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HUD's FY 2020 and FY 2021 Community Compass Technical Assistance and Capacity Building Program

Through this NOFA, HUD is announcing the availability of approximately $91,125,000 in FY 2020 funding for its Community Compass Technical Assistance and Capacity Building Program (Community Compass). Contingent upon the availability of FY 2021 appropriations, we reserve the right to award FY 2021 funds based on this single NOFA competition. 

As HUDā€™s integrated technical assistance (TA) and capacity building initiative, Community Compass is designed to help HUDā€™s customers navigate complex housing and community development challenges by equipping them with the knowledge, skills, tools, capacity, and systems to implement HUD programs and policies successfully and sustainably and provide effective administrative and managerial oversight of HUD funding.

We recognize that our customers often interact with a variety of HUD programs as they deliver housing or community development services. Community Compass brings together TA investments from across HUD program offices, including the offices of Community Planning and Development, Fair Housing and Equal Opportunity, Housing, and Public and Indian Housing. This cross-funding approach allows TA to address the needs of grantees and subgrantees across multiple HUD programs, often within the same engagement, as well as address cross-agency issues. You are encouraged to procure contractors and consultants that demonstrate experience across a wide variety of HUD programs, as well as in specific skill and policy areas. HUD Headquarters staff manages Community Compass with the involvement of our Regional, Field, and Area Offices.

Preference Points: This NOFA is offering preference points for Historically Black Colleges or Universities (HBCUs)

Funding of approximately $91,125,000 is available through this NOFA. HUD expects to make approximately 23 awards from the funds available under this NOFA. 

Funding Opportunity Number: FR-6400-N-06
Opportunity Title: Community Compass Technical Assistance and Capacity Building Program
Competition ID: FR-6400-N-06
CFDA No: 14.259
OMB Approval Numbers: 2506-0197
Opening Date: 7/23/2020
Deadline Date: 9/21/2020

Program NOFO

FONSI

https://www.hud.gov/program_offices/comm_planning/cpdta/

FY 2020-2021 Community Compass NOFA FAQs

FY 2020-2021 Community Compass NOFA FAQs (Addendum August 26, 2020)

FY 2020-2021 Community Compass NOFA Overview https://youtu.be/gHmvn_qnvnw

FY 2020-2021 Community Compass NOFA Rating Factors https://youtu.be/9flXHHTKuIw

Agency Contact:  Questions regarding specific program requirements for this NOFO should be directed to  communitycompass@hud.govPersons with hearing or speech impairments may access this number via TTY by calling the toll-free Federal Relay Service at 800-877-8339. Please note that HUD staff cannot assist applicants in preparing their applications.