This Notice of Funding Availability (NOFA) announces the availability of funding of approximately $24 million for the Jobs Plus Pilot program for Public Housing Agencies (PHAs) to develop locally-based approaches to increase earnings and advance employment outcomes for Public Housing residents. The NOFA will fund initiatives to improve employment and earnings outcomes for Public Housing residents through supports such as work readiness, employer linkages, job placement and financial literacy. Of the $24 million available, $9 million is made available from the ROSS appropriations to support the services element of the Jobs-Plus Pilot program.
The purpose of the Jobs Plus Pilot program is to develop locally-based, job-driven approaches to increase earnings and advance employment outcomes through work readiness, employer linkages, job placement, educational advancement, technology skills, and financial literacy for residents of public housing. The place-based Jobs Plus Pilot program addresses poverty among public housing residents by incentivizing and enabling employment through earned income disregards for working families, and a set of services designed to support work including employer linkages, job placement and counseling, educational advancement, and financial counseling. Ideally, these incentives will saturate the target developments, building a culture of work and making working families the norm. The Jobs Plus Pilot program consists of the following three core components:
- Employment-Related Services
- Financial Incentives - Jobs Plus Earned Income Disregard (JPEID)
- Community Supports for Work
Funding Opportunity Number: FR-5900-N-10
Opportunity Title: Job Plus Pilot Program
Competition ID: FR-5900-N-10
CFDA No.: 14.895
OMB Approval Numbers: 2577-0281 exp. 10/31/2017
Opening Date: July 29, 2015
Webcast Date: August 24, 2015; View the webcast, Presentation Slides
Deadline Date: September 28, 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 directed to JobsPlus@hud.gov. HUD will make available FAQs and/or a webcast regarding the Jobs Plus NOFA; any such information will be available at HUD's Fund's Available or on the NOFA-specific page that may be accessed from that page. Applicants may also check HUD's webcast page at /press/multimedia/videos. 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.