Department of Housing and Urban Development August 31, 2010 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents
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Notice of Availability: Notice of Funding Availability (NOFA) for HUD's Fiscal Year (FY) 2010 Choice Neighborhoods Initiative-Round 1 NOFA
HUD announces the availability on its Web site of the applicant information, submission deadlines, funding criteria and other requirements for the FY2010 Choice NeighborhoodsRound 1 NOFA. Approximately $65 million is made available through this NOFA, by the Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2010 (Pub. L. 111-117, approved December 16, 2009). The FY 2010 Choice Neighborhoods competition will be conducted through two rounds. Today's publication announces the posting of the Round 1 NOFA. In Round 1, applicants may submit either a Choice Neighborhood Planning Grant or a Choice Neighborhood Implementation Grant application. Upon conclusion of its review of Planning Grant applications submitted in response to the Round 1 NOFA, HUD will announce approximately 12-15 Planning Grant awards. Upon conclusion of its review of Implementation Grant applications submitted in response to the Round 1 NOFA, HUD will select approximately 10 Implementation Grant finalists. HUD will then publish a second NOFA (i.e., the Round 2 NOFA) and provide these Implementation Grant finalists an opportunity to assemble and submit a more detailed application.
Notice of Availability: Notice of Funding Availability (NOFA) for HUD's Fiscal Year (FY) 2010 HOPE VI Revitalization Grants Program
HUD announces the availability on its website of the applicant information, submission deadlines, funding criteria and other requirements for the FY2010 HOPE VI Revitalization Program NOFA. Approximately $124 million is made available through this NOFA, by the Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2010 (Pub. L. 111-117, approved December 16, 2009). In accordance with Section 24(a) of the United States Housing Act of 1937, the purpose of HOPE VI Revitalization grants is to: (1) Assist PHAs to improve the living environment for public housing residents of severely distressed public housing projects through the demolition, rehabilitation, reconfiguration, or replacement of obsolete public housing projects (or portions thereof); (2) revitalize sites (including remaining public housing dwelling units) on which such public housing projects are located and contribute to the improvement of the surrounding neighborhood; (3) provide housing that will avoid or decrease the concentration of very low-income families; and (4) build sustainable communities.
Buy American Exceptions Under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009
In accordance with the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (Pub. L. 111-05, approved February 17, 2009) (Recovery Act), and implementing guidance of the Office of Management and Budget (OMB), this notice advises that certain exceptions to the Buy American requirement of the Recovery Act have been determined applicable for work using Capital Fund Recovery Formula and Competition (CFRFC) grant funds. Specifically, an exception was granted to the York Housing Authority for the purchase and installation of Variable Refrigerant Variable Refrigerant Volume systems, also known as Variable Refrigerant Flow (VRV/VRF) systems at the Broad Park Manor project.