Community Development, Housing
State or Federal?
Choice Neighborhoods Implementation Grants support the implementation of comprehensive neighborhood revitalization plans that are expected to achieve the following three core goals: 1. Housing: Replace distressed public and assisted housing with high-quality mixed-income housing that is well-managed and responsive to the needs of the surrounding neighborhood; 2. People: Improve intergenerational mobility with a focus on children and families, employment, health, and education outcomes; and 3. Neighborhood: Create the conditions necessary for public and private reinvestment in distressed neighborhoods to offer the kinds of amenities and assets, including safety, good schools, and commercial activity, that are important to families and help them make choices about their community. Each applicant must focus on at least one distressed public and/or assisted housing project in a neighborhood in which 20 percent of residents are in poverty or have very low incomes. Activities include construction, rehabilitation, services to residents, and improving neighborhoods.
Eligible Entities
Local Public Agencies, Native American Tribes, Nonprofit Organizations
Eligibility Notes
The Lead applicant must be a Public Housing Agency (PHA), a local government, or a tribal entity. If there is a Co-Applicant, it must be a PHA, a local government, a tribal entity, a nonprofit, or a for-profit developer. Individuals, foreign entities, and sole proprietors are ineligible. In addition to being an eligible applicant, the application must also demonstrate that the proposal targets an eligible housing project and is located in an eligible neighborhood.
Most Recent/Current Due Date
Nov 22, 2017
Most Recent RFP Release Date
Aug 24, 2017
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Total Possible Multi-Year Award
# of Awards
Annual or Multi-Year?
Match Required?
Match Notes
Applicants must contribute at least 5 percent of the requested award amount through cash or in-kind donations. Matching funds may not include other federal funds, unless permitted by the funder.
U. S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, Office of Public and Indian Housing
Total Amount Available for All Grants
Competition Notes
Successful applicants must have a comprehensive neighborhood revitalization plan or "Transformation Plan" that proposes metrics for measuring the success of the Housing, People, and Neighborhood activities proposed. This Transformation Plan is the guiding document for the revitalization of the public and/or assisted housing units, while simultaneously directing the transformation of the surrounding neighborhood and creating positive outcomes for families. Applications will be evaluated on Capacity, Need, Strategy (neighborhood, housing, people), leverage, and soundness of approach.
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