Focus Message

H. C. Covington (ach1@sprynet.com)
Tue, 2 Jun 1998 08:46:43 -0500


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                      Today's FOCUS at HUD
                      Friday, May 29, 1998

      ** Rebroadcast of BOP Conference airs today at 1 p.m.
        ** Click of mouse puts funding material in reach

                      ********************

Secretary Cuomo encourages all HUD employees to watch today's
rebroadcast of highlights of the May 11-15 Business and Operating
Plan Conference.  The program begins at 1 p.m. EDT.

                      ********************

Communities and housing groups interested in applying for almost
$2.7 billion in HUD community and economic development grants can
do so faster and more easily than ever by logging onto the
information superhighway.=20

     The grants are being offered through a new system of
     national competitions that combine 40 different Notices
     of Funding Availability (NOFAs) into three SuperNOFAs.
     The first SuperNOFA was issued on March 31. The second
     and third were issued April 30.=20

     In the past, grant applications had to be requested in
     writing or by phone -- a process that often required
     contacting several offices and could take as long as
     two weeks.  Today, communities can request applications
     almost instantly by logging onto HUD's Website at
     http://www.hud.gov=20

     Applicants with Pentium computers that feature sound
     cards can view and participate in live SuperNOFA
     training broadcasts.  If a broadcast is missed, an
     organization can request an application or obtain a
     videotape of the training by calling the SuperNOFA
     Information Center at 1-800-HUD-8929 or 1-800-HUD-2209
     (TTY).=20

     "This is a great example of how HUD is using advances
     in technology to transform the old way of doing
     business," Cuomo said.  "Organizations that want to
     apply for HUD funds as a way to rebuild and strengthen
     their communities can now begin the process in
     literally the blink of an eye."=20

     SuperNOFA video training broadcasts in June include
     (all times Eastern):=20

*    June 1: Lead Hazard Control Program - Local Initiative,
     2:30 - 4:30 p.m.=20

*    June 5: Tenant Opportunity Program and Economic
     Development and Supportive Services Introductory
     Overview, 11 a.m. - 1 p.m. and 4 - 6 p.m.; National
     NOFA Competition, 1:30 - 3:30 p.m.=20

*    June 8: Youthbuild Program, 2:30 - 4:30 p.m.=20

*    June 9: Tenant Opportunity Program and Economic
     Development and Supportive Services Application Walk-
     Through, 1 - 5 p.m.=20

*    June 11: Section 811 Supportive Housing for the
     Disabled and Section 202 Supportive Housing for the
     Elderly Programs, 1 - 4 p.m.

*    June 22: Follow-up Broadcast on the Continuum of Care
     and Housing for Persons with AIDS Programs, 2 - 4:30
     p.m.

For more information on HUD programs and what's new at HUD, visit
HUD's Home Page on the World Wide Web at http://www.hud.gov/
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Focus Message
 
                      Today's FOCUS at HUD
                      Friday, May 29, 1998

      ** Rebroadcast of BOP Conference airs today at 1 p.m.
        ** Click of mouse puts funding material in reach

                      ********************

Secretary Cuomo encourages all HUD employees to watch today's
rebroadcast of highlights of the May 11-15 Business and Operating
Plan Conference.  The program begins at 1 p.m. EDT.

                      ********************

Communities and housing groups interested in applying for almost
$2.7 billion in HUD community and economic development grants can
do so faster and more easily than ever by logging onto the
information superhighway.=20

     The grants are being offered through a new system of
     national competitions that combine 40 different Notices
     of Funding Availability (NOFAs) into three SuperNOFAs.
     The first SuperNOFA was issued on March 31. The second
     and third were issued April 30.=20

     In the past, grant applications had to be requested in
     writing or by phone -- a process that often required
     contacting several offices and could take as long as
     two weeks.  Today, communities can request applications
     almost instantly by logging onto HUD's Website at
     http://www.hud.gov=20

     Applicants with Pentium computers that feature sound
     cards can view and participate in live SuperNOFA
     training broadcasts.  If a broadcast is missed, an
     organization can request an application or obtain a
     videotape of the training by calling the SuperNOFA
     Information Center at 1-800-HUD-8929 or 1-800-HUD-2209
     (TTY).=20

     "This is a great example of how HUD is using advances
     in technology to transform the old way of doing
     business," Cuomo said.  "Organizations that want to
     apply for HUD funds as a way to rebuild and strengthen
     their communities can now begin the process in
     literally the blink of an eye."=20

     SuperNOFA video training broadcasts in June include
     (all times Eastern):=20

*    June 1: Lead Hazard Control Program - Local Initiative,
     2:30 - 4:30 p.m.=20

*    June 5: Tenant Opportunity Program and Economic
     Development and Supportive Services Introductory
     Overview, 11 a.m. - 1 p.m. and 4 - 6 p.m.; National
     NOFA Competition, 1:30 - 3:30 p.m.=20

*    June 8: Youthbuild Program, 2:30 - 4:30 p.m.=20

*    June 9: Tenant Opportunity Program and Economic
     Development and Supportive Services Application Walk-
     Through, 1 - 5 p.m.=20

*    June 11: Section 811 Supportive Housing for the
     Disabled and Section 202 Supportive Housing for the
     Elderly Programs, 1 - 4 p.m.

*    June 22: Follow-up Broadcast on the Continuum of Care
     and Housing for Persons with AIDS Programs, 2 - 4:30
     p.m.

For more information on HUD programs and what's new at HUD, visit
HUD's Home Page on the World Wide Web at http://www.hud.gov/
 
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