Program Description

The ROSS program provides funding to Public Housing Authorities, tribes/TDHEs, resident associations, and 501(c)(3) nonprofits supported by one of the above to hire a service coordinator to serve public/Indian housing residents. The service coordinator assesses residents' needs and links them to service providers in the local area that can meet their needs. The ROSS program also pays for the Service Coordinator's professional training and related travel as well as administrative expenses that are incurred for the implementation of the program. The ROSS program does not fund direct service delivery.

General Program Requirements

Tribes/TDHEs or nonprofits applying on their behalf must commit to serving a minimum of 50 housing units.

Your Next Steps

The following information will lead you to the next steps to apply for this program.

Application Process

Applicants must have a valid DUNS number and be registered with both and Funding announcement are made each year through a Notice of Funding Availability (NOFA). Archived NOFAs may be obtained here. Awards are made for a three-year period and grantees do not have to reapply during the three-year period. The application is comprised of several forms and a narrative (for new applicants, generally not for renewal applicants). Please refer to past NOFAs for more specific information. Applicants can sign up with to receive alerts when ROSS funding becomes available. To receive alerts, applicants should use the Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance Number for ROSS: 14.870.

The forms required for as part of the application package ask applicants for the number of units they will serve, the salary they propose to pay the Service Coordinator (which must be based on local comparability information); match commitments; community needs; goals for activities and related outcomes, a narrative that addresses the applicant's capacity and past performance implementing similar programs. Please see past NOFAs for more detailed information.

Program Contact Information

Dina Lehmann-Kim
Program Coordinator

Additional Information

Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance (CFDA) Number14.87
Current Method of Tribal EligibilityNo Set-aside; Tribes Eligible with other Entities
Can the funding from the program be renewedYes
Matching Funds RequiredYes
Length of ProgramGrants are awarded for 3 years
Recurring Base Funding for TribesNo
Do Tribes compete with other entities for funding from the program?Yes
Tribes Funded by this Program2 or 3 a year. More could be funded.

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