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HUD Announces New Planning Grant Funding

HUD has announced the availability of new funding under the Choice Neighborhoods Planning Grants Program to help rural communities redevelop severely distressed public and HUD-assisted housing while also transforming the surrounding neighborhood.

HUD anticipates awarding approximately 4 Planning and Action Grants not to exceed $2 million each, and approximately 4 Planning Grants not to exceed $500,000 each. If funds are appropriated by Congress, HUD may, at its discretion, use additional FY2016 Choice Neighborhoods funding to make additional awards under this NOFA.

Applications will receive bonus points if the preponderance of work will occur in a Promise Zone community, provided the applicant meets the other funding criteria.

For complete details, read HUD’s funding announcement.