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FY2018 Notice of Funding Availability (NOFA) Information

Planning Grants NOFA

Choice Neighborhoods Planning Grants support the development of comprehensive neighborhood revitalization plans which focus on directing resources to address three core goals: Housing, People and Neighborhood. To achieve these core goals, communities must develop and implement a comprehensive neighborhood revitalization strategy, or Transformation Plan. The Transformation Plan will become the guiding document for the revitalization of the public and/or assisted housing units while simultaneously directing the transformation of the surrounding neighborhood and positive outcomes for families. The Planning Grants NOFA was posted to www.Grants.gov on April 10, 2018 and announced up to $5 million for Planning Grant awards, including Planning & Action Grants.  Applications were due June 12, 2018.  Awards were announced on September 5, 2018.

Implementation Grants NOFA

Choice Neighborhoods Implementation Grants support those communities that have undergone a comprehensive local planning process and are ready to implement their plan to redevelop the distressed public and/or assisted housing and neighborhood. The FY2018 NOFA was issued on May 18, 2018. The NOFA announced approximately $145 million available for awards. The Lead Applicant must be a Public Housing Agency (PHA), a local government, or a tribal entity. If there is also a Co-Applicant, it must be a PHA, a local government, a tribal entity, or the owner of the target HUD-assisted housing (e.g. a nonprofit or for-profit developer). The local government of jurisdiction, or tribe for applications that target Indian Housing, must be the Lead Applicant or Co-Applicant. Applications must present a plan to revitalize a severely distressed public and/or HUD-assisted multifamily housing project located in a distressed neighborhood into a viable, mixed-income community. Applications were due on September 17, 2018.

**In conjunction with the president’s declaration that a major disaster exists in the areas affected by Hurricane Florence beginning on September 7, 2018, HUD will extend the application deadline for a FY18 Choice Neighborhoods Implementation grant for seven calendar days for applicants located in the following counties of North Carolina: Beaufort, Brunswick, Carteret, Craven, New Hanover, Onslow, Pamlico, and Pender.

Mapping Tool

HUD established a mapping tool for the purposes of establishing neighborhood eligibility and to assign points for certain rating factors. This mapping tool will overlay the locally defined neighborhood boundaries with data associated with that area and estimate the rates of certain indicators in that neighborhood using a proportional allocation methodology. Click here for the mapping tool.