The FY15 Section 4 Capacity Building program NOFA contains minimal material changes from last year. The primary changes include the addition of a third policy priority on the promotion of economic development and the adoption of the Office of Management and Budget Super circular cited at 2 CFR Part 200. To increase your chance of success, please be sure to read this announcement fully and carefully. 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-income families and persons and low- and moderate-income families and persons.
HUD is making available through this NOFA $35,000,000 for Capacity Building for Community Development and Affordable Housing Grants (Section 4). Of the $35,000,000 available for the Section 4 Capacity Building Program at least $5,000,000 shall be made available for rural capacity building activities.
The competition is limited to the organizations identified in Section 4 of the HUD Demonstration Act of 1993 (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),
- Local Initiatives Support Corporation (LISC), and
- Habitat for Humanity International.
Specifically, the only applicants eligible for this competition 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 compete either directly or independently for capacity building grants under this notice, but rather may seek funding from the above organizations.
Funding Opportunity Number: FR-5900-N-07
Opportunity Title: Capacity Building for Community Development and Affordable Housing Grants (Section 4)
Competition ID: FR-5900-N-07
CFDA No.: 14.252
OMB Approval Numbers: 2529-0033 exp. 9/30/2016
Opening Date: August 04, 2015
Deadline Date: September 03, 2015
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 should be emailed to CapacityBuilding@hud.gov. Questions concerning the General Section should be directed to the Office of Strategic Planning and Management, Grants Management and Oversight Division at (202) 708-0667 (this is not a toll-free number). Persons with hearing or speech impairments may access these numbers via TTY by calling the toll-free Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-8339.