Running ROSS Step-by-Step

ROSS Program Requirements and Expectations

This module provides an overview of the Resident Opportunity and Self-Sufficiency (ROSS) Service Coordinator grant program. Sections in this module describe:

  • The purpose of the program
  • How ROSS program funds may be used, including examples of eligible and ineligible uses
  • The main roles of the Service Coordinator in the ROSS program (more details will be provided in subsequent modules in this guide)
  • Service Coordinator qualifications

Topics covered in the Notice of Funding Availability

The Notice of Funding Availability (NOFA) is a notice published by HUD each year. The NOFA describes the type of funding available on a competitive basis, and the factors and criteria that will be used to select grantees. Certain details and requirements related to the ROSS program may change from year to year. These may include eligibility information for applicants and participants (including cost sharing or matching requirements) and maximum award amounts. To obtain the most up-to-date information, please refer to the current Program NOFA. Any changes from the previous year will be listed in a section entitled “Changes from Previous NOFA.”

Visit HUD’s Funding Opportunities website to download the most recent ROSS program NOFA.