Special Needs Assistance Programs (SNAPS)

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Department of Housing and Urban Development, Community Planning and Development

HUD’s Office of Special Needs Assistance Programs (SNAPs) makes technical assistance available to recipients, subrecipients, and eligible applicants under Title IV of the McKinney-Vento Homeless Assistance Act. The purpose of the technical assistance is to improve program design, project administration, and Continuum of Care strategies and ultimately achieve the highest level of performance and results. 

McKinney-Vento grantees interested in requesting technical assistance related to a Continuum of Care Program grant or an Emergency Solutions Program grant, can request it at HUD’s “Request Technical Assistance” website.  

All requests should describe the issue or problem, the specific assistance being requested and any other pertinent information, such as actions taken to date, reason technical assistance is needed, etc.  When submitting a request for technical assistance, be prepared to provide: 

  • A detailed description of what you need help with; 
  • A description of the reason you need help; 
  • An explanation of what the help will allow you to accomplish; 
  • The primary point of contact for this request (name, email, phone) if different than the contact information of the person submitting the request; 
  • If the organization making the request and/or political leadership are supportive to receiving help and making needed changes in staffing, program design, etc.; and
  • If the request is for training, please describe the type of training requested and why it is needed.

Based on the information you provide, HUD will determine the type and level of assistance available to you.  

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Eligible Applicants

Local non-profits, local and state governments, and other groups in all 50 states, the District of Columbia and the U.S. Territories that have received or are seeking HUD funds to develop and implement improved initiatives using the HUD assistance.