The Standards for Success reporting period began October 1, 2022 and ended September 30, 2023. The report submission due date was originally October 30. This year the Standards for Success data elements are being updated to improve data validity and quality of reporting. This work has an anticipated completion date of November 2, which is after the usual report submission due date of October 30. The due date has therefore been extended to December 31, 2023 for all Multifamily Service Coordinator grantees. Reporting entities can submit their reports to HUD through the Standards for Success reporting tool and data repository, GrantSolutions OLDC, by direct data input (OLDC Form) or data file upload (Data File).
ROSS NOFO for FY23 Federal Funds Now Available
Important Change to the FY23 ROSS NOFO
This year’s NOFO has extended eligibility by allowing Public Housing Authorities or Multifamily Owners to continue to serve (or restart service to) residents of a project with assistance converted from public housing to Rental Assistance Demonstration (RAD) Project-based Voucher (PBV) or RAD Project-based Rental Assistance (PBRA).
FY23 ROSS NOFO is Now Available!
Dear Prospective Applicants,
We are excited to share with you that the FY 2023 application period for the Resident Opportunity and Self-Sufficiency Service Coordinator (ROSS-SC) grant program is now open, as HUD published the Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO) for ROSS FY23!
The application period runs from October 16 to December 18, 2023. In the coming days, the ROSS Team will host a webinar that goes over the NOFO. This presentation will also discuss the changes in this year’s NOFO. We will send you a separate notice when the presentation is ready.
If you have any questions about the FY23 NOFO, please contact the ROSS team at . Please note, we will only be able to provide clarifying answers to your questions. We cannot assist you prepare your application.
You will need to apply for the ROSS FY23 NOFO on Grants.gov, however the 52768 form will be completed via an electronic link found in the NOFO. Paper application are not allowed, unless a waiver to submit a paper application is granted (please see the NOFO for more information on requesting a waiver of the electronic grant submission requirements).
Important Steps to Apply for the FY23 ROSS NOFO on Grants.gov
STEP 1: Register an account on Grants.gov.
In order to apply for federal funds on Grants.gov, there are several steps you must take. The information below walks you through each step you would need to take. You only need to register once in order to apply for federal funding opportunities on Grants.gov. But if you are applying for the first time, this is a key step in the process. This training video guides users through the registration process.
Registration Tip: As an applicant for ROSS funding, you are applying on behalf of an organization (a PHA, tribe, resident organization, Multifamily Owner or eligible nonprofit), you are therefore considered, an “organization applicant”. Learn more about adding an Organization Profile after account registration.
Note: When an organization user registers with Grants.gov, the organization’s Admin User (also known as the E-Business Point of Contact or a user with the Expanded Authorized Organization Representative [AOR] role) can assign the new user a core role, a custom role, or no role. Click here to learn more about roles and privileges on Grants.gov.
STEP 2: Determine Your Eligibility Type and Find the ROSS NOFO by using Grants.gov Search
Funding opportunity eligibility requirements are defined by legislation and federal agency policies. To receive federal funding, you must meet the grant’s eligibility requirements. A key part of this step is knowing your entity type. Are you a nonprofit resident organization, or other type of 501(c)(3) nonprofit? A PHA? A federally-recognized Indian Tribe? A Multifamily Owner?
STEP 3: Apply to the ROSS Grant by Creating a “Workspace” on Grants.gov
Workspace is a shared, online environment where your team may simultaneously access and edit different forms within an application.
Key Resource: This help article and this training video walk you step-by-step through the process of creating a workspace. Become a workspace wizard by watching the entire Learning Workspace video series.
STEP 4: Complete Your Application
Once a workspace has been created, it’s time to complete your application. This involves a range of tasks, including adding other team members (registered Grants.gov users) to the workspace, carefully reviewing agency instructions, filling out required application forms, and proofreading your application.
Key Resource: We have developed Basic, Intermediate and Advanced workspace use-cases for applicant teams that go into greater detail. We recommend reviewing the use-cases and choosing one as your team’s workspace roadmap.
STEP 5: Check Your Application for Errors and Submit Your Completed Application
Check the completed application for errors by using the Check Application button.
Once the application has been checked for errors, an authorized user from your organization can submit the application. Make sure to submit it by the deadline! HUD will pull the completed application from Grants.gov after the deadline.
Got questions? We’ve got answers!
Your first stop for everything ROSS is the: https://www.hudexchange.info/programs/ross/. You may also send your questions to us via the ROSS mailbox: .