Neighborhood Stabilization Program Grants
The Neighborhood Stabilization Program (NSP) provides grants to address the problems associated with homes that have been foreclosed upon and are creating economic problems for their communities. The first round of funds (NSP1) was allocated under a formula to 309 governmental grantees that spread NSP1 funds all over the country. The competition for the second round of funds (NSP2) is underway from May 4-July 17, 2009. For more details on NSP see http://www.hud.gov/nsp.
This NSP Mapping tool can be used to support either NSP funding round. For NSP1, this tool can help grantees get additional information on their areas of greatest need. For NSP2, this tool will help applicants determine geographic areas that are eligible to include as NSP2 target geography.
The $1.93 billion NSP2 program is intended to fund state, local, or non-profit grantees in the implementation of neighborhood stabilization programs to address the problems associated with homes that have been foreclosed. The threshold requirement for the NSP2 competition will help HUD determine whether applications are targeting neighborhoods with a need for the funds. The qualifying threshold for the competition is an average index score of 18 for the total proposed target geography. This will result in approximately 30 percent of all Census Tracts potentially eligible to be NSP2 target geography.
To support NSP, Office of Policy Development and Research has set up mapping capabilities on the HUD USER website so that potential applicants can see a map with Census Tracts and the foreclosure related risk scores and other relevant data. The applicant may select Census Tracts they currently are targeting for NSP1 or propose to target for NSP2, then view the average scores for the selected area. The HUD USER site will indicate if the selected Census Tracts meet the minimum threshold for NSP2 program funding.
Click here for the NSP Mapping Tool
Click here for a more detailed description of the underlying data.
Data download capacity
This NSP Mapping tool allows users to:
- Explore the information
- Create user accounts and save geographic configurations
- Submit threshold information to HUD and receive an application number
If you are having difficulty completing the online submission or completing it in a timely manner, please click here for an explanation of an alternative submission method.
Q: How do I affirm my organizational capacity and submit my target geography to get my unique application number?
A: To get a unique application number, an NSP2 grantee must show or affirm two things. 1) the target geography must qualify, and 2) the applicant must affirm that it has meet the organizational capacity threshold of producing 75 units of housing (page 14, paragraph II.B.7 of the NOFA).
- First, create an account.
- Second, select and save your proposed target geography.
- Third, select your target geography and press "submit".
- Fourth, read the affirmation. If it is true, press "I so affirm".
The system will submit your proposed target geography and assign you a unique application number. It will also store the unique application number in your account so HUD will also have it (and you can look it up if you forget it).
Please remember to prominently display the unique application number on your paper application.
Below is the actual text you will see on the affirmation screen:
Organizational Capacity Threshold Factor
To indicate that you have the ability to expend an NSP2 grant within the statutory deadlines, you must affirm here and then demonstrate in your paper submission that you have successfully carried out and completed activities relevant to each NSP2 activity you propose to carry out and involving at least 75 units of housing within the 24-month period immediately preceding May 4, 2009.
By clicking the "I so affirm" link below, you are making and submitting the required threshold affirmation to HUD. After you complete the submission process, you will receive the unique application number that you must display prominently on your NSP2 paper application (see NOFA page 17, section III.A.3.b).
In accordance with section II.B.7. of the May 4, 2009, Notice of Fund Availability (NOFA) for the Neighborhood Stabilization Program 2 under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act, I state that I am the official representative for an applicant for NSP2 funds and I affirm that the applicant has successfully carried out and completed activities 1) relevant to each NSP2 activity it proposes to carry out and 2) involving at least 75 units of housing within the 24-month period immediately preceding May 4, 2009.