Honolulu Field Office Newsletter
Na Hana Ku Aloha
�Achieving Through the Spirit of Aloha�
Volume 5 Issue 2
More than $2.3 billion in grants is available for fiscal year 2003. The SuperNOFA (Notice of Funding Availability) is HUD's way of streamlining the process for announcing 43 competitive grant programs at one time. Each grant has its own application process and its own deadline. For each program covered by the SuperNOFA, you can download the application from our website.
Live Satellite Broadcasts. HUD will conduct a live satellite broadcast from Washington, D.C. for each grant program to help potential applicants prepare an application. See the chart below for the schedule of satellite broadcasts reflecting Hawaii's time zone. If you have a movable satellite dish, you can tune in to the broadcasts from your home or office. Check our website for the satellite coordinates.
Attending a Broadcast at the Hawaii State Office. If you wish to view any of the live satellite broadcasts in the HUD Hawaii State Office, please call us at 522-8175 Ext. 0 to express your interest and to confirm the day and time of the broadcast and to reserve a space at least 2 days prior to a scheduled broadcast. This will ensure that we can accommodate you.
An option to the satellite broadcasts. You can also view live webcasts or webcasts from our video library over the Internet. Click here to find information on HUD webcasts.
SuperNOFA Information Center. If you have any questions about the SuperNOFA, in general, please call the SuperNOFA Information Center at 1-800-HUD-8929 or 1-800-HUD-2209 (TTY).
Application Kits. All the required forms and formats for application submission is in the April 25, 2003 Federal Register. This year's SuperNOFA includes everything an applicant needs to prepare their funding request of HUD. The forms and information are also available from HUD's website.
Guidebook & Further Information. A SuperNOFA guidebook, "Connecting with Communities: A User's Guide to HUD Programs and 2003 SuperNOFA Process" is available from the SuperNOFA Information Center and the HUD website. This guidebook is an excellent resource for understanding all of HUD's programs.
|SuperNOFA Grant Program||Satellite Broadcast Schedule||
|Alaska Native/Native Hawaiian Institutions Assisting Communities||May
5:00 am - 11:00 am
|June 12, 2003|
|Assisted Living Conversion Program for Eligible Multifamily Projects||May
6:00 am - 11:00 am
|July 10, 2003|
|Brownfields Economic Development Initiative (BEDI)||May
7:30 am - 9:30 am
|July 16, 2003|
|Community Development Technical Assistance (TA)||May
7:00 am - 11:00 am
||June 4, 2003|
|HOME - TA||$8.3 million|
|CHDO - TA||$6 million|
|Homeless Assistance - TA||$6.6 million|
|HOPWA - TA||$2 million|
|Community Outreach Partnership Centers (COPC)||May
5:00 am - 11:00 am
|$5 million||June 24, 2003|
|Community Outreach Partnership Centers (COPC) Community Futures Demonstration||May
5:00 am - 11:00 am
|$1.955 million||June 24, 2003|
|Continuum of Care Homeless Assistance||
|$1.06 billion||July 15 2003|
|Shelter Plus Care (S+C)|
|Section 8 Moderate Rehabilitation SRO|
|Follow-up Broadcast - Continuum of Care||June
7:30 am - 10:00 am
|Fair Housing Initiatives Program||
|June 5, 2003|
|Private Enforcement Initiative (PEI)||$10.2 million|
|Education and Outreach Initiative (EOI)||$5.318 million|
|Fair Housing Organizations Initiative (FHOI)||$2.1 million|
|Healthy Homes & Lead Hazard Control Programs||
|June 10, 2003|
|Lead Hazard Control Program||$103 million|
|Healthy Homes & Lead Technical Studies||$5 million|
|Healthy Homes Demonstration Program||$5 million|
|Lead Outreach Grant Program||$2.2 million|
|Operation Lead Elimination Action Program||$9.935 million|
|Housing Choice Voucher Family Self-Sufficiency (FSS) Program Coordinators||May
5:00 am - 6:00 am
|$47.68 million||May 30, 2003|
|Housing Counseling Program||
|June 25, 2003|
|Local Housing Counseling Agencies||$12.45 million|
|National & Regional Intermediaries||$18.16 million|
|State Housing Finance Agencies||$2 million|
|Predatory Lending||$2.7 million|
|Section 8 Homeownership||$2 million|
|Housing Opportunities for Persons with AIDS (HOPWA) Program|
|Renewal for Permanent Supportive Housing Grants||$28.8 million|
|New Projects or Continuing projects||May
5:00 am - 7:00 am
7:30 am - 10:30 am
|Mainstream Housing Opportunities for Persons with Disabilities (Section 8 Housing Vouchers)||May
9:30 am - 10:30 am
|$53.6 million||June 18, 2003|
|Public Housing Resident Opportunity & Self-Sufficiency Program (ROSS)||
May 13, 2003
|Resident Services Delivery Model - Elderly and Persons with Disabilities||$9.30 million||June 11, 2003|
|Resident Services Delivery Model - Family||$14.345 million||June 19, 2003|
|Homeownership Supportive Services||$11.127 million||July 7, 2003|
6:00 am - 7:30 am
|$14.902 million||May 27, 2003|
|Rural Housing and Economic Development||May
6:30 am - 8:30 am
|$24.8 million||May 27, 2003|
|Section 202 Supportive Housing for the Elderly||May
8:30 am - 11:00 am
|$473.8 million||June 13, 2003|
|Section 811 Supportive Housing for Persons with Disabilities||May
8:30 am - 11:00 am
|$116.8 million||June 13, 2003|
|Self-Help Homeownership Opportunity Program (SHOP)||May
5:00 am - 7:00 am
|$25.08 million||July 3, 2003|
|Service Coordinators in Multifamily Housing||May
6:00 am - 11:00 am
|$25 million||July 10, 2003|
|Student Research & Study Programs||May
5:30 am - 7:30 am
|May 27, 2003|
|Early Doctoral Student Research Grant||$150,000|
|Doctoral Dissertation Research Grant||$ 400,000|
|Community Development Work Study||$3.1 million|
9:00 am - 11:00 am
|$54.6 million||June 6, 2003|
For potential applicants familiar with HUD's SuperNOFA, there are three overall changes to the grants program, besides specific changes to individual programs. First, there is a new rating factor 5, "Achieving Results and Program Evaluation". Applicants must now complete the "Logic Model" HUD Form in the General Section of the SuperNOFA. Second, the minimum score threshold is now 75 points. And, third, there are changes to the standard forms such as a new form replacing SF-424. Please read both the General Section and the Program Section carefully. Pay particularly close attention to the submission requirements and format for submission as specified in the Program Section of the SuperNOFA.
CPD Holds Workshop for Homeless Providers
On February 13 & 14, the Office of Community Planning and Development held a two-day workshop for the Hawaii Homeless Providers on the step-by-step process of grants writing. The speaker was Mr. Donald Chamberlain of AIDS Housing of Washington, who gave an informative presentation on "Writing Winning Grant Proposals." He offered tips on: avoiding common grant seeking errors, writing the proposal, tracking contacts, and submitting the proposal. Another featured topic was "Creating an Effective Fundraising Program," which included basic strategies for fundraising, costs for fundraising, and ways to show evidence of fundraising. On the second day of the workshop, Mr. Chamberlain conducted training on "Negotiating Successful Collaborations." Workshop participants learned how to network to effectively develop a successful collaboration to achieve desired results.
BIA Home Building & Remodeling Show
On February 6 through 9, the Hawaii State Office staff participated in the 9th Annual Building Industry Association (BIA) Home Building and Remodeling Show at the Neal Blaisdell Center Exhibition Hall in Honolulu. HUD shared a booth with USDA Rural Development where we promoted homeownership and HUD's single-family mortgage insurance programs. Our handouts also included a fact sheet on predatory lending. PEMCO (HUD's Management & Marketing Contractor) and their Broad Listing Broker joined us in helping to promote our HUD Homes for sale. HUD staff presented an educational seminar on "Preparing for Homeownership" and another session on "Fair Housing Accessibility" along with the Hawaii Civil Rights Commission (a Fair Housing Assistance Program Agency). The Show also offered other seminars on remodeling, steel framing, glass block installation, wireless alarm technology, landscape design, mold, the home loan process and long-term care. Attendees enjoyed various cooking demonstrations by some of Hawaii's favorite chefs including free samples of their delicious recipes. There were over 250 exhibitors showcasing their products and services and approximately 19,000 people attended the Show.
HUD Partners with University of Hawaii for Federal Funding Workshop
Over 50 faith-based and community organizations registered for a grants writing workshop, "Partnering for Federal Funding: A Grants Writing Workshop", presented by the Hawaii Minority Entity Capacity Building Project at the University of Hawaii's College of Education on April 11. The Project is part of a three-year grant awarded to the College of Education to provide outreach, technical assistance, and capacity building to Hawaii's minority entities to increase their ability to apply and carry out grants, especially in disability-related programs. Minority entities include under-represented populations such as Asian/Pacific Islanders, Hawaiians, and other ethnic groups.
The all-day workshop focused on such grant writing basics as: dissecting the grant, writing a needs assessment (telling your story), and budget planning. The HUD Youthbuild grant was used as a hands-on demonstration of what a federal grant writing process could entail. Each participant received not only a binder of helpful tips and tools, but also a choice of a CD or diskette of valuable handouts to practice on and gain experience for successful grants writing.
Promoting Homeownership on Kauai
Mahalo to USDA Rural Development for inviting the HUD Hawaii State Office to join them in promoting homeownership at the 11th Annual Contractors Association of Kauai Building & Remodeling Expo on April 11 and 12. The Expo, presented by First Hawaiian Bank, was held at the Kauai Veterans Center in Lihue. Over 20 exhibitors were on hand to demonstrate their products and services to assist with any home building and remodeling project. HUD promoted its single-family mortgage insurance program while USDA promoted its Rural Housing Service programs. Congratulations to the Contractors Association of Kauai for putting on another successful expo!
Excess Computers Benefit Kalani High School
On April 25, Kalani High School received a donation of computer equipment as a result of entering into an agreement with HUD. As an educational institution, Kalani High School will be required to use the equipment to conduct educational, technical, scientific, and/or research activities. Twenty-five complete computer setups were provided, which included Dell Pentium CPUs, computer monitors, keyboards, mouse, cables, and three additional 15-inch computer monitors. Kalani High School will be using the equipment in two laboratories and providing computers to teachers that do not have computers.
Free Community Homebuyer Fairs Being Planned
This summer will mark the third annual event for a series of free community homebuyer fairs. The Community Homebuyer Fairs are designed to bring information to the community on how to prepare for and achieve homeownership. These homebuyer fairs are being done as a collaborative effort by a consortium of partners in the housing industry. Professionals from a variety of housing industry organizations will be on hand to share information on programs and services available in the community to help people become homeowners.
Lenders will be available to do mortgage pre-qualifications and provide free credit reports. Housing Counselors and Homebuyer Education Providers will be on hand to discuss specific concerns that people have about their potential of becoming a homeowner. Realtors will share information on how to shop for a home. Representatives from other organizations, such as Habitat for Humanity, Department of Hawaiian Home Lands, USDA Rural Development, and HUD will also be available to share information on their homeownership programs and services.
There will be four fairs conducted on Oahu and one on Maui. Each of the Oahu fairs will be on a Saturday from 9:00 am to 12:00 noon on June 14, 21, 28, and July 12 in the following communities: Waimanalo, Waianae, Kalihi, and Waipahu. Details for the Maui fair are still pending, but is expected to take place in August. The fairs are free and open to anyone in the general public from any community. For more information, please call Claudine Allen at 522-8175 x223.
Kudos to Mike Flores
Michael Flores, former Community Builder and Senior Operations Specialist, is now the new Acting Director for Public Housing in the Hawaii State Office. With over 30 years of HUD experience, Mike is a welcomed addition to head Hawaii's Public Housing Hub. Congratulations Mike!
SuperNOFA Broadcasts. See schedule above. Contact HUD at 522-8175 Ext. 0 to confirm dates and times.
CPD Workshops. May 19-20, Basic Financial Training for CPD grantees presented by Rural Community Assistance Corporation. May 21-22, HOME Training for Homeless Service Providers presented by Rural Community Assistance Corporation. July 15-17, HOME Training for HOME grantees presented by ICF Consulting. August 21-22, Homeless Basics for Homeless Service Providers presented by Aids Housing of Washington, D.C. For more information, call Derrick at 522-8180 Ext. 261.
FREE Community Homebuyer Fairs
Lenders will be available to do mortgage pre-qualifications - Bring your monthly gross income and expense information. Visit with various organizations to learn more about their homeownership programs and services.
14: 9:00 am
to 12:00 noon
|at Waimanalo District Park - Multipurpose Room|
21: 9:00 am
to 12:00 noon
|at Waianae Mall|
28: 9:00 am
to 12:00 noon
|at Kapalama School in Kalihi|
12: 9:00 am
to 12:00 noon
|at the Filipino Community Center in Waipahu|
For more information, call Claudine at 522-8175 Ext. 223.