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The City of New Orleans

Mayor Mitchell J. Landrieu

Application Process

Contracts for Federally funded programs will be for a twelve-month periods effective January 1, 2016 to December 31, 2016.

2016 NOFA is available August 19, 2016 through September 23, 2016.

The 2015-2016 application deadline for ESG, SESG & HOPWA December 21, 2015. The 2015 funding application is posted on this website.

Click on arrows on the right to get more information on each step listed below.

Funding Application Process:

3. Application Review Process

Applications are reviewed by the Office of Community Development to ensure the two step application process meet the following requirements:

  • the Registered Organization meet minimum eligibility requirements to receive federal and state grant funds through Office of Community Development. 
  • Applicant organizations must be a Legal Business
  • Possess a U.S Federal Tax Identification (TIN) or Employer Identification Number (EIN)

  • Organizations are in compliance with applicable civil laws and Executive Orders regarding fair housing and equal opportunity.

4. Application Scoring

All NOFA Applications are scored against a standard set of criteria.

The following core selection criteria apply to the continuum of care components of the NOFA:

  1. Needs Assessment & Target Population
  2. Agency Background and Experience
  3. Coordination and Collaboration
  4. Approach to Providing Services
  5. Financial

The following core selection criteria apply to the Affordable Housing NOFA:

Outcomes: Activities that advance the goals and direction of the Office of Community Development.

(1)  Activity provides Permanent Supportive Housing  (%units)                  15 Points

(2)  Proposed DBE Participation and Section 3 Exceeds Minimum Goals      15 Points

(3)  Support from Community Residents for the Proposed Project               5 Points

Fundamentals: The viability of the project, the capacity of the organization and prior contract performance.(4)        Total Cost per Unit                                                                       15 Points

(5)        Project Feasibility                                                                         25 Points

(6)        Readiness to Proceed                                                                     10 Points

Leveraging: The use of other financial resources to support the City funds invested.

(7)        Leverage Ratio                                                                              10 Points

(8)        Match                                                                                            5 Points


5. When Applicable, Currently/Previously Funded Agencies Evaluated

Currently funded agencies or agencies who have received prior funding will also be evaluated on past performance in carrying out programmatic activities and contractual compliance.  Factors considered will include:

  • agency ability to meet service delivery goals
  • timely expenditure of funds
  • timely reporting
  • accuracy of reporting
  • ability to meet audit requirements
  • attendance at meetings


6. Notification Letter

The City of New Orleans will notify conditionally-selected applicants in writing.  Notification of award is not a guarantee of funding.  Award letters will include conditions of award that must be met prior to the receipt of funding.

As necessary, the Office of Community Development will request conditionally-selected applicants to submit additional project information. Applicants will also be notified of the deadline for submission of such requested information.  If an applicant is unable to meet any condition of grant award within the specified time frame, the City of New Orleans reserves the right to rescind the notice of award and to use available funds for other applicable programs

7. Reports Required from Funded Agencies

Awardees who have gone through the funding application process and received conditional awarding of monies will be required to submit the following reports

  • Monthly Programmatic Services/Direct Benefit Reports
  • Monthly Program Income Reports (as applicable)
  • Monthly Cost Control Statements
  • Section 3 Reports
  • Contractor/Subcontractor Activity Reports
  • Report of Matching Funds
  • Annual Reports
  • Other – Reports as Requested by OCD

Reports must be submitted with the required level of detail in a timely manner.  Reporting requirements must be strictly followed.  Failure to comply may result in the discontinuation of funding and/or the termination of contracts.

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Last updated: 6/28/2017 4:35:31 PM

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