NAHMA HUD Update: HUD Announces Promoting Community Compass NOFO

August 18, 2020

Dear NAHMA Members,

HUD’s Office of Community Planning & Development has announced the availability of a funding opportunity to provide technical assistance and capacity building support to HUD customers in a demand-response model. For more information please see the announcement below:

Through a Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO), HUD is announcing the availability of approximately $91,125,000 in FY 2020 funding for its Community Compass Technical Assistance and Capacity Building Program. As HUD’s integrated technical assistance (TA) and capacity building initiative, Community Compass is designed to help HUD’s customers navigate complex housing and community development challenges by equipping them with the knowledge, skills, tools, capacity, and systems to implement HUD programs and policies successfully and sustainably and provide effective administrative and managerial oversight of HUD funding. 

Eligible applicants for this NOFO are applying to be HUD TA Providers, not for funding for specific projects of their own. We are seeking applicants with knowledge and expertise in the areas of programs for housing, education, economic development, and workforce development. TA Providers can deliver an array of support and assistance to HUD grantees and sub-grantees including activities such as conducting needs assessments, holding financial management trainings, or assisting with the creation of a strategic plan.

TA Providers do not work independently, rather they work under the demand-response system with high involvement of HUD staff If this program is of interest to or may benefit your organization, we encourage you to check out the NOFO here and review the additional resources below for more information on the Community Compass Technical Assistance and Capacity Building Program.  

More resources for applicants can be found at:

Community Compass Technical Assistance and Capacity Building Program


FY 2020-2021 Community Compass NOFA FAQs

FY 2020-2021 Community Compass NOFA Overview 

FY 2020-2021 Community Compass NOFA Rating Factors 


All questions regarding specific program requirements for this NOFA should be directed to [email protected].