FY 2018 and FY 2019 Community Compass Technical Assistance and Capacity Building Program Notice of Funding Availability (NOFA) U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development

Through this NOFA, HUD is announcing the availability of approximately $73.5 million in FY 2018 funding for its Community Compass Technical Assistance and Capacity Building Program (Community Compass). Contingent upon the availability of FY 2019 appropriations, we reserve the right to award FY 2019 funds based on this single NOFA competition. Any FY 2019 funds received for the following activities will not be awarded through this NOFA competition: NAHASDA Formula Allocation and Negotiated Rulemaking, Homeless Management Information System (HMIS) Data Lab, and Annual Homeless Assessment Report (AHAR).  HUD’s Community Compass initiative funds technical assistance and capacity building activities for HUD’s customers, including grantees, public housing authorities, and tribes.

As HUD’s integrated technical assistance (TA) and capacity building initiative, Community Compass is designed to help HUD’s customers navigate complex housing and community development challenges by equipping them with the knowledge, skills, tools, capacity, and systems to implement HUD programs and policies successfully and sustainably and provide effective administrative and managerial oversight of HUD funding. We recognize that our customers often interact with a variety of HUD programs as they deliver housing or community development services. Community Compass brings together TA investments from across HUD program offices, including the offices of Community Planning and Development, Fair Housing and Equal Opportunity, Housing, and Public and Indian Housing. This cross-funding approach allows TA to address the needs of grantees and subgrantees across multiple HUD programs, often within the same engagement, as well as address cross-agency issues. You are encouraged to procure contractors and consultants that demonstrate experience across a wide variety of HUD programs, as well as in specific skill and policy areas. Community Compass is centrally managed by HUD Headquarters with the involvement of our Regional, Field, and Area Offices.


Eligible Applicants:

For-profit organizations other than small businesses

County governments
Public housing authorities/Indian housing authorities
City or township governments
State governments
Private institutions of higher education
Special district governments
Nonprofits that do not have a 501(c)(3) status with the IRS, other than institutions of higher education
Small businesses
Nonprofits having a 501(c)(3) status with the IRS, other than institutions of higher education
Public and State controlled institutions of higher education

In addition to the list above, eligible applicants include: NAHASDA-eligible Indian tribes as defined at Section 4(13) of NAHASDA TDHEs as defined at Section 4(22) of NAHASDA National or regional organizations representing Native American housing interests Metropolitan Planning Organizations, Councils of Government, or other regional planning entities HUD will not evaluate applications from ineligible applicants. Individuals, foreign entities, and sole proprietorship organizations are not eligible to compete for, or receive, awards made under this announcement.


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