Notice of HUD's Fiscal Year (FY) 2006 Notice of Funding Availability, Policy Requirements and General Section to SuperNOFA for HUD's Discretionary Grant Programs; Correction, 30148-30155 [06-4864]

Download as PDF 30148 Federal Register / Vol. 71, No. 101 / Thursday, May 25, 2006 / Notices DEPARTMENT OF HOUSING AND URBAN DEVELOPMENT [Docket No. FR–5041–N–17] Notice of Proposed Information Collection: Comment Request; Single Family Housing Lead Disclosure Requirements and Addendum Format Office of the Assistant Secretary for Housing-Federal Housing Commissioner, HUD. ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: SUMMARY: The proposed information collection requirement described below will be submitted to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review, as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act. The Department is soliciting public comments on the subject proposal. DATES: Comments Due Date: July 24, 2006. Interested persons are invited to submit comments regarding this proposal. Comments should refer to the proposal by name and/or OMB Control Number and should be sent to: Lillian Deitzer, Reports Management Officer, Department of Housing and Urban Development, 451 7th Street, SW., L’Enfant Plaza Building, Room 8001, Washington, DC 20410 or Lillian_Deitzer@hud.gov. ADDRESSES: cchase on PROD1PC60 with NOTICES FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Ivery Himes, Division Director, Office of Single Family Asset Management, Department of Housing and Urban Development, 451 7th Street, SW., Washington, DC 20410, telephone (202) 708–0614 x5628 (this is not a toll free number) for copies of the proposed forms and other available information. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Department is submitting the proposed information collection to OMB for review, as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (44 U.S.C. chapter 35, as amended). This Notice is soliciting comments from members of the public and affected agencies concerning the proposed collection of information to: (1) Evaluate whether the proposed collection is necessary for the proper performance of the functions of the agency, including whether the information will have practical utility; (2) Evaluate the accuracy of the agency’s estimate of the burden of the proposed collection of information; (3) Enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected; and (4) Minimize the burden of the collection of information on those who are to respond; including the use of appropriate automated VerDate Aug<31>2005 16:42 May 24, 2006 Jkt 208001 collection techniques or other forms of information technology, e.g., permitting electronic submission of responses. This Notice also lists the following information: Title of Proposal: Lead Disclosure Rule Compliance Procedures for HUDOwned Single Family Properties. OMB Control Number, if applicable: 2502–New. Description of the need for the information and proposed use: HUD, its M&M contractors, and the selling brokers working with the Department in the sale of HUD-owned properties must fully comply with the requirements of the Lead Disclosure rule (24 CFR part 35, subpart A) with respect to the sale of all properties constructed before 1978. This rule requires that the disclosure form provide a lead warning statement, as well as Seller, Purchaser, and Broker acknowledgements and signatures. Due to the Lead Safe Housing Rule requiring stabilization of FHA insured properties, another item on the form indicates the financing and subsequent requirements. Agency form numbers, if applicable: HUD–9545–Y and HUD–9545–Z. Estimation of the total numbers of hours needed to prepare the information collection including number of respondents, frequency of response, and hours of response: The number of burden hours is 23,284. The number of respondents is 137,077 submitting 137,077 responses annually, the frequency of response is on occasion, and the burden per response varies from six to twelve minutes. Status of the proposed information collection: This is a new collection. Authority: The Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, 44 U.S.C., Chapter 35, as amended. Dated: May 18, 2006. Frank L. Davis, General Deputy Assistant Secretary for Housing-Deputy Federal Housing Commissioner. [FR Doc. E6–7994 Filed 5–24–06; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4210–67–P DEPARTMENT OF HOUSING AND URBAN DEVELOPMENT [Docket No. FR–5030–C–1A] Notice of HUD’s Fiscal Year (FY) 2006 Notice of Funding Availability, Policy Requirements and General Section to SuperNOFA for HUD’s Discretionary Grant Programs; Correction Office of the Secretary, HUD. Super Notice of Funding Availability (SuperNOFA) for HUD AGENCY: ACTION: PO 00000 Frm 00036 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Discretionary Grant Programs; Correction. SUMMARY: On March 8, 2006, HUD published its Fiscal Year (FY) 2006 SuperNOFA (SuperNOFA), for HUD’s Discretionary Grant Programs. This document makes corrections to the Resident Opportunity and SelfSufficiency (ROSS) Elderly/Persons with Disabilities Program, ROSS Family and Homeownership Program, the Public Housing Neighborhood Networks, and the Public and Indian Housing Family Self-Sufficiency Program Coordinators Under Resident Opportunities and Self-Sufficiency (Public Housing Family SelfSufficiency) Program. The technical correction published today announces the addition of funds available for the above listed NOFAs for FY2006 from previously unobligated FY2004 and FY2005 funds. As a result of this additional funding, today’s notice also increases the maximum grant amount available for ROSS Elderly/Persons with Disabilities, ROSS Family and Homeownership, and Public Housing Neighborhood Networks programs. Today’s notice also makes a number other minor clarifications and corrections to these programs as published in the March 8, 2006, SuperNOFA. These changes affect the NOFAs listed and the corresponding Instruction Downloads on Grants.gov, but do not affect the application packages. DATES: The application submission date for the Public and Indian Housing Family Self-Sufficiency Program Coordinators Under Resident Opportunities and Self-Sufficiency (ROSS) Program is extended to June 28, 2006. The application submission date for the Public Housing Neighborhood Networks is extended to July 21, 2006. The application dates for the other programs corrected by this document remain the same. Please see the individual program NOFAs for the applicable deadline date as published in the SuperNOFA on March 8, 2006. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: For the programs listed in this notice, please contact the office or individual listed under Section VII of the individual program sections of the SuperNOFA, published on March 8, 2006. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: On March 8, 2006 (71 FR 11712), HUD published its Notice of HUD’s Fiscal Year (FY) 2006, SuperNOFA for HUD’s Discretionary Grant Programs. The FY2006 SuperNOFA announced the availability of approximately $2.2 billion in HUD assistance. This notice E:\FR\FM\25MYN1.SGM 25MYN1 cchase on PROD1PC60 with NOTICES Federal Register / Vol. 71, No. 101 / Thursday, May 25, 2006 / Notices published in today’s Federal Register makes technical corrections to the ROSS Elderly/Persons with Disabilities Program, the ROSS Family and Homeownership Program, Public Housing Neighborhood Networks Program, and the Public and Indian Housing Family Self-Sufficiency Program Coordinators Under ROSS Program. Today’s notice announces the availability of additional funds for the ROSS Elderly/Persons with Disabilities Program, the ROSS Family and Homeownership Program, the Public Housing Neighborhood Networks Programs, and the Public and Indian Housing Family Self-Sufficiency Program Coordinators Under ROSS Program. Today’s notice also announces increases to the maximum grant amounts for the ROSS Elderly/Persons with Disabilities, ROSS Family and Homeownership and Public Housing Neighborhood Networks programs. HUD has determined that FY2004 and FY2005 funding remains unobligated for the ROSS Elderly/Persons with Disabilities, ROSS Family and Homeownership, Public Housing Neighborhood Networks and Public Housing Family Self Sufficiency programs. As a result, HUD is adding these unobligated funds to its FY2006 ROSS competitions. Specifically, HUD will add approximately $25 million funds to the ROSS Family and Homeownership Program, making a total of approximately $43 million available for this program’s FY2006 competition. HUD will also add approximately $6 million its ROSS Elderly/Persons with Disabilities Program, making approximately $16 million available for this program in FY2006. In its Public Housing Neighborhood Networks program, HUD will add approximately $9.5 million to the $7.5 million made available by the SuperNOFA published on March 8, 2006, for a new total of $17 million. Finally, HUD will add approximately $3 million of unobligated funds to the approximately $10 million available through this year’s Public Housing Family Self Sufficiency program, for a total of $13 million. HUD has determined that this unobligated funding resulted from a number of factors. For example, HUD was unable to award grant funds because approximately 30 percent of applicants for assistance under the ROSS RSDM Elderly/Persons with Disabilities Program, the ROSS RSDM Family Program, ROSS Homeownership Supportive Services Program, and the Public Housing Neighborhood Networks Program failed to meet the statutorily VerDate Aug<31>2005 16:42 May 24, 2006 Jkt 208001 required 25 percent match threshold. Applicants produced letters describing the match that they secured, but did not meet the NOFA requirements that required that they be on official letterhead, signed, and dated within two months of the deadline. Applicants also failed to delineate the value of the services that would be provided or proposed activities that were ineligible to qualify as match. To address this issue, HUD committed a significant portion of its outreach and webcasts to ensure that applicants understand the requirements. In addition, HUD has clarified and expanded the section of this year’s NOFAs pertaining to the eligible and ineligible match activities, especially in the ROSS Elderly/Persons with Disabilities Program, to ensure that partnerships that make a program more comprehensive are able to be counted toward the required match. Significant funds remained from last year’s Homeownership Supportive Services (HSS) Program, which has been combined this year with the Family Program to create the ROSS Family and Homeownership NOFA. Approximately 45 percent of HSS applicants failed to meet the threshold requirement of committing vouchers and/or voucher program slots for the proper number of participants. Applicants submitting an application that fails to meet a threshold requirement are ineligible to receive a grant. In order to increase the likelihood of awarding these funds to deserving applicants HUD eliminated this requirement for the ROSS Family and Homeownership NOFA. Instead, HUD will award points for this element to those applicants who show a commitment connect their residents to homeownership opportunities. HUD believes that the combined ROSS Family and Homeownership NOFA will increase the likelihood of awarding available funds. These funds are being made available for FY2006 in the amounts indicated below for each grant program. Since the available funding has increased, the award amounts available have been returned to FY2005 levels. Summary of Technical Corrections Summaries of the technical corrections made by this document follow. The page number shown in brackets identifies where the individual funding availability announcement that is being corrected can be found in the March 8, 2006, SuperNOFA. The technical correction described in today’s Federal Register will also be reflected in the application instructions located on Grants.gov/Apply. Applicants must read the instruction download located on PO 00000 Frm 00037 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 30149 Grants.gov/Apply prior to submitting their application in order to receive all parts of the application. Resident Opportunity and SelfSufficiency (ROSS) Elderly/Persons with Disabilities Program [11913] On page 11914, Overview Information, section G.2., second column, HUD is correcting the funding amount available. A total of approximately $16 million, comprised of $10 million in FY2006 and $6 million in FY2004 and FY2005 funding, is available for ROSS Elderly/Persons with Disabilities Program. On page 11914, Overview Information, section G.6., first column and third column, HUD is correcting this section to correct the funding amount available, to reflect revised maximum funding amounts, and to modify the portion of grant funds that can be used for the salaries and fringe benefits of a Project Coordinator. On page 11916, section II.B.1.a., second column, HUD is correcting the total funding amount announced by this NOFA. The correct amount is $16 million. On page 11916, section II.B.1., second column, chart, HUD is correcting the maximum funding available to applicants, which depends on the number of conventional units occupied by Elderly and Persons with Disabilities. On page 11916, section II.B.1.b, second column, HUD is correcting the maximum grant award for each Resident Association (RA). The maximum grant award for each RA is $125,000. On page 11916, section II.B.1.c., second column into third column, HUD is correcting the amount of funding a nonprofit organization can receive in FY2006 ROSS Elderly/Disabled grant funding. A nonprofit organization receiving support from an RA is limited to $125,000 for each RA and may submit a single application for no more than three different RAs from the same PHA. The maximum amount of funding a nonprofit organization can be awarded is $375,000. On page 11918, section III.C.2.c., second column, HUD is changing its policy regarding Contract Administrator Partnership Agreements. This paragraph is being revised to allow incomplete agreements to be treated as a technical deficiency rather than a failure to meet a threshold requirement, resulting in the application not receiving further consideration for funding. On page 11921, section IV.E.2.b., first column, HUD is correcting this paragraph to increase the amount of assistance that may be used to pay the annual salary and fringe benefits of the E:\FR\FM\25MYN1.SGM 25MYN1 30150 Federal Register / Vol. 71, No. 101 / Thursday, May 25, 2006 / Notices cchase on PROD1PC60 with NOTICES project coordinator. HUD also clarifies that if a project coordinator receives a salary that is lower than the maximum ($65,000), the difference may be used for other eligible activities. On page 11921, section IV.E.4, second column, HUD is clarifying the subsection. On page 11923, section V.A.1.b.(2), first column, HUD is correcting the amount of funding that may be used to pay the annual salary and fringe benefits to a Project Coordinator, raising the amount from $50,000 to $65,000. Also, HUD is deleting the following language from this subsection, ‘‘As indicated in the chart at the beginning of the NOFA, applicants must not propose to use more than the specified amount of funds for delivery of services.’’ On page 11923, section V.A.1.c.(1)(c), third column, HUD is adding a new subsection (iv), which reminds applicants that the budget form HUD– 424CBW requires that a separate 424– CBW form be submitted for each subgrant or contract that is 10% or more of the total amount requested. If the separate 424–CBW form is not included in the application applicants risk losing all points for ‘‘Budget Appropriateness/ Efficient Use of Grant’’ and if the subgrants or contract is for 50% or more of the grant awards applicants would lose all points for Rating Factor 3, Soundness of Approach. Resident Opportunity and SelfSufficiency (ROSS) Family and Homeownership Program [11927] On page 11928, Overview Information, section G.2., second column, HUD is correcting the funding amount available. A total of approximately $43 million is available for ROSS in FY2006, which is comprised of $18 in FY2006 funds and $25 million from previously unobligated funds. On page 11928, Overview Information, section G.3., second column, HUD is correcting the range of award amounts available to applicants. Awards, depending on the grant category, unit count, and type of grantee will range from $250,000 to $1,000,000. On page 11928, Overview Information, section G.6., third column entitled, ‘‘Grant Term’’, HUD is correcting the chart to reflect the changes in the amount of funding available and the maximum grant amount possible, which depends on the unit count and type of grantee. On page 11930, section II.A.5., second column into third column, HUD is correcting subsection 5, Total Funding, in its entirety. Each component of subsection 5 and both charts are being VerDate Aug<31>2005 16:42 May 24, 2006 Jkt 208001 revised to reflect the additional funding that is being made available under this program. On page 11933, section III.C.2.c., second column, HUD is changing its policy regarding Contract Administrator Partnership Agreements. This paragraph is being revised to allow incomplete agreements to be treated as a technical deficiency rather than a failure to meet a threshold requirement, resulting in the application not receiving further consideration for funding. On page 11936, section IV.E.6, second column, HUD is clarifying the subsection explaining funding requests that are in excess of the maximum grant amount. If a grant is awarded, a HUD Field Office will work with the grantee to re-apportion the grant funds for only eligible activities that were proposed in the original application, as long as it does not impact the basis on which points were awarded. On page 11938, section V.A.1.c.(1)(c), second column, HUD is adding a new subsection (iii), which reminds applicants that the budget form HUD– 424CBW requires that a separate 424CBW form be submitted for each subgrant or contract that is 10% or more of the total amount requested. If the separate 424-CBW form is not included in the application applicants risk losing all points for ‘‘Budget Appropriateness/ Efficient Use of Grant’’ and if the subgrants or contract is for 50% or more of the grant awards applicants would lose all points for Rating Factor 3, Soundness of Approach. Public Housing Neighborhood Networks Program [11942] On page 11943, Overview Information, section F., second column, HUD is extending the application deadline date to July 21, 2006. On page 11943, Overview Information, section G.2., second column into third column, HUD is correcting the funding amount available. A total of approximately $17 million is available for Neighborhood Networks program in FY2006, which is comprised of approximately $7.5 in FY2006 funds and approximately $9.5 in previously unobligated funds. On page 11943, Overview Information, section G.3., third column, HUD is correcting the range of award amounts available to applicants. Awards will range from $150,000 to $600,000. On page 11943, Overview Information, section G.6., third column, HUD is correcting the chart to reflect the changes in the amount of funding available and the maximum grant amount possible, depending on the PO 00000 Frm 00038 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 grant category, unit count, and type of grantee. On page 11944, section II.A., Introduction, third column, HUD is correcting the amount of total funding available. On page 11945, section II.A.2.a. and b., first column, HUD is correcting the Funding Levels for Existing and New Centers to reflect the increase in funding available. On page 11946, section III.C.1.c., first column, HUD is changing its policy regarding Contract Administrator Partnership Agreements. This paragraph is being revised to allow incomplete agreements to be treated as a technical deficiency rather than a failure to meet a threshold requirement, resulting in the application not receiving further consideration for funding. On page 11946, section III.C.4., third column, HUD is correcting the subsection dealing with eligible participants to make it consistent with the 2006 Appropriations Act. On page 11947, section IV.C.1., second column into third column, HUD is extending the application deadline date to July 21, 2006. On pages 11947 and 11948, section IV.E.3, third column into first column of the next page, HUD is clarifying the subsection explaining funding requests that are in excess of the maximum grant amount. If a grant is awarded, a HUD Field Office will work with the grantee to re-apportion the grant funds for only eligible activities that were proposed in the original application, as long as it does not impact the basis on which points were awarded. On page 11950, section V.A.1.c.(1)(c), second column, HUD is adding a new subsection (iii), which reminds applicants that the budget form HUD– 424CBW requires that a separate 424– CBW form be submitted for each subgrant or contract that is 10% or more of the total amount requested. If the separate 424–CBW form is not included in the application applicants would lose all points for ‘‘Budget Appropriateness/ Efficient Use of Grant’’ and if the subgrants or contract is for 50% or more of the grant awards applicants would lose all points for Rating Factor 3, Soundness of Approach. Public and Indian Housing Family SelfSufficiency Program Coordinators Under Resident Opportunities and SelfSufficiency (ROSS) Program [11954] On page 11955, Overview Information, section F., first column, HUD is correcting the application deadline date. The new application deadline date is June 28, 2006. E:\FR\FM\25MYN1.SGM 25MYN1 30151 Federal Register / Vol. 71, No. 101 / Thursday, May 25, 2006 / Notices On page 11955, Overview Information, section G.2., first column, HUD is correcting the funding amount available. A total of approximately $13 million is available for the Public and Indian Housing Family Self-Sufficiency Program Coordinators Under Resident Opportunities and Self-Sufficiency (ROSS) program in FY2006, which is comprised of $10 million in FY2006 funds and $3 million from previously unobligated funds. On page 11956, section II.A., second column, HUD is correcting the first sentence of the paragraph to reflect the additional funding that is available. The NOFA is announcing the availability of approximately $13 million in FY2006 to employ Family Self-Sufficiency program coordinators for the Public and Indian Housing Family Self-Sufficiency Program Coordinators Under Resident Opportunities and Self-Sufficiency (ROSS) program. On page 11957, section III.C.2.d., second column, HUD is changing its policy regarding Contract Administrator Partnership Agreements. This paragraph is being revised to allow incomplete agreements to be treated as a technical deficiency rather than a failure to meet a threshold requirement, resulting in the application not receiving further consideration for funding. HUD is taking advantage of the opportunity provided this technical correction to advise applicants that form HUD–52767 has been modified so that it is consistent with the NOFA. The NOFA defines ‘‘The Number of PH FSS Program Participants’’ as ‘‘The total number of families shown in HUD’s PIC data system as enrolled in the applicant’s PH FSS program on the publication date of this NOFA, plus the number of families that successfully completed their PH FSS contracts in the applicant’s program between October 1, 2000 and the publication date of this NOFA.’’ However, the form HUD–52767 question 9b defines it as ‘‘The total number of families shown in HUD’s PIC data system as enrolled in the applicant’s PH FSS program on the application due date of this NOFA, plus the number of families that successfully completed their PH FSS contracts in the applicant’s program between October 1, 2000 and the application due date of this NOFA.’’ Applicants must follow the definition contained in the NOFA. Form HUD–52767, as modified, is available for re-download in the Instructions Download on grants.gov. Accordingly, in the Notice of HUD’s Fiscal Year (FY) 2006, Notice of Funding Availability (NOFA), Policy Requirements to the SuperNOFA for HUD’s Discretionary Grant Programs, beginning at 71 FR 11712, in the issue of March 8, 2006, the following corrections are made. 1. Resident Opportunity and SelfSufficiency (ROSS) Elderly/Persons Maximum grant amount (units refers to the number of units occupied by elderly/disabled as indicated on ROSS Fact Sheet (HUD–52751)) Grant program Total funding Eligible applicants ROSS Elderly/Persons with Disabilities. $16 million ......................... PHAs ................................. cchase on PROD1PC60 with NOTICES Resident Associations ....... Non-profit entities .............. Tribes/TDHEs .................... Grant awards must be used in two ways: One portion for the salaries and fringe benefits of a Project Coordinator; and one portion for direct delivery of high priority supportive services to the targeted elderly/disabled resident population. The applicant may use up to $65,000 maximum per year and in accordance with local wage standards (see Funding Restrictions) for the salary and fringe benefits of a Project Coordinator. Additionally, the applicant may use funds for delivery of services. The application must demonstrate (in rating factor 2) that these services are of a high priority for the targeted elderly/ disabled residents and that another VerDate Aug<31>2005 18:04 May 24, 2006 Jkt 208001 $250,000 $350,000 $450,000 $125,000 $125,000 $250,000 $350,000 $450,000 funding source is not available, therefore meriting funding under this grant. On page 11916, section II.B.1., Total Funding, second and third columns, is corrected to read as follows: 1. Total Funding. The Department expects to award $16,000,000 under this funding category of ROSS. Awards will be made as follows: a. PHAs must use the number of conventional public housing units occupied by elderly and disabled residents as of September 30, 2005, per their budget to determine the maximum grant amount they are eligible for in accordance with the categories listed below. PHAs should clearly indicate the PO 00000 Frm 00039 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 With Disabilities Program, beginning on page 11913: On page 11914, Overview Information, section G.2., second column, is corrected to read as follows: 2. Funding Available. A total of approximately $16 million is available for ROSS Elderly/Persons with Disabilities grants in fiscal year 2006. The funding available includes approximately $10 million from this year’s appropriations and approximately $6 million from previously unobligated funds. On page 11914, Overview Information, section G.3., second column into third column, is corrected to read as follows: 3. Award Amounts. Awards, depending on the grant category, unit count, and type of grantee, will range from $125,000 to $450,000. Grant awards must be used in two ways: One portion for the salaries and fringe benefits of a Project Coordinator; and one portion for direct delivery of a supportive service to the targeted elderly/disabled resident population. Please see the funding breakdown chart below. On page 11914, Overview Information, section G.6., third column, is corrected to read as follows: 6. Grant term. The grant term is three years from the execution date of the grant agreement. for with 1–217 units. for PHAs with 218–1,155 units. for PHAs with 1,156 or more units. per RA; maximum award is 375,000. for Tribes/TDHEs with 1–217 units. for Tribes/TDHEs with 218–1,155 units. for Tribes/TDHEs with 1,156 or more units. number of conventional public housing units occupied by elderly and disabled residents under their Annual Contributions Contract on the Fact Sheet. Number of conventional units occupied by elderly and persons with disabilities 1–217 units ............................... 217–1,155 units ........................ 1,156 or more units .................. Maximum funding $250,000 350,000 450,000 b. The maximum grant award is $125,000 for each RA. c. Nonprofits are eligible applicants if they are representing or acting at the E:\FR\FM\25MYN1.SGM 25MYN1 30152 Federal Register / Vol. 71, No. 101 / Thursday, May 25, 2006 / Notices occupied by elderly/disabled residents in their Fact Sheet. On page 11918, section III.C.2.c., second column, is corrected to read as follows: c. Contract Administrator Partnership Agreement. All nonprofit applicants, all RAs, and troubled PHAs (troubled as of the application deadline) are required to submit a signed Contract Administrator Partnership Agreement. The agreement must be for the entire grant term. If an applicant that is required to have a Contract Administrator Partnership Agreement submits an incomplete Agreement this will be treated as a technical deficiency. See the General Section for more information on Corrections to Deficient Applications. See the Definitions, and Program Requirements Sections of this NOFA for more information on Contact Administrators. See the General Section for instructions on submitting the Note: All nonprofit applicants that do not information electronically. include a letter of support from an RA must Troubled PHAs are not eligible to be include a letter of support from a PHAs or contract administrators. Grant writers tribes/TDHEs. Please see Threshold who assist applicants in preparing their Requirements for more information Support ROSS applications are also ineligible to letters must indicate the developments to be be contract administrators. served by the nonprofit organization. On page 11921, section IV.E.2.b., first Funding for nonprofit applicants that do not column, is corrected to read as follows: receive letters of support from RAs will be b. Project Coordinator. All applicants determined as follows. Support letters must indicate the developments to be served by may propose to hire a qualified Project the nonprofit organization as well as the Coordinator to run the grant program. number of conventional public housing units The ROSS-Elderly/Persons with occupied by elderly and persons with Disabilities program will fund up to disabilities. $65,000 in combined annual salary and fringe benefits for a full-time Project Number of conventional units Coordinator. Applicants may propose a Maximum occupied by elderly and part-time Project Coordinator at a lesser funding persons with disabilities salary. For audit purposes, applicants 1–217 units ............................... $250,000 must have documentation on file 217–1,155 units ........................ 350,000 demonstrating that the salary and fringe 1,156 or more units .................. 450,000 benefits of the Project Coordinator are comparable to similar professions in their local area. Applicants should see the General On page 11921, section IV.E.4., Section of the SuperNOFA for second column, is corrected to read as instruction on submitting support letter follows: and other documentation with their 4. Funding Requests in Excess of electronic application. Maximum Grant Amount. Applicants d. Tribes/TDHEs should use the that request funding in excess of the number of units occupied by elderly maximum grant amount which they are and persons with disabilities counted as eligible to receive will be given Formula Current Assisted Stock for consideration only for the maximum Fiscal Year 2005 as defined in 24 CFR grant for which they are eligible. If 1000.316. Tribes/TDHEs are eligible for awarded a grant, the grantee will work the same amounts as PHAs within each with the Field Office to re-apportion the category in (a) above. Tribes that have grant funds for eligible activities not previously received funds from the proposed in the original application, as Department under the 1937 Housing Act long as it does not impact the basis on should count housing units under which points were awarded. management that are owned and On page 11923, section V.A.1.b.(2), operated by the Tribe, identified in their first column, is corrected to read as housing inventory as of September 30, follows: 2005, and occupied by elderly/disabled (2) Demonstrated Link Between residents. Tribes should clearly indicate Proposed Activities and Local Need (15 the number of units under management points). Applicants’ narrative must cchase on PROD1PC60 with NOTICES behest of an RA. Accordingly, nonprofit applicants must show support from that RA. Nonprofit organizations that have support from an RA are limited to $125,000 for each RA. A nonprofit organization may submit a single application for no more than three different RAs from the same PHA. A nonprofit organization may not receive more than $375,000 in FY 2006 ROSS Elderly/Disabled grant funding. Nonprofit organizations may submit more than one application provided they target residents of distinct PHAs or tribes/TDHEs. In cases where nonprofit applicants are not able to obtain support from RAs, they must obtain letters of support from PHAs and/or tribes/TDHEs and they may also submit a letter of support from one or more of the following: Resident Advisory Boards (RABs), local civic organizations, or units of local government. VerDate Aug<31>2005 16:42 May 24, 2006 Jkt 208001 PO 00000 Frm 00040 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 demonstrate a clear relationship between proposed activities, community needs, and the purpose of the program funding in order for points to be awarded for this factor. Grant awards must be used in two ways: One portion for the salaries and fringe benefits of a Project Coordinator; and one portion for direct delivery of high priority supportive services to the targeted elderly/disabled resident population. The applicant must, in the narrative for this rating factor, describe the service needs of the target residents, show which service needs are already being met by local resources and which service needs the applicant is unable to meet using existing resources, and demonstrate that these services are of a high priority for the targeted elderly/ disabled residents and that another funding source is not available, thereby meriting funding under this program. The applicant may also indicate a need for a Project Coordinator, which it may pay up to $65,000 maximum per year from grant funds for salary and fringe benefits in accordance with local wage standards (see Funding Restrictions). On page 11923, section V.A.1.c.(1)(c)(iv), third column, add the following new paragraph: (iv) Please note that the budget form HUD–424CBW requires that a separate 424–CBW form be submitted for each sub-grant or contract of 10% or more of the requested grant amount. If an applicant proposes to sub-grant or contract 10% or more of the requested grant amount and does not include a separate 424–CBW for each 10% or more sub-grant or contract, all points for Budget Appropriateness/Efficient Use of Grant will be lost. If 424–CBW for subgrants or contracts for 50% or more of the requested grant amount are not included, the application will lose all points for Rating Factor 3, Soundness of Approach. 2. Resident Opportunity and SelfSufficiency (ROSS) Family and Homeownership Program, beginning on page 11927: On page 11928, Overview Information, section G.2., second column, is corrected to read as follows: 2. Funding Available: A total of approximately $43 million is available for ROSS in fiscal year 2006. The funding available includes approximately $18 million from this year’s appropriations and approximately $25 million from previous unobligated funds. On page 11928, Overview Information, section G.3., second column, is corrected to read as follows: 3. Award Amounts: Awards, depending on the unit count and type E:\FR\FM\25MYN1.SGM 25MYN1 Federal Register / Vol. 71, No. 101 / Thursday, May 25, 2006 / Notices of grantee, will range from $250,000 to $1,000,000. Please see the program description for more specific information about funding amounts. Grant program ROSS Family and Homeownership. On page 11928, Overview Information, section G.6., third column entitled, ‘‘Grant term’’, is corrected to read as follows: 6. Grant term. The grant term for each funding category is three years from the execution of the grant agreement. Maximum grant amount (units refers to the number of units occupied by elderly/disabled as indicated on ROSS Fact Sheet (HUD–52751)) Total funding Eligible applicants $43 million ......................... PHAs/Tribes/TDHEs .......... Resident Associations ....... Non-profit entities .............. $250,000 for 1–780 units. $350,000 for 781–2,500 units. $500,000 for 2,501–7,300. $1,000,000 for 7,301 or more units. $125,000 $125,000 per RA; maximum award is $375,000. letters of support from RAs must include a letter of support from PHAs or tribes/TDHEs. (Please see Threshold Requirements for more information.) Support letters must indicate the developments to be served by the nonprofit organization. Funding for nonprofit applicants that do not receive letters of support from RAs will be determined as follows (support letters from PHAs must indicate the developments to be served by the nonprofit organization as well as the number of occupied conventional family public housing in those developments): c. Contract Administrator Partnership Agreement. All nonprofit applicants, all RAs, and troubled PHAs (troubled as of the application publication date) are required to submit a signed Contract Administrator Partnership Agreement. The agreement must be for the entire grant term. If an applicant that is required to have a Contract Administrator Partnership Agreement submits an incomplete Agreement this will be treated as a technical deficiency. See the General Section for more information on Corrections to Deficient Applications. See the Definitions and Program Requirements Sections of this NOFA for more information on Contract Administrators. See the General Section Maximum funding for for instructions on submitting the non-profits information with your electronic Number of conventional units with support Maximum letters from application. Number of occupied family funding for Troubled PHAs are not eligible to be PHAs (not conventional units PHAs/Tribes/ RAs) contract administrators. Grant writers TDHEs who assist applicants in preparing their $125,000 ROSS applications are also ineligible to 1–780 units ............................. $250,000 1–2,500 units ............................ 250,000 be contract administrators. 781–2,500 units ...................... 350,000 2,500–7,300 units ..................... 375,000 2,500–7,301 units ................... 500,000 7,301 or more units .................. On page 11936, section IV.E.6, second 7,301 or more units ................ 1,000,000 column, is corrected to read as follows: Applicants should see the General 6. Funding Requests in Excess of Section for instructions on submitting b. The maximum grant award is Maximum Grant Amount. Applicants support letters and other documentation that request funding in excess of the $125,000 for each RA. c. Nonprofit organizations that have with their electronic application. maximum grant amount which they are resident support or the support of tribes d. Tribes/TDHEs should use the eligible to receive will be given or RAs are limited to $125,000 for each number of units counted as Formula consideration only for the maximum RA. A nonprofit organization may Current Assisted Stock for Fiscal Year grant for which they are eligible. If submit a single application for no more 2005 as defined in 24 CFR part awarded a grant, the grantee will work than three different RAs from the same 1000.316. Tribes/TDHEs are eligible for with the Field Office or Area ONAP to PHA for a maximum grant award of the same amounts as PHAs within each re-apportion the grant funds for eligible $375,000. Nonprofit organizations may category in (a) above. Tribes that have activities proposed in the original submit more than one application not previously received funds from the application, as long as it does not provided they target residents of distinct Department under the U.S. Housing Act impact the basis on which points were PHAs or tribes/TDHEs. The maximum of 1937 should count housing units awarded. funds that may be awarded to any under management that are owned and On page 11938, section nonprofit applicant is $375,000 overall. operated by the Tribe and are identified V.A.1.c.(1)(c)(iii), second column, add In cases where nonprofit applicants are in their housing inventory as of the following new paragraph: not able to obtain support from RAs, September 30, 2005, for family units. (iii) Please note that the budget form they must obtain letters of support from Tribes should clearly indicate the HUD–424CBW requires that a separate PHAs or tribes/TDHEs and they may number of units under management 424–CBW form be submitted for each also submit letters from one or more of occupied by elderly/disabled residents sub-grant or contract of 10% or more of the following: Resident Advisory Boards in their Fact Sheet. the requested grant amount. If an (RABs), local civic organizations, or On page 11933, section III.C.2.c., applicant proposes to sub-grant or units of local government. Note: All second column, is corrected to read as contract 10% or more of the requested nonprofit applicants that do not include follows: grant amount and does not include a On page 11930, section II.A.5., second column into third column, is corrected to read as follows: 5. Total Funding. The Department expects to award approximately $43,000,000 under this funding category of ROSS. Awards are to be made as follows: a. PHAs must use the number of occupied conventional family public housing units as of September 30, 2005, per their budget to determine the maximum grant amount they are eligible for in accordance with the categories listed below. (Use HUD–51751 ROSS Fact Sheet.) Applicants should clearly indicate on the Fact Sheet the number of eligible units under their Annual Contributions Contract. cchase on PROD1PC60 with NOTICES 30153 VerDate Aug<31>2005 16:42 May 24, 2006 Jkt 208001 PO 00000 Frm 00041 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 E:\FR\FM\25MYN1.SGM 25MYN1 30154 Federal Register / Vol. 71, No. 101 / Thursday, May 25, 2006 / Notices separate 424–CBW for each 10% or more sub-grant or contract, all points for Budget Appropriateness/Efficient Use of Grant will be lost. If 424–CBW for subgrants or contracts for 50% or more of the requested grant amount are not included, the application will lose all points for Rating Factor 3, Soundness of Approach. 3. Public Housing Neighborhood Networks Program, beginning on page 11942: On page 11943, Overview Information, section F., second column, delete ‘‘June 23, 2006’’ and replace with ‘‘July 21, 2006.’’ On page 11943, Overview Information, section G.2., second column into third column, is corrected to read as follows: 2. Funding Available: The Department plans to award approximately $17,000,000 under the Neighborhood Networks program in Fiscal Year 2006. The funding available includes approximately $7.5 million from this year’s appropriations and approximately $9.5 million from previous unobligated funds. On page 11943, Overview Information, section G.3., third column, is corrected to read as follows: 3. Award Amounts: Awards will range from $150,000 to $600,000. Please see the program description for more specific information about funding amounts. On page 11943, Overview Information, section G.6., entitled, ‘‘Grant term’’, third column, is corrected to read as follows: 6. Grant term. The grant term is three years from the execution date of the grant agreement. Grant program Total funding Eligible applicants Maximum grant amount Neighborhood Networks ............. $17 million .................................. PHAs—existing centers .............. PHAs—new centers ................... included in the application. If an applicant that is required to have a Contract Administrator Partnership Agreement submits an incomplete Agreement this will be treated as a technical deficiency. See the General Section for more information on Corrections to Deficient Applications. Troubled PHAs are not eligible to be contract administrators. Grant writers who assist applicants in preparing their Neighborhood Networks applications are also ineligible to be contract Maximum administrators. Please see the General funding Section, Definitions Section, and Program Requirements Section for $150,000 200,000 instructions for more information. On page 11946, section III.C.4., third 250,000 300,000 column, is corrected to read as follows: On page 11944, Section II.A., Introduction, is corrected to read as follows: A. Total Funding The Department expects to award approximately a total of $17,000,000 under the Neighborhood Networks program for Fiscal Year 2006. Awards will be made as follows: On page 11945, section II.A.2.a., is corrected to read as follows: a. Funding Levels for Existing Centers: Number of conventional units 1–780 units ............................... 780–2,500 units ........................ 2,501–7,300 units ..................... 7,301 or more units .................. cchase on PROD1PC60 with NOTICES On page 11945, section II.A.2.b., is corrected to read as follows: b. Funding Levels for New Centers: 4. Eligible Participants All program participants must be residents of public housing or residents of other housing assisted with funding Maximum made available under the 2006 Number of conventional units funding Appropriations Act or any other Act (e.g., residents receiving tenant-based or 1–780 units ............................... $300,000 780–2,500 units ........................ 400,000 project-based voucher assistance, as 2,501–7,300 units ..................... 500,000 well as elderly and disabled residents). On page 11947, section IV.C.1., 7,301 or more units .................. 600,000 second column into third column, delete ‘‘June 23, 2006’’ and replace with On page 11946, section III.C.2.c., first ‘‘July 21, 2006.’’ column, is corrected to read as follows: c. Contract Administrator Partnership On pages 11947 and 11948, section Agreement. PHAs that are troubled at IV.E.3, third column into first column of the time of application are required to the next page, is corrected to read as submit a signed Contract Administrator follows: Partnership Agreement. The agreement 3. Funding Requests in Excess of must be for the entire grant term. Grant Maximum Grant Amount. Applicants awards must have a signed Contract that request funding in excess of the Administrator Partnership Agreement maximum grant amount which they are VerDate Aug<31>2005 16:42 May 24, 2006 Jkt 208001 PO 00000 Frm 00042 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 $150,000 $200,000 $250,000 $300,000 $300,000 $400,000 $500,000 $600,000 for for for for for for for for 1–780 units. 781–2,500 units. 2,501–7,300 units. 7,301 or more units. 1–780 units. 781–2,500 units. 2,501–7,300 units. 7,301 or more units. eligible to receive will be given consideration only for the maximum grant for which they are eligible. If awarded a grant, the grantee will work with the Field Office to re-apportion the grant funds for eligible activities proposed in the original application, as long as it does not impact the basis on which points were awarded. On page 11950, section V.A.1.c.(1)(c)(iii), first column, is corrected to read as follows: (iii) Please note that the budget form HUD– 424CBW requires that a separate 424– CBW form be submitted for each subgrant or contract of 10% or more of the requested grant amount. If an applicant proposes to sub-grant or contract 10% or more of the requested grant amount and does not include a separate 424–CBW for each 10% or more sub-grant or contract, all points for Budget Appropriateness/Efficient Use of Grant will be lost. If 424–CBW for sub-grants or contracts for 50% or more of the requested grant amount are not included, the application will lose all points for Rating Factor 3, Soundness of Approach. 4. Public and Indian Housing Family Self-Sufficiency Program Coordinators Under Resident Opportunities and SelfSufficiency (ROSS) Program, beginning at page 11954: On page 11955, Overview Information, section F., first column, delete ‘‘June 8, 2006’’ and replace with ‘‘June 28, 2006.’’ On page 11955, Overview Information, section G.2., first column, is corrected to read as follows: E:\FR\FM\25MYN1.SGM 25MYN1 Federal Register / Vol. 71, No. 101 / Thursday, May 25, 2006 / Notices 2. Funding Available The Department expects to award a total of approximately $13 million in FY2006. The funding available includes approximately $10 million from this year’s appropriations and approximately $3 million from previously unobligated funds. On page 11956, section II.A., second column, the first sentence is corrected to read as follows: This NOFA announces the availability of approximately $13 million in FY2006 to employ FSS program coordinators for the PH FSS program. On page 11957, section III.C.2.d., second column, is corrected to read as follows: d. Troubled PHAs—Contract Administrator Partnership Agreement. PHAs that are troubled at the time of application are required to submit a signed Contact Administrator Partnership Agreement. The agreement must be for the entire grant term. The grant award shall be contingent upon having a signed Partnership Agreement included in the application. If an applicant that is required to have a Contract Administrator Partnership Agreement fails to submit one, this will be treated as a technical deficiency. See the General Section for more information on Corrections to Deficient Applications. The Contract Administrator must ensure that the financial management system and procurement procedures that will be in place during the grant term will fully comply with 24 CFR part 85. Troubled PHAs are not eligible to be contract administrator. Grant writers who assist applicants to prepare their FSS application are ineligible to be Contact Administrators. Dated: May 19,2006. Paula O. Blunt, General Deputy Assistant Secretary for Public and Indian Housing. [FR Doc. 06–4864 Filed 5–22–06; 2:42 pm] BILLING CODE 4210–67–P DEPARTMENT OF HOUSING AND URBAN DEVELOPMENT cchase on PROD1PC60 with NOTICES [Docket No. FR–5030–C–1C] Notice of HUD’s Fiscal Year (FY) 2006 Notice of Funding Availability, Policy Requirements and General Section to SuperNOFA for HUD’s Discretionary Grant Programs; Reopening for Additional Eligible Activity for Hispanic-Serving Institutions Assisting Communities (HSIAC) Program AGENCY: Office of the Secretary, HUD. VerDate Aug<31>2005 16:42 May 24, 2006 Super Notice of Funding Availability (SuperNOFA) for HUD Discretionary Grant Programs; Reopening for Additional Eligible Activity for Hispanic-Serving Institutions Assisting Communities (HSIAC) Program. ACTION: Jkt 208001 On March 8, 2006, HUD published its Fiscal Year (FY) 2006 SuperNOFA (SuperNOFA), for HUD’s Discretionary Grant Programs. This document modifies the HSIAC Program. The notice published today announces that ‘‘Construction, renovation, expansion of an institution’s own facilities’’ is an eligible activity. As a result, HUD is reopening the competition for available funds. The application deadline date is now June 29, 2006. Applicants who have already submitted applications may submit new and complete applications to reflect this change. These changes do not affect the application package for the HSIAC Program NOFA on Grants.gov. DATES: The application submission date for the HSIAC Program is June 29, 2006. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: The HSIAC NOFA identifies the applicable agency contacts for each program. Questions regarding today’s Notice should be directed to the agency contacts identified in the program NOFA. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: On March 8, 2006 (71 FR 11712), HUD published its Notice of HUD’s Fiscal Year (FY) 2006, SuperNOFA for HUD’s Discretionary Grant Programs. The FY2006 SuperNOFA announced the availability of approximately $2.2 billion in HUD assistance. This notice published in today’s Federal Register modifies the HSIAC Program NOFA. HUD had inadvertently included among the ineligible activities an activity that is eligible for funding under this NOFA. Construction, renovation, and expansion of an institution’s facilities are eligible activities for funding. In order to provide applicants will adequate time to prepare and complete their application in light of this change, the application submission period has been reopened. The deadline date for applications is now June 29, 2006. Applicants who previously submitted applications may resubmit a new and complete applications in response to the change made today. The remainder of the HSIAC Program NOFA is unchanged. Applicants should refer to the HSIAC Program NOFA published as part of HUD’s Fiscal Year (FY) 2006, SuperNOFA for HUD’s Discretionary Grant Programs on March 8, 2006 and HUD’s Fiscal Year 2006 Notice of SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00043 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 30155 Funding Availability Policy Requirements and General Section to the SuperNOFA for HUD’s Discretionary Grant Programs on January 20, 2006 (71 FR 3382) for all application requirements and procedures. Summary of Changes to the HSIAC NOFA Summaries of the changes made by this document follow. The page number shown in brackets identifies where the individual funding availability announcement that is being modified can be found in the March 8, 2006, SuperNOFA. The notice in today’s Federal Register will also be reflected in the application instructions located on Grants.gov/Apply. Applicants must read the instruction download located on Grants.gov/Apply prior to submitting their application in order to receive all parts of the application. Hispanic-Serving Institutions Assisting Communities (HSIAC) Program [11756] On page 11757, Overview Information, section F., first column, HUD is reopening the competition and establishing an application deadline date of June 29, 2006. On page 11758, section III.C.a., second column, HUD is modifying the list of eligible activities by adding paragraph (12), which includes construction, renovation, and expansion of an institution’s own facilities as eligible activities. On page 11761, section IV.C., first column, HUD is reopening the competition and establishing an application deadline date of June 29, 2006. On page 11761, section IV.E.e., first column, HUD is removing, ‘‘e. Construction renovation, expansion of an institution’s own facilities’’ from the list of ineligible CDBG activities. HUD had inadvertently included these activities as ineligible when in fact they are eligible activities under this NOFA. Accordingly, in the Notice of HUD’s Fiscal Year (FY) 2006, Notice of Funding Availability (NOFA), Policy Requirements to the SuperNOFA for HUD’s Discretionary Grant Programs, beginning at 71 FR 11712, in the issue of March 8, 2006, the following changes are made. 1. Hispanic-Serving Institutions Assisting Communities (HSIAC) Program, beginning on page 11756: On page 11757, Overview Information, section F., delete ‘‘May 22, 2006’’ and replace with ‘‘June 29, 2006.’’ On page 11758, section III.C.a., second column, add paragraph (12) to read as follows: E:\FR\FM\25MYN1.SGM 25MYN1

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[Federal Register Volume 71, Number 101 (Thursday, May 25, 2006)]
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DEPARTMENT OF HOUSING AND URBAN DEVELOPMENT

[Docket No. FR-5030-C-1A]


Notice of HUD's Fiscal Year (FY) 2006 Notice of Funding 
Availability, Policy Requirements and General Section to SuperNOFA for 
HUD's Discretionary Grant Programs; Correction

AGENCY: Office of the Secretary, HUD.

ACTION: Super Notice of Funding Availability (SuperNOFA) for HUD 
Discretionary Grant Programs; Correction.

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SUMMARY: On March 8, 2006, HUD published its Fiscal Year (FY) 2006 
SuperNOFA (SuperNOFA), for HUD's Discretionary Grant Programs. This 
document makes corrections to the Resident Opportunity and Self-
Sufficiency (ROSS) Elderly/Persons with Disabilities Program, ROSS 
Family and Homeownership Program, the Public Housing Neighborhood 
Networks, and the Public and Indian Housing Family Self-Sufficiency 
Program Coordinators Under Resident Opportunities and Self-Sufficiency 
(Public Housing Family Self-Sufficiency) Program. The technical 
correction published today announces the addition of funds available 
for the above listed NOFAs for FY2006 from previously unobligated 
FY2004 and FY2005 funds. As a result of this additional funding, 
today's notice also increases the maximum grant amount available for 
ROSS Elderly/Persons with Disabilities, ROSS Family and Homeownership, 
and Public Housing Neighborhood Networks programs. Today's notice also 
makes a number other minor clarifications and corrections to these 
programs as published in the March 8, 2006, SuperNOFA. These changes 
affect the NOFAs listed and the corresponding Instruction Downloads on 
Grants.gov, but do not affect the application packages.

DATES: The application submission date for the Public and Indian 
Housing Family Self-Sufficiency Program Coordinators Under Resident 
Opportunities and Self-Sufficiency (ROSS) Program is extended to June 
28, 2006. The application submission date for the Public Housing 
Neighborhood Networks is extended to July 21, 2006. The application 
dates for the other programs corrected by this document remain the 
same. Please see the individual program NOFAs for the applicable 
deadline date as published in the SuperNOFA on March 8, 2006.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: For the programs listed in this 
notice, please contact the office or individual listed under Section 
VII of the individual program sections of the SuperNOFA, published on 
March 8, 2006.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: On March 8, 2006 (71 FR 11712), HUD 
published its Notice of HUD's Fiscal Year (FY) 2006, SuperNOFA for 
HUD's Discretionary Grant Programs. The FY2006 SuperNOFA announced the 
availability of approximately $2.2 billion in HUD assistance. This 
notice

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published in today's Federal Register makes technical corrections to 
the ROSS Elderly/Persons with Disabilities Program, the ROSS Family and 
Homeownership Program, Public Housing Neighborhood Networks Program, 
and the Public and Indian Housing Family Self-Sufficiency Program 
Coordinators Under ROSS Program.
    Today's notice announces the availability of additional funds for 
the ROSS Elderly/Persons with Disabilities Program, the ROSS Family and 
Homeownership Program, the Public Housing Neighborhood Networks 
Programs, and the Public and Indian Housing Family Self-Sufficiency 
Program Coordinators Under ROSS Program. Today's notice also announces 
increases to the maximum grant amounts for the ROSS Elderly/Persons 
with Disabilities, ROSS Family and Homeownership and Public Housing 
Neighborhood Networks programs.
    HUD has determined that FY2004 and FY2005 funding remains 
unobligated for the ROSS Elderly/Persons with Disabilities, ROSS Family 
and Homeownership, Public Housing Neighborhood Networks and Public 
Housing Family Self Sufficiency programs. As a result, HUD is adding 
these unobligated funds to its FY2006 ROSS competitions. Specifically, 
HUD will add approximately $25 million funds to the ROSS Family and 
Homeownership Program, making a total of approximately $43 million 
available for this program's FY2006 competition. HUD will also add 
approximately $6 million its ROSS Elderly/Persons with Disabilities 
Program, making approximately $16 million available for this program in 
FY2006. In its Public Housing Neighborhood Networks program, HUD will 
add approximately $9.5 million to the $7.5 million made available by 
the SuperNOFA published on March 8, 2006, for a new total of $17 
million. Finally, HUD will add approximately $3 million of unobligated 
funds to the approximately $10 million available through this year's 
Public Housing Family Self Sufficiency program, for a total of $13 
million.
    HUD has determined that this unobligated funding resulted from a 
number of factors. For example, HUD was unable to award grant funds 
because approximately 30 percent of applicants for assistance under the 
ROSS RSDM Elderly/Persons with Disabilities Program, the ROSS RSDM 
Family Program, ROSS Homeownership Supportive Services Program, and the 
Public Housing Neighborhood Networks Program failed to meet the 
statutorily required 25 percent match threshold. Applicants produced 
letters describing the match that they secured, but did not meet the 
NOFA requirements that required that they be on official letterhead, 
signed, and dated within two months of the deadline. Applicants also 
failed to delineate the value of the services that would be provided or 
proposed activities that were ineligible to qualify as match. To 
address this issue, HUD committed a significant portion of its outreach 
and webcasts to ensure that applicants understand the requirements. In 
addition, HUD has clarified and expanded the section of this year's 
NOFAs pertaining to the eligible and ineligible match activities, 
especially in the ROSS Elderly/Persons with Disabilities Program, to 
ensure that partnerships that make a program more comprehensive are 
able to be counted toward the required match.
    Significant funds remained from last year's Homeownership 
Supportive Services (HSS) Program, which has been combined this year 
with the Family Program to create the ROSS Family and Homeownership 
NOFA. Approximately 45 percent of HSS applicants failed to meet the 
threshold requirement of committing vouchers and/or voucher program 
slots for the proper number of participants. Applicants submitting an 
application that fails to meet a threshold requirement are ineligible 
to receive a grant. In order to increase the likelihood of awarding 
these funds to deserving applicants HUD eliminated this requirement for 
the ROSS Family and Homeownership NOFA. Instead, HUD will award points 
for this element to those applicants who show a commitment connect 
their residents to homeownership opportunities. HUD believes that the 
combined ROSS Family and Homeownership NOFA will increase the 
likelihood of awarding available funds.
    These funds are being made available for FY2006 in the amounts 
indicated below for each grant program. Since the available funding has 
increased, the award amounts available have been returned to FY2005 
levels.

Summary of Technical Corrections

    Summaries of the technical corrections made by this document 
follow. The page number shown in brackets identifies where the 
individual funding availability announcement that is being corrected 
can be found in the March 8, 2006, SuperNOFA. The technical correction 
described in today's Federal Register will also be reflected in the 
application instructions located on Grants.gov/Apply. Applicants must 
read the instruction download located on Grants.gov/Apply prior to 
submitting their application in order to receive all parts of the 
application.

Resident Opportunity and Self-Sufficiency (ROSS) Elderly/Persons with 
Disabilities Program [11913]

    On page 11914, Overview Information, section G.2., second column, 
HUD is correcting the funding amount available. A total of 
approximately $16 million, comprised of $10 million in FY2006 and $6 
million in FY2004 and FY2005 funding, is available for ROSS Elderly/
Persons with Disabilities Program.
    On page 11914, Overview Information, section G.6., first column and 
third column, HUD is correcting this section to correct the funding 
amount available, to reflect revised maximum funding amounts, and to 
modify the portion of grant funds that can be used for the salaries and 
fringe benefits of a Project Coordinator.
    On page 11916, section II.B.1.a., second column, HUD is correcting 
the total funding amount announced by this NOFA. The correct amount is 
$16 million.
    On page 11916, section II.B.1., second column, chart, HUD is 
correcting the maximum funding available to applicants, which depends 
on the number of conventional units occupied by Elderly and Persons 
with Disabilities.
    On page 11916, section II.B.1.b, second column, HUD is correcting 
the maximum grant award for each Resident Association (RA). The maximum 
grant award for each RA is $125,000.
    On page 11916, section II.B.1.c., second column into third column, 
HUD is correcting the amount of funding a nonprofit organization can 
receive in FY2006 ROSS Elderly/Disabled grant funding. A nonprofit 
organization receiving support from an RA is limited to $125,000 for 
each RA and may submit a single application for no more than three 
different RAs from the same PHA. The maximum amount of funding a 
nonprofit organization can be awarded is $375,000.
    On page 11918, section III.C.2.c., second column, HUD is changing 
its policy regarding Contract Administrator Partnership Agreements. 
This paragraph is being revised to allow incomplete agreements to be 
treated as a technical deficiency rather than a failure to meet a 
threshold requirement, resulting in the application not receiving 
further consideration for funding.
    On page 11921, section IV.E.2.b., first column, HUD is correcting 
this paragraph to increase the amount of assistance that may be used to 
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project coordinator. HUD also clarifies that if a project coordinator 
receives a salary that is lower than the maximum ($65,000), the 
difference may be used for other eligible activities.
    On page 11921, section IV.E.4, second column, HUD is clarifying the 
subsection.
    On page 11923, section V.A.1.b.(2), first column, HUD is correcting 
the amount of funding that may be used to pay the annual salary and 
fringe benefits to a Project Coordinator, raising the amount from 
$50,000 to $65,000. Also, HUD is deleting the following language from 
this subsection, ``As indicated in the chart at the beginning of the 
NOFA, applicants must not propose to use more than the specified amount 
of funds for delivery of services.''
    On page 11923, section V.A.1.c.(1)(c), third column, HUD is adding 
a new subsection (iv), which reminds applicants that the budget form 
HUD-424CBW requires that a separate 424-CBW form be submitted for each 
sub-grant or contract that is 10% or more of the total amount 
requested. If the separate 424-CBW form is not included in the 
application applicants risk losing all points for ``Budget 
Appropriateness/Efficient Use of Grant'' and if the sub-grants or 
contract is for 50% or more of the grant awards applicants would lose 
all points for Rating Factor 3, Soundness of Approach.

Resident Opportunity and Self-Sufficiency (ROSS) Family and 
Homeownership Program [11927]

    On page 11928, Overview Information, section G.2., second column, 
HUD is correcting the funding amount available. A total of 
approximately $43 million is available for ROSS in FY2006, which is 
comprised of $18 in FY2006 funds and $25 million from previously 
unobligated funds.
    On page 11928, Overview Information, section G.3., second column, 
HUD is correcting the range of award amounts available to applicants. 
Awards, depending on the grant category, unit count, and type of 
grantee will range from $250,000 to $1,000,000.
    On page 11928, Overview Information, section G.6., third column 
entitled, ``Grant Term'', HUD is correcting the chart to reflect the 
changes in the amount of funding available and the maximum grant amount 
possible, which depends on the unit count and type of grantee.
    On page 11930, section II.A.5., second column into third column, 
HUD is correcting subsection 5, Total Funding, in its entirety. Each 
component of subsection 5 and both charts are being revised to reflect 
the additional funding that is being made available under this program.
    On page 11933, section III.C.2.c., second column, HUD is changing 
its policy regarding Contract Administrator Partnership Agreements. 
This paragraph is being revised to allow incomplete agreements to be 
treated as a technical deficiency rather than a failure to meet a 
threshold requirement, resulting in the application not receiving 
further consideration for funding.
    On page 11936, section IV.E.6, second column, HUD is clarifying the 
subsection explaining funding requests that are in excess of the 
maximum grant amount. If a grant is awarded, a HUD Field Office will 
work with the grantee to re-apportion the grant funds for only eligible 
activities that were proposed in the original application, as long as 
it does not impact the basis on which points were awarded.
    On page 11938, section V.A.1.c.(1)(c), second column, HUD is adding 
a new subsection (iii), which reminds applicants that the budget form 
HUD-424CBW requires that a separate 424-CBW form be submitted for each 
sub-grant or contract that is 10% or more of the total amount 
requested. If the separate 424-CBW form is not included in the 
application applicants risk losing all points for ``Budget 
Appropriateness/Efficient Use of Grant'' and if the sub-grants or 
contract is for 50% or more of the grant awards applicants would lose 
all points for Rating Factor 3, Soundness of Approach.

Public Housing Neighborhood Networks Program [11942]

    On page 11943, Overview Information, section F., second column, HUD 
is extending the application deadline date to July 21, 2006.
    On page 11943, Overview Information, section G.2., second column 
into third column, HUD is correcting the funding amount available. A 
total of approximately $17 million is available for Neighborhood 
Networks program in FY2006, which is comprised of approximately $7.5 in 
FY2006 funds and approximately $9.5 in previously unobligated funds.
    On page 11943, Overview Information, section G.3., third column, 
HUD is correcting the range of award amounts available to applicants. 
Awards will range from $150,000 to $600,000.
    On page 11943, Overview Information, section G.6., third column, 
HUD is correcting the chart to reflect the changes in the amount of 
funding available and the maximum grant amount possible, depending on 
the grant category, unit count, and type of grantee.
    On page 11944, section II.A., Introduction, third column, HUD is 
correcting the amount of total funding available.
    On page 11945, section II.A.2.a. and b., first column, HUD is 
correcting the Funding Levels for Existing and New Centers to reflect 
the increase in funding available.
    On page 11946, section III.C.1.c., first column, HUD is changing 
its policy regarding Contract Administrator Partnership Agreements. 
This paragraph is being revised to allow incomplete agreements to be 
treated as a technical deficiency rather than a failure to meet a 
threshold requirement, resulting in the application not receiving 
further consideration for funding.
    On page 11946, section III.C.4., third column, HUD is correcting 
the subsection dealing with eligible participants to make it consistent 
with the 2006 Appropriations Act.
    On page 11947, section IV.C.1., second column into third column, 
HUD is extending the application deadline date to July 21, 2006.
    On pages 11947 and 11948, section IV.E.3, third column into first 
column of the next page, HUD is clarifying the subsection explaining 
funding requests that are in excess of the maximum grant amount. If a 
grant is awarded, a HUD Field Office will work with the grantee to re-
apportion the grant funds for only eligible activities that were 
proposed in the original application, as long as it does not impact the 
basis on which points were awarded.
    On page 11950, section V.A.1.c.(1)(c), second column, HUD is adding 
a new subsection (iii), which reminds applicants that the budget form 
HUD-424CBW requires that a separate 424-CBW form be submitted for each 
sub-grant or contract that is 10% or more of the total amount 
requested. If the separate 424-CBW form is not included in the 
application applicants would lose all points for ``Budget 
Appropriateness/Efficient Use of Grant'' and if the sub-grants or 
contract is for 50% or more of the grant awards applicants would lose 
all points for Rating Factor 3, Soundness of Approach.

Public and Indian Housing Family Self-Sufficiency Program Coordinators 
Under Resident Opportunities and Self-Sufficiency (ROSS) Program 
[11954]

    On page 11955, Overview Information, section F., first column, HUD 
is correcting the application deadline date. The new application 
deadline date is June 28, 2006.

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    On page 11955, Overview Information, section G.2., first column, 
HUD is correcting the funding amount available. A total of 
approximately $13 million is available for the Public and Indian 
Housing Family Self-Sufficiency Program Coordinators Under Resident 
Opportunities and Self-Sufficiency (ROSS) program in FY2006, which is 
comprised of $10 million in FY2006 funds and $3 million from previously 
unobligated funds.
    On page 11956, section II.A., second column, HUD is correcting the 
first sentence of the paragraph to reflect the additional funding that 
is available. The NOFA is announcing the availability of approximately 
$13 million in FY2006 to employ Family Self-Sufficiency program 
coordinators for the Public and Indian Housing Family Self-Sufficiency 
Program Coordinators Under Resident Opportunities and Self-Sufficiency 
(ROSS) program.
    On page 11957, section III.C.2.d., second column, HUD is changing 
its policy regarding Contract Administrator Partnership Agreements. 
This paragraph is being revised to allow incomplete agreements to be 
treated as a technical deficiency rather than a failure to meet a 
threshold requirement, resulting in the application not receiving 
further consideration for funding.
    HUD is taking advantage of the opportunity provided this technical 
correction to advise applicants that form HUD-52767 has been modified 
so that it is consistent with the NOFA. The NOFA defines ``The Number 
of PH FSS Program Participants'' as ``The total number of families 
shown in HUD's PIC data system as enrolled in the applicant's PH FSS 
program on the publication date of this NOFA, plus the number of 
families that successfully completed their PH FSS contracts in the 
applicant's program between October 1, 2000 and the publication date of 
this NOFA.'' However, the form HUD-52767 question 9b defines it as 
``The total number of families shown in HUD's PIC data system as 
enrolled in the applicant's PH FSS program on the application due date 
of this NOFA, plus the number of families that successfully completed 
their PH FSS contracts in the applicant's program between October 1, 
2000 and the application due date of this NOFA.'' Applicants must 
follow the definition contained in the NOFA. Form HUD-52767, as 
modified, is available for re-download in the Instructions Download on 
grants.gov.
    Accordingly, in the Notice of HUD's Fiscal Year (FY) 2006, Notice 
of Funding Availability (NOFA), Policy Requirements to the SuperNOFA 
for HUD's Discretionary Grant Programs, beginning at 71 FR 11712, in 
the issue of March 8, 2006, the following corrections are made.
    1. Resident Opportunity and Self-Sufficiency (ROSS) Elderly/Persons 
With Disabilities Program, beginning on page 11913:
    On page 11914, Overview Information, section G.2., second column, 
is corrected to read as follows:
    2. Funding Available. A total of approximately $16 million is 
available for ROSS Elderly/Persons with Disabilities grants in fiscal 
year 2006. The funding available includes approximately $10 million 
from this year's appropriations and approximately $6 million from 
previously unobligated funds.
    On page 11914, Overview Information, section G.3., second column 
into third column, is corrected to read as follows:
    3. Award Amounts. Awards, depending on the grant category, unit 
count, and type of grantee, will range from $125,000 to $450,000. Grant 
awards must be used in two ways: One portion for the salaries and 
fringe benefits of a Project Coordinator; and one portion for direct 
delivery of a supportive service to the targeted elderly/disabled 
resident population. Please see the funding breakdown chart below.
    On page 11914, Overview Information, section G.6., third column, is 
corrected to read as follows:
    6. Grant term. The grant term is three years from the execution 
date of the grant agreement.

----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                                                                     Maximum grant amount (units
                                                                                       refers to the number of
           Grant program                  Total funding        Eligible applicants    units occupied by elderly/
                                                                                       disabled as indicated on
                                                                                        ROSS Fact Sheet (HUD-
-----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------52751))----------
ROSS Elderly/Persons with            $16 million...........  PHAs..................  $250,000 for with 1-217
 Disabilities.                                                                        units.
                                                                                     $350,000 for PHAs with 218-
                                                                                      1,155 units.
                                                                                     $450,000 for PHAs with
                                                                                      1,156 or more units.
                                                             Resident Associations.  $125,000
                                                             Non-profit entities...   $125,000 per RA; maximum
                                                                                      award is 375,000.
                                                             Tribes/TDHEs..........  $250,000 for Tribes/TDHEs
                                                                                      with 1-217 units.
                                                                                     $350,000 for Tribes/TDHEs
                                                                                      with 218-1,155 units.
                                                                                     $450,000 for Tribes/TDHEs
                                                                                      with 1,156 or more units.
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

    Grant awards must be used in two ways: One portion for the salaries 
and fringe benefits of a Project Coordinator; and one portion for 
direct delivery of high priority supportive services to the targeted 
elderly/disabled resident population. The applicant may use up to 
$65,000 maximum per year and in accordance with local wage standards 
(see Funding Restrictions) for the salary and fringe benefits of a 
Project Coordinator. Additionally, the applicant may use funds for 
delivery of services. The application must demonstrate (in rating 
factor 2) that these services are of a high priority for the targeted 
elderly/disabled residents and that another funding source is not 
available, therefore meriting funding under this grant.
    On page 11916, section II.B.1., Total Funding, second and third 
columns, is corrected to read as follows:
    1. Total Funding. The Department expects to award $16,000,000 under 
this funding category of ROSS.
    Awards will be made as follows:
    a. PHAs must use the number of conventional public housing units 
occupied by elderly and disabled residents as of September 30, 2005, 
per their budget to determine the maximum grant amount they are 
eligible for in accordance with the categories listed below. PHAs 
should clearly indicate the number of conventional public housing units 
occupied by elderly and disabled residents under their Annual 
Contributions Contract on the Fact Sheet.

------------------------------------------------------------------------
    Number of conventional units occupied by elderly and       Maximum
                 persons with disabilities                     funding
------------------------------------------------------------------------
1-217 units................................................     $250,000
217-1,155 units............................................      350,000
1,156 or more units........................................      450,000
------------------------------------------------------------------------

    b. The maximum grant award is $125,000 for each RA.
    c. Nonprofits are eligible applicants if they are representing or 
acting at the

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behest of an RA. Accordingly, nonprofit applicants must show support 
from that RA. Nonprofit organizations that have support from an RA are 
limited to $125,000 for each RA. A nonprofit organization may submit a 
single application for no more than three different RAs from the same 
PHA. A nonprofit organization may not receive more than $375,000 in FY 
2006 ROSS Elderly/Disabled grant funding. Nonprofit organizations may 
submit more than one application provided they target residents of 
distinct PHAs or tribes/TDHEs. In cases where nonprofit applicants are 
not able to obtain support from RAs, they must obtain letters of 
support from PHAs and/or tribes/TDHEs and they may also submit a letter 
of support from one or more of the following: Resident Advisory Boards 
(RABs), local civic organizations, or units of local government.

    Note: All nonprofit applicants that do not include a letter of 
support from an RA must include a letter of support from a PHAs or 
tribes/TDHEs. Please see Threshold Requirements for more information 
Support letters must indicate the developments to be served by the 
nonprofit organization. Funding for nonprofit applicants that do not 
receive letters of support from RAs will be determined as follows. 
Support letters must indicate the developments to be served by the 
nonprofit organization as well as the number of conventional public 
housing units occupied by elderly and persons with disabilities.


------------------------------------------------------------------------
    Number of conventional units occupied by elderly and       Maximum
                 persons with disabilities                     funding
------------------------------------------------------------------------
1-217 units................................................     $250,000
217-1,155 units............................................      350,000
1,156 or more units........................................      450,000
------------------------------------------------------------------------

    Applicants should see the General Section of the SuperNOFA for 
instruction on submitting support letter and other documentation with 
their electronic application.
    d. Tribes/TDHEs should use the number of units occupied by elderly 
and persons with disabilities counted as Formula Current Assisted Stock 
for Fiscal Year 2005 as defined in 24 CFR 1000.316. Tribes/TDHEs are 
eligible for the same amounts as PHAs within each category in (a) 
above. Tribes that have not previously received funds from the 
Department under the 1937 Housing Act should count housing units under 
management that are owned and operated by the Tribe, identified in 
their housing inventory as of September 30, 2005, and occupied by 
elderly/disabled residents. Tribes should clearly indicate the number 
of units under management occupied by elderly/disabled residents in 
their Fact Sheet.
    On page 11918, section III.C.2.c., second column, is corrected to 
read as follows:
    c. Contract Administrator Partnership Agreement. All nonprofit 
applicants, all RAs, and troubled PHAs (troubled as of the application 
deadline) are required to submit a signed Contract Administrator 
Partnership Agreement. The agreement must be for the entire grant term. 
If an applicant that is required to have a Contract Administrator 
Partnership Agreement submits an incomplete Agreement this will be 
treated as a technical deficiency. See the General Section for more 
information on Corrections to Deficient Applications. See the 
Definitions, and Program Requirements Sections of this NOFA for more 
information on Contact Administrators. See the General Section for 
instructions on submitting the information electronically.
    Troubled PHAs are not eligible to be contract administrators. Grant 
writers who assist applicants in preparing their ROSS applications are 
also ineligible to be contract administrators.
    On page 11921, section IV.E.2.b., first column, is corrected to 
read as follows:
    b. Project Coordinator. All applicants may propose to hire a 
qualified Project Coordinator to run the grant program. The ROSS-
Elderly/Persons with Disabilities program will fund up to $65,000 in 
combined annual salary and fringe benefits for a full-time Project 
Coordinator. Applicants may propose a part-time Project Coordinator at 
a lesser salary. For audit purposes, applicants must have documentation 
on file demonstrating that the salary and fringe benefits of the 
Project Coordinator are comparable to similar professions in their 
local area.
    On page 11921, section IV.E.4., second column, is corrected to read 
as follows:
    4. Funding Requests in Excess of Maximum Grant Amount. Applicants 
that request funding in excess of the maximum grant amount which they 
are eligible to receive will be given consideration only for the 
maximum grant for which they are eligible. If awarded a grant, the 
grantee will work with the Field Office to re-apportion the grant funds 
for eligible activities proposed in the original application, as long 
as it does not impact the basis on which points were awarded.
    On page 11923, section V.A.1.b.(2), first column, is corrected to 
read as follows:
    (2) Demonstrated Link Between Proposed Activities and Local Need 
(15 points). Applicants' narrative must demonstrate a clear 
relationship between proposed activities, community needs, and the 
purpose of the program funding in order for points to be awarded for 
this factor. Grant awards must be used in two ways: One portion for the 
salaries and fringe benefits of a Project Coordinator; and one portion 
for direct delivery of high priority supportive services to the 
targeted elderly/disabled resident population. The applicant must, in 
the narrative for this rating factor, describe the service needs of the 
target residents, show which service needs are already being met by 
local resources and which service needs the applicant is unable to meet 
using existing resources, and demonstrate that these services are of a 
high priority for the targeted elderly/disabled residents and that 
another funding source is not available, thereby meriting funding under 
this program. The applicant may also indicate a need for a Project 
Coordinator, which it may pay up to $65,000 maximum per year from grant 
funds for salary and fringe benefits in accordance with local wage 
standards (see Funding Restrictions).
    On page 11923, section V.A.1.c.(1)(c)(iv), third column, add the 
following new paragraph:
    (iv) Please note that the budget form HUD-424CBW requires that a 
separate 424-CBW form be submitted for each sub-grant or contract of 
10% or more of the requested grant amount. If an applicant proposes to 
sub-grant or contract 10% or more of the requested grant amount and 
does not include a separate 424-CBW for each 10% or more sub-grant or 
contract, all points for Budget Appropriateness/Efficient Use of Grant 
will be lost. If 424-CBW for sub-grants or contracts for 50% or more of 
the requested grant amount are not included, the application will lose 
all points for Rating Factor 3, Soundness of Approach.
    2. Resident Opportunity and Self-Sufficiency (ROSS) Family and 
Homeownership Program, beginning on page 11927:
    On page 11928, Overview Information, section G.2., second column, 
is corrected to read as follows:
    2. Funding Available: A total of approximately $43 million is 
available for ROSS in fiscal year 2006. The funding available includes 
approximately $18 million from this year's appropriations and 
approximately $25 million from previous unobligated funds.
    On page 11928, Overview Information, section G.3., second column, 
is corrected to read as follows:
    3. Award Amounts: Awards, depending on the unit count and type

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of grantee, will range from $250,000 to $1,000,000. Please see the 
program description for more specific information about funding 
amounts.
    On page 11928, Overview Information, section G.6., third column 
entitled, ``Grant term'', is corrected to read as follows:
    6. Grant term. The grant term for each funding category is three 
years from the execution of the grant agreement.

----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                                                                     Maximum grant amount (units
                                                                                       refers to the number of
           Grant program                  Total funding        Eligible applicants    units occupied by elderly/
                                                                                       disabled as indicated on
                                                                                        ROSS Fact Sheet (HUD-
-----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------52751))----------
ROSS Family and Homeownership......  $43 million...........  PHAs/Tribes/TDHEs.....  $250,000 for 1-780 units.
                                                                                     $350,000 for 781-2,500
                                                                                      units.
                                                                                     $500,000 for 2,501-7,300.
                                                                                     $1,000,000 for 7,301 or
                                                                                      more units.
                                                             Resident Associations.  $125,000
                                                             Non-profit entities...  $125,000 per RA; maximum
                                                                                      award is $375,000.
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

    On page 11930, section II.A.5., second column into third column, is 
corrected to read as follows:
    5. Total Funding. The Department expects to award approximately 
$43,000,000 under this funding category of ROSS. Awards are to be made 
as follows:
    a. PHAs must use the number of occupied conventional family public 
housing units as of September 30, 2005, per their budget to determine 
the maximum grant amount they are eligible for in accordance with the 
categories listed below. (Use HUD-51751 ROSS Fact Sheet.) Applicants 
should clearly indicate on the Fact Sheet the number of eligible units 
under their Annual Contributions Contract.

------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                                               Maximum
                                                             funding for
       Number of occupied family conventional units         PHAs/Tribes/
                                                                TDHEs
------------------------------------------------------------------------
1-780 units...............................................      $250,000
781-2,500 units...........................................       350,000
2,500-7,301 units.........................................       500,000
7,301 or more units.......................................     1,000,000
------------------------------------------------------------------------

    b. The maximum grant award is $125,000 for each RA.
    c. Nonprofit organizations that have resident support or the 
support of tribes or RAs are limited to $125,000 for each RA. A 
nonprofit organization may submit a single application for no more than 
three different RAs from the same PHA for a maximum grant award of 
$375,000. Nonprofit organizations may submit more than one application 
provided they target residents of distinct PHAs or tribes/TDHEs. The 
maximum funds that may be awarded to any nonprofit applicant is 
$375,000 overall. In cases where nonprofit applicants are not able to 
obtain support from RAs, they must obtain letters of support from PHAs 
or tribes/TDHEs and they may also submit letters from one or more of 
the following: Resident Advisory Boards (RABs), local civic 
organizations, or units of local government. Note: All nonprofit 
applicants that do not include letters of support from RAs must include 
a letter of support from PHAs or tribes/TDHEs. (Please see Threshold 
Requirements for more information.) Support letters must indicate the 
developments to be served by the nonprofit organization.
    Funding for nonprofit applicants that do not receive letters of 
support from RAs will be determined as follows (support letters from 
PHAs must indicate the developments to be served by the nonprofit 
organization as well as the number of occupied conventional family 
public housing in those developments):

------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                                               Maximum
                                                             funding for
                                                             non-profits
                                                                 with
                Number of conventional units                   support
                                                               letters
                                                              from PHAs
                                                              (not RAs)
------------------------------------------------------------------------
1-2,500 units..............................................     $125,000
2,500-7,300 units..........................................      250,000
7,301 or more units........................................      375,000
------------------------------------------------------------------------

    Applicants should see the General Section for instructions on 
submitting support letters and other documentation with their 
electronic application.
    d. Tribes/TDHEs should use the number of units counted as Formula 
Current Assisted Stock for Fiscal Year 2005 as defined in 24 CFR part 
1000.316. Tribes/TDHEs are eligible for the same amounts as PHAs within 
each category in (a) above. Tribes that have not previously received 
funds from the Department under the U.S. Housing Act of 1937 should 
count housing units under management that are owned and operated by the 
Tribe and are identified in their housing inventory as of September 30, 
2005, for family units. Tribes should clearly indicate the number of 
units under management occupied by elderly/disabled residents in their 
Fact Sheet.
    On page 11933, section III.C.2.c., second column, is corrected to 
read as follows:
    c. Contract Administrator Partnership Agreement. All nonprofit 
applicants, all RAs, and troubled PHAs (troubled as of the application 
publication date) are required to submit a signed Contract 
Administrator Partnership Agreement. The agreement must be for the 
entire grant term. If an applicant that is required to have a Contract 
Administrator Partnership Agreement submits an incomplete Agreement 
this will be treated as a technical deficiency. See the General Section 
for more information on Corrections to Deficient Applications. See the 
Definitions and Program Requirements Sections of this NOFA for more 
information on Contract Administrators. See the General Section for 
instructions on submitting the information with your electronic 
application.
    Troubled PHAs are not eligible to be contract administrators. Grant 
writers who assist applicants in preparing their ROSS applications are 
also ineligible to be contract administrators.
    On page 11936, section IV.E.6, second column, is corrected to read 
as follows:
    6. Funding Requests in Excess of Maximum Grant Amount. Applicants 
that request funding in excess of the maximum grant amount which they 
are eligible to receive will be given consideration only for the 
maximum grant for which they are eligible. If awarded a grant, the 
grantee will work with the Field Office or Area ONAP to re-apportion 
the grant funds for eligible activities proposed in the original 
application, as long as it does not impact the basis on which points 
were awarded.
    On page 11938, section V.A.1.c.(1)(c)(iii), second column, add the 
following new paragraph:
    (iii) Please note that the budget form HUD-424CBW requires that a 
separate 424-CBW form be submitted for each sub-grant or contract of 
10% or more of the requested grant amount. If an applicant proposes to 
sub-grant or contract 10% or more of the requested grant amount and 
does not include a

[[Page 30154]]

separate 424-CBW for each 10% or more sub-grant or contract, all points 
for Budget Appropriateness/Efficient Use of Grant will be lost. If 424-
CBW for sub-grants or contracts for 50% or more of the requested grant 
amount are not included, the application will lose all points for 
Rating Factor 3, Soundness of Approach.
    3. Public Housing Neighborhood Networks Program, beginning on page 
11942:
    On page 11943, Overview Information, section F., second column, 
delete ``June 23, 2006'' and replace with ``July 21, 2006.''
    On page 11943, Overview Information, section G.2., second column 
into third column, is corrected to read as follows:
    2. Funding Available: The Department plans to award approximately 
$17,000,000 under the Neighborhood Networks program in Fiscal Year 
2006. The funding available includes approximately $7.5 million from 
this year's appropriations and approximately $9.5 million from previous 
unobligated funds.
    On page 11943, Overview Information, section G.3., third column, is 
corrected to read as follows:
    3. Award Amounts: Awards will range from $150,000 to $600,000. 
Please see the program description for more specific information about 
funding amounts.
    On page 11943, Overview Information, section G.6., entitled, 
``Grant term'', third column, is corrected to read as follows:
    6. Grant term. The grant term is three years from the execution 
date of the grant agreement.

----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                                     Eligible
        Grant program            Total funding      applicants                 Maximum grant amount
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Neighborhood Networks........  $17 million.....  PHAs--existing   $150,000 for 1-780 units.
                                                  centers.        $200,000 for 781-2,500 units.
                                                                  $250,000 for 2,501-7,300 units.
                                                                  $300,000 for 7,301 or more units.
                                                 PHAs--new        $300,000 for 1-780 units.
                                                  centers.        $400,000 for 781-2,500 units.
                                                                  $500,000 for 2,501-7,300 units.
                                                                  $600,000 for 7,301 or more units.
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

    On page 11944, Section II.A., Introduction, is corrected to read as 
follows:

A. Total Funding

    The Department expects to award approximately a total of 
$17,000,000 under the Neighborhood Networks program for Fiscal Year 
2006. Awards will be made as follows:
    On page 11945, section II.A.2.a., is corrected to read as follows:
    a. Funding Levels for Existing Centers:

------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                                               Maximum
                Number of conventional units                   funding
------------------------------------------------------------------------
1-780 units................................................     $150,000
780-2,500 units............................................      200,000
2,501-7,300 units..........................................      250,000
7,301 or more units........................................      300,000
------------------------------------------------------------------------

    On page 11945, section II.A.2.b., is corrected to read as follows:
    b. Funding Levels for New Centers:

------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                                               Maximum
                Number of conventional units                   funding
------------------------------------------------------------------------
1-780 units................................................     $300,000
780-2,500 units............................................      400,000
2,501-7,300 units..........................................      500,000
7,301 or more units........................................      600,000
------------------------------------------------------------------------

    On page 11946, section III.C.2.c., first column, is corrected to 
read as follows:
    c. Contract Administrator Partnership Agreement. PHAs that are 
troubled at the time of application are required to submit a signed 
Contract Administrator Partnership Agreement. The agreement must be for 
the entire grant term. Grant awards must have a signed Contract 
Administrator Partnership Agreement included in the application. If an 
applicant that is required to have a Contract Administrator Partnership 
Agreement submits an incomplete Agreement this will be treated as a 
technical deficiency. See the General Section for more information on 
Corrections to Deficient Applications.
    Troubled PHAs are not eligible to be contract administrators. Grant 
writers who assist applicants in preparing their Neighborhood Networks 
applications are also ineligible to be contract administrators. Please 
see the General Section, Definitions Section, and Program Requirements 
Section for instructions for more information.
    On page 11946, section III.C.4., third column, is corrected to read 
as follows:
4. Eligible Participants
    All program participants must be residents of public housing or 
residents of other housing assisted with funding made available under 
the 2006 Appropriations Act or any other Act (e.g., residents receiving 
tenant-based or project-based voucher assistance, as well as elderly 
and disabled residents).
    On page 11947, section IV.C.1., second column into third column, 
delete ``June 23, 2006'' and replace with ``July 21, 2006.''
    On pages 11947 and 11948, section IV.E.3, third column into first 
column of the next page, is corrected to read as follows:
    3. Funding Requests in Excess of Maximum Grant Amount. Applicants 
that request funding in excess of the maximum grant amount which they 
are eligible to receive will be given consideration only for the 
maximum grant for which they are eligible. If awarded a grant, the 
grantee will work with the Field Office to re-apportion the grant funds 
for eligible activities proposed in the original application, as long 
as it does not impact the basis on which points were awarded.
    On page 11950, section V.A.1.c.(1)(c)(iii), first column, is 
corrected to read as follows: (iii) Please note that the budget form 
HUD-424CBW requires that a separate 424-CBW form be submitted for each 
sub-grant or contract of 10% or more of the requested grant amount. If 
an applicant proposes to sub-grant or contract 10% or more of the 
requested grant amount and does not include a separate 424-CBW for each 
10% or more sub-grant or contract, all points for Budget 
Appropriateness/Efficient Use of Grant will be lost. If 424-CBW for 
sub-grants or contracts for 50% or more of the requested grant amount 
are not included, the application will lose all points for Rating 
Factor 3, Soundness of Approach.
    4. Public and Indian Housing Family Self-Sufficiency Program 
Coordinators Under Resident Opportunities and Self-Sufficiency (ROSS) 
Program, beginning at page 11954:
    On page 11955, Overview Information, section F., first column, 
delete ``June 8, 2006'' and replace with ``June 28, 2006.''
    On page 11955, Overview Information, section G.2., first column, is 
corrected to read as follows:

[[Page 30155]]

2. Funding Available
    The Department expects to award a total of approximately $13 
million in FY2006. The funding available includes approximately $10 
million from this year's appropriations and approximately $3 million 
from previously unobligated funds.
    On page 11956, section II.A., second column, the first sentence is 
corrected to read as follows:
    This NOFA announces the availability of approximately $13 million 
in FY2006 to employ FSS program coordinators for the PH FSS program.
    On page 11957, section III.C.2.d., second column, is corrected to 
read as follows:
    d. Troubled PHAs--Contract Administrator Partnership Agreement. 
PHAs that are troubled at the time of application are required to 
submit a signed Contact Administrator Partnership Agreement. The 
agreement must be for the entire grant term. The grant award shall be 
contingent upon having a signed Partnership Agreement included in the 
application. If an applicant that is required to have a Contract 
Administrator Partnership Agreement fails to submit one, this will be 
treated as a technical deficiency. See the General Section for more 
information on Corrections to Deficient Applications. The Contract 
Administrator must ensure that the financial management system and 
procurement procedures that will be in place during the grant term will 
fully comply with 24 CFR part 85. Troubled PHAs are not eligible to be 
contract administrator. Grant writers who assist applicants to prepare 
their FSS application are ineligible to be Contact Administrators.

    Dated: May 19,2006.
Paula O. Blunt,
General Deputy Assistant Secretary for Public and Indian Housing.
[FR Doc. 06-4864 Filed 5-22-06; 2:42 pm]
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