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Community Compass & Distressed Cities Technical Assistance (TA) Policies, Procedures, and Guidance

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HUD Technical Assistance (TA) Policies, Procedures, and Guidance

HUD and technical assistance (TA) award recipients, including Community CompassDistressed Cities, and Thriving Communities must comply with all applicable terms and conditions of award, federal laws, regulations, and policies including:

Authorities, Regulations, and Notices


Programmatic Guidance/Resources


  • In-Person Meetings/Event Approval Procedures
  • Nondisclosure Certification
  • Ongoing Compliance Check
  • Indirect Cost Rate Guide
  • DRGR Fact Sheet: Hourly Rates and People by Staff Type
  • Personal Identification Verification

Recipients must comply with all general and specific terms and conditions above.

If you have questions or need additional support for business or administrative requirements, contact the Government Technical Representative named in the HUD 1044 or the HUD point of contact included in the Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO).


Content current as of October 17, 2023.


  • For trouble with the DRGR system, use the Ask A Question feature on HUD Exchange.
  • If HUD is your cognizant Federal agency, email your indirect cost proposal and supporting documentation to with subject line "TA Provider Name + Indirect Cost Rate Application for Fiscal Year XXXX"
  • For general inquiries about HUD TA, closeout packages, and other official documents, email Community Compass.