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Family Unification Program (FUP)

Grants to USA Public Housing Agencies to Assist
Families and Youth Who Lack Adequate Housing

Agency Type:

Federal

Funding Source:

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U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) - Public and Indian Housing

Deadline Date:

12/17/19 11:59 PM Eastern Time

Description:

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Grants to USA public housing agencies to provide housing assistance to families and youth between the ages of 18 and 24 who are at risk of homelessness. Applicants are advised that the registrations required to apply may take up to four weeks to complete. Funding is intended for two groups:

  1. Families for whom the lack of adequate housing is a primary factor in the imminent placement of the family's child, or children, in out-of-home care; or the delay in the discharge of the child, or children, to the family from out-of-home care; and
  2. Youth at least 18 years and not more than 24 years of age (have not reached their 25th birthday) who left foster care, or will leave foster care within 90 days, in accordance with a transition plan described in Section 475(5)(H) of the Social Security Act, and are homeless or are at risk of becoming homeless at age 16 or older.  As required by statute, a FUP voucher issued to such a youth may only be used to provide housing assistance for the youth for a maximum of 36 months.

This NOFA adopts the following policy priorities:

  1. Increase coordination between public housing agencies (PHAs), PCWAs, and Continuums of Care (CoCs);
  2. Leverage data to strategically target and prioritize the use of resources for eligible families and youth;
  3. Strengthen connections to the HUD Family Self-Sufficiency (FSS) Program or similar programs promoting self-sufficiency; and
  4. Increase access to supportive services.

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 183862

Estimated Total Program Funding:

$20,000,000

Number of Grants:

40

Estimated Size of Grant:

Up to $1,200,000 per project period

Term of Contract:

Estimated Project Start Date: 04/01/2020
Estimated Project End Date: 03/31/2021
Length of Project Periods: 12-month project period and budget period

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

a. Only PHAs that have an existing Annual Contributions Contract (ACC) with HUD for HCVs are eligible to apply for funding under this announcement.

b. Eligible PHAs must have demonstrated a commitment to administer FUP, which shall be verified by an executed Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) between the PHA, PCWA, and CoC, and in accordance with this NOFA.

c. HUD will only consider funding one application per PHA. This one application limit applies regardless of whether the PHA is a State or regional PHA. In instances where a PHA has more than one PHA code number due to its operating under the jurisdiction of more than one HUD Field Office, a separate application, under each code, shall be considered for funding with the cumulative total of vouchers applied for under the applications not to exceed the maximum number of vouchers the PHA is eligible to apply for under this NOFA (i.e., no more than the number of vouchers the same PHA would be eligible to apply for it had only one PHA code number).

d. A contract administrator that does not have an ACC with HUD for HCVs, but constitutes a PHA under 24 CFR 982.4 by reason of its administering HCVs on behalf of another PHA, is not eligible to submit an application under this NOFA. Individuals, foreign entities, and sole proprietorship organizations are not eligible to compete for or receive, awards made under this announcement.

Pre-Application Information:

The closing date for applications is December 17, 2019. Electronically submitted applications must be submitted no later than 11:59 PM, Eastern Time on the listed application due date.

Applicants must be registered with SAM before submitting their application. In addition, applicants must maintain an active SAM registration with current information while they have an active Federal award or an application or plan under consideration by HUD.

Applicants must provide a valid DUNS number, registered and active at SAM, in the application. DUNS numbers may be obtained for free from Dun & Bradstreet.

Anyone planning to submit applications on behalf of an organization must register at Grants.gov and be approved by the EBiz Point of Contact in SAM to submit applications for
the organization.

Registration for SAM and Grants.gov is a multi-step process and can take four (4) weeks or longer to complete if data issues arise. Applicants without a valid registration cannot submit an application through Grants.gov. Complete registration instructions and guidance are provided at Grants.gov. See also Section IV.B for necessary form and content information.

View this opportunity on Grants.gov: https://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=321662

Contact Information:

Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.

For questions, contact:
Ryan Jones
2019FUPNOFA@hud.gov

CFDA Number:

ICR- 2577-0169

Funding or Pin Number:

FR-6100-N-41

URL for Full Text (RFP):

Geographic Focus:

USA: Alabama;   Alaska;   Arizona;   Arkansas;   California;   Colorado;   Connecticut;   Delaware;   Florida;   Georgia;   Hawaii;   Idaho;   Illinois;   Indiana;   Iowa;   Kansas;   Kentucky;   Louisiana;   Maine;   Maryland;   Massachusetts;   Michigan;   Minnesota;   Mississippi;   Missouri;   Montana;   Nebraska;   Nevada;   New Hampshire;   New Jersey;   New Mexico;   New York City;   New York;   North Carolina;   North Dakota;   Ohio;   Oklahoma;   Oregon;   Pennsylvania;   Rhode Island;   South Carolina;   South Dakota;   Tennessee;   Texas;   Utah;   Vermont;   Virginia;   Washington, DC;   Washington;   West Virginia;   Wisconsin;   Wyoming

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