HUD has released a NOFA for $5 million for FY19 Choice Neighborhoods Planning Grants, including Planning and Action Grants. Planning Grants are two-year grants that assist communities with “severely distressed public or HUD-assisted housing in developing a successful neighborhood transformation plan and building the support necessary for that plan to be successfully implemented.” Planning and Action Grants are three and a half year planning grants that “pair planning with action.” Under these grants, the planning process would take place during the first 24 months. The planning process will identify Action Activities that will be carried out during the latter portion of the grant period.
Applications are due June 10. The NOFA and application package must be downloaded from http://www.grants.gov. Potential applications should send questions to ChoiceNeighborhoods@hud.gov.