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Notice CPD-22-09: Expedited Regulatory Waivers for the ESG, CoC, YHDP, and HOPWA Programs


Date Published: June 2022


This Notice advises recipients of the Emergency Solutions Grants (ESG), Continuum of Care (CoC), Youth Homelessness Demonstration Program (YHDP), and Housing Opportunities for Persons With AIDS (HOPWA) program funds that they may apply for certain regulatory waivers through an expedited process to help recipients and subrecipients prevent the spread of COVID-19 and to facilitate assistance to eligible communities and households economically impacted by COVID-19. HUD will expeditiously respond to these waiver requests.

Recipients must utilize the process set out by this Notice to submit waiver requests and justification of good cause to trigger the expedited HUD review. The use of this expedited waiver process only applies to waivers explicitly stated in Section D.1 of this Notice. Recipients may continue to request other regulatory waivers as necessary to operate their programs; however, they will not be subject to the expedited process. If a recipient requests waivers under the expedited process and the general process simultaneously, HUD may respond first to the waiver request covered by the expedited process and then to the remaining waiver requests covered by the general process.

Note: for HOPWA program purposes, the term "recipient" includes the HOPWA grantee, and the term "subrecipient" includes the project sponsor.

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