|U.S. DEPARTMENT OF HOUSING AND URBAN DEVELOPMENT
WASHINGTON, DC 20410-5000
February 17, 2021
SUBJECT: Tribal HUD-VASH NOFA Technical Corrections
Dear Tribal Leader:
On January 15, 2021, the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) published the Notice of Funding Availability (NOFA) for the Tribal HUD-VASH Expansion program (FR-6400-N-73). This NOFA announced the availability of approximately $3.2 million for competitive grants to eligible Indian tribes and tribally designated housing entities (TDHEs). Applicants have until 11:59:59 p.m. Eastern Standard Time on April 15, 2021, to submit applications. For further information about this funding opportunity, please visit https://www.grants.gov/ and https://www.hud.gov/codetalk.
This letter is to inform you that the NOFA was corrected on February 9, 2021, as follows:
- The initial Grants.gov posting of the NOFA contained a period of performance of 8/1/21 to 8/1/24. The period of performance has been corrected to 8/1/21 to 7/31/24.
- The initial Grants.gov posting of the NOFA stated the maximum points for Sub-Factor 1.1 was 8 points. It has been corrected to 6 points.
- In the Eligible Applicants section of the initial Grants.gov posting of the NOFA, it stated: “Applications submitted by a TDHE on behalf of an Indian tribe(s) must include a tribal resolution on official letterhead authorizing the TDHE to apply on behalf of the tribe(s).” It now states: “Applications submitted by a TDHE on behalf of an Indian tribe(s) must include a tribal resolution(s) or tribal certification on official letterhead authorizing the TDHE to apply on behalf of the tribe(s).”
- In Section IV.F-“Funding Restrictions,” added the following bolded language under “Pre-award costs”: “With the exception of proposal costs incurred to prepare an application for submission under this NOFA, the value of land acquisition and/or the value of existing housing stock specifically for the use of eligible Veterans and used towards an applicant’s leveraging contribution (see Subfactor 3.2), all costs, including leveraging resources, must be incurred within the period of performance dates established in the Tribal HUD-VASH grant agreement.”
- Under “Quarterly Federal Financial Reports” (Section VI.C.), added language specifying that “If applicable, the SF-425 must also show that leveraging resources were received and used for their intended purposes.”
- The correction removed boiler plate language from page 52 of 56, Section VI. B., of the original posting, including “President’s September 2, 2020 memorandum entitled Memorandum on Reviewing Funding to State and Local Government Recipients of Federal Funds that Are Permitting Anarchy, Violence, and Destruction in American Cities” and “Executive Order on Protecting American Monuments, Memorials, and Statues and Combating Recent Criminal Violence (E.O. 13933).”
All applicants should download a new application package to ensure you are accessing the most recent, updated materials. For further information and to view the changes, please visit https://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=330966.
This is an exciting opportunity to fund rental assistance for Native American Veterans who are homeless or at risk of homelessness. I strongly encourage you to apply. If you have questions about the NOFA, please contact TribalHUDVASH@hud.gov or your ONAP Area Office.
Thank you for your interest in the expansion of the Tribal HUD-VASH program and for your continued partnership and collaboration in serving Indian Country.
Heidi J. Frechette
Deputy Assistant Secretary
for Native American Programs