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FY2021 NOTICE OF FUNDING AVAILABILITY (NOFA) RENTAL AND SHELTER PROJECT PROGRAMS Applications are due:   May 10, 2021 Notice of Approval/Denial:  May 18, 2021 Approximate Funding Available: $239,000 Late applications will not be considered for funding. Submit an electronic copy of the application to Andrew Collings at acollings@dmampo.org The following must be submitted to be considered for funding: 
  • Amount Requested
  • Number of units < 30% Area Median Income, number of units 31-<50% AMI, and number of units 51%-<80% AMI (See attached table)
  • Provide Project Sources/Uses information (See attached tables)
The following must be submitted to be considered for funding: 
  • Amount of SCHT funding requested and other documented sources of funding (if applicable)
  • If applying for rental assistance, please provide the criteria for your current rental assistance program
  • Provide Program Summary of Services to be offered Sources/Uses information
Rental Assistance Grant funds may be used for:
  • Rent (current to keep tenant(s) in housing or to move into housing.) Tenant(s) must have a plan for ongoing rent.
  • Utilities (to avoid shut off or arrears to get tenant(s) into rental or turned back on)
  • Deposits for rent and/or utilities. (Landlords would pay rent deposit back to grantee not the tenant(s))
  • Application fees (a maximum of two applications per year per household and up to $50 per application)
Rental Assistance Grant funds may NOT be used for:
  • Ongoing rent
  • Student housing
Shelter Assistance Grant funds may be used for:
  • The construction or rehabilitation of shelter housing. Note that funding is limited to the housing portion if combined with non-housing buildings
Rental Construction and Renovation Forgivable Loan funds may be used for:
  • The construction or rehabilitation of rental housing
  • Units helped through this program will be income restricted for five (5) years
  • This is a new program and funding will prioritize projects proposing to target households at or below 30% of the area median income level
Funding is granted based on the recommendation of the Development Review Committee and final approval by the Board of Directors.  Approved funding may be less than the amount requested by the Applicant. Funds are provided on a reimbursement basis. (Note: Please allow additional processing time for reimbursement.) The following information is required before funds are released:
  • household address and composition
  • demographic information (e.g., ethnicity, disability status, age, etc.),
  • household income
  • sources of other funds used to provide rental assistance