HUD Choice Neighborhoods Planning Grants Program

Type: 
Funding
Event Date: 
02/02/2016 3 pm PST
Grant Deadline: 
Organization: 
HUD (U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development)
Description: 

The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) is accepting applications for the Choice Neighborhoods Planning Grant Program to leverage investments in public schools and education programs, early learning programs and services, and improved access to jobs. Eligible projects should incorporate sustainable development into their proposals, such as energy efficiency, green building, renewable energy, and public transportation.

Category: 
Community Development, Economic Development, Housing & Urban Development.
Funding Amount: 
This NOFA announces the availability of approximately $10 million in funds for Choice Neighborhoods grants. HUD anticipates awarding approximately 4 Planning and Action Grants not to exceed $2 million each, and approximately 4 Planning Grants not to exceed $500,000 each.  If funds are appropriated by Congress, HUD may, at its discretion, use additional FY2016 Choice Neighborhoods funding to make additional awards under this NOFA.
Matching Funds: 
HUD is required by section 24(c)(1)(A) of the 1937 Act (42 U.S.C. 1437v(c)(1)(A) to include the requirement for matching funds for all grants made under section 24, which includes Choice Neighborhoods. By the end of the grant term, you are required to have matching funds in the amount of five percent of the grant amount in cash or in-kind donations. 

Geography:

Eligibility: 
Public housing authorities, local and tribal governments, and nonprofits.