FY 1998 SuperNOFA Guidebook

Coordination among Applicants

Coordination among applicants is one of the most effective ways to promote the successful use of HUD�s programs. This type of coordination occurs when two or more organizations join forces to submit one application for a grant program to jointly implement the funded activities or when two or more organizations submit separate applications for different grants with the intent to coordinate the use of the money if awarded. Coordination among applicants is important for several reasons:

    • It eliminates duplication of efforts.
    • It helps to prevent the implementation of conflicting programs by the different applicants.
    • It enables each participating organization to leverage the expertise and resources of other participants, which enables more comprehensive approaches to problems.
    • Most importantly, it fosters collaboration and communication among different organizations working in the same or related fields or neighborhoods.

Such communication and collaboration can foster solutions that go far beyond the reach of HUD�s or any other governmental agency�s programs. Applicants should remember that truly effective coordination among applicants does not occur by simply including as many organizations as possible as sponsors of the application. Instead, it comes about by carefully selecting the most appropriate partners for designing and implementing a particular strategy. This choice should be based on such criteria as areas of expertise, resources, missions, and the ability of the organizations to work together to complement one another�s activities.

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