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HUD's $150 Million for Permanent Housing for the Needy

On Monday, the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) announced that it would award $150 million in rental assistance to 25 state housing agencies to help prevent thousands of individuals with disabilities from being unnecessarily institutionalized or possibly becoming homeless. In turn, the state agencies will provide permanent affordable rental housing and needed supportive services to nearly 4,600 households with extremely low-income persons with disabilities, many of whom are hoping to transition out of institutional settings back to the community.   

Choice Neighborhoods Initiative Grantees Announced

Grant News Grab Bag: Cloud Management, Webinars, and More

HUD Awards, Furloughs, Lobbying Call; CBO Report on Grant Making

Continuum of Care (CoC) Program awards: These were announced this week, with approximately $1.54 billion being awarded. The CoC Program provides funding for transitional and permanent housing and supportive services.

Federal Grant Programs and the Sequester

It’s a major day of defeat for Congress, which bilaterally failed to prevent the across-the-board funding cuts that take effect today. It’s an even greater defeat for all those affected by the cuts—federal employees, students and teachers, scientists, defense contractors, airline passengers, low-income earners, the homeless and near-homeless, and so on. The list goes on as the reality sinks in.

Want Federal Dollars? Show Sustainability

First, let's define "sustainability." It's a crucial catchword these days in both private and public sectors. But its definition will vary according to who you speak with.

Funding Livability: Federal Initiatives, Small-Town Implementation

Imagine: “Being able to take your kids to school, go to work, see a doctor, drop by the grocery or post office, go out to dinner and a movie, and play with your kids in a park, all without having to get in your car.” This might sound like a day’s activities in an Austrian city—utopian by the standards of urban sprawl America. But the quotation comes from U.S. Secretary of Transportation Ray LaHood as he defines livability, a catchword you see in numerous grant programs these days. So how does livability manifest at the federal initiative level down to the local implementation level across the U.S.?

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