You are on page 1of 340

Tuesday,

March 13, 2007

Part II

Department of
Housing and Urban
Development
Fiscal Year 2007 SuperNOFA for HUD’s
Discretionary Programs; Notice
rwilkins on PROD1PC63 with NOTICES_2

VerDate Aug<31>2005 16:13 Mar 12, 2007 Jkt 211001 PO 00000 Frm 00001 Fmt 4717 Sfmt 4717 E:\FR\FM\13MRN2.SGM 13MRN2
11434 Federal Register / Vol. 72, No. 48 / Tuesday, March 13, 2007 / Notices

DEPARTMENT OF HOUSING AND or program NOFAs, that constitute opportunity may provide up to four
URBAN DEVELOPMENT HUD’s FY2007 SuperNOFA. Through bonus points, as provided below:’’
the FY2007 SuperNOFA, HUD is In fact, since the FY2007 SuperNOFA
[Docket No. FR–5100–N–01A] offers bonus points only for applicants
making available approximately $2
billion in federal financial assistance. In that certify that their activities or
Fiscal Year 2007 SuperNOFA for HUD’s
addition, today’s publication provides a projects are located in, intended to serve
Discretionary Programs
revised listing of programs contained in the residents of, or are consistent with
AGENCY: Office of the Secretary, HUD. the FY2007 SuperNOFA and corrects the strategic plan for an empowerment
ACTION: Notice of HUD’s Fiscal Year one item contained in the General zone (EZ), utilization plan for an urban
(FY) 2007 Notice of Funding Section published on January 18, 2007. or rural renewal community designated
Availability (NOFA) for HUD’s Each program NOFA provides the by HUD (RC), or strategic plan for an
Discretionary Programs (SuperNOFA). statutory and regulatory requirements, enterprise community designated in
threshold requirements, and rating round II by the U.S. Department of
SUMMARY: On January 18, 2007, HUD factors applicable to funding made Agriculture (EZ–II), collectively referred
published its Notice of FY2007 Notice available through the individual NOFA. to as ‘‘RC/EZ/EC–IIs,’’ only two bonus
of Funding Availability Policy Applicants must also review, however, points are available. As a result, section
Requirements and General Section to the January 18, 2007, General Section V.A.1. (third column beginning on page
the SuperNOFA (General Section). HUD for important application information 2408 and continuing to page 2409),
published the General Section of the and requirements, including submission should read: ‘‘For each program NOFA,
FY2007 SuperNOFA in advance of the requirements that provide explicit the points awarded for the rating factors
individual NOFAs to give prospective instructions on file formats acceptable total 100. Depending on the program for
applicants sufficient time to begin to HUD. which you are seeking funding, the
preparing their applications, and to Appendix A to the January 18, 2007, funding opportunity may provide up to
register early with Grants.gov in order to General Section identified the funding two bonus points, as provided below:’’
facilitate their application submission opportunities anticipated to be included HUD is also correcting instructions
process. Today’s publication contains in the FY2007 SuperNOFA. HUD is regarding the completion of the Logic
the 38 funding opportunities or program revising and republishing Appendix A Model form (HUD–96010). In the third
NOFAs that constitute HUD’s FY2007 (Revised Appendix A) as part of today’s sentence of section VI.C.5.b. (middle
SuperNOFA. In addition, today’s FY2007 SuperNOFA publication. column, page 2414), HUD stated that
publication provides a revised listing of Revised Appendix A provides an up-to- applicants should include all activities
programs contained in the FY2007 date funding chart that lists the funding and outcomes expected per year of the
SuperNOFA and corrects two items opportunities included in today’s period of performance. To be consistent
contained in the General Section FY2007 SuperNOFA publication, along with and correctly complete the Logic
published on January 18, 2007. with the application deadline. Model forms, applicants are advised
DATES: Application deadline and other In reviewing Revised Appendix A, that they must include all activities and
key dates that apply to all HUD federal applicants should note that the outcomes expected per year of the
financial assistance made available Youthbuild NOFA, Brownfields period of performance. As a result, the
through HUD’s FY2007 SuperNOFA are Economic Development Initiative (BEDI) third sentence of section VI.C.5.b. is
contained in each individual program NOFA, and the Public Housing corrected to read, ‘‘[T]o provide for
NOFA and in Appendix A of this notice. Neighborhood Networks (PH–NN) greater consistency in reporting,
NOFA are not part of today’s FY2007 applicants must include all activities
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: The
SuperNOFA publication. The and outcomes expected per year of the
individual program NOFA identifies the
Youthbuild program was transferred to period of performance as defined in the
applicable agency contact(s) for each
the U.S. Department of Labor on program logic model for the program
program. Questions regarding today’s
September 22, 2006, in accordance with NOFA that they apply for.’’
Introduction to the SuperNOFA should
Public Law 109–281, and will not be HUD published the General Section of
be directed to the NOFA Information
included in the FY2007 SuperNOFA. the FY2007 SuperNOFA early to
Center between the hours 10 a.m. and Persons interested in funding provide its applicant community with
6:30 p.m. eastern time at (800) HUD– opportunities under the Youthbuild the opportunity to become familiar with
8929. Hearing-impaired persons may program should contact the U.S. cross-cutting requirements, and to
access this telephone via TTY by calling Department of Labor. The BEDI and PH– remind prospective applicants to
the toll-free Federal Information Relay NN were not funded in FY2007. HUD is register or renew their registration in
Service at (800) 877–8339. Questions also providing NOFAs for three order to successfully submit an
regarding specific program requirements programs that were not contained in its application via Grants.gov.
should be directed to the agency FY2006 SuperNOFA, specifically the Applicants are required to complete a
contact(s) identified in each program Housing Counseling Training Program, five-step registration process in order to
NOFA. Early Doctoral Student Research Grant submit their applications electronically
SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: HUD Program, and the Doctoral Dissertation and previously registered applicants
published the General Section of the Research Program NOFAs. must annually update their information
FY2007 SuperNOFA on January 18, HUD is also using today’s publication in the Central Contractor Registration
2007 (72 FR 2396). HUD published the to correct two items contained in the (CCR) for the registration to remain
General Section in advance of the General Section published on January viable. HUD has developed the
individual program NOFAs to give 18, 2007. Initially, HUD noted in section following brochures and guidance,
rwilkins on PROD1PC63 with NOTICES_2

prospective applicants sufficient time to V.A.1. (third column beginning on page found at http://www.hud.gov/offices/
begin preparing their applications, and 2408 and continuing to page 2409), that: adm/grants/fundsavail.cfm, to assist
to register early with Grants.gov in order ‘‘For each program NOFA, the points applicants with the registration, CCR
to facilitate their application submission awarded for the rating factors total 100. update, and application processes:
process. Today’s publication contains Depending on the program for which • STEP BY STEP: Your Guide to
the 38 individual funding opportunities, you are seeking funding, the funding Registering for Grant Opportunities.

VerDate Aug<31>2005 16:13 Mar 12, 2007 Jkt 211001 PO 00000 Frm 00002 Fmt 4701 Sfmt 4703 E:\FR\FM\13MRN2.SGM 13MRN2
Federal Register / Vol. 72, No. 48 / Tuesday, March 13, 2007 / Notices 11435

• Finding and Applying for Grant designed to provide a detailed http://www.grants.gov/search/email.do.


Opportunities. explanation of the general section and Modifications to the General Section,
• Desktop User Guide for Submitting program section requirements for each any of the program NOFAs, or the
Grant Applications. of the SuperNOFA programs. The application are posted to
For FY2007, the Continuum of Care interactive broadcasts provide an www.Grants.gov as soon as they are
remains a paper application process. opportunity to ask questions of HUD available (except for the Continuum of
HUD continues to encourage Continuum staff. These broadcasts are archived and Care NOFA). Modifications to the
of Care agencies to become familiar with accessible from HUD’s Grants page at Continuum of Care NOFA, or the
Grants.gov requirements to facilitate the http://www.hud.gov/offices/adm/grants/ Continuum of Care application are
future transition to Grants.gov. If you fundsavail.cfm. HUD also encourages posted to HUD’s grants page at http://
have questions concerning the applicants to subscribe to the Grants.gov www.hud.gov/offices/adm/grants/
registration process or renewal, or have free notification service. By doing so, fundsavail.cfm.
a question about a NOFA requirement, applicants will receive e-mail As stated in the General Section, HUD
contact HUD staff listed in the program notification as soon as items are posted hopes that the steps that it has taken to
NOFAs. HUD staff cannot help you to Grants.gov and will have access to a provide information early in the FY2007
write your application, but can clarify significant amount of useful funding process will be of benefit to
requirements contained in this Notice information, including responses to you, our applicants.
and HUD’s registration materials. frequently asked questions that arise
Finally, applicants are invited and during the funding application period. Dated: February 26, 2007.
encouraged to participate in HUD’s The address to subscribe to the Roy A. Bernardi,
satellite training and webcast sessions Grants.gov free notification service is Deputy Secretary.
rwilkins on PROD1PC63 with NOTICES_2

VerDate Aug<31>2005 16:13 Mar 12, 2007 Jkt 211001 PO 00000 Frm 00003 Fmt 4701 Sfmt 4703 E:\FR\FM\13MRN2.SGM 13MRN2
11436 Federal Register / Vol. 72, No. 48 / Tuesday, March 13, 2007 / Notices
rwilkins on PROD1PC63 with NOTICES_2

EN13MR07.000</GPH>

VerDate Aug<31>2005 16:13 Mar 12, 2007 Jkt 211001 PO 00000 Frm 00004 Fmt 4701 Sfmt 4725 E:\FR\FM\13MRN2.SGM 13MRN2
Federal Register / Vol. 72, No. 48 / Tuesday, March 13, 2007 / Notices 11437
rwilkins on PROD1PC63 with NOTICES_2

EN13MR07.001</GPH>

VerDate Aug<31>2005 16:13 Mar 12, 2007 Jkt 211001 PO 00000 Frm 00005 Fmt 4701 Sfmt 4725 E:\FR\FM\13MRN2.SGM 13MRN2
11438 Federal Register / Vol. 72, No. 48 / Tuesday, March 13, 2007 / Notices
rwilkins on PROD1PC63 with NOTICES_2

EN13MR07.002</GPH>

VerDate Aug<31>2005 16:13 Mar 12, 2007 Jkt 211001 PO 00000 Frm 00006 Fmt 4701 Sfmt 4725 E:\FR\FM\13MRN2.SGM 13MRN2
Federal Register / Vol. 72, No. 48 / Tuesday, March 13, 2007 / Notices 11439
rwilkins on PROD1PC63 with NOTICES_2

EN13MR07.003</GPH>

VerDate Aug<31>2005 16:13 Mar 12, 2007 Jkt 211001 PO 00000 Frm 00007 Fmt 4701 Sfmt 4725 E:\FR\FM\13MRN2.SGM 13MRN2
11440 Federal Register / Vol. 72, No. 48 / Tuesday, March 13, 2007 / Notices
rwilkins on PROD1PC63 with NOTICES_2

EN13MR07.004</GPH>

VerDate Aug<31>2005 16:13 Mar 12, 2007 Jkt 211001 PO 00000 Frm 00008 Fmt 4701 Sfmt 4703 E:\FR\FM\13MRN2.SGM 13MRN2
Federal Register / Vol. 72, No. 48 / Tuesday, March 13, 2007 / Notices 11441

BILLING CODE 4210–01–C Full Text of Announcement previously HUD-approved trainings.


Community Development Technical I. Funding Opportunity Description Local TA will be administered by a GTR
Assistance and GTM in the respective HUD field
A. CD–TA Purpose. The purpose of office.
Overview Information the CD–TA program is to provide
assistance to achieve the highest level of C. Authority. HOME TA is authorized
A. Federal Agency Name: Department performance and results for four by the HOME Investment Partnerships
of Housing and Urban Development, separate community development Act (42 U.S.C. 12781–12783); 24 CFR
Office of Community Planning and program areas: (1) HOME; (2) CHDO part 92. CHDO (HOME) TA is
Development. (HOME); (3) Homeless and; (4) HOPWA. authorized by the HOME Investment
Information about the four community Partnerships Act (42 U.S.C. 12773); 24
B. Funding Opportunity Title: CFR part 92. For the McKinney-Vento
Community Development Technical development programs and their
missions, goals, and activities can be Act Homeless Assistance Programs TA,
Assistance (CD–TA). the Supportive Housing Program is
found on the HUD Web site at
C. Announcement Type: Initial www.hud.gov. authorized under 42 U.S.C. 11381 et
Announcement. B. Description of National TA and seq.; 24 CFR 583.140; Emergency
D. Funding Opportunity Number: FR– Local TA. There are two types of Shelter Grants, Section 8 Moderate
5100–N–08; OMB Approval Numbers: technical assistance (TA) funding Rehabilitation Single Room Occupancy
2506–0166 for HOME Investment available in this NOFA: National TA Program, and Shelter Plus Care TA are
Partnerships Program (HOME), HOME and Local TA. authorized by the Revised Continuing
Investment Partnerships Program for National TA activities are those that Appropriations Resolution, 2007 (Pub.
Community Housing Development address, at a nationwide level, one or L. 110–5, approved February 15, 2007).
more of the CD–TA program activities HOPWA TA is also authorized under
Organizations (CHDO (HOME)), and
and/or priorities identified in Section the continuing resolution.
McKinney-Vento Homeless Assistance
(Homeless), 2506–0133 for Housing III.C. of this NOFA. National TA II. Award Information
Opportunities for Persons With AIDS activities may include the development
of written products, development of on- A. Available Funds. Approximately
(HOPWA).
line materials, development of training $25.4 million is available for the CD–TA
E. Catalog of Federal Domestic courses, delivery of training courses program. Additional funds may become
Assistance (CFDA) Numbers: 14.239, previously approved by HUD, available as a result of recapturing
HOME and CHDO (HOME); 14.235, organization and delivery of workshops unused funds. This chart shows how the
Homeless; 14.241, HOPWA. and conferences, and delivery of direct funds are divided among National TA
F. Dates: The application deadline TA as part of a national program. and Local TA activities:
date is May 25, 2007. Applicants for National TA must also be
willing to work in any HUD field office Program National TA Local TA
G. Additional Overview Information:
area, although work in the field office
Applicants interested in providing areas is likely to be a negligible portion HOME ....... $4,000,000 $6,000,000
technical assistance to entities of National TA activities. National TA CHDO
participating in HUD’s community activities are administered by a (HOME) 2,000,000 6,000,000
development programs should carefully Government Technical Representative Homeless .. 3,500,000 3,000,000
review the General Section and the HOPWA .... 900,000 0
(GTR) and Government Technical
information listed in this CD–TA NOFA. Monitor (GTM) at HUD Headquarters.
Funds are available to provide technical Local TA activities also must address The Local TA funds are divided
assistance for four separate program the CD–TA program activities and/or among HUD’s field office jurisdictions
areas: HOME, CHDO (HOME), priorities identified in this NOFA; for the HOME, CHDO (HOME), and
Homeless, and HOPWA. Applicants however the Local TA is targeted to the Homeless programs. No Local TA funds
may apply for one, two, three, or all four specific needs of the HUD community are available for HOPWA. In the case of
CD–TA program areas. The application development program recipients in the the national CHDO (HOME) program, if
submission information is contained in field office area in which the TA is less than the total amount of available
this CD–TA NOFA at Section IV.B. proposed. Local TA activities are funds is awarded, the balance may be
Approximately $25.4 million is limited to the development of need used to make awards under the national
available. No cost sharing is required. assessments, direct TA to HUD HOME TA program, subject to
Grants will be administered under community development program congressional reprogramming approval,
cooperative agreements with significant recipients, organization and delivery of if applicable. The chart below shows the
HUD involvement (see Section II.C of workshops and conferences, and amounts available in dollars for Local
this NOFA). customization and delivery of TA by CD–TA program:

CHDO
Local TA Area HOME Homeless
(HOME)

Alabama ....................................................................................................................................... $75,000 $50,000 $55,000


Alaska .......................................................................................................................................... 45,000 50,000 30,000
Arkansas ...................................................................................................................................... 50,000 75,000 55,000
California—Northern and Arizona, Nevada ................................................................................. 400,000 425,000 300,000
rwilkins on PROD1PC63 with NOTICES_2

California—Southern .................................................................................................................... 425,000 450,000 275,000


Caribbean .................................................................................................................................... 125,000 100,000 40,000
Colorado and Montana, North Dakota, South Dakota, Utah, Wyoming ..................................... 175,000 195,000 60,000
Connecticut .................................................................................................................................. 70,000 80,000 40,000
District of Columbia area ............................................................................................................. 70,000 80,000 50,000
Florida—Southern ........................................................................................................................ 75,000 60,000 25,000

VerDate Aug<31>2005 16:13 Mar 12, 2007 Jkt 211001 PO 00000 Frm 00009 Fmt 4701 Sfmt 4703 E:\FR\FM\13MRN2.SGM 13MRN2
11442 Federal Register / Vol. 72, No. 48 / Tuesday, March 13, 2007 / Notices

CHDO
Local TA Area HOME Homeless
(HOME)

Florida—Northern ........................................................................................................................ 125,000 76,000 85,000


Georgia ........................................................................................................................................ 125,000 100,000 55,000
Hawaii .......................................................................................................................................... 65,000 65,000 45,000
Illinois ........................................................................................................................................... 180,000 175,000 160,000
Indiana ......................................................................................................................................... 130,000 75,000 25,000
Kansas and Missouri—Western .................................................................................................. 100,000 75,000 50,000
Missouri—Eastern ........................................................................................................................ 40,000 55,000 40,000
Kentucky ...................................................................................................................................... 250,000 150,000 55,000
Louisiana ...................................................................................................................................... 100,000 100,000 54,000
Maryland, except District of Columbia area ................................................................................ 60,000 50,000 30,000
Massachusetts, Maine, New Hampshire, Rhode Island, Vermont .............................................. 310,000 300,000 200,000
Michigan ....................................................................................................................................... 175,000 225,000 150,000
Minnesota .................................................................................................................................... 100,000 140,000 60,000
Mississippi .................................................................................................................................... 150,000 250,000 50,000
Nebraska and Iowa ...................................................................................................................... 90,000 55,000 40,000
New Jersey .................................................................................................................................. 150,000 75,000 40,000
New Mexico ................................................................................................................................. 200,000 275,000 60,000
New York—Downstate ................................................................................................................. 200,000 425,000 210,000
New York—Upstate ..................................................................................................................... 125,000 75,000 40,000
North Carolina .............................................................................................................................. 300,000 300,000 55,000
Ohio ............................................................................................................................................. 150,000 190,000 70,000
Oklahoma ..................................................................................................................................... 55,000 40,000 15,000
Oregon and Idaho ........................................................................................................................ 85,000 75,000 30,000
Pennsylvania—Eastern and Delaware ........................................................................................ 225,000 125,000 50,000
Pennsylvania—Western and West Virginia ................................................................................. 150,000 100,000 49,000
South Carolina ............................................................................................................................. 65,000 34,000 40,000
Tennessee ................................................................................................................................... 150,000 175,000 40,000
Texas—Northern .......................................................................................................................... 150,000 175,000 85,000
Texas—Southern ......................................................................................................................... 85,000 40,000 0
Virginia, except District of Columbia area ................................................................................... 100,000 100,000 40,000
Washington .................................................................................................................................. 100,000 65,000 40,000
Wisconsin ..................................................................................................................................... 100,000 150,000 70,000
Houston ........................................................................................................................................ 100,000 125,000 37,000

B. Performance Period. Awards will c. When requested by a GTR, conduct distribution among TA providers, field
be for a period of up to 36 months. a needs assessment to identify the type offices, and HUD grantees;
HUD, however, reserves the right to and nature of the assistance needed by d. Arrange for joint delivery of the
withdraw funds from a specific TA the recipient of the assistance; training with HUD participation when
provider if HUD determines that the d. Obtain the local HUD field office’s requested by the GTR;
urgency of need for the assistance is approval before responding to direct e. Deliver HUD-approved training
greater in other field office jurisdictions requests for technical assistance from courses that have been designed and
or the need for assistance is not HOME Participating Jurisdictions (PJs), developed by others on a ‘‘step-in’’ basis
commensurate with the award. Community Housing Development when requested; and
C. Terms of Award. HUD will enter Organizations (CHDOs), and McKinney- f. Send trainers to approved ‘‘train-
into a cooperative agreement with Vento Act Homeless Assistance and the-trainers’’ sessions. The costs
selected applicants for the performance HOPWA grantees; and associated with attending these required
period. Because CD–TA awards are e. For CHDO (HOME) TA providers, sessions are eligible under the
made as cooperative agreements, secure a letter from a PJ stating that a cooperative agreement.
implementation entails significant HUD CHDO, or prospective CHDO to be 3. Field Office Involvement under
involvement. Significant HUD assisted by the provider, is a recipient National TA awards. When National TA
involvement is required in all aspects of or intended recipient of HOME funds providers are undertaking activities in
TA planning, delivery, and follow-up. and indicating, at its option, subject field office jurisdictions, the National
In addition to the requirements listed areas of assistance that are most TA providers must work cooperatively
in the General Section, selected important to the PJ. with HUD field offices. Providers must
applicants are subject to the following 2. Training. When conducting training notify the applicable HUD field office of
requirements: sessions as part of its CD–TA activities, the planned activities; consider the
1. Demand-Response System. All CD– CD–TA providers are required to: views or recommendations of that
TA awardees must operate within the a. Design the course materials as office, if any; follow those
structure of the demand-response ‘‘step-in’’ packages so that HUD or other recommendations, to the degree
system. Under the demand-response CD–TA providers may independently practicable; and report to the applicable
system, TA providers are required to: conduct the course on their own; field office on the accomplishments of
a. When requested by a GTR, market b. Make the course materials available the assistance.
rwilkins on PROD1PC63 with NOTICES_2

the availability of their services to to the GTR in sufficient time for review D. Certification of HOME and CHDO
existing and potential recipients within (minimum of three weeks) and receive TA Providers Required–Beginning
the jurisdictions in which the assistance concurrence from the GTR on the FY2008.
will be delivered; content and quality prior to delivery; Many technical assistance providers
b. Respond to requests for assistance c. Provide all course materials in an have taken the HOME Certified
from the GTR; electronic format that will permit wide Specialist—Regulations training and

VerDate Aug<31>2005 16:13 Mar 12, 2007 Jkt 211001 PO 00000 Frm 00010 Fmt 4701 Sfmt 4703 E:\FR\FM\13MRN2.SGM 13MRN2
Federal Register / Vol. 72, No. 48 / Tuesday, March 13, 2007 / Notices 11443

have passed the certification exam. At least ten HOME Certified III. Eligibility Information
Please note that beginning with the Specialist—Regulations training A. Eligible Applicants. The eligible
FY2008 NOFA, HUD intends to award deliveries are scheduled for 2007 and a applicants for each of the four CD–TA
higher points, under Rating Factor 1, to number of slots are set aside for TA programs are listed in the chart below.
applicants delivering HOME or CHDO providers at each of these deliveries. In accordance with the President’s faith-
technical assistance that have staff who Registration information for these based initiative, HUD welcomes the
have taken and passed the HOME deliveries can be found on the web at: participation of eligible faith-based and
Certified Specialist—Regulations http://www.icfhosting.com/hcd/cpd/ other community organizations in the
training and exam. hcdcpd.nsf/webpages/Welcome.html. CD–TA programs.

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 entities
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, re-
lated 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 fi-
nancing, technical assistance, construction and property management assistance) to CHDOs or similar organizations
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 within 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 organiza-
tions.
HOPWA ................. A for-profit or nonprofit organization;
A state; or
A unit of general local government.

Applicants must also meet the the grantee to meet all Fair Housing and persons with disabilities, and residents
threshold requirements of the General section 504 requirements. The priority of an empowerment zone (EZ)
Section, including the Civil Rights TA areas for each of the four program designated by HUD or the United States
threshold in Section III (C). areas are: Department of Agriculture (USDA), an
A consortium of organizations may a. HOME TA. HUD has identified four urban or rural renewal community
apply for one or more CD–TA programs, HOME program technical assistance designated by HUD (RC), or an
but one organization must be designated priorities. These priorities that result in enterprise community designated in
as the applicant. measurable performance outputs and round II by USDA (EC–II).
Applicants may propose assistance outcomes are: (4) Assist PJs in developing strategies
using in house staff, sub contractors, sub (1) Improve the ability of PJs to design that increase and help sustain
recipients, and local organizations with and implement housing programs that homeownership opportunities for low-
the requisite experience and reflect sound underwriting, income households—particularly low-
capabilities. Where appropriate, management, and fiscal controls; income, minority households—and
applicants should make use of TA demonstrate measurable outcomes in directly result in the commitment and
providers located in the field office the use of public funds; and provide completion of HOME-assisted units.
jurisdiction receiving services. accurate and timely reporting of HOME Some examples of measurable
B. Cost Sharing or Matching. None. program accomplishments. performance outputs and outcomes are
(2) Encourage public-private given in Rating Factor 5.
C. Other partnerships that yield an increase in b. CHDO (HOME) TA.
1. Eligible Activities and Priorities. the amount of private dollars leveraged (1) HUD has identified three CHDO-
Funds may be used to provide TA to for HOME-assisted projects and result in specific technical assistance priorities.
grantees, prospective applicants, and an increase in the commitment and These priorities that result in
project sponsors of the HOME, CHDO production of HOME-assisted units. measurable performance outputs and
(HOME), Homeless, and HOPWA (3) Assist PJs in developing strategies outcomes are:
programs. For each of the TA programs, that ameliorate the affordability gap (a) Assist new CHDOs and potential
rwilkins on PROD1PC63 with NOTICES_2

activities may include but are not between rapidly increasing housing CHDOs in developing the organizational
limited to written information such as costs and the less rapid growth in capacity to own, develop, and sponsor
papers, manuals, guides, and brochures; incomes among low-income HOME-assisted projects. A new CHDO
assistance to individual communities; households, especially among is defined as a nonprofit organization
needs assessments; and training. TA underserved populations (e.g., residents that within three years of the
should include information needed by of the Colonias, homeless persons, publication of this NOFA was

VerDate Aug<31>2005 16:13 Mar 12, 2007 Jkt 211001 PO 00000 Frm 00011 Fmt 4701 Sfmt 4703 E:\FR\FM\13MRN2.SGM 13MRN2
11444 Federal Register / Vol. 72, No. 48 / Tuesday, March 13, 2007 / Notices

determined by a PJ to qualify as a c. Homeless TA. Homeless TA funds outcomes. TA activities are focused on
CHDO. A potential CHDO is defined as are available to provide McKinney- these priorities:
a nonprofit organization that is expected Vento Homeless Assistance Act, HUD- (1) Improve the capacity of HOPWA
by the PJ to qualify as a CHDO and is funded grantees, project sponsors, and grantees and project sponsors to execute
expected to enter into a written potential recipients with skills and long-term comprehensive housing
agreement with that PJ to own, develop, knowledge needed to develop and strategies by developing housing plans
or sponsor HOME-assisted housing operate projects and activities. The that integrate permanent housing and
within 24 months of the PJ determining assistance may include, but is not supportive services, thereby promoting
the organization qualifies as a CHDO. limited to, developing and HOPWA’s national performance goals of
(b) Improve the HOME program disseminating written information such increasing housing stability, reducing
production and performance of existing as papers, monographs, manuals, risks of homelessness, and improving
CHDOs in the areas of: curriculums, guides, and brochures; and access to care for HOPWA beneficiaries.
(i) Program design and management, person-to-person exchanges, (2) Develop national models that
including underwriting, project conferences, training and use of effectively integrate AIDS housing
financing, property management, and technology. TA activities are focused on strategies into consolidated planning
compliance; and these priorities that result in measurable and Continuum of Care planning
(ii) Organizational management and performance outputs and outcomes: processes.
capacity, including fiscal controls, (1) Assist CoCs with Homeless (3) Develop curriculums and related
board development, contract Management Information System training tools to assist grantees and
administration, and compliance (HMIS) implementation. National project sponsors in coordinating
systems. technical assistance will relate to data HOPWA permanent housing assistance
(c) Provide organizational support, with mainstream medical and
collection, data quality, data analysis,
technical assistance, and training to supportive service resources, including
provider participation, reporting,
community groups for the establishment Ryan White CARE Act, state, local, and
performance measurement, data
of community land trusts, as defined in private resources.
warehousing, and HMIS Data and
section 233(f) of the Cranston-Gonzales (4) Conduct training activities to
Technical Standards.
National Affordable Housing Act. improve the capacity of grantees and
(2) Additional CHDO (HOME) eligible (2) Maintain and enhance the HMIS
Web site portal as the vehicle for project sponsors to increase the
activities are: availability of affordable housing
(a) Under the ‘‘Pass-Through’’ collection and dissemination of HMIS
information. opportunities for eligible persons in
provision, CD–TA providers may high incidence HIV/AIDS communities
propose to fund various operating (3) Support collaboration between
metropolitan, regional and statewide with substantial unmet housing needs
expenses for eligible CHDOs that own, (e.g., emerging populations, in major
develop, or sponsor HOME-assisted HMISs. Assistance may include
providing state and/or regional HMIS disaster areas and underserved rural
housing. Such operating expenses may areas.)
include reasonable and necessary costs technical assistance coordinators and/or
(5) Develop training materials to
for the operation of the CHDO including technology to promote effectuating long-
promote use of Homeless Management
salaries, wages, and other employee distance meeting, conferencing and
Information Systems in the provision of
compensation and benefits; employee networking.
HOPWA-assisted housing and
education, training and travel; rent; (4) Support collaboration between
coordination of supportive services for
utilities; communication costs; taxes; metropolitan, regional, and statewide
eligible homeless persons.
insurance; equipment, materials, and HMISs for use in disaster preparedness (6) Develop technical assistance plans
supplies. and recovery efforts, utilizing the in collaboration with HUD field office
(b) CD–TA providers must establish experience of communities that oversight for local HOPWA-assisted
written criteria for selection of CHDOs experienced Hurricanes Katrina and housing programs. It is estimated that
receiving pass-through funds. PJs must Rita. up to 40 percent of HOPWA TA funds
designate the organizations as CHDOs; (5) Improve participation in the will be made available for this purpose.
and, generally, the organizations should Annual Homeless Assessment Report 2. DUNS Requirement. Refer to the
not have been in existence more than (AHAR) by CoCs and providers in their General Section for information
three years. geographic areas through outreach and regarding the DUNS requirement.
CD–TA providers must enter into an capacity building. Develop materials Applicants must obtain a DUNS number
agreement with the CHDO that the and training for: Reporting bed to receive an award from HUD.
agreement and pass-through funding coverage; extrapolation and data 3. Other Eligibility Requirements. All
may be terminated at the discretion of analysis methodologies and documents; applicants requesting funding from
HUD if no written legally binding data integration; data quality programs under this NOFA must be in
agreement to provide assistance for a assessments; utilization of AHAR data at compliance with the applicable
specific housing project (for acquisition, the program and/or CoC level; and the threshold requirements found in the
rehabilitation, new construction, or collection and analysis of CoC data for General Section. Applicants that do not
tenant-based rental assistance) has been Congressionally-directed HMIS-related meet these requirements will be
made by the PJ with the CHDO within reports to Congress. ineligible for funding.
24 months of initially receiving pass- d. HOPWA TA. HOPWA funds are 4. False Statements. An applicant’s
through funding. The pass-through available for technical assistance, false statement in an application is
amount, when combined with other training, and oversight activities which grounds for denial or termination of an
rwilkins on PROD1PC63 with NOTICES_2

capacity building and operating support can be used to provide grantees, project award and grounds for possible
available through the HOME program, sponsors, and potential recipients with punishment as provided in 18 U.S.C.
cannot exceed the greater of 50 percent the skills and knowledge to effectively 1001.
of the CHDO’s operating budget for the develop, operate, and support HOPWA- 5. Environmental review. Most
year in which it receives funds, or eligible project activities that result in activities under the CD–TA program are
$50,000 annually. measurable performance outputs and categorically excluded and not subject

VerDate Aug<31>2005 16:13 Mar 12, 2007 Jkt 211001 PO 00000 Frm 00012 Fmt 4701 Sfmt 4703 E:\FR\FM\13MRN2.SGM 13MRN2
Federal Register / Vol. 72, No. 48 / Tuesday, March 13, 2007 / Notices 11445

to environmental review under 24 CFR pages for all five factors combined, —HUD–2880, Applicant/Recipient
50.19(b)(9) or (13), but in the case of except that the page limit does not Disclosure/Update Report (see
CHDO (HOME) TA eligible activities, a include the Form HUD–96010, Logic General Section)
proposal for payment of rent as part of Model. —SF–424, Supplement, Survey on
CHDO operational costs will be subject 3. Prohibition on Materials Not Equal Opportunity for Applicants
to environmental review by HUD under Required. Materials other than what is —HUD–96011, Facsimile Transmittal
24 CFR part 50. If an applicant proposes requested in this NOFA are prohibited. (required for electronic submissions
to assist CHDO operating expenses that Reviewers will not consider résumés, of third party documents)
include rent, the application constitutes charts, letters, or any other documents C. Submission Dates and Times. Your
an assurance that the applicant and attached to the application. completed application must be received
CHDO will assist HUD to comply with 4. Checklist for Application and validated electronically by
24 CFR part 50; will supply HUD with Submission. Applicants submitting Grants.gov no later than 11:59:59 p.m.
all available and relevant information to electronic copies should follow the eastern time on the deadline date.
perform an environmental review for D. Intergovernmental Review.
procedures in Sections IV.B. and F. of
the proposed property to be rented; will Intergovernmental review is not
the General Section. The following
carry out mitigating measures required applicable to CD–TA applications.
checklist is provided as a guide to help E. Funding Restrictions. An
by HUD or select an alternate property; ensure that you submit all the required
and will not lease or rent, construct, organization may not provide assistance
elements. For applicants receiving a to itself. An organization may not
rehabilitate, convert or repair the waiver of the electronic submission, the
property, or commit or expend HUD or provide assistance to another
paper submission must be in the order organization with which it contracts or
non-HUD funds for these activities on provided below. All applicants should
the property to be rented, until HUD has sub-awards funds to carry out activities
enter the applicant name, DUNS under the TA award.
completed an environmental review to number, and page numbers on the
the extent required by 24 CFR part 50. Funding from HOME and from CHDO
narrative pages of the application. All (HOME) TA to any single eligible
The results of the environmental review forms are available when you download
may require that the proposed property organization (excluding funds for
the application and instructions from organizational support and housing
be rejected.
https://apply.grants.gov/ education ‘‘passed through’’ to CHDOs),
IV. Application and Submission forms_apps_idx.html. whether as an applicant or sub-recipient
Information —SF–424, Application for Federal is limited to not more than 20 percent
A. Addresses to Request Application Assistance (see General Section) of the operating budget of the recipient
Package. Applications must be received —An Application Cover Page indicating organization for any one-year period of
and validated by Grants.gov no later in bold (a) the type of TA proposed each cooperative agreement. In addition,
than 11:59:59 p.m. Eastern time on the in the application whether HOME funding under either HOME or CHDO
application deadline date. HUD must National, CHDO National, CHDO (HOME) TA to any single organization
receive paper copy applications from Local, Homeless National, Homeless is limited to 20 percent of the
applicants that received a waiver no Local, or HOPWA National (b) the $18,000,000 made available for HOME
later than 11:59:59 p.m. on the amount of funds requested; and (c) for and CHDO (HOME) TA in FY2007.
application deadline date. See the Local TA, the jurisdiction proposed in Not less than 40 percent of the
General Section for application the application. approximately $8,000,000 for CHDO
submission and timely receipt —A one-page Summary describing (a) (HOME) shall be made available for
procedures and for instructions on how each major component of the eligible TA providers that have worked
to request a waiver. Paper applications proposed TA approach; (b) the primarily in one state. HUD will
will not be accepted unless the proposed cost of each major consider an applicant as a primarily
applicant has received a waiver of the component; and (c) whether the single state TA provider if it can
electronic submission requirement. component is integrally related to document that more than 50 percent of
B. Content and Form of Application another component in order to be its past activities in working with
Submission. Applicants must submit a successful. CHDOs or similar nonprofit and other
separate application for each National —Narrative addressing Factors 1–5 organizations (on the production of
TA and Local TA area program for —HUD–96010, Logic Model affordable housing, revitalization of
which they are applying. For example, —HUD–424–CB, Grant Application deteriorating neighborhoods, and/or the
an applicant for National TA for HOME Detailed Budget Form (see General delivery of technical assistance to these
and for Local TA in three field office Section) groups) was confined to the geographic
jurisdictions would submit four separate limits of a single state.
—HUD–424–CBW, Detailed Budget
and distinct applications. No fee or profit may be paid to any
Worksheet for Non-Construction
A completed application consists of recipient or sub-recipient of an award
Projects (see General Section)
an application submitted by an under this CD–TA NOFA.
authorized official of the organization —If applying for CHDO (HOME) TA, F. Other Submission Requirements.
and contains all relevant sections of the statement as to whether the The General Section describes
application, as shown in the checklist organization proposes to pass through application submission procedures and
below in Section IV.B.4. funds to new CHDOs. how applicants may obtain proof of
1. Number of Copies. This —If applying for the CHDO (HOME) TA, timely submission.
information will be included in a certification as to whether the Waiver of Electronic Submission
rwilkins on PROD1PC63 with NOTICES_2

approval letters to applicants submitting organization qualifies as a primarily Requirements. Applicants interested in
a waiver request. single-state provider under section applying for funding under this NOFA
2. Page Limitation. Narratives 233(e) of the Cranston-Gonzales must submit their applications
addressing Factors 1–5 are limited to no Affordable Housing Act. electronically or request a waiver from
more than 25 typed pages. That is, —SF–LLL, Disclosure of Lobbying the Community Development Technical
reviewers will not review more than 25 Activities (see General Section) Assistance program. Applicants should

VerDate Aug<31>2005 16:13 Mar 12, 2007 Jkt 211001 PO 00000 Frm 00013 Fmt 4701 Sfmt 4703 E:\FR\FM\13MRN2.SGM 13MRN2
11446 Federal Register / Vol. 72, No. 48 / Tuesday, March 13, 2007 / Notices

submit their waiver requests in writing entities, and in more than one Rating Factor 3: Soundness of Approach
by e-mail. Waiver requests must be geographic area. (40 points)
submitted no later than 15 days prior to In rating this factor, HUD will a. (25 points) (1) For National TA
the application deadline date and consider the extent to which the applications: A sound approach for
should be submitted to application demonstrates ability to addressing the need for eligible TA
Mark_A._Horwath@hud.gov. activities in relation to the priorities
manage TA assignments effectively.
Instructions regarding the number of listed in Section III C of this NOFA that
copies to submit and the address where c. (10 points) Knowledgeable key
personnel skilled in providing TA in will result in positive outcomes.
they must be submitted will be (2) For Local TA applications: A
contained in any approval of the waiver one or more of the eligible activities for
sound approach for addressing high
request. Paper submissions must be HOME, CHDO (HOME), Homeless, and/
priority needs for TA in the jurisdiction
received at the appropriate HUD or HOPWA programs, as applicable; a
that will result in positive outcomes.
office(s) no later than the deadline date. sufficient number of staff or ability to In rating this factor, HUD will
procure qualified experts or evaluate the extent to which the
V. Application Review Information
professionals with the knowledge, application presents and supports a
A. Criteria. The maximum number of skills, and abilities to deliver the
points to be awarded for a CD–TA detailed, feasible, practical approach for
proposed level of TA in the proposed addressing TA needs (Local TA
application is 100. The minimum score service area in a timely and effective
for an application to be considered for applications) or CD–TA program
fashion; and an ability to provide CD– priorities (National TA applications),
funding is 75 with a minimum of 20 TA in a geographic area larger than a
points on Factor 1. The CD–TA program including techniques, timeframes, goals,
single city or county. and intended beneficiaries, and the
is not subject to bonus points, as
described in the General Section. In rating this factor, HUD will likelihood that these activities will be
Points are assigned on five factors. consider the extent to which the cost-effective and will result in positive
When addressing Factors 2–5, application demonstrates the outcomes.
applicants should discuss the specific organization has an adequate number of b. (10 points) A feasible work plan for
TA activities that will be carried out key staff or ability to procure designing, organizing, managing, and
during the term of the cooperative individuals with the knowledge of carrying out the proposed TA activities
agreement. Applicants should provide effective TA approaches and knowledge under the demand-response system.
relevant examples to support the of HOME, CHDO (HOME), Homeless, or In rating this factor, HUD will
proposal, where appropriate. Applicants HOPWA, as applicable. evaluate the applicant’s understanding
should also be specific when describing of the demand-response system and the
the communities, populations, and Rating Factor 2: Need/Extent of the extent to which the application
organizations that they propose to serve Problem (10 points) demonstrates the efficiency of the
and the specific outcomes expected as a design, organization, and management
a. For National TA applications: of the proposed activities.
result of the TA. Sound and extensive understanding of
Factor 1 relates to the capacity of the c. (5 points) An effective assistance
need for TA in relation to the priorities program to specific disadvantaged
applicant and its relevant organizational
listed in Section III C of this NOFA as communities, populations, and/or
experience. Rating of the ‘‘applicant’’ or
demonstrated by objective information organizations which previously have
the ‘‘applicant’s organization and staff’’
and/or data, such as information from been underserved and have the
includes in-house staff and any sub-
HOME Snapshots, current census data, potential to participate in the CD–TA
contractors and sub-recipients which
the American Housing Survey, or other program (such as the Colonias, an
are firmly committed to the project. In
responding to Factor 1, applicants relevant data sources. empowerment zone (EZ) designated by
should specify the experience, b. For Local TA applications: Sound HUD or the United States Department of
knowledge, skills, and abilities of the and extensive understanding of high Agriculture (USDA), an urban or rural
applicant’s organization and staff, and priority needs for TA in the jurisdiction renewal community designated by HUD
any persons and organizations firmly as demonstrated by objective (RC), an enterprise community
committed to the project. information and/or data, such as designated in round II by USDA (EC–II),
information from HOME Snapshots, or homeless persons and persons with
Rating Factor 1: Capacity of the disabilities).
current census data, the American
Applicant and Relevant Organizational In rating this factor, HUD will
Housing Survey, or other relevant data
Experience (30 points) (Minimum for evaluate the extent to which the
Funding Eligibility—20 points) sources.
applicant has identified and has
a. (10 points) Recent and successful In rating this factor, HUD will documented, using reliable data,
experience of the applicant’s evaluate the extent to which the specific communities, populations, or
organization in providing TA in eligible application demonstrates an organizations that have been
activities and to eligible entities for the understanding of the specific needs for disadvantaged or previously
HOME, CHDO (HOME), Homeless, or TA and supports the description of need underserved communities, populations,
HOPWA. CD–TA programs, as with reliable, program-specific, or organizations and has developed an
applicable. quantitative information. Applicants for effective strategy for engaging their
In rating this factor, HUD will HOME should, at a minimum, draw on participation in the HOME, CHDO
consider the extent to which the HOME Snapshot information to (HOME), Homeless, or HOPWA
rwilkins on PROD1PC63 with NOTICES_2

application demonstrates successful demonstrate PJs’ needs, in an area or program, as applicable.


experience within the last four years of nationwide, for additional training and
capacity building. See http:// Rating Factor 4: Leveraging Resources
providing TA related to the applicable
www.hud.gov/offices/cpd/ (10 points)
CD–TA program.
b. (10 points) Depth of experience in affordablehousing/programs/home/ An efficient practical method to
managing multiple TA tasks, to multiple snapshot/index.cfm. transfer manuals, guides, assessment

VerDate Aug<31>2005 16:13 Mar 12, 2007 Jkt 211001 PO 00000 Frm 00014 Fmt 4701 Sfmt 4703 E:\FR\FM\13MRN2.SGM 13MRN2
Federal Register / Vol. 72, No. 48 / Tuesday, March 13, 2007 / Notices 11447

forms, other work products, models, and a. Once rating scores are assigned, covered and types and scope of TA
lessons learned in its CD–TA activities rated applications submitted for each proposed.
to other CD–TA grantees and/or HOME, National TA program and for each Local If funds remain after all selections
CHDO (HOME), Homeless, or HOPWA TA program will be listed in ranked have been made, the remaining funds
program beneficiaries. order. Applications within the fundable may be distributed among field offices
In rating this factor, HUD will range (score of 75+ points with 20+ for Local TA and/or used for National
evaluate the extent to which the points for Factor 1) may then be funded TA, or made available for other CD–TA
application demonstrates a cost- in ranked order under the CD–TA program competitions.
effective means of sharing resources program and service area for which they
developed under the CD–TA activities applied. VI. Award Administration Information
with a wide audience, including sharing b. For purposes of coordinating A. Award Notices. HUD will send
information with other TA providers in activities on a national basis, HUD written notifications to both successful
the CD–TA program. reserves the right to select a single and unsuccessful applicants. A
Rating Factor 5: Achieving Results national provider to carry out activities, notification sent to a successful
and Program Evaluation (10 points) as follows: applicant is not an authorization to
a. (5 points) An effective, quantifiable (1) one for HOPWA technical begin performance.
evaluation plan for measuring assistance activities, including national After selection, HUD requires that all
performance using the Logic Model with products and local support; selected applicants participate in
specific outcome measures and (2) one for HMIS technical assistance
negotiations to determine the specific
benchmarks, including—for HOME activities;
(3) one for HOME and one for CHDO terms of the cooperative agreement,
applicants—performance improvements including the budget. Costs may be
as measured by the HOME Snapshot technical assistance activities.
3. Threshold Eligibility Requirements. denied or modified if HUD determines
indicators. that they are not allowable, allocable,
In rating this factor, HUD will All applicants requesting CD–TA must
be in compliance with the applicable and/or reasonable. In cases where HUD
evaluate the extent to which the cannot successfully conclude
application has an evaluation plan that threshold requirements found in the
General Section and the eligibility negotiations with a selected applicant or
includes outcomes and is specific, a selected applicant fails to provide
measurable, and appropriate in relation requirements listed in Section III of this
NOFA in order to be reviewed, scored, HUD with requested information, an
to the activities proposed. award will not be made to that
b. (5 points) Successful past and ranked. Applications that do not
meet these requirements and applicant. In this instance, HUD may
performance in administering HUD CD–
applications that were received after the offer an award, and proceed with
TA programs or, for applicants new to
deadline (see Section IV.C of the negotiations with the next highest-
HUD’s CD–TA Programs, successful past
General Section) will be considered ranking applicant.
performance in providing TA in other
ineligible for funding. After selection for funding but prior to
community development programs.
4. Award Adjustment. In addition to executing the cooperative agreement,
Applicants should include, as
the funding adjustment authority the selected applicant must develop in
applicable, increases in CPD or
provided for in the General Section, consultation with the GTR, a Technical
community development program
HUD reserves the right to adjust funding Assistance Delivery Plan (TADP) for
accomplishments as a result of TA (e.g.,
amounts for each CD–TA selectee. The each National TA award. The TADP
number of homeless people or persons
amounts listed in the charts in Section must be approved by the GTR and
with HIV/AIDS receiving housing and
II.A are provided to assist applicants to delineate the tasks for each CD–TA
services, efficiency or effectiveness of
develop Local TA or National TA program the applicant will undertake
administration of CPD or community
budgets and do not represent the exact during the performance period. For
development programs, number of
amounts to be awarded. Once TA Local TA awards and generally for
affordable housing units, HOME
applicants are selected for award, HUD National TA awards, prior to
Snapshot indicators, timeliness of use of
will determine the total amount to be undertaking individual tasks, the
CPD or community development
awarded to any selected applicant based selected applicant must develop in
program funds).
In rating this factor, HUD will upon the size and needs of each of the consultation with the GTR a Work Plan
evaluate the extent to which the selected applicant’s service areas, the for specific activities. The TADP and the
application demonstrates successful funds available for that area and CD–TA Work Plans must specify the location of
past performance that was timely and program, the number of other CD–TA the proposed CD–TA activities, the
resulted in positive outcomes in the applicants selected in that area or CD– amount of CD–TA funding and
delivery of community development TA program, and the scope of the TA to proposed activities by location, the
TA. HUD will also consider past be provided. improved program performance or other
performance of current CD–TA Additionally, HUD may reduce the results expected from the CD–TA
providers, including financial and other amount of funds allocated for field activities, and the methodology to be
information in HUD’s files. office jurisdictions to fund National CD– used for measuring the success of the
TA providers and other CD–TA CD–TA. A detailed time schedule for
B. Review and Selection Process providers for activities that cannot be delivery of the activities, budget
1. Review Types. Two types of fully budgeted for or estimated by HUD summary, budget-by-task, and staffing
reviews will be conducted. First, HUD Headquarters or field offices at the time plan must be included in the TADP and
will review each application to this NOFA was published. HUD may Work Plans.
rwilkins on PROD1PC63 with NOTICES_2

determine whether it meets threshold also require selected applicants, as a After selection, but prior to award,
eligibility requirements. condition of funding, to provide applicants selected for funding will be
Second, HUD will review and assign coverage on a geographically broader required to provide HUD with their
scores to applications using the Factors basis than proposed in order to written Code of Conduct if they have
for Award noted in Section V.A. supplement or strengthen the CD–TA not previously done so and it is
2. Ranked Order. network in terms of the size of the area recorded on the HUD Web site at http://

VerDate Aug<31>2005 16:13 Mar 12, 2007 Jkt 211001 PO 00000 Frm 00015 Fmt 4701 Sfmt 4703 E:\FR\FM\13MRN2.SGM 13MRN2
11448 Federal Register / Vol. 72, No. 48 / Tuesday, March 13, 2007 / Notices

www.hud.gov/offices/adm/grants/ agreement. As part of the required At the site, the map allows the user
codeofconduct/sconduct.cfm. report to HUD, grant recipients must to click on an area to obtain the field
B. Administrative and National Policy include a completed Logic Model (HUD office address and other contact
Requirements. After selection for 96010), which identifies output and information.
funding but prior to award, applicants outcome achievements. For FY 2007,
VIII. Other Information
must submit financial and HUD is considering a new concept for
administrative information to comply the Logic Model. The new concept is a A. Paperwork Reduction Act. The
with applicable requirements. These Return on Investment (ROI) statement. information collection requirements
requirements are found in 24 CFR part HUD will be publishing a separate contained in this document have been
84 for all organizations except states and notice on the ROI concept. approved by the Office of Management
local governments whose requirements and Budget (OMB) under the Paperwork
VII. Agency Contacts Reduction Act of 1995 (44 U.S.C. 3501–
are found in 24 CFR Part 85. Cost
principles requirements are found at A. For Assistance. Applicants may 3520) and assigned OMB control
OMB Circular A–122 for nonprofit contact HUD Headquarters at 202–708– numbers 2506–0166 and 2506–0133. In
organizations, OMB Circular A–21 for 3176, or they may contact the HUD field accordance with the Paperwork
institutions of higher education, OMB office serving their area shown in Reduction Act, HUD may not conduct or
Circular A–87 for states and local Section VII.B. Persons with hearing and sponsor, and a person is not required to
governments, and at 48 CFR 31.2 for speech challenges may access the above respond to, a collection of information
commercial organizations. Applicants numbers via TTY (text telephone) by unless the collection displays a
must submit a certification from an calling the Federal Relay Service at 800– currently valid OMB control number.
Independent Public Accountant or the 877–8339 (this is a toll-free number). Public reporting burden for the
cognizant government auditor, stating Information may also be obtained collection of information is estimated to
that the applicant’s financial through the HUD Web site on the average 60 hours for the application and
management system meets prescribed Internet at www.hud.gov. grant administration. This includes the
standards for fund control and B. List of Field Office Addresses. time for collecting, reviewing, and
accountability. Applicants that receive a waiver of the reporting the data. The information will
See the General Section for electronic application submission be used for grantee selection and
requirements for Procurement of requirements and need to submit copies monitoring the administration of funds.
Recovered Materials. of their application to HUD field offices Response to this request for information
The requirements to Affirmatively should consult the following Web site is required in order to receive the
Further Fair Housing do not apply. for a listing of the HUD field office benefits to be derived.
C. Reporting. CD-TA awardees will be addresses to send Local TA B. HUD Reform Act. The provisions of
required to report to the GTR on, at a applications: http://www.hud.gov/ the HUD Reform Act of 1989 that apply
minimum, a quarterly basis unless offices/cpd/about/staff/fodirectors/ to the CD-TA program are explained in
otherwise specified in the cooperative index.cfm. the General Section.
rwilkins on PROD1PC63 with NOTICES_2

VerDate Aug<31>2005 16:13 Mar 12, 2007 Jkt 211001 PO 00000 Frm 00016 Fmt 4701 Sfmt 4703 E:\FR\FM\13MRN2.SGM 13MRN2
Federal Register / Vol. 72, No. 48 / Tuesday, March 13, 2007 / Notices 11449
rwilkins on PROD1PC63 with NOTICES_2

EN13MR07.005</GPH>

VerDate Aug<31>2005 16:13 Mar 12, 2007 Jkt 211001 PO 00000 Frm 00017 Fmt 4701 Sfmt 4703 E:\FR\FM\13MRN2.SGM 13MRN2
11450 Federal Register / Vol. 72, No. 48 / Tuesday, March 13, 2007 / Notices

Community Development Block Grant Community Development Act of 1974 3. The threat must affect or impact an
Program for Indian Tribes and Alaska (42 U.S.C. 5301 et seq.) and the program entire service area and not solely an
Native Villages regulations in 24 CFR part 1003. individual family or household; and
C. Program Description. The purpose 4. It must be established that funds
Overview Information
of the ICDBG program is the are not available from other local, state,
A. Federal Agency Name: Department development of viable Indian and or federal sources to address the
of Housing and Urban Development, Alaska Native communities, including problem. The tribe or village must verify
Office of the Assistant Secretary for the creation of decent housing, suitable that federal or local agencies that would
Public and Indian Housing, Office of living environments, and economic normally provide assistance for such
Native American Programs (ONAP). opportunities primarily for persons with improvements have no funds available
B. Funding Opportunity Title: low- and moderate-incomes as defined by providing a written statement to that
Community Development Block Grant in 24 CFR 1003.4. The ONAP in HUD’s effect. The tribe or village must also
(ICDBG) Program for Indian Tribes and Office of Public and Indian Housing verify in the form of a tribal council
Alaska Native Villages. administers the program. resolution (or equivalent) that it has no
C. Announcement Type: Initial Projects funded by the ICDBG available funds, including Indian
Announcement. program must meet the primary
D. Funding Opportunity Number: The Housing Block Grant funds, for this
objective, defined at 24 CFR 1003.2, to purpose.
Federal Register number is FR 5100-N–
principally benefit low- and moderate- If, in response to a request for
22. The OMB Approval Number is
income persons. Consistent with this assistance, an Area ONAP issues you a
2577–0191.
E. Catalog of Federal Domestic objective, not less than 70 percent of the letter to proceed under the authority of
Assistance (CFDA) Number(s): The expenditures of each single-purpose 24 CFR 1003.401(a), then your
Catalog of Federal Assistance (CFDA) grant shall be for activities that meet the application must be submitted to and
Number for the ICDBG program is regulatory criteria at 24 CFR 1003.208 approved by the Area ONAP before a
14.862. for: grant agreement may be executed.
F. Dates: Application Deadline: 1. Area Benefit Activities Contact your Area ONAP office for more
Applications must be received and 2. Limited Clientele Activities information on imminent threat grants.
validated no later than the deadline date 3. Housing Activities
4. Job Creation or Retention Activities D. Definitions Used in this NOFA
of June 1, 2007. Please see Section IV of
this NOFA for application submission ICDBG funds may be used to improve 1. Adopt. To approve by formal tribal
and timely receipt requirements. housing stock, provide community resolution.
G. Additional Information: facilities, improve infrastructure, and
2. Document. To supply supporting
1. Applicants for funding should expand job opportunities by supporting
written information and/or data in the
carefully review the requirements the economic development of the
application that satisfies the NOFA
identified in this NOFA and the General communities, especially by nonprofit
requirement. Documentation should
Section. Unless otherwise stated in this tribal organizations or local
clearly and concisely support your
NOFA, the requirements of the General development corporations.
response to the rating factor.
Section apply. ICDBG single-purpose grants are
2. The total approximate amount of distributed as annual competitive 3. Entity Other than Tribe. A
funding available for the ICDBG grants, in response to this NOFA. distinction is made between the
program for fiscal year 2007 is $59.4 ICDBG imminent threat grants are requirements for point award under
million less $3.96 million retained to intended to alleviate or remove threats Rating Factor 3 if a tribe or an entity
fund Imminent Threat Grants, for a total to health or safety that require an other than the tribe will assume
of $55.4 million. Funds that are carried immediate solution as described at 24 maintenance and related responsibilities
over from previous fiscal years or are CFR part 1003, subpart E. The problem for projects other than economic
recaptured may also be used for grant to be addressed must be such that an development, and land acquisition to
awards under this NOFA. emergency situation exists or would support new housing. Entities other
3. Eligible applicants are Indian tribes exist if the problem were not addressed. than the tribe must have the following
or tribal organizations on behalf of You do not have to submit a request characteristics:
Indian tribes. Specific information on for imminent threat funds by the (a) Must be legally distinct from the
eligibility is located in Section III.A. of deadline established in this NOFA. The tribal government; (b) their assets and
this NOFA. deadline applies only to applications liabilities cannot be considered to be
submitted for assistance under 24 CFR assets and liabilities of the tribal
Full Text of Announcement government; (c) claims against such
part 1003, subpart D, single-purpose
I. Funding Opportunity Description grants. Imminent threat requests may be entities cannot be made against the
A. General. Title I of the Housing and submitted at any time after NOFA tribal government; and (d) must have
Community Development Act of 1974, publication, and if the following criteria governing boards, boards of directors, or
which authorizes Community are met, the request may be funded until groups or individuals similar in
Development Block Grants, requires that the amount set aside for this purpose is function and responsibility to such
grants for Indian tribes be awarded on expended: boards which are separate from the
a competitive basis. All grant funds 1. Independent verification from a tribe’s general council, tribal council, or
awarded in accordance with this NOFA third party (i.e., Indian Health Service, business council, as applicable.
are subject to the requirements of 24 Bureau of Indian Affairs) of the 4. Homeownership Assistance
rwilkins on PROD1PC63 with NOTICES_2

CFR part 1003. Applicants within an existence, immediacy, and urgency of Programs. Tribes may apply for
Area ONAP’s geographic jurisdiction the threat must be provided; assistance to provide direct
compete only against each other for that 2. The threat must not be recurring in homeownership assistance to low- and
Area ONAP’s allocation of funds. nature, i.e., it must represent a unique moderate-income households to: (a)
B. Authority. The authority for this and unusual circumstance that has been Subsidize interest rates and mortgage
program is Title I of the Housing and clearly identified by the tribe or village; principal amounts for low- and

VerDate Aug<31>2005 16:44 Mar 12, 2007 Jkt 211001 PO 00000 Frm 00018 Fmt 4701 Sfmt 4703 E:\FR\FM\13MRN2.SGM 13MRN2
Federal Register / Vol. 72, No. 48 / Tuesday, March 13, 2007 / Notices 11451

moderate-income homebuyers; (b) commitment (an entity other than tribe the approval of standards less stringent
finance the acquisition by low- and will assume these responsibilities). than Section 8 HQS. If you submit the
moderate-income homebuyers of Although the tribe no longer has to request with your application, you
housing that is occupied by the submit the O&M plan with the should not assume automatic approval
homebuyers; (c) acquire guarantees for application, it must provide a written by ONAP. The adopted standards must
mortgage financing obtained by low- statement that it has adopted an O&M provide for (a) a safe house, in
and moderate-income homebuyers from plan and that the plan addresses several physically sound condition with all
private lenders (except that ICDBG items. These items include daily or systems performing their intended
funds may not be used to guarantee other periodic maintenance activities, design functions; (b) a livable home
such mortgage financing directly, and repairs such as replacing broken environment and an energy efficient
grantees may not provide such windows, capital improvements or building and systems that incorporate
guarantees directly); (d) provide up to replacement reserves for repairs such as energy conservation measures; and (c)
50 percent of any down payment replacing the roof, fire and liability an adequate space and privacy for all
required from a low- and moderate- insurance (may not be applicable to intended household members.
income homebuyer; or (e) pay most types of infrastructure projects 12. Statement. When a ‘‘written
reasonable closing costs (normally such as water and sewer lines), and statement’’ is requested for any
associated with the purchase of a home) security (may not be applicable to many threshold, program requirement, or
incurred by a low- or moderate-income types of infrastructure projects such as rating factor, the applicant must address
homebuyer. roads). (Please note that while it is in writing the specific item cited.
5. Leveraged Resources. Leveraged possible that the service provider may, 13. Tribe. The word ‘‘tribe’’ means an
resources are resources that you will use in its agreement with a tribe, commit Indian tribe, band, group or nation,
in conjunction with ICDBG funds to itself to cover certain or all facility O&M including Alaska Indians, Aleuts,
achieve the objectives of the project. costs, these costs do not include the Eskimos, Alaska Native Villages, Alaska
Leveraged resources include, but are not program service provision costs related Native Claims Settlement Act (ANCSA)
limited to: tribal trust funds, loans from to the delivery of services (social, Village Corporations, and ANCSA
individuals or organizations, business health, recreational, educational, or Regional Corporations.
investments, private foundations, state other) that may be provided in a II. Award Information
or federal loans or guarantees, other facility).
grants, and non-cash contributions and 8. Outcomes. The ultimate impact you A. Available Funds. The fiscal year
donated services. (See Rating Factor 4 hope to achieve with the proposed 2007 appropriation for the ICDBG
for documentation requirements for project. Outcomes should be program is $59.4 million, less $3.96
leveraged resources.) quantifiable measures or indicators and million retained to fund Imminent
6. Microenterprise Programs. Tribes identified in terms of the change in the threat grants, for a total of
may apply for assistance to operate community, people’s lives, economic approximately $55.4. Funds that are
programs to fund the development, status, etc. Common outcomes could carried over from previous fiscal years
expansion, and stabilization of include increases in percent of housing or are recaptured may also be used for
microenterprises. Microenterprises are units in standard condition, grant awards under this NOFA. In
defined as commercial entities with five homeownership rates, or employment accordance with the provisions of 24
or fewer employees, including the rates. CFR part 1003, subpart E, HUD has
owner. Microenterprise program 9. Outputs. Outputs are the direct retained $3.96 million of the FY 2007
activities may entail the following products of a program’s activities. They appropriation to meet the funding needs
assistance to eligible businesses: (a) are usually measured in terms of the of imminent threat requests submitted
Providing credit, including, but not volume of work accomplished, such as to any of the Area ONAPs. The grant
limited to, grants, loans, loan the number of low-income households ceiling for imminent threat requests for
guarantees, and other forms of financial served, number of units constructed or FY 2007 is $450,000. This ceiling has
support for the establishment, rehabilitated, linear feet of curbs and been established pursuant to the
stabilization, and expansion of gutters installed, or number of jobs provisions of 24 CFR 1003.400(c).
microenterprises; (b) providing created or retained. Outputs should be B. Allocations to Area ONAPs. The
technical assistance, advice, and clear enough to allow HUD to monitor requirements for allocating funds to
business support services to owners of and assess your proposed project’s Area ONAPs responsible for program
microenterprises and persons progress if funded. administration are found at 24 CFR
developing microenterprises; and (c) 10. Project Cost. The total cost to 1003.101. Following these requirements,
providing general support, including, implement the project. Project costs may based on an appropriation of $59.4
but not limited to, peer support be covered by both ICDBG and non- million less $3.96 million for imminent
programs, counseling, child care, ICDBG funds and resources. threat grants, the allocations for FY 2007
transportation, and other similar 11. Standard Housing/Standard are approximately as follows: Eastern/
services to owners of microenterprises Condition. Housing that meets the Woodlands: $6,325,737; Southern
and persons developing housing quality standards (HQS) Plains: $11,864,746; Northern Plains:
microenterprises. adopted by the applicant. The HQS $7,917,788; Southwest: $20,525,637;
7. Operations and Maintenance adopted by the applicant must be at Northwest: $2,891,489; Alaska:
(O&M) for Public Facilities and least as stringent as the Section 8 HQS $5,914,603; Total $55,400,000.
Improvements. While various items of contained in 24 CFR 982.401 (Section 8 C. Compliance with Regulations,
cost will vary in importance and Tenant-Based Assistance: Housing Guidelines, and Requirements.
rwilkins on PROD1PC63 with NOTICES_2

significance depending on the type of Choice Voucher program) unless the Applicants awarded a grant under this
facility proposed, there are items of ONAPs approve less stringent standards NOFA are required to comply with the
expense related to the operation of the based on a determination that local regulations, guidelines, and
physical plant that must be addressed in conditions make the use of Section 8 requirements with respect to the
an O&M plan (the tribe assumes HQS unfeasible. Before the application acceptance and use of federal funds for
responsibility) or in a letter of deadline, you may submit a request for this federally assisted program. Also,

VerDate Aug<31>2005 16:13 Mar 12, 2007 Jkt 211001 PO 00000 Frm 00019 Fmt 4701 Sfmt 4703 E:\FR\FM\13MRN2.SGM 13MRN2
11452 Federal Register / Vol. 72, No. 48 / Tuesday, March 13, 2007 / Notices

the grantee, by accepting the grant, environmental review requirements of 24 1003.5(b) on behalf of eligible tribes
provides assurance with respect to the CFR part 58, pursuant to 24 CFR 1003.605, when one or more eligible tribe(s)
grant that: are not subject to the provision of paragraph authorize the organization to do so
1. It possesses the legal authority to 8.
under concurring resolutions. The tribal
apply for the grant and execute the 9. It will comply with the organization must itself be eligible
proposed program. requirements of Section 3 of the under Title I of the Indian Self-
2. The governing body has duly Housing and Urban Development Act of Determination and Education
authorized the filing of the application, 1968 and the regulations in 24 CFR part Assistance Act. The Bureau of Indian
including all understandings and 135 (Economic Opportunities for Low Affairs (BIA) or the Indian Health
assurances contained in the application, and Very Low Income Persons) to the Service (IHS), as appropriate, must
and has directed and authorized the maximum extent consistent with, but make a determination of such eligibility.
person identified as the official not in derogation of, compliance with This determination must be provided to
representative of the applicant to act in Section 7(b) of the Indian Self- the Area ONAP by the application
connection with the application and to Determination and Education deadline.
provide such additional information as Assistance Act (25 USC. 450e(b)). Two
If a tribe or tribal organization claims
may be required. points will be awarded under Rating
Factor 3 in fiscal year 2007 for that it is a successor to an eligible entity,
3. It will comply with HUD general
applicants who demonstrate how they the Area ONAP must review the
administration requirements in 24 CFR
will incorporate Section 3 principles documentation to determine whether it
Part 85.
4. It will comply with the into their proposed projects. is in fact the successor entity.
requirements of Title II of Public Law 10. It will comply with the Applicants from within Alaska: Due
90–284 (25 U.S.C. 1301), the Indian requirements of the Fire Authorization to the unique structure of tribal entities
Civil Rights Act. Federally recognized Administration Act of 1992 (Pub. L. eligible to submit ICDBG applications in
Indian tribes and their instrumentalities 102–522). Alaska, and as only one ICDBG
are subject to the requirements of: Title 11. It will comply with 24 CFR, part application may be submitted for each
II of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, known 4, subpart A, showing full disclosure of area within the jurisdiction of an entity
as the Indian Civil Rights Act; Section all benefits of the project as collected by eligible under 24 CFR 1003.5, a tribal
109 prohibitions against discrimination form HUD–2880, Applicant/Recipient organization that submits an application
based on age, sex, religion and Disclosure Report. for activities in the jurisdiction of one
disability; the Age Discrimination Act of 12. Prior to submission of its or more eligible tribes or villages must
1975; and Section 504 of the application to HUD, the grantee has met include a concurring resolution from
Rehabilitation Act of 1973. the citizen participation requirements, each such tribe or village authorizing
5. It will comply with the Indian which include following traditional the submission of the application. An
preference provisions required in 24 means of member involvement, as application submitted by a tribal
CFR 1003.510. required in 24 CFR 1003.604. organization on behalf of a specific tribe
6. It will establish written safeguards 13. It will administer and enforce the will not be accepted if the tribe itself
to prevent employees from using labor standards requirements prescribed submits an application for the same
positions funded under the ICDBG in 24 CFR 1003.603. funding round. The hierarchy for
programs for a purpose that is, or gives 14. The project has been developed so funding priority continues to be the IRA
the appearance of being, motivated by that not less than 70 percent of the Council, the Traditional Village
private gain for themselves, their funds received under this grant will be Council, the ANCSA Village
immediate family, or business used for activities that benefit low- and Corporation, and the ANCSA Regional
associates. Employees are not otherwise moderate-income persons. Corporation.
limited from benefiting from program 15. Executive Order 13202,
‘‘Preservation of Open Competition and On November 25, 2005, the BIA
activities for which they are otherwise published a Federal Register notice
eligible. Government Neutrality Towards
Government Contractors’ Labor entitled, ‘‘Indian Entities Recognized
7. Neither the applicant nor its
Relations on Federal and Federally and Eligible to Receive Services From
principals are presently excluded from
Funded Construction Projects’’ applies the United States Bureau of Indian
participation in any HUD programs, as
to projects funded under this NOFA. Affairs’’ (70 FR 71194). This notice
required by 24 CFR part 24.
See the General Section for more provides a listing of Indian Tribal
8. The chief executive officer or other
information. Entities in Alaska found to be Indian
official of the applicant approved by
D. Period of Performance. The period tribes as the term is defined and used in
HUD:
a. Consents to assume the status of a of performance for any grant awarded 25 CFR part 83. Additionally, pursuant
responsible federal official under the under this NOFA must be included in to Title I of the Indian Self-
National Environmental Policy Act of the Implementation Schedule, form Determination and Education
1969 insofar as the provisions of the Act HUD–4125, and approved by HUD. Assistance Act, ANCSA Village
apply to the applicant’s proposed Corporations and Regional Corporations
III. Eligibility Information are also considered tribes and therefore
program pursuant to 24 CFR 1003.605.
b. Is authorized and consents on A. Eligible Applicants eligible applicants for the ICDBG
behalf of the applicant and him/herself Eligible applicants are Indian tribes or program.
to accept the jurisdiction of the federal tribal organizations on behalf of Indian Any questions regarding eligibility
courts for the purpose of enforcement of tribes. To apply for funding, you must determinations and related
rwilkins on PROD1PC63 with NOTICES_2

his/her responsibilities as such an be eligible as an Indian tribe (or as a documentation requirements for entities
official. tribal organization), as required by 24 in Alaska should be referred to the
Note: Applicants for whom HUD has CFR 1003.5, by the application deadline Alaska Area ONAP prior to the
approved a claim of incapacity to accept the date. application deadline. (See 24 CFR
responsibilities of the federal government for Tribal organizations are permitted to 1003.5 for a complete description of
purposes of complying with the submit applications under 24 CFR eligible applicants.)

VerDate Aug<31>2005 16:13 Mar 12, 2007 Jkt 211001 PO 00000 Frm 00020 Fmt 4701 Sfmt 4703 E:\FR\FM\13MRN2.SGM 13MRN2
Federal Register / Vol. 72, No. 48 / Tuesday, March 13, 2007 / Notices 11453

B. Cost Sharing or Matching. d. Health Care Facilities. If you or managed by the tribe or tribally
Cost sharing or matching is not propose a facility that would provide designated housing entity (TDHE). The
required under this grant; however, health care services funded by the ONAP Administrator, on a case-by-case
applicants who leverage this grant with Indian Health Service (IHS), you must basis, may approve exceptions to this
other funds receive points. See Section assure that the facility meets all requirement if the applicant provides
V. (A) Rating Factor 4. applicable IHS facility requirements. adequate justification for the exception
HUD recognizes that tribes that are with its application.
C. Other contracting services from the IHS may b. New Housing Construction Project
1. HUD Requirements. establish other facility standards. These Thresholds
tribes must assure that these standards 1. In accordance with 24 CFR
Applicants for single purpose grants at least compare to nationally accepted 1003.302(b), new housing construction
must comply with the HUD Threshold minimum standards. can only be implemented when
Requirements listed in the General necessary through a Community Based
Section, Section III, C. in order to 3. Program-Related Threshold Development Organization (CBDO).
receive an award of funds. Requirements Eligible CBDOs are described in 24 CFR
2. Program and Project Specific a. Outstanding ICDBG Obligation. 1003.204(c). You must provide
Requirements According to 24 CFR 1003.301(a), an documentation establishing that the
applicant who has an outstanding entity implementing your new housing
a. Low- and Moderate-Income Status ICDBG obligation to HUD that is in construction project qualifies as a
for Rehabilitation Projects. Your arrears, or one that has not agreed to a CBDO.
application must contain information repayment schedule, will be 2. In accordance with 24 CFR
that shows that all households that disqualified from the competition. 1003.302, you must have a current, in
receive ICDBG grant assistance under a b. Compliance with Fair Housing and effect, tribal resolution adopting and
housing rehabilitation project are of Civil Rights Laws. Applicants and identifying construction standards.
low- and moderate-income status. subrecipients that are not federally 3. In accordance with 24 CFR
b. Housing Rehabilitation Cost Limits. recognized Indian tribes or 1003.302, you must also include in your
Grant funds spent on rehabilitation instrumentalities of a tribe are subject to application documentation affirming the
must fall within the following per-unit the Civil Rights threshold requirements following:
limits for each Area ONAP jurisdiction: found in the General Section. Federally (a) All households to be assisted
Eastern/Woodlands: $35,000; Southern recognized Indian tribes and under a new housing construction
Plains: $35,000; Northern Plains: instrumentalities of tribes are subject to project must be of low- or moderate-
$50,000; Southwest: $50,000; Northwest the requirements of Title II of the Civil income status;
$40,000; Alaska: $55,000. 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 disability; the Age Discrimination Act of (c) No other sources, including an
must include evidence of financial 1975; and Section 504 of the Indian Housing Block Grants (IHBG),
commitment and an ability to construct Rehabilitation Act of 1973. To be can meet the needs of the household(s)
at least 25 percent of the housing units eligible to apply, there must be no to be served; and
on the land proposed for acquisition. outstanding violations of these civil (d) Rehabilitation of the unit occupied
This evidence must consist of one (or rights provisions at the time of by the household(s) to be assisted is not
more) of the following: a firm or application. economically feasible, the household(s)
conditional commitment to construct (or 4. Project-Specific Threshold to be housed is currently in an
to finance the construction of) the units; Requirements. Applicants must meet all overcrowded house (more than one
documentation that an approvable parts of the project-specific threshold household per house), or the household
application for the construction of these applicable to the proposed project. The to be assisted has no current residence.
units has been submitted to a funding thresholds are: c. Economic Development Project
source or entity; or documentation that a. Housing Rehabilitation Project Thresholds. In accordance with 24 CFR
these units are specifically identified in Thresholds. In accordance with 24 CFR 1003.302, for economic development
the Indian Housing Plan (IHP), (one- 1003.302(a), for housing rehabilitation assistance projects, you must provide a
Year Financial Resources Narrative; projects, you must adopt rehabilitation financial analysis. The financial
Table 2, Financial Resources, Part I, standards and rehabilitation policies analysis must demonstrate that the
Line 1E; and Table 2, Financial before you submit an application. In project is financially feasible and the
Resources, Part II) submitted by or on addition, you must state that you have project has a reasonable chance of
behalf of the applicant as an affordable in place rehabilitation policies and success. The analysis must also
housing resource with a commensurate standards that have been adopted in demonstrate the public benefit resulting
commitment of Indian Housing Block accordance with tribal law or practice. from the ICDBG assistance. The more
Grant (IHBG) (also known as NAHBG) Do not submit your policies or funds you request, the greater the public
resources. If the IHP for the IHBG (also standards with the application. You benefit you must demonstrate. The
known as NAHBG) program year that must also provide a written statement analysis must also establish that to the
coincides with the implementation of that project funds will be used to extent practicable, reasonable financial
the ICDBG proposed project has not rehabilitate HUD-assisted houses only support will be committed from non-
rwilkins on PROD1PC63 with NOTICES_2

been submitted, you must provide an when the homebuyer’s payments are federal sources prior to disbursement of
assurance that the IHP will specifically current or the homebuyer is current in federal funds; any grant amount
reference the proposed project. The IHP a repayment agreement except because provided will not substantially reduce
submission must occur within three of an emergency situation. For purposes the amount of non-federal financial
years from the date the land is acquired of meeting this threshold, HUD-assisted support for the activity; not more than
and ready for development. houses are houses that are owned and/ a reasonable rate of return on

VerDate Aug<31>2005 16:13 Mar 12, 2007 Jkt 211001 PO 00000 Frm 00021 Fmt 4701 Sfmt 4703 E:\FR\FM\13MRN2.SGM 13MRN2
11454 Federal Register / Vol. 72, No. 48 / Tuesday, March 13, 2007 / Notices

investment is provided to the owner; rated as described below. During the k. Privately Owned Utilities.
and that grant funds used for the project past few years, many tribes have Assistance to privately owned utilities
will be disbursed on a pro-rata basis experienced high incidences of mold can be proposed under Public Facilities
with amounts from other sources. growth in tribal homes and buildings. and Improvements.
d. There are no project specific Renovation of affected buildings is l. Removal of Architectural Barriers.
thresholds for Land Acquisition to eligible under housing rehabilitation or This includes removing barriers that
Support New Housing, Homeownership public facility improvement projects. restrict mobility and access for elderly
Assistance, Public Facilities and a. Acquisition of property. This and persons with disabilities. In
Improvements, and Microenterprise activity can be proposed as acquisition addition, accommodation should be
Projects. of land or other real property to support made for persons with all varieties of
5. Public Service Projects. Because New Housing Construction, Housing disabilities to enable them to benefit
there is a regulatory 15 percent cap on Rehabilitation, Public Facilities and from these activities. This activity can
the amount of grant funds that may be Improvements, or Economic be proposed under Housing
used for public service activities, you Development, depending on the Rehabilitation or Public Facilities and
may not receive a single-purpose grant purpose of the acquisition. Improvements, depending upon the
solely to fund public service activities. b. Assistance to Institutions of Higher type of structure where the barrier will
Your application, however, may contain Learning. If such entities have the be removed.
a public service component for up to 15 capacity, they can help the ICDBG 7. Application Screening. The Area
percent of the total grant, and this grantees implement eligible projects. ONAP will screen applications for
component may be unrelated to the c. Assistance to Community Based single-purpose grants. The Area ONAP
other project(s) in your application. If Development Organizations (CBDOs). will reject an application that fails this
your application does not receive full Grantees may provide assistance to screening and will return the
funding, HUD will reduce the public these organizations to undertake application unrated. The Area ONAP
service allocation proportionately so activities related to neighborhood will accept your application if it meets
that it comprises no more than 15 revitalization, community economic all the criteria listed below as items a
percent of the total grant award. In development, or energy conservation. through f.
making such reductions, the feasibility d. Clearance and Demolition. These a. Your application is received or
of the proposed project will be taken activities can be proposed as part of submitted in accordance with the
into consideration. If a proportionate Housing Rehabilitation, New Housing requirements set forth under
reduction of the public service Construction, Public Facilities and Application and Submission Procedures
allocation renders such a project Improvements, Economic Development, in Section IV of this NOFA;
infeasible, the project will not be or Land to Support New Housing. b. You are eligible;
funded. A complete description of Section 1003.201 (d) states, ‘‘Demolition c. The proposed project is eligible;
public service projects is located at 24 of HUD-assisted housing units may be d. Your application contains all the
CFR part 1003.201. undertaken only with the prior approval components specified in Section IV. B.
6. Restrictions on Eligible Activities. of HUD.’’ of this NOFA;
A complete description of activities that e. Code Enforcement. This activity e. Your application shows that at least
are eligible for ICDBG funding are can be proposed as Housing 70 percent of the grant funds are to be
identified at 24 CFR part 1003, subpart Rehabilitation. The activity must used for activities that benefit low- and
C. Please note that although this subpart comply with the requirements at 24 CFR moderate-income persons, in
has not yet been revised to include the 1003.202. accordance with the requirements of 24
restrictions on the ineligible activity f. Comprehensive Planning. This CFR 1003.208. For screening purposes
that was added to Section 105 of the activity is eligible, and can be proposed only, HUD will use the 2000 census data
CDBG statute by Section 588 of the as part of any otherwise-eligible project if the data you submitted does not meet
Quality Housing and Work to the extent allowed by the 20 percent this screening requirement; and
Responsibility Act of 1998, this cap on the grant for planning/ f. Only one ICDBG application may be
restriction applies. Specifically, ICDBG administration. submitted for each area within the
funds may not be used to assist directly g. Energy Efficiency. Associated jurisdiction of an entity eligible under
in the relocation of any industrial or activities can be proposed under 24 CFR 1003. An application may
commercial plant, facility, or operation, Housing Rehabilitation or Public include more than one project, but it
from one area to another, if the Facilities and Improvements, depending cannot exceed the grant ceilings listed
relocation is likely to result in a upon the type of energy efficiency in Section IV.
significant loss of employment in the activity.
labor market area from which the IV. Application and Submission
h. Lead-Based Paint Evaluation and
relocation occurs. Rating Factors 2 and Information
Abatement. These activities can be
3 included under Section V specify proposed under Housing Rehabilitation. A. Addresses to Request Application
many of the activities listed as eligible i. Non-Federal Share. ICDBG funds Package. Applicants are required to
under part 1003, subpart C. Those listed can be used as a match for any non- submit an electronic application, unless
include new housing construction (in ICDBG funding to the extent allowed by they receive a waiver of the
certain circumstances, as described in such funding and the activity is eligible requirement. See the General Section for
Rating Factors 2 and 3), housing under 24 CFR part 1003, subpart C. information on electronic application
rehabilitation, land acquisition to j. Privately and Publicly Owned submission and timely submission and
support new housing, homeownership Commercial or Industrial Buildings (real receipt requirements. Waiver requests
rwilkins on PROD1PC63 with NOTICES_2

assistance, public facilities and property improvements). These must be submitted to the Headquarters
improvements, economic development, activities can be proposed under ONAP, Office of Grants Management in
and microenterprise programs. Economic Development. Privately writing, using mail, e-mail or fax.
However, the following eligible owned commercial rehabilitation is Waiver requests must be submitted no
activities not clearly identified by the subject to the requirements at 24 CFR later than 15 days prior to the
rating factors may be proposed and 1003.202. application deadline date and should be

VerDate Aug<31>2005 16:13 Mar 12, 2007 Jkt 211001 PO 00000 Frm 00022 Fmt 4701 Sfmt 4703 E:\FR\FM\13MRN2.SGM 13MRN2
Federal Register / Vol. 72, No. 48 / Tuesday, March 13, 2007 / Notices 11455

sent to Deborah M. Lalancette, HUD, HUD suggests that you do a and who are submitting a paper
ONAP, 1670 Broadway, 23rd Floor preliminary rating for your project, application.)
Denver CO 80202; by e-mail to providing a score according to the point If the application has been submitted
Deborah_M._Lalancette@hud.gov or by system in Section V of this NOFA. This by a tribal organization as defined in 24
fax to 303–675–1660. will show you how reviewers might CFR 1003.5(b), on behalf of an Indian
B. Content and Form of Application score your project and identify its tribe, you must submit concurring
Submission strengths and weaknesses. This will resolutions from the Indian tribe stating
help you determine where you can that the tribal organization is applying
1. Application Information. All make improvements prior to its on the tribe’s behalf. Applicants must
information required to complete a valid submission. An application checklist for submit the resolution by attaching it as
application is included in the General you to use to ensure that you have a file to your electronic application
Section and this NOFA. Copies of the submitted all required components is submission, or sending it via facsimile
General Section and ICDBG NOFA may found in this section under item 2c. transmittal.
be downloaded from the grants.gov Web 2. Content of Application, Forms, and The other required items are as
site at http://www.grants.gov/ Required Elements. The applicant must follows:
applicants/apply_for_grants.jsp. If you respond in narrative form to all five of (5) Community Development
experience any problems with the rating factors listed in Section V.A. Statement that includes:
downloading the General Section or the of this NOFA. In addition, the applicant (a) Components that address the
ICDBG NOFA, call the Grants.gov help must submit all of the forms required in general threshold requirement and the
desk at 800–518-GRANTS. Before this section, along with other data listed relevant project-specific thresholds and
preparing an application, applicants below. rating factors;
should carefully review the program a. Demographic data. You may submit (b) A schedule for implementing the
description, ineligible activities, data that are unpublished, not generally project (form HUD–4125,
program and threshold requirements, available, and not older than three Implementation Schedule); and
and the General Section. Applicants years, in order to meet the requirements (c) Cost information for each separate
should carefully review each rating
of this section. Your application must project, including specific activity costs,
factor listed in Section V of this NOFA,
contain a statement that the following administration, planning, technical
before writing a narrative response.
criteria have been met: assistance, and total HUD share (Form
Indicate on the first page of each project
(1) Generally available published data HUD–4123, Cost Summary).
submission the type of project(s) you are
are substantially inaccurate or (6) A map showing project location, if
proposing: Economic Development,
incomplete; appropriate.
Homeownership Assistance, Housing
Rehabilitation, Land Acquisition to (2) Data that you submit have been (7) If the proposed project will result
Support New Housing, Microenterprise collected systematically and are in displacement or temporary
Programs, New Housing Construction, statistically reliable; relocation, a statement that identifies:
or Public Facilities and Improvements. (3) Data are, to the greatest extent (a) The number of persons (families,
This will help to ensure that the feasible, independently verifiable; and individuals, businesses, and nonprofit
appropriate project-specific thresholds (4) Data differentiate between organizations) occupying the property
and rating subfactors will be applied. reservation and BIA service area on the date of the submission of the
Narrative statements submitted to populations, when applicable. application (or date of initial site
support your application should be b. Publication of Community control, if later);
individually labeled to reflect the item Development Statement. You must (b) The number to be displaced or
the narrative is responding to, e.g., prepare and publish or post the temporarily relocated;
Factor 1, Factor 2, etc. Applicants community development statement (c) The estimated cost of relocation
should not submit third party portion of your application according to payments and other services;
documents, such as audits, resolutions, the citizen participation requirements of (d) The source of funds for relocation;
policies, unless specifically asked to do 24 CFR 1003.604. You may post or and
so. Additional information regarding publish a statement that indicates that (e) The organization that will carry
electronic submissions can be found in the entire Community Development out the relocation activities.
the General Section. Statement is available for public (8) If applicable, evidence of the
If you received a waiver to the viewing and include the location, dates, disclosure required by 24 CFR
electronic application submission and time it will be available for review. 1003.606(e) regarding conflict of
requirements and are submitting a paper c. Application Submission. Your interest.
application, please use separate tabs for application must contain the items (9) If applicable, the demographic
each rating factor and rating subfactor. listed below. data statement described in Section
In order to be rated, make sure the (1) Application for Federal Assistance IV.B.2.a and Section V.A., Rating Factor
response is beneath the appropriate (SF–424); 2 of this NOFA. The data accompanying
heading. Keep the responses in the same (2) SF–424 SUPP, Supplement Survey the statement must identify the total
order as the NOFA. It is recommended on Ensuring Equal Opportunity for number of persons benefiting from the
that you limit your narrative Applicants (‘‘Faith Based EEO Survey project and the total number of low- and
explanations to 200 words or less and (SF–424 SUPP)’’ on Grants.gov); moderate-income persons benefiting
provide the necessary data such as a (3) HUD–2880, Applicant/Recipient from the project. To be considered,
market analysis, a pro forma, housing Disclosure/Update Report (‘‘HUD supporting documentation must include
rwilkins on PROD1PC63 with NOTICES_2

survey data, etc., that support the Applicant Recipient Disclosure Report’’ all of the following: a sample copy of a
response. Include all relevant material on Grants.gov); and completed survey form, an explanation
to a response under the same tab. Only (4) Acknowledgement of Application of the methods used to collect the data,
include documentation that will clearly Receipt (HUD–2993). (This is relevant and a listing of incomes by household
and concisely support your response to only to applicants granted a waiver of including household size.
the rating criteria. the electronic submission requirements (10) Optional submissions are:

VerDate Aug<31>2005 16:13 Mar 12, 2007 Jkt 211001 PO 00000 Frm 00023 Fmt 4701 Sfmt 4703 E:\FR\FM\13MRN2.SGM 13MRN2
11456 Federal Register / Vol. 72, No. 48 / Tuesday, March 13, 2007 / Notices

(a) You Are Our Client Grant carefully follow the instructions in streets, parks, playgrounds, water and
Applicant Survey (HUD 2994–A) Sections IV.B and F. of the General sewer facilities, neighborhood facilities,
(Optional); and Section for detailed information senior centers, centers for persons with
(b) Program Outcome Logic Model, regarding application submission, disabilities, parking facilities, and
HUD–96010. delivery, and timely receipt similar public facilities, as well as staff
3. Planning and Administrative Costs. requirements. salaries, utility costs, and similar
Applicants must report project planning D. Intergovernmental Review. Indian expenses necessary for the operation of
and administration costs on Form HUD– tribes are not subject to the public works and facilities.
4123, Cost Summary. Planning and Intergovernmental Review process. d. New Housing Construction. The
administrative costs cannot exceed 20 construction of new permanent
percent of the grant. The following E. Funding Restrictions
residential structures and any program
criteria applies to planning and 1. Ineligible Activities. In general, any to subsidize or finance such new
administrative costs: activity that is not authorized under the construction is ineligible, unless carried
a. Planning and administrative provisions of 24 CFR 1003.201– out by a Community-Based
activities may be funded only in 1003.206 is ineligible to be assisted with Development Organization (CBDO)
conjunction with a physical ICDBG funds. The regulations at 24 CFR pursuant to 24 CFR 1003.204(a).
development activity. 1003.207 govern ineligible activities and
e. Furnishings and Personal Property.
b. If you are submitting an application should be referred to for details. The
for more than one project, costs must be In general, the purchase of equipment,
following guidance is provided for
broken down by project. Submit one fixtures, motor vehicles, furnishings, or
determining the eligibility of other
form HUD–4123 for each proposed other personal property not an integral
activities frequently associated with
project in addition to a consolidated structural fixture is ineligible.
ICDBG projects.
form HUD–4123 that includes costs for a. Government Office Space. Exceptions include when such
all proposed projects. Buildings, or portions thereof, used purchases are necessary for use in grant
c. Do not include project costs (i.e., predominantly for the general conduct administration (24 CFR 1003.206);
architectural/engineering, of government cannot be assisted with necessary and appropriate for use in a
environmental, technical assistance, ICDBG funds. Those buildings include, project carried out by a CBDO (24 CFR
staff/overhead costs) directly related to but are not limited to, local government 1003.204); used in providing a public
the project. office buildings, courthouses, and other service (24 CFR 1003.201(e)); or used as
headquarters of government where the firefighting equipment (24 CFR
C. Submission Dates and Times 1003.201(c)(1)(ii)). However, ICDBG
governing body meets regularly.
1. Application Submission Deadline. Buildings that contain both funds may be used to pay depreciation
The application deadline date is June 1, governmental and non-governmental or use allowances (in accordance with
2007. Applications submitted through services can be assisted so long as the OMB Circular A–87 or A–122, as
http://www.grants.gov/applicants/ ICDBG funds are used only for the non- applicable).
apply_for_grants.jsp must be received governmental sections. An example of f. Construction Tools and Equipment.
and validated by Grants.gov no later an ineligible building is a building to The purchase of construction tools and
than 11:59:59 PM eastern time on the house the community development equipment is generally ineligible.
application deadline date. Upon division or a tribal administration However, compensation for the use of
submission, Grants.gov will provide the building. Your Area ONAP office should such tools and equipment through
applicant a confirmation of receipt and be consulted for projects of this nature. leasing, depreciation, or use allowances
then validate the application. Within 24 b. General Government Expenses. pursuant to OMB Circulars A–87 and
to 48 hours of receipt, the application Except as authorized in the regulations A–122, as applicable, for an otherwise
will be validated by Grants.gov. If the or under OMB Circular A–87, expenses eligible activity, is eligible. Exceptions
application does not pass validation, the required to carry out the regular include construction tools and
submitter will receive a rejection notice responsibilities of the unit of general equipment purchased for use as part of
indicating why the application was local government are not eligible for a solid waste facility (24 CFR
rejected, thus giving the applicant (if assistance with ICDBG funds. 1003.201(c)(1)(ii)) and construction
time permits) an opportunity to make c. Maintenance and Operation tools only (not equipment) purchased
the correction in the application Expenses. In general, any expenses for use in a housing rehabilitation
package and resubmit. The General associated with repairing, operating, or project being administered by the
Section provides details of a validation maintaining public facilities and recipient using the force account
check. HUD advises applicants to services are not eligible for assistance. construction method (24 CFR
submit at least 72 hours prior to the Specific exceptions to this general rule 1003.202(b)(8)).
deadline date so that if an application are operating and maintenance expenses g. Income Payments. In general,
is rejected during the validation process, associated with public service activities assistance shall not be used for income
applicants can correct the errors and [24 CFR 1003.201(e)], office space for payments for housing or any other
resubmit the application prior to the program staff employed in carrying out purpose. Income payments mean a
deadline date and time. If you are the ICDBG program [24 CFR series of subsistence-type grant
granted a waiver of the electronic 1003.206(a)(4)], and interim assistance payments made to an individual/family
submission requirements, and are [24 CFR 1003.201(f)]. For example, for items such as food, clothing, housing
submitting a paper application, your where a public service is being assisted (rent/mortgage), or utilities, but
completed application must be received with CDBG funds, the cost of operating excludes emergency payments made
rwilkins on PROD1PC63 with NOTICES_2

by HUD no later than 11:59:59 p.m. on and maintaining that portion of the over a period of up to three months to
the application deadline date. HUD will facility in which the service is located the provider of such items or services on
not accept any applications sent by is eligible as part of the public service. behalf of an individual/family.
e-mail or on a diskette, compact disc, or Examples of ineligible operating and Examples of ineligible income payments
by facsimile unless HUD specifically maintenance expenses are routine and include the payments for income
requests an applicant to do so. Please non-routine maintenance and repair of maintenance and housing allowances.

VerDate Aug<31>2005 16:13 Mar 12, 2007 Jkt 211001 PO 00000 Frm 00024 Fmt 4701 Sfmt 4703 E:\FR\FM\13MRN2.SGM 13MRN2
Federal Register / Vol. 72, No. 48 / Tuesday, March 13, 2007 / Notices 11457

2. Grant Ceilings. The authority to submitting an application if they are provide submission instructions
establish grant ceilings is found at 24 unsure of the population level to use to including the address where to submit
CFR 1003.100(b)(1). Grant ceilings are determine the ceiling amount. The the application and number of copies to
established for FY2007 funding at the Southwest or Northern Plains Area be provided. A list identifying each
following levels: ONAP, as appropriate, must approve Area ONAP jurisdiction is provided at
any corrections or revisions to Native http://www.hud.gov/offices/pih/ih/
Area ONAP Population Ceiling American population data before you onap/area_onap.cfm under the ICDBG
submit your application. program.
Eastern ALL .............. $600,000
Woodlands. F. Other Submission Requirements V. Application Review Information
Southern ALL .............. 800,000 1. Applications must be received and
Plains. A. Criteria
validated by Grants.gov via http://
Northern 6,001+ ......... 1,100,000
Plains.
www.grants.gov/applicants/ 1. RC/EZ/EC–II: Bonus points
0–6,000 ....... 900,000 apply_for_grants.jsp no later than the described in the General Section for
Southwest ... 50,001+ ....... 5,500,000 application deadline date and time projects located in RC/EZ/EC–IIs will
10,501– 2,750,000 stated in the NOFA. Validation can take not be awarded under this NOFA.
50,000. up to 72 hours.
7,501– 2,200,000 2. Mailing and Receipt Procedures. 2. Rating Factors to Evaluate and Rate
10,500. Applicants granted a waiver of the Applications: The factors for rating and
6,001–7,500 1,100,000 electronic submission requirement will ranking applications and the points for
1,501–6,000 825,000 receive specific mailing instruction, each factor are provided below. A
0–1,500 ....... 605,000 including the number of copies to be maximum of 100 points may be
Northwest .... ALL .............. 500,000 awarded under Rating Factors 1 through
submitted, with approval of the waiver.
Alaska ......... ALL .............. 600,000 5. To be considered for funding, your
See 24 CFR Part 5.
3. Addresses for Submitting application must receive a minimum of
For the Southwest Area and Northern Applications. HUD will accept mailed 20 points under rating factor 1 and an
Plains ONAP jurisdictions, the applications only if it has granted a application score of at least 70 points.
population used to determine ceiling waiver of the electronic delivery The following summarizes the points
amounts is the Native American process. Information regarding assigned to each rating factor and each
population that resides on a reservation electronic submission and waivers from rating subfactor and lists which rating
or rancheria. the electronic submission requirement subfactors apply to which project types.
Applicants from the Southwest or the is located in this program NOFA and the Please use this table to ensure you are
Northern Plains ONAP jurisdictions General Section. If HUD grants such a addressing the appropriate rating
should contact those offices before waiver, the approval notification will subfactor for your project.

Rating sub-fac-
Rating factor Points Project type
tor

1 ........................ Total ................. 40 ..................... Minimum of 20 Points Required


1.a. ................... 10 ..................... All Project Types
1.b. ................... 5 or 10* ............ All Project Types
1.c. .................... 3 or 10* ............ All Project Types
1.d. ................... 2 or 10* ............ 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
2 ....................... 5 ....................... All Project Types
3 ....................... 1 ....................... All Project Types
4 ....................... 2 ....................... All Project Types
5.a. ................... 12 ..................... Public Facilities and Improvements
5.b. ................... 12 ..................... New Housing Construction, Housing Rehabilitation, and Homeownership Assistance
Projects
5.c. .................... 12 ..................... Economic Development Projects
5.d. ................... 12 ..................... Microenterprise Programs
5.e. ................... 12 ..................... Land Acquisition to Support New Housing
4 ........................ Total ................. 8 ....................... All Project Types
rwilkins on PROD1PC63 with NOTICES_2

5 ........................ Total ................. 6 ....................... All Project Types


1 ....................... 2 ....................... All Project Types
2 ....................... 4 ....................... All Project Types
Total .................. ...................... 100 ................... Minimum of 70 Points Required

VerDate Aug<31>2005 16:13 Mar 12, 2007 Jkt 211001 PO 00000 Frm 00025 Fmt 4701 Sfmt 4703 E:\FR\FM\13MRN2.SGM 13MRN2
11458 Federal Register / Vol. 72, No. 48 / Tuesday, March 13, 2007 / Notices

The first number listed indicates the your staff to undertake eligible program b. (5 points for current ICDBG
maximum number of points available to activities. In rating this factor, HUD will grantees and 10 points for new
current ICDBG grantees under this consider experience within the last 5 applicants) Project Implementation Plan
subfactor. The second number indicates years to be recent; experience pertaining and Program Evaluation.
the maximum number of points to the specific activities being proposed The extent to which your project
available to new applicants. or the specific roles and responsibilities implementation plan identifies the
described in the application to be specific tasks and timelines that you
Rating Factor 1: Capacity of the and your partner contractors and/or sub-
Applicant (40 points) relevant; and experience producing
specific accomplishments to be grantees will undertake to complete
This factor addresses the extent to successful. The more recent the your proposed project on time and
which you have the organizational experience and the more experience within budget. The Project
resources necessary to successfully your own staff members who work on Implementation Schedule, form HUD–
implement the proposed activities in the project have in successfully 4125, may serve as this required
accordance with your implementation conducting and completing similar schedule, provided that it is sufficiently
schedule. If applicable, past activities, the greater the number of detailed to demonstrate that you have
performance in administering previous points you will receive for this rating clearly thought out your project
ICDBG grants will be taken into factor. implementation. The extent to which
consideration. You must address the (10 points). The applicant adequately your project identifies, measures, and
existence or availability of these describes the roles/responsibilities and evaluates the specific benchmarks,
resources for the specific type of activity the knowledge/experience of its overall outputs, outcomes, and/or goals of your
for which you are applying. To be project director and staff, including the project that enhance community
eligible for funding you must receive a day-to-day program manager, viability. The Logic Model, form HUD–
minimum of 20 points under this factor 96010, may serve as the format to
consultants, and contractors in
for your proposed activity. HUD will not address this information or you may
planning, managing, and implementing
rate any projects further that do not provide a different format that provides
projects for which funding is being
receive a minimum of 20 points under the same information.
requested. Staff experience as described
this factor. If you are funded, the (5 points for current ICDBG grantees
in the application is recent (within 5
implementation schedule and/or the and 10 points for new applicants) The
years), relevant (pertains to the specific
Logic Model, form HUD–96010, you applicant submitted a project
activities being proposed or the specific
submit for this factor will be measured implementation plan that clearly
roles and responsibilities described in
against actual progress. specifies project tasks and timelines.
1. (20 points for current ICDBG the application) and successful (has
The applicant submitted clear project
grantees) (40 points for new applicants) produced specific accomplishments).
benchmarks, outputs, outcomes, and/or
Managerial, Technical, and (5 points). The applicant adequately targets and identified objectively
Administrative Capability. describes the roles/responsibilities and quantifiable program measures and/or
Your application must include a the knowledge/experience of its overall evaluation process.
description demonstrating that you project director and staff, including the (3 points for current ICDBG grantees
possess or can obtain managerial, day-to-day program manager, and 4 points for new applicants) The
technical, and/or administrative consultants, and contractors in applicant submitted a project
capability necessary to carry out the planning, managing, and implementing implementation plan that specifies
proposed project. Your application must projects for which funding is being project tasks and timelines. The
address who will administer the project requested. However, one of the applicant submitted project
and how you plan to handle the following applies: staff experience as benchmarks, outputs, outcomes, and/or
technical aspects of executing the described in the application is not targets for each; however, the applicant
project in accordance with your recent (not within 5 years), is not did not clearly identify objectively
implementation schedule. Typical relevant (does not pertain to the specific quantifiable program measures and/or
documents that may be submitted activities being proposed or the specific the evaluation process.
include, but are not limited to, written roles and responsibilities described in (0 points for current ICDBG grantees
summaries of qualifications and past the application), or is not successful or new applicants) The applicant
experience of proposed staff, (did not produce specific submitted a project implementation
descriptions of staff responsibilities, and accomplishments). schedule that does not address all
references or letters of endorsement (0 points). The applicant failed to project tasks and timelines associated
from others who have worked with the adequately describe the roles/ with the project. Project benchmarks,
proposed staff. Do not submit job responsibilities and the knowledge/ outputs, outcomes, and/or goals were
descriptions or resumes. experience of its overall project director not submitted, or if submitted, they did
a. (10 points) Managerial and and staff, including the day-to-day not address either the quantifiable
Technical Staff. program manager, consultants, and program measures and/or the evaluation
The extent to which your application contractors in planning, managing, and process.
describes the roles/responsibilities and implementing projects for which c. (3 points for current ICDBG
the knowledge/experience of your funding is being requested or more than grantees and 10 points for new
overall proposed project director and one of the following applies: staff applicants) Financial Management.
staff, including the day-to-day program experience as described in the This subfactor evaluates the extent to
manager, consultants, and contractors in application is not recent (not within 5 which your application describes how
rwilkins on PROD1PC63 with NOTICES_2

planning, managing, and implementing years), is not relevant (does not pertain your financial management systems will
projects in accordance with the to the specific activity being proposed facilitate effective fiscal control over
implementation schedule for which or the specific roles and responsibilities your proposed project and meet the
funding is being requested. Experience described in the application), or is not requirements of 24 CFR part 85 and 24
will be judged in terms of recent, successful (did not produce specific CFR part 1003. You must also describe
relevant, and successful experience of accomplishments). how you will apply your financial

VerDate Aug<31>2005 16:13 Mar 12, 2007 Jkt 211001 PO 00000 Frm 00026 Fmt 4701 Sfmt 4703 E:\FR\FM\13MRN2.SGM 13MRN2
Federal Register / Vol. 72, No. 48 / Tuesday, March 13, 2007 / Notices 11459

management systems to the specific did not submit a letter from its IPA contain any serious or significant
project for which you are applying. The stating its financial management findings related to its procurement or
application will also be rated on the systems comply with all regulatory contract management system, or if there
seriousness/significance of the findings requirements. The applicant did not is no current audit, the applicant
related to your financial management describe how it would apply its submitted a letter from its Independent
system identified in your current audit. financial management systems to the Public Accountant stating that its
If you are required to have an audit but proposed project and how the system procurement and contract management
do not have a current audit, you must meets the requirements of 24 CFR part system complies with all applicable
submit a letter from your Independent 85 and 24 CFR part 1003. regulatory requirements. The applicant
Public Accountant (IPA) that is dated d. (2 points for current ICDBG did not describe how it would apply its
within the past 12 months stating that grantees and 10 points for new procurement and contract management
your financial management system applicants) Procurement and Contract systems to the proposed project and
complies with all applicable regulatory Management. meet the requirements of 24 CFR part 85
requirements. If you are not required to This subfactor evaluates the extent to and 24 CFR part 1003.
have an audit, you will automatically which your application describes how (0 points for current ICDBG grantees
receive points for this portion of the your procurement and contract or new applicants) The applicant’s
subfactor if you provide the other management policies and procedures current audit included serious or
information required by this subfactor. will facilitate effective procurement and significant findings related to its
For purposes of this subfactor, a current contract control over your proposed procurement and contract management
audit is one which was due to be project and meet the requirements of 24 systems or if there is no current audit,
submitted to the Federal Audit CFR part 85 and 24 CFR part 1003. You the applicant did not submit a letter
Clearinghouse (FAC) within the 12- must also describe how you will apply from its IPA stating its procurement and
month period prior to the application your procurement and contract contract management systems comply
due date. To be considered, the audit management systems to the specific with all regulatory requirements. The
must be submitted to the FAC prior to project for which you are applying. The applicant did not describe how it would
the ICDBG application deadline date. Do application will also be rated on the apply its procurement and contract
not submit financial management and/ seriousness of the findings related to management systems to the proposed
or internal control policies and procurement and contract management project and meet the requirements of 24
procedures or your audit with the identified in your current financial CFR part 85 and 24 CFR part 1003.
application. audit. If you are required to have an 2. (20 points for current ICDBG
(3 points for current ICDBG grantees audit but do not have a current audit, grantees and 0 points for new
and 10 points for new applicants). you must submit a letter from your applicants) Past Performance.
The applicant clearly described how Independent Public Accountant stating HUD will evaluate your experience in
it will apply its financial management that your procurement and contract producing products and reports in
systems to the proposed project and management system complies with all accordance with regulatory timelines for
how the system meets the requirements applicable regulatory requirements. If any previous grant programs undertaken
of 24 CFR part 85 and 24 CFR part 1003. you are not required to have an audit, with HUD funds for the following
The applicant’s current audit does not you will automatically receive points for performance measures. HUD reserves
contain any serious or significant this portion of the subfactor if you the right to take into account your past
findings related to its financial provide the other information required performance in meeting performance
management system, or if there is no by this subfactor. Do not submit and reporting goals on any previous
current audit, the applicant submitted a procurement and contract management HUD awards. Applicants are not
letter from its Independent Public policies and procedures or your audit required to respond to the subfactors
Accountant stating that its financial with the application. related to past performance. HUD will
management system complies with all (2 points for current ICDBG grantees rely on information on file.
applicable regulatory requirements. and 10 points for new applicants) The a. (4 points for current ICDBG
(2 points for current ICDBG grantees applicant clearly described how its grantees and 0 points for new
and 5 points for new applicants) The procurement and contract management applicants). You are not more than 90
applicant’s current audit does not policies and procedures will facilitate days behind schedule in meeting the
contain any serious or significant effective procurement and contract time frames established in the HUD-
findings related to its financial control over the proposed project, and approved Implementation Schedule for
management system, or if there is no meet the requirements of 24 CFR part 85 the ICDBG program.
current audit, the applicant submitted a and 24 CFR part 1003. The applicant (1) (4 points) The applicant is not
letter from its Independent Public described how it will apply its more than 90 days behind schedule in
Accountant (IPA) stating that its procurement and management systems meeting the timeframes established in
financial management system complies to the specific project for which it is the HUD-approved implementation
with all applicable regulatory applying. The applicant’s current audit schedule.
requirements. The applicant did not does not contain any serious or (2) (2 points) The applicant is not
describe how it would apply its significant findings related to its more than 120 days behind schedule in
financial management systems to the procurement and contract management meeting the timeframes established in
proposed project and how the system system, or if there is no current audit, the HUD-approved implementation
meets the requirements of 24 CFR part the applicant submitted a letter from its schedule.
85 and 24 CFR part 1003. Independent Public Accountant (IPA) (3) (0 points) The applicant is more
rwilkins on PROD1PC63 with NOTICES_2

(0 points for current ICDBG grantees stating that its procurement and contract than 120 days behind schedule in
or new applicants) The applicant’s management system complies with all meeting timeframes established in the
current audit included serious or applicable regulatory requirements. HUD-approved implementation
significant findings related to its (1 point for current ICDBG grantees schedule.
financial management systems or, if and 5 points for new applicants) The b. (4 points for current ICDBG
there is no current audit, the applicant applicant’s current audit does not grantees and 0 points for new

VerDate Aug<31>2005 16:13 Mar 12, 2007 Jkt 211001 PO 00000 Frm 00027 Fmt 4701 Sfmt 4703 E:\FR\FM\13MRN2.SGM 13MRN2
11460 Federal Register / Vol. 72, No. 48 / Tuesday, March 13, 2007 / Notices

applicants). Annual Status and e. (4 points for current ICDBG a. Public Facilities and Improvements
Evaluation Reports (ASER) and Federal grantees and 0 points for new and Economic Development Projects
Cash Transaction Reports are submitted applicants) You have resolved ICDBG The proposed activities benefit the
by the report submission deadlines. The monitoring findings and controlled neediest segment of the population, as
ASER is due 45 days after the end of the audit findings by the established target identified below. For economic
federal fiscal year on November 15. date, or there are no findings in current development projects, you may consider
Federal Cash Transaction Reports are reports. Do not submit responses to beneficiaries of the project as persons
due quarterly on April 21, July 21, open monitoring or audit findings with served by the project and/or persons
October 20, and January 22. the application. employed by the project, and jobs
(1) (4 points) The applicant has (1) (4 points) The applicant resolved created or retained by the project.
submitted both the ASER and Federal open ICDBG monitoring findings and (1) (12 points) At least 85 percent of
Cash Transaction Reports for ICDBG controlled audit findings by the the beneficiaries are low- or moderate-
programs by the report submission established target date. If there were no income.
deadlines. open audit or ICDBG monitoring (2) (8 points) At least 75 percent but
(2) (2 points) The applicant has findings (current grantees only), the less than 85 percent of the beneficiaries
submitted either the Federal Cash applicant will receive 4 points. are low- or moderate-income.
Transaction Reports or the ASERs for (3) (4 points) At least 55 percent but
(2) (0 points) The applicant has not less than 75 percent of the beneficiaries
ICDBG programs by the report
resolved open ICDBG monitoring are low- or moderate-income.
submission deadline.
findings and controlled audit findings (4) (0 points) Less than 55 percent of
(3) (0 points) The applicant has by the established target date.
submitted neither of the required the beneficiaries are low-or moderate-
reports by the report submission Rating Factor 2: Need/Extent of the income.
deadline. Problem (16 Points) b. New Housing Construction, Housing
c. (4 points for current ICDBG Rehabilitation, Land Acquisition to
grantees and 0 points for new This factor addresses the extent to
which there is a need for the proposed Support New Housing, and
applicants) You have submitted close- Homeownership Assistance Projects
out documents to HUD by the required project to address a documented
deadline. Close-out documents are problem among the intended The need for the proposed project is
required for the ICDBG program within beneficiaries. determined by utilizing data from the
90 days of the date it is determined that 1. (Up to 4 points) Your application tribe’s 2006 IHBG formula information.
the criteria for close-out at 24 CFR includes quantitative information The ratio is based on the dollars
1003.508 have been met. demonstrating that the proposed project allocated to a tribe under the IHBG
(1) (4 points) The applicant submitted meets an essential community program for need divided by the sum of
close-out documents to HUD in development need by providing the number of American Indian and
accordance with the timeframe and outcomes that are critical to the viability Alaskan Native (AIAN) households in
criteria at § 1003.508. of the community. the following categories:
(2) (0 points) The applicant has not 2. (12 points) Your project benefits the —Annual income less than 30 percent
submitted close-out documents to HUD neediest segment of the population, in of median income;
as required by § 1003.508. —Annual income between 30 percent
accordance with the ICDBG program’s
d. (4 points for current ICDBG and 50 percent of median income;
primary objective defined at 24 CFR —Annual income between 50 percent
grantees and 0 points for new 1003.2. The criteria for this sub-factor and 80 percent of median income;
applicants) You have submitted annual vary according to the type of project for —Overcrowded or without kitchen or
audits in accordance with OMB Circular which you are applying. Please note that plumbing;
A–133 and its compliance supplements, you may submit data that are —Housing cost burden greater than 50
or if you have received an extension of unpublished and not generally available percent of annual income;
the audit submission date, your audit in order to meet the requirements of this —Housing shortage (Number of low-
was submitted by the extended date. If section. However, to do so, you must income AIAN households less total
an extension was received, submit a submit a demographic data statement number of NAHASDA and Formula
copy of the extension approval. Do not along with supporting documentation as Current Assisted Stock).
submit your audit with the application. described in Section IV.B. of this NOFA. This ratio is computed for each tribe
(1) (4 points) You have submitted For documenting persons employed by and posted in the ‘‘Factor 2 Needs
annual audits in accordance with OMB the project, you do not need to submit Table’’ that is available at http://
Circular A–133 and its compliance a demographic data statement and www.hud.gov/offices/adm/grants/
supplements, or if you have received an corresponding documentation. fundsavail.cfm under the ICDBG
extension of the audit submission date, However, you do need to submit program.
your audit was submitted by the information that describes the nature of (1) (12 points) The dollar amount for
extended date. If an extension was the jobs created or retained. Such the Indian tribe is $316–$750 or the
received, submit a copy of the extension information includes, but is not limited tribe’s total FY2006 IHBG amount was
approval. If the applicant has not been to, descriptions of proposed job $100,000 or less and the Needs Table
required to submit an audit, it will responsibilities, salaries, and the indicates that the Indian tribe has no
receive 4 points. number of full-time equivalent AIAN households experiencing income
(2) (0 points) You have not submitted positions. If you believe jobs will be or housing problems.
rwilkins on PROD1PC63 with NOTICES_2

annual audits in accordance with OMB retained as a result of the ICDBG project, (2) (8 points) The dollar amount for
Circular A–133 and its compliance include information that shows clearly the Indian tribe is $751–$1,250.
supplements or if you have received an and objectively that jobs will be lost (3) (4 points) The dollar amount for
extension of the audit submission date, without the ICDBG project. Jobs that are the Indian tribe is $1,251–$1,999.
your audit was not submitted by the retained only for the period of the grant (4) (0 points) The dollar amount for
extended date. will not count under this rating factor. the Indian tribe is $2,000 or higher, or

VerDate Aug<31>2005 16:13 Mar 12, 2007 Jkt 211001 PO 00000 Frm 00028 Fmt 4701 Sfmt 4703 E:\FR\FM\13MRN2.SGM 13MRN2
Federal Register / Vol. 72, No. 48 / Tuesday, March 13, 2007 / Notices 11461

the Needs Table indicates that the design or construction methods. For For land acquisition to support new
Indian tribe has no AIAN households land acquisition to support new housing housing projects, the applicant has not
experiencing income or housing projects, you must establish that there is established that there is a reasonable
problems. a reasonable ratio between the number ratio between the number of net usable
of net usable acres to be acquired and acres to be acquired and the number of
c. Microenterprise Programs the number of low- and moderate- low- and moderate-income households
A microenterprise is a business that income households to benefit from the to benefit from the project. The
has five or fewer employees, one or project. application (for construction of housing
more of whom owns the enterprise. The b. (5 points) The proposed project is or a public facility building and
owner(s) of the microenterprise must be a viable and cost-effective approach to rehabilitation activities) does not
low- or moderate-income and the address the needs outlined under Rating include anticipated cost savings due to
majority of the jobs created or retained Factor 2 of the application. The project innovative program design and/or
will be for low- or moderate-income is described in detail and indicates why construction methods.
persons. To evaluate need, the nature of you believe the project will be most 2. (5 points) Budget and Cost
the jobs created or retained will be effective in addressing the identified Estimates.
evaluated. The owners of the need. Proposed outcomes that will The quality, thoroughness, and
microenterprises are low- and moderate- enhance the community’s viability are reasonableness of the proposed project
income and: included. The application includes a budget are documented. Cost estimates
(1) (12 points) All employees are low- description of the size, type, and must be broken down by line item for
or moderate-income. location of the project, as well as a each proposed activity, including
(2) (8 points) At least 75 percent but rationale for project design. For land planning and administration costs, and
less than 100 percent of the employees acquisition to support new housing documented. You must provide a
are low- or moderate-income. projects, the applicant has established description of the qualifications of the
(3) (4 points) At least 50 percent but that there is a reasonable ratio between person who prepared the cost estimate.
less than 75 percent of the employees the number of net usable acres to be 3. (1 point) HUD Policy Priorities.
are low- or moderate-income. acquired and the number of low- and
(4) (0 points) Less than 50 percent of Your application addresses the goals
moderate-income households to benefit for ‘‘Improving Our Nation’s
the employees are low- and moderate- from this project. The application (for
income. Communities,’’ or ‘‘Energy Star,’’ two of
construction of housing or a public
HUD’s 2007 policy priorities, as
Rating Factor 3: Soundness of Approach facility building or rehabilitation
described in Section V. B. of the General
(30 Points) projects) does not include anticipated
Section. You must describe which one
cost savings due to innovative program
This factor addresses the quality and of these two policy priorities you select
design and/or construction methods.
anticipated effectiveness of your c. (3 points) The proposed project is and describe how your activity will
proposed project’s outcomes in a viable and cost-effective approach to meet the applicable goals.
enhancing community viability and in address the needs outlined under Rating 4. (2 points) Intent to Meet Section 3
meeting the needs you have identified Factor 2 of the application. The project Requirements.
in Rating Factor 2 and the commitment is described and you indicate why you Your application demonstrates how
to sustain your proposed project. The believe the project will be most effective you will apply the Section 3
populations that were described in in addressing the identified need. requirements of the Housing and Urban
demographics that documented need Proposed outcomes are included but do Development Act of 1968 and the
should be the same populations that not describe how the project will regulations in 24 CFR part 135
will receive the primary benefit of the enhance community viability. The (Economic Opportunities for Low- and
proposed project. application includes a description of the Very Low-Income Persons) to the
1. (10 points) Description of and size, type, and location of the project. proposed project. You must demonstrate
Rationale for Proposed Project. For land acquisition to support new how you will incorporate Section 3
a. (10 points) The proposed project is housing projects, the applicant has principles, with goals for expanding
a viable and cost effective approach to established that there is a reasonable opportunities for Section 3 residents
address the needs outlined under Rating ratio between the number of net usable and business concerns, to your
Factor 2 of your application. The acres to be acquired and the number of proposed project. The purpose of
proposed project is described in detail low- and moderate-income households Section 3 is to ensure that employment
and you indicate why you believe it will to benefit from the project. The and other economic opportunities
be most effective in addressing the application (for construction of housing generated by federal financial assistance
identified need. In order for an or a public facility building or for housing and community
application to receive full credit under rehabilitation activities) does not development programs shall, to the
this factor, the application must include include anticipated cost savings due to extent feasible, be directed toward low-
clear and sound measures of the innovative program design and/or and very low-income persons (but not in
proposed outputs and outcomes for how construction methods. derogation of compliance with Section
the community’s viability will be d. (0 points) The proposed project is 7(b) of the Indian Self-Determination
enhanced, as presented in Rating Factor not a viable and cost-effective approach and Education Assistance Act (25 U.S.C.
5. The application includes a to address the needs outlined under 4503(b))).
description of the size, type, and Rating Factor 2 of the application. The 5. (12 points) Commitment To Sustain
location of the project and a rationale proposed project is not described in Activities.
rwilkins on PROD1PC63 with NOTICES_2

for project design. If your application is detail with an indication of why the Your application demonstrates your
for construction of housing or a public applicant believes the project will be commitment to your community’s
facility building or rehabilitation most effective in addressing the viability by sustaining your proposed
project, it must also include anticipated identified need. Proposed outcomes activities. The information provided is
cost savings related to project describing how the project will enhance sufficient to determine that the project
development due to innovative program community viability are not included. will proceed effectively.

VerDate Aug<31>2005 16:13 Mar 12, 2007 Jkt 211001 PO 00000 Frm 00029 Fmt 4701 Sfmt 4703 E:\FR\FM\13MRN2.SGM 13MRN2
11462 Federal Register / Vol. 72, No. 48 / Tuesday, March 13, 2007 / Notices

The criteria for this sub-factor vary committing the necessary funds to (2) (8 points) Maintenance
according to the type of project for provide for these responsibilities is responsibilities for the tribe and/or
which you are applying. included. A description of how the participants are identified and
operation and maintenance plan described, but lacking in detail, and the
a. Public Facilities and Improvement
addresses maintenance, repairs, commitment regarding maintenance
Projects
insurance, security, and replacement responsibilities is submitted.
(1) (12 points) If a tribe assumes reserves is not required when an entity (3) (4 points) Tribal maintenance
operation and maintenance other than the tribe assumes operation responsibilities are identified but
responsibilities for the public facilities and maintenance responsibilities. For participant responsibilities are either
and improvements, provide a written community buildings only, a not addressed or do not exist, or there
statement that the tribe has adopted the commitment is included in the is no commitment regarding
operation and maintenance plan and application that identifies the source of maintenance responsibilities.
commits the necessary funds to provide and commits the necessary operating (4) (0 points) None of the above
for these responsibilities. In addition, funds for any recreation, social, or other criteria is met.
describe how the operation and services to be provided. In addition,
maintenance plan addresses c. Economic Development Projects
letters of commitment from service
maintenance, repairs, insurance, providers are included that address both You must include information or
security, and replacement reserves and operating expenses and space needs. documentation that addresses or
include a cost breakdown for annual Information provided is sufficient to provides all of the following in the
expenses. If an entity other than the determine that the project will proceed application: a description of the
tribe commits to pay for operation and effectively. organizational system and capacity of
maintenance for the public facilities, a (3) (4 points) If a tribe assumes the entity that will operate the business;
letter of commitment from the entity is operation and maintenance documents that show that formal
included in the application that responsibilities for the public facilities provisions exist for separation of
identifies the maintenance and improvements, the application government functions from business
responsibilities and, if applicable, the includes a written statement that the operating decisions, an operating plan
responsibilities for operations the entity tribe has adopted the operation and for the project, and the feasibility and
will assume, as well as necessary funds maintenance plan and commits the market analysis of the proposed
to provide for these responsibilities. A necessary funds to provide for these business activity and the financial
description of how the operation and responsibilities, or a description of the viability of the project.
maintenance plan addresses operation and maintenance plan is (1) Appropriate documents to include
maintenance, repairs, insurance, included that shows that the plan in the application to address these items
security, and replacement reserves is addresses at least three of the following include:
not required when an entity other then items (maintenance, repairs, insurance, (a) Articles of incorporation, bylaws,
the tribe assumes operation and security, and replacement reserves). If resumes of key management positions,
maintenance responsibilities. For public an entity other than the tribe commits and board members for the entity who
facility buildings only, a commitment is to pay for operation and maintenance will operate the business.
included in the application that for the public facilities and (b) Business operating plan.
identifies the source of and commits the maintenance, the maintenance provider (c) A market study no more than two
necessary operating funds for any is identified and, if applicable, the years old and which has been
recreation, social, or other services to be responsibilities for operations the entity conducted by an independent entity.
provided. In addition, letters of will assume, but no letter of (d) Financial analysis and feasibility
commitment from service providers are commitment is included. For public study no more than two years old which
included that address both operating facility buildings only, no commitment indicates how the proposed business
expenses and space needs. is included in the application that will capture a fair share of the market,
(2) (8 points) If a tribe assumes identifies the source of and commits the and which has been conducted by an
operation and maintenance necessary operating funds for any independent entity.
responsibilities for the public facilities recreation, social, or other services to be (e) Detailed cost summary for the
and improvements, provide a written provided. Letters of commitment to development of the project.
statement that the tribe has adopted the provide services are included but they (f) For the expansion of an existing
operation and maintenance plan and do not address operating expenses and business, copies of financial statements
commits the necessary funds to provide space needs. Information provided is for the most recent three years (or the
for these responsibilities. In addition, a sufficient to determine that the project life of the business, if less than three
description was included that shows will proceed effectively. years).
that the operation and maintenance plan (4) (0 points) None of the above (2) The submitted documentation will
addresses at least four of the following criteria is met. be evaluated to determine the project’s
items (maintenance, repairs, insurance, financial chance for success. The
security, and replacement reserves) but b. New Housing Construction, Housing
following questions must be addressed
a satisfactory cost breakdown for annual Rehabilitation, and Homeownership
to meet this requirement:
expenses was not included. If an entity Assistance Projects (a) Does the business plan seem
other than the tribe commits to pay for (1) (12 points) The ongoing thorough and does the organization
operation and maintenance for the maintenance responsibilities are clearly structure have quality control and
public facilities and maintenance, a identified for the tribe and/or the responsibilities built in?
rwilkins on PROD1PC63 with NOTICES_2

letter of commitment from the entity is participants, as applicable. If the tribe or (b) Does the business plan or market
included in the application that another entity is assuming maintenance analysis indicate that a substantial
identifies the maintenance responsibilities, then the applicant must market share is likely within five years?
responsibilities and, if applicable, the describe the maintenance (c) Do the costs appear to be
responsibilities for operations the entity responsibilities and provide a reasonable given projected income and
will assume, but no information commitment to that effect. information about inputs?

VerDate Aug<31>2005 16:13 Mar 12, 2007 Jkt 211001 PO 00000 Frm 00030 Fmt 4701 Sfmt 4703 E:\FR\FM\13MRN2.SGM 13MRN2
Federal Register / Vol. 72, No. 48 / Tuesday, March 13, 2007 / Notices 11463

(d) Does the business plan or cash vehicular access, drainage, nearby social ICDBG and non-ICDBG funds in a
flow analysis indicate that cash flow and community services, and no known leveraged project. See Section VI.B. of
will be positive within the first year? environmental problems. this NOFA for information related to
(e) Is the financial statement clean (1) (12 points) The submissions this requirement.
with no indications of concern by the include all of the above-mentioned Contributions that will not be
auditor? items and all necessary infrastructure is considered include, but are not limited
(12 points) All above documents in place. to: indirect administrative costs as
applicable to the proposed project are (2) (6 points) The submissions identified in OMB Circular A–87,
included in your application and demonstrate that the proposed site(s) is/ attachment A, section F; contributions
provide evidence that the project’s are suitable for housing but that not all of resources to pay for anticipated
chance for financial success is excellent. necessary infrastructure is in place. A operations and maintenance costs of the
(6 points) All or most of the above detailed description of resources to be proposed project; and, in the cases of
documents applicable to the proposed used and a detailed implementation expansions to existing facilities, the
project are included and provide schedule for development of all value of the existing facility.
evidence that the project’s chance for necessary infrastructure demonstrates To be considered for point award,
financial success is reasonable. that such infrastructure, as needed for letters of firm or projected
(0 points) Neither of the above criteria proposed housing development, will be commitments, memoranda of
is met. developed in time for such understanding, or agreements to
development, but no later than two participate from any entity, including
d. Microenterprise Programs the tribe that will be providing a
years after site purchase.
(1) You must include the following (3) (0 points) Neither of the above contribution to the project, must
information or documentation in the criteria is met. accompany the application. The
application that addresses or provides a documentation must be received by
description of how your microenterprise Rating Factor 4: Leveraging Resources (8 HUD in the paper application package
program will operate. Appropriate points) (if you have received a waiver of the
information to include in the HUD believes that ICDBG funds can electronic submission requirement) or
application to address program be used more effectively to benefit a for electronically submitted
operations includes: larger number of Native American and applications, the documentation must
(a) Program description. A description Alaska Native persons and communities be scanned and submitted as part of the
of your microenterprise program if projects are developed that use tribal application documents or sent by
including the types of assistance offered resources and resources from other facsimile transmittal (see the General
to microenterprise applicants and the entities in conjunction with ICDBG Section). To receive funding
types of entities eligible to apply for funds. To encourage this, HUD will consideration, all documents must be
such assistance. award points based on the percentage of received by the application deadline
(b) Processes for selecting applicants. non-ICDBG resources provided relative dates and meet the timely receipt
A description of your processes for to project costs as follows: requirements.
analyzing microenterprise applicants’ To demonstrate the commitment of
business plans, market studies, and tribal resources, the application must
financial feasibility. For credit contain a written statement that
programs, you must describe your Non-ICDBG resources to Points
identifies and commits the tribal
process for determining the loan terms project costs resources to the project, subject to
(i.e., interest rate, maximum loan approval of the ICDBG assistance. In the
Less than 4 percent .................. 0 case of IHBG funds, whether the tribe or
amount, duration, loan servicing At least 4 percent but less than
provisions) to be offered to individual 11 percent ............................. 2
a TDHE administers them, an approved
microenterprise applicants. At least 11 percent but less Indian Housing Plan (IHP) must identify
(2) (12 points) All of the above than 18 percent ..................... 4 and commit the IHBG resources to the
information or documentation At least 18 percent but less project. Do not submit the IHP with
applicable to the proposed project are than 25 percent ..................... 6 your application. ONAP will rely on the
thoroughly addressed in the application 25 percent or more ................... 8 most recently approved IHP on file. If
and the chances for success are the tribe/TDHE intends to include the
excellent. Contributions that could be leveraged commitment in a future IHP,
(3) (6 points) All or most of the above considered as leveraged resources for the application must contain a written
information or documentation point award include, but are not limited statement that identifies and commits
applicable to the proposed project are to: tribal trust funds, loans from the IHBG resources to the project subject
addressed in the application and the individuals or organizations, private to the same requirements as above.
chances for success are reasonable. foundations, businesses, state or federal To demonstrate the commitment of a
(4) (0 points) Neither of the above loans or guarantees, other grants public agency, foundation, or other
criteria is met. including IHBG (also known as NAHBG) private party resources, a letter of
funds, donated goods and services commitment, memorandum of
e. Land Acquisition Projects to Support needed for the project, land needed for understanding, and/or agreement to
New Housing. the project, and direct administrative participate, including any conditions to
Submissions must include the results costs. With the exception of land which the contribution may be subject,
of a preliminary investigation acquisition, funds that have been must be submitted with the application.
rwilkins on PROD1PC63 with NOTICES_2

conducted by a qualified independent expended on the project prior to the All letters of commitment must include
entity demonstrating that the proposed application deadline date will not be the donor organization’s name, the
site has suitable soil conditions for counted as leverage. Applicants are specific resource proposed, the dollar
housing and related infrastructure, reminded that environmental review amount of the financial or in-kind
potable drinking water is accessible for requirements under 24 CFR part 58 resource and method for valuation, and
a reasonable cost, access to utilities, apply to the commitment or use of both the purpose of that resource within the

VerDate Aug<31>2005 17:50 Mar 12, 2007 Jkt 211001 PO 00000 Frm 00031 Fmt 4701 Sfmt 4703 E:\FR\FM\13MRN2.SGM 13MRN2
11464 Federal Register / Vol. 72, No. 48 / Tuesday, March 13, 2007 / Notices

proposed project. An official of the activities with other organizations and/ identified for each output and outcome.
organization legally authorized to make or tribal departments that are not The space next to the output and
commitments on behalf of the providing direct financial support to outcome is intended to capture the
organization must sign the commitment. your proposed work activities, but with anticipated units of measure. Multiple
HUD recognizes that in some cases, which you share common goals and outputs and outcomes may be selected
firm commitments of non-tribal objectives and are working toward per project. For FY 2007, HUD is
resources may not be obtainable by your meeting these objectives in a holistic considering a new concept for the Logic
tribe by the application deadline. For and comprehensive manner. For Model. The new concept is a Return on
such projected resources, your example, your project is consistent with Investment (ROI) statement. HUD will
application must include a statement and, to the extent possible, identified in be publishing a separate notice on the
from the contributing entity that the IHP (One-Year Financial Resources ROI concept. The Master Logic Model
describes why the firm commitment Narrative; Table 2, Financial Resources, pick is incorporated into the form
cannot be made at the current time and Part I., Line 1E; and, Table 2, Financial available as part of the ICDBG
affirms that your tribe and the proposed Resources, Part II) submitted by you or Instructions download from Grants.gov.
project meets eligibility criteria for on your behalf for the IHBG (also known Training on use of the dropdown form
receiving the resource. In addition, a as NAHBG) program. If the IHP for the will be provided via webcast. The
date by which the funding decisions IHBG (also known as NAHBG) program schedule for webcast training can be
will be made must be included. This year that coincides with the found at http://www.hud.gov/offices/
date cannot be more than six months implementation of the ICDBG proposed adm/grants/fundsavail.cfm.
from the anticipated date of grant project has not been submitted, you
approval by HUD. Should HUD not B. Reviews and Selection Process
must provide a written statement that
receive notification of the firm when submitted, the IHP will 1. Application Selection Process. You
commitment within 6 months of the specifically reference the proposed must meet all of the applicable
date of grant approval, HUD will project. threshold requirements listed in Section
recapture the grant funds approved and 2. (Up to 4 points) Your proposed III.C. Your application must meet all
will use them in accordance with the project will have measurable outputs screening for acceptance requirements
requirements of 24 CFR 1003.102. and outcomes that will enhance and all identified applicant and project
In addition to the above requirements, community viability. specific thresholds. HUD will review
for all contributions of goods, services Outputs must include, where each application and assign points in
and land, you must demonstrate that the applicable: accordance with the selection factors
donated items are necessary to the • Number of houses rehabilitated; described in this section.
actual development of the project and • Number of jobs created; 2. Threshold Compliance. The Area
include comparable costs that support • Square feet for any public facility; ONAP will review each application that
the donation. Land valuation must be • Number of education or job training passes the screening process to ensure
established using one of the following opportunities provided; that each applicant and each proposed
methods and the documentation must • Number of homeownership units project meets the applicant threshold
be contained in the application: a site- constructed or financed; requirements set forth in 24 CFR
specific appraisal no more than two • Number of businesses assisted 1003.301(a) and the project specific
years old; an appraisal of a nearby (including number of minority/Native threshold requirements set forth in 24
comparable site also no more than two American); CFR 1003.302 and III.C. of this NOFA.
years old; a reasonable extrapolation of • Number of families proposed to be 3. Past Performance. An applicant’s
land value based on current area realtor assisted through a drug-elimination past performance is evaluated under
value guides; or a reasonable program, or through a program to reduce Rating Factor 1. Applicants are
extrapolation of land value based on or eliminate health-related hazards. encouraged to address all performance-
recent sales of similar properties in the Outcomes must include, where related criteria prior to the application
same area. appropriate: deadline date. An applicant must score
• Reduction in the number of families a minimum of 20 points under Rating
Rating Factor 5: Comprehensiveness and living in substandard housing; Factor 1 in order to meet the minimum
Coordination (6 Points) • Increased income resulting from point requirements outlined below in
This factor addresses the extent to employment generated by project; this NOFA.
which your project planning and • Increased quality of life due to 4. Rating. The Area ONAP will review
proposed implementation reflect a services provided by the public facility; and rate each project that meets the
coordinated, community-based process • Increased economic self-sufficiency acceptance criteria and threshold
of identifying and addressing needs, of program beneficiaries; requirements.
including assisting beneficiaries and the • Increase in homeownership rates; After the applications are rated, a
program to achieve self-sufficiency/ • Reduction of drug-related crime or summary review of all applications will
sustainability. health-related hazards. be conducted to ensure consistency in
The Logic Model, HUD form 96010, is HUD is providing a Master Logic the application rating. The summary
not required for Rating Factor 5 under Model as a Microsoft ExcelTM file with review will be performed by either the
the ICDBG program. However, dropdown listings from which Grants Management Director (or
applicants are encouraged to use this applicants may select the items in each designee) or by a panel composed of up
form to address program evaluation column that reflect their activity outputs to three staff members.
requirements under Rating Factor and outcomes. The Master Logic Model The total points for all rating factors
rwilkins on PROD1PC63 with NOTICES_2

1.(1).(b) of this NOFA, and measurable listing also identifies the unit of are 100. A maximum of 100 points may
outputs and outcomes in Section (2) of measure that HUD is interested in be awarded under Rating Factors 1
this factor. collecting for the output and outcome through 5.
1. (Up to 2 points) The application selected. Applicants can also select the 5. Minimum Points. To be considered
addresses the extent to which you have appropriate estimated number of units for funding, your application must
coordinated your proposed ICDBG of measure to be accomplished and receive a minimum of 20 points under

VerDate Aug<31>2005 16:13 Mar 12, 2007 Jkt 211001 PO 00000 Frm 00032 Fmt 4701 Sfmt 4703 E:\FR\FM\13MRN2.SGM 13MRN2
Federal Register / Vol. 72, No. 48 / Tuesday, March 13, 2007 / Notices 11465

Rating Factor 1 and an application score agreement can be executed. Such approvals are required before the use of
of 70 points. documentation may include additional funds.
6. Ranking. All projects will be ranked specifications on the scope, magnitude,
against each other according to the point B. Administrative and National Policy
timing or method of implementing the
totals they receive, regardless of the type Requirements
project; or information to verify the
of project or component under which commitment of other resources required 1. Statutory and Regulatory
the points were awarded. Projects will to complete, operate, or maintain the Requirements
be selected for funding based on the proposed project. Applicants will be
final ranking to the extent that funds are provided thirty (30) calendar days to a. Environmental Requirements. As
available. The Area ONAP will respond to these requirements. No required by 24 CFR 1003.605, ICDBG
determine individual grant amounts in extensions will be provided. If you do grantees must perform environmental
a manner consistent with the not respond within the prescribed time reviews of ICDBG activities in
considerations set forth in 24 CFR period or you make an insufficient accordance with 24 CFR part 58 (as
1003.100(b)(2). Specifically, the Area response, the Area ONAP will amended September 29, 2003). Grantees
ONAP may approve a grant amount less determine that you have not met the and other participants in the
than the amount requested. In doing so, requirements and will withdraw the development process may not commit
the Area ONAP may take into account grant offer. You may not substitute new or expend any ICDBG or nonfederal
the size of the applicant, the level of projects for those originally proposed in funds on project activities (other than
demand, the scale of the activity your application and any new those listed in 24 CFR 58.22(f), 58.34, or
proposed relative to need and information will not affect your project’s 58.35(b)) until HUD has approved a
operational capacity, the number of rating and ranking. The Area ONAP will Request for Release of Funds and the
persons to be served, the amount of award, in accordance with the grantee has submitted an environmental
funds required to achieve project provisions of this NOFA, grant amounts certification. The expenditure or
objectives, and the reasonableness of the that had been allocated for applicants commitment of ICDBG or nonfederal
project costs. If the Area ONAP unable to meet pre-award requirements. funds for such activities prior to HUD
determines that there are not enough approval may result in the denial of
9. Error and Appeals. Judgments made
funds available to fund a project as assistance for the project or activities
within the provisions of this NOFA and
proposed by the applicant, it may under consideration.
the program regulations (24 CFR part
decline to fund that project and may 1003) are not subject to claims of error. b. Indian Preference. HUD has
fund the next highest-ranking project or You may bring arithmetic errors in the determined that the ICDBG program is
projects for which adequate funds are rating and ranking of applications to the subject to Section 7(b) of the Indian
available. The Area ONAP shall select, attention of the Area ONAPs within 30 Self-Determination and Education
in rank order, additional projects for days of being informed of your score. Assistance Act (25 U.S.C. 450e(b)). The
funding if one of the higher-ranking Please see Section VI.A. of the General provisions and requirements for
projects is not funded or if additional Section for further information implementing this section are in 24 CFR
funds become available. regarding errors. 1003.510.
7. Tiebreakers. When rating results in c. Anti-discrimination Provisions.
10. Performance and Compliance
a tie among projects and insufficient Under the authority of Section 107(e)(2)
Actions of Funding Recipients. HUD
resources remain to fund all tied of the CDBG statute, HUD waived the
will measure and address the
projects, the Area ONAP will approve requirement that recipients comply with
performance of and order compliance
projects that can be fully funded over the anti-discrimination provisions in
actions by funding recipients in
those that cannot be fully funded. When Section 109 of the CDBG statute with
accordance with the applicable
that does not resolve the tie, the Area respect to race, color, and national
standards and sanctions of their
ONAP will use the following factors in origin. You must comply with the other
respective programs.
the order listed to resolve the tie: prohibitions against discrimination in
(a) The applicant that has not received VI. Award Administration Information Section 109 (HUD’s regulations for
an ICDBG over the longest period of Section 109 are in 24 CFR part 6) and
time. A. Award Notices. HUD expects to
announce awards by October 31, 2007. with the Indian Civil Rights Act.
(b) The applicant with the fewest
As soon as rating and ranking are d. Conflict of Interest. In addition to
active ICDBGs.
(c) The project that would benefit the completed, the applicant has complied the conflict-of-interest requirements
highest percentage of low- and with any pre-award requirements, and with respect to procurement
moderate-income persons. Congressional release has been transactions found in 24 CFR 85.36 and
obtained, a grant award letter, a grant 84.42, as applicable, the provisions of
8. Technical Deficiencies and Pre- agreement, and other forms and 24 CFR 1003.606 apply to such
Award Requirements certifications will be mailed to the activities as the provision of assistance
a. Technical Deficiencies. If there are recipient for signature and return to the by the recipient or sub-recipients to
technical deficiencies in successful Area ONAP. The grant agreement, businesses, individuals, and other
applications, you must satisfactorily which is signed by HUD and the private entities under eligible activities
address these deficiencies before HUD recipient, establishes the conditions by that authorize such assistance.
can make a grant award. See the General which both the Area ONAP and the e. Economic Opportunities for Low-
Section at V.B.4. for information on recipient must abide during the life of and Very Low-Income Persons (Section
curing deficiencies. the grant. All grants are conditioned on 3). Section 3 requirements apply to the
rwilkins on PROD1PC63 with NOTICES_2

b. Pre-award Requirements. the completion of all environmental ICDBG program, but as stated in 24 CFR
Successful applicants may be required obligations and approval of release of 135.3(c), the procedures and
to provide supporting documentation funds by the Area ONAP in accordance requirements of 24 CFR part 135 apply
concerning the management, with the requirements of 24 CFR part to the maximum extent consistent with,
maintenance, operation, or financing of 58. HUD may impose other grant but not in derogation of, compliance
proposed projects before a grant conditions if additional actions or with Indian Preference.

VerDate Aug<31>2005 16:13 Mar 12, 2007 Jkt 211001 PO 00000 Frm 00033 Fmt 4701 Sfmt 4703 E:\FR\FM\13MRN2.SGM 13MRN2
11466 Federal Register / Vol. 72, No. 48 / Tuesday, March 13, 2007 / Notices

2. OMB Circulars and Government- implementation schedule, if necessary. the electronic application to the
wide Regulations Applicable to This report should include progress on Grants.gov support desk at 800–518–
Financial Assistance Programs. The any outputs or outcomes specified in GRANTS. You may also send an e-mail
policies, guidance and requirements of Rating Factor 5 and incorporated into to Support@Grants.gov.
OMB Circular A–87 (Cost Principles the final award document (applicants B. Technical Assistance. Before the
Applicable to Grants, Contracts, and can use the Logic Model (HUD–96010) application deadline date, HUD staff
other Agreements with State and Local to address all or some of the narrative will be available to provide you with
Governments); OMB Circular A–122 requirements). Further information general guidance and technical
(Cost Principles for Nonprofit regarding the Return on Investment(s) assistance about the requirements in the
Organizations); OMB Circular A–133 will be issued in a subsequent notice by General Section and this NOFA.
(Audits of State and Local Governments, HUD (see section V.A.2., Rating Factor However, HUD staff is not permitted to
and Nonprofit Organizations); and the 5 of this NOFA for further information); assist in preparing your application.
regulations at 24 CFR part 85 (2) A breakdown of funds spent on Following selection of applicants, but
(Administrative Requirements for each major project activity or category; before awards are made, HUD staff is
Grants and Cooperative Agreements to and available to assist in clarifying or
State, Local and Federally Recognized (3) If the project has been completed, confirming information that is a
Indian Tribal Governments) apply to the an evaluation of the effectiveness of the prerequisite to the offer of an award.
award, acceptance, and use of assistance project in meeting the community
under the ICDBG program and to the development needs of the grantee, as VIII. Other Information
remedies for noncompliance, except well as the final outputs and outcomes.
when inconsistent with the provisions A. NOFA Training. Training for
c. Minority Business Enterprise
of the Revised Continuing potential applicants on the requirements
Report. Recipients must submit this
Appropriations Resolution, 2007 (Pub. of the General Section, this NOFA, the
report on contract and subcontract
L. 110–5, approved February 15, 2007) Logic Model, and Grants.gov
activity during the first half of the fiscal
or the ICDBG program regulations at 24 registration, will be provided by HUD
year by April 10 and, by October 10 for
CFR part 1003. Copies of the OMB via broadcast and webcast. Information
the second half of the fiscal year.
Circulars may be obtained from EOP d. A close-out report must be on the training can be found in the
publications, Room 22000, New submitted by the recipient within 90 General Section. The training schedule
Executive Office Building, Washington, days of completion of grant activities. can be found on HUD’s Web site at
DC 20503, telephone (202) 395–3080 The report consists of the final Financial http://www.hud.gov/offices/adm/grants/
(this is not a toll-free number) or (800) Status Report (forms SF 269 or 269A), fundsavail.cfm.
877–8339 (TTY Federal Information the final Status and Evaluation Report B. Paperwork Reduction Act
Relay Service). Information may also be including outputs and outcomes agreed Statement. The information collection
obtained from the OMB Web site at upon in the final award document requirements in this NOFA have been
http://www.whitehouse.gov/omb/ relating to Rating Factor 5 and the approved by the Office of Management
circulars/index.html. Close-Out Agreement. and Budget (OMB) under the Paperwork
C. Reporting More information regarding these Reduction Act of 1995 (44 U.S.C. 3501–
requirements may be found at 24 CFR 3520) and assigned OMB control
1. Post-Award Reporting Requirements 1003.506 and 1003.508. number 2577–0191. In accordance with
a. Quarterly Financial Reports. Grant the Paperwork Reduction Act, HUD may
VII. Agency Contact(s) not conduct or sponsor, and a person is
recipients must submit to the Area
ONAP a quarterly SF–272, Federal Cash A. General Questions. You should not required to respond to, a collection
Transaction Report. The report accounts direct general program questions to the of information unless the collection
for funds received and disbursed by the Area ONAP serving your area. A list displays a valid OMB control number.
recipient. identifying each Area ONAP is provided Public reporting burden for the
b. Annual Status and Evaluation at http://www.hud.gov/offices/pih/ih/ collection of information is estimated to
Report. Recipients are required to onap/area_onap.cfm. Persons with average 43 hours per annum for the
submit this report in narrative form speech or hearing impairments may call application and grant administration.
annually. The report is due 45 days after HUD’s TTY number 202 708–0770, or This includes the time for collecting,
the end of the federal fiscal year and at 1–800–877–8339 (the Federal reviewing, and reporting the data. The
the time of grant close-out. The report Information Relay Service TTY). Other information will be used for grantee
must include: than the ‘‘800’’ numbers, these numbers selection and monitoring the
(1) The narrative report must address are not toll-free. You should direct administration of funds. Response to
the progress made in completing questions concerning downloading the this request for information is required
approved activities and include a list of electronic application, registering with in order to receive the benefits to be
work remaining, along with a revised Grants.gov, or other questions regarding derived.
rwilkins on PROD1PC63 with NOTICES_2

VerDate Aug<31>2005 16:13 Mar 12, 2007 Jkt 211001 PO 00000 Frm 00034 Fmt 4701 Sfmt 4703 E:\FR\FM\13MRN2.SGM 13MRN2
Federal Register / Vol. 72, No. 48 / Tuesday, March 13, 2007 / Notices 11467
rwilkins on PROD1PC63 with NOTICES_2

EN13MR07.006</GPH>

VerDate Aug<31>2005 16:13 Mar 12, 2007 Jkt 211001 PO 00000 Frm 00035 Fmt 4701 Sfmt 4725 E:\FR\FM\13MRN2.SGM 13MRN2
11468 Federal Register / Vol. 72, No. 48 / Tuesday, March 13, 2007 / Notices

Historically Black Colleges and 3. Eligible Applicants: Historically submission. HUD will require
Universities (HBCU) Program Black Colleges and Universities that applicants chosen to proceed to the next
meet the definition of Historically Black step in the selection process to submit
Overview Information
Colleges and Universities as determined the signed commitment letters,
A. Federal Agency Name: Department by the Department of Education in 34 memoranda of understanding and/or
of Housing and Urban Development, CFR 608.2 in accordance with that agreements outlined in the application,
Office of Policy Development and Department’s responsibilities under within seven calendar days after initial
Research, Office of University Executive Order 13256, dated February contact from the Office of University
Partnerships. 12, 2002. Applicants must be Partnerships (OUP). OUP will provide
B. Funding Opportunity Title: institutions of higher education specific instructions on how these
Historically Black Colleges and accredited by a national or regional documents must be submitted at that
Universities (HBCU) Program. accrediting agency recognized by the time. HUD will only request and
C. Announcement Type: Initial U.S. Department of Education. consider the resources/organizations
announcement. outlined in the application. If OUP does
D. Funding Opportunity Numbers: Full Text of Announcement
not receive those documents with the
FR–5100-N–10; OMB Approval Number I. Funding Opportunity Description required information and within the
is 2528–0235. allotted timeframe, an applicant will not
E. Catalog of Federal Domestic The purpose of the Historically Black
Colleges and Universities (HBCU) receive points under this factor.
Assistance (CFDA) Number: The CFDA
Program is to expand their role and 3. The appendix section of an
Number for this program is 14.520.
F. Dates: The application deadline effectiveness in addressing community application must not exceed 15 pages in
date is May 23, 2007. Application must development needs in their localities, length (excluding forms, budget
be received and validated by Grants.gov including neighborhood revitalization, narrative and assurances). An applicant
by 11:59:59 p.m. eastern time on the housing, and economic development, SHOULD NOT submit resumes,
deadline date. Please be sure to read the principally for persons of low- and commitment letters, memoranda of
General Section for electronic moderate-income, consistent with the understanding and/or agreements, or
purpose of the Title I of Housing and other back-up material. Each page must
application submission and receipt
Community Development Act of 1974, include the institution’s name and
requirements.
G. Additional Overview Content as amended. should be numbered. HUD will not
For the purposes of this program consider the information on any excess
Information:
1. Purpose of the Program: To assist NOFA, the term ‘‘locality’’ includes any pages.
Historically Black Colleges and city, county, township, parish, village, 4. Applicants must budget for travel
Universities (HBCU) to expand their or other general political subdivision of costs to attend at least one HUD
role and effectiveness in addressing a state, or the U.S. Virgin Islands where sponsored HBCU conference/workshop
the institution is located and the term every year of the three-year grant
community development needs in their
‘‘target area’’ is the area within the performance period.
localities, including neighborhood
locality in which the institution will
revitalization, housing and economic II. Award Information
implement its proposed HBCU grant. If
development, principally for persons of
an institution wants to provide services/ In Fiscal Year (FY) 2007,
low- and moderate-income consistent
activities in a location other than the approximately $8.9 million is made
with the purposes of Title I of the
target area of that institution an available for this program, of which up
Housing and Community Development
applicant must provide justification for to $1 million has been allocated to
Act of 1974, as amended.
2. Award Information: In Fiscal Year why they want to do so. provide technical assistance and an
(FY) 2007, approximately $8.9 million A. Authority additional $22,275 in carryover funds.
has been made available by the Revised An applicant can request up to $600,000
HUD’s authority for making funding for a three-year (36 months) grant
Continuing Appropriations Resolution, available under this NOFA is the
2007 (Pub. L. 110–5; approved February performance period.
Revised Continuing Appropriations In order to ensure that institutions
15, 2007), of which up to $1 million has Resolution, 2007 (Pub. L. 110–5;
been allocated to provide technical that have never received a HUD HBCU
approved February 15, 2007). This Program grant (First Time HBCU
assistance and an additional $22,275 in program is being implemented through
carryover funds. An applicant can applicants) receive awards in this
this NOFA and the policies governing competition, approximately $1.8 million
request up to $600,000 for a three-year its operation are contained herein.
(36 months) grant performance period. will be made available to fund First
In order to ensure that institutions that B. Modifications Time HBCU applicants. In addition,
have never received a HUD HBCU approximately $6.1 million will be
Listed below are major modifications
Program grant (First Time HBCU made available to fund Previously
from the Fiscal Year (FY) 2006 program-
applicants) receive awards in this Funded HBCU applicants. If funding
funding announcement:
competition, approximately $1.8 million designated for First Time HBCU
1. In FY 2007, there is only one
will be made available to fund First applicants remains after all eligible First
category of funding. In FY 2006, there
Time HBCU applicants. In addition, Time HBCU applicants are awarded, the
were two categories, one of which
approximately, $6.1 million will be remaining funds will be made available
exclusively funded activities related to
made available to fund Previously to fund eligible Previously Funded
Hurricanes Katrina and Rita. No funding
Funded HBCU applicants. If funding HBCU applicants.
is being set aside for this purpose this
rwilkins on PROD1PC63 with NOTICES_2

designated for First Time HBCU year. III. Eligibility Information


applicants remains after all eligible First 2. Commitment letters, memoranda of
Time HBCU applicants are awarded, the understanding and/or agreements are A. Eligible Applicants
remaining funds will be made available not required to be submitted with the Historically Black Colleges and
to fund eligible Previously Funded application, but the originals must be on Universities as determined by the U.S.
HBCU applicants. file at the time of application Department of Education in 34 CFR

VerDate Aug<31>2005 16:13 Mar 12, 2007 Jkt 211001 PO 00000 Frm 00036 Fmt 4701 Sfmt 4703 E:\FR\FM\13MRN2.SGM 13MRN2
Federal Register / Vol. 72, No. 48 / Tuesday, March 13, 2007 / Notices 11469

608.2 in accordance with that and assistance to facilitate economic Communities’’ describes the CDBG
Department’s responsibilities under development by providing technical or regulations, and a copy can be obtained
Executive Order 13256, dated February financial assistance for the from HUD’s NOFA Information Center
12, 2002. All applicants must be establishment, stabilization, and at 800–HUD–8929. Individuals with
institutions of higher education expansion of microenterprises, hearing or speech impairments may
accredited by a national or regional including minority enterprises; access this number via the toll-free
accrediting agency recognized by the (6) Assistance to community-based Federal Information Relay Service at
U.S. Department of Education. development organizations (CBDO) to 800–877–8339.
carry out a CDBG neighborhood 2. Threshold Requirements
B. Cost Sharing or Matching revitalization, community economic Applicable to all Applicants. All
None Required. development, or energy conservation applicants must comply with the
projects, in accordance with 24 CFR threshold requirements as defined in the
C. Other
570.204. This could include activities in General Section and the requirements
1. Eligible Activities. Eligible support of a HUD-approved local listed below. Applications that do not
activities are listed in 24 CFR part 570, entitlement grantee, CDBG meet these requirements will be
subpart C, particularly §§ 570.201 Neighborhood Revitalization Strategy considered ineligible for funding and
through 570.206. Information regarding (NRS) or HUD-approved State CDBG will be disqualified.
these activities can be found at: Community Revitalization Strategy a. The applicant must meet the
www.hudclips.org (click on the Code of (CRS); eligibility requirements as defined in
Federal Regulations for detailed (7) Public service activities such as Section III.A.
information). The 15 percent cap on the those general support activities that can b. The maximum amount an applicant
total grant amount that can be used on help to stabilize a neighborhood and can request is $600,000 for a three-year
public service activities that benefit contribute to sustainable redevelopment (36 months) grant performance period.
low- and moderate-income persons can of the area, including but not limited to c. An applicant must have a DUNS
be waived. Institutions seeking to such activities as those concerned with number to receive HUD grant funds.
devote more than 15 percent of the grant employment, crime prevention, child (See the General Section). Only one
funds to public service activities must care, health care services, drug abuse, application can be submitted per
include a written request in their education, fair housing counseling, institution. If multiple applications are
application addressed to Darlene F. energy conservation, homebuyer down submitted all will be disqualified.
Williams, Assistant Secretary for Policy payment assistance, establishment of However, different campuses of the
Development and Research. The written Neighborhood Network centers in same university system are eligible to
request must include the following federally assisted or insured housing, apply as long as they have separate
information: 1) the basis for the request; job training and placement, and DUNS number, an administrative and
2) a description of the proposed public recreational needs; budgeting structure independent of the
service activities; 3) the dollar amount (8) Payments of reasonable grant other campuses in the system.
dedicated to the proposed public service administrative costs related to planning d. Applicants must receive a
activities; and 4) a statement describing and execution of the project (e.g., minimum score of 75 points to be
how the proposed activities meet the preparation/submission of HUD considered for funding.
Community Development Block Grant reports). Detailed explanations of these e. Electronic applications must be
eligibility requirements and at least one costs are provided in the OMB circular received and validated by grants.gov no
national objective. This letter must be (A–21 Cost Principals for Educational later than 11:59:59 p.m. eastern time on
included in the application. If an Institutions) that can be accessed at the the application deadline date.
applicant devotes more than 15 percent White House Web site, 3. Program Requirements. In addition
of their grant funds to public service www.whitehouse.gov/omb/circulars/ to the threshold requirements listed in
activities and the letter is not included index.html; and Section III C. of the General Section,
and/or does not include the information (9) Fair housing services designed to applicants must meet the following
requested above those activities may not further the civil rights objectives of the program requirements:
be considered fundable and this Fair Housing Act (42 U.S.C. 3601–20) by a. All funds awarded are for a three-
exclusion may result in a lower score. making all persons, without regard to year (36 months) grant performance
a. Examples of eligible activities race, color, religion, sex, national origin, period.
include, but are not limited to: familial status and/or disability aware of b. Applicants must ensure that not
(1) Acquisition of real property; the range of housing opportunities less than 51 percent of the aggregated
(2) Clearance and demolition; available to them. expenditures of the grant benefit low-
(3) Rehabilitation of residential b. Eligible activities funded under this and moderate-income persons under the
structures including lead-based paint program meet both the Community criteria specified in 24 CFR 570.208(a)
hazard evaluation and reduction and Development Block Grant (CDBG) or 570.208(d)(5) or (6).
making accessibility and visitabilty Program eligibility requirements and at c. Site Control. Where grant funds
modifications in accordance with the least one of the national objectives. will be used for acquisition,
requirements of Section 504 of the c. The three national objectives of the rehabilitation, or new construction an
Rehabilitation Act of 1973; Community Development Block Grant applicant must demonstrate site control.
(4) Public facilities and program are listed in Rating Factor 3 in Funds may be recaptured or deobligated
improvements, such as water and sewer Section V.A.3 of this NOFA. from recipients that cannot demonstrate
facilities and streets compliance with Criteria for determining whether an control of a suitable site within one year
rwilkins on PROD1PC63 with NOTICES_2

accessibility requirements including activity addresses one or more national after the initial notification of award.
Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of objective are provided at 24 CFR d. Environmental Requirements.
1973, the Fair Housing Act, and the 570.208. The CDBG publication entitled Selection for award does not constitute
American with Disabilities Act of 1990; ‘‘Community Development Block Grant approval of any proposed sites.
(5) Special economic development Program Guide to National Objectives Following selection for award, HUD will
activities described at 24 CFR 570.203 and Eligible Activities for Entitlement perform an environmental review of

VerDate Aug<31>2005 16:13 Mar 12, 2007 Jkt 211001 PO 00000 Frm 00037 Fmt 4701 Sfmt 4703 E:\FR\FM\13MRN2.SGM 13MRN2
11470 Federal Register / Vol. 72, No. 48 / Tuesday, March 13, 2007 / Notices

properties proposed for assistance in apply_for_grants.jsp. If you have 424 first and it will pre-populate the
accordance with 24 CFR part 50. The difficulty accessing the information you Transmittal Cover page. The Transmittal
results of the environmental review may may call the Grants.gov Support Desk Cover page will contain a unique
require that proposed activities be toll free 800–518–GRANTS or e-mail identifier embedded in the page that
modified or proposed sites be rejected. your questions to Support@Grants.gov. will help HUD associate your faxed
Applicants are particularly cautioned Hearing- and speech-challenged materials to your application. Please do
not to undertake or commit funds for individuals may access this number not use your own fax sheet. HUD will
acquisition or development of proposed through TTY by calling the toll-free not read any faxes that are sent without
properties prior to HUD approval of Federal Information Relay Service at the HUD–96011 fax transmittal cover
specific properties or areas. An 800–877–8339. See the General Section page.
application constitutes an assurance for information regarding the 2. Certifications and Assurances.
that the institution will assist HUD to registration process or ask for Please read the General Section for
comply with part 50; will supply HUD registration information from the detailed information on all
with all available and relevant Grants.gov Support Desk. Certifications and Assurances. All
information to perform an applications submitted through
B. Content and Form of Application
environmental review for each proposed Grants.gov constitute an
Submission
property; will carry out mitigating acknowledgement and agreement to all
measures required by HUD or select 1. Forms. The following forms are required certifications and assurances.
alternate property; and will not acquire, required for submission. Copies of these Please include in your application each
rehabilitate, convert, demolish, lease, forms are available on line at http:// item listed below. Applicants
repair, or construct property, and not www.grants.gov/applicants/ submitting paper copy applications
commit or expend HUD or local funds apply_for_grants.jsp. should submit the application in the
for these program activities with respect a. SF–424, Application for Federal following order:
to any eligible property until HUD’s Assistance; a. SF–424, Application for Federal
written approval of the property is b. SF–424 Supplement, Survey on Assistance. Please remember the
received. In supplying HUD with Ensuring Equal Opportunities for following:
environmental information, applicants Applicants (‘‘Faith Based EEO Survey (1) The full grant amount requested
should use the same guidance as (SF–424 SUPP)’’ on Grants.gov); from HUD (entire three-years) should be
provided in the HUD Notice CPD–05–07 c. HUD–424-CB, ‘‘Grant Application entered, not the amount for just one
entitled, ‘‘Field Environmental Review Detailed Budget’’ (‘‘HUD Detailed year;
Processing for Rural Housing and Budget Form’’ on Grants.gov); (2) Include the name, title, address,
Economic Development (RHED) Grants’’ d. SF–LLL, Disclosure of Lobbying telephone number, facsimile number,
issued August 30, 2005. Further Activities, if applicable; and e-mail address of the designated
information and assistance on HUD’s e. HUD–27300, Questionnaire for
contact. This is the person who will
environmental requirements is available HUD’s Removal of Regulatory Barriers
receive all correspondence, therefore,
at: http://www.hud.gov/utilities/ (‘‘HUD Communities Initiative Form’’
please ensure the accuracy of the
intercept.cfm?/offices/cpd/lawsregs/ on Grants.gov), if applicable;
information;
f. HUD–2880, Applicant/Recipient
notices/2005/05–07.pdf. (3) The Employer Identification/Tax
e. Labor Standards. Institutions and Disclosure/Update Report (‘‘HUD
ID number;
their sub-grantees, contractors and Applicant Recipient Disclosure Report’’
on Grants.gov); (4) The DUNS Number;
subcontractors must comply with the (5) The Catalog of Federal Domestic
labor standards (Davis-Bacon) g. HUD–96010, Program Logic Model;
h. HUD–2990, Certification of Assistance Number for this program is
requirements referenced in 24 CFR 14.520;
Consistency with RC/EZ/EC–II Strategic
570.603. (6) The project’s proposed start date
f. Economic Opportunities for Low- Plan, if applicable;
i. HUD–2991, Certification of and completion date. For the purpose of
and Very-Low Income Persons (Section this application, the program start date
Consistency with the Consolidated Plan,
3). The provisions of Section 3 of the should be December 1, 2007; and
if applicable;
Housing and Urban Development Act of (7) The signature of the Authorized
j. HUD–40076, Response Sheet
1968 (12 U.S.C. 1701u) apply to this Organization Representative (AOR) who
Performance Narrative, Previously
NOFA. One of the purposes of the by virtue of submitting an application
Funded HBCU Applicant Only.
assistance is to give, to the greatest via Grants.gov has been authenticated
k. HUD–40076, Budget-By-Activity;
extent feasible, and consistent with l. HUD–2993, Acknowledgement of by the credential provider to submit
existing federal, state, and local laws Applicant Receipt. Complete this form if applications on behalf of the Institution
and regulations, job training, you have received a waiver to the and approved by the eBusiness Point of
employment, contracting and other electronic application submission Contact to submit an application via
economic opportunities to Section 3 requirement. Applicants are not Grants.gov. The AOR must be able to
residents and Section 3 business required to include this form; make a legally binding agreement with
concerns. Regulations are located at 24 m. HUD–2994–A, You Are Our Client HUD.
CFR part 135. Grant Applicant Survey. Applicants are b. Application Checklist. Applicants
IV. Application and Submission not required to complete this form; and should use the checklist to ensure that
Information n. HUD–96011, Third Party they have all the required components
Documentation Facsimile Transmittal of their application. Applicants that
A. Addresses To Request Application
rwilkins on PROD1PC63 with NOTICES_2

(‘‘Facsimile Transmittal Form’’ on receive a waiver of the electronic


Package Grants.gov). This form must be used as application submission requirement
Applicants may download the the cover page to transmit third party must include a copy of the checklist in
instructions to the application found on documents and other information. their application submission.
the Grants.gov Web site at http:// Applicants are advised to download the Applicants submitting an electronic
www.grants.gov/applicants/ application package, complete the SF– application should not submit the

VerDate Aug<31>2005 16:13 Mar 12, 2007 Jkt 211001 PO 00000 Frm 00038 Fmt 4701 Sfmt 4703 E:\FR\FM\13MRN2.SGM 13MRN2
Federal Register / Vol. 72, No. 48 / Tuesday, March 13, 2007 / Notices 11471

checklist. The checklist can be located applicants submitting electronic total. Foundation cost $75,000,
in Appendix A. applications must attach their narrative electrical work $40,000, plumbing work
c. Abstract. Applicants must include responses to Rating Factors 1–5 as one $40,000, finishing work $35,000, and
no more than a two-page summary of attachment. PLEASE DO NOT ATTACH landscaping $10,000. The proposed cost
the proposed project. Please include the YOUR RESPONSE TO EACH FACTOR estimates should be reasonable for the
following: SEPARATELY. Please follow the work to be performed and consistent
(1) A brief description of each instructions on file extension and file with rates established for the level of
proposed project activity, where it will names in the General Section. expertise required to perform the work
take place (be located), the target e. Budget. The budget submission proposed in the geographical area.
population that will be assisted, and the must include the following: When necessary, quotes from various
impact this project is expected to have (1) HUD–424–CB, ‘‘Grant Application vendors or historical data should be
on the community and institution; Detailed Budget.’’ This form shows the used (please make sure they are kept on
(2) A statement that the institution is total budget by year and by line item for file and are available for review by HUD
an eligible institution because it is a the program activities to be carried out at any time). When an applicant
fully accredited institution, the name of with the proposed HUD grant. Each year proposes to use a consultant, the
the accrediting agency and an assurance of the program should be presented applicant must indicate whether there is
that the accrediting agency is recognized separately. Applicants must also budget a formal written agreement. For each
by the U.S. Department of Education; for travel costs (airfare, lodging and per consultant, please provide the name, if
(3) The designated contact person, diem) for two individuals to attend at known, hourly or daily rate, and the
including phone number, facsimile least one HUD sponsored HBCU estimated time on the project.
number, and e-mail address (This is the conference/workshop every year of the Applicants must use a cost estimate
person who will receive all three-year grant performance period. To based on historical data from the
correspondence; therefore, please calculate travel expenses, applicants institution, and/or from a qualified firm
ensure the accuracy of the information); located in Eastern and Central time (e.g., Architectural or Engineering firm),
(4) The project director, if different zones or the U.S. Virgin Islands should vendor, and/or qualified individual
from the designated contact person, for use San Francisco, CA as the site of all (e.g., independent architect or
the project, including phone number, conferences/meetings. Applicants contractor) other than the institution for
facsimile number, and e-mail address. located in Mountain and Pacific time projects that involve rehabilitation of
d. Narrative statement addressing the zones should use Washington, DC as the residential, commercial and/or
Factors. HUD will use the narrative site of all conferences/workshops. industrial structures, and/or acquisition,
response to the ‘‘Rating Factors’’ to Applicants must also submit this form construction, or installation of public
evaluate, rate, and rank applications. to reflect the total cost (summary) for facilities and improvements. Such an
The narrative statement is the main the entire grant performance period entity must be involved in the business
source of information. Applicants are (Grand Total). of housing rehabilitation, construction
advised to review each factor carefully (2) HUD–40076–HBCU, ‘‘Response and/or management. Equipment and
for program specific requirements. The Sheet, Budget-By-Activity’’ The form contracts cannot be presented as a total
response to each factor should be should include a listing of each activity estimated costs. For equipment,
concise and contain only information and task necessary to be performed to applicants must provide a list by type
relevant to the factor, yet detailed implement the program, the overall and cost for each item. Applicants using
enough to address each factor fully. costs for each activity, and the cost from contracts must provide an individual
PLEASE DO NOT REPEAT MATERIAL each funding source. The budget-by- description and cost estimate for each
IN RESPONSE TO THE FIVE FACTORS; activity should clearly indicate the HUD contract. Construction costs must be
INSTEAD, FOCUS ON HOW WELL THE grant amount and identify the source broken down to indicate how funds will
PROPOSAL RESPONDS TO EACH OF and dollar amount of the leveraged be utilized (e.g., demolition, foundation,
THE FACTORS. Where there are resources, if any. exterior walls, roofing, electrical work,
subfactors each subfactor must be Make sure that the amounts shown on plumbing, finishing work, etc.).
presented separately, with the short title the SF–424, HUD–424–CB, HUD– (4) Indirect costs. Indirect costs, if
of the subfactor presented. Make sure to 40076–HBCU and all other required applicable, are allowable based on an
address each subfactor and provide program forms are consistent and the established approved indirect cost rate.
sufficient information about every budget totals are correct. Remember to Applicants must have on file and
element of the subfactor. The narrative check addition in totaling the categories submit to HUD, if selected for funding,
section of an application must not on all forms so that all items are a copy of their indirect cost rate
exceed 50 pages in length (excluding included in the total. If there is an agreement. Applicants who are selected
forms, budget narrative, assurances, and inconsistency between any of the for funding that do not have an
abstract) and must be submitted on 81⁄2 required budget forms, the HUD–424– approved indirect cost rate agreement,
by 11-inch paper, double-spaced on one CB will be used. All budget forms must established by the cognizant federal
side of the paper, with one inch margins be completed fully. If an application is agency, will be required to establish a
(from the top, bottom, and left to right selected for award, the applicant may be rate. In such cases, HUD will issue an
side of the document) and printed in required to provide greater specificity to award with a provisional rate and assist
standard Times New Roman 12-point the budget during grant agreement applicants in having a rate established.
font. Each page of the narrative must negotiations. f. Appendix. Applicants receiving a
include the institution’s name and (3) Budget Narrative. A narrative must waiver of the electronic submission
should be numbered. Note that although be submitted that explains how the requirements and submitting a paper
rwilkins on PROD1PC63 with NOTICES_2

submitting pages in excess of the page applicant arrived at the cost estimates copy of the application must place all
limit will not disqualify an applicant, for any line item over $5,000 required forms in this section. The
HUD will not consider the information cumulative. For example, an applicant appendix section of an application must
on any excess pages. This exclusion proposes to construct a building using not exceed 15 pages in length
may result in a lower score or failure to HUD funding totaling $200,000. The (excluding forms, budget narrative and
meet a threshold requirement. All following costs estimate reflects this assurances). An applicant SHOULD

VerDate Aug<31>2005 16:13 Mar 12, 2007 Jkt 211001 PO 00000 Frm 00039 Fmt 4701 Sfmt 4703 E:\FR\FM\13MRN2.SGM 13MRN2
11472 Federal Register / Vol. 72, No. 48 / Tuesday, March 13, 2007 / Notices

NOT submit resumes, commitment 708–0309. Paper applications will not previously completed and open HUD/
letters, memoranda of understanding be accepted from applicants that have HBCU grants:
and/or agreements, or other back-up not been granted a waiver. If an (1) A list of all HUD/HBCU grants
materials. If this information is applicant is granted a waiver, the Office received, including the dollar amount
included, it will not be considered of University Partnerships will provide awarded and the amount expended as of
during the review process. Each page instructions for submission. All the date of this application. The HUD–
must include the applicant’s name and applicants submitting applications in 40076–HBCU ‘‘Response Sheet’’
should be numbered. HUD will not paper format must have received a (Performance Narrative) form is located
consider the information on any excess waiver to the electronic application at the following Web site: http://
pages. The additional items will also submission requirement and the www.grants.gov/applicants/
slow the transmission of your application must be received by HUD on apply_for_grants.jsp. The form should
application. or before the application deadline date. be filled out completely;
(2) A description of the achievement
C. Submission Dates and Times V. Application Review Information
of specific tasks, measurable objectives,
A complete application package must A. Criteria and specific outcomes consistent with
be received and validated electronically the approved timeline/work plan;
by the Grants.gov portal no later than 1. Rating Factor 1: Capacity of the
(3) A comparison of the amount of
11:59:59 p.m. eastern time on or before Applicant and Relevant Experience (25
proposed leveraged funds and/or
the applications deadline date. In an Points). This factor addresses the extent
resources to the amount that was
effort to address any issues with to which the institution has the
actually leveraged;
transmission of your application, resources necessary to successfully
implement the proposed activities in a (4) A detailed description of
applicants are strongly encouraged to compliance with all reporting
submit their applications at least 48 to timely manner.
requirements, including timeliness of
72 hours prior to the application a. Knowledge and Experience For submission, whether reports were
deadline. This will allow an applicant First Time Applicants (25 Points) For complete and addressed all information
enough time to make the necessary Previously Funded Applicants (10 (both narrative and financial) as
adjustments to meet the submission Points). In rating this subfactor, HUD required by the grant agreement; and
deadline in the event Grants.gov rejects will consider the extent to which the
(5) A list detailing the date the
the application. Please see the General applicant clearly addresses the
project(s) was completed, was it
Section for further instructions. following:
completed in the original three-year
Electronic faxes using the Facsimile (1) Describe the knowledge and grant performance period; if not
Transmittal Cover Sheet (Form HUD– experience of the proposed project completed why (including when it was
96011) contained in the electronic director and staff, including the day-to- or will be completed);
application must be received no later day program manager, consultants HUD will also review an applicant’s
than 11:59:59 p.m. eastern time on the (including technical assistance past performance in managing funds,
application submission deadline date. providers), and contractors in planning including, but not limited to: the ability
and managing the type of project for to account for funding appropriately;
D. Intergovernmental Review which funding is being requested; and timely use of funds received from HUD;
This program is excluded from an (2) Clearly identify the following: key meeting performance targets for
Intergovernmental Review. project team members, titles (e.g., completion of activities; timely
E. Funding Restrictions project manager/coordinator, etc.), submission of required progress reports
respective roles for the project staff, and and receipt of promised leveraged
Ineligible CDBG Activities are listed a brief description of their relevant
at 24 CFR 570.207. Ineligible activities resources. In evaluating past
experience. performance, HUD reserves the right to
include but are not limited to: If key personnel have not been hired,
1. Curriculum development and/or deduct up to five (5) points from this
applicants must identify the position rating score as a result of the
expansion of an institution’s existing
title, provide a description of duties and information obtained from HUD’s
curriculum;
responsibilities, and describe the records (i.e., progress and financial
2. General government expenses; and
3. Political activities. qualifications to be considered in the reports, monitoring reports, Logic Model
selection of personnel, including submissions, and amendments).
F. Other Submission Requirements subcontractors and consultants. 2. Rating Factor 2: Need/Extent of the
1. Application Submission and Experience will be judged in terms of Problem (15 Points). This factor
Receipt Procedure. Please read the recent and relevant knowledge and addresses the extent to which there is a
General Section carefully and skills of the staff to undertake the need for funding the proposed program
completely for the submission and proposed eligible program activities. activities and an indication of the
receipt procedures for all applications HUD will consider experience within importance of meeting the need(s). In
because failure to comply may the last five (5) years to be recent and addressing this factor, applicants should
disqualify your application. experience pertaining to similar provide, at a minimum, the following
2. Waiver of Electronic Submission activities to be relevant. and must cite statistics and/or analyses
Requirements. Applicants should b. Past Performance (15 points) for contained in one or more current data
submit their waiver requests in writing Previously Funded Grant Applicants sources that are sound and reliable.
using e-mail or fax. Waiver requests Only. This subfactor will evaluate how (1) Describe the need(s); and
rwilkins on PROD1PC63 with NOTICES_2

must be submitted no later than 15 days well an applicant has performed (2) Describe the importance of
prior to the application deadline date successfully under HUD/HBCU grants. meeting the proposed needs.
and should be submitted to: Susan Applicants must demonstrate this by In rating this factor, HUD will
Brunson, Office of University addressing the following information on consider only current data that is
Partnerships, E-mail: the HUD–40076–HBCU ‘‘Response specific to the area where the proposed
Susan_S._Brunson@hud.gov, FAX: (202) Sheet’’ (Performance Narrative) for all project activities will be carried out.

VerDate Aug<31>2005 16:13 Mar 12, 2007 Jkt 211001 PO 00000 Frm 00040 Fmt 4701 Sfmt 4703 E:\FR\FM\13MRN2.SGM 13MRN2
Federal Register / Vol. 72, No. 48 / Tuesday, March 13, 2007 / Notices 11473

Sources for localized data can be found • Meet other community addressed. Applicants that just list a
at: www.ffiec.gov. development needs having a particular priority will receive no points. Please
HUD will also consider data collected urgency because existing conditions refer to the General Section for
within the last five (5) years to be pose a serious and immediate threat to additional information about HUD’s
current. To the extent that the targeted the health and welfare of the policy priorities.
community’s Five Year Consolidated community, and other financial The total number of points an
Plan and Analysis of Impediments to resources are not available to meet such applicant can receive under this
Fair Housing Choice (AI) identify the needs. subfactor is two (2). Each policy priority
level of the problem and the urgency in Criteria for determining whether an addressed has a point value of one (1)
meeting the need, applicants should activity addresses one or more point with the exception of the policy
include references to these documents objectives are provided at 24 CFR priority to remove regulatory barriers to
in response to this factor. 570.208; affordable housing, which has a point
Other reliable data sources include, (c) Describe the measurable impact value of up to two (2) points. To receive
but are not limited to, Census reports, that implementing each activity (by the these two (2) points, an applicant must:
HUD Continuum of Care gap analysis end of the grant period) will have on the (1) Complete either Part A or Part B (not
and its E–MAP (to find additional target population; both), (2) include appropriate
information go to HUD’s Web site: (d) Identify the major tasks required documentation, (3) identify a point of
http://www.hud.gov/emaps), law (in sequential order) to successfully contact, (4) indicate how this priority
enforcement agency crime reports, implement and complete each proposed will be addressed and (5) submit the
Public Housing Agencies’ project activity. Include target completed questionnaire, (HUD–27300)
Comprehensive Plans, community completion dates for each task (in 6 ‘‘HUD’s Initiative on Removal of
needs analyses such as provided by the month intervals, up to thirty-six (36) Regulatory Barriers’’ found in the
United Way, the applicant’s institution, months); and General Section. It is up to the applicant
and other sound, reliable and (e) Identify the key staff, as described to determine which of the policy
appropriate sources. Needs in terms of in Factor 1, who will be responsible and priorities they elect to address to receive
fulfilling court orders or consent accountable for completing each task. the available two (2) points.
decrees, settlements, conciliation (2) (8 Points) Describe clearly how d. (2 Points) Economic Opportunities
agreements, and voluntary compliance each proposed activity will: for Low- and Very-Low Income Persons
agreements may also be addressed. (a) Expand the role of the institution (Provision of Section 3). This subfactor
3. Rating Factor 3: Soundness of in the community; will be evaluated on the extent to which
Approach (40 Points). This factor (b) Address the needs identified in an applicant describes how it proposes
addresses the quality and effectiveness Factor 2; to:
of the proposed work plan and the (c) Relate to and not duplicate other (1) Provide opportunities to train and
commitment of the institution to sustain activities in the target area. Duplicative employ Section 3 residents; and/or
the proposed project activities. efforts will be acceptable only if an (2) Award contracts to Section 3
a. (33 Points) Quality of the Work applicant can demonstrate through contractors (see the regulations at 24
Plan. This subfactor will be evaluated documentation that there is a CFR 135). Regulations regarding the
on the extent to which an applicant population in need that is not being provision of Section 3 of the Housing
provides a clear detailed description of served; and and Urban Development Act of 1968 (12
the proposed project activities, (d) Involve citizens of the target area U.S.C. 1701u) can be located at 24 CFR
anticipated accomplishments, and the in the planning and implementation of Part 135.
impact they will have on the target the proposed project activity (e.g., 4. Rating Factor 4: Leveraging
population at the end of the project. development of an advisory committee Resources (8 Points). This factor
(1) (25 Points) Specific activities. The that is representative of the target addresses the ability of the applicant to
work plan must describe all proposed community). secure resources and develop
project activities and major tasks b. (3 Points) Involvement of the partnerships that can be combined with
required to successfully implement Faculty and Students. The applicant HUD’s grant funds to achieve the
them. The work plan must also identify must describe how it proposes to program’s purpose.
the anticipated accomplishments and integrate the institution’s students and In evaluating this factor, HUD will
impact these activities will have on the faculty into proposed project activities. consider how well the applicant has
targeted population. In addressing this c. (2 Points) HUD Policy Priorities. As established partnerships with other
subfactor, applicants must provide a described in the General Section, to earn entities to secure additional resources to
clear description of each proposed points under this subfactor, HUD increase the effectiveness of the
project activity and address the requires applicants to undertake specific proposed project activities. Resources
following: activities that will assist the Department may include funding or in-kind
(a) Describe each proposed project in implementing its policy priorities contributions, such as services or
activity in measurable terms (e.g., the that help the Department achieve its equipment, allocated for the purpose(s)
number of persons to be trained and goals and objectives in FY2008, when of the proposed project activities.
employed; houses to be rehabilitated; or the majority of grant recipients will be Resources may be provided by
minority-owned businesses to be reporting programmatic results and governmental entities, public or private
started, etc.); achievements. In addressing this nonprofit organizations, for-profit
(b) List and describe how each subfactor, HUD will evaluate the extent private organizations, or other entities.
activity meets one of the following to which a program will further and Applicants may also establish
rwilkins on PROD1PC63 with NOTICES_2

Community Development Block Grant support HUD’s priorities. The quality of partnerships with other program
(CDBG) Program national objectives: the responses provided to one or more funding recipients to coordinate the use
• Benefit low- and moderate-income of HUD’s priorities will determine the of resources in the target area. Overhead
persons; score an applicant can receive. and other institutional costs (e.g.,
• Aid in the prevention or Applicants must describe how each salaries, indirect costs, etc.) that the
elimination of slums or blight; or policy priority selected will be institution has waived may be counted.

VerDate Aug<31>2005 16:13 Mar 12, 2007 Jkt 211001 PO 00000 Frm 00041 Fmt 4701 Sfmt 4703 E:\FR\FM\13MRN2.SGM 13MRN2
11474 Federal Register / Vol. 72, No. 48 / Tuesday, March 13, 2007 / Notices

Examples of potential sources for University Partnerships. The date of the houses to be built pursuant to 24 CFR
outside assistance include: letter, memorandum of understanding, 570.207 or rehabilitated; minority-
• Federal, state, and local or agreement from the CEO of the owned businesses to be started);
governments; provider organization must be dated no b. Measurable outcomes the grant will
• Local or national nonprofit earlier than nine months prior to this have on the community in general and
organizations; published NOFA. OUP will provide the target area or population; and
• Financial institutions and/or specific instructions on how these c. The impact the grant will have on
private businesses; documents must be submitted when assisting the university to obtain
• Foundations; contact is made with the applicant. additional resources to continue this
• Faith-based and other community- HUD will only request and consider the type of work at the end of the grant
based organizations. resources/organizations that are listed in performance period.
To address this factor, an applicant the outline submitted in the application. The information must be placed on a
must provide an outline in the If OUP does not receive those HUD–96010, Program Outcome Logic
application and have the original documents with the required Model form. HUD has developed a new
written commitment letters, memoranda information and within the allotted approach to completing this form.
of understanding and/or agreements that timeframe, an applicant will not receive Please carefully read the General
show the extent and firm commitment points under this factor. Section for instructions; training is
of all proposed leveraged resources 5. Rating Factor 5: Achieving Results available. If an applicant utilizes
(including any commitment of resources and Program Evaluation (12 Points). ‘‘other’’ from the Logic Model
from the applicant’s own institution) This factor reflects HUD’s goal to categories, then the applicant should
that address the following information embrace high standards of management describe briefly this ‘‘other’’ category
for each leveraged resource/fund on file and accountability. It measures the within the Rating Factor 5 narrative. If
at the time of application submission: applicant’s commitment to assess their a narrative is provided, those pages will
(1) The name of the organization and performance to achieve the program’s be included in the page count. (Form
the executive officer authorizing the proposed objectives and goals. HUD–96010 will be excluded from the
funds/goods and/or services (only Applicants are required to develop an page count.)
applicable to the narrative section) effective, quantifiable, outcome oriented
(2) The cash amount contributed or evaluation plan for measuring B. Review and Selection Process
dollar value of the in-kind goods and/ performance and determining that 1. Application Selection Process
or services committed (if a dollar objectives and goals have been achieved
amount and its use is not shown, the by using the Logic Model. The Logic Two types of reviews will be
value of the contribution will not be Model is a summary of the narrative conducted:
scored for award); statements presented in Factors 1–4. a. A threshold review to determine an
(3) A specific description of how each Therefore, it should be consistent with applicant’s basic eligibility; and
contribution is to be used toward the the information contained in the b. A technical review for all
proposed activities; narrative statements. applications that pass the threshold
(4) The date the contribution will be ‘‘Outcomes’’ are benefits accruing to review to rate and rank the application
made available and a statement that the community during or after based on the ‘‘Rating Factors’’ listed in
describes the duration of the participation in the HBCU program. Section V.A. Only those applications
contribution; Applicants must clearly identify the that pass the threshold review will
(5) Any terms or conditions affecting outcomes to be measured and achieved. receive a technical review.
the commitment, other than receipt of a Examples of outcomes include 2. Rating Panels. To review and rate
HUD Grant; and increased employment opportunities in applications HUD may establish panels,
(6) The signature of the appropriate the target community by a certain which may include experts or
executive officer authorized to commit percentage, increased incomes/wages or consultants not currently employed by
the funds and/or goods and/or services other assets for persons trained, or HUD to obtain certain expertise.
(only applicable to the written enhanced family stability through the 3. Ranking. HUD will fund
documentation). creation of affordable housing applications in rank order, until all
DO NOT submit commitment letters, opportunities (e.g., increased assets to available program funds are awarded. In
memoranda of understanding and/or families and communities through the order to be considered for funding, an
agreements at the time of application development of affordable housing). applicant must receive a minimum
submission but have the originals on file In addition, applicants must establish score of 75 points out of a possible 100
at the time of submission. IF THIS interim benchmarks and outputs that points for Factors 1 through 5; plus up
INFORMATION IS INCLUDED, IT WILL lead to the ultimate achievement of to two bonus points that may be
NOT BE CONSIDERED DURING THE outcomes. ‘‘Outputs’’ are the direct awarded for activities conducted in the
REVIEW PROCESS. Applicants chosen products of the program’s activities. RC/EZ/EC–II communities, as described
to proceed to the next step in the Examples of outputs are the number of in the General Section. If two or more
selection process will be required to new affordable housing units, the applications have the same number of
submit the signed commitment letters, number of homes that have been points, the application with the most
memoranda of understanding and/or renovated, and the number of facilities points for Factor 3 shall be selected. If
agreements outlined in the application, that have been constructed or there is still a tie, the application with
within seven (7) calendar days after rehabilitated. Outputs should produce the most points for Factor 1 shall be
initial contact from the Office of outcomes for the program. At a selected. If there is still a tie, the
rwilkins on PROD1PC63 with NOTICES_2

University Partnerships (OUP). Letters, minimum, an applicant must address application with the most points for
memoranda of understanding, or the following activities in the evaluation Factors 2, 4 and then 5 shall be selected
agreements must be submitted on the plan: in that order until the tie is broken.
provider’s letterhead and should be a. Measurable outputs to be HUD reserves the right to make
addressed to Sherone Ivey, Associate accomplished (e.g., the number of selections out of rank order to provide
Deputy Assistant Secretary for persons to be trained and employed; for geographic distribution of grantees.

VerDate Aug<31>2005 16:13 Mar 12, 2007 Jkt 211001 PO 00000 Frm 00042 Fmt 4701 Sfmt 4703 E:\FR\FM\13MRN2.SGM 13MRN2
Federal Register / Vol. 72, No. 48 / Tuesday, March 13, 2007 / Notices 11475

HUD also reserves the right to reduce Relations on Federal and Federally semi-annual and final reports. The
the amount of funding requested in Funded Construction Projects. See the information will be used for grantee
order to fund as many highly ranked General Section for further discussion. selection and monitoring the
applications as possible. Additionally, if 5. Procurement of Recovered administration of funds. Response to
funds remain after funding the highest Materials. The General Section provides this request for information is required
ranked applications, HUD may fund further discussion on the matter. in order to receive the benefits to be
part of the next highest-ranking 6. Code of Conduct. See the General derived.
application. If an applicant turns down Section for further discussion. Appendix A—Application Checklist—
an award offer, HUD will make an HBCU
C. Reporting
award to the next highest-ranking
application. If funds remain after all All grant recipients under this NOFA This checklist identifies application
selections have been made, the are required to submit quarterly submission requirements. Applicants
remaining funds will be carried over to progress reports. The progress reports are requested to use this checklist when
the next funding cycle’s competition. shall consist of two components, a preparing an application to ensure
4. Correction to Deficient narrative that must reflect the activities submission of all required elements.
Applications. See the General Section. undertaken during the reporting period Applicants submitting an electronic
and a financial report that reflects costs application do not have to submit the
C. Anticipated Announcement and incurred by budget line item, as well as checklist. Applicants that receive a
Award Dates a cumulative summary of costs incurred waiver of the electronic application
Announcements of awards are during the reporting. submission requirement must include a
anticipated on or before September 30, For each reporting period, as part of copy of the checklist in their
2007. the required report to HUD, grant application.
recipients must include a completed Check off to ensure these items have
VI. Award Administration Information been included in the application:
Logic Model form (HUD–96010), which
A. Award Notice identifies output and outcome __SF–424 ‘‘Application For Federal
achievements. Assistance’’
After all selections have been made, __Application Checklist (Applicants
HUD will notify all winning For FY2007, HUD is considering a
that submit paper applications must
applications in writing. HUD may new concept for the Logic Model. The
include the checklist in their
require winning applicants to new concept is a Return on Investment
applications)
participate in additional negotiations (ROI) statement. HUD will be publishing __Abstract (must include no more than
before receiving an official award. For a separate notice on the ROI concept. a two-page summary of the proposed
further discussion on this matter, please VII. Agency Contacts project)
refer to the General Section. Indicate the page number where each
Applicants may contact Ophelia of the Factors are located:
B. Administrative and National Policy Wilson at (202) 708–3061, extension Narrative Statement Addressing the
Requirements 4390 or Susan Brunson at (202) 708– Rating Factors.
Refer to the General Section. 3061, extension 3852. Persons with The narrative section of an
1. Debriefing. The General Section speech or hearing impairments may call application must not exceed 50 pages in
provides the procedures for requesting a the Federal Information Relay Service length (excluding forms, budget
debriefing. All requests for debriefings (TTY) at (800) 877–8339. Except for the narrative and abstract). This information
must be made in writing to: Ophelia ‘‘800’’ number, these numbers are not must be submitted on 81⁄2 by 11-inch
Wilson, Office of University toll-free. mail to: Applicants may also paper, double-spaced on one side of the
Partnerships, Department of Housing reach Ms. Wilson via e-mail at paper, with one-inch margins (from the
and Urban Development, 451 Seventh Ophelia_Wilson@hud.gov, and/or Ms. top, bottom, left, and right sides of the
Street, SW., Room 8106, Washington, Brunson at Susan_S._Brunson@hud.gov. documents) and printed in standard
DC 20410–6000. VIII. Other Information Times New-Roman 12-point font.
2. Administrative. Grants awarded [Applicants that submit applications via
under this NOFA will be governed by Paperwork Reduction Act Grants.gov should review the General
the provisions of 24 CFR part 84 (Grants The information collection Section for information about file names
and Agreements with Institutions of requirements contained in this and extensions. File names should not
Higher Education, Hospitals and Other document have been approved by the contain spaces or special characters.]
Non-Profit Organizations), A–21 (Cost Office of Management and Budget __Factor I
Principles for Educational Institutions) (OMB) under the Paperwork Reduction __Factor II
and A–133 (Audits of States, Local Act of 1995 (44 U.S.C. 3501–3520) and __HUD–40076, ‘‘Response Sheet
Governments, and Non-Profit assigned OMB control number 2528– Performance Narrative’’ (If applicable)
Organizations). Applicants can access 0235. In accordance with the Paperwork __Factor III
__Factor IV
the OMB circulars at the White House Reduction Act, HUD may not conduct or __Factor V
Web site at www.whitehouse.gov/omb/ sponsor, and a person is not required to __ HUD–96010 ‘‘Logic Model’’
circulars/index.html. respond to, a collection of information Check off to ensure these items have
3. OMB Circulars and unless the collection displays a been included in the application:
Governmentwide Regulations currently valid OMB control number. __Appendix. The appendix section of an
Applicable to Financial Assistance Public reporting burden for the application must not exceed 15 pages in
rwilkins on PROD1PC63 with NOTICES_2

Programs. The General Section provides collection of information is estimated to length (excluding forms, budget
further discussion on this matter. average 356 hours per annum per narrative and assurances).
4. Executive Order 13202, respondent for the application and grant __Budget
Preservation of Open Competition and administration. This includes the time __HUD 424–CB ‘‘Grant Application
Government Neutrality Towards for collecting, reviewing, and reporting Detailed Budget’’ (‘‘HUD Detailed
Government Contractors’ Labor the data for the application, quarterly, Budget Form’’ on Grants.gov)

VerDate Aug<31>2005 16:13 Mar 12, 2007 Jkt 211001 PO 00000 Frm 00043 Fmt 4701 Sfmt 4703 E:\FR\FM\13MRN2.SGM 13MRN2
11476 Federal Register / Vol. 72, No. 48 / Tuesday, March 13, 2007 / Notices

__HUD–40076–HBCU ‘‘Budget-By- __Grant Application Detailed Budget __Certification of Consistency with the
Activity’’ (HUD–424–CB) (‘‘HUD Detailed Budget Consolidated Plan (HUD–2991) if
__Budget Narrative (No form provided Form’’ on Grants.gov) applicable
and must be submitted for the total __Disclosure of Lobbying Activities (SF– __Acknowledgement of Applicant
three-year grant period) LLL), if applicable Receipt (HUD–2993) Only applicants
that submit paper applications
Appendix B (All Required Forms) __Questionnaire for HUD’s Removal of __You Are Our Client Grant Applicant
Regulatory Barriers (HUD–27300), Survey (HUD–2994–A)
The following forms are required for (‘‘HUD Communities Initiative Form’’ __Response Sheet Performance
submission. All required forms are on Grants.gov), if applicable Narrative (HUD–40076) if applicable
contained in the electronic application
__Applicant/Recipient Disclosure/ __Budget-By-Activity (HUD–40076)
package.
Update Report (HUD–2880) (‘‘HUD __Program Logic Model (HUD–96010)
__Application for Federal Assistance __Third Party Documentation Facsimile
(SF–424) Applicant Recipient Disclosure Report’’
on Grants.gov) Transmittal (HUD–96011) (‘‘Facsimile
__Survey on Ensuring Equal Transmittal Form’’ on Grants.gov)
Opportunity for Applicants (SF–424 __Certification of Consistency with RC/ required as the cover page to third party
Supplement) (‘‘Faith Based EEO Survey EZ/EC–II Strategic Plan (HUD–2990), if documents transmitted by facsimile to
(SF–424 SUPP)’’ on Grants.gov) applicable HUD. See the General Section.
rwilkins on PROD1PC63 with NOTICES_2

VerDate Aug<31>2005 16:13 Mar 12, 2007 Jkt 211001 PO 00000 Frm 00044 Fmt 4701 Sfmt 4703 E:\FR\FM\13MRN2.SGM 13MRN2
Federal Register / Vol. 72, No. 48 / Tuesday, March 13, 2007 / Notices 11477
rwilkins on PROD1PC63 with NOTICES_2

EN13MR07.007</GPH>

VerDate Aug<31>2005 16:13 Mar 12, 2007 Jkt 211001 PO 00000 Frm 00045 Fmt 4701 Sfmt 4725 E:\FR\FM\13MRN2.SGM 13MRN2
11478 Federal Register / Vol. 72, No. 48 / Tuesday, March 13, 2007 / Notices

Hispanic-Serving Institutions Assisting institution that is not on the list is how these documents must be
Communities (HSIAC) Program required to provide a statement in the submitted at that time. HUD will only
application that the institution meets request and consider the resources/
Overview Information
the U.S. Department of Education’s organizations outlined in the
A. Federal Agency Name: Department statutory definition of an HSI as cited application. If OUP does not receive
of Housing and Urban Development, above. If an applicant is one of several those documents with the required
Office of Policy Development and campuses of the same institution, the information and within the allotted
Research, Office of University applicant may apply separately from the timeframe, an applicant will not receive
Partnerships. other campuses as long as the campus points under this factor.
B. Funding Opportunity Title: has a separate DUNS number, 2. The appendix section of an
Hispanic-Serving Institutions Assisting administrative structure and budget, application must not exceed 15 pages in
Communities (HSIAC) Program. and meets the enrollment requirements length (excluding forms, budget
C. Announcement Type: Initial outlined above. narrative and assurances). An applicant
announcement. SHOULD NOT submit resumes,
D. Funding Opportunity Numbers: Full Text of Announcement
commitment letters, memoranda of
FR–5100–N–13; OMB Approval Number I. Funding Opportunity Description understanding and/or agreements, or
is 2528–0198. The purpose of the Hispanic-Serving other back-up material. Each page must
E. Catalog of Federal Domestic include the applicant’s name and
Institutions Assisting Communities
Assistance (CFDA) Number: The CDFA should be numbered. HUD will not
(HSIAC) Program is to assist Hispanic-
Number for this program is 14.514. consider the information on any excess
Serving Institutions (HSI) of higher
F. Dates: The application deadline
education expand their role and pages.
date is May 23, 2007. Applications must
effectiveness in addressing community 3. Applicants must budget for travel
be received and validated by Grants.gov
development needs in their localities, costs to attend at least one HUD
by 11:59:59 p.m. eastern time on the
including neighborhood revitalization, sponsored HSIAC conference/workshop
deadline date. Please be sure to read the
housing and economic development, every year of the three-year grant
General Section for electronic
principally for persons of low- and performance period.
application submission and receipt
moderate-income consistent with the 4. Public Law 109–242 (approved
requirements.
purpose of the Title I of the Housing and September 30, 2006) revised the
G. Additional Overview Content
Community Development Act of 1974, definition of Hispanic-serving
Information:
1. Purpose of the Program: To assist as amended. institution found in Title V of the
For the purpose of this program Higher Education Act of 1965 (20 U.S.C.
Hispanic-Serving Institutions (HSI)
NOFA, the term ‘‘locality’’ includes any 1101). The revision removed the
expand their role and effectiveness in
city, county, township, parish, village, requirement that not less than 50
addressing community development
or other general political subdivision of percent of the institution’s Hispanic
needs in their localities, including
a state, Puerto Rico, or the U.S. Virgin students are low-income individuals.
neighborhood revitalization, housing,
Islands where the institution is located.
and economic development, principally A ‘‘target area’’ is the area within the II. Award Information
for persons of low- and moderate- locality in which the institution will In Fiscal Year (FY) 2007,
income, consistent with the purposes of implement its proposed HSIAC grant. approximately $5.9 million is made
Title I of the Housing and Community
A. Authority available for this program and an
Development Act of 1974, as amended.
additional $111,226 in carryover funds.
2. Award Information: In Fiscal Year HUD’s authority for making this An applicant can request up to $600,000
(FY) 2007, approximately $5.9 million funding available under this NOFA is for a three-year (36 months) grant
has been made available for this the Revised Continuing Appropriations performance period.
program by the Revised Continuing Resolution, 2007 (Pub. L. 110–5;
Appropriations Resolution, 2007 (Pub. approved February 15, 2007). This III. Eligibility Information
L. 110–5; approved February 15, 2007) program is being implemented through A. Eligible Applicants
and an additional $111,226 in carryover this NOFA and the policies governing
funds. An applicant can request up to its operation are contained herein. Nonprofit Hispanic-serving
$600,000 for a three-year (36 months) institutions that meet the definition of
grant performance period. B. Modifications an HSI of higher education established
3. Eligible Applicants: Nonprofit Listed below are major modifications in Title V of the Higher Education Act
Hispanic-serving institutions that meet from the Fiscal Year (FY) 2006 program- of 1965 (20 U.S.C. 1101), as amended.
the definition of an HSI of higher funding announcement: In order to meet this definition, at least
education established in Title V of the 1. Commitment letters, memoranda of 25 percent of the full-time
Higher Education Act of 1965 (20 U.S.C. understanding and/or agreements are undergraduate students enrolled in an
1101), as amended. In order to meet this not required to be submitted with the institution must be Hispanic. In
definition, at least 25 percent of the full- application, but the originals must be on addition, all applicants must be
time undergraduate students enrolled in file at the time of application institutions of higher education granting
an institution must be Hispanic. In submission. HUD will require two- or four-year degrees that are fully
addition, all applicants must be applicants chosen to proceed to the next accredited by a national or regional
institutions of higher education granting step in the selection process to submit accrediting agency recognized by the
two-or four-year degrees that are fully the signed commitment letters, U.S. Department of Education.
rwilkins on PROD1PC63 with NOTICES_2

accredited by a national or regional memoranda of understanding and/or Institutions are not required to be on the
accrediting agency recognized by the agreements outlined in the application, list of eligible HSIs prepared by the U.S.
U.S. Department of Education. within seven (7) calendar days after Department of Education. However, an
Institutions are not required to be on the initial contact from the Office of institution that is not on the list is
list of eligible HSIs prepared by the U.S. University Partnerships (OUP). OUP required to provide a statement in the
Department of Education. However, an will provide specific instructions on application that the institution meets

VerDate Aug<31>2005 16:13 Mar 12, 2007 Jkt 211001 PO 00000 Frm 00046 Fmt 4701 Sfmt 4703 E:\FR\FM\13MRN2.SGM 13MRN2
Federal Register / Vol. 72, No. 48 / Tuesday, March 13, 2007 / Notices 11479

the U.S. Department of Education’s development, or energy conservation 2. Threshold Requirements


statutory definition of an HSI as cited project, in accordance with 24 CFR Applicable to all Applicants. All
above. If an applicant is one of several 570.204. This could include activities in applicants must comply with the
campuses of the same institution, the support of a HUD-approved local threshold requirements as defined in the
applicant may apply separately from the entitlement grantee, CDBG General Section and the requirements
other campuses as long as the campus Neighborhood Revitalization Strategy listed below. Applications that do not
has a separate DUNS number, (NRS) or HUD-approved State CDBG meet these requirements will be
administrative structure and budget, Community Revitalization Strategy considered ineligible for funding and
and meets the enrollment requirements (CRS); will be disqualified.
outlined above. (9) Public service activities such as a. The applicant must meet the
general support activities that can help eligibility requirements as defined in
B. Cost Sharing or Matching Section III.A.
to stabilize a neighborhood and
None Required. contribute to sustainable redevelopment b. The applicant may request up to
of the area, including but not limited to $600,000.
C. Other c. An applicant must have a DUNS
such activities as those concerned with
1. Eligible Activities. Eligible employment, crime prevention, child number to receive HUD grant funds (See
activities are listed in 24 CFR part 570, care, health care services, drug abuse, the General Section). Only one
subpart C, particularly §§ 570.201 education, housing counseling, energy application can be submitted per
through 570.206. Information regarding conservation, homebuyer down campus. If multiple applications are
these activities can be found at: payment assistance, establishing and submitted, all will be disqualified.
www.hudclips.org (click on the Code of maintaining Neighborhood Network However, different campuses of the
Federal Regulations for detailed centers in federally assisted or insured same university system are eligible to
information). housing, job training and placement and apply as long as they have a separate
a. Examples of eligible activities recreational needs; DUNS number and an administrative
include, but are not limited to: (10) Up to 20 percent of the grant may and budgeting structure independent of
(1) Acquisition of real property; the other campuses in the system.
be used for payments of reasonable
(2) Clearance and demolition; d. Institutions that received an HSIAC
(3) Rehabilitation of residential grant administrative costs related to
planning and execution of the project grant in FY2006 are not eligible to
structures including lead-based paint submit an application under this NOFA.
hazard evaluation and reduction and (e.g., preparation/submission of HUD
reports). Detailed explanations of these If an institution received an HSIAC
making accessibility and visitabilty grant in FY2003, FY2004, or FY2005,
modifications in accordance with the costs are provided in OMB circular
A–21 Cost Principals for Educational the institution may apply under this
requirements of Section 504 of the NOFA as long as it proposes a different
Rehabilitation Act of 1973; Institutions that can be accessed at the
White House Web site at: activity (activities), which has not been
(4) Public facilities and previously undertaken in their current
improvements, such as water and sewer www.whitehouse.gov/omb/circulars/
index.html; project location, or proposes replicating
facilities and streets, compliance with their current project in a new location.
accessibility requirements, including (11) Fair housing services designed to
e. Applicants must receive a
Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of further civil rights objectives of the Fair
minimum score of 75 points to be
1973, the Fair Housing Act, and the Housing Act (42 U.S.C. 3601–20) by
considered for funding.
American with Disabilities Act of 1990; making all persons, without regard to f. Electronic applications must be
(5) Relocation payments and other race, color, religion, sex, national origin, received and validated by Grants.gov no
assistance for permanently and familial status and/or disability aware of later than 11:59:59 p.m. eastern time on
temporarily relocated individuals, the range of housing opportunities the application deadline date.
families, businesses, nonprofit available to them; and 3. Program Requirements. In addition
organizations, and farm operations b. Each activity proposed for funding to the program requirements listed in
where the assistance is: must meet the Community Development Section III.C of the General Section,
(a) Required under the provisions of Block Grant (CDBG) program eligibility applicants must meet the following
24 CFR 570.606(b) or (c); or requirements and at least one of the program requirements:
(b) Determined by the grantee to be three CDBG national objectives. The a. All funds awarded are for a three-
appropriate under the provisions of 24 three national objectives of the CDBG year (36 months) grant performance
CFR 570.606(d); program are listed in Rating Factor 3 in period.
(6) Direct homeownership assistance Section V.A.3 of this NOFA. b. Applicants must ensure that not
to low- and moderate-income persons, Criteria for determining whether an less than 51 percent of the aggregated
as provided in section 105(a)(25) of the activity addresses one or more national expenditures of a grant award are used
Housing and Community Development objectives are provided at 24 CFR to benefit low- and moderate-income
Act of 1974; 570.208. persons under the criteria specified in
(7) Special economic development c. The CDBG publication entitled 24 CFR 570.208(a) or 570.208(d)(5) or
activities described at 24 CFR 570.203 ‘‘Community Development Block Grant (6).
and assistance to facilitate economic Program Guide to National Objectives c. Site Control. Where grant funds
development by providing technical or and Eligible Activities for Entitlement will be used for acquisition,
financial assistance for the Communities’’ describes the CDBG rehabilitation, or new construction, an
establishment, stabilization, and regulations, and a copy can be obtained applicant must demonstrate site control.
rwilkins on PROD1PC63 with NOTICES_2

expansion of microenterprises, from HUD’s NOFA Information Center Funds may be recaptured or deobligated
including minority enterprises; at 800–HUD–8929. Individuals with from recipients that cannot demonstrate
(8) Assistance to community-based hearing or speech impairments may control of a suitable site within one year
development organizations (CBDO) to access this number via the toll-free after the initial notification of award.
carry out a CDBG neighborhood Federal Information Relay Service at d. Environmental Requirements.
revitalization, community economic 800–877–8339. Selection for award does not constitute

VerDate Aug<31>2005 16:13 Mar 12, 2007 Jkt 211001 PO 00000 Frm 00047 Fmt 4701 Sfmt 4703 E:\FR\FM\13MRN2.SGM 13MRN2
11480 Federal Register / Vol. 72, No. 48 / Tuesday, March 13, 2007 / Notices

approval of any proposed sites. IV. Application and Submission application package, complete the SF–
Following selection for award, HUD will Information. 424 first and it will pre-populate the
perform an environmental review of Transmittal Cover page. The Transmittal
A. Addresses To Request Application
properties proposed for assistance in Cover page will contain a unique
Package
accordance with 24 CFR Part 50. The identifier embedded in the page that
results of the environmental review may Applicants may download the will help HUD associate your faxed
require that proposed activities be instructions to the application found on materials to your application. Please
modified or proposed sites be rejected. the Grants.gov Web site at http:// download the cover page and then make
www.Grants.gov/applicants/ multiple copies to provide to any of the
Applicants are particularly cautioned
apply_for_grants.jsp. If you have entities responsible for submitting faxed
not to undertake or commit funds for
difficulty accessing the information, you materials to HUD on your behalf. Please
acquisition or development of proposed
may call the Grants.gov Support Desk do not use your own fax sheet. HUD
properties prior to HUD approval of toll free at 800–518–GRANTS or e-mail will not read any faxes that are sent
specific properties or areas. An your questions to Support@Grants.gov. without the HUD–96011 fax transmittal
application constitutes an assurance See the General Section for information cover page.
that the institution will assist HUD to regarding the registration process or ask 2. Certifications and Assurances.
comply with part 50; will supply HUD for registration information from the Please read the General Section for
with all available and relevant Grants.gov Support Desk. detailed information on all
information to perform an Certifications and Assurances. All
environmental review for each proposed B. Content and Form of Application
Submission applications submitted through
property; will carry out mitigating Grants.gov constitute an
measures required by HUD or select 1. Forms. The following forms are acknowledgement and agreement to all
alternate property; and will not acquire, required for submission. Copies of these required certifications and assurances.
rehabilitate, convert, demolish, lease, forms are available on line at http:// Please include in your application each
repair, or construct property, and not www.Grants.gov/applicants/ item listed below. Applicants
commit or expend HUD or local funds apply_for_grants.jsp. submitting paper copy applications
for these program activities with respect a. SF–424, Application for Federal should submit the application in the
to any eligible property until HUD’s Assistance; following order:
b. SF–424, Supplement, Survey on a. SF–424, Application for Federal
written approval of the property is
Ensuring Equal Opportunities for Assistance. Please remember the
received. In supplying HUD with
Applicants (‘‘Faith Based EEO Survey following:
environmental information, applicants (SF–424 SUPP)’’ on Grants.gov);
should use the same guidance as (1) The full grant amount requested
c. HUD–424–CB, Grant Application from HUD (entire three years) should be
provided in the HUD Notice CPD–05–07 Detailed Budget (‘‘HUD Detailed Budget entered, not the amount for just one
entitled, ‘‘Field Environmental Review Form’’ on Grants.gov); year;
Processing for Rural Housing and d. SF–LLL, Disclosure of Lobbying (2) Include the name, title, address,
Economic Development (RHED) grants’’ Activities, if applicable; telephone number, facsimile number,
issued August 30, 2005. The General e. HUD–27300, Questionnaire for and e-mail address of the designated
Section provides further discussion of HUD’s Removal of Regulatory Barriers contact. This is the person who will
the environmental requirements. (‘‘HUD Communities Initiative Form’’ receive all correspondence; therefore,
Further information and assistance on on Grants.gov), if applicable; please ensure the accuracy of the
HUD’s environmental requirements is f. HUD–2880, Applicant/Recipient information;
available at: http://hudstage.hud.gov/ Disclosure/Update Report (‘‘HUD (3) The Employer Identification/Tax
utilities/intercept.cfm?/offices/cpd/ Applicant Recipient Disclosure Report’’ ID;
lawsregs/notices/2005/05-07.pdf. on Grants.gov); (4) The DUNS Number;
g. HUD–96010, Program Logic Model; (5) The Catalog of Federal Domestic
e. Labor Standards. Institutions and h. HUD–2990, Certification of Assistance Number for this program is
their sub-grantees, contractors, and Consistency with RC/EZ/EC–II Strategic 14.514;
subcontractors must comply with the Plan, if applicable; (6) The project’s proposed start date
labor standards (Davis-Bacon) i. HUD–2991, Certification of and completion date. For the purpose of
requirements referenced in 24 CFR Consistency with the Consolidated Plan, this application, the program start date
570.603. if applicable; should be December 1, 2007; and
f. Economic Opportunities for Low- j. HUD–2993, Acknowledgement of (7) The signature of the Authorized
and Very-Low Income Persons (Section Applicant Receipt. Complete this form Organization Representative (AOR)
3). The provisions of Section 3 of the only if you have received a waiver to the who, by virtue of submitting an
Housing and Urban Development Act of electronic application submission application via Grants.gov, has been
1968 (12 U.S.C. 1701u) apply to this requirement. Applicants submitting authenticated by the credential provider
NOFA. One of the purposes of the electronically are not required to to submit applications on behalf of the
include this form; Institution and approved by the
assistance is to give, to the greatest
k. HUD–2994–A, You Are Our Client eBusiness Point of Contact to submit an
extent feasible, and consistent with Grant Applicant Survey. Applicants are application via Grants.gov. The AOR
existing federal, state, and local laws not required to complete this form. must be able to make a binding legal
and regulations, job training, l. HUD–96011, Third Party agreement with HUD.
employment, contracting and other
rwilkins on PROD1PC63 with NOTICES_2

Documentation Facsimile Transmittal b. Application Checklist. Applicants


economic opportunities to Section 3 (‘‘Facsimile Transmittal Form’’ on should use the checklist to ensure that
residents and Section 3 business Grants.gov). This form must be used as they have all the required components
concerns. Regulations are located at 24 the cover page to transmit third party of their application. Applicants
CFR Part 135. documents and other information. submitting an electronic application
Applicants are advised to download the should not submit the checklist.

VerDate Aug<31>2005 16:13 Mar 12, 2007 Jkt 211001 PO 00000 Frm 00048 Fmt 4701 Sfmt 4703 E:\FR\FM\13MRN2.SGM 13MRN2
Federal Register / Vol. 72, No. 48 / Tuesday, March 13, 2007 / Notices 11481

Applicants that receive a waiver of the side of the document) and printed in electrical work $40,000, plumbing work
electronic application submission must standard Times New Roman 12-point $40,000, finishing work $35,000, and
include a copy of the checklist in their font. Each page of the narrative must landscaping $10,000. The proposed cost
application submission. The checklist include the applicant’s name and estimates should be reasonable for the
can be located in Appendix A. should be numbered. Note that although work to be performed and consistent
c. Abstract. Applicants must include submitting pages in excess of the page with rates established for the level of
no more than a two-page summary of limit will not disqualify an applicant, expertise required to perform the work
the proposed project. Please include the HUD will not consider the information proposed in the geographical area.
following: on any excess pages. This exclusion When necessary, quotes from various
(1) A clear description of each may result in a lower score or failure to vendors or historical data should be
proposed project activity, where it will meet a threshold requirement. All used (please make sure they are kept on
take place (be located), the target applicants submitting electronic file and are available for review by HUD
population that will be assisted, and the applications must attach their narrative at any time). All direct labor or salaries
impact this project is expected to have responses to Rating Factors 1–5 as one must be supported with mandated city/
on the community and institution; attachment. PLEASE DO NOT ATTACH state pay scales, the Davis-Bacon rate, (if
(2) A statement that the institution is YOUR RESPONSE TO EACH FACTOR applicable) or other documentation.
an eligible institution because it is a SEPARATELY. Please follow the When an applicant proposes to use a
two- or four-year fully accredited instructions on file extension and file consultant, the applicant must indicate
institution, the name of the accrediting names in the General Section. whether there is a formal written
agency and an assurance that the e. Budget. The budget submission agreement. For each consultant, please
accrediting agency is recognized by the must include the following: provide the name, if known, hourly or
U.S. Department of Education; (1) HUD–424–CB, ‘‘HUD Detailed daily rate, and the estimated time on the
(3) A statement that the institution Budget Form.’’ This form shows the project. Applicants must use cost
meets the definition of an Hispanic total budget by year and by line item for estimates based on historical data from
Serving Institution: at least 25 percent of the program activities to be carried out the institution and/or from a qualified
the full-time undergraduate students with the proposed HUD grant. Each year firm (e.g., Architectural or Engineering
enrolled in an institution must be of the program should be presented firms), vendor, and/or qualified
Hispanic. separately. Applicants must also budget individual (e.g., independent architect
(4) The designated contact person, for travel costs (airfare, lodging and per or contractor) other than the institution
including phone number, facsimile diem) for two individuals to attend at for projects that involve rehabilitation of
number, and e-mail address (This is the least one HUD sponsored HSIAC residential, commercial and/or
person who will receive all conference/workshop every year of the industrial structures, and/or acquisition,
correspondence from HUD; therefore three-year grant performance period. To construction, or installation of public
please ensure the accuracy of the calculate travel expenses, applicants facilities and improvements. Such an
information); located in Eastern and Central time entity must be involved in the business
(5) The project director, if different zones or the U.S. Virgin Islands should of housing rehabilitation, construction
from the designated contact person, for use San Francisco, CA as the site of all and/or management. Equipment and
the project, including phone number, conferences/workshops. Applicants contracts cannot be presented as a total
facsimile number, and e-mail address. located in Mountain and Pacific time estimated cost. For equipment,
d. Narrative Statement Addressing the zones or Puerto Rico should use applicants must provide a list by type
Factors. HUD will use the narrative Washington, DC as the site of all and cost for each item. Applicants using
response to the ‘‘Rating Factors’’ to conferences/meetings. contracts must provide an individual
evaluate, rate, and rank applications. Applicants must also submit this form description and cost estimate for each
The narrative statement is the main to reflect the total cost for the entire contract. Construction costs must be
source of information. Applicants are grant performance period (Grand Total). broken down to indicate how funds will
advised to review each factor carefully Make sure that the amounts shown on be utilized (e.g., demolition, foundation,
for program specific requirements. The the SF–424, the HUD–424–CB, and on exterior walls, roofing, electrical work,
response to each factor should be all other required program forms are plumbing, finishing work, etc.).
concise and contain only information consistent and the budget totals are (3) Indirect costs. Indirect costs, if
relevant to the factor, yet detailed correct. Remember to check addition in applicable, are allowable based on an
enough to address each factor fully. totaling the categories on all forms so established approved indirect cost rate.
PLEASE DO NOT REPEAT MATERIAL that all items are included in the total. Applicants must have on file, and
IN RESPONSE TO THE FIVE FACTORS; If there is an inconsistency between any submit to HUD if selected for award, a
INSTEAD, FOCUS ON HOW WELL THE of the required budget forms, the HUD– copy of their indirect cost rate
PROPOSAL RESPONDS TO EACH OF 424–CB will be used. All budget forms agreement. Applicants who are selected
THE FACTORS. Where there are must be fully completed. If an for funding that do not have an
subfactors, each subfactor must be application is selected for award, the approved indirect cost rate agreement,
presented separately, with the short title applicant may be required to provide established by the cognizant federal
of the subfactor presented. Make sure to greater specificity to the budget during agency, will be required to establish a
address each subfactor and provide grant agreement negotiations. rate. In such cases, HUD will issue an
sufficient information about every (2) Budget Narrative. A narrative must award with a provisional rate and assist
element of the subfactor. The narrative be submitted that explains how the applicants with the process of
section of an application must not applicant arrived at the cost estimates establishing a final rate.
rwilkins on PROD1PC63 with NOTICES_2

exceed 50 pages in length (excluding for any line item over $5,000 f. Appendix. Applicants receiving a
forms, budget narrative, assurances, and cumulative. For example, an applicant waiver of the electronic submission
abstract) and must be submitted on 81⁄2 proposes to construct a building using requirements and submitting a paper
by 11-inch paper, double-spaced on one HUD funding totaling $200,000. The copy of the application must place all
side of the paper, with one inch margins following costs estimate reflects this required forms in this section. The
(from the top, bottom and left to right total. Foundation cost $75,000, appendix section of an application must

VerDate Aug<31>2005 16:13 Mar 12, 2007 Jkt 211001 PO 00000 Frm 00049 Fmt 4701 Sfmt 4703 E:\FR\FM\13MRN2.SGM 13MRN2
11482 Federal Register / Vol. 72, No. 48 / Tuesday, March 13, 2007 / Notices

not exceed 15 pages in length submit their waiver requests in writing well an applicant has performed
(excluding forms, budget narrative and using e-mail or fax. Waiver requests successfully under HUD/HSIAC grants.
assurances). An applicant SHOULD must be submitted no later than 15 days Applicants must demonstrate this by
NOT submit resumes, commitment prior to the application deadline date addressing the following information for
letters, memoranda of understanding and should be submitted to: Susan all previously completed and open
and/or agreements, or other back-up Brunson, Office of University HUD/HSIAC grants:
materials. If this information is Partnerships, E-mail: (1) A list of all HUD/HSIAC grants
included, it will not be considered Susan_S._Brunson@hud.gov, FAX: (202) received, including the dollar amount
during the review process. Each page 708–0309. awarded and the amount expended and
must include the applicant’s name and Paper applications will not be obligated as of the date of this
should be numbered. HUD will not accepted from applicants that have not application;
consider the information on any excess been granted a waiver. If an applicant is (2) A description of the achievement
pages. The additional items will also granted a waiver, the Office of of specific tasks, measurable objectives,
slow the transmission of your University Partnerships will provide and specific outcomes consistent with
application. instructions for submission. All the approved project management plan;
applicants submitting applications in (3) A list detailing the date the
C. Submission Dates and Times project(s) was completed, was it
paper format must have received a
A complete application package must waiver to the electronic application completed in the original three-year
be received and validated electronically submission requirement and the grant performance period; if not
by the Grants.gov portal no later than application must be received by HUD on completed, why (including when it was
11:59:59 p.m. eastern time on or before or before the application deadline date. or will be completed);
the application deadline date. In an (4) A comparison of the amount of
effort to address any issues with V. Application Review Information proposed leveraged funds and/or
transmission of your application, A. Criteria resources to the amount that was
applicants are strongly encouraged to actually leveraged; and
1. Rating Factor 1: Capacity of the (5) A detailed description of
submit their applications at least 48 to
Applicant and Relevant Experience (25 compliance with all reporting
72 hours prior to the application
Points). This factor addresses the extent requirements, including timeliness of
deadline. This will allow an applicant
to which the applicant has the resources submission, whether reports were
enough time to make the necessary
necessary to successfully implement the complete and addressed all information
adjustments to meet the submission
proposed project in a timely manner. (both narrative and financial) as
deadline in the event Grants.gov rejects
a. Knowledge and Experience For required by the grant agreement.
the application. Please see the General
First Time Applicants (25 Points); For HUD will also review an applicant’s
Section for further instructions.
Previously Funded Applicants (10 past performance in managing funds,
Electronic faxes using the Facsimile
Points). In rating this subfactor, HUD including, but not limited to: the ability
Transmittal Cover Sheet (Form HUD–
will consider how well an applicant to account for funding appropriately;
96011) contained in the electronic
clearly addresses the following: timely use of funds received from HUD;
application must be received no later (1) Describe the knowledge and
than 11:59:59 p.m. eastern time on the meeting performance targets for
experience of the proposed project completion of activities; timely
application deadline date. director and staff, including the day-to- submission of required progress reports
D. Intergovernmental Review day program manager/coordinator, and receipt of promised leveraged
This program is excluded from an consultants (including technical resources. In evaluating past
Intergovernmental Review. assistance providers), and contractors in performance, HUD reserves the right to
planning and managing the type of deduct up to five (5) points from this
E. Funding Restrictions project for which funding is being rating score as a result of the
Ineligible CDBG Activities are listed requested; and information obtained from HUD’s
at 24 CFR 570.207. Ineligible activities (2) Clearly identify the following: key records (i.e, progress and financial
include but are not limited to: project team members, titles (e.g., reports, monitoring reports, Logic Model
a. Curriculum development and/or project manager/coordinator, etc.), submissions, and amendments).
expansion of an institution’s existing respective roles for the project staff, and 2. Rating Factor 2: Need/Extent of the
curriculum; a brief description of their relevant Problem (10 Points). This factor
b. General government expenses; experience. addresses the extent to which there is a
c. Political activities; and If key personnel have not been hired, need for funding the proposed program
d. Planning and administrative applicants must identify the position activities and an indication of the
activities that would result in a grantee title, provide a description of duties and importance of meeting the need(s) in the
exceeding the 20 percent cost responsibilities, and describe the target area. The need(s) described must
limitations (e.g., preparation/submission qualifications to be considered in the be relevant to the activities for which
of HUD reports). selection of personnel, including funds are being requested. In addressing
subcontractors and consultants. this factor, applicants should provide, at
F. Other Submission Requirements Experience will be evaluated in terms a minimum, the following and must cite
1. Application Submission and of recent and relevant knowledge and statistics and/or analyses contained in at
Receipt Procedure. Please read the skills of the staff to undertake eligible least one or more current data sources
General Section carefully and program activities. HUD will consider that are sound and reliable.
rwilkins on PROD1PC63 with NOTICES_2

completely for the submission and experience within the last five (5) years (1) Describe the need(s); and
receipt procedures for all applications to be recent and experience pertaining (2) Describe the importance of
because failure to comply may to similar activities to be relevant. meeting the proposed needs.
disqualify your application. b. Past Performance (15 Points) For In rating this factor, HUD will
2. Waiver of Electronic Submission Previously Funded Grant Applicants consider only current data that is
Requirements. Applicants should Only. This subfactor will evaluate how specific to the area where the proposed

VerDate Aug<31>2005 16:13 Mar 12, 2007 Jkt 211001 PO 00000 Frm 00050 Fmt 4701 Sfmt 4703 E:\FR\FM\13MRN2.SGM 13MRN2
Federal Register / Vol. 72, No. 48 / Tuesday, March 13, 2007 / Notices 11483

project activities will be carried out. urgency because existing conditions selected will be addressed. Applicants
Sources for localized data can be found pose a serious and immediate threat to that just list a priority will receive no
at: www.ffiec.gov. the health and welfare of the points.
HUD will consider data collected community, and other financial The total number of points an
within the last five (5) years to be resources are not available to meet such applicant can receive under this
current. To the extent that the targeted needs. subfactor is two (2). Each policy priority
community’s Five Year Consolidated Criteria for determining whether an addressed has a point value of one (1)
Plan and Analysis of Impediments to activity addresses one or more objective point with the exception of the policy
Fair Housing Choice (AI) identify the are provided at 24 CFR 570.208; priority to remove regulatory barriers to
level of the problem and the urgency in (c) Describe the measurable impact affordable housing, which has a point
meeting the need, applicants should that implementing each activity (by the value of up to two (2) points. To receive
include references to these documents end of the grant period) will have on the these two (2) points, an applicant must:
in the response to this factor. target population; (1) Complete either Part A or Part B (not
Other reliable data sources include, (d) Identify the major tasks required both), (2) include appropriate
but are not limited to, Census reports, (in sequential order) to successfully documentation, (3) identify a point of
HUD Continuum of Care gap analysis implement and complete each proposed contact, (4) indicate how this priority
and its E–MAP (www.hud.gov/emaps), project activity. Include target will be addressed and (5) submit the
law enforcement agency crime reports, completion dates for these tasks (in 6 completed questionnaire, (HUD–27300)
Public Housing Agencies’ month intervals, up to 36 months); ‘‘HUD’s Initiative on Removal of
Comprehensive Plans, community (e) Identify the key staff, as described Regulatory Barriers Communities
needs analyses such as those provided in Factor 1, who will be responsible for Initiative’’ found in the General Section.
by the United Way, the applicant’s completing each task; and It is up to the applicant to determine
institution, and other sound, reliable (f) Describe how the project director which of the policy priorities they elect
and appropriate sources. Needs in terms will work with the partners and citizens to address to receive the available two
of fulfilling court orders or consent to accomplish the proposed project (2) points.
decrees, settlements, conciliation activities. d. (2 Points) Economic Opportunities
agreements, and voluntary compliance (2) (5 Points) Describe clearly how for Low- and Very-Low Income Persons
agreements may also be addressed. each proposed activity will: (Provision of Section 3). This subfactor
3. Rating Factor 3: Soundness of (a) Expand the role of the institution will be evaluated on the extent to which
Approach (44 Points). This factor in the community; an applicant describes how it proposes
addresses the quality and effectiveness (b) Address the needs identified in to:
of the proposed work plan and the Factor 2; (1) Provide opportunities to train and
commitment of the institution to sustain (c) Relate to and not duplicate other employ Section 3 residents; and/or
the proposed activities. activities in the target area. Duplicative (2) Award contracts to Section 3
a. (37 Points) Quality of the Work efforts will be acceptable only if an contractors (See the regulations at 24
Plan. This subfactor will be evaluated applicant can demonstrate through CFR 135.). Regulations regarding the
on the extent to which an applicant documentation that there is a provision of Section 3 of the Housing
provides a clear detailed description of population in need that is not being and Urban Development Act of 1968 (12
the proposed project activities, served; and U.S.C. 1701u) can be located at 24 CFR
anticipated accomplishments and the (d) Involve citizens of the target area Part 135.
impact they will have on the target in the planning and implementation of 4. Rating Factor 4: Leveraging
population at the end of the project. the proposed project activity (e.g., Resources (9 Points). This factor
(1) (32 Points) Specific Activities. The development of an advisory committee addresses the ability of the applicant to
work plan must describe all proposed that is representative of the target secure resources and develop
activities and major tasks required to community). partnerships that can be combined with
successfully implement them. The work b. (3 Points) Involvement of the HUD’s grant funds to achieve the
plan must also identify the anticipated Faculty and Students. The applicant program’s purpose.
measurable accomplishments and must describe how it proposes to HUD will consider how well an
impact these activities will have on the integrate the institution’s students and applicant has established partnerships
targeted population. In addressing this faculty into proposed project activities. with other entities to secure additional
subfactor, applicants must provide a c. (2 Points) HUD Policy Priorities. As resources to increase the effectiveness of
clear description of each proposed described in the General Section, to earn the proposed project activities.
activity and address the following: points under this subfactor, HUD Resources may include funding or in-
(a) Describe each proposed project requires applicants to undertake specific kind contributions, such as services or
activity in measurable terms (e.g., the activities that will assist the Department equipment, allocated for the purpose(s)
number of persons to be trained and in implementing its policy priorities of the proposed project activities.
employed; houses to be built or and that will help the Department Resources may be provided by
rehabilitated; or minority owned achieve its goals and objectives in governmental entities, public or private
businesses to be started, etc.); FY2008, when the majority of grant nonprofit organizations, for-profit
(b) List and describe how each recipients will be reporting private organizations, or other entities.
activity meets one of the following programmatic results and achievements. Applicants may also establish
Community Development Block Grant In rating this subfactor, HUD will partnerships with other program
(CDBG) Program national objectives: evaluate the extent to which a program funding recipients to coordinate the use
rwilkins on PROD1PC63 with NOTICES_2

• Benefit low- and moderate-income will further and support HUD’s of resources in the target area. Overhead
persons; priorities. The quality of the responses and other institutional costs (e.g.,
• Aid in the prevention or provided to one or more of HUD’s salaries, indirect costs, etc.) that the
elimination of slums or blight; or priorities will determine the score an institution has waived may be counted.
• Meet other community applicant can receive. Applicants must • Examples of potential sources for
development needs having a particular describe how each policy priority outside assistance include:

VerDate Aug<31>2005 16:13 Mar 12, 2007 Jkt 211001 PO 00000 Frm 00051 Fmt 4701 Sfmt 4703 E:\FR\FM\13MRN2.SGM 13MRN2
11484 Federal Register / Vol. 72, No. 48 / Tuesday, March 13, 2007 / Notices

• Federal, state, and local of understanding, or agreements must be objectives and goals have been achieved
governments submitted on the provider’s letterhead by using the HUD Logic Model. The
• Local or national nonprofit and should be addressed to Sherone Logic Model is a summary of the
organizations Ivey, Associate Deputy Assistant narrative statements presented in
• Financial institutions and/or Secretary for University Partnerships. Factors 1–4. Therefore, the information
private businesses The date of the letter, memorandum of submitted on the Logic Model should be
• Foundations understanding, or agreement from the consistent with the information
• Faith-based and other community- CEO of the provider organization must contained in the narrative statements.
based organizations. be dated no earlier than nine months ‘‘Outcomes’’ are benefits accruing to
To address this factor, an applicant prior to this published NOFA. OUP will institutions and/or communities during
must provide an outline in the provide specific instructions on how or after participation in the HSIAC
application and have the original these documents must be submitted program. Applicants must clearly
written commitment letters, memoranda when contact is made with the identify the outcomes to be measured
of understanding and/or agreements that applicant. HUD will only request and and achieved. Examples of outcomes
show the extent and firm commitment consider the resources/organizations include increased employment
of all proposed leveraged resources that are listed in the outline submitted opportunities in the target community
(including any commitment of resources in the application. If OUP does not by a certain percentage, or enhanced
from the applicant’s own institution) receive those documents with the family stability through the creation of
that address the following information required information and within the affordable housing opportunities.
for each leveraged resource/fund on file allotted timeframe, an applicant will not In addition, applicants must establish
at the time of application submission: receive points under this factor. interim benchmarks and outputs that
(1) The name of the organization and In scoring this factor, HUD will award lead to the ultimate achievement of
the executive officer authorizing the • Nine (9) points to an applicant that outcomes. ‘‘Outputs’’ are the direct
funds/goods and/or services (Only provides properly documented products of the program’s activities.
applicable to the narrative section); leveraging resources as listed in their Examples of outputs are the number of
(2) The cash amount contributed or application that are 15 percent or more new affordable housing units, the
dollar value of the in-kind goods and/ of the amount requested under this number of homes that have been
or services committed (If a dollar program; renovated, and the number of
amount and its use are not shown, the • Seven (7) to eight (8) points to community facilities that have been
value of the contribution will not be applicants that provide documentation constructed or rehabilitated. Outputs
scored for award); that includes at least five of the seven should produce outcomes for the
(3) A specific description of how each required items outlined above and that program. At a minimum an applicant
contribution is to be used toward the represents 10 to 14 percent of the must address the following activities in
proposed activities; amount requested under this program; the evaluation plan:
(4) A description of the current and/ • Five (5) to six (6) points to a. Measurable outputs to be
or past working relationship that the applicants that provide documentation accomplished, e.g., the number of
institution has with the organization that includes at least four of the seven persons to be trained and employed;
contributing the resources and the required items outlined above and that houses to be built (pursuant to 24 CFR
involvement it will have with this represents 10 to 14 percent of the 570.207) or rehabilitated; minority-
proposed project. amount requested under this program; owned businesses to be started;
(5) The date the contribution will be • Three (3) to four (4) points to b. Measurable outcomes the grant will
made available and a statement that applicants that provide documentation have on the community in general and
describes the duration of the that includes at least five of the seven the target area or population; and
contribution; required items outlined above and that c. The impact the grant will have on
(6) Any terms or conditions affecting represents 5 to 9 percent of the amount assisting the university to obtain
the commitment, other than receipt of a requested under this program; additional resources to continue this
HUD Grant; and • One (1) to two (2) points to type of work at the end of the grant
(7) The signature of the appropriate applicants that provide documentation
executive officer authorized to commit performance period.
that includes at least three of the seven The information must be placed on a
the funds and/or goods and/or services required items outlined above and that
(Only applicable to the written HUD–96010, Program Outcome Logic
represents 5 to 9 percent of the amount Model form. HUD has developed a new
documentation). requested under this program; and
Do not submit commitment letters, approach to completing this form.
• Zero (0) points to applicants that Please carefully read the General
memoranda of understanding and/or provide documented leveraging
agreements are not required at the time Section for instructions, training is
resources as listed above that are less available. (Form HUD–96010 will be
of application submission but have the than 5 percent of the amount requested.
originals on file at the time of excluded from the page count.) If an
submission. IF THIS INFORMATION IS 5. Rating Factor 5: Achieving Results applicant utilizes ‘‘other’’ from the
INCLUDED, IT WILL NOT BE and Program Evaluation (12 Points) Logic Model categories, then the
CONSIDERED DURING THE REVIEW This factor reflects HUD’s goal to applicant should describe briefly this
PROCESS. Applicants chosen to embrace high standards of management ‘‘other’’ category within the Rating
proceed to the next step in the selection and accountability. It measures the Factor 5 narrative. If a narrative is
process will be required to submit the applicant’s commitment to assess their provided, those pages will be included
in the page count.
rwilkins on PROD1PC63 with NOTICES_2

signed commitment letters, memoranda performance to achieve the program’s


of understanding and/or agreements proposed objectives and goals. B. Review and Selection Process
outlined in the application, within Applicants are required to develop an
seven (7) calendar days after initial effective, quantifiable, outcome oriented 1. Application Selection Process
contact from the Office of University evaluation plan for measuring Two types of reviews will be
Partnerships (OUP). Letters, memoranda performance and determining that conducted:

VerDate Aug<31>2005 16:13 Mar 12, 2007 Jkt 211001 PO 00000 Frm 00052 Fmt 4701 Sfmt 4703 E:\FR\FM\13MRN2.SGM 13MRN2
Federal Register / Vol. 72, No. 48 / Tuesday, March 13, 2007 / Notices 11485

a. A threshold review to determine an B. Administrative and National Policy For FY2007, HUD is considering a
applicant’s basic eligibility; and Requirements new concept for the Logic Model. The
b. A technical review for all Refer to Section in the General new concept is a Return on Investment
applications that pass the threshold Section. (ROI) statement. HUD will be publishing
review to rate and rank the application 1. Debriefing. The General Section a separate notice on the ROI concept.
based on the ‘‘Rating Factors’’ listed in provides the procedures for requesting a VII. Agency Contacts
Section V, A. Only those applications debriefing. All requests for debriefings
that pass the threshold review will must be made in writing to: Madlyn Applicants may contact Madlyn
receive a technical review and be rated Wohlman-Rodriguez, Office of Wohlman-Rodriguez at (202) 708–3061,
and ranked. University Partnerships, Department of extension 5939 or Susan Brunson, at
2. Rating Panels. To review and rate Housing and Urban Development, 451 (202) 708–3061, extension 3852. Persons
applications, HUD may establish panels, Seventh Street, SW., Room 8106, with speech or hearing impairments
which may include experts or Washington, DC 20410–6000. may call the Federal Information Relay
consultants not currently employed by Applicants may also write to Ms. Service (TTY) at (800) 877–8339. Except
HUD to obtain certain expertise. Wohlman-Rodriguez via e-mail at for the ‘‘800’’ number, these numbers
3. Ranking. HUD will fund Madlyn_Wohlmanrodriguez@hud.gov. are not toll-free. mail to: Applicants may
applications in rank order, until all 2. Administrative. Grants awarded also reach Ms. Rodriguez via e-mail at
available program funds are awarded. In under this NOFA will be governed by Madlyn_Wohlmanrodriguez@hud.gov
order to be considered for funding, an the provisions of 24 CFR part 84 (Grants and/or Ms. Brunson at
applicant must receive a minimum and Agreements with Institutions of Susan_S._Brunson@hud.gov.
score of 75 points out of a possible 100 Higher Education, Hospitals and Other VIII. Other Information
points; plus up to two bonus points that Non-Profit Organizations), A–21 (Cost
may be awarded for activities conducted Principles for Educational Institutions) Paperwork Reduction Act
in the RC/EZ/EC–II communities, as and A–133 (Audits of States, Local The information collection
described in the General Section. If two Governments, and Non-Profit requirements contained in this
or more applications have the same Organizations). Applicants can access document have been approved by the
number of points, the application with the OMB circulars at the White House Office of Management and Budget
the most points for Factor 3 shall be Web site at www.whitehouse.gov/omb/ (OMB) under the Paperwork Reduction
selected. If there is still a tie, the circulars/index.html. Act of 1995 (44 U.S.C. 3501–3520) and
application with the most points for 3. OMB Circulars and assigned OMB control number 2528–
Factor 1 shall be selected. If there is still Governmentwide Regulations 0198. In accordance with the Paperwork
a tie, the application with the most Applicable to Financial Assistance Reduction Act, HUD may not conduct or
points for Factors 2, 4 and then 5 shall Programs. The General Section provides sponsor, and a person is not required to
be selected, in that order, until the tie further discussion. respond to, a collection of information
is broken. HUD reserves the right to 4. Executive Order 13202,
unless the collection displays a
make selections out of rank order to Preservation of Open Competition and
currently valid OMB control number.
provide for geographic distribution of Government Neutrality Towards
Public reporting burden for the
grantees. HUD also reserves the right to Government Contractors Labor Relations
collection of information is estimated to
reduce the amount of funding requested on Federal and Federally Funded
average 59 hours per annum per
in order to fund as many highly ranked Construction Projects. See the General
respondent for the application and grant
applications as possible. Additionally, if Section for further discussion.
5. Procurement of Recovered administration. This includes the time
funds remain after funding the highest for collecting, reviewing, and reporting
ranked applications, HUD may fund Materials. The General Section provides
further information. the data for the application semi-annual
part of the next highest-ranking and final reports. The information will
application. If an applicant turns down 6. Executive Order 13166, Improving
Access to Services For Persons With be used for grantee selection and
an award offer, HUD will make an monitoring the administration of funds.
award to the next highest-ranking Limited English Proficiency (LEP). See
the General Section for further Response to this request for information
application. If funds remain after all is required in order to receive the
selections have been made, the discussion.
7. Code of Conduct. See the General benefits to be derived.
remaining funds will be carried over to
the next funding cycle’s competition. Section for further discussion. Appendix A—Application Checklist—
4. Correction to Deficient C. Reporting HSIAC
Applications. See the General Section. All grant recipients under this NOFA This checklist identifies application
C. Anticipated Announcement and are required to submit semi-annual submission requirements. Applicants
Award Dates. Announcements of progress reports. The progress reports are requested to use this checklist when
awards are anticipated on or before shall consist of two components, a preparing an application to ensure
September 30, 2007. narrative that must reflect the activities submission of all required elements.
VI. Award Administration Information undertaken during the reporting period Applicants submitting an electronic
and a financial report that reflects costs application do not have to submit the
A. Award Notice incurred by budget line items, as well as checklist. Applicants that receive a
After all selections have been made, a cumulative summary of costs incurred waiver of the electronic application
HUD will notify all winning applicants during the reporting period. submission requirement must include a
rwilkins on PROD1PC63 with NOTICES_2

in writing. HUD may require winning For each reporting period, as part of copy of the checklist in their
applicants to participate in additional the required report to HUD, grant application.
negotiations before receiving an official recipients must include a completed Check off to ensure these items have
award. For further discussion on this Logic Model (HUD–96010), which been included in the application:
matter, please refer to the General identifies output and outcome llSF–424 ‘‘Application For Federal
Section. achievements. Assistance’’

VerDate Aug<31>2005 16:13 Mar 12, 2007 Jkt 211001 PO 00000 Frm 00053 Fmt 4701 Sfmt 4703 E:\FR\FM\13MRN2.SGM 13MRN2
11486 Federal Register / Vol. 72, No. 48 / Tuesday, March 13, 2007 / Notices

llApplication Checklist (Applicants llHUD–96010 ‘‘Logic Model’’ llQuestionnaire for HUD’s Removal
that submit paper applications must Check off to ensure these items have of Regulatory Barriers (HUD–27300)
include the checklist in their been included in the application: (‘‘HUD Communities Initiative Form’’
applications) llAppendix. The appendix section of on Grants.gov), if applicable;
llAbstract (must include no more an application must not exceed 15 pages
in length (excluding forms, budget llApplicant Recipient Disclosure
than a two-page summary of the
narrative and assurances). Update Report (HUD–2880) (‘‘HUD
proposed project)
llBudget Applicant Recipient Disclosure Report’’
Indicate the page number where each on Grants.gov);
of the Factors is located: llGrant Application Detailed Budget
llNarrative Statement Addressing the (HUD–424–CB) (‘‘HUD Detailed Budget llCertification of Consistency with
Rating Factors. The narrative section of Form’’ on Grants.gov). RC/EZ/EC–II Strategic Plan (HUD–
an application must not exceed 50 pages llBudget Narrative (No form 2990), if applicable;
in length (excluding forms, budget provided, but must be submitted for the
total three-year grant period. llCertification of Consistency with
narrative and abstract). This information the Consolidated Plan (HUD–2991), if
must be submitted on 81⁄2 by 11-inch Appendix B (All Required Forms) applicable;
paper, double-spaced on one side of the
paper, with one-inch margins (from the The following forms are required for llAcknowledgement of Applicant
top, bottom, left, and right sides of the submission. All required forms are Receipt (Only applicants who submit
documents) and printed in standard contained in the electronic application paper applications (HUD–2993);
Times New-Roman 12-point font. package.
llApplication for Federal Assistance llYou Are Our Client! Grant
[Applicants that submit applications via
(SF–424); Applicant Survey (HUD–2994–A);
Grants.gov should review the General
Section for information about file names llSurvey on Ensuring Equal llThird Party Documentation
and extensions. File names should not Opportunity for Applicants (SF–424 Facsimile Transmittal (HUD–96011)
contain spaces or special characters.] Supplement) (‘‘Faith Based EEO Survey (‘‘Facsimile Transmittal Form’’ on
llFactor I (SF–424 SUPP)’’ on Grants.gov); Grants.gov), to be used as the cover page
llDisclosure of Lobbying Activities to transmit third party documents via
llFactor II
(SF–LLL), if applicable; facsimile, if applicable (See General
llFactor III llGrant Application Detailed Budget Section); and
llFactor IV (HUD–424–CB) (‘‘HUD Detailed Budget’’
llFactor V on Grants.gov); llLogic Model (HUD–96010)
rwilkins on PROD1PC63 with NOTICES_2

VerDate Aug<31>2005 16:13 Mar 12, 2007 Jkt 211001 PO 00000 Frm 00054 Fmt 4701 Sfmt 4703 E:\FR\FM\13MRN2.SGM 13MRN2
Federal Register / Vol. 72, No. 48 / Tuesday, March 13, 2007 / Notices 11487
rwilkins on PROD1PC63 with NOTICES_2

EN13MR07.008</GPH>

VerDate Aug<31>2005 16:13 Mar 12, 2007 Jkt 211001 PO 00000 Frm 00055 Fmt 4701 Sfmt 4725 E:\FR\FM\13MRN2.SGM 13MRN2
11488 Federal Register / Vol. 72, No. 48 / Tuesday, March 13, 2007 / Notices

Alaska Native/Native Hawaiian is not on the list is required to provide memoranda of understanding and/or
Institutions Assisting Communities a statement in the application that the agreements outlined in the application
(AN/NHIAC) Program institution meets the U.S. Department of within seven (7) calendar days after
Education’s statutory definition of an initial contact from the Office of
Overview Information
AN/NHI institution. In order to meet the University Partnerships (OUP). OUP
A. Federal Agency Name: Department definition of an Alaska Native will provide specific instructions on
of Housing and Urban Development, Institution, at least 20 percent of the how these documents must be
Office of Policy Development and undergraduate headcount enrollment submitted at that time. HUD will only
Research, Office of University must be Alaska Native students. If an request and consider the resources/
Partnerships. applicant is a Native Hawaiian organizations outlined in the
B. Funding Opportunity Title: Alaska institution, at least 10 percent of the application. If OUP does not receive
Native/Native Hawaiian Institutions undergraduate headcount enrollment those documents with the required
Assisting Communities (AN/NHIAC) must be Native Hawaiian students in information and within the allotted
Program. order to meet this definition. In timeframe, an applicant will not receive
C. Announcement Type: Initial addition, all applicants must be a two- points under this factor.
announcement. or four-year institution, fully accredited 2. The appendix section of an
D. Funding Opportunity Numbers: by a national or regional accrediting application must not exceed 15 pages in
FR–5100–N–12; OMB Approval Number agency recognized by the U.S. length (excluding forms, budget
is 2528–0206. Department of Education. If an narrative and assurances). An applicant
E. Catalog of Federal Domestic applicant is one of several campuses of SHOULD NOT submit resumes,
Assistance (CFDA) Number: The CFDA the same institution, the applicant may commitment letters, memoranda of
Number for this program is 14.515. apply separately from the other understanding and/or agreements, or
F. Dates: The application deadline campuses as long as the campus has a other back-up material. Each page must
date is May 23, 2007. Applications must separate DUNS number, administrative include the applicant’s name and
be received and validated by Grants.gov structure and budget, and meets the should be numbered. HUD will not
by 11:59:59 p.m. eastern time on the enrollment requirements outlined consider the information on any excess
deadline date. Please be sure to read the above. pages.
General Section for electronic
Full Text of Announcement 3. Applicants must budget for travel
application submission and receipt
costs to attend at least one HUD
requirements. I. Funding Opportunity Description sponsored AN/NHIAC conference/
G. Additional Overview Content
The purpose of the Alaska Native/ workshop every year of the three-year
Information:
1. Purpose of the Program. To assist Native Hawaiian Institutions Assisting grant performance period.
Alaska Native/Native Hawaiian Communities (AN/NHIAC) Program is
II. Award Information
to assist Alaska Native/Native Hawaiian
Institutions (AN/NHI) of higher
Institutions (AN/NHI) of higher In Fiscal Year (FY) 2007,
education expand their role and
education expand their role and approximately $2.9 million is made
effectiveness in addressing community
effectiveness in addressing community available for this program with an
development needs in their localities,
development needs in their localities, additional $36,048 in carryover funds.
including neighborhood revitalization,
including neighborhood revitalization, HUD will award grants under this
housing, and economic development,
housing, and economic development, program to Alaska Native Institutions
principally for persons of low and
principally for persons of low and (ANI) and Native Hawaiian Institutions
moderate income, consistent with the
moderate income, consistent with the (NHI). An applicant can request up to
purposes of Title I of the Housing and
purposes of Title I of the Housing and $800,000 for a three-year (36 months)
Community Development Act of 1974, Community Development Act of 1974, grant performance period.
as amended. as amended.
2. Award Information. In Fiscal Year III. Eligibility Information
(FY) 2007, approximately $2.9 million A. Authority
A. Eligible Applicants
has been made available for this HUD’s authority for making funding
program by the Revised Continuing available under this NOFA is the Nonprofit Alaska Native and Native
Appropriations Resolution, 2007 (Pub. Revised Continuing Appropriations Hawaiian Institutions of Higher
L. 110–5; approved February 15, 2007) Resolution, 2007 (Pub. L. 110–5; Education that meet the definitions of
and an additional $36,048 in carryover approved February 15, 2007). This Alaska Native and Native Hawaiian
funds. An applicant can request up to program is being implemented through Institutions of Higher Education
$800,000 for a three-year (36 months) this NOFA and the policies governing established in Title III, Part A, Section
grant performance period. its operation are contained herein. 317 of the Higher Education Act of
3. Eligible Applicants. Nonprofit 1965, as amended by the Higher
Alaska Native and Native Hawaiian B. Modifications Education Amendments of 1998 (Pub. L.
Institutions of Higher Education that Listed below are major modifications 105–244; enacted October 7, 1998).
meet the definitions of Alaska Native from the FY2006 program-funding Institutions are not required to be on the
and Native Hawaiian Institutions of announcement: list of eligible AN/NHIs prepared by the
Higher Education established in Title 1. Commitment letters, memoranda of U.S. Department of Education. However,
III, Part A, Section 317 of the Higher understanding and/or agreements are an institution that is not on the list is
Education Act of 1965, as amended by not required to be submitted with the required to provide a statement in the
rwilkins on PROD1PC63 with NOTICES_2

the Higher Education Amendments of application but the originals must be on application that the institution meets
1998 (Pub. L. 105–244; enacted October file at the time of application the U.S. Department of Education’s
7, 1998). Institutions are not required to submission. HUD will require statutory definition of an AN/NHI
be on the list of eligible AN/NHIs applicants chosen to proceed to the next institution. In order to meet the
prepared by the U.S. Department of step in the selection process to submit definition of an Alaska Native
Education. However, an institution that the signed commitment letters, Institution, at least 20 percent of the

VerDate Aug<31>2005 16:13 Mar 12, 2007 Jkt 211001 PO 00000 Frm 00056 Fmt 4701 Sfmt 4703 E:\FR\FM\13MRN2.SGM 13MRN2
Federal Register / Vol. 72, No. 48 / Tuesday, March 13, 2007 / Notices 11489

undergraduate headcount enrollment community economic development, or threshold requirements as defined in the
must be Alaska Native students. If an energy conservation projects, in General Section and the requirements
applicant is a Native Hawaiian accordance with 24 CFR 570.204. This listed below. Applications that do not
institution, at least 10 percent of the could include activities in support of a meet these requirements will be
undergraduate headcount enrollment HUD-approved local entitlement considered ineligible for funding and
must be Native Hawaiian students in grantee, CDBG Neighborhood will be disqualified.
order to meet this definition. In Revitalization Strategy (NRS) or HUD- a. The applicant must meet the
addition, all applicants must be a two- approved State CDBG Community eligibility requirements as defined in
or four-year institution, fully accredited Revitalization Strategy (CRS); Section III.A
by a national or regional accrediting h. Public service activities such as b. The applicant may request up to
agency recognized by the U.S. general support activities that can help $800,000.
Department of Education. If an to stabilize a neighborhood and c. An applicant must have a separate
applicant is one of several campuses of contribute to sustainable redevelopment DUNS number to receive HUD grant
the same institution, the applicant may of the area, including but not limited to funds (See the General Section). Only
apply separately from the other such activities as those concerned with one application can be submitted per
campuses as long as the campus has a employment, crime prevention, child campus. If multiple applications are
separate DUNS number, administrative care, health care services, drug abuse, submitted, all will be disqualified.
structure and budget, and meets the education, housing counseling, energy However, different campuses of the
enrollment requirements outlined conservation, homebuyer down same university system are eligible to
above. payment assistance, establishing and apply as long as they have a separate
maintaining Neighborhood Network DUNS number and an administrative
B. Cost Sharing or Matching centers in federally assisted or insured and budgeting structure independent of
None required. housing, job training and placement and the other campuses in the system.
recreational needs; d. Institutions that received grants in
C. Other i. Fair housing services designed to FY2006 are not eligible to submit an
1. Eligible Activities: Eligible further the civil rights objectives of the application under this NOFA.
activities are listed in 24 CFR Part 570, Fair Housing Act (42 U.S.C. 3601–20) by e. Applicants must receive a
subpart C, particularly § 570.201 making all persons, without regard to minimum score of 75 points to be
through § 570.206. Information race, color, religion, sex, national origin, considered for funding.
regarding these activities can be found familial status, and/or disability aware f. Electronic applications must be
at: www.hudclips.org (click on the Code of the range of housing opportunities received and validated by Grants.gov no
of Federal Regulations for detailed available to them; later than 11:59:59 p.m. eastern time on
information). j. Up to 20 percent of the grant may the application deadline date.
Eligible activities include, but are not be used for payments of reasonable 3. Program Requirements. In addition
limited to: grant administrative costs related to to the program requirements listed in
a. Acquisition of real property; planning and execution of the project Section III.C of the General Section,
b. Clearance and demolition; (e.g., preparation/submission of HUD applicants must meet the following
c. Rehabilitation of residential reports, etc.). Detailed explanations of program requirements:
structures and compliance with the these costs are provided in the OMB a. All funds awarded are for a three-
accessibility requirements contained in circulars that can be accessed at the year (36 months) grant performance
Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of White House Web site at: period.
1973; www.whitehouse.gov/omb/circulars/ b. Applicants must ensure that not
d. Acquisition, construction, index.html; and less than 51 percent of the aggregated
reconstruction, rehabilitation, or Each activity proposed for funding expenditures of a grant award are used
installation of public facilities and must meet the Community Development to benefit low- and moderate-income
improvements, such as water and sewer Block Grant (CDBG) program are listed persons under the criteria specified in
facilities and streets; including lead- in Rating Factor 3 in Section V.A.3 of 24 CFR 570.208(a) or 570.208(d)(5) or
based paint hazard evaluation and this NOFA. (6).
reduction and compliance with the Criteria for determining whether an c. Site Control. Where grant funds
accessibility requirements contained in activity addresses one or more of these will be used for acquisition,
Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of objectives are provided at 24 CFR rehabilitation, or new construction, an
1973 and Americans with Disabilities 570.208. applicant must demonstrate site control.
Act of 1990; The CDBG publication entitled Funds may be recaptured or deobligated
e. Direct homeownership assistance to ‘‘Community Development Block Grant from recipients that cannot demonstrate
low- and moderate-income persons, as Program Guide to National Objectives control of a suitable site within one year
provided in section 105(a) (25) of the and Eligible Activities for Entitlement after the initial notification of award.
Housing and Community Development Communities’’ describes the CDBG d. Environmental Requirements.
Act of 1974; regulations, and a copy can be obtained Selection for award does not constitute
f. Special economic development online at http://www.hud.gov/offices/ approval of any proposed sites.
activities described at 24 CFR 570.203 cpd/communitydevelopment/library/ Following selection for award, HUD will
and assistance to facilitate economic deskguid.cfm, or from HUD’s NOFA perform an environmental review of
development by providing technical or Information Center at 800–HUD–8929. properties proposed for assistance in
financial assistance for the Individuals with hearing or speech accordance with 24 CFR part 50. The
rwilkins on PROD1PC63 with NOTICES_2

establishment, stabilization, and impairments may access this number results of the environmental review may
expansion of microenterprises, via the toll-free Federal Information require that proposed activities be
including minority enterprises; Relay Service at 800–877–8339. modified or proposed sites be rejected.
g. Assistance to community-based 2. Threshold Requirements Applicants are particularly cautioned
development organizations (CBDO) to Applicable to all Applicants. All not to undertake or commit funds for
carry out neighborhood revitalization, applicants must comply with the acquisition or development of proposed

VerDate Aug<31>2005 16:13 Mar 12, 2007 Jkt 211001 PO 00000 Frm 00057 Fmt 4701 Sfmt 4703 E:\FR\FM\13MRN2.SGM 13MRN2
11490 Federal Register / Vol. 72, No. 48 / Tuesday, March 13, 2007 / Notices

properties prior to HUD approval of regarding the registration process or ask Certifications and Assurances. All
specific properties or areas. An for registration information from the applications submitted through
application constitutes an assurance Grants.gov Support Desk. Grants.gov constitute an
that the institution will assist HUD to acknowledgement and agreement to all
B. Content and Form of Application
comply with part 50; will supply HUD required certifications and assurances.
Submission
with all available and relevant Please include in your application each
information to perform an 1. Forms. The following forms are item listed below. Applicants
environmental review for each proposed required for submission. Copies of these submitting paper copy applications
property; will carry out mitigating forms are available on line at should submit the application in the
measures required by HUD or select www.grants.gov/applicants/ following order:
alternate property; and will not acquire, apply_for_grans.jsp. a. SF–424, Application for Federal
rehabilitate, convert, demolish, lease, a. SF–424, Application for Federal Assistance. Please remember the
repair, or construct property, and not Assistance; following:
commit or expend HUD or local funds b. SF–424 Supplement, Survey on (1) The full grant amount requested
for these program activities with respect Ensuring Equal Opportunities for from HUD (entire three years) should be
to any eligible property until HUD’s Applicants (‘‘Faith Based EEO Survey entered, not the amount for just one
written approval of the property is (SF–424 SUPP)’’ on Grants.gov); year;
received. In supplying HUD with c. HUD–424–CB, Grant Application (2) Include the name, title, address,
environmental information, applicants Detailed Budget (‘‘HUD Detailed Budget telephone number, facsimile number,
should use the same guidance as Form’’ on Grants.gov); and e-mail address of the designated
provided in the HUD Notice CPD–05–07 d. SF–LLL, Disclosure of Lobbying contact; this is the person who will
entitled, ‘‘Field Environmental Review Activities, if applicable; receive all correspondence; therefore,
e. HUD–27300, Questionnaire for please ensure the accuracy of the
Processing for Rural Housing and
HUD’s Removal of Regulatory Barriers information;
Economic Development (RHED) grants’’
(‘‘HUD Communities Initiative’’ on (3) The Employer Identification/Tax
issued August 30, 2005. The General
Grants.gov), if applicable; ID number;
Section provides further discussion of
f. HUD–2880, Applicant/Recipient (4) The DUNS Number;
the environmental requirements.
Disclosure/Update Report (‘‘HUD (5) The Catalog of Federal Domestic
Further information and assistance on
Applicant Recipient Disclosure Report’’ Assistance Number for this program is
HUD’s environmental requirements is
on Grants.gov); 14.515;
available at: http://hudstage.hud.gov/ g. HUD–2990, Certification of (6) The project’s proposed start date
utilities/intercept.cfm?/offices/cpd/ Consistency with RC/EZ/EC–II Strategic and completion date. For the purpose of
lawsregs/notices/2005/05-07.pdf. Plan, if applicable;
e. Labor Standards. Institutions and this application, the program start date
h. HUD–96010, Program Logic Model; should be December 1, 2007; and
their subgrantees, contractors, and i. HUD–2993, Acknowledgement of (7) The signature of the Authorized
subcontractors must comply with the Applicant Receipt. Complete this form Organization Representative (AOR)
labor standards (Davis-Bacon) only if you have received a waiver to the who, by virtue of submitting an
requirements referenced in 24 CFR electronic application submission application via Grants.gov, has been
570.603. requirement. Applicants submitting
f. Economic Opportunities for Low- authenticated by the credential provider
electronically are not required to to submit applications on behalf of the
and Very-Low Income Persons (Section
include this form; Institution and approved by the
3). The provisions of Section 3 of the j. HUD–2994–A, You Are Our Client
Housing and Urban Development Act of eBusiness Point of Contact to submit an
Grant Applicant Survey. Applicants are application via Grants.gov. The AOR
1968 (12 U.S.C. 1701u) apply to this not required to complete this form.
NOFA. One of the purposes of the must be able to make a legally binding
k. HUD–96011, Third Party agreement with HUD.
assistance is to give, to the greatest Documentation Facsimile Transmittal b. Application Checklist. Applicants
extent feasible, and consistent with (‘‘Facsimile Transmittal Form’’ on should use the checklist to ensure that
existing federal, state, and local laws Grants.gov). This form must be used as they have all the required components
and regulations, job training, the cover page to transmit third party of their application. Applicants
employment, contracting and other documents and other information. submitting an electronic application
economic opportunities to Section 3 Applicants are advised to download the should not submit the checklist.
residents and Section 3 business application package, complete the SF– Applicants that receive a waiver of the
concerns. Regulations are located at 24 424 first and it will pre-populate the electronic application submission
CFR Part 135. Transmittal Cover page. The Transmittal requirement must include a copy of the
IV. Application and Submission Cover page will contain a unique checklist in their application
Information identifier embedded in the page that submission. The checklist can be
will help HUD associate your faxed located in Appendix A.
A. Address To Request Application materials to your application. Please c. Abstract. Applicants must include
Package download the cover page and then make no more than a two-page summary of
Applicants may download the multiple copies to provide to any of the the proposed project. Please include the
instructions to the application found on entities responsible for submitting faxed following:
the Grants.gov Web site at http:// materials to HUD on your behalf. Please (1) A clear description of each
www.Grants.gov./applicants/ do not use your own fax sheet. HUD proposed project activity, where it will
rwilkins on PROD1PC63 with NOTICES_2

apply_for_grants.jsp. If you have will not read any faxes that are sent take place (be located), the target
difficulty accessing the information you without the HUD–96011 fax transmittal population that will be assisted, and the
may call the Grants.gov Support Desk cover page; and impact this project is expected to have
toll free 800–518–GRANTS or e-mail 2. Certifications and Assurances. on the community and institution;
your questions to Support@Grants.gov. Please read the General Section for (2) A statement that the institution is
See the General Section for information detailed information on all an eligible institution because it is a

VerDate Aug<31>2005 16:13 Mar 12, 2007 Jkt 211001 PO 00000 Frm 00058 Fmt 4701 Sfmt 4703 E:\FR\FM\13MRN2.SGM 13MRN2
Federal Register / Vol. 72, No. 48 / Tuesday, March 13, 2007 / Notices 11491

two-or four-year fully accredited e. Budget. The budget submission contractor) other than the institution for
institution, the name of the accrediting must include the following: projects that involve rehabilitation of
agency and an assurance that the (1) HUD–424–CB, ‘‘Grant Application residential, commercial and/or
accrediting agency is recognized by the Detailed Budget.’’ This form shows the industrial structures, and/or acquisition,
U.S. Department of Education; total budget by year and by line item for construction, or installation of public
(3) A statement that the institution the program activities to be carried out facilities, and improvements. Such an
meets the definition of an Alaska Native with the proposed HUD grant. Each year entity must be involved in the business
Institution, or a Native Hawaiian of the program should be presented of housing rehabilitation, construction,
Institution, as appropriate; separately. Applicants must also budget and/or management. Equipment and
(4) The designated contact person, for travel cost (airfare, lodging and per contracts cannot be presented as a total
including phone number, facsimile diem) for two individuals to attend at estimated cost. For equipment,
number, and e-mail address. (This is the least one HUD sponsored AN/NHIAC applicants must provide a list by type
person who will receive all conference/workshop every year of the and cost for each item. Applicants using
correspondence; therefore, please three-year grant performance period. To contracts must provide an individual
ensure the accuracy of the information.); calculate travel expenses, applicants description and cost estimate for each
(5) The project director, if different should use Washington, DC as the site contract. Construction costs must be
from the designated contact person, for of all conferences/workshops. broken down to indicate how funds will
the project, including phone number, Applicants must also submit this form be utilized (e.g., demolition, foundation,
facsimile number, and e-mail address. to reflect the total cost for the entire exterior walls, roofing, electrical work,
d. Narrative statement addressing the grant performance period (Grand Total). plumbing, finishing work, etc.)
Rating Factors. HUD will use the Make sure that the amounts shown on (3) Indirect costs. Indirect costs, if
narrative response to the ‘‘Rating the SF–424, the HUD–424–CB and on applicable, are allowable based on an
Factors’’ to evaluate, rate, and rank all other required program forms are established approved indirect cost rate.
applications. The narrative statement is consistent and the budget totals are Applicants must have on file, and
the main source of information. correct. Remember to check addition in submit to HUD if selected for award, a
Applicants are advised to review each totaling the categories on all forms so copy of their indirect cost rate
factor carefully for program specific that all items are included in the total. agreement. Applicants who are selected
requirements. The response to each If there is any inconsistency between for funding that do not have an
factor should be concise and contain any of the required budget forms, the approved indirect cost rate agreement,
only information relevant to the factor, HUD–424–CB will be used. All budget established by the cognizant federal
yet detailed enough to address each forms must be fully completed. If an agency, will be required to establish a
factor fully. PLEASE DO NOT REPEAT application is selected for award, the rate. In such cases, HUD will issue an
MATERIAL IN RESPONSE TO THE applicant may be required to provide award with a provisional rate and assist
FIVE FACTORS; INSTEAD, FOCUS ON greater specificity to the budget during applicants with the process of
HOW WELL THE PROPOSAL grant agreement negotiations. establishing a final rate.
RESPONDS TO EACH OF THE (2) Budget Narrative. A narrative must f. Appendix. Applicants receiving a
FACTORS. Where there are subfactors, be submitted that explains how the waiver of the electronic submission
each subfactor must be presented applicant arrived at the cost estimates requirements and submitting a paper
separately, with the short title of the for any line item over $5,000 copy of the application must place all
subfactor presented. Make sure to cumulative. For example, an applicant required forms in this section. The
address each subfactor and provide proposes to construct a building using appendix section of the an application
sufficient information about every HUD funding totaling $200,000. The must not exceed 15 pages in length
element of the subfactor. The narrative following costs estimate reflects this (excluding forms, budget narrative and
section of an application must not total. Foundation cost $75,000, assurances) An applicant SHOULD NOT
exceed 50 pages in length (excluding electrical work $40,000, plumbing work submit resumes, commitment letters,
forms, budget narrative, assurances, and $40,000, finishing work $35,000, and memoranda of understanding and/or
abstract) and must be submitted on 81⁄2 landscaping $10,000. The proposed cost agreements, or other back-up materials.
by 11-inch paper, double-spaced on one estimates should be reasonable for the If this information is included, it will
side of the paper, with one inch margins work to be performed and consistent not be considered during the review
(from the top, bottom and left to right with rates established for the level of process. Each page must include the
side of the document) and printed in expertise required to perform the work applicant’s name and should be
standard Times New Roman 12-point proposed in the geographical area. numbered. HUD will not consider the
font. Each page of the narrative must When necessary, quotes from various information on any excess pages. The
include the applicant’s name and vendors or historical data should be additional items will also slow the
should be numbered. Note that although used (please make sure they are kept on transmission of your application.
submitting pages in excess of the page file and are available for review by HUD
limit will not disqualify an applicant, at any time). When an applicant C. Submission Dates and Times
HUD will not consider the information proposes to use a consultant, the A complete application package must
on any excess pages. This exclusion applicant must indicate whether there is be received and validated electronically
may result in a lower score or failure to a formal written agreement. For each by the Grants.gov portal no later than
meet a threshold requirement. All consultant, please provide the name, if 11:59:59 p.m. eastern time on or before
applicants submitting electronic known, hourly or daily rate, and the the application deadline date. In an
applications must attach their narrative estimated time on the project. effort to address any issues with
rwilkins on PROD1PC63 with NOTICES_2

responses to Rating Factors 1–5 as one Applicants must use cost estimates transmission of your applications,
attachment. PLEASE DO NOT ATTACH based on historical data from the applicants are strongly encouraged to
YOUR RESPONSE TO EACH FACTOR institution and/or from a qualified firm submit their applications at least 48 to
SEPARATELY. Please follow the (e.g., Architectural or Engineering firm), 72 hours prior to the application
instructions on file extension and file vendor, and/or qualified individual deadline. This will allow an applicant
names in the General Section. (e.g., independent architect or enough time to make the necessary

VerDate Aug<31>2005 16:13 Mar 12, 2007 Jkt 211001 PO 00000 Frm 00059 Fmt 4701 Sfmt 4703 E:\FR\FM\13MRN2.SGM 13MRN2
11492 Federal Register / Vol. 72, No. 48 / Tuesday, March 13, 2007 / Notices

adjustments to meet the submission V. Application Review Information completed, why (including when it was
deadline in the event Grants.gov rejects or will be completed);
A. Criteria (4) A comparison of the amount of
the application. Please see the General
Section for further instructions. 1. Rating Factor 1: Capacity of the proposed leveraged funds and/or
Electronic faxes using the Facsimile Applicant and Relevant Experience (25 resources to the amount that was
Transmittal Cover Sheet (Form HUD– Points) actually leveraged; and
96011) contained in the electronic (5) A detailed description of
This factor addresses the extent to
application must be received no later compliance with all reporting
which the applicant has the resources
than 11:59:59 p.m. eastern time on the requirements, including timeliness of
necessary to successfully implement the
application deadline date. submission, whether reports were
proposed project in a timely manner.
complete and addressed all information
D. Intergovernmental Review a. Knowledge and Experience. For
(both narrative and financial) as
First Time Applicants (25 Points) For
This program is excluded from an required by the grant agreement.
Previously Funded Applicants (13 HUD will also review an applicant’s
Intergovernmental Review.
Points). In rating this subfactor, HUD past performance in managing funds,
E. Funding Restrictions will consider the extent to which the including, but not limited to: The ability
Ineligible CDBG Activities are listed applicant clearly addresses the to account for funding appropriately;
at 24 CFR 570.207. Ineligible activities following: timely use of funds received from HUD;
include but are not limited to: (1) Describe the knowledge and meeting performance targets for
1. New construction of public experience of the proposed project completion of activities. In evaluating
housing; director and staff, including the day-to- past performance, HUD reserves the
2. General government expenses; day program manager/coordinator, right to deduct up to five (5) points from
3. Political activities; consultants (including technical this rating score as a result of the
4. Planning and administrative assistance providers), and contractors in information obtained from HUD’s
activities that would result in a grantee planning and managing the type of records (i.e., progress and financial
exceeding the 20 percent cost project for which funding is being reports, monitoring reports, Logic Model
limitations (e.g., preparation/submission requested; and submissions, and amendments).
of HUD reports); (2) Clearly identify the following: key
5. Development and/or expansion of project team members, titles (e.g., 2. Rating Factor 2: Need/Extent of the
an institution’s existing curriculum project manager/coordinator, etc.), Problem (10 Points)
when it is primarily to enhance the respective roles for the project staff, and This factor addresses the extent to
institution rather than to achieve the a brief description of their relevant which there is a need for funding the
specific goals/objectives of the proposed experience. proposed program activities and an
project; and If key personnel have not been hired, indication of the importance of meeting
6. Construction, renovation, applicants must identify the position the need(s) in the target area. The
expansion of an institution’s own title, provide a description of duties and need(s) described must be relevant to
facilities. responsibilities, and describe the the activities for which funds are being
qualifications to be considered in the requested. In addressing this factor,
F. Other Submission Requirements selection of personnel, including applicants should provide, at a
1. Application Submission and subcontractors and consultants. minimum, the following and must cite
Receipt Procedure. Please read the Experience will be judged in terms of statistics and/or analyses contained in at
General Section carefully and recent and relevant knowledge and least one or more current data sources
completely for the submission and skills of the staff to undertake eligible that are sound and reliable.
receipt procedures for all applications program activities. HUD will consider (1) Describe the need(s); and
because failure to comply may experience within the last five (5) years (2) Describe the importance of
disqualify your application. to be recent and experience pertaining meeting the proposed needs.
2. Waiver of Electronic Submission to similar activities to be relevant. In rating this factor, HUD will
Requirements. Applicants should b. Past Performance (12 Points) For consider only current data that is
submit their waiver requests in writing Previously Funded Applicants Only. specific to the area where the proposed
using e-mail or fax. Waiver requests This subfactor will evaluate how well project activities will be carried out.
must be submitted no later than 15 days an applicant has performed successfully Sources for localized data can be found
prior to the application deadline date under HUD/AN/NHIAC grants. at: www.ffiec.gov.
and should be submitted to: Applicants must demonstrate this by HUD will consider data collected
Susan Brunson, Office of University addressing the following information for within the last five (5) years to be
Partnerships, E-mail: all previously completed and open current. To the extent that the targeted
Susan_S._Brunson@hud.gov, FAX: (202) HUD/AN/NHIAC grants: community’s Five (5) Year Consolidated
708–0309. (1) A list of all HUD/AN/NHIAC Plan and Analysis of Impediments to
Paper applications will not be grants received, including the dollar Fair Housing Choice (AI) identify the
accepted from applicants that have not amount awarded and the amount level of the problem and the urgency in
been granted a waiver. If an applicant is expended and obligated as of the date of meeting the need, applicants should
granted a waiver, the Office of this application; include references to these documents
University Partnerships will provide (2) A description of the achievement in the response to this factor.
instructions for submission. All of specific tasks, measurable objectives, Other reliable data sources include,
rwilkins on PROD1PC63 with NOTICES_2

applicants submitting applications in and specific outcomes consistent with but are not limited to, Census reports,
paper format must have received a the approved project management plan; HUD Continuum of Care gap analysis
waiver to the electronic application (3) A list detailing the date the and its E-MAP (http://www.hud.gov/
submission requirement and the project(s) was completed, was it emaps), law enforcement agency crime
application must be received by HUD on completed in the original three-year reports, Public Housing Agencies’
or before the application deadline date. grant performance period; if not Comprehensive Plans, community

VerDate Aug<31>2005 16:13 Mar 12, 2007 Jkt 211001 PO 00000 Frm 00060 Fmt 4701 Sfmt 4703 E:\FR\FM\13MRN2.SGM 13MRN2
Federal Register / Vol. 72, No. 48 / Tuesday, March 13, 2007 / Notices 11493

needs analyses such as provided by the completion dates for these tasks (in 6 will be addressed and (5) submit the
United Way, the applicant’s institution, month intervals, up to 36 months); completed questionnaire, (HUD–27300)
and other sound, reliable and (e) Identify key staff, as described in ‘‘HUD’s Initiative on Removal of
appropriate sources. Needs in terms of Factor 1, who will be responsible and Regulatory Barriers’’ found in the
fulfilling court orders or consent accountable for completing each task; General Section along with required
decrees, settlements, conciliation and documentation. It is up to the applicant
agreements, and voluntary compliance (f) Describe how the project director to determine which of the policy
agreements may also be addressed. will work with partners and citizens to priorities they elect to address to receive
accomplish the proposed project the available two (2) points.
3. Rating Factor 3: Soundness of activities. d. (2 Points) Economic Opportunities
Approach (44 Points) (2) (5 Points) Describe clearly how for Low- and Very-Low Income Persons
This factor addresses the quality and each proposed activity will: (Provision of Section 3). This subfactor
effectiveness of the proposed work plan (a) Expands the role of the institution will be evaluated on the extent to which
and the commitment of the institution in the community; an applicant describes how it proposes
to sustain the proposed project (b) Address the needs identified in to:
activities. Factor 2; (1) Provide opportunities to train and
a. (37 Points) Quality of the Work (c) Relate to and not duplicate other employ Section 3 residents; and/or
Plan. This subfactor will be evaluated activities in the target area. Duplicative (2) Award contracts to Section 3
on the extent to which an applicant efforts will be acceptable only if an contractors (See the regulations at 24
provides a clear detailed description of applicant can demonstrate through CFR).
the proposed project activities, documentation that there is a Regulations regarding the provision of
anticipated accomplishments and the population in need that is not being Section 3 of the Housing and Urban
impact they will have on the target served; and Development Act of 1968 (12 U.S.C.
(d) Involve citizens of the target area 1701u) can be located at 24 CFR Part
population at the end of the project.
in the planning and implementation of 135.
(1) (32 Points) Specific Activities. The the proposed project activity (e.g.,
work plan must describe all proposed development of an advisory committee 4. Rating Factor 4: Leveraging Resources
project activities and major tasks that is representative of the target (9 Points)
required to successfully implement community).
them. The work plan must also identify This factor addresses the ability of the
b. (3 Points) Involvement of the applicant to secure resources and
the anticipated accomplishment and faculty and students. The applicant
impact these activities will have on the develop partnerships that can be
must describe how it proposes to combined with HUD’s grant funds to
target population. In addressing this integrate the institution’s students and
subfactor applicants must provide a achieve the program’s purpose.
faculty into the proposed project HUD will consider the extent to
clear description of each proposed activities.
activity and address the following: which the applicant established
c. (2 Points) HUD Policy Priorities. As partnerships with other entities to
(a) Describe each proposed project described in the General Section, to earn
activity in measurable terms (e.g., the secure additional resources to increase
points under this subfactor, HUD the effectiveness of the proposed project
number of homes that will be renovated, requires applicants to undertake specific
the number of jobs created, etc.); activities. Resources may include
activities that will assist the Department funding or in-kind contributions, such
(b) List and describe how each in implementing its policy priorities as services or equipment, allocated for
activity meets one of the following and that help the Department achieve its the purpose(s) of the project activities.
Community Development Block Grant goals and objectives in FY2008, when Resources may be provided by
(CDBG) Program national objectives: the majority of grant recipients will be governmental entities, public or private
• Benefit low- and moderate-income reporting programmatic results and nonprofit organizations, for-profit
person; achievements. In rating this subfactor, private organizations, or other entities.
• Aid in the prevention or HUD will evaluate the extent to which Applicants may also establish
elimination of slums or blight; or a program will further and support partnerships with other program
• Meet other community HUD’s priorities. The quality of the funding recipients to coordinate the use
development needs having a particular responses provided to one or more of of resources in the target area. Overhead
urgency because existing conditions HUD’s priorities will determine the and other institutional costs (e.g.,
pose a serious and immediate threat to score an applicant can receive. salaries, indirect costs, etc.) that the
the health and welfare of the Applicants must describe how each institution has waived may be counted.
community, and other financial policy priority selected will be Examples of potential sources for
resources are not available to meet such addressed. Applicants that just list a outside assistance include:
needs. priority will receive no points. • Federal, state, and local
Criteria for determining whether an The total number of points an governments
activity addresses one or more applicant can receive under this • Public Housing Agencies
objectives are provided at 24 CFR subfactor is two (2). Each policy priority • Local or national nonprofit
570.208; addressed has a point value of one (1) organizations
(c) Describe the measurable outcomes point with the exception of the policy • Financial institutions and/or
that will be realized as a result of priority to remove regulatory barriers to private businesses
implementing each activity (by the end affordable housing, which has a point • Foundations
rwilkins on PROD1PC63 with NOTICES_2

of the grant period) will have or expect value of up to two (2) points. To receive • Faith-based and other community-
to have on the target population; these two (2) points, an applicant must: based organizations.
(d) Identify the major tasks required (1) complete either Part A or Part B (not To address this factor, an applicant
(in sequential order) to successfully both), (2) include appropriate must provide an outline in the
implement and complete each proposed documentation, (3) identify a point of application and have the original
project activity. Include the target contact, (4) indicate how this priority commitment letters, memoranda of

VerDate Aug<31>2005 16:13 Mar 12, 2007 Jkt 211001 PO 00000 Frm 00061 Fmt 4701 Sfmt 4703 E:\FR\FM\13MRN2.SGM 13MRN2
11494 Federal Register / Vol. 72, No. 48 / Tuesday, March 13, 2007 / Notices

understanding and/or agreements that these documents must be submitted communities during or after
show the extent and firm commitment when contact is made with the participation in the AN/NHIAC
of all proposed leveraged resources applicant. HUD will only request and program. Applicants must clearly
(including any commitment of resources consider the resources/organizations identify the outcomes to be measured
from the applicant’s own institution) that are listed in the outline submitted and achieved. Examples of outcomes
that address the following information in the application. If OUP does not include increased community
for each leveraged resource/fund on file receive those documents with the development in the target community
at the time of application submission: required information and within the by a certain percentage, increased
(1) The name of the organization and allotted timeframe, an applicant will not employment opportunities in the target
the executive officer authorizing the receive points under this factor. community by a certain percentage,
funds/goods and/or services (only In scoring this factor, HUD will increased incomes/wages or other assets
applicable to the narrative section); award: for persons trained, and or enhanced
(2) The cash amount contributed or • Nine (9) points to an applicant that family stability through the creation of
dollar value of the in-kind goods and/ provides properly documented affordable housing opportunities.
or services committed (If a dollar leveraging resources as listed in their In addition, applicants must establish
amount and its use is not shown, the application that are 15 percent or more interim benchmarks and outputs that
value of the contribution will not be of the amount requested under this lead to the ultimate achievement of
scored for award); program; outcomes. ‘‘Outputs’’ are the direct
(3) A specific description of how each • Seven (7) to eight (8) points to products of the program’s activities.
contribution is to be used toward the applicants that provide documentation Examples of outputs are the number of
proposed activities; that includes at least five of the seven new affordable housing units, the
(4) A description of the current and/ required items outlined above and that number of homes that have been
or past working relationship that the represents 10 to 14 percent of the renovated, and the number of facilities
institution has with the organization amount requested under this program; that have been constructed or
contributing the resources and the • Five (5) to six (6) points to rehabilitated. Outputs should produce
involvement they will have with this applicants that provide documentation outcomes for the program. At a
proposed project. that includes at least four of the seven minimum, an applicant must address
(5) The date the contribution will be required items outlined above and that the following activities in the evaluation
made available and a statement that represents 10 to 14 percent of the plan:
describes the duration of the amount requested under this program; a. Measurable outputs to be
contribution; • Three (3) to four (4) points to accomplished (e.g., the number of
(6) Any terms or conditions affecting applicants that provide documentation
the commitment, other than receipt of a persons to be trained and employed;
that includes at least five of the seven houses to be built pursuant to 24 CFR
HUD Grant; and required items outlined above and that
(7) The signature of the appropriate 570.207 or rehabilitated; minority-
represents 5 to 9 percent of the amount owned businesses to be started);
executive officer authorized to commit requested under this program;
the funds and/or goods and/or services. b. Measurable outcomes the grant will
• One (1) to two (2) points to have on the community in general and
(Only applicable to the written applicants that provide documentation
documentation) Please remember that the target area or population; and
that includes at least three of the seven c. The impact the grant will have on
only items eligible for funding under required items outlined above and that
this program can be counted. assisting the university to obtain
represents 5 to 9 percent of the amount additional resources to continue this
Do not submit commitment letters, requested under this program; and
memoranda of understanding and/or type of work at the end of the grant
• Zero (0) points to applicants that performance period.
agreements at the time of application provide documentation of leveraging
submission but have the originals on file The information must be placed on a
resources as listed above that are less HUD–96010, Program Logic Model
at the time of submission. IF THIS than 5 percent of the amount requested.
INFORMATION IS INCLUDED, IT WILL form. HUD has developed a new
NOT BE CONSIDERED DURING THE 5. Rating Factor 5: Achieving Results approach to completing this form.
REVIEW PROCESS. Applicants chosen and Program Evaluation (12 Points) Please carefully read the General
to proceed to the next step in the This factor reflects HUD’s goal to Section for instructions, training is
selection process for award will be embrace high standards of management available. (Form HUD–96010 will be
required to submit the signed and accountability. It measures the excluded from the page count.) If an
commitment letters, memoranda of applicant’s commitment to assess their applicant utilizes ‘‘other’’ from the
understanding and/or agreements performance to achieve the program’s Logic Model categories, then the
outlined in the application, within proposed objectives and goals. applicant should describe briefly this
seven (7) calendar days after initial Applicants are required to develop an ‘‘other’’ category within the Rating
contact from the Office of University effective, quantifiable, outcome oriented Factor 5 narrative. If a narrative is
Partnerships (OUP). Letters, memoranda evaluation plan for measuring provided, those pages will be included
of understanding, or agreements must be performance and determining that in the page count.
submitted on the provider’s letterhead objectives and goals have been achieved B. Review and Selection Process
and should be addressed to Sherone by using the Logic Model. The Logic
Ivey, Associate Deputy Assistant Model is a summary of the narrative 1. Application Selection Process
Secretary for University Partnerships. statements presented in Factors 1–4. Two types of reviews will be
rwilkins on PROD1PC63 with NOTICES_2

The date of the letter, memorandum of Therefore, the information submitted on conducted:
understanding, or agreement from the the Logic Model should be consistent a. A threshold review to determine an
CEO of the provider organization must with the information contained in the applicant’s basic eligibility; and
be dated no earlier than nine months narrative statements. b. A technical review for all
prior to this published NOFA. OUP will ‘‘Outcomes’’ are benefits accruing to applications that pass the threshold
provide specific instructions on how institutions of higher education and/or review to rate and rank the application

VerDate Aug<31>2005 16:13 Mar 12, 2007 Jkt 211001 PO 00000 Frm 00062 Fmt 4701 Sfmt 4703 E:\FR\FM\13MRN2.SGM 13MRN2
Federal Register / Vol. 72, No. 48 / Tuesday, March 13, 2007 / Notices 11495

based on the ‘‘Rating Factors’’ listed in award. For further discussion on this Logic Model form (HUD–96010), which
Section V.A. matter, please refer to the General identifies output and outcome
Only those applications that pass the Section. achievements.
threshold review will receive a For FY2007, HUD is considering a
technical review and be rated and B. Administrative and National Policy
Requirements new concept for the Logic Model. The
ranked. new concept is a Return on Investment
Refer to the General Section. (ROI) statement. HUD will be publishing
2. Rating Panels 1. Debriefing. The General Section a separate notice on the ROI concept.
To review and rate applications, HUD provides the procedures for requesting a
may establish panels, which may debriefing. All requests for debriefings VII. Agency Contacts
include experts or consultants not must be made in writing to: Sherone Applicants may contact Sherone Ivey
currently employed by HUD to obtain Ivey, Office of University Partnerships, at (202) 708–3061, extension 4200 or
certain expertise. Department of Housing and Urban Susan Brunson at (202) 708–3061,
3. Ranking Development; 451 Seventh Street, SW., extension 3852. Persons with speech or
Room 8106; Washington, DC 20410– hearing impairments may call the
HUD will fund applications in rank 6000. Applicants may also write to Ms.
order, until all available program funds Federal Information Relay Service TTY
Ivey via e-mail at at (800) 877–8339. Except for the ‘‘800’’
are awarded. In order to be considered Sherone_E._Ivey@hud.gov.
for funding, an applicant must receive a number, these numbers are not toll-free.
2. Administrative. Grants awarded Applicants may also reach Ms. Ivey via
minimum score of 75 points out of a under this NOFA will be governed by
possible 100 points for Factors 1 e-mail at Sherone_E._Ivey@hud.gov,
the provisions of 24 CFR part 84 (Grants and/or Ms. Brunson at
through 5, plus up to two bonus points and Agreements with Institutions of
that may be awarded for activities Susan_S._Brunson@hud.gov.
Higher Education, Hospitals and Other
conducted in the RC/EZ/EC–II Non-Profit Organizations), A–21 (Cost VIII. Other Information: Paperwork
communities, as described in the Principles for Educational Institutions) Reduction Act
General Section. If two or more and A–133 (Audits of States, Local
applications have the same number of The information collection
Governments, and Non-Profit requirements contained in this
points, the application with the most Organizations). Applicants can access
points for Factor 3 shall be selected. If document have been approved by the
the OMB circulars at the White House Office of Management and Budget
there is still a tie, the application with Web site at: www.whitehouse.gov/omb/
the most points for Factor 1 shall be (OMB) under the Paperwork Reduction
circulars/index.html. Act of 1995 (44 U.S.C. 3501–3520) and
selected. If there is still a tie, the 3. OMB Circulars and Government-
application with the most points for assigned OMB control number 2528–
wide Regulations Applicable to 0206. In accordance with the Paperwork
Factors 2, 4 and then 5 shall be selected, Financial Assistance Programs. The
in that order, until the tie is broken. Reduction Act, HUD may not conduct or
General Section provides further sponsor, and a person is not required to
HUD reserves the right to make discussion.
selections out of rank order to provide respond to, a collection of information
4. Executive Order 13202,
for geographic distribution of grantees. unless the collection displays a
Preservation of Open Competition and
HUD also reserves the right to reduce currently valid OMB control number.
Government Neutrality Towards
the amount of funding requested in Public reporting burden for the
Government Contractors Labor Relations
order to fund as many highly ranked collection of information is estimated to
on Federal and Federally Funded
applications as possible. Additionally, if average 59 hours per annum per
Construction Projects. See the General
funds remain after funding the highest respondent for the application and grant
Section for further discussion.
ranked applications, HUD may fund administration. This includes the time
5. Procurement of Recovered
part of the next highest-ranking for collecting, reviewing, and reporting
Materials. See Section the General
application. If an applicant turns down the data for the application, quarterly,
Section for further discussion.
an award offer, HUD will make an 6. Executive Order 13166, Improving and final reports. The information will
award to the next highest-ranking Access to Services For Persons With be used for grantee selection and
application. If funds remain after all Limited English Proficiency (LEP). See monitoring the administration of funds.
selections have been made, the the General Section for further Response to this request for information
remaining funds will be carried over to discussion. is required in order to receive the
the next funding cycle’s competition. 7. Code of Conduct. See the General benefits to be derived.
4. Correction to Deficient Applications Section for further discussion. Appendix A—Application Checklist—
C. Reporting AN/NHIAC
See the General Section.
All grant recipients under this NOFA This checklist identifies application
C. Anticipated Announcement and
are required to submit quarterly submission requirements. Applicants
Award Dates
progress reports. are requested to use this checklist when
Announcements of awards are The progress reports shall consist of preparing an application to ensure
anticipated on or before September 30, two components, a narrative that must submission of all required elements.
2007. reflect the activities undertaken during Applicants submitting an electronic
VI. Award Administration Information the reporting period and a financial application do not have to submit the
report that reflects costs incurred by checklist. Applicants that receive a
A. Award Notices
rwilkins on PROD1PC63 with NOTICES_2

budget line item, as well as a waiver of the electronic application


After all selections have been made, cumulative summary of cost incurred submission requirement should include
HUD will notify all winning applicants during the reporting period. a copy of the checklist in their
in writing. HUD may require winning For each reporting period, as part of application.
applicants to participate in additional the required report to HUD, grant Check off to ensure these items have
negotiations before receiving an official recipients must include a completed been included in the application:

VerDate Aug<31>2005 16:13 Mar 12, 2007 Jkt 211001 PO 00000 Frm 00063 Fmt 4701 Sfmt 4703 E:\FR\FM\13MRN2.SGM 13MRN2
11496 Federal Register / Vol. 72, No. 48 / Tuesday, March 13, 2007 / Notices

llSF–424 ‘‘Application for Federal File names should not contain spaces llApplication for Federal Assistance
Assistance’’ or special characters. (SF–424)
llApplication Checklist (Applicants llFactor I llSupplement, Survey on Ensuring
that submit paper applications must llFactor II Equal Opportunities for Applicants (SF–
include the checklist in their llFactor III 424 Supplement) (‘‘Faith Based EEO
applications) llFactor IV Survey (SF–424 SUPP)’’ on Grants.gov)
llFactor V llDisclosure of Lobbying Activities
llAbstract (must include no more
ll HUD–96010 ‘‘Logic Model’’ (SF–LLL)
than a two-page summary of the
proposed project) Check off to ensure these items have llQuestionnaire for HUD’s Removal
been included in the application: of Regulatory Barriers (HUD–27300)
Indicate the page number where each llAppendix. The appendix section of (‘‘HUD Communities Initiative Form’’
of the llFactors is located: an application must not exceed 15 pages on Grants.gov), if applicable
llNarrative Statement Addressing the in length (excluding forms, budget llApplicant/Recipient Disclosure
Rating Factors. The narrative section of narrative and assurances). Update Report (HUD–2880) (‘‘HUD
an application must not exceed 50 pages llBudget Applicant Recipient Disclosure Report’’
in length (excluding forms, budget llHUD–424–CB, Grant Application on Grants.gov)
narrative and abstract). This information Detailed Budget (‘‘HUD Detailed Budget llAcknowledgement of Applicant
must be submitted on 81⁄2 by 11-inch Form’’ on Grants.gov) Receipt (Only applicants who submit
paper, double-spaced on one side of the llBudget Narrative (No form paper applications (HUD–2993)
paper, with one-inch margins (from the provided, but must be submitted for the llYou Are Our Client Grant Applicant
top, bottom, left, and right sides of the total three-year grant period) Survey (HUD–2994–A)
documents) and printed in standard
Times New-Roman 12-point font. Appendix B (All Required Forms) llThird Party Documentation
[Applicants that submit applications via The following forms are required for Facsimile Transmittal (HUD–96011)
Grants.gov should review the General submission. All required forms are (‘‘Facsimile Transmittal Form’’ on
Section for information about file names contained in the electronic application Grants.gov), if applicable
and extensions. package. llLogic Model (HUD–96010)
rwilkins on PROD1PC63 with NOTICES_2

VerDate Aug<31>2005 16:13 Mar 12, 2007 Jkt 211001 PO 00000 Frm 00064 Fmt 4701 Sfmt 4703 E:\FR\FM\13MRN2.SGM 13MRN2
Federal Register / Vol. 72, No. 48 / Tuesday, March 13, 2007 / Notices 11497
rwilkins on PROD1PC63 with NOTICES_2

EN13MR07.009</GPH>

VerDate Aug<31>2005 16:13 Mar 12, 2007 Jkt 211001 PO 00000 Frm 00065 Fmt 4701 Sfmt 4725 E:\FR\FM\13MRN2.SGM 13MRN2
11498 Federal Register / Vol. 72, No. 48 / Tuesday, March 13, 2007 / Notices

Tribal Colleges and Universities structure and budget, and meets the every year of the three-year grant
Program definition of a TCU outlined above. performance period.
Overview Information Full Text of Announcement II. Award Information
A. Federal Agency Name: Department I. Funding Opportunity Description In Fiscal Year (FY) 2007,
of Housing and Urban Development, approximately $2.5 million is made
The purpose of this program is to
Office of Policy Development and available by the Revised Continuing
assist Tribal Colleges and Universities
Research, Office of University Appropriations Resolution, 2007 (Pub.
(TCU) to build, expand, renovate, and
Partnerships. L. 110–5; approved February 15, 2007)
B. Funding Opportunity Title: Tribal equip their own facilities, and to expand
the role of the TCUs into the community with approximately $217,190 in
Colleges and Universities Program additional carryover funds. An
(TCUP). through the provision of needed
services such as health programs, job applicant can request up to $600,000 for
C. Announcement Type: Initial a three-year (36 months) grant
announcement. training, and economic development
activities. performance period.
D. Funding Opportunity Numbers:
FR–5100–N–11; OMB Approval A. Authority III. Eligibility Information
Number: 2528–0215. A. Eligible Applicants
E. Catalog of Federal Domestic HUD’s authority for making funding
Assistance (CFDA) Number: The CFDA available under this NOFA is the Tribal Colleges and Universities that
Number for this program is 14.519. Revised Continuing Appropriations meet the definition of a TCU established
F. Dates: The application deadline Resolution, 2007 (Pub. L. 110–5; in Title III of the 1998 Amendments to
date is May 23, 2007. Applications must approved February 15, 2007). This the Higher Education Act of 1965 (Pub.
be received and validated by Grants.gov program is being implemented through L. 105–244, enacted October 7, 1998).
by 11:59:59 p.m. eastern time on the this NOFA and the policies governing Applicants must be two- or four-year,
deadline date. Please be sure to read the its operation are contained herein. fully accredited, or provide a statement
General Section for electronic B. Modifications in their application that verifies the
application submission and receipt institution is a candidate for
requirements. Listed below are major modifications accreditation, by a regional institutional
G. Additional Overview Content from the Fiscal Year (FY) 2006 program- accrediting association recognized by
Information: funding announcement. the U.S. Department of Education. If an
1. Purpose of the Program. To assist 1. Commitment letters, memoranda of applicant is one of several campuses of
Tribal Colleges and Universities (TCU) understanding and/or agreements are the same institution, the applicant may
to build, expand, renovate, and equip not required to be submitted with the apply separately from the other
their own facilities, and to expand the application, but the originals must be on campuses as long as the campus has a
role of the TCUs into the community file at the time of application separate DUNS number, administrative
through the provision of needed submission. HUD will require structure and budget, and meets the
services such as health programs, job applicants chosen to proceed to the next definition of a TCU outlined above.
training, and economic development step in the selection process to submit
the signed commitment letters, B. Cost Sharing or Matching
activities.
2. Award Information: In Fiscal Year memoranda of understanding and/or None Required.
(FY) 2007, approximately $2.5 million agreements outlined in the application,
within seven (7) calendar days after C. Other
has been made available for this
program by the Revised Continuing initial contact from the Office of 1. Eligible Activities. Eligible
Appropriations Resolution, 2007 (Pub. University Partnerships (OUP). OUP activities include building, expanding,
L. 110–5; approved February 15, 2007), will provide specific instructions on renovating, and equipping facilities
and approximately $217,190 in how these documents must be owned by the institution (a long-term
carryover funds has been made submitted at that time. HUD will only lease for five years or more in duration
available. An applicant can request up request and consider the resources/ is considered an acceptable form of
to $600,000 for a three-year (36 months) organizations outlined in the ownership under this program).
grant performance period. application. If OUP does not receive Buildings for which TCUP funding is
3. Eligible Applicants: Tribal Colleges those documents with the required used that also serve the community are
and Universities that meet the definition information and within the allotted eligible; however, the facilities must be
of a TCU established in Title III of the timeframe, an applicant will not receive predominantly (at least 51 percent of the
1998 Amendments to the Higher points under this factor. time) for the use of the institution (e.g.,
Education Act of 1965 (Pub. L. 105–244, 2. The appendix section of an students, faculty, and staff). In addition,
approved October 7, 1998). Applicants application must not exceed 15 pages in public services and program delivery
must be a two- or four-year, fully length (excluding forms, budget activities for the community such as
accredited institution or provide a narrative and assurances). An applicant health programs, job training and
statement in the abstract of the SHOULD NOT submit resumes, economic development are eligible
application that states the institution is commitment letters, memoranda of activities. Examples of eligible activities
a candidate for accreditation by a understanding and/or agreements, or include, but are not limited to:
regional institutional accrediting other back-up material. Each page must a. Building a new facility (e.g.,
association recognized by the U.S. include the applicant’s name and classrooms, administrative offices,
rwilkins on PROD1PC63 with NOTICES_2

Department of Education. If an should be numbered. HUD will not health and cultural centers, gymnasium,
applicant is one of several campuses of consider the information on any excess technology centers, etc.);
the same institution, the applicant may page. b. Renovating an existing or acquired
apply separately from the other 3. Applicants must budget for travel facility;
campuses as long as the campus has a costs to attend at least one HUD c. Expanding an existing or acquired
separate DUNS number, administrative sponsored TCUP conference/workshop facility;

VerDate Aug<31>2005 16:13 Mar 12, 2007 Jkt 211001 PO 00000 Frm 00066 Fmt 4701 Sfmt 4703 E:\FR\FM\13MRN2.SGM 13MRN2
Federal Register / Vol. 72, No. 48 / Tuesday, March 13, 2007 / Notices 11499

d. Equipping university facilities (e.g., same university system are eligible to not a TCU that is established under
lab equipment, library books, furniture, apply as long as they have a separate tribal law as an entity separate from the
etc.); DUNS number and an administrative tribal government. If a TCU is not part
e. Property acquisition; and budgeting structure independent of of a tribe, the labor standards of HCDA
f. Health screening; the other campuses in the system. section 110, as referenced in 24 CFR
g. Homeownership counseling/ d. Institutions that received grants in 570.603, apply to activities under the
training; FY2006 are not eligible to apply under grant to the TCU.
h. Technical assistance to establish, this NOFA. e. Environmental Requirements.
expand or stabilize micro-enterprises; e. Applicants must receive a Selection for award does not constitute
i. Crime, alcohol and/or drug-abuse minimum score of 75 points to be approval of any proposed sites.
prevention activities; considered for funding. Following selection for award, HUD will
j. Youth leadership development f. Electronic applications must be perform an environmental review of
programs/activities; received and validated by Grants.gov no activities proposed for assistance in
k. Tutoring/mentoring programs; later than 11:59:59 p.m. eastern time on accordance with 24 CFR part 50. The
l. Child care/development programs; the application deadline date. results of the environmental review may
m. Cultural activities/programs; and 3. Program Requirements. In addition require that proposed activities be
n. Up to 20 percent of the grant may to the standard requirements listed in modified or proposed sites be rejected.
be used for payments of reasonable Section III.C. of the General Section, Applicants are particularly cautioned
grant administrative costs related to applicants must meet the following not to undertake or commit funds for
planning and execution of the project program requirements: acquisition or development of proposed
(e.g., preparation/submission of HUD a. All funds awarded are for a three- properties prior to HUD approval of
reports, etc.). A detailed explanation of year (36 months) grant performance specific properties or areas. An
these costs is provided in the OMB period. application constitutes an assurance
circulars that can be accessed at the b. While community-wide use of a that the institution will assist HUD to
White House Web site at: http:// facility (that is purchased, equipped, comply with part 50; will supply HUD
www.whitehouse.gov/omb/circulars/ leased, renovated or built) is permissible with all available and relevant
index.html. under this program, the facility must be information to perform an
Each activity proposed for funding predominantly for the use of the environmental review for each proposed
must meet at least one of the institution (i.e., it must be used by the property; will carry out mitigating
Community Development Block Grant staff, faculty, and/or students at least 51 measures required by HUD or select
(CDBG) Program national objectives as percent of the time). alternate property; and will not acquire,
described in Rating Factor 3 in Section c. If a TCU is a part or instrumentality rehabilitate, convert, demolish, lease,
V.A.3 of this NOFA. of a federally recognized tribe, the repair, or construct property and not
Criteria for determining whether an applicant must comply with the Indian commit or expend HUD or local funds
activity addresses one or more Civil Rights Act (25 U.S.C. 1301 et seq.) for these program activities with respect
objectives are provided at 24 CFR and all other applicable civil rights to any eligible property until HUD’s
570.208. The CDBG publication entitled statutes and authorities as set forth in 24 written approval of the property is
‘‘Community Development Block Grant CFR 1000.12. If the TCU is not a part or received. In supplying HUD with
Program Guide to National Objectives instrumentality of a federally recognized environmental information, applicants
and Eligible Activities for Entitlement tribe the applicant must comply with should use the same guidance as
Communities’’ describes the CDBG the Fair Housing Act (42 U.S.C. 3601– provided in the HUD Notice CPD–05–07
regulations, and a copy can be obtained 19) and implementing regulations at 24 entitled, ‘‘Field Environmental Review
from HUD’s NOFA Information Center CFR part 100 et seq., Title VI of the Civil Processing for Rural Housing and
at 800–HUD–8929. Individuals with Rights Act of 1964 (42 U.S.C. 2000d– Economic Development (RHED) grants’’
hearing or speech impairments may 2000d–4) (Nondiscrimination in issued August 30, 2005. The General
access this number via the toll-free Federally Assisted Programs) and Section provides further discussion of
Federal Information Relay Service at implementing regulations at 24 CFR part the environmental requirements.
800–877–8339. 1, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act Further information and assistance on
2. Threshold Requirements of 1973, as amended (29 U.S.C. 794) and HUD’s environmental requirements is
Applicable to All Applicants. All implementing regulation at 24 CFR Part available at: http://www.hud.gov/
applicants must comply with the 8, and Section 109 of Title One of the offices/cpd/environment/index.cfm.
threshold requirements as defined in the Housing and Community Development f. Site Control. Where grant funds will
General Section and the requirements Act of 1974 (HCDA), as amended, with be used for acquisition, rehabilitation,
listed below. Applications that do not respect to nondiscrimination on the or new construction, an applicant must
meet these requirements will be basis of age, sex, religion, or disability demonstrate site control. Funds may be
considered ineligible for funding and and implementing regulations at 24 CFR recaptured or deobligated from
will be disqualified. part 6. recipients that cannot demonstrate
a. The applicant must meet the d. Labor Standards. Institutions and control of a suitable site within one year
eligibility requirements as defined in their subgrantees, contractors and after the initial notification of award.
Section III.A. subcontractors must comply with the g. Economic Opportunities for Low-
b. The applicant may request up to labor standards (Davis-Bacon) and Very-Low Income Persons (Section
$600,000. requirements referenced in 24 CFR 3). The provisions of Section 3 of the
c. An applicant must have a separate 570.603. However, in accordance with Housing and Urban Development Act of
rwilkins on PROD1PC63 with NOTICES_2

DUNS number to receive HUD grant HCDA section 107(e)(2), the Secretary 1968 (12 U.S.C. 1701u) apply to this
funds (See General Section). Only one waives the provisions of HCDA section NOFA. One of the purposes of the
application can be submitted per 110 with respect to the TCUP program assistance is to give, to the greatest
campus. If multiple applications are for grants to a TCU that is part of a tribe, extent feasible, and consistent with
submitted, all will be disqualified. i.e., a TCU that is legally a department existing federal, state, and local laws
However, different campuses of the or other part of a tribal government, but and regulations, job training,

VerDate Aug<31>2005 16:13 Mar 12, 2007 Jkt 211001 PO 00000 Frm 00067 Fmt 4701 Sfmt 4703 E:\FR\FM\13MRN2.SGM 13MRN2
11500 Federal Register / Vol. 72, No. 48 / Tuesday, March 13, 2007 / Notices

employment, contracting and other documents and other information. submitting an electronic application
economic opportunities to Section 3 Applicants are advised to download the should not submit the checklist in their
residents and Section 3 business application package, complete the SF– application. Applicants receiving a
concerns. Regulations are located at 24 424 first and it will pre-populate the waiver of the electronic application
CFR part 135. Transmittal Cover page. The Transmittal submission requirement should include
Cover page will contain a unique a copy of the checklist in their
IV. Application and Submission application submission. The checklist is
identifier embedded in the page that
Information located in Appendix A.
will help HUD associate your faxed
A. Address To Request Application materials to your application. Please c. Abstract. Applicants must include
Package download the cover page and then make no more than a two-page summary of
multiple copies to provide to any of the the proposed project. Please include the
Applicants may download the following:
instructions to the application found on entities responsible for submitting faxed
materials to HUD on your behalf. Please (1) A clear description of each
the Grants.gov Web site at http:// proposed project activity, where it will
www.Grants.gov./applicants/apply_ do not use your own fax cover sheet.
HUD will not read any faxes that are take place (be located), the target
for_grants.jsp. If you have difficulty population that will be assisted, and the
accessing the information you may call sent without the HUD–96011 fax
transmittal cover page; and impact this project is expected to have
the Grants.gov Support Desk toll free on the institution;
2. Certifications and Assurances.
800–518–GRANTS or e-mail your (2) A statement that the institution is
Please read the General Section for
questions to Support@Grants.gov. See an eligible institution because it is a
detailed information on all the
the General Section for information two- or four-year fully accredited
Certifications and Assurances. All
regarding the registration process or ask institution, the name of the accrediting
applications submitted through
for registration information from the agency and an assurance that the
Grants.gov constitute an
Grants.gov Support Desk. accrediting agency is recognized by the
acknowledgement and agreement to all
B. Content and Form of Application required certifications and assurances. U.S. Department of Education; or the
Submission Please include in your application each applicant is a candidate for
item listed below. Applicants accreditation by a regional instructional
1. Forms. The following forms are accrediting association recognized by
required for submission. Copies of these submitting paper copy applications
should submit the application in the the U.S. Department of Education,
forms are available on line at http:// including the name of the accrediting
www.grants.gov/applicants/ following order:
a. SF–424, Application for Federal agency;
apply_for_grants.jsp. (3) The designated contact person,
a. SF–424, Application for Federal Assistance. Please remember the
following: including phone number, facsimile
Assistance. number, and e-mail address (This is the
(1) The full grant amount requested
b. SF–424 Supplement, Survey on person who will receive all
from HUD (entire three-years) should be
Ensuring Equal Opportunities for correspondence from HUD; therefore,
entered, not the amount for just one
Applicants (‘‘Faith Based EEO Survey please ensure the accuracy of the
year;
(SF–424 SUPP)’’ on Grants.gov); (2) Include the name, title, address, information);
c. HUD–424–CB, Grant Application telephone number, facsimile number, (4) The project director, if different
Detailed Budget (‘‘HUD Detailed Budget and e-mail address of the designated from the designated contact person for
Form’’ on Grants.gov); contact. This person will receive all the project, including phone number,
d. SF–LLL, Disclosure of Lobbying correspondence from HUD; therefore, facsimile number, and e-mail address.
Activities, if applicable; d. Narrative statement addressing the
please ensure the accuracy of the
e. HUD–27300, Questionnaire for Rating Factors. HUD will use the
information;
HUD’s Removal of Regulatory Barriers (3) The Employer Identification/Tax narrative response to the ‘‘Rating
(‘‘HUD Communities Initiative Form’’ ID number; Factors’’ to evaluate, rate, and rank
on Grants.gov), if applicable; (4) The DUNS Number; applications. The narrative statement is
f. HUD–2880, Applicant/Recipient (5) The Catalog of Federal Domestic the main source of information.
Disclosure/Update Report (‘‘HUD Assistance Number for this program is Applicants are advised to review each
Applicant Recipient Disclosure Report’’ 14.519; factor carefully for program specific
on Grants.gov); (6) The project’s proposed start and requirements. The response to each
g. HUD–2993, Acknowledgement of completion dates. For the purpose of factor should be concise and contain
Applicant Receipt. Complete this form this application the program start date only information relevant to the factor,
only if you have received a waiver to the should be December 1, 2007; and yet detailed enough to address the factor
electronic application submission (7) The signature of the Authorized fully. PLEASE DO NOT REPEAT
requirement. Applicants submitting Organization Representative (AOR) MATERIAL IN RESPONSE TO THE
electronically are not required to who, by virtue of submitting an FIVE FACTORS; INSTEAD, FOCUS ON
include this form; application via Grants.gov, has been HOW WELL THE PROPOSAL
h. HUD–2994–A, You Are Our Client authenticated by the credential provider RESPONDS TO EACH OF THE
Survey (Optional); to submit applications on behalf of the FACTORS. Where there are subfactors,
i. HUD–96010, Program Logic Model; Institution and approved by the each subfactor must be presented
j. HUD–2990, Certification of eBusiness Point of Contact to submit an separately, with the short title of the
Consistency with RC/EZ/EC–II Strategic application via Grants.gov. The AOR subfactor presented. Make sure to
rwilkins on PROD1PC63 with NOTICES_2

Plan, if applicable; must be able to make a legally binding address each subfactor and provide
k. HUD–96011, Third Party agreement with HUD. sufficient information about every
Documentation Facsimile Transmittal b. Application Checklist. Applicants element of the subfactor. The narrative
(‘‘Facsimile Transmittal Form’’ on should use the checklist to ensure that section of an application must not
Grants.gov). This form must be used as they have all the required components exceed 50 pages in length (excluding
the cover page to transmit third party of their application. Applicants forms, budget narrative, assurances, and

VerDate Aug<31>2005 16:13 Mar 12, 2007 Jkt 211001 PO 00000 Frm 00068 Fmt 4701 Sfmt 4703 E:\FR\FM\13MRN2.SGM 13MRN2
Federal Register / Vol. 72, No. 48 / Tuesday, March 13, 2007 / Notices 11501

abstract) and must be submitted on 81⁄2 interior finishing work $35,000 and not exceed 15 pages in length
by 11-inch paper, double-spaced on one landscaping $10,000. The proposed cost (excluding forms, budget narrative and
side of the paper, with one inch margins estimates should be reasonable for the assurances). An applicant SHOULD
(from the top, bottom and left to right work to be performed and consistent NOT submit resumes, commitment
side of the document) and printed in with rates established for the level of letters, memoranda of understanding
standard Times New Roman 12-point expertise required to perform the work and/or agreements, or other back-up
font. Each page of the narrative must proposed in the geographical area. materials. If this information is
include the institution’s name and When necessary, quotes from various included, it will not be considered
should be numbered. Note that although vendors or historical data should be during the review process. Each page
submitting pages in excess of the page used (please make sure they are kept on must include the applicant’s name and
limit will not disqualify an applicant, file and are available for review by HUD should be numbered. HUD will not
HUD will not consider the information at any time). All direct labor or salaries consider the information on any excess
on any excess pages. This exclusion must be supported with mandated city/ pages. The additional items will also
may result in a lower score or failure to state pay scales, Davis-Bacon wage slow the transmission of your
meet a threshold requirement. All rates/tribally designated wage rate (as application.
applicants submitting electronic appropriate) or other documentation.
applications must attach their narrative When an applicant proposes to use a C. Submission Dates and Times
responses to Rating Factors 1–5 as one consultant, the applicant must indicate A complete application package must
attachment. PLEASE DO NOT ATTACH whether there is a formal written be received and validated electronically
YOUR RESPONSE TO EACH FACTOR agreement. For each consultant, please by the Grants.gov portal no later than
SEPARATELY. Please follow the provide the name, if known, hourly or 11:59:59 p.m. eastern time on or before
instructions on file extension and file daily fee, and the estimated time on the the application deadline date. In an
names in the General Section. project. Applicants must use cost effort to address any issues with
e. Budget. The budget submission estimates based on historical data from transmission of your application,
must include the following: the institution and/or from a qualified
(1) HUD–424–CB, ‘‘HUD Detailed applicants are strongly encouraged to
firm (e.g., Architectural or Engineering
Budget.’’ This form shows the total submit their applications at least 48 to
firm), vendor and/or qualified
budget by year and by line item for the 72 hours prior to the application
individual (e.g., independent architect
program activities to be carried out with deadline. This will allow an applicant
or contractor) other than the institution
the proposed HUD grant. Each year of enough time to make the necessary
for projects that involve rehabilitation of
the program should be presented adjustments to meet the submission
residential, commercial and/or
separately. Applicants must also budget deadline in the event Grants.gov rejects
industrial structures, and/or acquisition,
for travel cost (airfare, lodging and per the application. Please see the General
construction, or installation of public
diem) for two individuals to attend at Section for further instructions.
facilities and improvements. Such an
least one HUD sponsored TCUP entity must be involved in the business Electronic faxes using the Facsimile
conference/workshop every year of the of rehabilitation, construction, and/or Transmittal Cover Sheet (Form HUD–
three-year grant performance period. To management. Equipment and contracts 96011) contained in the electronic
calculate travel expenses, applicants cannot be presented as a total estimated application must be received no later
should use Washington, DC as the site figure. For equipment, applicants must than 11:59:59 p.m. eastern time on the
of all conference/workshop. Applicants provide a list by type and cost for each application deadline date.
must also submit this form to reflect the item. Applicants using contracts must D. Intergovernmental Review
total cost for the entire grant provide an individual description and
performance period (Grand Total). cost estimate for each contract. This program is excluded for an
Make sure that the amounts shown on Construction costs must be broken Intergovernmental Review.
the SF–424, HUD–424–CB, and all other down to indicate how funds will be
required program forms are consistent E. Funding Restrictions
utilized (e.g., demolition, foundation,
and the budget totals are correct. exterior walls, roofing, electrical work, Ineligible activities for funding under
Remember to check the addition in plumbing, finishing work, etc.). this program include, but are not
totaling the categories on all forms so (3) Indirect costs. Indirect costs, if limited to the following:
that all items are included in the total. applicable, are allowable based on an
If there is any inconsistency between 1. Renovation of a facility in which
established approved indirect cost rate.
any of the required budget forms, the the facility is not used at least 51
Applicants must have on file, and
HUD–424–CB will be used. All budget percent of the time by the institution;
submit to HUD if selected for award, a
forms must be fully completed. If an copy of their indirect cost rate 2. Rental space to another entity that
application is selected for award, the agreement. Applicants who are selected operates a small business assistance
applicant may be required to provide for funding that do not have an center;
greater specificity to the budget during approved indirect cost rate agreement, 3. Building of a new facility, where
grant agreement negotiations. established by the cognizant federal the activities are for non-students or the
(2) Budget Narrative. Applicants must agency, will be required to establish a activities are run primarily by an
submit a narrative that explains how the rate. In such cases, HUD will issue an outside entity;
applicant arrived at the cost estimates award with a provisional rate and assist
for any line item over $5,000 applicants with the process of 4. Planning and administrative
cumulative. For example, an applicant establishing a final rate. activities that would result in an
applicant exceeding the 20 percent cost
rwilkins on PROD1PC63 with NOTICES_2

proposes to construct an addition to an f. Appendix. Applicants receiving a


existing building, which will cost waiver of the electronic submission limitations (e.g., preparation/submission
approximately $200,000. The following requirements and submitting a paper of HUD reports); and
cost estimate reflects this total: copy of the application must place all 5. Curriculum development and/or
Foundation cost $75,000, electrical required forms in this section. The expansion on an institution’s existing
work $40,000, plumbing work $40,000, appendix section of an application must curriculum.

VerDate Aug<31>2005 16:13 Mar 12, 2007 Jkt 211001 PO 00000 Frm 00069 Fmt 4701 Sfmt 4703 E:\FR\FM\13MRN2.SGM 13MRN2
11502 Federal Register / Vol. 72, No. 48 / Tuesday, March 13, 2007 / Notices

F. Other Submission Requirements selection of personnel, including statistics and/or analyses contained in at
1. Application Submission and subcontractors and consultants. least one or more current data sources
Receipt Procedure. Please read the Experience will be judged in terms of that are sound and reliable.
General Section carefully and recent and relevant knowledge and (1) Describe the need(s); and
skills of the staff to undertake eligible (2) Describe the importance of
completely for the electronic
program activities. HUD will consider meeting the proposed needs.
submission and receipt procedures for
experience within the last five (5) years In rating this factor, HUD will
all applications because failure to
to be recent and experience pertaining consider only current data that is
comply may disqualify your
to similar activities to be relevant. specific to the area where the proposed
application. b. Past Performance (10 points) For project activities will be carried out.
2. Waiver of Electronic Submission
Previously Funded Grant Applicants Reliable sources of data may include
Requirements. Applicants should
Only. This subfactor will evaluate how information that describes the need,
submit their waiver requests in writing
well an applicant has performed such as a need to have a building
using e-mail or fax. Waiver requests
successfully under HUD/TCUP grants. renovated because it is 50 years old and
must be submitted no later than 15 days
Applicants must demonstrate this by is deteriorating; a new computer lab has
prior to the application deadline date
addressing the following information for been built, but the computers are
and should be submitted to:
Susan Brunson, Office of University all previously completed and open obsolete; a library has been expanded,
Partnerships. E-mail: HUD/TCUP grants: but the books are outdated, local/Tribal
(1) A list of all HUD/TCUP grants crime statistics, Indian Housing Plans,
Susan_S._Brunson@hud.gov. FAX: (202)
received, including the dollar amount etc. When presenting data, include the
708–0309.
Paper applications will not be awarded and the amount expended and source and date of the information.
accepted from applicants that have not obligated as of the date of this 3. Rating Factor 3: Soundness of
been granted a waiver. If an applicant is application; Approach (44 points). This factor
(2) A description of the achievement addresses the quality and effectiveness
granted a waiver, the Office of
of specific tasks, measurable objectives, of the proposed work plan and the
University Partnerships will provide
and specific outcomes consistent with commitment of the institution to sustain
instructions for submission. All
the approved project management plan; the proposed project activities.
applicants submitting applications in (3) A list detailing the date the a. (40 Points) Quality of Work Plan.
paper format must have received a project(s) was completed, was it HUD will evaluate this subfactor based
waiver to the electronic application completed in the original three-year on the extent to which an applicant
submission requirement and the grant performance period; if not provides a clear detailed description of
application must be received by HUD on completed, why (including when it was the proposed project activities,
or before the application deadline date. or will be completed); anticipated accomplishments and the
V. Application Review Information (4) A comparison of the amount of impact they will have on the target
proposed leveraged funds and/or population at the end of the project.
A. Criteria resources to the amount that was (1) (35 points) Specific Activities. The
1. Rating Factor 1: Capacity of the actually leveraged; and work plan must describe all proposed
Applicant and Relevant Experience (25 (5) A detailed description of project activities and major tasks
points). This factor addresses the extent compliance with all reporting required to successfully implement
to which the applicant has the resources requirements, including timeliness of them. The work plan must also identify
necessary to successfully implement the submission, whether reports were the anticipated accomplishments and
proposed activities in a timely manner. complete and addressed all information impact these activities will have on the
a. Knowledge and Experience. For (both narrative and financial) as targeted population. In addressing this
First Time Applicants (25 points), For required by the grant agreement. subfactor, applicants must provide a
Previously Funded Applicants (15 HUD will also review an applicant’s clear description of each proposed
points). In rating this subfactor, HUD past performance in managing funds, project activity and address the
will consider the extent to which the including, but not limited to: the ability following:
applicant clearly addresses the to account for funding appropriately; (a) Describe each proposed project
following: timely use of funds received from HUD; activity in measurable terms (e.g., fifty
(1) Describe the knowledge and meeting performance targets for or more students will be receiving
experience of the proposed project completion of activities. In evaluating computer literacy training, the number
director and staff, including the day-to- past performance, HUD reserves the of new classes that will be taught as a
day program manager/coordinator, right to deduct up to five (5) points from result of building a new structure);
consultants (including technical this rating score as a result of the (b) Identify the major tasks in
assistance providers), and contractors in information obtained from HUD’s sequential order necessary to
planning and managing the type of records (i.e., progress and financial successfully implement and complete
project for which funding is being reports, monitoring reports, Logic Model each proposed project activity. Include
requested; and submission, and amendments). the target completion dates for the tasks
(2) Clearly identify the following: key 2. Rating Factor 2: Need/Extent of the (6 month intervals, up to 36 months);
project team members, titles (e.g., Problem (10 points). This factor (c) List and describe how each activity
project manager/coordinator, etc.), addresses the extent to which there is a meets one of the following Community
respective roles for the project staff, and need for funding the proposed project Development Block Grant (CDBG)
a brief description of their relevant activities and an indication of the Program national objectives:
rwilkins on PROD1PC63 with NOTICES_2

experience. importance of meeting the need(s). The • Benefit low- and moderate-income
If key personnel have not been hired, need(s) described must be relevant to persons;
applicants must identify the position activities for which funds are being • Aid in the prevention or
title, provide a description of duties and requested. In addressing this factor, elimination of slums or blight; or
responsibilities, and describe the applicants should provide, at a • Meet other community
qualifications to be considered in the minimum, the following and must cite development needs having a particular

VerDate Aug<31>2005 16:13 Mar 12, 2007 Jkt 211001 PO 00000 Frm 00070 Fmt 4701 Sfmt 4703 E:\FR\FM\13MRN2.SGM 13MRN2
Federal Register / Vol. 72, No. 48 / Tuesday, March 13, 2007 / Notices 11503

urgency because existing conditions policy priorities they elect to address to (5) The date the contribution will be
pose a serious and immediate threat to receive the available two (2) points. made available and a statement that
the health and welfare of the 4. Rating Factor 4: Leveraging describes the duration of the
community, and other financial Resources (9 points). This factor contribution;
resources are not available to meet such addresses the ability of the applicant to (6) Any terms or conditions affecting
needs. secure resources that can be combined the commitment, other than receipt of a
Criteria for determining whether an with HUD’s grant funds to achieve the HUD Grant; and
activity addresses one or more objective program’s purpose. (7) The signature of the appropriate
are provided at 24 CFR 570.208; HUD will consider the extent to executive officer authorized to commit
(d) Describe the measurable which the applicant established the funds and/or goods and/or services.
objectives/outcomes that will be partnerships with other entities to (Only applicable to the written
realized as a result of implementing the secure additional resources to increase documentation) Please remember that
proposed project; and the effectiveness of the proposed only items eligible for funding under
(e) Identify the key staff, as described program activities. Resources may this program can be counted.
in Factor 1, who will be responsible for include funding or in-kind DO NOT submit commitment letters,
completing each task. contributions, such as services or memoranda of understanding and/or
(2) (5 points) Describe clearly how equipment, allocated for the purpose(s) agreements are not required at the time
each proposed project activity will: of the proposed project. Resources can
(a) Address the needs identified in of application submission but have the
be provided by governmental entities originals on file at the time of
Factor 2; and (e.g., Tribal, federal, and/or state
(b) Relate to and not duplicate other submission. IF THIS INFORMATION IS
governments), public or private INCLUDED, IT WILL NOT BE
activities in the target area. nonprofit organizations, for-profit
b. (2 points) Involvement of the CONSIDERED DURING THE REVIEW
private organizations, or other entities. PROCESS. Applicants chosen to
Faculty and Students. The applicant
Overhead and other institutional costs proceed to the next step in the selection
must describe how it proposes to
(e.g., salaries, indirect costs) that the process will be required to submit the
integrate the institution’s students and
institution has waived can be counted. signed commitment letters, memoranda
faculty into the proposed project
Examples of potential sources for of understanding and/or agreements
activities.
c. (2 points) HUD Policy Priorities. As outside assistance include: outlined in the application, within
• Tribal, federal, state, and local seven (7) calendar days after initial
described in the General Section, to earn
governments contact from the Office of University
points under this subfactor, HUD
• Tribally Designated Housing Partnerships (OUP). OUP will provide
requires applicants to undertake specific
Entities specific instructions on how these
activities that will assist the Department • Local or national nonprofit
in implementing its policy priorities documents must be submitted at that
organizations time. Letters, memoranda of
and that help the Department achieve its • Banks and/or private businesses
goals and objectives in FY 2008, when understanding, or agreements must be
• Foundations
the majority of grant recipients will be • Faith-based and other community- submitted on the provider’s letterhead
reporting programmatic results and based organizations. and should be addressed to Sherone
achievement. In addressing this To address this factor, an applicant Ivey, Associate Deputy Assistant
subfactor, HUD will evaluate the extent must provide an outline in the Secretary for University Partnerships.
to which a program will further and application and have the original The date of the letter, memorandum of
support HUD priorities. The quality of written commitment letters, memoranda understanding, or agreement from the
the responses provided to one or more of understanding and/or agreements that CEO of the provider organization must
of HUD’s priorities will determine the show the extent and firm commitment be dated no earlier than nine months
score an applicant can receive. of all proposed leveraged resources prior to this published NOFA. OUP will
Applicants must describe how each (including any commitment of resources provide specific instructions on how
policy priority is addressed. Applicants from the applicant’s own institution) these documents must be submitted
that just list a priority will receive no that address the following information when contact is made with the
points. for each leveraged resource/fund on file applicant. HUD will only request and
The total number of points an at the time of application submission: consider the resources/organizations
applicant can receive under this (1) The name of the organization and outlined in the application. If OUP does
subfactor is two . Each policy priority the executive officer authorizing the not receive those documents with the
addressed has a point value of one funds/goods and/or services (Only required information and within the
point, with the exception of the policy applicable to the narrative section) allotted timeframe, an applicant will not
priority related to removal of regulatory (2) The cash amount contributed or receive points under this factor.
barriers to affordable housing, which dollar value of the in-kind goods and/ In scoring this factor, HUD will
has a value of up to two points. To or services committed (If a dollar award:
receive these two (2) points, an amount and its use is not shown, the • Nine (9) points to an applicant that
applicant must: (1) Complete either Part value of the contribution will not be provides properly documented
A or Part B (not both), (2) include scored for award); leveraging resources as listed in their
appropriate documentation, (3) identify (3) A specific description of how each application that are 10 percent or more
a point of contact, (4) indicate how this contribution is to be used toward the of the amount requested under this
priority will be addressed, and (5) proposed activities; program;
rwilkins on PROD1PC63 with NOTICES_2

submit the completed questionnaire, (4) A description of the current and/ • Seven (7) to eight (8) points to
(HUD–27300) ‘‘HUD’s Initiative on or past working relationship that the applicants that provide documentation
Removal of Regulatory Barriers’’ found institution has with the organization that includes at least five of the seven
in the General Section along with contributing the resources and the required items outlined above and that
required documentation. It is up to the involvement it will have with this represents 7 to 9 percent of the amount
applicant to determine which of the proposed project. requested under this program;

VerDate Aug<31>2005 16:13 Mar 12, 2007 Jkt 211001 PO 00000 Frm 00071 Fmt 4701 Sfmt 4703 E:\FR\FM\13MRN2.SGM 13MRN2
11504 Federal Register / Vol. 72, No. 48 / Tuesday, March 13, 2007 / Notices

• Five (5) to six (6) points to b. Measurable outcomes the grant will application. If an applicant turns down
applicants that provide documentation have on the university or the target the award offer, HUD will make an
that includes at least four of the seven population; award to the next highest-ranking
required items outlined above and that This information must be included application. If funds remain after all
represents 7 to 9 percent of the amount under this section on a HUD–96010, selections have been made, the
requested under this program; Program Logic Model form. HUD has remaining funds will be carried over to
• Three (3) to four (4) points to developed a new approach to the next funding cycle’s competition.
applicants that provide documentation completing this form. Please carefully 4. Corrections to Deficient
that includes at least five of the seven read the General Section for Applications. See the General Section.
required items outlined above and that instructions, training is available. (Form
C. Anticipated Announcement and
represents 4 to 6 percent of the amount HUD–96010 will be excluded from the
Award Dates.
requested under this program; page count.) If an applicant utilizes
• One (1) to two (2) points to ‘‘other’’ from the Logic Model Announcements of awards are
applicants that provide documentation categories, then the applicant should anticipated on or before September 30,
that includes at least three of the describe briefly this ‘‘other’’ category 2007.
required seven items outlined above and within the Rating Factor 5 narrative. If VI. Award Administration Information
that represents 4 to 6 percent of the a narrative is provided, those pages will
amount requested under this program; be included in the page count. A. Award Notice
and B. Review and Selection Process After all selections have been made,
• Zero (0) points to applicants that HUD will notify all winning applicants
provide document leveraging resources 1. Application Selection Process in writing. HUD may require winning
as listed above that are less than 4 Two types of reviews will be applicants to participate in additional
percent of the amount requested. conducted: negotiations before receiving an official
5. Rating Factor 5: Achieving Results a. A threshold review to determine an award. For further discussion on this
and Program Evaluation (12 points). applicant’s basic eligibility; and matter, please refer to the General
This factor reflects HUD’s goal to b. A technical review for all Section.
embrace high standards of management applications that pass the threshold
and accountability. It measures the B. Administrative and National Policy
review to rate and rank the application
applicant’s commitment to assess their Requirements
based on the ‘‘Rating Factors ‘‘ listed in
performance to achieve the program’s Section V.A. above. Refer to the General Section.
proposed objectives and goals. Only those applications that pass the 1. Debriefing. The General Section
Applicants are required to develop an threshold review will receive a provides the procedures for requesting a
effective, quantifiable, outcome oriented technical review and be rated and debriefing. All requests for debriefings
evaluation plan for measuring ranked. must be made in writing to: Sherone
performance and determining that 2. Rating Panels. To review and rate Ivey, Office of University Partnerships,
objectives and goals have been achieved applications, HUD may establish panels Department of Housing and Urban
by using the Logic Model. The Logic that may include experts or consultants Development, 451 Seventh Street, SW,
Model is a summary of the narrative not currently employed by HUD to Room 8106; Washington, DC 20410–
statements presented in Factors 1–4. obtain certain expertise. 6000. Applicants may also write to Ms.
Therefore, the information submitted on 3. Ranking. HUD will fund Ivey via e-mail at
the Logic Model should be consistent applications in rank order, until all Sherone_E._Ivey@hud.gov.
with the information contained in the available program funds are awarded. In 2. Administrative. Grants awarded
narrative statements. order to be considered for funding, an under this NOFA will be governed by
‘‘Outcomes’’ are benefits accruing to applicant must receive a minimum the provisions of 24 CFR part 84 (Grants
institutions of higher education during score of 75 points out of a possible 100 and Agreements with Institutions of
or after participation in the TCUP points; plus up to two bonus points that Higher Education, Hospitals and Other
program. Applicants must clearly may be awarded for activities conducted Non-Profit Organizations), A–21 (Cost
identify the outcomes to be measured in the RC/EZ/EC–II communities, as Principles for Educational Institutions)
and achieved. Examples of outcomes described in the General Section. If two and A–133 (Audits of States, Local
include an increased number of campus or more applications have the same Governments, and Non-Profit
facilities (e.g., newly built or renovated), number of points, the application with Organizations). Applicants can access
an increased number of classroom the most points for Factor 3 shall be the OMB circulars at the White House
spaces available, or an increased student selected. If there is still a tie, the Web site at http://www.whitehouse.gov/
enrollment and graduation rate. application with the most points for omb/circulars/index.html.
In addition, applicants must establish Factor 1shall be selected. If there is still 3. OMB Circulars and
interim benchmarks and outputs that a tie, the application with the most Governmentwide Regulations
lead to the ultimate achievement of points for Factor 2, 4, and then 5 shall Applicable to Financial Assistance
outcomes. ‘‘Outputs’’ are the direct be selected in that order, until the tie is Programs. The General Section provides
products of the project ’s activities. broken. HUD reserves the right to select discussion of OMB circulars and
Examples of outputs are the number of out of rank order to provide for governmentwide regulations.
new facilities renovated, or the number geographic distribution of grantees. 4. Code of Conduct. See the General
of new dormitories built. Outputs HUD also reserves the right to reduce Section for further discussion.
rwilkins on PROD1PC63 with NOTICES_2

should produce outcomes for the the amount of funding requested in 5. Procurement of Recovered
project. At a minimum, an applicant order to fund as many highly ranked Materials. See the General Section for
must address the following activities in applications as possible. Additionally, if further discussion.
the evaluation plan: funds remain after funding the highest 6. Executive Order 13202,
a. Short- and long-term objectives to ranked applications, HUD may fund Preservation of Open Competition and
be achieved; part of the next highest-ranking Government Neutrality Toward

VerDate Aug<31>2005 16:13 Mar 12, 2007 Jkt 211001 PO 00000 Frm 00072 Fmt 4701 Sfmt 4703 E:\FR\FM\13MRN2.SGM 13MRN2
Federal Register / Vol. 72, No. 48 / Tuesday, March 13, 2007 / Notices 11505

Government Contractors’ Labor unless the collection displays a llFactor–III


Relations on Federal and Federally currently valid OMB control number. llFactor–IV
Funded Construction Projects. See the Public reporting burden for the
collection of information is estimated to llFactor–V
General Section for further discussion if
applicable. average 68 hours per annum per llHUD–96010 Logic Model
7. Executive Order 13166, Improving respondent for the application and grant Check off to ensure these items have
Access to Services For Persons With administration. This includes the time been included in the application:
Limited English Proficiency (LEP). See for collecting, reviewing, and reporting llAppendix. The appendix section of
the General Section for further the data for the application, quarterly an application must not exceed 15 pages
discussion. and final report. The information will be in length (excluding forms, budget
used for grantee selection and narrative and assurances).
C. Reporting monitoring the administration of funds.
All grant recipients under this NOFA Response to this request for information llBudget
are required to submit quarterly is required in order to receive the llHUD 424–CB ‘‘Grant Application
progress reports. The progress reports benefits to be derived. Detailed Budget’’ (‘‘HUD Detailed
shall consist of two components, a Budget Form’’ on Grants.gov).
Appendix A—Application Checklist—
narrative that must reflect the activities llBudget Narrative (No form
TCUP
undertaken during the reporting period provided, but must be submitted for the
and a financial report that reflects costs This checklist identifies application total three-year grant period.
incurred by budget line item, as well as submission requirements. Applicants
a cumulative summary report during the are requested to use this checklist when Appendix B—All Required Forms
reporting period. preparing an application to ensure
submission of all required elements. The following forms are required for
For each reporting period, as part of submission. All required forms are
the required report to HUD, grant Applicants submitting an electronic
application do not have to submit the contained in the electronic application
recipients must include a completed package.
Logic Model (HUD–96010), which checklist. Applicants that receive a
identifies output and outcome waiver of the electronic application llApplication for Federal Assistance
achievements. submission requirement should include (SF–424);
For FY2007, HUD is considering a a copy of the checklist in their llSurvey on Ensuring Equal
new concept for the Logic Model. The application. Opportunity for Applicants (SF–424
new concept is a Return on Investment Check off to ensure these items have Supplement); (‘‘Faith Based EEO Survey
(ROI) statement. HUD will be publishing been included in the application: (SF–424 SUPP)’’ on Grants.gov).
a separate notice on the ROI concept. llSF–424 ‘‘Application For Federal llDisclosure of Lobbying Activities
Assistance’’ (SF–LLL); if applicable
VII. Agency Contacts
llApplication Checklist (Applicants
Applicants may contact Sherone Ivey llQuestionnaire for HUD’s Removal
that submit paper applications must
at (202) 708–3061, extension 4200, or of Regulatory Barriers (HUD–27300)
include the checklist in their
Susan Brunson at (202) 708–3061, (‘‘HUD Communities Initiative Form’’
applications)
extension 3852. Persons with speech or on Grants.gov), if applicable;
llAbstract (must include no more
hearing impairments may call the than a two-page summary of the llApplicant/Recipient Disclosure
Federal Information Relay Service TTY proposed project) Update Report (HUD–2880) (‘‘HUD
at (800) 877–8339. Except for the ‘‘800’’ Applicant Recipient Disclosure Report’’
Indicate the page number where each
number, these numbers are not toll-free. on Grants.gov);
of the Factors is located:
Applicants may also reach Ms. Ivey via Narrative Statement Addressing the llCertification of Consistency with
e-mail at Sherone_E._Ivey@hud.gov, and Rating Factors. The narrative section of RC/EZ/EC–II Strategic Plan (HUD–
Ms. Brunson at an application must not exceed 50 pages 2990), if applicable;
Susan_S._Brunson@hud.gov. in length (excluding forms, budget llAcknowledgement of Applicant
VIII. Other narrative and abstract). This information Receipt (Only applicants who submit
must be submitted on 81⁄2 by 11-inch paper applications (HUD–2993);
Paperwork Reduction Act paper, double-spaced on one side of the llClient Comments and Suggestions
The information collection paper, with one-inch margins (from the (HUD–2994);
requirements contained in this top, bottom, and left and right sides of
llYou Are Our Client Survey (HUD–
document have been approved by the the documents) and printed in standard
2994–A); and
Office of Management and Budget Times New-Roman 12-point font.
(OMB) under the Paperwork Reduction Applicants that submit applications via llLogic Model (HUD–96010).
Act of 1995 (44 U.S.C. 3501–3520) and Grants.gov should review the General llThird Party Documentation
assigned OMB control number 2528– Section for information about file names Facsimile Transmittal (HUD–96011)
0215. In accordance with the Paperwork and extensions. File names should not (‘‘Facsimile Transmittal Form’’ on
Reduction Act, HUD may not conduct or contain spaces or special characters. Grants.gov) required as the cover page to
sponsor, and a person is not required to llFactor–I third party documents transmitted by
respond to, a collection of information llFactor–II facsimile to HUD.
rwilkins on PROD1PC63 with NOTICES_2

VerDate Aug<31>2005 16:13 Mar 12, 2007 Jkt 211001 PO 00000 Frm 00073 Fmt 4701 Sfmt 4703 E:\FR\FM\13MRN2.SGM 13MRN2
11506 Federal Register / Vol. 72, No. 48 / Tuesday, March 13, 2007 / Notices
rwilkins on PROD1PC63 with NOTICES_2

EN13MR07.010</GPH>

VerDate Aug<31>2005 16:13 Mar 12, 2007 Jkt 211001 PO 00000 Frm 00074 Fmt 4701 Sfmt 4725 E:\FR\FM\13MRN2.SGM 13MRN2
Federal Register / Vol. 72, No. 48 / Tuesday, March 13, 2007 / Notices 11507

Fair Housing Initiatives Program increase compliance with the Fair Full Text of Announcement
Housing Act (the Act) and with
Overview Information I. Funding Opportunity Description
substantially equivalent State and local
A. Federal Agency Name: Department fair housing laws. Approximately $18.1 Authority. Section 561 of the Housing
of Housing and Urban Development, million in FY 2007 funds and any and Community Development Act of
Office of Fair Housing and Equal potential recapture is allocated to two 1987, as amended, (42 U.S.C. 3616)
Opportunity (2) initiatives as follows: established the FHIP. The implementing
B. Funding Opportunity Title: Fair
a. Private Enforcement Initiative (PEI) regulations are found at 24 CFR Part
Housing Initiatives Program (FHIP)
C. Announcement Type: Initial $14 million; 125. If you are interested in applying for
Announcement b. Education and Outreach Initiative funding under the FHIP, please review
D. Funding Opportunity Number: The (EOI) $4.1 million. carefully the General Section of the
OMB Approval Number is 2529–0033. 4. Award Agreements. HUD expects to SuperNOFA (hereafter, the General
The Federal Register number for this award a cost reimbursable cooperative Section), the FHIP Authorizing Statute
NOFA is FR–5100–N–24. agreement or grant agreement to each (Sec. 561 of the Housing and
E. Catalog of Federal Domestic applicant selected for award. Upon Community Development Act of 1987,
Assistance (CFDA) Number(s): Private completion of negotiations, HUD as amended), and the FHIP Regulations
Enforcement Initiative (PEI); Education reserves the right to use the funding (24 CFR 125.103–501).
and Outreach Initiative (EOI) 14.408. instrument it determines is most
F. Dates: The application deadline A. FHIP Initiatives and Components
appropriate.
date shall be on or before May 3, 2007. The FHIP assists fair housing
5. Eligible Applicants. Eligible
Applications must be received and activities that increase compliance with
applicants are Qualified Fair Housing
validated by Grants.gov no later than the Act and with substantially
Enforcement Organizations (QFHOs)
11:59:59 pm on the application deadline equivalent fair housing laws
date. Please see the General Section of and Fair Housing Enforcement
Organizations (FHOs), see 24 CFR administered by State and local
the SuperNOFA (the General Section) government agencies under the Fair
for information on electronic deadline 125.103; public or private, for-profit or
not-for-profit organizations or Housing Assistance Program (FHAP).
and timeliness requirements.
G. Optional, Additional Overview institutions and other public or private 1. Private Enforcement Initiative (PEI).
Content Information: entities that are formulating or carrying This Initiative assists private, tax-
1. Funding Breakdown. This year out programs to prevent or eliminate exempt fair housing enforcement
there are two initiatives, Private discriminatory housing practices organizations in the investigation and
Enforcement and Education and (including entities that will be enforcement of alleged violations of the
Outreach Initiatives. The following is a established as a result of receiving an Act and substantially equivalent State
breakdown of each Initiative: award under this FHIP NOFA); agencies and local fair housing laws. Under this
a. Private Enforcement Initiative (PEI) of State or local governments; and Initiative, there are two Components,
(1) General Component, and agencies that participate in the Fair the General Component and the
(2) Performance Based Funding Housing Assistance Program (FHAP). Performance-Based Funding
Component 6. Private Enforcement Initiative— Component.
b. Education and Outreach Initiative Performance-Based Funding
(EOI) 2. Education and Outreach Initiative
Component. Applicants awarded (EOI). This Initiative assists
(1) Regional/Local/Community-Based funding under the PEI–(PBFC) for FY
(a) General Component organizations that inform the public
(b) Clinical Law School Component. 2007 will not be eligible to submit
about their rights and obligations under
This Component is being established to applications for additional FHIP
the Act and substantially equivalent
train and develop legal practitioners in funding for FY2008 and FY 2009.
State and local fair housing laws.
the fair housing arena. Applicants are Applicants awarded funding under this
Applications are solicited for this
Minority Serving Institution agencies (as component will be eligible to apply for
Initiative under the EOI-Regional/Local/
determined by the Department of additional PEI funding in FY2010.
Community-Based Program (R/L/C–B)
Education’s Web site) with an Applicants awarded PBFC funding in
and the EOI—National-Based Program
accredited American Bar Association FY 2005 and 2006 are not eligible to
in which activities are conducted on a
law school and is geared to the submit applications for additional PEI
nationwide basis.
development and implementation of a funding for a three-year period. Should
the grantee’s performance for FY2007 be Applicants who apply under EOI
legal curriculum as it relates to fair R/L/C–B may apply under one or more
housing. assessed by your HUD Government
Technical Representative (GTR) as of the following Components, as
(2) National-Based Media Campaign
anything less than an ‘‘Excellent’’ then follows: EOI General Component and
Component.
2. Electronic Applications. For the grantee will be ineligible to receive the EOI Clinical Law School
FY2007, FHIP electronic applications PBFC funding in the second year Component. Applicants who apply
will be available on http:// (FY2008). The same applies if the under EOI–National-Based Program may
www.Grants.gov// grantee receives less than an apply under the Media Campaign
Fand_grant_opportunities.jsp and ‘‘Excellent’’ performance assessment in Component.
http://www.grants.gov// FY2008 then they will be ineligible to All applications submitted under EOI
Apply_for_grants.jsp. For further receive PBFC funding in the third year are required to describe a referral
rwilkins on PROD1PC63 with NOTICES_2

instructions on electronic application (FY2009), but may apply for FHIP funds process that will result in referrals of
submission requirements using under another component as fair housing complaints to HUD or Fair
Grants.gov, please read the General appropriate. Housing Assistance Program (FHAP)
Section. 7. Start Date. For planning purposes, substantially equivalent agencies. If
3. Fair Housing Initiatives Program assume a start date no later than October funded, you will be required to develop
(FHIP) Funding. FHIP funds are used to 19, 2007. your complaint referral process.

VerDate Aug<31>2005 16:13 Mar 12, 2007 Jkt 211001 PO 00000 Frm 00075 Fmt 4701 Sfmt 4703 E:\FR\FM\13MRN2.SGM 13MRN2
11508 Federal Register / Vol. 72, No. 48 / Tuesday, March 13, 2007 / Notices

B. Other i. Grassroots organizations (See and where either no public or private


1. Program Definitions. The General Section). fair housing enforcement organizations
definitions that apply to this FHIP j. Jurisdiction means that the exist or the jurisdiction is not
section of the NOFA are as follows: complaint must be timely filed; the sufficiently served by one or more
a. Broad-based proposals are those complainant must have standing; the public or private enforcement fair
that address more than one type of respondent and the dwelling involved housing organizations and there is a
housing transaction covered under the (where the complaint involves a need for service.
Act. Examples of covered housing provision or denial of a dwelling) must s. Underserved Populations mean
transactions include the: rental, sales, or be covered by the Act; and the subject groups of individuals who fall within
financing of housing. (See also Full matter and the basis of the alleged one or more of the categories protected
Service Projects below). discrimination, must constitute illegal under the Act and who are:
b. Complainant means the person, practices as defined by the Act. (1) of an immigrant population
including the Assistant Secretary for k. Meritorious claims means (especially racial and ethnic minorities
Fair Housing and Equal Opportunity at enforcement activities by an who are not English-speaking or limited
HUD, who files a complaint under organization that resulted in lawsuits, English proficient);
Section 810 of the Fair Housing Act. consent decrees, legal settlements, HUD (2) in rural populations,
c. Disability Advocacy Groups means or substantially equivalent agency (3) the homeless,
organizations that traditionally have (under 25 CFR 115.6) conciliations and (4) persons with disabilities (i.e.,
provided for the civil rights of persons organization initiated settlements with physical) who can be historically
with disabilities. This would include the outcome of monetary awards for documented to have been subject to
organizations such as Independent compensatory and/or punitive damages discriminatory practices not having
Living Centers and cross-disability legal to plaintiffs or complaining parties, or been the focus of Federal, State or local
services groups. Such organizations other affirmative relief, including the fair housing enforcement efforts, or
must be experienced in providing provision of housing (24 CFR 125.103). (5) areas that are heavily impacted
services to persons with a broad range l. Mortgages with unacceptable terms with minorities and there is inadequate
of disabilities, including physical, or conditions or resulting from protection and ability to provide service
cognitive, and psychiatric/mental unacceptable practices means a from the State or local government or
disabilities. Such organizations must mortgage or a group or category of private fair housing organizations.
demonstrate actual involvement of mortgages with one or more of the terms
persons with disabilities throughout and conditions as specified under 24 II. Award Information
their activities, including on staff and CFR Part 81.2. For Fiscal Year 2007, $20 million is
board levels. m. Operating budget means an appropriated for the Fair Housing
d. Enforcement proposals are organization’s total planned budget Initiatives Program (FHIP). This
potential complaints under the Act that expenditures from all sources, including appropriated amount may be
are timely, jurisdictional, and well- the value of in-kind and monetary supplemented by recaptured funds. Of
developed, that could reasonably be contributions, in the period for which this amount, approximately $18.1
expected to become enforcement actions funding is requested. million is being made available on a
if an impartial investigation found n. Qualified Fair Housing
competitive basis to eligible
evidence supporting the allegations and Enforcement Organization (QFHO)
organizations responding to this FHIP
the case proceeded to a resolution with means an organization engaged in fair
NOFA. See the chart in Section III.A. for
HUD or FHAP agency involvement. housing activities as defined in 24 CFR
e. Fair Housing Act means Title VIII a breakdown by Initiative/Component.
125.103.
of the Civil Rights Act of 1968 as o. Regional/Local/Community-Based A. Award Instrument. The type of
amended by the Fair Housing Activities are defined at 24 CFR funding instrument HUD may offer a
Amendments Act of 1988 (42 U.S.C. 125.301(a) and (d). successful applicant which sets forth
3600–3620). p. Rural Areas means the following: the relationship between HUD and the
f. Fair Housing Assistance Program (1) A non-urban place having fewer grantee will be a grant or cooperative
(FHAP) agencies mean State and local than 2,500 inhabitants (within or agreement, where the principal purpose
fair housing enforcement government outside of the metropolitan areas). is the transfer of funds, property,
agencies that receive FHAP funds (2) A county or parish with an urban services, or anything of value to the
because they administer laws deemed population of 20,000 inhabitants or less. applicant to accomplish a public
substantially equivalent to the Act, as (3) Any place with a population not purpose. The agreement will identify
described in 24 CFR 115. in excess of 20,000 and not located in the eligible activities to be undertaken,
g. Fair Housing Enforcement a Metropolitan Statistical Area. financial controls, and special
Organization (FHO) means an q. Traditional Civil Rights conditions, including sanctions for
organization engaged in fair housing Organizations mean non-profit violations of the agreement. HUD will
activities as defined in 24 CFR 125.103. organizations or institutions and/or determine the type of instrument under
h. Full-service projects must include private entities with a history and which the award will be made and
the following enforcement-related primary mission of securing Federal monitor progress to ensure that the
activities in the project application: civil rights protection for groups and grantee has achieved the objectives set
interviewing potential victims of individuals protected under the Act or out in the agreement. Failure to meet
discrimination; taking complaints; substantially equivalent State or local such objectives may be the basis for
testing; evaluating testing results; laws and that are engaged in programs HUD determining the agreement to be in
rwilkins on PROD1PC63 with NOTICES_2

conducting preliminary investigations; to reduce discriminatory housing default and exercising available
conducting mediation; enforcing practices. sanctions, including suspension,
meritorious claims through litigation or r. Underserved Areas mean termination, and/or the recapture of
referral to administrative enforcement jurisdictions where there are no Fair funds. Also, HUD may refer violations
agencies; and disseminating information Housing Initiatives Program or Fair or suspected violations to enforcement
about fair housing laws. Housing Assistance Program agencies offices within HUD, the Department of

VerDate Aug<31>2005 16:13 Mar 12, 2007 Jkt 211001 PO 00000 Frm 00076 Fmt 4701 Sfmt 4703 E:\FR\FM\13MRN2.SGM 13MRN2
Federal Register / Vol. 72, No. 48 / Tuesday, March 13, 2007 / Notices 11509

Justice, or other enforcement performance assessment, in part, by activities, as necessary, in a timeframe


authorities. using the Logic Model (HUD–96010) to be established by the GTR.
If funds are awarded as a Cooperative submitted by the applicant and B. Project Starting Period. For
Agreement, HUD will also exercise the approved by HUD in the award planning purposes, assume a start date
right to have substantial involvement agreement (rating Factor 5). If upon no later than October 19, 2007.
by: conducting quarterly reviews and completion of this assessment by the III. Eligibility Information
approval of all proposed deliverables Government Technical Representative
documented in the applicant’s Work (GTR) a determination is made that the A. Eligible Applicants and Activities
Plan or Statement of Work (SOW), and quarterly requirements have not been The following chart details each FHIP
determining whether the agency meets met, the grantee will be obligated to Initiative/Component and the
all certification and assurance provide additional information or make approximate Funding Available along
requirements. HUD will conduct this modifications to its work plan and with Eligible Applicants and Activities:

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

Private Enforcement Initiative $1,000,000 Fair Housing Enforcement Or- 12–18 $275,000 ...... Eligible activities include: (1)
(PEI) General Component: ganizations (FHOs) with at months. Complaint intake of allega-
Assists private, tax-exempt least one year of experi- tions of housing discrimina-
fair housing enforcement or- ence in complaint intake, tion, testing evaluating test-
ganizations in the investiga- complaint investigation, test- ing results, or providing
tion and enforcement of al- ing for fair housing viola- other investigative and com-
leged violations of the Fair tions, and meritorious plaint support for adminis-
Housing Act and substantially claims in the two years prior trative and judicial enforce-
equivalent State and local to the filing of the applica- ment of fair housing laws:
fair housing laws. tion (24 CFR 125.401(b)(2) (2) Investigation of indi-
and Qualified Fair Housing vidual complaints and sys-
Enforcement Organizations temic housing discrimination
(QFHOs) with at least two for further enforcement
years of enforcement re- processing by HUD through
lated experience as noted testing and other investiga-
above, and meritorious tive methods; (3) Mediation
claims in the three years or other voluntary resolution
prior to filing this application of allegations of fair housing
(24 CFR 125.103). discrimination after a com-
plaint has been filed; and
(4) litigating fair housing
cases including procuring
expert witnesses.
Private Enforcement Initiative $13,000,000 QFHOs and FHOs (with at 36 months .... $275,000 per See PEI above.
(PEI) Performance Based least one year of enforce- year for a
Funding Component Assists ment related experience) three-year
private, tax-exempt fair hous- who have received excellent duration,
ing enforcement organiza- performance reviews for based upon
tions in the investigation and FHIP PEI awards made in appropria-
enforcement of alleged viola- any two FY’s (FY pertains tions.
tions of the Fair Housing Act to the year for which the Eligible PBFC
and substantially equivalent funding was appropriated) applicants
State and local fair housing beginning with FY 2003 must re-
laws. through FY 2005; and have ceive a
received a minimum score minimum
of 95 on the most recent of score of 95
the 2 performance reviews from the
from their Government FY ’07
Technical Representative. Technical
Evaluation
Panel
(TEP) to be
considered
for funding.
rwilkins on PROD1PC63 with NOTICES_2

VerDate Aug<31>2005 16:13 Mar 12, 2007 Jkt 211001 PO 00000 Frm 00077 Fmt 4701 Sfmt 4703 E:\FR\FM\13MRN2.SGM 13MRN2
11510 Federal Register / Vol. 72, No. 48 / Tuesday, March 13, 2007 / Notices

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

EOI General Component Open $2,600,000 QFHOs, FHOs, public or pri- 12–18 100,000 ........ For a list of Eligible Activities
to applicants for all other fair vate for profit or not for months. See EOI above.
housing education and out- profit organizations or insti-
reach activities. In addition to tutions, or other public or
all other education and out- private entities that carry
reach activities, applicants out programs to prevent or
may also address the fair eliminate discriminatory
housing needs of persons housing practices. This in-
with disabilities, the edu- cludes agencies of State or
cation of consumers about local governments and
fair housing, financial literacy, agencies that participate in
credit management, and how the Fair Housing Assistance
to avoid high cost loans and Program (FHAP). See FHIP
abusive lending practices NOFA–Eligibility Information.
that violate the Fair Housing
Act.
EOI—Clinical Law School Com- $500,000 Same as EOI above. In addi- 12–18 500,000 ........ See above.
ponent Applications are solic- tion, applicant must: (1) Be months.
ited for this component to or- recognized by the American
ganize and operate a fair Bar Association as having
housing legal-clinical edu- an accredited law school;
cation program that will ben- (2) Be legally authorized by
efit the public by producing the State in which it is lo-
well-trained clinicians and cated to provide a bach-
lawyers who are capable of elor’s degree program and
educating and informing the a law degree program; and
public on fair housing rights (3) Be designated by the
and obligations. Secretary of the U.S. De-
partment of Education as a
Minority Serving Institution
College or University.
EOI—National-Based Pro- 1,000,000 Same as EOI above. In addi- 12 months .... $1,000,000 ... See above.
gram—Media Campaign tion, applicants must have
Component. Applicants who five years of experience as
submit applications under the an advertisement/media or-