FY 1998 SuperNOFA Guidebook

What Is a SuperNOFA?

The SuperNOFA is the new streamlined way HUD notifies the public of and distributes funding available through its competitive grant programs. Previously, HUD published a separate Notice of Funding Availability (NOFA) in the Federal Register for each competitive grant program that it administers. Each NOFA described program details, including the grant�s purpose, eligible applicants, the amount of funding available, acceptable activities under the program, application process and requirements, and pre-established factors used to determine which applicants would be awarded grants. In a given year, HUD would issue as many as 40 NOFAs, each with its own publication and submission dates, application requirements, factors for award, and selection process.

Beginning in FY98, the funding notification process is different. Now, each of HUD�s competitive grant programs is classified under one of three categories based on the program�s purpose:

    • Housing and Community Development.
    • Economic Development and Empowerment.
    • Targeted Housing and Homeless Assistance Programs.

A single SuperNOFA describing the funding available from each of the grant programs is issued for each category. In addition, rather than 40 sets of rules and requirements, much of the grant application and selection processes is now standardized for most programs covered by SuperNOFAs. This is detailed in the section entitled "What Changes Are Associated With the SuperNOFA?

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