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NOFO for HUD's FY 2021 Comprehensive Housing Counseling Grant Program Now Available

September 14, 2021 Print ShareThis

On September 14, 2021, HUD announced it is making $51 million in grants available through a Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO) to support HUD-approved housing counseling agencies and intermediary organizations across the country. These comprehensive housing counseling grants will help hundreds of housing counseling agencies maintain and expand their services. The funding will also assist those homeowners and renters who continue to struggle financially because of COVID-19, particularly individuals and families of color who have been disproportionately affected by the pandemic. Read HUD’s Press release.

HUD’s FY 2021 Comprehensive Housing Counseling Grant Program NOFO application is due on October 14, 2021. Electronic applications must be submitted no later than 11:59 PM EDT. HUD encourages applicants to submit their grant applications well in advance of the due date. Please note that HUD staff cannot assist applicants in preparing their applications.

View FY 2021 HUD Housing Counseling NOFO Resources:

This NOFO provides information and instructions for the FY 2021 Comprehensive Housing Counseling Grant Program and makes $51 million in FY 2021 funding available to eligible housing counseling agencies. Applicants must comply with threshold requirements, as well as statutory and regulatory requirements established in this NOFO, and all Housing Counseling Program requirements. See Section III of the NOFO for additional eligibility requirements.

HUD will direct approximately $3 million of the $51 million to a funding initiative for HUD-approved housing counseling agencies that demonstrate their status as an Historically Black College and University (HBCU), Tribal College and University, or other Minority Serving Institution (MSI), and to HUD-approved housing counseling agencies partnering with an HBCU, Tribal College and University or other MSI program to provide quality services to consumers to address their housing and financial needs. HUD will also award preference points for applicants that have described their activities in this area. HUD also offers preference points for Opportunity Zone (OZ), Promise Zone, and HBCU activities.

View the FY 2021 Housing Counseling NOFO and submit your agency’s application.

NOFO Information

  • Program Office: HUD Office of Housing Counseling
  • Funding Opportunity Title: NOFO for the Department's FY 2021 Comprehensive Housing Counseling Grant Program
  • Announcement Type: Grant
  • Funding Opportunity Number: FR-6500-N-33
  • Primary CFDA Number: 14.169
  • Due Date for Applications: October 14, 2021

Register Today: HUD’s Webinar for the FY 2021 Comprehensive Housing Counseling Grant Application

September 23, 2021: FY 2021 Comprehensive Housing Counseling Grant Application Webinar

This webinar helps applicants understand how to apply for the FY 2021 NOFO. The webinar covers changes from previous NOFOs, eligibility, requirements and funding methodology, finding and submitting the grant application, rating factors, and preference points. Register today to reserve your place.

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