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FY2017 NOFA and Funding Information

Total FY17 funding for Choice Neighborhoods grants = $137 million

Anticipated allocation:
Planning Grants (including Planning & Action) = $5 million maximum
Implementation Grants = $132 million

Planning Grants NOFA

Choice Neighborhoods Planning Grants support the development of comprehensive neighborhood revitalization plans which focus on directing resources to address three core goals: Housing, People and Neighborhood. To achieve these core goals, communities must develop and implement a comprehensive neighborhood revitalization strategy, or Transformation Plan. The Transformation Plan will become the guiding document for the revitalization of the public and/or assisted housing units while simultaneously directing the transformation of the surrounding neighborhood and positive outcomes for families. The Planning Grants wasn't posted to Grants.gov on June 28, 2017 and announces up to $5 million for Planning Grant awards. Applications are due August 28, 2017.

Implementation Grants NOFA

Choice Neighborhoods Implementation Grants support those communities that have undergone a comprehensive local planning process and are ready to implement their plan to redevelop the distressed public and/or assisted housing and neighborhood.

  • Anticipate late summer publication
  • Deadline will be approximately 90 days after NOFA publication
  • As in past years, HUD anticipates announcing finalists, conducting on-site visits with each finalist, then making grant awards. Finalists are typically selected approximately 4-5 months after application deadline. Awards are typically announced three months after finalist selection.
  • NOFA will include provisions to comply with directive from the FY17 Appropriations Conference Report to give priority consideration to prior Choice Neighborhoods Planning Grant recipients

Mappping Tool

HUD established a mapping tool for the purposes of establishing neighborhood eligibility and to assign points for certain rating factors. This mapping tool will overlay the locally defined neighborhood boundaries with data associated with that area and estimate the rates of certain indicators in that neighborhood using a proportional allocation methodology. Click here for the mapping tool.