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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.

Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance Number: 14.896
U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development
Jun 13, 2019

The Family Self-Sufficiency Program 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 applicants are Public and Indian Housing Authorities that were not funded under the Family Self-Sufficiency program in 2016, 2017, or 2018.

Geographic coverage
Amount of funding

Award ceiling: $72,000 per full-time coordinator position
Estimated total program funding: $1,000,000
Expected number of awards: 12

Application process

Links to the full announcement, application instructions, and the online application process are available through

The 2021 funding announcement is only available to current awardees.

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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