Funder: Department of Housing and Urban Development

Deadline: 08/20/2020

Award Details: Awards: Funding of up to $80,000,000 is available through this NOFA. HUD expects to make approximately 700 awards from the funds available under this NOFA.

Number of Awards: 700

Target Population: The Family Self-Sufficiency (FSS) program supports the Department’s strategic goal of increasing economic opportunity for HUD-assisted families. FSS provides grants to Public Housing Authorities (PHAs) to support the salaries and training needs of FSS Program Coordinators who assist participating families receiving housing assistance through the Housing Choice Voucher (HCV/PBV) and Public Housing (PH) programs. FSS Program Coordinators develop local strategies to connect participating families to public and private resources to increase their earned income and financial empowerment, reduce or eliminate the need for welfare assistance, and make progress toward economic independence and self-sufficiency. PHAs and each individual participating family execute a five-year Contract of Participation that incorporates the responsibilities of each party, as well as a training and services plan to help the family become more self-sufficient. PHAs are not permitted to limit FSS participation to those families most likely to succeed.


Due to the level of funding under this NOFA, applicants will only be eligible for funding if they meet one of the following criteria:

  1. the applicant was funded under any of the FY 2017, FY 2018, and/or FY 2019 FSS NOFAs; or
  2. the applicant received an FSS program through a transfer or consolidation from a PHA that was funded under the FY 2017, FY 2018, or FY 2019 NOFA.

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