Travel Scholarship Program - CHDO Workshop: Understanding the 2013 HOME Final Rule


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Travel Scholarship Program -
CHDO Workshop: Understanding the 2013 HOME Final Rule


The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), in partnership with TDA and the Housing Assistance Council (HAC), is pleased to announce a Travel Scholarship Program to support attendance by CHDOs and prospective CHDOs at the CHDO Workshops on the 2013 HOME Final Rule being held this summer. Scholarships are available for workshops taking place during or after the week of June 16, 2014.

Who Can Apply?

To ensure that CHDOs with budgetary limitations are able to attend the workshops, travel scholarships are available to CHDOs located more than 50 miles from the workshop location. Subject to program limitations, CHDOs can request scholarship assistance to cover eligible transportation and lodging costs with a maximum award of $1,500 per attendee ($2,000 for CHDOs located outside of the continental United States).
A limited number of scholarships are available at each workshop based on HUD’s evaluation of the general proximity of workshops to rural and underserved Participating Jurisdictions.

Instructions

To request a CHDO Travel Scholarship, an organization’s staff must:
  1. Submit a Request to Register and attend one of the CHDO Workshops via the CHDO Workshops Course Page.

    Note: Submitting your registration does not guarantee approval.
  2. Receive a Confirmation Email that your registration has been approved.

  3. Get a Scholarship Request email.

    Note: Subject to the availability of space in the workshops and the scholarship selection criteria, a single CHDO may receive scholarships for up to two staff to attend.
  4. Receive HUD Approval of Scholarship Request.
  5. Enter into a Scholarship Agreement with either TDA or HAC, prior to attending the workshop.
Scholarships will be provided on a reimbursement basis following attendance.
Detailed information, including additional selection criteria, is available in the Program Statement.


HUD Issues New Guidance on FY2012 and FY2013 HOME Appropriations Requirements


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HUD Issues New Guidance on FY2012 and FY2013 HOME Appropriations Requirements


HUD has published Notice CPD-14-08, revised Operating Guidance for Implementing FY2012 and FY2013 HOME Appropriations Requirements.
This Notice explains the following:
  • How the requirements of the FY2012 and FY2013 Appropriation Laws (contained in the Consolidated and Further Continuing Appropriations Act of 2012 and the Consolidated and Further Continuing Appropriations Act of 2013) apply to PJs’ 2012 and 2013 HOME projects
  • How PJs must comply with the requirements
  • How HUD will determine PJ compliance with these requirements
The four statutory appropriations requirements addressed in this Notice are:
  • Four-year project completion deadline
  • Assessment of project underwriting, developer capacity, and market need
  • Six-month deadline for sale of homebuyer units
  • CHDO development capacity
The Notice also explains in detail how the implementation and applicability of these requirements is affected by the HOME Final Rule, which was published on July 24, 2013. PJs should review the guidance for additional information on the following:
  • Comparison of the statutory requirements imposed by the 2012 Appropriations Law (and explained in CPD Notice 12-007) to the requirements imposed by the 2013 Appropriations Law
  • Whether a HOME project will be subject to both 2013 Final Rule and 2012/2013 Appropriation Laws requirements (charts and decision trees included in the Notice help PJs to understand which requirements apply and when)
  • Comparison of the Appropriation Laws requirements to the requirements contained in the new HOME rule


Office of Block Grant Assistance and Office of Environment Vacancy Announcements


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Office of Block Grant Assistance and Office of Environment Vacancy Announcements


Office of Block Grant Assistance Vacancies

The Office of Block Grant Assistance has posted a vacancy announcement for CPD Specialists in Washington, DC.  The links are listed below. Please note the closing date for the external posting is 6/5/14.

CPD Specialist

DE14-215-IS (Open to all sources of candidates): https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/371097400
MP14-216-IS (Open to Federal status candidates):
https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/371098500


Office of Environment Vacancies

The Office of Environment has posted a vacancy announcement for Environmental Review Officer in Washington, DC. The links are listed below. Please note the closing date for the external posting is 6/5/14.

Environmental Review Officer GS-15

DE14-288-IS (Open to all sources of candidates):
https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/371107600      

MP14-289-IS (Open to Federal status candidates):
https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/371107900