Family Self-Sufficiency Program – Renewal

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Funding Opportunity ID: 310040
Opportunity Number: FR-6200-N-04
Opportunity Title: Family Self-Sufficiency Program – Renewal
Opportunity Category: Discretionary
Opportunity Category Explanation:
Funding Instrument Type: Grant
Category of Funding Activity: Employment, Labor and Training
Category Explanation:
CFDA Number(s): 14.896
Eligible Applicants: Public housing authorities/Indian housing authorities
Additional Information on Eligibility: 1. Eligible applicants. PHAs (including MTW PHAs) and tribes/TDHEs currently administering an FSS program, that have served at least the minimum number of families required by this NOFA (as described in Section III.E.3. below; "Eligibility Requirement: Number of FSS Families Served") and have met all other funding requirements. Due to the level of funding under this NOFA, applicants will only be eligible for funding if they meet one of the following criteria: the applicant was funded under any of the FY 2015, FY 2016, and/or FY 2017 FSS NOFAs; or the applicant received an FSS program through a transfer or consolidation from a PHA that was funded under the FY 2015, FY 2016 or FY 2017 NOFA. Appendix C provides a list of applicants who meet the criteria set forth in the bullet points above. If you are not listed in Appendix C, but you believe you meet the criteria set forth above, you may request a review of eligibility from HUD by following the steps described in Section III.A.2 below. As required in the Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) at 2 CFR 25.200 and 24 CFR Part 5 Subpart K, all applicants for financial assistance must have an active Data Universal Numbering System (DUNS) number (http://fedgov.dnb.com/webform) and have an active registration in the System for Award Management (SAM) (www.sam.gov) before submitting an application. Getting a DUNS number and completing SAM registration can take up to four weeks; therefore, applicants should start this process or check their status. See Section V.B.3 of this NOFA for more information on how funding will be distributed among eligible applicants. See also Section IV.B.1 for necessary form and content information. 2. Request for Review of Eligibility. In advance of submitting this grant application, applicants who are not listed in Appendix C but who believe they meet the eligibility criteria in the Section above (Section III.A.1 of this NOFA) must submit a Request for Review of Eligibility via email to fss@hud.gov. The subject line should be "2018 Review of FSS Eligibility." The email must include the applicant's name, PHA number (in the format found in Appendix C), and a brief explanation of why the applicant believes they are eligible. HUD will review and respond within five working days of receipt of the request. That response will be an eligibility approval, eligibility disapproval, or a request for more information. If more information is requested, HUD will respond within five working days upon receipt of the additional information. All initial Requests for Review of Eligibility must be received no later than 20 calendar days prior to the due date of this NOFA. Individuals, foreign entities, and sole proprietorship organizations are not eligible to compete for, or receive, awards made under this announcement.
Agency Code: HUD
Agency Name: US Department of Housing and Urban Development
Posted Date: Oct 31, 2018
Close Date: Nov 30, 2018 Electronically submitted applications must be submitted no later than 11:59 p.m., ET, on the listed application due date.
Last Updated Date: Oct 31, 2018
Award Ceiling: $72,000
Award Floor: $0
Estimated Total Program Funding: $75,000,000
Expected Number of Awards: 700
Description: This Notice of Funding Availability (NOFA) announces the availability of funding for salaries of program coordinators for the Department of Housing and Urban Development's (HUD’s) Fiscal Year (FY) 2018 Family Self-Sufficiency (FSS) Program. Program Overview: The Family Self-Sufficiency (FSS) program supports the Department’s strategic goal of increasing economic opportunity for HUD-assisted families. FSS provides grants to Public Housing Authorities (PHAs) and tribes/Tribally Designated Housing Entities (TDHEs) to support the salaries and training needs of FSS Program Coordinators who assist participating families receiving housing assistance through the Housing Choice Voucher (HCV/PVB), Public Housing (PH) and Native American Housing Assistance and Self-Determination Act (NAHASDA) programs. FSS Program Coordinators develop local strategies to connect participating families to public and private resources to increase their earned income and financial literacy, reduce or eliminate the need for welfare assistance, and make progress toward economic independence and self-sufficiency. PHAs (or tribes/TDHEs) and each individual participating family execute a five-year contract that incorporates the responsibilities of each party, as well as a training and services plan to help the family become more self-sufficient. PHAs and tribes/TDHEs are not permitted to limit FSS participation to those families most likely to succeed.
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