Registry of Community Organizations
The Office of Community Development administers federal grants to community-based organizations to assess, develop, and implement programs to address priority needs of the Consolidated Plan. Only organizations that have filled out the Registry of Neighborhood Organizations application and been certified are eligible to receive funding.
The Registry ensures that all applicants meet minimum eligibility requirements to receive federal and state grants through OCD.
Must be a Legal Business
Possess a U.S Federal Tax Identification (TIN) or Employer Identification Number (EIN)
Cannot be debarred or have outstanding audit findings, or a delinquent audit
The Registry of Community Organizations Application requests basic information, including:
IRS non-profit status
Certification of Good Standing from the Louisiana Secretary of State
Articles of Incorporation & By-laws
Program service area, staff experience and fiscal capacity
Completed applications with required attachments must be submitted in PDF format to firstname.lastname@example.org. For additional questions, please contact Jeanette Thomas-Allen at (504)658-4399.
Once organizations are certified on the Registry of Community Organizations, they are eligible to apply for funding when the Office of Community Development issues a Notice of Funding Availability (NOFA). At this time, there are no calls for funding open. Please see the Funding and Application Process for full details on the NOFA process.
Certification of Consistency
Organizations applying directly for U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) NOFA grants may be required to provide Certification of Consistency with the Consolidated Plan HUD-2995 Form. To complete this application, organizations must:
Be currently certified on OCD’s Registry of Organizations
Complete Letter of Request for HUD’s Certification of Consistency
Complete HUD NOFA application
Complete HUD-2995 Form requesting Local HUD Authority, the signature of the OCD
Allow five to seven business days for request.
Completed information with required attachments must be submitted in PDF format. HUD-2995 Form for Certification of Consistency with the Consolidated Plan must be sent in a word document for signature to email@example.com For additional questions, please contact Donna Jones-Pearson at (504) 658-4347
Last updated: 12/8/2015 5:00:26 PM
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