C 1437u.

Range of Approval/Disapproval Time

From 90 to 120 days. HUD will undertake processing of applications and selection of successful applicants. HUD will make final selection and obligate funds.


There is no appeals process. Applicants whose applications did not receive funding may request a debriefing. Further information is included in the NOFA.


Not Applicable.

Assistance Considerations

Formula and Matching Requirements

Statutory Formula: Title 24, Part 984. All recipients of FSS funding must administer the FSS program in accordance with HUD regulations and requirements in 24 CFR part 984, and must comply with Public Housing and Housing Choice Voucher requirements, notices, and guidebooks, as applicable.
This program has no matching requirements.
This program does not have MOE requirements.

Length and Time Phasing of Assistance

HUD will provide assistance for a 1-year time period. See the following for information on how assistance is awarded/released: Grant agreements are executed and funds are made available through HUD"s financial system.

Post Assistance Requirements


Grantees must keep program records and submit annual reports as specified by HUD.

No cash reports are required.

Grantees must keep progress reports and submit annual reports as specified by HUD.

Grantees must keep expenditure reports and submit annual reports as specified by HUD.

Grantees must submit annual reports as specified by HUD.


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.


No Data Available.

Financial Information

Account Identification



(Project Grants) FY 13 Not Available(Exp: New program in FY 2014); FY 14 est $75,000,000; and FY 15 est $75,000,000

Range and Average of Financial Assistance

No Data Available.

Regulations, Guidelines, and Literature

HUD appropriation statutes, and the specific fiscal year NOFA posted in provide program requirements and guidelines. See also 24 CFR 984.

Information Contacts

Regional or Local Office

None. Designated personal in the offices of Public Housing and Native American Programs listed in Appendix IV of the Catalog.

Headquarters Office

Brianna Benner 451 7th Street SW, Washington, District of Columbia 20410 Email: Phone: 202-402-4142

Criteria for Selecting Proposals

The criteria for selecting proposals will be listed in the NOFA.

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