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U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development: Resident Opportunity and Self Sufficiency Program

Deadline: May 16, 2016

The purpose of the Resident Opportunity & Self Sufficiency (ROSS) Service Coordinator (SC) program is to assist residents of public and Indian housing in making progress towards economic and housing self-sufficiency. To accomplish this goal, ROSS provides grant funding to eligible applicants to hire Service Coordinators to assess the needs of public and Indian housing residents and link them to supportive services that enable participants to increase earned income, reduce or eliminate the need for welfare assistance, and make progress toward achieving economic independence and housing self-sufficiency. In the case of elderly/disabled residents, the Service Coordinator links participants to supportive services which enable them to age/remain in-place thereby avoiding more costly forms of care.

Amount: $35,000,000 is available for 110 awards. The maximum annual award is $738,000; the grant award is for a period of 3 years.

Eligibility: Public and State controlled institutions of higher education; public housing authorities/Indian housing authorities; nonprofits having a 501(c)(3) status with the IRS; private institutions of higher education; Native American tribal governments; Tribally Designated Housing Entities (TDHEs); newly consolidated Public Housing Authorities (PHAs); public and Indian Housing Resident Associations with 501(c)(3) tax exempt status; public and Indian Housing Resident Associations with non-profit status that is validly incorporated under the laws of the State in which it is located; and 501(c)(3) tax-exempt nonprofit organizations that apply with the support of a PHA, tribe/TDHE or RA.

Link: http://portal.hud.gov/hudportal/HUD?src=/program_offices/administration/grants/fundsavail/nofa16/ross

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