Resident Opportunity and Supportive Services - Service Coordinators

To programmatically address the needs of public housing residents by providing service coordinator positions to coordinate supportive services, resident empowerment activities and/or assisting residents in becoming economically self-sufficient or age-in-place.

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 persons 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
Housing Authority Of The City Of Thomson ,the $ 202,250   2020-10-012023-09-30
Syracuse Housing Authority $ 478,500   2020-05-012023-08-27
Zuni Housing Authority $ 113,388   2020-06-012023-06-01
Appleton Housing Authority $ 234,300   2020-06-012023-05-31
Southeastern Housing And Community Development $ 239,250   2020-06-012023-05-31
Housing Authority Of The County Of Beaver $ 476,131   2020-06-012023-05-31
Portage Metropolitan Housing Authority (inc) $ 227,095   2020-06-012023-05-31
Southeastern Housing And Community Development $ 239,250   2020-06-012023-05-31
Philadelphia Housing Authority $ 407,198   2020-06-012023-05-31
H A C C $ 222,750   2020-06-012023-05-31

Program Accomplishments

Fiscal Year 2016: The department awarded 114 grants. Fiscal Year 2017: The Department projects to award 100 grants. Fiscal Year 2018: No Current Data Available

Uses and Use Restrictions

Grant funds may be used for the salary of Service Coordinator positions, with some administrative and training funds.

Only residents of conventional public housing may benefit from this program.

Eligibility Requirements

Applicant Eligibility

Public Housing Authorities (PHAs), Tribes and tribally designated housing entities (TDHEs), resident councils and nonprofit entities supported by residents.

Applicants must establish partnerships to leverage resources.

Beneficiary Eligibility

Individuals, families, children, youth, adults as well as elderly/persons with disabilities who are residents of conventional public or Indian housing are eligible to receive benefits from the ROSS program.


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.


Application Procedures

This program is excluded from coverage under 2 CFR 200, Uniform Administrative Requirements, Cost Principles, and Audit Requirements for Federal Awards. A Notice of Funding Availability (NOFA) prescribing the specific information to be submitted will be published in the Federal Register by HUD Headquarters. HUD provides the application and standard forms for this program.

Award Procedures

HUD will review applications in accordance with selection criteria in the NOFA published in the Federal Register.


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


The Consolidated Appropriations Act 2017, Public Law 114-113.

Range of Approval/Disapproval Time

From 120 to 180 days. Processing of applications and selection of successful applicants will be undertaken by HUD. HUD will make the 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

This program has no statutory formula. Matching Requirements: Percent: 25%. MOE requirements are not applicable to this program.

Length and Time Phasing of Assistance

HUD will provide assistance for a 3-year time period. See the following for information on how assistance is awarded/released: Grant agreements are executed and funds are drawn by grantees 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.

No performance monitoring is required.


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. Grantees must adhere to the policies, guidelines and requirements of 24 CFR Part 84 or 85 and OMB Circular No. A-87; OMB Circulars A-110 and A-122 apply to the acceptance and use of assistance by private nonprofit agencies.


Records will be retained in accordance with the HUD regulation, 24 CFR Part 84 or 85.

Financial Information

Account Identification



(Project Grants) FY 16 $45,962,000; FY 17 est $35,000,000; and FY 18 est $0

Range and Average of Financial Assistance

Average $360,000.

Regulations, Guidelines, and Literature

HUD appropriation statutes and the specific fiscal year NOFA published in the Federal Register provide program requirements and guidelines.

Information Contacts

Regional or Local Office

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

Headquarters Office

Anice Schervish, 451 7th Street, SW, Room 4130, Washington, District of Columbia 20410 Email: Phone: (202) 402-2341.

Criteria for Selecting Proposals

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

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