The HUD Entitlement Policies and Procedures Manual establishes the framework guiding the operation of the City of Norfolk HUD Entitlement Programs. It provides an approach for making decisions, ensuring the program is operated in a fair and consistent manner, and providing all program participants with an understanding of how the city manages these funds.
This manual is a resource for current subrecipients, as well as interested parties who are contemplating applying for grant funding. The manual also serves as the City of Norfolk Department of Housing and Community Development administrative policy and procedure manual for its Community Development Block Grant (CDBG), Emergency Solutions Grant (ESG), and HOME Investment Partnerships Program (HOME).
This manual is not meant to be a substitute for CDBG regulations (24 CFR 570), ESG regulations (24 CFR 576), HOME regulations (24 CFR 92), or related cross-cutting regulations, but as a supplement to them. It is not exhaustive regarding all considerations affecting the use of these funds. NDHCD reserves the right to add, remove or change policies, procedures, or forms in this manual. Notwithstanding any information contained herein, where a conflict of language or omission of requirements occurs, the requirements of the Federal Notice and HUD Guidance on these programs, as may be amended from time to time, shall prevail.
Additional resources for managing HUD Entitlement grants:
- eCivis (Subrecipient Portal)
- SAM.Gov (for wage determinations and to check for exclusions/debarment)
- HUD Exchange (Create an account to access trainings)
- Section 3 Plan and Forms (Projects that began after November 2020)
- HUD Compliance and Monitoring Exhibits
- Environmental Review Guidance (HUD)
- Lead Rule Compliance Advisor (HUD)
- HUD Section 3 Opportunity Portal
- Minority Business Enterprise Form
- Davis-Bacon Compliance Guide