The Resident Opportunity & Self Sufficiency (ROSS) Service Coordinator (SC) program is designed to assist residents of public and Indian housing make progress towards economic and housing self-sufficiency. To accomplish this goal, ROSS provides grant funding to eligible applicants to hire Service Coordinators to assess the needs of public and Indian housing residents and link them to supportive services that enable participants to increase earned income, reduce or eliminate the need for welfare assistance, and make progress toward achieving economic independence and housing self-sufficiency. In the case of elderly/disabled residents, the Service Coordinator links participants to supportive services which enable them to age/remain in-place thereby avoiding more costly forms of care.
In fiscal year 2016, HUD received a total of $35 million in congressional appropriations for the ROSS-SC program. HUD will not set aside funding from ROSS appropriations to fund activities related to supportive services under the Jobs-Plus program. Should additional carryover or recaptured funds from prior ROSS appropriations become available, they will be used to make additional awards under the FY16 ROSS-SC competition.
Funding Opportunity Number: FR-6000-N-05
Opportunity Title: Resident Opportunity Self-Sufficiency
Competition ID: FR-6000-N-05
CFDA No.: 14.870
OMB Approval Numbers: 2577-0229 exp. 01/31/2017
Opening Date: March 31, 2016
Deadline Date: May 16, 2016
Webcast Date: Thursday, May 5, 2016; 11:00am-12:00pm ET; Broadcast and Slides
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 Dina.Lehmann-Kim@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.