Choice Neighborhoods Implementation Grants

Choice Neighborhoods Implementation Grants will employ a comprehensive approach to community development centered on housing transformation.

The program aims to transform neighborhoods of poverty into viable mixed-income neighborhoods with access to economic activities by revitalizing severely

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distressed public and assisted housing and investing and leveraging investments in well-functioning services, effective schools, and education programs, public assets, public transportation, and improved access to jobs.

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.

Website Address

http://www.hud.gov/cn/


Relevant Nonprofit Program Categories





Selected Recipients for this Program


RecipientAmount Start DateEnd Date
Kit Carson, Town Of $ 500,000   2021-04-172027-09-30
Stayton, City Of $ 500,000   2021-04-172027-09-30
City Of El Cerrito, The $ 500,000   2021-04-172027-09-30
Cuyahoga Metropolitan Housing Authority $ 35,000,000   2021-05-262027-09-30
Housing Authority Of The City Of Fort Myers $ 30,000,000   2021-05-262027-09-30
Housing Authority Of The City Of Camden $ 35,000,000   2021-05-262027-09-30
Lewiston Housing Authority $ 30,000,000   2021-05-262027-09-30
Housing Authority Of Winston Salem $ 30,000,000   2020-04-242026-09-30
Housing Authority Of The City Of Fort Worth, Texas, The $ 35,000,000   2020-04-242026-09-30
Philadelphia Housing Authority $ 30,000,000   2020-04-242026-09-30



Program Accomplishments

Fiscal Year 2016: HUD expects to make 5 grant awards with a maximum grant size of $30,000,000 that will help support affordable housing and community development. Fiscal Year 2017: HUD expects to make 4 grant awards with a maximum grant size of $30,000,000 that will help support affordable housing and community development. Fiscal Year 2018: HUD expects to make 5-7 grant awards with a maximum grant size of $30,000,000 that will help support affordable housing and community development.

Uses and Use Restrictions

Choice Neighborhoods will fund competitive grants to transform neighborhoods of extreme poverty into sustainable mixed-income neighborhoods with well-functioning services, schools, public assets, transportation and access to jobs.

Eligibility Requirements

Applicant Eligibility

For Choice Neighborhoods Implementation Grants, Public Housing Agencies (PHAs), local governments, non-profits, and for-profit developers that apply jointly with a public entity.

Beneficiary Eligibility

For Choice Neighborhoods Implementation Grants, the ultimate beneficiaries are residents of the severely distressed public and/or assisted housing projects and residents of the surrounding community these grants aim to transform.

Credentials/Documentation

For Choice Neighborhoods Implementation Grants, the ultimate beneficiaries are residents of the severely distressed public and/or assisted housing projects and residents of the surrounding community these grants aim to transform. 2 CFR 200, Subpart E - Cost Principles applies to this program.

Aplication and Award Process

Preapplication Coordination

Pre-application coordination is required.

An environmental impact statement is required for this program.

This program is eligible for coverage under E.O.

12372, 'Intergovernmental Review of Federal Programs.' An applicant should consult the office or official designated as the single point of contact in his or her State for more information on the process the State requires to be followed in applying for assistance, if the State has selected the program for review.

An environmental impact statement is required for this program.

This program is eligible for coverage under E.O.

12372, 'Intergovernmental Review of Federal Programs.' An applicant should consult the office or official designated as the single point of contact in his or her State for more information on the process the State requires to be followed in applying for assistance, if the State has selected the program for review.

Application Procedures

2 CFR 200, Uniform Administrative Requirements, Cost Principles, and Audit Requirements for Federal Awards applies to this program. OMB Circular No. A-102 applies to this program. OMB Circular No. A-110 applies to this program.

Award Procedures

HUD will issue a Notice of Funding Availability (NOFA), as provided by annual appropriations, via the Grants.gov website. HUD headquarters will coordinate reviews of each eligible application for threshold compliance, assigns rating points to applications that pass all thresholds, and the highest rated applications are notified that they have been selected to participate in the Choice Neighborhoods Implementation Grant program.

Deadlines

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

Authorization

Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2010, Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2017, Public Law 114-113.

Range of Approval/Disapproval Time

From 120 to 180 days. Approximately 150-180 days following the grant application deadline established by each NOFA. Please refer to each Notice of Funding Availability (NOFA) for application deadlines.

Appeals

Applicants are notified by HUD if an application is not approved.

Renewals

Not Applicable.

Assistance Considerations

Formula and Matching Requirements

This program has no statutory formula. Matching Requirements: This program has no statutory formula. Matching Requirements: Choice Neighborhoods Implementation Grants will leverage funds from state, local or private sources as well as other HUD and Federal programs. HUD is required by section 24(c)(1)(A) of the 1937 Act (42 U.S.C. 1437v(c)(1)(A)) to include the requirement for matching funds for all HOPE VI-related grants, which includes Choice Neighborhoods. Applicants are required to have matching funds in the amount of five percent of the requested grant amount in cash or in-kind donations. This program does not have MOE requirements. This program does not have MOE requirements.

Length and Time Phasing of Assistance

Each grant agreement will establish timetables and milestones. Method of awarding/releasing assistance: lump sum. Method of awarding/releasing assistance: lump sum.

Post Assistance Requirements

Reports

No reports are required.

Audits

No audits are required for this program.

Records

Grantees are required to maintain copies of budgets and other cost records through the grant period to indicate compliance with the Grant Agreement.

Financial Information

Account Identification

86-0349-0-1-604 - This account is for FY 12.

Obigations

(Project Grants) FY 16 $500,000; FY 17 est $500,000; and FY 18 est $0 - FY 2013 actual obligations are the result of grants awarded using FY 2012 funds.

Range and Average of Financial Assistance

Average $30,000,000.

Regulations, Guidelines, and Literature

Not Applicable.

Information Contacts

Regional or Local Office

None.

Headquarters Office

Caroline Clayton, 451 7th Street S.W. Room 4130, Washington , District of Columbia 20410 Email: choiceneighborhoods@hud.gov Phone: (202) 402-5461.

Criteria for Selecting Proposals

Not Applicable.



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