Educaction and Outreach Initiatives

To assist organizations that are regional, local, community (general and clinical law school component) and National Based ( Natural Media Campaign Component).

To develop, implement, carry out, or coordinate programs and/or activities to educate the public about, as well as provide enforcement
of, fair housing rights under the Fair Housing Act; 42 U.S.C.

3601-3619 or State or local laws that provide substantially equivalent rights and remedies for alleged discriminatory housing practices.

Related Programs

Examples of Funded Projects

Fiscal Year 2008: Projects include activities providing fair housing information to the public through public service announcements, advertisements, posters and brochures; providing fair housing counseling services; and developing fair housing training for educational institutions and members of the housing industry on fair housing rights and responsibilities.

Fiscal Year 2009: No Current Data Available Fiscal Year 2010: No Current Data Available


Agency - Department of Housing and Urban Development

The Department of Housing and Urban Development's mission is to increase homeownership, support community development and increase access to affordable housing free from discrimination. HUD fulfills this mission through high ethical standards, management and accountability, and by forming partnerships with community organizations.

Office - See Regional Agency Offices.

HUD Field Office Fair Housing Enforcement Center or Program Operations and Compliance Center: Director, Fair Housing and Equal Opportunity in the appropriate HUD Office listed in Appendix IV of the Catalog.


Program Accomplishments

Fiscal Year 2008: FHIP funds are used to increase compliance with the Fair Housing Act and with substantially equivalent fair housing laws. HUD has awarded grants to affirmatively further fair housing in the amounts indicated above. Grants were competitively awarded to emphasize enforcement and education and outreach activities based on the protected bases including race, color, religion, sex, disability, familial status and national origin. For FY 2008 approximately 94 grants were awarded. Education and outreach grants were given to assist projects that inform the public about their rights and obligations under the Act and substantially equivalent State and local fair housing laws. Fiscal Year 2009: No Current Data Available Fiscal Year 2010: No Current Data Available

Uses and Use Restrictions

.

Financial assistance is provided for projects to educate the public in order to prevent or eliminate discriminatory housing practices.

Eligible projects and activities must be conducted in accordance with procedures contained in 24 CFR Part 125 and in an annual Notice of Funding Availability.

Financial assistance is provided for projects to affirmatively further fair housing conducted by public or private entities.

Education and outreach projects may generally be awarded to a wider variety of organizations including public or private- not-for-profit organizations or institutions, or other public or private entities that are working to prevent or eliminate discriminatory housing practices.



Eligibility Requirements

Applicant Eligibility

Other private institutions/organizations: Law, Justice, and Legal Services

Beneficiary Eligibility

State; Local; Other public institution/organization; Private nonprofit institution/organization

Credentials/Documentation

Costs for State and local government units will be determined in accordance with OMB Circular No. A-87. Costs for applicants that are private nonprofit entities will be determined in
accordance with OMB Circular No. A-122. Costs for applicants that are educational institutions will be determined in accordance with OMB Circular No. A-21. OMB Circular No. A-87 applies to this program.

Aplication and Award Process

Preapplication Coordination

Preapplication coordination is not applicable.

Environmental impact information is not required for this program.

This program is excluded from coverage under E.O.

12372.

Application Procedures

OMB Circular No. A-102 applies to this program. OMB Circular No. A-110 applies to this program. Applications must be submitted in accordance with requirements and forms provided in the Notice of Funding Availability as published in the Federal Register. State and local government applicants must use the standard forms as furnished by the Federal agency and required by OMB Circular No. A-102. Nonprofit entities and institutions of higher education must use standard forms as furnished by the Federal agency and required by OMB Circular No. A-110.

Award Procedures

Applications will be evaluated competitively and awarded points based on the Selection Criteria included in the published Notice of Funding Availability. The final decision rests with the
Assistant Secretary for Fair Housing and Equal Opportunity or her/his designee.

Deadlines

Contact the headquarters or regional office, as appropriate, for application deadlines.

Authorization

Housing and Community Development Act of 1987, Section 561, Public Law 100-242, as amended; Housing and Community Development Act of 1992, Section 905, Public Law 102-550, 101 Stat. 1815.

Range of Approval/Disapproval Time

Two to six months.

Appeals

Two to six months.

Renewals

None.

Assistance Considerations

Formula and Matching Requirements

This program has no statutory formula.

This program has no matching requirements.

This program does not have MOE requirements.

Length and Time Phasing of Assistance

Funding is in accordance with requirements and forms provided in the Notice of Funding Availability with project periods generally ranging from 12 to 18 months. Assistance provided quarterly or as specified in the grant agreement. See the following for information on how assistance is awarded/released: Grant.

Post Assistance Requirements

Reports

Program reports are not applicable.

Cash reports are not applicable.

Quarterly progress reports will be required.

Additionally, State and local governments must submit all reports required pursuant to OMB Circulars A-102 and A-133.

Educational
institutions and private nonprofit organizations must submit all reports required pursuant to OMB Circulars A-110 and A-133, and reporting under Form HUD 96010.

Expenditure reports are not applicable.

Quarterly progress reports will be required.

Audits

In accordance with the provisions of OMB Circular No. A-133 (Revised, June 27, 2003), "Audits of States, Local Governments, and Non-Profit Organizations," nonfederal entities that expend financial assistance of $500,000 or more in Federal awards will have a single or a program-specific audit conducted for that year. Nonfederal entities that expend less than $500,000 a year in Federal awards are exempt from Federal audit requirements for that year, except as noted in Circular No. A-133. .

Records

None.

Financial Information

Account Identification

86-0144-0-1-751.

Obigations

(Cooperative Agreements) FY 08 $2,800,000; FY 09 est $3,100,000; FY 10 est $7,180,000

Range and Average of Financial Assistance

Not applicable.

Regulations, Guidelines, and Literature

24 CFR Part 125, Fair Housing Initiatives Program.

Information Contacts

Regional or Local Office

See Regional Agency Offices. HUD Field Office Fair Housing Enforcement Center or Program Operations and Compliance Center: Director, Fair Housing and Equal Opportunity in the appropriate HUD Office listed in Appendix IV of the Catalog.

Headquarters Office

Myron Newry 451 7th Street, S.W., Room 5224, Washington, District of Columbia 20410 Email: Myron.P.Newry@hud.gov Phone: 202 402-7095

Criteria for Selecting Proposals

The selection criteria that will be considered in reviewing applications will be included in the Notices of Funding Availability, as published in the Federal Register.



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