How to apply...
Applicants should ensure that their application is complete before submitting it to HUD. Applications must be submitted in accordance with requirements of the NOFA published in the Federal Register. All applications received by the deadline will be screened for curable deficiencies. After the completeness review, HUD's Hub staff will review the applications to determine whether the application meets the threshold requirements. Only if applications meet all of the threshold requirements are they eligible to be rated and ranked. Applications submitted in response to the NOFA that are eligible, pass threshold and have the minimum score, as stated in the NOFA(or more) are eligible for ranking and selection. Applications for commercial properties will not be ranked but will be submitted to Headquarters for selection on a first-come, first- served basis.
Note: Each program will indicate whether applications are to be submitted to the Federal headquarters, regional or local office, or to a State or local government office.
HUD Hub staff teams, in each of the 18 Hub Offices, will review each application that it determines meets the requirements of the NOFA. At the end of the technical review, all applications will be either rated or technically rejected. If an application meets all program eligibility requirements after completion of the technical review, it will be rated according to the rating selection factors. The number of points that an application receives will depend on the extent to which the application is responsive to the information requested in the selection criteria. The maximum number of points an application may receive under this program is 100. After all application ratings have been finalized, they will be placed in rank order within that Hub. From this rank order, Hub staff teams in each of the 18 Hubs will select the highest ranking applications that can be funded from the dollars available within that Hub. After making the initial selections, however, the Hub may use any residual funds to select the next rank-ordered application by reducing the dollars requested by no more than 10 percent and reducing the number of units proposed, but in no case reducing the number of units below the financial threshold feasibility of five ALF units. Funds remaining after these processes are completed will be returned to HUD Headquarters. HUD will use these funds to restore units to any project reduced as a result of using the residual grant funds in a Hub. Secondly, HUD will use these funds for selecting additional applications based on the Hub ratings and rankings, beginning with the highest rated application within the 18 Hubs. Only one application will be selected per Hub from the national residual amount. If there are no approvable applications in other Hubs, the process will begin again with the selection of the next highest rated application within the remaining Hubs. This process will continue until all approvable applications are selected using the available remaining funds. If there is a tie between two or more applications, and there are insufficient residual funds to cover all tied applications, HUD Headquarters staff will choose the winning application(s) by lottery and/or reduction of grant request consistent with the reduction method described above.
Note: Grant payments may be made by a letter of credit, advance by Treasury check, or reimbursement by Treasury check.
Awards may be made by the headquarters office directly to the applicant, an agency field office, a regional office,
or by an authorized county office. The assistance may pass through the initial applicant for further distribution by
intermediate level applicants to groups or individuals in the private sector.