Q1: I am a private citizen. Can I apply for a grant under the HOPE
VI Revitalization program?
A1: No. The only eligible applicants for the HOPE VI Revitalization
program are public housing authorities (PHAs). This is explained
further in Section III.A (page 5-6) of the NOFA which states as
"A. Eligible Applicants
1. Only PHAs that have severely distressed housing in their inventory
and that are otherwise in conformance with the threshold requirements
provided in Section III.C.2 of this NOFA are eligible to apply.
This is considered a threshold requirement under Section III.C.2
of this NOFA
2. HCV Programs Only, Tribal Housing Agencies, and Others.
PHAs that administer only HCV/Section 8 programs, tribal housing
agencies and tribally designated housing entities, are not eligible
to apply. Nonprofit organizations, for-profit organizations, private
citizens and entrepreneurs are not eligible to apply."
Q2: What was the publication date of the NOFA?
A2: August 25, 2010.
Q3: Can I submit my application in paper form?
A3: No. All applications must be submitted electronically through
Grants.gov. See Section IV of the NOFA, "Application, Submission
and Timely Receipt Information," for more information on the submission
process and Grants.gov.
Q4: Are the page limit requirements for the FY2010 HOPE VI Revitalization
NOFA different from FY 2009?
A4: Yes. The FY 2010 NOFA indicates in section IV.B.8.b that each
HOPE VI Revitalization application must contain no more than 120
pages of narrative exhibits and no more than 130 pages of attachments.
Note there are some exceptions to the page limits as stated in section
Q5: Should I use the HUD form 52800 from Grants.gov or from
A5: As required by the NOFA, applicants must download and use the
forms that are posted on Grants.gov
for HOPE VI. Otherwise, applicants may not have the correct version
of the forms.
Q6: Is there an Exhibit J. 4 on HUD form 52800 (table of contents)?
The table of contents seems to include everything listed on pages
49 and 50 of the NOFA, which corresponds to Exhibit J, so it may
just be a numbering issue.
A6: There is not a J.4. It was a numbering typo that "J.4" was
not used in the listing of Exhibits in the Table of Contents (HUD
form 52800) that was posted to Grants.gov.
But the required contents are still fully covered, as called for
by the NOFA on pages 49-50.
Q7: Can a PHA use the HOPE VI grant funds, if awarded, to reimburse
themselves for the cost of preparing the application and any other
costs that are currently being incurred related to the proposed
A7: No. Section IV.E.2.a of the NOFA states: "You may not use HOPE
VI Revitalization grant funds to pay for any revitalization activities
carried out on or before the date of the letter announcing the award
of the HOPE VI Grant."
Q8: Could you please address how any funds awarded through CFRC
would be treated? Would they be considered Public Housing Capital
Funds and have the same restrictions as "Public Housing Funds" or
would they be treated more like CDBG, etc?
A8: CFRC funds are Public Housing Capital Funds so they are public
Q9: We have a property that is vacant. The needs assessment
for this property was done last year. Would HUD accept this for
the needs assessment or must another one be done? Must new resident
meetings be held?
A9:The NOFA does not contain a specific date requirement in association
with the CSS Needs Assessment and Results rating factor (Section
V.A.5.b), aside from the language that the application demonstrates
that a comprehensive resident needs assessment has been completed
"as of the application deadline date." The applicant should ensure
that the needs assessment they have is sufficient since it is "the
basis for the CSS program proposed in the application" (i.e., the
FY10 application). The resident meetings are different though as
the NOFA requires specific timeframes for them. Section III.C.3.l
(starting on p23), "Resident and Community Involvement" contains
the following criteria related to timing of the meetings.
- "(3) Public Meetings.
(a) You must conduct at least three public meetings with
broader community, in order to involve them in a meaningful way
in the process of developing the revitalization plan and preparing
the application. One of these meetings must have taken place at
the beginning of the planning process. (b) These three public
meetings must take place on different days from each other and
from the resident training session."
"(6) Allowable Time Period for Training and Meetings.
(a) At least one public meeting, which included representation
from both the affected public housing residents and the community,
must have been held at the beginning of the revitalization planning
(b) At least one training session must have been held after
the publication date of this NOFA; and
(c) A minimum ofmeetings must have been held after the publication
date of this NOFA."
While one of the public meetings (under (6)(a)) could have occurred
prior to the FY 2010 NOFA, (6)(b) and (6)(c) require one resident
training session and at least two other public meetings to have
been held after NOFA publication (Aug. 25., 2010). Please note that
there are not criteria in the NOFA that evaluate the quantity of
people that attend meetings. Though applicants should note that
the CSS Needs Assessment and Results rating factor does include
this language: "You must describe and quantify (provide numbers
and data) the results of the needs assessment, including key demographics,
for all age groups in the affected resident population." Also, please
note that there are two types of meetings: resident training sessions
which target residents of the severely distressed project and public
meetings which, by contrast, target residents and the "broader community"
(i.e., as determined by the applicant based on local circumstances,
this could be residents of the surrounding neighborhood, other PH
residents, other members of the community in question, stakeholders,
Q10: Section IV.B.8.e(5), page 48, Exhibit D, refers to a "resident
training attachment." What is that?
A10: "Resident training attachment" refers to Attachment 12, Assurances
for a HOPE VI Application (page 51) which includes the language
for the HOPE VI Revitalization Resident Training and Public Meeting
Certification (in addition to the Developer and Relocation Plan
Q11: We are proposing to redevelop only a portion of a targeted
project site under the separability provisions the NOFA. The entire
site is 100 units but we are targeting (as the targeted project)
40 of the units. We propose to demolish the 40 units and build replacement
units off site. We are only requesting funding for this 40 unit
phase and not the entire site. So the question is, when completing
the HOPE VI Application data forms, do we use the data the 40 units
and residents, or the entire project?
A11: As you indicate, your "targeted project" is the 40-units portion
of the larger site, not the entire site (100 units). Under the Definitions
section (Section I.C), the "targeted project" allows that, "The
targeted project may include more than one public housing project
or be a part of a public housing project." This definition applies
throughout the NOFA, including the Separability threshold (page
16) and the Contiguous, Single, and Scattered-Site Projects threshold
From page 4 of the NOFA (Section I.C.5): "5. Targeted Project.
The targeted project is an existing public housing project, or the
site of a public housing project that was legally demolished, proposed
to be revitalized with funding from this NOFA. The targeted project
may include more than one public housing project or be a part of
a public housing project. See Section III.C.2 of this NOFA for thresholds
related to eligibility of multiple public housing projects and separability
of a part of a public housing project."
The definition for Revitalization Plan (Section I.C.3, pages 3-4)
then provides the instruction that, "you must present your Revitalization
Plan clearly and consistently throughout the application (narratives
and attachments)." So if an applicant is only targeting a portion
of a severely distressed PH project in the application, that should
be consistently carried through the application, including the data
forms Attachment 1-7. So if an attachment is asking for "existing"
data, those would be the existing data for the targeted project
(which as noted above can be a portion of a larger site).
Q12: Attachment 2 is titled: "Application Data Form: Existing
Units, Occupancy, and Vacancy." How do we complete this if our targeted
project has already been demolished?
A12: This attachment contains the sub-header, "Existing Housing
Units at Time of Grant Application." This means that the information
applicants are supposed to enter into this form are based on housing
units that exist at the time of HOPE VI grant application. In cases
where all the units have been demolished, data should not be filled
into the Attachment 2 columns since there are not existing units
at the time of grant application. That is, there are not units there
to be occupied, vacant, converted to non-dwelling, or units to be
demolished. However, Attachment 2 must still be submitted in the
application. HUD recommends that, for clarity, such applicants note
on Attachment 2 that all units have been demolished so that it is
consistent with the demolition information presented in the narrative
portion of the application.
Q13: Attachment 3 asks applicants for household income and a
resident profile for both existing and post-development. When the
targeted project site is vacant, should the existing column be blank
or filled in with data from before the site was emptied?
A13: When attachment 3 asks for "existing" data, and the site is
vacant, the information provided should be about the residents that
were there at the time the units were vacated.
Q14: We propose to have two different developers for the off-site
housing components proposed in our Revitalization Plan (each developer
would be responsible for a different off-site component). In the
NOFA, the site control threshold requirement states: "If you propose
to develop units ? off-site ? housing in ANY phase of your proposed
revitalization plan ? you MUST provide evidence in your application
that you as the PHA, your PHA's instrumentality, or your developer
? have site control of EVERY property as of the application deadline
date. For the developer to count, the developer must be under a
contract, or some equivalent form of predevelopment agreement, with
you that dedicates the off-site property(ies) for the uses proposed
in your revitalization plan. Such developer relationship must be
demonstrated in your narrative. If you propose to develop off-site
housing and you do not provide acceptable evidence of site control,
your ENTIRE application will be disqualified from further consideration
for funding." Can we have multiple off-site developers and still
meet the site control threshold?
A14: There is not a prohibition in the NOFA to having more than
one developer, including the site control threshold (Section III.C.2.a(11),
page 13). However, all the other criteria of the site control threshold
would have to be met for each developer that you are indicating
as having site control (e.g., "For the developer to count, the developer
must be under a contract, or some equivalent form of predevelopment
agreement, with you that dedicates the off-site property(ies) for
the uses proposed in your revitalization plan. Such developer relationship
must be demonstrated in your narrative").
Q15: The project for which we are applying for HOPE VI funds
is part of a large public housing development, a portion of which
is being redeveloped using CFRC funds. The HOPE VI funds will be
used for a separate project within the larger development that does
not include CFRC funds. We are intending to include the portion
of the larger development that is currently being redeveloped using
CFRC funds as the off-site housing for the project in our HOPE VI
application. The CFRC-funded portion meets all of the off-site housing
requirements included in the NOFA. Consistent with the language
on Page 15 of the NOFA, we will not be using FY 2010 HOPE VI funds
for any offsite units that are currently under construction. Please
confirm that our interpretation of the NOFA regarding off-site housing
A15: "Off-site," as defined in the site control threshold of the
NOFA (p 13) and supported in the Site Selection (Site and Neighborhood
Standards) program requirement (p 28), is "any land other than the
original public housing project site targeted by the application."
This definition of off-site is used throughout the criteria of the
NOFA. Applicants should thus make sure they meet the definition
of "targeted project" from the Definitions section I.C (page 4):
"5. Targeted Project. The targeted project is an existing public
housing project, or the site of a public housing project that was
legally demolished, proposed to be revitalized with funding from
this NOFA. The targeted project may include more than one public
housing project or be a part of a public housing project. See Section
III.C.2 of this NOFA for thresholds related to eligibility of multiple
public housing projects and separability of a part of a public housing
project." As the definition states, the "targeted project" may be
"a part of a public housing project" as long as the Sites Previously
Funded threshold requirement is met (p 15). As further indicated,
the Sites Previously Funded threshold prohibits applicants from
applying for FY 2010 HOPE VI Revitalization grant funds for units
currently under construction or already completed as of the application
deadline. As also referenced in the Targeted Project definition,
applicants targeting a part of a project would need to ensure they
met the Separability threshold from Section III.C.2.b(8) (p 16)
of the NOFA.
Applicants would need also to ensure that they meet the site control
threshold in Section III.C.2a(11) (p 13) for any off-site land on
which they propose to develop units (the threshold does not apply
to the usage of project-based vouchers, second mortgage assistance,
and Section 32).
Additionally, the rating factor on off-site housing (Section V.A.9.b,
page 75) also uses the definition of off-site and targeted project
and states that: "Units already completed, as of the application
deadline, may not be counted." This requirement is in addition to
several other criteria that also must be met in order to earn the
one point available. Applicants would need to ensure they satisfy
all these criteria.
Q16: The Off-Site Housing Units rating factor (Section V.A.9.b(2)(a),
page 75) states: "You will receive one point if you propose to develop
housing units within a 1.5-mile radius of the targeted project site,
but not on the site of the targeted project itself. . . ." Does
that mean that if some, but not all, of the planned off-site replacement
housing is within 1.5 miles of the targeted project that the one
point could be earned?
A16: No. The "Off-Site Housing Units" rating factor criteria (Section
V.A.9.b, page 75) apply to all of the off-site housing units proposed
in the application, not a portion of them. The language in section
V.A.9.b(2)(c) underscores that the rating factor applies to the
totality of off-site housing units proposed in the application,
as seen in the following criteria):
V.A.9.b(2)(c)(i): "The units proposed under (a) or (b) are well
integrated into your overall Revitalization Plan, are included when
you discuss other units in your Revitalization Plan (e.g., on-site
housing, homeownership housing, etc.), and are included throughout
the unit counts and other numerical data you provide in your application."
This criterion is about the totality of the off-site housing as
it fits into the larger Revitalization Plan.
V.A.9.b(2)(c)(ii): "Why off-site development, as described in (a)
or (b), is relevant to your Revitalization Plan and how it supports
the surrounding neighborhood identified in your application." This
criterion is about the totality of the off-site housing as it fits
into the larger Revitalization Plan.
V.A.9.b(2)(c)(iii): "You have site control of the property(ies)
on which these units would be developed, in accordance with Section
III.C.2 (demonstrate in your narrative and Attachment 18)." The
site control threshold in Section III.C.2 requires site control
for all off-site parcels on which housing is proposed to be developed.
V.A.9.b(2)(c)(vi): "Units proposed under (a) or (b) are not project-based
voucher assistance, second mortgage assistance or Section 32. The
one point cannot be earned if the only off-site activity you propose
is project-based voucher assistance, second mortgage assistance
or Section 32." This again refers to the overall plan for off-site
activity proposed in the application.
Q17: The Off-Site Housing Units rating factor (Section V.A.9.b(2)(a),
page 75) states: "(a) You will receive one point if you propose
to develop housing units within a 1.5-mile radius of the targeted
project site, but not on the site of the targeted project itself."
Does this mean that applicants cannot build units back on the original
targeted project site?
A17: No. Applicants can still build back on the original site.
If they also choose to do off-site housing development, they can
potentially earn the point available under the Off-Site Housing
Units rating factor (i.e., the Off-Site Housing Units criteria on
page 75 is a rating factor, not a threshold requirement). The language
in Section V.A.9.b(2)(a), "?but not on the site of the targeted
project itself," was intended to underscore that to count for off-site,
the units could not be located on the original site. Since this
criteria Section V.A.9.b(2)(a) is part of the Off-Site Housing Units
rating factor, the criteria applies to applicant's plans for off-site
development, if they choose to have any. Also note that the rating
factor states that, "the criteria in this rating factor are separate
from, and do not change the applicability of, the program requirements
in Section III.C.3.o on Site Selection (Site and Neighborhood Standards)."
This Section III.C.3.o (page 28) states that applicants can develop
on the original site: "Site Selection (Site and Neighborhood Standards)?.Because
the objective of the HOPE VI program is to alleviate distressed
conditions at the development and in the surrounding neighborhood,
replacement housing under HOPE VI must be located on the site of
the existing development, in its surrounding neighborhood, and/or
outside of the surrounding neighborhood?.The term "surrounding neighborhood"
means the neighborhood within a 3-mile radius of the site of the
Q18: We are
considering including an off-site component. The off-site location
has an existing building which requires substantial rehabilitation.
The building owner has indicated that it will make units available
to the housing authority as public housing units. Can HOPE VI funds
be used to pay some or all of the cost of rehabilitating the off-site
units which will be designated as public housing units?
A18:?It is allowable to use HOPE VI grant funds for rehabilitating
a building as described. Applicants should note though that it would
be subject to TDC limits (in accordance with 24 CFR 941.306, Notice
PIH 2010-20 (HA), or successor Notice).
Q19: How do I know how the resource commitment letters (for
match and leverage) should be written?
A19: Applicants must carefully read and follow the criteria established
in the leverage-related rating factors (Section V.A.3) and the documentation
requirements found in "Program Requirements that Apply to Match
and Leverage" (Section III.C.3.kk). As stated in Section III.C.3.kk,
"Applicants must follow these requirements in compiling and documenting
their match and leverage resources for purposes of the NOFA. Otherwise,
it may not be possible for HUD to count the commitment at the level
Q20: Do I have to indicate the derivation of CSS resource commitments?
A20: Yes. As stated in Section III.C.3.kk(3)(c)(iii): "(iii) In
the case of CSS resources, commitment letters or the application
must indicate how the dollar amount of the resource commitment was
derived/calculated (e.g., the cost of the service multiplied by
the quantity/frequency of the service multiplied by the number of
residents to receive that service). Resource commitment documents
that simply give a dollar figure for proposed services will not
be counted. An example of a good CSS commitment: 'X Agency commits
to providing a total of $4,500 to the residents of ABC public housing
development for its FY 2010 HOPE VI Revitalization grant. This total
amount covers 15 job readiness workshops over five years, at a cost
of $300 per workshop, benefiting an estimated 200 residents total.'
Another example is: 'W Agency will provide after school programming
to X number of youth from ABC development. The cost of this service
is $Y per day per youth, multiplied by the number of youth, multiplied
by the number of days per year the service will be provided, multiplied
by the number of years. This calculation results in a total commitment
of $W.' If an agency commits in the same letter to providing, for
example, both a job readiness workshop and an afterschool program,
both derivations/calculations should be present in the letter."
Q21: Must the resource letters we submit be on letterhead and
dated a certain way?
A21: Yes. Applicants must carefully read Section III.C.3.kk which
states, "Applicants must follow these requirements in compiling
and documenting their match and leverage resources for purposes
of the NOFA. Otherwise, it may not be possible for HUD to count
the commitment at the level claimed." Section III.C.3.kk(3)(e) states:
"(e) Dating. Match and leverage commitment letters must represent
valid and accurate commitments. By including them in the application,
the applicant is certifying that they are valid and accurate. Commitment
letters must indicate that the commitments are for the FY 2010 HOPE
VI Revitalization application round or must be dated after the FY
2010 NOFA publication date. If it is not possible for the resource
provider to provide a commitment letter that indicates the commitment
is for the FY 2010 HOPE VI Revitalization application round or to
provide a commitment letter dated after the FY 2010 NOFA publication
date, then the PHA's Executive Director must provide a cover letter
to the commitment letter in question that does address these criteria."
Section III.C.3.kk(3)(f) states: "Letterhead. Commitment letters
must be on letterhead or they will not be accepted."
Q22: Under development leverage does construction financing
or permanent financing qualify for points?
A22: Please see the "Program Requirements that Apply to Match and
Leverage" section of the NOFA (Section III.C.3.kk, pages 35-41).
Specifically, on page 37 see the following excerpt:
"(4) Development Resources.
(a) Types of Development Resources. Types of Development Resources
may include but are not limited to:
(i) Loans and Debt. This includes private mortgage-secured
loans, insured loans and other debt.
(A) Where there is both a construction loan and a permanent
take-out loan that will replace that construction loan, you
must provide documentation of both, but only the value of the
permanent loan will be counted.
(B) For rental housing, HUD will accept a commitment where
you have obtained a construction loan but not a permanent loan.
In such cases, the value of the construction loan will be counted.
However, HUD will NOT accept a commitment where you have obtained
a construction loan but not a permanent loan and where you plan
to pay that construction loan off with tax credit equity or
with HOPE VI or other public housing funds.
(C) Your application or commitment letters should include each
loan's interest rate and expected term maturity. Otherwise,
it may not be possible for HUD to count the commitment at the
(D) For privately financed homeownership, acceptable documentation
of construction loans only will be considered. Permanent financing
will not be counted as a development resource. ?.."
Please note though that there are criteria under the actual
rating factor that apply to whether or not a certain resource
could be considered toward the leverage ratio/points. Applicants
need to read the rating factor criteria carefully as well. For
example, for Development leverage (Section V.A.3.b, page 63),
it states: "?.Accordingly, in order to count as development
leveraging for purposes of this NOFA, resource commitments must
be for physical development activities, and must be firmly committed
for use in the future or in the process of being used as of
the application deadline?.."
Q23: Do home mortgages qualify as permanent financing and thus
count toward the development leverage ratios?
A23: Please refer to Section III.C.3.kk(4)(a)(i)(D) page 37. Section
(D) states: "For privately financed homeownership, acceptable documentation
of construction loans only will be considered. Permanent financing
will not be counted as a development resource." Home mortgages would
be a form of permanent financing. As stated in (D), for privately
financed homeownership, acceptable documentation of construction
loans only will be considered. Permanent financing (i.e., home mortgages)
will not be counted as a development resource.
Q24: Under development leverage, are appraisals required for
vacant parcel donations from the city or will assessed values certified
to in a letter from a city official suffice to gain points toward
A24: Also under the Section III.C.3.kk, documentation instructions
are provided on donations of land and buildings. Specifically, III.C.3.kk(4)(vi)
(page 39) states: "(vi) Donations of Land and Buildings. Donations
of land and/or buildings may be counted as a resource, only if the
donating entity owns the land/buildings to be donated. Donating
entities may include a city, county/parish, church, community organization,
etc. The application must include documentation of this ownership,
and the donation of land, signed by the appropriate authorizing
official. The dollar amount attributed to the donated land and/or
buildings should have been verified through an appraisal by an independent,
state-certified appraiser, or other appropriate means, the documentation
of which should be kept in the applicant's records." In accordance
with this criteria, any land (or building) an applicant claims as
a resource in the application must meet the criteria listed in (vi),
including that the dollar amount attributed to the donated land,
whether or not it is vacant, should have been verified through an
appraisal by an independent, state-certified appraiser, or other
appropriate means, the documentation of which should be kept in
the applicant's records. This appraisal, or other appropriate means,
is not required to be submitted with the application.
Q25: The city in which our PHA is located is not listed in Attachment
9's TDC/Grant Limitations spreadsheet (Form HUD-52799). What should
A25: The applicant should select a city in its state that
is economically comparable, which often also means a city that is
geographically close. If there are questions about determining what
are economically comparable, applicants should contact the Office
of Public Housing Investments at 202-401-8812. As needed, the applicant
would be connected to their HUD field office for further discussion.
Q26: Do I have to provide a program schedule in my FY 2010 HOPE
VI Revitalization grant application?
A26: No. The FY 2010 NOFA is different from the FY 2009 NOFA in
that it does not ask for a program schedule in response to the Program
Schedule rating factor. Rather, Section V.A.10.e requests a certifying
statement in the narrative, as follows: "You will receive 1 point
if you provide a certifying statement in your narrative that certifies
that you, if awarded, will implement a program schedule that complies
with all the timelines/milestones required in Section III.C.3.v.,
'Timeliness of Development Activity.' If you do not provide this
certifying statement in your application, you will earn zero points."
The certifying statement does not mean you have to add the Executive
Director's signature into the narrative. Rather, the certifying
statement would be a sentence(s) in your narrative. The instructions
(section on how to assemble an application) on page 50 in turn state:
"(e) Program Schedule. Respond to Rating Factor V.A.10.e by providing
a certifying statement related to program schedule in your narrative
in accordance with these criteria."
Q27: Can the value of the land of the targeted project site
be included in the overall development budget as a leverage resource?
A27: No. Section III.C.3.kk(4)(a)(v), page 38 states: "Sale of
Land and Buildings. Cash proceeds realized as of the application
deadline date from the sale of land and/or buildings may be included
as a resource. Absent a sales transaction, the value of land may
not be counted. HUD will not count the value of public housing
land absent a sales transaction."
Q28: Is there a way I can check if I am doing the calculation
correctly for the threshold requirement in Section III.C.2.b(16),
" Public Housing Replacement Requirement"?
A28: HUD is providing an optional
tool which applicants can use to check their calculation. This
optional tool is provided for potential applicants to use if they
wish as they develop their response to the Public Housing Replacement
Requirement threshold in Section III.C.2.b(16) of the FY 2010 HOPE
VI Revitalization NOFA. Use of this tool is optional and is not
required. This optional tool is not to be submitted as part of the
Q29: I saw the FAQ 16 about the Off-Site
Housing Units rating factor in Section V.A.9.b and, specifically,
Section V.A.9.b(2)(a) ("?housing units within a 1.5-mile radius
of the targeted project site?"). How is Section V.A.9.b(2)(a) related
to V.A.9.b(2)(b) (also page 75) ("?units farther than a 1.5-mile
radius of the targeted project site?")? What if we are proposing
off-site units that qualify under V.A.9.b(2)(a) and V.A.9.b(2)(b)?
FAQ 16 stated that, "The "Off-Site Housing Units" rating factor
criteria (Section V.A.9.b, page 75) apply to all of the off-site
housing units proposed in the application, not a portion of them."
This is true - Section V.A.9.b applies to all of the off-site housing
units proposed in the application, not a portion of them. However,
this FAQ serves to clarify V.A.9.b(2)(a) (which the question in
FAQ 16 was focused on) and V.A.9.b(2)(b). Applicants can still propose
off-site units that fit both the criteria of V.A.9.b(2)(a) and V.A.9.b(2)(b),
but they can only earn one point total. As stated in V.A.9.b(2)(c),
"In order to earn the one point available under either (a) or (b)
above (you cannot earn one point under both), you must also demonstrate
the following:?." But as noted in FAQ 16, all the off-site housing
proposed by an applicant has to fit under Section V.A.9.b in order
to be considered for the one point, either Section V.A.9.b(2)(a)
or Section V.A.9.b(2)(b), or a combination of the two.
Q30: Was there a revision to FAQ18?
A30: Yes, the second sentence in the answer of the
FAQ was revised for clarity, reminding applicants to refer to the
overarching TDC regulation and notice. See the revised language
in FAQ18 above.
Q31: When uploading attachments through Grants.gov,
which attachments form should be used to upload the individual files?
We have more than 50 files but I only see 15 slots for Attachments.
A31: Grants.gov is a system used across the government
so it is not designed specifically for HOPE VI. So when it says,
"Attachment 1" it does not refer literally to the HOPE VI Revitalization
Attachment 1. The answer to your question is zipping the files together
and attaching/loading those zipped files into one or more of those
15 slots for attachments. As advised in Section IV.B of the NOFA,
you should review and follow submission instructions from the General
Section, including those on zipping files.