Two HUD Grant Programs offer $95 Million in Funding Opportunities

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(Best Syndication News) - The US Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) announced the availability of $95 million in funds for two grant programs aimed at helping people who receive HUD rental assistance. One grant helps finance job training and education to help them get better paying jobs. The other grant program is designed to help keep senior citizens or disabled people in their home.

The grant programs are called the Housing Choice Voucher Family Self-Sufficiency Program (HCV-FSS) and the Resident Opportunities and Self Sufficiency Program-Service Coordinator (ROSS-SC).

Housing Choice Voucher Family Self-Sufficiency Program (HCV-FSS) has a deadline to apply by April 24, 2012. This grant program has allocated $60 million for funding education and job training to help Section 8 renters an opportunity to increase their income.

The ROSS-SC grant is for public housing authorities, nonprofit agencies, public housing resident associations and tribes/tribally designated housing entities (TDHEs). There has been $35 million allocated for the ROSS-SC grants.

The ROSS-SC program will also allow elderly or disabled individuals to hire a service coordinator who would make arrangements of support services to help them remain in their homes. The deadline to apply for ROSS-SC grants is March 27, 2012.

All of the grant application information is available at Grants.gov.

By: Dave Reddy

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