Important Information About Service Coordinator Grants Funding
Tuesday, April 25, 2017
As a result of continued advocacy efforts by AASC and LeadingAge to get answers to why funding has not been released, HUD’s Acting Deputy Assistant Secretary Bob Iber recently communicated information regarding calendar year 2017 funding for grant-funded service coordinator programs.
According to Iber, approximately 901 service coordinator grant funding requests have been processed and are currently moving through the approval chain. HUD expects to have those funds available within the next three (3) weeks. The remaining applications are being reviewed, and HUD staff expect to complete the final batch by mid-May and distribute funds shortly after.
Other aspects of the funding process that Iber outlined include:
- Those grants that have been reviewed and have full 12 months of unexpended funding currently available in LOCCS will receive no cost extensions. Grantees should have access to those funds this week.
- For the remaining grants, they may access their Reserve for Replacement funds to bridge the funding gap caused by this delay — understanding that any borrowed funds must be repaid immediately upon the execution of the 2017 funding award.
- HUD encourages you to communicate with owners the need for property staff to respond to Grant Specialist in a timely manner.
Moving forward, information regarding service coordinator program funding will be made available on HUD’s website.