HUD will not use a competitive process to award project funding, but will award project funds based on the following factors:
- Whether the amount requested by the project is within the total funding amount available to each community as determined by the formula included in Section II.C. of the Youth Homelessness Demonstration Program (YHDP) NOFA;
- Whether HUD has approved the community’s Coordinated Community Plan;
- Once the Coordinated Community Plan has been approved, whether the specific project requesting funding is included in the plan, which is a YHDP requirement;
- Whether the applicant for the project meets project applicant eligibility as determined by 24 CFR 578.15 (remember, the project applicant for all planning funds must be the Collaborative Applicant); and
- Whether the proposed project meets the quality and eligibility requirements described in Section III. of Appendix A. of the YHDP NOFA.
If projects are rejected for funding, they may incorporate the feedback received from HUD and reapply for funds, and such actions will not jeopardize the total funding amount awarded to the community. HUD will encourage applicants of rejected projects to incorporate HUD feedback into future applications in an effort to ensure HUD approval.