Community Development, Education, Housing
State or Federal?
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). 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.

Community Compass eligible activities include: Needs assessment; direct TA and capacity building engagements; develop and maintain tools and products; self-directed and group learning; knowledge management; data analysis, reporting, and performance measurement; NAHASDA allocation formula administration and negotiated rulemaking and consultation support; administrative; and coordination. See pages 5-9 of the NOFA for additional detail:
Eligible Entities
Academic Institutions, Local Public Agencies, Native American Tribes, Nonprofit Organizations, Private Corporations, State Government
Eligibility Notes
Eligible Applicants: Public and State controlled institutions of higher education, Private institutions of higher education, City or township governments, Public housing authorities/Indian housing authorities, Small businesses, Special district governments, State governments, For profit organizations other than small businesses, County governments, Nonprofits (with or without 501(c)(3) status).

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.
Most Recent/Current Due Date
Feb 14, 2019
Due Date Notes
Electronically submitted applications must be submitted no later than 11:59 p.m., ET, on the listed application due date.
Most Recent RFP Release Date
Dec 17, 2018
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Additional Notes
The project period is 36 months with an estimated start date of 5/31/2019 and end date of 5/30/2022.
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