Notice of Funding Availability for Fiscal Year (FY) 2004 HOPE VI Main Street Grants; Correction, 44110-44116 [05-15171]

Download as PDF 44110 Federal Register / Vol. 70, No. 146 / Monday, August 1, 2005 / Notices DEPARTMENT OF HOUSING AND URBAN DEVELOPMENT [Docket No. FR–4962–C–02] Notice of Funding Availability for Fiscal Year (FY) 2004 HOPE VI Main Street Grants; Correction Office of the Assistant Secretary for Public and Indian Housing, HUD. ACTION: Notice of funding availability; Correction. AGENCY: SUMMARY: On July 21, 2005, HUD published the Notice of Funding Availability (NOFA) for Fiscal Year (FY) 2004 HOPE VI Main Street Grants. This notice announces several corrections to the NOFA. DATES: The application submission date is September 2, 2005. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Lar Gnessin, Office of Public Housing Investments, Office of Public and Indian Housing, Department of Housing and Urban Development, 451 Seventh Street, SW., Washington, DC 20410–5000; telephone (202) 708–0614 extension 2676 (this is not a toll-free number). Hearing-or speech-impaired individuals may access this number via TTY by calling the toll-free Federal Information Relay Service at (800) 877–8339. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: On July 21, 2005 (70 FR 42150), HUD published the Notice of Funding Availability (NOFA) for Fiscal Year (FY) 2004 HOPE VI Main Street Grants Notice announcing the availability of approximately $5 million in funds to produce affordable housing in HUDdefined Main Street rejuvenations. This Notice announces technical corrections to the NOFA. Specifically, HUD has determined that, because of the short time frame involved and the need to obligate this assistance before the end of the fiscal year, electronic applications will not be accepted. Applicants may only submit paper applications. Applications must be received on or before 5:15 p.m. on September 2, 2005 at the address stated in Section IV.F.1. of this NOFA. Regardless of the date the application was posted to the USPS or other mail carrier, applications received after 5:15 p.m. on September 2, 2005 at the address in IV.F.1. will be considered late and will not be eligible for funding. There is no grace period for mail delivery time. Summary of Technical Corrections On page 42150, in the Overview Information Section, paragraph E’s reference to the Catalog of Federal VerDate jul<14>2003 14:01 Jul 29, 2005 Jkt 205001 Domestic Assistance (CFDA) Number is changed from 14–886 to 14.886. This change is necessary to correct a typographical error. On page 42150, in the Overview Information Section, paragraph F is changed to direct applicants to refer to Section IV (‘‘Application and Submission Information’’) of the HOPE VI Main Street NOFA for application requirements. On page 42150, in the Overview Information Section, paragraph G is changed to reflect HUD’s decision that only paper applications will be accepted. HUD understands that during the SuperNOFA application process, some eligible applicants may have had difficulty submitting their applications electronically. Additionally, the HOPE VI Main Street Grants program requires that available funds be obligated on or before September 30, 2005. This short time frame may not provide an acceptable period of time to resolve any problems that may arise with applications submitted electronically. Furthermore, the HOPE VI Main Street program’s eligible applicants include Local Governments with populations of 50,000 or less; these eligible applicants, as a whole, may not have sufficient access to the Internet in the geographic locations in which the applicants are located. Therefore, in order to ensure that (1) applicants have no problems submitting applications; (2) applicants have an appropriate amount of time to submit applications; and (3) HUD has adequate time to review program applications and award funds, HUD has determined that only paper submissions may be submitted for the HOPE VI Main Street program. On pages 42157 through 42164, Section IV, HUD, as discussed above, is substantially revising Section IV (‘‘Application and Submission Information’’) to reflect HUD’s decision that only paper applications be accepted. On page 42169, in Section VII (‘‘Agency Contacts’’) in the first column, a technical assistance contact person has been changed. On pages 42170 through 42232, forms are appended to the HOPE VI Main Street NOFA. When submitting paper applications, applicants may include form HUD–2993 (‘‘Acknowledgement of Application Receipt’’) as part of the application package. This form was not published with the July 21, 2005 NOFA. Thus, this form is added to the appended forms. Accordingly, the Notice of Funding Availability for Fiscal Year (FY) 2004 HOPE VI Main Street Grants, published PO 00000 Frm 00028 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 in the Federal Register on July 21, 2005 (70 FR 42150) is corrected as follows: 1. On page 42150, first column, in paragraph E, in the Section titled ‘‘Overview Information,’’ remove 14– 886 and replace it with 14.886. 2. On page 42150, first column, in paragraph F, in the Section titled ‘‘Overview Information,’’ remove paragraph F.1. and replace it with ‘‘1. Application Submission Date. The application submission date and time are September 2, 2005 at 5:15 p.m. Eastern time. Applications will be considered late and ineligible to receive funding if not received on or before the application due date, regardless of the postmark date.’’ 3. On page 42150, first column, in paragraph G, in the Section titled ‘‘Overview Information,’’ remove paragraph G and replace it with ‘‘G. Application Submission Requirements. Applications for this NOFA will NOT be accepted electronically through www.grants.gov. Only paper applications will be accepted. See ‘‘Other Submission Requirements,’’ in Section IV.F. of this NOFA.’’ 4. On page 42157, beginning in the first column, remove Section IV (‘‘Application and Submission Information’’) in its entirety and replace it with the following: IV. Application and Submission Information A. Addresses to Request Application Package This section describes how you may obtain application forms, additional information about the General Section of this NOFA, and technical assistance. 1. Copies of this published NOFA and related application forms may be downloaded from the grants.gov Web site at http://www.grants.gov/FIND, HUD’s Grants Administration Web site at http://www.hud.gov/offices/adm/ grants/otherhud.cfm, or HUD’s HOPE VI Web site at http://www.hud.gov/offices/ pih/programs/ph/hope6/grants/ mainstreet/, If you do not have Internet access and need to obtain a copy of this NOFA, you can contact HUD’s NOFA Information Center toll-free at (800) HUD–8929. Persons with hearing or speech impairments may call toll-free at (800) HUD–2209. 2. Application Kits. There are no application kits for HUD programs. All the information you need to apply will be in the NOFA and available at the above locations. 3. The published Federal Register document is the official document that HUD uses to evaluate applications. Therefore, if there is a discrepancy E:\FR\FM\01AUN1.SGM 01AUN1 Federal Register / Vol. 70, No. 146 / Monday, August 1, 2005 / Notices between any materials published by HUD in its Federal Register publications and other information provided in paper copy, electronic copy, or at www.grants.gov, the Federal Register publication prevails. Please be sure to review the application submission against the requirements in the Federal Register file of this NOFA. B. Content and Form of Application Submission 1. Number of Applications Permitted. Each applicant may submit only one application. 2. Joint Applications. Joint applications are not permitted. However, the applicant may enter into subgrant agreements with procured developers, other partners, nonprofit organizations, state governments, or other local governments to perform the activities proposed under the application. 3. General Format and Length of Application. a. General (1) Signatures. Where applicant execution is required, the head of the Local Government, or his or her designee, must sign each form or certification that is required as part of the application, whether part of an attachment or a standard certification. (2) The application should be packaged in a three-ring binder. b. Page Layout (1) Narrative pages must be doublespaced. Single-spaced pages will be counted as two pages. (2) Narrative information furnished in columns must be double spaced. Pages that include single spaced columns will be counted as two pages. (3) Use 81⁄2 x 11-inch paper, one side only. Only the Main Street area map may be submitted on an 11 by 17-inch sheet of paper. Larger pages will be counted as two pages. (4) All four page margins should be a minimum of 1⁄2 inch. If any margin is smaller than 1⁄2 inch the page will be counted as two pages. (5) The font must be Times New Roman 12-point. (6) If a narrative section is not applicable, omit it; do not insert a page marked n/a. (7) Mark each application Section with the appropriate tab listed in section IV.B.4.a. No material on the tab will be considered for review purposes, although pictures are allowed. (8) No more than one page of text may be placed on one sheet of paper; i.e., you may not shrink pages to get two or more pages of text on one piece of VerDate jul<14>2003 14:01 Jul 29, 2005 Jkt 205001 paper. Shrunken pages will be counted as multiple pages. c. Page Count (1) The maximum total length of all narrative sections, including the Executive Summary and the Rating Factor responses, is 15 pages. (2) The maximum length of attachments is as follows: (a) For the Program Schedule, a maximum of one page; (b) For the Map of the Main Street Area, one page. The map must be scalable. (c) Main Street Rejuvenation Master Plan (Master Plan), a maximum of 20 pages. In order to meet the size limitation, the applicant may submit only the portions of the Master Plan that pertain to subjects that are listed in Section III of this NOFA, under ‘‘Thresholds’’ and ‘‘Program Requirements,’’ and Section V of this NOFA. If those portions of the Master Plan exceed 20 pages, the applicant may summarize information that is included in those portions of the Master Plan. By applying for this NOFA, the applicant is certifying that submitted summaries of the Master Plan accurately represent the original Master Plan; (3) HUD forms will not be counted toward the attachment page total; (4) Text submitted at the request of HUD to correct technical deficiencies will not be counted in the page limit. (5) Any pages in excess of the above limitations will not be reviewed. Although submitting pages in excess of the page limit will not disqualify an application, HUD will not consider the information on any excess pages, which may result in a lower score or failure to meet a threshold. 4. Application Content. The following is a list of narrative exhibits and forms that are required as part of the application. Narrative exhibits and forms should be included in the application in the order listed below. Non-submission of these items may lower your rating score or make you ineligible for award under this NOFA. Review the threshold requirements in Section III.C. and mandatory documentation requirements in Section IV.B. of this NOFA to ascertain the affects of non-submission. HUD forms required by this NOFA can be obtained on the Internet at http://www.grants.gov, http://www.hud.gov/offices/adm/grants/ otherhud.cfm, or http://www.hud.gov/ offices/pih/programs/ph/hope6/grants/ mainstreet/. a. List of Mandatory Application Sections and Related Documents (1) Summary Information: PO 00000 Frm 00029 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 44111 (a) Section A: Application for Federal Assistance, form SF–424; (b) Section B: Application Table of Contents; (c) Section C: Executive Summary; (2) Rating Factor Responses: (a) Section D: Rating Factor 1, Capacity, Narrative Response; (b) Section E: Rating Factor 2, Need for Affordable Housing, Narrative Response; (c) Section F: Rating Factor 3, Appropriateness of Main Street Master Plan; (d) Section G: Rating Factor 4, Appropriateness of the Main Street Affordable Housing Project; (e) Section H: Rating Factor 5, Program Administration and Fiscal Management; (f) Section I: Rating Factor 6, Incentive Criteria on Regulatory Barrier Removal; and (g) Section J: Rating Factor 7, RC/EZ/ EC–IIs. (3) Attachments: (a) Section K: HOPE VI Main Street Application Data Sheet, form HUD– 52861; (b) Section L: Program Schedule; (c) Section M: Map of Main Street Area; (d) Section N: Main Street Rejuvenation Master Plan; (e) Section O: HOPE VI Budget, form HUD–52825A; (f) Section P: 5-Year Cash Flow Proforma; (g) Section Q: America’s Affordable Communities Initiative, form HUD– 27300, and related documentation; (h) Section R: Logic Model, form HUD–96010; (i) Section S: Race and Ethnic Data Reporting, form HUD–27061; (j) Section T: Applicant/Recipient Disclosure/Update Report, form HUD– 2880, if applicable; (k) Section U: Certification of Consistency with the RC/EZ/EC–IIs Strategic Plan, form HUD–2990, if applicable; and (l) Section V: Disclosure of Lobbying Activities, Standard Form LLL, if applicable. 5. Documentation Information. a. Executive Summary. (1) Provide an Executive Summary, not to exceed two pages. Describe your affordable housing plan. State whether you have procured a developer or whether you will act as your own developer. Briefly describe: (a) The type of housing, e.g., walk-up above retail space, detached house, etc.; (b) The number of units and buildings; (c) The specific plans for the Main Street Area that surrounds the Main E:\FR\FM\01AUN1.SGM 01AUN1 44112 Federal Register / Vol. 70, No. 146 / Monday, August 1, 2005 / Notices Street Affordable Housing Project. Include income mix, basic features (such as restoration of streets), and a general description of mixed-use and non-housing Main Street rejuvenation components. (d) The number of homeownership units in your proposal, if any; (e) The amount of HOPE VI funds you are requesting. See Section IV.E. of this NOFA for funding limits; and (f) A list of major non-HOPE VI funding sources for the Main Street Affordable Housing Project, if any. b. HOPE VI Main Street Application Data Sheet, form HUD–52861. (1) This form consists of several Excel worksheets. Instructions for filling in the data worksheets are located on the left-hand worksheet, with the tab name, ‘‘Instructions.’’ The worksheets should be filled out from the left-most tab toward the right. In this way, the information that the applicant provides will automatically be inserted to the right into other worksheets as needed. (2) List of Match and Leverage Resources. To meet the leverage resources threshold stated in Section III.C.1 of this NOFA, the applicant must provide a leverage amount equal to or greater than the applicant’s requested grant amount. Allowable resources may be cash contributions or contributions of in-kind services. For each of the applicant’s leverage resources, the applicant’s list of leverage resources must include: (a) The name of the entity providing the resource; (b) The name of a contact for the entity providing the resource that is familiar with the contribution toward this application; (c) The telephone number of a contact for the resource who is familiar with the contribution toward this application; (d) The leverage amount; (e) Whether the leverage amount is cash or in-kind services; and (f) The period in which the leverage resource was expended or will be received, e.g., expended during 2003, or, for a future leverage resource, the period in which it will be furnished, e.g., over the next two years. c. Program Schedule. The application must include a program schedule for the applicant’s Project. (1) The schedule must include, at a minimum: (a) Grant Agreement Execution Date. Assume that the Grant Agreement Execution Date will be within 90 days after the grant award notification date; (b) Date of closing of financing of the first phase, in months after the grant award date; VerDate jul<14>2003 14:01 Jul 29, 2005 Jkt 205001 (c) Date of the start of construction of the first housing unit, in months after the grant award date; and (d) Date of the completion of construction of the last housing unit, in months after the grant award date. (2) The Program Schedule must reflect the Reasonable Time-Frame and Development Proposal time requirements stated in Section VI.B.1. of this NOFA. The Program Schedule must also state that grant activities will be completed within the 30-month term of the grant. d. Map of Main Street Area. The drawing must: (1) Show the boundaries of a Main Street Area. The boundaries may include streets, highways, railroad tracks, etc., and natural boundaries such as streams, hills, and ravines, etc. and (2) Denote each housing site that is included in the applicant’s Main Street Affordable Housing Project. e. Main Street Rejuvenation Master Plan. The applicant’s Main Street Rejuvenation Master Plan must address, at a minimum, the eight subjects listed in ‘‘Main Street Rejuvenation Master Plan,’’ in Section I.D.13. of this NOFA. The Master Plan must be as it existed on or before the application submission date of this NOFA. It is not necessary to include a market analysis for affordable housing that is needed in the Main Street Area or applications to the Historic Registry or list of Historic Districts. The applicant may submit only the portions of the Master Plan that pertain to subjects that are listed in Section III of this NOFA, under ‘‘Thresholds,’’ ‘‘Program Requirements,’’ and Section V of this NOFA. If those portions of the Master Plan exceed 20 pages, the applicant may summarize information that is included in those portions of the Master Plan. By applying for this NOFA, the applicant is certifying that submitted summaries of the Master Plan accurately represent the original Master Plan. See Section IV.B.6. of this NOFA for certifications that the applicant is making when the applicant applies for funds from this NOFA. f. Cash Flow Proforma. The applicant must include a five-year estimate of project income, expenses, and cash flow (‘‘proforma’’) that shows that the project will be financially viable over the long term. In the proforma, the applicant should assume that the initial occupancy period is a minimum of two years. Note that initial funding of reserves with grant funds is NOT an allowable use of funds from this NOFA. Reserves may be funded through leverage resources. Viability must be shown for the entire project, i.e., all buildings that include affordable PO 00000 Frm 00030 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 housing units that are partially or wholly funded with HOPE VI funds. The applicant may include one proforma for the entire project, or several proformas, broken out for the various portions of the project, as fits the circumstances best. For example, separate proformas may include viability documentation for: (1) All buildings together; (2) Separately for each building in the project; or (3) Separately for each owner entity in the project. g. HOPE VI Budget. Enter the amount you are requesting through this NOFA. In ‘‘Part I: Summary,’’ it is not necessary to fill in the columns entitled, ‘‘Previous Authorized Amounts of Funds in LOCCS,’’ ‘‘Changes Requested in this Revision,’’ and ‘‘HUD-Approved Total Authorized Amount of Funds in LOCCS.’’ In ‘‘Part II: Supporting Pages,’’ it is necessary only to fill in columns 2 and 3. h. Logic Model. It is not necessary to fill in columns 6, 7, 8 and 9. This information will be collected at the end of the grant term. See Section VI.C.3. of this NOFA. i. Appropriateness of Application. Section 24(e)(1) of the 1937 Act requires that the application demonstrate the appropriateness of the proposal in the context of the local housing market relative to other alternatives. An example of an alternative proposal would be proposing a range of resident incomes, housing types (rental, homeownership, market-rate, townhouse, detached house, etc.), or costs which cannot be supported by the existing neighborhood demographics. Briefly, contrast your proposal and an alternative, and include the discussion in the executive summary. 6. Certifications. By signing the SF– 424, the applicant certifies to the following: a. The Main Street Rejuvenation Master Plan that is included as part of this application existed for three years prior to the application submission date, and is mentioned in the applicant’s Consolidated Plan, if one exists; b. Prior to the publication date of this NOFA, the Main Street Affordable Housing Project was, and continues to be, included in the Main Street Rejuvenation Master Plan; c. Submitted summaries of the Master Plan accurately represent the original Master Plan; d. The applicant or its developer entity recognized by the applicant has site control of all properties where affordable housing will be developed; e. All project sites have zoning that allows for residential development; E:\FR\FM\01AUN1.SGM 01AUN1 Federal Register / Vol. 70, No. 146 / Monday, August 1, 2005 / Notices f. All Match resources included in the application are ‘‘firmly committed.’’ See the definition of ‘‘firmly committed’’ in Section I.D. of this NOFA; g. All leverage resources included in the application are ‘‘firmly committed.’’ See the definition of ‘‘firmly committed’’ in Section I.D. of this NOFA; h. Historic preservation requirements in Section 106 of the National Historic Preservation Act of 1966 (NHPA) will be fulfilled, where applicable. i. Environmental requirements stated in the NOFA will be fulfilled; j. Building standards stated in the NOFA will be fulfilled; k. Relocation requirements under the Uniform Relocation Assistance and Real Property Acquisition Policies Act of 1970 (URA) will be fulfilled; l. Fair Housing requirements will be followed and fulfilled; and m. The ‘‘Certification of Consistency with RC/EZ/EC Strategic Plan’’ (form HUD–2990), if included in the application, applies. 7. Rating Factor Format. The narrative portion of the application is the executive summary and the applicant’s response to the rating factors. To ensure proper credit for information applicable to each rating factor, the applicant should include application Section references, as listed in Section IV.B.4.a. of this NOFA, to supporting documentation and language, as appropriate for rating factor responses. The applicant’s rating factor responses should be as descriptive as possible, ensuring that every requested item is addressed. The applicant should make sure to include all information requested in the instructions of this NOFA. Although information from all parts of the application will be taken into account in rating the various factors, if supporting information cannot be found by the reviewer, it cannot be used to support a factor’s rating. 8. Rating Factor Documentation a. References to the Main Street Rejuvenation Master Plan. (1) The purpose of referencing the Main Street Rejuvenation Master Plan is to decrease the amount of rating factor narrative that the applicant finds necessary to achieve its maximum rating. It is NOT necessary to repeat in the rating factor narratives the information that the applicant included in its Master Plan. (2) Each reference to the Master Plan should be specific, including the page number of the Master Plan where the information can be found and a reference to identify its location on the page. More than one specific reference VerDate jul<14>2003 14:01 Jul 29, 2005 Jkt 205001 to the Master Plan may be included for any one subject or rating factor narrative. b. Team Experience and Key Personnel Knowledge. Documentation that demonstrates knowledge and experience may include, but is not limited to: (1) A list and short description of affordable housing projects that the members of the applicant’s team have completed; (2) A list and short description of contracts or grants completed by the members of the applicant’s team for similar housing development or services; (3) Third-party evaluation reports; ´ ´ (4) Resumes of key personnel; and (5) Other documentation showing knowledge and experience of affordable housing development or construction. c. Need for Affordable Housing. Documentation of need for affordable housing is based on a comparison of HUD’s Fair Market Rent (FMR) for the applicant’s Primary Metropolitan Statistical Area/Metropolitan Statistical Area (‘‘PMSA/MSA’’) or nonmetropolitan county/parish and the maximum amount of rent that a lowincome family living in that PMSA/ MSA or nonmetropolitan county/parish can afford to pay. (1) PMSA/MSAs and nonmetropolitan counties are as listed in HUD’s document titled ‘‘FY 2004 State List of Counties (and New England Towns) Identified by Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Status’’ at http:// www.huduser.org/datasets/il/IL04/ Definitions04.doc. (2) The FMRs are listed at http:// www.huduser.org/intercept.asp?loc=/ Datasets/FMR/FMR2005F/ Final_FY2005_SCHEDULEB1.pdf (3) The maximum, affordable lowincome rent is based on HUD’s Income Limits, as listed at http:// www.huduser.org/datasets/il/IL04/ Section8_IncomeLimits_2004.doc for low-income families. The maximum, affordable low-income rent is equal to the Median Family Income for lowincome families, divided by 12, divided further by 0.3 (30 percent). (4) In performing the comparison, the applicant must use the 4-person family size and the 3-bedroom unit size. The application must include the income limit and maximum, affordable lowincome rent for a 4-person family, and the Fair Market Rent for a 3-bedroom unit. d. Program Administration and Fiscal Management. Documentation that demonstrates program administration and fiscal management MUST include: PO 00000 Frm 00031 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 44113 (1) A description of the procurement system structure that the applicant has in place, including internal controls; (2) A description of the fiscal management structure that the applicant has in place, including fiscal controls and internal controls; (3) A summary of the results of the last available annual external, independent audit, including findings, if any; (4) A list of any findings issued or material weaknesses found by HUD or other federal or state agencies. A description of how the applicant addressed the findings and/or weaknesses. If no findings or material weaknesses were exposed or existed on or before the publication date of this NOFA, include a statement to that effect in the narrative; and (5) A description of the applicant’s management control structure, including management roles and responsibilities and evidence that the applicant’s management is resultsoriented, e.g., existing production, rental, and maintenance goals. e. Incentive Criteria on Regulatory Barrier Removal. (1) The applicant must include the completed form HUD–27300 in the application, along with background documentation where required by the form. f. RC/EZ/EC–IIs. (1) To receive the two bonus points for performing the NOFA activities in a RC/EZ/EC–II area, the applicant must include the ‘‘Certification of Consistency with RC/EZ/EC Strategic Plan’’ (form HUD–2990) in the application, signed by the authorized official of the RC/EZ/EC. C. Submission Dates and Times 1. Application submission date and time. The application submission date is September 2, 2005 at 5:15 p.m. See Section IV.F. of this NOFA for the submission address. 2. Acknowledgement of Application Receipt. If you wish to receive written acknowledgement of HUD’s receipt of the application, the Acknowledgment of Application Receipt, form HUD–2993, should be included in the front of the application. After receipt, HUD will return the form to you. D. Intergovernmental Review 1. Executive Order 12372, Intergovernmental Review of Federal Programs. Executive Order 12372 was issued to foster intergovernmental partnership and strengthen federalism by relying on state and local processes for the coordination and review of federal financial assistance and direct E:\FR\FM\01AUN1.SGM 01AUN1 44114 Federal Register / Vol. 70, No. 146 / Monday, August 1, 2005 / Notices federal development. HUD implementing regulations are published in 24 CFR part 52. The executive order allows each state to designate an entity to perform a state review function. The official listing of State Points of Contact (SPOCs) for this review process can be found at http://www.whitehouse.gov/ omb/grants/spoc.html. States not listed on the website have chosen not to participate in the intergovernmental review process and, therefore, do not have a SPOC. If the applicant’s state has a SPOC, the applicant should contact it to see if it is interested in reviewing the application prior to submission to HUD. The applicant should allow ample time for this review process when developing and submitting the applications. If the applicant’s state does not have a SPOC, the applicant may send applications directly to HUD. E. Funding Restrictions 1. Grant funds shall be used only to provide assistance to carry out eligible affordable housing activities, as stated in Section I.E. of this NOFA. 2. Non-allowable Costs and Activities. Although leverage resources may be used to fund the following activities or expenses, grant funds from this NOFA CANNOT be used for: a. Total demolition of a building (including where a building foundation is retained); b. Sale or lease of the Main Street Affordable Housing Project site (excluding lease or transfer of title for the purposes of obtaining tax credits, provided that the recipient owner entity of the title or lease includes the applicant); c. Funding of reserves; d. Payment of administrative costs of the applicant; e. Payment of legal fees; f. Development of public housing replacement units (defined as units that replace disposed of or demolished public housing) or use as Housing Choice Vouchers; g. Transitional security activities; h. Main Street technical assistance consultants or contracts; and i. Costs incurred prior to grant award, including the cost of application preparation. 3. Cost Controls. a. The total amount of HOPE VI funds expended shall not exceed the Total Development Cost (‘‘TDC’’), as published by HUD in NOTICE PIH 2003–8 (HA), ‘‘Public Housing Development Cost Limits,’’ for the number of affordable housing units that will be developed through this NOFA. The TDC limits can be found at http://www.hudclips.org/sub_nonhud/ VerDate jul<14>2003 14:01 Jul 29, 2005 Jkt 205001 cgi/nph-brs.cgi?d=PIHN&s1=2003– 8&op1=AND&l=100&SECT1= TXT_HITS&SECT5=HEHB&u=./ hudclips.cgi&p=1&r=2&f=G. b. Cost Control Safe Harbors apply. Safe Harbors may be found at http:// www.hud.gov/utilities/intercept.cfm?/ offices/pih/programs/ph/hope6/grants/ admin/safe_harbor.pdf. 4. Community and Supportive Services (‘‘CSS’’). Furnishing CSS to residents is voluntary, except for homeownership counseling when the application includes development of homeownership units. If the applicant chooses to furnish CSS, expenditures are limited to 15 percent of the grant amount. 5. Statutory time limit for award, obligation, and expenditure. a. The estimated award date will be September 30, 2005. b. Funds available through this NOFA must be obligated on or before September 30, 2005. c. In accordance with 31 U.S.C. 1552 (Pub. L. 97–258, Sept. 13, 1982, 96 Stat. 935; Pub. L. 101–510, div. A, title XIV, Sec. 1405(a)(1), Nov. 5, 1990, 104 Stat. 1676.), all HOPE VI funds that were appropriated in FY 2004 must be expended by September 30, 2010. Any funds that are not expended by that date will be cancelled and recaptured by the Treasury, and thereafter will not be available for obligation or expenditure for any purpose. 6. Withdrawal of Funding. If a grantee under this NOFA does not proceed within a reasonable time frame, HUD shall withdraw any grant amounts that have not been obligated. HUD shall redistribute any withdrawn amounts to one or more other applicants eligible for assistance. 7. Transfer of Funds. HUD has the discretion to transfer funds available through this NOFA to any other HOPE VI program. 8. Limitation on Eligible Expenditures. Expenditures on services, equipment, and physical improvements must directly relate to project activities allowed under this NOFA. 9. Pre-Award Activities. Award funds may not be used to reimburse pre-award expenses. F. Other Submission Requirements 1. Address for Submitting Applications. Send the completed application to: Ms. Dominique Blom, Acting Deputy Assistant Secretary for Public Housing Investments, Department of Housing and Urban Development, 451 Seventh Street, SW., Room 4130, Washington, DC 20410– 5000. PO 00000 Frm 00032 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Please make sure that you note the room number. The correct room number is very important in ensuring that your application is properly accepted and not misdirected. 2. Wrong Address. Applications mailed to the wrong location or office designated for receipt of the application, which result in the designated office not receiving your application in accordance with the requirements for timely submission, will result in your application being considered late and will not receive funding consideration. HUD will not be responsible for directing packages to the appropriate office(s). 3. Submission via Overnight Mail. Paper applications must be submitted, in their entirety, via FedEx, United Postal Service (UPS) or United States Postal Service (USPS) Express Mail. No other mail carriers or delivery services are allowed into HUD Headquarters and no applications will be accepted from other mail carriers or delivery services HUD will not accept hand delivery of applications. 4. Timely Receipt of Applications. Applications must be received on or before 5:15 p.m. on September 2, 2005 at the address stated in Section IV.F.1. of this NOFA. Regardless of the date the application was posted to the USPS or other mail carrier, applications received after 5:15 p.m. on September 2, 2005 at the address in IV.F.1. will be considered late and will not be eligible for funding. There is no grace period for mail delivery time. Note that this requirement differs from, and takes precedence over, the General Section. The applicant should post the application early enough to allow sufficient time for delivery before the submission date and time. Note that USPS Express Mail does not always deliver within the committed time. It has been HUD’s experience that Express Mail delivery may take up to five days. 5. Late applications. Late applications will not receive funding consideration. Applications sent to HUD through FedEx, United Parcel Service (UPS) or the United States Postal Service (USPS) Express Mail will be considered late and ineligible to receive funding if not received on or before the application due date, regardless of the postmark date. HUD will not be responsible for directing or forwarding applications to the appropriate location. Applicants should pay close attention to these submission and timely receipt instructions as they can make a difference in whether HUD will accept your application for funding consideration. E:\FR\FM\01AUN1.SGM 01AUN1 Federal Register / Vol. 70, No. 146 / Monday, August 1, 2005 / Notices 6. Proof of Timely Submission. Proof of timely submission for all applications, regardless of delivery method, shall be the date and time recorded by HUD’s Grant Administrator in his or her application receipt log. 7. No Facsimiles or Videos. HUD will not accept for review, evaluation, or funding, any entire application sent by facsimile (fax). Minor changes or corrections, or other materials received on or before the application submission date will be accepted and made part of the application. Facsimile corrections to technical deficiencies will be accepted. Also, videos submitted as part of an application will not be viewed. 8. DUNS Requirement. All applicants applying for funding, including renewal funding, must have a Dun and Bradstreet Universal Data Numbering System (DUNS) number. The DUNS number must be included in the data entry field labeled ‘‘Organizational Duns’’ on the form SF–424. Instructions VerDate jul<14>2003 14:01 Jul 29, 2005 Jkt 205001 for obtaining a DUNS number can be found at either of the following Web sites: www.hud.gov/offices/adm/grants/ duns.cfm or www.grants.gov/GetStarted. 9. General Section References. The following sub-sections of Section IV of the General Section are hereby incorporated by reference: a. Addresses to Request Application Package; b. Application Kits; c. Guidebook and Further Information. d. Forms. The following HUD standard forms are not required as part of the application for this NOFA: (1) Grant Application Detailed Budget (HUD–424–CB); (2) Grant Application Detailed Budget Worksheet (HUD–424–CBW); e. Certifications and Assurances. 5. 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DEPARTMENT OF HOUSING AND URBAN DEVELOPMENT

[Docket No. FR-4962-C-02]


Notice of Funding Availability for Fiscal Year (FY) 2004 HOPE VI 
Main Street Grants; Correction

AGENCY: Office of the Assistant Secretary for Public and Indian 
Housing, HUD.

ACTION: Notice of funding availability; Correction.

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SUMMARY: On July 21, 2005, HUD published the Notice of Funding 
Availability (NOFA) for Fiscal Year (FY) 2004 HOPE VI Main Street 
Grants. This notice announces several corrections to the NOFA.

DATES: The application submission date is September 2, 2005.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Lar Gnessin, Office of Public Housing 
Investments, Office of Public and Indian Housing, Department of Housing 
and Urban Development, 451 Seventh Street, SW., Washington, DC 20410-
5000; telephone (202) 708-0614 extension 2676 (this is not a toll-free 
number). Hearing-or speech-impaired individuals may access this number 
via TTY by calling the toll-free Federal Information Relay Service at 
(800) 877-8339.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: On July 21, 2005 (70 FR 42150), HUD 
published the Notice of Funding Availability (NOFA) for Fiscal Year 
(FY) 2004 HOPE VI Main Street Grants Notice announcing the availability 
of approximately $5 million in funds to produce affordable housing in 
HUD-defined Main Street rejuvenations.
    This Notice announces technical corrections to the NOFA. 
Specifically, HUD has determined that, because of the short time frame 
involved and the need to obligate this assistance before the end of the 
fiscal year, electronic applications will not be accepted. Applicants 
may only submit paper applications. Applications must be received on or 
before 5:15 p.m. on September 2, 2005 at the address stated in Section 
IV.F.1. of this NOFA. Regardless of the date the application was posted 
to the USPS or other mail carrier, applications received after 5:15 
p.m. on September 2, 2005 at the address in IV.F.1. will be considered 
late and will not be eligible for funding. There is no grace period for 
mail delivery time.

Summary of Technical Corrections

    On page 42150, in the Overview Information Section, paragraph E's 
reference to the Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance (CFDA) Number 
is changed from 14-886 to 14.886. This change is necessary to correct a 
typographical error.
    On page 42150, in the Overview Information Section, paragraph F is 
changed to direct applicants to refer to Section IV (``Application and 
Submission Information'') of the HOPE VI Main Street NOFA for 
application requirements.
    On page 42150, in the Overview Information Section, paragraph G is 
changed to reflect HUD's decision that only paper applications will be 
accepted. HUD understands that during the SuperNOFA application 
process, some eligible applicants may have had difficulty submitting 
their applications electronically. Additionally, the HOPE VI Main 
Street Grants program requires that available funds be obligated on or 
before September 30, 2005. This short time frame may not provide an 
acceptable period of time to resolve any problems that may arise with 
applications submitted electronically. Furthermore, the HOPE VI Main 
Street program's eligible applicants include Local Governments with 
populations of 50,000 or less; these eligible applicants, as a whole, 
may not have sufficient access to the Internet in the geographic 
locations in which the applicants are located. Therefore, in order to 
ensure that (1) applicants have no problems submitting applications; 
(2) applicants have an appropriate amount of time to submit 
applications; and (3) HUD has adequate time to review program 
applications and award funds, HUD has determined that only paper 
submissions may be submitted for the HOPE VI Main Street program.
    On pages 42157 through 42164, Section IV, HUD, as discussed above, 
is substantially revising Section IV (``Application and Submission 
Information'') to reflect HUD's decision that only paper applications 
be accepted.
    On page 42169, in Section VII (``Agency Contacts'') in the first 
column, a technical assistance contact person has been changed.
    On pages 42170 through 42232, forms are appended to the HOPE VI 
Main Street NOFA. When submitting paper applications, applicants may 
include form HUD-2993 (``Acknowledgement of Application Receipt'') as 
part of the application package. This form was not published with the 
July 21, 2005 NOFA. Thus, this form is added to the appended forms.
    Accordingly, the Notice of Funding Availability for Fiscal Year 
(FY) 2004 HOPE VI Main Street Grants, published in the Federal Register 
on July 21, 2005 (70 FR 42150) is corrected as follows:
    1. On page 42150, first column, in paragraph E, in the Section 
titled ``Overview Information,'' remove 14-886 and replace it with 
14.886.
    2. On page 42150, first column, in paragraph F, in the Section 
titled ``Overview Information,'' remove paragraph F.1. and replace it 
with ``1. Application Submission Date. The application submission date 
and time are September 2, 2005 at 5:15 p.m. Eastern time. Applications 
will be considered late and ineligible to receive funding if not 
received on or before the application due date, regardless of the 
postmark date.''
    3. On page 42150, first column, in paragraph G, in the Section 
titled ``Overview Information,'' remove paragraph G and replace it with 
``G. Application Submission Requirements. Applications for this NOFA 
will NOT be accepted electronically through www.grants.gov. Only paper 
applications will be accepted. See ``Other Submission Requirements,'' 
in Section IV.F. of this NOFA.''
    4. On page 42157, beginning in the first column, remove Section IV 
(``Application and Submission Information'') in its entirety and 
replace it with the following:

IV. Application and Submission Information

A. Addresses to Request Application Package

    This section describes how you may obtain application forms, 
additional information about the General Section of this NOFA, and 
technical assistance.
    1. Copies of this published NOFA and related application forms may 
be downloaded from the grants.gov Web site at http://www.grants.gov/
FIND, HUD's Grants Administration Web site at http://www.hud.gov/
offices/adm/grants/otherhud.cfm, or HUD's HOPE VI Web site at http://
www.hud.gov/offices/pih/programs/ph/hope6 /grants/mainstreet/, If you 
do not have Internet access and need to obtain a copy of this NOFA, you 
can contact HUD's NOFA Information Center toll-free at (800) HUD-8929. 
Persons with hearing or speech impairments may call toll-free at (800) 
HUD-2209.
    2. Application Kits. There are no application kits for HUD 
programs. All the information you need to apply will be in the NOFA and 
available at the above locations.
    3. The published Federal Register document is the official document 
that HUD uses to evaluate applications. Therefore, if there is a 
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between any materials published by HUD in its Federal Register 
publications and other information provided in paper copy, electronic 
copy, or at www.grants.gov, the Federal Register publication prevails. 
Please be sure to review the application submission against the 
requirements in the Federal Register file of this NOFA.

B. Content and Form of Application Submission

    1. Number of Applications Permitted. Each applicant may submit only 
one application.
    2. Joint Applications. Joint applications are not permitted. 
However, the applicant may enter into subgrant agreements with procured 
developers, other partners, nonprofit organizations, state governments, 
or other local governments to perform the activities proposed under the 
application.
    3. General Format and Length of Application.
a. General
    (1) Signatures. Where applicant execution is required, the head of 
the Local Government, or his or her designee, must sign each form or 
certification that is required as part of the application, whether part 
of an attachment or a standard certification.
    (2) The application should be packaged in a three-ring binder.
b. Page Layout
    (1) Narrative pages must be double-spaced. Single-spaced pages will 
be counted as two pages.
    (2) Narrative information furnished in columns must be double 
spaced. Pages that include single spaced columns will be counted as two 
pages.
    (3) Use 8\1/2\ x 11-inch paper, one side only. Only the Main Street 
area map may be submitted on an 11 by 17-inch sheet of paper. Larger 
pages will be counted as two pages.
    (4) All four page margins should be a minimum of \1/2\ inch. If any 
margin is smaller than \1/2\ inch the page will be counted as two 
pages.
    (5) The font must be Times New Roman 12-point.
    (6) If a narrative section is not applicable, omit it; do not 
insert a page marked n/a.
    (7) Mark each application Section with the appropriate tab listed 
in section IV.B.4.a. No material on the tab will be considered for 
review purposes, although pictures are allowed.
    (8) No more than one page of text may be placed on one sheet of 
paper; i.e., you may not shrink pages to get two or more pages of text 
on one piece of paper. Shrunken pages will be counted as multiple 
pages.
c. Page Count
    (1) The maximum total length of all narrative sections, including 
the Executive Summary and the Rating Factor responses, is 15 pages.
    (2) The maximum length of attachments is as follows:
    (a) For the Program Schedule, a maximum of one page;
    (b) For the Map of the Main Street Area, one page. The map must be 
scalable.
    (c) Main Street Rejuvenation Master Plan (Master Plan), a maximum 
of 20 pages. In order to meet the size limitation, the applicant may 
submit only the portions of the Master Plan that pertain to subjects 
that are listed in Section III of this NOFA, under ``Thresholds'' and 
``Program Requirements,'' and Section V of this NOFA. If those portions 
of the Master Plan exceed 20 pages, the applicant may summarize 
information that is included in those portions of the Master Plan. By 
applying for this NOFA, the applicant is certifying that submitted 
summaries of the Master Plan accurately represent the original Master 
Plan;
    (3) HUD forms will not be counted toward the attachment page total;
    (4) Text submitted at the request of HUD to correct technical 
deficiencies will not be counted in the page limit.
    (5) Any pages in excess of the above limitations will not be 
reviewed. Although submitting pages in excess of the page limit will 
not disqualify an application, HUD will not consider the information on 
any excess pages, which may result in a lower score or failure to meet 
a threshold.
    4. Application Content. The following is a list of narrative 
exhibits and forms that are required as part of the application. 
Narrative exhibits and forms should be included in the application in 
the order listed below. Non-submission of these items may lower your 
rating score or make you ineligible for award under this NOFA. Review 
the threshold requirements in Section III.C. and mandatory 
documentation requirements in Section IV.B. of this NOFA to ascertain 
the affects of non-submission. HUD forms required by this NOFA can be 
obtained on the Internet at http://www.grants.gov, http://www.hud.gov/
offices/adm/grants/otherhud.cfm, or http://www.hud.gov/offices/pih/
programs/ph/hope6/grants/mainstreet/.
a. List of Mandatory Application Sections and Related Documents
    (1) Summary Information:
    (a) Section A: Application for Federal Assistance, form SF-424;
    (b) Section B: Application Table of Contents;
    (c) Section C: Executive Summary;
    (2) Rating Factor Responses:
    (a) Section D: Rating Factor 1, Capacity, Narrative Response;
    (b) Section E: Rating Factor 2, Need for Affordable Housing, 
Narrative Response;
    (c) Section F: Rating Factor 3, Appropriateness of Main Street 
Master Plan;
    (d) Section G: Rating Factor 4, Appropriateness of the Main Street 
Affordable Housing Project;
    (e) Section H: Rating Factor 5, Program Administration and Fiscal 
Management;
    (f) Section I: Rating Factor 6, Incentive Criteria on Regulatory 
Barrier Removal; and
    (g) Section J: Rating Factor 7, RC/EZ/EC-IIs.
    (3) Attachments:
    (a) Section K: HOPE VI Main Street Application Data Sheet, form 
HUD-52861;
    (b) Section L: Program Schedule;
    (c) Section M: Map of Main Street Area;
    (d) Section N: Main Street Rejuvenation Master Plan;
    (e) Section O: HOPE VI Budget, form HUD-52825A;
    (f) Section P: 5-Year Cash Flow Proforma;
    (g) Section Q: America's Affordable Communities Initiative, form 
HUD-27300, and related documentation;
    (h) Section R: Logic Model, form HUD-96010;
    (i) Section S: Race and Ethnic Data Reporting, form HUD-27061;
    (j) Section T: Applicant/Recipient Disclosure/Update Report, form 
HUD-2880, if applicable;
    (k) Section U: Certification of Consistency with the RC/EZ/EC-IIs 
Strategic Plan, form HUD-2990, if applicable; and
    (l) Section V: Disclosure of Lobbying Activities, Standard Form 
LLL, if applicable.
    5. Documentation Information.
    a. Executive Summary.
    (1) Provide an Executive Summary, not to exceed two pages. Describe 
your affordable housing plan. State whether you have procured a 
developer or whether you will act as your own developer. Briefly 
describe:
    (a) The type of housing, e.g., walk-up above retail space, detached 
house, etc.;
    (b) The number of units and buildings;
    (c) The specific plans for the Main Street Area that surrounds the 
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Street Affordable Housing Project. Include income mix, basic features 
(such as restoration of streets), and a general description of mixed-
use and non-housing Main Street rejuvenation components.
    (d) The number of homeownership units in your proposal, if any;
    (e) The amount of HOPE VI funds you are requesting. See Section 
IV.E. of this NOFA for funding limits; and
    (f) A list of major non-HOPE VI funding sources for the Main Street 
Affordable Housing Project, if any.
    b. HOPE VI Main Street Application Data Sheet, form HUD-52861.
    (1) This form consists of several Excel worksheets. Instructions 
for filling in the data worksheets are located on the left-hand 
worksheet, with the tab name, ``Instructions.'' The worksheets should 
be filled out from the left-most tab toward the right. In this way, the 
information that the applicant provides will automatically be inserted 
to the right into other worksheets as needed.
    (2) List of Match and Leverage Resources. To meet the leverage 
resources threshold stated in Section III.C.1 of this NOFA, the 
applicant must provide a leverage amount equal to or greater than the 
applicant's requested grant amount. Allowable resources may be cash 
contributions or contributions of in-kind services. For each of the 
applicant's leverage resources, the applicant's list of leverage 
resources must include:
    (a) The name of the entity providing the resource;
    (b) The name of a contact for the entity providing the resource 
that is familiar with the contribution toward this application;
    (c) The telephone number of a contact for the resource who is 
familiar with the contribution toward this application;
    (d) The leverage amount;
    (e) Whether the leverage amount is cash or in-kind services; and
    (f) The period in which the leverage resource was expended or will 
be received, e.g., expended during 2003, or, for a future leverage 
resource, the period in which it will be furnished, e.g., over the next 
two years.
    c. Program Schedule. The application must include a program 
schedule for the applicant's Project.
    (1) The schedule must include, at a minimum:
    (a) Grant Agreement Execution Date. Assume that the Grant Agreement 
Execution Date will be within 90 days after the grant award 
notification date;
    (b) Date of closing of financing of the first phase, in months 
after the grant award date;
    (c) Date of the start of construction of the first housing unit, in 
months after the grant award date; and
    (d) Date of the completion of construction of the last housing 
unit, in months after the grant award date.
    (2) The Program Schedule must reflect the Reasonable Time-Frame and 
Development Proposal time requirements stated in Section VI.B.1. of 
this NOFA. The Program Schedule must also state that grant activities 
will be completed within the 30-month term of the grant.
    d. Map of Main Street Area. The drawing must:
    (1) Show the boundaries of a Main Street Area. The boundaries may 
include streets, highways, railroad tracks, etc., and natural 
boundaries such as streams, hills, and ravines, etc. and
    (2) Denote each housing site that is included in the applicant's 
Main Street Affordable Housing Project.
    e. Main Street Rejuvenation Master Plan. The applicant's Main 
Street Rejuvenation Master Plan must address, at a minimum, the eight 
subjects listed in ``Main Street Rejuvenation Master Plan,'' in Section 
I.D.13. of this NOFA. The Master Plan must be as it existed on or 
before the application submission date of this NOFA. It is not 
necessary to include a market analysis for affordable housing that is 
needed in the Main Street Area or applications to the Historic Registry 
or list of Historic Districts. The applicant may submit only the 
portions of the Master Plan that pertain to subjects that are listed in 
Section III of this NOFA, under ``Thresholds,'' ``Program 
Requirements,'' and Section V of this NOFA. If those portions of the 
Master Plan exceed 20 pages, the applicant may summarize information 
that is included in those portions of the Master Plan. By applying for 
this NOFA, the applicant is certifying that submitted summaries of the 
Master Plan accurately represent the original Master Plan. See Section 
IV.B.6. of this NOFA for certifications that the applicant is making 
when the applicant applies for funds from this NOFA.
    f. Cash Flow Proforma. The applicant must include a five-year 
estimate of project income, expenses, and cash flow (``proforma'') that 
shows that the project will be financially viable over the long term. 
In the proforma, the applicant should assume that the initial occupancy 
period is a minimum of two years. Note that initial funding of reserves 
with grant funds is NOT an allowable use of funds from this NOFA. 
Reserves may be funded through leverage resources. Viability must be 
shown for the entire project, i.e., all buildings that include 
affordable housing units that are partially or wholly funded with HOPE 
VI funds. The applicant may include one proforma for the entire 
project, or several proformas, broken out for the various portions of 
the project, as fits the circumstances best. For example, separate 
proformas may include viability documentation for:
    (1) All buildings together;
    (2) Separately for each building in the project; or
    (3) Separately for each owner entity in the project.
    g. HOPE VI Budget. Enter the amount you are requesting through this 
NOFA. In ``Part I: Summary,'' it is not necessary to fill in the 
columns entitled, ``Previous Authorized Amounts of Funds in LOCCS,'' 
``Changes Requested in this Revision,'' and ``HUD-Approved Total 
Authorized Amount of Funds in LOCCS.'' In ``Part II: Supporting 
Pages,'' it is necessary only to fill in columns 2 and 3.
    h. Logic Model. It is not necessary to fill in columns 6, 7, 8 and 
9. This information will be collected at the end of the grant term. See 
Section VI.C.3. of this NOFA.
    i. Appropriateness of Application. Section 24(e)(1) of the 1937 Act 
requires that the application demonstrate the appropriateness of the 
proposal in the context of the local housing market relative to other 
alternatives. An example of an alternative proposal would be proposing 
a range of resident incomes, housing types (rental, homeownership, 
market-rate, townhouse, detached house, etc.), or costs which cannot be 
supported by the existing neighborhood demographics. Briefly, contrast 
your proposal and an alternative, and include the discussion in the 
executive summary.
    6. Certifications. By signing the SF-424, the applicant certifies 
to the following:
    a. The Main Street Rejuvenation Master Plan that is included as 
part of this application existed for three years prior to the 
application submission date, and is mentioned in the applicant's 
Consolidated Plan, if one exists;
    b. Prior to the publication date of this NOFA, the Main Street 
Affordable Housing Project was, and continues to be, included in the 
Main Street Rejuvenation Master Plan;
    c. Submitted summaries of the Master Plan accurately represent the 
original Master Plan;
    d. The applicant or its developer entity recognized by the 
applicant has site control of all properties where affordable housing 
will be developed;
    e. All project sites have zoning that allows for residential 
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    f. All Match resources included in the application are ``firmly 
committed.'' See the definition of ``firmly committed'' in Section I.D. 
of this NOFA;
    g. All leverage resources included in the application are ``firmly 
committed.'' See the definition of ``firmly committed'' in Section I.D. 
of this NOFA;
    h. Historic preservation requirements in Section 106 of the 
National Historic Preservation Act of 1966 (NHPA) will be fulfilled, 
where applicable.
    i. Environmental requirements stated in the NOFA will be fulfilled;
    j. Building standards stated in the NOFA will be fulfilled;
    k. Relocation requirements under the Uniform Relocation Assistance 
and Real Property Acquisition Policies Act of 1970 (URA) will be 
fulfilled;
    l. Fair Housing requirements will be followed and fulfilled; and
    m. The ``Certification of Consistency with RC/EZ/EC Strategic 
Plan'' (form HUD-2990), if included in the application, applies.
    7. Rating Factor Format. The narrative portion of the application 
is the executive summary and the applicant's response to the rating 
factors. To ensure proper credit for information applicable to each 
rating factor, the applicant should include application Section 
references, as listed in Section IV.B.4.a. of this NOFA, to supporting 
documentation and language, as appropriate for rating factor responses. 
The applicant's rating factor responses should be as descriptive as 
possible, ensuring that every requested item is addressed. The 
applicant should make sure to include all information requested in the 
instructions of this NOFA. Although information from all parts of the 
application will be taken into account in rating the various factors, 
if supporting information cannot be found by the reviewer, it cannot be 
used to support a factor's rating.
8. Rating Factor Documentation
    a. References to the Main Street Rejuvenation Master Plan.
    (1) The purpose of referencing the Main Street Rejuvenation Master 
Plan is to decrease the amount of rating factor narrative that the 
applicant finds necessary to achieve its maximum rating. It is NOT 
necessary to repeat in the rating factor narratives the information 
that the applicant included in its Master Plan.
    (2) Each reference to the Master Plan should be specific, including 
the page number of the Master Plan where the information can be found 
and a reference to identify its location on the page. More than one 
specific reference to the Master Plan may be included for any one 
subject or rating factor narrative.
    b. Team Experience and Key Personnel Knowledge. Documentation that 
demonstrates knowledge and experience may include, but is not limited 
to:
    (1) A list and short description of affordable housing projects 
that the members of the applicant's team have completed;
    (2) A list and short description of contracts or grants completed 
by the members of the applicant's team for similar housing development 
or services;
    (3) Third-party evaluation reports;
    (4) R[eacute]sum[eacute]s of key personnel; and
    (5) Other documentation showing knowledge and experience of 
affordable housing development or construction.
    c. Need for Affordable Housing. Documentation of need for 
affordable housing is based on a comparison of HUD's Fair Market Rent 
(FMR) for the applicant's Primary Metropolitan Statistical Area/
Metropolitan Statistical Area (``PMSA/MSA'') or nonmetropolitan county/
parish and the maximum amount of rent that a low-income family living 
in that PMSA/MSA or nonmetropolitan county/parish can afford to pay.
    (1) PMSA/MSAs and nonmetropolitan counties are as listed in HUD's 
document titled ``FY 2004 State List of Counties (and New England 
Towns) Identified by Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Status'' at 
http://www.huduser.org/datasets/il/IL04/Definitions04.doc.
    (2) The FMRs are listed at http://www.huduser.org/
intercept.asp?loc=/Datasets/FMR/FMR2005F/Final--FY2005--SCHEDULEB1.pdf
    (3) The maximum, affordable low-income rent is based on HUD's 
Income Limits, as listed at http://www.huduser.org/datasets/il/IL04/
Section8_IncomeLimits_2004.doc for low-income families. The maximum, 
affordable low-income rent is equal to the Median Family Income for 
low-income families, divided by 12, divided further by 0.3 (30 
percent).
    (4) In performing the comparison, the applicant must use the 4-
person family size and the 3-bedroom unit size. The application must 
include the income limit and maximum, affordable low-income rent for a 
4-person family, and the Fair Market Rent for a 3-bedroom unit.
    d. Program Administration and Fiscal Management. Documentation that 
demonstrates program administration and fiscal management MUST include:
    (1) A description of the procurement system structure that the 
applicant has in place, including internal controls;
    (2) A description of the fiscal management structure that the 
applicant has in place, including fiscal controls and internal 
controls;
    (3) A summary of the results of the last available annual external, 
independent audit, including findings, if any;
    (4) A list of any findings issued or material weaknesses found by 
HUD or other federal or state agencies. A description of how the 
applicant addressed the findings and/or weaknesses. If no findings or 
material weaknesses were exposed or existed on or before the 
publication date of this NOFA, include a statement to that effect in 
the narrative; and
    (5) A description of the applicant's management control structure, 
including management roles and responsibilities and evidence that the 
applicant's management is results-oriented, e.g., existing production, 
rental, and maintenance goals.
    e. Incentive Criteria on Regulatory Barrier Removal.
    (1) The applicant must include the completed form HUD-27300 in the 
application, along with background documentation where required by the 
form.
    f. RC/EZ/EC-IIs.
    (1) To receive the two bonus points for performing the NOFA 
activities in a RC/EZ/EC-II area, the applicant must include the 
``Certification of Consistency with RC/EZ/EC Strategic Plan'' (form 
HUD-2990) in the application, signed by the authorized official of the 
RC/EZ/EC.

C. Submission Dates and Times

    1. Application submission date and time. The application submission 
date is September 2, 2005 at 5:15 p.m. See Section IV.F. of this NOFA 
for the submission address.
    2. Acknowledgement of Application Receipt. If you wish to receive 
written acknowledgement of HUD's receipt of the application, the 
Acknowledgment of Application Receipt, form HUD-2993, should be 
included in the front of the application. After receipt, HUD will 
return the form to you.

D. Intergovernmental Review

    1. Executive Order 12372, Intergovernmental Review of Federal 
Programs. Executive Order 12372 was issued to foster intergovernmental 
partnership and strengthen federalism by relying on state and local 
processes for the coordination and review of federal financial 
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federal development. HUD implementing regulations are published in 24 
CFR part 52. The executive order allows each state to designate an 
entity to perform a state review function. The official listing of 
State Points of Contact (SPOCs) for this review process can be found at 
http://www.whitehouse.gov/omb/grants/spoc.html. States not listed on 
the website have chosen not to participate in the intergovernmental 
review process and, therefore, do not have a SPOC. If the applicant's 
state has a SPOC, the applicant should contact it to see if it is 
interested in reviewing the application prior to submission to HUD. The 
applicant should allow ample time for this review process when 
developing and submitting the applications. If the applicant's state 
does not have a SPOC, the applicant may send applications directly to 
HUD.

E. Funding Restrictions

    1. Grant funds shall be used only to provide assistance to carry 
out eligible affordable housing activities, as stated in Section I.E. 
of this NOFA.
    2. Non-allowable Costs and Activities. Although leverage resources 
may be used to fund the following activities or expenses, grant funds 
from this NOFA CANNOT be used for:
    a. Total demolition of a building (including where a building 
foundation is retained);
    b. Sale or lease of the Main Street Affordable Housing Project site 
(excluding lease or transfer of title for the purposes of obtaining tax 
credits, provided that the recipient owner entity of the title or lease 
includes the applicant);
    c. Funding of reserves;
    d. Payment of administrative costs of the applicant;
    e. Payment of legal fees;
    f. Development of public housing replacement units (defined as 
units that replace disposed of or demolished public housing) or use as 
Housing Choice Vouchers;
    g. Transitional security activities;
    h. Main Street technical assistance consultants or contracts; and
    i. Costs incurred prior to grant award, including the cost of 
application preparation.
    3. Cost Controls.
    a. The total amount of HOPE VI funds expended shall not exceed the 
Total Development Cost (``TDC''), as published by HUD in NOTICE PIH 
2003-8 (HA), ``Public Housing Development Cost Limits,'' for the number 
of affordable housing units that will be developed through this NOFA. 
The TDC limits can be found at http://www.hudclips.org/sub_nonhud/
cgi/nph-brs.cgi?d=PIHN&s1=2003-8&op1=AND&l=100&SECT1=TXT_
HITS&SECT5= HEHB&u=./ hudclips.cgi&p=1&r=2&f=G.
    b. Cost Control Safe Harbors apply. Safe Harbors may be found at 
http://www.hud.gov/utilities/intercept.cfm?/offices/ pih/programs/ ph/
hope6/grants/admin/ safe--harbor.pdf.
    4. Community and Supportive Services (``CSS''). Furnishing CSS to 
residents is voluntary, except for homeownership counseling when the 
application includes development of homeownership units. If the 
applicant chooses to furnish CSS, expenditures are limited to 15 
percent of the grant amount.
    5. Statutory time limit for award, obligation, and expenditure.
    a. The estimated award date will be September 30, 2005.
    b. Funds available through this NOFA must be obligated on or before 
September 30, 2005.
    c. In accordance with 31 U.S.C. 1552 (Pub. L. 97-258, Sept. 13, 
1982, 96 Stat. 935; Pub. L. 101-510, div. A, title XIV, Sec. 
1405(a)(1), Nov. 5, 1990, 104 Stat. 1676.), all HOPE VI funds that were 
appropriated in FY 2004 must be expended by September 30, 2010. Any 
funds that are not expended by that date will be cancelled and 
recaptured by the Treasury, and thereafter will not be available for 
obligation or expenditure for any purpose.
    6. Withdrawal of Funding. If a grantee under this NOFA does not 
proceed within a reasonable time frame, HUD shall withdraw any grant 
amounts that have not been obligated. HUD shall redistribute any 
withdrawn amounts to one or more other applicants eligible for 
assistance.
    7. Transfer of Funds. HUD has the discretion to transfer funds 
available through this NOFA to any other HOPE VI program.
    8. Limitation on Eligible Expenditures. Expenditures on services, 
equipment, and physical improvements must directly relate to project 
activities allowed under this NOFA.
    9. Pre-Award Activities. Award funds may not be used to reimburse 
pre-award expenses.

F. Other Submission Requirements

    1. Address for Submitting Applications. Send the completed 
application to: Ms. Dominique Blom, Acting Deputy Assistant Secretary 
for Public Housing Investments, Department of Housing and Urban 
Development, 451 Seventh Street, SW., Room 4130, Washington, DC 20410-
5000.
    Please make sure that you note the room number. The correct room 
number is very important in ensuring that your application is properly 
accepted and not misdirected.
    2. Wrong Address. Applications mailed to the wrong location or 
office designated for receipt of the application, which result in the 
designated office not receiving your application in accordance with the 
requirements for timely submission, will result in your application 
being considered late and will not receive funding consideration. HUD 
will not be responsible for directing packages to the appropriate 
office(s).
    3. Submission via Overnight Mail. Paper applications must be 
submitted, in their entirety, via FedEx, United Postal Service (UPS) or 
United States Postal Service (USPS) Express Mail. No other mail 
carriers or delivery services are allowed into HUD Headquarters and no 
applications will be accepted from other mail carriers or delivery 
services HUD will not accept hand delivery of applications.
    4. Timely Receipt of Applications. Applications must be received on 
or before 5:15 p.m. on September 2, 2005 at the address stated in 
Section IV.F.1. of this NOFA. Regardless of the date the application 
was posted to the USPS or other mail carrier, applications received 
after 5:15 p.m. on September 2, 2005 at the address in IV.F.1. will be 
considered late and will not be eligible for funding. There is no grace 
period for mail delivery time. Note that this requirement differs from, 
and takes precedence over, the General Section. The applicant should 
post the application early enough to allow sufficient time for delivery 
before the submission date and time. Note that USPS Express Mail does 
not always deliver within the committed time. It has been HUD's 
experience that Express Mail delivery may take up to five days.
    5. Late applications. Late applications will not receive funding 
consideration. Applications sent to HUD through FedEx, United Parcel 
Service (UPS) or the United States Postal Service (USPS) Express Mail 
will be considered late and ineligible to receive funding if not 
received on or before the application due date, regardless of the 
postmark date. HUD will not be responsible for directing or forwarding 
applications to the appropriate location. Applicants should pay close 
attention to these submission and timely receipt instructions as they 
can make a difference in whether HUD will accept your application for 
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    6. Proof of Timely Submission. Proof of timely submission for all 
applications, regardless of delivery method, shall be the date and time 
recorded by HUD's Grant Administrator in his or her application receipt 
log.
    7. No Facsimiles or Videos. HUD will not accept for review, 
evaluation, or funding, any entire application sent by facsimile (fax). 
Minor changes or corrections, or other materials received on or before 
the application submission date will be accepted and made part of the 
application. Facsimile corrections to technical deficiencies will be 
accepted. Also, videos submitted as part of an application will not be 
viewed.
    8. DUNS Requirement. All applicants applying for funding, including 
renewal funding, must have a Dun and Bradstreet Universal Data 
Numbering System (DUNS) number. The DUNS number must be included in the 
data entry field labeled ``Organizational Duns'' on the form SF-424. 
Instructions for obtaining a DUNS number can be found at either of the 
following Web sites: www.hud.gov/offices/adm/grants/duns.cfm or 
www.grants.gov/GetStarted.
    9. General Section References. The following sub-sections of 
Section IV of the General Section are hereby incorporated by reference:
    a. Addresses to Request Application Package;
    b. Application Kits;
    c. Guidebook and Further Information.
    d. Forms. The following HUD standard forms are not required as part 
of the application for this NOFA:
    (1) Grant Application Detailed Budget (HUD-424-CB);
    (2) Grant Application Detailed Budget Worksheet (HUD-424-CBW);
    e. Certifications and Assurances.
    5. On page 42169, in the first column, replace the phrase ``Mr. 
Milan Ozdinec, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Public Housing 
Investments, Department of Housing and Urban Development, 451 Seventh 
Street, SW., Room 4130, Washington, DC, 20410-5000; telephone (202) 
401-8812; fax (202) 401-2370 (these are not toll-free numbers).'' with 
the phrase ``Ms. Dominique Blom, Acting Deputy Assistant Secretary for 
Public Housing Investments, Department of Housing and Urban 
Development, 451 Seventh Street, SW., Room 4130, Washington, DC, 20410-
5000; telephone (202) 401-8812; fax (202) 401-2370 (these are not toll-
free numbers).''
    6. Beginning on page 42170, at which forms are appended to the HOPE 
VI Main Street NOFA, add form HUD-2993 (``Acknowledgment of Application 
Receipt'').

    Dated: July 26, 2005.
Paula O. Blunt,
General Deputy Assistant, Secretary for Public and Indian Housing.
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