Agency: Housing & Urban Development Dept. (Office of Public and Indian Housing; Office of Multifamily Housing); Program: Choice Neighborhoods — Planning Grants (CFDA Number: 14.892) (Funding Opportunity Number: FR-6100-N-38); Eligibility: Public housing authorities, nonprofits, local governments and for-profits; Funding: $5 million for six awards (5% match required); Deadline: Aug. 28.
Summary: These grants enable communities to create a comprehensive plan to transform public and assisted housing within a distressed neighborhood. To achieve the program’s core goals, communities must develop and implement a comprehensive neighborhood revitalization strategy or “Transformation Plan.” Applicants must have an early learning component. The program helps communities transform neighborhoods by redeveloping severely distressed public and/or HUD-assisted housing and catalyzing critical improvements in the neighborhood, including vacant property, housing, businesses, services and schools.