Notice of Funding Availability (NOFA) for Fiscal Year 2010; Rural Innovation Fund Program; Correction, 578-579 [2010-33299]

Download as PDF 578 Federal Register / Vol. 76, No. 3 / Wednesday, January 5, 2011 / Notices On October 21, 2010, HUD posted on http://www.Grants.gov, its Notice of Funding Availability (NOFA) for the FY2010 Resident Opportunity and Self-Sufficiency (ROSS) Service Coordinators Program. The NOFA establishes an application due date of Monday, February 21, 2011, which inadvertently falls on the federal holiday of Washington’s Birthday (commonly referred to as Presidents Day). To help ensure that applicants have sufficient time to submit their applications, are not deprived, this notice announces that HUD has posted an extension of the application due date on http://www.Grants.gov. The new deadline for submission of applications is Wednesday, February 23, 2011. Applicants do not need to download a new application or resubmit their applications as a result of this notice. SUMMARY: The application deadline date is February 23, 2011. Applications submitted through http:// www.grants.gov must be received by Grants.gov no later than 11:59:59 p.m. eastern time on the application deadline date. Applications submitted to Grants.gov go through a validation process before they are accepted by the Grants.gov system. Please allow time for this process to ensure that you meet the timely receipt requirements. Please see the 2010 General Section for instructions for timely receipt, including actions to take if the application is rejected. Applicants should carefully read the section titled ‘‘APPLICATION and SUBMISSION INFORMATION’’ in the 2010 General Section for electronic application submission and receipt requirements. DATES: jlentini on DSKJ8SOYB1PROD with NOTICES FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Questions regarding specific program requirements should be directed to the agency contact identified in Section VII of this program NOFA. Prior to the application deadline, program staff will be available to provide general guidance, but not guidance with actually preparing the application. Questions regarding the 2010 General Section should be directed to the Office of Departmental Grants Management and Oversight at 202–708–0667 (this is not a toll-free number) or the NOFA Information Center at 800–HUD–8929 (toll-free). Persons with hearing or speech impairments may access these numbers via TTY by calling the Federal Information Relay Service at 800–877– 8339. The NOFA Information Center is open between the hours of 10 a.m. and 6:30 p.m. eastern time, Monday through Friday, except Federal holidays. VerDate Mar<15>2010 16:26 Jan 04, 2011 Jkt 223001 Dated: December 29, 2010. Milan Ozdinec, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Public Housing and Indian Housing. [FR Doc. 2010–33302 Filed 1–4–11; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4210–67–P DEPARTMENT OF HOUSING AND URBAN DEVELOPMENT [Docket No. FR–5415–C–35] Notice of Funding Availability (NOFA) for Fiscal Year 2010; Rural Innovation Fund Program; Correction Office of the Assistant Secretary for Community Planning and Development, CPD. ACTION: Notice of technical correction. AGENCY: On December 22, 2010, HUD posted on http://www.Grants.gov its Notice of Funding Availability (NOFA) for HUD’s FY 2010 Rural Innovation Fund Program, ‘‘Rural Fund.’’ Today’s Federal Register publication announces that HUD has posted on http:// www.Grants.gov a technical correction that, most significantly, corrects the application due date and corrects the maximum funding amounts for Category 1 proposals. HUD has also corrected an incorrect reference to a ‘‘Revolving Fund grant’’ rather than a ‘‘Rural Fund grant.’’ The revised NOFA can be found and downloaded from http:// www.Grants.gov, using the CFDA number for that program, 14.263. DATES: The correct application deadline date is February 23, 2011. Applications must be received by Grants.gov by 11:59:59 p.m. eastern time on the deadline date. See the General Section for timely receipt requirements. All information required to complete the application is in the General Section and this NOFA. Applicants may download the application and instructions from the Grants.gov Web site at http://www07.grants.gov/ applicants/apply_for_grants.jsp. Please carefully read the Notice of HUD’s Fiscal Year (FY) 2010 Notice of Funding Availability (NOFA) Policy Requirements and General Section to HUD’s FY 2010 NOFAs for Discretionary Programs, posted on Grants.gov on June 7, 2010. Applicants need to be aware that following receipt, applications go through a validation process in which the application may be accepted or rejected. Please allow time for this process to ensure that you meet the timely receipt requirements. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: For information concerning the HUD Rural Fund program, contact Robert Duncan, SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00042 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Associate Deputy Assistant Secretary for Economic Development, Office of Community Planning and Development, Department of Housing and Urban Development, 451 Seventh Street, SW., Washington, DC 20410–7000; telephone 202–402–4681 (this is not a toll-free number) or 1–877–787–2526 (this is a toll-free number). Questions regarding the 2010 General Section should be directed to the Office of Departmental Grants Management and Oversight at (202) 708–0667 (this is not a toll-free number) or the NOFA Information Center at (800) HUD–8929 (toll-free). Persons with speech or hearing impairments may access these numbers via TTY by calling the toll-free Federal Relay Service at 800–877–8339. The NOFA for HUD’s FY 2010 Rural Innovation Fund Program, ‘‘Rural Fund’’ has been corrected as follows: 1. On pages 1 and 2, the application deadline date has been corrected to read: ‘‘February 23, 2011.’’ 2. On page 5, under the heading ‘‘5. Consortium,’’ a phrase in the third full paragraph has been corrected to read: ‘‘If the consortium is awarded a Rural Fund grant, within 120 days after the grant award, the consortium members must execute a formal funding agreement.’’ 3. On page 32, section d.(1) has been corrected to read as follows: (1) Maximum amount established for Category 1 proposals is $20,750,000. For Category 1, Single Purpose and Comprehensive, HUD will select Single Purpose applications that score 75 points or more in rank order until selections totaling $7,500,000 have been reached. If there are an insufficient number of Single Purpose applications to utilize the full $7,500,000 then the remaining amount funds will be available for Category 1 Comprehensive grants. If all $7,500,000 is utilized for the Single Purpose grants, then of the remaining $13,250,000 funds, HUD will evaluate the total number of unfunded Category 1 applications that rated above 75 points, the comparative scores of the unfunded Single Purpose and Comprehensive applications and determine what total amounts will be awarded to the remaining unfunded Single Purpose grants and Comprehensive grants. If the total number of Single Purpose grant applications that rank 75 points or more totals $7,500,000 or less, HUD will allocate all of the remaining balance to Category 2 applications that rank 75 points or higher. HUD, in its sole discretion, may decide not to utilize the full amount of funds available. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: E:\FR\FM\05JAN1.SGM 05JAN1 Federal Register / Vol. 76, No. 3 / Wednesday, January 5, 2011 / Notices Dated: December 29, 2010. Clifford Taffet, General Deputy Assistant Secretary for Community Planning and Development (Acting). [FR Doc. 2010–33299 Filed 1–4–11; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4210–67–P DEPARTMENT OF HOUSING AND URBAN DEVELOPMENT [Docket No. FR–5386–N–16] Privacy Act of 1974; Computer Matching Program Between the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) and the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS): Matching Tenant Data in Assisted Housing Programs Office of the Chief Information Officer, HUD. ACTION: Notice of a New Computer Matching Agreement between HUD and HHS. AGENCY: Pursuant to the Computer Matching and Privacy Protection Act of 1988, as amended, HUD is providing notice of its intent to execute a new computer matching agreement with HHS for a recurring matching program with HUD’s Office of Public and Indian Housing (PIH) and Office of Housing, involving comparisons of information provided by participants in any authorized HUD rental housing assistance program with the independent sources of income information available through the National Directory of New Hires (NDNH) maintained by HHS. Specifically, the HUD–HHS computer matching program will now include program participants of HUD’s new Disaster Housing Assistance Program (DHAP), in addition to participants of previously authorized HUD rental housing assistance programs and conditions requiring HUD’s annual Quality Control for Rental Assistance Subsidy Determinations (‘‘QC’’) study to provide a statistical measurement of subsidy error within HUD rental housing assistance programs. The most recent renewal of the current matching agreement expires on January 5, 2011. DATES: HUD will file a report of the subject matching program with the Committee on Oversight and Government Reform of the House of Representatives, the Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs of the Senate, and Office of Management and Budget’s (OMB), Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs. The matching program will jlentini on DSKJ8SOYB1PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: VerDate Mar<15>2010 16:26 Jan 04, 2011 Jkt 223001 become effective as cited in Section V of this notice. ADDRESSES: Interested persons are invited to submit comments regarding this notice to the Rules Docket Clerk, Office of General Counsel, Room 10276, Department of Housing and Urban Development, 451 Seventh Street, SW., Washington, DC 20410–0500. Communications should refer to the above docket number and title. Facsimile (FAX) comments are not acceptable. A copy of each communication submitted will be available for public inspection and copying between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. weekdays at the above address. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: For Privacy Act Inquires: Office of the Chief Information Officer, contact the Chief Privacy Officer, Department of Housing and Urban Development, 451 Seventh Street, SW., Room 2256, Washington, DC 20410, telephone number (202) 402– 8073. For program information: Office of Public and Indian Housing, contact Nicole Faison, Program Advisor for the Real Estate Assessment Center, Department of Housing and Urban Development, 451 Seventh Street, SW., Room PCFL1, Washington, DC 20410, telephone number (202) 475–7963; and for the Office of Housing, contact Catherine M. Brennan, Director of the Housing Assistance Policy Division, Department of Housing and Urban Development, 451 Seventh Street, SW, Room 6160, Washington, DC 20410, telephone number (202) 402–6732. (These are not toll-free numbers.) A telecommunications device for hearingand speech-impaired individuals (TTY) is available at (800) 877–8339 (Federal Information Relay Service). SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: On March 11, 2009, Section 239 of HUD’s 2009 Appropriations Act modified Section 904 of the Stewart B. McKinney Act of 1988, as amended, to include the Disaster Housing Assistance Program (DHAP) as a ‘‘program’’ of HUD for the purpose of income verifications and computer matching. Computer matching for participants of the Disaster Housing Assistance Program is expected to begin no sooner than January 2, 2011. As such, pursuant to the Computer Matching and Privacy Protection Act (CMPPA) of 1988, as amended, OMB’s guidance on this statute entitled ‘‘Final Guidance Interpreting the Provisions of Public Law 100–503’’, and OMB Circular No. A–130, Appendix 1 to OMB’s Revisions of Circular No. A–130, ‘‘Transmittal Memorandum No. 4, Management of Federal Information Resources,’’ prescribes agencies responsibilities for maintaining records PO 00000 Frm 00043 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 579 about individuals, HUD is providing the public with notice of a new computer matching agreement with HHS (previous notice of a computer matching program between HUD and HHS was previously published at 73 FR 10046 on February 25, 2008). The first HUD–HHS computer matching program was conducted in September 2005, with HUD’s Office of Public and Indian Housing. The scope of the HUD–HHS computer matching program was extended to include HUD’s Office of Housing in December 2007. This notice supersedes the previous notice and changes the scope of the existing computer matching program to now include participants of HUD’s DHAP. The matching program will be carried out only to the extent necessary to: (1) Verify the employment and income of individuals participating in programs identified in Section I below, to correctly determine the amount of their rent and assistance, (2) identify, prevent, and recover improper payments made on behalf of tenants, and (3) after removal of personal identifiers, to conduct analyses of the employment and income reporting of individuals participating in any HUD authorized rental housing assistance program. HUD will make the results of the computer matching program available to public housing agencies (PHAs), private housing owners and management agents (O/As) administering HUD rental assistance programs to enable them to verify employment and income and correctly determine the rent and assistance levels for individuals participating in those programs, and contract administrators (CAs) overseeing and monitoring O/A operations. This information also may be disclosed to the HUD Inspector General (HUD/IG) and the Attorney General in detecting and investigating potential cases of fraud, waste, and abuse of the above named programs. In addition to the above noted information disclosures, limited redisclosure of reports containing NDNH information may be redisclosed to the following persons and/or entities: (1) independent auditors for the sole purpose of performing an audit of whether these HUD authorized entities verified tenants’ employment and/or income and calculated the subsidy and rent correctly; and (2) entities and/or individuals associated with grievance procedures and judicial proceedings (i.e. lawyers, court personnel, agency personnel, grievance hearing officers, etc.) relating to independently verified unreported income identified through this matching program. E:\FR\FM\05JAN1.SGM 05JAN1

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[Federal Register Volume 76, Number 3 (Wednesday, January 5, 2011)]
[Notices]
[Pages 578-579]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2010-33299]


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DEPARTMENT OF HOUSING AND URBAN DEVELOPMENT

[Docket No. FR-5415-C-35]


Notice of Funding Availability (NOFA) for Fiscal Year 2010; Rural 
Innovation Fund Program; Correction

AGENCY: Office of the Assistant Secretary for Community Planning and 
Development, CPD.

ACTION: Notice of technical correction.

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SUMMARY: On December 22, 2010, HUD posted on http://www.Grants.gov its 
Notice of Funding Availability (NOFA) for HUD's FY 2010 Rural 
Innovation Fund Program, ``Rural Fund.'' Today's Federal Register 
publication announces that HUD has posted on http://www.Grants.gov a 
technical correction that, most significantly, corrects the application 
due date and corrects the maximum funding amounts for Category 1 
proposals. HUD has also corrected an incorrect reference to a 
``Revolving Fund grant'' rather than a ``Rural Fund grant.'' The 
revised NOFA can be found and downloaded from http://www.Grants.gov, 
using the CFDA number for that program, 14.263.

DATES: The correct application deadline date is February 23, 2011. 
Applications must be received by Grants.gov by 11:59:59 p.m. eastern 
time on the deadline date. See the General Section for timely receipt 
requirements. All information required to complete the application is 
in the General Section and this NOFA. Applicants may download the 
application and instructions from the Grants.gov Web site at http://www07.grants.gov/applicants/apply_for_grants.jsp. Please carefully 
read the Notice of HUD's Fiscal Year (FY) 2010 Notice of Funding 
Availability (NOFA) Policy Requirements and General Section to HUD's FY 
2010 NOFAs for Discretionary Programs, posted on Grants.gov on June 7, 
2010. Applicants need to be aware that following receipt, applications 
go through a validation process in which the application may be 
accepted or rejected. Please allow time for this process to ensure that 
you meet the timely receipt requirements.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: For information concerning the HUD 
Rural Fund program, contact Robert Duncan, Associate Deputy Assistant 
Secretary for Economic Development, Office of Community Planning and 
Development, Department of Housing and Urban Development, 451 Seventh 
Street, SW., Washington, DC 20410-7000; telephone 202-402-4681 (this is 
not a toll-free number) or 1-877-787-2526 (this is a toll-free number). 
Questions regarding the 2010 General Section should be directed to the 
Office of Departmental Grants Management and Oversight at (202) 708-
0667 (this is not a toll-free number) or the NOFA Information Center at 
(800) HUD-8929 (toll-free). Persons with speech or hearing impairments 
may access these numbers via TTY by calling the toll-free Federal Relay 
Service at 800-877-8339.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The NOFA for HUD's FY 2010 Rural Innovation 
Fund Program, ``Rural Fund'' has been corrected as follows:
    1. On pages 1 and 2, the application deadline date has been 
corrected to read: ``February 23, 2011.''
    2. On page 5, under the heading ``5. Consortium,'' a phrase in the 
third full paragraph has been corrected to read: ``If the consortium is 
awarded a Rural Fund grant, within 120 days after the grant award, the 
consortium members must execute a formal funding agreement.''
    3. On page 32, section d.(1) has been corrected to read as follows:
    (1) Maximum amount established for Category 1 proposals is 
$20,750,000. For Category 1, Single Purpose and Comprehensive, HUD will 
select Single Purpose applications that score 75 points or more in rank 
order until selections totaling $7,500,000 have been reached. If there 
are an insufficient number of Single Purpose applications to utilize 
the full $7,500,000 then the remaining amount funds will be available 
for Category 1 Comprehensive grants. If all $7,500,000 is utilized for 
the Single Purpose grants, then of the remaining $13,250,000 funds, HUD 
will evaluate the total number of unfunded Category 1 applications that 
rated above 75 points, the comparative scores of the unfunded Single 
Purpose and Comprehensive applications and determine what total amounts 
will be awarded to the remaining unfunded Single Purpose grants and 
Comprehensive grants. If the total number of Single Purpose grant 
applications that rank 75 points or more totals $7,500,000 or less, HUD 
will allocate all of the remaining balance to Category 2 applications 
that rank 75 points or higher. HUD, in its sole discretion, may decide 
not to utilize the full amount of funds available.


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    Dated: December 29, 2010.
Clifford Taffet,
General Deputy Assistant Secretary for Community Planning and 
Development (Acting).
[FR Doc. 2010-33299 Filed 1-4-11; 8:45 am]
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