Lead Outreach Grants

(1) Increase enrollment of low-income units in HUD or other lead hazard treatment programs.

(2) Increase number of residents, housing owners, community leaders, maintenance and rehabilitation workers, and other related persons who are aware of and able to identify lead-based paint hazards.

(3)Increase
number of residents, housing owners, community leaders, maintenance and rehabilitation workers, and other related persons who understand proper lead hazard control methods.

(4) Develop easy to use and sustainable systems for reporting and addressing lead hazards.

(5) Develop effective partnerships between public and private entities, including grassroots, community-based and faith-based organizations, dedicated to reducing lead hazards.

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.



Program Accomplishments

Grants to state and local governments and nonprofit organizations have raised public awareness of lead poisoning prevention and referred units to lead treatment programs. This program has also increased local capacity of lead-trained workers.

Uses and Use Restrictions

For Fiscal Year 2008, potential applicants should consult the general section of the NOFA for available grant funding, particular requirements and restrictions, and application due dates.

Eligibility Requirements

Applicant Eligibility

Academic, not-for-profit and for-profit institutions located in the United States, states and units of general local government, and federally recognized Native American tribes are eligible to apply.

For-profit firms are eligible to apply, but not allowed to earn a fee (i.e., make a profit from the project).

Beneficiary Eligibility

Homeowners, rental property owners, and public housing residents. Families with children under age six.

Credentials/Documentation

Costs will be determined for non-profit and for-profit entities in accordance with OMB Circulars No. A-122 and specific requirements of 24 CFR Part 84. Costs will be determined for educational institutions in accordance with OMB Circular No. A-21 and specific requirements of 24 CFR Part 84. Costs will be determined for State, local and Federally-recognized Indian Tribal governments in accordance with OMB Circular No. A-87 and specific requirements of 24 CFR Part 85.

Aplication and Award Process

Preapplication Coordination

Not applicable.

This program is excluded from coverage under E.O.

12372.

Application Procedures

The competitive Notification of Funding Availability (NOFA) for fiscal year 2008 Lead Outreach Grants provides information about the application procedure. All grants must be submitted electronically, via www.grants.gov, unless a waiver from electronic submission is received. Copies of the NOFA and required forms can be obtained at Grants.gov. Other relevant information can be found at HUD's website, www.hud.gov, or the Office's website, www.hud.gov/offices/lead. For questions related to the application process, E-mail: Support@grants.gov, call grants.gov at (800) 518-GRANTS or via TTY by calling the toll-free Federal Information Relay Service at (1-800) 877-8339.

Award Procedures

HUDs review and awarding procedures are explained in the NOFA.

Deadlines

Please contact program office for application deadline.

Authorization

Sections 1011(e)(8) and (g)(1) of the Residential Lead-Based Paint Hazard Reduction Act of 1992 and the Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2008 (Public Law 110-161, approved December 26, 2007). Section 1011(e)(8) and Section 1011(g)(1).

Range of Approval/Disapproval Time

None.

Appeals

None.

Renewals

None.

Assistance Considerations

Formula and Matching Requirements

Ten percent matching by the applicant is required.

Length and Time Phasing of Assistance

The period of performance cannot exceed 24 months from the date of the award. A period of performance extension for delays due to exceptional conditions beyond the grantee's control will be considered for approval by HUD in accordance with 24 CFR 85.30(d)(2) or 24 CFR 84.25(e)(2), as applicable, and the Office of Healthy Homes and Lead Hazard Control (OHHLHC) Program Guide. Only one extension will be provided for a period not to exceed 12 months.

Post Assistance Requirements

Reports

Quarterly financial management and performance reports are required of participating jurisdictions.

Audits

All awardees must comply with the audit requirements in OMB Circular No. A-133.

Records

For State, local and Federally-recognized Indian Tribal governments, as required by OMB Circular A-110, "Uniform Administrative Requirements for Grants and Cooperative Agreements to State, Local, and Federally-recognized Indian Tribal Governments." For nonprofit and educational institutions, as required by OMB Circular A-110, "Uniform Administrative Requirements for Grants and Agreements with Institutions of Higher Education, Hospitals, and Other Nonprofit Organizations."

Financial Information

Account Identification

86-0174-0-1-451.

Obigations

FY 07 est $1,187,519; FY 08 est $2,000,000; and FY 09 $2,000,000.

Range and Average of Financial Assistance

Approximately $ 1.5 million is available under this program. HUD estimates that approximately 5 to approximately 8 grants will be awarded, ranging between approximately $100,000 and approximately $300,000.

Regulations, Guidelines, and Literature

The Notice of Funding Availability is self-explanatory; all necessary information is provided; no other regulations pertain.

Information Contacts

Regional or Local Office

None.

Headquarters Office

Jonnette G. Hawkins, Director, Programs Division, Office of Lead Hazard Control, Department of Housing and Urban Development, 451 Seventh Street, S.W., Room 8236, Washington, DC 20410. Telephone: (202) 402-7593 (this is not a toll-free number). If you are a hearing- or speech-impaired person, you may reach the above telephone number via TTY by calling the toll-free Federal Information Relay Service at (1-800) 877-8339.

Criteria for Selecting Proposals

For Fiscal Year 2008 HUD will use the technical and financial selection criteria listed in the NOFA.



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