HUD Preferred Sustainability Status Program

In FY2011, HUD will award 2 bonus points to applicants that are working with communities that have received Preferred Sustainability Status under the Sustainable Communities Regional Planning Grant Program and/or the Challenge Grant Program. The San Joaquin Valley has been designated as a Preferred Sustainability Status community based on being awarded a $4 million regional planning grant for Smart Valley Places.

To be eligible to receive bonus points, an applicant must be within the San Joaquin Valley region and obtain certification from the Designated Point of Contact for Smart Valley Places by using HUD Form 2995. In order to obtain certification from Smart Valley Places, applicants must demonstrate the nexus between the proposed activities of the applicant and the principles and activities of Smart Valley Places. Instructions on how to request certification viagra from Smart Valley Places can be found here (0.5 MB PDF). The required Certification of Consistency Form for Smart Valley Places can be found here (0.2 MB Word Doc).

HUD anticipates making the Preferred Sustainable Status Communities bonus points available in the following program NOFAs:

  • Asthma Interventions in Public and Assisted Multifamily Housing Grant Program
  • Brownfields Economic Development Initiative (BEDI)
  • Capital Fund Education and Training Community Facilities Program
  • Choice Neighborhoods
  • Continuum of Care
  • Fair Housing Initiatives Program
  • Healthy Homes Production
  • Healthy Homes Technical Studies
  • Hispanic Serving Institutions Assisting Communities (HSIAC)
  • Historically Black Colleges and Universities Program (HBCU)
  • HOPE VI Main Street
  • HOPE VI Revitalization
  • Housing Counseling Program
  • Lead-Based Paint Hazard Control Program
  • Lead Hazard Reduction Demonstration
  • Housing for Persons with AIDS (HOPWA)
  • McKinney-Vento Homeless Assistance Programs Technical Assistance
  • Multifamily Energy Innovation NOFA
  • Rural Innovation Fund
  • Section 4 Capacity Building for Community Development and Affordable Housing
  • Section 202 Supportive Housing for the Elderly
  • Section 811 Supportive Housing for Persons with Disabilities Program
  • Self-Help Homeownership Opportunity Program (SHOP)

For more information, please contact Stacie Dabbs.