HUD No. 08-188
December 29, 2008
HUD TO SPEED PROCESS FOR AWARDING GRANTS
Individual funding announcements will accelerate delivery of funding
WASHINGTON � In an effort to accelerate the process of awarding grants to State and local governments, non-profit organizations, and other community-based applicants, the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development today announced a new streamlined funding process. HUD will now announce funding notices on a program-by-program basis, an action that will speed up the application process for prospective grantees that would otherwise be required to wait for the publication of HUD's comprehensive funding notice.
"This new process is intended to make certain HUD grants are awarded in a much more timely and efficient manner," said HUD Secretary Steve Preston. "Today, we are removing a bottleneck in the flow of critically needed funding to our applicant community and thereby accelerating the process of putting our grants to work more quickly."
HUD believes that by making this change, funding notices or Notices of Funding Availability (NOFAs) will be available earlier in the fiscal year. To assist applicants in this transformation, HUD is publishing the anticipated schedule for release of the Fiscal Year 2009 notices (see below). The information regarding NOFA programs and schedules is subject to the availability of Congressional appropriations. As HUD receives appropriations, HUD may have to amend the anticipated dates as well as amend estimated amounts that may appear in the published NOFAs.
HUD will continue to require that applicants submit their applications electronically via www.grants.gov. Any changes to HUD-published NOFAs will be made available to the public through a Federal Register publication and published on this government-wide portal. Applicants are urged to sign up for Grants.gov's notification service to receive any changes to this General Section to HUD's FY2009 NOFAs.
Accelerating the grants process is a goal of Preston's ambitious 200-day plan for improving Departmental operations and delivering better services to the American people. To read the full text of the General Section of HUD's Notice of Funding Availability, visit HUD's website.
The following schedule reflects the estimated publication date for HUD's Program-specific funding notices (NOFAs)
|Program||Estimated Publication Time|
|Indian Community Development Block Grant Program||January 2009 - February 2009|
|Healthy Homes Technical Studies||January 2009 - February 2009|
|Housing Counseling||January 2009 - February 2009|
|Housing Counseling Training||January 2009 - February 2009|
|Lead Hazard Control NOFA: Lead-Based Paint Hazard Control Grant Program; Lead Hazard Reduction Demonstration Program||January 2009 - February 2009|
|Rural Housing and Economic Development (RHED)||January 2009 - February 2009|
|Assisted Living Conversion Program (ALCP)||January 2009 - March 2009|
|Brownfields Economic Development Initiative (BEDI)||January 2009 - March 2009|
|Capacity Building Grants (limited eligibility)||January 2009 - March 2009|
|Community Development Technical Assistance (CDTA)||January 2009 - March 2009|
|Fair Housing Initiatives Program (FHIP)||January 2009 - March 2009|
|HOPE VI Main Street||January 2009 - March 2009|
|Housing Choice Voucher Family Self-Sufficiency (HCV-FSS) Program Coordinators||January 2009 - March 2009|
|Housing Opportunities for Persons with AIDS (HOPWA)||January 2009 - March 2009|
|Public and Indian Housing Family Self-Sufficiency under ROSS||January 2009 - March 2009|
|Self-Help Homeownership Opportunity Program (SHOP)||January 2009 - March 2009|
|Early Doctoral Dissertation/Doctoral Research Dissertation||February 2009 - April 2009|
|Green and Healthy Housing Technical Studies||February 2009 - April 2009|
|Healthy Homes Demonstration||February 2009 - April 2009|
|HOPE VI Revitalization||February 2009 - April 2009|
|Section 202 Supportive Housing for the Elderly||February 2009 - April 2009|
|Section 811 Supportive Housing for Persons with Disabilities||February 2009 - April 2009|
|Alaskan Native/Native Hawaiian Institutions Assisting Communities||March 2009 - May 2009|
|Hispanic Serving Institutions Assisting Communities (HSIAC)||March 2009 - May 2009|
|Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCU) Program||March 2009 - May 2009|
|Resident Opportunity and Self-Sufficiency (ROSS) - Service Coordinators Program||March 2009 - May 2009|
|Section 202 Demonstration Pre-Development Grant Program (DPG)||March 2009 - May 2009|
|Tribal Colleges and Universities Program (TCUP)||March 2009 - May 2009|