In Feb. 2023, HUD released Notice CPD-23-01, which provides guidance on the submission process of Consolidated Plans and Action Plans for Community Development Block Grant (CDBG), HOME Investment Partnerships Program (HOME), Housing Trust Fund (HTF), Emergency Solutions Grants (ESG), and Housing Opportunities for Persons With AIDS (HOPWA) formula grantees and participating jurisdictions (PJs). The latest submission deadline for each applicable Plan is Aug. 16, 2023.
The notice for FY 2023 Consolidated Plans and Action Plans includes instructions on:
- applications of waivers
- participation requirements
- costs incurred prior to execution of a grant agreement
- information of waivers for pre-award costs of Entitlement CDBG grantees and HOME PJs
- specific provisions
Consolidated Plans and Action Plans may have different submission deadlines and procedures depending on the program and start date–the notice outlines these differences.
CDBG, HOME, ESG, and HOPWA
Funding allocations, which were announced on Feb. 27 for CDBG, HOME, ESG, and HOPWA grantees, amount to nearly $5.6 billion in formula funds. As allocation letters are expected to be sent to grantees by HUD shortly, grantees must ensure that the actual FY 2023 allocation amounts are reflected in form SF-424 prior to submission.
Each jurisdiction should submit its Consolidated Plan at least 45 days before the start of its program year. Submissions may be delayed by grantees and PJs 60 days after the FY 2023 allocation announcement date for those whose normal Consolidated Plan/Action Plan submission deadline is no later than the 60 day timeline.
Submission deadlines cannot be waived under these programs as the requirement is established by statute.
For HTF grantees, allocations are expected to be announced in April 2023 at the earliest. These allocation dates differ from the other programs due to source of funding, which are mandatory set-aside amounts that come from Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac instead of federal appropriations.
In cases where States would like to submit Plans before HTF allocations are released, they may submit their Plans for other Community Planning and Development (CPD) programs and then submit their HTF allocation plan as a substantial amendment to its annual Action Plan after HTF allocations are released.
While HTF formula grants are not subject to the same Aug. 16 deadline, grantees that receive CDBG funding are required to follow deadline requirements under the program for the submission of Action Plans.
For more information on the notice and the instructions provided, please see our next edition of the NAHRO Monitor on March 15.
For the original notice please see here.