HUD Announces $2.4 Billion Available Through 38 Grant Programs
The Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) has published HUD’s Fiscal Year 2007 “SuperNOFA,” a notice that makes available approximately $2.4 billion in funding through 38 individual grant programs.
This year’s SuperNOFA will continue HUD’s push toward requiring nearly all grant applications to be submitted electronically through www.grants.gov. Applicants are strongly encouraged to update their registration to avoid a last minute crush. However, those applicants seeking funding through HUD’s Continuum of Care homeless assistance programs will not be required to submit their applications electronically.
This year, HUD announces the return of three grant programs: the Early Doctoral Research Program, the Doctoral Dissertation Research Program, and Housing Counseling Training Program. The doctoral programs provide universities with funding for doctoral students who focus research efforts on policy-relevant housing and urban development issues. The Housing Counseling Training Program is designed to improve and standardize the quality of counseling provided by housing counselors employed by HUD-approved housing counseling agencies.
HUD’s Desktop User’s Guide (www.hud.gov/utilities/intercept.cfm?/offices/adm/grants/deskuserguide.pdf) provides easy-to-follow instructions to guide applicants through the electronic submission process. In addition, HUD also offers training via webcast. For a list of training programs, visit HUD’s Web site: www.hud.gov/offices/adm/grants/fundsavail.cfm.