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Family Self-Sufficiency Program

This funding record is inactive. Please see the program website or contact the program sponsor to determine if this program is currently accepting applications or will open again in the future.

Assistance Listing: 14.896
U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development
Aug 30, 2023

The Family Self-Sufficiency Program (FSS) provides funding for public housing agencies and housing choice voucher programs to hire family self-sufficiency coordinators that will work with low-income people to increase their earned income and financial literacy, reduce or eliminate the need for welfare assistance, and make progress toward economic independence and self-sufficiency.

The FSS program provides tools that can be used by communities to help families develop new skills that will lead to economic self-sufficiency. In addition to working directly with families, FSS Program Coordinators are responsible for building partnership with employers and service providers in the community to help participants access jobs and services.

Examples of services may include financial literacy training, high quality child care (situational and long-term), transportation, behavioral healthcare coordination, and assistance with access to physical healthcare.


Eligible new applicants are:

  • Public Housing Authorities that were not funded under the Family Self-Sufficiency program in the last 3 years
  • Project-Based Rental Assistance (PBRA) owners already implementing or wishing to implement an FSS program
Geographic coverage
Amount of funding

Estimated total program funding: $113,000,000

Award amounts for new and renewal awards will vary depending on number of coordinators, PIC data, PBRA Quarterly Reports, and amount last funded. The maximum baseline funding per position, including salary and fringe benefits, cannot exceed $176,300.

Application process

Links to the full announcement and online application process are available through The application instructions will be found on the related documents tab.

Tagged as
Behavioral health · Child care · Employment and unemployment · Families · Housing and homelessness · Human services · Income · Self-sufficiency · Substance use and misuse

Organizations (1)

  • U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, view details

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