HUD –  Jobs Plus Initiative – Public and Indian Housing (2017)

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 at All applications must be submitted electronically via

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

Eligible Applicants: 

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.

Categories: Employment, Express Language for Legal Aid, Housing and Urban Development, Public Housing Organizations, Reentry, Subgrant Possibilities

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