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Grants to USA Nonprofits to Increase Housing Options for Low-Income Individuals and Families

Self-Help Homeownership Opportunity Program (SHOP)


Agency
Federal

GrantWatch ID#
164899

Funding Source
U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD)
Community Planning and Development
CFDA Number: 14.247
Funding or PIN Number: FR-6700-N-19
Array ( [0] => American Samoa (USA); [1] => Guam (USA); [2] => Puerto Rico (USA); [3] => Virgin Islands (USA); [4] => Northern Mariana Islands (USA); )

Geographic Focus
All USA
USA Territories: American Samoa (USA);   Guam (USA);   Puerto Rico (USA);   Virgin Islands (USA);   Northern Mariana Islands (USA);

Important Dates
Deadline: 12/04/23 11:59 PM ET Save

Grant Description
Grants to USA and territories nonprofit organizations to increase housing options for low-income residents. Applicants are advised that required registrations may take several weeks to complete. Funding is intended to develop housing units to be sold at prices that are below the average market price in order to increase housing options for low-income individuals and families.

The Self-Help Homeownership Opportunity Program (SHOP) awards grant funds to eligible national and regional non-profit organizations and consortia to purchase home sites and develop or improve the infrastructure needed to set the stage for sweat equity and volunteer-based homeownership programs for low-income persons and families.

SHOP units must be decent, safe, and sanitary non-luxury dwellings that comply with state and local codes, ordinances, and zoning requirements, and with all other SHOP requirements.

Applicants must propose to use a significant amount of SHOP grant funds in at least two states.

Land acquisition, infrastructure improvements, and reasonable and necessary planning and administration costs (not to exceed 20 percent) are the only eligible uses for SHOP grant funds.

The SHOP units must be sold to homebuyers at prices below the prevailing market price. Homebuyers must be low-income and must contribute a significant amount of sweat equity towards the development of the SHOP units. Reasonable accommodations must be made, whenever necessary to afford individuals with disabilities with equal opportunity to use and enjoy a dwelling. This includes making reasonable accommodations with respect to the sweat equity requirement. A homebuyer’s sweat equity contribution cannot be mortgaged or otherwise restricted upon future sale of the SHOP unit. Volunteer labor is also required.



Recipient

Eligibility
  • Nonprofits having a 501(c)(3) status with the IRS, other than institutions of higher education
  • Others (see text field entitled "Additional Eligibility Criteria" for clarification)

Additional Eligibility Criteria
Eligible applicants include public or private non-profit organizations, or a consortium of public or private non-profit organizations, that have the capacity and experience to provide or facilitate self-help homeownership opportunities on a national or regional basis. Grantees must directly undertake eligible SHOP activities and/or enter into a written agreement with one or more nonprofit affiliate organizations to carry out eligible SHOP activities.

Eligible SHOP Applicant:
(i) National Organization. A national organization is a public or private non-profit organization that carries out self-help homeownership housing activities or funds affiliates that carry out self-help homeownership housing activities on a national scale.
(ii) Regional Organization. A regional organization is a public or private non-profit organization that carries out self-help homeownership housing activities or funds affiliates that carry out self-help homeownership housing activities on a regional scale. A regional area is a geographic area, such as the Southwest or Northeast that includes at least two states. The states in the region need not be contiguous, and the service area of the organization need not precisely conform to state boundaries.
(iii) Consortium. A consortium is two or more public or private non-profit organizations located in at least two states that enter into an agreement to submit a single application for SHOP grant funds to carry out self-help homeownership housing activities on a national or regional basis. Individual consortium members may carry out self-help homeownership housing activities or fund affiliates to carry out self-help homeownership housing activities. The consortium must designate one member as the lead entity to act on behalf of all consortium members. The lead entity must be responsible and accountable for the timely performance and compliance of all consortium members. The consortium must execute a new written agreement with each affiliate that is participating in the consortium's FY2023 SHOP program. The consortium cannot amend a prior written agreement.

For eligibility details on Affiliate Organizations, see https://www.hud.gov/sites/dfiles/CFO/documents/ShopNofo_FR-6700-N-19.pdf#page=14.

Threshold Eligibility Requirements: https://www.hud.gov/sites/dfiles/CFO/documents/ShopNofo_FR-6700-N-19.pdf#page=16

Ineligible
Individuals are not eligible applicants for SHOP grant funds. Applications received from individuals will not be reviewed by HUD.

Funding Restrictions: https://www.hud.gov/sites/dfiles/CFO/documents/ShopNofo_FR-6700-N-19.pdf#page=44

Pre-Application Information
The application deadline is 11:59:59 PM Eastern time on 12/04/2023.

HUD strongly recommends you submit your applications at least 48 hours before the deadline and during regular business hours to allow enough time to correct errors or overcome other problems.

Required Registrations:
1. SAM Registration Requirement. Applicants must register with https://www.sam.gov/before submitting their application.
2. UEI Requirement. As of April 4, 2022, entities doing business with the federal government must use the UEI created in SAM.gov.
3. Requirement to Register with Grants.gov. Anyone planning to submit applications on behalf of an organization must register at Grants.gov and be approved by the E-Biz POC in SAM to submit applications for the organization.

Registration for SAM and Grants.gov is a multi-step process and can take four (4) weeks or longer to complete if data issues arise. Applicants without a valid registration cannot apply through Grants.gov.

There is no matching requirement for SHOP; however, the Grantee may leverage resources for the cost of construction and/or rehabilitation of self-help homeownership housing units assisted with SHOP grant funds, and for any other program costs that are not funded with SHOP grant funds.

View this opportunity on Grants.gov: https://grants.gov/search-results-detail/350426

For a list of relevant application documents, go to the Package tab (press Preview) on the Grants.gov link above.

Additional Funding Information

Estimated Total Program Funding:

$13,500,000

Number of Grants
7

Estimated Size of Grant
Minimum Award Amount: $1,145,000 Per Project Period
Maximum Award Amount: $13,500,000 Per Project Period

Term of Contract
Estimated Project Start Date: 04/15/2024
Estimated Project End Date: 12/21/2026
Length of Project Periods: 36-month project period and budget period

The Grantee must expend all SHOP grant funds within 24 months of the date that HUD makes the SHOP grant funds available for drawdown in the Grantee’s line of credit. Grantees are subject to 24-month expenditure deadlines unless they are providing SHOP funds to an affiliate or subrecipient developing five or more SHOP units.

However, grant funds provided to a SHOP affiliate that develops five or more SHOP units must be expended within 36 months of the date that HUD makes the SHOP grant funds available for drawdown in the Grantee’s line of credit. The Grantee must convey all SHOP units in order to meet the 36-month deadline requirement.

The Grantee’s administrative costs directly related to the management and oversight of affiliates developing five or more SHOP units must also be expended within 36 months of the date the SHOP grant funds are made available in the Grantee’s line of credit. HUD will establish a 24-month period of performance in the Disaster Recovery Grant Reporting (DRGR) system. Sixty (60) days before the expiration date of this 24-month period of performance, the Grantee must notify HUD in accordance with instructions in the grant agreement of any affiliates that are developing five or more SHOP units and have not fully drawn down their SHOP grant funds in DRGR.

Contact Information
Questions regarding specific program requirements for this NOFO should be directed to the POC listed below:
Lisa Peoples Sr CPD Specialist
Phone: 1-8777872526
Email: RHED@hud.gov

If you have difficulty accessing the application and instructions or have technical problems, contact Grants.gov customer support center by calling (800) 518-GRANTS (this is a toll-free number) or by sending an email to support@grants.gov.

U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development
451 Seventh Street S.W.
Washington, DC 20410-7000

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