Family Self-Sufficiency Program

The purpose of the FSS program is to promote the development of local strategies to coordinate the use of assistance under the HCV and PH programs with public and private resources to enable participating families to increase earned income and financial literacy, reduce or eliminate the need for welfare


assistance, and make progress toward economic independence and self-sufficiency.

PHAs ortribes/Tribally Designated Housing Entities (TDHEs) that administer FSS programs enter into five-year contracts with new families on an ongoing basis.

The FSS contract spells out the terms and conditionsgoverning participation and the responsibilities of both the PHA (or tribe/TDHE) and the family.

As required by the FSS statute and regulations, each FSS program reflects local needs and resources.

PHAsare not permitted to limit FSS participation to those families most likely to succeed because of current education level or job history.
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Family Self-Sufficiency Program

Department of Housing and Urban Development

Agency: Department of Housing and Urban Development

Office: None

Estimated Funding: $75,000,000

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Eligible applicants are PHAs (including Moving to Work (MTW) PHAs) and Indian 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.C.4.f below; "Eligibility Requirement: Number of FSS families served"), have met the threshold requirements of this NOFA as outlined in Section III.C.2 of this NOFA "Threshold Requirements" and have met the timely receipt requirements as outlined in Section IV.D of this NOFA "Application Submission Dates and Times".

Due to the limited funding available under this NOFA, applicants will only be eligible for funding under this NOFA if they meet one of the following criteria: the applicant was funded under any of the FY 2012, FY 2013, and/or the FY 2014 FSS NOFAs, or the applicant received an FSS program through a transfer or consolidation from a PHA that was funded under such NOFAs.

See Appendix D for a list of applicants who meet the criteria set forth in the bullet points above.

If funding remains after all eligible applicants are funded for renewal positions (i.e., positions funded under any of the FY 2012, FY 2013, and/or FY 2014 FSS NOFAs), funding will be made available to eligible applicants for a funding increase for part-time renewal positions that are increasing to a full-time position and for new FSS coordinator positions (positions that were not funded in FY 2012, FY 2013, or FY 2014) as described in Section V.B.1 "Funding Priority Categories" of this NOFA.

Individuals, foreign entities, and sole proprietorship organizations are not eligible to compete for, or receive, awards made under this announcement.

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