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Notice CPD-03-11: Eligibility for Formula Allocations under HOPWA FY 2004


Date Published: October 2003


This Notice designates states and units of general local government that are eligible to receive an allocation of program funds under the formula component of the Housing Opportunities for Persons with AIDS (HOPWA) program.  The designations apply the new standards and definitions for Metropolitan Statistical Areas  (MSAs) and Metropolitan Divisions recently adopted by the Office of Management and Budget (OMB).   On June 6, 2003, OMB issued OMB Bulletin No. 03-04, Revised Definitions of Metropolitan Statistical Areas, New Definitions of Metropolitan Statistical Areas and Combined Statistical Areas and Guidance on Uses of the Statistical Definitions of These Areas.  The bulletin establishes the revised definitions for MSAs and designates Metropolitan Divisions in those MSAs that have a single core with a population of at least 2.5 million.   HUD is implementing the provisions of this bulletin as it relates to the HOPWA program for determining eligible metropolitan statistical areas (EMSAs), including the use of Metropolitan Divisions in allocating formula funds.  The notice is applicable to all recipients of formula allocations under FY 2004 HOPWA grants.

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