Distressed Cities and Persistent Poverty Technical Assistance

Cooperative agreements to USA and territories nonprofit organizations, businesses, and private institutions of higher education for technical assistance to distressed regions or cities. Required registrations may take several weeks to complete. Activities that are eligible for funding including but not limited to disaster resilience and recovery in distressed areas, targeted private sector investment, and financial management. As new HUD priorities and customer needs emerge, TA assignments may address additional programmatic or policy areas.

The objectives of the funds awarded through this NOFO include:Improve UGLGs’ understanding of relevant financial management principles and practices, including building internal capacity to develop policies and procedures that meet any program compliance requirements and the needs of the communities they serve.Improve UGLGs’ internal processes by helping them identify relevant local data, evaluate the implementation of planning documents, build cross-sector partnerships, and establish equitable community engagement practices.Build UGLGs’ capacity to identify, implement, and monitor strategies or plans for economic revitalization or stabilization, including in neighborhoods experiencing persistent poverty.Improve UGLGs’ understanding of root causes of economic distress and/or persistent poverty, in specific neighborhoods or communities within the UGLG’s jurisdiction.Enhance UGLGs’ ability to identify, access, and leverage funding streams and other resources to add internal capacity (for example, additional staffing), or for financing and supporting community improvement projects in the areas of economic development, housing, or disaster recovery.The technical assistance provided through this NOFO will be specific to the UGLG or community receiving the technical assistance rather than program-specific. It will be scaled to ensure a measurable impact on the community’s growth and resilience, as well as the efficient use of public funds. To that end, awardees are sought that will take a place-based, holistic approach to technical assistance.The experience and expertise needed include a variety of topics: financial management; governance in smaller UGLGs; cross-sector partnerships; data identification, collection, and analysis; project planning, implementation and monitoring; participating in federal, state, and local programs; community engagement; new construction and rehabilitation; economic revitalization and development; and disaster recovery and resilience. Applicants are encouraged to procure contractors and consultants as necessary that demonstrate experience across these topic areas.Eligible activities:Needs AssessmentsDirect TA and Capacity Building EngagementsDevelopment and Maintenance of Tools and ProductsSelf-Directed and Group LearningAdministrativeCoordinationFor more information on these activities, see the RFP:

Sub Title
Cooperative Agreements to USA Nonprofits, Businesses, and IHEs to Provide Technical Assistance to Distressed Communities
Funding Source

U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) – Policy Development and Research

07/29/21 11:59 PM ET
Geographic Focus
" Alabama, Alaska, Arizona, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana,
Agency Type
Eligibility Criteria

For profit organizations other than small businesses
Nonprofits having a 501(c)(3) status with the IRS, other than institutions of higher education
Nonprofits that do not have a 501(c)(3) status with the IRS, other than institutions of higher education
Private institutions of higher education
See RFP and/or Grant Guidelines for full eligibility
Small businesses

Term of Contract

Estimated Project Start Date: 09/29/2021
Estimated Project End Date: 09/29/2024

Estimated Total Program Funding
Number of Grants
HUD expects to make approximately 6 awards from the funds available under this NOFO. The minimum number of awards will be 2 (at least one from each funding source). There is no maximum number of awards.
Estimated Size of Grant
Award Ceiling: $6,800,000Award Floor: $750,000
Contact Information

“Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source’s website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.
Agency Contact: Questions regarding specific program requirements for this NOFO should be directed to [email protected]. Persons with hearing or speech impairments may access this number via TTY by calling the toll-free Federal Relay Service at 800-877-8339. Please note that HUD staff cannot assist applicants in preparing their applications.”