2023 Request for Technical Assistance

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MHP is seeking Requests for Technical Assistance (RFTA) from entities interested in building their capacity to address prevalent housing, community, or economic development needs. Potentially eligible recipients include Rural Housing Development Organizations (RHDOs), Community Development Corporations (CDCs), Community Housing Development Organizations (CHDOs), local governments, and Tribal governments. Statewide entities are not currently eligible.

As a HUD national technical assistance provider in affordable housing, MHP has made the commitment to improve the conditions of safe, affordable housing for those most impacted by economic and racial disparities.

Requests for technical assistance are accepted as MHP’s funding allows and are reviewed on a rolling basis. Requests 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 or serving underserved populations or priority areas including Communities of color, Persistent Poverty Communities, Climate Justice Impacted, and Promise Zones.

Applicants will be notified within 30 days of submission if they meet MHP’s eligibility requirements. If eligible, MHP will reach out for a more in-depth conversation regarding the proposed engagement. Once a final selection has been made, MHP and the applicant enter a written memorandum of understanding outlining the responsibilities and contributions of both parties.

More information on the Strengthening Rural Communities Program and MHP’s commitment to racial and economic equity is available on our website at: https://mhponline.org/community-development/

For questions or assistance with this application, please reach out to:

Aaron Johnson



Eligibility for Assistance
Please answer the questions below to verify your organization’s eligibility for Financial and Technical Assistance.

Organization Details
Please tell us more about your organization

Point of Contact


Link to the Community

Application Certification
By completing and submitting this on-line form, the applicant acknowledges the following:

That the signee is a duly authorized representative and has the authority to submit this application on behalf of the applicant.

That the information included in this application and in any attachments in support hereof is true, correct, and complete to the best of their knowledge and belief.

The undersigned authorizes MHP to contact the organizations referenced herein to obtain performance information for the purpose of evaluating this application.

That if technical assistance is awarded to the organization, MHP and its grantors or any of their authorized representative shall have access to any books, documents, papers and records of the organization which are directly pertinent to an established work plan.

That by submission of this application, the organization certifies that they meet the following eligibility requirements:

a. Compliance with nondiscrimination and other requirements, including but not limited to:
     i. compliance with all applicable fair housing and civil rights laws;
    ii. affirmatively furthering fair housing (not applicable to federally recognized tribes);
b. No delinquent federal debts;
c. Financial management systems that meet Federal standards;
d. No debarment and/or suspension from doing business with the Federal Government;
e. No false statements;
f. Do Not Pay review and compliance with the Improper Payments Elimination and Recovery Improvement Act of 2012;
g. Standards of ethical conduct/code of conduct;
h. Prohibition against lobbying activities; and
i. No conflicts of interest

That MHP may request additional information or clarification to information provided in the application.
That MHP reserves the right to reject any submittals received.

Click here for a PDF version of the application – send applications to RFTA@mhponline.org.