‘Choice Neighborhoods’ Planning Competition Includes Early Learning Component

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.

Info: https://goo.gl/3fXXJs (NOFA); ChoiceNeighborhoods@hud.gov or AskGMO@hud.gov

About Frank Klimko

Frank Klimko is a nationally known journalist, grants expert and speech writer/speaker. He has years of experience helping nonprofits devise lists of the right funding opportunities and secure funding from these foundations and corporate entities. Clients have focused on an array of areas including child care, homeless, hunger and K-12 education. Additionally, he is a Freedom of Information Act expert, who has helped numerous clients with securing proprietary information from the federal government. Currently, Frank Klimko writes the Children & Youth Funding Report and Private Grants Alert, which are Washington DC-based publications. CYF is a daily publication covering Congress, the Education Dept. and the various federal regulatory agencies. PGA, another daily publication, covers the world of private philanthropy.
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