FY 2021 HOPWA Permanent Supportive Housing Renewal and Replacement Grant
The Office of Community Planning and Development (CPD)’s Procedural Guidance for Fiscal Year 2021 HOPWA Permanent Supportive Housing Renewal and Replacement Grant Applications Notice is ready for publication.
This Housing Opportunities for Persons With AIDS (HOPWA) Notice announces Renewal Grant Application and Replacement Grant Application requirements for eligible expiring HOPWA Permanent Supportive Housing (PSH) grants. Pursuant to the renewal authority provided by the Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2019 (Pub. L. 116-6), and the renewal or replacement authority provided by the Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2021 (Pub. L. 116-260), the Department will renew or replace all eligible expiring HOPWA Permanent Supportive Housing (PSH) grants that meet all program requirements and were initially funded under a HUD competition for Fiscal Year (FY) 2010 or earlier FY funds.
The new option to replace an eligible expiring HOPWA PSH grant is made possible through new authority provided for the FY21 funding for HOPWA under the Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2021. For the purposes of this Notice, the application to renew an existing HOPWA PSH renewal grant will be referred to as the “Renewal Grant Application.” The application to replace the existing HOPWA PSH renewal activities with new grant activities will be referred to as the “Replacement Grant Application.” All eligible FY21 renewal applicants are eligible to submit a Replacement Grant Application. See Section XIII of this Notice for more information on the Replacement Grant Application process. However, to assure HUD will be in a position to renew the expiring grant if the application to replace it does not meet the scoring threshold for funding, each applicant interested in applying to replace their current PSH grant must submit both a Renewal Grant Application and a Replacement Grant Application. No Replacement Grant Applications will be reviewed without an accompanying Renewal Grant Application.
The Department will provide information about a webinar for applicants covering the information contained in this Notice. More information on the webinar will be communicated directly to eligible applicants with a submitted letter of intent to renew or replace (See Section V for more information on the letter of intent to renew or replace).
If a HOPWA PSH grant expires prior to June 1, 2021, the grant is not eligible for renewal or replacement under this Notice. If a PSH grant expires after May 31, 2022, renewal funding for that PSH grant, if available, will be addressed in a future HOPWA renewal Notice. If, during the renewal period, HUD determines that an applicant’s expiring grant holds a balance large enough to fund activities beyond May 31, 2022, the grant may be deemed ineligible for a renewal or replacement award under this Notice. These grantees may request a grant extension on their current grant in lieu of applying for a renewal or replacement grant and should plan to apply for a renewal grant under a future renewal Notice. Grant extensions are subject to HUD approval.
Notification of Intent to Renew/ Replace
Eligible applicants interested in applying for an FY2021 HOPWA PSH renewal grant or replacement grant must notify the HUD Office of HIV/AIDS Housing with a letter of intent to apply for available funding under this notice. The letter of intent should:
Identify the intent to submit both a Renewal Grant Application and Replacement Grant Application, or only a Renewal Grant Application.
- Include a projected expenditure of remaining funding on the expiring grant. The projection of expenditure should provide a monthly breakdown of projected expenditures by budget line item for the remaining period of the expiring grant. This monthly breakdown of projected funds should show that all remaining funds will be expended by the active grant’s expiration, which must be on or before May 31, 2022, to be eligible for an FY 2021 HOPWA PSH renewal or replacement grant.
Program Office: Office of Community Planning and Development
Funding Opportunity Title: Procedural Guidance for Fiscal Year 2021 HOPWA Permanent Supportive Housing Renewal and Replacement Grant Applications
Assistance Listing Number: 14 241
FAIN (FR) Number: Notice: 2021-04
OMB Approval Numbers: 2506-0133
Estimated Opening Date: 04/19/2021
LETTER OF INTENT must be submitted no later than 11:59:59 PM Eastern Time on April 23, 2021. The letter of intent must be signed by an authorized representative (executive director or equivalent) and submitted via email both to the Office of HIV/AIDS Housing at HUD Headquarters (HOPWA@hud.gov ) and to the applicant’s local HUD Field Office.
If you have questions about the FY 2021 HOPWA Renewal Grant Application process or Replacement Grant Application process please email the HOPWA general inbox at HOPWA@hud.gov. Please note that HUD staff cannot assist applicants in preparing their applications.