Veterans Housing Rehabilitation and Modification Program

The purpose of the Veterans Housing Rehabilitation and Modification Program is to award grants to nonprofit veterans service organizations to rehabilitate and modify the primary residence of disabled and low-income veterans.



Funds may be used to support eligible activities that serve
the following objectives:
1) Modify and rehabilitate the primary residence of disabled and low-income veterans;
2) Rehabilitate such residence that is in a state of interior or exterior disrepair; and
3) Install energy efficient features or equipment.

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.

Headquarter - Office of Rural Housing and Economic Development.



Program Accomplishments

Not Applicable.

Uses and Use Restrictions

Eligible activities must support the program objectives described above.

Awards must be used to support the eligible activities as follows: 1) Install wheelchair ramps, widen exterior and interior doors, reconfigure and re-equip bathrooms (which include the installations of new fixtures and grab bars), remove doorway thresholds, install special lighting, add additional electrical outlets and electrical service, and install appropriate floor coverings to: (1) accommodate the functional limitations that results from having a disability or (2) residence that do not have modifications necessary to reduce the chances that an elderly, but not disabled person, will fall in their home, reduce the risks of an elderly person from falling. 2) Rehabilitate a residence that is in a state of interior or exterior disrepair. 3) Install energy efficient feature or equipment if: (1) an eligible veteran?s monthly utility costs for such residence is more than 5 percent of such veteran?s monthly income, (2) the energy audit such residence indicates that the installation of energy efficient features or equipment will reduce the cost by 10 percent or more.

Eligibility Requirements

Applicant Eligibility

Nonprofits organizations that provide nationwide or statewide programs that primarily serve veterans or low-income individuals.

Applicants that are nonprofits organizations as described in section 501(c) (3) or 501 (a) (19) of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 and exempt from tax under section 501 (a) of such Code.

Beneficiary Eligibility

Eligible recipients for use of the Veterans Housing Rehabilitation and Modification Program include disabled and low-income veterans.

Credentials/Documentation

No Credentials or documentation are required. This program is excluded from coverage under 2 CFR 200, Subpart E - Cost Principles.

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

2 CFR 200, Uniform Administrative Requirements, Cost Principles, and Audit Requirements for Federal Awards applies to this program. This pilot program includes coverage under 2 CFR 200, Uniform Administrative Requirements, Cost Principles, and Audit Requirements for Federal Awards.

Award Procedures

HUD will issue a Notice of Funding Availability (NOFA) to administer this program. As a result, HUD will review eligible submitted applications and determine application scores. Once rating scores are assigned, rated applications will be listed in ranked order. HUD will send written notifications to both successful and unsuccessful applicants. Applicants will be given the opportunity to amend their budget according to the grant award, in the event HUD awards less than the requested amount prior to entering into the grant agreement. HUD will approve the action plan(s) or notify the grantee of matters that need to be addressed prior to approval.

Deadlines

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

Authorization

Department of Housing and Urban Development, Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2016, Section 1079, Public Law 113-291, 38 U.S.C 2101.

Range of Approval/Disapproval Time

From 60 to 90 days.

Appeals

Not Applicable.

Renewals

Not Applicable.

Assistance Considerations

Formula and Matching Requirements

This program has no statutory formula. Matching Requirements: Percent: 50%. A qualified organization receiving a grant under the pilot program shall contribute towards the housing modification and rehabilitation services provided to eligible veterans an amount equal to not less than 50 percent of the grant award received by such organization. In order to meet the requirement, such organization may arrange for in-kind contributions. MOE requirements are not applicable to this program.

Length and Time Phasing of Assistance

Awards will be available for a period of up to 36 months from the date of execution of the grant agreement. Method of awarding/releasing assistance: by letter of credit.

Post Assistance Requirements

Reports

Annual report.--The Secretary shall submit to Congress, on an annual basis, a report that provides, with respect to the year for which such report is written.

No cash reports are required.

(1) The number of eligible veterans provided assistance under the pilot program; (2) the socioeconomic characteristics of such veterans, including their gender, age, race, and ethnicity; (3) the total number, types, and locations of entities contracted under such program to administer the grant funding; (4) the amount of matching funds and in-kind contributions raised with each grant; (5) a description of the housing rehabilitation and modification services provided, costs saved, and actions taken under such program; (6) a description of the outreach initiatives implemented by the Secretary to educate the general public and eligible entities about such program; (7) a description of the outreach initiatives instituted by grant recipients to engage eligible veterans and veteran service organizations in projects utilizing grant funds under such program; (8) a description of the outreach initiatives instituted by grant recipients to identify eligible veterans and their families; and (9) any other information that the Secretary considers relevant in assessing such program.

Financial progress is required with grantees quarterly and annual reports.

Performance monitoring will be conducted as a requirement of the grant.

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

Applicants must maintain records to satisfy the reporting requirements listed above.

Financial Information

Account Identification

86-0176-0-1-604 - Veterans Housing Rehabilitation and Modification.

Obigations

(Salaries) FY 16 Not Separately Identifiable(Exp: Fiscal Year 2016 Appropriation); FY 17 est $0; and FY 18 est $3,000,000 - The Fiscal Year 2016 Appropriation.

Range and Average of Financial Assistance

Up to $1,000,000 per grant.

Regulations, Guidelines, and Literature

Not Applicable.

Information Contacts

Regional or Local Office

None. Headquarter - Office of Rural Housing and Economic Development.

Headquarters Office

Jackie L. Williams, Ph.D. U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development 451 7th Street SW, Room 7240 , Washington, District of Columbia 20410 Email: jackie.williams@hud.gov Phone: 877-787-2526

Criteria for Selecting Proposals

Two types of reviews will be conducted. First, HUD will review each application to determine whether it meets threshold eligibility requirements. Second, HUD will review and assign scores to applications meeting the threshold requirements. Once rating scores are assigned, rated applications will be listed in ranked order. After HUD has rated and ranked the applications, applicants within the fundable range of 75 or more points will be funded in ranked order up to the amount requested, or in a lesser amount if sufficient funds are not available. HUD reserves the right to reduce the amount of the award requested.



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