Exhibit 2s to be Scored; Renewal Process to be Competitive
This year, HUD will also be scoring Exhibit 2 applications (in addition to Exhibit 1 applications.)
The application process will be a competitive one, even for the renewal projects – no funding is guaranteed. It is possible that HUD could “defund” projects for not submitting an APR report or not drawing down funds in a timely matter.
HUD will review all projects to determine that they meet their eligibility threshold requirements on a pass/fail standard.
HUD will review new project applications to determine if they meet the following project quality threshold requirements with clear and convincing evidence.
Regarding project renewal threshold, a CoC must consider the need to continue funding for projects expiring in CY2013. It is important that renewal projects meet minimum project eligibility, capacity, timeliness, and performance standards identified in the NOFA, or they will be rejected from consideration for funding.
A renewal project will be assessed on specific criteria on a pass/fail basis including:
Applicants must demonstrate all timeliness standards for grants being renewed, including that standards for the expenditure of grant funds have been met; and
The project applicant’s performance in assisting program participants to achieve and maintain independent living and record of success, except HMIS-dedicated projects are not required to meet this standard.
For each applicant that is not a state or unit of local government, the applicant must submit a certification by the jurisdiction in which the proposed project will be located that the applicant’s application for funding is consistent with the jurisdiction’s HUD-approved consolidated plan. For a government applicant, the jurisdiction must certify that it is following its HUD-approved consolidated plan.
Click here for a PDF of the Threshold Requirements section of the NOFA.
Click here for more information about the 2012 NOFA.
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