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U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development: Community Compass Technical Assistance and Capacity Building Program

Deadline: September 28, 2017

Community Compass is designed to help the Department of Housing and Urban Development’s (HUD’s) customers navigate complex housing and community development challenges by equipping them with the knowledge, skills, tools, capacity, and systems to implement HUD programs and policies successfully and provide effective administrative and managerial oversight of HUD funding. The goal of Community Compass is to empower communities by providing effective technical assistance and capacity building so that successful program implementation is sustained. Community Compass brings together technical assistance investments from across HUD program offices, including the offices of Community Planning and Development, Fair Housing and Equal Opportunity, Housing, and Public and Indian Housing. This cross-funding approach allows technical assistance to address the needs of grantees and subgrantees across multiple HUD programs, often within the same engagement, as well as address cross-agency issues. Applicants are encouraged to procure subcontractors and consultants to demonstrate expertise across a wide variety of HUD programs, as well as in specific skill and policy areas.

HUD expects to focus its technical assistance (TA) efforts and available funding on the programs and topics listed for each category below (see the solicitation for details regarding specific programs and topics and TA funding sources for each category):

  • Affordable Housing, Mixed Finance Developemnt, and Homeownership
  • Community and Economic Development, Disaster Resilience
  • Homelessness
  • National Homeless Data Analysis Project
  • Public Housing Operations and Programs
  • Native American Housing and Community Development
  • Supportive Housing and Services
  • Policy Development and Research
  • Fair Housing, Energy and Environment, Relocation, and Other Cross-Cutting Requirements

Eligible activities include: needs assessments; direct TA and capacity building engagements; developing and maintaining tools and products; self-directed and group learning; knowledge management; and data analysis, reporting, and performance measurement.

Amount: $56,000,000 is available for up to 20 awards ranging from $250,000-$20,000,000 each. See the solicitation for specific details.

Eligibility: State governments; county governments; city or township governments; special district governments; public and State controlled institutions of higher education and private institutions of higher education; public housing authorities/Indian housing authorities; nonprofits with or without a 501(c)(3) status with the IRS; for profit organizations including small businesses.

Link: https://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=296470

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