The purpose of the HOPE VI Main Street Program is to provide grants to small communities to assist in the renovation of an historic or traditional central business district or "Main Street" area by replacing unused commercial space in buildings with affordable housing units. The objectives of the program are to:
- Redevelop Main Street areas;
- Preserve Historic or traditional central business district or Main Street area properties by replacing unused commercial space in buildings with affordable housing units;
- Enhance economic development efforts in Main Street areas; and
- Provide affordable housing in Main Street areas.
HUD is making available through this NOFA $500,000 for HOPE VI Main Street Grant Program.
Funding Opportunity Number: FR-5900-N-03
Opportunity Title: HOPE VI Main Street Grant Program
Competition ID: FR-5900-N-03
CFDA No.: 14.878
OMB Approval Numbers: 2577-0208 exp. 1/31/2018
Opening Date: July 13, 2015
Deadline Date: August 27, 2015
CONTACT INFORMATION: Technical Assistance. Before the application deadline date, HUD staff will be available to provide the applicant with general guidance and technical assistance on this NOFA. However, HUD staff is not permitted to assist in preparing the application. If the applicant has a question or needs clarification, the applicant may contact Lawrence Gnessin, or may write to Ms. Dominique Blom, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Public Housing Investments, Department of Housing and Urban Development, 451 Seventh Street, SW Room 4130, Washington, DC 20410-5000. For technical support about downloading an application, registering with Grants.gov, and submitting an application, please call Grants.gov Customer Support at (800) 518-GRANTS ((800) 518-4726) (This is a toll-free number) or email Grants.gov. Persons with hearing and/or speech impairments may access the above telephone number via text telephone (TTY) using Federal Relay. General information specifically about HUD's Main Street program can be found on the Internet. General information about all of HUD's HOPE VI programs, including Mixed-finance funding of the HOPE VI Main Street Affordable Housing project can be found on the Internet. Questions concerning the General Section should be directed to the Office of Strategic Planning and Management, Grants Management and Oversight Division at (202) 708-0667 (this is not a toll-free number). Persons with hearing or speech impairments may access these numbers via TTY by calling the toll-free Federal Relay Service at 800-877-8339.