U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) - Public and Indian Housing (PIH)
06/10/19 11:59 PM ET
Grants to USA and territories local governments, nonprofit organizations, tribal entities, and public housing authorities to develop and implement plans to transform distressed neighborhoods. Required registrations may take several weeks to complete. Funding may be used for Planning Grants or Planning and Action Grants.
The Choice Neighborhoods program leverages significant public and private dollars to support locally driven strategies that address struggling neighborhoods with distressed public and/or HUD-assisted housing through a comprehensive approach to neighborhood transformation. Local leaders, residents, and stakeholders, such as public housing authorities, cities, schools, police, business owners, nonprofits, and private developers, come together to create and implement a plan that revitalizes distressed HUD housing and addresses the challenges in the surrounding neighborhood. The program helps communities transform neighborhoods by redeveloping severely distressed public and/or HUD-assisted housing and catalyzing critical improvements in the neighborhood, including vacant property, housing, businesses, services and schools. To this end, Choice Neighborhoods is focused on three core goals:
1. Housing: Replace distressed public and assisted housing with high-quality mixed-income housing that is well-managed and responsive to the needs of the surrounding neighborhood;
2. People: Improve outcomes of households living in the target housing related to employment and income, health, and children’s education; and
3. Neighborhood: Create the conditions necessary for public and private reinvestment in distressed neighborhoods to offer the kinds of amenities and assets, including safety, good schools, and commercial activity, that are important to families’ choices about their community.
Objectives and Metrics to Measure Long Term Success: Each Choice Neighborhoods grantee must develop a Transformation Plan that addresses the Housing, People, and Neighborhood objectives. For details on the objectives for each of the funding areas, see: https://www.hud.gov/sites/dfiles/SPM/documents/FY19CNPGP-NOFA.pdf#page=4
Eligible Target Housing: Each application must focus on the revitalization of at least one severely distressed public and/or assisted housing project.
Eligible Neighborhoods - Eligible neighborhoods for Choice Neighborhoods grant funds are neighborhoods:
a. with at least 20 percent of the residents estimated to be in poverty or have extremely low incomes based on the most recent data collected by the U.S. Census Bureau; and
b. experiencing distress related to at least one of the following:
(1) high crime; defined as where either the Part I violent crime rate (measured as Part I Violent Crimes per 1000 persons) over the three years 2016-2018 is at least 1.5 times the per capita Part I violent crime rate (measured as Part I Violent Crimes per 1000 persons) of the city or, where no city data is available, the county/parish in which the neighborhood is located over the same time frame; or the rate is greater than 18 crimes per 1000 persons; OR
(2) high vacancy or, for applications targeting Indian housing, substandard homes; defined as where either the most current rate within the last year of long-term vacant or substandard homes is at least 1.5 times higher than that of the county/parish; or the rate is greater than 4 percent.
Program-Specific Requirements Affecting Eligibility: https://www.hud.gov/sites/dfiles/SPM/documents/FY19CNPGP-NOFA.pdf#page=22
GrantWatch ID#: 165747
HUD expects to make approximately 6 awards (3 Planning and Action Grants and 3 Planning Grants)..
HUD anticipates awarding 3 Planning and Action Grants not to exceed $1.3 million each and 3 Planning Grants not to exceed $350,000 each.
The term of a Planning and Action Grant is 3 1/2 years from the date of the Grant Agreement execution. The term of a Planning Grant is 2 years from the date of the Grant Agreement execution.
Estimated Project Start Date: 10/01/2019
Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.
Questions regarding specific program requirements for this NOFA should be directed to: ChoiceNeighborhoods@hud.gov.
Persons with hearing or speech impairments may access this number via TTY by calling the toll-free Federal Relay Service at 800-877-8339.
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