Applications Due: October 15, 2019 at 11:59 p.m. ET
This program is designed to assist residents of public and Indian housing make progress towards economic self-sufficiency (defined as “an individual’s ability to support their household by maintaining financial, housing, and personal/family stability” (p. 1).
This funding is designed for public housing authorities to hire Service Coordinators to link residents to supportive services. This individual must work with residents, public housing staff, local partners, and other stakeholders.
Applicants may select up to three areas of need to address: Education, Health & Wellness, Reentry, Employment, Financial Literacy, Elderly/Disabled, Substance Abuse, and Other Barriers. To read the complete list, see pages 24-26.
- The NLADA has several webinars and presentations that might help you conceptualize how you fit into this program:
- Presentation on July 26, 2019 at the MIE Fundraising Conference – Advancing Your Work with Federal Funding: Addressing the opioid epidemic, facilitating reentry, and serving victims of crime (see slides on “Facilitating Reentry”)
- Presentation on May 9, 2018 at the Equal Justice Conference – Advancing Your Work through Federal Funding: Creating Opportunity through Criminal Record-Clearing
- NLADA and the U.S. Department of Justice, Civil Rights Division: Combatting Sexual Harassment In Housing (webinar on April 25, 2018)
Funding Title: Resident Opportunity & Self-Sufficiency Program
Agency Name: Department of Housing and Urban Development
Funding Opportunity Number: FR-6300-N-05
Funding Instrument Type: Grant
Express Language for Legal Aid: Yes. Under “Types of services to be coordinated,” civil legal assistance and expunging, sealing, or correcting criminal records of securing certificates of rehabilitation is listed as eligible (p. 26).
Target Population: Public housing residents or NAHASDA-assisted residents
Expected Number of Awards: 120
Cost Sharing or Matching Requirement: Yes. The required match (either cash or in-kind donations) is 25 percent of the total requested funds. For more information, see pages 16-18 of the NOFA.
Estimated Total Program Funding: $35,000,000
Award Ceiling: $717,750
Award Floor: $0
How to Apply: Contact your area’s Public Housing Authority to see if they are planning on submitting an application. Legal aid organizations can submit a joint application or can subgrant.
Current Closing Date for Applications: by October 15, 2019 at 11:59 p.m. ET
Eligible Applicants: Only Public Housing, 1937 Act-assisted units developed by Indian Housing Authorities and NAHASDA-assisted projects may be served by ROSS grant funds
For more information
Link to Full Announcement: Link
Contact Information: Contact Tremayne Youmans, Tremayne.E.Youmans@hud.gov or ROSS-PIH@hud.gov. Persons with hearing or speech impairments may access this number via TTY by calling the toll-free Federal Relay Service at 800-877-8339. Please note that HUD staff cannot assist applicants in preparing their applications.
Categories: Education, Elderly, Employment, Express Language for Legal Aid, Health, Housing and Urban Development, Public Housing Organizations, Reentry, Subgrant Possibilities, Substance Use Disorder