NOTICE OF FUNDING AVAILABILITY
For Program Year 2016
Community Planning and Development Funds
U.S. Dept. of Housing and Urban Development
The Guam Housing and Urban Renewal Authority (GHURA) is announcing the availability of an estimated $3,979,103 in Community Planning and Development (CPD) funds available from the U.S. Dept. of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). Eligible government agencies and non-profit organizations are invited to submit proposals that address the priorities and goals identified in Guam’s Consolidated Plan Priorities and Goals for 2015-2019. The priorities andgoals sets forth Guam’s plan for supporting low-and moderate-income populations through the creation and preservation of decent housing, sustainable living environments, and economic opportunities for the next five years.
Applications for the use of CPD funds will be available beginning on Monday, January 11, 2016 at the GHURA Community Planning and Development Office, located at 117 Bien Venida Avenue, in Sinajana, and via the GHURA website at www.ghura.org. Funding estimates are as follows:
Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) $3,036,355.00
Home Investment Partnership Grant (HOME) $ 709,316.00
Emergency Solutions Grant Funds (ESG) $233,432.00
CDBG funds may be used to revitalize neighborhoods, provide affordable housing, expand economic opportunities, and to improve community facilities and services. Use of CDBG funds must meet at least one of the program’s national objectives of (1) benefiting low and moderate-income persons, (2) eliminating slum or blight conditions, or (3) meeting other urgent community development needs.
HOME funds may be used to create affordable housing for homeowners or homebuyers through financial assistance programs, site acquisition or improvement, or the construction or rehabilitation of housing for rent or homeownership. Use of HOME funds must benefit low-income persons.
ESG funds may be used for the rehabilitation or conversion of buildings for use as emergency shelters for the homeless, for the payment of certain expenses related to operating emergency shelters, for essential services related to emergency shelters and street outreach for the homeless, and for homelessness prevention and rapid re-housing assistance.
A briefing for organizations interested in applying for any of these grants will be held on Tuesday, January 26, 2016 from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. at the Sinajana Mayor's Office, 117A Chalan Guma' Yu'os, Sinajana.
Interested applicants may pick up application forms at the GHURA CPD Office in Sinajana. Forms will also be available for download on the GHURA website at www.ghura.org. All applications must be received by the GHURA CPD Office in Sinajana no later than 4:00 p.m. on Friday, March 11, 2016.
For further information, please contact Ms. Katherine E. Taitano, GHURA Chief Planner, at 475-1322, or via email at Katherine@ghura.org.
/s/ MICHAEL J. DUENAS
Emergency Solutions Grant (ESG)
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