ICF (NASDAQ:ICFI), a leading provider of professional services and technology-based solutions to government and commercial clients, was recently awarded three new cooperative agreements by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). The agreements have a combined value of $11.2 million and a term of three years.
ICF will provide a wide variety of services to support HUD’s Community Compass Technical Assistance and Capacity Building Program (Community Compass). These include providing direct technical assistance to HUD grantees; managing HUD Exchange, a one-stop shop for information related to all HUD programs; supporting group and self-directed learning; and helping public and nonprofit agencies with implementation of programs.
ICF combines extensive knowledge of HUD programs and sound community development practices with leading-edge technology solutions to help HUD grantees, partners and stakeholders navigate complex housing and community development issues and achieve their community development goals.
“For more than 25 years, ICF has worked collaboratively with HUD, state and local governments, public housing agencies, continuum of care providers, tribes and nonprofit organizations to revitalize neighborhoods, foster economic opportunity and create affordable housing,” said Andy Zehe, vice president for ICF. “The support we provide through Community Compass is core to the mission of ICF’s community development program: to help neighborhoods and communities grow and thrive.”
Community Compass is HUD’s integrated approach to technical assistance and capacity building activities. It brings together technical assistance investments from across HUD program offices to help customers navigate challenges associated with HUD funding and programs and points them in the right direction to best serve their communities.