HUD PR is HERE; Advance copy of NOFA Policy Guidance and General Section Notice (linked within the PR) is HERE.
Page 75 is the rough schedule for when individual NOFA's are scheduled to appear.
"Policy Points" are discussed beginning on page 7; description indicates 6 policy priorities:
1. Job Creation/Employment
3. Affirmatively Furthering Fair Housing (AFFH)
4. Capacity Building and Knowledge Sharing
5. Using Housing as a Platform for Improving Other Outcomes
6. Expand Cross-Cutting Policy Knowledge
Originally created and posted on the Oregon Housing Blog.
Applicants that propose to undertake activities that result in the achievement of the specific Policy Priorities are eligible to receive policy priority points in the rating of their application. Each NOFA shall have a minimum of two Policy Priorities applicable to the program in the NOFA for which points can be obtained. The total number of points available for policy priorities is a maximum of five points per NOFA, devoted to policy priority points.