The MTW demonstration program is governed by several different documents. This training explains the relevant content from these resources, but MTW agencies are encouraged to consult the original requirements. Here’s a list with handy links to get you what you need quickly.
The MTW demonstration program allows flexibility in the ways MTW agencies use assistance received under Section 8 and Section 9 of the 1937 Act. The 1937 Act is codified in Title 42 of the U.S. Code. The MTW demonstration program also allows for waivers of the implementing regulations. The MTW demonstration program does not permit waivers related to statutes outside of the 1937 Act or regulations promulgated under authority outside of the 1937 Act, including any waivers to fair housing, nondiscrimination, labor standards, or environmental requirements.
Section 239 of the 2016 Consolidated Appropriations Act provides Congress’ authorization for the MTW Expansion, and lays out the requirements that HUD and selected MTW agencies must adhere to.
The MTW Operations Notice spells out requirements and guidance MTW agencies must follow. When in doubt about MTW requirements, what is permitted and how to proceed, turn first to the MTW Operations Notice!
MTW agencies must complete the MTW Supplement (currently undergoing the Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA) approval process) annually and must implement their programs in accordance with the plans supplied in the MTW Supplement.
Through the MTW Annual Contributions Contract (ACC) Amendment, an MTW agency agrees to abide by the program structure, flexibilities, and terms and conditions detailed in the MTW Operations Notice for the term of the MTW agency’s participation in the MTW demonstration program.
The MTW Demonstration Program web page provides details about the program’s history, as well as links to policy documents. HUD will also post any future PIH Notices pertaining to MTW Notices and information, as well as any informational materials to address key program elements, on this site.
The MTW Expansion web page provides information page also provides information specific to the MTW Expansion, including a link to the 2016 Act that authorized the expansion, information about the MTW Expansion cohorts, timeline, selection requirements, and other information for MTW Expansion agencies.