On April 4, HUD released a Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO) for fiscal year 2023 Choice Neighborhoods Planning Grants. The grants are meant to assist communities with severely distressed housing to develop transformation plans that may revitalize the area. Applications are due June 6, 2023.
The Department has allocated up to $10 million for Planning Grants in total with up to $500,000 available for each grantee. Planning Grants for the program last two years.
Those who qualify as a public housing agency, local government, tribal entity, or 501(c)(3) nonprofit are eligible to apply. Applications from communities of all sizes are welcome, as there is no restriction or capacity limit on how large or small a community is. In addition, applicants must target an eligible housing project and be located in an eligible neighborhood (15 percent of residents estimated to be in poverty or have extremely low incomes based on U.S. Census Bureau data).
For more information on program requirements and eligible activities please see the next edition of the NAHRO Monitor April 17.
For the full NOFO please see here.