In order to better understand your community's needs, please fill out this application as the first step to receiving MHP capacity building assistance.
Applications for Technical Assistance may be submitted at any time but will only be reviewed on a quarterly basis (December, March, June, September). Applicants will be contacted within 30 days after the end of each quarterly review. MHPs ability to accept new Technical Assistance applications is dependent upon funding and capacity. All applications will be evaluated and scored based on MHP's current capacity building priorities including; community demographics, targeted populations, demonstrated need for the project, and project readiness. Preference will be given to beneficiaries located in/serving underserved or priority areas including: locally designated community development target areas; economically distressed areas as defined by the Economic Development Administration (EDA); Promise Zones; and/or HUD Preferred Sustainability Status Communities.
MHP will review applications within 30 days after the quarterly deadline, including potential phone outreach to clarify any information provided by the applicant. The applicant will then be notified if they are moving to the next step which is an on-site visit from MHP. After the site visit, if selected for Technical Assistance, MHP will enter into a written memorandum of understanding outlining both MHP’s and the applicant’s responsibilities and contributions.
For more information on the Strengthening Rural Communities check out our website at http://mhponline.org/community-development/programs-and-services/request-for-technical-assistance