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The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development has
published its Fiscal Year 2008 SuperNOFA, an annual funding notice
that makes available more than $1 billion in grants through 35
programs. HUD intends to offer an additional $1.5 billion in
homeless grants later in the year through a new electronic
application process that will significantly streamline funding of
thousands of homeless assistance programs nationwide.
To make funding opportunities available to the public as soon as
possible, HUD is posting its SuperNOFA electronically through www.grants.gov in advance of the
Federal Register publication on May 12, 2008. Applicants are
strongly encouraged to read funding notices thoroughly and to
follow the registration information available in the General
Section of the SuperNOFA published in the Federal Register on March
"Each year we try to make the process of applying for grants as
user-friendly as possible," said HUD Deputy Secretary Roy A.
Bernardi. "HUD continues to be a leader in moving toward
e-government and later this year, we'll take another giant step
forward as we launch a new electronic application process for our
homeless grant programs."
For the past four years, HUD has required nearly all grant
applications to be submitted electronically through www.grants.gov.
This year, applicants for funding through HUD's Continuum of Care
homeless assistance programs will submit their applications
electronically through the HUD e-snaps system(electronic-special
needs assistance programs system). A Notice explaining the e-snaps
registration process for Continuums of Care was published in the
Federal Register on April 30, 2008. HUD's Continuum of Care Notice
of Funding Availability is expected to be published no earlier than
July 1, 2008.
The electronic grant submission process is critical element of
President Bush's management agenda to increase funding
opportunities for states, local governments and nonprofit
grassroots organizations that house and serve lower income families
living in their communities. Last year, more than 4,600 applicants
successfully submitted their applications electronically.
HUD is continuing to provide help so that every applicant can
successfully meet this year's electronic submission requirements.
HUD's Desktop User's Guide provides easy-to-follow instructions to
guide applicants through the electronic submission process. In
addition, HUD also offers training via webcast. For a list of
training programs, visit www.hud.gov.