Community Development Block Grants/Special Purpose Grants/Insular Areas

To provide community development assistance to the Pacific Islands of American Samoa, Guam, the Northern Mariana Islands, and the Virgin Islands in the Caribbean, by providing decent housing, a suitable living environment, and expanding economic opportunities, principally for persons of low- and moderate-income.


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Each activity funded must meet one of the program's National Objectives by: Benefiting low- and moderate-income families; aiding in the prevention or elimination of slums or blight; or meeting other community development needs having a particular urgency because existing conditions pose a serious and immediate threat to the health or welfare of the community where other financial resources are not available.

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.

Honolulu Field Office and the HUD San Juan Field Office as listed in Appendix IV of the print edition of this Catalog.

Or on the Internet, see: https://www.hudexchange.info/cdbg-insular-areas/.

Relevant Nonprofit Program Categories





Selected Recipients for this Program


RecipientAmount Start DateEnd Date
Govt Of The Us Virgin Islands $ 1,758,348   2009-11-012009-11-30
American Samoa Government $ 1,037,768   2009-09-012009-09-30
Guam Housing & Urban Renewal Authority $ 2,851,151   2008-10-012009-08-31
Cnmi Office Of Homeland Security $ 1,374,719   2008-10-012009-08-31
Govt Of The Us Virgin Islands $ 1,810,614   2008-10-012009-08-31
American Samoa Government $ 963,516   2007-10-012008-09-30
Mapleleaf Apts Corp $ 1,792,507   2007-10-012008-09-30
American Samoa Government $ 953,880   2007-10-012007-11-30
Cnmi Office Of Homeland Security $ 1,360,972   2007-10-012007-11-30
Guam Housing & Urban Renewal Authority $ 2,822,641   2007-10-012007-11-30



Program Accomplishments

Not Applicable.

Uses and Use Restrictions

Activities must be eligible under 24 CFR 570 Subpart C.

Eligibility Requirements

Applicant Eligibility

The Island Governments of American Samoa, Guam, the Northern Mariana Islands, and the Virgin Islands.

Beneficiary Eligibility

The principal beneficiaries of CDBG funds are low and moderate income persons. Low and moderate income is generally defined as 80 percent of the median income for the territory, as adjusted by family size.

Credentials/Documentation

Grantees must certify that they will comply with program requirements as specified in 24 CFR Part 91. 2 CFR 200, Subpart E - Cost Principles applies to this program.

Aplication and Award Process

Preapplication Coordination

Preapplication coordination is not applicable.

An environmental impact assessment is required for this program.

This program is excluded from coverage under E.O.

12372.

Application Procedures

2 CFR 200, Uniform Administrative Requirements, Cost Principles, and Audit Requirements for Federal Awards applies to this program. 2 CFR Part 200 applies to this program. Each Insular Area shall submit a consolidated plan or an abbreviated consolidated plan to HUD no later than 45 days before the start of its program year.

Award Procedures

The Honolulu Field Office and the HUD San Juan Field Office are responsible for reviewing each consolidated plan or abbreviated consolidated plan and approving them if the submissions are in accordance with 24 CFR 91 and the certifications are acceptable to HUD.

Deadlines

Nov 16, 2015 to Aug 17, 2016 Applicants must submit final statements no later than 45 days before the start of its program year.

Authorization

Housing and Community Development Act of 1974, as amended, Public Law 93-383, 42 U.S.C 5306(a)(2).

Range of Approval/Disapproval Time

45 days.

Appeals

The procedure is described in regulations (24 CFR Part 570 Subpart O).

Renewals

Not Applicable.

Assistance Considerations

Formula and Matching Requirements

This program has no statutory formula. This program has no matching requirements. This program does not have MOE requirements.

Length and Time Phasing of Assistance

Assistance is available until project completion. Method of awarding/releasing assistance: by letter of credit.

Post Assistance Requirements

Reports

Financial management and annual performance reports as required by the Secretary.

SF-425 Federal Cash Transactions Report.

Annual Performance Report details the territory's performance in completing activities undertaken during the program year.

Disbursement reports are a standard feature of the Integrated Disbursement and Information System used to access the grantee's line of credit.

Program performance monitoring is conducted by field office staff based on risk analysis factors.

Audits

In accordance with the provisions of 2 CFR 200, Subpart F - Audit Requirements, non-Federal entities that expend financial assistance of $750,000 or more in Federal awards will have a single or a program-specific audit conducted for that year. Non-Federal entities that expend less than $750,000 a year in Federal awards are exempt from Federal audit requirements for that year, except as noted in 2 CFR 200.503.

Records

All records applicable to the assistance project must be kept for three years following the submission of the final expenditure report or until all audit findings have been resolved.

Financial Information

Account Identification

86-0162-0-1-451.

Obigations

(Project Grants) FY 16 $7,000,000; FY 17 est $7,000,000; and FY 18 Estimate Not Available

Range and Average of Financial Assistance

Funds allocated in FY 2017: American Samoa $1,016,081; Guam $3,051,244; Northern Marianas $1,002,451; Virgin Islands $1,930,224.

Regulations, Guidelines, and Literature

24 CFR 570, 24 CFR Part 91, 24 CFR Part 58

Information Contacts

Regional or Local Office

See Regional Agency Offices. Honolulu Field Office and the HUD San Juan Field Office as listed in Appendix IV of the print edition of this Catalog. Or on the Internet, see: https://www.hudexchange.info/cdbg-insular-areas/.

Headquarters Office

James E. Hoemann 451 7th St. SW, Room 7184, Washington, District of Columbia 20410 Email: James.E.Hoemann@hud.gov Phone: 2024025716

Criteria for Selecting Proposals

Not Applicable.



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