FY 2022 Jobs Plus NOFO


The Jobs Plus program develops locally based, job-driven approaches that increase earnings and advance employment outcomes through work readiness, employer linkages, job placement, educational advancement, technology skills, and financial literacy for residents of public housing. The place-based Jobs Plus program addresses poverty among public housing residents by incentivizing and enabling employment through earned income disregards for working residents and a set of services designed to support work including employer linkages, job placement and counseling, educational advancement, and financial counseling. Ideally, the Jobs Plus Program will “saturate” the target public housing projects (AMPs) with information, services and incentives intended to support resident employment during the program and encourage continued resident employment beyond the end of the program cycle. The Jobs Plus program model comprises these three core components (further described below): 1. Employment-Related Services 2. Financial/Rent Incentive – Jobs Plus Earned Income Disregard (JPEID) 3. Community Support for Work Applicants are encouraged to develop key partnerships to connect participants with any other needed services to remove barriers to work. An Individualized Training and Services Plan (ITSP) should be developed for each participant to establish goals and employment strategies, and to track progress.

Program Goals
Overall goal – Each grant program is expected to support a culture of work that leads to sustainable career ladder employment at a living wage for all work-able eligible residents.
Outreach and Saturation – Each grant program is expected to contact 100% of work-able adults in the project, within the first year, to inform them about the Jobs Plus program and encourage them to be assessed for services and supports. Programs should aim for multiple contacts, continually marketing the program through a range of different outreach strategies.

The following are the minimum goals expected of each grant program by the end of the four-year program:

Numeric Goals

Minimum goal required by HUD by end of Year 4

  1.    Number of individuals enrolled in the Jobs Plus Earned Income Disregard

80% work-able adults in the project

  1. Number of Individuals engaged with the Jobs Plus program as measured by the number of individuals completing an assessment at intake

65% of work-able adults in the project

  1. Number of individuals provided with one or more post- assessment services

60% of work-able adults in the project

  1. Employment rate of work-able adults

110% of baseline employment rate

  1. Average yearly earnings of work-able adults

115% of baseline
average earnings

  1. Share of assessed residents continuously employed for at least 180 days



For context in developing a Jobs Plus program and its long-term goals, applicants should consider the following related to self-sufficiency. “Self-sufficiency” is defined as a household’s ability to maintain financial, housing, and personal/family stability. To achieve self-sufficiency, individuals in a household move along a continuum towards economic independence and stability; such movement is facilitated by the achievement of educational, professional, physical/mental health, and financial empowerment-related goals.  For the Jobs Plus program, self-sufficiency is further defined as a resident’s increased confidence in engaging in the local labor market, understanding of how to utilize work supports, and building skills for sustained employment.

Available Funds

Funding of approximately $16,720,457 is available through this NOFO. HUD expects to make approximately 6 awards from the funds available under this NOFO.

Minimum Award Amount: $1,600,000

Maximum Award Amount: $3,700,000

Program Office: Public and Indian Housing

Funding Opportunity Title: FY22 Jobs Plus Initiative

Funding Opportunity Number: FR-6600-N-14

Assistance Listing Number: 14.895

OMB Approval Number: 2577-0281

Estimated Opening Date: May 27, 2022

Estimated Deadline Date: July 29, 2022

Program NOFO

How to Find Appendix B and Other Forms


Appendix B

FY22 Jobs Plus NOFO Webinar