green circle with white arrowsGRRP Comprehensive

The Green and Resilient Retrofit Program (“GRRP”) Comprehensive cohort is designed for properties with high efficiency and resilience needs. Properties receiving GRRP Comprehensive grants or loans will be comprehensively assessed to evaluate which energy and climate resilience investments are best suited to the property. To learn more view the webinar below which provides an overview.

What's New

  • GRRP Notice Revision. Program requirements for participants selected under the NOFOs are detailed in the GRRP Notice (Housing Notice 2023-05 as amended by Housing Notice 2024-01). See here for a redline version of the changes made to the GRRP Notice by Housing Notice 2024-01. Have questions? Our FAQs have been updated to list the changes. January 8, 2024
  • HUD selected the following entities to serve as Multifamily Assessment Contractors (MACs) for the Green and Resilient Retrofit Program. Additional information including the MAC selection is available. December 13, 2023
  • If you intend to apply for Comprehensive Wave 4 and are looking for assistance with your preapplication benchmarking, you may be able to receive support from a HUD contractor. Reach out to MFBenchmarking@hud.gov for additional information. November 22, 2023

 

GRRP Overview: Comprehensive, edited 11/17/2023 (Video, 12 mins)

We hosted a live webinar on the full scope of GRRP.
View the video on HUD's YouTube Channel here. The slide presentation is also available here.


To learn more about program requirements

Ask us your questions directly during our GRRP Office hours!

Join us Wednesdays from 3:00-3:30 PM EST (no registration necessary):
https://zoom.us/j/99199273258.

Office Hours recordings are now available on HUD's YouTube channel:
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For more information on GRRP view the brochure here.

 


 

Applicant Tools & Resources*

 

NEW! Updated application forms. HUD made minor back-end changes to ease application processing – these changes do not impact scoring. Please use this version if you’re starting a fresh application.

 

  • Grants.gov. Additional application materials are posted and must be submitted through Grants.gov.
  • All applicants for the Comprehensive NOFO must either submit Benchmarking Data through EPA's Portfolio Manager or the Multifamily Building Efficiency Screening Tool (MBEST).
    • Benchmarking Resources. Owners using Portfolio Manager benchmarking may use the posted resources, including instructions for inputting and sharing data, a sample tenant release for owners that cannot access whole-building data, and template RFPs for hiring a benchmarking contractor.
    • The Multifamily Building Efficiency Screening Tool (MBEST). Owners can apply for the Comprehensive NOFO through the MBEST set-aside (up tp 40% of funding put out through the NOFO) instead of submitting benchmarking data in Portfolio Manager. This tool was created in partnership with the U.S. Department of Energy and the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory to screen multifamily buildings and understand current opportunities for energy efficiency improvements. View the overview video here.

 

To learn more about the Comprehensive scoring process, view the pre-recorded webinar below. (Note: Scoring threshold changed with NOFO modification on November 15, 2023).

GRRP Comprehensive Scoring Process (Video, 8 mins, Updated 11/27/2023)

Through a procurement process, HUD selected the following entities to serve as Multifamily Assessment Contractors (MACs) for the Green and Resilient Retrofit Program. MACs will undertake a suite of assessments for GRRP awardees in the Comprehensive cohort. MACs may employ subcontractors for a portion of work under the GRRP program, however HUD does not have any involvement with the selection or recommendation of subrecipients for MACs. If you are interested in working with any of our MACs, please reach out to them directly. If you have any questions, you can contact Natalicia Garcia (Natalicia.Garcia@hud.gov), Contracting Officer Representative, on this contract.

 

Participant Tools & Resources

 

  • Program requirements for participants selected under the NOFOs are detailed in the GRRP Notice (Housing Notice 2023-05 as amended by Housing Notice 2024-01).
    • See here for a redline version of the changes made to the GRRP Notice by Housing Notice 2024-01.

 

 

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*GRRP Comprehensive application tools are part of the Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA) collection under OMB control number 2502-0624. Public reporting burden for this collection of information is estimated to average 45 minutes per response, including the time for reviewing instructions, searching existing data sources, gathering and maintaining the data needed, and completing and reviewing the collection of information. Comments regarding the accuracy of this burden estimate and any suggestions for reducing this burden can be sent to the Reports Management Officer, REE, Department of Housing and Urban Development, 451 7th St SW, Room 4176, Washington, DC 20410-5000. When providing comments, please refer to OMB Approval No. 2502-0624. This information is required to obtain benefits. HUD may not collect this information, and you are not required to complete this form, unless it displays a currently valid OMB control number. This information is being collected under Title III of the Inflation Reduction Act of 2022, H.R. 5376 (IRA), section 30002 titled “Improving Energy Efficiency or Water Efficiency or Climate Resilience of Affordable Housing,” authorizes the Green and Resilient Retrofit Program (GRRP). The program provides grants or loans for building retrofits to HUD-assisted multifamily projects with utility efficiency or climate resilience needs. This information collection is used to determine eligibility of HUD-assisted multifamily properties for participation in the GRRP Comprehensive program and the terms on which participation should occur. The purpose of the program is to fund projects that improve energy or water efficiency, enhance indoor air quality or sustainability, implement the use of zero-emission electricity generation, low-emission building materials or processes, energy storage, or building electrification strategies, or address climate resilience, of an eligible property. While no assurances of confidentiality are pledged to respondents, HUD generally discloses this data only in response to a Freedom of Information Act request.