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.
Recognizing that HUD’s customers often interact with a variety of HUD programs as they deliver housing or community development services, Community Compass brings together technical assistance investments from across HUD program offices, including the offices of Community Planning and Development, Fair Housing and Equal Opportunity, Housing, and Public and Indian Housing. This cross-funding approach allows technical assistance to address the needs of grantees and subgrantees across multiple HUD programs, often within the same engagement, as well as address cross-agency issues. Applicants are encouraged to procure subcontractors and consultants to demonstrate expertise across a wide variety of HUD programs, as well as in specific skill and policy areas. Community Compass is centrally managed by HUD Headquarters with involvement of the HUD Regional, Field, and Area Offices.
Funding Opportunity Number: FR-6000-N-06
Opportunity Title: HUD Community Compass Technical Assistance and Capacity Building Program
Competition ID: FR-6000-N-06
CFDA No.: 14.259
OMB Approval Numbers: 2506-0197 expires 6/30/2016
Opening Date: May19, 2016
Deadline date: July 19, 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 firstname.lastname@example.org. Persons with hearing or speech impairments may access this number via TTY by calling the toll-free Federal Relay Service at 800-877-8339.