If an agency hires a contract person to write their NOFA grant, can it be paid with HUD funds from the comprehensive grant if received?
Date Published: August 2018
No, fees paid to contracted grant writers and other consultants are not allowable as a direct expense under the Housing Counseling program. These costs are not listed as an eligible direct expense.
A portion of expenses incurred for contract grant writers’ fees related to the proposal costs of the current account period may be eligible as part of an agency’s approved negotiated indirect cost rate agreement. Please see 2 CFR 200.460 [Proposal Costs]. Note that proposal costs incurred during past accounting periods are not allocable to the current period.