Green and Healthy Housing Technical Studies Grants

To fund technical studies to improve knowledge of the effects green residential building has on: (1) indoor environmental quality, and (2) occupant health, with a particular focus on children and other sensitive populations in low income households.

The purpose of the Healthy Homes Technical Studies
program is to improve our knowledge of housing-related health 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

Not Applicable.

Uses and Use Restrictions

For Fiscal Year 2009, potential applicants should consult the General Section of the NOFA for available grant funding, particular requirements and restrictions, and application due dates.

The applications for this NOFA can be found at http://www.hud.gov/lead..

The application is a paper application.

You must have a DUNS Number.

For Fiscal Year 2009, potential
applicants should consult the General Section of the NOFA for available grant funding, particular requirements and restrictions, and application due dates.

The applications for this NOFA can be found at http://www.hud.gov/lead..

The application is a paper application.

You must have a DUNS Number.

For Fiscal Year 2009, potential applicants should consult the General Section of the NOFA for available grant funding, particular requirements and restrictions, and application due dates.

The applications for this NOFA can be found at http://www.hud.gov/lead..

The application is a paper application.

You must have a DUNS Number.



Eligibility Requirements

Applicant Eligibility

State (includes District of Columbia, public institutions of higher education and hospitals): Housing.

Local (includes State-designated lndian Tribes, excludes institutions of higher education and hospitals: Housing.

Federally Recognized lndian Tribal Governments: Housing.

Private nonprofit institution/organization (includes institutions of higher education and hospitals): Housing

Beneficiary Eligibility

Federal; State; Local; Public nonprofit institution/organization

Credentials/Documentation

Costs will be determined in accordance with OMB Circular No. A-87 for State, local and Federally Recognized Indian Tribal governments and specific requirements of 24 CFR Part 85. Costs will be determined for nonprofit and educational institutions in accordance with OMB Circulars No. A-122 and No. A-21, respectively, and in accordance with the requirements of 24 CFR Part 84. OMB Circular No. A-87 applies to this program.

Aplication and Award Process

Preapplication Coordination

This program is excluded from coverage under E.O.

12372.

An environmental impact statement is required for this program.

An environmental impact assessment is required for this program.

This program is excluded from coverage under E.O.

12372.

Application Procedures

This program is excluded from coverage under OMB Circular No. A-102. OMB Circular No. A-110 applies to this program. The competitive Notification of Funding Availability (NOFA) for fiscal year 2009 Green Healthy Housing Technical Studies Grants provides information about the application procedure. Original signed and three complete copies of the application, as well as a compact disk (CD) with the abstract and forms in the original format, shall be submitted directly to the Office of Healthy Homes and Lead Hazard Control in accordance with the procedures outlined in the NOFA.. Copies of the NOFA and required forms can be obtained http://www.hud.gov/lead. Other relevant information can be found at HUD"s website, www.hud.gov, or the Office"s website, http://www.hud.gov/lead.

Award Procedures

HUD"s review and awarding procedures are explained in the NOFA.

Deadlines

Jul 01, 2009 To be considered for funding, The deadline for receipt of the application in HUD headquarters is 5:00 PM eastern time [INSERT 60 DAYS AFTER PUBLICATION], 2009. Announcements regarding availability of funding were published in the Federal Register on MMM dd, 2009.

Authorization

Omnibus Appropriations Act, 2009, Public Law 111-8; Housing and Urban Development Act of 1970, Section 501-502.

Range of Approval/Disapproval Time

Not Applicable.

Appeals

Not Applicable.

Renewals

Not Applicable.

Assistance Considerations

Formula and Matching Requirements

Statutory formulas are not applicable to this program.

Matching requirements are not applicable to this program.

MOE requirements are not applicable to this program.

Length and Time Phasing of Assistance

Green and Healthy Housing Technical Studies grants are awarded up to 36 months after the date of award. HUD reserves the right to approve no cost time extensions for a period not to exceed 12 months. Payment is on a cost-reimbursable basis. Method of awarding/releasing assistance: quarterly.

Post Assistance Requirements

Reports

Quarterly financial management and performance reports are required.

A Final report is also required.

Cash reports are not applicable.

Progress reports are not applicable.

Expenditure reports are not applicable.

Performance monitoring is not applicable.

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. In accordance with OMB Circular No. A-133.

Records

As required by OMB Circular A- 102, "Grants and Cooperative Agreements With State and Local Governments" or OMB Circular A-110, "Uniform Administrative Requirements for Grants and Agreements with Institutions of Higher Education, Hospitals, and Other Non-Profit Organizations.".

Financial Information

Account Identification

86-0174-0-1-451.

Obigations

(Cooperative Agreements) FY 08 $0; FY 09 est $2,400,000; FY 10 est $2,400,000

Range and Average of Financial Assistance

The total amount to be awarded is approximately $2.4 million. The anticipated amounts and/or numbers of individual awards will be approximately 4 to approximately 7 cooperative agreements, ranging from approximately $350,000 to a maximum of $700,000.

Regulations, Guidelines, and Literature

The Notice of Funding Availability and Application files are self-contained; all necessary information is provided at http://www.hud.gov/lead; no other regulations pertain.

Information Contacts

Regional or Local Office

None.

Headquarters Office

Peter J. Ashley, 451 Seventh Street, SW (Room 8236), Washington, District of Columbia 20410 Email: Peter.J.Ashley@hud.gov Phone: (202) 402-7595

Criteria for Selecting Proposals

For Fiscal Year 2009 HUD will use the technical and financial selection criteria listed in the NOFA.



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