Through this NOFA, HUD is announcing the availability of approximately $58 million for its Community Compass Technical Assistance and Capacity Building Program (Community Compass), HUD’s integrated technical assistance and capacity building initiative. Community Compass is designed to help HUD’s customers navigate complex housing and community development challenges by equipping them with the knowledge, skills, tools, capacity, and systems to implement HUD programs and policies successfully and be more effective stewards of HUD funding. The goal of Community Compass is to empower communities by providing effective technical assistance and capacity building so that successful program implementation is sustained over the long term.
Through funding of national intermediaries, the Section 4 Capacity Building program enhances the capacity and ability of community development corporations (CDCs) and community housing development organizations (CHDOs) to carry out affordable housing and community development activities that benefit low- and moderate-income families and persons.
The competition is limited to the organizations identified in Section 4 of the HUD Demonstration Act of1993 (Pub.L. 103-120, 107 Stat. 1148, 42 U.S.C. 9816 note), as amended. These organizations are:Enterprise Community Partners, Inc. (formerly The Enterprise Foundation), the Local Initiatives SupportCorporation (LISC), and Habitat for Humanity International. Specifically, the only applicants eligible for thiscompetition are the three organizations located at the following addresses:
- Enterprise Community Partners, Inc., 11000 Broken Land Parkway, Suite 700, Columbia, MD 21044.
- Local Initiatives Support Corporation, 501 Seventh Avenue, 7th Floor, New York, NY 10018.
- Habitat for Humanity International, 121 Habitat Street, Americus, GA 31709.
Affiliates and local offices of these organizations and their community partners are not eligible to competeeither directly or independently for capacity building grants under this notice, but rather may seek funding from the above organizations.
HUD is making available approximately $35,000,000 through this NOFA for Capacity Building forCommunity Development and Affordable Housing Grants (Section 4).
Funding Opportunity Number: FR-6000-N-07
Opportunity Title: Capacity Building for Community and Affordable Housing Grants (Section 4)
Competition ID: FR-6000-N-07
CFDA No.: 14.252
OMB Approval Numbers: 2506-0197 expires 6/30/2016
Opening Date: June 9, 2016
Deadline date: August 9, 2016
CONTACT INFORMATION: HUD staff will be available to provide clarification on the content of this NOFA. Please note that HUD staff cannot assist applicants in preparing their applications. Questions regarding specific program requirements for this NOFA should be directed to CapacityBuilding@hud.gov. Persons with hearing or speech impairments may access this number via TTY by calling the toll-free Federal Relay Service at 800-877-8339.