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Download as PDF 3348 Federal Register / Vol. 82, No. 7 / Wednesday, January 11, 2017 / Notices DEPARTMENT OF HOUSING AND URBAN DEVELOPMENT number via TTY by calling the toll-free Federal Relay Service at (800) 877–8339. [Docket No. FR–6000–FA–08] SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Announcement of Funding Awards; Rural Capacity Building for Community Development and Affordable Housing Program; Fiscal Year (FY) 2016 Office of the Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary for Community Planning and Development, HUD. ACTION: Announcement of funding awards. AGENCY: In accordance with Section 102(a)(4)(C) of the Department of Housing and Urban Development Reform Act of 1989, this announcement notifies the public of funding decisions made by the Department in a competition for funding under the FY 2016 Notice of Funding Availability (NOFA) for the Rural Capacity Building for Community Development and Affordable Housing Program. This announcement contains the names and addresses of the award recipients under said NOFA. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Steven K. Washington, Director, Office of Policy Development and Coordination, Office of Community Planning and Development, U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, 451 7th Street SW., Room 7140, Washington, DC 20410, or email capacitybuilding@hud.gov. Telephone number (202) 402–4142 (this is not a toll-free number). Persons with hearing or speech impairments may access this SUMMARY: As authorized by the Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2016 (Pub. L. 114– 113, approved December 18, 2015, the purpose of the Rural Capacity Building for Community Development and Affordable Housing program is to fund capacity building activities performed by national rural housing organizations. Through this program, grants are made to eligible organizations to then provide training, education, support and advice to enhance the technical and administrative capabilities of rural housing development organizations, Community Development Corporations (CDCs), Community Housing Development Organizations (CHDOs), local governments and Indian tribes. Eligible organizations are defined in the NOFA as a national, non-profit entity or consortium that has on-going experience in rural housing in five or more HUD regions. Grants may be used by eligible organizations (grantees) to assist rural organizations to improve their capacity to participate in local, regional and State planning processes such as those for the Consolidated Plan, fair housing plan and the Continuum of Care for homeless assistance. Grantees will also help rural community organizations to build their capacity to evaluate performance, work broadly with the community, cooperatively plan for the use of available resources, and to link plans with neighboring communities in order to foster regional planning. Eligible activities to accomplish these purposes include making loans, pass-through grants, development assistance, predevelopment assistance, or other financial assistance to rural housing organizations, CDCs, CHDOs, local governments, and Indian tribes. Community development and affordable housing activities must benefit lowincome and low- and moderate-income families and persons, for both housing and economic development activities. Finally, other activities as determined by the grantees in consultation with the HUD Secretary or his or her designee, may be allowed. The FY 2016 awards announced in this Notice were selected for funding in a NOFA competition posted on the http://www.grants.gov Web site on July 15, 2016 for $5,000,000. Applications were received by the deadline from twelve organizations and eight of those applications passed the initial threshold review. Those eight applications were reviewed using criteria identified in the FY2016 NOFA, with a minimum score of 75 required for funding consideration. Six of the eight applications exceeded the minimum score and were selected for funding as outlined in Appendix A. Dated: January 4, 2017. Harriet Tregoning, Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary for Community Planning and Development. Appendix A FY2016 RURAL CAPACITY BUILDING FOR COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT AND AFFORDABLE HOUSING AWARDS Applicant name Contact Rural Community Assistance Corp ........... Stanley Keasling, Chief Executive Director, 3120 Freeboard Drive, Suite 201, Sacramento, CA 95691–5010. Noel Poyo, Executive Director, 5404 Wurzbach Road, San Antonio, TX 78238 ........ $1,174,365 Rosemary Fagrelius, Housing Development Director, 2446 University Avenue West, Suite 140, Saint Paul, MN 55114. Moises Loza, Executive Director,1025 Vermont Ave. NW., Washington, DC 20005 Russell Bennett, Executive Director, P.O. Box 130159, Birmingham, AL 35213– 0159. Linda Brockway, President, 6810 S. Cedar St., Suite #15, Lansing, MI 48911–6909 978,791 National Association for Latino Community Asset Builders. Minnesota Housing Partnership ............... Housing Assistance Council ..................... Collaborative Solutions, Inc ...................... Economic Consultants for Housing Opportunities, Inc. 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DEPARTMENT OF HOUSING AND URBAN DEVELOPMENT

[Docket No. FR-6000-FA-08]


Announcement of Funding Awards; Rural Capacity Building for 
Community Development and Affordable Housing Program; Fiscal Year (FY) 
2016

AGENCY: Office of the Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary for 
Community Planning and Development, HUD.

ACTION: Announcement of funding awards.

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SUMMARY: In accordance with Section 102(a)(4)(C) of the Department of 
Housing and Urban Development Reform Act of 1989, this announcement 
notifies the public of funding decisions made by the Department in a 
competition for funding under the FY 2016 Notice of Funding 
Availability (NOFA) for the Rural Capacity Building for Community 
Development and Affordable Housing Program. This announcement contains 
the names and addresses of the award recipients under said NOFA.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Steven K. Washington, Director, Office 
of Policy Development and Coordination, Office of Community Planning 
and Development, U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, 451 
7th Street SW., Room 7140, Washington, DC 20410, or email 
capacitybuilding@hud.gov. Telephone number (202) 402-4142 (this is not 
a toll-free number). Persons with hearing or speech impairments may 
access this number via TTY by calling the toll-free Federal Relay 
Service at (800) 877-8339.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: As authorized by the Consolidated 
Appropriations Act, 2016 (Pub. L. 114-113, approved December 18, 2015, 
the purpose of the Rural Capacity Building for Community Development 
and Affordable Housing program is to fund capacity building activities 
performed by national rural housing organizations. Through this 
program, grants are made to eligible organizations to then provide 
training, education, support and advice to enhance the technical and 
administrative capabilities of rural housing development organizations, 
Community Development Corporations (CDCs), Community Housing 
Development Organizations (CHDOs), local governments and Indian tribes. 
Eligible organizations are defined in the NOFA as a national, non-
profit entity or consortium that has on-going experience in rural 
housing in five or more HUD regions.
    Grants may be used by eligible organizations (grantees) to assist 
rural organizations to improve their capacity to participate in local, 
regional and State planning processes such as those for the 
Consolidated Plan, fair housing plan and the Continuum of Care for 
homeless assistance. Grantees will also help rural community 
organizations to build their capacity to evaluate performance, work 
broadly with the community, cooperatively plan for the use of available 
resources, and to link plans with neighboring communities in order to 
foster regional planning. Eligible activities to accomplish these 
purposes include making loans, pass-through grants, development 
assistance, predevelopment assistance, or other financial assistance to 
rural housing organizations, CDCs, CHDOs, local governments, and Indian 
tribes. Community development and affordable housing activities must 
benefit low-income and low- and moderate-income families and persons, 
for both housing and economic development activities. Finally, other 
activities as determined by the grantees in consultation with the HUD 
Secretary or his or her designee, may be allowed.
    The FY 2016 awards announced in this Notice were selected for 
funding in a NOFA competition posted on the http://www.grants.gov Web 
site on July 15, 2016 for $5,000,000. Applications were received by the 
deadline from twelve organizations and eight of those applications 
passed the initial threshold review. Those eight applications were 
reviewed using criteria identified in the FY2016 NOFA, with a minimum 
score of 75 required for funding consideration. Six of the eight 
applications exceeded the minimum score and were selected for funding 
as outlined in Appendix A.

    Dated: January 4, 2017.
Harriet Tregoning,
Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary for Community Planning and 
Development.

Appendix A



 FY2016 Rural Capacity Building for Community Development and Affordable
                             Housing Awards
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         Applicant name                  Contact           Award amount
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Rural Community Assistance Corp  Stanley Keasling, Chief      $1,174,365
                                  Executive Director,
                                  3120 Freeboard Drive,
                                  Suite 201, Sacramento,
                                  CA 95691-5010.
National Association for Latino  Noel Poyo, Executive          1,000,000
 Community Asset Builders.        Director, 5404
                                  Wurzbach Road, San
                                  Antonio, TX 78238.
Minnesota Housing Partnership..  Rosemary Fagrelius,             978,791
                                  Housing Development
                                  Director, 2446
                                  University Avenue
                                  West, Suite 140, Saint
                                  Paul, MN 55114.
Housing Assistance Council.....  Moises Loza, Executive          778,923
                                  Director,1025 Vermont
                                  Ave. NW., Washington,
                                  DC 20005.
Collaborative Solutions, Inc...  Russell Bennett,                567,921
                                  Executive Director,
                                  P.O. Box 130159,
                                  Birmingham, AL 35213-
                                  0159.
Economic Consultants for         Linda Brockway,                 500,000
 Housing Opportunities, Inc.      President, 6810 S.
                                  Cedar St., Suite #15,
                                  Lansing, MI 48911-6909.
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