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Section 811 Project Rental Assistance Demonstration NOFA

The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, Office of Multifamily Housing Programs has published a Notice of Funding Availability (NOFA) for the Section 811 Project Rental Assistance Demonstration Program (PRA Demo). This program will provide $85 million in funding to State housing agencies or other appropriate housing agencies to provide long term project-based rental assistance contracts for approximately 2,800 affordable housing units set aside for extremely low-income persons with disabilities.

Authorized by the Frank Melville Supportive Housing Investment Act of 2010, the 811 PRA Demo will award rental assistance funds to state housing agencies (or other appropriate entities) that have formed partnerships with state Medicaid and health and human services agencies that have developed methods for identifying, referring, and conducting outreach to a target population of extremely low-income persons with disabilities requiring long term services and supports. These operating funds will be used to set aside supportive units for this target population in affordable housing complexes whose capital costs are funded through Low-Income Housing Tax Credits, HOME funds, or other sources. For more information go to: FY2012 Section 811 PRA Demo

Approximately 8-16 states will receive awards under this demonstration program, with funding expected in the fall of 2012.

The deadline to apply for funds under this NOFA has been extended from July 31, 2012 to August 7, 2012.

Please note that grants.gov has posted an extension of the Section 811 Project Rental Assistance Demonstration NOFA until 08/07/12 to accommodate the lack of service at the Central Contractor Registration (CCR) because CCR is transitioning to a new platform “System for Award Management” (SAM). The date is the only change. If applicants have already submitted, there is no need to do anything else.

To view the press release, go to Press Release.

PRA Demo Program
Click here to view a list of grant applications received by the August 7, 2012 deadline.  Click here to view answers to questions about the 811 PRA Demo NOFA(file updated with revised set of Q&As on 7/25/12.  Please see revised answer to Question #90 regarding how to complete 424-CB budget form). Click to download HUD424-CB Detailed Budget Form, as referenced in Q&A #90. If you have additional questions, please submit questions to PRADemoapplications@hud.gov. Please provide your name and organizational affiliation when you submit questions.
Conference Calls/Webinars
HUD held a conference call and webinar on May 30, 2012.  A replay of the call will be available from 5/30/12 at 4:00 pm Eastern to 6/14/12 at 11:59 pm Eastern.  To access the replay, dial (800) 475-6701 and enter access code 249862.  
You can follow along with the presentation by downloading the slide presentation here.
The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services hosted additional webinars on this program on June 5 and June 11.  See here for more information.