General Research and Technology Activity

To carry out research, demonstration and program evaluation and monitoring projects of high priority and pre-selected by the Department to improve the operations of the Department's programs.



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.

Website Address

http://www.huduser.org



Program Accomplishments

Research and demonstration programs are underway in the following major areas: low-income housing; public housing; Government-Sponsored Enterprises' activities; fair housing practices; community and urban economic development; and international activities. Additionally, there are HUD program evaluation and monitoring projects underway.

Uses and Use Restrictions

HUD's Office of Policy Development and Research's (PD&R) funds are awarded through competitive procurement solicitations or Interagency Agreements with other Federal Agencies.

Eligibility Requirements

Applicant Eligibility

Researchers, research organizations, State and local governments, academic institutions, public and/or private profit and nonprofit organizations which have authority and capacity to carry out projects.

Beneficiary Eligibility

Researchers, research organizations, State and local governments, academic institutions, public and/or private profit and nonprofit organizations which have authority and capacity to carry out projects.

Credentials/Documentation

Capacity and capability of applicant to perform research by grant or cooperative agreement under this program and to manage Federal funding.

Aplication and Award Process

Preapplication Coordination

Contact HUD's Office of the Chief Procurement Officer for information related to competitive solicitations.

This program is excluded from coverage under E.O.

12372.

Application Procedures

As identified in request for proposals for competitive procurement awards or as identified in the NOFA for competitive grants.

Award Procedures

Contact Proposals will be reviewed against criteria contained in the request for proposals issued by HUD's Office of the Chief Procurement Officer for procurement actions. Applications will be reviewed against criteria contained in the NOFA for competitive grant actions.

Deadlines

As specified in request for proposals or NOFA.

Authorization

Housing Act of 1970, Title V, as amended.

Range of Approval/Disapproval Time

As identified in request for proposals for competitive procurement awards or as identified in the NOFA for competitive grants.

Appeals

Office of the Assistant Secretary for Policy Development and Research for grant awards. Office of the Chief Procurement Officer for procurement actions and for all contractual matters.

Renewals

As provided in agreement arrangements, if any.

Assistance Considerations

Formula and Matching Requirements

Contracts are either Cost reimbursable or fixed price in nature.

Length and Time Phasing of Assistance

As specified in the contractual agreement. Awards usually will not exceed twelve months.

Post Assistance Requirements

Reports

As specified in agreements.

Audits

Accounts and records of the project are subject to audit by the Federal government at any time. The number of audits depends on the length of the project and the nature of the agreement. Grantees are subject to the audit requirements of OMB Circular A-133.

Records

Full and accurate records must be maintained with respect to all matters covered in the agreement.

Financial Information

Account Identification

86-0108-0-1-451.

Obigations

(Grants) FY 07 $39,313,731; FY 08 est $30,478,902; and FY 09 est $41,300,000.

Range and Average of Financial Assistance

$13,580 to $675,000.

Regulations, Guidelines, and Literature

For competitive grants, refer to the NOFA. For competitive procurements, refer to the request for proposals.

Information Contacts

Regional or Local Office

None.

Headquarters Office

Assistant Secretary for Policy Development and Research, Department of Housing and Urban Development, 451 7th Street S.W., Washington, DC 20410. Attention: Budget, Contracts, and Program Control Division. Telephone: (202) 708-1796. Use the same number for FTS.

Criteria for Selecting Proposals

Unsolicited proposals are not accepted.



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