HUD Releases Housing Counseling NOFA for FY 2018
HUD recently issued a Notice of Funding Availability (NOFA) for its Housing Counseling Grant program for fiscal year (FY) 2018. All HUD-approved counseling entities, including state HFAs, are eligible to apply.
HUD expects to award $47 million in housing counseling grants to around 300 different recipients in FY 2018. For FY 2017, HUD awarded $47 million in grant funding to 255 different housing counseling agencies, including just over $7.8 million combined to 19 state HFAs.
The deadline to apply for funding under the NOFA is Aug. 7, 2018. Organizations must submit applications online at Grants.gov. Individuals who plan to submit grant applications on behalf of an organization must register at Grants.gov, and be listed as the Authorized Organization Representative (AOR) in the System for Award Management (SAM) system at sam.gov to submit a grant application. Complete registration instructions and guidance are provided on the Grants.gov website.