Metro Denver NOFA - Ask a Question

Please use this page to submit any public questions about the NOFA application process. Using this question and answer tool allows NOFA applicants to share knowledge easily and prevent duplication of commonly answered questions. Thank you for your questions!

Submitting a question on this page will not lead to an official response from HUD. HUD's ask a question page can be found here.

Please email NOFA@mdhi.org if you have any questions you don't wish to post here.

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Question 17 asks for a project start and end dates, that must be in 2018.

We have a grant renewal that goes from 4/1/17 to 3/31/18. Wouldn't this grant start on 4/1/2018 and go through 3/31/2019?


How do we know if/when the NOFA timeline has been changed?

How do we know if/when the NOFA timeline has been changed?

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NOFA timeline will be updated each Friday (as needed). There is a date and time stamp on the bottom of the timeline document. 

You can always find the updated timeline here


Will there be technical assistance provided to review the applications before they are submitted in e-snaps?

Will there be technical assistance provided to review new project applications before they are submitted in e-snaps? 

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MDHI will try to provide helpful technical assistance to new project applications depending on when such requests are received in relation to the submission deadline of 8/23.


Will new applicants be given feedback about their requested funding amount?

Will new applicants be given feedback about their requested funding amount? 

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Yes. You may hear back from MDHI to see if there is flexibility in your requested amount. The total amount requested from all submitted letters of intent for new projects is $5,963,460. The maximum amount of bonus funding this year for new projects is $1,423,837.


Who should sign the MOU (applicant or subrecipients)?

Who should sign the MOU (applicant or sub-recipients) and what if we have more than one project?

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The grantee will sign the MOU, but it’s a good idea to share it with your sub-recipients so they understand the responsibilities and expectations for MDHI and NOFA grantees.

If you have more than one project, please attach a list of all projects which the MOU will cover. There is no need turn in multiple MOUs. 


Are new projects placed in Tier One or Tier Two?

Will new, approved projects be placed in Tier 1 or Tier 2?

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The MDHI NOFA Committee will review and rank all projects, and will make final ranking recommendations. Currently, we do not have a policy to put all new projects in one tier or another. 


Can you provide more information on the HUD match requirement?

Can you provide more information on the HUD match requirement?

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HUD requires a 25% match. To learn more about this match requirement, look up the federal regulation 24 CFR Part 578.73. Click here for the regulation in PDF format.

HUD allows a cash match and/or in-kind match. Details on in-kind match requirements can be found here.


2-year APR or 2 separate APRs?

Do I run one APR for a 2-year operating period?  Or 2 APRs, one for each operating year?

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Run separate APRs, one for each operating year.  They must be time stamped with a date of July or August 2017.


What is the NOFA?

What is NOFA and what does it stand for?

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The Notice of Funding Availability (NOFA) is a notice published each year in Grants.gov for HUD's Discretionary Funding Programs.


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