Universities Rebuilding America Partnerships--Community Design Program
Federal Register, November 1, 2005, Page 66227-66236
Office of Policy Development and Research, HUD
Notice of Funding Availability (NOFA)
A. Federal Agency Name: Department of Housing and Urban Development, Office of Policy Development and
Research, Office of University Partnerships.
B. Funding Opportunity Title: Universities Rebuilding America Partnerships--Community Design program.
C. Announcement Type: Initial announcement.
D. Funding Opportunity Numbers: The Federal Register number for this Notice of Funding Availability (NOFA) is FR-
5023-N-01. The OMB Approval number for this program is pending.
E. Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance (CFDA) Number: The CFDA number for this program has not yet been
F. Dates: The application submission date is December 1, 2005.
G. Additional Overview Content Information:
1. Purpose of the Program: The Universities Rebuilding America Partnerships (URAP)--Community Design program
provides funds to schools of architecture, urban planning and design, or construction at accredited two- and four-
year colleges and universities to establish and operate partnerships with and for communities affected by
Hurricanes Katrina or Rita (or both).
2. Award Information: Approximately $2 million in recaptured Urban Development Action Grant (UDAG) program
funds will be made available for this program. The maximum amount an applicant can request for award
is $300,000 for a two-year (24-month) grant performance period.
3. Eligible Applicants: Public or private nonprofit institutions of higher education granting two- or four-year degrees in
architecture, urban planning and design, or construction that are accredited by a national or regional accrediting
agency and recognized by the U.S.
Department of Education are eligible to apply for funding under the program. A consortium of eligible institutions may also apply for funding under this program, as long as one institution is designated the lead applicant. Institutions that were previous Office of University Partnerships (OUP) grant recipients are eligible to apply
for these funds.
The application submission date is December 1, 2005
Applicants may submit either a paper or electronic application. When submitting an electronic application, applicants may download the instructions to the application found on the Grants.gov Web site at http://www.Grants.gov./Apply. The instructions contain the General Section and Program Section of the published NOFA, as well as forms that you must complete and attach as a ZIP file to your application submission. If you have difficulty accessing the information, you may call the Grants.gov Support Desk toll-free at (800) 518-GRANTS or e-mail your questions to Support@Grants.gov.