This descresionary opportunity category rates points for green building initiatives; sustainable alternative energy production; water conservation and waste water treatment planning;  proximatey of housing to job location; access to health services, and other businesses.  Creating jobs and job training programs for low to below moderate income families, at risk youth and transitioning young adults, as well as invdividuals with mobility challenges and social disadvantage.

Posted Date: 8/4/15  Closing Date: 9/3/15 

HUD is making available through this NOFA $35,000,000 for Capacity Building for Community Development and Affordable Housing Grants (Section 4). Of the $35,000,000 available for the Section 4 Capacity Building Program at least $5,000,000 shall be made available for rural capacity building activities.

The competition is limited to the organizations identified in Section 4 of the HUD Demonstration Act of 1993 (Pub.L. 103-120, 107 Stat. 1148, 42 U.S.C. 9816 note), as amended. These organizations are:

Enterprise Community Partners, Inc. (formerly The Enterprise Foundation),

Local Initiatives Support Corporation (LISC), and

Habitat for Humanity International.