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Grants to USA Nonprofits for Capital Projects and Rental Subsidies to Benefit Low-Income Elderly Populations

Section 202 Supportive Housing for the Elderly Program


GrantWatch ID# 185759
Agency: Federal

Funding Source
U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD)
CFDA Number: 14.157
Funding or PIN Number: Funding Opportunity Number: FR-6600-N-52; OMB Approval Number: 2502-0267
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Geographic Focus
All USA

Important Dates
Conference Date: 10/27/22
Deadline: 01/25/23 11:59 PM EST

Grant Description
Grants to USA nonprofit organizations for housing projects for low-income elderly individuals. Applicants are advised that required registrations may take four weeks or longer to complete. Funding is intended to provide rental subsidies and support services to older adults to allow them to live independently and age in the community. Funds will also support construction and other capital projects to promote the long-term wellness of elderly individuals and promote aging in place.

HUD is providing Capital Advance funding and project rental subsidies for the development and ongoing operation of supportive rental housing for very low-income persons, aged 62 years or older.  This funding, leveraged with other financing sources, will expand affordable housing opportunities that are physically designed and that have a robust set of services that will allow seniors to live independently and age in community. 

The Section 202 Supportive Housing for the Elderly program provides Capital Advance funding for the development of supportive rental housing for Very-Low-Income persons aged 62 years or older and project rental subsidies in the form of a Project Rental Assistance Contract (PRAC) to maintain ongoing affordability. This program provides elderly persons with the opportunity to live independently, but with important voluntary support services such as nutritional, transportation, continuing education, and/or health-related services. In addition, this year’s NOFO includes funding to support the development of intergenerational housing for elderly caregivers raising children. Intergenerational dwelling units are also referred to as 'intergenerational housing' in this NOFO.

Capital Advance funds must be used to finance construction, reconstruction, moderate or substantial rehabilitation, or acquisition of a structure with or without rehabilitation. Capital Advance funds bear no interest and repayment is not required provided the housing remains available for occupancy by Very-Low-Income Elderly Persons for at least 40 years.

Project Rental Assistance Contracts (PRAC) are used to cover the difference between the tenants' contributions toward rent and the HUD approved cost to operate the project, including the cost of employing a service coordinator and HUD approved service expenses (see 24 CFR 891.205).

HUD encourages applicants to use Capital Advance funds in combination with other non-Section 202 funding, but they may only be used in connection with units that will be assisted under the PRAC. PRAC units may be developed or placed within a property that also includes non-PRAC residential units (whether restricted as affordable or rented at market rates) and non-residential units (such as first floor commercial space).

HUD seeks to fund Section 202 properties that advance housing for the elderly as a platform for living independently and aging in community even as residents may require more assistance with activities of daily living over time. Through this NOFO, HUD seeks sponsors that:

  • Will produce housing that is physically designed to promote the long-term wellness of Elderly Persons and allow them to age in place;
  • Can provide a robust package of services that support the health and social well-being of Elderly Persons; and
  • Leverage Capital Advance funds with other financing sources to maximize the number of units created per dollar of HUD funding.


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 Criteria for Eligibility
Private non-profit organizations that have tax-exempt status under Section 501(c)(3) or Section 501(c)(4) of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986, and non-profit consumer cooperatives are the only eligible applicants under this Section 202 program. The Owner corporation, when later formed by the Sponsor, must be:
1. A single-purpose and single-asset private non-profit organization that has tax-exempt status under Section 501(c)(3) or Section 501(c)(4) of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986;
2. A non-profit consumer cooperative; or
3. For purposes of developing a mixed-finance project pursuant to the statutory provision under Title VIII of the American Homeownership and Economic Opportunity Act of 2000, as amended, a for-profit limited partnership of which all general partner interests are held by a) one or more private non-profit organization(s) that have tax exempt status under Section 501(c)(3) or Section 501(c)(4) of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986, b) a corporation wholly owned and controlled by one or more private non-profit organization(s) that have tax exempt status under Section 501(c)(3) or Section 501(c)(4) of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986, or c) a limited liability company wholly owned and controlled by one or more private non-profit organization(s) that have tax exempt status under Section 501(c)(3) or Section 501(c)(4) of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986.
Non-profit entities associated with public bodies or tribes are eligible applicants

Individuals or any entity not listed above as an Eligible Applicant are ineligible to apply under this NOFO.

Per 24 CFR 891.809, Capital Advance Funds can NOT be used:
- For acquisition of facilities currently owned and operated by the Sponsor as housing for the elderly, except with rehabilitation as defined in 24 CFR 891.105;
- For the financing or refinancing of currently Federally assisted or Federally-insured units (this includes projects currently encumbered by FHA-insured debt and Flexible Subsidy Loans, as well as existing 202 Capital Advance and Direct Loan projects);
- For units in Section 202 direct loan projects previously refinanced under the provisions of Section 811 of the American Homeownership and Economic Opportunity Act of 2000, 12 U.S.C. 1701q note; and
- To construct or operate nursing homes, infirmaries, assisted living facilities, medical facilities, mobile homes, community centers, headquarters for organizations for the elderly, or residential units without individual kitchens and/or bathrooms (also known as "single room occupancy units" or SROs) that are not shared.

For Threshold Eligibility Requirements, see https://www.hud.gov/sites/dfiles/SPM/documents/FR-6600-N-52_Section_202_NOFO.pdf#page=15.

Pre-Proposal Conference
The 202 NOFO team will host several webinars on key application topics. Use the links below to register:

NOFO Overview
Wednesday, October 12, 2-3 pm ET
https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/6035687043188688652

NOFO Scoring
Thursday, October 13, 2-3 pm ET
https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/6765352646194840847

Toolkit
Tuesday, October 18, 2-3 pm ET
https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/7295596526736361484

Environmental Screening
Thursday, October 20, 2-3 pm ET
https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/5367049833082406155

Site and Neighborhood Standards
Thursday, October 27, 2-3 pm ET
https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/6936000149360663311

Pre-Application Information
The application deadline is 11:59:59 PM Eastern Standard time on 01/25/2023.

This Program requires cost sharing or matching as described below.
Owner Deposit for Minimum Capital Investment. In accordance with 24 CFR 891.145, the Owner must deposit in a special escrow account one-half of one percent (0.5%) of the HUD approved Capital Advance Award, not to exceed $10,000, to ensure the Owner's commitment to the housing project. If an Owner has a National Sponsor or a National Co-Sponsor, the Minimum Capital Investment shall be one-half of one percent (0.5%) of the HUD approved Capital Advance Award, not to exceed $25,000.

Applicants must be registered with https://www.sam.gov/ before submitting their application.
Applicants must maintain current information in SAM on immediate and highest-level owner and subsidiaries, as well as on all predecessors that have been awarded a federal contract or grant within the last three years, if applicable. Information in SAM must be current for all times during which the applicant has an active Federal award or an application or plan under consideration by HUD.

Applicants must provide a valid UEI, registered and active at /www.sam.gov/ in the application. For more information, see: https://www.gsa.gov/about-us/organization/federal-acquisitionservice/office-of-systems-management/integrated-award-environment-iae/iae-systemsinformation-kit/unique-entity-identifier-update.

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. Complete registration instructions and guidance are provided on grants.gov.

View recordings:
- https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/recording/4929791651432544515
- https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/recording/3769032828053469964
- https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/recording/3028612901860341771
- https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/recording/7690741215390020870

View this opportunity on Grants.gov: https://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=343688

Additional Funding Information

Estimated Total Program Funding:

$184,600,000

Number of Grants
HUD expects to make approximately 35 awards from the funds available under this NOFO.

Estimated Size of Grant
Minimum Award Amount: $1 Per Project Period
Maximum Award Amount: $20,000,000 Per Project Period

Maximum Capital Advance Award Amount: The amount of the Capital Advance funds for each award may not exceed the Total Development Cost (TDC) of the project (as determined by HUD), less the incremental development cost(s) associated with excess amenities and design features to be paid for by other source(s).
Minimum Capital Advance Award Amount: $1 In order to receive a PRAC, you must request at least the minimum Capital Advance Award amount of $1.

Term of Contract
Estimated Project Start Date: 12/01/2023
Estimated Project End Date: 03/31/2027

The project period consists of the time from award through construction completion, with an additional 12-months of operations under a PRAC.

Contact Information
Questions regarding specific program requirements for this NOFO should be directed to the POC listed below.
202 Capital Advance NOFO Team
202CapitalAdvanceNOFO@hud.gov

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