Applications Due: November 17, 2017, 11:59 p.m. Eastern Time
The Jobs Plus program develops locally-based, job-driven approaches that increase earnings and advance employment outcomes through work readiness, employer linkages, job placement, educational advancement, technology skills, and financial literacy for residents of public housing. The place-based Jobs Plus program addresses poverty among public housing residents by incentivizing and enabling employment through earned income disregards for working residents and a set of services designed to support work including employer linkages, job placement and counseling, educational advancement, and financial counseling. Ideally, these incentives will saturate the target developments, building a culture of work and making working residents the norm.
The Jobs Plus program comprises these three core components (further described below):
- Employment-Related Services
- Financial Incentives – Jobs Plus Earned Income Disregard (JPEID)
- Community Supports for Work
Applicants are encouraged to develop key partnerships to connect participants with any other needed services to remove barriers to work. An Individualized Training and Services Plan (ITSP) should be developed for each participant to establish goals and service strategies, and to track progress.
Funding Title: Jobs Plus Initiative
Estimated Total Program Funding: $15,000,000
Funding Opportunity Number: FR-6100-N-14
Agency Name: U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development
Funding Instrument Type: Grant
Express Language for Legal Aid: Legal services is listed under the “Partnerships with Local Agencies” section:
“The comprehensive nature of the Jobs Plus program requires that PHAs establish partnerships with American Job Centers and other key social service agencies within the community…
Partnerships should include: Legal services (e.g. expungement)…”
Target Population: Public Housing residents
Expected Number of Awards: 5
Cost Sharing or Matching Requirement: Yes
How to Apply:
An electronic copy of the Application Package and Application Instructions for this NOFA can be downloaded from Grants.gov at www.grants.gov/applicants/apply-for-grants.html. All applications must be submitted electronically via Grants.gov.
Current Closing Date for Applications: November 17, 2017, 11:59 p.m. Eastern Time
Length of Project Period: 48-month project with four 12-month budget periods
Project Start Date: 3/15/2018
Award Ceiling: $3,700,000
Award Floor: $1,000,000
Conditions for Eligibility of Public Housing Authorities Eligible applicants are PHAs that operate one or more public housing developments that meet the criteria outlined in this NOFA. A list of developments that meet the criteria is provided in Appendix B, however, the mere appearance of a development on this list does not mean that the development is appropriate for a Jobs Plus program. PHAs that received a Jobs Plus program grant in 2014, 2015 or 2016 are not eligible for 2017 grant funds. Federally designated tribes and tribally designated housing entities are not eligible entities under this award. Successful applicants will be required to implement the full 48-month term of the grant at the public housing site(s) for which funds were awarded.
Link to Full Announcement: Here
Contact Information: HUD staff will be available to provide clarification on the content of this NOFA. Please note that HUD staff cannot assist applicants in preparing their applications.
Questions regarding specific program requirements for this NOFA should be directed to the point of contact listed below.