Wednesday

,
March 8, 2006

Part II

Department of
Housing and Urban
Development
Fiscal Year 2006 SuperNOFA for HUD’s
Discretionary Programs; Notice
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DEPARTMENT OF HOUSING AND FY2006 SuperNOFA for important www.hud.gov/offices/adm/grants/
URBAN DEVELOPMENT application information and fundsavail.cfm. HUD also has a new
requirements, including submission brochure titled, ‘‘Finding and Applying
[Docket No. FR–5030–N–01A]
requirements, which have changed this for Grant Opportunities,’’ dated
Fiscal Year 2006 SuperNOFA for HUD’s year. February 2006, which walks you
Appendix A to the January 20, 2006, through the process of finding and
Discretionary Programs
General Section identified the funding applying for grant opportunities. This
AGENCY: Office of the Secretary, HUD. opportunities anticipated to be included brochure also contains Registration Tips
ACTION: Notice of HUD’s Fiscal Year in the FY2006 SuperNOFA. HUD is that will help applicants who
(FY) 2006 Notice of Funding revising and republishing Appendix A successfully submitted a grant
Availability (NOFA) for HUD’s (Revised Appendix A) as part of today’s application last year to determine if
Discretionary Programs (SuperNOFA). FY2006 SuperNOFA publication. their registration is active and if they are
Revised Appendix A provides an up-to- ready to submit a grant application to
SUMMARY: On January 20, 2006, HUD date funding chart that lists the funding Grants.gov.
published its Notice of Fiscal Year 2006 opportunities included in today’s HUD has received a number of
Notice of Funding Availability Policy FY2006 SuperNOFA publication, along questions regarding what to do if an
Requirements and General Section to with the application deadline for receipt Authorized Organization Representative
the SuperNOFA (General Section). In of applications. In reviewing Revised (AOR) has left the organization. An
that publication, HUD announced it was Appendix A, applicants should note excerpt from the ‘‘Finding and Applying
publishing the General Section of the that the HOPE VI Main Street Program for Grant Opportunities Brochure,’’
FY2006 SuperNOFA in advance of the NOFA is not part of today’s FY2006 dated February 2006 and describes the
individual NOFAs in order to give SuperNOFA publication. This NOFA steps that are needed in such situations
prospective applicants sufficient time to will be published separately, together and also provides other pertinent
begin preparing their applications, and with the HOPE VI Revitalization NOFA. registration information. This excerpt
to register early with Grants.gov to In addition, the Self Help can be found on HUD’s Web site at
facilitate their application submission Homeownership Opportunity Program http://www.hud.gov/offices/adm/grants/
process. This publication contains the (SHOP) is part of today’s FY2006 fundsavail.cfm under the title
39 funding opportunities that constitute SuperNOFA publication and is included ‘‘Registration Tips.’’
HUD’s FY2006 SuperNOFA. in Revised Appendix A. In FY2006, HUD intends to continue
DATES: The key dates that apply to all
In addition to Revised Appendix A, to require its applicants to submit their
HUD federal financial assistance made this notice makes one clarification applications electronically through
available through HUD’s FY2006 regarding the discussion of the Logic Grants.gov. For FY2006, only the
SuperNOFA are found in each Model in Section VI.C. entitled Continuum of Care program will remain
‘‘Reporting’’ of the January 20, 2006, a paper application process. It is HUD’s
individual program NOFA and in
General Section (see 71 FR 3398). intent, however, to move the Continuum
Appendix A to this notice.
Although the Logic Model is to be of Care program to electronic
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: The completed by applicants, the Return on application submission in FY2007. As a
individual program NOFAs will identify Investment (ROI) Statement referenced result, HUD continues to encourage
the applicable agency contacts for each in the discussion of the Logic Model Continuum of Care agencies to become
program. Questions regarding this only applies to grantees, i.e., applicants familiar with Grants.gov requirements to
Introduction should be directed to the selected for funding under the NOFAs. facilitate this transition.
NOFA Information Center between the Applicants are not to complete the ROI If you have questions concerning the
hours 10 a.m. and 6:30 p.m. Eastern statement. Additionally, for FY2006, the registration process, registration
Time at 800–HUD–8929. Hearing- ROI concept is a new concept for the renewal, assigning a new AOR, or have
impaired persons may call 800–HUD– Logic Model. HUD is considering this a question about a NOFA requirement,
2209. Questions regarding specific new concept and will issue a separate please feel free to contact HUD staff
program requirements should be notice within the next few weeks that listed in the NOFA. HUD staff cannot
directed to the agency contacts further addresses the ROI concept. help you write your application, but can
identified in each program NOFA. HUD published the General Section of clarify requirements that are contained
SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: the FY2006 SuperNOFA early to in this Notice and HUD’s registration
provide its applicant community with materials.
Introduction (Supplemental General the opportunity to become familiar with Applicants are also encouraged to
Section) cross cutting requirements, and to participate in HUD’s satellite training
This publication follows HUD’s remind prospective applicants to and web cast sessions designed to
publication of the General Section of the register or renew their registration in provide a detailed explanation of the
FY2006 SuperNOFA on January 20, order to successfully submit an general section and program section
2006 (71 FR 3382), and presents the 39 application via Grants.gov. requirements for each of the
individual funding opportunities that Applicants are required to complete a SuperNOFA programs. The interactive
constitute HUD’s FY2006 SuperNOFA. five-step registration process in order to broadcasts provide you an opportunity
HUD makes available through today’s submit their applications electronically. to ask questions of HUD staff. These
FY2006 SuperNOFA publication The registration process is outlined in broadcasts are also achieved and
approximately $2.2 billion in assistance. HUD’s Notice of Opportunity to Register accessible from HUD’s Grants page at
While each program NOFA provides Early for Electronic Submission of Grant http://www.hud.gov/offices/adm/grants/
the statutory and regulatory Applications for Funding Opportunities, fundsavail.cfm. Applicants should
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requirements, threshold requirements, published in the Federal Register on bookmark the Grants page as it provides
and rating factors applicable to funding December 9, 2006 (70 FR 73332), and a wealth of information including
made available through the individual the brochure entitled ‘‘STEP BY STEP: responses to frequently asked questions
NOFA, applicants must also refer to the Your Guide to Registering for Grant that arise during the funding application
January 20, 2006, General Section of the Opportunities,’’ located at http:// period.

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Modifications to any of the NOFAs or posted to Grants.gov. The address to FY2006 funding process and
the application are posted to subscribe to this service is http:// SuperNOFA requirements are of benefit
www.Grants.gov as soon as they are www.grants.gov/search/email.do. to applicants.
available. Applicants should subscribe HUD reiterates the statement made in
Dated: February 22, 2006.
to the Grants.gov free notification the publication of the General Section
on January 20, 2006, and that is, HUD Roy A. Bernardi,
service. By doing so, you will receive an
hopes the steps that it has taken to Deputy Secretary.
e-mail notification as soon as items are
provide information early on the BILLING CODE 4210–01–P
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Community Development Technical Full Text of Announcement and GTM in the respective HUD field
Assistance I. Funding Opportunity Description office.
Overview Information C. Authority. HOME TA is authorized
A. CD–TA Purpose. The purpose of by the HOME Investment Partnerships
A. Federal Agency Name. Department the CD–TA program is to provide Act (42 U.S.C. 12781–12783); 24 CFR
of Housing and Urban Development, assistance to achieve the highest level of part 92. CHDO (HOME) TA is
Office of Community Planning and performance and results for five authorized by the HOME Investment
Development. separate community development Partnerships Act (42 U.S.C. 12773); 24
program areas: (1) HOME; (2) CHDO CFR part 92. For the McKinney-Vento
B. Funding Opportunity Title. (HOME); (3) Homeless; (4) HOPWA; and
Community Development Technical Act Homeless Assistance Programs TA,
(5) Youthbuild. Information about the the Supportive Housing Program is
Assistance (CD–TA). five community development programs
C. Announcement Type. Initial authorized under 42 U.S.C. 11381 et
and their missions, goals, and activities seq.; 24 CFR 583.140; Emergency
Announcement. can be found on the HUD Web site at Shelter Grants, Section 8 Moderate
D. Funding Opportunity Number. The http://www.hud.gov. Rehabilitation Single Room Occupancy
Federal Register number for this NOFA B. Description of National TA and
Program, and Shelter Plus Care TA are
is FR–5030–N–08. The OMB approval Local TA. There are two types of
authorized by the FY2006 HUD
numbers are: 2506–0166 for HOME technical assistance (TA) funding
Appropriations Act. HOPWA TA is
Investment Partnerships Program available in this NOFA: National TA
authorized under the FY2006 HUD
(HOME), HOME Investment and Local TA.
National TA activities are those that Appropriations Act. Youthbuild TA is
Partnerships Program for Community authorized under Title IV of the
Housing Development Organizations address, at a nationwide level, one or
more of the CD–TA program activities Cranston-Gonzalez National Affordable
[CHDO (HOME)], and McKinney-Vento Housing Act, as amended by the
Homeless Assistance (Homeless), 2506– and/or priorities identified in Section
III.C of this NOFA. National TA Housing and Community Development
0133 for Housing Opportunities for Act of 1992 (42 U.S.C. 12899g); 24 CFR
Persons With AIDS (HOPWA), and activities may include the development
of written products, development of on- part 585.
2506–0142 for Youthbuild.
line materials, development of training II. Award Information
E. Catalog of Federal Domestic
courses, delivery of training courses
Assistance (CFDA) Numbers. The A. Available Funds. Approximately
previously approved by HUD,
HOME and CHDO (HOME) CFDA $19.7 million is available for the CD–TA
organization and delivery of workshops
number is 14.239; Homeless is 14.235; program. Additional funds may become
and conferences, and delivery of direct
HOPWA is 14.241; Youthbuild is available as a result of recapturing
TA as part of a national program.
14.243. unused funds. This chart shows how the
Applicants for National TA must also be
F. Dates. The application submission willing to work in any HUD field office funds are divided among National TA
date is May 18, 2006. area, although work in the field office and Local TA activities:
G. Additional Overview and Content areas is likely to be a negligible portion
Information. Applicants interested in Program National TA Local TA
of National TA activities. National TA
providing technical assistance to activities are administered by a HOME ............... $1,980,000 $0
entities participating in HUD’s Government Technical Representative CHDO (HOME) 2,920,000 5,000,000
community development programs (GTR) and Government Technical Homeless .......... 3,501,085 3,000,000
should carefully review the General Monitor (GTM) at HUD Headquarters. HOPWA ............ 900,000 0
Section and the information listed in Local TA activities also must address Youthbuild ......... 2,475,000 0
this CD–TA NOFA. Funds are available the CD–TA program activities and/or
to provide technical assistance for five priorities identified in this NOFA, The Local TA funds are divided
separate program areas: HOME, CHDO however the Local TA is targeted to the among HUD’s field office jurisdictions
(HOME), Homeless, HOPWA, and specific needs of the HUD community for the CHDO (HOME) and Homeless
Youthbuild. Applicants may apply for development program recipients in the programs. No Local TA funds are
one, two, three, four, or all five CD–TA field office area in which the TA is available for HOPWA, Youthbuild, or
program areas. The application proposed. Local TA activities are HOME. In the case of the national
submission information is contained in limited to the development of need CHDO (HOME) program, if less than the
this CD–TA NOFA at Section IV.B. assessments, direct TA to HUD total amount of available funds is
Approximately $19.7 million is community development program awarded, the balance may be used to
available. No cost sharing is required. recipients, organization and delivery of make awards under the national HOME
Grants will be administered under workshops and conferences, and TA program.
cooperative agreements with significant customization and delivery of The chart below shows the amounts
HUD involvement (see Section II.C of previously HUD-approved trainings. available in dollars for Local TA by CD–
this NOFA). Local TA will be administered by a GTR TA program:

CHDO
Local TA area Homeless
(HOME)

Alabama ........................................................................................................................................................................... $75,000 $40,000
Alaska .............................................................................................................................................................................. 30,000 30,000
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Arkansas .......................................................................................................................................................................... 30,000 40,000
California—Northern and Arizona, Nevada ..................................................................................................................... 300,000 300,000
California—Southern ........................................................................................................................................................ 400,000 275,000
Caribbean ........................................................................................................................................................................ 75,000 40,000
Colorado and Montana, North Dakota, South Dakota, Utah, Wyoming ......................................................................... 170,000 60,000
Connecticut ...................................................................................................................................................................... 55,000 40,000

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CHDO
Local TA area Homeless
(HOME)

District of Columbia area ................................................................................................................................................. 50,000 50,000
Florida—Southern ............................................................................................................................................................ 60,000 50,000
Florida—Northern ............................................................................................................................................................ 100,000 70,000
Georgia ............................................................................................................................................................................ 75,000 50,000
Hawaii .............................................................................................................................................................................. .................... 40,000
Illinois ............................................................................................................................................................................... 125,000 145,000
Indiana ............................................................................................................................................................................. 50,000 25,000
Kansas and Missouri—Western ...................................................................................................................................... 75,000 50,000
Missouri—Eastern ............................................................................................................................................................ 55,000 40,000
Kentucky .......................................................................................................................................................................... 150,000 40,000
Louisiana .......................................................................................................................................................................... 50,000 40,000
Maryland, except District of Columbia area .................................................................................................................... 50,000 40,000
Massachusetts, Maine, New Hampshire, Rhode Island, Vermont .................................................................................. 250,000 200,000
Michigan ........................................................................................................................................................................... 225,000 138,000
Minnesota ........................................................................................................................................................................ 140,000 52,000
Mississippi ........................................................................................................................................................................ 125,000 50,000
Nebraska and Iowa .......................................................................................................................................................... 40,000 40,000
New Jersey ...................................................................................................................................................................... 25,000 25,000
New Mexico ..................................................................................................................................................................... 225,000 50,000
New York—Downstate ..................................................................................................................................................... 482,000 250,000
New York—Upstate ......................................................................................................................................................... 60,000 35,000
North Carolina .................................................................................................................................................................. 150,000 40,000
Ohio ................................................................................................................................................................................. 116,000 125,000
Oklahoma ......................................................................................................................................................................... 40,000 40,000
Oregon and Idaho ............................................................................................................................................................ 130,000 30,000
Pennsylvania—Eastern and Delaware ............................................................................................................................ 75,000 50,000
Pennsylvania—Western and West Virginia ..................................................................................................................... 158,000 57,000
South Carolina ................................................................................................................................................................. 34,000 40,000
Tennessee ....................................................................................................................................................................... 150,000 40,000
Texas—Northern .............................................................................................................................................................. 250,000 88,000
Texas—Southern ............................................................................................................................................................. 20,000 40,000
Virginia, except District of Columbia area ....................................................................................................................... 80,000 40,000
Washington ...................................................................................................................................................................... 50,000 50,000
Wisconsin ......................................................................................................................................................................... 200,000 55,000

B. Performance Period. Awards will the jurisdictions in which the assistance b. Make the course materials available
be for a period of up to 36 months. will be delivered; to the GTR in sufficient time for review
HUD, however, reserves the right to b. Respond to requests for assistance (minimum of three weeks) and receive
withdraw funds from a specific TA from the GTR; concurrence from the GTR on the
provider if HUD determines that the c. When requested by a GTR, conduct content and quality prior to delivery;
urgency of need for the assistance is a needs assessment to identify the type c. Provide all course materials in an
greater in other field office jurisdictions and nature of the assistance needed by electronic format that will permit wide
or the need for assistance is not the recipient of the assistance; distribution among TA providers, field
commensurate with the award. d. Obtain the local HUD field office’s offices, and HUD grantees;
C. Terms of Award. HUD will enter approval before responding to direct d. Arrange for joint delivery of the
into a cooperative agreement with requests for technical assistance from training with HUD participation when
selected applicants for the performance HOME Participating Jurisdictions (PJs), requested by the GTR;
period. Because CD–TA awards are Community Housing Development e. Deliver HUD-approved training
made as cooperative agreements, Organizations (CHDOs), and McKinney- courses that have been designed and
implementation entails significant HUD Vento Act Homeless Assistance and developed by others on a ‘‘step-in’’ basis
involvement. Significant HUD HOPWA grantees; and when requested; and
e. For CHDO (HOME) TA providers, f. Send trainers to approved ‘‘train-
involvement is required in all aspects of
secure a letter from a PJ stating that a the-trainers’’ sessions.
TA planning, delivery, and follow-up.
CHDO, or prospective CHDO to be 3. Field Office Involvement Under
In addition to the requirements listed assisted by the provider, is a recipient
in the General Section, selected National TA Awards
or intended recipient of HOME funds
applicants are subject to the following and indicating, at its option, subject When National TA providers are
requirements: areas of assistance that are most undertaking activities in field office
1. Demand-Response System important to the PJ. jurisdictions, the National TA providers
must work cooperatively with HUD
All CD–TA awardees must operate 2. Training field offices. Providers must notify the
within the structure of the demand- When conducting training sessions as applicable HUD field office of the
response system. Under the demand- part of its CD–TA activities, CD–TA planned activities; consider the views or
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response system, TA providers are providers are required to: recommendations of that office, if any;
required to: a. Design the course materials as follow those recommendations, to the
a. When requested by a GTR, market ‘‘step-in’’ packages so that HUD or other degree practicable; and report to the
the availability of their services to CD–TA providers may independently applicable field office on the
existing and potential recipients within conduct the course on their own; accomplishments of the assistance.

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III. Eligibility Information chart below. In accordance with the faith-based and other community
President’s faith-based initiative, HUD organizations in the CD–TA programs.
A. Eligible Applicants
welcomes the participation of eligible
The eligible applicants for each of the
five CD–TA programs are listed in the

Program Eligible applicants

HOME .......................... A for-profit or nonprofit professional and technical services company or firm that has demonstrated knowledge of the
HOME program and the capacity to provide technical assistance services;
A HOME Participating Jurisdiction (PJ);
A public purpose organization, established pursuant to state or local legislation, responsible to the chief elected officer
of a PJ;
An agency or authority established by two or more PJs to carry out activities consistent with the purposes of the
HOME program; or
A national or regional nonprofit organization that has membership comprised predominantly of entities or officials of en-
tities of PJs or PJs’ agencies or established organizations.
CHDO (HOME) ........... A public or private nonprofit intermediary organization that customarily provides services, in more than one community,
related to the provision of decent housing that is affordable to low-income and moderate-income persons or related
to the revitalization of deteriorating neighborhoods; has demonstrated experience in providing a range of assistance
(such as financing, technical assistance, construction and property management assistance) to CHDOs or similar or-
ganizations that engage in community revitalization; and has demonstrated the ability to provide technical assistance
and training for community-based developers of affordable housing.
Note: Any organization funded to assist CHDOs under CD–TA may not undertake CHDO set-aside activities itself with-
in its service area while under cooperative agreement with HUD.
Homeless .................... A state;
A unit of general local government;
A public housing authority; or
A public or private nonprofit or for-profit organization, including educational institutions and area-wide planning organi-
zations.
HOPWA ....................... A for-profit or nonprofit organization;
A state; or
A unit of general local government.
Youthbuild ................... A public or private nonprofit agency that has significant prior experience in the operation of projects similar to the
Youthbuild program and that has the capacity to provide effective technical assistance.

Applicants must also meet the a. HOME TA. HUD has identified four enterprise community designated in
threshold requirements of the General HOME program technical assistance round II by USDA (EC–II).
Section, including the Civil Rights priorities. These priorities that result in (4) Assist PJs in developing strategies
threshold in Section III (C). measurable performance outputs and that increase and help sustain
A consortium of organizations may outcomes are: homeownership opportunities for low-
apply for one or more CD–TA programs, (1) Improve the ability of PJs to design income households—particularly low-
but one organization must be designated and implement housing programs that income, minority households—and
as the applicant. reflect sound underwriting, directly result in the commitment and
Applicants may propose assistance completion of HOME-assisted units.
management, and fiscal controls;
using in-house staff, sub-contractors,
demonstrate measurable outcomes in Some examples of measurable
sub-recipients, and local organizations
the use of public funds; and provide performance outputs and outcomes are
with the requisite experience and
accurate and timely reporting of HOME given in Rating Factor 4.
capabilities. Where appropriate,
program accomplishments. b. CHDO (HOME) TA (1) HUD has
applicants should make use of TA
providers located in the field office (2) Encourage public-private identified three CHDO-specific
jurisdiction receiving services. partnerships that yield an increase in technical assistance priorities. These
the amount of private dollars leveraged priorities that result in measurable
B. Cost Sharing or Matching for HOME-assisted projects and result in performance outputs and outcomes are:
None. an increase in the commitment and (a) Assist new CHDOs and potential
production of HOME-assisted units. CHDOs in developing the organizational
C. Other
(3) Assist PJs in developing strategies capacity to own, develop, and sponsor
1. Eligible Activities and Priorities that ameliorate the affordability gap HOME-assisted projects. A new CHDO
Funds may be used to provide TA to between rapidly increasing housing is defined as a nonprofit organization
grantees, prospective applicants, and costs and the less rapid growth in that within three years of the
project sponsors of the HOME, CHDO incomes among low-income publication of this NOFA was
(HOME), Homeless, HOPWA, and households, especially among determined by a PJ to qualify as a
Youthbuild programs. The TA activities underserved populations (e.g., residents CHDO. A potential CHDO is defined as
may include but are not limited to of the Colonias, homeless persons, a nonprofit organization that is expected
written information such as papers, persons with disabilities, and residents by the PJ to qualify as a CHDO and is
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manuals, guides, and brochures; of an empowerment zone (EZ) expected to enter into a written
assistance to individual communities; designated by HUD or the United States agreement with that PJ to own, develop,
needs assessments; and training. The Department of Agriculture (USDA), an or sponsor HOME-assisted housing
priority TA areas for each of the five urban or rural renewal community within 24 months of the PJ determining
program areas are: designated by HUD (RC), or an the organization qualifies as a CHDO.

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(b) Improve the HOME program disseminating written information such Congressionally-directed HMIS-related
production and performance of existing as papers, monographs, manuals, reports to Congress.
CHDOs in the areas of: curriculums, guides, and brochures; and (8) Develop curriculums for grantees
(i) Program design and management, person-to-person exchanges, and project sponsors on implementing
including underwriting, project conferences, training and use of and achieving long-term performance
financing, property management, and technology. TA activities are focused on outcome measures that promote housing
compliance; and these priorities that result in measurable stability, reduce the risk of
(ii) Organizational management and performance outputs and outcomes: homelessness, and improve access to
capacity, including fiscal controls, (1) Continue the integration of the mainstream systems of care.
board development, contract Technical Assistance Catalog and the (9) Develop curriculums on program
administration, and compliance Homelessness Resource Exchange requirements and monitoring standards
systems. through the development of new for McKinney-Vento Act funded grant
(c) Provide organizational support, materials and dissemination of recipients, including sound fiscal and
technical assistance, and training to curriculums for defined audiences financial management practices,
community groups for the establishment including existing technical assistance assessment of sub-recipients and
of community land trusts, as defined in materials and newly created technical activities, and reporting in IDIS and via
section 233(f) of the Cranston-Gonzales assistance materials. All curriculum Annual Progress Reports.
National Affordable Housing Act. dissemination may include training, (10) Develop curriculums to improve
(2) Additional CHDO (HOME) eligible the ability of grantees to establish
conferences, and use of technology, as
activities are: comprehensive housing development
(a) Under the ‘‘Pass-Through’’ well as written materials.
strategies for homeless persons through
provision, CD–TA providers may (2) Develop curriculums to improve
collaborative public and private
propose to fund various operating Continuum of Care (CoC) governance,
partnerships. Such curriculums may
expenses for eligible CHDOs that own, development, organizational capacity,
include educational components on the
develop, or sponsor HOME-assisted planning, and five-year renewal burden
availability and use of tax incentive
housing. Such operating expenses may assessment, and to assist in developing
programs that increase access to private
include reasonable and necessary costs strategies to eliminate chronic
capital (e.g., Low Income Housing Tax
for the operation of the CHDO including homelessness and increase access to
Credit, the Historic Preservation
salaries, wages, and other employee mainstream services for homeless
Investment Tax Credit, Renewal
compensation and benefits; employee persons.
Communities and Empowerment Zones
education, training and travel; rent; (3) Assist CoCs with Homeless
tax incentives, and New Markets Tax
utilities; communication costs; taxes; Management Information System
Credit).
insurance; equipment, materials, and (HMIS) implementation. National (11) Develop curriculums for
supplies. technical assistance will relate to data homelessness prevention strategies,
(b) CD–TA providers must establish collection, data quality, data analysis, including discharge planning.
written criteria for selection of CHDOs provider participation, reporting, (12) Assist CoC applicants with
receiving pass-through funds. PJs must performance measurement, data understanding the Grants.gov
designate the organizations as CHDOs; warehousing, and HMIS Data and registration and application submission
and, generally, the organizations should Technical Standards. process so they are prepared to submit
not have been in existence more than (4) Maintain and enhance the HMIS electronic applications in 2007 and
three years. website portal as the vehicle for assist HUD in increasing the number of
CD–TA providers must enter into an collection and dissemination of HMIS McKinney Vento applicants fully
agreement with the CHDO that the information. (5) Support collaboration registered at Grants.gov.
agreement and pass-through funding between metropolitan, regional and (A person experiencing chronic
may be terminated at the discretion of statewide HMISs. Assistance may homelessness is defined as an
HUD if no written legally binding include providing state and/or regional unaccompanied individual with a
agreement to provide assistance for a HMIS technical assistance coordinators disabling condition who has been
specific housing project (for acquisition, and/or technology to promote continuously homeless for a year or
rehabilitation, new construction, or effectuating long-distance meeting, more or has experienced four or more
tenant-based rental assistance) has been conferencing and networking. (6) sustained episodes of homelessness over
made by the PJ with the CHDO within Support collaboration between the last three years.)
24 months of initially receiving pass- metropolitan, regional, and statewide d. HOPWA TA. HOPWA funds are
through funding. The pass-through HMISs for use in disaster preparedness available for technical assistance,
amount, when combined with other and recovery efforts, utilizing the training, and oversight activities which
capacity building and operating support experience of communities that can be used to provide grantees, project
available through the HOME program, experienced Hurricanes Katrina and sponsors, and potential recipients with
cannot exceed the greater of 50 percent Rita. the skills and knowledge to effectively
of the CHDO’s operating budget for the (7) Improve participation in the develop, operate, and support HOPWA-
year in which it receives funds, or Annual Homeless Assessment Report eligible project activities that result in
$50,000 annually. (AHAR) by CoCs and providers in their measurable performance outputs and
c. Homeless TA. Homeless TA funds geographic areas through outreach and outcomes. TA activities are focused on
are available to provide McKinney- capacity building. Develop materials these priorities:
Vento Homeless Assistance Act, HUD- and training for: Reporting bed (1) Improve the ability of state and
funded grantees, project sponsors, and coverage; extrapolation and data local governments to develop
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potential recipients with skills and analysis methodologies and documents; comprehensive and coordinated
knowledge needed to develop and data integration; data quality housing strategies in identifying and
operate projects and activities. The assessments; utilization of AHAR data at addressing the housing needs of low
assistance may include, but is not the program and/or CoC level; and the income persons living with HIV/AIDS
limited to, developing and collection and analysis of CoC data for that promote housing stability which

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reduces the risk of homelessness and outcomes are focused on the following be subject to environmental review by
improves access to healthcare and other priorities: HUD under 24 CFR part 50. If an
needed support. (1) Improve the management and applicant proposes to assist CHDO
(2) Develop national models that implementation of Youthbuild programs operating expenses that include rent,
effectively integrate AIDS housing by providing on-site and telephone the application constitutes an assurance
strategies into consolidated planning assistance, preparing appropriate that the applicant and CHDO will assist
and Continuum of Care planning instruction materials, and conducting HUD to comply with 24 CFR part 50;
processes. training workshops on key aspects of will supply HUD with all available and
(3) Facilitate the development of the Youthbuild program. relevant information to perform an
collaborative endeavors that coordinate (2) Improve Youthbuild program environmental review for the proposed
mainstream resources including federal applications by providing assistance to property to be rented; will carry out
HOPWA and Ryan White CARE Act eligible applicants in the preparation of mitigating measures required by HUD or
resources, state, local, private, and their grant applications, giving priority select an alternate property; and will not
philanthropic grant resources that to community-based organizations in lease or rent, construct, rehabilitate,
promote the sustainability of permanent the provision of this assistance. convert or repair the property, or
supportive housing, and develop (3) Strengthen Youthbuild program commit or expend HUD or non-HUD
regional training sessions that educate design by facilitating peer-to-peer funds for these activities on the property
and instruct AIDS housing providers in assistance for Youthbuild grantee staff to be rented, until HUD has completed
implementing these collaborative and disseminating best program an environmental review to the extent
efforts. practices that are identified through required by 24 CFR part 50. The results
(4) Develop creative housing models training workshops, peer-to-peer of the environmental review may
that address the housing and supportive assistance, and on-site TA. require that the proposed property be
service needs of chronically homeless (4) Assist HUD in the management, rejected.
individuals and those who are multiple supervision, and coordination of
Youthbuild programs by preparing IV. Application and Submission
diagnosed living with HIV/AIDS, and Information
that provide emergency and transitional handbooks or printed materials to
housing that results in the provision of provide guidance to Youthbuild A. Addresses to Request Application
permanent supportive housing. grantees and by collecting and analyzing Package. Applications must be received
(5) Develop written materials that performance evaluation data from and validated by Grants.gov no later
promote the utilization and Youthbuild grantees. than 11:59:59 PM Eastern time on the
coordination of Homeless Management (5) Assist Youthbuild applicants with application due date of May 18, 2006.
Information Systems in the provision of understanding the Grants.gov HUD must receive paper copy
HOPWA-assisted housing and registration and application submission applications from applicants that
supportive services for homeless process so they are prepared to submit received a waiver no later than 11:59:59
persons. electronic applications and assist HUD PM on the application deadline date.
(6) Develop technical assistance plans in increasing the number of applicants See the General Section for application
in collaboration with HUD field office fully registered at Grants.gov. submission and timely receipt
oversight for local HOPWA-assisted procedures and for instructions on how
2. DUNS Requirement
housing programs. It is estimated that to request a waiver. Paper applications
Refer to the General Section for will not be accepted unless the
up to 40 percent of HOPWA TA funds
information regarding the DUNS applicant has received a waiver of the
will be made available for this purpose.
requirement. Applicants need to obtain electronic submission requirement.
(7) Develop a strategy to facilitate a DUNS number to receive an award B. Content and Form of Application
implementation of the HUD-IRS from HUD. Submission. Applicants must submit a
agreement that promotes the Earned
3. Other Eligibility Requirements separate application for each National
Income Tax Credit. Disseminate
TA and Local TA area program for
information that will enable HOPWA All applicants requesting funding which they are applying. For example,
grantees and AIDS housing and service from programs under this NOFA must an applicant for National TA for HOME
organizations to assist low-income be in compliance with the applicable and for Local TA in three field office
persons in receiving the financial threshold requirements found in the jurisdictions would submit four separate
savings on their annual taxes. General Section. Applicants that do not and distinct applications.
e. Youthbuild TA. Youthbuild TA meet these requirements will be A completed application consists of
funds are available to provide ineligible for funding. an application submitted by an
appropriate training, information, and authorized official of the organization
technical assistance to federally funded 4. False Statements
and contains all relevant sections of the
Youthbuild programs and to assist HUD An applicant’s false statement in an application, as shown in the checklist
in the management, supervision, and application is grounds for denial or below in Section IV.B.4.
coordination of such Youthbuild termination of an award and grounds for
programs. If the youth population possible punishment as provided in 18 1. Number of Copies
includes persons who are limited U.S.C. 1001. See General Section. This information
English proficient, instructional will be included in approval letters to
materials for distribution may need to 5. Environmental Review
applicants submitting a waiver request.
be translated in other languages than Most activities under the CD–TA
English. If translated documents are program are categorically excluded and 2. Page Limitation
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unavailable, oral interpreters should be not subject to environmental review Narratives addressing Factors 1–5 are
provided during on-site and telephone under 24 CFR 50.19(b)(9) or (13), but in limited to no more than 25 typed pages.
assistance and while conducting the case of CHDO (HOME) TA eligible That is, reviewers will not review more
training. TA activities that result in activities, a proposal for payment of rent than 25 pages for all five factors
measurable performance outputs and as part of CHDO operational costs will combined, except that the page limit

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does not include the Form HUD–96010, —SF–424, Supplement, Survey on applicants should discuss the specific
Logic Model. Equal Opportunity for Applicants TA activities that will be carried out
—HUD–96011, FacsimileTransmittal during the term of the cooperative
3. Prohibition on Materials Not (required for electronic submissions agreement. Applicants should provide
Required of third party documents) relevant examples to support the
Materials other than what is requested C. Submission Dates and Times. The proposal, where appropriate. Applicants
in this NOFA are prohibited. Reviewers application submission date is May 18, should also be specific when describing
will not consider resumes, charts, 2006. the communities, populations, and
letters, or any other documents attached D. Intergovernmental Review. organizations that they propose to serve
to the application. Intergovernmental review is not and the specific outcomes expected as a
applicable to CD–TA applications. result of the TA.
4. Checklist for Application Submission E. Funding Restrictions. An Factor 5 relates to the capacity of the
Applicants submitting electronic organization may not provide assistance applicant and its relevant organizational
copies should follow the procedures in to itself. An organization may not experience. Rating of the ‘‘applicant’’ or
Section IV.F. of the General Section. provide assistance to another the ‘‘applicant’s organization and staff’’
The following checklist is provided as a organization with which it contracts or includes in-house staff and any sub-
guide to help ensure that you submit all sub-awards funds to carry out activities contractors and sub-recipients which
the required elements. For applicants under the TA award. are firmly committed to the project. In
receiving a waiver of the electronic Funding from HOME and from CHDO responding to Factor 5, applicants
submission, the paper submission must (HOME) TA to any single eligible should specify the experience,
be in the order provided below. All organization (excluding funds for knowledge, skills, and abilities of the
applicants should enter the applicant organizational support and housing applicant’s organization and staff, and
name, DUNS number, and page education ‘‘passed through’’ to CHDOs), any persons and organizations firmly
numbers on the narrative pages of the whether as an applicant or sub-recipient committed to the project.
application. is limited to not more than 20 percent
1. Rating Factor 1: Need/Extent of the
—SF–424, Application for Federal of the operating budget of the recipient
Problem (10 Points)
Assistance (from General Section) organization for any one-year period of
each cooperative agreement. In addition, a. For National TA applications:
—An Application Cover Page indicating
funding under either HOME or CHDO Sound and extensive understanding of
in bold (a) the type of TA proposed
(HOME) TA to any single organization need for TA in relation to the priorities
in the application whether HOME
is limited to 20 percent of the listed in Section III C of this NOFA as
National, CHDO National, CHDO
$9,900,000 made available for HOME demonstrated by objective information
Local, Homeless National, Homeless
and CHDO (HOME) TA in FY2006. and/or data, such as information from
Local, HOPWA National, or
Not less than 40 percent of the HOME Snapshots, current census data,
Youthbuild National; (b) the amount
approximately $7,920,000 for CHDO the American Housing Survey, or other
of funds requested; and (c) for Local
(HOME) shall be made available for relevant data sources.
TA, the jurisdiction proposed in the b. For Local TA applications: Sound
application. eligible TA providers that have worked
primarily in one state. HUD will and extensive understanding of high
—A one-page Summary describing (a) priority needs for TA in the jurisdiction
consider an applicant as a primarily
each major component of the as demonstrated by objective
single state TA provider if it can
proposed TA approach; (b) the information and/or data, such as
document that more than 50 percent of
proposed cost of each major information from HOME Snapshots,
its past activities in working with
component; and (c) whether the current census data, the American
CHDOs or similar nonprofit and other
component is integrally related to Housing Survey, or other relevant data
organizations (on the production of
another component in order to be sources.
affordable housing, revitalization of
successful. In rating this factor, HUD will
deteriorating neighborhoods, and /or the
—Narrative addressing Factors 1–5 evaluate the extent to which the
delivery of technical assistance to these
—HUD–96010, Logic Model application demonstrates an
groups) was confined to the geographic
—HUD–424–CB, Grant Application understanding of the specific needs for
limits of a single state.
Detailed Budget Form (from General No fee or profit may be paid to any TA and supports the description of need
Section) recipient or sub-recipient of an award with reliable, program-specific,
—HUD–424–CBW, Detailed Budget under this CD–TA NOFA. quantitative information. Applicants for
Worksheet for Non-Construction F. Other Submission Requirements. HOME should, at a minimum, draw on
Projects (from General Section) The General Section describes HOME Snapshot information to
—If applying for CHDO (HOME) TA, application submission procedures and demonstrate PJs’ needs, in an area or
statement as to whether the how applicants may obtain proof of nationwide, for additional training and
organization proposes to pass through timely submission. capacity building. See http://
funds to new CHDOs. www.hud.gov/offices/cpd/
—If applying for the CHDO (HOME) TA, V. Application Review Information affordablehousing/programs/home/
a certification as to whether the A. Criteria. The maximum number of snapshot/index.cfm.
organization qualifies as a primarily points to be awarded for a CD–TA
single-state provider under section application is 100. The minimum score 2. Rating Factor 2: Soundness of
233(e) of the Cranston-Gonzales for an application to be considered for Approach (40 Points)
Affordable Housing Act. funding is 75 with a minimum of 20 a. (25 points) (1) For National TA
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—SF–LLL, Disclosure of Lobbying points on Factor 5. The CD–TA program applications: A sound approach for
Activities (from General Section) is not subject to bonus points, as addressing the need for eligible TA
—HUD–2880, Applicant/Recipient described in the General Section. activities in relation to the priorities
Disclosure/Update Report (from Points are assigned on five factors. listed in Section III C of this NOFA that
General Section) When addressing Factors 1–4, will result in positive outcomes.

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(2) For Local TA applications: A 4. Rating Factor 4: Achieving Results application demonstrates ability to
sound approach for addressing high and Program Evaluation (10 Points) manage TA assignments effectively.
priority needs for TA in the jurisdiction a. (5 points) An effective, quantifiable c. (10 points) Knowledgeable key
that will result in positive outcomes. evaluation plan for measuring personnel skilled in providing TA in
In rating this factor, HUD will performance using the Logic Model with one or more of the eligible activities for
evaluate the extent to which the specific outcome measures and HOME, CHDO (HOME), Homeless,
application presents and supports a benchmarks, including—for HOME HOPWA, and/or Youthbuild programs,
detailed, feasible, practical approach for applicants—performance improvements as applicable; a sufficient number of
addressing TA needs (Local TA as measured by the HOME Snapshot staff or ability to procure qualified
applications) or CD–TA program indicators. experts or professionals with the
priorities (National TA applications), In rating this factor, HUD will knowledge, skills, and abilities to
including techniques, timeframes, goals, evaluate the extent to which the deliver the proposed level of TA in the
and intended beneficiaries, and the application has an evaluation plan that proposed service area in a timely and
likelihood that these activities will includes outcomes and is specific, effective fashion; and an ability to
result in positive outcomes. measurable, and appropriate in relation provide CD–TA in a geographic area
b. (10 points) A feasible work plan for to the activities proposed. larger than a single city or county.
designing, organizing, managing, and b. (5 points) Successful past In rating this factor, HUD will
carrying out the proposed TA activities performance in administering HUD CD– consider the extent to which the
under the demand-response system. TA programs or, for applicants new to application demonstrates the
In rating this factor, HUD will HUD’s CD–TA Programs, successful past organization has an adequate number of
evaluate the applicant’s understanding performance in providing TA in other key staff or ability to procure
of the demand-response system and the community development programs. individuals with the knowledge of
extent to which the application Applicants should include, as effective TA approaches and knowledge
demonstrates the efficiency of proposed applicable, increases in CPD or of HOME, CHDO (HOME), Homeless,
activities. community development program HOPWA, or Youthbuild program, as
c. (5 points) An effective assistance accomplishments as a result of TA (e.g., applicable.
program to specific disadvantaged number of homeless people or persons B. Review and Selection Process
communities, populations, and/or with HIV/AIDS receiving housing and 1. Review Types
organizations which previously have services, efficiency or effectiveness of
administration of CPD or community Two types of reviews will be
been underserved and have the
development programs, number of conducted. First, HUD will review each
potential to participate in the CD–TA
affordable housing units, HOME application to determine whether it
program (such as the Colonias, an
Snapshot indicators, timeliness of use of meets threshold eligibility requirements.
empowerment zone (EZ) designated by
CPD or community development Second, HUD will review and assign
HUD or the United States Department of
program funds). scores to applications using the Factors
Agriculture (USDA), an urban or rural
In rating this factor, HUD will for Award noted in Section V.A.
renewal community designated by HUD
(RC), an enterprise community evaluate the extent to which the 2. Rank Order
designated in round II by USDA (EC–II), application demonstrates successful
past performance that was timely and a. Once rating scores are assigned,
or homeless persons and persons with rated applications submitted for each
resulted in positive outcomes in the
disabilities). National TA program and for each Local
delivery of community development
In rating this factor, HUD will TA program will be listed in rank order.
TA. HUD will also consider past
evaluate the extent to which the Applications within the fundable range
performance of current CD–TA
applicant has identified specific (score of 75+ points with 20+ points for
providers, including financial and other
disadvantaged or previously Factor 1) may then be funded in rank
information in HUD’s files.
underserved communities, populations, order under the CD–TA program and
and organizations and has developed an 5. Rating Factor 5: Capacity of the service area for which they applied.
effective strategy for engaging their Applicant and Relevant Organizational b. For purposes of coordinating
participation in the HOME, CHDO Experience (30 Points) (Minimum for activities on a national basis, HUD
(HOME), Homeless, HOPWA, or Funding Eligibility—20 Points) reserves the right to select a single
Youthbuild program, as applicable. a. (10 points) Recent and successful national provider to carry out activities,
3. Rating Factor 3: Leveraging Resources experience of the applicant’s as follows:
(10 Points) organization in providing TA in eligible (1) One for HOPWA technical
activities and to eligible entities for the assistance activities, including national
An efficient practical method to HOME, CHDO (HOME), Homeless, products and local support;
transfer manuals, guides, assessment HOPWA, or Youthbuild CD–TA (2) One for Continuum of Care
forms, other work products, models, and programs, as applicable. technical assistance activities that
lessons learned in its CD–TA activities In rating this factor, HUD will primarily focus on HMIS support;
to other CD–TA grantees and/or HOME, consider the extent to which the (3) One for HOME and one for CHDO
CHDO (HOME), Homeless, HOPWA, or application demonstrates successful technical assistance activities.
Youthbuild program beneficiaries. experience within the last four years of
In rating this factor, HUD will 3. Threshold Eligibility Requirements
providing TA related to the applicable
evaluate the extent to which the CD–TA program. All applicants requesting CD–TA
application demonstrates a cost- b. (10 points) Depth of experience in must be in compliance with the
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effective means of sharing resources managing multiple TA tasks, to multiple applicable threshold requirements
developed under the CD–TA activities entities, and in more than one found in the General Section and the
with a wide audience, including sharing geographic area. eligibility requirements listed in Section
information with other TA providers in In rating this factor, HUD will III of this NOFA in order to be reviewed,
the CD–TA program. consider the extent to which the scored, and ranked. Applications that

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do not meet these requirements and award will not be made to that The requirements to Affirmatively
applications that were received after the applicant. In this instance, HUD may Further Fair Housing do not apply.
submission deadline (see Section IV.F of offer an award, and proceed with C. Reporting. CD–TA awardees will be
the General Section) will be considered negotiations with the next highest- required to report to the GTR on, at a
ineligible for funding. ranking applicant. minimum, a quarterly basis unless
After selection for funding but prior to otherwise specified in the cooperative
4. Award Adjustment executing the cooperative agreement, agreement. As part of the required
In addition to the funding adjustment the selected applicant must develop in report to HUD, grant recipients must
authority provided for in the General consultation with the GTR, a Technical include a completed Logic Model (HUD
Section, HUD reserves the right to adjust Assistance Delivery Plan (TADP) for 96010), which identifies output and
funding amounts for each CD–TA each National TA award. The TADP outcome achievements.
selectee. The amounts listed in the must be approved by the GTR and
charts in Section II.A are provided to VII. Agency Contacts
delineate the tasks for each CD–TA
assist applicants to develop Local TA or program the applicant will undertake A. For Assistance. Applicants may
National TA budgets and do not during the performance period. For contact HUD Headquarters at 202–708–
represent the exact amounts to be Local TA awards and generally for 3176, or they may contact the HUD field
awarded. Once TA applicants are National TA awards, prior to office serving their area shown in
selected for award, HUD will determine undertaking individual tasks, the Section VII.C. Persons with hearing and
the total amount to be awarded to any selected applicant must develop in speech challenges may access the above
selected applicant based upon the size consultation with the GTR a Work Plan numbers via TTY (text telephone) by
and needs of each of the selected for specific activities. The TADP and the calling the Federal Relay Service at 800–
applicant’s service areas, the funds Work Plans must specify the location of 877–8339 (this is a toll-free number).
available for that area and CD–TA the proposed CD–TA activities, the Information may also be obtained
program, the number of other CD–TA amount of CD–TA funding and through the HUD website on the
applicants selected in that area or CD– proposed activities by location, the Internet at http://www.hud.gov.
TA program, and the scope of the TA to improved program performance or other B. List of Field Office Addresses.
be provided. results expected from the CD–TA Applicants that receive a waiver of the
Additionally, HUD may reduce the activities, and the methodology to be electronic application submission
amount of funds allocated for field used for measuring the success of the requirements and need to submit copies
office jurisdictions to fund National CD– CD–TA. A detailed time schedule for of their application to HUD field offices
TA providers and other CD–TA delivery of the activities, budget should consult the following website for
providers for activities that cannot be summary, budget-by-task, and staffing a listing of the HUD field office
fully budgeted for or estimated by HUD plan must be included in the TADP and addresses to send Local TA
Headquarters or field offices at the time Work Plans. applications: http://www.hud.gov/
this NOFA was published. HUD may After selection, but prior to award, offices/cpd/about/staff/fodirectors/
also require selected applicants, as a applicants selected for funding will be index.cfm.
condition of funding, to provide required to provide HUD with their At the site, the map allows the user
coverage on a geographically broader written Code of Conduct if they have to click on an area to obtain the field
basis than proposed in order to not previously done so and it is office address and other contact
supplement or strengthen the CD–TA recorded on the HUD Web site at information.
network in terms of the size of the area http://www.hud.gov/offices/adm/grants/
VIII. Other Information
covered and types and scope of TA codeofconduct/sconduct.cfm.
proposed. B. Administrative and National Policy A. Paperwork Reduction Act. The
If funds remain after all selections Requirements. After selection for information collection requirements
have been made, the remaining funds funding but prior to award, applicants contained in this document have been
may be distributed among field offices must submit financial and approved by the Office of Management
for Local TA and/or used for National administrative information to comply and Budget (OMB) under the Paperwork
TA, or made available for other CD–TA with applicable requirements. These Reduction Act of 1995 (44 U.S.C. 3501–
program competitions. requirements are found in 24 CFR part 3520) and assigned OMB control
84 for all organizations except states and numbers 2506–0166 and 2506–0133. In
VI. Award Administration Information local governments whose requirements accordance with the Paperwork
A. Award Notices. HUD will send are found in 24 CFR Part 85. Cost Reduction Act, HUD may not conduct or
written notifications to both successful principles requirements are found at sponsor, and a person is not required to
and unsuccessful applicants. A OMB Circular A–122 for nonprofit respond to, a collection of information
notification sent to a successful organizations, OMB Circular A–21 for unless the collection displays a
applicant is not an authorization to institutions of higher education, OMB currently valid OMB control number.
begin performance. Circular A–87 for states and local Public reporting burden for the
After selection, HUD requires that all governments, and at 48 CFR 31.2 for collection of information is estimated to
selected applicants participate in commercial organizations. Applicants average 60 hours for the application and
negotiations to determine the specific must submit a certification from an grant administration. This includes the
terms of the cooperative agreement, Independent Public Accountant or the time for collecting, reviewing, and
including the budget. Costs may be cognizant government auditor, stating reporting the data. The information will
denied or modified if HUD determines that the applicant’s financial be used for grantee selection and
that they are not allowable, allocable, management system meets prescribed monitoring the administration of funds.
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and/or reasonable. In cases where HUD standards for fund control and Response to this request for information
cannot successfully conclude accountability. is required in order to receive the
negotiations with a selected applicant or See the General Section for benefits to be derived.
a selected applicant fails to provide requirements for Procurement of B. HUD Reform Act. The provisions of
HUD with requested information, an Recovered Materials. the HUD Reform Act of 1989 that apply

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to the CD–TA program are explained in
the General Section.
BILLING CODE 4210–01–P
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Community Development Block Grant B. Authority. The authority for this 2. The threat must not be recurring in
Program for Indian Tribes and Alaska program is Title I of the Housing and nature, i.e., it must represent a unique
Native Villages Community Development Act of 1974 and unusual circumstance that has been
Overview Information (42 U.S.C. 5301 et seq.) and the program clearly identified by the tribe or village;
regulations in 24 CFR part 1003. 3. The threat must affect or impact an
A. Federal Agency Name: Department C. Program Description. The purpose entire service area and not solely an
of Housing and Urban Development, of the Community Development Block individual family or household; and
Office of the Assistant Secretary for Grant Program for Indian Tribes and 4. It must be established that funds
Public and Indian Housing, Office of Alaska Native Villages (ICDBG) is the are not available from other local, state,
Native American Programs. development of viable Indian and or Federal sources to address the
B. Funding Opportunity Title: Alaska Native communities, including problem. The tribe or village must verify
Community Development Block Grant the creation of decent housing, suitable that Federal or local agencies that would
(ICDBG) Program for Indian Tribes and living environments, and economic normally provide assistance for such
Alaska Native Villages. opportunities primarily for persons with improvements have no funds available
C. Announcement Type: Initial low- and moderate-incomes as defined by providing a written statement to that
Announcement. in 24 CFR 1003.4. The ONAP in HUD’s effect. The tribe or village must also
D. Funding Opportunity Number: The Office of Public and Indian Housing verify in the form of a tribal council
Federal Register number is FR 5030–N– administers the program. resolution (or equivalent) that it has no
02. The OMB approval number is 2577– Projects funded by the ICDBG available funds, including Indian
0191. program must meet the primary Housing Block Grant Funds, for this
E. Catalog of Federal Domestic objective, defined at 24 CFR 1003.2, to purpose.
Assistance (CFDA) Number(s): The principally benefit low- and moderate- If, in response to a request for
Catalog of Federal Assistance (CFDA) income persons. Consistent with this assistance, an Area ONAP issues you a
Number for the Indian Community objective, not less than 70 percent of the letter to proceed under the authority of
Development Block Grant program is expenditures of each single purpose 24 CFR 1003.401(a), then your
14.862. grant shall be for activities which meet application must be submitted to and
F. Dates: Application Deadline: The the regulatory criteria at 24 CFR approved by the Area ONAP before a
application submission date is May 31, 1003.208 for: grant agreement may be executed.
2006. Contact your Area ONAP office for more
1. Area Benefit Activities.
G. Optional, Additional Overview information on imminent threat.
2. Limited Clientele Activities. D. Definitions Used in this NOFA.
Content Information: 3. Housing Activities.
1. Applicants for funding should 1. Adopt. To approve by formal tribal
4. Job Creation or Retention Activities. resolution.
carefully review the requirements ICDBG funds may be used to improve 2. Document. To supply supporting
identified in this NOFA and the General housing stock, provide community written information and/or data in the
Section. Unless otherwise stated in this facilities, improve infrastructure, and application that satisfies the NOFA
NOFA, the requirements of the General expand job opportunities by supporting requirement. Documentation should
Section apply. the economic development of the clearly and concisely support your
2. The total approximate amount of communities, especially by nonprofit response to the rating factor.
funding available for the ICDBG tribal organizations or local 3. Entity Other than Tribe. A
program for FY2006 is $59,400,000 less development corporations. distinction is made between the
$3,960,000 retained to fund Imminent ICDBG single-purpose grants are requirements for point award under
Threat Grants, for a total of $55,440,000. distributed as annual competitive Rating Factor 3 if a tribe or an entity
Funds that are carried over from grants, in response to this NOFA. other than the tribe will assume
previous fiscal years or are recaptured ICDBG imminent threat grants are maintenance and related responsibilities
may also be used for grant awards under intended to alleviate or remove threats for projects other than economic
this NOFA. to health or safety that require an development and land acquisition to
3. Eligible applicants are Indian tribes immediate solution as described at 24 support new housing. Entities other
or tribal organizations on behalf of CFR part 1003, subpart E. The problem than the tribe must have the following
Indian tribes. Specific information on to be addressed must be such that an characteristics: (a) Must be legally
eligibility is located in Section III.A. of emergency situation exists or would distinct from the tribal government; (b)
this NOFA. exist if the problem were not addressed. their assets and liabilities cannot be
Full Text of Announcement You do not have to submit a request considered to be assets and liabilities of
for imminent threat funds by the the tribal government; (c) claims against
I. Funding Opportunity Description deadline established in this NOFA. The such entities cannot be made against the
A. General. Title I of the Housing and deadline applies only to applications tribal government; and (d) must have
Community Development Act of 1974, submitted for assistance under 24 CFR governing boards, boards of directors, or
which authorizes Community part 1003, subpart D, single purpose groups or individuals similar in
Development Block Grants, requires that grants. Imminent threat requests may be function and responsibility to such
grants for Indian tribes be awarded on submitted at any time after NOFA boards which are separate from the
a competitive basis. All grant funds publication, and if the following criteria tribe’s general council, tribal council, or
awarded in accordance with this NOFA are met, the request may be funded until business council, as applicable.
are subject to the requirements of 24 the amount set aside for this purpose is 4. Homeownership Assistance
CFR part 1003. Applicants within an expended: Programs. Tribes may apply for
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Area Office of Native American 1. Independent verification from a assistance to provide direct
Program’s (ONAP) geographic third party (i.e., Indian Health Service, homeownership assistance to low- and
jurisdiction compete only against each Bureau of Indian Affairs) of the moderate-income households to: (a)
other for that Area ONAP’s allocation of existence, immediacy and urgency of Subsidize interest rates and mortgage
funds. the threat must be provided; principal amounts for low- and

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moderate-income homebuyers; (b) commitment (entity other than tribe will less stringent than Section 8 HQS. If you
finance the acquisition by low- and assume these responsibilities). Although submit the request with your
moderate-income homebuyers of the tribe no longer has to submit the application, you should not assume
housing that is occupied by the O&M plan with the application, it must automatic approval by the ONAPs. The
homebuyers; (c) acquire guarantees for provide a written statement that it has adopted standards must provide for (a)
mortgage financing obtained by low- adopted an O&M plan and that the plan a safe house, in physically sound
and moderate-income homebuyers from addresses several items. These items condition with all systems performing
private lenders (except that ICDBG include daily or other periodic their intended design functions; (b) a
funds may not be used to guarantee maintenance activities; repairs such as livable home environment and an
such mortgage financing directly, and replacing broken windows; capital energy efficient building and systems
grantees may not provide such improvements or replacement reserves that incorporate energy conservation
guarantees directly); (d) provide up to for repairs such as replacing the roof; measures; and (c) an adequate space and
50 percent of any down payment fire and liability insurance (may not be privacy for all intended household
required from a low- and moderate- applicable to most types of members.
income homebuyer; or (e) pay infrastructure projects such as water and 12. Statement. When a ‘‘written
reasonable closing costs (normally sewer lines); and security (may not be statement’’ is requested for any
associated with the purchase of a home) applicable to many types of threshold, program requirement, or
incurred by a low-or moderate-income infrastructure projects such as roads). rating factor, the applicant must address
homebuyer. (Please note that while it is possible that in writing the specific item cited.
5. Leveraged Resources. Leveraged the service provider may, in its 13. Tribe. The word ‘‘tribe’’ means an
resources are resources that you will use agreement with a tribe, commit itself to Indian tribe, band, group or nation,
in conjunction with ICDBG funds to cover certain or all facility O&M costs, including Alaska Indians, Aleuts,
achieve the objectives of the project. these costs do not include the program Eskimos, Alaska Native Villages, Alaska
Leveraged resources include, but are not service provision costs related to the Native Claims Settlement Act (ANCSA)
limited to: tribal trust funds; loans from delivery of services (social, health, Village Corporations, and ANCSA
individuals or organizations; business recreational, educational or other) Regional Corporations.
investments; private foundations; state which may be provided in a facility).
II. Award Information
or federal loans or guarantees; other 8. Outcomes. The ultimate impact you
grants; and non-cash contributions and hope to achieve with the proposed A. Available Funds. The FY2006
donated services. (See Rating Factor 4 project. Outcomes should be appropriation for the ICDBG program is
for documentation requirements for quantifiable measures or indicators and $59,400,000, less $3,960,000 retained to
leveraged resources.) identified in terms of the change in the fund Imminent Threat Grants, for a total
6. Microenterprise Programs. Tribes community, people’s lives, changes in of $55,440,000. Funds that are carried
may apply for assistance to operate economic status, etc. Common outcomes over from previous fiscal years or are
programs to fund the development, could include increases in percent of recaptured may also be used for grant
expansion, and stabilization of housing units in standard condition, awards under this NOFA. In accordance
microenterprises. Microenterprises are homeownership rates, or employment with the provisions of 24 CFR part 1003,
defined as commercial entities with five rates. subpart E, we have retained $3,960,000
or fewer employees, including the 9. Outputs. Outputs are the direct of the FY 2006 appropriation to meet
owner. Microenterprise program products of a program’s activities. They the funding needs of imminent threat
activities may entail the following are usually measured in terms of the requests submitted to any of the Area
assistance to eligible businesses: (a) volume of work accomplished, such as ONAPs. The grant ceiling for imminent
Providing credit, including, but not the number of low-income households threat requests for FY 2006 is $425,000.
limited to, grants, loans, loan served, number of units constructed or This ceiling has been established
guarantees, and other forms of financial rehabilitated, linear feet of curbs and pursuant to the provisions of 24 CFR
support for the establishment, gutters installed, or number of jobs 1003.400(c).
stabilization, and expansion of created or retained. Outputs should be B. Allocations to Area ONAPs. The
microenterprises; (b) providing clear enough to allow HUD to monitor requirements for allocating funds to
technical assistance, advice, and and assess your proposed project’s Area ONAPs responsible for program
business support services to owners of progress if funded. administration are found at 24 CFR
microenterprises and persons 10. Project Cost. The total cost to 1003.101. Following these requirements,
developing microenterprises; and (c) implement the project. Project costs may based on an appropriation of
providing general support, including, be covered by both ICDBG and non- $59,400,000 less $3,960,000 for
but not limited to, peer support ICDBG funds and resources. Imminent Threat grants, the allocations
programs, counseling, child care, 11. Standard Housing/Standard for FY2006 are approximately as
transportation, and other similar Condition. Housing that meets the follows:
services to owners of microenterprises housing quality standards (HQS)
and persons developing adopted by the applicant. The HQS Eastern/Woodlands .............. $6,325,737
microenterprises. adopted by the applicant must be at Southern Plains ................... 11,864,746
7. Operations and Maintenance least as stringent as the Section 8 HQS Northern Plains .................... 7,917,788
(O&M) for Public Facilities and contained in 24 CFR 982.401 (Section 8 Southwest ............................. 20,525,637
Improvements. While various items of Tenant-Based Assistance: Housing Northwest ............................. 2,891,489
Alaska ................................... 5,914,603
cost will vary in importance and Choice Voucher program) unless the
significance depending on the type of ONAPs approve less stringent standards
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Total .............................. 55,440,000
facility proposed, there are items of based on a determination that local
expense related to the operation of the conditions make the use of Section 8 C. Compliance with regulations,
physical plant which must be addressed HQS unfeasible. You may submit, before guidelines, and requirements:
in a O&M plan (tribe assumes the application submission deadline, a Applicants awarded a grant under this
responsibility) or in a letter of request for the approval of standards NOFA are required to comply with the

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regulations, guidelines, and Note: Applicants for whom HUD has 1003.5, by the application submission
requirements with respect to the approved a claim of incapacity to accept the date.
acceptance and use of Federal funds for responsibilities of the Federal government for Tribal organizations are permitted to
this Federally-assisted program. Also, purposes of complying with the submit applications under 24 CFR
environmental review requirements of 24 1003.5(b) on behalf of eligible tribes
the grantee, by accepting the grant, CFR part 58 pursuant to 24 CFR 1003.605 are
provides assurance with respect to the not subject to the provision of paragraph 8.
when one or more eligible tribe(s)
grant that: authorize the organization to do so
1. It possesses the legal authority to 9. It will comply with the under concurring resolutions. The tribal
apply for the grant and execute the requirements of Section 3 of the organization must itself be eligible
proposed program. Housing and Urban Development Act of under Title I of the Indian Self-
2. The governing body has duly 1968 and the regulations in 24 CFR part Determination and Education
authorized the filing of the application, 135 (Economic Opportunities for Low Assistance Act. The Bureau of Indian
including all understandings and and Very Low Income Persons) to the Affairs (BIA) or the Indian Health
assurances contained in the application maximum extent consistent with, but Service, as appropriate, must make a
and has directed and authorized the not in derogation of, compliance with determination of such eligibility. This
person identified as the official Section 7(b) of the Indian Self- determination must be provided to the
representative of the applicant to act in Determination and Education Area ONAP by the application
connection with the application and to Assistance Act (25 U.S.C. 450e(b)). Two submission date.
provide such additional information as points will be awarded under Rating If a tribe or tribal organization claims
may be required. Factor 3 in FY2006 for applicants who that it is a successor to an eligible entity,
3. It will comply with HUD general demonstrate how they will incorporate the Area ONAP must review the
administration requirements in 24 CFR Section 3 principles into their proposed documentation to determine whether it
Part 85. projects. is in fact the successor entity.
4. It will comply with the 10. It will comply with the Applicants from within Alaska: Due
requirements of Title II of Public Law to the unique structure of tribal entities
requirements of the Fire Authorization
90–284 (25 U.S.C. 1301), the Indian eligible to submit ICDBG applications in
Administration Act of 1992 (Pub. L.
Civil Rights Act. Federally recognized Alaska, and as only one ICDBG
102–522).
Indian tribes and their instrumentalities application may be submitted for each
11. It will comply with 24 CFR, part
are subject to the requirements of: Title area within the jurisdiction of an entity
4, subpart A, showing full disclosure of eligible under 24 CFR 1003.5, a tribal
II of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, known all benefits of the project as collected by
as the Indian Civil Rights Act; Section organization that submits an application
Form HUD–2880, Applicant/Recipient for activities in the jurisdiction of one
109 prohibitions against discrimination Disclosure Report.
based on age, sex, religion and or more eligible tribes or villages must
12. Prior to submission of its include a concurring resolution from
disability; the Age Discrimination Act of application to HUD, the grantee has met
1975; and Section 504 of the each such tribe or village authorizing
the citizen participation requirements the submission of the application. Each
Rehabilitation Act of 1973. which includes following traditional
5. It will comply with the Indian such resolution must also indicate that
means of member involvement, as the tribe or village does not itself intend
preference provisions required in 24
required in 24 CFR 1003.604. to submit an ICDBG application for that
CFR 1003.510.
6. It will establish written safeguards 13. It will administer and enforce the funding round. The hierarchy for
to prevent employees from using labor standards requirements prescribed funding priority continues to be the IRA
positions funded under the ICDBG in 24 CFR 1003.603. Council, the Traditional Village
programs for a purpose that is, or gives 14. The project has been developed so Council, the ANCSA Village
the appearance of being, motivated by that not less than 70 percent of the Corporation, and the ANCSA Regional
private gain for themselves, their funds received under this grant will be Corporation.
immediate family, or business used for activities that benefit low- and On November 25, 2005 (70 FR 71194),
associates. Employees are not otherwise moderate-income persons. the BIA published a Federal Register
limited from benefiting from program 15. Executive Order 13202, notice entitled, ‘‘Indian Entities
activities for which they are otherwise ‘‘Preservation of Open Competition and Recognized and Eligible to Receive
eligible. Government Neutrality Towards Services From the United States Bureau
7. Neither the applicant nor its Government Contractors’ Labor of Indian Affairs.’’ This notice provides
principals are presently excluded from Relations on Federal and Federally a listing of Indian Tribal Entities in
participation in any HUD programs, as Funded Construction Projects’’ applies Alaska found to be Indian tribes as the
required by 24 CFR part 24. to projects funded under this NOFA. term is defined and used in 25 CFR part
8. The chief executive officer or other See the General Section for more 83. Additionally, pursuant to Title I of
official of the applicant approved by information. the Indian Self-Determination and
HUD: D. Period of Performance. The period Education Assistance Act, ANCSA
a. Consents to assume the status of a of performance for any grant awarded Village Corporations and Regional
responsible Federal official under the under this NOFA must be included in Corporations are also considered tribes
National Environmental Policy Act of the Implementation Schedule, HUD– and therefore eligible applicants for the
1969 insofar as the provisions of the Act 4125, and approved by HUD. ICDBG program.
apply to the applicant’s proposed Any questions regarding eligibility
III. Eligibility Information determinations and related
program pursuant to 24 CFR 1003.605.
b. Is authorized and consents on A. Eligible Applicants. Eligible documentation requirements for entities
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behalf of the applicant and him/herself applicants are Indian tribes or tribal in Alaska should be referred to the
to accept the jurisdiction of the Federal organizations on behalf of Indian tribes. Alaska Area ONAP prior to the
courts for the purpose of enforcement of To apply for funding you must be application submission date. (See 24
his/her responsibilities as such an eligible as an Indian tribe (or as a tribal CFR 1003.5 for a complete description
official. organization), as required by 24 CFR of eligible applicants.)

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B. Cost Sharing or Matching. Cost submission must occur within three the homebuyer is current in a
sharing or matching is not required years from the date the land is acquired repayment agreement except in
under this grant; however, applicants and ready for development. emergency situation. For purposes of
who leverage this grant with other funds d. Health Care Facilities. If you meeting this threshold, HUD-assisted
receive points. See Section V, (A) Rating propose a facility that would provide houses are houses that are owned and
Factor 4. health care services funded by the managed by the tribe or tribally
C. Other. Indian Health Service (IHS), you must designated housing entity. The ONAP
assure that the facility meets all Administrator on a case-by-case basis
1. HUD Requirement
applicable IHS facility requirements. We may approve exceptions to this
Applicants for single purpose grants recognize that tribes that are contracting requirement.
must comply with the HUD Threshold services from the IHS may establish b. New Housing Construction Project
Requirements listed in the General other facility standards. These tribes Thresholds.
Section, Section III, C. in order to must assure that these standards at least 1. In accordance with 24 CFR
receive an award of funds. compare to nationally accepted 1003.302(b), new housing construction
2. Program and Project Specific minimum standards. can only be implemented when
Requirements necessary through a Community Based
3. Program Related Threshold
Development Organization (CBDO).
a. Low- and Moderate-Income Status Requirements
Eligible CBDOs are described in 24 CFR
for Rehabilitation Projects. Your a. Outstanding ICDBG Obligation. 1003.204(c). You must provide
application must contain information According to 24 CFR 1003.301(a), an documentation establishing that the
that shows that all households that applicant who has an outstanding entity implementing your new housing
receive ICDBG grant assistance under a ICDBG obligation to HUD that is in construction project qualifies as a
housing rehabilitation project are of arrears, or one that has not agreed to a CBDO.
low- and moderate-income status. repayment schedule will be disqualified 2. In accordance with 24 CFR
b. Housing Rehabilitation Cost Limits. from the competition. 1003.302, you must have a current, in
Grant funds spent on rehabilitation per b. Compliance with Fair Housing and effect, tribal resolution adopting and
unit must fall within the following Civil Rights Laws. Applicants and identifying construction standards.
limits for each Area ONAP jurisdiction: subrecipients that are not federally 3. In accordance with 24 CFR
recognized Indian tribes or their 1003.302, you must also include in your
Eastern/Woodland: .............. $35,000 instrumentalities are subject to the Civil application documentation supporting
Southern Plains: .................. $35,000 Rights threshold requirements found in the following:
Northern Plains: ................... $50,000 the General Section. Federally (a) All households to be assisted
Southwest: ........................... $40,000 recognized Indian tribes and their
Northwest: ............................ $40,000
under a new housing construction
Alaska: .................................. $55,000 instrumentalities are subject to the project must be of low-or moderate-
requirements of: Title II of the Civil income status;
Rights Act of 1964, known as the Indian (b) No other housing is available in
c. Commitment to Housing for Land
Civil Rights Act; Section 109 the immediate reservation area that is
Acquisition to Support New Housing
prohibitions against discrimination suitable for the households to be
Projects. For land acquisition to support
based on age, sex, religion and assisted;
new housing projects, your application (c) No other sources including an
must include evidence of a financial disability; the Age Discrimination Act of
1975; and Section 504 of the IHBG (also known as NAHBG) can meet
commitment and an ability to construct the needs of the household(s) to be
at least 25 percent of the housing units Rehabilitation Act of 1973. To be
eligible to apply, there must be no served; and
on the land proposed for acquisition. (d) Rehabilitation of the unit occupied
This evidence must consist of one (or outstanding violations of these civil
rights provisions at the time of by the household(s) to be assisted is not
more) of the following: a firm or economically feasible, or the
conditional commitment to construct (or application.
household(s) to be housed currently is
to finance the construction of) the units; 4. Project Specific Threshold in an overcrowded house (more than
documentation that an approvable Requirements one household per house), or the
application for the construction of these Applicants must meet all parts of the household to be assisted has no current
units has been submitted to a funding project specific threshold applicable to residence.
source or entity; or, documentation that the proposed project. The thresholds c. Economic Development Project
these units are specifically identified in are: Thresholds. In accordance with 24 CFR
the Indian Housing Plan (IHP), (one- a. Housing Rehabilitation Project 1003.302, for economic development
Year Financial Resources Narrative; Thresholds. In accordance with 24 CFR assistance projects, you must provide a
Table 2, Financial Resources, Part I., 1003.302(a), for housing rehabilitation financial analysis. The financial
Line 1E; and Table 2, Financial projects, you must adopt rehabilitation analysis must demonstrate that the
Resources, Part II) submitted by or on standards and rehabilitation policies project is financially feasible and the
behalf of the applicant as an affordable before you submit an application. You project has a reasonable chance of
housing resource with a commensurate must state that you have in place success. The analysis must also
commitment of Indian Housing Block rehabilitation policies and standards demonstrate the public benefit resulting
Grant (IHBG) (also known as NAHBG) that have been adopted in accordance from the ICDBG assistance. The more
resources. If the IHP for the IHBG (also with tribal law or practice. Do not funds you request, the greater public
known as NAHBG) program year that submit your policies or standards with benefit you must demonstrate. The
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coincides with the implementation of the application. You must also provide analysis must also establish that to the
the ICDBG proposed project has not a written statement that project funds extent practicable, reasonable financial
been submitted, you must provide an will be used to rehabilitate HUD- support will be committed from non-
assurance that the IHP will specifically assisted houses only when the federal sources prior to disbursement of
reference the proposed project. The IHP homebuyer’s payments are current or federal funds; any grant amount

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provided will not substantially reduce support new housing, homeownership j. Privately and Publicly Owned
the amount of non-federal financial assistance, public facilities and Commercial or Industrial Buildings (real
support for the activity; not more than improvements, economic development, property improvements). These
a reasonable rate of return on and microenterprise programs. activities can be proposed under
investment is provided to the owner; However, the following eligible Economic Development. Privately
and that grant funds used for the project activities not clearly identified by the owned commercial rehabilitation is
will be disbursed on a pro-rata basis rating factors may be proposed and subject to the requirements at 24 CFR
with amounts from other sources. rated as described below. During the 1003.202.
d. There are no project specific past few years, many tribes have k. Privately Owned Utilities.
thresholds for Land Acquisition to experienced high incidences of mold Assistance to privately owned utilities
Support New Housing, Homeownership growth in tribal homes and buildings. can be proposed under Public Facilities
Assistance, Public Facilities and Renovation of affected buildings is and Improvements.
Improvements, and Microenterprise eligible under housing rehabilitation or l. Removal of Architectural Barriers.
Projects. public facility improvement projects. This includes removing barriers that
5. Public Service Projects a. Acquisition of property. This restrict mobility and access for elderly
activity can be proposed as Land to and persons with disabilities. In
Because there is a regulatory 15 Support New Housing or as part of New addition, accommodation should be
percent cap on the amount of grant Housing Construction, Public Facilities made for persons with all varieties of
funds that may be used for public and Improvements, or Economic disabilities to enable them to benefit
service activities, you may not receive a from these activities. This activity can
Development depending on the purpose
single purpose grant solely to fund be proposed under Housing
of the land acquisition to support new
public service activities. Your Rehabilitation or Public Facilities and
construction.
application, however, may contain a Improvements depending upon the type
b. Assistance to Institutions of Higher
public service component for up to 15 of structure where the barrier will be
Learning. If such entities have the
percent of the total grant. This
capacity, they can help the ICDBG removed.
component may be unrelated to the
other project(s) included in your grantees to implement eligible projects. 7. Application Screening
application. If your application does not c. Assistance to Community Based
Development Organizations (CBDOs). The Area ONAP will screen
receive full funding, we will reduce the applications for single purpose grants.
public service allocation Grantees may provide assistance to
these organizations to undertake The Area ONAP will reject an
proportionately so that it comprises no application that fails this screening and
more than 15 percent of the total grant activities related to neighborhood
revitalization, community economic will return the application unrated. The
award. In making such reductions, the Area ONAP will accept your application
feasibility of the proposed project will development, or energy conservation.
d. Clearance, Demolition. These if it meets all the criteria listed below as
be taken into consideration. If a items a through f.
proportionate reduction of the public activities can be proposed as part of
Housing Rehabilitation, New Housing a. Your application is received or
service allocation renders such a project
Construction, Public Facilities and submitted in accordance with the
infeasible, the project will not be
Improvements, Economic Development, requirements set forth under
funded. A complete description of
or Land to Support New Housing. Application and Submission Procedures
Public Service Projects is located at 24
§ 1003.201(d) states ‘‘Demolition of in Section IV of this NOFA;
CFR part 1003.201. b. You are eligible;
HUD-assisted housing units may be
6. Restrictions on Eligible Activities undertaken only with the prior approval c. The proposed project is eligible;
A complete description of activities of HUD.’’ d. Your application contains
that are eligible for ICDBG funding are e. Code Enforcement. This activity substantially all the components
identified at 24 CFR part 1003, subpart can be proposed as Housing specified in Section IV. B. of this NOFA;
C. Please note that although this subpart Rehabilitation. The activity must e. Your application shows that at least
has not yet been revised to include the comply with the requirements at 24 CFR 70 percent of the grant funds are to be
restrictions on activity eligibility that 1003.202. used for activities that benefit low- and
were added to Section 105 of the CDBG f. Comprehensive Planning. This moderate-income persons, in
statute by Section 588 of the Quality activity is eligible, and can be proposed, accordance with the requirements of 24
Housing and Work Responsibility Act of as part of any otherwise eligible project CFR 1003.208. For screening purposes
1998, these restrictions apply. to the extent allowed by the 20 percent only, HUD will use the 2000 census data
Specifically, ICDBG funds may not be cap on the grant for planning/ if the data you submitted does not meet
used to assist directly in the relocation administration. this screening requirement; and
of any industrial or commercial plant, g. Energy Efficiency. Associated f. Only one ICDBG application may be
facility, or operation, from one area to activities can be proposed under submitted for each area within the
another, if the relocation is likely to Housing Rehabilitation or Public jurisdiction of an entity eligible under
result in a significant loss of Facilities and Improvements depending 24 CFR 1003. An application may
employment in the labor market area upon the type of energy efficiency include more than one project, but it
from which the relocation occurs. activity. cannot exceed the grant ceilings listed
Rating Factors 2 and 3 included under h. Lead-Based Paint Evaluation and in Section IV.
Section V. specify many of the activities Abatement. These activities can be IV. Application and Submission
listed as eligible under part 1003, proposed under Housing Rehabilitation. Information
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subpart C. Those listed include new i. Non-Federal Share. ICDBG funds
housing construction (in certain can be used as a match for any non- A. Addresses To Request Application
circumstances as described in Rating ICDBG funding to the extent allowed by Package
Factors 2 and 3 in Section V.), housing such funding and the activity is eligible Applicants are required to submit an
rehabilitation, land acquisition to under 24 CFR part 1003, subpart C. electronic application unless they

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receive a waiver of the requirement. See include documentation that will clearly (4) Acknowledgement of Application
the General Section for information on and concisely support your response to Receipt (HUD–2993). (Only for
electronic application submission, the rating criteria. applicants granted a waiver of the
procedures for requesting a waiver, and HUD suggests that you do a electronic submission requirements and
timely submission and receipt preliminary rating for your project, who are submitting a paper application)
requirements. All information required providing a score according to the point If the application has been submitted
to complete a valid application is system in Section V of this NOFA. This by a tribal organization as defined in 24
included in the General Section and this will show you how reviewers might CFR 1003.5(b), on behalf of an Indian
NOFA. Before preparing an application, score your project, and identify its tribe, you must submit concurring
applicants should carefully review the strengths and weaknesses. This will resolutions from the Indian tribe stating
program description, ineligible help determine where improvements that the tribal organization is applying
activities, program and threshold can be made prior to its submission. An on the tribe’s behalf. Applicants must
requirements, and the General Section. application checklist has been posted at submit the resolution by attaching it as
Applicants should carefully review each http://www.hud.gov/offices/adm/grants/ a file to your electronic application
rating factor listed in Section V of this fundsavail.cfm under the ICDBG submission, or sending it via facsimile
NOFA, before writing a narrative program for your use in verifying that transmittal.
response. you have completed all required The other required items are as
Copies of the General Section and components. follows:
ICDBG NOFA may be downloaded from (5) Community Development
the grants.gov Web site at http:// 2. Content of Application, Forms, and Statement that includes:
www.grants.gov/Apply. If you Required Elements (a) Components that address the
experience any problems with The applicant must respond in general threshold requirement and the
downloading the General Section or the narrative form to all five of the rating relevant project specific thresholds and
ICDBG NOFA, call the Grants.gov help factors listed in Section V.A. of this rating factors;
desk at 800–518–GRANTS. NOFA. In addition, the applicant must (b) A schedule for implementing the
submit all of the forms required in this project (Form HUD–4125,
B. Content and Form of Application Implementation Schedule); and
section, along with other data listed
Submission. (c) Cost information for each separate
below.
1. Application Information a. Demographic data. You may submit project, including specific activity costs,
data that are unpublished and not administration, planning, technical
Indicate on the first page of each assistance, and total HUD share (Form
project submission, the type of project(s) generally available in order to meet the
requirements of this section. Your HUD–4123, Cost Summary).
being proposed: Economic (6) A map showing project location, if
Development, Homeownership application must contain a statement
that the following criteria have been appropriate.
Assistance, Housing Rehabilitation, (7) If the proposed project will result
Land Acquisition to Support New met:
in displacement or temporary
Housing, Microenterprise Programs, (1) Generally available published data
relocation, a statement that identifies:
New Housing Construction or Public are substantially inaccurate or
(a) The number of persons (families,
Facilities and Improvements. This will incomplete;
individuals, businesses, and nonprofit
help to ensure that the appropriate (2) Data that you submit have been organizations) occupying the property
project specific thresholds and rating collected systematically and are on the date of the submission of the
subfactors will be applied. Narrative statistically reliable; application (or date of initial site
statements submitted to support your (3) Data are, to the greatest extent control, if later);
application should be individually feasible, independently verifiable; and (b) The number to be displaced or
labeled to reflect the item the narrative (4) Data differentiate between temporarily relocated;
is responding to, e.g. Factor 1, Factor 2, reservation and BIA service area (c) The estimated cost of relocation
etc. Applicants should not submit third populations, when applicable. payments and other services;
party documents, such as audits, b. Publication of Community (d) The source of funds for relocation;
resolutions, policies, unless specifically Development Statement. You must and
asked to submit them. Additional prepare and publish or post the (e) The organization that will carry
information regarding electronic community development statement out the relocation activities.
submissions can be found in the General portion of your application according to (8) If applicable, evidence of the
Section. the citizen participation requirements of disclosure required by 24 CFR
If you received a waiver to the 24 CFR 1003.604. You may post or 1003.606(e) regarding conflict of
electronic application submission publish a statement that indicates that interest.
requirements and are submitting a paper the entire Community Development (9) If applicable, the demographic
application, please use separate tabs for Statement is available for public data statement described in Section
each rating factor and rating subfactor. viewing and include the location, dates, IV.B. and Section V.A., Rating Factor 2
In order to be rated, make sure the and time it will be available for review. of this NOFA. The data accompanying
response is beneath the appropriate c. Application Submission. Your the statement must identify the total
heading. Keep the responses in the same application must contain the items number of persons benefiting from the
order as the NOFA. It is recommended listed below. project and the total number of low- and
that you limit your narrative (1) Application for Federal Assistance moderate-income persons benefiting
explanations to 200 words or less and (SF–424); from the project. To be considered,
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provide the necessary data such as a (2) SF–424 SUPP, Supplement Survey supporting documentation must include
market analysis, a pro forma, housing on Ensuring Equal Opportunity for all of the following: a sample copy of a
survey data, etc., that support the Applicants; completed survey form, an explanation
response. Include all relevant material (3) Applicant/Recipient Disclosure/ of the methods used to collect the data,
to a response under the same tab. Only Update Report (HUD–2880); and and a listing of incomes by household.

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(10) Optional submissions are: of the General Section for detailed non-routine maintenance and repair of
(a) You Are Our Client Grant information regarding application streets, parks, playgrounds, water and
Applicant Survey (HUD 2994–A) submission, delivery, and timely receipt sewer facilities, neighborhood facilities,
(Optional); and requirements. senior centers, centers for persons with
(b) Logic Model, HUD–96010. disabilities, parking facilities, and
D. Intergovernmental Review similar public facilities and, payment of
3. Planning and Administrative Costs Indian tribes are not subject to the salaries for staff, utility costs, and
Applicants must report project Intergovernmental Review process. similar expenses necessary for the
planning and administration costs on operation of public works and facilities.
E. Funding Restrictions
Form HUD–4123, Cost Summary. d. New Housing Construction. The
Planning and administrative costs 1. Ineligible Activities construction of new permanent
cannot exceed 20 percent of the grant. In general, any activity that is not residential structures and any program
The following criteria applies to to subsidize or finance such new
authorized under the provisions of 24
planning and administrative costs: construction is ineligible unless carried
CFR 1003.201–1003.206 is ineligible to
a. Planning and administrative out by a Community-Based
be assisted with ICDBG grant funds. The
activities may only be funded in Development Organization (CBDO)
regulations at 24 CFR 1003.207 govern
conjunction with a physical pursuant to 24 CFR 1003.204(a).
ineligible activities and should be e. Furnishings and Personal Property.
development activity. referred to for details. The following
b. If you are submitting an application In general, the purchase of equipment,
guidance is provided for determining fixtures, motor vehicles, furnishings, or
for more than one project, costs must be the eligibility of other activities
broken down by project. Submit one other personal property not an integral
frequently associated with ICDBG structural fixture is ineligible.
Form HUD–4123 for each proposed projects.
project in addition to a consolidated Exceptions include when such
a. Government Office Space. purchases are necessary for use in grant
Form HUD–4123 that includes costs for Buildings, or portions thereof, used
all proposed projects. administration (24 CFR 1003.206);
predominantly for the general conduct necessary and appropriate for use in a
c. Do not include project costs (i.e. of government cannot be assisted with
architectural/engineering, project carried out by a CBDO (24 CFR
ICDBG funds. Those buildings include, 1003.204); used in providing a public
environmental, technical assistance, but are not limited to, local government
staff/overhead costs) directly related to service (24 CFR 1003.201(e)); or used as
office buildings, courthouses, and other fire fighting equipment (24 CFR
project. headquarters of government where the 1003.201(c)(1)(ii)). However, ICDBG
C. Submission Dates and Times governing body meets regularly. funds may be used to pay depreciation
Buildings that contain both or use allowances (in accordance with
1. Application Submission Deadline governmental and non-governmental OMB Circular A–87 or A–122 as
The application deadline date is May services can be assisted as long as the applicable).
31, 2006. Applications submitted ICDBG funds are used only for the non- f. Construction Tools and Equipment.
through http://www.Grants.gov/Apply governmental sections. An example of The purchase of construction tools and
must be received and validated by an ineligible building is a building to equipment is generally ineligible.
Grants.gov no later than 11:59:59 PM house the community development However, compensation for the use of
Eastern time on the application deadline division or a tribal administration such tools and equipment through
date. Upon submission, Grants.gov will building. Your Area ONAP office should leasing, depreciation, or use allowances
provide the applicant a confirmation of be consulted for projects of this nature. pursuant to OMB Circulars A–87 and
receipt and then validate the b. General Government Expenses. A–122, as applicable, for an otherwise
application. Within 24–48 hours of Except as authorized in the regulations eligible activity is eligible. Exceptions
receipt, the application will be validated or under OMB Circular A–87, expenses include construction tools and
by Grants.gov. If the application does required to carry out the regular equipment purchased for use as part of
not pass validation, it will be rejected by responsibilities of the unit of general a solid waste facility (24 CFR
Grants.gov and the application will be local government are not eligible for 1003.201(c)(1)(ii)) and construction
eliminated from further funding assistance with ICDBG funds. tools only (not equipment) purchased
consideration. The General Section c. Maintenance and Operation for use in a housing rehabilitation
provides details of a validation check. Expenses. In general, any expenses project being administered by the
HUD advises applicants to submit early associated with repairing, operating, or recipient using the force account
so that if an application is rejected maintaining public facilities and construction method (24 CFR
during the validation process, services are not eligible for assistance. 1003.202(b)(8)).
applicants can correct the errors and Specific exceptions to this general rule g. Income Payments. In general,
resubmit the application prior to the are operating and maintenance expenses assistance shall not be used for income
deadline date and time. If you are associated with public service activities payments for housing or any other
granted a waiver of the electronic [24 CFR 1003.201(e)], office space for purpose. Income payments mean a
submission requirements, and are program staff employed in carrying out series of subsistence-type grant
submitting a paper application, your the ICDBG program [24 CFR payments made to an individual/family
completed application (one original and 1003.206(a)(4)], and interim assistance for items such as food, clothing, housing
two copies) must be received by HUD [24 CFR 1003.201(f)]. For example, (rent/mortgage) or utilities, but excludes
no later than 11:59:59 PM on the where a public service is being assisted emergency payments made over a
application deadline date. HUD will not with CDBG funds, the cost of operating period of up to three months to the
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accept any applications sent by e-mail and maintaining that portion of the provider of such items or services on
or on a diskette, CD, or by facsimile facility in which the service is located behalf of an individual/family.
unless HUD specifically requests an is eligible as part of the public service. Examples of ineligible income payments
applicant to do so. Please carefully Examples of ineligible operating and include the payments for income
follow the instructions in Section IV F. maintenance expenses are routine and maintenance and housing allowances.

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2. Grant Ceilings. The authority to established for FY2006 funding at the
establish grant ceilings is found at 24 following levels:
CFR 1003.100(b)(1). Grant ceilings are

Area ONAP Population Ceiling

Eastern Woodlands ..................................................................... ALL ............................................................................................. $600,000
Southern Plains ........................................................................... ALL ............................................................................................. 800,000
Northern Plains ........................................................................... 6,001+ ........................................................................................ 1,100,000
0–6,000 ...................................................................................... 900,000
Southwest ................................................................................... 50,001+ ...................................................................................... 5,500,000
10,501–50,000 ........................................................................... 2,750,000
7,501–10,500 ............................................................................. 2,200,000
6,001–7,500 ............................................................................... 1,100,000
1,501–6,000 ............................................................................... 825,000
0–1,500 ...................................................................................... 605,000
Northwest .................................................................................... ALL ............................................................................................. 500,000
Alaska ......................................................................................... ALL ............................................................................................. 500,000

For the Southwest Area ONAP electronic submission requirement will V. Application Review Information
jurisdiction, the population used to receive specific mailing instructions
A. Criteria
determine ceiling amounts is the Native with approval of the waiver. See 24 CFR
American population that resides on a Part 5. 1. RC/EZ/EC–II: Bonus points
reservation or rancheria. described in the General Section for
3. Addresses for Submitting
Applicants from the Southwest or the projects located in RC/EZ/EC–II will not
Applications. HUD will only accept be awarded under this NOFA.
Northern Plains ONAP jurisdictions
mailed applications if a waiver of the 2. Rating Factors to Evaluate and Rate
should contact that office before
submitting an application if they are electronic delivery process has been Applications: The factors for rating and
unsure of the population level to use to approved by HUD. Information ranking applications and the points for
determine the ceiling amount. The regarding electronic submission and each factor are provided below. A
Southwest or Northern Plains Area waivers from the electronic submission maximum of 100 points may be
ONAP, as appropriate, must approve requirement is located in the General awarded under Rating Factors 1 through
any corrections or revisions to Native Section. If a waiver of the electronic 5. To be considered for funding, your
American population data before you submission requirement is granted, application must receive a minimum of
submit your application. submit the original signed application 20 points under rating factor 1 and an
and two copies to the appropriate Area application score of at least 70 points.
F. Other Submission Requirements ONAP for your jurisdiction. A list The following summarizes the points
1. Applications shall be submitted via identifying each Area ONAP assigned to each rating factor and each
www.Grants.gov/Apply by no later than jurisdiction is provided at http:// rating subfactor and lists which rating
the application deadline date and time www.hud.gov/offices/adm/grants/ subfactors apply to which project types.
stated in the NOFA. fundsavail.cfm under the ICDBG Please use this table to ensure you are
2. Mailing and Receipt Procedures. program. addressing the appropriate rating
Applicants granted a waiver of the subfactor for your project.

Rating Rating sub- Points Project type
factor factor

1 ........... Total ................. 40 ..................... Minimum of 20 Points Required.
1.a. ................... 10 ..................... All Project Types.
1.b. ................... 5 or 7* ............... All Project Types.
1.c. .................... 3 or 8* .............. All Project Types.
1.d. ................... 2 or 5* ............... All Project Types.
2.a. ................... 4 or 0* ............... All Project Types.
2.b. ................... 4 or 0* ............... All Project Types.
2.c. .................... 4 or 0* .............. All Project Types.
2.d. ................... 4 or 0* ............... All Project Types.
2.e. ................... 4 or 0* ............... All Project Types.
2 ........... Total ................. 16..
1 ....................... 4 ....................... All Project Types.
2.a. ................... 12 ..................... Public Facilities and Improvements and Economic Development Projects.
2.b. ................... 12 ..................... New Housing Construction, Housing Rehabilitation, Land Acquisition to Support New Housing,
and Homeownership Assistance Projects.
2.c. .................... 12 ..................... Microenterprise Programs.
3 ........... Total ................. 30..
1 ....................... 10 ..................... All Project Types.
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2 ....................... 5 ....................... All Project Types.
3 ....................... 1 ....................... All Project Types.
4 ....................... 2 ....................... All Project Types.
4.a. ................... 12 ..................... Public Facilities and Improvements.
4.b. ................... 12 ..................... New Housing Construction, Housing Rehabilitation, and Homeownership Assistance Projects.
4.c. .................... 12 ..................... Economic Development Projects.

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Rating Rating sub- Points Project type
factor factor

4.d. ................... 12 ..................... Microenterprise Programs.
4.e. ................... 12 ..................... Land Acquisition to Support New Housing.
4 ........... Total ................. 8 ....................... All Project Types.
5 Total ................. 6 ....................... All Project Types.
1 ....................... 2 ....................... All Project Types.
2 ....................... 4 ....................... All Project Types.

Total .. ...................... 100 ................... Minimum of 70 Points Required.
* The first number listed indicates the maximum number of points available to current ICDBG grantees under this subfactor. The second num-
ber indicates the maximum number of points available to new applicants.

Rating Factor 1: Capacity of the staff, including the day-to-day program (0 Points). The applicant failed to
Applicant (40 Points) manager, consultants, and contractors in adequately describe the roles/
This factor addresses the extent to planning, managing, and implementing responsibilities and the knowledge/
which you have the organizational projects in accordance with the experience of its overall project director
resources necessary to successfully implementation schedule for which and staff, including the day-to-day
implement the proposed activities in funding is being requested. Experience program manager, consultants, and
accordance with your implementation will be judged in terms of recent, contractors in planning, managing, and
schedule. If applicable, past relevant, and successful experience of implementing projects for which
performance in administering previous your staff to undertake eligible program funding is being requested or more than
ICDBG grants will be taken into activities. In rating this factor, HUD will one of the following applies: staff
consideration. You must address the consider experience within the last 5 experience as described in the
existence or availability of these years to be recent; experience pertaining application is not recent (not within 5
resources for the specific type of activity to the specific activities being proposed years), is not relevant (does not pertain
for which you are applying. You must to be relevant; and experience to the specific activity being proposed),
receive a minimum of 20 points under producing specific accomplishments to or is not successful (did not produce
this factor for your proposed activity to be successful. The more recent the specific accomplishments).
be eligible for funding. HUD will not experience and the more experience b. (5 points for current ICDBG
rate any projects further that do not your own staff members who work on grantees) (7 points for new applicants)
receive a minimum of 20 points under the project have in successfully Project Implementation Plan and
this factor. The implementation conducting and completing similar Program Evaluation.
schedule and/or the Logic Model, Form activities, the greater the number of The extent to which your project
HUD 96010, you submit for this factor points you will receive for this rating implementation plan identifies the
will be measured against actual progress factor. specific tasks and timelines that you
if you are funded. and your partner contractors and/or sub
(10 Points). The applicant adequately
1. (20 points for current ICDBG grantees will undertake to complete
describes the roles/responsibilities and
grantees) (30 points for new applicants) your proposed project on time and
the knowledge/experience of its overall
Managerial, Technical, and within budget. The Project
project director and staff, including the
Administrative Capability Implementation Schedule, Form HUD–
day-to-day program manager,
Your application must include a 4125, may serve as this required
consultants, and contractors in
description demonstrating that you schedule, provided that it is sufficiently
planning, managing, and implementing
possess or can obtain managerial, detailed to demonstrate that you have
projects for which funding is being
technical, and/or administrative clearly thought out your project
requested. Staff experience as described implementation. The extent to which
capability necessary to carry out the in the application is recent (within 5
proposed project. Your application must your project identifies, measures, and
years), relevant (pertains to the specific evaluates the specific benchmarks,
address who will administer the project activities being proposed) and
and how you plan to handle the outputs, outcomes, and/or goals of your
successful (has produced specific project that enhance community
technical aspects of executing the
accomplishments). viability. The Logic Model, Form HUD–
project in accordance with your
implementation schedule. Typical (5 Points). The applicant adequately 96010, may serve as the format to
documents that may be submitted describes the roles/responsibilities and address this information or you may
include, but are not limited to, written the knowledge/experience of its overall provide a different format that provides
summaries of qualifications and past project director and staff, including the the same information.
experience of proposed staff, day-to-day program manager, (5 points for current ICDBG grantees)
descriptions of staff responsibilities, and consultants, and contractors in (7 points for new applicants). The
references or letters of endorsement planning, managing and implementing applicant submitted a project
from others who have worked with the projects for which funding is being implementation plan that clearly
proposed staff. Do not submit job requested. However, one of the specifies project tasks and timelines.
descriptions or resumes. following applies: staff experience as The documentation identifies the steps
a. (10 points) Managerial and described in the application is not in place to make adjustments to the
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Technical Staff. recent (not within 5 years), is not work plan if tasks are not completed
The extent to which your application relevant (does not pertain to the specific within established time frames. The
describes the roles/responsibilities and activities being proposed), or is not applicant submitted clear project
the knowledge/experience of your successful (did not produce specific benchmarks, outputs, outcomes, and/or
overall proposed project director and accomplishments). targets and identified objectively

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quantifiable program measures and/or its financial management system, or if you must submit a letter from your
evaluation process. there is no current audit, the applicant Independent Public Accountant stating
(3 points for current ICDBG grantees) submitted a letter from its Independent that your procurement and contract
(4 points for new applicants). The Public Accountant stating that its management system complies with all
applicant submitted a project financial management system complies applicable regulatory requirements. If
implementation plan that specifies with all applicable regulatory you are not required to have an audit,
project tasks and timelines. The requirements. you will automatically receive points for
applicant submitted project (2 points for current ICDBG grantees) this portion of the subfactor if you
benchmarks, outputs, outcomes, and/or (4 points for new applicants). The provide the other information required
targets for each; however, did not applicant’s current audit does not by this subfactor. Do not submit
clearly identify objectively quantifiable contain any serious or significant procurement and contract management
program measures and/or the evaluation findings related to its financial policies and procedures or your audit
process. management system, or if there is no with the application.
(0 points for current ICDBG grantees current audit, the applicant submitted a (2 points for current ICDBG grantees)
or new applicants). The applicant letter from its Independent Public (5 points for new applicants). The
submitted a project implementation Accountant stating that its financial applicant clearly described how its
schedule that does not address all management system complies with all procurement and contract management
project tasks and timelines associated applicable regulatory requirements. The policies and procedures will facilitate
with the project. Project benchmarks, applicant did not describe how it would effective procurement and contract
outputs, outcomes, and/or goals were apply its financial management systems control over the proposed project, and
not submitted, or if submitted, did not to the proposed project. meet the requirements of 24 CFR part 85
address either the quantifiable program (1 point for current ICDBG grantees) and 24 CFR part 1003. The applicant’s
measures and/or the evaluation process. (2 points for new applicants). The current audit does not contain any
c. (3 points for current ICDBG applicant’s current audit does not serious or significant findings related to
grantees) (8 points for new applicants) contain any serious or significant its procurement and contract
Financial Management. findings related to its financial management system, or if there is no
This subfactor evaluates the extent to management system, or if there is no current audit, the applicant submitted a
which your application describes how current audit, the applicant submitted a letter from its Independent Public
your financial management systems will letter from its Independent Public Accountant stating that its procurement
facilitate effective fiscal control over Accountant stating that its financial and contract management system
your proposed project and meet the management system complies with all complies with all applicable regulatory
requirements of 24 CFR part 85 and 24 applicable regulatory requirements. The requirements.
CFR part 1003. You must also describe applicant did not describe how it would (1 point for current ICDBG grantees)
how you will apply your financial apply its financial management systems (4 points for new applicants). The
management systems to the specific to the proposed project. applicant’s current audit does not
project for which you are applying. The (0 points for current ICDBG grantees contain any serious or significant
application will also be rated on the or new applicants). The applicant’s findings related to its procurement or
seriousness/significance of the findings current audit included serious or contract management system, or if there
related to your financial management significant findings related to its is no current audit, the applicant
system identified in your current audit. financial management systems or if submitted a letter from its Independent
If you are required to have an audit but there is no current audit, the applicant Public Accountant stating that its
do not have a current audit, you must did not submit a letter from its IPA procurement and contract management
submit a letter from your Independent stating its financial management system complies with all applicable
Public Accountant that is dated within systems comply with all regulatory regulatory requirements. The applicant
the past 12 months stating that your requirements. The applicant did not did not describe how it would apply its
financial management system complies describe how it would apply its procurement and contract management
with all applicable regulatory financial management systems to the systems to the proposed project.
requirements. If you are not required to proposed project. (0 points for current ICDBG grantees
have an audit, you will automatically d. (2 points for current ICDBG or new applicants). The applicant’s
receive points for this portion of the grantees) (5 points for new applicants) current audit included serious or
subfactor if you provide the other Procurement and Contract Management. significant findings related to its
information required by this subfactor. This subfactor evaluates the extent to procurement and contract management
For purposes of this subfactor, a current which your application describes how systems or if there is no current audit,
audit is one which has been submitted your procurement and contract the applicant did not submit a letter
to the Federal Audit Clearinghouse management policies and procedures from its IPA stating its procurement and
within 9 months of the end of the will facilitate effective procurement and contract management systems comply
applicant’s last fiscal year, or 30 days contract control over your proposed with all regulatory requirements. The
after receipt of the audit report from the project and meet the requirements of 24 applicant did not describe how it would
auditor, whichever comes first. Do not CFR part 85 and 24 CFR part 1003. You apply its procurement and contract
submit financial management and/or must also describe how you will apply management systems to the proposed
internal control policies and procedures your procurement and contract project.
or your audit with the application. management systems to the specific
(3 points for current ICDBG grantees) project for which you are applying. The 2. (20 Points for Current ICDBG
(8 points for new applicants). The application will also be rated on the Grantees) (0 Points for New Applicants)
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applicant clearly described how it will seriousness of the findings related to Past Performance
apply its financial management systems procurement and contract management HUD will evaluate your experience in
to the proposed project. The applicant’s identified in your current financial producing products and reports in
current audit does not contain any audit. If you are required to have an accordance with regulatory timelines for
serious or significant findings related to audit but do not have a current audit, any previous grant programs undertaken

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with HUD funds for the following in accordance with the timeframe and described in Section IV.B. of this NOFA.
performance measures. HUD reserves criteria at § 1003.508. For documenting persons employed by
the right to take into account your past (2) (0 points). The applicant has not the project, you do not need to submit
performance in meeting performance submitted close-out documents to HUD a demographic data statement and
and reporting goals on any previous as required by § 1003.508. corresponding documentation.
HUD awards. Applicants are not d. (4 points for current ICDBG However, you do need to submit
required to respond to the subfactors grantees) (0 points for new applicants). information that describes the nature of
related to past performance. HUD will You have submitted annual audits in the jobs created or retained. Such
rely on information on file. accordance with OMB Circular A–133 information includes but is not limited
a. (4 points for current ICDBG and its compliance supplements. Do not to descriptions of proposed job
grantees) (0 points for new applicants). submit your audit with the application. responsibilities, salaries and the number
You are not more than 90 days behind (1) (4 points). The applicant has of full-time equivalent positions. If you
schedule in meeting the time frames submitted annual audits in accordance believe jobs will be retained as a result
established in the HUD-approved with OMB Circular A–133 and its of the ICDBG project, include
Implementation Schedule for the ICDBG compliance supplements, or if the information that shows clearly and
program. applicant has not been required to objectively, that jobs will be lost
(1) (4 points). The applicant is not submit an audit, it will receive 4 points. without the ICDBG project. Jobs that are
more than 90 days behind schedule in (2) (0 points). The applicant has not retained only for the period of the grant
meeting the timeframes established in submitted annual audits in accordance will not count under this rating factor.
the HUD-approved implementation with OMB Circular A–133 and its a. Public Facilities and Improvements
schedule. compliance supplements. and Economic Development Projects.
(2) (2 points). The applicant is not e. (4 points for current ICDBG The proposed activities benefit the
more than 120 days behind schedule in grantees) (0 points for new applicants). neediest segment of the population, as
meeting the timeframes established in You have resolved ICDBG monitoring identified below. For economic
the HUD-approved implementation findings and controlled audit findings development projects, you may consider
schedule. by the established target date or there beneficiaries of the project as persons
(3) (0 points). The applicant is more are no findings in current reports. Do served by the project and/or persons
than 120 days behind schedule in not submit responses to open employed by the project, and jobs
meeting timeframes established in the monitoring or audit findings with the created or retained by the project.
HUD-approved implementation application. (1) (12 points). 85 percent or more of
schedule. (1) (4 points). The applicant resolved the beneficiaries are low- or moderate-
b. (4 points for current ICDBG open ICDBG monitoring findings and income.
grantees) (0 points for new applicants). controlled audit findings by the (2) (8 points). At least 75 percent but
Annual Status Reports (ASER) and established target date. If there were no less than 85 percent of the beneficiaries
Federal Cash Transaction Reports are open audit or ICDBG monitoring are low- or moderate-income.
submitted by the report submission findings (current grantees only), the (3) (4 points). At least 55 percent but
deadlines. The ASER is due 45 days applicant will receive 2 points. less than 75 percent of the beneficiaries
after the end of the Federal fiscal year (2) (0 points). The applicant has not are low- or moderate-income.
on November 15. Federal Cash resolved open ICDBG monitoring (4) (0 points). Less than 55 percent of
Transaction Reports are due quarterly findings and controlled audit findings the beneficiaries are low- or moderate-
on April 21, July 21, October 20, and by the established target date. income.
January 22. b. New Housing Construction,
Rating Factor 2: Need/Extent of the Housing Rehabilitation, Land
(1) (4 points). The applicant has
Problem (16 Points) Acquisition to Support New Housing,
submitted both the Annual Status and
Evaluation Reports (ASER) and Federal This factor addresses the extent to and Homeownership Assistance
Cash Transaction Reports for ICDBG which there is a need for the proposed Projects. The need for the proposed
programs by the report submission project to address a documented project is determined by utilizing data
deadlines. problem among the intended from the tribe’s 2005 IHBG formula
(2) (2 points). The applicant has beneficiaries. information. The ratio is based on the
submitted either the Federal Cash 1. (Up to 4 points). Your application dollars allocated to a tribe under the
Transaction Reports or the Annual includes quantitative information IHBG program for Need divided by the
Status and Evaluation Reports for demonstrating that the proposed project sum of the number of AIAN households
ICDBG programs by the report meets an essential community in the following categories:
submission deadline. development need by providing —Annual income less than 30 percent
(3) (0 points). The applicant has outcomes that are critical to the viability of median income;
submitted neither of the required of the community. —Annual income between 30 percent
reports by the report submission 2. (12 points). Your project benefits and 50 percent of median income;
deadline. the neediest segment of the population, —Annual income between 50 percent
c. (4 points for current ICDBG in accordance with the Program’s and 80 percent of median income;
grantees) (0 points for new applicants). primary objective defined at 24 CFR —Overcrowded or without kitchen or
You have submitted close-out 1003.2. The criteria for this sub-factor plumbing;
documents to HUD by the submission vary according to the type of project for —Housing cost burden greater than 50
deadline. Close-out documents are which you are applying. Please note that percent of annual income;
required for the ICDBG program within you may submit data that are —Housing shortage (Number of low-
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90 days of the date it is determined that unpublished and not generally available income AIAN households less total
the criteria for close-out at 24 CFR in order to meet the requirements of this number of NAHASDA and Formula
1003.508 have been met. section. However, to do so, you must Current Assisted Stock).
(1) (4 points). The applicant submit a demographic data statement This ratio is computed for each tribe
submitted close-out documents to HUD along with supporting documentation as and posted in the ‘‘Factor 2 Needs

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Table’’ that is available at http:// in addressing the identified need. In innovative program design and/or
www.hud.gov/offices/adm/grants/ order for an application to receive full construction methods.
fundsavail.cfm under the ICDBG credit under this factor, the application d. (0 points). The proposed project is
program. must include clear and sound measures not a viable and cost effective approach
(1) (12 points). The dollar amount for of the proposed outputs and outcomes to address the needs outlined under
the Indian tribe is $354–$675 or the for how the community’s viability will Rating Factor 2 of the application. The
tribe’s total FY2005 IHBG amount was be enhanced, as presented in Rating proposed project is not described in
$100,000 or less and the Needs Table Factor 5. The application includes a detail with an indication of why the
indicates that the Indian tribe has no description of the size, type and applicant believes the project will be
AIAN households experiencing income location of the project and a rationale most effective in addressing the
or housing problems. for project design. If your application is identified need. Proposed outcomes
(2) (8 points). The dollar amount for for construction or rehabilitation describing how the project will enhance
the Indian tribe is $676–$1,200. projects, the application must also community viability are not included.
(3) (4 points). The dollar amount for include anticipated cost savings due to For land acquisition to support new
the Indian tribe is $1,201–$1,999. innovative program design or housing projects, the applicant has not
(4) (0 points). The dollar amount for construction methods. For land established that there is a reasonable
the Indian tribe is $2,000 or higher, or acquisition to support new housing ratio between the number of net usable
the Needs Table indicates that the projects, you must establish that there is acres to be acquired and the number of
Indian tribe has no AIAN households a reasonable ratio between the number low- and moderate-income households
experiencing income or housing of net usable acres to be acquired and to benefit from the project. The
problems. the number of low- and moderate- application (for construction and
c. Microenterprise Programs. A income households to benefit from the rehabilitation activities) does not
microenterprise is a business that has project. include anticipated cost savings due to
five or fewer employees, one or more of b. (5 points). The proposed project is innovative program design and/or
whom owns the enterprise. The a viable and cost effective approach to construction methods.
owner(s) of the microenterprise must be address the needs outlined under Rating 2. (5 points). Budget and Cost
low-or moderate-income and the Factor 2 of the application. The project Estimates.
majority of the jobs created or retained is described in detail and indicates why The quality, thoroughness, and
will be for low-or moderate-income you believe the project will be most reasonableness of the proposed project
persons. To evaluate need, the nature of effective in addressing the identified budget are documented. Cost estimates
the jobs created or retained will be need. Proposed outcomes that will must be broken down by line item for
evaluated. The owners of the enhance the community’s viability are each proposed activity, including
microenterprises are low- and moderate- included. The application includes a planning and administration costs, and
income and: description of the size, type and documented. You must provide a
(1) (12 points). All employees are low- location of the project as well as a description of the qualifications of the
or moderate-income. rationale for project design. For land person who prepared the cost estimate.
(2) (8 points). At least 75 percent but acquisition to support new housing 3. (1 point). HUD Policy Priorities.
less than 100 percent of the employees projects, the applicant has established Your application addresses the goals
are low-or moderate-income. that there is a reasonable ratio between for ‘‘Improving Our Nation’s
(3) (4 points). At least 50 percent but the number of net usable acres to be Communities’’, or ‘‘Energy Star’’, two of
less than 75 percent of the employees acquired and the number of low- and HUD’s 2006 Policy Priorities, as
are low-or moderate-income. moderate-income households to benefit described in Section V. B. of the General
(4) (0 points). Less than 50 percent of from this project. The application (for Section. You must describe which one
the employees are low- and moderate- construction or rehabilitation projects) of these two Policy Priorities you select
income. does not include anticipated cost and describe how your activity will
savings due to innovative program meet the applicable goals.
Rating Factor 3: Soundness of Approach 4. (2 points). Intent to Meet Section 3
design and/or construction methods.
(30 Points) c. (3 points). The proposed project is Requirements.
This factor addresses the quality and a viable and cost effective approach to Your application demonstrates how
anticipated effectiveness of your address the needs outlined under Rating you will apply the Section 3
proposed project’s outcomes in Factor 2 of the application. The project requirements of the Housing and Urban
enhancing community viability and in is described and indicates why you Development Act of 1968 and the
meeting the needs you have identified believe the project will be most effective regulations in 24 CFR part 135
in Rating Factor 2 and the commitment in addressing the identified need. (Economic Opportunities for Low and
to sustain your proposed project. The Proposed outcomes are included but do Very Low Income Persons) to the
populations that were described in not describe how the project will proposed project. You must demonstrate
demographics that documented need enhance community viability. The how you will incorporate Section 3
should be the same populations that application includes a description of the principles, with goals for expanding
will receive the primary benefit of the size, type, and location of the project. opportunities for Section 3 residents
proposed project. For land acquisition to support new and business concerns, to your
1. (10 points). Description of and housing projects, the applicant has proposed project. The purpose of
Rationale for Proposed Project. established that there is a reasonable Section 3 is to ensure that employment
a. (10 points). The proposed project is ratio between the number of net usable and other economic opportunities
a viable and cost effective approach to acres to be acquired and the number of generated by federal financial assistance
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address the needs outlined under Rating low- and moderate-income households for housing and community
Factor 2 of your application. The to benefit from the project. The development programs, shall, to the
proposed project is described in detail application (for construction or extent feasible, be directed toward low
and indicates why you believe the rehabilitation activities) does not and very-low income persons (but not in
proposed project will be most effective include anticipated cost savings due to derogation of compliance with Section

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7(b) of the Indian Self-Determination expenses was not included. If an entity b. New Housing Construction,
and Education Assistance Act (25 U.S.C. other than the tribe commits to pay for Housing Rehabilitation, and
4503(b))). operation and maintenance for the Homeownership Assistance Projects.
5. (12 points). Commitment to Sustain public facilities and maintenance, a (1) (12 points). The ongoing
Activities. letter of commitment from the entity is maintenance responsibilities are clearly
Your application demonstrates your included in the application that identified for the tribe and/or the
commitment to your community’s identifies the maintenance participants, as applicable. If the tribe or
viability by sustaining your proposed responsibilities and, if applicable, another entity is assuming maintenance
activities. The information provided is responsibilities for operations the entity responsibilities, then the applicant must
sufficient to determine that the project will assume but no information describe the maintenance
will proceed effectively. committing the necessary funds to responsibilities and provide a
The criteria for this sub-factor vary provide for these responsibilities is commitment to that effect.
according to the type of project for included. A description of how the (2) (8 points). Maintenance
which you are applying. responsibilities for the tribe and/or
operation and maintenance plan
a. Public Facilities and Improvement participants are identified and
Projects. addresses maintenance, repairs,
insurance, security, and replacement described, but lacking in detail, and the
(1) (12 points). If a tribe assumes commitment regarding maintenance
operation and maintenance reserves is not required when an entity
other than the tribe assumes operation responsibilities is submitted.
responsibilities for the public facilities (3) (4 points). Tribal maintenance
and improvements, provide a written and maintenance responsibilities. For
community buildings only, a responsibilities are identified but
statement that the tribe has adopted the participant responsibilities are either
operation and maintenance plan and commitment is included in the
application that identifies the source of not addressed or do not exist, or there
commits the necessary funds to provide is no commitment regarding
for these responsibilities. In addition, and commits the necessary operating
funds for any recreation, social or other maintenance responsibilities.
describe how the operation and (4) (0 points). None of the above
maintenance plan addresses services to be provided. In addition,
criteria is met.
maintenance, repairs, insurance, letters of commitment from service c. Economic Development Projects.
security, and replacement reserves and providers are included which address You must include information or
include a cost breakdown for annual both operating expenses and space documentation which addresses or
expenses. If an entity other than the needs. Information provided is provides all of the following in the
tribe commits to pay for operation and sufficient to determine that the project application: a description of the
maintenance for the public facilities, a will proceed effectively. organizational system and capacity of
letter of commitment from the entity is (3) (4 points). If a tribe assumes the entity that will operate the business;
included in the application that operation and maintenance documents which show that formal
identifies the maintenance responsibilities for the public facilities provisions exist for separation of
responsibilities and, if applicable, and improvements, the application government functions from business
responsibilities for operations the entity includes a written statement that the operating decisions, an operating plan
will assume as well as necessary funds tribe has adopted the operation and for the project, and the feasibility and
to provide for these responsibilities. A maintenance plan and commits the market analysis of the proposed
description of how the operation and necessary funds to provide for these business activity and the financial
maintenance plan addresses responsibilities, or a description of the viability of the project.
maintenance, repairs, insurance, operation and maintenance plan is (1) Appropriate documents to include
security, and replacement reserves is included that shows that the plan in the application to address these items
not required when an entity other then addresses at least 3 of the following include:
the tribe assumes operation and (a) Articles of incorporation, by-laws,
items (maintenance, repairs, insurance,
maintenance responsibilities. For public resumes of key management positions
security, and replacement reserves). If
facility buildings only, a commitment is and board members for the entity who
an entity other than the tribe commits
included in the application that will operate the business.
to pay for operation and maintenance
identifies the source of and commits the (b) Business operating plan.
for the public facilities and
necessary operating funds for any (c) Market study no more than two
maintenance, the maintenance provider
recreation, social or other services to be years old and which has been
is identified and, if applicable,
provided. In addition, letters of conducted by an independent entity.
responsibilities for operations the entity
commitment from service providers are (d) Feasibility study no more than two
will assume, but no letter of
included which address both operating years old which indicates how the
commitment is included. For public
expenses and space needs. proposed business will capture a fair
(2) (8 points). If a tribe assumes facility buildings only, no commitment
share of the market, and which has been
operation and maintenance is included in the application that
conducted by an independent entity.
responsibilities for the public facilities identifies the source of and commits the (e) Detailed cost summary for the
and improvements, provide a written necessary operating funds for any development of the project.
statement that the tribe has adopted the recreation, social or other services to be (f) For the expansion of an existing
operation and maintenance plan and provided. However, letters of business, copies of financial statements
commits the necessary funds to provide commitment to provide services are for the most recent three years (or the
for these responsibilities. In addition, a included but they do not address life of the business, if less than three
description was included that shows operating expenses and space needs. years).
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that the operation and maintenance plan Information provided is sufficient to (2) The submitted documentation will
addresses at least 4 of the following determine that the project will proceed be evaluated to determine the project’s
items (maintenance, repairs, insurance, effectively financial chance for success. The
security, and replacement reserves) but (4) (0 points). None of the above following questions must be addressed
a satisfactory cost breakdown for annual criteria is met. to meet this requirement:

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(a) Does the business plan seem Submissions must include the results expended on the project prior to
thorough and does the organization of a preliminary investigation application submission will not be
structure have quality control and conducted by a qualified independent counted as leverage. Applicants are
responsibilities built in? entity demonstrating that the proposed reminded that environmental review
(b) Does the business plan or market site has suitable soil conditions for requirements under 24 CFR part 58
analysis indicate that a substantial housing and related infrastructure, apply to the commitment or use of both
market share is likely within five years? potable drinking water is accessible for ICDBG and non-ICDBG funds in a
(c) Do the costs appear to be a reasonable cost, access to utilities, leveraged project. See Section VI.B. of
reasonable given projected income and vehicular access, drainage, nearby social this NOFA for information related to
information about inputs? and community services, and no known this requirement.
(d) Does the business plan or cash environmental problems. Contributions that will not be
flow analysis indicate that cash flow (1) (12 points). The submissions considered include, but are not limited
will be positive within the first year? include all of the above-mentioned to: Indirect administrative costs as
(e) Is the financial statement clean items and all necessary infrastructure is identified in OMB Circular A–87,
with no indications of concern by the in place. attachment A, section F; contributions
auditor? (2) (6 points). The submissions of resources to pay for anticipated
(12 points). All above documents demonstrate that the proposed site(s) is/ operations and maintenance costs of the
applicable to the proposed project are are suitable for housing but that not all proposed project; and, in the cases of
included in your application and necessary infrastructure is in place. A expansions to existing facilities, the
provide evidence that the project’s detailed description of resources to be value of the existing facility.
chance for financial success is excellent. used and a detailed implementation To be considered for point award,
(6 points). All or most of the above schedule for development of all letters of firm or projected
documents applicable to the proposed necessary infrastructure demonstrates commitments, memoranda of
project are included and provide that such infrastructure, as needed for understanding, or agreements to
evidence that the project’s chance for proposed housing development, will be participate from any entity, including
financial success is reasonable. developed in time for such the tribe, which will be providing a
(0 points). Neither of the above development, but no later than two contribution to the project, must
criteria is met. years after site purchase. accompany the application. The
d. Microenterprise Programs. (3) (0 points). Neither of the above documentation must be received by
(1) You must include the following criteria is met. HUD in the paper application package
information or documentation in the (if you have received a waiver of the
application that addresses or provides a Rating Factor 4: Leveraging Resources (8 electronic submission requirement) or
description of how your microenterprise Points) for electronically submitted
program will operate. Appropriate HUD believes that ICDBG funds can applications, the documentation must
information to include in the be used more effectively to benefit a be scanned and submitted as part of the
application to address program larger number of Native American and application documents or sent by
operations includes: Alaska Native persons and communities facsimile transmittal (see the General
(a) Program description. A description if projects are developed that use tribal Section). All documents submitted must
of your microenterprise program resources and resources from other be received by the application deadline
including the types of assistance offered entities in conjunction with ICDBG dates and meet the timely receipt
to microenterprise applicants and the funds. To encourage this, we will award requirements to receive funding
types of entities eligible to apply for points based on the percentage of non- consideration.
such assistance. ICDBG resources provided relative to To demonstrate the commitment of
(b) Processes for selecting applicants. project costs as follows: tribal resources, the application must
A description of your processes for contain a written statement that
analyzing microenterprise applicants’ Non-ICDBG resources to project identifies and commits the tribal
Points
business plans, market studies and costs resources to the project, subject to
financial feasibility. For credit approval of the ICDBG assistance. In the
Less than 4 percent ............................ 0 case of IHBG funds, whether the tribe or
programs, you must describe your
At least 4 percent but less than 11
process for determining the loan terms a TDHE administers them, an approved
percent ............................................ 2
(i.e., interest rate, maximum loan At least 11 percent but less than 18 IHP must identify and commit the IHBG
amount, duration, loan servicing percent ............................................ 4 resources to the project. Do not submit
provisions) to be offered to individual At least 18 percent but less than 25 the IHP with your application. ONAP
microenterprise applicants. percent ............................................ 6 will rely on the most recently approved
(2) (12 points). All of the above 25 percent or more ............................. 8 IHP on file. If the tribe/TDHE intends to
information or documentation include the leveraged commitment in a
applicable to the proposed project are Contributions which could be future IHP, the application must contain
thoroughly addressed in the application considered as leveraged resources for a written statement that identifies and
and the chances for success are point award include, but are not limited commits the IHBG resources to the
excellent. to: Tribal trust funds; loans from project subject to the same requirements
(3) (6 points). All or most of the above individuals or organizations; private as above.
information or documentation foundations; businesses; state or federal To demonstrate the commitment of a
applicable to the proposed project are loans or guarantees; other grants public agency, foundation, or other
addressed in the application and the including IHBG (also known as NAHBG) private party resources, a letter of
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chances for success are reasonable. funds; donated goods and services commitment, memorandum of
(4) (0 points). Neither of the above needed for the project; land needed for understanding, and/or agreement to
criteria is met. the project; and, direct administrative participate, including any conditions to
e. Land Acquisition Projects to costs. With the exception of land which the contribution may be subject,
Support New Housing. acquisition, funds that have been must be submitted with the application.

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All letters of commitment must include measurable outputs and outcomes in also identifies the unit of measure that
the donor organization’s name, the Section (2) of this factor. HUD is interested in collecting for the
specific resource proposed, the dollar 1. (Up to 2 points). The application output and outcome selected. In making
amount of the financial or in-kind addresses the extent to which you have the selections, applicants are to identify
resource and method for valuation, and coordinated your proposed ICDBG the appropriate estimated number of
the purpose of that resource within the activities with other organizations and/ units of measure to be accomplished
proposed project. An official of the or tribal departments that are not and identified for each output and
organization legally authorized to make providing direct financial support to outcome. The space next to the output
commitments on behalf of the your proposed work activities, but with and outcome is intended to capture the
organization must sign the commitment. which you share common goals and anticipated units of measure. Multiple
HUD recognizes that in some cases, objectives and are working toward outputs and outcomes may be selected
firm commitments of non-tribal meeting these objectives in a holistic per project. For FY2006, HUD is
resources may not be obtainable by your and comprehensive manner. For considering a new concept for the Logic
tribe by the application submission example, your project is consistent with Model. The new concept is a Return on
deadline. For such projected resources, and, to the extent possible, identified in Investment statement. HUD will be
your application must include a the IHP (One-Year Financial Resources publishing a separate notice on the ROI
statement from the contributing entity Narrative; Table 2, Financial Resources, concept. The Master Logic Model pick
that describes why the firm commitment Part I., Line 1E; and, Table 2, Financial is incorporated into the form available
cannot be made at the current time and Resources, Part II) submitted by you or as part of the ICDBG Instructions
affirms that your tribe and the proposed on your behalf for the IHBG (also known download from Grants.gov. Training on
project meets eligibility criteria for as NAHBG) program. If the IHP for the use of the dropdown form will be
receiving the resource. In addition, a IHBG (also known as NAHBG) program provided via Webcast. The schedule for
date by which the funding decisions year that coincides with the Webcast training can be found at
will be made must be included. This implementation of the ICDBG proposed http://www.hud.gov/offices/adm/grants/
date cannot be more than six months project has not been submitted, you fundsavail.cfm.
from the anticipated date of grant must provide a written statement that
approval by HUD. Should HUD not B. Reviews and Selection Process
when submitted, the IHP will
receive notification of the firm specifically reference the proposed 1. Application Selection Process
commitment within 6 months of the project. You must meet all of the applicable
date of grant approval, HUD will 2. (Up to 4 points). Your proposed threshold requirements listed in Section
recapture the grant funds approved and project will have measurable outputs III.C. Your application must meet all
will use them in accordance with the and outcomes that will enhance screening for acceptance requirements
requirements of 24 CFR 1003.102. community viability. and all identified applicant and project
In addition to the above requirements, Outputs must include, where specific thresholds. HUD will review
for all contributions of goods, services applicable: each application and assign points in
and land, you must demonstrate that the • Number of houses rehabilitated; accordance with the selection factors
donated items are necessary to the • Number of jobs created; described in this section.
actual development of the project and • Square feet for any public facility;
include comparable costs that support • Number of education or job training 2. Threshold Compliance
the donation. Land valuation must be opportunities provided; The Area ONAP will review each
established using one of the following • Number of homeownership units application that passes the screening
methods and the documentation must constructed or financed; process to ensure that each applicant
be contained in the application: A site • Number of businesses assisted and each proposed project meets the
specific appraisal no more than two (including number of minority/Native applicant threshold requirements set
years old; an appraisal of a nearby American); forth in 24 CFR 1003.301(a) and the
comparable site also no more than two • Number of families proposed to be project specific threshold requirements
years old; a reasonable extrapolation of assisted with a drug-elimination set forth in 24 CFR 1003.302 and III.C.
land value based on current area realtor program, or with a program to reduce or of this NOFA.
value guides; or, a reasonable eliminate health related hazards.
extrapolation of land value based on Outcomes must include, where 3. Past Performance
recent sales of similar properties in the appropriate: An applicant’s past performance is
same area. • Reduction in the number of families evaluated under Rating Factor 1.
Rating Factor 5: Comprehensiveness and living in substandard housing; Applicants are encouraged to address all
• Increased income resulting from performance-related criteria prior to
Coordination (6 Points)
employment generated by project; submission of an application. An
This factor addresses the extent to • Increased quality of life due to applicant must score a minimum of 20
which your project planning and services provided by the public facility; points under Rating Factor 1 in order to
proposed implementation reflect a • Increased economic self-sufficiency meet the minimum point requirements
coordinated, community-based process of recipients of program beneficiaries; outlined below in this NOFA.
of identifying and addressing needs • Increase in homeownership rates;
including assisting beneficiaries and the • Reduction of drug-related crime or 4. Rating
program to achieve self-sufficiency/ health related hazards. The Area ONAP will review and rate
sustainability. The Logic Model, HUD This year HUD is providing a Master each project that meets the acceptance
Form 96010, is not required for Rating Logic Model which is a Microsoft criteria and threshold requirements.
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Factor 5 under the ICDBG program. Excel TM file which features dropdown After the applications are rated, a
However, applicants are encouraged to listings from which applicants may elect summary review of all applications will
use this form to address program the items in each column that reflect be conducted to ensure consistency in
evaluation requirements under Rating their activity outputs and outcomes and the application rating. The summary
Factor 1.(1).(b) of this NOFA, and copy. The Master Logic Model listing review will be performed by either the

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Grants Management Director (or 8. Technical Deficiencies and Pre- applicant has complied with any pre-
designee) or by a panel composed of up Award Requirements award requirements, and Congressional
to three staff members. a. Technical Deficiencies: If there are Release has been obtained, a grant
The total points for all rating factors technical deficiencies in successful award letter, a grant agreement, and
are 100. A maximum of 100 points may applications, you must satisfactorily other forms and certifications will be
be awarded under Rating Factors 1 address these deficiencies before HUD mailed to the recipient for signature and
through 5. can make a grant award. See the General return to the Area ONAP. The grant
Section at V.B.4. for information on agreement, which is signed by HUD and
5. Minimum Points the recipient, establishes the conditions
curing deficiencies.
To be considered for funding, your b. Pre-award Requirements. by which both the Area ONAP and the
application must receive a minimum of Successful applicants may be required recipient must abide during the life of
20 points under Rating Factor 1 and an to provide supporting documentation the grant. All grants are conditioned
application score of 70 points. concerning the management, upon the completion of all
maintenance, operation, or financing of environmental obligations and approval
6. Ranking of release of funds by the Area ONAP
proposed projects before a grant
All projects will be ranked against agreement can be executed. Such in accordance with the requirements of
each other according to the point totals documentation may include additional 24 CFR part 58. HUD may impose other
they receive, regardless of the type of specifications on the scope, magnitude, grant conditions if additional actions or
project or component under which the timing or method of implementing the approvals are required before the use of
points were awarded. Projects will be project; or information to verify the funds.
selected for funding based on the final commitment of other resources required B. Administrative and National Policy
ranking to the extent that funds are to complete, operate, or maintain the Requirements
available. The Area ONAP will proposed project. Applicants will be
determine individual grant amounts in provided thirty (30) calendar days to 1. Statutory and Regulatory
a manner consistent with the respond to these requirements. No Requirements
considerations set forth in 24 CFR extensions will be provided. If you do a. Environmental Requirements. As
1003.100(b)(2). Specifically, the Area not respond within the prescribed time required by 24 CFR 1003.605, ICDBG
ONAP may approve a grant amount less period or you make an insufficient grantees must perform environmental
than the amount requested. In doing so, response, the Area ONAP will reviews of ICDBG activities in
the Area ONAP may take into account determine that you have not met the accordance with 24 CFR part 58 (as
the size of the applicant, the level of requirements and will withdraw the amended 9/29/03). Grantees and other
demand, the scale of the activity grant offer. You may not substitute new participants in the development process
proposed relative to need and projects for those originally proposed in may not commit or expend any ICDBG
operational capacity, the number of your application and any new or nonfederal funds on project activities
persons to be served, the amount of information will not affect your project’s (other than those listed in 24 CFR
funds required to achieve project rating and ranking. The Area ONAP will 58.22(f), 58.34 or 58.35(b)) until HUD
objectives, and the reasonableness of the award, in accordance with the has approved a Request for Release of
project costs. If the Area ONAP provisions of this NOFA, grant amounts Funds and environmental certification
determines that there are not enough that had been allocated for applicants submitted by the grantee. The
funds available to fund a project as unable to meet pre-award requirements. expenditure or commitment of ICDBG or
proposed by the applicant, it may nonfederal funds for such activities
decline to fund that project and may 9. Error and Appeals
prior to HUD approval may result in the
fund the next highest-ranking project or Judgments made within the denial of assistance for the project or
projects for which adequate funds are provisions of this NOFA and the activities under consideration.
available. The Area ONAP shall select, program regulations (24 CFR part 1003) b. Indian Preference. HUD has
in rank order, additional projects for are not subject to claims of error. You determined that the ICDBG program is
funding if one of the higher-ranking may bring arithmetic errors in the rating subject to Section 7(b) of the Indian
projects is not funded or if additional and ranking of applications to the Self-Determination and Education
funds become available. attention of the Area ONAPs within 30 Assistance Act (25 U.S.C. 450e(b)). The
days of being informed of your score. provisions and requirements for
7. Tiebreakers
Please see Section VI.A. of the General implementing this section are in 24 CFR
When rating results in a tie among Section for further information 1003.510.
projects and insufficient resources regarding errors. c. Anti-discrimination Provisions.
remain to fund all tied projects, the Area Under the authority of Section 107(e)(2)
ONAP will approve projects that can be 10. Performance and Compliance
Actions of Funding Recipients of the CDBG statute, HUD waived the
fully funded over those that cannot be requirement that recipients comply with
fully funded. When that does not HUD will measure and address the the anti-discrimination provisions in
resolve the tie, the Area ONAP will use performance of and order compliance Section 109 of the CDBG statute with
the following factors in the order listed actions by funding recipients in respect to race, color, and national
to resolve the tie: accordance with the applicable origin. You must comply with the other
(a) The applicant that has not received standards and sanctions of their prohibitions against discrimination in
an ICDBG over the longest period of respective programs. Section 109 (HUD’s regulations for
time. Section 109 are in 24 CFR part 6) and
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VI. Award Administration Information
(b) The applicant with the fewest with the Indian Civil Rights Act.
active ICDBGs. A. Award Notices d. Conflict of Interest. In addition to
(c) The project that would benefit the Awards are expected to be announced the conflict of interest requirements
highest percentage of low- and by October 31, 2006. As soon as rating with respect to procurement
moderate-income persons. and ranking are completed, the transactions found in 24 CFR 85.36 and

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84.42, as applicable, the provisions of annually. The report is due 45 days after toll-free. You should direct questions
24 CFR 1003.606 apply to such the end of the Federal fiscal year and at concerning downloading the electronic
activities as the provision of assistance the time of grant close-out. The report application, registering with Grants.gov,
by the recipient or sub-recipients to must include: or other questions regarding the
businesses, individuals, and other (1) The narrative report must address electronic application to the Grants.gov
private entities under eligible activities the progress made in completing support desk at 800–518–GRANTS. You
that authorize such assistance. approved activities and include a list of may also send an email to
e. Economic Opportunities for Low- work remaining, along with a revised Support@Grants.gov.
and Very Low-Income Persons (Section implementation schedule if necessary.
3). Section 3 requirements apply to the B. Technical Assistance
This should include progress on any
ICDBG program, but as stated in 24 CFR outputs or outcomes specified in Rating Before the application submission
135.3(c), the procedures and Factor 5 and incorporated into the final deadline, HUD staff will be available to
requirements of 24 CFR part 135 apply award document (applicants can use the provide you with general guidance and
to the maximum extent consistent with, logic model to address all or some of the technical assistance about the
but not in derogation of, compliance narrative requirements). Further requirements in the General Section and
with Indian Preference. information regarding the Return on this NOFA. However, HUD staff is not
2. OMB Circulars and Government-Wide Investment(s) will be issued in a permitted to assist in preparing your
Regulations Applicable to Financial subsequent notice by HUD (see section application. Following selection of
Assistance Programs V.A.2., Rating Factor 5 of this NOFA for applicants, but before awards are made,
further information); HUD staff is available to assist in
The policies, guidance and (2) A breakdown of funds spent on
requirements of OMB Circular A–87, clarifying or confirming information
each major project activity or category; that is a prerequisite to the offer of an
Cost Principles Applicable to Grants,
and award.
Contracts and other Agreements with
(3) If the project has been completed,
State and Local Governments; and OMB VIII. Other Information
an evaluation of the effectiveness of the
Circular A–122, Cost Principles for
project in meeting the community A. NOFA Training
Nonprofit Organizations; and OMB
development needs of the grantee, as
Circular A–133, Audits of State and Training for potential applicants on
well as the final outputs and outcomes.
Local Governments, and Nonprofit the requirements of the General Section,
c. Minority Business Enterprise
Organizations; and the regulations at 24 this NOFA, the Logic Model, and
Report. Recipients must submit this
CFR part 85, Administrative Grants.gov registration, will be provided
report on contract and subcontract
Requirements for Grants and by HUD via broadcast and webcast.
Cooperative Agreements to State, Local activity during the first half of the fiscal
year by April 10 and, by October 10 for Information on the training can be
and Federally Recognized Indian Tribal
the second half of the fiscal year. found in the General Section. The
Governments apply to the award,
d. A close-out report must be training schedule can be found on
acceptance, and use of assistance under
submitted by the recipient within 90 HUD’s Web site at http://www.hud.gov/
the ICDBG program and to the remedies
days of completion of grant activities. offices/adm/grants/fundsavail.cfm.
for noncompliance, except when
inconsistent with the provisions of the The report consists of the final Financial B. Paperwork Reduction Act Statement
Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2006 Status Report (forms SF 269 or 269A),
(Pub L. 109–115; approved November the final Status and Evaluation Report The information collection
30, 2005) or the ICDBG program including outposts and outcomes agreed requirements in this NOFA have been
regulations at 24 CFR part 1003. Copies upon in the final award document approved by the Office of Management
of the OMB Circulars may be obtained relating to Rating Factor 5 and the and Budget (OMB) under the Paperwork
from EOP publications. Room 22000, Close-Out Agreement. Further Reduction Act of 1995 (44 U.S.C. 3501–
New Executive Office Building, information regarding the Return on 3520) and assigned OMB control
Washington, DC 20503, telephone (202) Investment(s) will be issued in a number 2577–0191. In accordance with
395–3080 (this is not a toll-free number) subsequent notice by HUD (see section the Paperwork Reduction Act, HUD may
or (800) 877–8339 (TTY Federal V.A.2., Rating Factor 5 of this NOFA for not conduct or sponsor, and a person is
Information Relay Service). Information further information). not required to respond to, a collection
may also be obtained from the OMB More information regarding these of information unless the collection
Web site at http://www.whitehouse.gov/ requirements may be found at 24 CFR displays a valid OMB control number.
omb/circulars/index.html. 1003.506 and 1003.508. Public reporting burden for the
VII. Agency Contact(s) collection of information is estimated to
C. Reporting average 43 hours per annum for the
1. Post Award Reporting Requirements A. General Questions application and grant administration.
a. Quarterly Financial Reports. Grant You should direct general program This includes the time for collecting,
recipients must submit quarterly to the questions to the Area ONAP serving reviewing, and reporting the data. The
Area ONAP a SF–272, Federal Cash your area or to Barbara Gallegos, at 602– information will be used for grantee
Transaction Report. The report accounts 379–7215. Persons with speech or selection and monitoring the
for funds received and disbursed by the hearing impairments may call HUD’s administration of funds. Response to
recipient. TTY number (202) 708–0770, or 1–800– this request for information is required
b. Annual Status and Evaluation 877–8339 (the Federal Information in order to receive the benefits to be
derived.
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Historically Black Colleges and a designated disaster area including A. Authority
Universities (HBCU) Program neighborhood revitalization, housing HUD’s authority for making funding
Overview Information and economic development. Applicants available under this NOFA is the
can request up to $600,000 for a three- Department of Housing and Urban
A. Federal Agency Name: Department year (36 months) grant performance Development Appropriations Act, 2006
of Housing and Urban Development, period. (Pub. L. 109–115; approved Nov. 30,
Office of Policy Development and Approximately $6 million will be 2005). This program is being
Research, Office of University made available to fund Category I implemented through this NOFA and
Partnerships. applicants. In addition, approximately
B. Funding Opportunity Title: the policies governing its operation are
$4.4 million will be made available to contained herein.
Historically Black Colleges and fund Category II applicants. If funding
Universities (HBCU) Program. designated for Category I Applicants B. Modifications
C. Announcement Type: Initial remains after all eligible applicants are Listed below are major modifications
announcement. awarded, the remaining funds will be from the Fiscal Year (FY) 2005 program-
D. Funding Opportunity Numbers: made available to fund eligible Category funding announcement:
The Federal Register Number is FR– II Applicants. 1. The 15 percent cap on the total
5030–N–28. The OMB Approval Only one application can be grant amount that can be used on public
Number is 2528–0235. submitted per institution. In addition, service activities that benefit low- and
E. Catalog of Federal Domestic moderate-income persons can now be
an applicant can only apply under one
Assistance (CFDA) Number: The CFDA waived. Institutions seeking to devote
category. If multiple applications are
Number for is program is 14.520. more than 15 percent of the grant funds
submitted under one category, all will
F. Dates: The application deadline to public service activities must include
be disqualified. If an applicant submits
date is May 19, 2006. Please be sure to a written request in their application
applications under both funding
read the General Section for electronic addressed to Darlene F. Williams,
categories, all applications will be
application submission and receipt Assistant Secretary for Policy
disqualified.
requirements. Development and Research. The written
3. Eligible Applicants: Historically
G. Additional Overview Content request must include the following
Black Colleges and Universities that
Information: information: (1) The basis for the
1. Purpose of the Program: To assist meet the definition of Historically Black
Colleges and Universities as determined request; (2) a description of the
Historically Black Colleges and proposed public service activities; (3)
Universities (HBCU) to expand their by the Department of Education in 34
CFR 608.2 in accordance with that the dollar amount dedicated to the
role and effectiveness in addressing proposed public service activities; and
community development needs in their Department’s responsibilities under
Executive Order 13256, dated February (4) a statement describing how the
localities, including neighborhood proposed activities meet the Community
revitalization, housing and economic 12, 2002. Applicants must be
institutions of higher education Development Block Grant eligibility
development, principally for persons of requirements and at least one national
low- and moderate-income consistent accredited by a national or regional
accrediting agency recognized by the objective. This letter must be included
with the purposes of Title I of the in the applicant’s application.
Housing and Community Development U.S. Department of Education.
2. Commitment letters, memoranda of
Act of 1974, as amended. Full Text of Announcement understanding and/or agreements are
2. Award Information: In Fiscal Year not required at the time of application
I. Funding Opportunity Description
(FY) 2006, approximately $8.9 million submission but must be on file.
has been made available by the The purpose of the Historically Black Applicants selected for award will be
Department of Housing and Urban Colleges and Universities (HBCU) required to submit the signed
Development Appropriations Act, 2006 Program is to expand their role and commitment letters, memoranda of
(Pub. L. 109–115; approved Nov. 30, effectiveness in addressing community understanding and/or agreements
2005) of which up to $1,000,000 has development needs in their localities, outlined in the application, within
been allocated to provide technical including neighborhood revitalization, twenty (20) calendar days after initial
assistance. In addition, $2.5 million in housing, and economic development, contact from the Office of University
previously unobligated funds are principally for persons of low- and Partnerships (OUP). OUP will provide
available for this program. HUD will moderate-income, consistent with the specific instructions on how these
award two types of grants under this purpose of the Title I of Housing and documents must be submitted at that
program: Category I and Category II. Community Development Act of 1974, time. HUD will only request and
a. Category I Grants will be awarded as amended. consider the resources/organizations
to provide critical resources and For the purposes of Category II outlined in the application. If OUP does
assistance to institutions that sustained Applicants applying under this program not receive those documents in the
in excess of $50 million in damage and NOFA, the term ‘‘locality’’ includes any required format and allotted timeframe,
destruction from hurricanes Katrina or city, county, township, parish, village, an applicant will not receive points
Rita in FY 2005. No assistance may be or other general political subdivision of under this factor and the application
provided for any expenses compensated a state, or the U.S. Virgin Islands where will be rated and ranked to address this
through insurance or otherwise the institution is located and the term point change.
provided or paid by any other program, ‘‘target area’’ is the area within the 3. Current HBCU grantees that have
persons, and/or entity. Applicants can locality in which the institution will two or more active HBCU grants are no
request up to $2,000,000 for a three-year implement its proposed HBCU grant. If longer required to have drawn down 50
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(36 months) grant performance period. an institution wants to provide services/ percent or more prior to this application
b. Category II Grants will be awarded activities in a location other than the deadline date to be eligible to apply for
to institutions to expand their role and target area of that institution an funding under this NOFA.
effectiveness in addressing community applicant must provide justification for 4. All applicants submitting electronic
development needs in their localities, or why they want to do so. applications must attach their narrative

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responses to Rating Factors 1–5 as one accrediting agency recognized by the payment assistance, establishment and
attachment. PLEASE DO NOT ATTACH U.S. Department of Education. maintenance of Neighborhood Network
YOUR RESPONSE TO EACH FACTOR centers in federally assisted or insured
B. Cost Sharing or Matching
SEPARATELY. housing, job training and placement,
None Required. and recreational needs;
II. Award Information (8) Payments of reasonable grant
C. Other
In Fiscal Year (FY) 2006, administrative costs related to planning
approximately $8.9 million is made 1. Eligible Activities and execution of the project (e.g.,
available for this program, of which up Eligible activities are listed in 24 CFR preparation/submission of HUD
to $1,000,000 has been allocated to part 570, subpart C, particularly reports). Detailed explanations of these
provide technical assistance. In addition §§ 570.201 through 570.206. Information costs are provided in the OMB circular
$2.4 million in previously unobligated regarding these activities can be found (A–21 Cost Principals for Educational
funds. HUD will award two types of at: www.hudclips.org (click on the Code Institutions) that can be accessed at the
grants under this program: Category I of Federal Regulations for detailed White House Web site,
and Category II. information). a. Examples of eligible www.whitehouse.gov/omb/circulars/
A. Category I Grants will be awarded activities include, but are not limited to: index.html; and
to provide critical resources and (1) Acquisition of real property; (9) Fair housing services designed to
assistance to institutions that sustained (2) Clearance and demolition further the civil rights objectives of the
in excess of $50 million in damage and (Applicants applying for Category I Fair Housing Act (42 U.S.C. 3601–20) by
destruction from hurricanes Katrina or funding may undertake eligible making all persons, without regard to
Rita in FY2005. No assistance may by activities such as clearance and race, color, religion, sex, national origin,
provided for any expenses compensated demolition or rehabilitation on their familial status and/or disability aware of
through insurance or otherwise own campuses/facilities); the range of housing opportunities
provided or paid by any other program, (3) Rehabilitation of residential available to them.
persons, and/or entity. Applicants can structures including lead-based paint b. Eligible activities funded under this
request up to $2,000,000 for a three-year hazard evaluation and reduction and program meet both the Community
(36 months) grant performance period. making accessibility and visitability Development Block Grant (CDBG)
B. Category II Grants will be awarded modifications in accordance with the Program eligibility requirements and at
to expand institutions to their role and requirements of Section 504 of the least one of the national objectives.
effectiveness in addressing community c. The three national objectives of the
Rehabilitation Act of 1973;
development needs in their localities, or Community Development Block Grant
(4) Public facilities and
a designated disaster area including program are:
improvements, such as water and sewer
neighborhood revitalization, housing (1) Benefit to low-or moderate-income
facilities and streets compliance with
and economic development. Applicants persons;
accessibility requirements including (2) Aid in the prevention or
can request up to $600,000 for a three- Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of
year (36 months) grant performance elimination of slums or blight; and
1973, the Fair Housing Act, and the (3) Meet other community
period. American with Disabilities Act of 1990;
Approximately $6 million will be development needs having a particular
(5) Special economic development urgency because existing conditions
made available to fund Category I activities described at 24 CFR 570.203
applicants. In addition, approximately pose a serious and immediate threat to
and assistance to facilitate economic the health and welfare of the
$4.4 million will be made available to development by providing technical or
fund Category II applicants. If funding community, and other financial
financial assistance for the resources are not available to meet such
designated for Category I Applicants establishment, stabilization, and
remains after all eligible applicants are needs.
expansion of microenterprises, Criteria for determining whether an
awarded, the remaining funds will be including minority enterprises;
made available to fund eligible Category activity addresses one or more national
(6) Assistance to community-based objective are provided at 24 CFR
II Applicants. development organizations (CBDO) to
Only one application can be 570.208.
carry out a CDBG neighborhood d. The CDBG publication entitled
submitted per institution. In addition, revitalization, community economic
an applicant can only apply under one ‘‘Community Development Block Grant
development, or energy conservation Program Guide to National Objectives
category. If multiple applications are projects, in accordance with 24 CFR
submitted under one category, all will and Eligible Activities for Entitlement
570.204. This could include activities in Communities’’ describes the CDBG
be disqualified. If an applicant submits support of a HUD-approved local
applications under both funding regulations, and a copy can be obtained
entitlement grantee, CDBG from HUD’s NOFA Information Center
categories, all applications will be Neighborhood Revitalization Strategy
disqualified. at 800–HUD–8929 or 800–HUD–2209
(NRS) or HUD-approved State CDBG for the hearing-impaired.
III. Eligibility Information Community Revitalization Strategy
(CRS); 2. Audit Requirements
A. Eligible Applicants (7) Public service activities such as See Section III.C. of the General
Historically Black Colleges and those general support activities that can Section.
Universities as determined by the U.S. help to stabilize a neighborhood and
Department of Education in 34 CFR contribute to sustainable redevelopment 3. Threshold Requirements Applicable
608.2 in accordance with that of the area, including but not limited to to All Applicants
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Department’s responsibilities under such activities as those concerned with All applicants must comply with the
Executive Order 13256, dated February employment, crime prevention, child threshold requirements as defined in the
12, 2002. All applicants must be care, health care services, drug abuse, General Section and the requirements
institutions of higher education education, fair housing counseling, listed below. Applications that do not
accredited by a national or regional energy conservation, homebuyer down meet these requirements will be

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considered ineligible for funding and not to undertake or commit funds for for registration information from the
will be disqualified: acquisition or development of proposed Grants.gov Support Desk.
a. The applicant must meet the properties prior to HUD approval of
eligibility requirements as defined in B. Content and Form of Application
specific properties or areas. An
Section III.A. Submission
application constitutes an assurance
b. The maximum amount of funding that the institution will assist HUD to 1. Forms
an applicant can request under Category comply with part 50; Will supply HUD The following forms are required for
I Grants is $2,000,000 for a three-year with all available and relevant submission. Copies of these forms are
(36 months) grant performance period. information to perform an available on line at http://www.hud.gov/
The maximum amount of funding an environmental review for each proposed offices/adm/grants/nofa06/
applicant can request for funding under property; will carry out mitigating snofaforms.cfm.
Category II Grants is $600,000 for a measures required by HUD or select a. Application for Federal Assistance
three-year (36 months) grant alternate property; and will not acquire, (SF–424);
performance period. rehabilitate, convert, demolish, lease, b. Survey on Ensuring Equal
c. Only one application can be repair, or construct property, and not Opportunity for Applicants (SF–424
submitted per institution. In addition, commit or expend HUD or local funds Supplement);
an applicant can only apply under one for these program activities with respect c. Grant Application Detailed Budget
category. If multiple applications are to any eligible property until HUD’s (HUD–424–CB);
submitted under one category, all will written approval of the property is d. Disclosure of Lobbying Activities
be disqualified. If an applicant submits received. In supplying HUD with (SF–LLL), if applicable;
applications under both funding environmental information, applicants e. America’s Affordable Communities
categories, all applications will be should use the same guidance as Initiative (HUD–27300), if applicable;
disqualified. provided in the HUD Notice CPD–05–07 f. Applicant/Recipient Disclosure/
d. Applicants must receive a entitled, ‘‘Field Environmental Review Update Report (HUD–2880);
minimum score of 75 points to be Processing for Rural Housing and g. Program Logic Model (HUD–
considered for funding. Economic Development (RHED) Grants’’ 96010);
e. An applicant must have a DUNS issued August 30, 2005. h. Budget-By-Activity (HUD–40076);
number to receive HUD grant funds. i. Acknowledgement of Applicant
Further information and assistance on Receipt (HUD–2993). Complete this
(See the General Section).
f. Electronic applications must be HUD’s environmental requirements is form if you have received a waiver to
received and validated by grants.gov no available at: http://www.hud.gov/ the electronic application submission
later than 11:59:59 p.m. eastern time on utilities/intercept.cfm?/offices/cpd/ requirement. Applicants are not
the application deadline date of May 19, lawsregs/notices/2005/05-07.pdf. required to include this form;
2006. e. Labor Standards. Institutions and j. You Are Our Client Grant Applicant
their sub-grantees, contractors and Survey (HUD–2994–A). Applicants are
4. Program Requirements subcontractors must comply with the not required to complete this form; and
In addition to the program labor standards (Davis-Bacon) k. Facsimile Transmittal Cover Page
requirements listed in Section III.C of requirements referenced in 24 CFR (HUD–96011). This form must be used
the General Section, applicants must 570.603. as the cover page to transmit third party
meet the following program f. Economic Opportunities for Low- documents and other information.
requirements: and Very-Low Income Persons (Section Applicants are advised to download the
a. All funds awarded are for a three- 3). The provisions of Section 3 of the application package, complete the SF–
year (36 months) grant performance Housing and Urban Development Act of 424 first and it will pre-populate the
period. 1968 (12 U.S.C. 1701u) apply to this Transmittal Cover page. The Transmittal
b. Applicants must ensure that not NOFA and requires that, to the greatest Cover page will contain a unique
less than 51 percent of the aggregated extent feasible, opportunities for identifier embedded in the page that
expenditures of the grant benefit low- training and employment be given to will help HUD associate your faxed
and moderate-income persons under the lower-income residents of the project materials to your application. Please do
criteria specified in 24 CFR 570.208(a) and contracts for work in connection not use your own fax sheet. HUD will
or 570.208(d)(5) or (6). with the project be awarded in not read any faxes that are sent without
c. Site Control. Where grant funds substantial part to persons residing in the HUD–96011 fax transmittal cover
will be used for acquisition, the area of the project. Regulations are page.
rehabilitation, or new construction an located at 24 CFR part 135.
applicant must demonstrate site control. 2. Certifications and Assurances
Funds may be recaptured or deobligated IV. Application and Submission Please read the General Section for
from applicants that cannot demonstrate Information detailed information on all
control of a suitable site within one year A. Addresses to Request Application Certifications and Assurances. All
after the initial notification of award. Package applications submitted through
d. Environmental Requirements. Grants.gov constitute an
Selection for award does not constitute Applicants may download the acknowledgement and agreement to all
approval of any proposed sites. instructions to the application found on required certifications and assurances.
Following selection for award, HUD will the Grants.gov Web site at http:// Please include in your application each
perform an environmental review of www.grants.gov/Apply. If you have item listed below. Applicants
properties proposed for assistance in difficulty accessing the information you submitting paper copy applications
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accordance with 24 CFR part 50. The may call the Grants.gov Support Desk should submit the application in the
results of the environmental review may toll free at 800–518–GRANTS or e-mail following order:
require that proposed activities be your questions to Support@Grants.gov. a. SF–424, Application for Federal
modified or proposed sites be rejected. See the General Section for information Assistance. Please remember the
Applicants are particularly cautioned regarding the registration process or ask following:

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(1) The full grant amount requested (4) The principal director, if different necessary to be performed to implement
from HUD (entire three-years) should be from the designated contact person, for the program, the overall costs for each
entered, not the amount for just one the project, including phone number, activity, and the cost from each funding
year; facsimile number, and e-mail address. source. The budget-by-activity should
(2) Include the name, title, address, d. Narrative statement addressing the clearly indicate the HUD grant amount
telephone number, facsimile number, Factors. HUD will use the narrative and identify the source and dollar
and e-mail address of the designated response to the ‘‘Rating Factors’’ to amount of the leveraged resources, if
contact. This is the person who will evaluate, rate, and rank applications. any.
receive all correspondence, therefore, The narrative statement is the main Make sure that the amounts shown on
please ensure the accuracy of the source of information. Applicants are the SF–424, HUD–424–CB, HUD–
information; advised to review each factor carefully 40076–HBCU and all other required
(3) The Employer Identification/Tax for program specific requirements. The program forms are consistent and the
ID number; response to each factor should be budget totals are correct. Remember to
(4) The DUNS Number; concise and contain only information check addition in totaling the categories
(5) The Catalog of Federal Domestic relevant to the factor, yet detailed on all forms so that all items are
Assistance Number for this program is enough to address each factor fully. included in the total. If there is an
14.520; Please do not repeat material in inconsistency between any of the
(6) The project’s proposed start date response to the five factors; instead, required budget forms, the HUD–424–
and completion date. For the purpose of focus on how well the proposal CB will be used. All budget forms must
this application, the program start date responds to each of the factors. Where be completed fully. If an application is
should be December 1, 2006; and there are subfactors each subfactor must selected for award, the applicant may be
(7) The signature of the Authorized be presented separately, with the short required to provide greater specificity to
Organization Representative (AOR) who title of the subfactor presented. Make the budget during grant agreement
by virtue of submitting an application sure to address each subfactor and negotiations.
via Grants.gov has been authenticated provide sufficient information about (3) Budget Narrative. A narrative must
by the credential provider to submit every element of the subfactor. The be submitted that explains how the
applications on behalf of the Institution narrative section of an application must applicant arrived at the cost estimates
and approved by the eBusiness Point of not exceed 50 pages in length for any line item over $5,000
Contact to submit an application via (excluding forms, budget narrative, cumulative. For example, an applicant
Grants.gov. The AOR must be able to assurances, and abstract) and must be proposes to construct a building using
make a legally binding agreement with submitted on 81⁄2 by 11-inch paper, HUD funding totaling $200,000. The
HUD. For details on the Grants.gov double-spaced on one side of the paper, following costs estimate reflects this
registration process see HUD’s Notice on with one inch margins (from the top, total. Foundation cost $75,000,
Early Registration published in the bottom, and left to right side of the electrical work $40,000, plumbing work
Federal Register on December 9, 2005. document) and printed in standard $40,000, finishing work $35,000, and
b. Application Checklist. Applicants Times New Roman 12-point font. Each landscaping $10,000. The proposed cost
should use the checklist to ensure that page of the narrative must include the estimates should be reasonable for the
they have all the required components applicant’s name and be should be work to be performed and consistent
of their application. Applicants that numbered. Note that although with rates established for the level of
receive a waiver of the electronic submitting pages in excess of the page expertise required to perform the work
application submission requirement limit will not disqualify an applicant, proposed in the geographical area.
must include a copy of the checklist in HUD will not consider the information When necessary, quotes from various
their application submission. on any excess pages. This exclusion vendors or historical data should be
Applicants submitting an electronic may result in a lower score or failure to used (please make sure they are kept on
application should not submit the meet a threshold requirement. All file and are available for review by HUD
checklist. The checklist can be located applicants submitting electronic at any time). When an applicant
in Appendix A. applications must attach their narrative proposes to use a consultant, the
c. Abstract. Applicants must include responses to Rating Factors 1–5 as one applicant must indicate whether there is
no more than a two-page summary of attachment. PLEASE DO NOT ATTACH a formal written agreement. For each
the proposed project. Please include the YOUR RESPONSE TO EACH FACTOR consultant, please provide the name, if
following: SEPARATELY. known, hourly or daily rate, and the
(1) A clear description of the e. Budget. The budget submission estimated time on the project.
proposed project activities, where they must include the following: Applicants must use a cost estimate
will take place (be located), the target (1) HUD–424–CB, ‘‘Grant Application based on historical data from the
population that will be assisted, and the Detailed Budget.’’ This form shows the institution, and/or from a qualified firm
impact this project is expected to have total budget by year and by line item for (e.g., Architectural or Engineering firm),
on the community and institution; the program activities to be carried out vendor, and/or qualified individual
(2) A statement that the institution is with the proposed HUD grant. Each year (e.g., independent architect or
an eligible institution because it is a of the program should be presented contractor) other than the institution for
fully accredited institution, the name of separately. Applicants must also submit projects that involve rehabilitation of
the accrediting agency and an assurance this form to reflect the total cost residential, commercial and/or
that the accrediting agency is recognized (summary) for the entire grant industrial structures, and/or acquisition,
by the U.S. Department of Education; performance period (Grand Total). construction, or installation of public
(3) The designated contact person, (2) HUD–40076–HBCU, ‘‘Response facilities and improvements. Such an
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including phone number, facsimile Sheet, Budget-By-Activity’’ This form entity must be involved in the business
number, and e-mail address (This is the must be used to document the entire of housing rehabilitation, construction
person who will receive all three-year grant performance period. and/or management. Equipment and
correspondence; therefore, please The form should include a listing of contracts cannot be presented as a total
ensure the accuracy of the information); tasks to be completed for each activity estimated costs. For equipment,

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applicants must provide a list by type F. Other Submission Requirements experience pertaining to similar
and cost for each item. Applicants using activities to be relevant.
1. Application Submission and Receipt b. Past Performance (15 points) For
contracts must provide an individual
Procedure Previously Funded Category II
description and cost estimate for each
contract. Construction costs must be Please read the General Section Applicants. This subfactor will evaluate
broken down to indicate how funds will carefully and completely for the how well an applicant has performed
be utilized (e.g., demolition, foundation, submission and receipt procedures for successfully under HUD/HBCU grants.
exterior walls, roofing, electrical work, all applications because failure to Applicants must demonstrate this by
plumbing, finishing work, etc.) comply may disqualify your addressing the following information on
(4) Indirect costs. Indirect costs, if application. the HUD–40076–HBCU ‘‘Response
applicable, are allowable based on an Sheet: (Performance Narrative) for all
2. Waiver of Electronic Submission
established approved indirect cost rate. previously completed and open HBCU
Requirements
Applicants must have on file and grants:
submit to HUD if selected for funding a Please refer to the General Section for (1) A list of all HUD/HBCU grants
copy of their indirect cost rate further discussion. Paper applications received, including the dollar amount
agreement. Applicants who are selected will not be accepted from applicants awarded and the amount expended as of
for funding that do not have an that have not been granted a waiver. If the date of this application. The HUD–
approved indirect cost rate agreement, an applicant is granted a waiver, the 40076–HBCU ‘‘Response Sheet’’
established by the cognizant federal Office of University Partnerships will (Performance Narrative) form is located
agency), will be required to establish a provide instructions for submission. at the following Web site: http://
rate. In such cases, HUD will issue an Applicants that submit a paper www.hud.gov/offices/adm/grants/
award with a provisional rate and assist application must be received by or fundsavail.cfmin. The form should be
applicants in having a rate established. before the application deadline date. filled out completely;
f. Appendix. Applicants receiving a V. Application Review Information (2) A description of the achievement
waiver of the electronic submission of specific tasks, measurable objectives,
requirements and submitting a paper A. Criteria and specific outcomes consistent with
copy of the application must place all 1. Rating Factor 1: Capacity of the the approved timeline/work plan;
required forms in this section. An (3) A comparison of the amount of
Applicant and Relevant Experience (25
applicant SHOULD NOT submit proposed leveraged funds and/or
Points)
resumes, or other back-up materials. If resources to the amount that was
this information is included, it will not This factor addresses the extent to actually leveraged;
be considered during the review which the institution has the resources (4) A detailed description of
process. necessary to successfully implement the compliance with all reporting
proposed activities in a timely manner. requirements, including timeliness of
C. Submission Dates and Times a. Knowledge and Experience For submission, whether reports were
A complete application package must Category I and First Time Category II complete and addressed all information
be received and validated electronically Applicants (25 Points) For Previously (both narrative and financial) as
by the Grants.gov portal no later than Funded Category II Applicants (10 required by the grant agreement; and
11:59:59 p.m. eastern time on or before Points). In rating this subfactor, HUD (5) A list detailing the date the
the applications deadline date of May will consider the extent to which the project(s) was completed, was it
19, 2006. In an effort to address any applicant clearly addresses the completed in the original three-year
issues with transmission of your following: grant performance period; if not
application, applicants are strongly (1) Describe the knowledge and completed why (including when it was
encouraged to submit their applications experience of the proposed project or will be completed);
prior to the application deadline. This director and staff, including the day-to- HUD will also review an applicant’s
will allow an applicant enough time to day program manager, consultants past performance in managing funds,
make the necessary adjustments to meet (including technical assistance including, but not limited to: The ability
the submission deadline. Please see the providers), and contractors in planning to account for funding appropriately;
General Section for further instructions. and managing the type of project for timely use of funds received from HUD;
Electronic faxes using the Facsimile which funding is being requested; and meeting performance targets for
Transmittal cover sheet (Form HUD– (2) Clearly identify the following: key completion of activities; timely
96011) contained in the electronic project team members, titles (e.g., submission of required progress reports
application must be received no later project manager/coordinator, etc.), and receipt of promised leveraged
than 11:59:59 p.m. eastern time on the respective roles for the project staff, and resources. In evaluating past
application submission deadline date. a brief description of their relevant performance, HUD reserves the right to
experience. deduct up to five (5) points from this
D. Intergovernmental Review If key personnel have not been hired, rating score as a result of the
This program is excluded from an applicants must identify the position information obtained from HUD’s
Intergovernmental Review. title, provide a description of duties and records (i.e., progress and financial
responsibilities, and describe the reports, monitoring reports, Logic Model
E. Funding Restrictions qualifications to be considered in the submissions, and amendments).
Ineligible CDBG Activities are listed selection of personnel, including
subcontractors and consultants. 2. Rating Factor 2: Need/Extent of the
at 24 CFR 570.207. Ineligible activities
Experience will be judged in terms of Problem (15 Points)
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include but are not limited to:
1. Curriculum development and/or recent and relevant knowledge and This factor addresses the extent to
expansion of an institution’s existing skills of the staff to undertake the which there is a need for funding the
curriculum; proposed eligible program activities. proposed program activities and an
2. General government expenses; and HUD will consider experience within indication of the importance of meeting
3. Political activities. the last five (5) years to be recent and the need(s). In addressing this factor,

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applicants should provide, at a (a) Describe each activity required to in implementing its policy priorities
minimum, the following and must cite successfully implement and complete that help the Department achieve its
statistics and/or analyses contained in the proposed project in measurable goals and objectives in FY 2007, when
one or more current data sources that terms (e.g., the number of persons to be the majority of grant recipients will be
are sound and reliable. trained and employed; houses to be reporting programmatic results and
(1) Describe the need(s); and rehabilitated; or minority-owned achievements. In addressing this
(2) Describe the importance of businesses to be started, etc.); subfactor, HUD will evaluate the extent
meeting the proposed needs. In rating (b) List and describe how each to which a program will further and
this factor, HUD will consider only activity meets one of the following support HUD’s priorities. The quality of
current data that is specific to the area Community Development Block Grant the responses provided to one or more
where the proposed project activities (CDBG) Program national objectives: of HUD’s priorities will determine the
will be carried out. Sources for localized • Benefit low- and moderate-income score an applicant can receive.
data can be found at: www.ffiec.gov. persons; Applicants must describe how each
HUD will also consider data collected • Aid in the prevention or policy priority selected will be
within the last five (5) years to be elimination of slums or blight; or addressed. Applicants that just list a
current. To the extent that the targeted • Meet other community priority will receive no points. Please
community’s Five Year Consolidated development needs having a particular refer to the General Section for
Plan and Analysis of Impediments to urgency because existing conditions additional information about HUD’s
Fair Housing Choice (AI) identify the pose a serious and immediate threat to policy priorities.
level of the problem and the urgency in the health and welfare of the The total number of points an
meeting the need, applicants should community, and other financial applicant can receive under this
include references to these documents resources are not available to meet such subfactor is two (2). Each policy priority
in response to this factor (this is needs. addressed has a point value of one (1)
applicable only to applicants applying Criteria for determining whether an point with the exception of the policy
for funding under Category II). activity addresses one or more objective priority to remove regulatory barriers to
Other reliable data sources include, are provided at 24 CFR 570.208; affordable housing, which has a point
but are not limited to, Census reports, (c) Describe the major tasks required value of up to two (2) points. To receive
HUD Continuum of Care gap analysis (in sequential order) to successfully these two (2) points an applicant must
and its E–MAP (To find additional implement and complete each activity. indicate how this priority will be
information go to HUD’s Web site: Include target completion dates for each addressed and an applicant must
http://www.hud.gov/emaps), law task (in 6 month intervals, up to thirty- indicate how this priority will be
enforcement agency crime reports, six (36) months); addressed and submit the completed
Public Housing Agencies’ (d) Identify the key staff, as described questionnaire (HUD–27300) ‘‘HUD’s
Comprehensive Plans, community in Factor 1, who will be responsible and Initiative on Removal of Regulatory
needs analyses such as provided by the accountable for completing each Barriers’’ found in the General Section
United Way, the applicant’s institution, activity; and along with required documentation. It is
and other sound, reliable an appropriate (e) Describe how the project director up to the applicant to determine which
sources. Needs in terms of fulfilling will work with the partners and citizens of the policy priorities they elect to
court orders or consent decrees, to accomplish the proposed activities. address to receive the available two (2)
settlements, conciliation agreements, (2) (8 Points) Describe clearly how points.
and voluntary compliance agreements each proposed activity will: d. (2 Points) Economic Opportunities
may also be addressed. (a) Expands the role of the institution for Low- and Very-Low Income Persons
in the community (applicable only to (Provision of Section 3). This subfactor
3. Rating Factor 3: Soundness of Category II Applicants);
Approach (40 Points) will be evaluated on the extent to which
(b) Address the needs identified in an applicant describes how it proposes
This factor addresses the quality and Factor 2; to:
effectiveness of the proposed work plan (c) Relate to and not duplicate other (1) Provide opportunities to train and
and the commitment of the institution activities in the target area. Duplicative employ lower-income residents of the
to sustain the proposed activities. effort will be acceptable only if an project area; and
This factor will be evaluated based on applicant can demonstrate through (2) Award substantial contracts to
the extent to which the proposed work documentation that there is a persons residing in the project area.
plan demonstrates the following: population in need that is not being Regulations regarding the provision of
a. Quality of the Work Plan. This served; and Section 3 of the Housing and Urban
subfactor will be evaluated on the extent (d) Involve and empower citizens of Development Act of 1968 (12 U.S.C.
to which an applicant provides a clear the target area in the proposed project 1701u) can be located at 24 CFR part
detailed description of the proposed particularly through a committee that is 135.
project and anticipated representative of the target community
accomplishments. (applicable only to Category II 4. Rating Factor 4: Leveraging Resources
(1) Specific Activities. For Category I Applicants). (8 Points)
Applicants (28 Points). For Category II b. (3 Points) Involvement of the This factor addresses the ability of the
Applicants (25 Points). The work plan Faculty and Students (For Category II applicant to secure resources that can be
must describe all proposed activities Applicants Only). The applicant must combined with HUD’s grant funds to
and major tasks required to successfully describe how it proposes to integrate the achieve the program’s purpose.
implement the proposed project and institution’s students and faculty into In evaluating this factor, HUD will
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anticipated accomplishments. In proposed project activities consider how well the applicant has
addressing this subfactor, applicants c. (2 Points) HUD Policy Priorities. To established partnerships with other
must provide a clear description of the earn points under this subfactor, HUD entities to secure additional resources to
proposed activities and address the requires applicants to undertake specific increase the effectiveness of the
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may include funding or in-kind commitment letters, memoranda of Examples of outputs are the number of
contributions, such as services or understanding and/or agreements new affordable housing units, the
equipment, allocated for the purpose(s) outlined in the application, within number of homes that have been
of the proposed project activities. twenty (20) calendar days after initial renovated, and the number of facilities
Resources may be provided by contact from the Office of University that have been constructed or
governmental entities, public or private Partnerships (OUP). Letters, memoranda rehabilitated. Outputs should produce
nonprofit organizations, for-profit of understanding, or agreements must be outcomes for the program. At a
private organizations, or other entities. submitted on the provider’s letterhead minimum, an applicant must address
Applicants may also establish and should be addressed to Sherone the following activities in the evaluation
partnerships with other program Ivey, Acting Associate Deputy Assistant plan:
funding recipients to coordinate the use Secretary for University Partnerships. a. Measurable objectives to be
of resources in the target area. Overhead The date of the letter, memorandum of accomplished (e.g., the number of
and other institutional costs (e.g., understanding, or agreement from the persons to be trained and employed;
salaries, indirect costs, etc.) that the CEO of the provider organization must houses to be built pursuant to 24 CFR
institution has waived may be counted. be dated no earlier than nine months 570.207 or rehabilitated; minority-
Examples of potential sources for prior to this published NOFA. OUP will owned businesses to be started);
outside assistance include: provide specific instructions on how b. Measurable impacts the grant will
• Federal, state, and local these documents must be submitted have on the community in general and
governments; when contact is made with the the target area or population; and
• Local or national nonprofit applicant. HUD will only request and c. The impact the grant will have on
organizations; consider the resources/organizations assisting the university to obtain
• Financial institutions and/or that are listed in the outline submitted additional resources to continue this
private businesses; in the application. If OUP does not type of work at the end of the grant
• Foundations; receive those documents in the required performance period.
• Faith-based and other community- format and allotted timeframe, an The information must be placed on a
based organizations; applicant will not receive points under HUD–96010, Program Outcome Logic
To address this factor, an applicant this factor and the application will be Model form. HUD has developed a new
must provide an outline in the rated and ranked to address this point approach to completing this form.
application and have on file written change. Please carefully read the General
commitment letters, memoranda of Section for instructions; training is
understanding and/or agreements that 5. Rating Factor 5: Achieving Results
and Program Evaluation (12 Points) available. A narrative is not required.
show the extent and firm commitment However, if a narrative is provided,
of all proposed leveraged resources This factor reflects HUD’s goal to
those pages will be included in the page
(including any commitment of resources embrace high standards of management
count. (Form HUD–96010 will be
from the applicant’s own institution) and accountability. It measures the
excluded from the page count.)
that address the following information applicant’s commitment to assess their
for each leveraged resource/fund: performance to achieve the program’s B. Review and Selection Process
(1) The name of the organization and proposed objectives and goals.
1. Application Selection Process.
the executive officer authorizing the Applicants are required to develop an
funds/goods and/or services (Only effective, quantifiable, outcome oriented Two types of reviews will be
applicable to the narrative section); evaluation plan for measuring conducted:
(2) The cash amount contributed or performance and determining that a. A threshold review to determine an
dollar value of the in-kind goods and/ objectives and goals have been applicant’s basic eligibility; and
or services committed (If a dollar achieved. The Logic Model is a b. A technical review for all
amount and its use is not shown, the summary of the narrative statements applications that pass the threshold
funding will not be counted); presented in Factors 1–4. Therefore, it review to rate and rank the application
(3) A specific description of how each should be consistent with the based on the ‘‘Rating Factors’’ listed in
contribution is to be used toward the information contained in the narrative Section V.A.
proposed activities; statements. Only those applications that pass the
(4) The date the contribution will be ‘‘Outcomes’’ are benefits accruing to threshold review will receive a
made available and a statement that the community during or after technical review.
describes the duration of the participation in the HBCU program.
Applicants must clearly identify the 2. Rating Panels
contribution;
(5) Any terms or conditions affecting outcomes to be measured and achieved. To review and rate applications HUD
the commitment, other than receipt of a Examples of outcomes include may establish panels, which may
HUD Grant; and increased employment opportunities in include experts or consultants not
(6) The signature of the appropriate the target community by a certain currently employed by HUD to obtain
executive officer authorized to commit percentage, increased incomes/wages or certain expertise.
the funds and/or goods and/or services. other assets for persons trained, or
3. Ranking
(Only applicable to the written enhanced family stability through the
documentation) Please remember that creation of affordable housing HUD will fund applications in rank
only items eligible for funding under opportunities (e.g., increased assets to order, until all available program funds
this program can be counted. families and communities through the are awarded. In order to be funded, an
Commitment letters, memoranda of development of affordable housing). applicant must receive a minimum
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understanding and/or agreements are In addition, applicants must establish score of 75 points out of a possible 100
not required at the time of application interim benchmarks and outputs that points. The RC/EZ/EC–II, as described
submission but you must have them on lead to the ultimate achievement of in the General Section does not apply to
file. Applicants selected for award will outcomes. ‘‘Outputs’’ are the direct this program. If two or more
be required to submit the signed products of the program’s activities. applications have the same number of

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points, the application with the most Governments, and Non-Profit assigned OMB control number 2528–
points for Factor 3 shall be selected. If Organizations). Applicants can access 0235. In accordance with the Paperwork
there is still a tie, the application with the OMB circulars at the White House Reduction Act, HUD may not conduct or
the most points for Factor 1 shall be Web site at www.whitehouse.gov/omb/ sponsor, and a person is not required to
selected. If there is still a tie, the circulars/index.html. respond to, a collection of information
application with the most points for 3. OMB Circulars and unless the collection displays a
Factor 2, 4 and then 5 shall be selected Governmentwide Regulations currently valid OMB control number.
in that order until the tie is broken. Applicable to Financial Assistance Public reporting burden for the
HUD reserves the right to make Programs. The General Section provides collection of information is estimated to
selections out of rank order to provide further discussion on this matter. average 356 hours per annum per
for geographic distribution of grantees. 4. Executive Order 13202, respondent for the application and grant
HUD also reserves the right to reduce Preservation of Open Competition and administration. This includes the time
the amount of funding requested in Government Neutrality Towards for collecting, reviewing, and reporting
order to fund as many highly ranked Government Contractors’ Labor the data for the application, quarterly,
applications as possible. Additionally, if Relations on Federal and Federally semi-annual and final reports. The
funds remain after funding the highest Funded Construction Projects. See the information will be used for grantee
ranked applications, HUD may fund General Section for further discussion. selection and monitoring the
part of the next highest-ranking 5. Procurement of Recovered administration of funds. Response to
application. If an applicant turns down Materials. The General Section provides this request for information is required
an award offer, HUD will make an further discussion on the matter. in order to receive the benefits to be
award to the next highest-ranking 6. Code of Conduct. See the General derived.
application. If funds remain after all Section for further discussion.
selections have been made, the Appendix A—Application Checklist—
remaining funds will be carried over to C. Reporting HBCU
the next funding cycle’s competition. All grant recipients under this NOFA This checklist identifies application
4. Correction to Deficient Applications are required to submit quarterly submission requirements. Applicants
progress reports. The progress reports are requested to use this checklist when
See the General Section. shall consist of two components, a preparing an application to ensure
C. Anticipated Announcement and narrative that must reflect the activities submission of all required elements.
Award Dates undertaken during the reporting period Applicants submitting an electronic
and a financial report that reflects costs application do not have to submit the
Announcements of awards are
incurred by budget line item, as well as checklist. Applicants that receive a
anticipated on or before September 30,
a cumulative summary of costs incurred waiver of the electronic application
2006.
during the reporting. submission requirement must include a
VI. Award Administration Information For each reporting period, as part of copy of the checklist in their
A. Award Notice the required report to HUD, grant application.
recipients must include a completed Check off to ensure these items have
After all selections have been made, Logic Model form (HUD–96010), which been included in the application:
HUD will notify all winning identifies output and outcome llSF–424 ‘‘Application For Federal
applications in writing. HUD may achievements. Assistance’’
require winning applicants to For FY2006, HUD is considering a llApplication Checklist (Applicants
participate in additional negotiations new concept for the Logic Model. The that submit paper applications must
before receiving an official award. For new concept is a Return on Investment include the checklist in their
further discussion on this matter, please (ROI) statement. HUD will be publishing applications)
refer to the General Section. a separate notice on the ROI concept. llAbstract (must include no more
B. Administrative and National Policy VII. Agency Contacts than a two-page summary of the
Requirements proposed project)
Applicants may contact Ophelia Indicate the page number where each
Refer to Section VI.B. in the General Wilson at (202) 708–3061, extension
Section. of the Factors are located:
4390 or Susan Brunson at (202) 708– Narrative Statement Addressing the
1. Debriefing. The General Section
3061, extension 3852. Persons with Rating Factors.
provides the procedures for requesting a
speech or hearing impairments may call The narrative section of an
debriefing. All requests for debriefings
the Federal Information Relay Service application must not exceed 50 pages in
must be made in writing and submitted
(TTY) at (800) 877–8339. Except for the length (excluding forms, budget
within thirty (30) calendar days of
‘‘800’’ number, these numbers are not narrative and abstract). This information
receipt of written notification to:
toll-free. Applicants may also reach Ms. must be submitted on 81⁄2 by 11-inch
Ophelia Wilson, Office of University
Wilson via e-mail at paper, double-spaced on one side of the
Partnerships, Robert C. Weaver Federal
Ophelia_Wilson@hud.gov, and/or Ms. paper, with one-inch margins (from the
Building, 451 Seventh Street, SW.,
Brunson at Susan_S._Brunson@hud.gov. top, bottom, left, and right sides of the
Room 8130, Washington, DC 20410–
6000. VIII. Other Information documents) and printed in standard
2. Administrative. Grants awarded Times New-Roman 12-point font.
Paperwork Reduction Act
under this NOFA will be governed by llFactor I
the provisions of 24 CFR part 84 (Grants The information collection llFactor II
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and Agreements with Institutions of requirements contained in this llHUD–40076, ‘‘Response Sheet
Higher Education, Hospitals and Other document have been approved by the Performance Narrative’’ (If
Non-Profit Organizations), A–21 (Cost Office of Management and Budget applicable)
Principles for Educational Institutions) (OMB) under the Paperwork Reduction llFactor III
and A–133 (Audits of States, Local Act of 1995 (44 U.S.C. 3501–3520) and llFactor IV

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llFactor V contained in the electronic application llHUD–2993, Acknowledgement of
_lHUD–96010 ‘‘Logic Model’’ package. Applicant Receipt (Only applicants
Check off to ensure these items have llApplication for Federal Assistance that submit paper applications);
been included in the application: (SF–424); llYou Are Our Client Grant Applicant
Appendix llSurvey on Ensuring Equal Survey (HUD–2994–A);
llBudget Opportunity for Applicants (SF–424 llResponse Sheet Performance
llHUD 424–CB’’ Grant Application Supplement); Narrative (HUD–40076) if
Detailed Budget.’’ llGrant Application Detailed Budget applicable;
llHUD–40076–HBCU ‘‘Budget-By- (HUD–424–CB); llProgram Logic Model (HUD–96010);
Activity’’ llDisclosure of Lobbying Activities and
llBudget Narrative (No form provided
and must be submitted for the total
(SF–LLL), if applicable; llFacsimile Transmittal (HUD–96011)
three-year grant period) llAmerica’s Affordable Communities required as the cover page to third
Initiative (HUD–27300), if party documents transmitted by
Appendix B (All Required Forms) applicable; facsimile to HUD. See the General
The following forms are required for llApplicant/Recipient Disclosure/ Section.
submission. All required forms are Update Report (HUD–2880); BILLING CODE 4210–01–P
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Hispanic-Serving Institutions Assisting HSI. In addition, all applicants must be time. HUD will only request and
Communities (HSIAC) Program institutions of higher education granting consider the resources/organizations
Overview Information two-or four-year degrees that are fully outlined in the application. If OUP does
accredited by a national or regional not receive those documents in the
A. Federal Agency Name: Department accrediting agency recognized by the required format and allotted timeframe,
of Housing and Urban Development, U.S. Department of Education. If an an applicant will not receive points
Office of Policy Development and applicant is one of several campuses of under this factor and the application
Research, Office of University the same institution, the applicant may will be rated and ranked to address this
Partnerships. apply separately from the other point change.
B. Funding Opportunity Title: campuses as long as the campus has a In scoring this factor, HUD will rate
Hispanic-Serving Institutions Assisting separate administrative structure and an applicant that provides leveraging
Communities (HSIAC) Program. budget and meets the enrollment test resources that are 15 percent or more of
C. Announcement Type: Initial outlined above. the amount requested under this
announcement. program and that are properly
D. Funding Opportunity Numbers: Full Text of Announcement
documented, as listed, below will be
The Federal Register Number is FR– I. Funding Opportunity Description awarded nine (9) points; applicants that
5030–N–19. The OMB Approval provide leveraging resources that are
The purpose of the Hispanic Serving
Number is 2528–0198. 10–14 percent of the amount requested
Institutions Assisting Communities
E. Catalog of Federal Domestic
(HSIAC) Program is to assist Hispanic under this program and that are
Assistance (CFDA) Number: The CDFA
Serving Institutions (HSI) of higher properly documented, as listed below,
Number for this program is 14.514.
education expand their role and will be awarded six (6) points;
F. Dates: The application deadline
effectiveness in addressing community applicants that provide leveraging
date is May 22, 2006. Please be sure to
development needs in their localities, resources that are 5–9 percent of the
read the General Section for electronic
including neighborhood revitalization, amount requested under this program
application submission and receipt
housing and economic development, and that are properly documented, as
requirements.
G. Additional Overview Content principally for persons of low- and listed below, will be awarded three (3)
Information; moderate-income consistent with the points; applicants that provide
1. Purpose of the Program: To assist purpose of the Title I of the Housing and leveraging resources that are less than 5
Hispanic-Serving Institutions (HSI) Community Development Act of 1974, percent of the amount requested or
expand their role and effectiveness in as amended. resources are not properly documented
For the purpose of this program, the will receive zero points.
addressing community development
term ‘‘locality’’ includes any city, 2. Current HSIAC grantees no longer
needs in their localities, including
county, township, parish, village, or have to draw down at least 75% of the
neighborhood revitalization, housing,
other general political subdivision of a funding awarded under past grants prior
and economic development, principally
state, Puerto Rico, or the U.S. Virgin to this application deadline date to be
for persons of low- and moderate-
Islands where the institution is located. eligible to apply for funding under this
income, consistent with the purposes of A ‘‘target area’’ is the area within the
Title I of the Housing and Community NOFA.
locality in which the institution will 3. All applicants must be institutions
Development Act of 1974, as amended. implement its proposed HSIAC grant.
2. Award Information: In Fiscal Year of higher education granting two-or
(FY) 2006, approximately $5.94 million A. Authority four-year degrees that are accredited by
has been made available for this a national or regional accrediting agency
HUD’s authority for making this recognized by the U.S. Department of
program by the Department of Housing funding available under this NOFA is
and Urban Development Appropriations Education.
Department of Housing and Urban 4. All applicants submitting electronic
Act, 2006 (Pub. L. 109–115; approved Development Appropriations Act, 2006
Nov. 30, 2005) and an additional applications must attach their narrative
(Pub. L. 109–115; approved Nov. 30, responses to Rating Factors 1–5 as one
$78,000 in carryover funds. An 2005). This program is being
applicant can request up to $600,000 for attachment. PLEASE DO NOT ATTACH
implemented through this NOFA and YOUR RESPONSE TO EACH FACTOR
a three-year (36 months) grant the policies governing its operation are
performance period. SEPARATELY.
contained herein.
3. Eligible Applicants: Nonprofit II. Award Information
Hispanic-Serving Institutions that meet B. Modifications
the definition of an HSI established in In Fiscal Year (FY) 2006,
Listed below are major modifications
Title V of the 1998 Amendments to the approximately $5.94 million is made
from the Fiscal Year (FY) 2005 program-
Higher Education Act of 1965 (Pub. L. available for this program and an
funding announcement:
105–244; enacted October 7, 1998). In 1. Commitment letters, memoranda of additional $78,000 in carryover funds.
order to meet this definition, at least 25 understandings and/or agreements are An applicant can request up to $600,000
percent of the full-time undergraduate not required at the time of application for a three-year (36 months) grant
students enrolled in an institution must submission but must be on file. performance period.
be Hispanic and not less than 50 percent Applicants selected for award will be III. Eligibility Information
of these Hispanic students must be low- required to submit the signed
income individuals. Institutions are not commitment letters, memoranda of A. Eligible Applicants
required to be on the list of eligible HSIs understandings and/or agreements Nonprofit Hispanic-serving
prepared by the U.S. Department of outlined in the application, within institutions that meet the definition of
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Education. However, an institution that twenty (20) calendar days after initial an HSI of higher education established
is not on the list is required to provide contact from the Office of University in Title V of the 1998 Amendments to
a statement in the application that the Partnerships (OUP). OUP will provide the Higher Education Act of 1965 (Pub.
institution meets the U.S. Department of specific instructions on how these L. 105–244; enacted October 7, 1998). In
Education’s statutory definition of an documents must be submitted at that order to meet this definition, at least 25

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percent of the full-time undergraduate as provided in section 105(a) (25) of the (2) Aid in the prevention or
students enrolled in an institution must Housing and Community Development elimination of slums or blight; and
be Hispanic and not less than 50 percent Act of 1974; (3) Meet other community
of these Hispanic students must be low- (7) Special economic development development needs having a particular
income individuals. Institutions are not activities described at 24 CFR 570.203 urgency because existing conditions
required to be on the list of eligible HSIs and assistance to facilitate economic pose a serious and immediate threat to
prepared by the U.S. Department of development by providing technical or the health and welfare of the
Education. However, an institution that financial assistance for the community, and other financial
is not on the list is required to provide establishment, stabilization, and resources are not available to meet such
a statement in the application that the expansion of microenterprises, needs.
institution meets the U.S. Department of including minority enterprises; Criteria for determining whether an
Education’s statutory definition of an (8) Assistance to community-based activity addresses one or more national
HSI as cited above. In addition, all development organizations (CBDO) to objectives are provided at 24 CFR
applicants must be institutions of higher carry out a CDBG neighborhood 570.208.
education granting two-or four-year revitalization, community economic d. The CDBG publication entitled
degrees that are fully accredited by a development, or energy conservation ‘‘Community Development Block Grant
national or regional accrediting agency project, in accordance with 24 CFR Program Guide to National Objectives
recognized by the U.S. Department of 570.204. This could include activities in and Eligible Activities for Entitlement
Education. If an applicant is one of support of a HUD-approved local Communities’’ describes the CDBG
several campuses of the same entitlement grantee, CDBG regulations, and a copy can be obtained
institution, the applicant may apply Neighborhood Revitalization Strategy from HUD’s NOFA Information Center
separately from the other campuses as (NRS) or HUD-approved State CDBG at 800–HUD–8929 or 800–HUD–2209
long as the campus has a separate Community Revitalization Strategy for the hearing-impaired.
administrative structure and budget and (CRS); 2. Audit Requirements. See Section
meets the enrollment test outlined (9) Public service activities such as III.C. of the General Section.
above. general support activities that can help 3. Threshold Requirements
to stabilize a neighborhood and Applicable to all Applicants. All
B. Cost Sharing or Matching contribute to sustainable redevelopment applicants must comply with the
None Required. of the area, including but not limited to threshold requirements as defined in the
such activities as those concerned with General Section and the requirements
C. Other employment, crime prevention, child listed below. Applications that do not
1. Eligible Activities. Eligible activities care, health care services, drug abuse, meet these requirements will be
are listed in 24 CFR Part 570, subpart C, education, housing counseling, energy considered ineligible for funding and
particularly § 570.201 through 570.206. conservation, homebuyer down will be disqualified.
Information regarding these activities payment assistance, establish and a. The applicant must meet the
can be found at: www.hudclips.org maintain Neighborhood Network eligibility requirements as defined in
(click on the Code of Federal centers in federally assisted or insured Section III.A.
Regulations for detailed information). housing, job training and placement and b. The applicant may request up to
a. Examples of eligible activities recreational needs; $600,000.
include, but are not limited to: (10) Up to 20 percent of the grant may c. Only one application can be
(1) Acquisition of real property; be used for payments of reasonable submitted per campus. If multiple
(2) Clearance and demolition; grant administrative costs related to applications are submitted, all will be
(3) Rehabilitation of residential planning and execution of the project disqualified. However, different
structures including lead-based paint (e.g., preparation/submission of HUD campuses of the same university system
hazard evaluation and reduction and reports). Detailed explanations of these are eligible to apply as long as they have
making accessibility and visitabilty costs are provided in OMB circular A– an administrative and budgeting
modifications in accordance with the 21 Cost Principals for Educational structure independent of the other
requirements of Section 504 of the Institutions that can be accessed at the campuses in the system.
Rehabilitation Act of 1973; White House Web site at: d. Institutions that received an HSIAC
(4) Public facilities and www.whitehouse.gov/omb/circulars/ grant in FY2005 are not eligible to
improvements, such as water and sewer index.html; submit an application under this NOFA.
facilities and streets compliance with (11) Fair housing services designed to If an institution received an HSIAC
accessibility requirements, including further civil rights objectives of the Fair grant in FY2002, FY2003, or FY2004,
Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of Housing Act (42 U.S.C. 3601–20) by the institution may apply under this
1973, the Fair Housing Act, and the making all persons, without regard to NOFA as long as it proposes a different
American with Disabilities Act of 1990; race, color, religion, sex, national origin, activity (activities) in their current
(5) Relocation payments and other familial status and/or disability aware of project location, or proposes replicating
assistance for permanently and the range of housing opportunities their current project in a new location.
temporarily relocated individuals, available to them; and e. Applicants must receive a
families, businesses, nonprofit b. Each activity proposed for funding minimum score of 75 points to be
organizations, and farm operations must meet the Community Development considered for funding.
where the assistance is: Block Grant (CDBG) Program eligibility f. An applicant must have a DUNS
(a) Required under the provisions of requirements and at least one national number to receive HUD grant funds (See
24 CFR 570.606(b) or (c); or objective. the General Section).
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(b) Determined by the grantee to be c. The three national objectives of the g. Electronic applications must be
appropriate under the provisions of 24 Community Development Block Grant received and validated by Grants.gov no
CFR 570.606(d); program are: later than 11:59:59 p.m. eastern time on
(6) Direct homeownership assistance (1) Benefit to low-or moderate-income the application deadline date of May 22,
to low- and moderate-income persons, persons; 2006.

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4. Program Requirements. In addition e. Labor Standards. Institutions and form only if you have received a waiver
to the program requirements listed in their sub-grantees, contractors, and to the electronic application submission
Section III.C of the General Section, subcontractors must comply with the requirement. Applicants submitting
applicants must meet the following labor standards (Davis-Bacon) electronically are not required to
program requirements: requirements referenced in 24 CFR include this form;
a. All funds awarded are for a three- 570.603. k. Facsimile Transmittal Cover Page
year (36 months) grant performance f. Economic Opportunities for Low- (HUD–96011). This form must be used
period. and Very-Low Income Persons (Section as the cover page to transmit third party
b. Applicants must ensure that not 3). The provisions of Section 3 of the documents and other information.
less than 51 percent of the aggregated Housing and Urban Development Act of Applicants are advised to download the
expenditures of a grant award are use to 1968 (12 U.S.C. 1701u) apply to this application package, complete the SF–
benefit low- and moderate-income NOFA and requires that to the greatest 424 first and it will pre-populate the
persons under the criteria specified in extent feasible opportunities for training Transmittal Cover page. The Transmittal
24 CFR 570.208(a) or 570.208(d)(5) or and employment be given to lower- Cover page will contain a unique
(6). income residents of the project and identifier embedded in the page that
c. Site Control. Where grant funds contracts for work in connection with will help HUD associate your faxed
will be used for acquisition, the project be awarded in substantial materials to your application. Please
rehabilitation, or new construction an part to person residing in the area of the download the cover page and then make
applicant must demonstrate site control. project. Regulations are located at 24 multiple copies to provide to any of the
Funds may be recaptured or deobligated CFR Part 135. entities responsible for submitting faxed
from applicants that cannot demonstrate IV. Application and Submission materials to HUD on your behalf. Please
control of a suitable site within one year Information do not use your own fax sheet. HUD
after the initial notification of award. will not read any faxes that are sent
A. Addresses to Request Application without the HUD–96011 fax transmittal
d. Environmental Requirements.
Package cover page; and
Selection for award does not constitute
approval of any proposed sites. Applicants may download the l. You Are Our Client Grant Applicant
Following selection for award, HUD will instructions to the application found on Survey (HUD–2994-A). Applicants are
perform an environmental review of the Grants.gov Web site at http:// not required to complete this form.
properties proposed for assistance in www.Grants.gov./Apply. If you have 2. Certifications and Assurances.
accordance with 24 CFR Part 50. The difficulty accessing the information you Please read the General Section for
results of the environmental review may may call the Grants.gov Support Desk detailed information on all
require that proposed activities be toll free 800–518–GRANTS or e-mail Certifications and Assurances. All
modified or proposed sites be rejected. your questions to Support@Grants.gov. applications submitted through
Applicants are particularly cautioned See the General Section for information Grants.gov constitute an
not to undertake or commit funds for regarding the registration process or ask acknowledgement and agreement to all
acquisition or development of proposed for registration information from the required certifications and assurances.
properties prior to HUD approval of Grants.gov Support Desk. Please include in your application each
specific properties or areas. An item listed below. Applicants
B. Content and Form of Application submitting paper copy applications
application constitutes an assurance Submission
that the institution will assist HUD to should submit the application in the
comply with part 50; will supply HUD 1. Forms following order:
a. SF–424, Application for Federal
with all available and relevant The following forms are required for
Assistance. Please remember the
information to perform an submission. Copies of these forms are
following:
environmental review for each proposed available online at http://www.hud.gov/
(1) The full grant amount requested
property; will carry out mitigating offices/adm/grants/nofa06/
from HUD (entire three years) should be
measures required by HUD or select snofaforms.cfm.
a. Application for Federal Assistance entered, not the amount for just one
alternate property; and will not acquire, year;
rehabilitate, convert, demolish, lease, (SF–424);
b. Survey on Ensuring Equal (2) Include the name, title, address,
repair, or construct property, and not telephone number, facsimile number,
commit or expend HUD or local funds Opportunity for Applicants (SF–424
Supplement); and e-mail address of the designated
for these program activities with respect contact. This is the person who will
to any eligible property until HUD’s c. Grant Application Detailed Budget
(HUD–424–CB); receive all correspondence; therefore,
written approval of the property is please ensure the accuracy of the
received. In supplying HUD with d. Disclosure of Lobbying Activities
(SF–LLL), if applicable; information;
environmental information, applicants (3) The Employer Identification/Tax
e. America’s Affordable Communities
should use the same guidance as ID;
Initiative (HUD–27300), if applicable;
provided in the HUD Notice CPD–05–07 f. Applicant/Recipient Disclosure/ (4) The DUNS Number;
entitled, ‘‘Field Environmental Review Update Report (HUD–2880); (5) The Catalog of Federal Domestic
Processing for Rural Housing and g. Program Logic Model (HUD– Assistance Number for this program is
Economic Development (RHED) grants’’ 96010); 14.514;
issued August 30, 2005. The General h. Certification of Consistency with (6) The project’s proposed start date
Section provides further discussion of RC/EZ/EC–II Strategic Plan (HUD– and completion date. For the purpose of
the environmental requirements. this application, the program start date
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2990), if applicable;
Further information and assistance on i. Certification of Consistency with should be December 1, 2006; and
HUD’s environmental requirements is the Consolidated Plan (HUD–2991), if (7) The signature of the Authorized
available at: http://hudstage.hud.gov/ applicable; Organization Representative (AOR)
utilities/intercept.cfm?/offices/cpd/ j. Acknowledgement of Applicant who, by virtue of submitting an
lawsregs/notices/2005/05–07.pdf. Receipt (HUD–2993). Complete this application via Grants.gov, has been

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authenticated by the credential provider Please do not repeat material in following costs estimate reflects this
to submit applications on behalf of the response to the five factors; instead, total. Foundation cost $75,000,
Institution and approved by the focus on how well the proposal electrical work $40,000, plumbing work
eBusiness Point of Contact to submit an responds to each of the factors. Where $40,000, finishing work $35,000, and
application via Grants.gov. The AOR there are subfactors, each subfactor must landscaping $10,000. The proposed cost
must be able to make a binding legal be presented separately, with the short estimates should be reasonable for the
agreement with HUD. For details on the title of the subfactor presented. Make work to be performed and consistent
Grants.gov registration process see sure to address each subfactor and with rates established for the level of
HUD’s Notice on Early Registration provide sufficient information about expertise required to perform the work
published in the Federal Register on every element of the subfactor. The proposed in the geographical area.
December 9, 2005. narrative section of an application must When necessary, quotes from various
b. Application Checklist. Applicants not exceed 50 pages in length vendors or historical data should be
should use the checklist to ensure that (excluding forms, budget narrative, used (please make sure they are kept on
they have all the required components assurances, and abstract) and must be file and are available for review by HUD
of their application. Applicants submitted on 81⁄2 by 11-inch paper, at any time). All direct labor or salaries
submitting an electronic application double-spaced on one side of the paper, must be supported with mandated city/
should not submit the checklist. with one inch margins (from the top, state pay scales, the Davis-Bacon rate, (if
Applicants that receive a waiver of the bottom and left to right side of the applicable) or other documentation.
electronic application submission must document) and printed in standard When an applicant proposes to use a
include a copy of the checklist in their Times New Roman 12-point font. Each consultant, the applicant must indicate
application submission. The checklist page of the narrative must include the whether there is a formal written
can be located in Appendix A. applicant’s name and be numbered. agreement. For each consultant, please
c. Abstract. Applicants must include Note that although submitting pages in provide the name, if known, hourly or
no more than a two-page summary of excess of the page limit will not daily rate, and the estimated time on the
the proposed project. Please include the disqualify an applicant, HUD will not project. Applicants must use cost
following: consider the information on any excess estimates based on historical data from
(1) A clear description of the pages. This exclusion may result in a the institution and/or from a qualified
proposed project activities, where they lower score or failure to meet a firm (e.g., Architectural or Engineering
will take place (be located), the target threshold requirement. All applicants firms), vendor, and/or qualified
population that will be assisted, and the submitting electronic applications must individual (e.g., independent architect
impact this project is expected to have attach their narrative responses to or contractor) other than the institution
on the community and institution; Rating Factors 1–5 as one attachment. for projects that involve rehabilitation of
(2) A statement that the institution is PLEASE DO NOT ATTACH YOUR residential, commercial and/or
an eligible institution because it is a RESPONSE TO EACH FACTOR industrial structures, and/or acquisition,
two-or four-year fully accredited SEPARATELY. construction, or installation of public
institution, the name of the accrediting e. Budget. The budget submission facilities and improvements. Such an
agency and an assurance that the must include the following: entity must be involved in the business
accrediting agency is recognized by the (1) HUD–424–CB, ‘‘Grant Application of housing rehabilitation, construction
U.S. Department of Education; Detailed Budget.’’ This form shows the and/or management. Equipment and
(3) A statement that the institution total budget by year and by line item for contracts cannot be presented as a total
meets the definition of an Hispanic the program activities to be carried out estimated cost. For equipment,
Serving Institution: At least 25 percent with the proposed HUD grant. Each year applicants must provide a list by type
of the full-time undergraduate students of the program should be presented and cost for each item. Applicants using
enrolled in an institution must be separately. Applicants must also submit contracts must provide an individual
Hispanic and not less than 50 percent of this form to reflect the total cost for the description and cost estimate for each
these Hispanic students must be low- entire grant performance period (Grand contract. Construction costs must be
income individuals; Total). broken down to indicate how funds will
(4) The designated contact person, Make sure that the amounts shown on be utilized (e.g., demolition, foundation,
including phone number, facsimile the SF–424, the HUD–424–CB, and on exterior walls, roofing, electrical work,
number, and e-mail address (This is the all other required program forms are plumbing, finishing work, etc.).
person who will receive all consistent and the budget totals are (3) Indirect costs. Indirect costs, if
correspondence; therefore please ensure correct. Remember to check addition in applicable, are allowable based on an
the accuracy of the information); totaling the categories on all forms so established approved indirect cost rate.
(5) The project director, if different that all items are included in the total. Applicants must have on file, and
from the designated contact person, for If there is an inconsistency between any submit to HUD if selected for award, a
the project, including phone number, of the required budget forms, the HUD– copy of their indirect cost rate
facsimile number, and e-mail address. 424–CB will be used. All budget forms agreement. Applicants who are selected
d. Narrative statement addressing the must be fully completed. If an for funding that do not have an
Factors. HUD will use the narrative application is selected for award, the approved indirect cost rate agreement,
response to the ‘‘Rating Factors’’ to applicant may be required to provide established by the cognizant federal
evaluate, rate, and rank applications. greater specificity to the budget during agency, will be required to establish a
The narrative statement is the main grant agreement negotiations. rate. In such cases, HUD will issue an
source of information. Applicants are (2) Budget Narrative. A narrative must award with a provisional rate and assist
advised to review each factor carefully be submitted that explains how the applicants with the process of
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for program specific requirements. The applicant arrived at the cost estimates establishing a final rate.
response to each factor should be for any line item over $5,000 f. Appendix. Applicants receiving a
concise and contain only information cumulative. For example, an applicant waiver of the electronic submission
relevant to the factor, yet detailed proposes to construct a building using requirements and submitting a paper
enough to address each factor fully. HUD funding totaling $200,000. The copy of the application must place all

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required forms in this section. An Applicants that submit a paper completed in the original three-year
applicant SHOULD NOT submit application must be received by or grant performance period; if not
resumes, or other back-up materials. If before the application deadline date. completed, why (including when it was
this information is included, it will not or will be completed);
V. Application Review Information (4) A comparison of the amount of
be considered during the review
process. A. Criteria proposed leveraged funds and/or
resources to the amount that was
C. Submission Dates and Times 1. Rating Factor 1: Capacity of the actually leveraged; and
A complete application package must Applicant and Relevant Experience (25 (5) A detailed description of
be received and validated electronically Points) compliance with all reporting
by the Grants.gov portal no later than This factor addresses the extent to requirements, including timeliness of
11:59:59 p.m. eastern time on or before which the applicant has the resources submission, whether reports were
the application deadline date of May 22, necessary to successfully implement the complete and addressed all information
2006. In an effort to address any issues proposed project in a timely manner. (both narrative and financial) as
with transmission of your application, a. Knowledge and Experience For required by the grant agreement.
applicants are strongly encouraged to First Time Applicants (25 Points); For HUD will also review an applicant’s
submit their applications prior to the Previously Funded Applicants (10 past performance in managing funds,
application deadline. This will allow an Points). In rating this subfactor, HUD including, but not limited to: The ability
applicant enough time to make the will consider how well an applicant to account for funding appropriately;
necessary adjustments to meet the clearly addresses the following: timely use of funds received from HUD;
submission deadline. Please see the (1) Describe the knowledge and meeting performance targets for
General Section for further instructions. experience of the proposed project completion of activities; timely
Electronic faxes using the Facsimile director and staff, including the day-to- submission of required progress reports
Transmittal cover sheet (Form HUD– day program manager/coordinator, and receipt of promised leveraged
96011) contained in the electronic consultants (including technical resources. In evaluating past
application must be received no later assistance providers), and contractors in performance, HUD reserves the right to
than 11:59:59 p.m. eastern time on the planning and managing the type of deduct up to five (5) points from this
application deadline date. project for which funding is being rating score as a result of the
requested; and information obtained from HUD’s
D. Intergovernmental Review (2) Clearly identify the following: key records (i.e., progress and financial
This program is excluded from an project team members, titles (e.g., reports, monitoring reports, Logic Model
Intergovernmental Review. project manager/coordinator, etc.), submissions, and amendments).
respective roles for the project staff, and
E. Funding Restrictions 2. Rating Factor 2: Need/Extent of the
a brief description of their relevant
Ineligible CDBG Activities are listed experience. Problem (10 Points)
at 24 CFR 570.207. Ineligible activities If key personnel have not been hired, This factor addresses the extent to
include but are not limited to: applicants must identify the position which there is a need for funding the
a. Curriculum development and/or title, provide a description of duties and proposed program activities and an
expansion of an institution’s existing responsibilities, and describe the indication of the importance of meeting
curriculum; qualifications to be considered in the the need(s) in the target area. The
b. General government expenses; selection of personnel, including need(s) described must be relevant to
c. Political activities; subcontractors and consultants. the activities for which funds are being
d. Planning and administrative Experience will be judged in terms of requested. In addressing this factor,
activities that would result in a grantee recent and relevant knowledge and applicants should provide, at a
exceeding the 20 percent cost limitation skills of the staff to undertake eligible minimum, the following and must cite
on such activities; and program activities. HUD will consider statistics and/or analyses contained in at
e. Construction, renovation, experience within the last five (5) years least one or more current data sources
expansion of an institution’s own to be recent and experience pertaining that are sound and reliable.
facilities. to similar activities to be relevant. (1) Describe the need(s); and
F. Other Submission Requirements b. Past Performance (15 Points) For (2) Describe the importance of
Previously Funded Grant Applicants meeting the proposed needs.
1. Application Submission and Receipt Only. This subfactor will evaluate how In rating this factor, HUD will
Procedure well an applicant has performed consider only current data that is
Please read the General Section successfully under HUD/HSIAC grants. specific to the area where the proposed
carefully and completely for the Applicants must demonstrate this by project activities will be carried out.
submission and receipt procedures for addressing the following information for Sources for localized data can be found
all applications because failure to all previously completed and open at: www.ffiec.gov.
comply may disqualify your HUD/HSIAC grants: HUD will consider data collected
application. (1) A list of all HUD/HSIAC grants within the last five (5) years to be
received, including the dollar amount current. To the extent that the targeted
2. Waiver of Electronic Submission community’s Five Year Consolidated
awarded and the amount expended and
Requirement Plan and Analysis of Impediments to
obligated as of the date of this
Please refer to the General Section for application; Fair Housing Choice (AI) identify the
further discussion. Paper applications (2) A description of the achievement level of the problem and the urgency in
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will not be accepted from applicants of specific tasks, measurable objectives, meeting the need, applicants should
that have not been granted a waiver. If and specific outcomes consistent with include references to these documents
an applicant is granted a waiver, the the approved project management plan; in the response to this factor.
Office of University Partnerships will (3) A list detailing the date the Other reliable data sources include,
provide instructions for submission. project(s) was completed, was it but are not limited to, Census reports,

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HUD Continuum of Care gap analysis (e) Describe how the project director (1) Provide opportunities to train and
and its E-MAP (www.hud.gov/emaps), will work with the partners and citizens employ lower-income residents of the
law enforcement agency crime reports, to accomplish the proposed activities. project area; and
Public Housing Agencies’ (2) (5 Points) Describe clearly how (2) Award substantial contracts to
Comprehensive Plans, community each proposed activity will: persons residing in the project area.
needs analyses such as those provided (a) Expands the role of the institution Regulations regarding the provision of
by the United Way, the applicant’s in the community; Section 3 of the Housing and Urban
institution, and other sound, reliable (b) Address the needs identified in
Development Act of 1968 (12 U.S.C.
and appropriate sources. Needs in terms Factor 2;
1701u) can be located at 24 CFR Part
of fulfilling court orders or consent (c) Relate to and not duplicate other
activities in the target area. Duplicative 135.
decrees, settlements, conciliation 4. Rating Factor 4: Leveraging
agreements, and voluntary compliance effort will be acceptable only if an
applicant can demonstrate through Resources (9 Points)
agreements may also be addressed. This factor addresses the ability of the
documentation that there is a
3. Rating Factor 3: Soundness of population in need that is not being applicant to secure resources that can be
Approach (44 Points) served; and combined with HUD’s grant funds to
(d) Involve and empower citizens of achieve the program’s purpose.
This factor addresses the quality and
effectiveness of the proposed work plan the target area in the proposed project. HUD will consider how well an
and the commitment of the institution b. (3 Points) Involvement of the applicant has established partnerships
to sustain the proposed activities. Faculty and Students. The applicant with other entities to secure additional
a. (37 Points) Quality of the Work must describe how it proposes to resources to increase the effectiveness of
Plan. This subfactor will be evaluated integrate the institution’s students and the proposed project activities.
on the extent to which an applicant faculty into proposed project activities. Resources may include funding or in-
provides a clear detailed description of c. (2 Points) HUD Policy Priorities. To kind contributions, such as services or
the proposed project and anticipated earn points under this subfactor, HUD equipment, allocated for the purpose(s)
accomplishments. requires applicants to undertake specific of the proposed project activities.
(1) (32 Points) Specific Activities. The activities that will assist the Department Resources may be provided by
work plan must describe all proposed in implementing its policy priorities governmental entities, public or private
activities and major tasks required to and that will help the Department nonprofit organizations, for-profit
successfully implement the proposed achieve its goals and objectives in FY private organizations, or other entities.
project. In addressing this subfactor 2007, when the majority of grant Applicants may also establish
applicants must provide a clear recipients will be reporting partnerships with other program
description of the proposed activities programmatic results and achievements. funding recipients to coordinate the use
and address the following: In rating this subfactor, HUD will of resources in the target area. Overhead
(a) Describe each activity to evaluate the extent to which a program and other institutional costs (e.g.,
successfully implement and complete will further and support HUD’s salaries, indirect costs, etc.) that the
the proposed project in measurable priorities. The quality of the responses institution has waived may be counted.
terms (e.g., the number of persons to be provided to one or more of HUD’s Examples of potential sources for
trained and employed; houses to be priorities will determine the score an outside assistance include:
built or rehabilitated; or minority owned applicant can receive. Applicants must • Federal, state, and local
businesses to be started, etc.); describe how each policy priority governments;
(b) List and describe how each selected will be addressed. Applicants • Local or national nonprofit
activity meets one of the following that just list a priority will receive no organizations;
Community Development Block Grant points. • Financial institutions and/or
(CDBG) Program national objectives: The total number of points an
private businesses;
• Benefit low- and moderate-income applicant can receive under this
subfactor is two (2). Each policy priority • Foundations; and
persons;
• Faith-based and other community-
• Aid in the prevention or addressed has a point value of one (1)
point with the exception of the policy based organizations.
elimination of slums or blight; or
• Meet other community priority to remove regulatory barriers to To address this factor, an applicant
development needs having a particular affordable housing, which has a point must provide an outline in the
urgency because existing conditions value of up to two (2) points. To receive application and have on file written
pose a serious and immediate threat to these two (2) points an applicant must commitment letters, memoranda of
the health and welfare of the indicate how this priority will be understandings and/or agreements that
community, and other financial addressed and submit the completed show the extent and firm commitment
resources are not available to meet such questionnaire (HUD–27300) ‘‘HUD’s of all proposed leveraged resources
needs. Initiative on Removal of Regulatory (including any commitment of resources
Criteria for determining whether an Barriers’’ found in the General Section from the applicant’s own institution)
activity addresses one or more objective along with required documentation. It is that address the following information
are provided at 24 CFR 570.208; up to the applicant to determine which for each leveraged resource/fund:
(c) Describe the major tasks required of the policy priorities they elect to (1) The name of the organization and
(in sequential order) to successfully address to receive the available two (2) the executive officer authorizing the
implement and complete each project points. funds/goods and/or services (Only
activity. Include target completion dates d. (2 Points) Economic Opportunities applicable to the narrative section);
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for these tasks (in 6 month intervals, up for Low- and Very-Low Income Persons (2) The cash amount contributed or
to 36 months); (Provision of Section 3). This subfactor dollar value of the in-kind goods and/
(d) Identify the key staff, as described will be evaluated on the extent to which or services committed (If a dollar
in Factor 1, who will be responsible for an applicant describes how it proposes amount and its use is not shown, the
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(3) A specific description of how each leveraging resources as listed that are Please carefully read the General
contribution is to be used toward the less than 5 percent of the amount Section for instructions, training is
proposed activities; requested or resources are not properly available. (Form HUD–96010 will be
(4) The date the contribution will be documented. excluded from the page count.) A
made available and a statement that narrative is not required. However, if a
describes the duration of the 5. Rating Factor 5: Achieving Results
and Program Evaluation (12 Points) narrative is provided, those pages will
contribution; be included in the page count.
(5) Any terms or conditions affecting This factor reflects HUD’s goal to
the commitment, other than receipt of a embrace high standards of management B. Review and Selection Process
HUD Grant; and and accountability. It measures the 1. Application Selection Process
(6) The signature of the appropriate applicant’s commitment to assess their
executive officer authorized to commit performance to achieve the program’s Two types of reviews will be
the funds and/or goods and/or services proposed objectives and goals. conducted:
(Only applicable to the written Applicants are required to develop an a. A threshold review to determine an
documentation). Please remember that effective, quantifiable, outcome oriented applicant’s basic eligibility; and
only items eligible for funding under evaluation plan for measuring b. A technical review for all
this program can be counted. performance and determining that applications that pass the threshold
Commitment letters, memoranda of objectives and goals have been review to rate and rank the application
understandings and/or agreements are achieved. The Logic Model is a based on the ‘‘Rating Factors’’ listed in
not required at the time of application summary of the narrative statements Section V, A.
submission but you must have them on presented in Factors 1–4. Therefore, the Only those applications that pass the
file. Applicants selected for award will information submitted on the logic threshold review will receive a
be required to submit the signed model should be consistent with the technical review and be rated and
commitment letters, memoranda of information contained in the narrative ranked.
understandings and/or agreements statements. 2. Rating Panels
outlined in the application, within ‘‘Outcomes’’ are benefits accruing to
twenty (20) calendar days after initial institutions and/or communities during To review and rate applications, HUD
contact from the Office of University or after participation in the HSIAC may establish panels, which may
Partnerships (OUP). Letters, memoranda program. Applicants must clearly include experts or consultants not
of understanding, or agreements must be identify the outcomes to be measured currently employed by HUD to obtain
submitted on the provider’s letterhead and achieved. Examples of outcomes certain expertise.
and should be addressed to Sherone include increased employment 3. Ranking
Ivey, Acting Associate Deputy Assistant opportunities in the target community
Secretary for University Partnerships. by a certain percentage, or enhanced HUD will fund applications in rank
The date of the letter, memorandum of family stability through the creation of order, until all available program funds
understanding, or agreement from the affordable housing opportunities. are awarded. In order to be funded, an
CEO of the provider organization must In addition, applicants must establish applicant must receive a minimum
be dated no earlier than nine months interim benchmarks and outputs that score of 75 points out of a possible 102
prior to this published NOFA. OUP will lead to the ultimate achievement of points, which includes up to two bonus
provide specific instructions on how outcomes. ‘‘Outputs’’ are the direct points that may be awarded for
these documents must be submitted products of the program’s activities. activities conducted in the RC/EZ/EC–II
when contact is made with the Examples of outputs are the number of communities, as described in the
applicant. HUD will only request and new affordable housing units, the General Section. If two or more
consider the resources/organizations number of homes that have been applications have the same number of
that are listed in the outline submitted renovated, and the number of points, the application with the most
in the application. If OUP does not community facilities that have been points for Factor 3 shall be selected. If
receive those documents in the required constructed or rehabilitated. Outputs there is still a tie, the application with
format and allotted timeframe, an should produce outcomes for the the most points for Factor 1 shall be
applicant will not receive points under program. At a minimum an applicant selected. If there is still a tie, the
this factor and the application will be must address the following activities in application with the most points for
rated and ranked to address this point the evaluation plan: Factors 2, 4 and then 5 shall be selected,
change. a. Measurable outputs to be in that order, until the tie is broken.
In scoring this factor, HUD will award accomplished, e.g., the number of HUD reserves the right to make
nine (9) points to an applicant that persons to be trained and employed; selections out of rank order to provide
provides properly documented houses to be built (pursuant to 24 CFR for geographic distribution of grantees.
leveraging resources as listed in their 570.207) or rehabilitated; minority- HUD also reserves the right to reduce
application that are 15 percent or more owned businesses to be started; the amount of funding requested in
of the amount requested under this b. Measurable outcomes the grant will order to fund as many highly ranked
program; six (6) points to applicants that have on the community in general and applications as possible. Additionally, if
provide properly documented the target area or population; and funds remain after funding the highest
leveraging resources as listed that are 10 c. The impact the grant will have on ranked applications, HUD may fund
to 14 percent of the amount requested assisting the university to obtain part of the next highest-ranking
under this program; three (3) points to additional resources to continue this application. If an applicant turns down
applicants that provide properly type of work at the end of the grant an award offer, HUD will make an
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documented leveraging resources as performance period. award to the next highest-ranking
listed that are 5 to 9 percent of the The information must be place on a application. If funds remain after all
amount requested under this program; HUD–96010, Program Outcome Logic selections have been made, the
and zero (0) points to applicants that Model form. HUD has developed a new remaining funds will be carried over to
provide properly documented approach to completing this form. the next funding cycle’s competition.

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4. Correction to Deficient Applications Limited English Proficiency (LEP). See monitoring the administration of funds.
See the General Section. the General Section for further Response to this request for information
discussion. is required in order to receive the
C. Anticipated Announcement and 7. Code of Conduct. See the General benefits to be derived.
Award Dates Section for further discussion.
Appendix A—Application Checklist—
Announcements of awards are C. Reporting HSIAC
anticipated on or before September 30,
2006. All grant recipients under this NOFA This checklist identifies application
are required to submit semi-annual submission requirements. Applicants
VI. Award Administration Information progress reports. The progress reports are requested to use this checklist when
A. Award Notice shall consist of two components, a preparing an application to ensure
narrative that must reflect the activities submission of all required elements.
After all selections have been made, undertaken during the reporting period Applicants submitting an electronic
HUD will notify all winning applicants and a financial report that reflects costs application do not have to submit the
in writing. HUD may require winning incurred by budget line items, as well as checklist. Applicants that receive a
applicants to participate in additional a cumulative summary of costs incurred waiver of the electronic application
negotiations before receiving an official during the reporting period. submission requirement must include a
award. For further discussion on this For each reporting period, as part of copy of the checklist in their
matter, please refer to the General the required report to HUD, grant application.
Section. recipients must include a completed Check off to ensure these items have
B. Administrative and National Policy Logic Model (HUD–96010), which been included in the application:
Requirements identifies output and outcome llSF–424 ‘‘Application For Federal
achievements. Assistance’’
Refer to Section VI.B in the General llApplication Checklist (Applicants
For FY2006, HUD is considering a
Section. that submit paper applications must
new concept for the Logic Model. The
1. Debriefing. The General Section include the checklist in their
new concept is a Return on Investment
provides the procedures for requesting a applications)
(ROI) statement. HUD will be publishing
debriefing. All requests for debriefings llAbstract (must include no more
a separate notice on the ROI concept.
must be made in writing and submitted than a two-page summary of the
within thirty (30) calendar days of VII. Agency Contacts proposed project)
receipt of written notification to: Applicants may contact Madlyn Indicate the page number where each
Madlyn Wohlman-Rodriguez, Office of Wohlman-Rodriguez at (202) 708–3061, of the Factors is located:
University Partnerships, Robert C. extension 5939 or Susan Brunson, at Narrative Statement Addressing the
Weaver Federal Building 451 Seventh (202) 708–3061, extension 3852. Persons Rating Factors.
Street, SW, Room 8130 Washington, DC with speech or hearing impairments The narrative section of an
20410–6000. Applicants may also write may call the Federal Information Relay application must not exceed 50 pages in
to Ms. Wohlman-Rodriguez via e-mail at Service (TTY) at (800) 877–8339. Except length (excluding forms, budget
Madlyn_S._Wohlman- for the ‘‘800’’ number, these numbers narrative and abstract). This information
Rodriguez@hud.gov. are not toll-free. Applicants may also must be submitted on 81⁄2 by 11-inch
2. Administrative. Grants awarded reach Ms. Rodriguez via email at paper, double-spaced on one side of the
under this NOFA will be governed by Madlyn_S._Wohlman- paper, with one-inch margins (from the
the provisions of 24 CFR part 84 (Grants Rodriguez@hud.gov, and/or Ms. top, bottom, left, and right sides of the
and Agreements with Institutions of Brunson at Susan_S._Brunson@hud.gov. documents) and printed in standard
Higher Education, Hospitals and Other Times New-Roman 12-point font.
Non-Profit Organizations), A–21 (Cost VIII. Other Information llFactor I
Principles for Educational Institutions) Paperwork Reduction Act llFactor II
and A–133 (Audits of States, Local llFactor III
Governments, and Non-Profit The information collection llFactor IV
Organizations). Applicants can access requirements contained in this llFactor V
the OMB circulars at the White House document have been approved by the llHUD–96010 ‘‘Logic Model’’
Web site at www.whitehouse.gov/omb/ Office of Management and Budget Check off to ensure these items have
circulars/index.html. (OMB) under the Paperwork Reduction been included in the application:
3. OMB Circulars and Act of 1995 (44 U.S.C. 3501–3520) and llAppendix
Governmentwide Regulations assigned OMB control number 2528– llBudget
Applicable to Financial Assistance 0198. In accordance with the Paperwork llHUD 424–CB’’ Grant Application
Programs. The General Section provides Reduction Act, HUD may not conduct or Detailed Budget’’
further discussion. sponsor, and a person is not required to llBudget Narrative (No form
4. Executive Order 13202, respond to, a collection of information provided, but must be submitted for
Preservation of Open Competition and unless the collection displays a the total three-year grant period.
Government Neutrality Towards currently valid OMB control number.
Public reporting burden for the Appendix B (All Required Forms)
Government Contractors Labor
Relations on Federal and Federally collection of information is estimated to The following forms are required for
Funded Construction Projects. See the average 59 hours per annum per submission. All required forms are
General Section for further discussion. respondent for the application and grant contained in the electronic application
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5. Procurement of Recovered administration. This includes the time package.
Materials. The General Section provides for collecting, reviewing, and reporting llApplication for Federal Assistance
further information. the data for the application semi-annual (SF–424);
6. Executive Order 13166, Improving and final reports. The information will llSurvey on Ensuring Equal
Access to Services For Persons With be used for grantee selection and Opportunity for Applicants (SF–424

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Supplement); Disclosure of llCertification of Consistency with llYou Are Our Client Grant Applicant
Lobbying Activities (SF–LLL), if RC/EZ/EC–II Strategic Plan (HUD– Survey (HUD–2994–A);
applicable; 2990), if applicable; llFacsimile Transmittal (HUD–
llGrant Application Detailed Budget llCertification of Consistency with 96011), to be used as the cover page
(HUD–424–CB); the Consolidated Plan (HUD–2991), to transmit third party documents
llAmerica’s Affordable Communities if applicable; via facsimile, if applicable (See
Initiative (HUD–27300), if llAcknowledgement of Applicant General Section); and
applicable; Receipt (Only applicants who
llApplicant/Recipient Disclosure/ submit paper applications (HUD– llLogic Model (HUD–96010)
Update Report (HUD–2880); 2993); BILLING CODE 4210–01–P
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Alaska Native/Native Hawaiian a statement in the application that the Partnerships (OUP). OUP will provide
Institutions Assisting Communities institution meets the U.S. Department of specific instructions on how these
(AN/NHIAC) Program Education’s statutory definition of an documents must be submitted at that
Overview Information AN/NHI institution. In order to meet the time. HUD will only request and
definition of an Alaska Native consider the resources/organizations
A. Federal Agency Name: Department Institution, at least 20 percent of the outlined in the application. If OUP does
of Housing and Urban Development, undergraduate headcount enrollment not receive those documents in the
Office of Policy Development and must be Alaska Native students. If an required format and allotted timeframe,
Research, Office of University applicant is a Native Hawaiian an applicant will not receive points
Partnerships. institution, at least 10 percent of the under this factor and the application
B. Funding Opportunity Title: Alaska undergraduate headcount enrollment will be rated and ranked to address this
Native/Native Hawaiian Institutions must be Native Hawaiian students in point change.
Assisting Communities (AN/NHIAC) order to meet this definition. In In scoring this factor, HUD will rate
Program. addition, all applicants must be fully an applicant that provides leveraging
C. Announcement Type: Initial accredited by a national or regional resources that are 15 percent or more of
announcement. accrediting agency recognized by the the amount requested under this
D. Funding Opportunity Numbers: U.S. Department of Education. If an program and that are properly
The Federal Register Number is FR– applicant is one of several campuses of documented, as listed below, will be
5030-N–20. The OMB Approval Number the same institution, the applicant may awarded nine (9) points; applicants that
is 2528–0206. apply separately from the other provide leveraging resources that are
E. Catalog of Federal Domestic campuses as long as the campus has a 10–14 percent of the amount requested
Assistance (CFDA) Number: The CFDA separate administrative structure and under this program and that are
Number for this program is 14.515. budget and meets the enrollment test properly documented, as listed below,
F. Dates: The application deadline outlined above. will be awarded six (6) points;
date is May 19, 2006. Please be sure to
Full Text of Announcement applicants that provide leveraging
read the General Section for electronic
resources that are 5–9 percent of the
application submission and receipt I. Funding Opportunity Description amount requested under this program
requirements.
G. Additional Overview Content The purpose of the Alaska Native/ and that are properly documented, as
Information. Native Hawaiian Institutions Assisting listed below, will be awarded three (3)
1. Purpose of the Program: To assist Communities (AN/NHIAC) Program is points; applicants that provide
Alaska Native/Native Hawaiian to assist Alaska Native/Native Hawaiian leveraging resources that are less than 5
Institutions (AN/NHI) of higher Institutions (AN/NHI) of higher percent of the amount requested or
education expand their role and education expand their role and resources are not properly documented
effectiveness in addressing community effectiveness in addressing community will receive zero points.
development needs in their localities, development needs in their localities, 2. All applicants submitting electronic
including neighborhood revitalization, applications must attach their narrative
including neighborhood revitalization,
housing, and economic development, responses to Rating Factors 1–5 as one
housing, and economic development,
principally for persons of low- and attachment. PLEASE DO NOT ATTACH
principally for persons of low- and
moderate-income, consistent with the YOUR RESPONSE TO EACH FACTOR
moderate-income, consistent with the
purposes of Title I of the Housing and SEPARATELY.
purposes of Title I of the Housing and
Community Development Act of 1974,
Community Development Act of 1974, II. Award Information
as amended.
as amended.
2. Award Information: In Fiscal Year In Fiscal Year (FY) 2006,
A. Authority
(FY) 2006, approximately $2.97 million approximately $2.97 million is made
HUD’s authority for making funding available for this program and an
has been made available for this available under this NOFA is the
program by the Department of Housing additional $238,000 in carryover funds.
Department of Housing and Urban HUD will award grants under this
and Urban Development Appropriations Development Appropriations Act, 2006
Act, 2006 (Pub. L. 109–115; approved program to Alaska Native Institutions
(Pub. L. 109–115; approved Nov. 30, (ANI) and Native Hawaiian Institutions
Nov. 30, 2005) and an additional 2005). This program is being
$238,000 in carryover funds. An (NHI). An applicant can request up to
implemented through this NOFA and $800,000 for a three-year (36 months)
applicant can request up to $800,000 for the policies governing its operation are
a three-year (36 months) grant grant performance period.
contained herein.
performance period. III. Eligibility Information
3. Eligible Applicant: Nonprofit B. Modifications
Alaska Native and Native Hawaiian A. Eligible Applicants
Listed below are major modifications
Institutions of Higher Education that from the Fiscal Year (FY) 2005 program- Nonprofit Alaska Native and Native
meet the definitions of Alaska Native funding announcement: Hawaiian Institutions of Higher
and Native Hawaiian Institutions of 1. Commitment letters, memoranda of Education that meet the definitions of
Higher Education established in Title understandings and/or agreements are Alaska Native and Native Hawaiian
III, Part A, Section 317 of the Higher not required at the time of application Institutions of Higher Education
Education Act of 1965, as amended by submission but must be on file. established in Title III, Part A, Section
the Higher Education Amendments of Applicants selected for award will be 317 of the Higher Education Act of
1998 (Pub. L. 105–244; enacted October required to submit the signed 1965, as amended by the Higher
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7, 1998). Institutions are not required to commitment letters, memoranda of Education Amendments of 1998 (Pub. L.
be on the list of eligible AN/NHIs understandings and/or agreements 105–244; enacted October 7, 1998).
prepared by the U.S. Department of outlined in the application, within Institutions are not required to be on the
Education. However, an institution that twenty (20) calendar days after initial list of eligible AN/NHIs prepared by the
is not on the list is required to provide contact from the Office of University U.S. Department of Education. However,

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an institution that is not on the list is financial assistance for the resources are not available to meet such
required to provide a statement in the establishment, stabilization, and needs.
application that the institution meets expansion of microenterprises, Criteria for determining whether an
the U.S. Department of Education’s including minority enterprises; activity addresses one or more of these
statutory definition of an AN/NHI g. Assistance to community-based objectives are provided at 24 CFR
institution. In order to meet the development organizations (CBDO) to 570.208.
definition of an Alaska Native carry out neighborhood revitalization, The CDBG publication entitled
Institution, at least 20 percent of the community economic development, or ‘‘Community Development Block Grant
undergraduate headcount enrollment energy conservation projects, in Program Guide to National Objectives
must be Alaska Native students. If an accordance with 24 CFR 570.204. This and Eligible Activities for Entitlement
applicant is a Native Hawaiian could include activities in support of a Communities’’ describes the CDBG
institution, at least 10 percent of the HUD-approved local entitlement regulations, and a copy can be obtained
undergraduate headcount enrollment grantee, CDBG Neighborhood from HUD’s NOFA Information Center
must be Native Hawaiian students in Revitalization Strategy (NRS) or HUD- at 800–HUD–8929 or 800–HUD–2209
order to meet this definition. In approved State CDBG Community for the hearing- or speech-impaired.
addition, all applicants must be fully Revitalization Strategy (CRS); 2. Audit Requirements
accredited by a national or regional h. Public service activities such as
accrediting agency recognized by the general support activities that can help See the General Section.
U.S. Department of Education. If an to stabilize a neighborhood and 3. Threshold Requirements Applicable
applicant is one of several campuses of contribute to sustainable redevelopment to All Applicants
the same institution, the applicant may of the area, including but not limited to
apply separately from the other such activities as those concerned with All applicants must comply with the
campuses as long as the campus has a employment, crime prevention, child threshold requirements as defined in the
separate administrative structure and care, health care services, drug abuse, General Section and the requirements
budget and meets the enrollment test education, housing counseling, energy listed below. Applications that do not
outlined above. conservation, homebuyer down meet these requirements will be
payment assistance, establish and considered ineligible for funding and
B. Cost Sharing or Matching will be disqualified.
maintain Neighborhood Network
None required. a. The applicant must meet the
centers in federally assisted or insured
eligibility requirements as defined in
C. Other housing, job training and placement and
Section III.A
recreational needs;
1. Eligible Activities b. The applicant may request up to
i. Fair housing services designed to
$800,000.
Eligible activities are listed in 24 CFR further the civil rights objectives of the c. Only one application can be
Part 570, subpart C, particularly Fair Housing Act (42 U.S.C. 3601–20) by submitted per campus. If multiple
§ 570.201 through 570.206. Information making all persons, without regard to applications are submitted, all will be
regarding these activities can be found race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disqualified. However, different
at: www.hudclips.org (click on the Code familial status, and/or disability aware campuses of the same university system
of Federal Regulations for detailed of the range of housing opportunities are eligible to apply as long as they have
information). available to them; an administrative and budgeting
Eligible activities include, but are not j. Up to 20 percent of the grant may structure independent of the other
limited to: be used for payments of reasonable campuses in the system.
a. Acquisition of real property; grant administrative costs related to d. Institutions that received grants in
b. Clearance and demolition; planning and execution of the project FY 2005 are not eligible to submit an
c. Rehabilitation of residential (e.g., preparation/submission of HUD application under this NOFA.
structures and compliance with the reports, etc.). Detailed explanations of e. Applicants must receive a
accessibility requirements contained in these costs are provided in the OMB minimum score of 75 points to be
Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of circulars that can be accessed at the considered for funding.
1973; White House Web site at: f. An applicant must have a DUNS
d. Acquisition, construction, www.whitehouse.gov/omb/circulars/ number to receive HUD grant funds (See
reconstruction, rehabilitation, or index.html; and the General Section).
installation of public facilities and Each activity proposed for funding g. Electronic applications must be
improvements, such as water and sewer must meet the Community Development received and validated by Grants.gov no
facilities and streets; including lead- Block Grant (CDBG) Program eligibility later than 11:59:59 p.m. eastern time on
based paint hazard evaluation and requirements and at least one national the application deadline date of May 19,
reduction and compliance with the objective. 2006.
accessibility requirements contained in The three national objectives of the
Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of Community Development Block Grant 4. Program Requirements
1973 and Americans with Disabilities program are: In addition to the program
Act of 1990; (1) Benefit to low-or moderate-income requirements listed in Section III.C of
e. Direct homeownership assistance to persons; the General Section, applicants must
low- and moderate-income persons, as (2) Aid in the prevention or meet the following program
provided in section 105(a) (25) of the elimination of slums or blight; and requirements:
Housing and Community Development (3) Meet other community a. All funds awarded are for a three-
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Act of 1974; development needs having a particular year (36 months) grant performance
f. Special economic development urgency because existing conditions period.
activities described at 24 CFR 570.203 pose a serious and immediate threat to b. Applicants must ensure that not
and assistance to facilitate economic the health and welfare of the less than 51 percent of the aggregated
development by providing technical or community, and other financial expenditures of a grant award are used

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to benefit low- and moderate-income extent feasible opportunities for training download the cover page and then make
persons under the criteria specified in and employment be given to lower- multiple copies to provide to any of the
24 CFR 570.208(a) or 570.208(d)(5) or income residents of the project and entities responsible for submitting faxed
(6). contracts for work in connection with materials to HUD on your behalf. Please
c. Site Control. Where grant funds the project be awarded in substantial do not use your own fax sheet. HUD
will be used for acquisition, part to persons residing in the area of will not read any faxes that are sent
rehabilitation, or new construction, an the project. Regulations are located at 24 without the HUD–96011 fax transmittal
applicant must demonstrate site control. CFR Part 135. cover page; and
Funds may be recaptured or deobligated j. You Are Our Client Grant Applicant
from applicants that cannot demonstrate IV. Application and Submission Survey (HUD–2994–A). Applicants are
control of a suitable site within one year Information. not required to complete this form.
after the initial notification of award. A. Address To Request Application
d. Environmental Requirements. 2. Certifications and Assurances
Package
Selection for award does not constitute Please read the General Section for
approval of any proposed sites. Applicants may download the detailed information on all
Following selection for award, HUD will instructions to the application found on Certifications and Assurances. All
perform an environmental review of the Grants.gov Web site at http:// applications submitted through
properties proposed for assistance in www.Grants.gov./Apply. If you have Grants.gov constitute an
accordance with 24 CFR part 50. The difficulty accessing the information you acknowledgement and agreement to all
results of the environmental review may may call the Grants.gov Support Desk required certifications and assurances.
require that proposed activities be toll free 800–518–GRANTS or e-mail Please include in your application each
modified or proposed sites be rejected. your questions to Support@Grants.gov. item listed below. Applicants
Applicants are particularly cautioned See the General Section for information submitting paper copy applications
not to undertake or commit funds for regarding the registration process or ask should submit the application in the
acquisition or development of proposed for registration information from the following order:
properties prior to HUD approval of Grants.gov Support Desk. a. SF–424, Application for Federal
specific properties or areas. An B. Content and Form of Application Assistance. Please remember the
application constitutes an assurance Submission following:
that the institution will assist HUD to (1) The full grant amount requested
comply with part 50; will supply HUD 1. Forms from HUD (entire three years) should be
with all available and relevant The following forms are required for entered, not the amount for just one
information to perform an submission. Copies of these forms are year;
environmental review for each proposed available on line at http://www.hud.gov/ (2) Include the name, title, address,
property; will carry out mitigating offices/adm/grants/nofa06/ telephone number, facsimile number,
measures required by HUD or select snofaforms.cfm. and e-mail address of the designated
alternate property; and will not acquire, a. Application for Federal Assistance contact, this is the person who will
rehabilitate, convert, demolish, lease, (SF–424); receive all correspondence; therefore,
repair, or construct property, and not b. Survey on Ensuring Equal please ensure the accuracy of the
commit or expend HUD or local funds Opportunity for Applicants (SF–424 information;
for these program activities with respect Supplement); (3) The Employer Identification/Tax
to any eligible property until HUD’s c. Grant Application Detailed Budget ID number;
written approval of the property is (HUD–424–CB); (4) The DUNS Number;
received. In supplying HUD with d. Disclosure of Lobbying Activities (5) The Catalog of Federal Domestic
environmental information, applicants (SF–LLL), if applicable; Assistance Number for this program is
should use the same guidance as e. America’s Affordable Communities 14.515;
provided in the HUD Notice CPD–05–07 Initiative (HUD–27300), if applicable; (6) The project’s proposed start date
entitled, ‘‘Field Environmental Review f. Applicant/Recipient Disclosure/ and completion date. For the purpose of
Processing for Rural Housing and Update Report (HUD–2880); this application, the program start date
Economic Development (RHED) grants’’ g. Program Logic Model (HUD– should be December 1, 2006; and
issued August 30, 2005. The General 96010); (7) The signature of the Authorized
Section provides further discussion of h. Acknowledgement of Applicant Organization Representative (AOR)
the environmental requirements. Receipt (HUD–2993). Complete this who, by virtue of submitting an
Further information and assistance on form only if you have received a waiver application via Grants.gov, has been
HUD’s environmental requirements is to the electronic application submission authenticated by the credential provider
available at: http://hudstage.hud.gov/ requirement. Applicants submitting to submit applications on behalf of the
utilities/intercept.cfm?/offices/cpd/ electronically are not required to Institution and approved by the
lawsregs/notices/2005/05–07.pdf. include this form; eBusiness Point of Contact to submit an
e. Labor Standards. Institutions and i. Facsimile Transmittal Cover Page application via Grants.gov. The AOR
their subgrantees, contractors, and (HUD–96011). This form must be used must be able to make a legally binding
subcontractors must comply with the as the cover page to transmit third-party agreement with HUD. For details on the
labor standards (Davis-Bacon) documents and other information. Grants.gov registration process see
requirements referenced in 24 CFR Applicants are advised to download the HUD’s Notice on Early Registration
570.603. application package, complete the SF– published in the Federal Register on
f. Economic Opportunities for Low- 424 first and it will pre-populate the December 9, 2005 (70 FR 73331).
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and Very-Low Income Persons (Section Transmittal Cover page. The Transmittal b. Application Checklist. Applicants
3). The provisions of Section 3 of the Cover page will contain a unique should use the checklist to ensure that
Housing and Urban Development Act of identifier embedded in the page that they have all the required components
1968 (12 U.S.C. 1701u) apply to this will help HUD associate your faxed of their application. Applicants
NOFA and requires that to the greatest materials to your application. Please submitting an electronic application

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should not submit the checklist. Times New Roman 12-point font. Each known, hourly or daily rate, and the
Applicants that receive a waiver of the page of the narrative must include the estimated time on the project.
electronic application submission applicant’s name and should be Applicants must use cost estimates
requirement must include a copy of the numbered. Note that although based on historical data from the
checklist in their application submitting pages in excess of the page institution and/or from a qualified firm
submission. The checklist can be limit will not disqualify an applicant, (e.g., Architectural or Engineering firm),
located in Appendix A. HUD will not consider the information vendor, and/or qualified individual
c. Abstract. Applicants must include on any excess pages. This exclusion (e.g., independent architect or
no more than a two-page summary of may result in a lower score or failure to contractor) other than the institution for
the proposed project. Please include the meet a threshold requirement. All projects that involve rehabilitation of
following: applicants submitting electronic residential, commercial and/or
(1) A clear description of the applications must attach their narrative industrial structures, and/or acquisition,
proposed project activities, where they responses to Rating Factors 1–5 as one construction, or installation of public
will take place (be located), the target attachment. PLEASE DO NOT ATTACH facilities, and improvements. Such an
population that will be assisted, and the YOUR RESPONSE TO EACH FACTOR entity must be involved in the business
impact this project is expected to have SEPARATELY. of housing rehabilitation, construction,
on the community and institution; e. Budget. The budget submission and/or management. Equipment and
(2) A statement that the institution is must include the following: contracts cannot be presented as a total
an eligible institution because it is a (1) HUD–424–CB, ‘‘Grant Application estimated cost. For equipment,
two-or four-year fully accredited Detailed Budget.’’ This form shows the applicants must provide a list by type
institution, the name of the accrediting total budget by year and by line item for and cost for each item. Applicants using
agency and an assurance that the the program activities to be carried out contracts must provide an individual
accrediting agency is recognized by the with the proposed HUD grant. Each year description and cost estimate for each
U.S. Department of Education; of the program should be presented contract. Construction costs must be
(3) A statement that the institution separately. Applicants must also submit broken down to indicate how funds will
meets the definition of an Alaska Native this form to reflect the total cost for the be utilized (e.g., demolition, foundation,
Institution, or a Native Hawaiian entire grant performance period (Grand exterior walls, roofing, electrical work,
Institution, as appropriate; Total). plumbing, finishing work, etc.)
(4) The designated contact person, Make sure that the amounts shown on (3) Indirect costs. Indirect costs, if
including phone number, facsimile the SF–424, the HUD–424–CB and on applicable, are allowable based on an
number, and e-mail address. (This is the all other required program forms are established approved indirect cost rate.
person who will receive all consistent and the budget totals are Applicants must have on file, and
correspondence; therefore, please correct. Remember to check addition in submit to HUD if selected for award, a
ensure the accuracy of the information); totaling the categories on all forms so copy of their indirect cost rate
(5) The project director, if different that all items are included in the total. agreement. Applicants who are selected
from the designated contact person, for If there is any inconsistency between for funding that do not have an
the project, including phone number, any of the required budget forms, the approved indirect cost rate agreement,
facsimile number, and e-mail address. HUD–424–CB will be used. All budget established by the cognizant federal
d. Narrative statement addressing the forms must be fully completed. If an agency, will be required to establish a
Rating Factors. HUD will use the application is selected for award, the rate. In such cases, HUD will issue an
narrative response to the ‘‘Rating applicant may be required to provide award with a provisional rate and assist
Factors’’ to evaluate, rate, and rank greater specificity to the budget during applicants with the process of
applications. The narrative statement is grant agreement negotiations. establishing a final rate.
the main source of information. (2) Budget Narrative. A narrative must f. Appendix. Applicants receiving a
Applicants are advised to review each be submitted that explains how the waiver of the electronic submission
factor carefully for program specific applicant arrived at the cost estimates requirements and submitting a paper
requirements. The response to each for any line item over $5,000 copy of the application must place all
factor should be concise and contain cumulative. For example, an applicant required forms in this section. An
only information relevant to the factor, proposes to construct a building using applicant SHOULD NOT submit
yet detailed enough to address each HUD funding totaling $200,000. The resumes, or other back-up materials. If
factor fully. Please do not repeat following cost estimate reflects this this information is included, it will not
material in response to the five factors; total. Foundation cost $75,000, be considered during the review
instead, focus on how well the proposal electrical work $40,000, plumbing work process.
responds to each of the factors. Where $40,000, finishing work $35,000, and
there are subfactors, each subfactor must landscaping $10,000. The proposed cost C. Submission Dates and Times
be presented separately, with the short estimates should be reasonable for the A complete application package must
title of the subfactor presented. Make work to be performed and consistent be received and validated electronically
sure to address each subfactor and with rates established for the level of by the Grants.gov no later than 11:59:59
provide sufficient information about expertise required to perform the work p.m. eastern time on or before the
every element of the subfactor. The proposed in the geographical area. application deadline date of May 19,
narrative section of an application must When necessary, quotes from various 2006. In an effort to address any issues
not exceed 50 pages in length vendors or historical data should be with transmission of your applications,
(excluding forms, budget narrative, used (please make sure they are kept on applicants are strongly encouraged to
assurances, and abstract) and must be file and are available for review by HUD submit their applications prior to the
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submitted on 81⁄2 by 11-inch paper, at any time). When an applicant application deadline. This will allow an
double-spaced on one side of the paper, proposes to use a consultant, the applicant enough time to make the
with one-inch margins (from the top, applicant must indicate whether there is necessary adjustments to meet the
bottom and left to right side of the a formal written agreement. For each submission. Please see the General
document) and printed in standard consultant, please provide the name, if Section for further instructions.

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Electronic faxes using the Facsimile Points). In rating this subfactor, HUD HUD will also review an applicant’s
Transmittal cover sheet (Form HUD– will consider the extent to which the past performance in managing funds,
96011) contained in the electronic applicant clearly addresses the including, but not limited to: The ability
application must be received no later following: to account for funding appropriately;
than 11:59:59 p.m. eastern time on the (1) Describe the knowledge and timely use of funds received from HUD;
application deadline date. experience of the proposed project meeting performance targets for
director and staff, including the day-to- completion of activities. In evaluating
D. Intergovernmental Review
day program manager/coordinator, past performance, HUD reserves the
This program is excluded from an consultants (including technical right to deduct up to five (5) points from
Intergovernmental Review. assistance providers), and contractors in this rating score as a result of the
E. Funding Restrictions planning and managing the type of information obtained from HUD’s
project for which funding is being records (i.e., progress and financial
Ineligible CDBG Activities are listed requested; and reports, monitoring reports, Logic Model
at 24 CFR 570.207. Ineligible activities (2) Clearly identify the following: key submissions, and amendments).
include but are not limited to: project team members, titles (e.g.,
1. New construction of public 2. Rating Factor 2: Need/Extent of the
project manager/coordinator, etc.), Problem (10 Points)
housing; respective roles for the project staff, and
2. General government expenses; This factor addresses the extent to
3. Political activities; a brief description of their relevant
experience. which there is a need for funding the
4. Planning and administrative proposed program activities and an
activities that would result in a grantee If key personnel have not been hired,
applicants must identify the position indication of the importance of meeting
exceeding the 20 percent cost limitation the need(s) in the target area. The
on such activities; title, provide a description of duties and
responsibilities, and describe the need(s) described must be relevant to
5. Development and/or expansion of
qualifications to be considered in the the activities for which funds are being
an institution’s existing curriculum
selection of personnel, including requested. In addressing this factor,
when it is primarily to enhance the
subcontractors and consultants. applicants should provide, at a
institution rather than to achieve the
Experience will be judged in terms of minimum, the following and must cite
specific goals/objectives of the proposed
recent and relevant knowledge and statistics and/or analyses contained in at
project; and
6. Construction, renovation, skills of the staff to undertake eligible least one or more current data sources
expansion of an institution’s own program activities. HUD will consider that are sound and reliable.
experience within the last five (5) years (1) Describe the need(s); and
facilities. (2) Describe the importance of
to be recent and experience pertaining
F. Other Submission Requirements to similar activities to be relevant. meeting the proposed needs.
In rating this factor, HUD will
1. Application Submission and Receipt b. Past Performance (12 Points) For
consider only current data that is
Procedure Previously Funded Applicants Only.
specific to the area where the proposed
This subfactor will evaluate how well
Please read the General Section project activities will be carried out.
an applicant has performed successfully
carefully and completely for the Sources for localized data can be found
under HUD/AN/NHIAC grants.
submission and receipt procedures for at: www.ffiec.gov.
Applicants must demonstrate this by HUD will consider data collected
all applications because failure to
addressing the following information for within the last five (5) years to be
comply may disqualify your
all previously completed and open current. To the extent that the targeted
application.
HUD/AN/NHIAC grants: community’s Five (5) Year Consolidated
2. Waiver of Electronic Submission (1) A list of all HUD/AN/NHIAC Plan and Analysis of Impediments to
Requirements grants received, including the dollar Fair Housing Choice (AI) identify the
Please refer to the General Section for amount awarded and the amount level of the problem and the urgency in
further discussion. Paper applications expended and obligated as of the date of meeting the need, applicants should
will not be accepted from applicants this application; include references to these documents
that have not been granted a waiver. If (2) A description of the achievement in the response to this factor.
an applicant is granted a waiver, the of specific tasks, measurable objectives, Other reliable data sources include,
Office of University Partnerships will and specific outcomes consistent with but are not limited to, Census reports,
provide instructions for submission. the approved project management plan; HUD Continuum of Care gap analysis
Applicants that submit a paper (3) A list detailing the date the and its E–MAP (http://www.hud.gov/
application must be received by or project(s) was completed, was it emaps), law enforcement agency crime
before on the application deadline date. completed in the original three-year reports, Public Housing Agencies’
grant performance period; if not Comprehensive Plans, community
V. Application Review Information completed, why (including when it was needs analyses such as provided by the
A. Criteria or will be completed); United Way, the applicant’s institution,
(4) A comparison of the amount of and other sound, reliable and
1. Rating Factor 1: Capacity of the proposed leveraged funds and/or appropriate sources. Needs in terms of
Applicant and Relevant Experience (25 resources to the amount that was fulfilling court orders or consent
Points) actually leveraged; and decrees, settlements, conciliation
This factor addresses the extent to (5) A detailed description of agreements, and voluntary compliance
which the applicant has the resources compliance with all reporting
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agreements may also be addressed.
necessary to successfully implement the requirements, including timeliness of
proposed project in a timely manner. submission, whether reports were 3. Rating Factor 3: Soundness of
a. Knowledge and Experience. For complete and addressed all information Approach (44 Points)
First Time Applicants (25 Points) For (both narrative and financial) as This factor addresses the quality and
Previously Funded Applicants (13 required by the grant agreement. effectiveness of the proposed work plan

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and the commitment of the institution b. (3 Points) Involvement of the HUD will consider the extent to
to sustain the proposed activities. faculty and students. The applicant which the applicant established
a. (37 Points) Quality of the Work must describe how it proposes to partnerships with other entities to
Plan. This subfactor will be evaluated integrate the institution’s students and secure additional resources to increase
on the extent to which an applicant faculty into the proposed project the effectiveness of the proposed project
provides a clear detailed description of activities. activities. Resources may include
the proposed project and anticipated c. (2 Points) HUD Policy Priorities. To funding or in-kind contributions, such
accomplishments. earn points under this subfactor, HUD as services or equipment, allocated for
(1) (32 Points) Specific Activities. The requires applicants to undertake specific the purpose(s) of the project activities.
work plan must describe all proposed activities that will assist the Department Resources may be provided by
activities and major tasks required to in implementing its policy priorities governmental entities, public or private
successfully implement the proposed and that help the Department achieve its nonprofit organizations, for-profit
project. In addressing this subfactor goals and objectives in FY 2007, when private organizations, or other entities.
applicants must provide a clear the majority of grant recipients will be Applicants may also establish
description of the proposed activities reporting programmatic results and partnerships with other program
and address the following: achievements. In rating this subfactor, funding recipients to coordinate the use
(a) Describe each activity to HUD will evaluate the extent to which of resources in the target area. Overhead
successfully implement and complete a program will further and support and other institutional costs (e.g.,
the proposed project in measurable HUD’s priorities. The quality of the salaries, indirect costs, etc.) that the
terms (e.g., the number of homes that responses provided to one or more of institution has waived may be counted.
will be renovated, the number of jobs Examples of potential sources for
HUD’s priorities will determine the
created, etc.); outside assistance include:
score an applicant can receive.
(b) List and describe how each • Federal, state, and local
activity meets one of the following Applicants must describe how each
policy priority selected will be governments
Community Development Block Grant • Public Housing Agencies
(CDBG) Program national objectives: addressed. Applicants that just list a
priority will receive no points. • Local or national nonprofit
• Benefit low- and moderate-income organizations
persons; The total number of points an
applicant can receive under this • Financial institutions and/or
• Aid in the prevention or private businesses
elimination of slums or blight; or subfactor is two (2). Each policy priority
• Foundations
• Meet other community addressed has a point value of one (1)
• Faith-based and other community-
development needs having a particular point with the exception of the policy
based organizations.
urgency because existing conditions priority to remove regulatory barriers to
To address this factor, an applicant
pose a serious and immediate threat to affordable housing, which has a point
must provide an outline in the
the health and welfare of the value of up to two (2) points. To receive
application and have on file written
community, and other financial these two (2) points an applicant must
commitment letters, memoranda of
resources are not available to meet such indicate how this priority will be
understandings and/or agreements that
needs. addressed and submit the completed
show the extent and firm commitment
Criteria for determining whether an questionnaire (HUD–27300) ‘‘HUD’s
of all proposed leveraged resources
activity addresses one or more Initiative on Removal of Regulatory
(including any commitment of resources
objectives are provided at 24 CFR Barriers’’ found in the General Section
from the applicant’s own institution)
570.208; along with required documentation. It is
(c) Describe the major tasks required that address the following information
up to the applicant to determine which
(in sequential order) to successfully for each leveraged resource/fund:
of the policy priorities they elect to (1) The name of the organization and
implement and complete each project address to receive the available two (2)
activity. Include the target completion the executive officer authorizing the
points. funds/goods and/or services (Only
dates for these tasks (in 6 month d. (2 Points) Economic Opportunities
intervals, up to 36 months); applicable to the narrative section)
for Low- and Very-Low Income Persons (2) The cash amount contributed or
(d) Identify key staff, as described in (Provision of Section 3). This subfactor
Factor 1, who will be responsible and dollar value of the in-kind goods and/
will be evaluated on the extent to which or services committed (If a dollar
accountable for completing each task; an applicant describes how it proposes
and amount and its use is not shown, the
to: funding will not be counted);
(e) Describe how the project director
(1) Provide opportunities to train and (3) A specific description of how each
will work with partners and citizens to
employ lower-income residents of the contribution is to be used toward the
accomplish the proposed activities.
(2) (5 Points) Describe clearly how project area; and proposed activities;
each proposed activity will: (2) Award substantial contracts to (4) The date the contribution will be
(a) Expand the role of the institution persons residing in the project area. made available and a statement that
in the community; Regulations regarding the provision of describes the duration of the
(b) Address the needs identified in Section 3 of the Housing and Urban contribution;
Factor 2; Development Act of 1968 (12 U.S.C. (5) Any terms or conditions affecting
(c) Relate to and not duplicate other 1701u) can be located at 24 CFR Part the commitment, other than receipt of a
activities in the target area. Duplicative 135. HUD Grant; and
effort will be acceptable only if an (6) The signature of the appropriate
4. Rating Factor 4: Leveraging Resources executive officer authorized to commit
applicant can demonstrate through
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(9 Points) the funds and/or goods and/or services.
documentation that there is a
population in need that is not being This factor addresses the ability of the (Only applicable to the written
served; and applicant to secure resources that can be documentation) Please remember that
(d) Involve and empower citizens of combined with HUD’s grant funds to only items eligible for funding under
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Commitment letters, memoranda of achieved. The Logic Model is a a. A threshold review to determine an
understandings and/or agreements are summary of the narrative statements applicant’s basic eligibility; and
not required at the time of application presented in Factors 1–4. Therefore, the b. A technical review for all
submission but you must have them on information submitted on the logic applications that pass the threshold
file. Applicants selected for award will model should be consistent with the review to rate and rank the application
be required to submit the signed information contained in the narrative based on the ‘‘Rating Factors’’ listed in
commitment letters, memoranda of statements. Section V.A.
understandings and/or agreements ‘‘Outcomes’’ are benefits accruing to Only those applications that pass the
outlined in the application, within institutions of higher education and/or threshold review will receive a
twenty (20) calendar days after initial communities during or after technical review and be rated and
contact from the Office of University participation in the AN/NHIAC ranked.
Partnerships (OUP). Letters, memoranda program. Applicants must clearly 2. Rating Panels
of understanding, or agreements must be identify the outcomes to be measured
submitted on the provider’s letterhead and achieved. Examples of outcomes To review and rate applications, HUD
and should be addressed to Sherone include increased community may establish panels, which may
Ivey, Acting Associate Deputy Assistant development in the target community include experts or consultants not
Secretary for University Partnerships. by a certain percentage, increased currently employed by HUD to obtain
The date of the letter, memorandum of employment opportunities in the target certain expertise.
understanding, or agreement from the community by a certain percentage, 3. Ranking
CEO of the provider organization must increased incomes/wages or other assets
be dated no earlier than nine months HUD will fund applications in rank
for persons trained, and/or enhanced order, until all available program funds
prior to this published NOFA. OUP will family stability through the creation of
provide specific instructions on how are awarded. In order to be funded, an
affordable housing opportunities. applicant must receive a minimum
these documents must be submitted In addition, applicants must establish
when contact is made with the score of 75 points out of a possible 100
interim benchmarks and outputs that
applicant. HUD will only request and points for Factors 1 through 5. The RC/
lead to the ultimate achievement of
consider the resources/organizations EZ/EC–II bonus points described in the
outcomes. ‘‘Outputs’’ are the direct
that are listed in the outline submitted General Section do not apply to this
products of the program’s activities.
in the application. If OUP does not NOFA. If two or more applications have
Examples of outputs are the number of
receive those documents in the required the same number of points, the
new affordable housing units, the
format and allotted timeframe, an application with the most points for
number of homes that have been
applicant will not receive points under Factor 3 shall be selected. If there is still
renovated, and the number of facilities
this factor and the application will be a tie, the application with the most
that have been constructed or
rated and ranked to address this point points for Factor 1 shall be selected. If
rehabilitated. Outputs should produce
change. there is still a tie, the application with
outcomes for the program. At a
In scoring this factor, HUD will award the most points for Factors 2, 4 and then
minimum, an applicant must address
nine (9) points to an applicant that 5 shall be selected, in that order, until
the following activities in the evaluation
provides properly documented the tie is broken. HUD reserves the right
plan:
leveraging resources as listed in their to make selections out of rank order to
a. Measurable outputs to be
application that are 15 percent or more provide for geographic distribution of
accomplished (e.g., the number of
of the amount requested under this grantees.
persons to be trained and employed; HUD also reserves the right to reduce
program; six (6) points to applicants that houses to be built pursuant to 24 CFR
provide properly documented the amount of funding requested in
570.207 or rehabilitated; minority- order to fund as many highly ranked
leveraging resources as listed that are owned businesses to be started);
10–14 percent of the amount requested applications as possible. Additionally, if
b. Measurable outcomes the grant will funds remain after funding the highest
under this program; three (3) points to have on the community in general and
applicants that provide properly ranked applications, HUD may fund
the target area or population; and part of the next highest-ranking
documented leveraging resources as c. The impact the grant will have on
listed that are 5–9 percent of the amount application. If an applicant turns down
assisting the university to obtain
requested under this program; and zero an award offer, HUD will make an
additional resources to continue this
(0) points to applicants that provide award to the next highest-ranking
type of work at the end of the grant
properly documented leveraging application. If funds remain after all
performance period.
resources as listed that are less than 5 selections have been made, the
The information must be placed on a
percent of the amount requested or remaining funds will be carried over to
HUD–96010, Program Logic Model
resources are not properly documented. the next funding cycle’s competition.
form. HUD has developed a new
5. Rating Factor 5: Achieving Results approach to completing this form. 4. Correction to Deficient Applications
and Program Evaluation (12 Points) Please carefully read the General See the General Section.
This factor reflects HUD’s goal to Section for instructions, training is
available. (Form HUD–96010 will be C. Anticipated Announcement and
embrace high standards of management Award Dates
and accountability. It measures the excluded from the page count.) A
applicant’s commitment to assess their narrative is not required. However, if a Announcements of awards are
performance to achieve the program’s narrative is provided, those pages will anticipated on or before September 30,
proposed objectives and goals. be included in the page count. 2006.
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Applicants are required to develop an B. Review and Selection Process VI. Award Administration Information
effective, quantifiable, outcome oriented
evaluation plan for measuring 1. Application Selection Process A. Award Notices
performance and determining that Two types of reviews will be After all selections have been made,
objectives and goals have been conducted: HUD will notify all winning applicants

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in writing. HUD may require winning For each reporting period, as part of Check off to ensure these items have
applicants to participate in additional the required report to HUD, grant been included in the application:
negotiations before receiving an official recipients must include a completed llSF–424 ‘‘Application For Federal
award. For further discussion on this Logic Model form (HUD–96010), which Assistance’’
matter, please refer to the General identifies output and outcome llApplication Checklist (Applicants
Section. B. Administrative and National achievements. that submit paper applications must
Policy Requirements For FY2006, HUD is considering a include the checklist in their
Refer to Section VI.B. of the General new concept for the Logic Model. The applications)
Section. new concept is a Return on Investment llAbstract (must include no more
1. Debriefing. The General Section (ROI) statement. HUD will be publishing than a two-page summary of the
provides the procedures for requesting a a separate notice on the ROI concept. proposed project)
debriefing. All requests for debriefings VII. Agency Contacts Indicate the page number where each
must be made in writing and submitted of the Factors is located:
Applicants may contact Sherone Ivey
within thirty (30) calendar days of Narrative Statement Addressing the
at (202) 708–3061, extension 4200 or
receipt of written notification to: Rating Factors.
Susan Brunson at (202) 708–3061,
Sherone Ivey, Office of University The narrative section of an
extension 3852. Persons with speech or
Partnerships, Robert C. Weaver Federal application must not exceed 50 pages in
hearing impairments may call the
Building; 451 Seventh Street, SW., length (excluding forms, budget
Federal Information Relay Service TTY
Room 8106; Washington, DC 20410. narrative and abstract). This information
at (800) 877–8339. Except for the ‘‘800’’
Applicants may also write to Ms. Ivey must be submitted on 81⁄2 by 11-inch
number, these numbers are not toll-free.
via e-mail at Sherone_E._Ivey@hud.gov. paper, double-spaced on one side of the
Applicants may also reach Ms. Ivey via
2. Administrative. Grants awarded paper, with one-inch margins (from the
e-mail at Sherone_E._Ivey@hud.gov,
under this NOFA will be governed by top, bottom, left, and right sides of the
and/or Ms. Brunson at
the provisions of 24 CFR part 84 (Grants documents) and printed in standard
Susan_S._Brunson@hud.gov.
and Agreements with Institutions of Times New-Roman 12-point font.
Higher Education, Hospitals and Other VIII. Other Information: Paperwork llFactor I
Non-Profit Organizations), A–21 (Cost Reduction Act llFactor II
Principles for Educational Institutions) The information collection llFactor III
and A–133 (Audits of States, Local requirements contained in this llFactor IV
Governments, and Non-Profit document have been approved by the llFactor V
Organizations). Applicants can access Office of Management and Budget llHUD–96010 ‘‘Logic Model’’
the OMB circulars at the White House (OMB) under the Paperwork Reduction Check off to ensure these items have
Web site at: www.whitehouse.gov/omb/ Act of 1995 (44 U.S.C. 3501–3520) and been included in the application:
circulars/index.html. assigned OMB control number 2528– Appendix
3. OMB Circulars and Government- 0206. In accordance with the Paperwork llBudget
wide Regulations Applicable to Reduction Act, HUD may not conduct or llHUD 424–CB ‘‘Grant Application
Financial Assistance Programs. The sponsor, and a person is not required to Detailed Budget’’
General Section provides further respond to, a collection of information llBudget Narrative (No form
discussion. unless the collection displays a provided, but must be submitted for
4. Executive Order 13202, currently valid OMB control number. the total three-year grant period.
Preservation of Open Competition and Public reporting burden for the
Government Neutrality Towards Appendix B (All Required Forms)
collection of information is estimated to
Government Contractors Labor average 59 hours per annum per The following forms are required for
Relations on Federal and Federally respondent for the application and grant submission. All required forms are
Funded Construction Projects. See the administration. This includes the time contained in the electronic application
General Section for further discussion. for collecting, reviewing, and reporting package.
5. Procurement of Recovered the data for the application, quarterly, llApplication for Federal Assistance
Materials. See Section the General and final reports. The information will (SF–424);
Section for further discussion. be used for grantee selection and llSurvey on Ensuring Equal
6. Executive Order 13166, Improving monitoring the administration of funds. Opportunity for Applicants (SF–424
Access to Services For Persons With Response to this request for information Supplement);
Limited English Proficiency (LEP). See is required in order to receive the llDisclosure of Lobbying Activities
the General Section for further benefits to be derived. (SF–LLL);
discussion. llGrant Application Detailed Budget
7. Code of Conduct. See the General Appendix A—Application Checklist—
(HUD–424–CB);
Section for further discussion. AN/NHIAC llAmerica’s Affordable Communities
This checklist identifies application Initiative (HUD–27300), if
C. Reporting submission requirements. Applicants applicable;
All grant recipients under this NOFA are requested to use this checklist when llApplicant/Recipient Disclosure/
are required to submit quarterly preparing an application to ensure Update Report (HUD–2880);
progress reports. The progress reports submission of all required elements. llAcknowledgement of Applicant
shall consist of two components, a Applicants submitting an electronic Receipt (Only applicants who
narrative that must reflect the activities application do not have to submit the submit paper applications (HUD–
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undertaken during the reporting period checklist. Applicants that receive a 2993);
and a financial report that reflects costs waiver of the electronic application llFacsimile Transmittal (HUD–
incurred by budget line item, as well as submission requirement should include 96011), if applicable;
a cumulative summary of cost incurred a copy of the checklist in their llYou Are Our Client Grant Applicant
during the reporting period. application. Survey (HUD–2994–A); and

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Tribal Colleges and Universities through the provision of needed awarded three (3) points; applicants that
Program services such as health programs, job provide leveraging resources that are
Overview Information training, and economic development less than 4 percent of the amount
activities. requested or resources are not properly
A. Federal Agency Name: Department documented will receive zero points.
of Housing and Urban Development, A. Authority
3. All applicants submitting electronic
Office of Policy Development and HUD’s authority for making funding applications must attach their narrative
Research, Office of University available under this NOFA is the responses to Rating Factors 1–5 as one
Partnerships. Department of Housing and Urban attachment. PLEASE DO NOT ATTACH
B. Funding Opportunity Title: Tribal Development Appropriations Act, 2006 YOUR RESPONSE TO EACH FACTOR
Colleges and Universities Program (Pub. L. 109–115; approved Nov. 30, SEPARATELY.
(TCUP). 2005). This program is being
C. Announcement Type: Initial implemented through this NOFA and II. Award Information
announcement. the policies governing its operation are
D. Funding Opportunity Numbers: In Fiscal Year (FY) 2006,
contained herein.
The Federal Register Number is FR– approximately $2.5 million is made
5030–N–24. The OMB Approval B. Modifications available for this program and an
Number is 2528–0215. Listed below are major modifications additional $643,000 in carryover funds.
E. Catalog of Federal Domestic from the Fiscal Year (FY) 2005 program- An applicant can request up to $600,000
Assistance (CFDA) Number: The CFDA funding announcement. for a three-year (36 months) grant
Number for this program is 14.519. 1. The provision of public services performance period.
F. Dates: The application deadline and program delivery activities are now III. Eligibility Information
date is May 22, 2006. Please be sure to eligible under this program. The
read the General Section for electronic purpose of the Tribal Colleges and A. Eligible Applicants
application submission and receipt Universities Program has been modified Tribal Colleges and Universities that
requirements. to include expanding the role of the meet the definition of a TCU established
G. Additional Overview Content TCUs into the community through the in Title III of the 1998 Amendments to
Information: provision of needed services such as
1. Purpose of the Program. To assist the Higher Education Act of 1965 (Pub.
health programs, job training, and L. 105–244, enacted October 7, 1998).
Tribal Colleges and Universities (TCU) economic development.
to build, expand, renovate, and equip Institutions must be fully accredited, or
2. Commitment letters, memoranda of provide a statement in their application
their own facilities, and to expand the understandings and/or agreements are
role of the TCUs into the community that verifies the institution is a
not required at the time of application candidate for accreditation, by a
through the provision of needed submission but must be on file.
services such as health programs, job regional institutional accrediting
Applicants selected for award will be association recognized by the U.S.
training, and economic development required to submit the signed
activities. Department of Education.
commitment letters, memoranda of
2. Award Information: In Fiscal Year understandings and/or agreements B. Cost Sharing or Matching
(FY) 2006, approximately $2.5 million outlined in the application, within
has been made available for this None Required.
twenty (20) calendar days after initial
program by the Department of Housing contact from the Office of University C. Other
and Urban Development Appropriations Partnerships (OUP). OUP will provide
Act, 2006 (Pub. L. 109–115; approved 1. Eligible Activities: Eligible activities
specific instructions on how these
Nov. 30, 2005) and an additional include building, expanding,
documents must be submitted at that
$643,000 in carryover funds. An renovating, and equipping facilities
time. HUD will only request and
applicant can request up to $600,000 for owned by the institution (a long-term
consider the resources/organizations
a three-year (36 months) grant lease for five years or more in duration
outlined in the application. If OUP does
performance period. is considered an acceptable form of
not receive those documents in the
3. Eligible Applicants: Tribal Colleges ownership under this program).
required format and allotted timeframe,
and Universities that meet the definition Buildings for which TCUP funding is
an applicant will not receive points
of a TCU established in Title III of the used that also serve the community are
under this factor and the application
1998 Amendments to the Higher eligible; however, the facilities must be
will be rated and ranked to address this
Education Act of 1965 (Pub. L. 105–244, predominantly (at least 51 percent of the
point change.
approved October 7, 1998). Institutions In scoring this factor, HUD will rate time) for the use of the institution (e.g.,
must be fully accredited or provide a an applicant that provides leveraging students, faculty, and staff). In addition,
statement in the abstract of the resources that are 10 percent or more of public services and program delivery
application that states the institution is the amount requested under this activities for the community such as
a candidate for accreditation by a program and that are properly health programs, job training and
regional institutional accrediting documented, as listed below, will be economic development are eligible
association recognized by the U.S. awarded nine (9) points; applicants that activities. Examples of eligible activities
Department of Education. provide leveraging resources that are 7– include, but are not limited to:
9 percent of the amount requested under a. Building a new facility (e.g.,
Full Text of Announcement
this program and that are properly classrooms, administrative offices,
I. Funding Opportunity Description documented, as listed below, will be health and cultural centers, gymnasium,
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The purpose of this program is to awarded six (6) points; applicants that technology centers, etc.);
assist Tribal Colleges and Universities provide leveraging resources that are 4– b. Renovating an existing or acquired
(TCU) to build, expand, renovate, and 6 percent of the amount requested under facility;
equip their own facilities, and to expand this program and that are properly c. Expanding an existing or acquired
the role of the TCUs into the community documented, as listed below, will be facility;

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d. Equipping university facilities (e.g., b. The applicant may request up to subcontractors must comply with the
lab equipment, library books, furniture, $600,000. labor standards (Davis-Bacon)
etc.); or c. Only one application can be requirements referenced in 24 CFR
e. Property acquisition; submitted per campus. If multiple 570.603. However, in accordance with
f. Health screening; applications are submitted, all will be HCDA section 107(e)(2), the Secretary
g. Homeownership counseling/ disqualified. However, different waives the provisions of HCDA section
training; campuses of the same university system 110 with respect to the TCUP program
h. Technical assistance to establish, are eligible to apply as long as they have for grants to a TCU that is part of a tribe,
expand or stabilize micro-enterprises; an administrative and budgeting i.e., a TCU that is legally a department
i. Crime, alcohol and/or drug-abuse structure independent of the other or other part of a tribal government, but
prevention activities; campuses in the system. not a TCU that is established under
j. Youth leadership development d. Institutions that received grants in tribal law as an entity separate from the
programs/activities; FY 2005 are not eligible to apply under tribal government. If a TCU is not part
k. Tutoring/mentoring programs; this NOFA. of a tribe, the labor standards of HCDA
l. Child care/development programs; e. Applicants must receive a section 110, as referenced in 24 CFR
m. Cultural activities/programs; and minimum score of 75 points to be 570.603, apply to activities under the
n. Applicants can use up to 20 considered for funding. grant to the TCU.
percent of the grant for payments of f. An applicant must have a DUNS
reasonable grant administrative costs e. Environmental Requirements.
number to receive HUD grant funds (See Selection for award does not constitute
related to planning and execution of the General Section).
project (e.g., preparation/submission of approval of any proposed sites.
g. Electronic applications must be
HUD reports, etc.). A detailed Following selection for award, HUD will
received and validated by Grants.gov no
explanation of these costs is provided in perform an environmental review of
later than 11:59:59 p.m. eastern time on
the OMB circulars that can be accessed activities proposed for assistance in
the application deadline date May 22,
at the White House Web site at: http:// accordance with 24 CFR part 50. The
2006.
www.whitehouse.gov/omb/circulars/ 4. Program Requirements. In addition results of the environmental review may
index.html. to the standard requirements listed in require that proposed activities be
Each activity proposed for funding Section III.C. of the General Section, modified or proposed sites be rejected.
must meet at least one of the following applicants must meet the following Applicants are particularly cautioned
Community Development Block Grant program requirements: not to undertake or commit funds for
(CDBG) Program national objectives: a. All funds awarded are for a three- acquisition or development of proposed
• Benefit low- and moderate-income year (36 months) grant performance properties prior to HUD approval of
persons; period. specific properties or areas. An
• Aid in the prevention or b. While community-wide use of a application constitutes an assurance
elimination of slums or blight; or facility (that is purchased, equipped, that the institution will assist HUD to
• Meet other community leased, renovated or built) is permissible comply with part 50; will supply HUD
development needs having a particular under this program, the facility must be with all available and relevant
urgency because existing conditions predominantly for the use of the information to perform an
pose a serious and immediate threat to institution (i.e., it must be used by the environmental review for each proposed
the health and welfare of the staff, faculty, and/or students at least 51 property; will carry out mitigating
community, and other financial percent of the time). measures required by HUD or select
resources are not available to meet such c. If a TCU is a part or instrumentality alternate property; and will not acquire,
needs. of a federally recognized tribe, the rehabilitate, convert, demolish, lease,
Criteria for determining whether an applicant must comply with the Indian repair, or construct property and not
activity addresses one or more Civil Rights Act (25 U.S.C. 1301 et seq.) commit or expend HUD or local funds
objectives are provided at 24 CFR and all other applicable civil rights for these program activities with respect
570.208. The CDBG publication entitled statues and authorities as set forth in 24 to any eligible property until HUD’s
‘‘Community Development Block Grant CFR 1000.12. If the TCU is not a part or written approval of the property is
Program Guide to National Objectives instrumentality of a federally recognized received. In supplying HUD with
and Eligible Activities for Entitlement tribe the applicant must comply with environmental information, applicants
Communities’’ describes the CDBG the Fair Housing Act (42 U.S.C. 3601– should use the same guidance as
regulations, and a copy can be obtained 19) and implementing regulations at 24 provided in the HUD Notice CPD–05–07
from HUD’s NOFA Information Center CFR part 100 et seq., Title VI of the Civil entitled, ‘‘Field Environmental Review
at 800–HUD–8929 or 800–HUD–2209 Rights Act of 1964 (42 U.S.C. 2000d– Processing for Rural Housing and
for the hearing-impaired. 2000d–4) (Nondiscrimination in Economic Development (RHED) grants’’
2. Audit Requirements. See Section Federally Assisted Programs) and issued August 30, 2005. The General
III.C. of the General Section. implementing regulations at 24 CFR part Section provides further discussion of
3. Threshold Requirements 1, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act the environmental requirements.
Applicable to All Applicants. All of 1973, as amended (29 U.S.C. 794) and Further information and assistance on
applicants must comply with the implementing regulation at 24 CFR Part HUD’s environmental requirements is
threshold requirements as defined in the 8, and Section 109 of Title One of the available at: http://hudstage.hud.gov/
General Section and the requirements Housing and Community Development utilities/intercept.cfm/offices/cpd/
listed below. Applications that do not Act of 1974 (HCDA), as amended, with lawsregs/notices/2005/05–07.pdf.
meet these requirements will be respect to nondiscrimination on the f. Site Control. Where grant funds will
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considered ineligible for funding and basis of age, sex, religion, or disability be used for acquisition, rehabilitation,
will be disqualified. and implementing regulations at 24 CFR or new construction an applicant must
a. The applicant must meet the part 6. demonstrate site control. Funds may be
eligibility requirements as defined in d. Labor Standards. Institutions and recaptured or deobligated from
Section III.A. their subgrantees, contractors and applicants that cannot demonstrate

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control of a suitable site within one year Applicants are advised to download the published in the Federal Register on
after the initial notification of award. application package, complete the SF– December 9, 2005 (70 FR 73332).
g. Economic Opportunities for Low- 424 first and it will pre-populate the b. Application Checklist. Applicants
and Very-Low Income Persons (Section Transmittal Cover page. The Transmittal should use the checklist to ensure that
3). The provisions of Section 3 of the Cover page will contain a unique they have all the required components
Housing and Urban Development Act of identifier embedded in the page that of their application. Applicants
1968 (12 U.S.C. 1701u) apply to this will help HUD associate your faxed submitting an electronic application
NOFA and requires that to the greatest materials to your application. Please should not submit the checklist in their
extent feasible opportunities for training download the cover page and then make application. Applicants receiving a
and employment be given to lower- multiple copies to provide to any of the waiver of the electronic application
income residents of the project and entities responsible for submitting faxed submission requirement should include
contracts for work in connection with materials to HUD on your behalf. Please a copy of the checklist in their
the project be awarded in substantial do not use your own fax cover sheet. application submission. The checklist is
part to person residing in the area of the HUD will not read any faxes that are located in Appendix A.
project. Regulations are located at 24 sent without the HUD–96011 fax c. Abstract. Applicants must include
CFR Part 135. transmittal cover page; and no more than a two-page summary of
j. You Are Our Client Survey (HUD– the proposed project. Please include the
IV. Application and Submission following:
Information. 2994–A). (Optional)
(1) A clear description of the
A. Address To Request Application 2. Certifications and Assurances proposed project activities, where they
Package Please read the General Section for will take place (be located), the target
detailed information on all the population that will be assisted, and the
Applicants may download the impact this project is expected to have
instructions to the application found on Certifications and Assurances. All
applications submitted through on the institution;
the Grants.gov Web site at http:// (2) A statement that the institution is
www.Grants.gov./Apply. If you have Grants.gov constitute an
an eligible institution because it is a
difficulty accessing the information you acknowledgement and agreement to all
two-or four-year fully accredited
may call the Grants.gov Support Desk required certifications and assurances.
institution, the name of the accrediting
toll free 800–518–GRANTS or e-mail Please include in your application each
agency and an assurance that the
your questions to Support@Grants.gov. item listed below. Applicants
accrediting agency is recognized by the
See the General Section for information submitting paper copy applications
U.S. Department of Education; or the
regarding the registration process or ask should submit the application in the
applicant is a candidate for
for registration information from the following order:
accreditation by a regional instructional
Grants.gov Support Desk. a. SF–424, Application for Federal accrediting association recognized by
Assistance. Please remember the the U.S. Department of Education,
B. Content and Form of Application following:
Submission including the name of the accrediting
(1) The full grant amount requested agency;
1. Forms from HUD (entire three years) should be (3) The designated contact person,
entered, not the amount for just one including phone number, facsimile
The following forms are required for year;
submission. Copies of these forms are number, and e-mail address (This is the
(2) Include the name, title, address, person who will receive all
available on line at http://www.hud.gov/ telephone number, facsimile number,
offices/adm/grants/nofa06/ correspondence; therefore, please
and e-mail address of the designated ensure the accuracy of the information);
snofaforms.cfm. contact. This person will receive all
a. Application for Federal Assistance (4) The project director, if different
correspondence; therefore, please from the designated contact person for
(SF–424). ensure the accuracy of the information;
b. Survey on Ensuring Equal the project, including phone number,
(3) The Employer Identification/Tax facsimile number, and e-mail address.
Opportunity for Applicants (SF–424
ID number; d. Narrative statement addressing the
Supplement);
c. Grant Application Detailed Budget (4) The DUNS Number; Rating Factors. HUD will use the
(HUD–424–CB); (5) The Catalog of Federal Domestic narrative response to the ‘‘Rating
d. Disclosure of Lobbying Activities Assistance Number for this program is Factors’’ to evaluate, rate, and rank
(SF–LLL), if applicable; 14.519; applications. The narrative statement is
e. America’s Affordable Communities (6) The project’s proposed start and the main source of information.
Initiative (HUD–27300), if applicable; completion dates. For the purpose of Applicants are advised to review each
f. Applicant/Recipient Disclosure/ this application the program start date factor carefully for program specific
Update Report (HUD–2880); should be December 1, 2006; and requirements. The response to each
g. Program Logic Model (HUD– (7) The signature of the Authorized factor should be concise and contain
96010); Organization Representative (AOR) only information relevant to the factor,
h. Acknowledgement of Applicant who, by virtue of submitting an yet detailed enough to address the factor
Receipt (HUD–2993). Complete this application via Grants.gov, has been fully. Please do not repeat material in
form only if you have received a waiver authenticated by the credential provider response to the five factors; instead,
to the electronic application submission to submit applications on behalf of the focus on how well the proposal
requirement. Applicants submitting Institution and approved by the responds to each of the factors. Where
electronically are not required to eBusiness Point of Contact to submit an there are subfactors, each subfactor must
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include this form; application via Grants.gov. The AOR be presented separately, with the short
i. Facsimile Transmittal Cover Page must be able to make a legally binding title of the subfactor presented. Make
(HUD–96011). This form must be used agreement with HUD. For details on the sure to address each subfactor and
as the cover page to transmit third-party Grants.gov registration process, see provide sufficient information about
documents and other information. HUD’s Notice on Early Registration every element of the subfactor. The

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narrative section of an application must proposed in the geographical area. C. Submission Dates and Times
not exceed 50 pages in length When necessary, quotes from various A complete application package must
(excluding forms, budget narrative, vendors or historical data should be be received and validated electronically
assurances, and abstract) and must be used (please make sure they are kept on by the Grants.gov no later than 11:59:59
submitted on 81⁄2 by 11-inch paper, file and are available for review by HUD p.m. eastern time on or before the
double-spaced on one side of the paper, at any time). All direct labor or salaries application deadline date of May 22,
with one-inch margins (from the top, must be supported with mandated city/ 2006. In an effort to address any issues
bottom and left to right side of the state pay scales, Davis-Bacon wage with transmission of your application,
document) and printed in standard rates/tribally designated wage rate (as applicants are strongly encouraged to
Times New Roman 12-point font. Each appropriate) or other documentation. submit their applications prior to the
page of the narrative must include the When an applicant proposes to use a application deadline. This will allow an
applicant’s name and should be consultant, the applicant must indicate applicant enough time to make the
numbered. Note that although whether there is a formal written necessary adjustments to meet the
submitting pages in excess of the page agreement. For each consultant, please submission deadline in the event
limit will not disqualify an applicant, provide the name, if known, hourly or Grants.gov rejects the application.
HUD will not consider the information daily fee, and the estimated time on the Please see the General Section for
on any excess pages. This exclusion project. Applicants must use cost further instructions. Electronic faxes
may result in a lower score or failure to estimates based on historical data from using the Facsimile Transmittal cover
meet a threshold requirement. All the institution and/or from a qualified
applicants submitting electronic sheet (Form HUD–96011) contained in
firm (e.g., Architectural or Engineering the electronic application must be
applications must attach their narrative firm), vendor and/or qualified
responses to Rating Factors 1–5 as one received no later than 11:59:59 p.m.
individual (e.g., independent architect eastern time on the application deadline
attachment. PLEASE DO NOT ATTACH or contractor) other than the institution
YOUR RESPONSE TO EACH FACTOR date.
for projects that involve rehabilitation of
SEPARATELY. D. Intergovernmental Review
e. Budget. The budget submission residential, commercial and/or
must include the following: industrial structures, and/or acquisition, This program is excluded for an
(1) HUD–424–CB, ‘‘Grant Application construction, or installation of public Intergovernmental Review.
Detailed Budget.’’ This form shows the facilities and improvements. Such an
E. Funding Restrictions
total budget by year and by line item for entity must be involved in the business
of rehabilitation, construction, and/or Ineligible activities for funding under
the program activities to be carried out
with the proposed HUD grant. Each year management. Equipment and contracts this program include, but are not
of the program should be presented cannot be presented as a total estimated limited to the following:
figure. For equipment, applicants must 1. Renovation of a facility in which
separately. Applicants must also submit
this form to reflect the total cost for the provide a list by type and cost for each the facility is not used at least 51
entire grant performance period (Grand item. Applicants using contracts must percent of the time by the institution;
provide an individual description and 2. Rental space to another entity that
Total).
Make sure that the amounts shown on cost estimate for each contract. operates a small business assistance
the SF–424, HUD–424–CB, and all other Construction costs must be broken center;
required program forms are consistent down to indicate how funds will be 3. Building of a new facility, where
and the budget totals are correct. utilized (e.g., demolition, foundation, the activities are for non-students or the
Remember to check the addition in exterior walls, roofing, electrical work, activities are run primarily by an
totaling the categories on all forms so plumbing, finishing work, etc.) outside entity;
that all items are included in the total. 4. Using more than 20 percent of the
(3) Indirect costs. Indirect costs, if grant for payments of grant
If there is any inconsistency between applicable, are allowable based on an
any of the required budget forms, the administrative costs related to planning
established approved indirect cost rate. and execution of the project (e.g.,
HUD–424–CB will be used. All budget Applicants must have on file, and
forms must be fully completed. If an preparation/submission of HUD
submit to HUD if selected for award, a reports); and
application is selected for award, the
copy of their indirect cost rate 5. Curriculum development and/or
applicant may be required to provide
agreement. Applicants who are selected expansion on an institution’s existing
greater specificity to the budget during
for funding that do not have an curriculum.
grant agreement negotiations.
(2) Budget Narrative. Applicants must approved indirect cost rate agreement,
established by the cognizant federal F. Other Submission Requirements
submit a narrative that explains how the
applicant arrived at the cost estimates agency, will be required to establish a 1. Application Submission and Receipt
for any line item over $5,000 rate. In such cases, HUD will issue an Procedure
cumulative. For example, an applicant award with a provisional rate and assist
Please read the General Section
proposes to construct an addition to an applicants with the process of
carefully and completely for the
existing building, which will cost establishing a final rate.
electronic submission and receipt
approximately $200,000. The following f. Appendix. Applicants receiving a procedures for all applications because
cost estimate reflects this total: waiver of the electronic submission failure to comply may disqualify your
Foundation cost $75,000, electrical requirements and submitting a paper application.
work $40,000, plumbing work $40,000, copy of the application must place all
interior finishing work $35,000 and required forms in this section. An 2. Waiver of Electronic Submission
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landscaping $10,000. The proposed cost applicant SHOULD NOT submit Requirements
estimates should be reasonable for the resumes, or other back-up materials. If Please refer to the General Section for
work to be performed and consistent this information is included, it will not further discussion. Paper applications
with rates established for the level of be considered during the review will not be accepted from applicants
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an applicant is granted a waiver, the and specific outcomes consistent with 3. Rating Factor 3: Soundness of
Office of University Partnerships will the approved project management plan; Approach (44 Points)
provide instructions for submission. (3) A list detailing the date the This factor addresses the quality and
Paper application must be received by project(s) was completed, was it effectiveness of the proposed work plan
or before the application due date. completed in the original three-year and the commitment of the institution
V. Application Review Information grant performance period; if not to sustain the proposed activities.
completed, why (including when it was a. (40 Points) Quality of Work Plan.
A. Criteria or will be completed); HUD will evaluate this subfactor based
1. Rating Factor 1: Capacity of the (4) A comparison of the amount of on the extent to which an applicant
Applicant and Relevant Experience (25 proposed leveraged funds and/or provides a clear detailed description of
Points) resources to the amount that was the proposed project and anticipated
actually leveraged; and accomplishments.
This factor addresses the extent to (1) (35 Points) Specific Activities. The
which the applicant has the resources (5) A detailed description of work plan must describe all of the
necessary to successfully implement the compliance with all reporting proposed activities and major tasks
proposed activities in a timely manner. requirements, including timeliness of required to successfully implement the
a. Knowledge and Experience. For submission, whether reports were proposed project. In addressing this
First Time Applicants (25 Points), For complete and addressed all information subfactor applicants must provide a
Previously Funded Applicants (15 (both narrative and financial) as clear description of the proposed
Points). In rating this subfactor, HUD required by the grant agreement. activities and address the following:
will consider the extent to which the HUD will also review an applicant’s (a) Describe all proposed activities in
applicant clearly addresses the past performance in managing funds, measurable terms (e.g., fifty or more
following: including, but not limited to: The ability students will be receiving computer
(1) Describe the knowledge and to account for funding appropriately; literacy training, the number of new
experience of the proposed project timely use of funds received from HUD; classes that will be taught as a result of
director and staff, including the day-to- meeting performance targets for building a new structure);
day program manager/coordinator, completion of activities. In evaluating (b) Describe the major tasks in
consultants (including technical past performance, HUD reserves the sequential order necessary to
assistance providers), and contractors in right to deduct up to five (5) points from successfully implement the proposed
planning and managing the type of this rating score as a result of the project. Include the target completion
project for which funding is being information obtained from HUD’s dates for the tasks (6 month intervals,
requested; and records (i.e., progress and financial up to 36 months);
(2) Clearly identify the following: Key reports, monitoring reports, Logic Model (c) List and describe how each activity
project team members, titles (e.g., submission, and amendments). meets one of the following Community
project manager/coordinator, etc.), Development Block Grant (CDBG)
respective roles for the project staff, and 2. Rating Factor 2: Need/Extent of the Program national objectives:
a brief description of their relevant Problem (10 Points) • Benefit low- and moderate-income
experience. persons;
This factor addresses the extent to • Aid in the prevention or
If key personnel have not been hired, which there is a need for funding the
applicants must identify the position elimination of slums or blight; or
proposed project activities and an • Meet other community
title, provide a description of duties and indication of the importance of meeting
responsibilities, and describe the development needs having a particular
the need(s). The need(s) described must urgency because existing conditions
qualifications to be considered in the be relevant to activities for which funds
selection of personnel, including pose a serious and immediate threat to
are being requested. In addressing this the health and welfare of the
subcontractors and consultants. factor, applicants should provide, at a
Experience will be judged in terms of community, and other financial
minimum, the following and must cite resources are not available to meet such
recent and relevant knowledge and statistics and/or analyses contained in at
skills of the staff to undertake eligible needs.
least one or more current data sources Criteria for determining whether an
program activities. HUD will consider that are sound and reliable. activity addresses one or more objective
experience within the last five (5) years
(1) Describe the need(s); and are provided at 24 CFR 570.208;
to be recent and experience pertaining (d) Describe the measurable objectives
to similar activities to be relevant. (2) Describe the importance of
meeting the proposed needs. that will be realized as a result of
b. Past Performance (10 Points) For implementing the proposed project; and
Previously Funded Grant Applicants In rating this factor, HUD will (e) Identify the key staff, as described
Only. This subfactor will evaluate how consider only current data that is in Factor 1, who will be responsible for
well an applicant has performed specific to the area where the proposed completing each task.
successfully under HUD/TCUP grants. project activities will be carried out. (2) (5 Points) Describe clearly how
Applicants must demonstrate this by Reliable sources of data may include each proposed project activity will:
addressing the following information for information that describes the need, (a) Address the needs identified in
all previously completed and open such as a need to have a building Factor 2; and
HUD/TCUP grants: renovated because it is 50 years old and (b) Relate to and not duplicate other
(1) A list of all HUD/TCUP grants is deteriorating; a new computer lab has activities in the target area.
received, including the dollar amount been built, but the computers are b. (2 Points) Involvement of the
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awarded and the amount expended and obsolete; a library has been expanded, Faculty and Students. The applicant
obligated as of the date of this but the books are outdated, local/Tribal must describe how it proposes to
application; crime statistics, Indian Housing Plans, integrate the institution’s students and
(2) A description of the achievement etc. When presenting data, include the faculty into the proposed project
of specific tasks, measurable objectives, source and date of the information. activities.

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c. (2 Points) HUD Policy Priorities. To • Tribally Designated Housing prior to this published NOFA. OUP will
earn points under this subfactor, HUD Entities. provide specific instructions on how
requires applicants to undertake specific • Local or national nonprofit these documents must be submitted
activities that will assist the Department organizations. when contact is made with the
in implementing its policy priorities • Banks and/or private businesses. applicant. HUD will only request and
and that help the Department achieve its • Foundations. consider the resources/organizations
goals and objectives in FY 2007, when • Faith-based and other community- outlined in the application. If OUP does
the majority of grant recipients will be based organizations. not receive those documents in the
reporting programmatic results and To address this factor, an applicant required format and allotted timeframe,
achievement. In addressing this must provide an outline in the an applicant will not receive points
subfactor, HUD will evaluate the extent application and have on file written under this factor and the application
to which a program will further and commitment letters, memoranda of will be rated and ranked to address this
support HUD priorities. The quality of understandings and/or agreements that point change.
the responses provided to one or more show the extent and firm commitment In scoring this factor, HUD will award
of HUD’s priorities will determine the of all proposed leveraged resources nine (9) points to an applicant that
score an applicant can receive. (including any commitment of resources provides properly documented
Applicants must describe how each from the applicant’s own institution) leveraging resources as listed in their
policy priority is addressed. Applicants that address the following information application that are 10 percent or more
that just list a priority will receive no for each leveraged resource/fund: of the amount requested under this
points. (1) The name of the organization and program; six (6) points to applicants that
the executive officer authorizing the provide properly documented
The total number of points an
funds/goods and/or services (Only leveraging resources as listed that are 7–
applicant can receive under this
applicable to the narrative section); 9 percent of the amount requested under
subfactor is two (2). Each policy priority (2) The cash amount contributed or
addressed has a point value of one (1) this program; three (3) points to
dollar value of the in-kind goods and/ applicants that provide properly
point, with the exception of the policy or services committed (If a dollar
priority related to removal of regulatory documented leveraging resources as
amount and its use is not shown, the listed that are 4–6 percent of the amount
barriers to affordable housing, which funding will not be counted);
has a value of up to two (2) points. To requested under this program; and zero
(3) A specific description of how each (0) points to applicants that provide
receive these two (2) points an applicant contribution is to be used toward the
must indicate how this priority is properly documented leveraging
proposed activities; resources as listed that are less than 4
addressed and submit the completed (4) The date the contribution will be
questionnaire (HUD–27300) ‘‘HUD’s percent of the amount requested or
made available and a statement that resources are not properly documented.
Initiative on Removal of Regulatory describes the duration of the
Barriers’’ found in the General Section contribution; 5. Rating Factor 5: Achieving Results
along with required documentation. It is (5) Any terms or conditions affecting and Program Evaluation (12 Points)
up to the applicant to determine which the commitment, other than receipt of a This factor reflects HUD’s goal to
of the policy priorities they elect to HUD Grant; and embrace high standards of management
address to receive the available two (2) (6) The signature of the appropriate and accountability. It measures the
points. executive officer authorized to commit applicant’s commitment to assess their
4. Rating Factor 4: Leveraging Resources the funds and/or goods and/or services. performance to achieve the program’s
(9 Points) (Only applicable to the written proposed objectives and goals.
documentation.) Please remember that Applicants are required to develop an
This factor addresses the ability of the only items eligible for funding under effective, quantifiable, outcome oriented
applicant to secure resources that can be this program can be counted. evaluation plan for measuring
combined with HUD’s grant funds to Commitment letters, memoranda of performance and determining that
achieve the program’s purpose. understandings and/or agreements are objectives and goals have been
HUD will consider the extent to not required at the time of application achieved. The Logic Model is a
which the applicant established submission but must be on file. summary of the narrative statements
partnerships with other entities to Applicants selected for award will be presented in Factors 1–4. Therefore, the
secure additional resources to increase required to submit the signed information submitted on the logic
the effectiveness of the proposed commitment letters, memoranda of model should be consistent with the
program activities. Resources may understandings and/or agreements information contained in the narrative
include funding or in-kind outlined in the application, within statements.
contributions, such as services or twenty (20) calendar days after initial ‘‘Outcomes’’ are benefits accruing to
equipment, allocated for the purpose(s) contact from the Office of University institutions of higher education during
of the proposed project. Resources can Partnerships (OUP). OUP will provide or after participation in the TCUP
be provided by governmental entities specific instructions on how these program. Applicants must clearly
(e.g., Tribal, federal, and/or state documents must be submitted at that identify the outcomes to be measured
governments), public or private time. Letters, memoranda of and achieved. Examples of outcomes
nonprofit organizations, for-profit understanding, or agreements must be include an increased number of campus
private organizations, or other entities. submitted on the provider’s letterhead facilities (e.g., newly built or renovated),
Overhead and other institutional costs and should be addressed to Sherone an increased number of classroom
(e.g., salaries, indirect costs) that the Ivey, Acting Associate Deputy Assistant spaces available, or an increased student
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institution has waived can be counted. Secretary for University Partnerships. enrollment and graduation rate.
Examples of potential sources for The date of the letter, memorandum of In addition, applicants must establish
outside assistance include: understanding, or agreement from the interim benchmarks and outputs that
• Tribal, federal, state, and local CEO of the provider organization must lead to the ultimate achievement of
governments. be dated no earlier than nine months outcomes. ‘‘Outputs’’ are the direct

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products of the project ’s activities. HUD also reserves the right to reduce discussion of OMB circulars and
Examples of outputs are the number of the amount of funding requested in governmentwide regulations.
new facilities renovated, or the number order to fund as many highly ranked 4. Code of Conduct. See the General
of new dormitories built. Outputs applications as possible. Additionally, if Section for further discussion.
should produce outcomes for the funds remain after funding the highest 5. Procurement of Recovered
project. At a minimum, an applicant ranked applications, HUD may fund Materials. See the General Section for
must address the following activities in part of the next highest-ranking further discussion.
the evaluation plan: application. If an applicant turns down 6. Executive Order 13202,
a. Short-and-long term objectives to be the award offer, HUD will make an Preservation of Open Competition and
achieved; award to the next highest-ranking Government Neutrality Toward
b. Measurable impacts the grant will application. If funds remain after all Government Contractors’ Labor
have on the university or the target selections have been made, the Relations of Federal and Federally
population; remaining funds will be carried over to Funded Construction Projects. See the
This information must be included the next funding cycle’s competition. General Section for further discussion if
under this section on a HUD–96010, 4. Corrections to Deficient applicable.
Program Logic Model form. HUD has Applications. See the General Section. 7. Executive Order 13166, Improving
developed a new approach to Access to Services For Persons With
C. Anticipated Announcement and
completing this form. Please carefully Limited English Proficiency (LEP). See
Award Dates
read the General Section for the General Section for further
instructions, training is available. (Form Announcements of awards are discussion.
HUD–96010 will be excluded from the anticipated on or before September 30,
2006. C. Reporting
page count.) A narrative is not required.
However, if a narrative is provided, All grant recipients under this NOFA
VI. Award Administration Information
those pages will be included in the page are required to submit quarterly
count. A. Award Notice progress reports. The progress reports
After all selections have been made, shall consist of two components, a
B. Review and Selection Process narrative that must reflect the activities
HUD will notify all winning applicants
1. Application Selection Process in writing. HUD may require winning undertaken during the reporting period
Two types of reviews will be applicants to participate in additional and a financial report that reflects costs
conducted: negotiations before receiving an official incurred by budget line item, as well as
a. A threshold review to determine an award. For further discussion on this a cumulative summary report during the
applicant’s basic eligibility; and matter, please refer to the General reporting period.
b. A technical review for all Section. For each reporting period, as part of
applications that pass the threshold the required report to HUD, grant
review to rate and rank the application B. Administrative and National Policy recipients must include a completed
based on the ‘‘Rating Factors’’ listed in Requirements Logic Model (HUD–96010), which
Section V.A. above. Refer to Section VI.B. of the General identifies output and outcome
Only those applications that pass the Section. achievements.
threshold review will receive a 1. Debriefing. The General Section For FY2006, HUD is considering a
technical review and be rated and provides the procedures for requesting a new concept for the Logic Model. The
ranked. debriefing. All requests for debriefings new concept is a Return on Investment
2. Rating Panels. To review and rate must be made in writing and submitted (ROI) statement. HUD will be publishing
applications, HUD may establish panels within thirty (30) calendar days of a separate notice on the ROI concept.
that may include experts or consultants receipt of written notification to: VII. Agency Contacts
not currently employed by HUD to Sherone Ivey, Office of University
obtain certain expertise. Partnerships, Robert C. Weaver Federal Applicants may contact Sherone Ivey
3. Ranking. HUD will fund Building, 451 Seventh Street, SW., at (202) 708–3061, extension 4200, or
applications in rank order, until all Room 8106; Washington, DC 20410– Susan Brunson at (202) 708–3061,
available program funds are awarded. In 6000. Applicants may also write to Ms. extension 3852. Persons with speech or
order to be funded, an applicant must Ivey via e-mail at hearing impairments may call the
receive a minimum score of 75 points Sherone_E._Ivey@hud.gov. Federal Information Relay Service TTY
out of a possible 100 points to be 2. Administrative. Grants awarded at (800) 877–8339. Except for the ‘‘800’’
considered for funding for Factors 1 under this NOFA will be governed by number, these numbers are not toll-free.
through 5. The RC/EZ/EC–II bonus the provisions of 24 CFR part 84 (Grants Applicants may also reach Ms. Ivey via
points described in the General Section and Agreements with Institutions of e-mail at Sherone_E._Ivey@hud.gov, and
do not apply to this NOFA. If two or Higher Education, Hospitals and Other Ms. Brunson at
more applications have the same Non-Profit Organizations), A–21 (Cost Susan_S._Brunson@hud.gov.
number of points, the application with Principles for Educational Institutions) VIII. Other
the most points for Factor 3 shall be and A–133 (Audits of States, Local
selected. If there is still a tie, the Governments, and Non-Profit Paperwork Reduction Act
application with the most points for Organizations). Applicants can access The information collection
Factor 1 shall be selected. If there is still the OMB circulars at the White House requirements contained in this
a tie, the application with the most Web site at http://www.whitehouse.gov/ document have been approved by the
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points for Factor 2, 4, and then 5 shall omb/circulars/index.html. Office of Management and Budget
be selected in that order, until the tie is 3. OMB Circulars and (OMB) under the Paperwork Reduction
broken. HUD reserves the right to select Governmentwide Regulations Act of 1995 (44 U.S.C. 3501–3520) and
out of rank order to provide for Applicable to Financial Assistance assigned OMB control number 2528–
geographic distribution of grantees. Programs. The General Section provides 0215. In accordance with the Paperwork

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Reduction Act, HUD may not conduct or llSF–424 ‘‘Application For Federal llBudget Narrative (No form
sponsor, and a person is not required to Assistance’’ provided, but must be submitted for
respond to, a collection of information llApplication Checklist (Applicants the total three-year grant period.
unless the collection displays a that submit paper applications must
include the checklist in their Appendix B—All Required Forms
currently valid OMB control number.
Public reporting burden for the applications) The following forms are required for
collection of information is estimated to llAbstract (must include no more submission. All required forms are
average 68 hours per annum per than a two-page summary of the contained in the electronic application
respondent for the application and grant proposed project) package.
administration. This includes the time Indicate the page number where each llApplication for Federal Assistance
for collecting, reviewing, and reporting of the Factors is located: (SF–424);
the data for the application, quarterly Narrative Statement Addressing the
and final report. The information will be Rating Factors. llSurvey on Ensuring Equal
used for grantee selection and The narrative section of an Opportunity for Applicants (SF–424
monitoring the administration of funds. application must not exceed 50 pages in Supplement);
Response to this request for information length (excluding forms, budget llDisclosure of Lobbying Activities
is required in order to receive the narrative and abstract). This information (SF-LLL); if applicable
benefits to be derived. must be submitted on 81⁄2 by 11-inch llGrant Application Detailed Budget
paper, double-spaced on one side of the (HUD–424–CB);
Appendix A—Application Checklist— paper, with one-inch margins (from the llAmerica’s Affordable Communities
TCUP top, bottom, and left and right sides of Initiative (HUD–27300), if
This checklist identifies application the documents) and printed in standard applicable;
submission requirements. Applicants Times New Roman 12-point font. llApplicant/Recipient Disclosure/
are requested to use this checklist when llFactor I Update Report (HUD–2880);
preparing an application to ensure llFactor II llAcknowledgement of Applicant
submission of all required elements. llFactor III
llFactor IV Receipt (Only applicants who
Applicants submitting an electronic
llFactor V submit paper applications (HUD–
application do not have to submit the
llHUD–96010 Logic Model 2993);
checklist. Applicants that receive a
waiver of the electronic application Check off to ensure these items have llClient Comments and Suggestions
submission requirement should include been included in the application: (HUD–2994);
a copy of the checklist in their Appendix llYou Are Our Client Survey (HUD–
application. llBudget 2994–A); and
Check off to ensure these items have llHUD 424–CB ‘‘Grant Application llLogic Model (HUD–96010).
been included in the application: Detailed Budget’’ BILLING CODE 4210–01–P
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Fair Housing Initiatives Program 3. Fair Housing Initiatives Program funding under the FHIP, please review
Overview Information: (FHIP) Funding carefully the General Section of the
FHIP funds are used to increase SuperNOFA (hereafter, the General
A. Federal Agency Name: Department Section), the FHIP Authorizing Statute
of Housing and Urban Development, compliance with the Fair Housing Act
(the Act) and with substantially (Sec. 561 of the Housing and
Office of Fair Housing and Equal Community Development Act of 1987,
Opportunity. equivalent State and local fair housing
laws. Approximately $18,100,000 in FY as amended), and the FHIP Regulations
B. Funding Opportunity Title: Fair (24 CFR 125.103–501).
Housing Initiatives Program (FHIP). 2006 funds and any potential recapture
C. Announcement Type: Initial is allocated to two (2) initiatives as A. FHIP Initiatives and Components
Announcement. follows:
The FHIP assists fair housing
D. Funding Opportunity Number: The a. Private Enforcement Initiative (PEI)
activities that increase compliance with
OMB Approval Number is: 2529–0033. $13,900,000.
the Act and with substantially
The Federal Register number for this b. Education and Outreach Initiative
equivalent fair housing laws
NOFA is: FR–5030–N–15. (EOI) $4,200,000.
administered by State and local
E. Catalog of Federal Domestic 4. Award Agreements government agencies under the Fair
Assistance (CFDA) Number(s): Private Housing Assistance Program (FHAP).
Enforcement Initiative (PEI); Education HUD expects to award a cost
and Outreach Initiative (EOI) 14.408. reimbursable cooperative agreement or 1. Private Enforcement Initiative (PEI)
F. Dates: The application deadline grant agreement to each applicant This Initiative assists private, tax-
date shall be on or before May 17, 2006. selected for award. Upon completion of exempt fair housing enforcement
Applications must be received and negotiations, HUD reserves the right to organizations in the investigation and
validated by Grants.gov no later than use the funding instrument it enforcement of alleged violations of the
11:59:59 p.m. on the application determines is most appropriate. Act and substantially equivalent State
deadline date. Please see the General 5. Eligible Applicants and local fair housing laws. Under this
Section of the SuperNOFA (the General Initiative, there are four Components,
Section) for information on electronic Eligible applicants are Qualified Fair
the General Component, the Subprime
deadline and timeliness requirements. Housing Enforcement Organizations
Lending Component, the Hurricane
G. Optional, Additional Overview (QFHOs) and Fair Housing Enforcement
Katrina Enforcement Component, and
Content Information Organizations (FHOs), see 24 CFR
the Performance Based Funding
125.103; public or private, for-profit or
1. Funding Breakdown Component.
not-for-profit organizations or
This year there are two initiatives, institutions and other public or private 2. Education and Outreach Initiative
Private Enforcement and Education and entities that are formulating or carrying (EOI)
Outreach Initiatives, and there are four out programs to prevent or eliminate This Initiative assists organizations
components under each: The following discriminatory housing practices that inform the public about their rights
is a breakdown of each Initiative: (including entities that will be and obligations under the Act and
(a) Private Enforcement Initiative established as a result of receiving an substantially equivalent State and local
(PEI) award under this FHIP NOFA); agencies fair housing laws. Applications are
(1) Hurricane Katrina Enforcement of State or local governments; and solicited for this Initiative under the
Component, agencies that participate in the Fair
(2) General Component, EOI-Regional/Local/Community-Based
Housing Assistance Program (FHAP). Program (R/L/C–B)—in which activities
(3) Performance Based Funding
Component, and 6. Private Enforcement Initiative— are conducted on a regional/local/
(4) Subprime Lending Component. Performance Based Funding Component community-based level.
(b) Education and Outreach Initiative Applicants who apply under EOI R/L/
Applicants awarded funding under C–B may apply under one or more of the
(EOI) the PEI—(PBFC) for FY 2006 will not be
(1) General Component. following Components, as follows: EOI
eligible to submit applications for General Component, EOI Disability
(2) Disability Component. additional FHIP funding for FY 2007
(3) Subprime Lending Component. Component. EOI Subprime Lending
(4) Fair Housing Awareness and FY 2008. Applicants awarded Component, and EOI Fair Housing
Component. funding under this component will be Awareness Component.
Please note that there are some new eligible to apply for funding in FY 2009. All applications submitted under EOI
components this year. These are the PEI Applicants awarded PBFC funding in are required to describe a complaint
Enforcement and Subprime Lending FY 2005 are not eligible to submit referral process that results in referrals
Components and the EOI Fair Housing applications for additional FHIP of fair housing complaints to HUD or
Awareness and Subprime Lending funding for FY 2006 and FY 2007. Fair Housing Assistance Program
Components. Please see the chart 7. Start Date (FHAP) substantially equivalent
located in this NOFA for information on agencies. If funded, you will be required
For planning purposes, assume a start
each of these new components. to develop your complaint referral
date no later than October 19, 2006.
process.
2. Electronic Applications
Full Text of Announcement
For FY 2006, FHIP electronic B. Other
applications will be available on I. Funding Opportunity Description 1. Program Definitions. The
www.Grants.gov/Find and http:// Authority. Section 561 of the Housing definitions that apply to this FHIP
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www.grants.gov/Apply. For further and Community Development Act of section of the NOFA are as follows:
instructions on electronic application 1987, as amended (42 U.S.C. 3616), a. Broad-based proposals are those
submission requirements using established the FHIP. The implementing that include activities that are not
Grants.gov, please read the General regulations are found at 24 CFR part limited to a single fair housing issue but
Section. 125. If you are interested in applying for instead, cover multiple issues related to

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housing discrimination covered under (where the complaint involves a private entities with a history and
the Act, such as: rental, sales, and provision or denial of a dwelling) must primary mission of securing Federal
financing of housing. (See also Full be covered by the Act; and the subject civil rights protection for groups and
Service Projects below). matter and the basis of the alleged individuals protected under the Act or
b. Complainant means the person, discrimination, must constitute illegal substantially equivalent State or local
including the Assistant Secretary for practices as defined by the Act. laws and that are engaged in programs
Fair Housing and Equal Opportunity at k. Meritorious claims means to reduce discriminatory housing
HUD, who files a complaint under enforcement activities by an practices.
Section 810 of the Fair Housing Act. organization that resulted in lawsuits, r. Underserved Areas mean
c. Disability Advocacy Groups means consent decrees, legal settlements, HUD jurisdictions where there are no Fair
organizations that traditionally have or substantially equivalent agency Housing Initiatives Program or Fair
provided for the civil rights of persons (under 25 CFR 115.6) conciliations and Housing Assistance Program agencies
with disabilities. This would include organization initiated settlements with and where either no public or private
organizations such as Independent the outcome of monetary awards for fair housing enforcement organizations
Living Centers and cross-disability legal compensatory and/or punitive damages exist or the jurisdiction is not
services groups. Such organizations to plaintiffs or complaining parties, or sufficiently served by one or more
must be experienced in providing other affirmative relief, including the public or private enforcement fair
services to persons with a broad range provision of housing (24 CFR 125.103). housing organizations and there is a
of disabilities, including physical, l. Mortgages with unacceptable terms need for service.
cognitive, and psychiatric/mental or conditions or resulting from s. Underserved Populations mean
disabilities. Such organizations must unacceptable practices means a groups of individuals who fall within
demonstrate actual involvement of mortgage or a group or category of one or more of the categories protected
persons with disabilities throughout mortgages with one or more of the terms under the Act or who are also:
their activities, including on staff and and conditions as specified under 24 (1) Of an immigrant population
board levels. CFR part 81.2. (especially racial and ethnic minorities
d. Enforcement proposals are m. Operating budget means an who are not English-speaking or limited
potential complaints under the Act that organization’s total planned budget English proficient);
are timely, jurisdictional, and well- expenditures from all sources, including (2) In rural populations,
developed, that could reasonably be the value of in-kind and monetary (3) The homeless,
expected to become enforcement actions contributions, in the period for which (4) Persons with disabilities who can
if an impartial investigation found funding is requested. be historically documented to have been
evidence supporting the allegations and n. Qualified Fair Housing subject to discriminatory practices not
the case proceeded to a resolution with Enforcement Organization (QFHO) having been the focus of Federal, State
HUD or FHAP agency involvement. means an organization engaged in fair or local fair housing enforcement efforts,
e. Fair Housing Act means Title VIII housing activities as defined in 24 CFR and
of the Civil Rights Act of 1968 as 125.103. (5) Areas that are heavily impacted
amended by the Fair Housing o. Regional/Local/Community-Based with minorities and there is inadequate
Amendments Act of 1988 (42 U.S.C. Activities are defined at 24 CFR protection and ability to provide service
3600–3620). 125.301(a) and (d). from the State or local government or
f. Fair Housing Assistance Program p. Rural Areas means the following: private fair housing organizations.
(FHAP) agencies mean State and local (1) A non-urban place having fewer
II. Award Information
fair housing enforcement government than 2,500 inhabitants (within or
agencies that receive FHAP funds outside of the metropolitan areas). For Fiscal Year 2006, $20,000,000 is
because they administer laws deemed (2) A county or parish with an urban appropriated for the Fair Housing
substantially equivalent to the Act, as population of 20,000 inhabitants or less. Initiatives Program (FHIP). This
described in 24 CFR 115. (3) Territory, including its persons appropriated amount may be
g. Fair Housing Enforcement and housing units, in rural portions of supplemented by recaptured funds. Of
Organization (FHO) means an ‘‘extended cities.’’ The Census Bureau this amount, approximately $18,100,000
organization engaged in fair housing identifies the rural portions of extended is being made available on a competitive
activities as defined in 24 CFR 125.103. cities. basis to eligible organizations
h. Full-service projects must include (4) Open country that is not part of or responding to this FHIP NOFA. See
the following enforcement-related associated with an urban area. The chart for a breakdown by Initiative/
activities in the project application: USDA describes ‘‘open country’’ as a Component.
Interviewing potential victims of site separated by open space from any
A. Award Instrument
discrimination; analyzing housing- adjacent densely populated urban area.
related issues; taking complaints; Open space includes undeveloped land, The type of funding instrument HUD
testing; evaluating testing results; agricultural land, or sparsely settled may offer a successful applicant which
conducting preliminary investigations; areas, but does not include physical sets forth the relationship between HUD
conducting mediation; enforcing barriers (such as rivers and canals), and the grantee will be a grant or
meritorious claims through litigation or public parks, commercial and industrial cooperative agreement, where the
referral to administrative enforcement developments, small areas reserved for principal purpose is the transfer of
agencies; and disseminating information recreational purposes, or open space set funds, property, services, or anything of
about fair housing laws. aside for future development. value to the applicant to accomplish a
i. Grassroots organizations (See (5) Any place with a population not public purpose. The agreement will
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General Section). in excess of 20,000 and not located in identify the eligible activities to be
j. Jurisdiction means that the a Metropolitan Statistical Area. undertaken, financial controls, and
complaint must be timely filed; the q. Traditional Civil Rights special conditions, including sanctions
complainant must have standing; the Organizations mean non-profit for violations of the agreement. HUD
respondent and the dwelling involved organizations or institutions and/or will determine the type of instrument

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under which the award will be made by: Conducting quarterly reviews and obligated to provide additional
and monitor progress to ensure that the approval of all proposed deliverables information or make modifications to its
grantee has achieved the objectives set documented in the applicant’s Work work plan and activities, as necessary,
out in the agreement. Failure to meet Plan or Statement of Work (SOW), and in a timeframe to be established by the
such objectives may be the basis for determining whether the agency meets GTR.
HUD determining the agreement to be in all certification and assurance
default and exercising available B. Project Starting Period
requirements. HUD will conduct this
sanctions, including suspension, performance assessment, in part, by For planning purposes, assume a start
termination, and/or the recapture of using the Logic Model submitted by the date no later than October 19, 2006.
funds. Also, HUD may refer violations applicant and approved by HUD in the
or suspected violations to enforcement III. Eligibility Information
award agreement (rating Factor 5). If
offices within HUD, the Department of A. Eligible Applicants and Activities
Justice, or other enforcement upon completion of this assessment by
authorities. the Government Technical The following chart details each FHIP
If awarded as a Cooperative Representative (GTR) a determination is Initiative/Component and the
Agreement, HUD will also exercise the made that the quarterly requirements approximate Funding Available along
right to have substantial involvement have not been met, the grantee will be with Eligible Applicants and Activities:

Allocation Applicant eligible
Initiative/Component amount Applicant eligibility Project period Award caps activities
available

Private Enforcement Initia- $5,100,000 Fair Housing Enforce- 12–18 $275,000 ......................... Eligible activities include:
tive (PEI) General Com- ment Organizations months (1) Complaint intake of
ponent: Assists private, (FHOs) with at least allegations of housing
tax-exempt fair housing one year of experience discrimination, testing
enforcement organiza- in complaint intake, evaluating testing re-
tions in the investigation complaint investigation, sults, or providing other
and enforcement of al- testing for fair housing investigative and com-
leged violations of the violations, and meri- plaint support for ad-
Fair Housing Act and torious claims in the ministrative and judicial
substantially equivalent two years prior to the enforcement of fair
State and local fair filing of the application housing laws: (2) In-
housing laws. (24 CFR 125.401(b)(2) vestigation of individual
and Qualified Fair complaints and sys-
Housing Enforcement temic housing discrimi-
Organizations (QFHOs) nation for further en-
with at least two years forcement processing
of enforcement related by HUD through testing
experience as noted and other investigative
above, and meritorious methods; (3) Mediation
claims in the three or other voluntary reso-
years prior to filing this lution of allegations of
application (24 CFR fair housing discrimina-
125.103). tion after a complaint
has been filed; and (4)
litigating fair housing
cases including pro-
curing expert wit-
nesses.
Private Enforcement Initia- $8,100,000 QFHOs and FHOs (with 36 months $275,000 per year for a See PEI above.
tive (PEI) Performance at least one year of en- three-year duration,
Based Funding Compo- forcement related expe- based upon appropria-
nent Assists private, rience) who have re- tions. Eligible PBFC
tax-exempt fair housing ceived excellent per- applicants must receive
enforcement organiza- formance reviews for a minimum score of 95
tions in the investigation FHIP PEI awards made from the FY ’06 Tech-
and enforcement of al- in any two FY’s begin- nical Evaluation Panel
leged violations of the ning with FY 2002 (TEP) to be considered
Fair Housing Act and through FY 2004; and for funding.
substantially equivalent have received a min-
State and local fair imum score of 95 on
housing laws. the most recent of the
2 performance reviews
from their Government
Technical Representa-
tive.
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Allocation Applicant eligible
Initiative/Component amount Applicant eligibility Project period Award caps activities
available

Private Enforcement Initia- $300,000 See PEI above ................ 12–18 $100,000 ......................... See PEI above.
tive Hurricane Katrina months
Enforcement Compo-
nent. Applicants must
undertake fair housing
enforcement activities in
one of the Hurricane
Katrina impacted areas
in the states of Lou-
isiana, Mississippi, Ala-
bama, or Texas, or as a
result of displacement
of persons from areas
impacted by Hurricane
Katrina.
Private Enforcement Initia- $400,000 See PEI above ................ 12–18 $50,000 ........................... See PEI above.
tive (PEI) Subprime months
Lending Component.
This component pro-
vides funds to assist,
private fair-lending en-
forcement efforts to ad-
dress discriminatory
terms or conditions or
resulting from discrimi-
natory practices in the
subprime mortgage
market. Applicant must
demonstrate experience
conducting fair-lending
enforcement in the
subprime market. Such
experience includes:
pending complaints, in-
vestigations, or litigation
alleging discriminatory,
subprime lending prac-
tices; past litigation al-
leging subprime lending
discrimination; fair-lend-
ing testing of subprime
lenders; published re-
ports that include anal-
ysis the applicant has
done on racial patterns
in subprime lending;
and any past or pend-
ing investigation or liti-
gation involving dis-
criminatory, predatory
lending. Applicant may
use this funding for:
steering to subprime
loans, providing dif-
ferent terms based on
prohibited bases, as
well as assist with
pending complaints, in-
vestigation, or litigation
alleging discriminatory
subprime or predatory
lending; or support new
fair lending investiga-
tions or litigation of dis-
crimination into discrimi-
natory predatory lend-
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tion in the subprime
market.

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Allocation Applicant eligible
Initiative/Component amount Applicant eligibility Project period Award caps activities
available

Education and Outreach $4,200,000 QFHOs FHOs, public or 12–18 $100,000 ......................... Eligible activities include
Initiative (EOI)—. EOI private for profit or not months but are not limited to
Regional, Local and for profit organizations conducting educational
Community Based Pro- or institutions, or other symposia or other train-
gram: Assists organiza- public or private entities ing, developing innova-
tions that inform the that carry out programs tive fair housing activi-
public about rights and to prevent or eliminate ties or materials into
obligations under the discriminatory housing languages applicable to
Fair Housing Act and practices. This includes your community
substantially equivalent agencies of State or throughout your project
State and local fair local governments and area; providing out-
housing laws. Appli- agencies that partici- reach and information
cants must develop a pate in the Fair Hous- on fair housing through
complaint referral proc- ing Assistance Program printed and electronic
ess so that funded ac- (FHAP). See FHIP media; developing fair
tivities will result in re- NOFA-Eligibility Infor- housing curricula; pro-
ferrals to HUD of fair mation. viding outreach to per-
housing complaints and sons with disabilities
other possible discrimi- and their support orga-
natory housing prac- nizations and service
tices. housing providers; and
working with homeless
activists or persons.
EOI General Component $2,700,000 Same as EOI above ........ 12–18 $100,000 ......................... For a list of Eligible Ac-
Open to applicants for months tivities See EOI above.
all other fair housing
education and outreach
activities.
EOI Disability Component $900,000 Same as EOI above ........ 12–18 $100,000 ......................... See above.
Applicants must empha- months
size the fair housing
needs of persons with
disabilities, so that per-
sons with disabilities,
housing providers and
the general public better
understand the rights
and obligations under
the Fair Housing Act
and fully appreciate
housing discrimination
that persons with dis-
abilities may encounter.
The funded education
and outreach activities
must be provided to all
persons protected
under the Fair Housing
Act.
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Allocation Applicant eligible
Initiative/Component amount Applicant eligibility Project period Award caps activities
available

EOI Subprime Lending $300,000 Same as EOI above. Ap- 12–18 $50,000 ........................... See above.
Component Applicants plicants must have at months
must plan public events least three years expe-
at a regional/local level rience in planning pub-
which educates con- lic conferences at the
sumers on fair housing, community level.
financial literacy, credit
management and how
to avoid high-cost loans
and abusive lending
practices that violate
the Fair Housing Act.
Applicants must ad-
dress in their project:
(1) abusive lending
practices and the fair
housing implications to
minority neighborhoods;
and (2) legal ap-
proaches to confronting
abusive lending prac-
tices, especially those
linked to racial targeting
and other potential vio-
lations of applicable fair
housing laws.
EOI Fair Housing Aware- $300,000 Same as EOI above ........ 12–18 $100,000 ......................... See above.
ness Component Appli- months
cants must undertake
fair housing education
and outreach to individ-
uals impacted by Hurri-
cane Katrina Applicants
must develop a method-
ology for educating per-
sons about their fair
housing rights under the
Act in areas impacted
by Hurricane Katrina in
the states of Louisiana,
Mississippi, Alabama,
and Texas or as a re-
sult of displacement of
persons.

Eligibility of Successor Organizations Administrative Costs C. Other
for PEI. HUD recognizes that QFHOs
Eligible administrative costs include 1. Threshold Requirements
and FHOs may merge with each other or
other organizations. The merger of a leases for office space, under the Program Requirements for All
QFHO or an FHO with a new following conditions: Initiatives. In addition to the civil rights
organization, that has a separate (1) The lease must be for existing and other threshold requirements found
Employer Identification Number (EIN), facilities not requiring rehabilitation or in the General Section, FHIP program
does not confer QFHO or FHO status construction; applications must also meet the
upon the successor. To determine (2) No repairs or renovations of the following requirements:
whether the successor organization property may be undertaken with a. Protected Classes. All FHIP-funded
meets the eligibility requirements for Federal funds; and projects must address housing
this Initiative, HUD will look at the discrimination based upon race, color,
(3) Properties in the Coastal Barrier
enforcement-related experience of the religion, sex, disability, familial status,
Resource System designated under the
successor organization (based upon the or national origin. All services and
Coastal Barrier Resources Act (16 U.S.C. activities must be available to the
successor organization’s EIN). The
3501) cannot be leased with Federal protected class members.
successor organization is not eligible to
apply under this Initiative unless it funds.
b. Tax Exempt Status. Applicants for
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establishes in its application that it is a B. Cost Sharing or Matching. No the PEI Initiative are ineligible for
private, tax-exempt organization with matching funds are required for the funding if they are not a 501(c)(3) tax-
the requisite two years of enforcement Education and Outreach or Private exempt organization as determined by
related experience for a QFHO or one Enforcement Initiatives. the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) prior
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c. Name Check Review. See the application will be considered HUD must provide access to program
General Section. ineligible. benefits and information to LEP
d. Poor Performance. All applicants h. Dun and Bradstreet Numbering individuals through translation and
are ineligible for funding if they are a System (DUNS) Numbering interpretive services in accordance with
previous FHIP grantee that has received Requirement. Refer to General Section HUD’s published LEP Guidance.
a ‘‘Poor’’ performance rating for its most for information regarding the DUNS s. OMB Circular. For-profit awardees
recent performance rating from its requirement. You will need a DUNS are not allowed to earn a profit and
Government Technical Representative number to complete your electronic must adhere to OMB Circular A–133.
(GTR). HUD will assess performance application as it is a mandatory field on t. Single Audit Requirement. All
ratings for applicants who have received the electronic application. The applicants who have expended
FHIP funding in FY 2002 through FY Grants.gov registration also requires use $500,000 or more in Federal financial
2004. If the applicant has received a of the DUNS number. assistance in a single year (this can be
‘‘poor’’ performance rating for its most i. Majority of Eligible Activities. a program or fiscal year) must be
recent performance rating from its GTR, Greater than 50 percent of the activities audited in accordance with the OMB–
its application is ineligible for the FY and costs within the Statement of Work A133 requirements as established in 24
2006 competition. An applicant that (SOW) and budget are fair housing CFR 84 and 85.
does not agree with its determination of related activities. u. Reimbursement Requirement. All
ineligibility for the FY 2006 competition j. Fair Housing Assistance Program PEI grantees are required to reimburse
because of ‘‘poor’’ performance must (FHAP). FHAP agencies who are under the Federal government for the amount
address to HUD’s satisfaction the factors a suspension based on agency of the grant from all settlements,
resulting in the ‘‘poor’’ performance performance, as designated under 24 conciliations, and agreements obtained
rating before the FHIP application CFR Part 115.211(b) at time of as a result of the use of FHIP funds. As
deadline date. If the ‘‘poor’’ application are ineligible for funding. an alternative to returning these funds
performance rating is not resolved to the k. Minimum TEP Score. Applicants to HUD, grantees may choose to use the
Department’s satisfaction before the must receive a minimum TEP score of funds as program income to further fair
application deadline date, the 75 to be considered for funding. housing activities. However, the use of
application is ineligible for the FY 2006 l. Application Preference. Applicants
funds for this purpose must be pre-
FHIP NOFA competition. HUD is submitting multiple applications must
approved in writing by the Government
interested in improving the performance state their preference for funding in the
Technical Representative assigned to
level of all grantees; therefore, Abstract as applicants can only receive
the grant.
applicants who are deemed ineligible one award under the FHIP.
m. Independence of Awards. The 2. Other Program Requirements by
because of a ‘‘poor’’ performance rating
application submitted must be Initiative
have the right and are encouraged to
independent and capable of being
seek technical assistance from HUD to a. Under the PBFC, applicants must
implemented without reliance on the
correct their performance in order to be receive a minimum FY 2006 TEP score
selection of other applications.
eligible for future NOFA competition. of 95 to be considered for funding.
n. Training funds. The proposed
Applicants who have received a ‘‘poor’’ b. Under the PEI Subprime Lending
budget must set aside funds to
performance prior to FY 2003 must Component, applicants must
participate in HUD mandatory
provide written documentation that demonstrate experience conducting fair-
sponsored or approved training in the
they have implemented remedies to lending enforcement in the subprime
amount of $7,000 for EOI and PEI
address those issues and concerns that market. Such experience includes:
components; and $7000 annually for a
contributed to a ‘‘poor’’ performance pending complaints, investigations, or
36-month duration for PBFC.
rating. This written documentation Do not include amounts over the litigation alleging discriminatory,
should be an addendum to the abstract. $7,000 (as appropriate) for the training subprime lending practices; past
e. Suits Against the United States. An set-aside in this category. If applicants litigation alleging subprime lending
application is ineligible for funding if, do not include these funds in the budget discrimination; fair-lending testing of
as a current or past recipient of FHIP and are selected for an award, HUD will subprime lenders; published reports
funds, the organization used any funds modify the budget, reallocating the that include analysis the applicant has
provided by HUD for the payment of appropriate amount for training. done on racial and ethnic patterns in
expenses in connection with litigation o. Accessibility Requirements. All subprime lending; and any past or
against the United States (24 CFR activities, facilities, and materials pending investigation or litigation
125.104(f)). funded by this program must be involving discriminatory, predatory
f. Other Litigation. An application is accessible and visitable to persons with lending. Applicant may use this funding
ineligible for funding if the organization disabilities (24 CFR 8.2, 8.4, 8.6, and to: assist with pending complaints,
used funds provided by HUD under this 8.54). investigation, or litigation alleging
Program to settle a claim, satisfy a p. Fair Housing Act. HUD expects discriminatory sub-prime or predatory
judgment, or fulfill a court order in any applicants to address housing lending; or support new fair lending
defensive litigation (24 CFR 125.104). discrimination covered under the Act. investigations or litigation of
g. Maximum award. Applicants are HUD has determined there is a need to discriminatory predatory lending, or
ineligible for funding if they request ensure equal opportunity and access to other discrimination in the subprime
funding in excess of the maximum housing in communities across the market.
allowed under the Initiative or nation. c. Under the PEI Hurricane Katrina
Component for which they are applying. q. Research Activities. Applicants are Enforcement Component, applicants
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In addition, inconsistencies in the ineligible for funding if between 90– must undertake fair housing
amount requested and/or 100% of their project is aimed at enforcement activities in areas impacted
miscalculations that result in amounts research. by Hurricane Katrina in the states of
over the maximum award will be r. Limited English Proficient (LEP). Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama, or
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displaced persons as a result of statement. HUD will be publishing a receive customer support from
Hurricane Katrina. separate notice on the ROI concept. Grants.gov by calling their help line at
d. Under the EOI Fair Housing 4. Testing Requirements for PEI (800) 518–GRANTS or sending an e-
Awareness Component, applicants must applicants. All applicants that propose mail to support@grants.gov. If you do
have three (3) years of experience and testing must review the FHIP Regulation not have internet access and you need
knowledge working with the local and at 24 CFR Part 125. to obtain a copy of the NOFA you can
State governments, social service and a. Review and Approval of Testing contact HUD’s NOFA Information
financial agencies within each of the Methodology. If your application Center toll-free at (800) HUD–8929.
states. HUD is particularly interested in proposes testing, other than rental Persons with hearing or speech
applicants that present a plan to housing testing, HUD may require impairments may also call toll-free at
conduct outreach and address the needs copies of the following documents to be (800) HUD–2209.
of persons displaced as a result of reviewed and approved by HUD prior to
B. Content and Form of Application
Hurricane Katrina. The EOI plan can your carrying out the testing activities.
(1) The testing methodology to be Submission. All applicants must read
cover persons displaced within a state and adhere to Initiative-specific
or persons that were displaced to a state. used;
(2) The training materials to be information. Applicants are encouraged
e. Under the EOI Subprime Lending to review the chart entitled ‘‘Summary
Component, applicants must have at provided for testing; and
(3) Other forms, protocols, cover of Initiatives/Components.’’ To submit
least three years experience in planning documents using the facsimile method,
letters, etc., used in the conduct of
public conferences at the community see the General Section for specific
testing and reporting of results.
level. If HUD has approved your testing procedures governing facsimile
3. Performance Measures and methodology for FY 2004 and FY 2005, submission.
Products. For all Initiatives and there is no need to submit your testing 2. For All Applicants. The maximum
Components. Applicants must submit a methodology, unless you are revising narrative page requirement is ten (10)
Logic Model (Form HUD 96010), which the methodology that was approved by pages per factor. The narrative pages
provides outputs and outcomes in their HUD. If changes are being made, or you must be double-spaced. This includes
application. Applicants are also to have not had your testing methodology all narrative text, titles and headings.
identify the tools they will use to previously approved by HUD, you must (However, you may single space
identify program progress against their submit information in your application. footnotes, quotations, references,
proposed outputs and outcomes. See b. Retainer Fees. FHIP recipients are captions, charts, forms, tables, figures
reporting requirements for reporting under specific restrictions regarding and graphs). You are required to use 12-
using the Logic Model and the establishment of retainer agreements point type size. You must respond fully
frequency of the reporting. The form is and recovery of legal fees from HUD to each factor to obtain maximum
located in the Instruction Download at funded cases. Data on fees, settlements points. Failure to provide narrative
http://www.Grants.gov/Apply for the and verdicts are public record and must responses to all factors other than factor
FHIP program. The eLogic Model form be provided to HUD on an annual basis. five or omitting requested information
is a Microsoft Excel TM form, which Either the grantee or the individual(s) will result in less than the maximum
provides a drop down list from which on whose behalf any action is filed points available for the given rating
you select the responses that best fit cannot waive these provisions. For factor or sub-factor. Failure to provide
your proposed program of activities/ additional information on these double-spaced, 12-point type size
outputs and outcomes. The form, in provisions, please see http:// narrative responses will result in five
HTML fillable format and a text Logic www.hud.gov/offices/fheo/library/ points being deducted from your overall
Model Master file, is available on HUD’s index.cfm—Guidance. score (one point per factor).
Web site at http://www.hud.gov/offices/
adm/grants/fundsavail.cfm for IV. Application and Submission C. Submission Dates and Times.
applicants that do not have access to Information Applications must be received and
Microsoft Excel TM. Training will be A. Requesting an Application validated by http://www.grants.gov no
provided by satellite broadcast and Package. This section describes how later than 11:59.59 p.m. eastern time on
webcast. The training materials and you may obtain application forms and the application deadline date to be
schedule will be available at the above additional information about the FHIP considered timely filed. Grants.gov will
HUD website. Applicants should check program. Copies of the published reject applications that do not meet the
the site for dates and times for HUD General Section, FHIP NOFA and deadline requirement. See the General
training on the Logic Model. application forms may be downloaded Section for further details.
For FY 2006, HUD is considering a from the Grants.gov Web site at http:// The chart below gives a brief
new concept for the Logic Model. The www.grants.gov or if you have difficulty description of all items to be included
new concept is a Return on Investment accessing the information you may within the application:

Complete application package contains Required content Required form or format
application

Cover sheet ........................................................ (per required form) ........................................... Form SF–424, available from (General Sec-
tion).
Survey for Ensuring Equal Opportunity for Ap- (per required form) ........................................... SF–424 Supplement.
plicants.
Budget information ............................................. (per required form) ........................................... Form SF–424CB and SF–424CBW).
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Disclosure of Lobbying Activities ....................... (per required form) ........................................... SF–LLL, if applicable.
Applicant-Recipient Disclosure Update Report (per required form) ........................................... HUD–2880.
Certification of Consistency with RC/EZ/EC–IIs (per required form) ........................................... HUD–2990.
Strategic Plan.
Program Outcome Logic Model ......................... (per required form) ........................................... HUD–96010.

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Complete application package contains Required content Required form or format
application

Race and Ethnic Data Reporting Form ............. (per required form) ........................................... HUD–27061.
America’s Affordable Communities Initiative ..... (per required form) ........................................... HUD–27300.
Narrative ............................................................. Described in Section IV.B. of this announce- Format described in Section IV.B of this an-
ment. nouncement.
Letters from third parties contributing to cost Third parties’ affirmations of amounts of their No specific form or format.
sharing. commitments.
Addendum to Abstract—Correction of Poor Written documentation that performance No specific form or format.
Performance (as appropriate). issues and concerns have been cured.
Project Abstract .................................................. Short summary of project activities, areas of No specific form or format.
concentration and persons to be served.
Preference for funding.

D. Intergovernmental Review. subcontractor activities amount to more percentage of time each person is
Intergovernmental Review is not than 10 percent of your total activities, assigned to the project).
applicable to this program. you must submit a separate budget for b. Organizational experience. (10)
E. Funding Restrictions. PEI each subcontractor. Failure to include a Points for current FHIP grantees; (15)
Limitations for Education & Outreach— separate budget will result in lower Points for new applicants. In responding
There is a 10% limit on the amount of points being assessed to your to this sub-factor, you, the applicant,
education and outreach related application. must show that your organization has:
activities that can be funded in an (1) Conducted a past project or
enforcement award. If you exceed the a. Number and expertise of staff (this projects similar in scope and complexity
limit, points will be deducted in the includes subcontractors and to the project proposed in this
rating process and funds will be consultants). (5) Points for current FHIP application (whether FHIP-funded or
adjusted to maintain the required grantees; (10) Points for New not), or
limitation. Applicants. You must complete a (2) Engaged in activities that, although
F. Other Submission Requirements. summary of staff expertise that will not similar, are readily transferable to
Electronic delivery via http:// show sufficient, qualified staff who will the proposed project.
www.grants.gov/Apply is HUD’s be available to complete the proposed (3) If you are an existing FHIP grantee,
required method for application activities. This summary should you must provide details about the
submission. Applicants interested in include: Names of staff person(s), time progress and outcomes of your previous
applying for FHIP funding must submit each will spend on project, years of fair grant.
their applications electronically or housing/civil rights experience for each (4) You must provide a listing of all
request a waiver from the Assistant person, titles of staff persons, and a brief affiliate and/or subsidiary organizations,
Secretary of FHEO. The request must paragraph on each staff member which and identify which of these
state the basis for the waiver request. outlines his or her experience. Do not organizations will assist you in the
HUD’s regulation on waivers, found in include résumés, or other documents. development and/or implementation of
24 CFR part 5, states that waivers can be Those that submit resumes or other any portion of your proposed FY2006
granted for cause. Waiver requests must lengthy documents on staff experience FHIP funded project. If you do not have
be submitted at least 20 days prior to the will have points deducted from their any affiliate or subsidiaries, you should
application deadline date. If you receive application based on exceeding the ten state this in your application.
a waiver of the electronic application page submission requirement. EOI applicants must show that they
submission requirement, your have engaged in projects that are
To receive maximum points, your Regional/Local/Community based.
application must be received by HUD no day-to-day program manager must
later than 11:59:59 p.m. on the Experience will be judged in terms of
devote a minimum of 75% of his/her recent, relevant and successful
application deadline date. See the time to the project, and this individual
General Section for detailed instructions experience of your staff to undertake
must be stationed in the metropolitan eligible activities. In rating this factor,
on how to submit applications using
area where the project will be carried HUD will consider experience within
Grants.gov and the requirements and
out. For day-to-day managers who do the last three years to be recent,
instructions for submitting a waiver
not have at least 75% of their time experience pertaining to the specific
request.
devoted to the project, no points will be activities to be relevant, and experience
V. Application Review Information awarded under this sub-factor. For producing measurable accomplishments
A. Criteria for PEI and EOI Applications example, if the Executive Director is to be successful. The more recent the
responsible for managing the overall experience and the more experience
1. Rating Factor 1: Capacity of Applicant program administrative activities, the your own staff members who work on
and Relevant Organizational Experience application should reflect the Executive the project have in successfully
(25 Points) Director’s time as 75%. You may not conducting and completing similar
You must describe staff expertise and designate more than one person to fit activities, the greater the number of
your organization’s ability to complete this 75% criterion. Your application points you will receive for this rating
the proposed activities within the grant must also clearly identify those persons factor.
period. that are on staff at the time this (a) If you are applying for funding
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In General. You must describe your application is submitted and those under PEI, you must provide the
staffing plan and the extent to which persons who will be assigned at a later following information when responding
you plan to add staff (employees) or date and indicate whether the staff to this sub-factor:
contractors. If your application proposes person is assigned to work full-time or (i) If you propose to conduct testing
using subcontractors and these part-time (if part-time, indicate the (other than rental or accessibility

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testing), provide a brief narrative that lending practices and the fair housing a. Documentation of Need. To justify
documents that you have conducted implications to minority neighborhoods; the need for your project, PEI and EOI
successful testing in those areas. and (2) legal approaches to confronting applicants must describe the following:
(ii) Discuss your compliance with the abusive lending practices, especially (1) The fair housing need, including:
requirement to either reimburse the those linked to racial targeting and other (a) Geographic area to be served and
Federal government for compensation potential violations of applicable fair your proximity and experience within
received from FHIP-funded enforcement housing laws. In responding to this sub- the area;
activities or use the compensation as factor, the applicant must describe the (b) Populations that will be served—
program income to further fair housing extent to which its and/or your project must serve all persons
activities. If you have not reimbursed subcontractor’s past activities have protected by the Act; and
the Federal government or used the resulted in public events that have (c) The presence of housing
funds as program income to further fair reached and impacted a large number of discrimination, high segregation indices
housing activities, explain why you persons. Applicant must also show that or other evidence of discrimination
have not. Also, state whether you it has experience in developing and prohibited by the Act within the project
reported to HUD any likely implementing innovative strategies area.
compensation that may result in such resulting in positive public response. (2) The urgency of the identified need.
reimbursement or use for furthering fair c. Performance on past project(s). (10) For example:
housing. Two (2) points will be (a) The potential consequences to
Points for current FHIP grantees; (0)
deducted for this sub-factor if you have persons if your application is not
Points for new applicants. HUD will
not complied with the requirement. selected for funding;
(iii) If you are submitting an assess your organization’s past
performance in conducting activities (b) The extent to which other
application under the PEI Hurricane
relevant to your application. For current organizations provide the services
Katrina Enforcement Component, you
FHIPs, past performance will be identified in your application;
must show that activities will be
undertaken in one of the areas impacted assessed based on your most recent (c) Other sources that support the
by Hurricane Katrina in the states of performance assessment received from need and urgency for this project. (Do
Louisiana, Alabama, Mississippi, or your HUD Government Technical not include these sources within your
Texas or in areas impacted by the Representative (GTR) for the past two application.) Please provide website
displacement of persons as a result of (2) complete fiscal years (FY 2003 and information where these sources may be
Hurricane Katrina. FY2004). found. Applicants that provide detailed
(iv) If you are submitting an This information will be provided to studies, including detailed consolidated
application under the PEI Subprime the Technical Evaluation Panel (TEP) by plans for their referenced project area
Lending Component, you must HUD staff. Based on past performance, will have points deducted from this
demonstrate experience in conducting the following points will be deducted factor based upon the ten page
fair-lending enforcement in the from your score under this rating sub- submission requirement. For example,
subprime market. Such experience factor: make reference to reports, statistics, or
includes: pending complaints, other data sources that you used that are
(1) 10 points out of 10 possible points
investigations, or litigation alleging sound and reliable, including but not
will be deducted if you received a ‘‘fair
discriminatory, subprime lending limited to, HUD or other Federal, State
performance’’ assessment;
practices; past litigation alleging or local government reports analyses,
(2) 5 points out of 10 possible points relevant economic and/or demographic
subprime lending discrimination; fair-
will be deducted if you received a ‘‘good data including those that show
lending testing of subprime lenders;
performance’’ assessment; and segregation, foundation reports and
published reports that include analysis
the applicant has done on racial (3) 0 points will be deducted if you studies, news articles, and other
patterns in subprime lending; and any received an ‘‘excellent performance’’ information that relate to the identified
past or pending investigation or assessment. need. Provide the Web site where these
litigation involving discriminatory, 2. Rating Factor 2: Need/Distress/Extent reports may be found for reference.
predatory lending. Applicant may use of the Problem (20 Points) Chapter V of the Fair Housing Planning
this funding for: steering to subprime Guide, Vol. 1 has other suggestions for
loans, providing different terms based This factor addresses the extent to supporting documentation. You may
on prohibited bases, as well as assist which there is a need for funding the access the Guide from the HUD Web site
with pending complaints, investigation, proposed activities to address at http://www.hud.gov./offices/adm/
or litigation alleging discriminatory documented fair housing problems in grants/fundsavail.cfm.
subprime or predatory lending; or target area(s). You will be evaluated on For all applicants: You must use
support new fair lending investigations the information that you submit that sound data sources to identify the level
or litigation of discriminatory predatory describes the fair housing need in the of need and the urgency in meeting the
lending, or other discrimination in the geographic area you propose to serve, its need and provide Web site addresses for
subprime market. urgency and how your project is each data source (ex. Analysis of
(v) If you are submitting an responsive to that need. Applicants Impediments to Fair Housing Choice
application under the EOI Subprime should document and use the Housing (AI), fair housing studies, etc.) For you
Lending Component, you must show Discrimination Study 2000 (HDS2000) to receive maximum points for this
that you have the ability to plan public sponsored by the Department of factor, there must be a direct
events at a regional/local level which Housing and Urban Development and relationship between your proposed
educates consumers on fair housing, conducted by the Urban Institute in activities, the outcomes to be
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financial literacy, credit management their applications, if applicable. accomplished, and the community or
and how to avoid high-cost loans and HDS2000 is the third national paired- communities’ fair housing needs,
abusive lending practices that violate testing study sponsored by HUD to including your knowledge of and your
the Fair Housing Act. Applicants must measure patterns of racial and ethnic proximity to the targeted area, and the
address in their project: (1) abusive discrimination in U.S. housing markets. purpose of the program funding.

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To the extent possible, the data you (SOW) and budget. Your proposed organizational expertise and capacity
use should be specific to the area where activities must support HUD’s policy and accuracy of the SOW and budget.
the proposed activity will be carried priorities as referenced in the General Statement of Work—Submit a
out. For example, if you propose to test Section. proposed SOW that comprehensively
in areas impacted by Hurricane Katrina a. Support of Policy Priorities (8 outlines in chronological order the
in the states of Louisiana, Mississippi, Points). Describe how your proposed administrative and program activities
Alabama or Texas you should document project will further and support HUD’s and tasks to be performed during the
the number of displaced persons policy priorities for FY 2006. HUD grant period. Your outline should
relocated to those areas and the impact encourages applicants to undertake identify all activities and tasks to be
of the numbers of displaced persons specific activities that will assist the performed and by whom (e.g., you, a
upon existing fair housing services. You Department in implementing its policy subcontractor, or partner), and the
should document needs as they apply to priorities and which will help the products that will be provided to HUD
the specific area(s) where activities will Department achieve its goals and and when. You should also include a
be targeted and your proximity to the objectives in FY 2006. HUD will schedule of your activities and products
target area, rather than the entire evaluate the extent to which a program (with interim implementation steps),
locality or State. If the data presented will further and support HUD’s staff allocation over the term of the
does not specifically represent your priorities. The quality of the responses project; staff acquisition and training;
target area, you should discuss why the provided to one or more of HUD’s and activities of partners and/or
target area was proposed. priorities will determine the score an subcontractors. Applicants should
(3) The link between the need and applicant can receive. Applicants must provide numbers on the projected
your proposed activities: describe how each policy priority clients to be served. Do not provide
(a) How the proposed activities selected will be addressed. ranges or percentages, but a specific
augment or improve upon on-going Applicants that just list a priority will number of clients. These numbers
efforts by public and private agencies, receive no points. Each policy priority should represent individuals to be
grass-roots faith-based and other served entirely with HUD FHIP funding.
addressed must discuss the geographic
community-based organizations and For the EOI Fair Housing Awareness
area to be served in relation to the
other organizations and institutions in Component, HUD anticipates that
project’s purpose, the persons to be
the target area, and/or products will be available in at least
served and the methodology for carrying
(b) Why, in light of other on-going seven languages plus English. The
out these activities. Each policy priority
efforts, the additional funding you are languages will include French, Korean,
has a point value of one point, with the
requesting is necessary. Laotian, Vietnamese, Chinese, Arabic,
exception of the policy priority to
b. In addition, with respect to and Spanish. For the EOI Subprime
remove regulatory barriers to affordable
Documentation of Need, the following Lending Component, deliverables may
housing which has a point value of up
apply to specific FHIP Initiatives or include brochures, Public Service
to 2 points; and, for EOI applicants only, Announcements (PSAs) for radio in
Components:
EOI-Disability Component. Your promoting participation by grassroots both majority and minority markets and
project must focus on persons with faith-based and other community-based posters and other graphic materials.
disabilities, however, you must serve all organizations, or partnering with an Graphic materials may include but are
persons protected by the Act. organization promoting participation in not limited to enlarged reproductions of
EOI-Subprime Lending Component. grassroots faith-based and other existing HUD printed PSAs and HUD
Your project must document and community-based organizations, which materials. Provide information on media
describe your understanding of the has a point value of up to 4 points. It markets coverage with specific
problem and its pervasiveness and an is up to the applicant to determine protected class focus, as well as those
understanding of how to plan public which of the policy priorities to address with Limited English Proficiency and a
events used to address the need. to receive the available 8 points. To method for distribution of the finished
PEI Subprime Lending Component. secure the possible 2 points for efforts product.
Your project must document that funds to remove regulatory barriers to c. The Budget Form and the Budget
were used to assist private fair-lending affordable housing, an applicant must Information (10 Points). HUD will also
enforcement efforts to address submit the completed questionnaire assess the soundness of your approach
discrimination in the sub-prime (HUD 27300), and provide the required by evaluating the quality, thoroughness,
mortgage market. Applicant should also documentation. Please see the General and reasonableness of the budget and
document the need to: Assist with Section for further information on financial controls of your organization,
pending complaints, investigation, or Removal of Regulatory Barriers to including information on your proposed
litigation alleging discriminatory Affordable Housing. The questionnaire program cost categories. As part of your
subprime lending; or support new fair is part of the electronic application response, you must prepare a budget
lending investigations or litigation of package and is also found in the that is:
discrimination in the subprime market. Appendix to the General Section. For (1) Reasonable in achieving the goals
the full list of each policy priority, identified in your proposed SOW;
3. Rating Factor 3: Soundness of please refer to the General Section. (2) Relate tasks in the SOW to the
Approach (35 Points) b. Proposed Statement of Work (SOW) proposed budget costs;
You must describe your project in and Information Requirements (17 (3) Cost-effective, and includes a brief
detail, demonstrate how your project Points). The SOW and budget are discussion of the extent to which your
activities will support HUD’s goals, attachments that will not count toward proposed program is cost effective in
propose suggested performance the ten (10) page limit on the narrative achieving the anticipated results of the
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measures/outcomes in support of these response to this factor. However, points proposed activities in the targeted area.
goals, and identify current baseline will be assigned based on the relevance Applicants seeking funding to conduct
conditions and target levels of the of proposed activities to stated needs, activities in an area other than the
performance measures that you plan to attention to implementation steps, applicant’s State or locality must
achieve. Attach a Statement of Work proposed activities consistent with discuss the cost effectiveness of where

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the activities will be conducted in consultants do not exceed the rates and person on a FHIP-funded project). No
relation to the location of the fees charged by local subcontractors and points will be awarded for general
organization. HUD will look at the cost consultants. The narrative (which does letters of support endorsing the project
effectiveness of your travel to and from not count toward the ten page limit) from organizations, including elected
your location to the targeted area(s), must address the Grant Application officials on the local, State, or national
personnel expenses for out-stationed Detailed Budget. levels, and/or individuals in your
personnel, contracts and sub-grantees, community. See General Section for
4. Rating Factor 4: Leveraging Resources
and other direct costs, which may instructions on how third party
(5 Points)
include relocation expenses, and documents are to be submitted to HUD
telecommunications expenses. Also, This factor addresses your ability to via the electronic submission process.
indicate how the proposed project is secure additional resources to support For PEI and EOI, if your project will not
quantifiable based on the needs your project. Points will be awarded on be supported by non-FHIP resources,
identified in Rating Factor 2. the basis of the percentage of non-FHIP then you will not receive any points
(4) Quantifiable based on the need resources you have identified and how under this factor. Points will be
identified in Factor 2, and firm the commitment is for those assigned for each Initiative based on the
(5) Justifiable for all cost categories in resources. following scale:
accordance with the cost categories a. Firm Commitment of Leveraging. One point will be awarded if less than
indicated in the HUD–424 CB (see HUD requires you to secure resources 5% of the projects total costs come from
General Section Grant Application from sources other than what is non-FHIP resources.
Detailed Budget). If you are awarded a requested under this FHIP NOFA. Two points will be awarded if
grant or cooperative agreement under Community resources may include between 5% and 10% of the project’s
FHIP, staff will request that you include funding or in-kind contributions, such total costs are from non-FHIP resources.
your approved indirect cost rate as part as workspace or services or equipment, Three points will be awarded if
of your negotiations with HUD. If you allocated to the purpose(s) of your between 11% and 20% of the project’s
do not have a Federally approved proposal. Contributions from affiliates, total costs are from non-FHIP resources.
indirect cost rate and HUD is the subsidiaries, divisions, or employees of Four points will be awarded if
cognizant agency, HUD will submit a the applicant do not qualify as in-kind between 21% and 30% of the project’s
request within 30 days after award to contributions. Resources may be total costs are from non-FHIP resources.
establish a rate. For information on provided by governmental entities Five points will be awarded if at least
indirect cost rates, you can review (including other HUD programs if such 31% of the project’s total costs are from
HUD’s training on http://www.hud.gov./ costs are allowed by statute), public or non-FHIP resources.
offices/adm/grants/fundsavail.cfm. private non-profit organizations, faith-
5. Rating Factor 5: Achieving Results
(6) Financial Management Capacity. based organizations, for-profit or civic
and Program Evaluation (15 Points)
Describe your organization’s financial private organizations, or other entities
management system and your Board’s willing to work with you. In order to a. In evaluating this factor, HUD will
contribution to the organization. In secure points you must establish assess the extent to which you
addition, discuss your capabilities in leveraging of resources by identifying demonstrate how you will measure
handling financial resources, sources of contributors who have success or results to be achieved that
dissemination to subcontracting already provided to you letters of firm represent the work of your organization
affiliates, and maintenance of adequate commitment from the organizations as set out in your budget. Applicants
accounting and internal control and/or individuals who will support must select from the list of activities and
procedures. your project. Each letter of firm outcomes detailed in the Logic Model
(7) Grant Application Detailed Budget commitment must: for the Initiative applied for and should
Worksheet (HUD–424–CBW). The HUD– (1) Identify the organization and/or determine from these selections, their
424–CBW must show the total cost of individual committing resources to the specific methods and measures to assess
the project and indicate other sources of project and identify any affiliation with progress, evaluate program
funds that will be used for the project. the applicant, effectiveness, and identify program
While the costs are based only on (2) Identify the sources and amounts changes necessary to improve
estimates, the budget narrative work of the leveraged resources (the total performance. This will ensure that
plan may include information obtained FHIP and non-FHIP amounts must performance measures are met and that
from various vendors, or you may rely match those in your proposed budget grantees are establishing achievable
on historical data. Applicants must submitted under Factor 3), and realistic goals. Applicants who have
round all budget items to the nearest (3) Describe how these resources will identified outputs and outcome
dollar. be used under your SOW. The letter measurements and include means for
A written budget narrative work plan must be signed by the individual or assessing these measurements, tracking
must accompany the proposed budget organization official legally able to make and monitoring performance goals and
explaining each budget category listed commitments for the organization. If the achievements against these
and must explain each cost category. resources are in-kind or donated goods, commitments made in the application,
Failure to provide a written budget the commitment letter must indicate the will receive higher points than those
narrative work plan will result in 2 fair market value of those resources and that do not. To meet this Factor
points being deducted from your describe how this fair market value was requirement, you must submit HUD’s <