HUD Awards $40 Million in Housing Counseling Grants: The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) awarded more than $40 million in grants on May 22, 2014 to hundreds of national, regional and local organizations to help families and individuals with their housing needs and to prevent future foreclosures. HUD’s housing counseling grants, and the additional funding they help to leverage, will assist more than 1.5 million households find housing, make more informed housing choices, or keep their current homes. Read the press release and view the list of grantees.
HUD's Fiscal Years 2014 and 2015 Comprehensive Housing Counseling Grant NOFA Program: This Notice of Funding Availability (NOFA) provided information and instructions for the FY 2014-FY 2015 Comprehensive Housing Counseling Grant Program. This Notice was comprised of both the General Section to the Department's FY 2014 NOFAs for Discretionary Programs and the program section to the NOFA. The application deadline date was April 07, 2014. Applications must have been received by Grants.gov no later than 11:59:59 p.m. Eastern Time on the application deadline date. Applications for the Housing Counseling NOFA were submitted On-line at: Grants.gov.
Federal Register: Notice of HUD's Funding Availability for Fiscal Years 2014 and 2015 Comprehensive Housing Counseling Grant Program: FR Doc No: 2014-05093, Docket No. FR-5800-N-02, March 10, 2014. View the Federal Register Notice On-line.
Frequently Asked Questions for HUD’s FY14-15 Housing Counseling NOFA: In order to assist Notice of Funding Availability (NOFA) applicants, The HUD Office of Housing Counseling published frequently asked questions and answers on the FY14-15 Housing Counseling NOFA. View Part#1, Part#2, Part#3.
Webinar Overview of FY14 - FY15 Housing Counseling NOFA. This March 11, 2014 webinar from the HUD Office of Housing Counseling discussed the FY 2014-FY 2015 Notice of Funding Availability (NOFA) for HUD’s Comprehensive Housing Counseling Program, and covered changes to the application process including the new charts, funding methodology, the rating factors with information on specific charts, as well as submission requirements and other technical issues. This archive version of the webinar is highly recommended for all FY2014-2015 Housing Counseling NOFA applicants. The replay number is: 800-475-6701, the access code is: 320809. View the Presentation.
The General Section to the Department's FY2014 NOFAs for Discretionary Programs: General Section to the Department's FY 2014 NOFAs for Discretionary Funding (also referred to as Program NOFAs), was published in advance of the publication of any individual FY 2014 Program NOFA. The General Section presented the Department’s requirements, other cross-cutting federal requirements and application submission requirements applicable to all HUD Program NOFAs. The General Section and the individual FY 2014 Program NOFAs constituted the entirety of the FY 2014 NOFA requirements and instructions that apply to the FY 2014 Program NOFAs. For more information please visit HUD's Funds Available Website.
Reminder For All HUD Approved Housing Counseling Agencies Preparing to Submit a NOFA Application to Grants.gov: This listserv message was sent in anticipation of the publication of a Notice of Funding Availability (NOFA) for HUD's Housing Counseling Program, and advised potential Housing Counseling NOFA applicants should immediately take steps to ensure that they are properly registered to submit an application electronically through grants.gov. In order to apply for a grant, you and/or your organization must have completed the grants.gov registration process. The registration process can take between three to five business days or as long as four weeks if all steps are not completed in a timely manner. NOTE: Applicants are not be eligible to apply for grant funds if not properly registered. For more information please see OHC's archived Listserv messages sent on February 13, 21 and March 04, 2014.
Reminder: HUD's Fiscal Year 2014-2015 Comprehensive Housing Counseling Program Grant Application Deadline Date is April 07, 2014: This listserv message was sent to remind applicants that the deadline date for the application for HUD's Fiscal Year 2014-2015 Comprehensive Housing Counseling Program Grant is April 07, 2014. Applications must be received by Grants.gov no later than 11:59:59 P.M. EASTERN TIME on the application deadline date. Applicants are advised to submit their applications well in advance of the deadline. For more information please visit HUD's Office of Housing Counseling. Please direct all questions via email to: firstname.lastname@example.org For more information please see OHC's archived Listserv messages sent on March 14, 18, 20, 24, 28 and April 1, 3, 7, 2014.
Important Notice for Applicants for HUD's Fiscal Year 2014-2015 Comprehensive Housing Counseling Program Grant: Information on the Grace Period: If your application is received by Grants.gov before the deadline, but is rejected with errors, you have a grace period of one day beyond the application deadline to submit a corrected application that is received and validated by Grants.gov. The Department will use the date and time stamp on the Grants.gov system to determine dates when the grace period ends. The grace period ends at 11:59:59 p.m. Eastern time one calendar day after the deadline date published in the Program NOFA. Any application submitted during the grace period that does not meet the criteria above will not be considered for funding. Please contact the Grants.gov Customer Support Center for assistance. There is no grace period for paper applications. For more information please see OHC's archived Listserv message sent on April 8, 2014.
May 23, 2014 - Archive Recording of the Housing Counseling Industry Conference Call on the New FHA HAWK Initiative and the FY14-15 Housing Counseling NOFA Grant Awards: The Office of Housing Counseling hosted an industry conference call on May 23, 2014 The purpose of the conference call was to discuss the New FHA HAWK Initiative and the FY14 -15 Housing Counseling Grant Awards. The replay number is: (800) 475-6701, Participant Access Code: 327774.