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City of Salem, Oregon

PY 2022 HOME, CDBG, HOME American Recovery Plan (ARP)
Deadline  12/22/2021
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PY 2022 NOFA Description  [hide this]

The City of Salem is now accepting applications for the 2022-2023 funding cycle. Funding priorities determined by the 2020-2024 Consolidated Plan are:

  • Priority #1:         Homelessness
  • Priority #2:         Affordable Housing
  • Priority #3:         Revitalization of neighborhoods
  • Priority #4:         Economic Development

The Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) and HOME Investment Partnerships Programs are funded by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) and are authorized by Title I of the Housing and Community Development Act of 1974, as amended. Funds are for the 2022 Program Year, beginning July 1, 2022. 

The purpose of the CDBG Program is to benefit low to moderate income households by funding projects that revitalize neighborhoods, increase affordable housing, expand economic opportunities, and/or improve community facilities and services.

The HOME Investment Partnerships program funds a wide range of activities that build, buy, and/or rehabilitate affordable housing for rent or provide direct rental assistance to low-income people. The program's flexibility allows use of HOME funds for grants, direct loans, loan guarantees or other forms of credit enhancement. Additionally, these resources can be used for rental assistance or security deposits.

The HOME Investment Partnerships Program (HOME) ARP funds were appropriated under Section 3205 of the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021 (P.L. 117-2) ARP resources are availble to  provide homelessness assistance and supportive services. HOME ARP funds can be used for four eligible activities: (1) Production or Preservation of Affordable Housing; (2) Tenant Based Rental Assistance (TBRA); (3) Supportive Services, Homeless Prevention Services and Housing Counseling and (4) Purchase and Development of Non-Congregate Shelter.

Amount of funding available by program is provided below:

Application Portal #1:

  • CDGB                                       $1,696,000
  • HOME                                      $2,400,000
  • HOME ARP                              $   552,000

Total Federal Funds Available       $4,648,000


Requirements  [hide this]

Low-Moderate Income Benefit

  • Funds expended must be used for activities that benefit low and moderate income persons.

Insurance

  • All applicants at time of award and contract shall have in-place the following insurance requirements: General Liability in the amount of not less than $2,000,000 for personal injury to each person, $2,000,000 for each occurrence, and $1,000,000 for each occurrence involving property damages; or a single limit policy of not less than $4,000,000 covering all claims per occurrence and Workers Compensation.

DUNS Number

  • All applicants shall obtain a Dun & Bradstreet (DUNS) number prior to contracting.

Equity & Non-Discrimination 

  • The City of Salem’s policy is to assure that no person shall be discriminated against on the grounds of race, religion, color, sex, marital status, familial status, national origin, age, mental or physical disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, and source of income, as provided by Salem Revised Code Chapter 97.  The City of Salem fully complies with title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, and related statues and regulations, in all programs and activities.  The City of Salem is an equal opportunity employer. All projects must meet accessibility or adaptability standards (Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973).

  • Projects awarded federal funds are required to ensure that all persons are served equitably and that a person is not denied services because of their race, color, religion, national origin, sex, familial status, or mental or physical ability.

  • The State of Oregon carries additional protections for persons experiencing discrimination based on a person's source of income (including Section 8 Voucher holders), marital status, age (if over the age of 18), sexual orientation and gender identity.

  • Applicants must be prepared to establish, amend, or maintain program admissions, occupancy, and operating policies and procedures (including policies and procedures to protect individuals’ privacy and security), so that equal access is provided to individuals based on any of the above listed protected classes. This requirement includes tenant selection and admission preferences.

  • Fair Housing is the right of all people to be free from discrimination in the rental, sale or financing of housing. Equal access to rental housing and home ownership opportunities, regardless of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, familial status (the presence of children under 18) or disability, is the cornerstone of Federal Fair Housing Policy. Local cities and counties that receive certain federal housing or community development funds have a role in affirmatively affirming Fair Housing.

For additional information regarding HUD accommodations requirements and fair housing law visit.

https://www.hud.gov/program_offices/fair_housing_equal_opp

Conflict of Interests

The conflict of interest regulation at 24 CFR 570.611 is intended to protect the reputation of the CDBG/HOME programs from even the appearance of providing special treatment or serving a special interest. The City’s Federal Programs Conflict of Interest Disclosure Form will be completed by all application reviewers and applicants for federal funds.

Environmental Review

All program or project sponsors must obtain the appropriate level of environmental review as outlined in Federal regulations and the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA).  

The City of Salem, as the RE, is responsible for insuring that the each of the laws and authorities under the ER are complied with.  The Subrecipient is responsible for providing ALL NECESSARY information the City will need to make its determinations.  The Subrecipient will provide all needed information, documents, maps, studies, and even obtain environmental consultants if the City deems it necessary.

Federal funds will not be committed or expended until the environmental review is complete.

A Phase I Environmental Assessment conducted by a qualified firm/individual is required for all new construction projects & rehabilitation / acquisition projects $200,000 or greater in CDBG/HOME resources. Applicant will submit Phase I with the application or within 90 days of the award notification.

 SDC Waivers

All affordable housing construction projects receiving Federal funds are eligible to request a waiver of all SDCs in accordance with Salem Revised Code Section 41.150(d)(e).  Requests must be submitted in writing to the Federal Programs Manager. 

Labor Requirements

Construction or rehabilitation projects may require Department of Labor (Davis Bacon Act) prevailing wages be paid to contractors and subcontractors. 

CDBG (Commercial and public facility rehabilitation projects over $2,000; Housing projects with 8 or more housing units.)

HOME (Projects with 12 or more HOME assisted units.)


Funding Restrictions  [hide this]

ANY EXPENSES INCURRED PRIOR TO FUNDING AWARD/APPROVAL ARE INELIGIBLE AND WILL NOT BE REIMBURSED.

MILEAGE IS NOT REIMBURSABLE.

If the program is eligible for administrative reimbursement (staff costs) no more than 10% of the total award will be allowed.

Successful applicants will be required to execute an agreement with the City and provide insurance coverage prior to receiving funding.


Performance Measurement
Organizations receiving federal funding are required to report project/program outputs and outcomes on a quarterly basis. These outputs and outcomes will be reviewed with the projected number served in this application and/or the number determined at the time of award.

Goals should be attainable and should achieve measurable results. When determining the anticipated number of individuals or households receiving a benefit, be conservative and realistic.

Applicant Eligibility
Applicants organizations must be either:
1) a public agency (e.g., a City department)
2) a non-profit entity with current 501(c)3) status, or
3) a for-profit agency who shares the same goals and vision outlined in the 2020-2024 Housing and Community Development Consolidated Plan.

Applicants must be able to document the organization has the capacity, as determined by the City, to complete the project/program.

Application submittal must be approved by the applicant/agency’s board of directors (if applicable) and all documents signed by an authorized representative. This application provides an example of a resolution that may be used.

Project/Program Eligibility
Projects/programs must be located and serve individuals or households living within the City limits of Salem.

Funds may not be used for ineligible items defined under the federal regulatory guidelines. Examples include but are not limited to reducing existing budget deficits, educational scholarships, entertainment, lobbying expenses, and indirect or general agency administrative costs.

In some instances funds may be used to reimburse staff costs associated with the funded program. Reimbursable staff costs include salary, taxes, and fringe benefits only, excluding any contribution to a retirement plan. The City is unable to reimburse vacation, holiday or sick hours paid by the employer.


NOFA Resource Library  [hide this]
DescriptionFile NameDate UploadedFile Type
HUD HOME ARP Notice Eligible Activities LINK 9/23/2021 10:26:52 AM LINK
CPD Monitoring Handbook LINK 9/23/2021 2:55:22 PM LINK
HUD Income Eligibility Calculator LINK 9/23/2021 2:59:21 PM LINK
CDBG Income Limits LINK 9/23/2021 3:01:11 PM LINK
HUD HOME Income Limits LINK 9/23/2021 3:02:19 PM LINK
SAM.gov LINK 9/23/2021 3:03:43 PM LINK
Uniform Relocation Act (URA) LINK 9/23/2021 3:04:53 PM LINK
CDBG Laws and Regulations LINK 9/23/2021 3:07:22 PM LINK
HOME Rent Limits LINK 9/23/2021 3:09:48 PM LINK
HOME Laws and Regulations LINK 9/23/2021 3:11:09 PM LINK
Environmental Review Guidance - Region 10 LINK 9/23/2021 3:13:23 PM LINK
Managing CDBG - Subrecipient Guide LINK 9/23/2021 3:15:03 PM LINK
2020-2024 Consolidated Plan LINK 9/23/2021 3:18:06 PM LINK


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What is an EIN? The Employer Identification Number (EIN), also known as the Federal Employer Identification Number (FEIN) or the Federal Tax Identification Number, is a unique nine-digit number assigned by the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) to business entities operating in the United States for the purposes of identification.

How do I get a DUNS number? The DUNS number is determined by the Dun & Bradstreet (D&B) Data Universal Numbering System (DUNS). This number is a unique identifier used in reporting under the Federal Funding Accountability and Transparency act (FFATA), which requires the federal Office of Management and Budget (OMB) to maintain a single, searchable website that contains information on all Federal spending awards. As a condition of receiving federal funding, you are required to provide a DUNS number, which you will then need in order to be able to obtain a CAGE Code (see below). If your organization does not yet have a DUNS number (or if it is unknown) visit the Dun & Bradstreet (D&B) website or call 1-866-705-5711 to register or search for a DUNS number.

What is a SAM CAGE Code and how do I get one? SAM stands for System for Award Management, which is the primary registrant database for the U.S. Federal Government. SAM collects, validates, stores and disseminates data in support of agency acquisition missions. Every organization receiving federal funds must be registered in SAM. Your Cage Code identifies and helps verify your current registration in SAM, which must be updated annually. For more SAM Registration information go to https://www.sam.gov.

Registering for a DUNS number and in sam.gov is free of charge. If you encounter any organizations or websites soliciting a fee or charge to acquire a DUNS number or to charge you for registering in sam.gov it is likely a scam or fraudulent!


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