Fiscal Year 2024  Choice Neighborhoods Planning (CNP) Grant

The Choice Neighborhoods program focuses on the redevelopment of severely distressed public housing and/or HUD-assisted housing through a comprehensive approach to neighborhood transformation.  Local leaders, residents, and other stakeholders, such as public housing agencies, cities, Tribal entities, schools, police, business owners, nonprofits, and private developers, come together to create and implement a comprehensive neighborhood plan for redeveloping severely distressed HUD housing and revitalizing the surrounding neighborhood.  Choice Neighborhoods funds are used to leverage significant public and private dollars to support locally driven strategies that address struggling neighborhoods.  To this end, the Choice Neighborhoods program is focused on three core goals:

  1. Housing: Replace severely distressed public and HUD-assisted housing with high-quality mixed-income housing that is responsive to the needs of residents and appropriate for the surrounding neighborhood;
  2. People: Improve outcomes of households living in the target housing related to income and employment, health, and education; and
  3. Neighborhood: Create the conditions necessary to attract long-term public and private reinvestment in distressed neighborhoods which will promote economic development and result in increased/improved amenities, services, and job opportunities for residents.

HUD offers two types of grants under the Choice Neighborhoods program: Planning Grants and Implementation Grants.  This funding opportunity is for Planning Grants.  Successful applicants will use their grant funds to develop a comprehensive neighborhood revitalization strategy, or “Transformation Plan.”  Implementation Grants provide funding to assist in implementing these Transformation Plans, which will serve as the guiding document for the future revitalization of the target public and/or HUD-assisted housing units, the transformation of the surrounding neighborhood and the deployment strategies which create positive outcomes for families.

Experience shows that to successfully develop and implement a Transformation Plan, broad civic engagement is needed to gather and leverage the financial and human capital resources needed to support the sustainability of the plan.  These efforts should build community support for and involvement in the development and implementation of the plan.  Additionally, past revitalization efforts have demonstrated that even modest physical improvements and investment actions can help communities build momentum for change and transition from planning to implementation of that plan. These actions improve neighborhood confidence, sustain the community’s energy, attract further engagement, and help convince skeptical stakeholders that positive change is possible.  Thus, successful applicants should also undertake such “doing while planning” projects during the grant period.

Funding of approximately $10,000,000  is available through this NOFO.

Program Office: Office of Public and Indian Housing (PIH)

Assistance Listing Number: 14.892

FON: FR-6800-N-38

OMB Approval Number: 2577-0269

Publication date: April 9, 2024

Application due date: June 10, 2024

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Contact Information:  HUD staff will be available to provide clarification on the content of this NOFO.  Questions regarding specific program requirements for this NOFO should be directed to  Individuals who are deaf or hard of hearing, as well as individuals who have speech or communication disabilities may use a relay service to reach the agency contact. To learn more about how to make an accessible telephone call, visit the webpage for the Federal Communications Commission.

Note that HUD staff cannot assist applicants in preparing their applications.