The Office of Strategic Planning and Management (OSPM) works to make the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) more efficient and effective by driving change across the Department. OSPM manages HUD’s strategic planning, working with the Secretary, his senior leadership team, and external stakeholders. Specifically, OSPM determines strategic priorities and change efforts, tracks how HUD is doing against its targets, and ensures HUD’s grants are getting to high-performing grantees quickly. OSPM has multiple divisions working across these areas to achieve its goals and objectives.
The Office of Departmental Grants Management and Oversight (ODGMO or GMO) establishes and implements agency-wide policies and procedures for HUD’s grant programs, provides oversight and assistance to grant programs to assure timely execution consistent with guidance, and reports to leadership on the status and outcomes of grant programs. A key function of the GMO is to manage the process for the issuing of HUD’s competitive funding opportunities, also known as Notice of Funding Availability (NOFAs). Specifically, GMO works closely with program offices in administering an efficient and compliant process for awarding grants across HUD. GMO has taken several steps recently to enhance the efficiency of the process and the quality of the outputs associated with NOFAs.
In order to ensure that GMO and program offices are equipped with the tools they need to draft consistent, high-quality NOFAs that are fully compliant, MSG will be providing key services including: technical assistance in reviewing and preparing NOFAs, development and provision of training programs and technical assistance for program offices, business process assessment and analysis within GMO and the program offices, and project management and facilitation.