Limited English Proficiency Initiative

To help ensure meaningful access to HUD-related programs, services, and activities by Limited English Proficient (LEP) persons.

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.

Program Accomplishments

Not Applicable.

Uses and Use Restrictions

Financial assistance is provided to develop tools and products and deliver seminars that provide assistance to LEP communities in accessing HUD-related programs, services, and activities.

Eligibility Requirements

Applicant Eligibility

Eligible applicants must be non-profit organizations engaged in the process of providing meaningful access to HUD-related programs, services, and activities by Limited English Proficient (LEP) persons.

Beneficiary Eligibility



No Credentials or documentation are required. This program is excluded from coverage under OMB Circular No. A-87.

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.


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 furnished by the federal agency.

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.


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


Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2012, Public Law 112-55.

Range of Approval/Disapproval Time

From 120 to 180 days.


From 120 to 180 days.


Not Applicable.

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 is provided quarterly or as specified in the grant agreement. See the following for information on how assistance eis awarded/released: In FY 2012, funds are being contracted and projected for FY 2013. Method of awarding/releasing assistance: quarterly.

Post Assistance Requirements


Program reports are not applicable.

Cash reports are not applicable.

Quarterly progress reports will be required.

private nonprofit organizations must submit all reports required pursuant to OMB Circulars A-110 and A-113, and reporting under Form HUD 96010.

Expenditure reports are not applicable.

Performance monitoring is not applicable.


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.



Financial Information

Account Identification



(Cooperative Agreements) FY 12 Not Available; FY 13 est $584,308; and FY 14 est $500,000

Range and Average of Financial Assistance

Approximately $100,000 per award.

Regulations, Guidelines, and Literature

24 CFR Part 1 Non-discrimination in Federally Assisted programs of the Department of Housing and Urban Development - Affectation of the Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, "Final Guidance to Federal Financial Assistance Recipients Regarding Title VI Prohibition Against National Origin Discrimination Affecting Limited English Proficient persons, "72 Federal Register 2732.

Information Contacts

Regional or Local Office

See Regional Agency Offices.

Headquarters Office

George D. Williams 451 7th Street, S.W>, Washingyton, District of Columbia 20410 Email: Phone: 202-402-3983

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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