Through this NOFA, HUD is announcing the availability of up to $3 million in FY 2018 funding and up to $3 million in FY 2019 funding, both of which will be awarded to one awardee to provide technical assistance (TA) to distressed cities with populations under 40,000 that were impacted by a natural disaster.
technical assistance will target issues that involve both federal and non-federal funding sources and will only be available to HUD customers (see Program Definitions under Section I.A.4 of this NOFA for clarification of terms).
The objectives of this NOFA are to:
Provide communities facing long-term economic challenges with accessible and comprehensive technical assistance that will help them adopt effective, efficient, and sustainable financial management practices Build capacity in distressed communities by building partnerships between public agencies, community members, and private organizations Improve communities’ working knowledge of federal development programs, including indirect subsidy sources such as Opportunity Zones and the Low-Income Housing Tax Credit program Develop a set of best practices and recommendations regarding financial management and disaster resilience that can be shared with other communities facing similar challenges The technical assistance provided through this NOFA will be community-specific rather than program-specific and will be scaled to ensure a measurable impact for the community’s growth and resilience, as well as the efficient use of public funds.
To that end, we are seeking an awardee that will take a place-based, holistic approach to technical assistance.
The experience and expertise needed includes a variety of topics:
public management, fiscal reform, land use development, business attraction and retention, workforce development, disaster recovery and resilience, etc.
You are encouraged to procure contractors and consultants as necessary that demonstrate experience across these topic areas.