Applications are due December 18, 2023
HUD has published the FY 23 NOFO for the ROSS (Resident Opportunity and Self-Sufficiency Service Coordinator Program). Approximately $40 million is available through this NOFO, and HUD expects to make approximately 130 awards. Three year grants to support service coordinators are available based on number of occupied units at the property to be served. There must be at least 50 occupied units, and properties from 50 to 1,000 units are eligible for one coordinator and a total grant of up to $272,250. For 1,001–2,500 units, the maximum grant is $544,500. For 2,501 units or more, the maximum grant is $816,750. Existing grantees can apply for renewal, and can request an additional service coordinator up to a maximum of three ROSS service coordinators.
Changes from Prior NOFO
Changes from the prior NOFO include an increase in the service coordinator Salary and Fringe Maximum Amount up to $80,000, and removal of the requirement to submit salary comparability data. Instead, HUD will take salary information from the Bureau of Labor Statistics locality pay data, and add 25 percent for fringe benefits.
Several new definitions have been added, and rating factor criteria have been modified. All applicants, both renewal and new, will be required to submit a ROSS narrative statement. All applicants must also submit narratives on Advancing Racial Equity, Affirmative Marketing, and Affirmatively Furthering Fair Housing.
RAD PBV and RAD PBRA properties are eligible if the project was previously included in a prior ROSS grant. HUD has also removed the prohibition on using ROSS funding to serve elderly and disabled households where the agency receives Elderly Disabled Service Coordination (EDSC) funding under the public housing operating fund.
More information on the ROSS FY 23 Service Coordinator Program can be found here.