Announcement of Requirements and Registration for “Innovation in Affordable Housing Student Design and Planning Competition”, 73204-73205 [2013-29067]

Download as PDF 73204 Federal Register / Vol. 78, No. 234 / Thursday, December 5, 2013 / Notices Eligibility Rules for Participating in the Competition DEPARTMENT OF HOUSING AND URBAN DEVELOPMENT [FR–5745–N–01] Announcement of Requirements and Registration for ‘‘Innovation in Affordable Housing Student Design and Planning Competition’’ Office of the Assistant Secretary for Policy Development and Research, HUD. AGENCY: ACTION: Notice. This notice announces the inaugural year of the Innovation in Affordable Housing Student Design and Planning Competition. The competition requires teams of graduate students from multiple disciplines to submit plans in response to a real life affordable housing design issue. The goals of this new competition are: To encourage research and innovation in quality affordable housing design that strengthens the social and physical fabric of low- and moderate-income communities and neighborhoods; to raise practitioner and future practitioner capacity to produce more livable and sustainable housing for low-and moderate-income people through disseminating best practices; and to foster cross-cutting team-work within the design and community development process. SUMMARY: February 24, 2014. Although teams may begin registering now, the competition will officially open on January 6, 2014, when the real life affordable housing design issue is released. The deadline for phase one of the competition will be February 10, 2014. Finalists will be announced on February 24, 2014, and will have until May 5, 2014, to prepare their presentations. DATES: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Claire Desjardins, Research Utilization Division, Office of Policy Development and Research, Department of Housing and Urban Development, 451 7th Street SW., Room 8110, Washington, DC 20410, telephone 202–402–5945. Email: Claire.Y.Desjardins@hud.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: ehiers on DSK2VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES Subject of Challenge Competition Entrants in the Innovation in Affordable Housing Design are requested to present their plans for a site owned by a public housing authority (PHA). This presentation will include architectural designs, neighborhood planning, and financial plans. VerDate Mar<15>2010 13:57 Dec 04, 2013 Jkt 232001 The competition is open to any contestant, defined as a team of U.S. citizens or permanent residents of the United States who are currently enrolled in a graduate level program at a university in the United States. The team members must represent at least three related academic disciplines and will be supported by a faculty advisor. Individuals may not participate in more than one team. To be eligible to win a prize under this challenge (Challenge), an individual or entity— (1) Shall have registered to participate in the competition under the rules promulgated by HUD; (2) Shall have complied with all the requirements under this section; (3) In the case of a private entity, shall be incorporated in and maintain a primary place of business in the United States, and in the case of an individual, whether participating singly or in a group, shall be a citizen or permanent resident of the United States; (4) May not be a Federal entity or Federal employee acting within the scope of their employment; (5) Shall not be a HUD employee working on their applications or submissions during assigned duty hours; (6) May not be a judge of the competition, or any other party involved with the design, production, execution, or distribution of the Challenge or their immediate family (spouse, parents or step-parents, siblings and step-siblings, and children and step-children); (7) Federal grantees may not use Federal funds to develop challenge applications under the America COMPETES Reauthorization Act of 2011 (COMPETES Act) unless consistent with the purpose of their grant award; (8) Federal contractors may not use Federal funds from a contract to develop COMPETES Act challenge applications or to fund efforts in support of a COMPETES Act challenge submission. An individual or entity shall not be ineligible because the individual or entity used Federal facilities or consulted with Federal employees during a competition if the facilities and employees are made available to all individuals and entities participating in the competition on an equitable basis. By participating in this Challenge, contestants agree to assume any and all risks and waive claims against the Federal Government and its related entities, except in the case of willful misconduct, for any injury, death, damage, or loss of property, revenue, or PO 00000 Frm 00019 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 profits, whether direct, indirect, or consequential, arising from participation in this prize contest, whether the injury, death, damage, or loss arises through negligence or otherwise. By participating in this Challenge, contestants agree to indemnify the Federal Government against third party claims for damages arising from or related to Challenge activities. Registration Process for Participants All Contestants can register on the competition Web site, http:// www.huduser.org/portal/challenge/ index.html. Interested parties can also read all official rules and sign up to receive more information and competition updates on this site. Submission Period Begins: 12:01 a.m., EDT, January 6, 2014. Submission Period Ends: 11:59 p.m., EDT, February 10, 2014. Amount of the Prize The winning team of the competition will be awarded $10,000. The runner-up team will be awarded $5,000. Prizes awarded under this competition may be subject to Federal income taxes. HUD will comply with the Internal Revenue Service withholding and reporting requirements, where applicable. Basis Upon Which Winner Will Be Selected Submissions to the competition will be assessed by an informed jury of approximately five practitioners and experts in the fields of architecture, urban planning, affordable housing, and other relevant areas, in compliance with the requirements of the COMPETES Act. Jury members will be named after the commencement of the competition. The jury will make decisions based on the following criteria: completeness of design; applicability; financial and economic viability; planning criterion; and innovation and creativity. Additional Information The finalists will be invited to a site visit of the PHA in mid-March, with expenses paid for two team members. All rules and competition information and updates can be found at http:// www.huduser.org/portal/challenge/ index.html. Copyright and Intellectual Property: Upon submission, each team warrants that the team members are the sole owners of the submission, and that the submission is wholly original to the team and does not infringe on any copyright or other rights of any third party of which the team is aware. E:\FR\FM\05DEN1.SGM 05DEN1 73205 Federal Register / Vol. 78, No. 234 / Thursday, December 5, 2013 / Notices Submission Rights: By participating in this Challenge, each Team grants to HUD an irrevocable, paid-up, royaltyfree, non-exclusive license to post, link to, share, and display publicly on the Web. The Public Housing Authority may use ideas from submissions in their future efforts to address the affordable housing design issue. Compliance With Rules and Contacting Contest Winners Finalists and the Contest Winners must comply with all terms and conditions of these Official Rules, and winning is contingent upon fulfilling all requirements herein. The initial finalists will be notified by email after the date of the judging. Privacy Personal information provided to HUD by Contestants registering or filling out the submission form through huduser.org is protected by the Privacy Act, and is used to respond to Contestants in matters regarding their submission, announcements of entrants, finalists, and winners of the Contest. Winners are permitted to cite that they won this contest. General Conditions HUD reserves the right to cancel, suspend, and/or modify the Competition, or any part of it, for any reason, at HUD’s sole discretion. Participation in this competition constitutes a contestant’s and team’s full and unconditional agreement to abide by the competition’s official rules found at http://www.huduser.org/portal/ challenge/index.html. Authority: 15 U.S.C. 3719 Dated: November 26, 2013. Jean Lin Pao, General Deputy Assistant Secretary for Policy Development and Research. [FR Doc. 2013–29067 Filed 12–4–13; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4210–67–P DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR Fish and Wildlife Service [FWS–HQ–EA–2013–N235; FF09D00000– FXGO1664091HCC0–145] ehiers on DSK2VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES Wildlife and Hunting Heritage Conservation Council Fish and Wildlife Service, Interior. ACTION: Notice of meeting. AGENCY: We, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, announce a public meeting of the Wildlife and Hunting SUMMARY: VerDate Mar<15>2010 13:57 Dec 04, 2013 Jkt 232001 Heritage Conservation Council (Council). DATES: Meeting: Wednesday January 29, 2014, from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., and Thursday January 30, 2014, from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. (Eastern standard time). For deadlines and directions on registering to attend, submitting written material, and giving an oral presentation, please see ‘‘Public Input’’ under SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION. ADDRESSES: The meeting will be held in the Room 104A at the USDA Whitten Building, 12th Street and Jefferson Drive SW., Washington DC 20250. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Joshua Winchell, Council Coordinator, 4401 North Fairfax Drive, Mailstop 3103–AEA, Arlington, VA 22203; telephone (703) 358–2639; fax (703) 358–2548; or email joshua_winchell@ fws.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: In accordance with the requirements of the Federal Advisory Committee Act, 5 U.S.C. App., we announce that Wildlife and Hunting Heritage Conservation Council will hold a meeting. Background Formed in February 2010, the Council provides advice about wildlife and habitat conservation endeavors that: 1. Benefit wildlife resources; 2. Encourage partnership among the public, sporting conservation organizations, States, Native American tribes, and the Federal Government; and 3. Benefit recreational hunting. The Council advises the Secretary of the Interior and the Secretary of Agriculture, reporting through the Director, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (Service), in consultation with the Director, Bureau of Land Management (BLM); Director, National Park Service (NPS); Chief, Forest Service (USFS); Chief, Natural Resources Service (NRCS); and Administrator, Farm Services Agency (FSA). The Council’s duties are strictly advisory and consist of, but are not limited to, providing recommendations for: 1. Implementing the Recreational Hunting and Wildlife Resource Conservation Plan—A Ten-Year Plan for Implementation; 2. Increasing public awareness of and support for the Wildlife Restoration Program; 3. Fostering wildlife and habitat conservation and ethics in hunting and shooting sports recreation; 4. Stimulating sportsmen and women’s participation in conservation and management of wildlife and habitat resources through outreach and education; PO 00000 Frm 00020 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 5. Fostering communication and coordination among State, tribal, and Federal governments; industry; hunting and shooting sportsmen and women; wildlife and habitat conservation and management organizations; and the public; 6. Providing appropriate access to Federal lands for recreational shooting and hunting; 7. Providing recommendations to improve implementation of Federal conservation programs that benefit wildlife, hunting, and outdoor recreation on private lands; and 8. When requested by the Designated Federal Officer in consultation with the Council Chairperson, performing a variety of assessments or reviews of policies, programs, and efforts through the Council’s designated subcommittees or workgroups. Background information on the Council is available at http:// www.fws.gov/whhcc. Meeting Agenda The Council will convene to consider: 1. The Recreational Hunting and Wildlife Resource Conservation Plan—A Ten-Year Plan for Implementation; 2. Farm Bill; 3. Funding for public and private lands conservation; and 4. Other Council business. The final agenda will be posted on the Internet at http://www.fws.gov/whhcc. PUBLIC INPUT If you wish to Attend the meeting .... Submit written information or questions before the meeting for the council to consider during the meeting. Give an oral presentation during the meeting. You must contact the Council Coordinator (see FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT) no later than January 20, 2014. January 20, 2014. January 20, 2014. Attendance Because entry to Federal buildings is restricted, all visitors are required to preregister to be admitted. In order to attend this meeting, you must register by close of business on the date listed in ‘‘Public Input’’ under SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION. Please submit your name, time of arrival, email address, and phone number to the Council Coordinator (see FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT). E:\FR\FM\05DEN1.SGM 05DEN1

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DEPARTMENT OF HOUSING AND URBAN DEVELOPMENT

[FR-5745-N-01]


Announcement of Requirements and Registration for ``Innovation in 
Affordable Housing Student Design and Planning Competition''

AGENCY: Office of the Assistant Secretary for Policy Development and 
Research, HUD.

ACTION: Notice.

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SUMMARY: This notice announces the inaugural year of the Innovation in 
Affordable Housing Student Design and Planning Competition. The 
competition requires teams of graduate students from multiple 
disciplines to submit plans in response to a real life affordable 
housing design issue. The goals of this new competition are: To 
encourage research and innovation in quality affordable housing design 
that strengthens the social and physical fabric of low- and moderate-
income communities and neighborhoods; to raise practitioner and future 
practitioner capacity to produce more livable and sustainable housing 
for low-and moderate-income people through disseminating best 
practices; and to foster cross-cutting team-work within the design and 
community development process.

DATES: February 24, 2014. Although teams may begin registering now, the 
competition will officially open on January 6, 2014, when the real life 
affordable housing design issue is released. The deadline for phase one 
of the competition will be February 10, 2014. Finalists will be 
announced on February 24, 2014, and will have until May 5, 2014, to 
prepare their presentations.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Claire Desjardins, Research 
Utilization Division, Office of Policy Development and Research, 
Department of Housing and Urban Development, 451 7th Street SW., Room 
8110, Washington, DC 20410, telephone 202-402-5945. Email: 
Claire.Y.Desjardins@hud.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 

Subject of Challenge Competition

    Entrants in the Innovation in Affordable Housing Design are 
requested to present their plans for a site owned by a public housing 
authority (PHA). This presentation will include architectural designs, 
neighborhood planning, and financial plans.

Eligibility Rules for Participating in the Competition

    The competition is open to any contestant, defined as a team of 
U.S. citizens or permanent residents of the United States who are 
currently enrolled in a graduate level program at a university in the 
United States. The team members must represent at least three related 
academic disciplines and will be supported by a faculty advisor. 
Individuals may not participate in more than one team.
    To be eligible to win a prize under this challenge (Challenge), an 
individual or entity--
    (1) Shall have registered to participate in the competition under 
the rules promulgated by HUD;
    (2) Shall have complied with all the requirements under this 
section;
    (3) In the case of a private entity, shall be incorporated in and 
maintain a primary place of business in the United States, and in the 
case of an individual, whether participating singly or in a group, 
shall be a citizen or permanent resident of the United States;
    (4) May not be a Federal entity or Federal employee acting within 
the scope of their employment;
    (5) Shall not be a HUD employee working on their applications or 
submissions during assigned duty hours;
    (6) May not be a judge of the competition, or any other party 
involved with the design, production, execution, or distribution of the 
Challenge or their immediate family (spouse, parents or step-parents, 
siblings and step-siblings, and children and step-children);
    (7) Federal grantees may not use Federal funds to develop challenge 
applications under the America COMPETES Reauthorization Act of 2011 
(COMPETES Act) unless consistent with the purpose of their grant award;
    (8) Federal contractors may not use Federal funds from a contract 
to develop COMPETES Act challenge applications or to fund efforts in 
support of a COMPETES Act challenge submission.
    An individual or entity shall not be ineligible because the 
individual or entity used Federal facilities or consulted with Federal 
employees during a competition if the facilities and employees are made 
available to all individuals and entities participating in the 
competition on an equitable basis.
    By participating in this Challenge, contestants agree to assume any 
and all risks and waive claims against the Federal Government and its 
related entities, except in the case of willful misconduct, for any 
injury, death, damage, or loss of property, revenue, or profits, 
whether direct, indirect, or consequential, arising from participation 
in this prize contest, whether the injury, death, damage, or loss 
arises through negligence or otherwise. By participating in this 
Challenge, contestants agree to indemnify the Federal Government 
against third party claims for damages arising from or related to 
Challenge activities.

Registration Process for Participants

    All Contestants can register on the competition Web site, http://www.huduser.org/portal/challenge/index.html. Interested parties can 
also read all official rules and sign up to receive more information 
and competition updates on this site.
    Submission Period Begins: 12:01 a.m., EDT, January 6, 2014.
    Submission Period Ends: 11:59 p.m., EDT, February 10, 2014.

Amount of the Prize

    The winning team of the competition will be awarded $10,000. The 
runner-up team will be awarded $5,000. Prizes awarded under this 
competition may be subject to Federal income taxes. HUD will comply 
with the Internal Revenue Service withholding and reporting 
requirements, where applicable.

Basis Upon Which Winner Will Be Selected

    Submissions to the competition will be assessed by an informed jury 
of approximately five practitioners and experts in the fields of 
architecture, urban planning, affordable housing, and other relevant 
areas, in compliance with the requirements of the COMPETES Act. Jury 
members will be named after the commencement of the competition.
    The jury will make decisions based on the following criteria: 
completeness of design; applicability; financial and economic 
viability; planning criterion; and innovation and creativity.

Additional Information

    The finalists will be invited to a site visit of the PHA in mid-
March, with expenses paid for two team members. All rules and 
competition information and updates can be found at http://www.huduser.org/portal/challenge/index.html.
    Copyright and Intellectual Property: Upon submission, each team 
warrants that the team members are the sole owners of the submission, 
and that the submission is wholly original to the team and does not 
infringe on any copyright or other rights of any third party of which 
the team is aware.

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    Submission Rights: By participating in this Challenge, each Team 
grants to HUD an irrevocable, paid-up, royalty-free, non-exclusive 
license to post, link to, share, and display publicly on the Web. The 
Public Housing Authority may use ideas from submissions in their future 
efforts to address the affordable housing design issue.

Compliance With Rules and Contacting Contest Winners

    Finalists and the Contest Winners must comply with all terms and 
conditions of these Official Rules, and winning is contingent upon 
fulfilling all requirements herein. The initial finalists will be 
notified by email after the date of the judging.

Privacy

    Personal information provided to HUD by Contestants registering or 
filling out the submission form through huduser.org is protected by the 
Privacy Act, and is used to respond to Contestants in matters regarding 
their submission, announcements of entrants, finalists, and winners of 
the Contest. Winners are permitted to cite that they won this contest.

General Conditions

    HUD reserves the right to cancel, suspend, and/or modify the 
Competition, or any part of it, for any reason, at HUD's sole 
discretion.
    Participation in this competition constitutes a contestant's and 
team's full and unconditional agreement to abide by the competition's 
official rules found at http://www.huduser.org/portal/challenge/index.html.

    Authority: 15 U.S.C. 3719

    Dated: November 26, 2013.
Jean Lin Pao,
General Deputy Assistant Secretary for Policy Development and Research.
[FR Doc. 2013-29067 Filed 12-4-13; 8:45 am]
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