Choice Neighborhoods NOFA Released
The Department of Housing and Urban Development issued the FY 2010 Choice Neighborhoods Notice of Funds Availability (NOFA) yesterday. Approximately $65 million is available, $3 million for planning grants and $62 million for implementation grants. Applicants are public housing authorities (PHAs), local governments, nonprofits and for-profit developers that apply jointly with a public entity. The application deadline is October 26, 2010.
The NOFA specifically mentions Promise Neighborhoods (and other Agency programs) as having funding priority:
“Promise Neighborhoods grantees. HUD will set aside four Choice Neighborhoods Planning Grants for those that received a Planning Grants from the Department of Education’s Promise Neighborhoods program for the same target neighborhood. You are eligible for this category preference if either (1) you received the Promise Neighborhoods Planning Grant or (2) you provide an MOU with the Promise Neighborhoods Planning Grant recipient. The MOU must indicate your commitment to coordinate planning and align resources to the greatest extent practicable.”